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Recently I posted a warning about running destructive software. Today I’m happy to unleash that destructive software into the world: TwitClean automatically deletes any tweets from your timeline older than a specified number of days: <>

Here’s your nerd TIL for the day: In the 1976 remake of King Kong, the ape’s voice was performed, uncredited, by Peter Cullen, better known to you as Optimus Prime.

Pro Tip: If you’re writing a little program that does something destructive – like, say, delete tweets from your timeline for you – maybe don’t actually let the program do the destructive thing until you’re sure it will destroy the right things. Oops.

Thank you to @101fiction for including my contribution, “Shore” in the latest issue about maps.

Almost tailor-made for igniting anxiety in someone who just turned 50 but still mostly enjoys programming: Ctrl-Alt-Delete: The Planned Obsolescence of Old Coders

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