Marc Mims. @semifor. Author and maintainer of Net::Twitter , the Perl interface to the Twitter API. I'm a freelance software developer specializing in modern perl (Moose, Catalyst, DBIx::Class, and Net::Twitter, of course).
I'm a Linux enthusiast and run Debian on my personal systems with xmonad, Vim, Firefox+Vimperator. Give me text, and take the mouse with you. :) My first Twitter app was Twirc , a local IRC gateway for Twitter. It's the Twitter client I use. Chris Thompson wrote and maintained Net::Twitter through version 2.12. I wrote replacement, from scratch, and Chris handed off the project to me. So I authored Net::Twitter 3.0 and maintain it, currently. Net::Twitter and the community of users and applications they've built have been a joy to work with. I'm registered for Chirp and I'm doing a little fund raising from the Net::Twitter users to help cover the costs of attending . In my spare time, I'm working on packrati.us (@packratius) , a Twitter + Delicious mashup. It started as a simple learning project for OAuth and the Streaming API. I'm really pleased with the backend code, which is where most of the effort has gone. If I can shake loose some more time, I need to do plenty of front end work (a designer I am not) and add some features to make it useful to a wider audience. I'll 2nd @Abraham's feature request for a conversation method returning replies for a specified status. I'd also like to see some consistency in error handling. Getting "Not authorized" for user_timeline can mean (1) the account is protected and the authenticated user is not authorized, (2) the account is suspended, (3) the account has 0 tweets. Getting a 500 response with HTML content from the Search API is unhelpful; getting an error response in the requested format would be much saner. There are many other inconsistencies in error responses. Life would be easier if they were addressed. Looking forward to Chirp and meeting some other Twitter devs there. @semifor  http://search.cpan.org/dist/Net-Twitter  http://search.cpan.org/dist/POE-Component-Server-Twirc/  http://semifor.posterous.com/how-1000-became-0-and-how-it-can-be-fixed-for  http://packrati.us