Leaving the Twitter nest

2022-11-15

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13 min

Twitter had never really captured my interest. I used to be, and still mostly am, a private person who rarely shares what they're up to with the broader world. This led to me tweeting very little and primarily using it to doomscroll and retweet anything that caused a reaction in me.

With that said, there were some good moments, either inspired tweets I've retweeted or when I really gave it a go and tried to make it work. This will be a guided tour of everything that made me laugh or reminded me of something good when going through my Twitter archive, so enjoy.

Going forward, I doubt I'll use Twitter for anything other than complaining to companies. I've moved to geekyaubergine.com, which is powered by Micro.blog (a community/platform I'd highly recommend looking into).

My Tweets

Top Tweet

2020-02-11

straight banana

Shocking Straight Brexit Banana. As soon as I saw this, I knew I had to reference the straight banana rumours surrounding Brexit.

The Rest

These first few tweets are cringe, enjoy


2012-04-16

I need to get a good photo for my avatar.

The first tweet, how boring


2012-10-13

I do love it when my program's finally start to look promising. #Python


2012-11-05

So, it would appear last night that I impulse bought PrisonArchitect. One of my best buys this year, fantastic game. Especially for an alpha

Ok, maybe not cringe, but it is still a very good game


2012-11-20

I need to get a 5 x 5 x 5 Rubik's cube.

I have one now and love it; sue me.


2012-11-26

Senior Maths Challenge today, could be a laugh.

God, was I cool, maths challanges, so funny hahhahahhaa


2013-01-21

I've missed #objective-c nice to finally get back to it.

The worst opinion I've ever had


2013-06-13

I swear my bank account cries every time there's a steam sale.

Universal truths. Still the most I've spent in a steam slashed-zero


2013-07-24

Just seen a duck sneeze. Not sure what is was expecting, but not that.

I wish I remembered what it sounded like


2013-08-02

Listening to Les Mis and programming, I call that a win.

It's a vibe


2013-08-03

The 'calm' before the storm.

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I miss Disney. Looking out over Crescent Lake heading from EPCOT to the Yacht and Beach Club/Swan and Dolphin.


2013-08-03

Burger phone

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If I'm not mistaken, this is just outside the bathrooms in Adventureland


2013-10-03

Glad to say that my UCAS application is done!

I remember that, screw that form


2013-11-16

The build is starting to come together (the parts at least)

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2013-11-17

Java + MySQL is a buddle of fun...

Turns out I've never been able to spell


2013-12-27

I love it when you find a bug, add code to print info, and the bug is magically fixed. Gotta love #debugging

🤮


2014*02-25

Nothing quiet like revision and classical music

How did I ever pass English?


2014-11-21

A design that I've been playing around with for @[email protected]

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Glad to see my design skills have improved a little since then


2016-06-23

And now we wait #iVoted

It was not worth the wait


2016-09-02

Doing a hard reboot on a train because it's stuck, that's a new one on me

This was interesting


2017-02-20

Oxygen Not Included by @klei is amazing, can't wait to see the finished product.

I had some good opinions, and this was one of them. I still love this game


2017-02-24

dorris tree

That time Dorris took out a tree


2017-02-28

pancakes 2017

Semi-successful pancakes on the worst hob I've ever used


2017-02-25

drunk uber

Uber got very drunk and thought a 10-minute drive would take 5 hours


2017-03-16

monzo

I got selected for the Monzo shares scheme, so I became a proper adult and bought a whole 10 shares


2017-03-19

batb

Saw the new Beauty and The Beast movie


2017-04-29

15k walking badge

Did some walking, got a badge


2017-06-20

sky notification

Sky developer using prod keys


2017-08-16

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Got up far too early to see a very big boatship


2017-08-26

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Went to Victorious festival as a non-festival person, was alright


2017-10-19

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Cold and beautiful morning on the last working day of the year.


2018-04-12

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Funny train name


2018-04-18

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Traditional first BBQ of the year post


2019-04-22

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Traditional first BBQ of the year post (yes, it was a year between good posts)


2019-05-29

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IEEE 754 Go brrr


2019-10-25

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2020-12-25

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Covid meant I couldn't go home for Christmas, so I did my first-ever roast. Very successful, all things considered, and I only set the fire alarm off once.

That time when I tried to make a Minecraft Mod

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I owe a lot to this mod (maybe not my windmill design skills). I learned many programming skills on a fun project I was motivated about. It's a shame it never went further than prototypes, though it was highly ambitious.

Re-tweets

Funny [this fact is disputed] Things/Memes

Just Jersey Things

police cows

trains - Featuring the official checkmark because verified means nothing, gg Elon

tweet amtrak

Royale Blame Game

tweet royal drag

Haha, science jokes

H2O molocule models littered on floor

The internet is wrong, again - Chorus is the correct choice

tweet ducks in a row

Skig

tweet skig

Cool Things

Cool Fourier-Transform animation

Frame from a gif showing fourier transforms

Honk!

tweet take bell

Singing Blobs

tweet singing blobs

Cool Golden Ratio animation

tweet golden squares

Programming Memes

Obligitory Github being down

Old painting with "Shits on fire, Yo" written on top

That time with AWS S3 went down and couldn't update their status page

This is fine meme template with AWS S3 status saying "Service operating normally"

Sick dunk on PHP

Worst pirate I've ever heard of meme with PHP over Jack Sparrow's Face

Execs who don't know how to (or worse, think they do) program are fun

Mr Burns meme when he's at the hospital being told he's got all the dieses

Git your Dad jokes here

tweet git dad

Speedy Secure Potatos

tweet http hot potato

Bacon As A Service

tweet bacon aas

Cat Jams your Memory

tweet memory leak

Bucket Lady

tweet bucket

Brexit Memes

Brexit starting gun

Picture of Tom from Tom and Jerry with a misfiring gun that sprayed gunpowder over his own face

Honk At Bojo

tweet bojo honk

Poor Henry

tweet brexit tunnel

Boris Goes Together

tweet borris greese

Covid Memes

Lockdown with Malcolm Tucker

lockdown thick of it