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 & """")
And viola, VS now direct messages @yfd every time I build.
Now I just need to hack bzflag...