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

December 2010

Hey, downtown Raleigh, if you’re going to be open for First Night crowds, wouldn’t it be right to let the crowds use your bathrooms too?

via Twitter for iPhone

In the “squarest” of venues, the NC Highway Building Auditorium, listening to a pretty good high school rock band, the Graffiti Monkeys.

via Twitter for iPhone

Cool, Cheez-It’s stay fresh for 100 years! http://twitpic.com/3louv7

via Twitter for iPhone

@nivex A good excuse to teach the Mrs about “ssh -D” and FoxyProxy/ProxySwitchy!

via Twitter for iPhone in reply to nivex

Disappointed to see AT&T throttling internet video from overseas. Rate = 300kbps for 30s, zero for 30s. But thru a proxy = solid 1Mbps.

via Twitter for iPhone

Taking down the Christmas tree. This is my favorite ornament. http://twitpic.com/3lavcu

via Twitter for iPhone

Mmm, prunella-mulberry-chrysanthemum herbal tea… with honey.

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Is instagr.am so popular just because it can “crap-ify” photos? Or is there some other reason, too?

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Took out the trash, the smell of pencil shavings instantly transported me back to 2nd grade.

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The children have taken over my mad scientist lab. #clubpenguin (And yes, my man-cave has pink walls!) http://twitpic.com/3kjn4b

via Twitter for iPhone

X10 - It’s not just for Christmas trees any more! Modifying my appliance modules to work with the fish tank pump and lights.

via web

Changed a light bulb over the stairs about two hours ago, required a big ladder. Looks like it’s already burned out again!

via Twitter for iPhone

How timely… snow plow pulled out of our street just as we arrived home. now THAT’s service!

via Twitter for iPhone

White Christmas with Mimi & Pops, dogs watching the snow. http://twitpic.com/3jm32q http://twitpic.com/3jm302

via Twitter for iPhone

It’s 5am, and the kids have already snuck downstairs for a very thorough look at what Santa brought them.

via Twitter for iPhone

Same card… does this say more about my friends, or about me? http://twitpic.com/3j6cok

via Twitter for iPhone

Awesome - The Waddling Penguin Pooper! “Yummy Candy” http://twitpic.com/3iun36

via Twitter for iPhone

@nivex Frustrated that the press focuses on “fast lane, slow lane” and ignores underhanded ISP tricks like VOIP throttling, port blocking.

via web in reply to nivex

Test-driving ear buds w/ squishy seals. Blocks room noise OK, but I hear every move of the wires, and the bass is like a teen’s car stereo.

via web

Does *every* toy have to tie in with a movie?

via Twitter for iPhone

I think Apple gives their engineers an intelligence test - the ones that flunk get to work on iTunes.

via Twitter for iPhone

School’s out, yaayyy! <waving arms like Kermit the Frog>

via Twitter for iPhone

hoverbird “I… realized that you couldn’t do something nice in your garage as a normal person and I gave up the idea.” -@stevewoz http://t.co/pJlsffm

via web (retweeted on 12:12 PM, Dec 21st, 2010 via web)

Moon, ugh, clouds, zzzz….

via Twitter for iPhone

Wow, it’s 10:10pm, and the UPS delivery guy is still making his rounds in our neighborhood.

via Twitter for iPhone

RT @idillionaire: I’ve just renamed my wifi network to “Police Surveillance Van #02”. That should keep my neighbors on their toes for a …

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@Tr4_Salamanders Expect the kids to be a bit sleepy tomorrow after they stay up to see the lunar eclipse tonight! http://bit.ly/fKHlKi

via Choqok

Your rights, with respect to TSA screening http://saizai.com/tsa_ri… (/via @deviantollam)

via Choqok

Alyssa_Milano I’m fine with getting older as long as my laugh lines are deeper than my frown lines.

via Twittelator (retweeted on 7:54 PM, Dec 18th, 2010 via web)

Schneier: Close the Washington Monument - http://is.gd/iYQtq - “Let it stand, empty and inaccessible, as a monument to our fears.”

via web

Coming back from “The Nutcracker” in Raleigh. Snowing, some of the biggest, fluffiest snowflakes I have ever seen.

via Twitter for iPhone

@tlkativ An internet oven, eh? Your wish is my command. http://tmio.com <- that’s my baby, 2004-2006.

via web in reply to tlkativ

Crazy building… foreigners go in, Americans come out! http://twitpic.com/3gubuz

via Twitter for iPhone

Kids started school two hours late because of (melted) snow. Then we took them out three hours early for a family event. Short day!

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. @anjibee Not sure why, but my hyperactive 8yo daughter just shouted “Look at me, I’m Anji Bee!” Sorry I missed the pose that went with it.

via Twitter for iPhone

JimRoepcke Folks, it’s officially THE FUTURE. Word Lens is insane. I wanna go to Mexico just to have a good reason to use it! http://bit.ly/gpcLNL

via Kiwi (retweeted on 10:28 PM, Dec 16th, 2010 via web)

CollegeHumor Rudolph the regular reindeer had a nose and if you ever saw it, you would say nothing http://su.pr/2o3E7d

via web (retweeted on 10:18 PM, Dec 16th, 2010 via web)

@ambermae NC55 and I-540 were OK this morning… crusty/slushy, but not sliding. Took it slow on bridges.

via Choqok in reply to ambermae

Is it just me, or is it just freaking amazing that we built a robot to snap pictures on Mars (http://is.gd/iOfBt), 6 years and still going!

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Kids and I just finished reading “The Teddy Bear Habit”, a classic 1967 book about a kids rock band, hippies, jewel thieves & a Teddy bear.

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LaughingSquid Developer claims FBI implemented backdoors in OpenBSD http://bit.ly/hq0ebZ via @itwire

via HootSuite (retweeted on 12:06 PM, Dec 15th, 2010 via web)

That rotary-dial cell phone picture that’s been making the rounds (http://is.gd/iLjA4) … my kids had no idea what that was s’posed to be!

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I just ran across the word “millifirsts” in a technical document. #CutPasteFail

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SAVE MONEY on presents this year by telling your kids that tonight’s meteor shower is Santa burning up on re-entry. /via @VizTopTips

via Choqok

Students from Univ of Alabama hacked into one of my clients’ web site, so I spent this PM cleaning their PHP code.

via Twitter for iPhone

Cook at Jasmin Mediterranean bistro heard my disappointment that they were out of tabbouli. So he scraped up what was left for a free side!

via Twitter for iPhone

I just heard my first Kwanzaa carol.

via Twitter for iPhone

jdanforth OMG! This is probably the most tantalizing thing from WikiLeaks yet: http://www.ding.net/wiki…

via web (retweeted on 11:53 PM, Dec 9th, 2010 via Twitter for iPhone)

Cary police have set up a traffic checkpoint in front of the Army Reserve office on highway 55.

via Twitter for iPhone

mc_frontalot they can try to wipe the spill up but the stain, it’s very tricky / ought to call a WikiPlumber cause their pentagon’s what’s dripping

via web (retweeted on 8:49 AM, Dec 9th, 2010 via Twitter for iPhone)

DanielEllsberg EVERY attack now made on Assange and @wikileaks was made against me and release of Pentagon Papers http://bit.ly/eZnep8

via TweetDeck (retweeted on 4:44 PM, Dec 8th, 2010 via web)

@LauraLeslie FYI… that eclipse can be seen from anywhere in the western hemisphere, not just in NC/SC.

via Choqok

Cool… with the iPhone/Ubuntu fix, I can also plug in my iPhone and listen to the podcasts and music using rhythmbox.

via Choqok

iPhone iOS 4.2.1 broke my ability to mount iPhone on Linux & copy photos, etc. Here’s the fix: http://is.gd/ip0EW

via Choqok

schneierblog Sane Comments on Terrorism: From Michael Leiter, the director of the National Counterterrorism Center: Ultimatel… http://bit.ly/e3CfJN

via twitterfeed (retweeted on 11:33 AM, Dec 8th, 2010 via web)

@splat_space people, where is a good palce to order food (pizza) from near Splat Space? @TriLUG meeting will be there on Thursday at 7pm.

via Choqok

IT explained the phone list problem. They want me to change my legal name. OR… I could just schmooze the receptionist so she knows me.

via Choqok

jamesrbuk For freedom of speech, there’s #wikileaks. For everything else, there’s #Mastercard. And #Visa. And, um, #Paypal. And #Amazon. And…

via web (retweeted on 12:42 PM, Dec 7th, 2010 via web)

Call my office & ask for me, they’ll say I don’t work here. Either IT messed up the phone list, or I should think twice about xmas shopping.

via Choqok

wikileaks We will not be censored: WikiLeaks now running in over 208 locations http://wikileaks.ch/mirr…

via web (retweeted on 7:07 PM, Dec 5th, 2010 via Twitter for iPhone)

Grinding up Total cereal and using very strong magnets to separate out the iron. Cool!

via Twitter for iPhone

@pwbrewer I wonder if the folks in New York would be interested in a Morrisville Bagel Cafe & Deli ??

via web in reply to pwbrewer

frijole OH at the Airport:
[Kid] Where’s Raleigh-Durham?
[Mom] Where the Wolfpack is.

via Twitter for iPhone (retweeted on 2:55 PM, Dec 5th, 2010 via web)

For future reference - yes, you CAN roll-start a car in reverse.

via Twitter for iPhone

ExploreSpaceKSC Launch of STS-133 space shuttle Discovery is now no earlier than Feb. 3, 2011 at 1:34 am ET to allow for more testing on the external tank.

via web (retweeted on 2:36 PM, Dec 3rd, 2010 via web)

Waiting for the inevitable NSFW Twitter auto-replies, since I used the words “long”, “hard” and “tool” in a single tweet.

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Company IT newsletter suggests using “long” and “hard” passwords. It should also recommend a tool like @keepass to make it easy to comply.

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Another day, another donut.

via Twitter for iPhone

Astroguyz My 2nd bet for the #NASA announcement is word of the impending destruction of Earth by the Vogons. It is on Thursday, afterall..

via TweetDeck (retweeted on 4:19 PM, Dec 1st, 2010 via web)

A lot of people are confusing their anger towards @wikileaks vs the individuals who leaked the secret documents to begin with.

via Choqok

GSMA_MBB BIG, BREAKING NEWS! Verizon to launch world’s largest LTE network this Sunday: http://tinyurl.com/3ynaw…

via web (retweeted on 1:55 PM, Dec 1st, 2010 via web)

Dear @twitter, why in blazes does your web site require that I run javascript on an amazonaws.com domain? Do we need a lesson on DNS?

via web