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

October 2010

frijole I got a rock. http://tumblr.com/xfvnyn…

via Tumblr (retweeted on 8:50 PM, Oct 31st, 2010 via Twitter for iPhone)

Wow, 3 lb 9 oz (1.65 kg) of candy apiece!

via Twitter for iPhone

@waynesuttonnc You guys should each take 1 photo per day, do a time lapse video!

via Twitter for iPhone in reply to waynesuttonnc

LaughingSquid an amazing Halloween Light Show featuring the “Monster Mash” http://bit.ly/cmPcnx

via HootSuite (retweeted on 4:18 PM, Oct 31st, 2010 via Twitter for iPhone)

It’s Halloween, and I am “White and Nerdy” (a song by Weird @AlYankovic). Costume includes music! ♫ http://twitpic.com/32ph4y

via Twitter for iPhone

The rocket scientists at @NASA stink at math. They started their 43-hour countdown Sunday at 2pm, ends Wednesday at 3:52pm!

via web

Buying candy for Halloween - Should I get the stuff I like? Or the stuff I hate? #leftovers

via web

ExploreSpaceKSC Launch of space shuttle Discovery is now targeted for Nov. 3 with lift-off at 3:52 p.m.

via HootSuite (retweeted on 8:32 PM, Oct 30th, 2010 via web)

Watching “The Gods Must Be Crazy” (1980) with my kids. Amazing landscapes in Namibia & Botswana.

via Twitter for iPhone

@jbroome I told the Indian contractors at work that they should dress up as (American) Indians. I can just hear it now. “We’re Indians!”

via Twitter for iPhone in reply to jbroome

Loved the kids’ costumes at the neighborhood Halloween party. http://twitpic.com/32c5jj

via Twitter for iPhone

The highlight of the neighborhood Halloween party is the music: spooky MIDI files! http://twitpic.com/32bsvp

via Twitter for iPhone

NC House candidate @Tom_Murray sent me 11 flyers with childish caricatures of his opponents. Keepin’ it classy. http://twitpic.com/32aun9

via Twitter for iPhone

Perfect! Or… maybe I just wanted to play with the new electric pencil sharpener! http://twitpic.com/3212dk

via Twitter for iPhone

According to “Marketplace”, the US economy has grown every month for the last 15 consecutive months.

via Twitter for iPhone

Wow, I forgot that I *always* run my terminal with “script” logging everything I do. Surprisingly, it’s only about 1G for 2010.

via Choqok

4 Q’s for Republicans & 4 A’s for undecided voters http://bit.ly/aDkD5h <— He should’ve stopped at three.

via Choqok

jacopogio A boy’s dad just joins Facebook. The son puts on his status: ‘WTF’. His dad asks: ‘what is WTF?’ Boy replies: ‘Welcome To Facebook. #notmyne

via TweetDeck (retweeted on 3:14 PM, Oct 29th, 2010 via Twitter for iPhone)

People are missing the point about FireSheep. It’s not about the plug-in. It’s about how lax Facebook & other web sites are about security!

via Choqok

@chaosastro Where can I find general info and pictures of Duke observatory? Map and web suggest it’s just a field with power outlets.

via Choqok in reply to chaosastro

Glad that I am NOT a recipient of a 2010 Darwin Award - http://www.darwinawards….

via Choqok

ExploreSpaceKSC Space shuttle Discovery STS-133 launch has been delayed at least 24 hours & is now targeted for Tues., Nov 2 @ 4:17pm ET.

via HootSuite (retweeted on 9:46 AM, Oct 29th, 2010 via web)

dweekly I wish there were a way to tell Google that I never, but NEVER want to see an Experts-Exchange result.

via web (retweeted on 9:34 AM, Oct 29th, 2010 via web)

@dns_i @char0625 my best wishes to you, too!

via Choqok in reply to dns_i

Took apart a couple of old hard drives today. Wow, these magnets are so strong, I could stick a phone book to my fridge!

via web

notsmartblog You’ll get around to reading this new post on procrastination: http://youarenotsosmart….

via web (retweeted on 5:35 PM, Oct 28th, 2010 via web)

ginatrapani 129-line Python script hijacks Twitter sessions on the same open WiFi network ala Firesheep & autotweets http://bit.ly/c2zvJ7

via TweetDeck (retweeted on 12:43 PM, Oct 28th, 2010 via web)

In case you woke up today feeling important… http://is.gd/govGA

via Choqok

@jdanforth Thanks for making my day suck just a little bit more.

via Choqok in reply to jdanforth

@fmedlin I thought that was called a “business plan”!

via Choqok in reply to fmedlin

@txflygirl She should still vote, cast an empty ballot, be counted - Local govt’s pay attn to who does/doesn’t vote.

via Choqok in reply to txflygirl

Kids (not getting ready for school): we’re not playing, we’re meditating!

via Twitter for iPhone

I sure could use some “un-sweetener” for this tea… I wonder if they sell it in little packets.

via Twitter for iPhone

hartsock As a practicing computer scientist, I cannot condone the use of electronic voting machines that are not open source and publicly vetted.

via web (retweeted on 1:41 PM, Oct 27th, 2010 via web)

Tweet Neighbors = 2 consecutive tweets, unrelated, but containing the same word. Today, the word was “bass”. Strange, since I don’t fish.

via Choqok

Created a “kids” folder on my Instapaper acct. See cool stuff during the day, save bookmarks to show the kids later! #geekdad

via Choqok

“Stories Under the Stars” at the library - stories, music & a telescope! Plus, a few planes and the ISS passing overhead!

via Twitter for iPhone

tonychester Casting the comical design to the side, the CAN-SPAM site actually offers the ability to send a friend an e-card?!? http://www.ftc.gov/spam/

via web (retweeted on 5:32 PM, Oct 26th, 2010 via web)

@pwbrewer After you get some keys generated, you might enjoy this… http://blog.alanporter.c…

via Choqok in reply to pwbrewer

@pwbrewer Yes, it was fluff. I don’t think phone companies want to talk about SAR. Hey look, a SPACE SHIP!

via Choqok in reply to pwbrewer

@mikbre Don’t… trust them with a truecrypt file instead!

via Choqok in reply to mikbre

@pwbrewer Typically, a phone is not xmitting all the time when in a pocket, it IS when talking, so tests concentrate on talking/head levels.

via Choqok in reply to pwbrewer

Locks are like noses… you should only pick your own.

via web

LVL1WhiteStar Thanks, Make! LVL1 hackerspace plans Trans-Atlantic balloon flight http://bit.ly/9lMhKt

via Digsby (retweeted on 4:53 PM, Oct 25th, 2010 via web)

wxs And people thought I was crazy for tunneling everything to a more trusted network. #FireSheep

via Twirssi (retweeted on 2:28 PM, Oct 25th, 2010 via web)

Right before the election, “run-away spending” has become a 2009-2010 problem, with no mention of $1 TRILLION wasted on wars.

via web

HarperMD http://codebutler.com/fi… - sucks to be everyone.

via Twitter for iPhone (retweeted on 2:06 PM, Oct 25th, 2010 via web)

Uh oh… in the mood for seafood… but the sign in front of Ocean Stars says “Fuji Asian Bistro - Grand Opening”. D’oh!

via Twitter for iPhone

Making torches in preparation for (Y Princess) Fall Outing, coming up in two weeks!

via Twitter for iPhone

Pooped out… been at #BarCampRDU all day!

via Twitter for iPhone

I’ve got an idea for a neat “how to” session I could give at @BarCampRDU tomorrow. #BarCampRDU

via Choqok

@wilw At least you were picked to play you!

via Choqok in reply to wilw

mduncanvm If an Apple designer pitched this craplution to Steve Jobs, he’d rip their still-beating heart clear out of their chest http://bit.ly/9lmzyA

via bitly (retweeted on 1:00 PM, Oct 22nd, 2010 via web)

apt-get update && apt-get dist-upgrade && rkhunter —propupd

via Choqok

@chillcast Not offended by the word, but many songs with F-bombs are just obnoxious. Much easier to share music with my kids w/o da F.

via web in reply to chillcast

@jbroome A few of those stationary stores even sell stationery.

via web in reply to jbroome

Just explained seasons and eclipses to my 7yo by running around the room with balloons. #geekdad

via web

@shawnp0wers Y’know, Twitter *does* have a “delete” feature (but it’s way more fun to read your pasted commands)

via Choqok in reply to shawnp0wers

jdanforth Dear Dyson, how do I use your Airblade Hand Dryer while plugging my ears to keep the blood from pouring out? The manual isn’t clear.

via web (retweeted on 1:48 PM, Oct 21st, 2010 via web)

mikko :) “Neighbor had a Wi-Fi with no admin password. So I re-flashed it with DD-WRT, set up MAC address filtering, and optimized their network.”

via web (retweeted on 11:47 AM, Oct 21st, 2010 via web)

I don’t think these two Jack’s will last until Halloween! http://twitpic.com/2zik1i

via Twitter for iPhone

alandipert peterson’s algorithm, a tiny clever solution to a tricky problem http://en.wikipedia.org/…

via Tweetie for Mac (retweeted on 9:36 AM, Oct 21st, 2010 via web)

@Sheamus reminds me of Bill Cosby buying the TV rights to “Leonard Part 6” b/c it was so bad. http://www.imdb.com/titl…

via Choqok in reply to Sheamus

@jbroome It doesn’t seem right to “put the shields up” for a security conference. You should be equally paranoid every day.

via Choqok in reply to jbroome

Seth Godin: Merchants of dissatisfaction - http://j.mp/aMkEYB - “Why we stand for this is a mystery to me.”

via web

Perspective - http://j.mp/92bgYL - Our @ncnearspace balloon went up to about 120,000 feet or about 22 miles.

via web

I’m not sure what song I gave the thumbs-up to, but Pandora has started sprinkling some New Order and Depeche Mode into my 80’s mix.

via web

Tekelec Launches Diameter Signaling Router for 3G, LTE and IMS-Based Data Networks - http://j.mp/aNZSxZ

via Choqok

Playin’ hooky at the NC State Fair! http://twitpic.com/2ysc0k

via Twitter for iPhone

brandondiamond “Facebook is where you tell lies to your friends; twitter is where you tell the truth to strangers.”

via web (retweeted on 9:08 AM, Oct 18th, 2010 via Twitter for iPhone)

@jdanforth It’s only awesome if you’re leaving the country and you’re getting rid of EVERYTHING… even the GOOD STUFF!

via Twitter for iPhone in reply to jdanforth

I like pretty ladies just as much as the next guy, but @GoDaddy just rubs me the wrong way. Moving my domains to @NameCheap.

via web

Boo Hanks says he’s poor, so buy his CD, “Pickin’ Low Cotton” http://www.musicmakersto… #TEDxRaleigh

via Choqok

@mikbre Worse… interactive Adobe Acrobat forms!

via Choqok in reply to mikbre

qthrul Friending Strangers On Fakebook by @ikepigott http://bit.ly/9olcUX /ht @1938media

via Echofon (retweeted on 3:35 PM, Oct 15th, 2010 via web)

micheleboyd I am hereby changing all my passwords to “shibboleet”. http://xkcd.com/806/ You may all start trying to access my bank account now.

via Twitter for iPhone (retweeted on 3:24 PM, Oct 15th, 2010 via web)

@TEDxRaleigh is confusing us by talking about non-Raleigh TED speakers on TEDxRaleigh day.

via Choqok in reply to TEDxRaleigh

Oh yeah, I forgot… I have to go find a Windows PC so I can fill out the form to take a day off of work. #fail

via Choqok

Watching #TEDxRaleigh - direct link at livestream.com/tedxraleigh (some prob’s with link on tedxraleigh.com/2010 page)

via Choqok

@pwbrewer link on tedxraleigh.com/2010 goes to generic TEDx ads, livestream.com/tedxraleigh showing local sponsors & TEDxRDU ad

via Choqok in reply to pwbrewer

@MacRumors Trying to find a white paint with little yellow spots to match the LCD?

via Choqok in reply to MacRumors

edog1203 “How much an app costs to build” with hourly freelancer rates is like a cross-country road trip with NYC taxi rates.

via Twitter for iPhone (retweeted on 1:28 PM, Oct 15th, 2010 via web)

@ArapahoeNation Link to buy tix at fair is not working. Says “Off Sale Online”, whatever THAT means.

via Choqok in reply to ArapahoeNation

For a “boring” project, it’s pretty darned exciting! http://en.wikipedia.org/…

via Choqok

GPSFix GPSFix Post: Garmin Releases chirp - A wireless geocaching beacon http://bit.ly/bJzi2j

via GPSFix.com (retweeted on 10:36 AM, Oct 15th, 2010 via web)

@adorasv Happy Birthday! Welcome to a new era of “teen age”.

via Choqok in reply to adorasv

@mikbre It took me two tries to “get it”… glad I did!

via Choqok in reply to mikbre

So far, #TEDxRaleigh LiveStream video is just showing a generic TEDx commercial.

via Choqok

@pwbrewer ah yes, I read the article *yesterday*. they say memory is the 2nd thing to go!

via Twitter for iPhone in reply to pwbrewer

Clearcase gives me time to RELAX. I should not be in so much of a hurry. Slow down. Take a break. Breathe. [IT’S STILL NOT DONE MERGING!]

via Choqok

I think my co-worker just came into my office to fart.

via Choqok

@jbroome Why… did you find some? If nobody claims it, I want some!

via Choqok in reply to jbroome

@pwbrewer Did you notice that the little bird is eating what looks like little Google logo balls? http://techcrunch.com/20…

via Choqok in reply to pwbrewer

@wilw We all knew someone like @TimYoungEzer would fulfill your off-the-cuff wish. With such power comes responsibility. (And: my fans suck)

via web

bug_bear PA School district settles webcam spying suit for $610,000 http://is.gd/g1FTT

via Seesmic Desktop (retweeted on 11:35 AM, Oct 14th, 2010 via web)

frijole Super Mario Brothers: Chile http://tumblr.com/xfvlpn… #lol

via Tumblr (retweeted on 11:27 AM, Oct 14th, 2010 via web)

Bruce Schneier: “Pen-and-Paper SQL Injection Attack Against Swedish Election” (via @schneierblog) http://bit.ly/brWR2T

via web

atulshri Facebook is the people you went to school with. Twitter is the people you wished you went to school with.

via Mobile Web (retweeted on 11:02 AM, Oct 14th, 2010 via web)

The office is too quiet… I think @DualCoreMusic can cure that! #FantasticFour

via Choqok

Astrohack team posts video from Oct 8 balloon flight, 20 miles over Coastal NC! http://fb.me/GWMSn3x4 (via @ryanbutcher)

via Choqok

Time to donate to NPR and then listen to podcasts for a week! (/via @pwbrewer) #FallFundDrive

via Choqok

@pwbrewer If your tweets are “protected” (subscribers must be approved), your tweets can not be RT’ed. Good for kids or small groups.

via Twitter for iPhone in reply to pwbrewer

chaosastro Thanks to all who attended tonights talk on buying your first telescope. Slides and other links are available here: http://bit.ly/cXvD6J

via TweetDeck (retweeted on 8:41 PM, Oct 12th, 2010 via Twitter for iPhone)

Learning about telescopes at the “telescope petting zoo”, a class at our local library.

via Twitter for iPhone

@danlondon You should go… but in the daytime, during the week. Forget the midway/night.

via Choqok in reply to danlondon

BadassoftheWeek Salvador Dali is a man who knew how to pose for a picture: http://tinyurl.com/24bj8…

via web (retweeted on 1:51 PM, Oct 12th, 2010 via web)

Lunchtime discussion: “Java is the new COBOL”.

via Choqok

@chillcast Not sure what links you need. wikipedia=http://bit.ly/9NVuEj youtube=http://bit.ly/TUQAp itunes=http://bit.ly/bW6dwq

via web

Wonder what it would be like if BP were in charge of rescuing the miners in Chile? Your thoughts?

via Choqok

You know, I have trouble tolerating my coworkers during a 1-hour meeting… I can’t imagine being stuck in a mine with them for 65 days.

via web

GadgeTweets On the way to 1101010’s geocaching event on 10/10/10 at 10:10:10 on Ten Ten road

via twidroyd (original) (retweeted on 4:49 PM, Oct 10th, 2010 via web)

Should’ve posted something before… we spent our afternoon at the corn maze at Phillips Farm in Cary. http://twitpic.com/2w6sjw

via Twitter for iPhone

Intermission #2 - so daughter #2 can do “#1” !

via Twitter for iPhone

@BillCosby We have a restaurant called “Irregardless”. NCSU student used the word in a paper, teacher said it’d get him nowhere. Since 1975!

via web in reply to BillCosby

mikbre Carriers add value by providing a well-run, dumb pipe for my iPhone.

via Twitter for iPhone (retweeted on 4:54 PM, Oct 8th, 2010 via web)

Best news of the day! Just heard from a friend who went dark on us for a while. He needed some time to sort things out, but he’s better now.

via web

So the chat lady “Sheryl” (1) IS human (2) IS NOT American (3) COULD BE Canadian [CDN Thanksgiving = Oct 11] - I am guessing she’s Indian

via web

On a web-based “help chat”, I wonder if I am speaking to a human. I ask “which comes 1st, Halloween or Thanksgiving?” - Got it on 2nd guess!

via web

mmastrac China’s Liu Xiaobo won the Nobel ███ ███████ ██████ ██████ ██████ ████████████ ████ ████████ #censorshipsucks

via Tweetie for Mac (retweeted on 2:58 PM, Oct 8th, 2010 via web)

@ryanbutcher Give me your SPOT “glid” and I’ll plug it into my map script, you can track it on a phone browser.

via web in reply to ryanbutcher

@astrohacklab I have a cool script that grabs SPOT data and generates a Google map + SMS broadcast. Interested? http://AlanPorter.com/sp…

via web in reply to astrohacklab

Ebay has locked my account “for security reasons”, and it’s unlock process is an endless maze of FAIL.

via web

fromagefacile In the war of multiplication, zero is the only winner.

via twicca (retweeted on 11:19 AM, Oct 8th, 2010 via web)

@cyberbiota If you can wait until tomorrow, 10.10 will be released (or install 10.04 today, upgrade this weekend)

via web in reply to cyberbiota

@nprnews FYI - Chinese naming system - Liu is the man’s family name, Xiaobo is his given name.

via web in reply to nprnews

Bob Cringely gives a pretty good summary of why wholesale surveillance is bad for USA - http://www.cringely.com/…

via Choqok

@chillcast suggestion, a smooth vocal tune called “I Remember” by Deadmau5 & Kaskade. A serious ear worm!

via Choqok

@alanjporter Don’t get me wrong… he might just be a crappy pilot. :-)

via Choqok in reply to alanjporter

@alanjporter When there’s a cross-wind, they land hard intentionally to avoid drifting to the side, transition from crab to runway heading.

via Choqok in reply to alanjporter

TechShopRDU We have a new membership level for students! Present a valid student id and join TechShop for just $75 per month. #fb

via web (retweeted on 3:14 PM, Oct 7th, 2010 via web)

Bruce Schneier on what we DO know and what we DON’T know about the Stuxnet virus/worm - http://is.gd/fPOYG

via Choqok

Sheamus Is your private phone number on Facebook? Probably. And so are your friends’. http://bit.ly/a6jiFT

via bitly (retweeted on 9:49 AM, Oct 7th, 2010 via web)

Check out this huge coin I picked up at the International Fair. It’s 1.5” (39mm) across! http://twitpic.com/2vacwj

via Twitter for iPhone

Just stole some cool bash prompt ideas from http://bit.ly/brfQvd <- show your ‘git’ branch name in your prompt

via Choqok

Tekelec Tekelec Selected for Signaling Evolution to LTE http://bit.ly/dB7OER

via bitly (retweeted on 10:14 AM, Oct 6th, 2010 via web)

@danariely At Ericsson Research (2001), we saw that some of that is due to 1-hand vs 2-hand usage, feels like less computer commitment.

via Choqok in reply to danariely

RARS (ham radio club) auction starts with a bang, color printer sold for $1!

via Twitter for iPhone

Getting a crash course in ‘git’ after I checked in all of today’s work into the wrong branch. #d‘oh

via Choqok

They say that Ruby was designed to make programmers happy. I think Zend / Dojo was designed to achieve the opposite effect.

via Choqok

Why does bit.ly use a FLASH applet just to copy a URL to my clipboard? I bet it plants a bug in my browser cache.

via Choqok

@SFoskett I really like @Linode since 2008, I use it for for web and mail host, DNS (use my referral code http://bit.ly/17oh2O)

via Choqok in reply to linode

NetworkWorld Microsoft IE browser share dips below 50%; Google Chrome rises http://bit.ly/94ezat

via web (retweeted on 11:56 AM, Oct 5th, 2010 via web)

MarcAbrahams Congrats to Andre Geim, 1st to win, as an individual, both an Ig Nobel Prize (in 2000) and a Nobel Prize (today!) http://bit.ly/bG0qfK

via TweetDeck (retweeted on 10:12 AM, Oct 5th, 2010 via web)

pknraleigh Did you miss PechaKucha at #ideaSPARK a few weeks ago? Fear not… you can watch all of the presentations online now! http://bit.ly/akA7Uc

via TweetDeck (retweeted on 10:01 AM, Oct 5th, 2010 via web)

@pwbrewer Which corn maze did you go to? How much $$ ? I am looking to take 16-20 ppl, maybe next week.

via Choqok in reply to pwbrewer

Normally, I would not advise cleaning optics with a pocket knife.

via web

Happy 10-4, good buddy!

via Choqok

Happy 10-4, good buddy!

via Choqok

@alanjporter Picture Steve Jobs in a “Mr Burns” pose, saying “excellent!”

via Choqok in reply to alanjporter

From the Int’l Festival: a snake balloon hat and a beautiful goldfish stone. http://twitpic.com/2uhjk8 http://twitpic.com/2uhjks

via Twitter for iPhone

I must be a real loser — my schedule is wide open. :-D

via web

Our passports are full of stamps… at the 25th International Festival of Raleigh. (http://internationalfest…)

via Twitter for iPhone

@qthrul not nearly as important as the “n”!

via Twitter for iPhone in reply to qthrul

Oof… it’s almost 4pm. I suppose I should eat something today.

via Twitter for iPhone

Setting up a web cam to watch our hermit crab. I wonder what he does when we’re not home. Does he come out of his shell & walk around naked?

via web

My 4th grader thinks that calculus is cool (and she is right). I gave her a real hand-wavy intro w/o the math. #geekdad

via web

Last day of the school quarter: a day of sugar and rubber - juice boxes, pencils, lollipops, erasers, Oreos, silly bandz & donut holes!

via Twitter for iPhone

briandgregory If you still think you can win the lottery, check out this simulation: http://is.gd/fEMF7 #skeptic

via TweetDeck (retweeted on 2:50 PM, Oct 1st, 2010 via web)