Twitter to Growl Agent in Python
While my primary Twitter usage is on my iPhone - I sometimes get behind and would like to not have to catch up with 100 tweets at the end of the day. I've had [Growl](http://growl.info/) installed on my machine for a while now and figured it would be nice to just have some tweets appear in that.
I'm also always on the look out for reducing the number of apps I need to run, so I didn't want to run twitterific just for its growl support. A quick search of scripts that would link twitter to growl turned up some working and not working examples in ruby [ (http://jmettraux.wordpress.com/2008/11/04/ruby-twitter-growl/)
And some overly complex examples in Python which do their own twitter api calling. [
I wanted to add some features, and lean on one of the well done twitter modules.
So here is another take on a twitter and growl conduit - done in python. Some of the features not seen in the others:
* Will watch your input devices for when you are idle/away and store up tweets to show you when you return
* Lets you designate certain users as being "sticky" so their tweets stay on screen
* manages a cache of user profile images
* is very lightweight (only about 100 lines of readable code)
* You need [Growl](http://growl.info/) of course
* You need the Growl Python language bindings that are part of the [SDK](http://growl.info/downloads_developers.php)
* You need the less recognized, but very well done [Twitter module](http://mike.verdone.ca/twitter/) from Mike Verdone
Here is [the script](http://www.ptone.com/temp/twitter_monitor.zip)