Moving On

March 30, 2010

I’ve spent a lot of time thinking about what to do with the space, and what this site would look like in its next incarnation. And the answer is: it’s time to move on. Partly this stems from guilt over my own sense of what the web should look like–I grabbed the engatiki.org domain years a go for a project that never panned out, and simply hosting an underutilized personal blog doesn’t mesh with my idea of what .orgs are for–and partly from the realization that I don’t do enough with this space to make self-host worthwhile anymore, and I might blog more if someone else were doing the dirty work.

So I’ve exported everything here to engatiki.wordpress.com, and I’ll be picking up from there. We’ll see how it goes.

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Turning off…

June 8, 2007

…the daily Twitter Tools digest. They’re boring even me. Stay tuned to the sidebar, though.

Giving Victoria Chan’s Twitter Updater WP plugin a whirl. I’m not sure, yet, whether I like the idea or not.

twitter API needs work

March 13, 2007

I really do things other than think about twitter, really. But…

I’m working on a little script to automatically post tweets to my LiveJournal account. Yeah, I know, I know. But I never claimed to be cool or have much self respect. I also have a significant group of friends who LJ and nothing else. I haven’t posted there regularly in while, though, and this seems like a win-win: updates for the non-twitterers on LJ, and an excuse for me muck about about with both the LJ and twitter APIs. A quick glance at the twitter API uncovered one glaring bit of shortsightedness: the “username” for the API is the user’s email. Not the actual username, the email address associated with the account.

This is problematic for two reasons. First, it means that client info has to be updated when account setting are changed (at least if the email is changed). That’s just silly. My username should be, well, my username. Second, it means keeping track of two unique identifiers because twitter urls are constructed based on actual username.

Dealing with isn’t really any trouble, but it’s pretty silly.

Is anyone else have trouble with twitter badges and Safari? The one here always seems to say “undefined” in Safari, but it’s fine in firefox.

After almost two years, I’m taking the EngaTiki project offline. it was a nice idea, but it never caught on, except among spammers, and I don’t have the energy to put into a project nobody else is interested in.

It’s a wrench, but it’s time.