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

February 2011

An update is available for your computer (Linux vs Windows vs Mac) http://is.gd/H3zVdu /via @shawnp0wers

via Twitter for iPhone

Bedtime stories? Nah, I showed D1 my signed copy of “Applied Cryptography” & let her figure out Bruce Schneier’s cipher puzzle inscription.

via Twitter for iPhone

@shawnp0wers Look it up on heavens-above.com … was likely a satelite or shuttle+ISS

via Twitter for iPhone in reply to shawnp0wers

Most awesome geocache schwag… evar! http://twitpic.com/44j0lf

via Twitter for iPhone

Spent the day with several grandmothers.

via Twitter for iPhone

Watching the Space Shuttle Discovery launch.

via Choqok

Trying to remember to use ‘ssh-copy-id user@host’ to copy my user keys, and ‘ssh-keygen -R host’ to clear old host keys.

via Choqok

This morning at work was like a pinball game, where I was the little silver ball, bouncing between flippers and bumpers. #tilt

via Twitter for iPhone

Today is World Thinking Day http://is.gd/LpUV7P Wear mis-matched shoes/socks, mis-spell your web URL! #girlscouts http://twitpic.com/42keec

via Twitter for iPhone

Having a few drinks, and paying bills online…. this could get interesting.

via web

@nivex Is it like that smile that eventually emerged on your face at Rockhopper’s in Clemson? If so, it’s the former.

via web in reply to nivex

I think Pandora might be trying to put me in a good mood.

via web

Cool, D1 just taught me the “reverse area” method of doing division.

via Twitter for iPhone

Quiz: [Q1] Which one of these fluorescent light tubes is the most energy efficient? [Q2] Why? http://twitpic.com/42cn8n

via Twitter for iPhone

@dsearls Sorry, I meant that I re-cropped your photo to pan up a little, show more hair and less arm. Use it if you like.

via web in reply to dsearls

@dsearls Here’s one with a slightly better crop. http://trilug.org/~porte… <- Doesn’t look like you’re holding the camera.

via web in reply to dsearls

@dsearls You read my mind. Straight-on avatar lacks color, too symmetric, focuses on the hair. Blackshirt shot looks much more natural.

via web in reply to dsearls

Rainbow plane -> (via @bbaskin & @jbroome) Always cool to see an airplane in-flight on Google Maps http://bit.ly/fWJLWy

via web

Congrats to Albemarle Amateur Radio Club, WA4TFZ, of Charlottesville VA for winning ARRL “Club of The Year” award! http://is.gd/gZ4azc

via web

Domestic bliss: stirred from my Sunday morning sleep by those four special words from my wife, “the network is down”. #geekfamily

via Twitter for iPhone

Cool trip to the gas station. First, we got to talk to a fire truck crew, and then a motorcycle policeman! No, no emergency, just chatting!

via Twitter for iPhone

The girls & I spent the afternoon at @splat_space, where we learned to tinker with Arduino boards and LED’s… we are blinker-tinker-ers!

via Twitter for iPhone

IRS.gov makes it EASY to order *PAPER* 1099 & 1096 forms, delivered by US MAIL. Avoid that $50 fine for printing your own PDF’s! #gov #fail

via Choqok

Listening to “This Road”, a CD that my friend @timesevenmusic just recorded.

via web

Trimming the dog’s toenails… with a Dremel tool.

via Twitter for iPhone

D1 & Momma are playing in the SNOW at the “Frosty Fun Festival” (it’s 61°). D2 & I are at home watching “Labyrinth” (1986) with David Bowie.

via Twitter for iPhone

D2 is sick this morning, and quite upset that she will miss school (and more importantly, the after-school party) today.

via Choqok

My kids pay their “tax” whenever they get candy. Daddy is the tax man! http://twitpic.com/40vceh

via Twitter for iPhone

@ginatrapani But I bet your BOOK was not infected with a virus! #TrustYourSources

via Choqok in reply to ginatrapani

. @ksonney and others: How about New Orleans as a FAMILY vacation site? Anything fun for kids to do?

via Choqok

Rather than locking the doors, Windows lets burglars in the house, and then tries to clean their messes before you notice.

via Choqok

Reading F-Secure news. Windows File Protection (WFP) sounds so backwards - it lets your files get overwritten & then restores them for you?

via Choqok

Co-worker asked me why I have a stuffed penguin on my desk. #facepalm http://twitpic.com/40svvn

via Twitter for iPhone

Our office migrated to a new wiki, kept the old one around (just in case), similar URL’s, look same, no redirects, hilarity ensues, #fail

via Choqok

Lovely, phones in our common areas at work have a speaker monitor, but no speakerphone mic. So I end up using my cell phone for conf calls.

via Choqok

Sheamus If Apple made water. http://bit.ly/hN1FzJ

via bitly (retweeted on 7:57 AM, Feb 16th, 2011 via Twitter for iPhone)

@CaliLewis I reboot once a month, whether I need to or not.

via Twitter for iPhone in reply to CaliLewis

Don’t try to climb the ladder… build a ladder under you!

via Choqok

I’ve got a date tonight… with ten 8-year-old girls!

via Twitter for iPhone

Drat… cafeteria decided not to brew another batch of coffee b/c it’s close to the end of breakfast time. #monday

via Choqok

Overheard my kids talking about extra-terrestrial life: “do you think we’re the only living planet on Earth?”

via Twitter for iPhone

@Tr4_Salamanders Want a Space Shuttle heat shield tile for only $25 (shipping fee)? NASA offers them to schools. http://is.gd/33mo44

via Choqok

Leave no trace: “kill -9 $$”

via Choqok

@BadAstronomer Your response is even better when you have not heard the question… I’ll be doin’ it at sunrise!

via Choqok in reply to BadAstronomer

One of my favorite quotes from a talking fire extinguisher… http://twitpic.com/3zg8xb

via Twitter for iPhone

So much for “just working”. Mac Mini does not see my MiniDV videocam plugged in. Crappy old 2004 laptop with Linux saw it & worked, 1st try.

via Choqok

It’s like an Easter egg hunt, except the chocolate eggs are dog poops.

via Twitter for iPhone

I just saw a stretch limo get stuck in a roundabout. He had to back up a couple of times to make the turn.

via Twitter for iPhone

Gong Xi Fa Cai! Raleigh Academy of Chinese Language new year celebration. http://twitpic.com/3z4kp0

via Twitter for iPhone

Before someone replies “why? it’s lost!” - I take pictures of my credit cards and store them in a safe place, in case I ever lose my wallet.

via web

Old credit card expired. Got a replacement in the mail. New one does not have an “if lost” phone number on the back. Wonder why not?

via web

joshuamneff “I resign as leader of Egypt. No, not RESIGN! I REIGN! REIGN! DAMN YOU AUTOCORRECT!” — Hosni Mubarak

via TweetDeck (retweeted on 4:00 PM, Feb 12th, 2011 via web)

Wondering why the Twitter app on Facebook doesn’t use OAuth like everyone else has to.

via Choqok

February in NC - cool enough outside to appreciate my sweater, hot enough in the sun in the car to wish I didn’t have it.

via Twitter for iPhone

Shoot… I left my wallet at home… lucky I had a few bucks in my car, but I still feel naked without it.

via Twitter for iPhone

Just now remembering that I left half of yesterday’s lunch in the fridge at work.

via Twitter for iPhone

RobertFischer I don’t so much plan life as slam on the gas pedal and try like Hell to avoid trees and buildings—any “plan” is just reactionary foresight.

via Adium (retweeted on 11:26 AM, Feb 12th, 2011 via Choqok)

Blog post from me: “A Tech Trifecta” http://blog.alanporter.c…

via Choqok

@clubjuggler I don’t understand your question… but my problem was multi-site with India.

via Twitter for iPhone in reply to clubjuggler

@frijole They’re probably wondering why that twitter nerd has to sit RIGHT BEHIND THEM!

via Choqok in reply to frijole

@frijole They’re probably wondering why that twitter nerd has to sit RIGHT BEHIND THEM!

via Choqok in reply to frijole

Waiting 14+ minutes to check 6 files into clearcase.

via Choqok

SOMEBODY wore their pajamas inside-out last night! #snow

via Twitter for iPhone

Like all wives, mine can be demanding at times. Right now, she’s demanding that I install apache & mysql on her laptop. #awesome

via Twitter for iPhone

Thunderbird (email) was locking up every few hours. I disabled 4 plug-in’s & the lock-ups stopped. Now to figure out which one is to blame.

via web

To DOT traffic planners everywhere: Don’t just say “no left turn”. Tell folks who need to go left where they SHOULD go to get there!

via Choqok

I just became a ‘sustaining donor’ for @WUNC! (Do I get a secret code now to bypass the on-air pledge drive?)

via Choqok

I was hoping that the crowd of tinkerers would relieve me of a box full of old computer cards and cables… sigh, not this time.

via Twitter for iPhone

A reunion at the Triangle Amateur Robotics club meeting. Several members from Y2K and before.

via Twitter for iPhone

US population = 300 million. Girl scouts sell about 200 million boxes of cookies every year. I like those odds!

via Twitter for iPhone

Cheshire Cat moon tonight.

via Twitter for iPhone

Alpha to Omega - the life cycle of guinea pig food - not much difference, huh? http://twitpic.com/3x9mjn

via Twitter for iPhone

Snickers is such a good… uh… cat. http://twitpic.com/3x958o

via Twitter for iPhone

I like nocturnal birds of prey as much as the next guy, but I don’t understand why so many people are throwing “superb owl” parties tonight.

via Choqok

cyberbiota Not watching overpaid men playing a child’s game for the 45th time in my adult life. I’ll watch when scientists & teachers are paid as well.

via web (retweeted on 5:56 PM, Feb 6th, 2011 via Choqok)

Tag-team: #1 and Momma are selling girl scout cookies, #2 and I are making invitations for our Indian Princess meeting.

via Choqok

Double header tonight - first, juggling duo “The Passing Zone”, followed by Chinese New Year party

via Twitter for iPhone

NPR is doing a fund drive, so listening to local college station instead. Awesome funk tune, “Outta Space” by Billy Preston (1971)

via Twitter for iPhone

@mikbre depends on the reader’s twitter client… I’ve seen some (sucky ones) that need the extra hint

via Twitter for iPhone in reply to mikbre

One of the reasons that I don’t use Time Warner Cable internet service. http://twitpic.com/3wrry0

via Twitter for iPhone

It’s that time of year again… time to watch @godaddy ‘s tacky superbowl ads, and then transfer your domains to @namecheap.

via Twitter for iPhone

Looking after the 2nd grade class’s other guinea pig “Snickers”. He’s a lot more timid than Twix was.

via Choqok

Uh oh… testing each revision clearly points the finger… at me!

via Choqok

Who broke the code? Check out each version, run unit tests, see where it starts breaking.

via Choqok

IPv4Countdown The number of allocatable IPv4s just dropped to zero. #IPv6

via web (retweeted on 11:47 AM, Feb 3rd, 2011 via Choqok)

Cool… my boss just referred to me as a “linchpin”.

via Choqok

Pro tip - remove hostname from SSH known_hosts file -> ssh-keygen -R hostname (via @commandlinefu)

via Choqok

Gong xi fa cai, hong bao na lai!

via Twitter for iPhone

Just read “Rework” by the @37signals guys. My summary: (1) do stuff now (2) do it in small chunks (3) be human. Good read!

via Choqok