Python Twitter Tools 0.4.3

No new functionality added, but the HTTP POST code was reworked to stop sending completely broken HTTP requests. It’s amazing that Twitter was parsing my requests at all given how goofy they looked. Some products, like the Squid proxy, don’t allow broken requests to pass through.

Now everything should work perfectly through Squid.

New release available in PyPi or from the Python Twitter Tools page.

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If you’re a huge nerd like me you probably depend on Wikipedia to answer a lot of the really weird questions that keep you up at night.

How about ya give them some money?


I’ve started a new project. An antithesis to this blog. It is called INTERNET INTERNET INTERNET.

While this blog here is my personal blog that contains announcements about stuff that I made, and occasional long-winded essays about this and that, INTERNET INTERNET INTERNET is about mindless link propogation. It is about instant gratification, extremes of activity, context-free imagery. It’s a sugar rush and caffeine high version of the Internet. It rots your teeth with media. It doesn’t believe in punctuation or lowercase letters. It’s not a mistake, it’s art.

Take a look, will ya? But try not to get too hyperactive.

Humans and Technology

Man has become less rational than his own objects, which now run ahead of him, so to speak, organizing his surroundings and thus appropriating his actions. Take the washing machine, for instance. In its form and operation it has no clear relationship to the clothes washed. The whole operation of washing has lost its specificity in space and time; it is a minimal intervention, a timed procedure in which the water itself is no more than an abstract vehicle for detergent chemicals. Functionally speaking, the washing machine belongs, therefore, to a relational field utterly different from that of the old-fashioned washboard or wash-tub — a functional field of associations which is no longer coextensive with the objective operations, with the refrigerator, with the television, with the components of interior design, or with the automobile. Traditional tools, by contast, belonged to a field of practical mediation between the material to be transformed and the person doing the transforming. We have thus moved from the depth of a vertical field to the extension of a horizontal one.

Just as the various parts of an object’s mechanism have structure, so the various technical objects tend, independently of man, to become organized by themselves, to refer to one another in the uniformity of their simplified praxis, and thus come to constitute an articulated order, persuing its own mode of technological development, wherein man’s role does not go beyond a mechanical control which may well ultimately be taken over by the machine itself.

Jean Baudrillard; The System of Objects

Smart guy.