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

April 2010

I mis-quoted. “…all we need to make us really happy is something to be enthusiastic about” - Charles Kingsley, not Einstein.

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wilw Now *THAT’S* a fire: http://bit.ly/9slZGH

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@doctorow Geez, might as well get out of the car and WALK to Boston.

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@BostonMerlin Do YOU qualify for an enterprise account?

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@BostonMerlin In my case, I talked the client into doing a web app instead.

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@BostonMerlin I had the same problem recently. That’s what “enterprise” accounts are for. No app store, < 500 devices.

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Choose your teacher — team lead’s code to too tricky to follow, newbies’ code is to shallow be worthwhile. Must… find… balance…

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Everybody keeps saying that Flash is dead, HTML5 has <video> tag. What about interactive Flash-based games?

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Music video for “TiK ToK” by Ke$ha, if played without the sound, could easily be mistaken for Madonna in 1985.

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@SecretHQTweets That $5 and 1 cube would be a good investment in visualization.

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@frijole What kind of connection are you looking for? I know Scott Saxon, the owner/founder. But I am not a member.

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@SecretHQTweets The corner pieces have a knob on the end. The edge pieces are T shaped, holding the knobs in.

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@danlondon Welcome to Web 3.0, where we lose control of the inter-connects!

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Dear Mr Jobs, I know you don’t like Flash. But my kids do love Club Penguin, and I’d love to buy them an iPod Touch to play it on.

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RT @nivex Happy Ubuntu release day everybody!

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@bobbyllew If you’re interested in “How Stuff Works” in the US, I know the founder, Marshall Brain… very interesting guy.

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@danariely … and deeper in debt (with respect to Tennessee Ernie Ford)

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Uh oh… it’s that time of the month again… time to reboot my PC.

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In honor of the my kids’ favorite new fashion trend, silly bandz, I changed my iPhone wallpaper to “Mr T”. Connection = extreme wrist wear.

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darrengeraghty I was kind of hoping Facebook would buy out Palm, and rebrand the company Facepalm…

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brownpau Lately I feel like my ability to focus has really

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Blog post from @coxn - how to prepare for the Ubuntu 10.04 Lucid release - http://bit.ly/cp3rO8

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I just don’t get the “webinar” thing. If I have to tune in at a specific time, is it interactive? Are these archived? Why not a podcast?

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Wondering if any #spacetweeps ended up with extra KSC #STS132 tickets. My friend got 2 adult tix, but could not get tix for his 3 kids.

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@bobbyllew If you’d like to experience the opposite effect, I can get you a visitor’s pass to my office.

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@nasatweetup I’m sure your waiting list is plenty long enough, but I’d be happy to fill any vacancy that happens to pop up. #LateToTheParty

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Somewhere along the line, I have gained a deep distrust for anyone who sells tires. (But it’s time… they’re bald).

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Gray Powell has accomplished what few of us could ever do - he was caricatured by Wally - http://bit.ly/c8LR52

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I just scored Kennedy Space Center tickets for the 5/14 STS-132 launch!

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dsearls Help fight against a new law in North Carolina that would prevent municipalities from offering broadband. http://bit.ly/afm9Jr

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@jbroome That photo is definitely a keeper.

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@Sheamus I use ‘rss2email’ on a Linux server… reads RSS feeds and sends them to me in email.

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RT @makerfaireNC “I haven’t seen a single kid here today that didn’t have eyes as big as saucers!” - That describes my 2 kids, and me too!

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Maker Faire is stimulus overload! #MakerFaireNC

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@bobbyllew but the kicker… did she HELP you weed the garden?

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Dear banks, please name your online bank statements “2010-04-24.pdf”, and not “statement.aspx”. Would help a bunch, thanks.

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@bedpost I envision an iPhone app in your future.

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Wondering why my alarm clock did not go off… and then realizing that it’s Saturday!

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Finally made it through all of the lecture videos from the Stanford iPhone programming course! #CS193P

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Listening to @chillcast # 211, “Secret Society” by Paul Loraine, sounds like I have been eaten & am being digested!

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My dislike of clearcase has just today been upgraded to “loathing”.

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@AlStrowger Tweeting when you’re bored make Al seem like a dull boy.

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@alanjporter You need to cap your upload to about 90% of your outbound rate. That’ll give ample room for your download to send ACK packets.

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@danariely Question - do fiancee professors have aggressive spell-checkers?

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Running “pidgin” (IM client) on my Ubuntu 10.04 laptop - brought the machine to a stand-still. “Empathy” runs w/o problem.

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“Working from home” means I can stop in mid-conversation, go to the kitchen & grab a drink & come back w/o you noticing.

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Why do I DOWN-load UP-dates?

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doctorow India’s new copyright law gets it right: http://tinyurl.com/2fmj9…

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Today is “Take Your Child to Work Day”. Heck, they’re out of school. So I am working from home. Does that count?

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@frijole That would be me, clicking on “reload”.

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@_karora uhm… how about one for your wife, while we’re at it?

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@chillcast I already told you… I’m still on @chillcast 120… I’m behind on my chillin’, and it’s stressin’ me out!

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@anjibee Listening to @chillcast 210 on headphones. The intro to “Just Imagine” fills my whole head, tickles sinuses - weird!

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dsearls If we see the Net as a medium rather than as a place, we risk losing it. Here’s why: http://bit.ly/95n7oA #fiberfete

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RT @steveburnett Amazon: NC Dept of Revenue wants to know *what* you bought & who you are (NC already knows $) http://bit.ly/ao1ij0

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“Maker Faire NC” is this Sunday in Durham. See http://makerfairenc.com/ for details. #MakerFaireNC

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Our wiki (Twiki) is so slow. When I hit [submit], I usually think of something else I want to add before it’s finished saving.

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Frack, looks like I missed the window to sign up for a NASA Tweetup… by 10 lousy minutes!

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@clubjuggler a delayed “thank you” for showing me ‘etckeeper’. now that I grok ‘git’, it’s pretty awesome!

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Map of Europe, showing the spread of ash clouds from Eyjafjallajökull volcano - http://i.imgur.com/flMMU…

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haroonmeer Cargo Cult Startups? http://blog.thinkst.com/… (self blog spam)

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Bicycles have been hanging upside down in my garage for the last seven years! Finally got them down (engineering feat) and ready to ride!

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daveslounge Time Warner Cable is buying state senators to put the kibosh on muni broadband in NC. Don’t let them. http://bit.ly/cdc2sZ

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@makerfaireNC Wow, that’s like folks at my office, who send out an email and then walk by your desk to see if you got it.

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@pwbrewer I just bought 2 cheap charger/xmitters from deal extreme. Both xmit OK. 1 does not charge.

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Just wondering - were lower-altitude “general aviation” (private aircraft) flights grounded in Europe because of the volcano?

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@alanjporter Congrats on the switch to Mac! It’s not quite Linux, but it’ll do. :-P

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Yow! 48°F / 9°C in the camp cabins this morning!

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Is there a way to download an app from the app store and run it on the iphone/ipad simulator?

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@mikbre ever tried VNC on ipad? got a specific application in mind, brainstorming feasibility

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@frijole ever tried VNC on ipad? got a specific application in mind, brainstorming feasibility

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@wxs Try a TiddlyWiki… just one notch over a notes.txt file… lightweight, searchable, linkable, awesome.

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Email says my e-filed tax return has been accepted. Yay! - But why the facebook [f] and twitter [t] icons in that email?

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The music in the bathroom of the Blue Man Group theater in NYC is funky - guys singing “bathroom” to a tribal beat.

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Client’s web server waited until I was on vacation to fill up the disk and send me 3500 error emails.

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One full day in NYC has convinced me of one thing… I need nuclear batteries for my iPhone.

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BostonMerlin Thinking long and hard about this.. if I were not developing iDevice apps I just might skip the iPad

via Twitter for iPhone (retweeted on 5:23 PM, Apr 5th, 2010 via web)

@clubjuggler and @nivex and @chuck_kesler, I am so envious. Glad you guys got to see #sts131 up close and personal.

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My 8yo asks: How can they have “home made” tortillas at a RESTAURANT? Does somebody live there?

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Hiding eggs for the kids to find.

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doctorow Imagine a 13 year old learning that it’s normal to seek permission from a corporation before he’s allowed to sell his app #ipad

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edog1203 “Imagine a 13-year-old in 1978 who could produce and sell his own Atari 2600 cartridges.” @gruber nails it. http://bit.ly/b4ciSw

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mikbre Joel Johnson, replying to Doctorow’s shortsightedly frothing iPad piece: http://bit.ly/8ZrVg4 /via @chartier

Gizmodo is becoming cool.

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@mikbre So much for Matt’s SURPRISE birthday dinner!

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@frijole The new frijole.info site RAWKS!

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RT @doctorow “Why I won’t buy an iPad (and think you shouldn’t, either) http://tinyurl.com/ybuqc…” - Good points, although a bit harsh.

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@edog1203 Another nice “Don’t Panic” wallpaper that a friend of mine cooked up - http://tumblr.com/xfv83i…

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@wilw A cure for your arcade machine blues - http://www.thinkgeek.com…

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DiMambro I can’t believe it’s almost time to ignore the lawn again.

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@frijole The “Don’t Panic” screen looks pretty good on the iPhone as well.

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. @wilw Who do you think you are, @levarburton?

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77 °F and clear in Raleigh, nice long walk during lunch, soundtrack provided by Dave’s Lounge #185 (thanks, @permanent4).

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@danlondon Wow, your APRIL reading list is longer than my 2009 reading list! #optimist

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It looks like Tekelec just got a new corporate logo. OLD=http://bit.ly/aYUebG NEW=http://www.tekelec.com/

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@ginatrapani No ipad for me (yet). Too big for a pocket. And if I’m lugging something, I want a keyboard.

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@levarburton home-made snow glare goggles (Geordi-approved?) http://blog.makezine.com…

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