GTweet is born

Update 3/5/09: GTweet is now officially in beta and has moved to it’s own domain. Check out gtweet.net for more details.

Everyone gets frustrated at work (I know I do) and after a particularly brain numbing assignment, I decided to blow off some steam this weekend and take another crack at my script for piping Twitter updates through Google Reader.

I feel like I might be over-pimping this lately, but it has become my favorite "low-stress" project - it’s still in the fun "idea" phase and hasn’t been tainted by mountains of legacy code and years of neglect and shortcuts.

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Resurrecting getdvdchap

Yesterday, I finally got around to setting up Google Analytics for adamjarret.com.

After gathering 24 hours worth of stats, I was surprised to see a link in a post on the handbrake forums driving traffic to my site.

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Twitterfeed Update

Update 3/5/09: Twitterfeed has become GTweet and has moved to it’s own domain. See gtweet.net for more details.

By the power of regex I have corrected the behavior of Twitterfeed when handling multiple links in a single tweet.

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Wordpress Funkyness

Update 2/24/09: The problem seems to have resolved itself (knock on wood). I have no idea what happened but I’m glad it’s over.

For some reason posts are not being categorized and tagged as of today. All my categories and tags still exist, but viewing posts by tag or category always yields no results - it’s as though none of my posts have ever been tagged. More as this develops…

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More Thoughts on Twitter

Update 3/5/09: Twitterfeed has become GTweet and has moved to it’s own domain. See gtweet.net for more details.

Despite conflicting opinions on how to use Twitter, my OCD makes it very difficult not to read each and every toot that comes my way.

Because of this, I’m really starting to like Google Reader for keeping track of my timeline. When I use a dedicated Twitter app I either feel bombarded or like I’m missing tweets as they go by.

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Twidget

Well it seems as though I’ve gone and missed the entire point of Twitter. :)

In a previous post I talked about a script that I have written to make the experience of reading my Twitter feed in Google Reader a bit more pleasant.

This script in conjunction with persuading more of my friends to join Twitter has sucked me deeper into the world of toots and tweets. Now I find myself refreshing Google Reader more often than the RSS feed updates.

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Internet Blackout

Make way for the thought police. Who the hell thinks guilt upon accusation is a good idea?

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Twitter + Google Reader

Update 3/5/09: Twitterfeed has become GTweet and has moved to it’s own domain. See gtweet.net for more details.

I love Twitter. A lot.

That said, I’m not wild about being plugged into it 24/7. I typically read my Twitter feed as though it were a (non-micro) blog. I don’t have a dedicated app to alert me when someone posts something, instead I prefer to aggregate a few tweets to have ready when I’m looking for a distraction.

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Gmail + Apple Mail - Headache

Like many people, I check several e-mail addresses regularly. To consolidate this process I use Apple Mail, my favorite e-mail client on the Mac platform.

I use (and love) Gmail for my main personal address, but rarely use the online interface. I poked around with it when I first signed up in 2005, but since I almost always check my e-mail from one computer and like having a local copy of everything, I never really felt the pressure to ditch the desktop app.

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Proud to be an American

I’m about to watch the inauguration of the first president I’ve ever been excited about (I was too young to get amped for Clinton).

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