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

December 2009

First Night Raleigh - waiting for the big nut to drop…

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Through the fog, the full moon DOES look blue!

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First Night Raleigh - Transactors Improv Company is makin’ it up as they go.

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Comedian Glenn Singer (horseguy.com) picked Sydney to go up on stage, made coins come out of her ears. Then did “El Gleno Grande”, ole!

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Walking from the NC Museum of Natural Science all the way down to the Progress Energy Center… in the rain.

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First Night Raleigh - parlor magic with Jim Passe - excellent!

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@mikbre Tiger, Droid… is EVERYTHING Apple propaganda in your world?

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Too many people in the auditorium. Kids managed to find seats, we’ll wait for them outside.

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First Night Raleigh begins with 300 people in a 200-seat theater — popular magic show.

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I should probably save this thought for tomorrow, but… Why do we celebrate “First Night” on the last night of the year?

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@waynesutton What do I win for answering?

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Not sure what, but *something* installed apache on my home server. Thank you very much, but I *was* using lighttpd for that.

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@anjibee It’s payback for all of those “work days” where you send us pictures from the beach. Sorry. Try to enjoy, if you can.

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Freaky. I just got a cold call from “Comodo” trying to sell me an SSL certificate for my personal mail server. Are they that desperate ?

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@clubjuggler I was just joking… making a commentary on location-based tweets. I’m at home tonight, ripping CD’s and hacking IMAP servers.

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I’m at … wait, you don’t care, do you?

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@bobbyllew Thanks for pointing me (indirectly) to Miro. My kids now run Miro viewer on Linux to watch podcasts. Like itunes w/o the quirks.

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Weird… three large jets, flying in a fairly tight formation over RDU, not low enough to land, but not at cruising altitude.

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I am “at work” today… as in “physically at work”, not as in “busy at work”.

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@alanjporter She sounds like “an award winning daughter”.

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@waynesuttonnc What do you think of working in downtown Raleigh?

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@frijole How do you even know? Itunes Connect is closed this week. Can we get our download stats from somewhere else?

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@mikbre From their email to developers: “Access to iTunes Connect will resume Tuesday, December 29, 2009.”

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TV quote of the day: “Well, folks, it looks like we’re up chocolate creek without a popsicle stick.” - Gingerbread Man, Shrek 2

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@dsearls general (private) aviation = the only remaining civilized way to fly

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Memes (NPR article: http://su.pr/2DDgxp) were around long before the Internet. Remember faxed (and re-faxed) memes? And Xerox memes?

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Boxing Day - totally fixated on their boxes - http://twitpic.com/vcry6

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We’re running down a lot of batteries today.

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Christmas dinner on the grill - http://twitpic.com/v82af

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I think it’s finally time to take a shower and don some gay apparel.

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Total “out-of-box experience” failure: ipod touch demands Windows (don’t have) or Mac (at home), won’t start - http://twitpic.com/v695a

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While the girls were distracted by dish-sledding, Santa’s elves unpacked the sleigh faster than a NASCAR pit crew.

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The girls are in sleigh #1 with me, my ho-ho-ho is in sleigh #2 with Santa’s bag of toys. - Momma’s gonna get me for saying that!

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Give the gift of knowledge. Support the Wikimedia Foundation (they run Wikipedia). I did. - http://wikimediafoundati…

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. @egsavage @pwbrewer In a mostly-Mac world, would Mac owners still be obnoxious zealots?

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Woo hoo! My cheezy tip calculator iphone app has been downloaded more than 500 times! - http://sentosa.us/iphone…

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Why does Sound Juicer crash so much? I still have this big pile of inherited CD’s to rip.

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Whenever I visit Yahoo! Groups, I am somewhere in between “logged in” and “not logged in”. I can’t do anything, but it has a “Log out” link.

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Before you ask… no, I don’t eat at Waffle House that often. But I’ve been there twice this week. That pretty much blows my yearly quota.

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Late breakfast-style dinner at Waffle House. Some dude loaded the jukebox with George Jones.

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At the wall of lights, downtown Raleigh - http://twitpic.com/uqcfu

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Ho ho hot water!

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Merry Christmas to me! I’m getting a new gas water heater!

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Shortest day of the year, and I spent half of it in the bed.

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Celebrating the winter solstice at Waffle House with a bunch of geo-friends.

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Christmas carol question: better not shout/pout/cry/why -or- shout/cry/pout/why ? I sang the former in kindergarten.

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Watching “Elf” with the family.

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Stalking @mikbre in Huntersville, NC (gowal.la has achieved an annoyance/novelty factor of > 1)

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Drat, late paying the water/trash bill (again), my only non-electronic bill. Solution: a cron job to send myself an email reminder.

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Santa needs to be very careful about where he leaves his list.

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CD ripping party, part 2 - Good friend gave me his entire CD collection when he moved overseas. It’s weird to inherit something so personal.

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Groan, new candy cane flavors: sweet tart, starburst, bubblicious, gobstopper, chocolate mint, now&later, spree, sour patch. No peppermint?!

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I keep hearing the phrase “private information” and “Facebook” in the same sentence. That makes no sense to me - who keeps secrets on FB?

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@bobbyllew Your twitter google replacement strategy only works for new media mega-stars such as yourself. I don’t have as many followers. :(

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@chillcast One vote for “without”. I would miss your lovely voice for a week, but it would make a great holiday mix CD to play every year.

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@Scate97p congratulations! (no, I am not him)

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@wilw is cooking with Yoda

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I installed “miro” audio/video player on the kids’ PC… appears to be leaps-n-bounds better than rhythmbox for playing podcasts!

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The finished gingerbread house, slidey roof and all. http://twitpic.com/te1kv

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Reading reports from @mikbre and @pwbrewer as they eat Swedish meatballs at Ikea (for just $1).

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My two elves just decorated the tree. http://twitpic.com/tdi2d

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Restored Ubuntu 9.04 on the kids’ “vintage” PC. The newer 9.10 freezes on it.

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I am disappointed to say that I have somehow turned my kids’ PC into a steaming pile of Ubuntu. #howdidthathappen

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After a half hour of trying, I found that my old computer that CAN’T boot from USB but CAN from CD, actually BOOTS from USB but NOT from CD!

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Android meetup turned out OK, once we found a table. I had “issues” with Eclipse on my EeePC, but I learned a lot. #android

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Perhaps Panera Bread was NOT such a great place to meet for an Android programming workshop. There’s a mob of hungry holiday shoppers!

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Then the sunshine guy puts down the raisin scoop and pours in the high-fructose corn syrup - http://twitpic.com/t7e1y #kelloggs #raisinbran

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Wow, four fire trucks just pulled up in front of our house! Our street is lit up like… Christmas! http://twitpic.com/t51ng

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@anjibee Is it just me, or does @RobertFischer look like “Super” Christopher Reeve in that picture?

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Mark Knopfler has restored my Qi.

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The Xlerator Hand Dryer disturbs my Qi. Don’t be messin’ with my Qi.

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I believe that wraps my work up for the week (*cough*, year).

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Stunning performance by the Salem Elementary “Skip-Its” jump-rope team! Yay, Coach Hager!

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Salem Elementary School Chorus - Rockin’ the House!

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Reminder: Triangle Linux Users Group (@trilug) meeting tonight, 7pm at Red Hat HQ in Raleigh, pot luck dinner and talk on “Beagle Board”

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@bobbyllew FB cheat sheet: (1) news = AI-chosen pseudo-popular (2) live = chronological (3) stat updates = tweets without games/links/photos

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Neighborhood sleigh ride tonight. Normally on the coldest night of the year. This year, on the windiest. Spotted Santa briefly.

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@bobbyllew It really says something when your guests oblige you, even when they think you’re doing “car poo”. #carpool

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Which Law of Thermodynamics covers the Conservation of Luck? I fear something bad is about to happen, to balance out that lottery thing.

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blog post: When ‘sudo’ pauses… http://blog.alanporter.c…

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Savage Chickens: Wishing you a steaming pile of Christmas - http://www.savagechicken…

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Perhaps I should clarify. I matched 4 out of 5 numbers on Cash 5, that’s $259. I’m not quitting my day job for that (but I thought about it)

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Sweet… I just won the lottery!

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Drat, DSL line is down. Second time this week. Usually it’s rock solid.

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Breaker One Nine, this here’s the Rubber Duck. Pig Pen, you got your ears on, good buddy?

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@pwbrewer I sure do see a lot of tweets about how great Apple’s repair service is. I’m sure their stuff breaks, too.

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email thread going around: “Google Wave and the sound of crickets”

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Wishing my good friend @atulshri a safe journey back home to India, and best wishes for the new beginnings that await him there.

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@RobertFischer But it’s not as bad as “Pen Island”, a place that sells promotional/advertising pens.

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@RobertFischer A friend worked for a startup, chose the name “Rights Exchange”. A few weeks after getting the domain, they changed it.

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@bobbyllew Is that like “How Stuff Works” books & web site? Wouldn’t Marshall Brain be a good #carpool guest! I’d be happy to introduce you.

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@anjibee The real question is why you were walking in the middle of your cat’s bathroom. It’s not YOUR house, you know.

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@alanjporter Have you seen Tiddlywiki? A complete wiki in a single HTML file, perfect for a memory stick. No more paper notebooks for me!

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Thanks to @mtdotnet for sharing “blueproximity”, a Linux app that watches your phone’s bluetooth & locks your PC screen when you walk away.

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Infrastructure #fail - not sure why, but my employer uses Yahoo! IM accounts for normal business use. Just got IM spam from my manager.

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@BostonMerlin I was looking for iphone info, saw your avatar on a forum, recognized it from AOPA forums, small world!

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@NCSUCPE Found the <X] on Mac. Run “Char Palette”, view=glyph, font=Apple Symbols, see #5081. Still trying to paste into I’face Builder.

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@NCSUCPE For defaults & rounding, see “QuickTip”. It should look familiar.

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Sydney on a bike, first time without training wheels! http://twitpic.com/sfbr2

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On the greenway, walking with the family. Dragging the dog behind me like a water-skier.

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I’d like to thank all of the other first graders in my daughter’s class for planting “I want a cell phone for Christmas” in her head.

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@frijole I was looking for the one more like the iphone’s dial-out keypad. Your U232B is more of an outline.

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Wondering how I can find that little backspace symbol that looks like <[X] so I can use it in my iPhone app. #osx #unicode #cutpastefail

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I think @clubjuggler might have spent some time waiting tables at some point in his career.

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Congratulations to @mikbre and his growing family!!

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I can’t afford to stay home today… two different boy scout troops just came by, raising funds by selling luminary candles & popcorn #hide

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Wow, 49 downloads of my “Tipster” iPhone app on the first day (of course, one of those was me) http://sentosa.us/iphone…

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Excellent, a “build” directory with a “readme.txt” file! (happy dance) But it’s zero bytes long. (sad trombone)

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I think the @WUNC iphone app problem might be because I am running it on a restrictive wifi at work. It’s OK on AT&T’s network.

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New @wunc iphone app doesn’t do much for me… crashes immediately after I answer the “location” question.

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@wunc Need help debugging that new iPhone app? I know some good app programmers.

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I am now a *published* iphone app developer - http://sentosa.us/iphone…

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@bobbyllew Don’t worry about how you look… they’re engineers… they won’t notice.

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@mikbre Apple is no match for your brother… I am sure that he can defeat the system-wide spell checker (that’s what homonyms are for)

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Indian Princesses at the NCSU women’s basketball game http://twitpic.com/s14jc

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I have a handful of Google Wave invites, if you’re interested…

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Wow, Google now does DNS (http://code.google.com/s…) Is there antything they do not know about us?

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MS Word makes me want to drive a nail into my skull.

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I just had this momentary panic — did I “dine and dash” at lunch today? (Apparently not, thanks again, Joe and Google!)

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Had lunch with some of the Triangle’s most connected people. Discussed cross-pollination. Thanks to Joe for inviting & for the Indian food.

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“Perl is the crystal meth of programming…” —Dan Martinez (more at http://www.embedded.com/…)

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RT @mattfrye (via IRC) “had the worst baklava of my life last night and it was still awesome”

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I am always late to get into the Christmas spirit, and hearing xmas music too early gets on my nerves. But Vince Guaraldi eased me into it.

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Last night’s Y Indian Princess meeting was a success… 7 girls made crazy feathered headdresses, and no one got burned from the hot glue!

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Drat, Google Chrome does not allow cookies for “file:” URI’s, it “forgets” all of my TiddlyWiki settings. Workaround: —enable-file-cookies

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@bobbyllew new specs: actually, I really liked the ones from your early ’09 carpools. just bought new ones myself, I avoided the rectangles

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School bus came 15 minutes EARLY today. How, exactly, is that supposed to work?

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Enjoying the ipod wayback machine… tonight, it’s the year 1983.

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