The short-form week of 8–14 Aug 2016

15 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.

In a conversation that started on Tuesday at 08:25pm

SGML's 30th. The SGML/XML community is absolutely full of the best, most interesting people in the world. #Balisage —@ndw
@ndw yes ... I am grateful I was able to attend SGML 30th and hear all the great stories. #Balisage —@_james_fuller
.@ndw Except for you, Norm. You're kinda dull. #kidding —@ronhitchens

Tuesday at 03:58pm

RT @1ngi: You can't just 'snap out' of anxiety and/or depression: —@ndw

In a conversation that started on Tuesday at 08:03pm

@bsletten @dret I'll say it. Especially for all the places where it's obviously the best choice.—@ndw
@ndw @dret Certainly. My response was in no way a criticism of XML, it was a criticism of people’s reaction to it.—@bsletten
@bsletten @dret Yep. I understood.—@ndw

Tuesday at 08:03pm

RT @jckarter: JavaScript 4K demo competition! Build an amazing app with fewer than 4096 dependencies—@ndw

Tuesday at 08:30pm

RT @UINT_MIN: New blog post, for all two of you who wished there were /more/ awful things you could do with the C preprocessor. https://t.c… —@ndw

Tuesday at 08:54pm

RT @krisajenkins: This is your return type: Int This is your return type on microservices: IO (Logger (Either HttpError Int)) Microservice…—@ndw

Tuesday at 09:01pm

RT @benjancewicz: In light of concerns re: vote rigging, I give you slot machines vs voting machines. —@ndw

Tuesday at 09:07pm

RT @ZeddRebel: Trump voter: "I like Trump because he says exactly what he means." Trump: 'Somebody shoot my opponent' Trump voter: 'He didn…—@ndw

Tuesday at 09:27pm

RT @damiengwalter: Let's remember, a British MP was assassinated by a white nationalist just weeks ago. Trump's threats are 100% dangerous.—@ndw

Tuesday at 09:38pm

@dcm Insert @timminchin quote about alternative medicine here.—@ndw

Tuesday at 10:21pm

@krisajenkins @ndw that's why orchestration+MTS beats choreography: recovery logic in one spot makes it controllable by business logic—@leighklotz

Wednesday at 12:52pm

.@mikeloukides WTF? Ignorance of the law is no excuse. Also, you're not allowed to read the law.—@ndw

Wednesday at 12:54pm

RT @jeremycorbyn: The Human Rights Act is a pillar of our decent, compassionate society. The Tories must re-think plans to scrap it https:/… —@ndw

Wednesday at 05:20pm

RT @PinPopular: Yes Minister Brexit special – Sir Hu —@ndw

Wednesday at 09:45pm

@jschrab @textfiles Two out of three *and* unreasonably, perhaps dickishly, pleased. —@ndw

Thursday at 09:43am

@ndw To your point from #Balisage about HTML parsing just about anything... —@willseth

Thursday at 11:31am

RT @ursusmiratus: Mainstream media could put Donald Trump to bed in a heartbeat. However, a one horse race would be bad for business. https…—@ndw

Thursday at 10:59pm

RT @joshbloch: Why I am reluctant to buy a new car: —@ndw

Thursday at 11:38pm

"Do not look where you fell, but where you slipped." - African Proverb—@GreatestMindQ

In a conversation that started on Friday at 02:40am

That new car tracking-you feeling "We value and treasure the data on behalf of the customer" (via @ndw)—@libbymiller
@libbymiller @ndw Wow. Quite a story. And the tech is spreading.—@dpawson
@dpawson @ndw I knew some of it....but...—@libbymiller

Friday at 02:47am

just like your mobile phone, which has been spying on you for years, your car is not your friend @libbymiller @ndw —@dullhunk

Friday at 08:06am

RT @daeaves: I just published “The Empire Strikes Back: How the death of GDS puts all government innovators at risk” —@ndw

Friday at 06:07pm

RT @sarahlt__: from a friend in Hamburg @dandrezner —@ndw

Friday at 06:14pm

@mikeloukides If only there was an O'Reilly book on TeX, eh? ;-)—@ndw

Friday at 06:24pm

Trump, surveillance, racism, sexism, corporate greed, privacy, etc. it's almost overwhelmingly depressing. What could have been...—@ndw

Friday at 07:52pm

In troubled times, I am comforted by three observations.—@ndw

Friday at 07:52pm

1. Nothing matters very much, and few things matter at all.—@ndw

Friday at 07:52pm

2. Extinction is a perfectly natural process.—@ndw

Friday at 07:53pm

3. In 1,000 years, our inability to plan on a time scale of 1,000 years will be self-evident. The cockroaches will know I was right.—@ndw

Friday at 09:29pm

Saturday at 08:35am

RT @edroso: First time I laughed; second time I realized it's a little existential horror film. —@ndw

Saturday at 04:25pm

If programming isn’t that hard, how come nobody’s ever successfully done it?—@Catfish_Man

Saturday at 05:49pm

RT @jonnysun: ppl still watch the olympics to prove who has the best country insted of seeing it as a testament that amazing ppl come from…—@ndw

Saturday at 09:16pm

@tommorris Tempted to fork it, but I'm afraid it might encourage all the recruiters asking about my current position at Sun Microsystems.—@ndw

Saturday at 09:28pm

RT @lproven: The Abrahamic religions explained at last. —@ndw

Saturday at 09:59pm

RT @GreatDismal: In Trump we see the banality of evil, sure, but also the brutal power, in certain contexts and situations, of complete and…—@ndw

Sunday at 10:45am

RT @VRM: If it weren't for #retargeting, we might not have #adblocking: Yo @dmarti @AdContrarian @amazon @HomeDepot—@ndw

Sunday at 10:13pm

Sunday at 10:50pm

RT @chrisurquhart: Imagine if Twitter was as proactive about removing abuse and harassment as it was about removing Olympic videos that bre…—@ndw

Monday at 10:58pm

RT @RickByers: Web devs take note: Serving your content via HTTP is an invitation to ad and malware injection from many sources. https://t.… —@ndw

Tuesday at 07:01am

RT @mermatriarch: what doesn't kill you gives you a lot of unhealthy coping mechanisms and a really dark sense of humour—@ndw