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Create a tweet based on a #100DaysOfCode log message

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LogTweet

Create a tweet based on a #100DaysOfCode log message.

Usage

The log url can be configured. The log has to have a format like my log, which you can find at https://log100days.lpld.io/log.md.

My log is based on the original #100DaysOfCode log repo. This is a markdown log. Have created a little Flask app that converts my log to an HTML site using the markdown2 package. But other Markdown converters should work similar.

Once you have an HTML document with h2 day headers and h3 sections for "Today's Progress" and "Link(s)", you can point the tool at that URL and generate a Tweet from it.

To actually enable the tweeting, you need to create a Twitter developer account and get an API key, API secret, Access Token and Access Token Secret.

The tweet will also contain the first link that you define in the "Link(s)" section under today's log. To save some space the link is shortened. By default, I use my own link shortener.

If you want to, you can also use the Bit.ly service. Their links might be a bit shorter and provide some engagement/tracking info. To use the Bitly service, you need to generate an API key through them and add it to the config (see below).

Options

If you want to create a tweet for a different day than today, you can do so with the --offset command line flag. The offset is defined in integer days relative to today. So to generate a tweet for yesterday use -o -1.

If you want to suppress the actual tweeting and only see the message in the console, use the --testmode command line flag.

Installation

I recommend pipx to install python scripts and other tools in isolated virtual environments. This keeps the you platform python clean and you don't have to worry about activating a particular virtual environment to use a tool/script.

pipx install logtweet

This way you will have a clean environment and the tool still available on the command line.

But if you want to, you should be able to install it with pip install logtweet.

Configuration

You need a configuration file for the script to work. The config.ini can either be in the current working directory or in ~/.config/logtweet/.

Because I can not figure out how to define a "post-install hook" that is run by pip I can not generate an example config at the defined location. You can find an example config on GitHub.

In that config file you define the URL where your log can be found and the API keys and access tokens that are needed for Twitter and Bit.ly.

Development

Install with

python -m pip install -e ".[develop]"

This installs the app dependencies as well as tools to develop and distribute the package.

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