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Mathew theillien Alexandria, VA, United States of America
Wolfbird - Twitter your Songs

Amarok 2.x Scripts 20 comments

Score 41.4%
Feb 17 2010
Have you sorted out how to authenticate with OAuth yet? Twitter has switched over finally so this script isn't useful anymore until it has been updated to use it. - Sep 03 2010
I've discovered that the script doesn't work well with the ampersand character (&). Anything before the & gets tweeted but the & and everything after is dropped. - Feb 15 2010
While I'm sure there are people out there who love to spam Twitter with each and every song they listen to people I know would quickly unfollow me if I did that. However, they don't mind when I occasionally tweet the album I'm listening to. In addition to the "Tweet on Trackchange" you should have a "Tweet on Album Change" setting which only sends the artist and album with customizable text. - Jan 30 2010

Security 27 comments

by trisz
Score 50.0%
Oct 24 2007
I once again had to rebuild my workstation for various reasons. I've installed your app again and have configured it in addition to linking my phone to my bluetooth adapter. I'm now having problems keeping the connection between kblueproximity and my phone steady. It will connect then go gray saying no connection is established. It just cycles through gray->yellow->green->gray non-stop.

Any thoughts on what might be the problem?

I'm using KDE 3.5.x, my phone is a T-Mobile Dash and my bluetooth adapter is made by Kensington. - Sep 08 2008
I've recently had to rebuild my system and in the process lost my configs for this. I've downloaded and installed it again but when I run it from the menu I get a version which I've always had problems with. This being the straight which is invoked from

It never runs the kscreensaver options and locks no matter how close I am. I think I used to use the GTK version as is shown in the screenshots. However, now I run a different interface when invoked using the method above.

If I attempt to run directly I get the following error:
Traceback (most recent call last):
File "/usr/bin/", line 132, in <module>
from proximity_api import *
ImportError: No module named proximity_api

I've installed pybluez, python-devel, python-configobj, libbtctl, kdebluetooth, bluez-libs and bluez-utils. Why won't it run? - Mar 31 2008
Ok, you can ignore that last one too. I guess I need to have xscreensaver running in order for KScreensaver to work.

I'm all good. I promise I'm not insane - Nov 06 2007
You can ignore the previous comment about the constant pairing requests. Turns out to have been a process that I didn't die.

I now have running relatively smoothly. However, I do have one concern. I've selected kscreensaver as my screensaver of choice but it doesn't fire off. The key goes red and the status indicates that my phone is "gone" but still, no screen locking. Do I have to configure it in some special way that isn't the same as gnome-screensaver or xscreensaver? - Nov 06 2007
I've recently upgraded to openSuSE 10.3 and installed your app again with no problems. It runs but I'm unable to find my phone anymore. However, the adapter continuously sends out pairing requests. Any idea how I can turn this off. It seems to be something that pops up only after I install blueproximity after uninstalling it. - Nov 06 2007
> Bluetooth is not a distance measuring device. The
> displayed value depends on your devices.

Perhaps, however, on a system running OpenSuSE 10.3 with a Kensington BT USB
adapter, it works perfectly. That package is blueproximity-1.2-1.2.noarch.rpm.
I've installed the package downloaded from and ran `alien --scripts
-r` against the .deb packages to give me blueproximity-1.2-2.2.noarch.rpm. This
one gives me distance problems using the same adapter. Why would one version on
one system give me the distance problems while the other version on another
system not?

> You mean: the KDE frontend does not work.
> Try to start from command line:
> python /usr/share/blueproximity/
> Send me the output.

langs: ['en_US', 'en']
Traceback (most recent call last):
File "./", line 152, in <module>
TypeError: 'dictproxy' object does not support item assignment

This is on OpenSuSE 10.2 - Oct 30 2007
I've installed v1.2.2-2 on OpenSuSE 10.2. It works...for the most part.

The KDE part doesn't (throws some kind of python error) but the GTK frontend does. However, for some reason, I'm getting negative distances from my device. As a result I've had to set the lock distance to 2 in order for it to lock when I'm about 15 ft away. I've set the unlock distance to 1 and it unlocks about 12 feet out.

Is there a way to fix this or no? - Oct 29 2007
AmarokNowPlaying for Facebook

Amarok 1.x Scripts 44 comments

Score 50.0%
Jul 04 2009
I've added this script to Amarok and configured it. When I set it up in Facebook I can get it to display properly in a tab but, when I try to add it to the wall it only displays a bunch of text that says:

"No content to display.

This box will not be visible to people who view your profile until this application adds content to it."

Is this a bug or is there something I need to do to make it display properly? - Aug 21 2008
Random Album

Amarok 1.x Scripts 10 comments

Score 50.0%
Oct 09 2006
Whenever a new album is loaded it places the songs themselves in a random order. Amarok itself isn't playing them randomly though. They are played sequentially in the order they are loaded. I checked the configuration options but this isn't an option.

Has anyone else experienced this and know how to stop it from happening? - Jul 09 2008
A suggestion: Allow user to determine if only one album should be played, how many successive albums are to be played or leave it at the default which is its current behaviour (it continues to reload the playlist with a new album until told to stop). - Apr 07 2008
I'm also wondering why a Random Album dynamic playlist isn't included. While it is one more step to go to the script manager and run it manually it is worth it for the function I'm looking for. Good job and thanks much.

Mathew - Apr 07 2008