Slices.me is now open for public, while still in beta

Android, News, Reviews
[caption id="attachment_1341" align="aligncenter" width="882"] Slices.me for Web Now Open to the Public[/caption] Slices.me, a web-based application for the new Slices for Twitter application on Android open for public (while still in beta) today. The web interface is an attempt to give the same look and feel as the popular android application on the web. I gave it a few minutes and I must admit they have done a splendid job although there are still bugs in it like, I was not able to pull anyone's twitter profile even after multiple click using Firefox browser. Hopefully it will improve in near future. How did you find Slices for Android? if its not your favorite twitter application, which one is it and why? I'd love to know about it in the comments…
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NAGIOS 3 with notifications on twitter

Experiments, How to, Linux, OpenSource, Resources, Social Networking, Tips and Tricks, Tutorials, Virtual Private Server
I have been experimenting with NAGIOS3 on Ubuntu (I will write a how-to-install on NAGIOS later) and it has served me very good in monitoring my 7 VPS from different providers in different part of the world. I have already recorded 3 hours of downtime from ThrustVPS which is a great deal for me. I now know which VPS has the best time and which ones have hiccups (e.g. my 2Host VPS gave me two unreachable notifications but the VPS was running and still reports the uptime as 4 days). Since I use twitter more, even when Im on the road, notifications via email is a bit slow for me. Luckily I found a great tutorial online to do that. (more…)
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HashPakistan needs an admin panel

News, Pakistan, Personal, Thoughts
Well, my initial estimates were wrong. I thought I could retweet the posts and Twitter would give me accurate results. The problem is with twitter results. They are giving me wrong and irrelevant results. Also, when I ask Twitter to only send me "positive" tweets, it sometimes does not mark most of the positive tweets as "positive", in fact they are not marked at all. So there are the "positive" tweets, "negative" tweets, "questions" and "unknown" (or "unrated") tweets. A quick look at these tweets and I can see many of them as good ones that should have been retweeted but they were not. To get over this situation, I need to have an admin panel where I can see statistics and possibly "approve" the negative / unrated tweets. Having…
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Twitter Search gone mad!

News, Pakistan
Yes, I know what I just said that ... its true because my new project HashPakistan is using Twitter Search API to get all posts with hashtag #Pakistan and last night twitter gave it results containing #ashes (and has nothing to do with Pakistan). I noticed it today and removed those updates from the twitter timeline. Hopefully it does not happen again. P.S. There are no official words on the Twitter Blog regarding this
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Twitter Down Time Rescheduled because of Iran Protests

Flickr, News
Twitter Down Time Rescheduled because of Iran Protests, originally uploaded by asim.zeeshan. Twitter says "A critical network upgrade must be performed to ensure continued operation of Twitter. In coordination with Twitter, our network host had planned this upgrade for tonight. However, our network partners at NTT America recognize the role Twitter is currently playing as an important communication tool in Iran. Tonight's planned maintenance has been rescheduled to tomorrow between 2-3p PST (1:30a in Iran). Our partners are taking a huge risk not just for Twitter but also the other services they support worldwide—we commend them for being flexible in what is essentially an inflexible situation. We chose NTT America Enterprise Hosting Services early last year specifically because of their impeccable history of reliability and global perspective. Today's decision and…
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