The short-form week of 31 Aug–6 Sep 2015

07 Sep 2015; last modified 03 Oct 2015

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 06:09pm

Github repo with fork. Automatic deployment to Github releases with Travis CI. Only a single api_key in the deploy section. Workarounds?—@ndw

Monday at 09:48pm

@mdubinko Some/None in Scala seemed tedious at first but I've come around.—@ndw

Tuesday at 11:19pm

RT @slightlylate: As a fan (and user of) the web, I could not be more excited about this: No, I really, REALLY don'…—@ndw

Wednesday at 07:15am

XML Stars, the journal is out! Stories via @ndw @james_clark @xmlguild —@dominixml

In a conversation that started on Wednesday at 08:53am

XMLA is pleased to announce that our keynote speakers will be @ndw and @stevenpemberton!!!—@XMLAmsterdam
.@XMLAmsterdam Izzat so? :-) News to me! No pressure, eh? Anyone got a subject they'd like discussed?—@ndw
@ndw @XMLAmsterdam Talk about the effect or lack of effect XHTML has had on the web. @stevenpemberton can offer a rebuttal.—@maltbyd
@ndw @XMLAmsterdam Just pressure for you! ;-D—@grtjn

Wednesday at 10:43am

Life is a good way to keep busy while waiting to die.—@TheTweetOfGod

Wednesday at 12:42pm

My pleasure, @ACLU! You do good work. Please continue to keep state away from Me. State sucks.—@TheTweetOfGod

In a conversation that started on Thursday at 05:31pm

Look familiar, @ndw ? ;)—@doctortovey
@doctortovey No. Comment.—@ndw

Thursday at 06:28pm

RT @windley: Beware candidates who seek to turn frustration into hatred. Hatred destroys present without creating a future. #utpol —@ndw

Thursday at 06:30pm

RT @tingenek: Note to self. Think of an abstract for @XMLAmsterdam before next friday's deadline!—@ndw

Thursday at 06:38pm

RT @JamesGleick: “Conservative resentment and spectacle made flesh”: —@ndw

Thursday at 07:40pm

RT @iTod: 300 years after the Enlightenment we can't decide if our laws should be based on reason & evidence or ancient holy books & divine…—@ndw

Thursday at 08:27pm

.@mojavelinux I write mine in DocBook. Or maybe AsciiDoctor. I have to write about something for @XMLAmsterdam.—@ndw

Thursday at 09:19pm

To the Apple dev who decided that encrypted disk password prompts wouldn't allow copy-paste: I will cut you with a San Quentin prison shank.—@zedshaw

Friday at 02:21am

@iTod @ndw and all those years after the October Revolution and Stalin’s planned economy we stil worship reason. #thesamelogic #ivebeenthere —@mcepl

Friday at 05:18am

Kim Davis's lawyer says her position is like that of a Jew, soon to be carted off to a concentration camp. Like, you know, gay people were.—@tommorris

In a conversation that started on Friday at 04:17pm

.@MartianOdyssey @klowe447 @luellaj Processing DITA with XSLT is just much harder than most XML—@ndw
@ndw @MWiedenmaier @MartianOdyssey @klowe447 @luellaj I don't know about "most XML". I'm doing #DITA #XSLT 24/7, no sweat. How is it harder?—@4everJang
@4everjang If you want to process DITA taking specialization into account you need to do all processing around class attributes /cc @ndw —@georgebina
@4everjang If you need resolved content you need to do it in XSLT as opposed to have the XML parser resolve an XInclude include /cc @ndw —@georgebina
@georgebina @ndw OK, fair enough. I am not doing those yet, but I will get there, no doubt :-) See you at #TCUK ?, #tcworld, #Lavacon ?—@4everJang
@4everjang I will be at #InfoDevWorld, #TEIConf2015, #tcworld, #ditaotday and #DITAEurope this autumn /cc @ndw —@georgebina
@4everjang and of course #XMLPrague 2016 will be the first event next year :) /cc @ndw —@georgebina
@georgebina @4everJang @ndw I simplify specialization-aware XSLT with text entities for class-aware selectors. <xsl:template match="&ph;"/>—@chrisnitchie
@4everJang cant be that easy when ur doing #dita 24/7;-) u need other starting points learning #xslt @ndw @MartianOdyssey @klowe447 @luellaj —@MWiedenmaier
@4everJang @MWiedenmaier @MartianOdyssey @klowe447 @luellaj It's all that class value matching nonsense, mostly.—@ndw

Friday at 04:33pm

@MartianOdyssey @luellaj @ndw I'm bookmarking that site! Thanks. It's really hard if you are not a coder! This site helps me help myself.—@klowe447

In a conversation that started on Sunday at 01:51am

Is it possible to write a #Gradle task that is an extension of #JavaExec (to have a different API)? Must hack—@ndw
@ndw @mojavelinux The Spring Boot plugin’s bootRun task is a JavaExec subclass: Any help?—@ankinson
@ankinson @mojavelinux Probably. I was trying to do it in Groovy as it's just setting a few arguments. Maybe that's not possible.—@ndw
@ndw It is possible. Look at JRubyExec ( and RhinoShellExec (—@ysb33r
@DALDEI I followed the examples I got from here: But also see—@ndw
@ndw Ah , yes RTFM. I was trying to avoid a separate 'build'/'project' to share a 10-liner task across subprocts-- I know I can use srcDir.—@DALDEI
@ndw should be possible. did you run into any particular issue?—@breskeby
@breskeby Just general Groovy-cluelessness, I think. With an example in hand, I'm making progress.—@ndw

Sunday at 05:34pm

"Fuck basic math. I have a degree. I don't have to add." @ndw —@doctortovey

Monday at 06:27am