But if you reply, no-one is going to read it!
But god, has this process been frustrating. I posted about the deplorable state of the software stack over at Webreus, where I host my stuff. But the Python install (2.4, while the rest of the world has gone on to 2.6 at this time) did allow me to post to Twitter. And I found a snippet to use the BitLy API to shorten URLs -- so I was all set to move the RSS creation from PHP to Python.
Except that the Python install on the host lacked the MySQLDb module!
So now I have the PHP script that creates the RSS feed put the new entries in a text file and then call a Python script that does the actual Twitter-posting. Took me the better part of yesterday afternoon and evening too.
I have been browsing the listings of webhosters in the Netherlands. It is striking that most do not offer a telephone helpdesk, but only an email address. Because so far, I haven't heard anything back from WebReus about my complaint about the outdated software stack -- and I really think I won't ever get a reply about it either.
I am very, very dissapointed in them. Especially because they call themselves 'Linux specialists'.