Marty McGuire

Posts Tagged twitter

Thu Mar 14

Me: [scrolling through posts in Monocle, the IndieWeb reader]


8 nearly-identical posts saying 'Tantek Çelik liked a post on'

Me: I don't want to open up 8 tabs for Twitter. I'll just visit Tantek's homepage where I bet he shows these tweets in full context.

Tantek's website shows Twitter usernames, but no content or summary for these tweets, saying 'likes @jgarber’s tweet at 18:54, tweet at 18:53, @shiflett’s tweet at 18:53, tweet at 18:53, @mathowie’s tweet at 18:53, @leahculver’s tweet at 18:53, tweet at 18:52, and tweet at 18:52'


Tue Oct 17
📕 Finished reading Twitter and Tear Gas: The Power and Fragility of Networked Protest by Zeynep Tufekci ISBN: 9780300215120

Great insights into how people, technologies, and entrenched power structures have been shaping one another in the era of the social network. Lots of hard work ahead for folks that don’t want a depressing future.

Mon Feb 14

Sticky Note Tweet


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This work is licensed Creative Commons - Attribution.


Experimenting with laying out tweets on a sticky note. Thinking about some fun automated Unicorn plots.

Unfortunately, once again, I am not home to plot this. I will try to put up pictures later, but feel free to give this a shot in the meantime.

Feedback welcome!


To Plot

Using the Unicorn Inkscape extension:

  1. Load tweet.svg in Inkscape
  2. Save as G-Code
  3. Plot

To Edit

  1. Edit the user_card, text, and timestamp layers. You’ll want to break up the groups.
  2. Use the Hershey Text extension for nice single-stroke text:
  3. Plot.

To Change the Icon

  1. Grab your Twitter icon as a .JPG
  2. Import it into Inkscape.
  3. Select it and use the Path | Trace Bitmap option.
  4. Choose “Brightness Steps” under “Multiple Scans” and set it to 8.
  5. Select the result, remove the fill, and set the stroke to black. Tweak to your satisfaction.

Thing-a-Day 2011 #14 - Sticky Note Tweet template for Unicorn

This post used to be on Posterous. I rescued my posts before Posterous shut down and am now sharing them here.

I’ve been toying with the idea of cool automatically generated plots for the Unicorn pen plotter. This one is an experiment in laying out a tweet for plotting on a sticky note.

It should be possible, layer, to use this as a template for creating new plots! Could be kind of fun.

Feel free to grab the file on Thingiverse.