Technical Difficulties from on Top of the Mountain
a few ways to make Twitter better
I was asked recently, how would you make Twitter better. My first answer was just to make it work, as it has performance/scaling issues at the moment. But that's not a very satisfying answer to someone who's not an infrastructure mechanic. So, putting my user hat back on now that the week's pressures have flowed past, here's a list of things you might do to make twitter better:
- edit/delete old posts
- secret email gateway address for posting to
- multiple secret addresses so I can revoke one and not another
- random message feed : 1 per day, (or variable frequencies)
- see what friends of friends are saying (perhaps in a much smaller font)
- ability to nudge friends of friends
- get friends to vouch for me to their friends
- group friends
- set limits on updates wanted per friend or per group of friend
- more complex routing rules
- multiple IM accounts, multiple sms #s
- spell checker
- search on usernames
- search on user web addresses
- search on message text (who's talking about TIG)
Well, lets start there and see what else I can think of.
Labels: engineering, twitter
Still on fire
I kind of hoped I'd be done with burning by now. I'd rather be relying on the sun at the point and not having to drag more bags of sawdust around. But it is not to be. The weather still wants to be winter, with occasional snow still falling and plenty of cold wind. So the fire stays lit. At least the stores still have pellets in stock still. Last time around now it was a little hard to find pellets in any serious quantity or at a decent price.
So March finished off still going regular,
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I should try and figure where I can store a mountain of these things next year and buy them all early in the season while they're still cheap.
Still pushing at the straw.
Been fairly regular at starting up sharing on Fedora Core, and so managed to push another 100GB out since
. Of course in that time, I've also added another 500GB to my desktop, thus continuing to demonstrate the hopelessness of net backups. But I'll keep at it, just for the heck of it.
Labels: bandwidth, linux
Life in the middle of nowhere, remote programming to try and support it, startups, children, and some tinkering when I get a chance.