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I can't type anything in Twitter. I was about to tweet something, then found I couldn't say it in 140 characters. That always happens. Usually I waste 15 minutes trying to figure out how to rephrase it, or break down and post two tweets. Since they accept multiple photos in a tweet it's past time they dropped that stupid limit.

I was trying to use a chainsaw today to cut down a dead tree at my parents' place. I couldn't get the chain to move. I pushed the safety brake forward to no effect. Then I completely tore the chainsaw down to find the problem. The problem ended up being that I didn't push the brake forward hard enough. I thought the resistance was as far as the brake lever went, but I had to push through the resistance to actually release the brake.

Date: 2017-04-19 01:07 am (UTC)
pyesetz: (mr_peabody)
From: [personal profile] pyesetz
So the problem with Twitter is that you *think* you've hit a wall and there's no way to make your message shorter, but if you chop it up into pieces and then re-assemble it then somehow it might miraculously fit into 140 Unicode chars?

Maybe a tweet should consist of alternating nouns and emoji?  Trump πŸ‘Š πŸ‡ΈπŸ‡Ύ, πŸ‡ΊπŸ‡Έ πŸ‘, Raytheon πŸ‘ πŸ’°.  That should work well as long as you only talk about international politics.

Ummm, no

Date: 2017-04-19 02:19 pm (UTC)
whitetail: (incredulouskenai)
From: [personal profile] whitetail


When you think you're posting something clever, but you're really not.

Date: 2017-04-27 12:50 pm (UTC)
From: [personal profile] ducttapedonkey
Just type what you want in your favorite text editor, then screenshot it and tweet it as a picture.

*grin*

But I also almost never use twitter.

Also had a brake jam up on me like that before. I wasn't as ambitious. There was no disassembly. But I do remember being stumped for quite awhile. ( and frustrated, because it seemed so close to working )

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