Meandering Out Loud

Don Thorp’s Musing, Muttering, and Mischief Along a Random Path

Twitter Decides We Have Enough Friends

I don’t normally bother with posting about service changes, but Twitter has made a bone headed move in their latest service change: Small Settings Update. A lot of experienced Twitter users rely on the one sided conversation feature to find people worth following. Seeing how people interact with others on twitter that I don’t already follow [...]

Howto: Get More Tweets Per Hour in Tweetdeck

I attended the #dfwtweetup, sponsored by Travelocity and Travel Studios, at Tastings in Grapevine, TX this evening and had the good luck to learn a new hack. While sitting around talking about twitter search, Matthew J Stevens aka @GadgetVirtuoso mentioned a technique he uses to effectively get more tweets per hour in Tweetdeck. The API Settings [...]

Howto: Syncing TweetDeck Between Multiple Installs on OS X using DropBox

A big thanks to Christian Mohn aka h0bbel for his article on syncing TweetDeck between multiple Windows installations. It quickly pointed me in the right direction on OS X. In many ways, it’s much easier on OS X because it has soft links as part of its Unix heritage. Since I no longer use Windows [...]

Your Bacon is in my Pumpkin

For months I’ve had a nagging suspicion and you’ve probably noticed it too: we’re in the midst of a bacon and pumpkin epidemic. It’s not hard to miss given bacon’s dalliances in bacon infused vodka, candied bacon ice cream, and the true heart stopper — chicken fried bacon. Pumpkin is no homebody either; out there [...]

Serendipity: Tyvek, Cabana Boys, Fire Ants, and Grizzlies

Some days it all comes together like a Seinfeld episode; you don’t know why your seeing what you’re seeing, but you hope it leads somewhere. Today was one of those days on Twitter. It started innocently with a single tweet and ended up with me laughing uncontrollably. Maybe it’s because it was Friday or possibly [...]