Reviving a forgotten draft: Ps que te borre y ya

* Noesh voltea
<Noesh>Mi iTunes rulea xD una persona ya me reclamo que twitter no es para cantar”
<Xeelee>Ps que te borre y ya. Al fin y al cabo es tu twitter.


Recently I went through the same thing with someone else, via direct message because the person apparently is too much of a coward to say it out in public:

Vandria_: Deberias de escribir en español
nullrend: any particular reason why? I tend to think in English these days.
Vandria_: Nop. Piensas en español y tratas de escribirlo en ingles, pero te falla la gramatica.
Just sayin’
nullrend: If you say so, it must be true then. Still, I’ll tweet in both English and Spanish.
@Vandria_: No en mi TL

After that, this lady unfollowed me. She wanted me to change my habits so she would have a better time. Would it have been so hard to just unfollow me? She would have saved herself and myself a bit of trouble. I did have this post floating around the back of my head for a couple of weeks, after all.

Follow crap people and you get a crap timeline. I like to think I’m worth following, but if you don’t like what I say or how I say it, just unfollow me. Your twitter timeline is what you make of it.

ThinkUp woes

All right, so I’ve got this instance of ThinkUp too keep a backup of sorts of my tweets. Everything was working quite nicely until I tried to upgrade the thing the new ThinkUp 2.x beta.

  • Backed up the DB
  • Backed up the files
  • Setup the new files
  • Connected new installation to the DB

This is where everything went to hell. Not matter what I did, I would get this error when attempting to crawl my tweets:
401 Unauthorized: Authentication credentials were missing or incorrect.

Various things attempted:

  • Recreate consumer key and consumer secret
  • Delete application on twitter, create a new one and use new key and secret.
  • Downgrade from ThinkUp beta to ThinkUp 1.x

What I didn’t want to do was delete the service user since I’m not clear on what the exact procedure for importing a service user is.

As a last resort, I tried adding a new twitter service user; when attempting to do so, I would get to the authorization page but I wouldn’t get bounced back to the ThinkUp instance. I then proceeded to revoke access permissions for the app, then authorize it again.

Everything worked after that.

Might be a bug, might be how everything is supposed to work, but at least I found a solution on my own since the documentation is rather lacking.

You followed them for far too long.

Today on twitter, I saw seven people gang up on one, who committed the crime of unfollowing one of the ringleaders.

It was a valid reason. Yet the aggression was there, unbidden.

I didn’t see the worst of it, but it doesn’t feel right that people would have to watch their backs while out and about because the gang hangs out together in real life as well.

I need to curate my timeline better.

Dear crackers from Iran:

This is not how you earn the favor of the people outside your country. As far as most are concerned, you can now rot under your Islamic government’s heel.

If it was someone aligned with government interests: Fuck you.


#twittposada #twittbc kicked ass, even though many people didn’t get there in the end.

Perhaps next year…