Is it because you hit the API limit? The Twitter API only allows you to call it every 5 minutes.
While Google itself might not be "evil", the data they save (and eventually sell) can - and most likely will be - abused. I'm sure there are a few seedy things going on inside the company itself, but I trust the 3rd party companies that eventually get the data even less than I trust Google itself. I do use some of… Read more
I personally think that Java is an overly-complex first language. The most basic hello world program still takes at least 3 lines. Plus, object oriented programming isn't the first thing you learn in a Java course, so there's a lot of boilerplate crap you have to write, and it appears completely useless to the… Read more
I second this. Lua is a really simple language to learn and (while not containing a lot of features more full fledged languages have) is pretty robust (especial with the control you have over tables).
Vote: Apple Time Capsule
Why: Apple always makes high quality products, and the Time Capsule is certainly a good one if you're on OSX (I'm not sure if it works with Windows/Linux). The Time Machine software will back up your computer at dedicated times so you don't even have to think about it. I also use it as a wifi…