Posts tagged twitter

tweetupSL – Should I Stay or Should I go?

Aug. 27, 2011, 2:01 p.m. tweetupSL , twitter

“Darling you got to let me know, Should I stay or should I go”  - The clash.The rest of the lyrics have little relation to the Tweetup but should I stay or should I go from the Clash’s 1981 album sure is catchy.  So should i stay or should I go? Decisions. Decisions.I attended the first tweetup held ...

A Painless way to install 32 bit Adobe Air on 64 bit Linux?

Jan. 16, 2011, 4:05 a.m. air , debian , lame , twitter

Yesterday, I blogged about all the pain with installing Adobe's ancient software on modern operating systems. Then I came across a post that explained how the debian package can be extracted, modified and marked as a 64 bit system so that it can be installed more easily. But that's with debs, my sys ...

Going to the tweet up with dad.

Sept. 17, 2010, 9:39 a.m. twitter

The first ever tweetup in Sri Lanka was held nearly a month ago. So why the hell am I writing about it now? and why the hell did I go there with my dad? TweetupSL name tagsThe answer to the first question is that I am lazy and had plenty of other things to do the past few weeks (Make it the past two ...

Going nowhere with @anywhere.

June 13, 2010, 3:31 p.m. twitter

When twitter's @anywhere came out many geeks (yours truely included) thought of ways of adding it to their sites and blogs. @anywhere has a lot of usefull features, then again some it isn't very usefull either (unless of course you are building a fully featured twitter app (which most website owners ...

Twitter over capacity and SimpleDB Errors

April 5, 2010, 3:40 p.m. cloud , twitter

As I write this, 'Twitter is over capacity'. The fail whale as it's popularly known is flying with the help of a few tweety birds. In between reloads the broken robot (or is that an  alien) with the 'Something is technically wrong' message also pops up. By quite a coincidence, simpleDB, Amazon's cl ...

Bug in Twitter list get members?

Feb. 7, 2010, 1:32 a.m. twitter , XML

If you add yourself to a list and then call the get list members method you might be surprised by the result. One of the data items returned by the get list id method includes the number of members in your list. The get list members method returns 20 members at a time and you need to call the it m ...

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 ...

Follower/Following Oddity.

July 29, 2009, 10:32 a.m. twitter , weird

At the time of I drafted this (July 16 9:30 pm) I had 557 followers on twitter. Since then many have been culled in a spammer/bot cleanup that has thrown everyone into confusion. This confusing fact though was detected before the cull and the original post (in present tense though it belongs to the ...

Adobe Air on Linux

July 20, 2009, 12:31 p.m. air , lame , RIA , twitter

A struggled for a while to get Adobe Air installed on my fedora 11 box, so that I may run TweetDeck. Finally I did get it running and was happily using TweetDeck for a short while. Well it was only minutes. Then they released a TweetDeck update. After the update was installed TweetDeck wouldn't star ...