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netsperience 2.x
Drupal web development and other stuff


Welcome to netsperience 2.x

This is the personal web site of Randall Goya aka decibel.places

I develop, maintain, and extend web sites and web applications, mostly for Enterpise clients in publishing, media, education, marketing, and non-profit.

I build most of my projects with the Drupal content management framework. My profile on -- my Drupal Certified to Rock score is 4

My Facebook & Twitter & Foursquare & Google+ & LinkedIn & Github & IMDb

View/Download my CV » more About Me » my portfolio » some tunes by me

You're probably wondering, "If this is netsperience 2.x, what happened to netsperience 1.0?" It was at GeoCities Free Hosting for over ten years, but now it's gone along with the rest of GeoCities - you can still view much of the old GeoCities site where I experimented with JavaScript and DHTML at ReoCities

When cats DM in Twitter

When cats DM in Twitter

Errors and Inconsistencies on Twitter

Social Networking sites like Twitter are fantastic - but often they #fail in their UI/UX. I collect and report problems on other networks like LinkedIn already. Here are some on Twitter. I am decibelplaces on Twitter, you are welcome to connect with me on all my social accounts, here is my Appearoo profile (formerly XeeMe) with links to them.

My Writers List on Twitter Stopped Working

One of my lists is for writers. I added about 10 people to it. Then I stopped being able to add members. I contacted Twitter, but they didn't help. I created a second list for writers, and copied the members from the original list.

When trying to add someone to the list, I click on the checkbox next to the list name and nothing happens. When trying to modify or delete the bad list, I get an Internal server error message.

cannot deleta writers list on twitter


Errors and Inconsistencies on LinkedIn

I have great respect for the pool of experts and talent who are members of LinkedIn.

However, I find the LinkedIn interface clumsy, cumbersome, and often, wrong.

Here is a collection of errors and inconsistencies from LinkedIn. View my profile on LinkedIn. You are welcome connect with me on all my social accounts, here is my Appearoo profile (formerly XeeMe) with links to them.

First Comment Is Not The First Comment

2014-12-08 10:15

I was the first person to add a comment on an article on LinkedIn. However, after my comment was posted, the comment box still said: "Be the first to comment and start the conversation!"

first comment is not the first comment

Twitter API Changes Again, Patch for Drupal 6.x Twitter Module

When I was unable to post to Twitter from my blog tonight, I found a very new thread on discussing the issue: the Twitter API changed again!

I am only using the Twitter module on Drupal 6 sites right now, I took two of the fixes and combined them in a patch for the 6.x-3.0-beta9 version. Then MinhH submitted new code that only requires a change in one place.

here's my latest patch for the 6.x-3.0-beta9 version

since the Twitter API is constantly changing, and the module is not very stable, always read the thread carefully to make sure you are applying the latest patch! Others have cleaned up the code I added from MinhH, and created a patch for the 6.x-3.x-dev branch which makes sense (however I suspect that 6.x-3.0-beta9 may be ahead of the -dev branch, and it's not a branch provided in the project's Github). Anyway, Open Source rocks, Murray!

and because my Twitter RSS feed URL was also broken, I found this post

which provides an update to the URL format:

Thou Shalt Not Direct Message Bot On Twitter

DM from NYCLUI hadn't thought much about this - but when I followed the New York Civil Liberties Union after reading about their "Stop & Frisk" mobile app, there was the DM, with a link to their Facebook page.


the 11th Commandment: Thou Shalt Not Auto-Direct Message On Twitter

Thanks to Sean R. Nicholson aka @SocMedSean

one of my Empire Avenue Investments

Google Gets Off Prematurely On My Flying F*ck Tweet

Earlier today I tweeted about the Flying F*ck you can buy on Amazon:

Flying F*ck in my Twitter Feed

I also posted it to my status on Empire Avenue; curious if that site is indexed, I searched for it and found this result on my web site purportedly from 3 days ago:

Flying F*ck on my web site 3 days ago

Buy it here:

Flying F*ck on Amazon

Empire Avenue: a social game, a community and ?

I joined Empire Avenue yesterday because Chris Pirillo (e)Pirillo recommended it on Google+ for people who already use social networks to promote themselves and their businesses.

It's kind of fun, investing virtual scrip (eaves) in other people and getting invested in and meeting new people. It could easily become an obsession, there the obsessed are stars, not trolls.

It connects with your activity and network on Twitter, Facebook, foursquare, LinkedIn, Instagram, Flickr, G+ etc.

I also added this blog there, so here's the code to promote my RSS feed to an offical Blog on Empire Avenue: {EAV:7b7cbef88863e3fa}


Oh yeah, there's my ticker in the right sidebar ►→→→→→→→

Panic on Twitter: 0 followers, 0 following

Twitter addicts freaked out today when they discovered they had 0 followers.

This is because of a "rollback" after a bug was discovered by Twitter that permitted a user to “force” other users to follow them.

The status quo ante should be restored soon. Listed contacts remain intact, since they were listed by the account owner.

Twitter 0 following and followers

New Drupal Content Type "payme" Named via Twitter

OP: Trying to name a #drupal content type that encompasses outgoing quotes, invoices and receipts. So far I've got accounts_document. Any ideas?


decibelplaces suggests name "payme" for nicksanta new Drupal content type on Twitter


My clincher: @nicksanta I'm serious - "document" seems redundant, how happy it would be to click on Create content > payme !

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