😢 My Stupid Weather Twitter Profile Bot Got Suspended
Seven years ago, I created a little Python script that would add a weather emoji to my Twitter handle, based on the current conditions in Toronto. I don't think anyone besides myself notices, but it always made me happy to see my handle change to
☀️ Myles Braithwaite on a sunny day.
Today, I received an email from the Twitter Developer Platform, informing me that my bot was suspended from accessing the Twitter API. I tried to appeal the decision, but the web form kept giving me an error.
I knew this day was coming when I had to give up on this bot, I used DarkSky's API to get the current weather, which API was disconnected on 31 March 2023. Strangely enough, my bot continued to work for a while after that. Just all feels pretty sudden.