The short-form week of 25–31 Jul 2016

01 Aug 2016; last modified 26 Aug 2016

The week in review, 140 characters at a time.

This document was created automatically from my archive of my Twitter stream. Due to limitations in the Twitter API and occasional glitches in my archiving system, it may not be 100% complete.

Monday at 12:42pm

RT @A_K_A_Pumbaa: @timminchin Been paying attention to politics I take it ;) —@ndw

Monday at 02:29pm

RT @carlisia: Wow. You, my friend, nailed it. —@ndw

Monday at 03:22pm

RT @paolobacigalupi: The wretched, stupid, broken futures I write about are meant as warnings, not as user manuals, folks.—@ndw

Monday at 03:27pm

RT @rakyll: What @wikileaks practices here is English-speaking privilege. No one in media can speak up for the most vulnerable. https://t.c… —@ndw

In a conversation that started on Tuesday at 05:06pm

@peteaven I'm not saying it's never happened, but I've never seen a @mathling preso that wasn't excellent.—@ndw
@ndw @mathling me neither!—@peteaven
@ndw @peteaven @mathling I'm saying it's never happened. She's a goddamn genius when it comes to explaining things to other technical people—@aebadirad
@ndw @peteaven @mathling Strike that. She's a goddamn genius, period. And we're all lucky to be able to work with her.—@aebadirad
@ndw @peteaven @mathling seconded! (Or maybe thrided or fourthed)—@mdubinko
@ndw @peteaven You guys. *blushing*—@mathling

Tuesday at 05:09pm

On a train and in a carriage where someone has a ring tone. An audible sample of sound to announce that someone is calling them. Barbarian.—@benosteen

Tuesday at 05:18pm

@dret "ice spike" #Wikipedia —@ndw

Wednesday at 02:35am

RT @SeanMcElwee: people who say entrepreneurs need to be rewarded for "risk" dramatically understate how much economic risk workers regular…—@ndw

Wednesday at 02:39am

RT @deannaraybourn: Don't be upset that the First Lady told you the White House was built by slaves. Be upset your textbook didn't.—@ndw

Wednesday at 02:40am

RT @paulkrugman: Sometimes they're worse than you could imagine, even taking into account that they're worse than you can imagine. https://… —@ndw

Wednesday at 02:40am

RT @joshbloch: . @CWAUnion @fightfortheftr Thank you, @NancyPelosi! TPP, as it stands, is an affront to our digital freedom (e.g., DRM anti…—@ndw

Wednesday at 04:43am

Human Resource Machine (iOS only; ) is a fun game even if it does have a frustratingly limited assembly language.—@ndw

Wednesday at 05:46am

RT @bananafitz: ITEMS EVERY WOMAN SHOULD OWN: -Little Black Dress -Cute flats -Strappy s- ok now that the men have stopped reading, we revo…—@ndw

Wednesday at 05:49am

RT @DanaSchwartzzz: Jullian Assange just admitted he released the emails because he's against Clinton. Go back to Sweden and face those rap…—@ndw

Wednesday at 05:53am

RT @Kurt_Vonnegut: Dear future generations: Please accept our apologies. We were rolling drunk on petroleum.—@ndw

Wednesday at 05:57am

RT @The_No_Show: Apparently paper coffee cups eg Costa, Starbucks etc, are "almost impossible to recycle" - I did not know that. https://t.… —@ndw

Wednesday at 02:31pm

There's more than one way to do it: the sensible, secure, performant way and lots of ways to make developers feel cleverer.—@tommorris

Wednesday at 03:41pm

@dret At least you documented it! @ndw —@asbjornu

Wednesday at 04:04pm

For the record, you're an inveterate liar. —@clmazin

Thursday at 07:51am

RT @jacqui: Reality has been replaced by an existential interpretation of ¯\_(ツ)_/¯—@ndw

Thursday at 11:50am

_.forEach(_.compact(, I forgot what I was doing—@GonzoHacker

Thursday at 12:17pm

Just a small reminder of what 2016 still-wishes-it-was-a-monopoly Microsoft thinks of the idea of "mission critical" —@textfiles

In a conversation that started on Thursday at 01:45pm

Q for the http experts: curl --digest -X POST ... to a server that *requires no authentication* performs the POST twice. Bug or BAD?—@ndw
@ndw is it really curl (seen client side) or is it maybe that wacky old nginx retry behaviour? —@bazzargh
@bazzargh I'm watching curl with an http_proxy through Charles, so I'm pretty sure there's no nginx involved.—@ndw

Thursday at 05:28pm

RT @alanstevens: Coding is one of the easier parts of my job. Truly understanding the needs of another human being is incredibly hard.—@ndw

Friday at 08:56am

RT @webmink: Lies that have done their job can now be retired. —@ndw

Friday at 07:26pm

Make 4chan trolls mad and they'll insult you on Twitter, make Sanders supporters mad and they'll try to elect Donald Trump. That's hardcore.—@SwiftOnSecurity

Friday at 07:33pm

RT @allspaw: I've said it before, and I'll say it again: The Design of Everyday Things should be considered required reading for all engine…—@ndw

Friday at 08:13pm

@allspaw @ndw Amen. While we're at it, Normal Accidents should be as well—@mathling

Friday at 08:27pm

No lose cannons. We need win cannons. —@DanEggenWPost

Friday at 09:16pm

RT @JoshHarkinson: Chinese currency manipulation is the main cause of our trade deficit but neither Clinton nor Trump talk about it: https:… —@ndw

Friday at 09:35pm

RT @kendall: Which flow from their "real ignorance" and your "real pandering". —@ndw

Friday at 09:40pm

RT @MatthewKeysLive: Editorial cartoon by Joe Heller —@ndw

Friday at 09:41pm

RT @SciencePorn: The blue whale is not only the largest animal alive currently, but is likely the largest animal ever to have lived. https:… —@ndw

Saturday at 06:44am

RT @Toure: This race must be familiar for many women: she’s overqualified for the promotion, he’s unqualified, and yet it’s still a contest.—@ndw

Saturday at 07:09am

Repeat after me: the world is not that frightening. Most people are good and decent. #Stuckinairportwithrightwingnews —@ndw

In a conversation that started on Saturday at 07:20am

Dear @AmericanAir could we lose the all-caps in club passwords, please. And it really doesn't have to be a password field. It's not secret.—@ndw
@ndw We appreciate your suggestions, Norman.—@AmericanAir

In a conversation that started on Saturday at 07:24am

I haven't used Flickr in years. I've kept paying to keep the URIs alive. But do I just close the whole thing down now?—@ndw
@ndw It's been revitalised, still works as well as ever.—@dpawson
@ndw What have you been using in place of Flickr? Google Photos, your own solution?—@avernet

In a conversation that started on Saturday at 07:25am

Hey, @Schlotzskys, you know what would be nice in receipt emails? A subject. I'm just thinking a subject might be useful.—@ndw
@ndw Thanks for the feedback, Norman. I'll share with the team.—@Schlotzskys

Saturday at 11:13am

@msenese @dalepd Ice!? In my whiskey? Are you mad!? Nice result though!—@ndw

Saturday at 11:30am

@nick_kapur @JamesGleick I find MallWart pretty uniformly offensive, so I guess we're even.—@ndw

Saturday at 11:42am

@slashdot They're also chip-and-sign instead of chip-and-pin so useless in Europe for automated systems. WTF.—@ndw

Saturday at 12:42pm

Back in my day when we found a Pokémon we had to beat it to death with a rotary phone—@AndyRichter

Saturday at 03:31pm

RT @owillis: i really don't care if trump apologizes or backs up or whatever. he's garbage. he said the comments. you can't unfuck that chi…—@ndw

Saturday at 03:37pm

RT @zunguzungu: "Why does it matter that Donald Trump is not a novelty?" —@ndw

Saturday at 03:40pm

RT @dewitt: I wasn't sure before what I wanted from this election. I am now. I want for empty, hurtful men like Donald Trump to never hold…—@ndw

Saturday at 04:02pm

RT @erinjudge: They requested data on how Black people vote, then made those forms of voting illegal: —@ndw

Saturday at 04:19pm

@RussB What about it stirs such violent animosity?—@ndw

Saturday at 04:24pm

RT @clmazin: Terrorism isn't the right word anymore. The civilized are beset upon by barbarism. It's barbarism we must defeat - of both tho…—@ndw

Saturday at 04:35pm

RT @bryngreenwood: And no matter what Trump would have you believe, human kindness is free. America can afford it. —@ndw

Saturday at 05:56pm

Oracle buys Netsuite. A silicon valley romance in the cloud, just like 2 garbage trucks colliding in the night —@peteaven

Saturday at 07:07pm

RT @chrisfitzpat: The three levels of XML validation: "non-strict", "strict", and "archivist"—@ndw

Saturday at 07:10pm

RT @codinghorror: Asking "what's wrong with the GOP" avoids the deeper question: what caused so many American citizens to vote this way? Ho…—@ndw

Saturday at 07:12pm

@rem Yup. Every time.—@ndw

Saturday at 07:20pm

Find the guy who decided fries needed to be battered and persuade him to ruin something else. #thingstodowithatimemachine —@ndw

Saturday at 07:34pm

RT @ConcernedMom69: black people: stop shooting us white people: What Is This Mysterious Code Language? We Just Don't Know… —@ndw

Saturday at 07:35pm

@SciencePorn I'm no demolitions expert, but I'm pretty sure that wasn't a mind. :-)—@ndw

In a conversation that started on Saturday at 07:41pm

@kplawver And patient zero of forthcoming cold epidemic? ;-)—@ndw
@ndw Someone has to do it, might as well be me.—@kplawver
@kplawver Yeah. Fair enough. Hope you feel better soon!—@ndw

In a conversation that started on Saturday at 07:44pm

@mikeloukides What pushed you over the edge?—@ndw
@ndw Aside from becoming bloatware? And needing to keep >2 devices in sync? And google docs doing sync, offline, & collab right, for free?—@mikeloukides

Saturday at 08:16pm

TFW the flight is delayed so long you start to worry about the crew timing out ... then the crew times out.—@ndw

Saturday at 10:09pm


Sunday at 12:00am

I think this man turned himself into Chuck Norris "2600 MILES IN 4 MINUTES: Time-lapse of Pacific Crest Trail hike" —@lmorchard

Sunday at 12:06am

RT @nazgul: My wife's been taking a two month intensive course in Burmese this summer, and I confess…… —@ndw

Sunday at 12:47am

@tomcoates That's sort of the problem with formula movies though. If they aren't exceptional, they're boring.—@ndw

Sunday at 09:26am

RT @iandevlin: JavaScript has its place. Loading all of a site's CSS and HTML is not it.—@ndw

In a conversation that started on Sunday at 09:30am

@shelleypowers What I find horrifying is that people turned up to watch. I'm very glad it went well, but what were the odds?—@ndw
@ndw And his wife and 4 year old kid were there. Selfish.—@shelleypowers

Sunday at 12:06pm

I think we underestimate how many Americans are also insane assholes—@morninggloria

Sunday at 02:52pm

She said she was turned on by dangerous men. So he disabled his firewall.—@50NerdsofGrey

Sunday at 05:14pm

New online banking system at @VelocityAustin. Transaction history table: five columns, no column headers. Use your intuition? #facepalm —@ndw

Sunday at 08:30pm

RT @PDChina: Amazing! Genius dad uses special effects to turn his toddler’s imagination into adventurous digital reality… —@ndw