The Boston Diaries

The ongoing saga of a programmer who doesn't live in Boston, nor does he even like Boston, but yet named his weblog/journal “The Boston Diaries.”

Go figure.

Wednesday, June 12, 2013

RIP Stupid Twitter Trick

One month shy of six years.

That's how long my Stupid Twitter Trick™ has been running.

Then, my Stupid Twitter Trick™ received the following from Twitter:

HTTP/1.0 410 Gone
content-length: 167
content-type: application/json; charset=utf-8
date: Wed, 12 Jun 2013 06:57:00 UTC
server: tfe
set-cookie: guest_id=v1%3A137102022081399817; Domain=.twitter.com; Path=/; Expires=Fri, 12-Jun-2015 06:57:00 UTC
strict-transport-security: max-age=631138519

{"errors": [{"message": "The Twitter REST API v1 will soon stop functioning. Please migrate to API v1.1. https://dev.twitter.com/docs/api/1.1/overview.", "code": 68}]}

Sigh.

It isn't like this is the first time Twitter broke things and I was all set to fix it when I suddenly realized—six years! I've been pushing the same quotes file for six years! I've repeated all the quotes π times (no, seriously—7,743 tweets, 2,464 quotes, means each quote was repeated π times).

So, I've decided to put Silicon Wisdom on hiatus, until I figure out what stupid Twitter thing I want to do next.


It was a cheap joke 31 years ago …

As Bunny and I were watching “Airplane II: The Sequel,” I remarked that I couldn't figure out if I was dismayed or thrilled at just how topical the jokes were in a 31 year old film. Was it the Middle Eastern terrorists wandering around the airport, the “naked full-body scanners” or the priest reading “Altar Boy” magazine (all within the first twenty minutes)?

I just don't know …

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