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

November 2009

Tinkerer’s watch from Texas Instruments - awesome! http://is.gd/58522

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Apparently, my email at work was clogged all last week. Didn’t notice it until now, when it all arrived at once.

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What fun! “Whirlwind” (my 7yo) and her Big Brave (that’s me) made a “podcast” invitation for our upcoming Y-Princess tribe meeting.

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Gluing patches onto our vests - http://twitpic.com/rh1md - How How!

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Pepsi: the choice of a nude generation — uh, sorry, my nose is a little stuffy.

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Sol Azteca (http://maps.google.com/?…), for the post-holiday win!

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Sadly, I think we spent as much time with Squidward and Patrick as we did with my parents.

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Go Heels! (back home, that is)

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Sydney finally lost that dangling front tooth - OK, her daddy got tired of looking at it, so he “helped” it out.

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Wreck on I-40 westbound at Burlington, exit 150, Alamance Comm College, 2/4 lanes blocked.

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Woah, somebody go outside and adjust the contrast and white balance. I can’t see a thing! #fog

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There’s no place like 127.0.0.1

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@Chromelinux Why I didn’t see it? Never got as far as options/menus, was playing with Javascript to test Tiddlywiki speed vs Firefox.

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@Chromelinux Proactive feedback! Spooky! Had to VPN into work to see for myself. Works as advertised. Will give it a good run next week. Tx!

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The Ubuntu 9.10 boot-up screen is desperately trying to look like a Mac. #beyourself

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$BOSS tells everyone to start their Thanksgiving holiday right now… and go home early!

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Test-driving Linux version of Google Chrome browser. I would be happier if it used my window manager’s borders instead of acting “special”.

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@waynesuttonnc My flying car is parked in Sanford, at KTTA. It’s called an airplane, and normal people can learn to fly them. You could!

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Been having a cough. Went to see the doc. While she was listening to my chest, my phone rang (vibrate). Thought I had some terrible disease!

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Pharmacies inside grocery stores always make you wait a half-hour… so you’ll have time to shop?

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Just realized my work email client was out of sight & out of mind all day. Surprised to find my inbox was EMPTY!

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Never tweet when you’re bored. Always tweet when you’re having a good time.

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They say Python indentation is weird. They say Twitter is about sharing bathroom reports. - I bet they haven’t actually tried either one.

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Spent all morning debugging an SSL issue: my certificates had the real hostname, but my code was connecting to ‘localhost’… doah! #dummy

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@nprnews Why are you repeating headlines? We heard you the first time!

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Feeling “cruddy” on this rainy overcast morning.

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RT @frijole “Multiple sources reporting AT&T 3G is down across the Triangle this morning. Switch off 3G to roll with EDGE for now.”

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Just heard that our friends Greg and Aline are proud parents of a baby girl! Congrats! (I think a bowling pin might make a nice baby gift).

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Happy Bowling Birthday Party for my 6yo - I mean, 7yo - daughter. Nice souvenir pin, even if your sister DID write something stupid on it.

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@waynesutton Wow, that OTHER Wayne Sutton, the one in Tuvalu (.tv), looks kinda like YOU! #smallworld

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My 6yo is going to lose that front tooth any day now. Until then, she’s sporting a “Tow Mater” grin.

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Paul Graham: Apple’s Mistake “The App Store is an ongoing karma leak.” http://is.gd/4ZTDk

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OK, they passed out the paychecks… does that mean I can go home now?

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With four things vying for my time last night, I ended up lying on the bed, listening to my 6yo read a book, and falling asleep.

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@waynesutton Mayor of Micky D’s? I don’t know if I would be bragging about that.

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Personally, I find the idea of “in-message SMS advertising” repulsive, akin to opening personal letters and inserting ads in the envelopes.

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Oobleck for breakfast!

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Saw a bumper sticker today: “WTFWJD?”

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Triangle Android meet-up tonight. Lots of mobile application developers, with varied backgrounds. Thanks for hosting, Luke! #TriDroid

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@alanjporter Where are you moving to? I notice your name on the mail in my mailbox… coming to NC?

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8yo left homework at school, she called a buddy to to email it, first to a wrong address, then my spam filter rejected it. #comedyoferrors

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Reading up on the Leonid meteor shower, which should be visible from about midnight tonight until dawn tomorrow.

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Fever Friday AM
OK Friday PM
OK Saturday
OK Sunday
Fever Monday AM

Conclusion is clear: I must be sick of work!

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My tired old HP laptop used to freeze hard when I ran Ubuntu Jaunty, and now again on Karmic. But OK on Debian Lenny. Bad memory? #wut?

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I wonder how many of these people know that their neighborhood used to be Raleigh Municipal Airport.

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Wake County Public Library book sale!

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Warning — carpet-colored dog is lying down on the sunny spot on the stairs. #squish

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pet peave - text editors where PAGE UP and PAGE DOWN move the view, but leave the cursor where it was #xcode

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Biscuitville… for the Sunday morning win!

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@waynesutton - am I the only dyslexic person who reads @ginnyskal as “skinny gal”?

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A friend gave me his old Legos, but most were knock-off bricks. I am not ashamed to admit that we separated the “Legoids” from real Legos.

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My dog is 14 years old, and she still gets her leash wrapped around the trees in our front yard. #olddog #newtricks

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Kids are Skype-ing with their cousin in China, trying to arrange an international play-date on Club Penguin.

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@frijole When doofus goes to pee, I suggest you re-claim your pole position.

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WFH (self-quarantine)

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Crap… Fever… (Only one of those words is a symptom — the other one is an interjection).

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@wilw You work? I was beginning to think that all you did was PLAY!

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@waynesutton Sounds like some of the bets we used to have in college… maybe a slightly different meaning for “poken”, though.

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Cultural quirk at my office: they send emails with no body, just a message in the subject, sometimes with “<eom>” at the end. #ItsNotTwitter

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tonight @ 7pm - Triangle Linux Users Group meeting, topic is “Postgres 8.4” with Andrew Dunstan http://trilug.org @trilug

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Installed a CalDAV calendar server. Works great with Sunbird, but the iphone calendar app needs a little bit more motivation. #sledgehammer

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@jbroome Uh huh, that’s Mr Hooper. I think I still have a Cookie Monster, Oscar the Grouch and Ernie & Bert.

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@dsearls says Twitter is not fungible - http://is.gd/4SOW6

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Late night hackin’ #iphonedev

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Darn, another cloudy night, for what otherwise would have been an awseome ISS pass overhead. (see http://heavens-above.com)

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Got my Google Wave invite, immediately greeted with yet another dreaded “choose a globally unique name” prompt. Think I’ll just use my SSN.

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@pwbrewer Should I write my congressman to complain about Apple’s rejection of “Bobble Head Congress”? #confused

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Atomic Fireballs — no toms!

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@dsearls Want Albequerque-grade Internet speeds? Move to Europe or Asia. (doesn’t have the same ring)

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Citibank is offering me a LOW RATE of 19.99% interest on my MC! So far, Virtual Account Numbers is the ONLY thing they do right. #bankfail

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TWC says “Confirmation Required” to transfer a domain. For NO, hit link. For YES, do nothing & wait 4 days. Is that really a CONFIRMATION?

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@pwbrewer interesting that 2/3 of your (non-transporation) energy budget is just for maintaining temperatures (home and water)

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@doctorow unless you have a LOT of fuel, you’d normally boost-coast-brake

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Somebody go get a plunger… the intertubes are clogged at $WORK.

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Note to self: sharp objects and iphone should go into separate pockets. Bear claw:1 screen protector:0 (glass OK, whew).

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Wow, I just saw a shooting star!

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Big thanks to the YMCA for a magical Indian-themed night at Camp Kanata. Sure to be a lasting memory for my “princess” (and her Big Brave).

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Hello Mudda,
Hello Fadda,
Here we are at
Camp Kanata!

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Kids are at their first sleep-over. Mom and Dad are having a cheap date, courtesy of Red Box.

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My 1st-grader’s homework: how many bones does a bat have? Me, Masters degree, can’t figure it out in 1 hour. Hope she’ll tell me the answer!

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Someone used my referral code (http://bit.ly/1ldGuW) for 2 virtual private servers at @Linode. I don’t know who, but thanks!

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Lunch at Chick-Fil-A, I keep humming this song (youtube video) http://bit.ly/DAtAX

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Wow, the dog’s bowl is already clean! Must be one of her simple pleasures, too!

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One of life’s simple pleasures: my dog Maggie runs circles around my feet (always CCW) while I mix her food.

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Up at the crack of noon.

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Comedy Magician Gary Shelton entertains the crowd at the Salem Elementary book fair.

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@bobbyllew Wondering what Tweetie has that Twitterific (from @iconfactory) doesn’t.

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I sure hope @waynesutton is going to be at home for a few days. I know he (we) needs a break from all of the social networking activity!

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Cubicle… clear blue sky… cubicle… clear blue sky… decisions…

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@frijole Mark Turner (@mtdotnet) mentioned something a while back about sedo.com, a used domain marketplace.

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Don’t believe the myth that pull-tabs make up “most” of the weight of an aluminum can. My postal scale says not. Donate tabs + recycle cans.

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Thanks @anjibee, for sharing @Balligomingo with us (yes, I am playing catch-up) - mesmerizing!

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Wow, Ubuntu 9.10 (Karmic) just locked for 2 solid minutes, then came back to life. Sometimes I zone out like that, but it’s rare for my PC.

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I’m idempotent, mwuah hah hah! (Apparently, that means I make an impression on the first meeting, but fade out quickly after that).

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Enough reading machine-generated documentation… time to get some vitamin D… walkies!

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@RobertFischer Somehow, I thought you might be referring to Charlotte and Vendetta from http://www.makingfiends….

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Cubicle quake… office building floor is unusually wiggly this morning.

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Well, poo! Someone at work decided my headphones belonged to my old department and not to me… had to give them up. Earbuds to the rescue!

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Beta testing a friend’s iphone app. I set up a web-based bug tracker & entered many bugs. He’s gonna wish he never asked me for help!

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@levarburton FYI, unlike email, you can DELETE bad tweets and re-send corrected ones… and most folks will not notice!

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From @neuse, via email: “Companies do not want people looking for jobs. Companies want people that want to do what they do.”

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BoingBoing: Secret copyright treaty leaks. It’s bad. Very bad. http://is.gd/4MXvV

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I have shared 100 copies of Ubuntu 9.10 via bit torrent!

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I just voted - sort of - one race on the ballot, I abstained.

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I have never understood the writing practice of using “she” to mean the neutral “he”. Does the writer dole out he’s & she’s evenly?

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Maybe it’s just me, but Ubuntu’s bug-reporting web site “launchpad” has never made sense to me.

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Evangelizing Tiddlywiki today, http://www.tiddlywiki.com — it’s a wiki that’s small enough to fit in your pocket!

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@cshirky And being “born American” has nothing to do with being born in the USA. http://2tu.us/10wz

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Vote? For mayor? I thought the mayor was determined by @foursquare !

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I’m not going, but it will be interesting to hear from folks who are attending the @Internet_Summit tomorrow. #isum09

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I am all Drupal’ed out. #bedtime

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Enjoyed seeing the show-n-tell at the #TAR Triangle Amateur Robotics club meeting at #techshop.

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For the record - our tent just barely fits in our garage (it’s drying out) http://twitpic.com/nxozh

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My kids are demanding paid memberships to #ClubPenguin.

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@frijole You need to try to take a picture of some still, porpoise-less water. Maybe then they’ll pop in to “mess up” your picture!

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I am happy to be back on Eastern “Standard” Time (which is only “standard” for 1/3 of the year). Extra hour of sleep, woot!

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I just cobbled together a PHP script to dump my “PasswordSafe” database to a web browser, for simple (secure) web access to my passwords.

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@pwbrewer @michaelbrewer Funny, I just tweeted about the word “pterodactyl”.

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YMCA Indian Princess “Fall Outing” canceled due to lousy weather.

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RT @wilw “I think it’s a sign of the apocalypse that not a single surly 12 year-old with a pillowcase and no costume has shown up tonight.”

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