Three years ago I did a Stupid
Twitter Trick and it ran fine up until, until Twitter changed how third party
applications can access Twitter. Then it went, well, not dark, but it
wasn't exacty updating either.
Until this weekend. In fact, it wasn't that hard to
update; perhaps an hour or so of work.
But three years though … perhaps I should come up with some other
Stupid Twitter Trick to do; my quote file is running out of quotes.
I'm working on some code to manipulate quote files (a simple text file
filled with various quotes from people). It's not working—it either
crashes or corrupts the output.
And it's the same quote each time—“There are only two hard problems in
Computer Science: cache invalidation, naming things and off-by-one
The problem—an “off-by-one” error.
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