Posts tagged ‘drtwoot’

An anachronistic survey of Twitter apps

I’d prefer to stop using Dr. Twoot, my cobbled-together, not-meant-for-anyone-but-me, not-actually-an-app Twitter app, but the state of Twitter apps on the Mac isn’t allowing me to. I simply can’t find one I like as much. Once upon a time, a review of OS X Twitter apps would be a display of innovation and fun. Now…


Displaying multiple images in Twitter

The Tapbots crew beat me to it by a couple of days, but I did manage to update Dr. Twoot to handle Twitter’s new multiple image format. And I have to say I prefer my display of multiple images to both Tweetbot’s and Twitter’s. This isn’t to say that Dr. Twoot is truly comparable to…


Stealing a great idea

It’s been almost two years since my last post about Dr. Twoot, my personal Twitter client. And if the gang at the Iconfactory hadn’t come up with the brilliant idea of adding an “Edit Tweet” button to Twitterrific for iOS, that two-year streak would’ve continued. So blame them. My guess is that every Twitter client…


The Twitter spam challenge

I loved this article on Twitter spam reporting by Ryan Irelan from a few days ago, and not just because it showed Dr. Twoot to be the most efficient. As Ryan says at the top of the post, Twitter spam is a big problem. Post a tweet that contains popular keywords (“iPad”, “iPhone”) and it’s…


TiVo’d tweets

OK, I realize that posts about Dr. Twoot aren’t especially useful or interesting to anyone other than me, but I need to finish off what I started two nights ago: a TiVo-like system for viewing my Twitter stream with a time delay. My motivation is straightforward. I often record live TV shows like the Oscars…


Viewing tweets on delay

Last night, during that brief period after I started watching the Oscars and before I fell asleep, I had an idea: Twitter clients need a “TiVo mode,” in which incoming tweets are delayed by an adjustable period to match how far behind real time you are.  — Dr. Drang (@drdrang) Sun Feb 26 2012 Brilliant, right?…


One-button Twitter spam reporting

Last year, I added some elementary spam detection and reporting to Dr. Twoot, my homemade Twitter client. It worked well enough at the time, but Twitter spammers have changed the format of their tweets and the detection algorithm just isn’t catching the bulk of the spam I get anymore. So I’ve updated Dr. Twoot by…


Regexes, BBEdit, and Twitter screen names

I found another bug in Dr. Twoot today. A pretty embarrassing one, given the context in which I found it. Here’s what my Twitter timeline looked like when I opened Dr. Twoot this morning: For some reason, the screen name for @bbedit_hints wasn’t turned into a link, only the @bbedit part was. It wasn’t too…


Twitter replies and JavaScript filtering

According to its Git history, I added a Reply to All button to Dr. Twoot back in September. Because I’m all clever and mathy and shit, the button I added for this looks like an upside-down A, which is the math symbol that means for all. It works like the Reply to All feature of…


Twitter spam again

When I added a simple spam-fighting addition to Dr. Twoot a couple of months ago, a couple of people wondered how effective it would be. So did I. It has just a couple of rules: A tweet is identified as spam if it’s from someone I don’t follow and it contains just my handle and…