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  • Twitter 'Acro' bot


    It's been a while since I actually wrote it, but I realized this evening that I never posted about it on my blog. What I'm referring to is the 'Acro' bot for Twitter I wrote in Python. …

  • What's My Status v1.2 released


    My WordPress microblog feed widget recently went through another update. This time around, I've added the ability to filter out replies and re-posts ("retweets" in Twitter lingo, "redents" in identi.ca speak) from your activity feed. Pick up the new version from the WordPress …

  • What's My Status? v1.1 released


    My microblogging feed widget for WordPress, What's My Status?, has been updated. The plugin now uses curl for its main retrieval mechanism, with standard URL fopen as the fallback. Additionally, the Reset cache command has been fixed. You can grab the plugin for yourself over at the wordpress.org …

  • What's My Status? v1.0.0 released


    My first officially-recognized WordPress widget, What's My Status?, has been released! It is a widget for displaying a given user's status feed from identi.ca, Twitter, or any other service that provides a Twitter-like API. There are several features in the works for future versions—such as inclusion and exclusion filters—but at its core, it is a simple, effective status feed widget that will intelligently convert @mentions, #hashtags, and URLs alike into clickable links. It is also prepared to cache the feed results, so it shouldn't step on anyone's toes with regard to API access limits. …

  • Create anchor links in Twitter status text with JavaScript


    Note: This also applies to any service using a Twitter-compatible API, such as StatusNet (see: identi.ca) with some minor configuration changes. As a side project, I have been working on a StatusNet (specifically, identi.ca) status feed widget for the WordPress PHP platform. I had spent a fair amount of my time trying to convert the various tokens (such as @mentions, #hashtags, and URLs—both with and without a protocol prefix) into clickable links when I realized that StatusNet, being the cool folks that they are, provide HTML-rendered versions of status posts through their API. However, my work hasn't been for naught! Twitter uses an incredibly similar API—or rather, StatusNet's API is similar to/based off of Twitter's API—but does not provide HTML-rendered versions of the status posts (to my knowledge). With this in mind, I've re-engineered the code to accept options for pointing the various token URLs to the particular service—whatever it may be. …

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