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

February 2010

@RobertFischer That 140 limit is not for YOUR benefit - it’s for OURS. Thanks for keeping it concise.

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Trying out TweetDeck.

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@nivex “Mrs rockhopper” has been happy with her new ipod touch (replaced her old palm zire), does a good job with PDA functions, and more

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Theme song at the Ringling Brothers Circus is “Do Not Try This At Home” - with good reason!

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Thanks @rhettmc & @linklamont, for making us laugh, and especially for being kid-friendly.

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According to my kids, “serving suggestion” means free license to stack food up in any combination, for art’s sake.

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22 years ago today, Foong did not have the good sense to say “no”, and she’s been stuck with me ever since.

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The raffle is about to start! Salem Elementary “not-so-spring” event, celebrating 10 years.

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@fmedlin I wonder if we could do roller-curling at the local bowling alley??

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I bet if I switched from :-) to ^_^ my neck might feel better.

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MS Windows has conditioned users into running “clean-up” SW, now they’ll run one bad SW to try to eliminate another! http://bit.ly/dxGvKf

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@frijole Not sure what is funnier, the bad pun or the bad geography.

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@bobbyllew re diesel emissions, friend and I visited London in 1992, his summary “pulled out some big black boogers that day!”

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To @pwbrewer: You post a CAMERA SHOT of one page of a Businessweek article?? How about this link instead? http://is.gd/96paV

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“Just shy of 98% of mobile devices that connect to public Wi-Fi are made by Apple.” - http://bit.ly/9zadWQ - I find that hard to swallow.

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@doctorow Why Lenovo? Plenty of nice netbooks out there.

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To @frijole, my daughter asked me what the ‘i’ in ‘iGovernment’ is for. I told her that ‘i’ stands for ‘Apple’.

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Wondering how long it will be before “he was like” replaces “he said” in formal written English.

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I think someone keeps unplugging a network cable in our lab. Mental image from “Airplane” (1980), Johnny says “Just kidding!”

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Due to time zone differences, @newlywedsontjob are always “on the job” while I am ACTUALLY on the job (at work).

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Yes, @jbroome, March *is* Convention Month: Ignite Raleigh (3), TEDxTriangleNC (6), Fizzled Durham (8), PechaKucha (20), CarolinaCon (19-21)

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TEDxRTP 2hrs & 4 min of registration, and we are SOLD OUT! Thanks everyone!!!

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@frijole Manual transmission + roll start FTW

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The family is walking 1.5 miles to the Mexican restaurant, eating supper, and walking back. Is this trip “calorie neutral”?

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The last tiny little chunk of snow in our yard. http://twitpic.com/14lwi7

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“Time Bandits” (1981) has been sitting on my shelf, unwatched, for a long time. Perhaps I should have left it that way. Not so sure.

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The kids and I are watching “Real Genius” (1985), an essential movie of my teenage years.

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Swimmin’ with the Indian Princesses at the Polar Bear Swim. Brrrr!

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@Sheamus Important to note that the 1995 Newsweek article was written by Clifford Stoll (“Cuckoo’s Egg”), promoting a new book.

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In the office, listening to the left hand fighting the right hand.

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My internet-conditioned brain is as water-tight as a colander.

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@waynesutton Local company in downtown Raleigh (transloc.com) sells the bus GPS systems to cities and campuses, might be an idea for them.

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Today would’ve been a good day to work from home.

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The two plug-ins that kept me with Firefox were FoxyProxy and FireBug. Now using @ChromeLinux with Proxy Switchy and Developer Tools.

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I just spent entirely too much time setting up a simple database where folks could leave comments on a web site… it’s a favor for family.

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@BostonMerlin you should keep your endpoints in some kind of sorted array, inserts cost a lot, lookups are fast

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haroonmeer S.O.P for compromised server is flatten & re-install. Why is this not the case for a PC thats been virus/malware infected?

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Sheamus And they wonder why people don’t buy their movies. http://bit.ly/bVt785

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makerfaireNC Ladies and Gents: We have a Date! MF:NC Is a Go! http://tinyurl.com/yfnnu…

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Sheamus “The problem with quotes on Twitter is that it’s very hard to verify their authenticity.” ~ Mark Twain.

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Argh! (1) @IgniteRaleigh is the same time as my daughter’s stage REHEARSAL (2) @TEDxRTP is same time as her PLAY! #doah

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Seneca5 hosts monthly LabVIEW user group in Morrisville. Time to learn, no sales. Tues 2/23 11:30am-1pm | register -> http://bit.ly/9l78bn

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@nivex Did you forget an ‘a’ in there?

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Is @TEDxRTP going to be an all-day event? Half day? Evening?

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Looking for a good code editor for Mac OSX to replace/supplement Xcode. Custom key bindings, white space options, open source if possible.

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@nmarisi I am using Linode, and I really like them! My referral code -> http://www.linode.com/?r…

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@Sheamus OMG, he’s from right here in my home district. A district, I should note, that is a HOTBED of TECHNOLOGY.

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@Sheamus Of all of the idiot politicians in all of the redneck backwater states, you had to pick one from mine. Sigh.

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Ouch! Firebug v1.5 causes Firefox 3.5.7 to crash on 64-bit systems. Works OK if you downgrade Firebug to v1.4.

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Why, oh why, would Google Chrome and Pidgin use the same proxy settings? Change one and the other changes too!

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@frijole I eagerly await the day when my job DOES involve a phone.

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Sudden proliferation of phone OS’s: iPhone, Android, Windows 7 Phone, Samsung “bada”, Nokia/Intel “MeeGo”. All but one are Linux/unix based.

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@mikbre Good thing your daughter does not follow you on Twitter, potty mouth.

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Gong xi fa cai. Hong bao na lai.

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@ginatrapani I’m devoting Saturday to catch up, re-tool, read lifehackerbook web site. Wonder if you’ve ever used TiddlyWiki? You’d love it!

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If you’re going to drive like an A-hole in Cary, don’t get an easy-to-remember license plate like “BEAVER”. Traffic hotline = 919-319-4521

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@chromelinux surely there is a way I can launch chrome from the command line and get a new window (like FF —new-window $url) ???

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Taking the stage at #TED in 5 minutes or so…. wish me luck!

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FF miles are going to expire, options: (1) pay $40 (2) fly (3) FF visa (4) shop w/partners (5) redeem (6) shop on web (7) lose ‘em | me = 7

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Kids vote: play in the snow - or - stay inside and be warm.

One vote for “warm”.
One vote for “both”.

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RT @MarthaLaneFox cost of educ every child in developing world = approx 1/6th of total of iraq war: http://bit.ly/o62S6

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Went to go peek outside to see if I could see a flake or two falling from the sky… the whole yard is covered in fresh white snow!!!

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@coxn Citibank offers “virtual account numbers”, disposable one-time-use CC numbers that are great for “crappy” online retailers.

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. @nprnews I noticed this morning that we still have a teeny weeny bit of snow in our front yard.

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@mikbre @pwbrewer Fossil also keeps your wiki and bug tracking database with your source code repository, all distributed and synced.

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Richard Hipp sure did deliver at the @trilug meeting last night. Lots of good stories about SQLite, and also his new project, “fossil”.

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@gillijp Well, don’t keep us all guessing… DID you get home OK?

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Wind blows, shingles blow off of the roof, we get a crew to replace them. Repeat. Eventually, the entire roof will be new.

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[TONIGHT @ 7pm] Richard Hipp, author of SQLite, speaks at @TriLUG (http://trilug.org), Red Hat HQ in Raleigh.

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@bobbyllew Wow, nice way to mis-lead your audience into thinking Twitter is like a human-powered Google. That only works if you’re famous.

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@mikbre Would be nice if this Hulu/noflash trick worked on the iPad nano (ahem, iPhone) also!

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@mikbre Replace “Mason” with “Ike”, “Google” with “Apple”, and “Buzz” with “iPad”. I’m just sayin’.

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[TOMORROW] Richard Hipp speaks at @TriLUG (http://trilug.org). He wrote SQLite, used in iphones, embedded, eclipse, firefox, and everywhere!

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@Sheamus Just like postal mail that says “important”… it’s not.

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The Jinx machine is out of order, please insert another quarter.

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coxn Could we have this in Carrboro please? http://googleblog.blogsp…

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Video ‘vloggers’ and news media: when I am at work, I am more likely to read your text than watch your videos.

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@frijole Awesome teaser site… the artwork on the app and the web site both look really nice!

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@frijole Got a teaser web site? What does it do? How much does it cost? MAKE ME WANT IT!

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How deep is your twitter client’s scroll-back? Do you “catch up” in the morning, or just start with new tweets?

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@fieldse I only found out about the arduino hack night at the last minute, so I did not go. Some of my friends did.

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Jumpin’ Junebugs! I challenged my 7yo to jump rope. 100 jumps (first try, w/o a mistake) wins $1. She did 147, a personal record!

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Yabba Dabba Do!

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Sheamus From what I’ve seen, Google Buzz is already the new Google Wave! (i.e, despite the hype, nobody is going to use it.)

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(Countdown = 2 days) D. Richard Hipp, author of SQLite, speaks at @trilug on Thursday 2/11 at 7pm, Red Hat HQ in Raleigh - http://trilug.org

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To @carrborocowork: got details on tonight’s #arduino hack night?? Please share!

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@Sheamus Thanks, BTW, for being a blabbermouth. I really love the things that you share.

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@Sheamus Sure… I follow folks like Stephen Hawking, might tweet once a year. I want to see it. Not just the blabbermouths like you and me.

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Is it just me, or does the “Picker View” widget look out of place on the iPhone UI? You’ve seen it. It’s that big ugly wheel widget.

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@Sheamus If the users are inactive, why cull them out? I only cull out noise-makers or irrelevant posters.

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ginatrapani if the GoDaddy SuperBowl commercials made you think you’d like to take your domain registrar business elsewhere http://bit.ly/c1enbO

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Yikes, voice mail box has been “clogged” since Thanksgiving, I just now noticed. Sadly, only 7 messages waiting for me, mostly about lunch.

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It seemed like a good idea at the time. The girls needed to burn some energy. So we WALKED home from the pizza place. 1.2mi, 27°F, and dark.

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I see that the #SB44 half-time show is sponsored by Geritol.

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The mouths of babes: my 7yo just asked “what if Obama were playing in the Superbowl, and…”

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Re-creating my online photo albums, that were somehow smashed by my latest server upgrade. (groan)

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The Raleigh Academy of Chinese Language (RACL) puts on their annual #CNY show - http://twitpic.com/11rw6z & http://twitpic.com/11rwer

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Co-branding at its finest: after I eat a Dove dark chocolate, I need some advice from Martha Stewart - http://twitpic.com/11rec9

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@BostonMerlin It crashed on me a couple of times today. Made my own POP-goes-weasel app, and then sample alarm clock would not launch.

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Anyone who thinks that Apple stuff “Just Works” has obviously never worked with their iPhone software development environment.

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Ending the work week on a high note… my software works, don’t touch it, just walk out the door!

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I don’t do folding umbrellas. It just ain’t right.

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I should somehow capitalize on the work of my namesake @alanjporter. Google me, find him! His/my arstechnica article -> http://is.gd/7HqCa

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One year without a wrist watch.

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Apple Now Lets You Preview iPhone Apps In Your Browser http://techmeme.com/s?=8… (via @techmeme) / my Tipster app -> http://is.gd/7GRMA

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@mikbre Wow, how did I NOT know that the world’s first web server ran on a NeXT?

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So much for expecting the Mac to “just work”. Mine froze up in the middle of upgrading to Snow Leopard.

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This just in: Wake Schools Open on One-Hour Delay Thursday

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@alanjporter Remember, “scented candles” == hiding pet stains!

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@bobbyllew If you’re really feeling wild, maybe we can set you up with a CUBICLE.

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The Indian Princesses played “stone face” tonight. Princess Puppy and Diamond Sparkle were motionless, like staring robots! How How!

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This just in: Wake Schools Closed Wednesday, Feb. 3

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@ypwhirlwind ISS will cross your sky early in the morning. It comes up in Southwest at 6:42 am. Details: http://twisst.nl/30676

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@ncsalamander ISS will cross your sky early in the morning. It comes up in Southwest at 6:42 am. Details: http://twisst.nl/30676

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@Sheamus email aliases FTW! (1) Create “blogs2010feb@sheamus.com”. (2) Expire it in May. - Computers never
forget!

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@clubjuggler Usually, the tooth fairy leaves a “golden” dollar coin.

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Weird, app store showed my new app v1.0 was available. Download showed new v1.0 icon while “loading”, but it downloaded the old v0.x app.

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We’re having a two-fer (a “tooth-er”)! Two daughters, each lost a tooth tonight. The Tooth Fairy’s gonna be workin’ overtime.

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It took Apple 7 days to approve the v1.0 update to Tipster, my first iphone app.

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Many believe Google email attacks: (1) carried out by the Chinese gov’t (2) used back doors required by US gov’t - Who’s driving this bus?

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Wonderful is your gift of knowledge / the more we share, the more it grows / the more we hoard it, the more it diminishes.

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Making fiends, making fiends, Vendetta’s always making fiends, while Charlotte makes friends. ♫

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This just in: Wake Schools Closed Tuesday

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Rut roh! “A problem is preventing Windows from accurately checking the license for this computer. Error Code: 0x80004005”

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@spiffytech I gave up wearing a watch last year… band broke and I never replaced it… have not missed it. #naked arms

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@mikbre I am not sure what I am supposed to “get”. To me, it’s too small to use at home, and too big to keep in my pocket.

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“Verified by Visa and MasterCard SecureCode: or, How Not to Design Authentication” - http://bit.ly/8dyu8H

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