TwitterYM – tiny ruby Yahoo Messenger status Twitter updater

Challenged by a commenter on my website, I spent the last half an hour coding a tiny application that updates your Yahoo Messenger status with your latest Twitter status. It’s Windows only (I’m a Mac user myself, and twitterific does a good job for it).

The reason why it’s a Ruby script and not a self executable is because I’m in a rush and have to go out of town for Easter. I’ll improve things when I get back, if you want me to.

Download it from here: http://alexbrie.net/files/twitterym.rbw and leave your feedback in the comments.

PS. you need to be on windows and have a ruby installation on your system. Extra instructions are below:

# to make it work:

# 1. install ruby on your machine;

# 2. install the gems specified here http://addictedtonew.com/archives/187/ruby-twitter-gem/ :

# gem install hpricot --source http://code.whytheluckystiff.net -v 0.4.86

# gem install twitter

# 3. change the line s = Twitter::Base.new('my_email', 'my_password').timeline(:user)[0]

# by entering your login credentials for the twitter account

# 4. start yahoo messenger

# 5. run the script

Enjoy!


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I did install the script but for some reason I think something went wrong with the installation of hpricot.

When I run twitter from the command line:
c:/ruby/lib/ruby/site_ruby/1.8/rubygems/custom_require.rb:27:in `gem_original_re
quire’: no such file to load — active_support (LoadError)
from c:/ruby/lib/ruby/site_ruby/1.8/rubygems/custom_require.rb:27:in `re
quire’

After that when I run the script nothing happens, it’s like:

C:>twitterym.rbw [enter key press]

C:>

Not sure what’s going on over there, but for sure I’ll study it more when I got the time 🙂

Alex says:

Indeed, it seems to be a missing gem there. If you didn’t have any error messages in installing the gems, then probably there are some hidden dependencies. ActiveSupport is included in the rails gem, so (hopefully) you can make it work by also installing rails: gem install rails.

Good luck!

There is a hidden dependency of active support. I had issues when trying to require it as a dependency so i removed it for now. I’ll get it fixed before long. Just install rails gems and you’ll be good to go.

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hello, can you make an executable for this, i am not familliar with all this ruby codes. please please please.

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