By Shamus Posted Sunday Dec 21, 2008

Filed under: Personal 23 comments

My Twitter feed:

(Deleted, moved to sidebar.)

Don’t get too attached. I’m sure I’ll get bored and quit any minute now.

If, by some miracle, I decide to keep doing this, I’ll figure out how to tuck this thing into the sidebar.


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23 thoughts on “Twitting

  1. SolkaTruesilver says:

    Oh!! So he will give us the good side of SECUR-Rom? The proper justification behind EA’s action?

    I’m not even sure EA knows them..

  2. Blurr says:

    Speaking of sidebars, your site is not XHTML valid.

  3. Shamus says:

    Blurr: I will probably always be so. I can’t imagine having the time to bring the site into compliance. I’ve run the analyzer, and there are almost more errors than valid tags. Given that this HTML comes from a half-dozen PHP scripts, and that I’ve written the entire theme by hand, it would be a massive investment of time just to make a site that looks exactly the same but satisfies the XHTML governess.

  4. Johan says:

    What is XHTML? (wait, did you have a post on this already like way back)

  5. illiterate says:

    the space to the left does look empty. don’t know that it would be improved by twittering.

    *yawn* i showed my wife world of goo yesterday (or at least the demo, apparently i’m some intersection of broke and honest that i don’t have the full version yet. damn woman was better than me at it. immediately.

    hrm.. perhaps i should start twittering. would have to use “theilliterate” as some guy in michigan used Ill for about a minute and hasn’t twittered since. it is twittering or tweeting?

  6. Aergoth says:

    both. It’s not particularly context sensitive. People who use twitter more “tweet” and people who don’t care “twitter”
    in so far as I can tell.

  7. vdgmprgrmr says:

    If you were to put your twitter here, would it be possible to have one for you, and one for readers, or maybe one for both? (I know nothing about twitter.) That way you can ask the internet meaningless questions without having to make a blog post out of each of them.

    Like, “Should my first character be a thief or a mage, 1nt4rW3bz?”

  8. kamagurka says:

    Blurr: Your avatar is great. Hawkeye ftw!

  9. MPR says:

    Rhyme with “SecuROM”? Easy. “Your mom”

  10. Joel says:

    The wikipedia page for Twitter had an odd thing to say about Twitter’s privacy policy.

    “Twitter collects personally identifiable information about its users and shares it with third parties. Twitter considers that information an asset, and reserves the right to sell it if the company changes hands.”

    Is this bad?

  11. Taellosse says:

    @ Joel: Well, it is if you don’t want to be getting random offers in your email for everything from sexual characteristic enlargement to lines of credit from questionable lenders. I dunno if Twitter asks for a mailing address as well, but if they do, then you could get lots of junk mail, too.

    Basically, if they reserve the right to sell your personal information, then any info you give them you’d rather not have random companies knowing, you should not give them. But that’s true for pretty much everything out there–relatively few companies that gather personal data actually keep it to themselves. Don’t forget that savings card you have for your local grocery store is there mostly so the store can gather data on you and sell it–it isn’t to save you money or generate loyalty–the savings are just their incentive to you so you’ll get one and use it.

  12. Volatar says:

    Well, the other blog I read ( ) has the guys twitter feed over in the right hand side sidebar, maybe you could ask him how he does it.

  13. Ok. I just created a Twitter account and I have to say…

    I. Just. Don’t. Get. It.

    lesleebeldotti: I just walked my dog.

    lesleebeldotti: I think I should do a load of laundry.

    lesleebeldotti: I’m going to organize my sock drawer now.

    UGH! This is WORSE than watching paint dry.


  14. Zerotime says:

    I remember saying something along the lines of “I’ll get bored of Twitter because I have an attention span”, too. 2000+ tweets later and I hardly even post on my blog anymore.

  15. NobleBear says:

    One more person of merit to follow on twitter — YAY! :D

  16. SolkaTruesilver says:

    And after that, there are many people afraid that the governement is keeping track of us and our actions…


  17. Turgid Bolk says:

    Maybe with just the last one or two posts it would look better. I would like to see at least one, rather than just “follow me on twitter.” But either way, I’ve subscribed via RSS to your twitter. :)

  18. Dragonbane says:

    {sarcasm}Because wow, yeah, there is so little out there more entertaining than reading the last four pieces of one side of a conversation.{/sarcasm}

    *yawn* So glad you found Twitter too. No, really. If you post less interesting and useful information on your site, I’ll probably spend less tome on the internet, you see.

  19. illiterate says:

    the sidebar didn’t seem to last long.

  20. Kevin says:

    I like Twitter… I just don’t usually think about it and I tend to keep it turned off while I’m working. It can be distracting to be watching all the time and replying while I SHOULD be working. Not so bad on my iPod though, again, when I think of it.

  21. Shamus says:

    illiterate: It’s still there, it’s just moved down the page, and it only appears on the front page.

    Also, I moved the search bar to the top, which has been on my to-do list for about 5 months.

    And the ads now appear randomly in the lineup. This is a cynical attempt on my part to make them get more notice without actually taking up more space. We’ll see if it causes problems.

  22. illiterate says:

    i see it now. and the snow isn’t constant here, but we haven’t seen any real melting for a week. I live in Seattle, not Michigan, but you couldn’t tell by driving down the street:

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