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Tue, 31 Oct 2017

Another test on my Ruby app's automatic Twitter posting

I had to check the character count because either the Twitter API or the Ruby gem goes haywire if you go > 140 characters.

Do you need a VPN? (from the Mozilla Internet Citizen blog)

Do you need a VPN? (from the Mozilla Internet Citizen blog) https://blog.mozilla.org/internetcitizen/2017/08/29/do-you-need-a-vpn/

Mon, 30 Oct 2017

IFTTT should send this post

This is not part of the /updates directory, and IFTTT should send it to Twitter.

This post is being tweeted directly through the Twitter API

The Twitter gem for Ruby is sending this tweet. I turned off IFTTT for the /updates directory.

GitHub - sferik/twitter: A Ruby interface to the Twitter API.

GitHub - sferik/twitter: A Ruby interface to the Twitter API. https://github.com/sferik/twitter

GitHub - sferik/t: A command-line power tool for Twitter.

GitHub - sferik/t: A command-line power tool for Twitter. https://github.com/sferik/t

Endgame with my Blog Poster app is direct Twitter posting

The Blog Poster app I have been coding is operational but a huge mess. I need to clean up the code, making it more modular, and then I will release it. While the app is helping me write both local and social posts, I am still using IFTTT for the last mile -- putting the social posts on Twitter.

The endgame is to have this app directly send the social posts to Twitter and possibly the rest of the posts, too.

I am no longer posting to Facebook from this blog

While this blog currently posts automatically to Twitter, I turned off Twitter's automatic posting to Facebook some time ago. I don't ignore Facebook as much as I used to - mostly due to the large amount of jazz guitar activity on the platform - but I don't need everything I do here to be over there.

The Web began dying in 2014, here's how - by André Staltz

The Web began dying in 2014, here's how - by André Staltz https://staltz.com/the-web-began-dying-in-2014-heres-how.html

I am using RubyInstaller for Windows for all my Windows Ruby needs

I am using RubyInstaller for Windows for all my Windows Ruby needs https://rubyinstaller.org/