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Eric Burke
Works at Square, Inc.
Attended SIUC
Lives in O'Fallon, MO
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I'm easily amused.
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I'm switching to iPhone. Here's why.
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I've now said pockets enough times to make it sound and look weird in my head, pockets, pockets, pockets
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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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The RateLimitStatusListener in Twitter4J should allow you to monitor how many calls you have left without counting toward you limit.
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Hotspot no longer works on my Nexus 4. T-Mobile is blocking it. These companies suck. 
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Yeah. Worked beautifully on my Mac.
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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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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. 
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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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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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  • Square, Inc.
    Engineering Manager, 2010 - present
  • Object Computing, Inc.
    Principal Software Engineer, 1996 - 2010
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  • Boeing
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Along with Bob Lee, created Square for Android
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  • Mount Vernon Township High School
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Balky carriers and slow OEMs step aside: Google is defragging Android
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Versions don't matter, because Google now controls the platform behind the platform.

Square’s Jim Mckelvey Spearheading Another St. Louis Tech Effort
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Square co-founder Jim McKelvey to announce another startup and technology initiative in St. Louis.

Foursquare
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Foursquare helps you explore the world around you. Join the 15 million people who use foursquare to explore the world around them! Keep up w

google-gson
code.google.com

A Java library to convert JSON to Java objects and vice-versa

Abraham Lincoln Vampire Hunter - Official Trailer (HD)
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http://www.joblo.com - "Abraham Lincoln Vampire Hunter" - Official Trailer Source: Time Magazine - http://entertainment.time.com/2012/02/13/

Tesla vs. The New York Times: How Range Anxiety Could Kill the EV Indust...
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Though Musk threatens to prove “the truth” with vehicle logs, the New York Times stands by its man, and EV enthusiasts continue to argue the

Post-hoc Analysis of InstaWifi's Launch
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Launching My First Android App Ever On July 24th, I launched InstaWifi, my first Android app into the market. InstaWifi enables you to conne

iPhone Resolution by Edward Tufte
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WATCH IN HIGH QUALITY The iPhone platform elegantly solves the design problem of small screens by greatly intensifying the information resol

Idiots Are Paying For Service that Adds "Sent From My iPhone" Signature ...
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The more I read about this, the more I want to go to China and punch all these idiots out of their underpants: people paying one dollar a mo

Square Gets Approved for New York City Taxicab Pilot
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The New York City Taxi and Limousine Commission has approved a proposal to deploy Square payments technology in 30 taxicabs as part of a tes

Disruptions: Norelco on Takeoff? Fine. Kindle? No.
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The Federal Aviation Administration doesn't allow Kindles and iPads to be on during takeoffs and landings over the issue of possible interfe

Yelp - Apps on Android Market
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Find and read reviews about great local businesses near you. Looking for a burrito joint open now? A gas station you can drive to before yo

House cats kill more critters than thought
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When researchers attached kittycams to house cats, they found a secret world of slaughter.

Neutrinos not faster than speed of light in new ICARUS experiment | The ...
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It appears that Albert Einstein was probably right when he posited that nothing in the universe can travel faster than the speed of light in

Sixth-Grade Developer Teaches Students How to Make Apps - Education - GOOD
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A student-led club in suburban Los Angeles teaches middle schoolers how to switch from app user to developer.

Android App Anatomy
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Strange Loop 2012 presentation.

android-page-curl
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2D Android Page Curl View

little-fluffy-location-library
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Little Fluffy Location Library for Android

Instagram
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Instagram – A beautiful way to share your world. It's fast, free and fun! 

 Instagram – A beautiful way to share your world. It's fast, f

SeriesGuide Show Manager
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Manage the progress of (re-)watching your favorite TV shows. If you want to support future development consider installing SeriesGuide X ins