I like people. I swear I do. It’s just that personal interactions tend to be extremely tiring. They take a lot out of me. And the larger the group of people, the more severe the energy drain. Same with familiarity: the less familiar I am with people, the more draining it is to interact with… Continue reading What is it about Twitter?
On June 11, Twitter retired version 1.0 of their REST API. It was announced well in advance, but I had other things to do; checking to see if my Twitter tools would still work was too low a priority. Until they broke. When I refer to my “Twitter tools,” I mean a Python command-line script… Continue reading I’m Adopting an Open Source Project. Now What?
Ah… feels so good to scratch that itch. Python, nntp, twitter, xmpp.
Looks like Twitter will not be bringing back track.
After a fairly testy exchange at BearHugCamp this morning among Steve Gillmor, Dustin Sallings (twitterspy and IdentiSpy bot creator), a few audience members and the guys at Twitter, Alex Payne actually gave a very clear statement about the lengths to which Twitter was willing to go to aide developers in building upon and extending Twitter.… Continue reading Twitter-Speak at BearHugCamp
I twittered about an amazing playlist (or iMix, if you will) of Frank Zappa tunes that Nick Bradbury published, but it appears that iTunes has deleted the iMix because Zappa is no longer on iTunes. But it’s an amazing playlist, so here it is: Peaches In Regalia, Hot Rats (1969) Camarillo Brillo, Over-Nite Sensation (1973)… Continue reading Nick’s Zappa Playlist
I just saw some weird traffic on this blog. Last week, I was testing a plugin when it went a little haywire and automatically created a bunch of posts (based on my NewsGator clippings, including a lot of law related and gadget related topics — things I read about but don’t write about). And then… Continue reading Weird Traffic
Brian Breslin, of Twitbin, left a comment saying that Twitbin fixed the security flaw I previously pointed out. Cooool! 😎
UPDATE: FIXED. See the comments below. A couple weeks ago, I installed twitbin, a Firefox extension that loads twitter in a sidebar. But, I just happened to be checking my browser cookies, and I noticed that my twitter username and PASSWORD were stored in my browser cookies in plaintext! This is not even a session… Continue reading Twitbin Fails Basic Password Security