How to Add Mobile Number to Twitter Account

Twitter Mobile Settings

I’ve just faced this problem yesterday. For app developers out there who are using the Twitter API for their apps or normal webmasters who need the API for their plugins and scripts, you will find that Twitter requires the account to have an associated mobile number before it allows access levels higher than “Read”. For those living in countries that are supported, great for you. For others, activating your mobile number can be a really difficult or even an impossible task. You will most likely face either one of these problems when trying to add a mobile number:

  1. Your carrier isn’t listed
  2. Your carrier is “listed” but it doesn’t work giving error “Sorry, we don’t have a connection to your carrier yet!”
  3. You waste money to send a message using the long code method but it doesn’t work.
  4. You submit a form for review but after waiting and waiting there isn’t any reply.

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Back to Coding

Ever since I started tinkering around with coding again I just cannot stop. If you have followed this site, I have recently modified a WordPress theme and gave the site a makeover. I have always enjoyed coding since my school days (took computer science as one of my core subjects) and it is the pure joy that comes from solving problems and fixing bugs that keeps me going. It can get frustrating at times especially when things simply not work even when everything seems perfectly right to you. But boy oh boy that sense of achievement when you finally crack the problem. It is superbly satisfying.

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Once You Go 1440P You Can Never Look Back

I started using a 1440P (2560×1440 resolution) monitor about two years ago courtesy of the emergence of the budget Korean 1440p monitors. They were so cheap (comparatively) that I couldn’t help but jumped on the Korean 1440p monitor bandwagon and till this date I’m glad I did. When I first upgraded to a 24” 1080P display in 2009 (my first ever DIY computer), I was amazed at how huge the screen was and the amazing display resolution. In 2012, I upgraded to a 27” 1440P monitor and I was again, amazed and fascinated. This time around it wasn’t so much so about the increase in size but the display resolution.

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VPS / DIY NAS: Initial Steps before Going Live

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I’ve moved from a shared hosting provider to a virtual private server (VPS) provider for quite some time already. Having purchased an unmanaged solution, I had to learn how to set everything up myself. The first time was pretty time consuming as I was worried mainly about security and thus spent much time researching for the best practises before letting my VPS go live. Since then, I’ve moved host twice and during these moves, I spent much time again doing the very same thing. Not wanting to spend any more wasted time researching the same things over and over again, I decided to document the steps I took. Here are some steps that you can consider and follow before letting your VPS or DIY NAS go live.

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Almost Fit Again

My fitness level throughout my life is and has always been a rollercoaster. There is always a decline whenever I reach somewhere near my peak. Maintaining an encouraging level of fitness has always been a problem and I must admit most of the time (so far) is due to unforeseen circumstances. While maintenance is always down to a person’s dedication and perseverance, it is hard to do anything when you’re ill or injured.

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The Lost Gets Found

About a few months back I’ve talked about a rather curious case. I swear that I searched that very location where the iPod was found. Apparently the iPod decided to hide in one of the seat pockets of the family car. I have no recollection as to how on earth it ends up there and how exactly it took a year and few months for it to resurface. The car gets cleaned a few times within a year and it is only just a few days back which it was spotted.

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Shanghai Tower – Second Tallest Building in the World

China is building their tallest ever building and it will be launched somewhere next year in 2015. The building, named Shanghai Tower, is the world’s second tallest building. What’s the view like from the very top? Wait a minute, it isn’t completed so how can we tell? With the usefulness and capabilities of a body mounted camera, two guys show you how to reach the top (when the building is still under construction) and what’s it like from above.

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Repurpose a OTG MicroUSB Card Reader as Phone Storage

There are several smartphones out in the market that are pretty much great except for the fact that they do not have expandable storage (e.g no microSD expansion slot). This may or may not be a deal breaker for you. Besides, higher end phones that do not offer such expansion options do have a fair amount of internal storage space available (usually 16GB or more). That said, people that use local multimedia files, be it videos or music, will find that it is simply not enough. I do have a workaround that is slightly more troublesome but definitely works. More on that after the break.

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Why All the Windows 8 Hate

I have been using Windows 8.1 for quite some time already. It is close to 3 weeks and I have not yet face any ground breaking issues. Incompatibility is pretty much a non-issue and I got every software and hardware working properly. I have to admit that I was slightly afraid of changing from Windows 7 after reading all the horrible reviews and opinions of others. I am glad though that it isn’t that bad as people make it out to be.

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The Need for Speed (Upgrading to SSD)

Having upgraded to a SSD only recently, this is one of those virgin SSD user experience kind of post. There are plenty of people out there telling you why a SSD would probably be the best upgrade you can ever do to your computer now. I’m here to tell you some of my experience and thoughts on that and whether or not it is exactly the “best” upgrade if you do not have one already.

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PC Update Early 2014

I have finally gotten the parts to do some major revamp on my computer rig. It has been a long time coming and 2014 marks the year for a semi-major upgrade for my rig. For those familiar with the custom PC building scene, a PC usually doesn’t remain the same throughout the years as compared to say a game console (PS4, Xbox One etc). A PC can constantly be upgraded and modified to keep up to date to the latest tech and performance. I have been doing some upgrades here and there during the past few years, mainly changing my graphics card. I’m glad that the second-hand tech market in Singapore is rather busy, allowing one to buy and sell parts pretty easily. That’s how I get the money to do the upgrades. Sell the old, buy the “new”.

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Free AmazonGlobal Saver Shipping

If you didn’t know already, Amazon has started providing free shipping to Singapore and India. All you have to do is to have an order with items that are eligible for free shipping and hit the minimum total order of $125 (all currency in USD). This service Amazon provides is great for customers based in those countries (Singapore!). There are just some things that you cannot get locally and even if you can, the mark up on the products are simply too high.

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