Experimental features: randomized slowdowns + retweet chains

Chris Downey

Founder, VaxCalc Labs and creator of Autovist and the Vaccine Ingredients Calculator.

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Normally, Autovist broadcasts every hour at a random time within the hour.  I created a new Twitter account for Autovist itself, but don’t want hourly tweets yet until we build up at least 100 messages.  Autovist already has a built in check to make sure the same tweet is not broadcasted within the same 12-hour period.  But I wanted to add some randomized behavior on top of that:

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How to search for methods on a massive Ruby object

Chris Downey

Founder, VaxCalc Labs and creator of Autovist and the Vaccine Ingredients Calculator.

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While debugging Autovist today, I wanted to see what methods the Tweet object supported (from the Twitter gem, which wraps the Twitter API) in order to figure out why the message was null.  As you can see below, it doesn’t have a nice way of dumping out all values for inspection.  🙁

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