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

August 2011

D’oh! Missed the ISS fly-over because… get this… I just loaded new firmware on myTI #MSP430 watch, and so the alarm did not go off!

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@RobertFischer Describe your @rememberthemilk usage on their web site & earn/win 1yr free service.

via Twitter for iPhone in reply to RobertFischer

@CPCheats4you @lucianoadorni What are you telling ME for? I don’t need the cheats! ;-)

via Twitter for iPhone in reply to CPCheats4you

She blinded me with science!

via Twitter for iPhone

Tinkering with apache, working on performance, making some progress… and then my laptop turned into a pumpkin.

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Just under the wire, ordered my $25 MSP430 “Chronos” geek watch from Texas Instruments (coupon CHRONOS_50), deal ends 8/31. #TIdeals

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We baked a cake for our neighborhood BBQ pool party. http://t.co/M40AI1Y

via Twitter for iPhone

@ArapahoeNation I have 7 fall outing torches to give to a 2nd-year tribe that needs them. Located in Cary/Apex.

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What’s up with tideals.com from @TXInstruments? Their $25 Chronos watch deal was supposed to be good until the end of August. #tideals

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I just posted a short remembrance of Maggie on my blog. http://t.co/KpSbQVR http://t.co/Jd8ZRZz

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After 16 years together, our dog Maggie passed away this weekend. Such a good dog. We remember her here > http://t.co/LYFXR6g

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fmedlin Concrete wet and acorns down in Raleigh. Response teams on the way.

via Twitter for Android (retweeted on 10:30 AM, Aug 27th, 2011 via Twitter for iPhone)

First day of Chinese school (for the kids). Saturday mornings are now “me time”.

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On this day in 1991, Linus Torvalds announced his “hobby” OS, later called “Linux”. — I was a late-adopter, waiting until 1992 to try it.

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Pres_Bartlet Well, at least people are talking about Jobs.

via web (retweeted on 9:01 PM, Aug 24th, 2011 via Twitter for iPhone)

Did not feel the earthquake that just happened 200mi from here… some others in town did feel it. http://t.co/nXLck8p

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Well… that “5-minute job” only took three hours… now, what was I doing again???

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Score! It was LISA SIMPSON in KRUSTYLU STUDIOS with a SAXOPHONE - yup, it’s game night, with “Clue, Simpsons edition”.

via Twitter for iPhone

BorowitzReport #LIBYA: Gaddafi Says His Regime Will Continue in Online-only Version #tripoli #gaddafi #khadfy #qattaffy

via web (retweeted on 6:10 PM, Aug 21st, 2011 via web)

Very disappointed that @LinuxJournal will stop printing paper mags in September, going all-digital.

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Today has been a total loser day for paying bills online. Many sites offline, not responding, down for maint, or just plain borked up.

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Very light turnout for our Indian Princess trip to the lake, but the girls (and dads) enjoyed riding the jet ski.

via Twitter for iPhone

@SpiderOak I had the luxury of “ssh -X”, so setup was a breeze.

via web in reply to SpiderOak

Running @SpiderOak on a headless server.

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Just discovered that my changes to OpenStreetMap.org may not show up immediately b/c map tiles need to be re-rendered.

via Twitter for iPhone

Accidentally put a movie on both Netflix queues: DVD & Instant. Watched it online last week. Now I get to return the DVD, unopened.

via Twitter for iPhone

@amessyroom I use several @TiddlyWiki files, stored on @dropbox or even better, on a @SpiderOak share!

via web in reply to amessyroom

tonychester “My friends and I have been coddled long enough by a billionaire-friendly Congress,”– Warren Buffet http://ow.ly/64wlb Time to tax the rich

via HootSuite (retweeted on 12:07 PM, Aug 16th, 2011 via web)

Dumping my “mental stack” onto a wiki. Now I can clear my head — I can forget that stuff without forgetting that stuff!

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Int’l Space Station seemed to be in a race with an approaching airplane at RDU. Plane “won”, even though ISS going 17227 mph!

via Twitter for iPhone

So many good programming languages out there, and I am slogging around in javascript.

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The sound of thunder subsides, replaced by the sound of sirens.

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Changing the encoding on my mysql database tables from “latin1” to “utf8” because it was turning my ฤ’s into ?’s in blog posts.

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I am the whitest man at the lake. #jetski

via Twitter for iPhone

Happy birthday to our dog Maggie — 16 years!

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I am now running an APRS iGate at home! — 2m radio speaker output hooked directly to Linux server sound card, decoding done in software.

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D1 just hula-hooped non-stop for ONE HOUR.

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@mikbre What do you think this is, open source? It’s not a bug. Obviously, you’re “doing it wrong”โ„ข. #apple

via web in reply to mikbre

We picked a good day to NOT go to the lake. #thunder

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Challenged D2 to collect dandelions in the yard, paid her 10ยข for each one. She donated half to her Indian Princess tribe as “wampum”.

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Adding boilerplate comment blocks to code cheapens it, obscures its meaning, makes real comments stand out less, generally de-motivates me.

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Simple 2-line code fix, but 1-hour submission process makes me lose my train of thought, doubt creeps in, will it work? Slower != safer.

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Seen in an email at work: “confusion seems to be our company’s missing core value”.

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I am now running version 3.0 of the Linux kernel. <Smug mode ON>

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Working in three time zones this morning… or afternoon… or evening.

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@Jaku Might as well make it anechoic/soundproof, while you’re at it… great place to chill!

via Twitter for iPhone in reply to Jaku

Playing with KVM. Why is it “virsh start/suspend/shutdown” instead of “virsh start/pause/stop”? I have to look it up every time!

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trilug Gotta deliver a technical presentation to the boss? Or to investors? Got butterflies? Tomorrow 7pm, meet Tech Speaking coach Alan Hoffler.

via web (retweeted on 2:34 PM, Aug 10th, 2011 via web)

Seen on the @trilug mailing list: “IPv6 isn’t just a bigger Internet, it’s a better Internet.”

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Happy “National Day” to all of my Singaporean friends!

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Awesome pink and blue clouds… especially considering last night’s stormy sky photo. http://t.co/dBzHgiv

via Twitter for iPhone

Geek captcha, by @adafruit: “Prove you are human by reading this resistor” #awesome

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Trimming tweets to 140 characters has helped train me to trim unnecessary bits from normal prose, too.

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Stormy twilight sky looks like something out of “Ghostbusters”. http://t.co/1g1eQ2i

via Twitter for iPhone

Giving a patent to an author for the structure of a story, w/ protagonist, antagonist, love interest & 3-part story arch http://t.co/wyjcRX2

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In 1997, I had this idea which I called “downloadable radio”, which is striking similar to today’s podcasts. We ARE living in the future!

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Uh uh, the kids have discovered PotterPuppetPals.com. I bet next, they’ll ask to borrow the video camers.

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@cyberbiota Did you know the Triangle Amateur Robotics guys have been tinkering with the coffee grounds hand? Right there at @TechShopRDU!

via web in reply to cyberbiota

I’ve found that gnome-terminal’s tabs are all the same color (in my current color theme). So I am using xfce4-terminal instead. #Linux

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Playing with Ardour3 (alpha build), a pretty awesome digital audio workstation (with MIDI) for Linux and Mac.

via Twitter for iPhone

@eronel I think she enjoyed letting her geeky side shine.

via web in reply to eronel

@nivex I can feel your pain… I tried gnome, then KDE, then scrapped U1104 entirely for Mint Debian Edition.

via web in reply to nivex

We sent Momma off to a girl-geek meeting, and now we’re headed to the POOL!

via Twitter for iPhone

Been running my (firewalled & logged) open wifi for 1 month. So far, only 1 client connects, name=BlueChicken, OS=Vista, no browser traffic.

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A closer look at @spideroak: like @dropbox but more flexible & “zero-knowledge” security. My (1GB free) referral code http://t.co/c9jbcOK

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