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

June 2010

Woot! Someone used my @Linode (server hosting) referral code [http://j.mp/17oh2O], so I got a $20 referral bonus. Thanks, whoever you are!

via web

tkane You will never read a better “we got acquired!” memo than this one from Woot.com’s CEO: http://bit.ly/cPc4I4

via Twitter for iPhone (retweeted on 6:17 PM, Jun 30th, 2010 via web)

Trying out “HTTPS Everywhere” Firefox plug-in. https://www.eff.org/http…

via choqoK

On a 2-man project, co-worker asks what code he should review. Answer is simple: “if you didn’t write it, then review it”.

via choqoK

Why do our “clearcase servers” at work NOT have common man pages installed on them? Why we need “clearcase servers” at all is another issue.

via choqoK

Actually, I lie… in 2001, Singapore took my passport for a week for a work visa. I felt land-locked without it.

via web

For the first time in 20 years, I do not have a valid passport.

via web

@bobbyllew With all the new gadgets and pro editing, I hope CarPool does not lose its unpolished charm. (And no, you don’t need to shave).

via choqoK in reply to bobbyllew

Conference calls and cubicles don’t mix… GET A ROOM!

via choqoK

@dualcoremusic Lyrical mystery: 4th line of “take it back” chorus, after playstation, wii and xbox, what’s the next line? My kids wanna know

via web

jowyang Twitter is the Vuvuzela of the internet. Everyone has a horn, blows it loudly, resulting in pure buzzing noise.

via web (retweeted on 11:01 PM, Jun 29th, 2010 via Twitter for iPhone)

@msteelePMP Post their pictures to Twitter!

via choqoK in reply to msteelePMP

@doctorow Counting down… how long before the citizens of the internet draw “nerd glasses” on the adorable Poesy?

via choqoK in reply to doctorow

Yesterday’s bunny returns to the front yard, and the iPhone decides to cooperate. http://twitpic.com/20zddx

via Twitter for iPhone

This new 2010 penny (tails side) doesn’t look very “money-like”. http://twitpic.com/20tukw

via Twitter for iPhone

Supreme Court rejects Bilski case - “unpatentability of abstract ideas”.

via choqoK

faraichideya Do you care about the #OilSpill, but need more info on what’s being done? Live stream: tedxoilspill.com. Til 7pm #oilspill

via mobile web (retweeted on 12:27 PM, Jun 28th, 2010 via web)

Saw a cute baby bunny in the front yard this AM. Tried to take a picture, but iphone photo app / iOS4 locked up. Had to hard-reset. D’oh!

via choqoK

LinuxBlog New Blog Post: Things I can do before Windows Boots: (http://preview.tinyurl.c…) I forgot to add, make a cup of tea.

via web (retweeted on 9:42 AM, Jun 28th, 2010 via web)

@CaliLewis Notes can now be stored on the phone or on an IMAP mail server. Make sure you’re looking at “all”.

via choqoK in reply to CaliLewis

“Office fitness”… please, if it gets so bad that I need this, just sneak into my cubicle and shoot me. - http://twitpic.com/20plp7

via Twitter for iPhone

Watched kids drinking full-sugar soft drinks today, made me cringe. What a soda does to the body -> http://j.mp/bIoqff

via Twitter for iPhone

The pool party was a big hit with the 7-9yo crowd > http://twitpic.com/20l67z || Keeping cool > http://twitpic.com/20l6qf

via Twitterrific

Total party weekend: both daughters invited to parties yesterday, and now we’re hosting one today! Skating, jumping, pizza, swimming, cake!

via Twitter for iPhone

Sometimes, we forget how awesome we are.

via Twitter for iPhone

Brand-new jar of Ortho Fire Ant Killer - contents may have settled during shipping, only 1/4 full! http://twitpic.com/20gsjb

via Twitterrific

@tferriss wife says “NAME (from xyz temple in SG) / women & time mgmt - review 4HWW written by TF”

via Twitterrific in reply to tferriss

When short pants come down to your knees, can you really call them “shorts”? I call them “longs”.

via Twitterrific

@Antlions Yeah, Pee Wee cheers me up, too… wait, that’s Reubens!

via web

Uh oh, wardrobe malfunction… guess I’m goin’ home for lunch!

via Twitter for iPhone

Doing a code review for someone who’s leaving our group next week. Since the code is mine after today, this “review” takes on a new meaning.

via choqoK

base10 Mesh wifi and guest networks are nice, but it’d be nicer if they allowed ports other than 80 and 443. Like, say, 993.

via Echofon (retweeted on 9:51 AM, Jun 25th, 2010 via web)

atulshri FIFA World cup like World War 2. The French surrendered early, Americans arrived at last minute, British left to fight Germans!!!

via mobile web (retweeted on 9:36 AM, Jun 25th, 2010 via web)

Now that the web has gone “social”, news stories end with questions. Do you agree? Where have you seen Q’s? Do you care?

via choqoK

Went to “meet the teacher” night at the elementary school. Our 4th grader gets TWO teachers, and our 2nd grader gets a “TBA soon”.

via web

Lance Armstrong was the first man to ride a bicycle on the moon, right?

via web

wilw Geeks are really good at taking something we love & turning it into something to argue about with other geeks who love it as much as we do

via web (retweeted on 2:12 PM, Jun 24th, 2010 via web)

@musesystems Got it to work manually… but my point is, deb/untu’s “do-release-upgrade” should just install/upgrade for me!

via choqoK in reply to musesystems

Postgres might be an awesome database, but its upgrade procedure seems a bit obtuse, too manual. #debian #ubuntu

via choqoK

@flyosity Smart move by Apple, “reserves” are already locked-in, non-reserves could still change their minds! :-P

via web in reply to flyosity

@jbroome I got the same greeting this morning!

via choqoK in reply to jbroome

Two TV’s in the cafeteria at work, tuned to World Cup & Wimbledon. Those poor tennis fans - where are their vuvuzelas?

via choqoK

Two minor violations for “no sweets month” - #1 had a sugar-free Life Saver (OK?), #2 had a popsicle b/c the school A/C was busted.

via Twitter for iPhone

Yesterday, I tweeted a micro-eulogy for my friend Tracy. I wonder what people would say about me, if limited to 140 chars.

via Twitter for iPhone

@_karora Further reading on the wiki says I gotta wait for SQLite. Thanks for your hard work - I ♡ my online calendar!

via web

@_karora Upgrading my mail/web/cal server tonight, wondering if DAViCal supports SQLite yet, saw it mentioned on the wiki, would be nice.

via web

That collective coffee spit you just heard was Senate Reps thinking to themselves about the bills they can’t get heard in their own chamber.

via web

binker Blog Post: municipal broadband moratorium bill put into another bill (H 1840) during #ncga Senate Rules Committee http://ow.ly/22cic

via HootSuite (retweeted on 5:14 PM, Jun 23rd, 2010 via web)

Apparently, “4:30” is the new “5:00”.

via Twitter for iPhone

Wow, the shot heard ‘round the world! The cafeteria at work just erupted into cheers as the US scored against Algeria.

via choqoK

@5x5 Wish I could… but this time, it’s Goodbye with a capital G.

via choqoK in reply to 5x5

Today, we say goodbye to our friend Tracy James McNeely. He was a traveler, a sportsman, a tech professional, and the life of the party.

via web

doctorow US IP Czar sucks up to Hollywood, sells the rest of us out http://tinyurl.com/35j82…

via web (retweeted on 9:41 AM, Jun 23rd, 2010 via web)

pwbrewer Words Fail to describe - http://earthobservatory….

via web (retweeted on 10:29 PM, Jun 22nd, 2010 via API)

Score is tied at the swim meet! Huge crowd - http://twitpic.com/1z4b5c

via Twitter for iPhone

sippey finally, an iphone home screen wallpaper that works. http://bit.ly/cu6slp

via bitly (retweeted on 7:31 PM, Jun 22nd, 2010 via web)

zefrank http://bit.ly/aaS6Kz :: wow - what a pic :: terribeautiful image of wave carrying oil to alabama coast

via web (retweeted on 7:07 PM, Jun 22nd, 2010 via web)

I was voter #58 in my precinct (NC primary run-off election).

via Twitter for iPhone

Sweet, @tordotcom (tor.com) is giving away signed copies of Cory @doctorow ‘s books. See http://bit.ly/dqoLW1

via web

Run-off primary in NC tomorrow. Be counted, even if you abstain - local gov’t pays attn to who votes and who doesn’t!

via choqoK

picturecool Shuttle Launch seen by Skydivers. [PIC] #photo http://bit.ly/cFH2M4

via TweetAmigo (retweeted on 3:38 PM, Jun 21st, 2010 via web)

CaliLewis Ads coming to our…license plates?? http://bit.ly/akBG58

via HootSuite (retweeted on 1:02 PM, Jun 21st, 2010 via web)

We welcome the arrival of summer… and the arrival of the air conditioner repair man!

via choqoK

Just realized that it’s been ABOUT A YEAR since I used “ClearQuest” to report or fix a bug at work. (What have I been doing?)

via web

It’s 97°F in my “office” (spare bedroom).

via web

Wife insists that I have seen Toy Story 2, but none of it looks familiar… [preparing for TS3]

via Twitter for iPhone

All you other dads are no match. I am the #1 Dad… crown and trophy to prove it! - http://twitpic.com/1yhx0x

via Twitter for iPhone

@NCsalamander Thank you… now go help your sister… she’s lost on the internet.

via Twitter for iPhone in reply to NCsalamander

“Daddy, what’s my Twitter password?”

via Twitter for iPhone

Waiting for my kids to tweet me a Father’s Day greeting…

via Twitter for iPhone

Feel like a total nincompoop - s’posed to meet my crew at 1:30 - it’s only 12:30 - duh!

via Twitter for iPhone

@alanjporter Aigh! After reading your review, I discovered… to my horror… that I have never seen Toy Story 2!! Must remedy that, pronto!

via Twitter for iPhone in reply to alanjporter

ginatrapani Playing the game of Tetris that is my email inbox and losing. They’re coming in faster than I can make them disappear!

via TweetDeck (retweeted on 3:00 PM, Jun 18th, 2010 via web)

doctorow Dear coffee: we had a deal. i’d put you in my body, you would give me super powers. WTF happened?

via web (retweeted on 9:27 AM, Jun 18th, 2010 via web)

@dsearls You REALLY need “ssh -D 12345 me@server.us”, then set FF to use SOCKS proxy to localhost:12345. Works for my friend in India!

via choqoK in reply to dsearls

RobertFischer Forget “Apple envy”—“Apple ennui” has apparently set in: I’ve had an iPad for 24 hours and still haven’t bothered to turn it on.

via web (retweeted on 9:21 AM, Jun 18th, 2010 via web)

What was I thinking, trying to ask someone at $WORK a question at 5:01pm? #tumbleweeds

via choqoK

Yowza! Looks like I picked the wrong time to do “no sweets month”! - http://twitpic.com/1xlipp

via Twitter for iPhone

Halfway thru June, “no sweets month” w/ my kids - a couple of slip-ups, some tears shed, some rules bent, some rules refined, overall: good!

via choqoK

Hey @wilw, as a @Swear_Police Deputy, I just caught you swearing. You owe the SwearJarr. http://swearjarr.com

via web

BostonMerlin I enjoyed this article… read the comments. Good take-aways.

http://bit.ly/9vToHI

via Twitter for iPhone (retweeted on 3:39 PM, Jun 16th, 2010 via web)

Amused at “Freudian URL’s” generated by shorteners | Example tweet about BP: http://bit.ly/dyKT4a | URL is http://n.pr/b08mbs <— PR bombs?

via choqoK

. @Linode is celebrating 7th b-day with a BIG RAM increase on all plans. | story http://bit.ly/aGiHgw | referral code http://bit.ly/17oh2O

via web

Today must be the best day of Tony Hayward’s life… he gets to meet the President!

via choqoK

@Oreo_Surnmit Just tell me where I need to show up!

via choqoK in reply to

@dsearls Use SSH/putty as a SOCKS proxy. Let me know if you want a step-by-step, easy peasy. [And it keeps the hotel net snoopers away!]

via choqoK in reply to dsearls

SecretHQTweets This’ll be popular: You guys CAN order your iPhone later in the week, y’know.

via TweetDeck (retweeted on 9:46 AM, Jun 16th, 2010 via web)

@levarburton They might want to stop for meals… don’t want to get a cramp.

via choqoK in reply to levarburton

daveslounge Tremendously epic animated GIF: How to beat Tetris. http://bit.ly/b69vC4 (via @Unsilent)

via bitly (retweeted on 1:57 PM, Jun 15th, 2010 via web)

danariely The 7 Habits Of Highly Ineffective People: http://wp.me/p5oiR-kG

via WordPress.com (retweeted on 3:41 PM, Jun 14th, 2010 via web)

sarah_sprague If vuvuzelas are outlawed, only outlaws will have vuvezelas. http://bit.ly/c2cAqe

via twitthat (retweeted on 3:35 PM, Jun 14th, 2010 via web)

I was uncool before uncool was cool.

via web

@nivex “What a blast!” - I think I know which blast you are referring to.

via choqoK in reply to nivex

Welcome to South Carolina - technical talk on 802.11, speaker has a wad of Red Man in his mouth. #SELF

via Twitter for iPhone

. @dualcoremusic is bringin’ the house down… nerdcore style - http://twitpic.com/1wbg1y

via Twitter for iPhone

Quote from #SELF: “invent sparingly” - Wietse Venema

via Twitter for iPhone

Quote from #SELF: “Remember why we write free software… it’s for the beer.” - Jon “Maddog” Hall

via Twitter for iPhone

SouthEastLinuxFest day 1 - limited wifi coverage, so maybe I’ll pay better attention to the speakers! #SELF

via Twitter for iPhone

Hilarity ensues! In the car, Australian guy attempting a redneck NC accent, NC locals doing Aussie accent.

via Twitter for iPhone

Finally made the escape from the office… accidentally munged our software build on my way out, had to stick around for the fix. D’oh!

via Twitter for iPhone

Told the boss I need to leave work early today. His response: “just don’t block ME on MY way out… I’m leaving early, too!”

via Twitter for iPhone

Sheamus An operational Lego sniper rifle. http://sheam.us/9kmvDi (ideal for Christmas)

via bitly (retweeted on 1:39 PM, Jun 11th, 2010 via web)

@jenncutter You have a WIRELESS LAVATORY? Good luck with those re-shoots!

via choqoK in reply to jenncutter

trilug Triangle Linux Users Group meeting TONIGHT at 7pm || Topic is “Lightning Talks” || see http://trilug.org/

via web (retweeted on 1:41 PM, Jun 10th, 2010 via web)

@doctorow Window manager buttons on the left makes ubuntu look more Mac-like. Seems to be a trend (see the boot screen).

via choqoK in reply to doctorow

trilug Who’s going to SELF this weekend? - http://www.southeastlinu…

via web (retweeted on 4:32 PM, Jun 9th, 2010 via web)

@levarburton “Magigsing ka sa sarap. Mapapasayaw ka sa galak.” = “Wakes you of its deliciousness. Makes you dance of its joy.”

via choqoK in reply to levarburton

tomloverro BLOG POST: Battery Life Disparity between Android & iOS to Grow. I Love My Pet Tiger But He Eats Babies http://bit.ly/byDyDn

via Twitter for iPhone (retweeted on 4:21 PM, Jun 9th, 2010 via web)

RT @cshirky: “Mona Lisa Considered as a Helix of Semi-transparent Polygons: http://bit.ly/12R0Ol ” | an oldie, but a goodie

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RT @scenek: “Tak pár fotek http://picasaweb.google….” | Congrats to Štěpán and Lenka! Welcome, baby Eliška.

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RT @NASAKennedy: “Technicians to work on shuttle Atlantis’ waste collection system, i.e. toilet system, today.” | AFTER its final flight?

via choqoK

sequentialmatt I don’t know why some insist that running a government is the same as running a business.

via Snaptu (retweeted on 9:53 AM, Jun 9th, 2010 via web)

@Sheamus I wonder if they’ll auto-shorten all links, even if they fit in 140? I like people to see http://mydomain.com/full…

via choqoK in reply to Sheamus

Vahn16 I want to get an iPhone 4, but am worried the police will come and take my computer if I do. Are they still doing that?

via TweetDeck (retweeted on 2:36 PM, Jun 8th, 2010 via web)

alanjporter Free coffee and free eBooks from B&N http://bit.ly/9SdvE5 (via @tsutrav)

via Twitter for iPhone (retweeted on 2:01 PM, Jun 8th, 2010 via web)

@BostonMerlin Using a cellular phone in the air can confuse the networks, too many hand-off’s. I bet AT&T wanted that.

via web in reply to BostonMerlin

Still wondering why Steve Jobs is the keynote speaker at a “What Would Jesus Do” conference… #wwdc

via choqoK

Just filled out my time sheets for the last 15 weeks. (Don’t forget to use the new cover sheets on your TPS reports)

via choqoK

I am a botanical ignoramus… I wonder what kind of flower this is - http://twitpic.com/1ulymu

via Twitter for iPhone

Time management fail… next time, order the pizza first, then shop for groceries, then pick up the pizza when done. #fail

via Twitter for iPhone

Sunday, 4pm, still in my jammies… nice.

via web

cshirky My next book will be ‘Wikipedia Brown’, about a boy detective who solves crimes by getting his friends to do all the work.

via TweetDeck (retweeted on 10:22 PM, Jun 5th, 2010 via web)

Lenovo warehouse sale - actually, if you know what you want, have many backup options, and show up late, it might work OK

via Twitter for iPhone

Lenovo warehouse sale - TOTALLY not worth it - 2h in line, crazy spreadsheet indexing scheme, way too many options, should be done via web

via Twitter for iPhone

@Eddypolice That’s OK… I get that a lot.

via web in reply to MW2Eddypolice

bullcity Lenovo warehouse sale means computer bargains this weekend http://bit.ly/9UjlvV

via TypePad (retweeted on 2:19 PM, Jun 4th, 2010 via web)

Camp_SeaGull What you do for yourself dies with you. What you do for others lives on forever.

via txt (retweeted on 2:48 PM, Jun 3rd, 2010 via web)

mtdotnet Sen. Clodfelter calls broadband proponents “crazies:” http://is.gd/cBh9O #ncbb

via web (retweeted on 2:35 PM, Jun 3rd, 2010 via web)

NC Sen Hoyle keeps saying fiber will be obsolete b/c of wireless. Whatever you do over the air, you can do more of over a wire/fiber. #s1209

via choqoK

Photographing someone does not cause their soul to be stolen. Similarly, cloning master repo does not diminish its importance. - git magic

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“If you can’t bash them and then eat their hors d’oeurves, you’re in the wrong business.” - WUNC blog - http://bit.ly/caXYy4

via choqoK

A personal milestone: flossed daily* between last dental exam & the one today. (* missed maybe 5 days, mostly when traveling)

via Twitter for iPhone

Too many events on my calendar start with “Triangle”, can’t tell them apart, so now I write “Δ whatever”.

via choqoK

@pwbrewer To me, it’s less about the $$/MB and more about having another gauge to monitor.

via choqoK in reply to pwbrewer

StefkaB The sinkhole in Guatemala is beyond insane. I can’t wrap my brain around this image. http://bit.ly/b2WOj5

via TweetDeck (retweeted on 10:29 AM, Jun 2nd, 2010 via web)

@mikbre Maybe they don’t… check the date on the bottle!

via choqoK in reply to mikbre

My kids and I have declared June to be “No Sweets Month”. Learning to make good food/snack choices.

via choqoK