? Alan Porter (@rockhopper)

Raleigh, NC, USA

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

September 2010

daveslounge Yes! Internet Censorship Bill is Delayed, For Now. http://bit.ly/avGejJ #coica #fb

via bitly (retweeted on 9:51 PM, Sep 30th, 2010 via Twitter for iPhone)

@GadgeTweets How’d you find out about the #HSIS results? Their web site shows nothing, and no tweets in 200+ days.

via Twitter for iPhone in reply to GadgeTweets

Ooh, a package! From Hong Kong! From … DEAL EXTREME!

via Twitter for iPhone

Just now figuring out that the “TED” Chris Anderson is not the same guy as the “Long Tail” Chris Anderson.

via Choqok

Of course, as the old story goes… knowing WHICH three lines of code to change is the key!

via Choqok

Hmph, looks like my project for this week (add IPv6 support) has boiled down to thee 1-line code changes.

via Choqok

qthrul “It’s bad civic hygiene to build technologies that could someday be used to facilitate a police state.” http://bit.ly/bSurHw

via Echofon (retweeted on 10:32 AM, Sep 30th, 2010 via Twitter for iPhone)

Somebody at work keeps printing 8x17” documents - the printer just waits for that size paper, too dumb to skip it & print other jobs. #fail

via Twitter for iPhone

@Tweetingkat I said the same thing on my 42nd birthday.

via Choqok in reply to Tweetingkat

I already use aliases to filter email and Google Voice to filter phone calls. I wonder if/when I’ll need something similar for Twitter.

via web

netik Prominent Internet Engineers sign on to fight the COICA act. http://t.co/LlAtF1h

via Tweetie for Mac (retweeted on 4:59 PM, Sep 29th, 2010 via web)

@carleemallard Awesome job on PKN… thoughts from those 14 speakers will be stirring in my head for a long while.

via Choqok in reply to carleemallard

Uh oh, somebody “fixed the glitch” at work. No, not THAT glitch… the drink machine no longer gives 10¢ too much change.

via Twitter for iPhone

Man, all of this self-congratulatory back-patting from co-workers is making my back sore.

via Choqok

shawnp0wers Sometimes I make up words that are so phirschalt, they seem real!

via Seesmic twhirl (retweeted on 1:41 PM, Sep 29th, 2010 via web)

gwenshap Java is to JavaScript as ham is to hamster.

via Echofon (retweeted on 11:22 AM, Sep 29th, 2010 via web)

@nprnews So you’ll be down to your NORMAL level of duplicate headlines?

via Choqok in reply to nprnews

Apparently, while chasing the @ncnearspace balloon, I picked up several bug bites… I’ve been scratchin’ all day!

via web

Just got 2 tweets in a row mentioning “Kennedy Center” - @TMBG at KC in Washingon DC, and @NASA space shuttle news at KC in Florida #weird

via Choqok

fromagefacile Tuesday is the new Monday. Unfortunately, Monday is also still the old Monday.

via twicca (retweeted on 9:26 AM, Sep 28th, 2010 via web)

rathergood I am totally going to launch paper planes from the edge of space! http://projectspaceplane…

via TweetDeck (retweeted on 3:17 PM, Sep 27th, 2010 via web)

New blog post from me: “High-Altitude Balloon Launch (NSL-3)” | http://blog.alanporter.c…

via Choqok

Quote of the day: “It’s so much easier doing celestial navigation at sea
level. ☹” ⇦ calculating @ncnearspace altitude via moonset photo

via web

. @frijole’s gonna party like it’s 19999!

via web

@RobertFischer Sure, if you’re not too picky about the DIRECTION of the momentum and focus!

via web in reply to RobertFischer

RT @alandipert: “For the homebuilt submarine enthusiast, this is what it’s all about.” http://bit.ly/cic6sv

via web

Post-recovery @ncnearspace lunch in Warrenton NC.

via Twitter for iPhone

Equipment looks OK, pictures recovered, some question about max altitude.

via Twitter for iPhone

Setting up a temporary balloon tracking center at the Louisburg McD.

via Twitter for iPhone

BrentSpiner “The recession is over!”. That sort of reminds me of when Bush said, “Victory in Iraq!”.

via web (retweeted on 8:40 PM, Sep 25th, 2010 via web)

@mikbre A friend of mine built a home-brew steadicam with a normal camera mount, but I imagine an iPhone mount would be tougher.

via Twitter for iPhone in reply to mikbre

My kids have some play-doh that matches our counter top exactly! http://twitpic.com/2rzhna

via Twitter for iPhone

I’m not lazy… my Saturday mornings are therapeutic.

via web

GPS, the world’s most accurate clock, reports the current time as “Sun Sep 25 00:20:06 2010” - um… Sunday is the 26th

via web

NPRPictureShow Freaky Fruits And Other Food MRIs http://n.pr/bma8iW

via twitterfeed (retweeted on 4:29 PM, Sep 24th, 2010 via web)

TechShopRDU The @ncnearspace team will be launching another space balloon on Sunday morning. Join them at 8am at Horseshoe Farm Park north of Raleigh!

via web (retweeted on 4:23 PM, Sep 24th, 2010 via web)

hotdogsladies This toot is only to be read by the user to whom it was addressed. If that’s not you, then, something something fake law.

via web (retweeted on 2:14 PM, Sep 24th, 2010 via web)

alandipert goat-time with wind, pole, dragon inter help? http://bit.ly/cZ2bEz

via Tweetie for Mac (retweeted on 10:38 AM, Sep 24th, 2010 via web)

shawnp0wers Dear person with an open “linksys” router, thank you for the free bandwidth, but I’m using a VPN because I don’t trust you. :) #paranoid

via Seesmic twhirl (retweeted on 10:29 AM, Sep 24th, 2010 via web)

Just attended the last preparation meeting for the @ncnearspace balloon launch, coming up this Sunday 9/26.

via web

@frijole Makes sense… and to shut down, you press “start”.

via Choqok in reply to frijole

Full moon + autumnal equinox = awesome!

via Twitter for iPhone

@pwbrewer That’s why I did not ask YOU to do it.

via Choqok in reply to pwbrewer

@pwbrewer I already wrote the python script… now we need a LIVE PERSON to pass along status info while we’re drivin’ in the boonies!

via Choqok in reply to pwbrewer

chuck_kesler WOW!!! RT @bethbeck: http://twitpic.com/2qw4sh - Photo credit: Larry Tanner, USA

via Seesmic for iPhone (retweeted on 12:01 PM, Sep 22nd, 2010 via web)

@astrohacklab I’ve been doing that a lot this week, too!

via Choqok in reply to astrohacklab

Lookiing for someone to play “mission control” for 9/26 @ncnearspace balloon launch: sit at PC, relay tweets/SMS to chase team, etc. DM me.

via Choqok

@bobbyllew BTW, if you limit your tweets to 126 chars (leaving 14), your followers can retweet w/o having to trim your content.

via Choqok in reply to bobbyllew

Cool, I just read some C code that wrote an infinite loop like this -> while (42) {…}

via web

THAT’s a first… a guy just called me and asked if I wanted to buy his airplane!! [ must - resist - temptation ]

via Choqok

William Gibson at Duke http://j.mp/bZoNAP Created Cyberpunk & Steampunk genres. (via @pwbrewer)

via web

This is what the answer to life, the universe, and everything looks like. http://twitpic.com/2qmaro

via Twitter for iPhone

Working on a couple of scripts to capture data from the 9/26 @ncnearspace balloon, Google-map it, and email it to followers!

via web

Every time I hear “Paparazzi” by Lady Gaga, I think it sounds like “proper Nazi”… I bet @alyankovic could make that work. ♫

via web

Watching a clip from The Jetsons on YouTube. Funny how it can be both futuristic and retro at the same time!

via Twitter for iPhone

@alanjporter Do you have a WIKI for the book? For discussing tips & tricks?

via Choqok in reply to alanjporter

@alanjporter At one point, they DO say “wiki wiki wiki … shut up!”

via Choqok in reply to alanjporter

@alanjporter I thought about your book yesterday. Playing “Jam On It” by Newcleus (1984) for my kids. They sing “wiki wiki wiki”!

via Choqok in reply to alanjporter

@CaliLewis That explains his crazy hair!

via Choqok in reply to CaliLewis

@jjx Sure beats the alternative (at least you have customers).

via Choqok in reply to jjx

Digeratii I just cracked software from an indie developer and denied him the revenue he needs to support his family! #talklikeapirateday

via Weet (retweeted on 5:40 PM, Sep 19th, 2010 via web)

wilw Frakking awesome: @therealstanlee says video games should have 1st amendment protections, and why: http://bit.ly/cwPwIU

via web (retweeted on 5:04 PM, Sep 19th, 2010 via Twitter for iPhone)

Sad… no one bought me tickets to the Lady Gaga concert in Raleigh tonight.

via Twitter for iPhone

@nelson That says more about you than it does about Amex.

via web

New personalized license plate ordered… secret should be revealed in a few weeks.

via web

Taking notes on paper, archiving them using the iphone camera… makes me feel like James Bond. #spycamera

via web

doctorow Just added “ tcr.tynt.com” to /etc/hosts to disable copy-paste hijacking from wired.com etc. Satisfying! http://tinyurl.com/2fy6u…

via web (retweeted on 7:56 AM, Sep 18th, 2010 via Twitter for iPhone)

Dang… library closes at 6 pm on Fridays… seems to be my favorite day to try to pick up a book after work. Must remember that.

via Twitter for iPhone

@mikbre I can understand being a fanboi and all, but why the hate?

via web in reply to mikbre

RobLaughter Best #SparkCon presentation of the night so far came from @tweetingkat. Thanks :)

via HootSuite (retweeted on 11:02 PM, Sep 16th, 2010 via web)

Cool! Just learned that my friend Brad & his company were visited by Bob Cringely’s startup tour bus today!

via Twitter for iPhone

#SPARKcon > “Everything around you is part of a game.” \ I am going to Touva!

via Twitter for iPhone

Apparently, nerds are welcome, although not specifically invited, to “Pecha Kucha night” at #SparkCon.

via Twitter for iPhone

trelvix Hey, Dude who flips me off for honking at him in the parking lot, your groceries are on top of your car.

via Birdhouse (retweeted on 9:49 PM, Sep 15th, 2010 via web)

@nivex Creepy, indeed. Got any picks for the Lotto?

via web in reply to nivex

This new tax reporting requirement (notice 2010-51) is unworkable. Maybe they should just print 1099 forms directly on all $100 bills.

via web

Cool, @dropbox is not just for desktops! I just added it to a headless server, too! (invitation here -> http://db.tt/u4NTTJd)

via web

@Indie3 OK, I have to say it… “Face of Jesus In My Soup” by Avi Paul Weinstein is friggin’ awesome. Thanks for featuring it in show #8.

via web

@twisst y’know, I’d rather not hear about “great” ISS passes at <45° elevation - would be nice if I could filter, or if the tweet told elev

via Choqok

@SecretHQTweets …or maybe he could cough up a hairball as he pops up out of the drain.

via Choqok in reply to SecretHQTweets

linklamont Isn’t it comforting to know that a smile is only a loud fart away?

via Echofon (retweeted on 3:29 PM, Sep 14th, 2010 via web)

@jjx You should tunnel out from behind the hotel gateway. OpenVPN or SSH to the rescue?

via Choqok in reply to jjx

Conflicted geek — tonight, @durhammakespace or @ncnearspace ??

via Choqok

shawnp0wers New Blog Post: Remember When We Killed That Bum? http://bit.ly/9muvGD

via twitterfeed (retweeted on 11:22 AM, Sep 14th, 2010 via web)

@rangerroy01 Thanks for sharing that with us… next time, post meeting minutes and a twitpic photo of you sleeping.

via Choqok in reply to rangerroy01

Cool, somebody just used my @Linode referral code (http://bit.ly/17oh2O) and earned me a $20 credit. Thanks, whoever you are!

via web

Read an article on designer/programmers. Lots of advice for D’s to learn programming. Where can P’s learn design methods, tips & tools?

via Choqok

@bobbyllew It only seems 1970’s to you because you were their age in the 1970’s.

via web in reply to bobbyllew

Wow, this soup is caustic!

via web

gaberivera I keep adding to Instapaper, but never reading. Instapaper is now merely a catalogue of things I wish I had time to read.

via Seesmic Web (retweeted on 10:58 AM, Sep 13th, 2010 via web)

@doctorow Type the 10-digit PIN in the open Google Search bar, then cut-n-paste it into the hidden field. OR - complain about #CoOp online!

via Choqok in reply to doctorow

edvancise Conversation with my 5 yr old - Patrick: Really? Me: Yup. Patrick: Wow, give me your phone. I need to tweet that!

via TweetDeck (retweeted on 10:21 AM, Sep 13th, 2010 via web)

@NCSUCPE I get lots of mentions from my CP fans… and then I have to disappoint them by responding. :-) #nerd

via Choqok in reply to NCSUCPE

. @robertryals, your productivity just took a nose-dive!

via web

How about some really invasive and unnecessary code changes, right before the official build?

via Choqok

Jaku If you type your password in a tweet, twitters security controls will shield it. Look, **********

via Echofon (retweeted on 9:31 AM, Sep 10th, 2010 via web)

@Sheamus Remember, morning for you is EARLY morning for east coast US, so be gentle. I have not had my coffee yet,

via Choqok in reply to Sheamus

@Snubs A decade or two ago, that statement (CW, white noise) would be referring to ham radio interference. Ironic, considering your surname.

via Twitter for iPhone in reply to Snubs

Wow, first time I’ve gotten home from a @TriLUG meeting so soon (had to get D1 back in bed, it’s a school night).

via web

trilug You know it’s time… shut down the computer and get out before Lumbergh sees you. We’re all headed to the TriLUG meeting at 7pm!

via web (retweeted on 5:05 PM, Sep 9th, 2010 via Twitter for iPhone)

Sweet! “They Might Be Giants”, the 80’s alternative rock band that now makes cool educational songs/videos, is now on Twitter at @tmbg.

via web

GadgeTweets Come out to @trilug tonight to hear about the balloon adventures of @ncnearspace !

via twidroyd (original) (retweeted on 3:28 PM, Sep 9th, 2010 via web)

No, I *can’t* make a delivery schedule for your software feature which only has a name, but no description or requirements.

via Choqok

. @mtdotnet is glad he lives in America, where even men of the cloth have the right to be ignorant, insensitive jackasses.

via web

I wonder what some people think when I “fave” their tweets… I use the star as a temporary bookmark meaning “look at later”.

via Choqok

@rockhopper Some cosmetics company just started following me, in response to my “people make up their own rules” comment. Hah!

via Choqok in reply to rockhopper

I hate it when people make up their own traffic right-of-way rules, just to “be nice”.

via Twitter for iPhone

@motersho Tweeting about the trip! Their (4th grade) class is really embracing new technology.

via Choqok in reply to motersho

Daughter is on a school field trip, teacher is tweeting. #awesome

via Choqok

trilug Reminder - meeting Thu night - Come hear about the amateur balloon launch that took pictures from near-space! http://trilug.org

via web (retweeted on 10:07 AM, Sep 8th, 2010 via web)

trilug 53 hours and counting - TriLUG meeting on 9/9. “High Altitude Balloon Flights to Near Space” or “how geeks take space pictures on the cheap”

via web (retweeted on 2:26 PM, Sep 7th, 2010 via web)

Wow, it’s as if Pandora knows just the kind of music I like! Oh wait, it does.

via Choqok

gnat Deciding to call bullshit the next time someone uses the phrase ‘digital native’. I’m not a digital native, I’m an analog expat.

via Tweetie for Mac (retweeted on 10:21 AM, Sep 7th, 2010 via web)

Kids are watching a cartoon - dinosaurs… on a train… singing a song… about poop!

via Twitter for iPhone

Which one of my neighbors thought it was a good idea to mow the grass at 7am on Labor Day? Oh wait, it’s 9am. But still.

via Twitter for iPhone

@frijole My 7yo answers “Boston” for any song. She gets that from my wife. #tonedeaf

via web in reply to frijole

@frijole Teaching my kids: load ipod w/ classic rock, press shuffle, let them name the bands. Got stuck on Van Halen. “Diamond Dave” helped!

via web

On iTunes on a Mac, why does the green (+) button make it really SMALL?

via web

Sucking on a candy cane, left over from… well, you know…

via Twitter for iPhone

@ams199 IS2010 - Tell us what we can expect! What’s the inside scoop?

via web

NASA_Hubble Time lapse video of the earth! Check out the night lights and aurorae. http://ow.ly/2yAC8

via HootSuite (retweeted on 1:23 PM, Sep 2nd, 2010 via web)

Hunting down a memory leak… in PHP code!

via web

Trying new Twitter clients (b/c today is OAuth day). So, Gwibber, why do you keep snapping up to the top while I am reading?

via Ubuntu

@frijole Funny that the “no TV” article was from a woman in Singapore. I also gave up TV when I lived there. SG TV sucks.

via Ubuntu in reply to frijole