The skankworks.net will now be sending automated updates to our twitter timeline. We are developing our own bot that initially will only tweet titles and links to our recent posts.
Over time we intend to enrich our automated updates to include such information as activity (hit count, reweets, etc), excerpts, and hashtags. For this we will be developing a seperate database to run parallel to the main website DB, rather than extend the default WordPress DB. This approach reduces maintenance and enhances scalability for the website.
We like the Java language (in addition to php) for the discipline it imposes on programmers, and its clarity. We do concede that configuring hosts for Java can sometimes be a pain in the butt, though. Tweet us if you experience any issues with the updates.