instapaper count - perhaps like gmailzero?

So I’ve managed to get my instapaper from 215 unread articles down to 15https://www.beeminder.com/aamaras/goals/instapaperover four months, which I’m pretty pleased with, particularly since those
totals include the inflows of new articles every day. There’s a hard core
of about ten verrry long articles that I still need to crush, but still a
solid effort. I’ve been manually updating the count, and while I’ve been
adding new articles over the period I reckon I have added less than usual,
knowing how many were already in the backlog.

Now the backlog is (mostly) clear, I’d like to keep it down, a la
gmailzero. A couple questions in case anyone has thought about this:

  1. Is anyone doing this already? Or does anyone have any tips to automate
    it? I’m sure the Instapaper and Beeminder APIs could be happily married but
    it would take me a while experimenting to get it working.
  2. How to deal with new articles? I figure I am going to be adding more
    articles now, and ideally I’d like to avoid derailing because I found an
    usually large number of interesting articles on a particular day. Does
    the weightloss/adaptive-road concept help here? Should I just track
    ’articles read’ and manually adjust the road to from time to time to match
    my rate of adding articles?

I admire your graph! But what do actually want to do?

For example, if your long-term goal is: "I spend 2 hours a day reading."
then track that.
On the other hand, if your long-term goal is: “I don’t let my to-read pile
grow without bound.” then track that.
Another possibility is: “I keep up to date with the latest developments in
my field.” which might mean tracking some sort of “how far behind
up-to-date am I?” number.

Johnicholas

On Tue, Mar 19, 2013 at 7:29 AM, Aaron Maras aaronmaras@gmail.com wrote:

So I’ve managed to get my instapaper from 215 unread articles down to 15https://www.beeminder.com/aamaras/goals/instapaperover four months, which I’m pretty pleased with, particularly since those
totals include the inflows of new articles every day. There’s a hard core
of about ten verrry long articles that I still need to crush, but still a
solid effort. I’ve been manually updating the count, and while I’ve been
adding new articles over the period I reckon I have added less than usual,
knowing how many were already in the backlog.

Now the backlog is (mostly) clear, I’d like to keep it down, a la
gmailzero. A couple questions in case anyone has thought about this:

  1. Is anyone doing this already? Or does anyone have any tips to automate
    it? I’m sure the Instapaper and Beeminder APIs could be happily married but
    it would take me a while experimenting to get it working.
  2. How to deal with new articles? I figure I am going to be adding more
    articles now, and ideally I’d like to avoid derailing because I found an
    usually large number of interesting articles on a particular day. Does
    the weightloss/adaptive-road concept help here? Should I just track
    ’articles read’ and manually adjust the road to from time to time to match
    my rate of adding articles?


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This is a good point, and I think part of my problem - up til now my goal
was ‘destroy the pile!’. Now I need to figure out whether it should be
’keep the pile low’ or ‘read twenty articles a week’ or what.

On Tuesday, March 19, 2013 11:12:02 PM UTC+11, Johnicholas wrote:

I admire your graph! But what do actually want to do?

For example, if your long-term goal is: "I spend 2 hours a day reading."
then track that.
On the other hand, if your long-term goal is: “I don’t let my to-read pile
grow without bound.” then track that.
Another possibility is: “I keep up to date with the latest developments in
my field.” which might mean tracking some sort of “how far behind
up-to-date am I?” number.

Johnicholas

On Tue, Mar 19, 2013 at 7:29 AM, Aaron Maras <aaron...@gmail.com<javascript:>

wrote:

So I’ve managed to get my instapaper from 215 unread articles down to 15https://www.beeminder.com/aamaras/goals/instapaperover four months, which I’m pretty pleased with, particularly since those
totals include the inflows of new articles every day. There’s a hard core
of about ten verrry long articles that I still need to crush, but still a
solid effort. I’ve been manually updating the count, and while I’ve been
adding new articles over the period I reckon I have added less than usual,
knowing how many were already in the backlog.

Now the backlog is (mostly) clear, I’d like to keep it down, a la
gmailzero. A couple questions in case anyone has thought about this:

  1. Is anyone doing this already? Or does anyone have any tips to automate
    it? I’m sure the Instapaper and Beeminder APIs could be happily married but
    it would take me a while experimenting to get it working.
  2. How to deal with new articles? I figure I am going to be adding more
    articles now, and ideally I’d like to avoid derailing because I found an
    usually large number of interesting articles on a particular day. Does
    the weightloss/adaptive-road concept help here? Should I just track
    ’articles read’ and manually adjust the road to from time to time to match
    my rate of adding articles?


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By posting I’ve motivated myself to try harder to solve the problem:

  • I created two IFTTT recipes (https://ifttt.com/recipes/85393, and another
    which IFTTT won’t let me share…)
    • one to check the RSS feed of my Instapaper ‘read later’ folder; then
      send an email to the beeminder bot with ‘^ 1’
    • and one to check the RSS feed of my Instapaper ‘archive’ folder; then
      send an email to the beeminder bot with ‘^ -1’
  • The goal IFTTT emails to is set up as a Custom goal, with good side:
    below; direction of road: up; kyoom: yes; and aggday: sum.

So - every time I instapaper a new article I get +1; every time I archive
an article I get -1.

Let’s see how this goes :slight_smile:

PS is there a post somewhere detailing the settings of the various goal
types? I have this one set up as custom but I’m sure it doesn’t have to be.
It’s just a downwards-sloping/flat line; good side below; with values
posted as -1/+1 and summed to the running total as we go.

Aaron, holy cow, this is huge! (And sorry for my slowness in realizing
it!) We’ve been bugging IFTTT for I think over a year to be a “channel
partner” as they call it since that would open up a whole new world of
things to beemind. It never occurred to us that we could just have an
IFTTT recipe to email the beeminder bot and voila!

I think we need to blog about this. Would you like to do a guest post?

And I encourage others to try variants of Aaron’s IFTTT recipe!

PS: the answer to your question is buried in the API docs –
beeminder.com/api and grep for “goal types” – but you do need a
custom goal for the combination you described. actually, the version
in your PS has to be custom but maybe there’s a typo there. the
version you describe above that is just a Set-A-Limit goal.

PPS: in related news, we just today made custom goals a premium
feature, in part because newbees are totally buffaloed by custom
goals. quite understandably. if any akratics anonymous folks want
custom goals, talk to us. we’re still experimenting with subscriptions
and premium features. this is literally brand new, like just today.

On Tue, Mar 19, 2013 at 6:12 AM, Aaron Maras aaronmaras@gmail.com wrote:

By posting I’ve motivated myself to try harder to solve the problem:

  • I created two IFTTT recipes (https://ifttt.com/recipes/85393, and another
    which IFTTT won’t let me share…)
    • one to check the RSS feed of my Instapaper ‘read later’ folder; then
      send an email to the beeminder bot with ‘^ 1’
    • and one to check the RSS feed of my Instapaper ‘archive’ folder; then
      send an email to the beeminder bot with ‘^ -1’
  • The goal IFTTT emails to is set up as a Custom goal, with good side:
    below; direction of road: up; kyoom: yes; and aggday: sum.

So - every time I instapaper a new article I get +1; every time I archive an
article I get -1.

Let’s see how this goes :slight_smile:

PS is there a post somewhere detailing the settings of the various goal
types? I have this one set up as custom but I’m sure it doesn’t have to be.
It’s just a downwards-sloping/flat line; good side below; with values posted
as -1/+1 and summed to the running total as we go.


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Doh, I think most of my goals are custom goals :stuck_out_tongue:

-Jolly

-----Original Message-----
From: akratics@googlegroups.com [mailto:akratics@googlegroups.com] On
Behalf Of Daniel Reeves
Sent: Friday, March 22, 2013 2:16 AM
To: akratics
Subject: Re: instapaper count - perhaps like gmailzero?

Aaron, holy cow, this is huge! (And sorry for my slowness in realizing
it!) We’ve been bugging IFTTT for I think over a year to be a “channel
partner” as they call it since that would open up a whole new world of things
to beemind. It never occurred to us that we could just have an IFTTT recipe
to email the beeminder bot and voila!

I think we need to blog about this. Would you like to do a guest post?

And I encourage others to try variants of Aaron’s IFTTT recipe!

PS: the answer to your question is buried in the API docs –
beeminder.com/api and grep for “goal types” – but you do need a custom
goal for the combination you described. actually, the version in your PS has to
be custom but maybe there’s a typo there. the version you describe above
that is just a Set-A-Limit goal.

PPS: in related news, we just today made custom goals a premium feature, in
part because newbees are totally buffaloed by custom goals. quite
understandably. if any akratics anonymous folks want custom goals, talk to
us. we’re still experimenting with subscriptions and premium features. this is
literally brand new, like just today.

On Tue, Mar 19, 2013 at 6:12 AM, Aaron Maras aaronmaras@gmail.com
wrote:

By posting I’ve motivated myself to try harder to solve the problem:

  • I created two IFTTT recipes (https://ifttt.com/recipes/85393, and
    another which IFTTT won’t let me share…)
    • one to check the RSS feed of my Instapaper ‘read later’ folder;
      then send an email to the beeminder bot with ‘^ 1’
    • and one to check the RSS feed of my Instapaper ‘archive’ folder;
      then send an email to the beeminder bot with ‘^ -1’
  • The goal IFTTT emails to is set up as a Custom goal, with good side:
    below; direction of road: up; kyoom: yes; and aggday: sum.

So - every time I instapaper a new article I get +1; every time I
archive an article I get -1.

Let’s see how this goes :slight_smile:

PS is there a post somewhere detailing the settings of the various
goal types? I have this one set up as custom but I’m sure it doesn’t have to
be.
It’s just a downwards-sloping/flat line; good side below; with values
posted as -1/+1 and summed to the running total as we go.


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:slight_smile: Most of them probably don’t need to be custom, right? In any case,
people who’ve been beeminding for over a year and giving us awesome
feedback are going to get special treatment, no question.

In other news, I’m about to tweet this as a UVI – twitter.com/beemuvi
– but we fixed a bug with IFTTT that made it not accept comments with
the datapoints. Eager to see what people come up with. And thanks
again to Aaron Maras! I’ll tweet this from our main twitter account –
twitter.com/bmndr – too.

PS: It’s alive! I just set up a recipe based on Aaron’s that watches
@beemuvi and posts a +1 to beeminder.com/meta/uvitest and it totally
worked! :slight_smile:
I need to convert the real graph – beeminder.com/meta/uvi – to a Do
More (it’s currently Odometer where you enter the cumulative total
each time) to have IFTTT auto-update that one.

On Fri, Mar 22, 2013 at 4:44 PM, Apneet Jolly jolly@ajollylife.com wrote:

Doh, I think most of my goals are custom goals :stuck_out_tongue:

-Jolly

-----Original Message-----
From: akratics@googlegroups.com [mailto:akratics@googlegroups.com] On
Behalf Of Daniel Reeves
Sent: Friday, March 22, 2013 2:16 AM
To: akratics
Subject: Re: instapaper count - perhaps like gmailzero?

Aaron, holy cow, this is huge! (And sorry for my slowness in realizing
it!) We’ve been bugging IFTTT for I think over a year to be a “channel
partner” as they call it since that would open up a whole new world of things
to beemind. It never occurred to us that we could just have an IFTTT recipe
to email the beeminder bot and voila!

I think we need to blog about this. Would you like to do a guest post?

And I encourage others to try variants of Aaron’s IFTTT recipe!

PS: the answer to your question is buried in the API docs –
beeminder.com/api and grep for “goal types” – but you do need a custom
goal for the combination you described. actually, the version in your PS has to
be custom but maybe there’s a typo there. the version you describe above
that is just a Set-A-Limit goal.

PPS: in related news, we just today made custom goals a premium feature, in
part because newbees are totally buffaloed by custom goals. quite
understandably. if any akratics anonymous folks want custom goals, talk to
us. we’re still experimenting with subscriptions and premium features. this is
literally brand new, like just today.

On Tue, Mar 19, 2013 at 6:12 AM, Aaron Maras aaronmaras@gmail.com
wrote:

By posting I’ve motivated myself to try harder to solve the problem:

  • I created two IFTTT recipes (https://ifttt.com/recipes/85393, and
    another which IFTTT won’t let me share…)
    • one to check the RSS feed of my Instapaper ‘read later’ folder;
      then send an email to the beeminder bot with ‘^ 1’
    • and one to check the RSS feed of my Instapaper ‘archive’ folder;
      then send an email to the beeminder bot with ‘^ -1’
  • The goal IFTTT emails to is set up as a Custom goal, with good side:
    below; direction of road: up; kyoom: yes; and aggday: sum.

So - every time I instapaper a new article I get +1; every time I
archive an article I get -1.

Let’s see how this goes :slight_smile:

PS is there a post somewhere detailing the settings of the various
goal types? I have this one set up as custom but I’m sure it doesn’t have to
be.
It’s just a downwards-sloping/flat line; good side below; with values
posted as -1/+1 and summed to the running total as we go.


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Now that’s what I call responsive! Glad I could help guys.

Here it is working
beautifully: https://www.beeminder.com/aamaras/goals/instap

And IFTTT has decided to let me share both recipes now, in case anyone
wants to use this exact setup (though I’m sure you lot have it all worked
out):
https://ifttt.com/recipes/85950 (Instabee - I read an article)
https://ifttt.com/recipes/85393 (Instabee - I added an article)

Danny - thanks for the offer but I had better stick to the econometrics
this weekend rather than let a blog post distract me…

On Saturday, March 23, 2013 11:16:33 AM UTC+11, Daniel Reeves wrote:

:slight_smile: Most of them probably don’t need to be custom, right? In any case,
people who’ve been beeminding for over a year and giving us awesome
feedback are going to get special treatment, no question.

In other news, I’m about to tweet this as a UVI – twitter.com/beemuvi
– but we fixed a bug with IFTTT that made it not accept comments with
the datapoints. Eager to see what people come up with. And thanks
again to Aaron Maras! I’ll tweet this from our main twitter account –
twitter.com/bmndr – too.

PS: It’s alive! I just set up a recipe based on Aaron’s that watches
@beemuvi and posts a +1 to beeminder.com/meta/uvitest and it totally
worked! :slight_smile:
I need to convert the real graph – beeminder.com/meta/uvi – to a Do
More (it’s currently Odometer where you enter the cumulative total
each time) to have IFTTT auto-update that one.

On Fri, Mar 22, 2013 at 4:44 PM, Apneet Jolly <jo...@ajollylife.com<javascript:>>
wrote:

Doh, I think most of my goals are custom goals :stuck_out_tongue:

-Jolly

-----Original Message-----
From: akra...@googlegroups.com <javascript:> [mailto:
akra...@googlegroups.com <javascript:>] On

Behalf Of Daniel Reeves
Sent: Friday, March 22, 2013 2:16 AM
To: akratics
Subject: Re: instapaper count - perhaps like gmailzero?

Aaron, holy cow, this is huge! (And sorry for my slowness in realizing
it!) We’ve been bugging IFTTT for I think over a year to be a “channel
partner” as they call it since that would open up a whole new world of
things

to beemind. It never occurred to us that we could just have an IFTTT
recipe

to email the beeminder bot and voila!

I think we need to blog about this. Would you like to do a guest post?

And I encourage others to try variants of Aaron’s IFTTT recipe!

PS: the answer to your question is buried in the API docs –
beeminder.com/api and grep for “goal types” – but you do need a
custom

goal for the combination you described. actually, the version in your
PS has to

be custom but maybe there’s a typo there. the version you describe
above

that is just a Set-A-Limit goal.

PPS: in related news, we just today made custom goals a premium
feature, in

part because newbees are totally buffaloed by custom goals. quite
understandably. if any akratics anonymous folks want custom goals, talk
to

us. we’re still experimenting with subscriptions and premium features.
this is

literally brand new, like just today.

On Tue, Mar 19, 2013 at 6:12 AM, Aaron Maras <aaron...@gmail.com<javascript:>>

wrote:

By posting I’ve motivated myself to try harder to solve the problem:

  • I created two IFTTT recipes (https://ifttt.com/recipes/85393, and
    another which IFTTT won’t let me share…)
    • one to check the RSS feed of my Instapaper ‘read later’ folder;
      then send an email to the beeminder bot with ‘^ 1’
    • and one to check the RSS feed of my Instapaper ‘archive’
      folder;

then send an email to the beeminder bot with ‘^ -1’

  • The goal IFTTT emails to is set up as a Custom goal, with good
    side:

below; direction of road: up; kyoom: yes; and aggday: sum.

So - every time I instapaper a new article I get +1; every time I
archive an article I get -1.

Let’s see how this goes :slight_smile:

PS is there a post somewhere detailing the settings of the various
goal types? I have this one set up as custom but I’m sure it doesn’t
have to

be.

It’s just a downwards-sloping/flat line; good side below; with values
posted as -1/+1 and summed to the running total as we go.


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awesome! you should add the comments back again, now that those work.

and now i want to see someone beemind something like how often they
leave the house, using one of these: WeMo Motion works better with IFTTT
or maybe point one of those at your treadmill and beemind how often
you use it. or at your refrigerator. so many possibilities! i should
probably get a WeMo and start experimenting myself…
definitely let me know what things people come up with. if you try
something i’ll add it to the list at blog.beeminder.com/box (i’m
adding aaron’s instabee goal there now).

On Fri, Mar 22, 2013 at 5:44 PM, Aaron Maras aaronmaras@gmail.com wrote:

Now that’s what I call responsive! Glad I could help guys.

Here it is working beautifully:
https://www.beeminder.com/aamaras/goals/instap

And IFTTT has decided to let me share both recipes now, in case anyone wants
to use this exact setup (though I’m sure you lot have it all worked out):
https://ifttt.com/recipes/85950 (Instabee - I read an article)
https://ifttt.com/recipes/85393 (Instabee - I added an article)

Danny - thanks for the offer but I had better stick to the econometrics this
weekend rather than let a blog post distract me…

On Saturday, March 23, 2013 11:16:33 AM UTC+11, Daniel Reeves wrote:

:slight_smile: Most of them probably don’t need to be custom, right? In any case,
people who’ve been beeminding for over a year and giving us awesome
feedback are going to get special treatment, no question.

In other news, I’m about to tweet this as a UVI – twitter.com/beemuvi
– but we fixed a bug with IFTTT that made it not accept comments with
the datapoints. Eager to see what people come up with. And thanks
again to Aaron Maras! I’ll tweet this from our main twitter account –
twitter.com/bmndr – too.

PS: It’s alive! I just set up a recipe based on Aaron’s that watches
@beemuvi and posts a +1 to beeminder.com/meta/uvitest and it totally
worked! :slight_smile:
I need to convert the real graph – beeminder.com/meta/uvi – to a Do
More (it’s currently Odometer where you enter the cumulative total
each time) to have IFTTT auto-update that one.

On Fri, Mar 22, 2013 at 4:44 PM, Apneet Jolly jo...@ajollylife.com
wrote:

Doh, I think most of my goals are custom goals :stuck_out_tongue:

-Jolly

-----Original Message-----
From: akra...@googlegroups.com [mailto:akra...@googlegroups.com] On
Behalf Of Daniel Reeves
Sent: Friday, March 22, 2013 2:16 AM
To: akratics
Subject: Re: instapaper count - perhaps like gmailzero?

Aaron, holy cow, this is huge! (And sorry for my slowness in realizing
it!) We’ve been bugging IFTTT for I think over a year to be a “channel
partner” as they call it since that would open up a whole new world of
things
to beemind. It never occurred to us that we could just have an IFTTT
recipe
to email the beeminder bot and voila!

I think we need to blog about this. Would you like to do a guest post?

And I encourage others to try variants of Aaron’s IFTTT recipe!

PS: the answer to your question is buried in the API docs –
beeminder.com/api and grep for “goal types” – but you do need a custom
goal for the combination you described. actually, the version in your
PS has to
be custom but maybe there’s a typo there. the version you describe
above
that is just a Set-A-Limit goal.

PPS: in related news, we just today made custom goals a premium
feature, in
part because newbees are totally buffaloed by custom goals. quite
understandably. if any akratics anonymous folks want custom goals, talk
to
us. we’re still experimenting with subscriptions and premium features.
this is
literally brand new, like just today.

On Tue, Mar 19, 2013 at 6:12 AM, Aaron Maras aaron...@gmail.com
wrote:

By posting I’ve motivated myself to try harder to solve the problem:

  • I created two IFTTT recipes (https://ifttt.com/recipes/85393, and
    another which IFTTT won’t let me share…)
    • one to check the RSS feed of my Instapaper ‘read later’ folder;
      then send an email to the beeminder bot with ‘^ 1’
    • and one to check the RSS feed of my Instapaper ‘archive’
      folder;
      then send an email to the beeminder bot with ‘^ -1’
  • The goal IFTTT emails to is set up as a Custom goal, with good
    side:
    below; direction of road: up; kyoom: yes; and aggday: sum.

So - every time I instapaper a new article I get +1; every time I
archive an article I get -1.

Let’s see how this goes :slight_smile:

PS is there a post somewhere detailing the settings of the various
goal types? I have this one set up as custom but I’m sure it doesn’t
have to
be.
It’s just a downwards-sloping/flat line; good side below; with values
posted as -1/+1 and summed to the running total as we go.


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Daniel, I have a question:

Il giorno sabato 23 marzo 2013 01:16:33 UTC+1, Daniel Reeves ha scritto:

PS: It’s alive! I just set up a recipe based on Aaron’s that watches
@beemuvi and posts a +1 to beeminder.cotwitterm/meta/uvitesthttp://beeminder.com/meta/uvitestand it totally
worked! :slight_smile:

How do you watch the @beemuvi twitter timeline? The twitter channel on
ifttt does not have any trigger, and the rss of the old twitter apihttps://dev.twitter.com/discussions/4823will soon be
droppedhttps://dev.twitter.com/docs/api/1.1/overview#New_Twitter_client_policies
.
I’m asking because I recently set up an odometer goal based on the tweets
published in a given account.

Thanks in advance!
Alessandro

Yeah, I didn’t realize Twitter was dropping RSS when I set that up.
That’s super sucky. I’m thinking we should just add explicit Twitter
integration to Beeminder soon – maybe our deadline should be when RSS
stops working on Twitter. The more of you who chime in that you want
that the higher we’ll prioritize it! Actually, let’s formalize that:

On Fri, May 3, 2013 at 12:58 PM, Alessandro Cuttin a.f.cuttin@gmail.com wrote:

Daniel, I have a question:

Il giorno sabato 23 marzo 2013 01:16:33 UTC+1, Daniel Reeves ha scritto:

PS: It’s alive! I just set up a recipe based on Aaron’s that watches
@beemuvi and posts a +1 to beeminder.cotwitterm/meta/uvitest and it
totally
worked! :slight_smile:

How do you watch the @beemuvi twitter timeline? The twitter channel on ifttt
does not have any trigger, and the rss of the old twitter api will soon be
dropped.
I’m asking because I recently set up an odometer goal based on the tweets
published in a given account.

Thanks in advance!
Alessandro


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Zapier has several Twitter triggers.

On 3 May 2013 21:39, Daniel Reeves dreeves@beeminder.com wrote:

Yeah, I didn’t realize Twitter was dropping RSS when I set that up.
That’s super sucky. I’m thinking we should just add explicit Twitter
integration to Beeminder soon – maybe our deadline should be when RSS
stops working on Twitter. The more of you who chime in that you want
that the higher we’ll prioritize it! Actually, let’s formalize that:

http://beeminder.uservoice.com/forums/3011-general/suggestions/3922831-integrate-with-twitter

On Fri, May 3, 2013 at 12:58 PM, Alessandro Cuttin a.f.cuttin@gmail.com
wrote:

Daniel, I have a question:

Il giorno sabato 23 marzo 2013 01:16:33 UTC+1, Daniel Reeves ha scritto:

PS: It’s alive! I just set up a recipe based on Aaron’s that watches
@beemuvi and posts a +1 to beeminder.cotwitterm/meta/uvitest and it
totally
worked! :slight_smile:

How do you watch the @beemuvi twitter timeline? The twitter channel on
ifttt
does not have any trigger, and the rss of the old twitter api will soon
be
dropped.
I’m asking because I recently set up an odometer goal based on the tweets
published in a given account.

Thanks in advance!
Alessandro


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Noah (and anyone else for whom it may be handy),
You can now use the caret syntax when creating datapoints via the api.

(It came up for Noah when he was setting up some trigger where he
didn’t have current timestamp as an available field. Now I’m curious,
what was that, Noah?)

On Sun, May 5, 2013 at 9:27 AM, Noah Wilde nwilde@tumbolia.org wrote:

Zapier has several Twitter triggers.

On 3 May 2013 21:39, Daniel Reeves dreeves@beeminder.com wrote:

Yeah, I didn’t realize Twitter was dropping RSS when I set that up.
That’s super sucky. I’m thinking we should just add explicit Twitter
integration to Beeminder soon – maybe our deadline should be when RSS
stops working on Twitter. The more of you who chime in that you want
that the higher we’ll prioritize it! Actually, let’s formalize that:

http://beeminder.uservoice.com/forums/3011-general/suggestions/3922831-integrate-with-twitter

On Fri, May 3, 2013 at 12:58 PM, Alessandro Cuttin a.f.cuttin@gmail.com
wrote:

Daniel, I have a question:

Il giorno sabato 23 marzo 2013 01:16:33 UTC+1, Daniel Reeves ha scritto:

PS: It’s alive! I just set up a recipe based on Aaron’s that watches
@beemuvi and posts a +1 to beeminder.cotwitterm/meta/uvitest and it
totally
worked! :slight_smile:

How do you watch the @beemuvi twitter timeline? The twitter channel on
ifttt
does not have any trigger, and the rss of the old twitter api will soon
be
dropped.
I’m asking because I recently set up an odometer goal based on the
tweets
published in a given account.

Thanks in advance!
Alessandro


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As it happens, it was exactly this use case.

I set up a Zapier action that monitored a Twitter account, and for every
new tweet posted, call a webhook, which is basically a POST to the API.
Unfortunately, however, the only datetime I had access to was the created
date of the Tweet, which is not a timestamp. And Zapier does not allow me
to parse/format the data. I can only pass it through. My work around was to
make use of your email integration, and have it send an email from my Gmail
account. Doing so allowed me to use the caret syntax.

On 6 May 2013 00:09, Daniel Reeves dreeves@beeminder.com wrote:

Noah (and anyone else for whom it may be handy),
You can now use the caret syntax when creating datapoints via the api.

(It came up for Noah when he was setting up some trigger where he
didn’t have current timestamp as an available field. Now I’m curious,
what was that, Noah?)

On Sun, May 5, 2013 at 9:27 AM, Noah Wilde nwilde@tumbolia.org wrote:

Zapier has several Twitter triggers.

On 3 May 2013 21:39, Daniel Reeves dreeves@beeminder.com wrote:

Yeah, I didn’t realize Twitter was dropping RSS when I set that up.
That’s super sucky. I’m thinking we should just add explicit Twitter
integration to Beeminder soon – maybe our deadline should be when RSS
stops working on Twitter. The more of you who chime in that you want
that the higher we’ll prioritize it! Actually, let’s formalize that:

http://beeminder.uservoice.com/forums/3011-general/suggestions/3922831-integrate-with-twitter

On Fri, May 3, 2013 at 12:58 PM, Alessandro Cuttin <
a.f.cuttin@gmail.com>

wrote:

Daniel, I have a question:

Il giorno sabato 23 marzo 2013 01:16:33 UTC+1, Daniel Reeves ha
scritto:

PS: It’s alive! I just set up a recipe based on Aaron’s that watches
@beemuvi and posts a +1 to beeminder.cotwitterm/meta/uvitest and it
totally
worked! :slight_smile:

How do you watch the @beemuvi twitter timeline? The twitter channel on
ifttt
does not have any trigger, and the rss of the old twitter api will
soon

be
dropped.
I’m asking because I recently set up an odometer goal based on the
tweets
published in a given account.

Thanks in advance!
Alessandro


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I tried to unsubscribe from akratics annon. but it relayed that I was not a member. I get piles of emails… Please stop sending them to me! I have enough things piling up that I’m not getting done without more unread emails adding to my list.

Sent from Lisa’s iPhone

On 2013-05-05, at 4:09 PM, Daniel Reeves dreeves@beeminder.com wrote:

Noah (and anyone else for whom it may be handy),
You can now use the caret syntax when creating datapoints via the api.

(It came up for Noah when he was setting up some trigger where he
didn’t have current timestamp as an available field. Now I’m curious,
what was that, Noah?)

On Sun, May 5, 2013 at 9:27 AM, Noah Wilde nwilde@tumbolia.org wrote:

Zapier has several Twitter triggers.

On 3 May 2013 21:39, Daniel Reeves dreeves@beeminder.com wrote:

Yeah, I didn’t realize Twitter was dropping RSS when I set that up.
That’s super sucky. I’m thinking we should just add explicit Twitter
integration to Beeminder soon – maybe our deadline should be when RSS
stops working on Twitter. The more of you who chime in that you want
that the higher we’ll prioritize it! Actually, let’s formalize that:

http://beeminder.uservoice.com/forums/3011-general/suggestions/3922831-integrate-with-twitter

On Fri, May 3, 2013 at 12:58 PM, Alessandro Cuttin a.f.cuttin@gmail.com
wrote:

Daniel, I have a question:

Il giorno sabato 23 marzo 2013 01:16:33 UTC+1, Daniel Reeves ha scritto:

PS: It’s alive! I just set up a recipe based on Aaron’s that watches
@beemuvi and posts a +1 to beeminder.cotwitterm/meta/uvitest and it
totally
worked! :slight_smile:

How do you watch the @beemuvi twitter timeline? The twitter channel on
ifttt
does not have any trigger, and the rss of the old twitter api will soon
be
dropped.
I’m asking because I recently set up an odometer goal based on the
tweets
published in a given account.

Thanks in advance!
Alessandro


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