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Twitter has finally fixed its picture issue ... I hope

Pensive cat is pensive. pic.twitter.com/XjGHR3OGCG
— Mike Jenkinson (@MikeJenkinson) November 26, 2014So, FINALLY, it appears that Twitter has finally fixed the iOS app issue that was preventing me from tweeting pictures.

I say it appears, because the app has always let me tweet a picture or two in the last few weeks before returning tons of errors.

But it's been a full 24 hours since I've had a photo tweeting error, and it works on my iPad and iPhone, so here's hoping the fix is permanent.

Twitter's iOS app *still* having issues with photos

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Regular readers (all 3 of you) know that last week I made several posts about the Twitter iOS app's inability to send photos. Compounding my frustration was the fact that a) Tweetbot could send photos just fine b) the built-in iOS tweet photos feature worked fine and c) sometimes Twitter's iOS app would actually let me tweet photos. And the fact that I was having this issue on my iPhone and iPad Mini suggested that somehow, the problem was something inherent in my setup or something. But the only thing that has changed since the time it worked fine (birth of the universe to early November) to the time it didn't work fine (early November to present), was Apple's operating system.

Given that, I would think that SOMEONE else in the world would be having this problem, but despite some heavy Googling around, I haven't been able to find anyone else with the same problem.

So, all of this is to say that earlier today, I transferred all the photos off my iOS devices onto t…

Watching Pride FC: Pride 2

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Well, here's the thing...

I started watching this show last weekend on the treadmill. It was not terribly interesting. In fact, during a 33 minute "fight" involving Royler Gracie that involved lots of dull mat grappling, announcers Bas Ruttan and Stephen Quadros started to debate if the fight was boring. Spoiler: if the announcers have to ask, it's boring. And at another point, Quadros pointed out that professional wrestling fans pay good money to watch fake fighting because at least they know they're going to get action (modern-day WWE fans would disagree vehemently, of course). It's not very often when watching an MMA show the announcers put over PROFESSIONAL WRESTLING as being more fun to watch.


So I tried to finish the show this morning on the treadmill and ended up ANOTHER long Gracie fight, this one going approximately 119 years that finally ended in a submission.

But you know who else tapped out? Me. On this show. Because it was really long and wasn…

Twitter's new features: Now you see them...

Earlier today, Twitter added a new feature: the ability to send Tweets via direct message.
Starting today, we're rolling out the ability for you to share Tweets via Direct Messages: https://t.co/zRFhYTfKDP
— Twitter (@twitter) November 20, 2014 Pardon me if I don't jump up and applaud this development. Because I was a huge fan of another one of Twitter's much-lauded new features - embedding tweets within tweets - and that lasted maybe a few months before being quietly killed off with no announcement whatsoever. Embedding a tweet in a tweet let you reference the tweet without having to quote it and use up most of your valuable 140 characters. It was a great feature and Twitter just killed it.
Embedded tweets in tweets are the greatest thing ever. http://t.co/yzXvbpiEZp
— Mike Jenkinson (@MikeJenkinson) June 23, 2014 RIDICULOUS UPDATE ALERT: So I actually shared a tweet in a DM today, and, hey, guess what!? It's a tweet embedded in a tweet! So Twitter just moved t…

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Watching Pride FC: Pride 1

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I recently subscribed to UFC Fight Pass, and decided that instead of randomly watching stuff, I'd try to work my way through an entire promotion's tape library. And I'm starting with Pride Fighting Championship from Japan. I loved Pride back in the day, but never really got to see much of it in "real time" instead having to rely on the DVDs that eventually came out after the promotion went out of business and was purchased by UFC. But even at that, I've probably seen maybe 10 total Pride events, so this is a chance to work through the history of the entire promotion. Similar to how I did my reviews of the UFC 100 Greatest Fights (http://www.the-newsroom.com/p/ufc-100-greatest-fights-dvd-review.html) these reviews are going to be entirely from memory as I'm not taking notes while watching.

Pride 1:

Kazunari Murakami vs John Dixson: These 2 guys are about 15 weight classes apart and Dixson looks like he's eaten several smaller fighters. Dixson is comple…

Twitter iOS app no longer lets me tweet pictures

One of the better innovations on Twitter in the past year has been the ability to add up to four photos and tag other Twitter users in them. I don't use the feature often, but when I do, I absolutely love it. And then I noticed that at some point in early November, I could no longer send Tweets with photos from Twitter iOS app on my iPhone 5S. More info in my Google+ posts below. I still don't have any solution to this problem, nor can I find anyone online with a similar problem.


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