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

March 2011

State gov’t office sent me 2 envelopes: (1) my uncashed $5 check & note saying “not needed” (2) my form & note saying “pay $5 filing fee”.

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Tekelec Tekelec Recognized by Frost & Sullivan with New Product Innovation Award as #1 Provider for Diameter Routing http://bit.ly/go53fX #LTE

via bitly (retweeted on 11:30 AM, Mar 29th, 2011 via web)

D2’s Arduino stoplight works! Two sets of LED’s, one for North-South traffic and one for East-West. Awesome! http://t.co/PV7kLmV

via Twitter for iPhone

@nivex Uh huh… everybody’s your friend when you’ve got a box of Arduino toys!

via Twitter for iPhone in reply to nivex

Ooh, a box from Limor Fried! That can only mean one thing… a cornucopia of Arduino geekishness from @adafruit! http://t.co/9rXQPnY

via Twitter for iPhone

@txflygirl Gee, thanks… I think… your tweet reminded me that I was supposed to check my work email over the weekend. :-(

via web in reply to txflygirl

The Thunder and Lightning Bugs tribe at Cary Fire Station #5 http://t.co/VOJolxn http://t.co/eMPiAMU

via Twitter for iPhone

D2’s stoplight project - before the Arduino arrives http://t.co/mEqGTuX

via Twitter for iPhone

Wenn ist das Nunstück git und Slotermeyer? Ja! Beiherhund das Oder die Flipperwaldt gersput!

via Twitter for iPhone

For #EarthHour, I turned off one of my five computers… well, six if you count my phone.

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bramcohen “90% of coding is debugging. The other 10% is writing bugs”

via Timely by Demandforce (retweeted on 8:34 PM, Mar 26th, 2011 via web)

Living in the future. Took a “multimedia walk” - tracked by @runkeeper, music podcast by @permanent4, pics & text via SMS. I ♥ tech+nature!

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“Converter plus” app moves to my iphone’s “home” screen. Very useful, no fluff.

via Twitter for iPhone

Friend gave us a Philips Senseo 1-cup coffee maker. Testing it out: coffee’s a bit light & foamy, my mug = “3 cups”. But so far, we [☝Like]

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Whirlwind & Red Cloud made a bead weave, earned a feather. #IndianPrincess http://t.co/YMYRYw5 http://t.co/dnuRPhY

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To the guy who just submitted a 10-page résumé to me — seriously??

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WIth several minutes in between each exchange, there is nothing “instant” about instant messaging. (Stinks for $work)

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Our paychecks are direct-deposited, but bosses pass out pay stubs in person. It surprises me how many people leave pay stubs on their desks!

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@msteelePMP I recommend “Certificate Patrol” plug-in for Firefox… it watches for cert changes and alerts you. #paranoid

via Choqok in reply to msteelePMP

I ching chong my Asian wife ♫ (regards to @jfwong)

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Mixed up my music playlists, chose “zoneout” instead of “chillout”. Made my lunchtime walk harder than it should’ve been. #downtempo

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@nivex My children named it “Mr.Roboto” #geekkids

via Twitter for iPhone in reply to nivex

@nivex So far, the Chumby has exceeded my expectations… and I have not even taken it apart yet!

via Twitter for iPhone in reply to nivex

KIDS — STOP TOUCHING THE CHUMBY!!

via Twitter for iPhone

Whew… I did not make the #NASAtweetup list… if I had made it, I’d probably have to get a divorce after I bailed on my family’s vacation!

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Blocked off some time on my calendar for a meeting. The host saw that I was “unavailable”, so he re-scheduled the meeting “for me”. #fail

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If you base radiation safety on an internet PNG image and things go wrong, you have no one to blame but yourself. http://xkcd.com/radiatio…

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There is nothing dandy about dandelions.

via Twitter for iPhone

D2, on “The Princess Bride”: I could watch that 12 more times and be satisfied.

via Twitter for iPhone

Checked the firmware version on my Panasonic/Leica DMC-FZ50 camera. It’s up-to-date. Related: Learned the Japanese words for “set language”.

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Not your everyday birthday party… mechanical bull, pony rides, and beautiful 78° weather! http://t.co/f1fXvdi

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Rearranging my home office. Slowly but surely, the Mac Mini is becoming a headless server.

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Also see Dave Tompkins’ web site for the book, http://howtowreckanicebe…

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Wrecking a nice beach with Linux JACK and a vocoder plug-in. - @wunc @state_of_things http://is.gd/KLZ48q

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billfarrow Cool. I just blocked the annoying website experts-exchange.com from my Google Search results. Google rocks. Howto: http://goo.gl/tCcA9

via web (retweeted on 10:55 AM, Mar 18th, 2011 via Twitter for iPhone)

All of the stalls in the engineering deptartment’s restroom were occupied. We were having an IP address allocation problem.

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My guess is that someone traded the coffee/tea machine (missing from yesterday’s twitpic) for a popcorn machine.

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BTW, if anyone is looking for some FAIL, I seem to have more than I need right now.

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What’s missing in this picture? Hint: I see coffee cups! http://t.co/8BJJdr1

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Every year, my yard looks completely different. This year’s weeds are dark brown with purple blooms. http://t.co/e2XmO9X

via Twitter for iPhone

I thought this was a “lunch-n-learn”… why am I the only one who brought a lunch? #notsharing

via Twitter for iPhone

Creating “shares” on our home file server for the girls to store homework & stuff on (so they can move from desktop PC to laptop to Mac).

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I’m stll living on Eastern Standard Time.

via Twitter for iPhone

Man, today just flew by… it’s almost as if someone moved my clocks ahead by one hour.

via Twitter for iPhone

Helping D1 write a paper on “The Secret Garden”, and helping D2 write a paper on Sacajawea. Enough already, we wanna play outside!

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I really thought (hoped?) that my kids had outgrown “Zoboomafoo”.

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Shopping at Borders “going out of business” sale makes me want to visit the library more often.

via Twitter for iPhone

Money for nothing, and your chickens for free. ♫

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Look! It’s Turbo Man!

via Twitter for iPhone

D1’s “art by me” refrigerator magnet… love the black & white & pink lighthouse! http://t.co/ibB8JKA

via Twitter for iPhone

FYI, it *is* possible to upgrade iphone firmware using itunes running in a virtualbox. Pro tip: set vbox USB to capture *all* Apple devices.

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I bought a @chumby on @woot.

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iPhone spell checker knows “d’oh” :-)

via Twitter for iPhone

Trying to convince MS Word to (1) print my doc (2) in front-to-back order (3) with pictures. Not sure why that is so hard.

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Other noteworthy brands: TP called “Tailored” (a.k.a. “tail·o·red”) and another TP called “Surpass”

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The paper companies have such clever names for their bathroom supply products: “Rest Assured” Hah! http://t.co/pLtviRA

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shawnp0wers Whoa, Ubuntu 11.04 is going to cost 5 times more than 10.10! #thepowerofzero :D

via Seesmic twhirl (retweeted on 9:11 PM, Mar 8th, 2011 via web)

@nivex Ahh, we walked outside too late to catch Discovery. Glad we caught the ISS, though.

via Twitter for iPhone in reply to nivex

Just saw the Space Shuttle pass over… or was it the ISS? Or both? I expected to see one following the other.

via Twitter for iPhone

My bash shell prompt is 114 characters long. ??!!

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@carleemallard If you sign up for @dropbox (2GB of free space in the cloud), use my referral code, http://db.tt/c5PsiZZ .

via web in reply to carleemallard

@carleemallard Yes, keepass is free & open source. See my notes at http://is.gd/Up7Bvn .

via web in reply to carleemallard

It’s “pajama day”! (We have that at work, too, but they call it “work from home”) http://t.co/VwgVtUg

via Twitter for iPhone

@carleemallard Sounds like you need KeePass. Stop trying to remember passwords. Store the keepass file on a thumb drive or on a DropBox.

via web in reply to carleemallard

@chuck_kesler Photo #3 is Jonathan Trappe, resident of Raleigh, cluster balloon pilot (clusterballoon.com), worked on our nearspace balloon.

via web in reply to chuck_kesler

My friend Jonathan is certifiably nuts… http://is.gd/bDnJHF …and that’s what makes him so awesome. - The House from “Up!” in real life.

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Caramel deLites FTW!

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One of the web sites I host was mentioned in a hacker’s forum as an example of bad PHP code. <— I didn’t write it, but I did fix it!

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@RobertFischer My mom and MIL get along just fine… my MIL does not speak English!

via web in reply to RobertFischer

This phone is protected by Bruce Schneier. http://t.co/lGRnzRN

via Twitter for iPhone

gallamine “51 hours left to live” http://t.co/IdBpIJE

via Twitter for iPad (retweeted on 4:59 PM, Mar 6th, 2011 via web)

our trash: paper=1642g, compost=1458g, plastic=757g, grease=530g, cans=496g, cardboard=440g, shredded paper=338g, meat=299g, glass=175g

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Sorting our trash to learn about recycling and composting. #girlscouts http://t.co/WzyImv2

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Note to self - size matters… LVM snapshot failed because I made it too small <sad trombone>

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Backup up - and upgrading - my Windows virtual machine… at the SAME TIME! LVM snapshots rock.

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A rainy Sunday morning, and the three ladies in my house are fighting over who’ll get to cook breakfast.

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Let me be the first to wish @nivex a very happy 0x1F.

via Twitter for iPhone

I enjoyed “Labyrinth” in 1986, and again two weeks ago, and even a third time tonight. But now I may have exceeded my personal Bowie limit.

via Twitter for iPhone

Nothing left to do but re-arrange the icons again… and wait for the fanboys to tell me how I am “doing it wrong”. #apple

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Yup, iTunes scrambled my icons. It’s smart enough to “transfer my purchases” from the phone, but not my icon layout?

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I’m betting it’ll scramble them… so I took screenshots of my home screens for the upcoming re-arrange game.

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Two months after switching to using itunes on a different computer, I am finally “syncing apps”. Taking bets? Will it re-arrange my icons?

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I just got a phone call from “Linda”, an automated phone-bot from my health insurance company. She had Q’s about my coverage. #hangup

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Exactly ONE of the two breakfast foods tastes like fruit (the other one tastes like corn) #HFCS http://t.co/mSuOJu1

via Twitter for iPhone

@nivex symmetry, fear, and love… all I can come up with is ‘Ɛ>’

via web in reply to nivex

Last night, I dreamt that I got laid off from my job. Today was a normal work day. So I guess my dreams did not come true. #whew

via Twitter for iPhone

Taxes filed. Awaiting refund. I’m gonna pretend that it’s a windfall, and not just seeing my own money again.

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Today is “crazy hat and hair day”. http://twitpic.com/45enso

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What a shame… so much sunshine, cubicle walls in the way… http://twitpic.com/45en4e

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@tomloverro Sneaking into my co-worker’s office and changing HIS desktop background is a lot more fun. Bonus points if it’s his phone.

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D1 needed to know the author of her homework book - but it’s in the car - and that’s outside - and it’s scary. So we googled it instead.

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@jbroome Thanks for the deserved punch in the junk! (FYI, TriLUG *is* a NC non-profit corp, but w/o fed IRS 501c3 status at the moment)

via Choqok in reply to jbroome

Yesterday was 81°F outside and I froze in my office. Today is 51°F outside and I am burning up.

via Twitter for iPhone

Nothing starts the day quite like Monty Python’s “Galaxy Song” ♫

via Twitter for iPhone