Category Archives: twitter

[XORG-DEV] trunk is unstable

Dear All,
As I mentioned already in twitter/fb, our xorg-dev/trunk repo is currently
completely unstable because we are trying now to get xorg 7.7 RC ready. Our
wiki page will be updated soon. Testers and feedback are welcomed, but
please make sure you know what you are doing. If you like to discuss with
us directly, please join us on irc efnet/#freebsd-xorg.

- Martin

Kuala Lumpur first Impressionen!

Well more or less the first week is over now, It’s
very hot here and we european guys need to learn
here with the climate, and of course with the other
timezone :) . The culture here is very nice and very
friendly, eating is ok so far, there are also MC
Donalds, Buerger King, Pizza Hut etc. we don’t miss
anything here.

Mostly you’ll find a lot of meals with chicken in
all possible variations but all what we found/got
was tasty :) . My new Job is nice, i’ve learned a
lot over the week here, but unfortunately my english
is very bad to hear and spelling right but i think
thats not alone my fault the peoples here speak very
very fast and whisper that you can’t hear all right :)
But all my colleagues help me if i need that :)
(many thanks Guys!)

This was all the good thing, now the only bad news,
my Laptop is gone, the sata controller thought it
is too hot here and and didn’t want to work longer
here so now it’s broken. Tomorrow I get a new one
with hoping to get FreeBSD installed quickly and
hopefully without any big problems. My plan was to
get Xorg finish this week but i have 2 problems
in the house we don’t have internet yet and too
much stress in the office to start fixing all the
problems I really hope to get this finish over the
Weekend.

So finally here are two urls with pics i made here.
First one is from the hotel where we sleeped the
first night and the secound url is from the house
where we live now.

First Days
House

- Martin

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Follow FreeBSD on Twitter and send tweets from FreeBSD command line

It just came to my attention that Eric Anderson setup a FreeBSD feed on twitter. There you can find updates from the FreeBSD website, from the blogs aggregated at FreeBSD Planet, and other FreeBSD related RSS feeds published as 140 character tweets with tinyurl links to the full posts. I've been using twitter for a while now for two quite separate purposes. Primarily, I enjoy following people like Tim O'Reilly to get an endless stream of interesting tech links, ideas, and thoughts throughout the day. The updates are 140 characters or less and I only click through to those that I have time for so I find it less of a time sink than logging into my feedreader (Google Reader) and really digging into the news I'm interested in. I also find it quite useful for arranging social engagements. I use it as an SMS broadcast medium to make plans and arrange to meetup with friends for dinner, drinks, movies, or whatever after work. For the latter purpose Twitter works best in conjunction with a GPS-enabled smartphone and something like Loopt.Following Eric's lead I setup a couple of more specific FreeBSD related twitter accounts using Twitter Feed to automatically publish the updates from RSS. The first account freebsdannounce consists of all the RSS feeds from the main www.freebsd.org website (most of which I added almost exactly one year ago). The second account freebsdblogs consists of the FreeBSD Planet combined RSS feed. If you want everything subscribe to Eric's main FreeBSD feed, but if you want only a subset of that content subscribe to one of my two more specific feeds.Finally, I couldn't find a way to make simple updates to twitter from the base FreeBSD system command line so I created a patch for very basic HTTP POST support for fetch. Apply this patch, rebuild and reinstall libfetch(3) and fetch(1) and then you can update twitter from the command line (or send a simple POST request to other web services) with :
$ fetch -x status='Experimenting with Twitter API.' http://twitter.com/statuses/update.xml
fetch(1) will then prompt you for the HTTP authentication credentials of your twitter account.I'm not sure how useful other people find HTTP POST support in fetch. If you would find this useful let me know and maybe I'll clean up the patch above and send it out for review.

Follow FreeBSD on Twitter and send tweets from FreeBSD command line

It just came to my attention that Eric Anderson setup a FreeBSD feed on twitter. There you can find updates from the FreeBSD website, from the blogs aggregated at FreeBSD Planet, and other FreeBSD related RSS feeds published as 140 character tweets with tinyurl links to the full posts. I've been using twitter for a while now for two quite separate purposes. Primarily, I enjoy following people like Tim O'Reilly to get an endless stream of interesting tech links, ideas, and thoughts throughout the day. The updates are 140 characters or less and I only click through to those that I have time for so I find it less of a time sink than logging into my feedreader (Google Reader) and really digging into the news I'm interested in. I also find it quite useful for arranging social engagements. I use it as an SMS broadcast medium to make plans and arrange to meetup with friends for dinner, drinks, movies, or whatever after work. For the latter purpose Twitter works best in conjunction with a GPS-enabled smartphone and something like Loopt.

Following Eric's lead I setup a couple of more specific FreeBSD related twitter accounts using Twitter Feed to automatically publish the updates from RSS. The first account freebsdannounce consists of all the RSS feeds from the main www.freebsd.org website (most of which I added almost exactly one year ago). The second account freebsdblogs consists of the FreeBSD Planet combined RSS feed. If you want everything subscribe to Eric's main FreeBSD feed, but if you want only a subset of that content subscribe to one of my two more specific feeds.

Finally, I couldn't find a way to make simple updates to twitter from the base FreeBSD system command line so I created a patch for very basic HTTP POST support for fetch. Apply this patch, rebuild and reinstall libfetch(3) and fetch(1) and then you can update twitter from the command line (or send a simple POST request to other web services) with :

$ fetch -x status='Experimenting with Twitter API.' http://twitter.com/statuses/update.xml

fetch(1) will then prompt you for the HTTP authentication credentials of your twitter account.

I'm not sure how useful other people find HTTP POST support in fetch. If you would find this useful let me know and maybe I'll clean up the patch above and send it out for review.