Archive for the 'twitter' Category

Branch and merge

Monday, December 1st, 2008

I do apologise, i’ll get over this soon … but for now, wow, this is so exciting!

The diagram starts at the bottom and works upwards. It shows how i branched off to work on the Capistrano changes, and Mat did some work tidying up the post-to-Twitter code.
Where you see remotes/origin/master, that’s the current state of [...]

Twitter and MyChores integration

Sunday, October 26th, 2008

Whilst browsing through Google Analytics just now, i discovered that a fair number of traffic comes to MyChores from people searching for “twitter mychores integration”. Maybe this is because people have seen other people’s tweets of chores they’ve done, or maybe it’s because people are confused as to how the integration works.
Either way, i think [...]

A couple of updates

Thursday, August 14th, 2008

As of today, i hear that Twitter are no longer delivering text messages to UK mobile numbers (and i think other parts of Europe are being excluded too). This means if you rely on Twitter to deliver your chores each day, i’m afraid that will no longer work, until Twitter draw up a new contract [...]

How to verify Twitter details from Ruby/Rails

Sunday, December 9th, 2007

Further to my post on How to update Twitter from Ruby/Rails, here is a method to verify account details with an AJAX link and results feedback. I got the idea from and pretty much reverse-engineered their code - mine behaves in exactly the same way.

A few small changes

Sunday, December 9th, 2007

I worked on cleaning up a few things today. I have installed Rails 2.0 at home and it seems to be running okay. I’m not yet sure when HostingRails will upgrade us to version 2.0.
I made some changes, mostly just for me actually, so that i can approve testimonials, make people into site supporters and [...]

Email problems

Friday, June 15th, 2007

There have been some problems with the emails over the last few days, which have hopefully been sorted now. I can only imagine there was some sort of Rails upgrade which broke the email script because it was perfectly fine until it just stopped working for no apparent reason. Anyway, i have replaced the problematic [...]

A couple of minor tweaks

Friday, March 9th, 2007

Thank you to shanerh for pointing out an error for new joiners. My bad completely – i should have tested it. I should also have done a bit more impact analysis before i made a fix for something else earlier in the week … i forgot to think about where else it might have been [...]

Little problem

Sunday, February 11th, 2007

Apologies to everyone who uses Twitter integration and experienced errors over the last couple of days.
I had separated some bits of code and forgot to link them all up properly to make the Twitter update. This caused an error which meant that the task’s next due date was not moved on. I’m sorry for the [...]

Twitter direct messages of your daily chores

Wednesday, January 31st, 2007

It is now possible for you to receive Twitter direct messages from MyChores. If you have phone alerts set up, you will therefore get a text message. If you have IM you’ll get an instant message. You will get one message each day, and it will tell you today’s tasks, or it will tell you [...]

MyChores account on Twitter

Saturday, January 27th, 2007

I have set up a special MyChores account on Twitter. Imaginitively enough, it’s at
The primary objective of this is to be able to give out information about MyChores in the event that the servers go down, as they did twice this week.
However, simplify3 has also given me the idea of using the Twitter API [...]