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

July 2011

@nivex From the intro screen: “Well, the IPv6 version is exactly the same as the IPv4 one. The difference is in the visitors…” #indeed

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@nivex You should do “telnet -4 towel.blinkenlights.nl”. THEN, try it again with “-6”. Enjoy.

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Thrilled to hear that our friends Greg and Aline Reid’s triplets were born on Friday, 2 boys & 1 girl. All are all doing well.

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Wife is projecting her thoughts again, but the signal is weak.
HER: Where should we eat?
ME: Chuck-E-Cheese?
HER: No, Cheesecake factory!

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intel_jim Forget about Captcha & Re-captcha: @Adafruit has a maker version of human authentication: http://yfrog.com/h4bc3kp #make #makerfaire

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“aCal” for Android plays very well with my DAViCal calendar server. I suppose it should - the same guy wrote both!

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@pelpina Welcome to the 21st century… I have not missed cable TV in my 10 years without it.

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I’m not sure what the numbers on my coffee machine represent, because I have to fill it to 7 to get two (fairly large) cups of coffee.

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Today is the last day of summer vacation for my kids. Year-round schedule, July is their summer “track out”. Wonder what they’ll do today?

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D1 is excited about the new school year. She gets to put her homework on a THUMB DRIVE!

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Today was ‘meet the teacher’ day. D2 got the same teacher as last year. And that’s the 2nd time that’s happened - 4 years, 2 teachers!

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@Tyrese678 @elcrosby98 That’s awesome… where did you find me… or should I say “him”?

via Twitter for iPhone in reply to Tyrese678

Mission accomplished: re-calibrated the touch screen on my wife’s TomTom GPS by editing “calib.txt” text file on its flash memory. #tedious

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Got a new guppy, “Tequila”. In the tank maybe 5min, D1 says “she’s gone!” Looked around, it was on the floor! Watch out, she’s a jumper!

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Now using @downcastapp on my iphone - to manage podcasts on the device, and not on itunes (because we all know how I feel about itunes).

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@eronel I hope I am in your circle of squares.

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Giving @SpiderOak a try. Way more secure than @DropBox (they can’t decrypt your files). But not as intuitive to use. UI is not elegant.

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Bright and sun-shiny outside, but loud thunder is approaching. Soundtrack does not match the picture!

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Naming the US states… D2 blurts out “New Zealand!”

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The Ubuntu package for gallery2 does not upgrade gracefully (meaning “at all”), so I am installing gallery3 from source & test driving it.

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Today we remember Tiki, a spirited guppy who shared our home for a short while. We’ll miss him. http://t.co/rRY9ppk

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My 10 year old daughter is controlling a fan with an Arduino and a transistor. Next up, PWM speed control! http://t.co/4Q1A8ml

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In the winter, we turn on the “heater”. So in the summer, shouldn’t we turn on the “cooler”?

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Life moves pretty fast. If you don’t stop and look around once in a while, you could miss it.

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Very proud of my two girls for their performance at the Meredith College “piano camp” recital.

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Thanks to @jrwoodman for exposing me to Linux Mint at #SELF in June. Now running LMDE on my laptop… it’s nice!

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NASA_Johnson Atlantis on its way home taken by Exp 28 crew of the space station.
http://twitpic.com/5tj3oo

via Twitpic (retweeted on 9:29 PM, Jul 21st, 2011 via Twitter for iPhone)

@cyberbiota Your work must suck… soon after you arrive, you inevitably wander off to the workshop and eventually to the pub.

via Twitter for iPhone in reply to cyberbiota

Life is too short to be using ClearCase.

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Fully converted from Orange to Green - laptop is now running Linux Mint Debian Edition, a “rolling release” with fresher apps.

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Google Voice app on iPhone “forgets” to notify me of text messages. Settings / notifications / GV / alerts off / alerts on. #thereifixedit

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Certificate Patrol (browser plugin) is popping up warnings all over the place this morning… wondering why. Am I pwn3d?

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We’ve been back from our Hawaii vacation for three months now… I finally uploaded the pictures tonight. http://t.co/KphCZN3

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Felt like I got nothing done today. Then I tucked D2 into bed & she says “I spent the whole day with my family!”. ☺

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Felt like I got nothing done today. Then I tucked D2 into bed & she says “I spent the whole day with my family!”. ☺

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This kids’ consignment sale looked like a great place to find bargains… until I saw the checkout line! (time > money) http://t.co/U5mQL5E

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I’m sure the other library patrons would appreciate if my kids could learn how to share. #HP7 http://t.co/IKUkUbS

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My kids are listening to a song called “Voldemort made me crap my pants”. #HP7

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Went to the Cary hamfest this morning… they had stuff there that I did not even know I needed! But I solved THAT problem!

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Sportin’ my Harry Potter (stick-on) tattoo. #HP7

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@SecretHQTweets Do you have a spy cam in this place? You nailed it!

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We have a problem: process is complicated. Tool automates process. Tool is complicated. Now we have two problems!

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trilug TriLUG meeting tonight at 7pm. C’mon, really, you know you don’t have anything better to do.

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Just had my first total stranger add me to their Google+. So, I guess G+ is more like Twitter (1-way follows) than Facebook (2-way friends).

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Frack… left the house without my wallet!

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My laptop is Minty fresh!

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@jkhorvath You’re so chatty… that’s the second tweet this year!

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When I am on row 17 on an Excel spreadsheet and I press “up”, I do not expect to be taken to row 78.

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Had to do a little bit of “dumpster diving” at work to find another ethernet NIC for my in-cube network. Last one lost its magic smoke.

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While @TownofCary moves to digital water meters, they’re behind on billing, bills arrive on odd days, makes online bill-pay confusing.

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I learned a new word this weekend: “filk”. #HP7

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Dang, some kid pooped in the pool… [Forrest Gump voice] again.

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… featuring: The Whomping Willows, Lauren Fairweather, Armoured Bearcub, Justin Finch-Fletchley, and The Blibbering Humdingers

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We’re at the “Wizard Rock” concert at our local library!

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Watching “Alegría” by Cirque du Soleil.

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Somewhere, a professional plumber must be writing some software at home. (Thermodynamic 4th law: conservation of irony)

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Celebrating my grandmother’s 95th birthday!

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The acoustics of our minivan makes even good music sound like junk.

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I described a piece of clever code to a co-worker, and he said “all that stuff you just told me… write it down in a comment at the top”.

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I believe I am looking for the term “backreference”.

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Looking for the term to describe “\1” in regex search/replace, as in s/foo([0-9])/bar\1/g .

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zefrank prolly the best tribute photo i have seen for the last shuttle launch :: http://t.co/ORO0bpi

via web (retweeted on 3:01 PM, Jul 8th, 2011 via Twitter for iPhone)

Spectacular view from the shuttle’s external fuel tank camera. Blue Earth, black sky, separation, Atlantis continuing to orbit, tank falls.

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Parking myself in front of a NASA TV feed… STS-135 shuttle launch in 15 minutes!

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Making some really bad sounds with “RoseGarden”, a (free) open source MIDI sequencer.

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I had a bunch of dupes in my photo collection (one named “.JPG”, twin named “.jpg”). Nice tool “fdupes” cleaned it up in a jiffy. #Linux

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wunc The storms in Chapel Hill knocked us off the air, but our engineers are working to get the station signal up and… http://fb.me/zrJY3mxy

via Facebook (retweeted on 5:57 PM, Jul 7th, 2011 via Twitter for iPhone)

Ever notice how in strftime(), %p (little p) means uppercase “AM” or “PM”, and %P (big P) means lowercase “am” or “pm”?

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My co-workers are storing arrays of data in the database — as strings of comma-separated values! #headdesk

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Congratulations to my friend Pierre, who just successfully defended his PhD dissertation! That’s DOCTOR Pierre, to you!

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Tinkering with “tmux”, a replacement for GNU “screen”.

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@nivex hard for me to spread the word when your tweets are protected… no direct re-tweets

via Twitter for iPhone in reply to nivex

Enjoyed reading about CRAP in design - Contrast, Repetition, Alignment, Proximity. (Not THAT Robin Williams) http://t.co/S2g52hd

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Seeing superfluous semicolons at the end of lines of javascript code makes me think the author did not understand the language. ;

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Welcome back to work. Co-worker is shouting about “process” on a conference call, every other word is “frickin’”, and no one else cares.

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At the present time, it’s Present Time! 🎁

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