Twitter Search API inconsistency

Nov. 29, 2009, 1:43 p.m. JavaScript , search , twitter , XML

In recent weeks, it seems like I spent most of my time finding bugs in the twitter API or third party libraries. Maybe I should get a job in their testing team. This latest bug was discovered in the twitter search API. The from_user and the from_user_id fields do not quite match. Here are some examp ...

Solving a Twitter OAuth and Incorrect Signatures Mystery

Nov. 25, 2009, 10:28 a.m. security , twitter

If you see a Twitter or Facebook app that asks for your username and password you should run a mile. Admittedly OAuth is not anymore secure than CHAP authentication but there is a crucial difference; most people use the same username/password (or at least the same password ) on multiple websites, em ...

Fedora 12 Post Install Cleanup.

Nov. 21, 2009, 8:24 a.m. lame

Upgrading Fedora is easy. It's the post upgrade clean up that kills you. As already mentioned, the move from version 11 to 12, left behind 581 packages from F11. These should ideally be removed to avoid unexpected segfaults, system crashes and inconsistent behavior. It shouldn't happen but it does h ...

Fedora 12 (Rant)

Nov. 20, 2009, 2:45 a.m. lame , X11

It is said that thanks to Fedora's half yearly release cycle, you always get to use cutting edge technology. Bleeding edge would be more appropriate and it is no surprise that some RPM repositories do have a branch labeled 'bleeding'.Every Fedora upgrade introduces more problems than it solves which ...