In my latest dream, things got very weird. In fact, I’m not sure I can adequately describe this dream. Sigh. I’ll do my best.
Let me apologize in advance for the “techy nature” of this post. The dream was very “techy” and there’s no way to describe it in normal speaking terms.
In this dream, I was trying to interact with Twitter. Twitter was more of a real place than a website. The problems began when I realized that I was no longer able to interface with Twitter because Twitter was in another dimension. When I tried to interface with it (perhaps by logging in to it?) I would see just a flash of light, so I knew it was there, but I couldn’t touch it. It was also very taxing to even see this flash of light. Relentlessly, I attempted to “get into” Twitter, but failed each time. It became tiring, but as we do, as software programmers, I continued to look for solutions.
As part of my troubleshooting I figured out that I could use Twitter’s API to interface with Twitter. For those of you who don’t know, API is an acronym for Application Programming Interface. APIs typically provide a common way for components of a program, or other programs, to interact with a particular program. Anyway, I found a way into Twitter through this API. This API lived in a different dimension than the standard interface to Twitter.
A problem still existed though. What I needed to do through the public Twitter interface was not available through the Twitter API and I was unable to be in two dimensions at once.
I continued to fight for a solution, but was never able to come up with one, so I just remained in the dimension where the Twitter API lived.
The dream faded and back to the reality of opening my web browser and logging into Twitter I came.