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

July 2010

Maggie, you earned a spot in the doggie hall of fame tonight, for sitting next to D1 to help her fall asleep. Good girl!

via Twitter for iPhone

Decided over recent mountain/beach vacation: prefer DD-WRT over Tomato for “travel use” b/c of “repeater mode”. Tomato still wins at home.

via web

Blog post by me: “House Guests”, who stayed in NC for three weeks - http://blog.alanporter.c…

via web

I’ve had this Mac for a year, now, and I still think its window management sucks.

via web

@nivex No, the worst part is that she’s right… it IS payday.

via web in reply to nivex

teebalicious Why I <3 @levarburton: with Reading Rainbow, he taught me literacy. With Roots, he taught me dignity. With ST:TNG he taught me ingenuity.

via Twitter for iPhone (retweeted on 1:38 PM, Jul 31st, 2010 via web)

Me: Hey!
D2: What?
Me: Guess
D2: Payday?
Me: Phft!

Correct answer was: “go upstairs and do your homework”

via web

I think I could listen to Mark Knopfler jam all day long.

via Twitter for iPhone

In our house, a meal is not complete until daughter #2 makes a movie reference. Tonight was “The Pink Panther Strikes Again”.

via web

Light rain forced us to leave the Aurora Fossil Museum early. That’s OK, we brought a 5 gallon bucket of dirt home with us!

via web

Daughter #1, speaking about daughter #2: “her mouth is on GO, but her brain is on STOP”

via Twitter for iPhone

Drat, missed the ferry… watched it pull out!

via Twitter for iPhone

Ahhh, up at the crack of ten!

via Twitter for iPhone

dsearls No News becomes Other News. Thus the #Wikileaks story is now more about Wikileaks than about the War. http://bit.ly/c41crm

via web (retweeted on 11:12 AM, Jul 28th, 2010 via Twitter for iPhone)

TEDxOilSpill It has been 100 days since the BP well began gushing oil. We must not forget about the 218 million gallons of oil now mixed in the Gulf.

via Tweetie for Mac (retweeted on 11:01 AM, Jul 28th, 2010 via Twitter for iPhone)

BarCampRDU Hey BarCampers, things are in the works for #barcamprdu 2010! Stay tuned…dates and venues soon!

via Tweetie for Mac (retweeted on 10:59 AM, Jul 28th, 2010 via Twitter for iPhone)

Day 52 (night) at the loggerhead turtle nest… no sign of hatching, but plenty of good company on the beach.

via Twitter for iPhone

“Professor Hacker’s Lost Treasure” golf and raceway! http://twitpic.com/298kuk

via Twitter for iPhone

A crowd is gathered around a loggerhead turtle nest, hoping the babies will hatch and crawl into the sea tonight.

via Twitter for iPhone

For some reason, I am craving an ice cream sandwich right now. http://twitpic.com/28x67r

via Twitter for iPhone

wunc UNC’s window into space… http://fb.me/Dc72xlfy

via Facebook (retweeted on 10:39 AM, Jul 26th, 2010 via Twitter for iPhone)

@mikbre Yes, the girls watched in the van - I rigged up a DVD player, Pat says it looks like a deathtrap, but it’s nice for trips.

via Twitter for iPhone in reply to mikbre

@Snubs That’s pretty much what we saw, too, but our pictures did not come out as good. It was nice and orange at sundown!

via Twitter for iPhone in reply to Snubs

Apologies in advance to the people in the condo below ours… and next to ours… and across the hall… and everyone else!

via Twitter for iPhone

@mikbre [grey poupon voice] but of course!

via Twitter for iPhone in reply to mikbre

Space_Pete Check out these mind-blowing pics of a Canadian Air Force pilot ejecting from an F-18! The guy is so lucky to be alive! http://bit.ly/bDaxyx

via Power Twitter (retweeted on 4:41 PM, Jul 25th, 2010 via Twitter for iPhone)

The van is packed tight, and we’re bouncing down the highway to the music of “They Might Be Giants” (@tmbg). Beach-bound, woo hoo!

via Twitter for iPhone

“Be sure and tell ‘em Large Marge sent you!”

via Twitter for iPhone

My kids have questions about hermit crabs: can they hear? how to tell boy vs girl crabs? They think I should ask @OldSpice.

via web

CaliLewis How can a video of a guy walking be awesome? Here’s how! http://calilewis.me/guyw… Thanks @dutch9

via HootSuite (retweeted on 9:45 PM, Jul 23rd, 2010 via web)

Writing property tax checks with my new gel pen… bittersweet… OK, WAY more bitter than sweet, but still…

via web

Home is where the laundry is done.

via Twitter for iPhone

There is not a light to be seen. The chirping of the insects is deafening. Welcome to the NC mountains.

via Twitter for iPhone

@motersho Yes, lots of crashes, even on Apple apps, like the camera app.

via Twitter for iPhone in reply to motersho

That Vanderbilt dude was smart enough to build his summer cottage in a town with 3G wireless coverage.

via Twitter for iPhone

Yesterday’s visit to the gem mine was a lesson in geology, and a testimony on why we should not start smoking.

via Twitter for iPhone

At 2950 feet above sea level, the potato chip bags are noticeably bigger than they were in town. http://twitpic.com/26w1op

via Twitter for iPhone

Some folks call them “rocks”, but to us, they are “gems”. http://twitpic.com/26vux3

via Twitter for iPhone

Crazy - Lake Lure and Chimney Rock NC, yesterday no power, today no water. Tomorrow, what, no air?

via Twitter for iPhone

Our rustic home away from home.. with a hot tub and satellite TV http://twitpic.com/26u2zy

via Twitter for iPhone

I don’t know anything about proper string theory, but MY string theory is that strings & wires love to tangle up with each other!

via Twitter for iPhone

After years of being a Bic 4-color pen user, I am test driving several types of gel pens.

via web

I think it’s just about time to call it a month…

via choqoK

Maybe I should upgrade my iPod Touch to iOS 4.0.1 …

via Twitterrific

@pwbrewer @glowbird Sounds like a job for AdBlock and NoScript (browser plug-ins).

via choqoK in reply to pwbrewer

Indian Rupee Gets Its Own Symbol http://n.pr/buOMI0 (via @nprnews) That guy has no idea how many software jobs he just created.

via choqoK

Sometimes I wish I could search one Twitter user’s tweets for a key word. Or search everyone I follow. Trying to find a tweet I read…

via choqoK

The Tea Party feels that the Constitution is being trampled. http://n.pr/comvf4 Isn’t that what Bush called “just a GD piece of paper”?

via choqoK

@permanent4 Try Wake Freecycle, a mailing list for giving stuff away rather than throwing it out. http://groups.freecycle….

via choqoK in reply to daveslounge

LOL, 101 of your favorite Chinese songs http://twitpic.com/24tyq0

via Twitter for iPhone

Argh! Explained the space shuttle and ISS to my 6yo niece, complete with videos & pics, waited for the ISS pass overhead… then it rained!

via Twitter for iPhone

I feel a Tom Sawyer moment coming on… my sister-in-law from Hong Kong has never MOWED GRASS before!

via Twitter for iPhone

Giving “evolution” email/calendar client a try after a year w/o it. Still clunky, still crashes. Delivers the true “MS Exchange” experience.

via choqoK

I wonder if you could be a good neighbor and run an AT&T microcell “wide open”, instead of for only 1-10 users on an “Approved User List”??

via choqoK

What’s that burning smell? Oh, that’s me, burning through my network quota at @Linode. A month’s transfer used up in 10 days. D’oh!

via web

Showing “Where’s George” to my niece… every bill we look up has exactly two entries: the person who stamped it, and us. Phooey.

via web

Traditional US/English measurement units suck… mix 6oz of RoundUp to 1 gal of water… that’s, what, 20-ish to 1?

via Twitter for iPhone

Noticing that some iPhone apps now take over the whole screen, covering up the clock/signal/battery status bar. Foo!

via Twitter for iPhone

coxn Odd: http://www.bookbike.org/…

via web (retweeted on 11:53 PM, Jul 10th, 2010 via Twitter for iPhone)

@jbroome What are you, some kind of homo-phobe?

via choqoK in reply to jbroome

Considering un-following @TEDxRaleigh

via choqoK

Just enough rain to add some steam to the heat.

via Twitter for iPhone

@NCSUCPE Get ready for an attack of massive proportions from @rockhopper!

via choqoK in reply to NCSUCPE

shanselman Without Facebook, how else would all the people who didn’t talk to me in High School ask me for computer help today?

via Twitter for iPhone (retweeted on 5:17 PM, Jul 8th, 2010 via web)

@nivex @coxn So far, the only tomato we’re bringing is inside the wifi router!

via choqoK in reply to nivex

coxn TriLUG meeting tonight: “Why Linux is Bad for Business.” Yes, that’s the title of the talk.

via web (retweeted on 1:07 PM, Jul 8th, 2010 via web)

I always have to think about it - in the Southern hemisphere, is Summer “cold in July”? or is Summer “hot in December”? (Answer: Summer=hot)

via web

Watched “The Pink Panther” (1963) tonight - it did not live up to my memories of 1975-78 Clouseau movies, but it had its own unique charm.

via web

@jenncutter I have a policy… I don’t roll coins (and I prefer not to count). My new bank has a free counting machine FTW!

via choqoK in reply to jenncutter

CaliLewis Well it’s official. American Airlines is doing the full body X-ray for *every* passenger. Oh goodie.

via Twitter for iPhone (retweeted on 1:08 PM, Jul 7th, 2010 via web)

Wow, it’s worse than I thought… the “don’t merge whitespace changes” rule applies to EACH LINE in a file, not to files in their entirety.

via choqoK

Dunno what’s worse, cube neighbor shouting on conference call, or the way she hangs up and then disses the callers.

via choqoK

Wut? Tools group at work says their version control system THROWS AWAY “whitespace only” changes… uhm, hello? Python?

via choqoK

@jbroome @pwbrewer Twitter probably uses S3 for storage, CP&L for power and Charmin in their bathroom, but I don’t allow scripts from them.

via choqoK

Dear @twitter, why does your web site require scripts from amazonaws.com? Can’t you use a twitter.com domain for that? #noscript #security

via web

@dsearls I believe mplayer or ffmpeg will extract the audio (WAV). From there, there’s a ton of tools to make MP3, even iTunes.

via web in reply to dsearls

mrgan PSA: to type the degree symbol ° on iOS, tap and hold the 0. Why that key? The ° is actually a small, raised zero. (′ and ″ are 1 and 2!)

via Birdhouse (retweeted on 11:32 PM, Jul 6th, 2010 via Twitter for iPhone)

hermit crab: 1
finger: 0

via web

Very disappointed to learn that the Mozilla calendar team are discontinuing their Sunbird stand-alone calendar application at v1.0

via web

Fireworks at sunset at Atlantic Beach http://twitpic.com/22jd8u

via Twitter for iPhone

Our two latest house guests, Sprinkle and Boo (names subject to change). http://twitpic.com/22hy3k

via Twitter for iPhone

tferriss If you’ve never read it, today’s the day (you’ll be glad you did) - The Declaration of Independence: http://su.pr/1IU5Pz

via Su.pr (retweeted on 6:53 PM, Jul 4th, 2010 via Twitter for iPhone)

NC Aquarium at Pine Knoll Shores - shark & friends in 300k gallon tank. http://twitpic.com/22getl

via Twitter for iPhone

Two Progress Energy trucks leaving our parking lot… power’s still out, problem must be upstream (or, maybe it’s just their lunch time).

via Twitter for iPhone

Uh oh, power’s out at Atlantic Beach condo… wonder how widespread the problem is?

via Twitter for iPhone

brianstucki Just hit me again that it has been 2+ months yet oil still comes out. All the things the human race has accomplished and we can’t stop that?

via Twitter for iPhone (retweeted on 10:05 AM, Jul 4th, 2010 via Twitter for iPhone)

@lorenb Normal numbers ARE lowercase… you don’t use your shift key to type them, do you?

via Twitter for iPhone in reply to lorenb

@mikbre Watch the collateral damage, don’t boycott the (locally-owned) store, just the BP gas.

via Twitter for iPhone in reply to mikbre

@jbroome Wherever you watch, “Daddy’s lap” always seems to lessen the freak-out factor from the fireworks.

via Twitter for iPhone in reply to jbroome

@josh_a_g I’m still around, you just have to know where to look.

via Twitter for iPhone in reply to josh_a_g

@makent Sorry I missed you… I was at the beach.

via Twitter for iPhone in reply to makent

Now I’ve seen it all… a MOTORCYCLE taking up two parking spaces.

via Twitter for iPhone

Oh noes! At work, Clearcase is down, but I can’t moan about it on Twitter, because it’s down, too!

via Twitter for iPhone

Once again, I am either a HOT COMMODITY or a TOXIC ASSET. It’s hard to tell the difference!

via choqoK

“My kids fixed me a cup of coffee!”, he said, as he picked the coffee grounds out of his teeth.

via Twitter for iPhone

@RobertFischer Nothing like a beer and a joint after a long day…

via Twitter for iPhone in reply to RobertFischer

Wow, only 79°F / 26°C … I’d better get a jacket!

via Twitter for iPhone

NASA New shuttle launch dates! STS-133 is targeted to launch at ~4:33pET on Nov. 1 & STS-134 at 4:19p on Feb. 26, 2011. http://bit.ly/QYKKs

via web (retweeted on 11:40 AM, Jul 1st, 2010 via web)

@frijole Staples or Office Depot. They are called “rubber bands”.

via choqoK in reply to frijole

“No sweets month” is officially over! http://twitpic.com/21hnw2

via Twitter for iPhone