Twitter to speech

It all started when my colleague Joe Z. twittered:

NETC filler session idea: hear me read my tweets, in order, from day one on Twitter. Feel free to steal this.

Which of course, had to be done:

curl -s twitter.com/statuses/user_timeline/711063.xml | sed -ne '/<text/s/</*text>//gp' | say -o twitter.aiff

And a quick run through Audacity (because I don’t have a command line lame install) yields an mp3 – thanks to ‘Alex’ the Macintosh voice – though James Earl Jones would have been much better.

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