Twhirl driving me a bit nuts

Twhirl just hasn’t been working for me since I restored my hard drive recently. I have removed it altogether and reinstalled it and it still seems to be on the blink. Instead of saving my login credentials for the services I access through Twhirl (Twitter, Identi.ca, FriendFeed and Seesmic) so that all the windows open each time I open Twhirl, I now have to add each of my accounts all over again each time I run Twhirl.

This is a real pain in the butt for me. It also isn’t worth it for me to keep Twhirl running constantly because it begins to slow my MacBook down. I posted a query on Seemic the other day …

Odd Seesmic plugin behaviour in WordPressI have been experiencing some odd Seesmic plugin playback control behaviour on my blog. Anyone else experience this? Take a look at the video comments at https://pauljacobson.me/2008/11/12/quick-nokia-rant/

… but it doesn’t seem to be a common issue so I’m not sure what the solution may be. There is a sort of a support service in the form of Get Satisfaction which refuses to let me sign in with OpenID or send my password to my email account which, on the one hand is associated with an account, and on the other hand is unregistered. I feel a Rolling Stones track coming on … Maybe the problem is with Adobe AIR instead (although I did update to the latest version). Feedalizer isn’t running either so that points to a problem with AIR itself. Juhu runs so maybe not.

Ugh!

Update: Ok, I am trying out Posty instead. Nice app, little too much open space in the window (so not as many new posts) but it kinda blends something like Ping.fm and Twhirl in a single window. Decent alternative.


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Paul
Enthusiast, marketing strategist, writer, and photographer. Passionate about my wife, Gina and #proudDad. Allergic to stupid

5 Comments

  1. I've been using a MTN USB HSDPA modem (the little black one) for almost a year now without any particular issues. I would sincerely recommend that you don't buy your modem from MTN or Vodacom and rather just look for a normal non-branded (and without modified firmware) modem. The particular model that you're looking for is the Huawei E220 USB HSDPA modem (the “bug” modem).About the only other thing to give any serious thought to is whether or not you'll get your bandwidth on a contract or via pay as you go. The pay as you go service on MTN is an absolute bloody nuisance to deal with – to convert minutes to bandwidth, you must put the SIM into a cellphone and phone 141 and then go through the voice prompts to make the conversion. To make matters even more irritating, you can only convert airtime to bandwidth once per month on any given SIM card. As a side effect of this, I am now the proud owner of 4 MTN SIM cards which are rotated so that I can exceed their 2Gb per month idiocy.Other than daft corporate policies and absurdly expensive bandwidth cost, I am very happy with my internet connection.

  2. Paul I found the cheapest way to pickup an HSDPA modem is to take the MTN MyChoice TopUp 75 contract. You end up paying about R83 per month and you get a free modem as well as R75 airtime. Then since my ADSL line hasn't been installed in my new house yet and MTN has only EDGE coverage I bought a Vodacom Prepaid Starter Pack (R2) and then charged the airtime up through my online banking to buy a 1GB data bundle (R289) using a mobile phone – no calls. Bigger bundles are available as well. If you run out, you can recharge your bundle when it is under 10MB remaining. Quick and easy.

  3. Paul I found the cheapest way to pickup an HSDPA modem is to take the MTN MyChoice TopUp 75 contract. You end up paying about R83 per month and you get a free modem as well as R75 airtime. Then since my ADSL line hasn’t been installed in my new house yet and MTN has only EDGE coverage I bought a Vodacom Prepaid Starter Pack (R2) and then charged the airtime up through my online banking to buy a 1GB data bundle (R289) using a mobile phone – no calls. Bigger bundles are available as well. If you run out, you can recharge your bundle when it is under 10MB remaining. Quick and easy.

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