Assume that for the user, the computer is a black box & for the software developer, the user is a black box. Which is more dangerous?
A twitter friend is having problems. We’ve had long conversations about the current status quo and how it cannot be maintained much longer without detrimental effects on her health. This is just a bit of what I told her:
When you move out, you’ll feel sad and alone. But you know what? You’ll actually be able to listen to yourself think, and to let yourself feel for yourself.
You’ll miss what you had before because it was what you knew for the longest time. But you’ll slowly adapt to the new circumstances and will allow yourself to relax, and your body will recover.
Then you’ll one day you’ll realize that you’re feeling okay. And that it’s good to be okay.
It’s one thing to feel alone, and another one to feel lonely. Right now you’re not alone since you’re with your mother but you are lonely because she won’t share herself with you. You only get her anger.
When you’re alone and get comfortable with yourself, that’s when you stop being lonely.
I wish someone had told me this when I was younger. I learned it the hard way.
💦💦💦💦💦💦💦💦🍆🍆💦 💦💦💦💦💦💦💦🍆🍌🍆💦 💦💦💦💦💦💦🍆🍌🍌🍆💦 💦💦💦💦💦🍆🍌🍌🍆💦💦 💦💦💦💦🍆🍌🍌🍆💦💦💦 💦💦💦🍆🍌🍌🍆💦💦💦💦 💦💦🍆🍌🍌🍆💦💦💦💦💦 💦🍆🍆🍆🍆🍆💦💦💦💦💦 💦🍆🍒🍒🍆🍒🍆💦💦💦💦 💦🍆🍒🍒🍆🍒🍆💦💦💦💦 💦💦🍆🍆💦🍆💦💦💦💦💦
— McMusturkey❄️ (@ughesq) November 7, 2015
And in case it gets deleted, here’s a screenshot:
Yet the two entities that are called “Twitter”—the San Francisco-based corporation and the character-delimited social network—are not entirely disconnected. And similarly, no matter how many features Twitter-the-company tacks on to draw in new people, it’s still captive to the whims of Twitter-the-network. Recently, I’ve started to wonder if the corporation is trapped in more than a nominal way. What if the network is one of the company’s greatest obstacles, especially when it comes to growth?
Por ahora son puros ataques pero en un año todos los candidatos van a estar suplicando por votos Latinos. Ahí nos vemos
Some parts of the ceiling at First Avenue fell down during a show, injuring a few people:
First Avenue ceiling collapse injures 3 or 4
So obviously everyone hopes those people who did get injured are okay, specially concerning a place that has such a legendary story of successful shows. Cue the trolls:
Can I just say something? First Avenue has always been trash. Every time I've been there it's been loud, dark, and full of people.
— Frank Conversation (@panndder) August 13, 2015
To which the answer as immediate by a lot of people, myself included. When I wrote this, the tweet itself was still there, but I’m just going to leave this up here for posterity and all that.
* 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.
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.
El hijo de puta se coge a la linda. La linda sufre y se coge al bueno. El bueno sufre y se coge a la fea. La fea no sufre y se coge a todos.
— Vicmanol (@vicmanol) March 31, 2013
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.
Lo que digo, lo que callo, lo que en realidad quería decir…
— Ismael Cobayo Flores (@ReydelFeil) June 17, 2012
Recuerdo cuando Twitter era nada más para escribir lo que hacías, donde estabas y que comías.
— José Jhacobson (@Jhacobson) June 10, 2012
Caí en cuenta que el más frecuente de mis pecados es el de desear a la mujer de mis prójimos (ya sus hermanas, sus primas, sus amigas…)
— Humberto Peña (@enosis) August 15, 2009
Cafe negro, pa’ que combine con mi alma.
— Cris Paz (@cris_paz) November 14, 2011
No crean lo que la gente tuitea de mi, soy mucho peor.
— Jorge Ascencio II (@jorgeascencio2) May 23, 2012
Hola, soy Troy McClure y estás leyendo esto con mi voz en tu cabeza.
— Rey de los Rampantes (@mr_no) May 17, 2012
Healthy food, WHY U NO delicious like junk food?
— Y (@HotPinkLilly) April 26, 2012
Me acuesto, cierro los ojos, pienso en cualquier babosada y ¡PUUM! Insomnio…
— Paola Náret (@_Naret) April 19, 2012
Whoa. The MLA has officially devised a standard format to cite tweets in an academic paper. Sign of the times.
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.
It was a blast. I need to get a car so I can actually go there more often.
#twittposada #twittbc kicked ass, even though many people didn’t get there in the end.
Perhaps next year…