The below is an off-site archive of all tweets posted by @rockhopper ever

October 2009

Two and a half pounds of loot apiece!

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Camping, Chinese school, martial arts, neighborhood fall festival, Odyssey of the Mind, and finally trick-or-treating — THAT’s a Saturday!

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@imogenheap “woops, should’ve” is not necessary… you can delete errant tweets and then re-tweet what you MEANT to say (unlike sent emails)

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Car inspection, a Halloween tradition.

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My camping poem:
10pm tee pee
2am pee pee
4am rain
7am what a pain!

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Camping with the (Y) Indian Princesses. How How!

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Halloween costume contest at work. Close race between “Super Fly” and Three Blind Mice.

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Work PC upgraded to Ubuntu 9.10 (Karmic Koala) - woot!

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#rdutraffic - police heavily patrolling NC55 near Cary & Carpenter, 6 police cars spotted, 3 were pulled over

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@bobbyllew Just discovered #CarPool, brilliant! Entertaining us on charm alone! US viewers could use a 30 sec intro for each guest, thanks!

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Putting a larger hard disk in my “Fit PC 1.0” - This turned out to be harder than I expected, it’s built like a tank!

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An oldie: [me] “Pterodactyl” is a weird word… what kind of word begins with P but sounds like T? [my brother] “Taters!”

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New office floor is a bit wobbly. People: “it’s SUPPOSED to vibrate like that” Me: “uhm… no, it’s not” — showing my Mech Eng background.

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New cubicle. Fresh perspective. What’s that smell?

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Sewing vests with my (Y) Indian Princess, “Whirlwind”. How How!

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@doctorow Disney is showing what they think of us: captive audience, consumers of content. I’d like to see some respect, please.

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RT @doctorow Every time I’m forced to sit thru 30m of Disney DVD preroll w/my impatient toddler I ask myself why I bought instead of pirated

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@nivex I was thinkin’ the same thing yesterday!

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@trilug If someone had told me that the first 80 chars of my meeting announcements would be tweeted, I’d work on better opening sentences!

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Rainy Saturday - a good day to catch up on bills, sort vacation pictures, and so on…

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Our office has normal M & F restrooms, plus 2 unlabeled singles with showers. I hope those are unisex - otherwise I just broke protocol.

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I just noticed that I still had my British-style 240V power plug in my bag — no US plug. Good thing the eeepc did not need charging yet.

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It’s fund drive time at @wunc. Evasive maneuver: iPhone + NPR app + @kcrw streaming. Thanks @jbroome for the idea. Now go donate to @wunc!

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Yottabytes??!! That’s a Lottabytes!
10^24, actually.

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To celebrate CAPS LOCK DAY, I’m going to shout everything.

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woot: 14 Amazing New Mac Features That Apple Forgot To Mention - http://bit.ly/z7ebA

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The Guardian: Microsoft’s grinning robots or the Brotherhood of the Mac. Which is worse? http://bit.ly/yP3Va #funny #shitasmia

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My formula for good tea at Bojangle’s: order “unsweet”, pour out 20-25%, refill with “sweet”, mix. #balance

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Me to 6yo daughter: if you can’t wear the clothes you love, then wear the clothes you’re with!

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First day back at work, manager is on vacation, nice way to slide back into things…

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Nothing says “welcome back to the USA” like breakfast at Waffle House!

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Smart girl! Audrey spotted our neighborhood pool from the airplane!

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Back in the chilly USA. Body thinks it’s 3am. Ugh.

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Day 19 in Hong Kong: Twitter followers rejoice! We’re entering 16 hours of radio silence while we make our way back to NYC and then NC.

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Day 18 in Hong Kong: The kids and I decided to take the STAIRS up to the apartment… on the 31st floor!

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Day 18 in Hong Kong: Our last full day in Asia, we wandered the streets and shops (large and small) of HK. Now to pack, fly back to USA!

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Day 18 in Hong Kong: In shopping areas, tons of “open” wifi hot spots, but they are all “captive wireless portals”, require web login.

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Day 17 in Hong Kong: Just finished reading Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone (here, the “Philosopher’s Stone”).

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Day 17 in Hong Kong: Borrowing wireless internet from one of the 900 or so apartments that I can see outside of my window. Thanks!

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Day 17 in Hong Kong: Stuck in the HK airport. All I want is (1) food and (2) a taxi. Corridors, escalators, lifts, LET ME OUT!

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Day 17 in Hong Kong: Sydney lost a tooth while on the airplane! I wonder what the HK Tooth Fairy will leave under her pillow.

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Day 17 in Malaysia: Dim sum for breakfast, then flying off to Hong Kong. Bye bye, Malaysia!

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Day 16 in Malaysia: a “do nothing” day. Packing for return trip to USA via Hong Kong. The BIG suitcase is for the FOOD!

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Day 15 in Malaysia: I got to ride an elephant today… there’s one item I can scratch off of the Bucket List.

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Day 15 in Malaysia: Held hostage at Jusco shopping center, faulty parking payment system to blame, eventually snuck out the back exit.

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Day 14 in Malaysia: picked up brother-in-law from KLIA airport, drove to his house, small town, middle of nowhere (same place as Day 3)

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Day 14 in Malaysia: did a drive-thru of Putrajaya & Cyberjaya. PJ is the new gov’t complex, like DC Mall. CJ is like a mini- Silicon Valley.

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Day 13 in Malaysia: a full day in Kuala Lumpur - boarding school, Petronas bldg, KL Tower, 2 geocaches, pony ride, monkeys & snakes, F1 sim

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Day 13 in Malaysia: driving to Kuala Lumpur to visit our nephew at his boarding school, Hogw… I mean, ChongHwa.

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Day 12 in Malaysia: Stimulating the economy at “Giant” (http://giant.com.my), the local equivalent of Super Target

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Day 11 in Malaysia: Last week, I could not even get cell phone service here, and now I am watching the #LCROSS mission LIVE on NASA TV!

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Day 11 in Malaysia: Spent the day in Kuala Lumpur with class-of-83 friends - dim sum for breakfast, mall shopping, then train back to S’ban.

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Day 10 in Malaysia: Hack In The Box #HITB is over… thanks to the organizers for a great event!

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#HITB Bruno Gonçalves is “Hacking from the Restroom” - if his demo is any indication, he’s gonna be in that stall for a while!

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#HITB Saumil Shah sprays the heap, executes shellcode, installs his own browser add-on, records everything you do - in his own unique style

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#HITB quote, Russians selling DDoS services: “we guarantee five nines of downtime”

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#HITB The Grugq and Fyodor Yarochkin explore the Russian underground marketplace: passports, CC, SIM cards, botnets, DDoS, Skype $, iTunes $

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#HITB Julien Tinnes and Chris Evans (vsftp) on “Security In-Depth for Linux Software” - sandboxes, deputies, dropping privileges

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#HITB Lock-picking with http://toool.us crew, Deviant Olam and Babak Javadi

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#HITB Job De Haas on “Side Channel Analysis on Embedded Systems” - watching power consumption on a smart card to tell what it’s doing

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#HITB House Security at Crowne Plaza Mutiara is not quite sure what to think of these hackers, keeping a close eye on them.

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#HITB In between presentations, the DJ is rockin’ the house with some mad techno tunes.

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#HITB Julian Assange gave the crowd their money’s worth, somebody get out the hook!

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#HITB fourth keynote: Julian Assange, founder of WikiLeaks, on “Publishing the Unpublished”

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#HITB third keynote: Ed Skoudis on “Bad Guys Are Winning… Now What?” -or- “How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Hack”

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Day 10 in Malaysia: Getting there is half the fun? Not on the KTM Komuter train.

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Day 9 in Malaysia: Dinner with my good friend, Kenny Rogers.

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#HITB Alex Kouzemtchenko on “Implementing a Blind TCP/IP Hijacking Tool” - I obviously don’t understand TCP enough to grok this talk.

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#HITB hospitality fail - temperature outside is “Malaysia hot”, inside it’s “meat locker cold”

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#HITB Paul Theriault on “Browser Ghosting Attacks”, persistent scripts that keep running after you leave the hosting web page… ghosts!

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#HITB Sheran Gunasekera presenting “Bugs and Kisses: Spying on Blackberry Users for Fun”

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#HITB Excellent talk by Haroon Meer (@haroonmeer) on “Clobbering the Cloud”, many ways of gaming SaaS and web 2.0 apps

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Day 9 in Malaysia: luxury at the Crown Plaza Multiara Kuala Lumpur - RM18 for a turkey ham sandwich

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#HITB Network Forensics For Dummies - 2 hour lab material compressed into a 1 hour presentation

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#HITB second keynote: Rop Gonggrijp (Holland), old school phone phreaker, businessman, now demonstrating weaknesses in electronic voting.

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#HITB first keynote: Joe Grand on “Hacking Hardware” - hacking parking meters and smart cards in San Francisco.

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Day 9 in Malaysia: Attending the “Hack in the Box” security conference in Kuala Lumpur. #HITB

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Day 8 in Malaysia: Doing my homework on “komuter trains” in preparation for tomorrow. #HITB

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Day 8 in Malaysia: Driving back, we stopped at a rest area, saw a bunch of monkeys playing (and for once, they were not MINE).

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Day 8 in Singapore: Went by our old house and the hospital where Audrey was born.

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Day 8 in Singapore: Wow, AT&T only charges $2/minute for voice calls while I am overseas. Call me!

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Day 7 in Singapore: at around midnight, AT&T finally enabled international roaming on my iPhone.

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Day 7 in Singapore: AM spent preparing to prepare, PM at Sentosa theme park (hmm, that’s a catchy name, http://sentosa.us)

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Day 6 in Singapore: staying up way too late, chatting with old friends from NC who are now living in SG.

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Day 6 in Malaysia: Off to McDonald’s for a McReunion with high school classmates, then driving to Singapore.

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Day 5 in Malaysia: Traditional lanterns of the Moon Cake Festival give way to pyromania. Crazy kids.

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Day 5 in Malaysia: A rare respite from the heat - today was overcast with a light breeze. Still hot, but not uncomfortable.

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Day 5 in Malaysia: Buckle up, kids! Grandpa is in a HURRY to get back home!

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Today is “phone company day”. AT&T wants faxed docs to activate int’l roaming. Telekom Malaysia wants us IN PERSON to activate prepaid SIM.

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Gross… a cockroach just crawled over my bare foot!

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Day 4 in Malaysia: in-laws hosted a “moon cake festival” party, 100+ Chinese guests getting rowdy, door prizes, DJ blasting “YMCA”.

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@clubjuggler We’re 1000 miles from the west coast of Sumatra and 6000 miles from Samoa. The distances here are larger than you might think.

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Shopping for short pants: if they come down below your knees, they’re no longer “shorts”… they’re “longs”.

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Day 4 in Malaysia: zoo fail — went to a wildlife park, only to find that it is closed on Fridays.

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Sat here sweating for an hour — finally decided to invest the time to figure out how to turn on the air conditioner and ceiling fan. Ahh.

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Day 3 in Malaysia: drove to Mentakab, a small town in the middle of nowhere, to visit my brother-in-law’s family.

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