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Eric Burke
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Needs slo-mo. Nice though!
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Nothing. She was running around like this for several minutes before Jen started recording the video.
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A tiny change to iOS Gmail's Archive button would make for a much better experience. Simply expand the touchable area and disable the Favorite star (update: while the Archive button is visible).
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I go back and forth between iOS mail and google mail on my iPhone 4S. I find the iOS 7 mail app more pleasing at the moment. I use a gmail address.
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I'm switching to iPhone. Here's why.
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+Ketan Patel unmatched? They've been long surpassed, my friend.
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Dammit. I'm down to "12 tweets" and I have no idea how to see or delete them.

Random trivia: Calling Twitter4J's getRateLimitStatus() counts as a ding against your Twitter rate limit. Simply removing that line allowed me to plow through 2500+ deletes without a single rate limit cap.

These 12 phantom tweets will drive me crazy.
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I'm down to 36 Tweets, having the same problem. I think it has something to do with retweets of your stuff by others.
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Deleting tweets is surprisingly hard. If you've been using Twitter for a long time, you can only scroll back and see a limited number of tweets. This applies to the web UI, the mobile UI, and also when retrieving tweets via the API.

I started by deleting as many tweets as I could see. This led to Twitter reporting over 5,000 tweets from me but showing the message "You haven't tweeted yet" on my profile page.

I wondered if waiting several weeks would change things. So I waited...and nothing changed. All those old tweets are somewhere, but unavailable from my timeline or the mobile app.

Tonight I learned you can ask Twitter to bulk export all your historical tweets. After processing for a few minutes, they give you a link to download your data. The data comes in a ZIP containing a bunch of JSON files.

With that data in hand, I was able to grab all my historic tweet identifiers. I then registered a dummy app with Twitter so I could obtain an OAuth consumer key, consumer secret, access token, and access secret.

Using the Twitter4J library, I'm now methodically deleting all my old tweets. It's painfully slow due to rate limiting. You can delete about 15 tweets, at which time you're locked out for 15 minutes. So I'll let this app run continuously over the next several days until all my old tweets are gone.
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I use google to search twitter's history. It's effective
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I've done this three times now and I'm finally getting good at it.
Today I replaced this ugly bathroom faucet. It's an old Moen faucet and this is the third one I've replaced. Watching this video was incredibly helpful. Obviously, turn off the water supply first. Next remove this...
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very  good
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I'm easily amused.
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Never mind, I just say your older post with the reasons. 
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I don't think the author is really serious about this statement: "It’s time for federal authorities to step in and move the show someplace else." (I hope not, that's not how I want government to work)

The rest of the article makes sense:
"Large tech companies like to be where the highest concentration of skilled tech workers is. Entrepreneurs want to be where the venture capitalists are. Venture capitalists want to be near both the skilled workers who can staff new firms and the established firms who may buy the companies. People with skills want to go where the venture capital and the employers are."

It's a virtuous cycle and that makes it very hard for cities like St. Louis, for example, to create a comparable tech culture. 
San Francisco is a great American city. And Google is a great American company. But the two are having some trouble getting along. Last week, anti-eviction protestors surrounded one of Google’s private shuttle buses, which transport employees from their urban homes to the company’s suburban campus, and staged a phony...
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The fresh crab and sourdough bread are quite awesome too.
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A few more days of tweet purging remains, only 2500 remain. Naturally I receive an email from Klout informing me my Klout score just went up.
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Engineering Manager with Square, Inc.
Android and Java expert living in the St. Louis area.
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Along with Bob Lee, created Square for Android
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  • Square, Inc.
    Engineering Manager, 2010 - present
  • Object Computing, Inc.
    Principal Software Engineer, 1996 - 2010
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  • Boeing
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