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) # by entering your login credentials for the twitter account # 4. start yahoo messenger # 5. run the script