Tweet your Candidate is back!

Following the initial joy and elation at discovering we’ve got yet another chance to express our electoral opinions I’ve updated TweetYourMP.com to now include candidate information for the forthcoming 2017 snap General Election, and I’ve even managed to secure yet another dot com – TweetYourCandidate.com includes the details of over 3,000 candidates standing in the 650 […]

Send pre-filled tweets using tweetyourmp.com

Rather excitingly my little side project tweetyourmp.com was mentioned by pukka chef Jamie Oliver as part of his campaign for healthy eating: After my panic that I might not have enough bandwidth subsided, I thought it might be a good moment to give Tweety our MP a bit of love, so I’ve added the option […]

Trying out the Ghost blogging platform on a Raspberry Pi

Here’s a quick guide to running the ghost blog platform on a $25 Raspberry Pi. Ghost is a new piece of blog software, currently under development which was recently funded by a Kickstarter campaign. Ghost is a completely new blog platform which aims to concentrate on writing and has a really nice minimal, instantly updating […]

Click to tweet bit.ly link generator

Here’s another super simple widget, for creating links that generate tweets when you click on them. I use these links a lot in marketing type emails for work and tend to use quick and easy online tools (because I’m lazy), but I’m always slightly nervous about sending links via another website, that might get shutdown […]

Missing the twitter API? here’s something rather useful

If you’ve  lamented the loss of twitter’s v1 API which was switched off in June 2013 – and the ability to generate RSS feeds of your tweets and mentions here’s a handy tool for getting them back. Twools is a set of  twitter – tools (geddit?) to generate feeds that uses twitter’s API version 1.1 […]

Tweet your MP

Ever wanted to send a tweet to your MP? not sure if your Member of Parliament has embraced social media? want to put a handy tool to do so on your website? Here’s a little script I wrote to find your MP using a postcode (via the TheyWorkForYou.com API) and send them a tweet. Info, […]

Using a Raspberry Pi LEDborg as an IFTTT.com blinky LED notifier

Here’s a little project to build a very simple web-controlled multicoloured LED indicator with your Raspberry Pi and the PiBorg LEDBorg board. Using IF This Then That (IFTTT.com) – a simple online service which allows you to daisy chain different web things together – you can light up your Pi’s LEDborg based on particular events. […]