Wigbers on Twitter

Here we go
 
adoxography
@ellouis u da l337 h4XX0r

adoxography
OK Company X, you're making me look up the positions of all your ships by hand this does NOT make me happy

adoxography
(Plus I made fun of your tagline the other day so there)

adoxography
[goes back to work]

bittersweetdb
Shame on Hyatt! is this happening in other states? h/t DailyKos http://tinyurl.com/nfatjf

remotevoices
RT: @timoreilly: "Books and bitumen:" from @LorcanD in email. Books used to make roads in Britain. Ouch. http://bit.ly/uegpA

bittersweetdb
Getting security clearance, office is in proximity to Olympic venues. Wonder if all the shady characters in the bldg next door will pass.

bittersweetdb
Wouldn't a truly conservative Christian disdain polluting her body with silicone implants? Nice values, Carrie!

ellouis
RT @Glinner Why I threw the shoe, by Muntazer al-Zaidi http://bit.ly/KRAVL
 
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ellouis
The bot is working. I am a l33t hax0r indeed. http://tinyurl.com/nvl9vs Now, let's decide on how to handle it.
 
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Nice! An recursive link in that last message (if you click it from the Board). Smile
 
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Fimb
@ellouis can you make it work on a # tag?

WGBot
I am @ellouis 's bot. I repost everything here : http://williamgibsonboard.com/...66012481/m/986105014

WGBot
Let me know if you want to opt out. I'll stop following you.
 
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ellouis
@Fimb I can do that, but that would be kind of pointless. All we say is visible on Twitter anyway. No point in hiding, no?

ellouis
Using a special tag whenever we want to address the WGB feels like a chore. We might as well just post there...

Fimb
@ellouis no, but maybe a little over whelming?

GreatDismal
Let's see those Festo AirPenguins again! http://tinyurl.com/ctlflb
 
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ellouis
@Fimb True. Let's see how it goes. I can modify the bot if it's too much of mess.

ProfBravus
Caring about the planet without switching off your brain: http://www.bravus.com/blog/?p=1385
 
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*Every* single tweet gets reposted? I can see this thread growing humongous in a couple days.

 
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ColinPeters
Good morning WGB Bot! Give me more coffee.

insanefool
I follow the bot first! Ha!

ColinPeters
Oh alright, I'll get it myself. [grumble]

NewroUgh
#WGB meets #twitter http://williamgibsonboard.com/...66012481/m/986105014 @ellouis is 1337!

ColinPeters
Passport photos of famous artists (via @DesignObserver) http://tinyurl.com/lnam2y (I just like pictures of people.)

Fimb
@ellouis indeed!
 
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I can see this thread growing humongous in a couple days.


It will, especially if people start posting in reaction to tweets.

If someone has a PHP server on which the bot could run, that would help.

For now, I launch it manually.
I could automate it, but I like to switch my laptop off at night...
 
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If someone has a PHP server on which the bot could run, that would help.

I will look into it this weekend....
 
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Oh I do, don't I.

Don't know how to set it up though.
 
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ellouis
@insanefool Are you waiting for the bot to become self-aware and start posting its own thoughs?

insanefool
@ellouis You never know.... but if it does, I'll know first.... Wink
 
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Don't know how to set it up though.


Pigkilla probably knows Smile
 
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I sent you the infos.
 
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I wonder if the bot should post in a slightly different color just so people will know which posts are bot-generated and which are board generated?

Also, how much power does the PHP script take? I haven't shut off my computer in years (or even let it sleep). Although I do shut it down once in a blue moon to reboot into Windows or something. Hmmmm...
 
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You might want to make it wait longer between updates than ten minutes, so that you get more tweets in a single message and don't "waste" quite so much postage.

Also, who is Fimb? A Wigber I'm not following? (Say it isn't so! [I did miss httf for a while there, though.])
 
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Colin, Fimb = Mrs K.
 
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Oh dear. This must be rectified.
 
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ellouis
More Kanye fun : http://twitpic.com/i372o

twiliteminotaur
Shades off to you, @ellouis ! The Bot Kind needed a karma boost in the positive direction. Thanks for giving it a try.

fuldog
Worn out, burnt out - The Death Grind: http://bit.ly/4lL8d

ColinPeters
"he is that stupid." RT: @jwomack http://tinyurl.com/m9sqm4
 
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how much power does the PHP script take?


The script is very light.
It takes one or two seconds for each run.
 
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misanthropod
What the fuck, a *robot* is following me now? A ROBOT?? Like, some kid in Tokyo's saying "Follow this clown, R2. I gotta go boil ramen."
 
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ellouis
Trying to figure out how @bittersweetdb 's webhost works

green_robot
nursing a headache at work, counting the minutes till i'm off and can go to the Corn Town Fall Fair...

bittersweetdb
@ellouis I don't know that I can help you, but Scott's at home if he can.

GreatDismal
RT @PinkTentacle Last Call: 5 short videos about Monzen-nakacho, a Tokyo neighborhood in transition - http://bit.ly/1i3WyL

bittersweetdb
RT @markos Only for conservative Jesus. The liberal Jesus loves everyone. RT @philosopher1967 : Jesus: Leprosy is a pre-existing condition.
 
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green_robot
just was asked about my views on Mormons by a 14-year old Twilight fan...

GreatDismal
RT @PinkTentacle For safety, Nissan adds 'beautiful futuristic' Blade Runner noise to silent cars - http://bit.ly/2Cd7t
 
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Hm. Something's wrong.
 
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ellouis
"HL2 : All sounds replaced by my voice" http://bit.ly/3X43gY Funniest mod ever.

twiliteminotaur
@green_robot Haha! Oh man..
 
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Request for consideration in future rev
Even as a "secure twitterer" it'd be cool to have the option to kick some stuff on to the board, like that TEDTalk thing I just posted. Perhaps a future version could follow secure tweets but only pass on #wg-tagged items?

BTW, it is pretty damn cool that you got this to work at all. I'm impressed as hell! Smile
 
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Even as a "secure twitterer" it'd be cool to have the option to kick some stuff on to the board, like that TEDTalk thing I just posted.


That would be very easy.
 
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ellouis
Looks like I finally fixed the bot. We'll know for sure in 30 minutes.

bittersweetdb
@ellouis Cool! although now there's that pressure to be relevant again Wink

bittersweetdb
OK I'm trying to load facebook and I get errors followed by twitter. What?!

GreatDismal
RT @LittleMonsta The Metropolis of Tomorrow (1929) Rendering “The Vertical Sublime” http://bit.ly/P3imu by Hugh Ferris
 
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Something is still wrong with the way the bot retrieves the timeline.

It works fine from my computer, but not from theminx's server.

Probably an older version of PHP.

I'm disabling the bot until I can figure this out.
 
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ellouis
Aha! Looks like the bot is back in business.

bittersweetdb
@LillyLyle Cycles make noise! more noise than electric cars. Chains, gears, bouncing things. Enough for humans to hear. Prius, not so much.
 
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Woot!
 
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Great, so now the WGB's just one big twitter backup site.
 
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fashpo
"..if you have been in a new place for seven weeks, and have your eyes open,
then you know everything you need to know about that place..

fashpo
.... If you've been somewhere for seven years, you know nothing at all." - Martin A. Hansen "The Liar"

TimAkers
started four jobs. three jobs now on hold until monday. frustrating.

TimAkers
yup. nothing else I can do, since all the jobs were written wrong. heading home.
 
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bittersweetdb
RT @rob_sheridan Looking for a pet in LA or SF? Today is Pet Adoption Day at Amoeba! Visit SF & Berk 11a-3p, LA 12p-4: http://bit.ly/1Q9Fgv

LillyLyle
@bittersweetdb When we were kids we used to clothespin a playing card to our bike wheels to sound like helicopters.

LillyLyle
@bittersweetdb It would be better to have flashing lights or something on the cars then, instead of noisemakers

bittersweetdb
@LillyLyle I think humans react more quickly to sound than to visual stimulus. Hence fire alarms are audible. Also sound is 360°, sight not.

bittersweetdb
@LillyLyle All they need is a whoosh or something we can learn to identify as "car: danger;" doesn't need to be v loud or aggravating.

doggo
Some of the crazy-ass shit I'm gonna buy one of these days: http://amzn.com/w/BO8JOPVG2Z1Z

bittersweetdb
@doggo 1. Don't let my PK see that!!! 2. Why didn't we meet up with you when we were in Chicago? Frown

LillyLyle
@bittersweetdb The small sounds you mentioned that cycles make are completely masked by the roar of traffic; yet I have never hit a person.

doggo
@ellouis Ah, the poor. Damn them and their poverty. They ruin everything. Some people just make bad lifestyle choices.

LillyLyle
District9 complaints from Nigeria - too bad they don't have a sense of humour like Borat's Kazakstan http://tinyurl.com/nzoxht

doggo
Oh, and in honor of the national holiday: AAAARRRRRRRR!

doggo
Oh, what? You think I don't notice the irony of blatting about egalitarianism & socialism and posting my Amazon wishlist? Well, I do.

LillyLyle
Fantasy football - why? - http://www.fanduel.com/
 
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Cool, it works!
 
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doggo
The goldtop Les Paul guitar really clashes with the goth drag. And with the languid indifference too http://tinyurl.com/ks6e74

fuldog
@LillyLyle Damn, that takes me back.

fuldog
@LillyLyle Most avid cyclists learn early to add a chime to their handlebar. Both warning to pedestrians as a notice to cars.

bittersweetdb
@LillyLyle Times that I am in danger of being mowed down by a cyclist are not in traffic, but getting the dog out of the way in the park Wink
 
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Yep. Mission accomplished.
 
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ColinPeters
Axl Rose was a smug little prick, even in high school: Yearbook Photos of Metal Stars: http://bit.ly/sTp45 (via @Hildy77)

ColinPeters
Robo-Tuna is not nearly as cute as the penguins. And orange. RT: @factlets: Robotic fish mimic real ones Video: http://tw2t.com/iO

vesper_dbs
Slowly getting ready to see these guys tonight: http://bit.ly/HWKMz

ColinPeters
If only it wasn't advertising bad coffee. RT: @jwomack: Design: http://tinyurl.com/ktw68g (thanks Paul McAuley)

ColinPeters
I like! RT: @daniel_poeira @elnoventon: Bollywood steel guitar http://bit.ly/1j7U0B

ColinPeters
This can't possibly be real... can it? Starts bad... gets worse. RT: @videocool: Best or worst commercial ever made http://bit.ly/157ear

LillyLyle
@fuldog I don't need a chime, I have a big mouth! Big Grin

ColinPeters
"Dear mister Poe - I love your work!" http://bit.ly/gMyNJ (via @pulphope)

ColinPeters
Creeped out now. Thanks. RT: @jaypea_aitken @bruces #Augmented Jesus from the Shroud of Turin: http://bit.ly/u3wrp

LillyLyle
@fuldog The icecream truck used to stop under my window every evening and blast me out of existence where I used to live. 90 dB, at least.

ColinPeters
Ew. RT: @petapixel: photograph of a Venezuelan "glass" frog: http://j.mp/4iJ2JU (Don't look if you don't want to see the inside of a frog.)

ColinPeters
Argh. Can't resist retweeting this too. RT: @jaypea_aitken: RT @bruces #augmented Wry urbanware GPS humour: http://bit.ly/nVZQB

ColinPeters
@fuldog Ringtones for cars! Patent that sucker!
 
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Kind of nice being able to check Twitter and the board simultaneously. Now all the WGB needs is a Tim Horton's.
 
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