This is the first post of a new series, looking at some of the odder
bugs encountered while developing for the expanding Web, no matter how basic a bug it may be.
Thanks to twitter user @paperfairy,
a bug was discovered on my Command Line Twitter Client, href="http://twcli.koneko-chan.net/" rel="me">TwCLI.
For some reason, when
submitting a command in Chrome for Linux, the page would simply refresh, and the command would never be
sent. At first, I had no possible way to track down this bug. I didn’t have a linux box
(with a GUI, anyway) so I simply told him that it was unfortunate, but it’d have to stay a bug.
Until a rel="nofollow">recent post on lifehacker brought my attention to href="http://lifehacker.com/5195999/portable-ubuntu-runs-ubuntu-inside-windows">Portable Ubuntu.
I immediately installed it, opened up the Chrome website in Firiefox, installed Chrome Beta, and headed over
to TwCLI to see what was amiss.
Of course, it was a single line in a detection script to
send Geo-Data to Twitter (as long as the user approved it, of course):
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