Quick note: The version I uploaded to github may not be the last version we published, but it’s probably close. I’ll see if I can find the final stable build.
Thinking back to late 2012 / early 2013, there was a lot going on. We had just moved out to Las Vegas that year, and an opportunity opened up at Las Vegas Sands that was taking my full attention. For some reason, the jump from ‘yes of course Dashter, the company is shut down’ to ‘oh, yeah, why don’t I share the source code’ seemed quite large.
Anyways, it really wasn’t – but for some reason I just neglected to ever sharing the product that we had built. There are a few hundred / couple thousand man-hours sunk into that code, but sadly (like much of the internet) there’s nothing much of value beyond a couple neat code-hooks any more.
The Twitter API change that took us down in 2012 was pretty much the final death-blow for Dashter. The code that I’ve uploaded will not function in virtually any respect; I think the license-key that we built talked back to Dashter.com – a site that none of us maintain anymore and has been taken offline. But if you bypassed that, and then tried to true-up the API calls, it might stagger back to life. I haven’t even looked at the Twitter dev docs in a couple years, so I couldn’t tell you which things are more likely to survive than others.
Go ahead and scope out the source code here:
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ǝɹp – @dremeda
I’m heading over to @zeekinteractive for #ocwp – Should be a fun meetup
Thrilled we could get Dre to come make a visit – looking forward to seeing his chat on WP security. After the rash of recent hosting hacks and other problems, it’ll be good to have some expert advice on the topic.
Jeff Turner – @respres
Truly… “@jeffreyzinn: Holy Moses, it’s packed to the heezie at the OC WordPress Meetup. Need some stadium seating in here. #ocwp”
Yeah, even the big room got crowded! Great to see so many WP fans!
Jason Tucker – @jasontucker
bah, and they blame me (streaming) “@DevineLines: It’s always fun when techy people have technical difficulties. #ocwp”
Jason, we wouldn’t blame you for the technical difficulties if it wasn’t your fault! 😉
Jeff Hester – @jeffhester
Is #Dashter the ultimate tool for fighting blogger’s block? @respres @heydavecole http://t.co/7WIEhIEz #OCWP
In short, yes. Thanks for the shoutout Jeff.
Ross Teasley – @RossTeasley
Waving from home… #isuckattwitter #ocwp
Hey Ross! Sorry you’re having a tough time with Twitter… Maybe a sweet Dashter is in order?
Welcome to a new OCWP evening! This time, the full geeks are running the house…
Brandon Dove – @brandondove
Sounds like we’re right on track. RT @RossTeasley: Omg… #awesomecount already up to 12 during intros #ocwp
The most important thing about WordPress is to make sure to say “awesome” many, many times. PixelJar seems to have serious concerns about first claim to awesome.
Jeff Hester – @jeffhester
Great ideas on how to make the most of ocwp.org at tonight’s #OCWP meeting. Looking forward with relish.
Yep, gonna be interesting to see what happens with the ocwp.org site over the next couple weeks. Think there’s going to be a battle-royale for super-super-super admin role. Continue reading OCWP Developer Day 8-15 Edition