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Comments on: REBOL3 status now on Twitter

Carl Sassenrath, CTO
REBOL Technologies
9-Jun-2009 22:05 GMT

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Today I decided to try something new: To post some status notes on R3 chat, to help the developer base follow what's going on. (It's in 4474.) It was kind of an experiment.

But, it soon became clear that these postings would create a lot of noise on the R3 Chat channels, which I value highly because they are zero noise. I keep R3 chat open at all times on all systems, and watch for anything important -- so keeping it low noise is critical (and ironically does not lead me to build a GUI for it any time soon.)

A guess what I'm doing is really just tweeting (to use the current vernacular for this action.) It reminds me a lot like the old REBOL/IOS user status app that was useful for seeing what people were doing. I always thought that concept was useful, but I also thought I was the only one who thought that way. (Which is why it's so minimized in AltME.)

Anyway... why not just open a twitter channel and keep the status noise off the R3 Chat? (Then magically within minutes, REBOLer Petr makes the same suggestion.)

So, thus appears:

twitter.com/rebol3

Well... it's really only for a few people anyway and maybe just for Petr. We will see.

And, of course this is just experimental. So, no promises.

Also, if anyone has a reblet that let's me directly post to my twitter channel, that would be very handy. I'm a little hyper about efficiency, so if I have to wait 10 seconds for a web page to open to post a tweet, I've already moved on to the next task. (That's why I was using R3, because it opens so quickly.)

8 Comments

Comments:

Edoc
9-Jun-2009 17:08:49
Thanks for experimenting with Twitter. We're not used to seeing that level of detail of your intra-day work. I hope it works out, and doesn't sap your time. After a while you should consider asking the community if they find it informative.
Brian Hawley
9-Jun-2009 19:20:16
Please keep it up - we're enjoying you being communicative :)

I subscribed to the twitter channel in Google Reader, and it doesn't update that often but it works. 32 messages in an hour!

Robert Shiplett
9-Jun-2009 19:36:57
I was hoping to see a note on why Xp is at alpha 56 but my linux box (with which I am travelling at this moment) is stuck back at 54 Are we having a build automation issue? Maybe I missed a post somewhere while travelling ...
Janko Metelko
9-Jun-2009 22:59:37
Agree with Brian. I follow you on twitter as Refaktor.
Andreas Bolka
13-Jun-2009 9:03:20
Very nice, keep it up!
Allen
6-Aug-2009 15:33:21
Glad it worked for you finally. I remember the issues you had with twitter outages when you first tried to register months ago, when I suggested it for your status flow.
Graham Chiu
7-Aug-2009 15:31:34
I knocked this little reblet up to post twitter messages ..

http://rebol.wik.is/Code_Samples/Tweet.r

Scot
13-Aug-2009 10:36:04
How about a reblet to follow Carl? Is that possible?

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