Category Archives: twitter

Twitter Weekly Updates for 2010-11-07

  • Mistakenly drove thru suburban Halloween central; can't tell anymore whether an outfit is a costume, bad fashion choice, or just slutty. #
  • Never got rumored @CoupaCafe discount for 1st online order; must try again RT @sindyjlee: 10/14 buttermilk pancakes http://flic.kr/p/8K4aoz #
  • New record w/2518 messages yesterday RT @sindyjlee: (in ~1 hour) 286 new messages; yay for automated email alerts… #
  • Don't know how to improve basic arithmetic skills when you're 50+, but some people really need to… #
  • "Are you callin' me an animal, b*tch!?" "No, b*tch, she's using Descartes' philosophy to say she's down with the music." #

Twitter Weekly Updates for 2010-10-31

  • Dreamed I was desperate to stop walking around b/c of searing neck/shoulder pain; woke up @ 7am to find I was just actually in severe pain. #
  • If only there was a shibboleth for getting better technical support. http://xkcd.com/806/ #
  • Good word of the day: apparatchik http://bit.ly/99EApv #
  • Campus "cop" monitoring & pulling over bikers today in Main Quad for biking inside covered arcades; not sure why such a concern suddenly. #
  • When you don't get lunch until 2pm & then take 4 hrs to finish it, is it still lunch, now dinner or both? #
  • Daily Show on DC design: "… simultaneously magnificent & useless… designed the whole thing as a metaphor." http://bit.ly/aMYLRE #
  • In an email today; "It's generally more fun to be a dork in groups than alone…" Like misery, dorkiness loved company. #
  • "I'm not being kind. I'm being factual." "I know. That's what makes it awesome." #
  • Tried hard, but body finally gave out this morning: exhaustion, vomiting, pain; briefly up for basic needs & meds, then back to bed. #
  • RT @jimmyfallon: From last night: Dana Carvey + The Roots "Choppin' Broccoli" http://bit.ly/bfFA0K #
  • Didn't look at my BlackBerry for ~hour, but when I did, found 286 new messages; yay for automated email alerts… #
  • Giant jar of Honey Citron Tea from Korean grocery; so good, especially when you're sick. #

Twitter Weekly Updates for 2010-10-17

  • Seems like everybody is sick and it's barely the start of flu season; plus today's high was 95 degrees outside. #
  • More brilliant stuff from xkcd, re: online communities (from last week) http://bit.ly/coSAvE #
  • Eyeballs feel like they're floating & been nauseated & coughing all day; wish I could Purell inside of my head along w/my apt & office. #
  • For lunch, buttermilk pancakes w/strawberries & bananas; already been that crappy enough of a day. http://flic.kr/p/8K4aoz #
  • Everyone says they want transparency, but they really mean: "I want to know what everyone else is up to, but stay out of my business." #
  • Watching "Alvin & the Chipmunks: The Squeakquel" mostly for a sense of closure (Grandma & me loved the TV show & I kind of liked 1st movie). #
  • Just when I start cutting down on Law & Order, UK version starts airing on BBC America; damn you, Dick Wolf. #
  • Best advice I've ever seen on an Internet forum: "Fuck seriously you should google shit before doing it." #

Twitter Weekly Updates for 2010-10-10

  • RT @urbandaily: Masturdating – Going out alone. I.e. seeing a movie by yourself, going to a restaurant alone. – http://urbanup.com/5235059 #
  • RT @CoupaCafe: We will be giving away free coffee in the new Huang Eng Center, Tuesday 4pm to 6pm for the building inauguration!!! Come by #
  • Always thought this too; dead w/1 good shot to head/neck RT @jrm4: RT @neiltyson: Curious that a bulletproof vest … http://tmi.me/1XXCr #
  • Thai Cafe for first time in over a year! Menu w/hours & daily specials for future reference. http://flic.kr/p/8GswcY #
  • The cashier at Whole Foods just pointed a stick at the bagger and yelled "Expecto Patronum" while he waited for me to finish paying. #
  • Pretty sure lying in the dark with my eyes closed for 2-3 hours doesn't actually qualify as sleeping or even napping. #
  • Pretty good post on how to approach software development documentation http://bit.ly/cjUmg4 #
  • Too tired to easily translate the Korean word for a Japanese dish back to English or Japanese; just want to eat. #
  • So weird. RT @angryasianman: The roundtop computer will save "the Asian glance": http://bit.ly/9oU1cE #
  • "If you are in bed, the best thing to do is to stay there and cover your head with a pillow." Not just for earthquakes http://bit.ly/aXgSQo #
  • Really don't see the point of this, but: I like it on a hook under the bar. #
  • Sometimes, *so* hard to stick to the "there are no stupid questions" approach to teaching/learning/teamwork. #
  • "I brought you some soda, but I couldn't find any straws so you'll have to drink it like cats." #
  • Offensive albeit honest to be contacted by a Diversity Recruiter; basically saying minority status is a key factor in hiring. #

Twitter Weekly Updates for 2010-10-03

  • One of the things social networking gives me is a way to check in on old acquaintances and confirm that, yep, they're still douche bags. #
  • Awesome Sesame Street "True Blood" parody [insert Count von Count joke here] (thanks Rene) http://bit.ly/bPvdLz #
  • "Many thanks for your candor and continued energy and talent!" Nice to hear someone say & actually mean it, esp. on the *candor* part. #
  • "Up in the Air" based on novel by Walter Kirn, but TiVo says Walter Kim, yes? Not just "rn" looking like "m"? http://plixi.com/p/47389422 #
  • Thanks everyone for your birthday wishes yesterday! #
  • Any of my billion friends who went to law school want to give me some free advice re: sexual harassment? #
  • RT @urbandaily: defenestrate – To uninstall software from a Microsoft operating system, usually in frustration. – http://urbanup.com/5235295 #
  • RT @ConanOBrien: White House is proposing a way to spy on suspects while they're online. The plan is called "Signing them up for Facebook." #
  • RT @jackowayed: @coupacafe how many times do you have to retweet people mentioning you were in the social network? once was quite sufficient #
  • RT @jimmyfallon: Blackberry users: here's #historyofhiphopin3 http://bit.ly/c2vowr #

Twitter Weekly Updates for 2010-09-26

  • RT @peeweeherman: Someone shared this grid with me on Twitter yesterday (thank you, Someone!) http://ow.ly/2EP30 #
  • "Big Bang Theory" themed ep of Late Late Show w/@CraigyFerg right now (PDT); good example of worlds (albeit both CBS) colliding. #
  • RT @ConanOBrien: We shouldn’t name hurricanes. It only encourages them. #
  • Awesome poster: "Grand Taxonomy of Rap Names" http://bit.ly/b3AbzK #
  • Really liked the "Outsourced" pilot, although kept thinking of how I would manage the office. #

Getting Twitter Profile Image URLs

Tweet from yesterday:

Super useful (don’t know why Twitter hasn’t done this themselves)– Static Profile Image Urls from Shannon Whitley: http://t.co/AjhvqwL #

I take it back– I still love Shannon Whitley’s SPIURL, but apparently, Twitter does have a static link for profile images. Almost all of the Google search results yesterday lamented that Twitter didn’t already have a profile image URL convention and I still haven’t found the actual API documentation page (just some twitter-dev talk), but the URL format is:

http://api.twitter.com/1/users/profile_image/username

See, my profile image is at http://api.twitter.com/1/users/profile_image/sindyjlee/:

My Twitter Profile image via Twitter API