Twitter Widget

I wanted to post Twitter feeds for a variety of Blogs and ran into several problems with the incarnation I found available on the web. (TwitterFeed-Widget for BlogEngine.NET)  Running Multiple blogs, I ran into cache bleeding into each blog since multiple widgets or multiple blogs were never thought about when originally built.  I assume this widget, was just a first attempt.  In that light, I only assume that this iteration is my “draft” version as well, but hope to improve it as necessary.

 

Hopefully I do not need to show a screen shot since the sample should be running in the Widgetzone of this Blog.  (Of course, I may not have pushed the most recent code here so I will have to update this Post when I confirm.)

 

Besides updating the Cache to support multiple widgets and Blogs, I removed the XML file and System.IO requirements, and replaced System.Xml with LINQ (System.Xml.Linq).  I only believe that I improved the original but by no means created any ground shattering new solution, { as I like to believe I do in my Professional life everyday :) }

 

XBOX GamerTag Widget

Look for the Improved XBOX GamerTag Widget ( or Creating a XBox 360 Widget.)  I simply updated it for .NET 3.5, Linq, and BE.NET 1.5.  I’ll Post that soon as soon as I can.

For anyone who recently noticed issues with Twitter on several fronts, you’ll want to read this.  I’m not sure if it’s made the rounds on TV news yet but it answered some questions and caused some concern.  It’s always blissful until someone slams the door in your face, or cut’s you off on the road, flips you off, etc.  No idea why this would happen, but it did.  Now we all need to BOTH find ways of keeping these things from happening, within reason, and to prosecute and slam the door on those idiots who do this for fun, revenge, or terrorism.

App developers stung by Twitter's DOS woes

I received this message from Andrew Badera:

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Though I think Computerworld took a slightly more negative spin to my input than my email really conveyed (in) toto, this is a decent look at the Twitter DDoS situation from the perspective of Twitter app developers like myself.

App developers stung by Twitter's DOS woes

Computerworld | August 07, 2009 | 06:04 PM PDT

Developers who built applications for Twitter and generate money from them have been hard-hit by the micro-blogging service's many hours of downtime in the past day, as hackers pummel Twitter with an ongoing denial-of-service attack