Goodbye, .xyz... hello Twitter bots!

2021-11-29 - Reading time: 2 minutes

It's mostly done.

Almost all references to "Network47.xyz" are replaced with "Network47.org". Most things should forward appropriately, including email. I'll have the domain for years to come, so it'll never truly be gone...

As much as my beloved ".xyz" domain made me happy (I do love me some X's and Z's), it has an unfortunate stigma of being from the wrong side of the digital tracks. Prone to `*.xyz` being blacklisted, and so forth.

It was never a HUGE deal, but I might as well rip the bandage off sooner than later.

Meanwhile, I've also taken the time to make some revisions to site layout. Kind of surprised at how slow Bludit releases are, and the current 4.x that's just going into beta didn't seem to have features I'm interested in.

Maybe I'll just fork it for personal use? 🤔

Also meanwhile, over the Thanksgiving week, I launched my first two Twitter bots: @20MinutesBot and @TheShermometer. The former for the 1980s ABC TV series, Max Headroom, and the latter for The Critic. Both of which are instances of a Python script pumped out on Tuesday that uses the Twitter API to posts random images from a folder of images and metadata every 30 minutes.

It's simple, but boy is it fun. Like me!

Eeh, I'm not really that fun.