Loaded up Tweetdeck to the following error:

{"errors":[{"message":"Your current API plan does not include access to this endpoint, please see https://developer.twitter.com/en/docs/twitter-api for more information","code":467}]}

Which I understand is the same error as prevented people from posting images or links last night. Meanwhile, the guy who has cut all the people who would be handling these problems, and who apparently only had one Site Reliability Engineer working on the rollout of the API changes is complaining the codebase is “extremely brittle” and in need of a “complete rewrite”:

A tweet by Elon Musk, in reply to @pmarca. It reads "A small API change had massive ramifications. The code stack is extremely brittle for no good reason.

Will ultimately need a complete rewrite."
It was sent at 1:27pm on March 6th 2023

I really should get off of Twitter completely… but it’s still where the majority of the communities I interact with still have the most critical mass, so it’s hard to completely break free. As much as I enjoy Mastodon, it’s clearly not the long-term solution and has enough barriers to prevent mass migration or people sticking with it once they sign-up. Instead it feels like most of us are just half-heartedly sticking with Twitter, waiting for the day it just stops working and never comes back.

This toot by Dave Winer reminded me I meant to write down how I’m trying to make sure I write more on this blog in 2023, even if it might be more trivial than what I’ve historically written here in the past.

Basically: if I catch myself writing a post somewhere else, and I’m approaching the character limit, putting in line breaks/formatting, or otherwise notice that with a bit of light editing it could be a short blog post, then I copy the text over to here and make it fit. I want the order of priority of where I post to to be:

  • Here, first and foremost, for anything that has even a modicum of thought put into it.
  • Mastodon, for anything that’s totally throwaway
  • My new micro blog for anything that fits anywhere between either those two (mostly I’m going to use it for tracking my reading progress, but it might get the odd link post or stray thought too )

Thanks to fediverse integration in all of the places I write, plus support for multiple feed formats, getting my words “out there” isn’t something I need to worry about, so I’m just going to try to concentrate on writing instead.