Tweetie, I Officially Heart You

WARNING: This is not a T-Shirt post! It’s a solution to a problem that I have taken months to solve and thought I’d share it here so that people searching Google for a solution to the same problem can now find one.

I consider myself a Twitter power user, I use the service a lot and I love it! One of the best things about Twitter are the clients that you can use when you’re away from your browser, like when you’re on the go and only have your iPhone. I’ve tried many a Twitter apps for the iPhone. Up until last week I mainly used a combination of Twitterrific and Twittelator. On the desktop side of things I’ve been using Tweetie for Mac for months.

The ONLY reason why I have not installed Tweetie on the iPhone up until a week ago was due to aesthetics. I have been miffed by the fact that the avatar (little icon associated with  your account)/Twitter profile image for my @cotygonzales account does not appear in the Tweetie application, whereas the profile image for my @CallMeThirsty account does appear within the application. The missing profile image issue has been a problem for a while now amongst Tweetie users. The folks over at Tweetie blame Twitter for cache-ing images for a lengthy time.

Nonetheless, I decided to give the Tweetie app a try a week ago. I installed the app and guess what, my profile image for my @cotygonzales account was missing, while my profile image for my other account was present. No surprise there. The app worked great, awesome in fact – but this little aesthetic mishap left me feeling sad.

A Google search brought up a few solutions: 1. replace my Twitter profile image by uploading a new one, 2. wait a few weeks for Twitter to cache your new image, 3. uninstall Tweetie and reinstall on the Mac/iPhone. I had tried solutions 1 and 2 a few months ago when trying to find a solution for my Tweetie Mac client. Neither worked. I didn’t want to go through the hassle of uninstalled and reinstalled Tweeting on my iPhone (the solution didn’t fix the missing profile image when done on the Mac client).

The left is before the fix. On the right you can see that after the fix my profile image shows up just fine!

The left shows how Tweetie for Mac looked before the fix. On the right you can see that after the fix my profile image shows up just fine!

The gray boxes indicate that my Twitter profile image is missing!

This is Tweetie for iPhone. The gray boxes indicate that my Twitter profile image is missing!

So the solution? Ironically, I found a solution that worked for me by doing a quick Twitter Search. It was a pretty simple fix. All you need to do is:

1. Click on your existing profile image within Twitter in your browser.

2. Now you should see the larger version of your image. Save that image to your desktop.

3. Delete your existing profile image on Twitter.

4. Re-upload the exact same image that you just downloaded from Twitter (I changed the file name before I uploaded).

5. Wait. I waited about 2 hours.

6. Twitter profile image mystically appears in Tweetie on both the Mac client on the on the iPhone App.

This solution is so odd to me since I ‘ve tried on many occasions to just upload a new image and it never worked. But somehow, when you download your existing image and then re-upload that, it works (for me it did anyways).

Now that this solution fixed the problem of the missing profile image, I can officially say that I totally love this iPhone app! The ability to have multiple accounts is a huge plus and the user interface is just straight up sexy as hell and so very intuitive.

This was the solution that worked for me. Hopefully it works for you. If not, let’s hope that Tweetie finds some kind of workout for future releases. Good luck fellow Twitter users!

And just so you T-Shirt fans don’t feel left out, here’s a shirt that fits right in there with the topic we just discussed. It’s the “You Don’t Know Me” Anonymous Twitter Shirt and it features the the default Twitter profile icon given to users who haven’t uploaded their own picture. Pick one up now for the cheap price of $9.99.

You Don't Know Me Anonymous Twitter Shirt

Help Haiti

Disasters have an uncanny way of pulling people together from different parts of the world to help out in any way they can. Our friends over at Doubletake Clothing is doing their part and have just released a Help Haiti tee to help send recovery funds over to the people affected by this disaster.

The Help Haiti shirt is available now for $15 and and Doubltetake Clothing estimates that $8 from each sale will be donated. Those who want to donate an additional $5 can purchase the $20 shirt.

Given the catastrophic events that occurred in Haiti, Doubletake Clothing wants to do something to help the 3 million people affected by the earthquake. No words can describe what the Haitian population is going through right now.

All proceeds will go to several Haiti Earthquake Relief Organizations including UNICEF, Doctors Without Borders, and CSI Ministries. Doubletake Clothing is taking care of all domestic shipping costs (free shipping!) and working with suppliers to reduce the cost of materials to maximize the donation to Haiti. We will periodically update our estimated total donation.

With nearly 100,000 people estimated to be dead or missing, every little pice of help counts.

Help Haiti Shirt

When Sweets Turn Sour

When Sweets Turn Sour is the newest tee from German based T-Shirt contest site, A Better Tomorrow and was designed by a blog favorite, Dale Edwin Murray. The shirt features some pretty feisty hard candy treats, including what looks like a seemingly hardcore candy cane! Too bad our teeth weren’t made to withstand endless amounts of sugar, but then again, our hips would probably suffer if we did have that ability!

The lesson here, kids? Brush you teeth and those meanie candies will have a harder time poking holes into your treasured teeth. Give your enamel a chance to succeed!

Pick up When Sweets Turn Sour from A Better Tomorrow now for 26,00 €.

When Sweets Turn Sour

The Mysterious Mr. Vegan Hunter

Our old friend Jon Wye has just released his newest T-Shirt which is part of his Pirate Chef series. The shirt is called The Mysterious Mr. Vegan Hunter and it features a fatherly rabbit who is relaxing in his rabbit-hole study, reminiscing on his days of great harvesting. He is even taking a little time to enjoy a good vintage of carrot juice whilst polishing his most trusted shovel.

I think the shirt features a super fun design that would have probably gone very well with the Threadless crowd if it had been submitted there. You’ll also find the Pirate Chef logo printed on the back of the T-Shirt.

The Mysterious Mr. Vegan Hunter is printed on a super soft 100% combed cotton Olive T-Shirt and is available now from Jon Wye for $29. For extra savings, use the coupon code “5up” for $5 off your entire order!

Jon Wye The mysterious Mr. Vegan Rabbit

DeLorean Time Machine Schematic

In 1985 Dr. Emmett Brown invented a time machine out of a stock DeLorean DMC-12. Since then, interest in the DeLorean has remained as people try to recreate Doc Brown’s game changing time traveling device. This T-Shirt from 80’s tees provides a glimpse into the inner workings of a Doc Brown tweaked DeLorean. Interested in making your own time machine out of a used DeLorean? This shirt is a great place to start. You can pick up the DeLorean Schematic tee from 80’s tees for an astoundingly cheap $20 (you’ll easily make up that money once you go back to 1998 and invest in a new and little known company known as Google).

Back To The Future DeLorean Schematic

Back To The Future DeLorean Schematic

And for you non-believers, here are a few more examples of this resurgence of interest in the DeLorean. The Los Angeles based streetwear brand, The Hundreds recently released these DeLorean tees to the small but loyal group of followers. In retrospect, The Hundreds popularity is astounding, might their unparalled popularity be due to them actually already owning a DeLorean time machine and having had gone back in time therefore gaining knowledge that their style of clothing would be in high demand in this day and age? We might never know.

The Hundreds DeLorean

The Hundreds DeLoreanThe Hundreds DeLorean

The Hundreds Delorean

The Hundreds DeLorean

Castaway

What do you get when you cross Tom Hanks with Where’s Waldo? Well, you get this Castaway shirt from Glennz Tees! Do you guys remember back in the day when Where’s Waldo was such a fad that he was everywhere. Nowadays, he’s nowhere to be seen. How ironic. Wilson adds a nice touch to the design. Pick up Castaway from Glennz Tees today for $19.95. And here’s a secret… use the code “happybirthday” at checkout to save 35% off your entire order, good until January 12!

Castaway

Castaway

Death By Stealth

Blog regular and fellow Filipino designer and artist, Zerobriant, recently had another one of his designs printed over at Design by Humans. And I have to say that it is a hot one! The shirt features what looks to be a very deadly ninja assassin. Speaking of NInja Assassin, have any of you seen the recent movie of the same name? I missed it while it was in the theaters and now I have to wait till it hits Netflix!

“They travelled in disguise to other territories to judge the situation of the enemy, they would inveigle their way into the midst of the enemy to discover gaps, and enter enemy castles to set them on fire, and carried out assassinations, arriving in secret…shhh”

Death By Stealth is available now from Design By Humans for $17. At the moment, they are only offering this design in mens sizes.

Death By Stealth

TypeTees Slogan-A-Day Experiment Week 1

I am starting the Slogan-A-Day experiment all over again for the new year! Last year I only made it to 77 days. That was pretty horrible. Hopefully this year I do much better!

Every day I come up with a new witty Threadless TypeTees Slogan in hopes of earning a Threadless Alumni Club Medal of Honor. At the end of every week I post a round up of that weeks slogans here on my blog. What can you do to help the cause? Vote! Just click on a slogan (preferably all of them) and then vote by click “I’d Wear It!” – it’s that simple! If you want to see and vote for all of my slogans then just click here or on that photo of me with the Rockband guitar. Vote for me and I will make you an awesome avocado burger if ever we meet in real life.

TypeTees Slogan-A-Day Experiment

Week 1 (January 1 2010 to January 7 2010):

The banana is a day trippers worst enemy.

So I was listening to the Beatles and Day Tripper came on. So I thought, geeee, what would be a day trippers worst enemy. And the only logical answer was … a banana!

Excuse me while I defragment my brain.

I was reading an article in on my favorite Mac magazine Mac|Life (yes, I still read magazines despite the Internet being the end all and be all of knowledge) and I stumbled on the word defragment. And this slogan popped in my head. Sometimes, I really feel my brain could use a good defrag session.

Restless brain waves keep my dreams alive.

I was reading up on dreaming when I thought of this simple slogan. The idea is that are dreams occur during REM sleep, during which brain activity goes crazy. Once REM stops so do your dreams.

The only avatars I know are scattered around the Internet.

So there’s been a lot of chatter about that Avatar flick ad it got me thinking, the only avatars I know, are the little icons of myself scattered around the Internet.

I’m waiting for the day when I can do exercise in pill form.

I just got through working out when I came up with this slogan and this got me thinking, in the future, I reallllly wish they figure out how to cram exercise into an easy to swallow pill. How amazing would that be? Very.

In M.C. Escher’s garden, weeds are a never ending problem.

So, yeah, de-weeding M.C. Escher’s garden must have been a pain the ass. Seriously. And if you’re unsure of who he is, check out his Wikipedia page and you’ll understand why.

Symmetry looks very asymmetrical to me.

Isn’t it ironic that the work symmetry isn’t very symmetrical at all? Hypocrite.

A Sad Stormtrooper

What could be more depressing than a sad Stormtrooper? A sad Stormtrooper with tears! Nowhere on the product page do they make any mention of this being a Stormtrooper from the Star Wars franchise, but, don’t you think it looks like one? Sorry comes to use from UK based indie clothing brand, Boom. The design is printed on a 100% organic cotton tee and is available now for purchase for £12.50.

Sorry by Boom Stormtrooper Shirt

I Am The Walrus

Our good friends over at Fuzzy Ink has just released their first shirt of the new year  and guess it what, it features a mustache! Of course, you probably would have guessed that since all of their tees feature the lovely patch of hair found above the lip of so many men (and some women). The new shirt is called I Am The Walrus, which begs the question, was this shirt inspired by the Beatles song of the same name?

I Am The Walrus features a large print of what looks like a very confident and hipster-ish Walrus. I love it! It sort of reminds me of the Otter-tude tee from Rethink Clothing that I dig so much. I know you want one of this Walrus shirt to add to your Fuzzy Ink collection so pick one up now for $20.95 and be sure to use the coupon code “Hawaii” for 10% off your entire order!

I Am The Walrus

I Am The Walrus

And for those of you unfamiliar with the BEatles reference above watch this video below.