The short-form week of 7–13 Sep 2015

14 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.

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
@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

Monday at 06:27am

In a conversation that started on Thursday at 03:12am

"task test(type: Foo) {}" works if Foo is, but must be fully qualified for other packages? Yes? #gradle —@ndw
@ndw No. You just have to "import"".—@ndw
@ndw How did you build your custom class ? I cant get mine to work without copying it to every subproject—@DALDEI
@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

Thursday at 06:44am

RT @docbook: DocBook 5.1 out for 15 day review:—@ndw

Thursday at 06:50am

I Am the Very Model of a Modern Fundamentalist #atheism —@denyreligion

Thursday at 10:43am

It's a beautiful day in London. The @mugl meeting starts in a couple of hours, featuring Norm @ndw Walsh. —@ronhitchens

Friday at 07:15am

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

Friday at 08:08am

The best part is how fundamentalist Islam and fundamentalist Christianity are just quibbling about details at this point.—@kendall

Friday at 10:24am

RT @jensimmons: All day I've been running into websites that only work in a few browsers. Is it 1996? "Web apps". Built on craptastic JavaS…—@ndw

Saturday at 04:41am

Just bumped into @dalapeyre. Let the hugfest commence! #xmlss15 @ndw @tom_yamahito —@doctortovey

Sunday at 06:55am

Breakfast for lunch at @qlcoffeehouse with @doctortovey. #xmlss15 begins.—@ndw

In a conversation that started on Sunday at 07:06am

Fun fact: @qlcoffeehouse has been a coffee house since 1654. The Plymouth colony had existed for 34 years.—@ndw
@ndw @qlcoffeehouse I hope they've been cleaning the filters on a regular basis since then.—@ronhitchens

Sunday at 07:46am

RT @Mobute: If we don't condemn the "far-left" Corbyn and Sanders, we might never get paid five figures to speak to AEI about the future of…—@ndw

Sunday at 07:50am

RT @andyparmo: This is the funniest picture I've seen today. No idea who it's by or I'd credit. —@ndw

Sunday at 10:48am

Having fun watching @ndw suffer from timeline shock at @qlcoffeehouse (founded 1654, when white America barely existed).—@doctortovey