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

January 2011

Stepto 1.31.07 never forget. http://bit.ly/fJ9aDs

via TweetDeck (retweeted on 8:24 PM, Jan 31st, 2011 via web)

IPv4Countdown The number of allocatable IPv4s just dropped below ten million. #IPv6

via IPv4Countdown (retweeted on 9:29 AM, Jan 31st, 2011 via Choqok)

But it was not a day of total geekery. We also got to visit the farm next door to check on the bees and the chickens.

via Choqok

Spent the afternoon hacking on DNS-SD. Learned a lot. And now I can print from my iphone!

via Choqok

Wondering why Mac, iPhone and iPod all flood my network with DNS requests like “dr._dns-sd._udp.yada”. Learning about “Service discovery”.

via Choqok

Trying some local honey… from the farm behind our house… it doesn’t get any more local than that!

via Twitter for iPhone

Very sad to see my good friend and co-worker, Jay, returning to his home in India. But happy for his prospects there.

via Choqok

@mikbre Ah yes, that didn’t come out right, did it? Of course, I meant “the crappy flash app that Pandora wants you to use”.

via Choqok in reply to mikbre

I just discovered “pianobar”, a lightweight console-based Linux app to play Pandora radio (b/c the native flash app is a pig).

via Choqok

@anjibee a song for chillcast: “Center Of The Sun (feat. Conjure One)” by “Solar Stone” on “The Best Of Chillout”, heard on pandora

via Choqok

thetorpedodog IPv4 exhaustion party: everybody brings an EXTREMELY SMALL amount of alcohol and pretends to be surprised when it’s gone.

via web (retweeted on 9:25 AM, Jan 28th, 2011 via web)

At the office cafeteria, the woman before me in line paid for my breakfast. So what could I do? I paid for the next guy’s! #PassItOn

via Choqok

Schneier: Shutting WikiLeaks down won’t stop government secrets from leaking any more than shutting Napster down stopped illegal filesharing

via Choqok

@Oatmeal Sadly, that says more about CNN than it does about you or Tumblr.

via Choqok in reply to Oatmeal

CarolinaCon updates for #CarolinaCon, first 4 speakers, hotel info and Call for Presenters http://bit.ly/he0Tvn

via Trillian (retweeted on 3:01 PM, Jan 26th, 2011 via Choqok)

PHP problem had to do with copying arrays. Must do “$a=array_values($b)” to copy the array ELEMENTS. “$a=$b” just copies the array POINTER.

via Choqok

To our friends in India, Happy Republic Day!

via Choqok

Hunting down the cause of “Fatal error: Nesting level too deep - recursive dependency?” in PHP code… ugh.

via Choqok

@nivex That’s sad… I just gave that page the Instapaper “read later” click.

via Choqok in reply to nivex

@shawnp0wers …or on the bedspread. I can feel your pain.

via Choqok in reply to shawnp0wers

I sense a change in my future. Manager is asking me to “clean up” what I’m working on. Maybe they got wise and will fire me soon.

via Choqok

I know it’s very “web 1.0” of me, but I am waiting for the SotU transcript, rather than watching the video.

via Choqok

@nivex Make your shareholders happy.

via Choqok in reply to nivex

Remy Man, if only we knew how the founding fathers felt about forcing private citizens to buy health insurance.

Oh, wait.

http://is.gd/bKLq5o

via YoruFukurou (retweeted on 8:29 PM, Jan 24th, 2011 via web)

Spent most of this afternoon making an audio podcast with my eight year old daughter!

via Choqok

Cheeky video with Ronnie Corbett from BBC: “My blackberry isn’t working” http://t.co/fnz9MGr (via @RickDeNatale)

via Choqok

Either I am starving my dog, or the “daily feeding guide” on the dog food box errs on the side of “buy too much, waste too much”.

via Twitter for iPhone

What is YOUR sleep number?

via Twitter for iPhone

Dude just told me WAY more than I wanted to know about his girlfriend’s .. uh .. “flair”. #jewelry

via Choqok

Found lots of goodies in my ham radio box: a 1992 cassette tape of our chat with STS-47 astronaut on shuttle Endeavour! Ripping to MP3 now.

via Choqok

Dug my old Morse code keyer out of a box, letting the kids try dits and dahs using a paddle.

via Choqok

@mikbre @pwbrewer In this case, Python got the job done, where job = “script that tweets”. Perl examples are also welcome.

via Choqok in reply to mikbre

splat_space now in high-res, the awesome 3.5 minute documentary that @KristenELong made about @splat_space! http://j.mp/edsJEW

via web (retweeted on 12:30 PM, Jan 22nd, 2011 via Choqok)

@pwbrewer I have a python twitter script, but no perl examples.

via Choqok in reply to pwbrewer

To my neighbor, who has RoadRunner and an open wifi… thanks!

via Choqok

D’oh! AT&T residential DSL outage in Cary!

via Twitter for iPhone

chuck_kesler Yes, STS135 is official! Atlantis will fly one more time: http://www.msnbc.msn.com…

via web (retweeted on 9:25 PM, Jan 20th, 2011 via Choqok)

I’m livin’ the dream…

via Choqok

@alanjporter Wiki weirdness at my office, topic naming convention like “AlexaTwoDotZeroDotOneReleaseNotes” #hurtsmybrain

via Choqok

Today is the work day that would not give up. #WFH

via Choqok

Beautiful full moon on the horizon.

via Twitter for iPhone

@clubjuggler & @fromagefacile - That was not my office… that was just the staging/clean-up area! Now, where to put those two OVENS??

via Choqok in reply to clubjuggler

Cleaning my home office… I’m gonna need a dump truck to get rid of all of this junk! http://twitpic.com/3qo3w3

via Twitter for iPhone

Just what I have always wanted — a “virtual oven”. #tmio #virtualbox

via Choqok

I have replaced my file cabinet with a USB flash drive.

via Choqok

Considering using a separate Firefox profile just for Facebook.

via Choqok

Redecorating the cafeteria at @tekelec - replacing with the new logo? http://twitpic.com/3q1vui

via Twitter for iPhone

ArapahoeNation Start thinking of your super power and nick name…Spring Outing 2011 will be Superhero Academy!

via web (retweeted on 5:44 PM, Jan 14th, 2011 via web)

trilug TriLUG meeting starts in about an hour. Tonight’s topic is “Device Mapper - RAID, LVM and LUKS”. Info & map at http://trilug.org

via web (retweeted on 5:41 PM, Jan 13th, 2011 via web)

ExploreSpaceKSC STS-133 Discovery launch now targeted for Feb. 24 at 4:50 pm. ET. STS-134 Endeavour launch is now targeted for April 19 at 7:48 pm ET.

via web (retweeted on 5:36 PM, Jan 13th, 2011 via web)

Dear spreadsheet tools… please enter what I typed, and not Your Crazy Mis-Capitalized Interpretation Of What I Typed. Thanks.

via Choqok

@alanjporter Run Windows in a VM (where it belongs). Upgrade one VM while you’re working in a 2nd VM. No downtime. #VirtualBox

via Choqok in reply to alanjporter

Wow, an old junker PC I inherited from my previous employer is still under warranty. The PC warranty lasted longer than the company!

via Choqok

Sydney spent the morning at my office, observing what we do… y’ know, eating b’fast, writing on white boards, drinking coffee, ping pong.

via Choqok

My Twitter client, “Choqok” says it’s supposed to be pronounced like “tʃœˈʁʊk”. THAT really cleared it up!

via web

Watching “WKRP in Cincinnati” with my kids.

via Twitter for iPhone

Just installed Office 2010 at work… wow… just wow… what an assault on the senses. Outlook “home” screen disturbs my zen.

via web

. @frijole: Owning a plane CAN be cheap, I used to co-own 10 planes along with 300 of my close friends at http://wingsofcarolina.o…

via Choqok in reply to frijole

After making a little bit of noise: specs— and UX++

via Choqok

At that sad phase of my project where I have to un-do usability improvements so the UI complies with written requirements.

via Choqok

@mikbre I am blessed with bad taste… those crappy Ubuntu apps will go well with my crappy Dell laptop.

via Choqok in reply to mikbre

Apple’s so excited about their Mac App Store. Ubuntu’s had that since it debuted 2004. And better yet, all of the prices are $0. #freedom

via Choqok

The year in review, “Porter Family News” - http://AlanPorter.com/?n…

via web

BadAstronomer Hey, the Quadrantid meteor shower is tonight (and the next few nights). Usually a good one: http://is.gd/k21Cf

via TweetDeck (retweeted on 2:20 PM, Jan 3rd, 2011 via Twitter for iPhone)

BadAstronomer Today is the day Earth snuggles as close to the Sun as it gets all year: perihelion! Celebrate by shoveling snow. http://is.gd/k1F3g

via TweetDeck (retweeted on 2:10 PM, Jan 3rd, 2011 via Twitter for iPhone)

Cool use of 2-D bar codes - info on caring for flowers. http://twitpic.com/3miicx

via Twitter for iPhone

@jbroome It’s getting worse! Now I am installing LILO on an old Mandrake image! Guess who set us up with THAT.

via web in reply to jbroome

Installing a 2006 copy of Linux on a VM so I can get some old software to compile.

via web

shawnp0wers I’ve been wearing the same underwear all year.

via HootSuite (retweeted on 5:47 PM, Jan 1st, 2011 via web)

The black eyed peas bring good luck. The collard greens bring money. But the cranberry salad brings a smile to my face. (@ D&S cafeteria)

via Twitter for iPhone

Blog post by me: “Using SSH to tunnel web traffic” - http://blog.alanporter.c…

via web

apelad May I be the first to wish you a chillax broham in 2011.

via web (retweeted on 11:20 AM, Jan 1st, 2011 via Twitter for iPhone)

It sure is hard to come up with new year’s resolutions, when you’re perfect in every way.

via Twitter for iPhone