Wednesday, July 15, 2009


I've been reading for a while now. I was interested when the your.flowingdata tool was announced a while back but didn't bother to sign up. Decided to give it a try with the newest release. Seems like fun stuff, though I wish I had a phone w/ a real keyboard.

Anyhoo, I decided I wanted to track how many times I build my software and this is how I set it up.

First, I downloaded Twitter CLI, a command line twitter update post tool. I looked into the powershell options out there, but decided to keep it simple. I set it up in my path.

Next I opened up my trusty Visual Studio macro editor and set up a handler for OnBuildBegin like so:

    Private Sub BuildEvents_OnBuildBegin(ByVal Scope As EnvDTE.vsBuildScope, ByVal Action As EnvDTE.vsBuildAction) Handles BuildEvents.OnBuildBegin
DTE.ExecuteCommand("Tools.Shell", "twitter.bat ""d yfd compiled " & DTE.Solution.FullName & """")
End Sub

And viola, VS now direct messages @yfd every time I build.

Now I just need to hack bzflag...

Thursday, April 09, 2009

Meet Bobbie Frank

Here's a great picture of a nice Lady, Bobbie Frank

Hopefully that's not an expiring link, if it is, I'll download it and put it here permanently. If you have any special Bobbie Frank memories, please deen us worthy to share them here.