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

March 2010

The normal April fools BS is bad enough, plus the iPad unboxing hoopla - I think I’ll spend Thursday offline!

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Blog post by me: “Photo utility – renrot” - http://blog.alanporter.c…

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@wilw …and because it’s almost lunchtime!

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(via @mashable) Facebook Bug Exposes Users’ Hidden E-mail Addresses - http://bit.ly/dui1In <- why I always use ‘disposable’ aliases

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My office is celebrating Document Freedom Day (http://documentfreedom.o…) by migrating to MS SharePoint #fail

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AT&T’s dropped calls - it’s a FEATURE! Well, depending on who just called you, it can be. #recruiters

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Rajesh Setty on “9 Reasons Why Many Smart People Go Nowhere” (lifebeyondcode.com) - http://bit.ly/93eI0J (via @fmedlin)

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Apparently, using a soda can to shim open a combo lock is a lot harder than it looks. Doing my homework from #CarolinaCon.

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@mikbre I found one (Cars comic book) at B&N in Cary.

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@mikbre Would you believe that my evil twin, @alanjporter, is a comic book author, writes a “Cars” series?

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@levarburton It’s OK… we’re your closest 1.6M friends… we won’t tell anybody else.

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@mikbre I wonder if that’s my UPS pilot friend… he does the Asia-to-Anchorage leg a lot, usually loaded down with laptops + gadgets.

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@jkhorvath And it looks “mah-velous”!

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@BostonMerlin That case-mate sleeve looks like a plain manilla envelope! Maybe you should just keep it in a plain FedEx envelope! #free

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@mikbre It means the UPS workers opened your box and are playing with your new iPad.

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Current publicity stunts for Google fiber are lame - I would rather see towns show what they would DO with fiber, not naming kids “Sergey”.

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I leave my old “Linux Journal” mags in the office for others to read & learn. Someone else is leaving “allure” mags. Hint? Aimed at me?

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@danlondon Funny, I had just bookmarked your old site as an example of ‘awesome’. New site renders weird for me, DoaS pic overlays headline.

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We have clearance, Clarence. \ Roger, Roger. What’s our vector, Victor?

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My kids are getting a proper education… we’re watching “Airplane!”

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“How How” did the geocaching go? OK, I guess. 5 little minds engaged, dads got lots of exercise, only 1 GPS was destroyed.

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Getting ready to take ten little indians into the woods to find hidden treasures. #princesses #geocaching

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Mowing season begins. That stuff in my yard does not even resemble grass.

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@alanjporter Maybe they just did not want you to call them. :-P

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A lemon tree, Watson!

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My 7yo just admitted to me that she has a “crush list” (she also calls it a “♥ list”). Sorry, Matthew, you’re not on it any more.

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@anjibee The real jerk is the bank, who gladly gives your money to anyone that can write down your 16-digit number (waiters ,etc).

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Grrr, upgraded Chrome browser, now it refuses to load TiddlyWiki files. Back to Firefox!

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Overheard at work: (1) “if you teach someone how to fish…” (2) “then I won’t get to go fishin’ any more!”

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Leftovers, throw away (so much waste) or save (so much waist)?

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ArapahoeNation Looking for a great Spring Outing side trip? Aurora Fossil Museum!!! http://ow.ly/1gptt

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Shoot, someone locked the door to my favorite lunch-time hiding place.

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@pwbrewer The Brian Cox #CarPool is definitely one of the better ones. He also gave a great TED talk in 2008.

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lhutton Where was all this outrage when the Patriot Act was signed?

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Dear neighborhood hawks, if you choose to eat your lunch on top of my minivan, please clean up after your meal. Thanks.

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jbroome Princeton researchers find that high-fructose corn syrup prompts considerably more weight gain http://bit.ly/aW8aaX #hfcs #pepsithrowback

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@bobbyllew US viewer, lived in UK & Singapore, but still, your front-view shots on narrow roads make me feel like we’ll crash head-on!

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Downloaded the new Ubuntu 10.04 (beta1). Bootup screen blinks, but never loads. (sad trombone)

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My account of “CarolinaCon - Day 3” (Sunday) - http://blog.alanporter.c… - #CarolinaCon

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Google: “A new approach to China: an update” http://googleblog.blogsp… (via @Techmeme)

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OK, what rocket scientist decided that we should remove all whitespace from our javascript code? I assume, to save bandwidth.

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I, for one, am tired of hearing phone companies advertise “3G” and “4G”. Saying “UMTS” and “LTE” tells us more.

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@mikbre “Nothing of substance can or is being relayed in 1 min.” - Like Twitter, right?

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My account of “CarolinaCon - Day 2” (Saturday) - http://blog.alanporter.c… - #CarolinaCon

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#CarolinaCon marathon - I’m gonna need a week just to digest all of this stuff!

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Speaker at #CarolinaCon wore his wireless mic into the bathroom!

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First day of Spring in Raleigh - ideal weather - clear blue sky, 74°F / 23°C, beautiful.

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My account of “CarolinaCon - Day 1” - http://blog.alanporter.c… - #CarolinaCon

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CarolinaCon Deviant’s talk on handcuff keys was great #carolinacon

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#CarolinaCon starts tonight. Not sure what I should do to prepare… re-gen my SSH keys? re-encrypt my thumb drive? visit a liquor store?

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@mikbre concensus seems to be hawks, not cats

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@frijole ya know, I wrote a glowing review of @iGovernmentapp, and it never showed up in itunes… #censored ?

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Gross! Yesterday, I found a bunch of feathers in my yard. This morning, a bigger one. And then, a HUGE pile on top of our van! Cats?

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Q: When do parents find out that it’s “picture day” at school? A: Five minutes before the bus arrives.

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Funny how other store “pull” an item that they no longer want to sell, while Apple “bans” them (according to recent news).

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@carolinajobs Last time I looked, Atlanta & Memphis were not in “Carolina”. Dontcha think we’d follow @Georgia_Jobs_US if we wanted to move?

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So, are @Triangle_Jobs and @TriangleNetwork one and the same? Or are they just joined at the hip? #TheresAnEchoInHere

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wilw When I email with someone my son’s age, and they use “ha ha” or “lol” as punctuation, I feel like I’m an old man. And from another planet.

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Blimp flying over Raleigh!

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I am not sure why I bother trying to print stuff out at work. This time, it printed in reverse order, 2 pages per sheet, and skipped p5-25.

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@mashable Remember, FILE SHARING is legal in the US, too. Sharing of copyrighted works is not.

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@bobbyllew Make sure you post a twitpic of you, walking and thinking. We want to walk and think vicariously through you.

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@mikbre Jerky scrolling, like the iphone’s ‘podcast’ menu? I noticed mine got jerky after a recent update (3.1.2 or 3.1.3).

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RT @Voodoologic: “http:code.google.com/p/grimwepa/ cracking into your network just got more user friendly” @LinuxBlog: “Cool name GrimWepa”

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@pwbrewer You need to contact the vendr.tv folks and get an interview about Taco Loco while they’re in town!

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Lock pick set: 1, file cabinet: 0.

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My “playlight” saving plan: “spring fwd” every weekday at 10am, “fall back” at 10pm, keep same office hours -> extra hour of play!

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What a long day. Spent a lot of it petting snakes at the NC Museum of Natural Sciences. Also found time for kung fu, BBQ & magnet schools.

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Savoring that brief stillness of Saturday morning, when it still feels like I have the whole day ahead of me, before it slips away.

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@TUAW: “as many as 50,000 #iPads pre-ordered in first two hours” / @BillEllsworth: “I want one and I don’t even want one.”

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Heading off to the @trilug (Triangle Linux Users Group) meeting. Topic is “web security 101”. Place is Red Hat HQ at NC State. Time is 7pm.

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BostonMerlin Submitting the wrong version of my app could have been avoided if 1)they let you test the dist bundle and 2)i knew what i was doing! :)

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People think I keep a personal wiki because I am organized. No, it’s because I am so scatterbrained, I’d never find anything otherwise!

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@LinuxBlog Groups that have elaborate coding standards usually have no design standards at all, nitpicking tabs while the boat sinks.

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Soggy morning, all the kids at the bus stop are picking up worms from the middle of the street.

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New blog post from me: “Snakes of a Feather”, Sydney writes a Python program - http://blog.alanporter.c…

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Linux on my laptop at home, NX into Linux PC at work, Virtualbox running WinXP, VMware console into VM cluster. Somebody pull me out!

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Phatdippin’ - endorsed by Barack Obama *and* Tay Zonday! - http://rhettandlink.com/… - #NewToMe

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Wardrobe malfunction - just noticed my jeans have a big hole in a place that’s not supposed to be hole-y. Good thing I’m WFH today!

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Enjoyed a real “daddy to the rescue” moment. 8yo was hat-less on “crazy hat day”.

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If you finished the 3000+ word blog post about Malaysia and want more, see the pictures - http://gallery.alanporte…

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A long-overdue account of our trip to Malaysia in October - http://blog.alanporter.c…

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Sheamus All Your Apps Are Belong to Apple: The iPhone Developer Program License Agreement. http://bit.ly/aezTE5

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Wow, did I just write a 3000-word blog post? Better not push the “publish” button just yet. I’ll sleep on it.

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My 7yo takes a math quiz. Question: “Ten less than 38”. Her answer: “true”.

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@steveburnett Same applies to freelance software developers.

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@cshirky I believe that is called a “fax machine”.

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Spent the entire day doing two things I am not good at - taxes and cooking.

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@RobertFischer Don’t be jealous… the hawks were planning to eat road kill. If you’re that bad off, I’ll buy you a sandwich at Subway.

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It always amazes me when a bank’s main login page has a super-long URL. It should just be “https://bank.com/login”, with the S! Bookmark it!

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Spent all day at the “Odyssey of the Mind” competition - now stuck in traffic, waiting to get out.

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The dog has learned how to game the system, playing both adults against each other to get fed twice.

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@coollike I leave a note for the delivery man, $5 bill taped to the note. Last pkg was left at my house with stamp saying “sig on file”.

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20 years ago, DOS users upgraded to Windows. Today, Windows users are spreading DoS all over the internet.

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Sheamus History and development of the iPhone - 2008-2014. http://bit.ly/aRScRw (via @nrgins)

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@cshirky Expose yourself to something different and beautiful: Stef Suen (孫燕姿) “Tonight I Feel Close To You” (2003)

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@dsearls A friend from Raleigh moved to Boston, and is looking for a good Linux Users Group. Do you have a recommendation?

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Slacks, meet coffee.

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It was nice to see so many enthusiastic drivers in such a hurry to get to work this morning. Your work must be AWESOME!

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Hated to miss #IgniteRaleigh, but really enjoyed seeing the skits performed by the “Odyssey of the Mind” teams at Salem Elementary.

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It’s just sad to think how many times I’ve had to ‘grep’ the whole darned disk of a server to track down what’s going on.

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@IgniteRaleigh I can not make it tonight, but I gave my ticket to a friend. I am so jealous of him.

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@2600 Gosh, I guess I need to get crackin’ on the Fall and Winter issues that are still in the “to read” pile!

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How long will it take for @YPwhirlwind to wind down after our Indian Princess tribe meeting? - Hint: her name IS “Whirlwind”

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Thank you, vmware, for assigning me a new IP address when I “re-deployed” that virtual machine I was working on.

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Thank you, vmware, for “un-deploying” that virtual machine that I was working on.

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Web mail at $WORK, browser says “The server’s security certificate is revoked!” - I can understand “expired” or “invalid”, but “revoked”?

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Cutting the dog’s hair - 10yrs ago: “SIT! Good girl! cut cut cut cut cut” - vs now: “SIT! cut SIT! cut SIT! cut SIT! cut SIT! cut”

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@adorasv Me too… working from home today, throat hurts. BTW, looking fwd to showing your TED talk to my kids. #bigfan

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@doctorow Great review of PI, yet another reason to read the book. (Wondering about “affect” vs “effect” in 3rd ¶ - I could go either way).

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@BostonMerlin One man’s CRAP is another man’s Tipster. :-)

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Yuck, instead of zooming in, the embedded “bing” map on http://igniteshow.com/ev… keeps taking me to the main bing.com maps page. #fail

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@nerdist Stop paying the Intuit tax. Gnucash is FREE, open source, cross-platform - http://wiki.gnucash.org/…

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The “better alternative” to Win7 - http://www.ubuntu.com/pr… - 100% free, OK to copy/share, stable, secure.

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Details on the Windows Genuine Advantage update (KB971033) that phones home every 90 days - http://lauren.vortex.com…

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Hey @IgniteRaleigh, let’s just pretend that I could not make Wed night. Will there be a video I could watch later?

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Who owns your PC? Windows Genuine Advantage (KB971033) phones home every 90 days. There are better alternatives - my PC runs 100% free s/w.

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Working from home for the first time since November, had to reinstall some essential WFH software (qtnx).

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