Twitpic OAuth – I'm Stuck

by @edent | # # # # # # | 14 comments | Read ~3,276 times.

Twitpic has implemented an OAuth API. No more having to hand out passwords to all and sundy. Only I’m too much of a dunderhead to get it working. Perhaps it’s a combination of heatstroke or this rotten head-cold, but I just can’t see what I’m doing wrong. Any help much appreciated. The easy bit. It’s…

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Twitter and Linebreaks

by @edent | # # # # # # # | 6 comments | Read ~28,253 times.

As any student of computer science knows, line breaks are confusing. There are styles of line breaks unique to Unix, Mac and Windows – so what should a web renderer do when faced with a newline command? In HTML, it’s simple, they should be ignored. But what when it is user generated text, not HTML?…

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Why I Love Open Source

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There are many reasons to love Open Source Software.  It’s free (as in you pay nothing), it’s free (as in speech) and – perhaps my favourite reasons – it’s free (as in liberating). By liberating, I mean that one isn’t tied down to the product roadmap and release schedule of the developers.  If I find…

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Embedding Mobile YouTube in Dabr / Twitter

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I’ve decided to add a preview of YouTube videos into Dabr, the mobile Twitter service. The code is fairly simple – although I still suck at regular expressions. if (preg_match_all(‘#youtube.com/watch?v=([_-dw]+)#’, $tmp, $matches, PREG_PATTERN_ORDER) > 0) { foreach ($matches[1] as $match) { $images[] = theme(‘external_link’, “http://m.youtube.com/watch?v={$match}”, “<img src=’http://i.ytimg.com/vi/{$match}/1.jpg’ class=’twitpic’ />”); } } Here’s how it looks. …

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This Machine Stops Fascists*

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There has been much discussion recently as to whether the BNP are becoming more acceptable to mainstream voters. Are people really happy to let the world know that they support the BNP and their policies?  Will they publicly show their allegiance on a social networking site like twitter? Do you know how many of your…

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