4 posts about
Twitter bot

Gif Earth - GIFs from space

Today I made a Twitter account, @GifEarth, that shares (almost) daily GIFs of our planet as it looks from deep space approximately a million miles away. Here's an example of the content it shares (from 2016-10-20): I'm working on developing my first Android app right now and it involves pulling a lot of interesting...

"Not New Scientist" is back

A few years ago I got bored one evening and coded a Twitter bot that generates New Scientist-headlines, as seen on Buzzfeed and featured on New Scientist itself. I do like New Scientist and I was just taking the piss out of the more sensationalist headlines. I realised that the funniest tweets were the...

Jen's Butler - a Twitter bot that gets things done

I practically live on Twitter. Jen's Butler is an interactive Twitter bot that allows me to do nearly anything without leaving Twitter. The butler can access online services I use, retrieve files I store locally on various computers, and control connected devices in my home. The butler accesses services in two different ways. Most...

Not New Scientist

I like New Scientist headlines. I think it’s hard to take some science topics and make them catch the eye and make sense for all potential readers. It’s a tough job to do well. New Scientist has kept me in stitches with hilarious headlines over the years. Some I really dislike, such...