I am today releasing a minor update to ThinkTwit, version 1.3.4, after a fortnight of beta testing by a ThinkTwit fan (thanks Jeffrey!) who has helped me locate and fix some issues with the new avatar caching:
- Detects when Twitter displays a redirect URL when using the avatar API and downloads avatar from that URL instead
- Ignores errors when trying to get the file size of an avatar or when getting tweets
- Checks if the avatar that is supposed to be displayed exists
As usual please let me know if you have any feedback as it all goes towards making ThinkTwit better for everyone!
About Stephen Pickett
Stephen Pickett is a programmer, IT strategist and architect, project manager and business analyst, Oracle Service Cloud and telephony expert, information security specialist, all-round geek. He is currently Technical Director at Connect Assist, a social business that helps charities and public services improve quality, efficiency and customer engagement through the provision of helpline services and CRM systems.
Stephen is based in south Wales and attended Cardiff University to study Computer Science, in which he achieved a 2:1 grading. He has previously worked for Think Consulting Solutions, a leading voice on not-for-profit fundraising, Fujitsu Services and Sony Manufacturing UK as a software developer.
Stephen is the developer of ThinkTwit, a WordPress plugin that allows you to display multiple Twitter feeds within a blog.