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

September 2011

Freaky: NPR story on “The Cat’s Table” by M.Ondaatje [1 hr later] D1 shows me her “book” (3 pg so far) about a 10yo girl on a voyage alone.

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Freaky: NPR story on “The Cat’s Table” by M.Ondaatje [1 hr later] D1 shows me her “book” (3 pg so far) about a 10yo girl on a voyage alone.

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Amazon’s Silk web browser is a cool idea, but it’s not new. Remember the Palm Pilot in 1999? Top Gun Wingman & HandWeb did the same thing.

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Apple iOS 5… when minimalists learn to embrace their inner clutter.

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Color-coding my emails. Running out of colors. Yellow = highlight, red = on fire, purple = painfully bruised. Time to start using brown.

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@SignalFinder I see. I thought the event was daytime, wanted to bring kids. Bummer. I’ll take ‘em in 2021 :D

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@SignalFinder Looking at your web site, very unclear about the event & show times, details?

via Twitter for iPhone

3nkaboot In Case of fire, Exit building before tweeting about it @Ghonim http://t.co/OIwKZluC

via web (retweeted on 8:13 PM, Sep 28th, 2011 via Twitter for iPhone)

In Javascript, the order of “for (var x in myarray)” is not guaranteed… really? #lame

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Would that be called “receiver’s remorse”?

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New Kindles came out today. I got a Kindle 3 earlier this week (a gift), and I don’t have any new-model envy. The K3 is really nice.

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@SummerSeason201 Just kidding… my kids and I know all about CP. ใƒ„

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My brother and I each got my dad the same birthday card. Yup, it was the one with the gorilla picking his nose. #classy

via Twitter for iPhone

My daughters are having a hard time remembering when they last bathed.

via Twitter for iPhone

Chumby + Pandora + strobe light + 2 kids = instant dance party!

via Twitter for iPhone

Facebook is determined to ram “top stories” down my throat. Now their iPhone app puts “recent stories” underneath a list of top stories. Ugh

via Twitter for iPhone

egsavage Barcamp RDU 2011 tickets are now available: http://t.co/BAPIQyoL , http://t.co/OD1dXCeK .

via Seesmic (retweeted on 8:22 AM, Sep 24th, 2011 via Twitter for iPhone)

Catching up on some TED videos… and Twitter, and YouTube, and wikipedia, and… ooh look, a squirrel!

via Twitter for iPhone

Crazy morning. At “bus - 5min”, D1 announced that it’s picture day at school. D2 was dressed sloppy. So we changed and car pooled.

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D1and I are sending gpg-encrypted emails to each other.

via Twitter for iPhone

Worrisome economic indicator : single-ply TP in the restrooms at work.

via Twitter for iPhone

Code review comment: “ooh, now i see that we’re not embiggening… we’re enshrinkening!”

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@mikbre No, stock firmware. I was specifically looking for a generic SIP client, not proprietary Skype or a tied-to-vendor SIP client.

via web in reply to mikbre

@mikbre 3cx phone, generic SIP client, keeps connections open in the background - maybe I need to change codecs

via Twitter for iPhone in reply to mikbre

First attempt using VOIP on iPhone on conference call for work. At times, callers sounded like their voice boxes were replaced with banjos.

via Twitter for iPhone

MattDudleyTN Imagine if @Netflix and Qwikster combined services… unlimited DVD rentals and streaming. Now THAT would be awesome.

via web (retweeted on 9:59 PM, Sep 19th, 2011 via web)

Just discovered @make video podcasts. Teaching D1 about cold solder joints, using @CollinMel’s “Atari Punk Console” video as a visual aid.

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jaketapper How come I haven’t yet heard: “Don’t you think Thurston Howell III should be taxed at the same rate as Gilligan?”

via UberSocial for BlackBerry (retweeted on 7:46 PM, Sep 19th, 2011 via Twitter for iPhone)

Fractions are pretty darned cool.

via Twitter for iPhone

Two daughters share their clothes. D2 tends to be messy with food, more so when she’s wearing D1’s favorite shirts.

via Twitter for iPhone

@tylersiprova See? I’ve been here too long. At one time, I was an embedded systems ninja. Now I am a just script kiddie.

via web in reply to tylersiprova

Wow, 1000+ line unit test script, no actual code, just doxygen-formatted comments on how to run manual tests.

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Just got busted by corporate security guy for not having my employee badge visible.

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Now I’ve gone and done it… @SpiderOak has now officially replaced my personal thumb drive.

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Doing 2 things at once: helping D1 (when needed) with her scrapbook book report project, and tinkering with postgresql to see how it ticks.

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“Check engine” light mysteriously turned off. Now I have either ZERO problems, or TWO problems (original one + CE light burned out).

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Messing around with VOIP clients on the iPhone. Too many conference calls burning up mobile minutes. — Plus, VOIP is just cool.

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Question - do you pronounce “mobile” (as in the hanging balanced art) like MO-bull or like MO-beel? Or other?

via Twitter for iPhone

Question - why is cocktail sauce called that?

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Not sure which is weirder - that I was listening to banjo music on @Spotify, or that it interrupted with an ad for “Aerosmith & Guitar Gods”

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Technology fail - Installed @SpiderOak so wife & I could share checkbook. Discovered a month later, forgot to make SO program run at login.

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@emmarockin Forget happy endings. It’s not about the destination… it’s about the journey.

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Same day Obama pushed his Jobs Act @ NCSU, 3 friends told me they had lost jobs THIS MONTH: all 3 engineers, diff co’s, 1 @ US-EPA. Dbl Dip?

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saltyunderpants Give a man a fish, he’ll eat for a day; teach a man to vote republican, he’ll lose his job, his home, starve, and blame it on socialism.

via web (retweeted on 10:07 PM, Sep 16th, 2011 via web)

Bummed that I have to miss @BarCampRDU this year!

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@mikbre Some kind of construction truck using a granny gear?

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Pleasantly surprised to find one of @Oatmeal’s creatures guarding @instapaper’s 404 page.

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@RDRCFFT Will you be posting updates on this Twitter feed over the weekend? We’re watching the weather, would like to come by, need info. :D

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It ticks me off when credit card companies skip sending you a (PDF) bill when your balance is $0. I’d like to save that info.

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Wow, I tried to open a Word (docx) file with OpenOffice. It did nothing. I gave up. 54 minutes later, the document appeared on my screen!

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Note to self - “host foo” and “hostname foo” do two completely different things!

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As divided as we are, I can understand if some folks don’t want to see the president. If his speech were at UNC, I would have skipped it.

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Photos from President Obama’s visit to NC State yesterday - http://t.co/VOEwfIgM http://t.co/a1gQVDwh

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One wolfpacker yelled “I love you, Barack!” and he shouted right back.

via Twitter for iPhone

Waiting for Obama to arrive at NC State http://t.co/fIED9tA

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Just read a headline about (Angela) Merkel, and my brain could only conjure a picture of (Steve) Urkel.

via Twitter for iPhone

Real studs keep a spare SD card in their wallet. Ya never know when you might need one!

via Twitter for iPhone

@_karora Just upgraded to davical (0.9.9.5-1), it asked me repeatedly for user postgres’s password. Wonder if I botched it? Why asking?

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wunet Perry vs Romney, candidates vs Obama, Republican vs Democrat: American vs American instead of problem vs solution. #CNNDebate #CNNTeaParty

via web (retweeted on 11:01 PM, Sep 12th, 2011 via web)

ebertchicago Astonishing. This photo of Saturn is *real.* http://t.co/KQGtGi3

via SocialOomph (retweeted on 10:49 PM, Sep 12th, 2011 via web)

datachick ProTip to debaters: when asked “What is your plan” answering that you will stop other plans means you got nothin’.

via Twitter for iPhone (retweeted on 10:21 PM, Sep 12th, 2011 via web)

rickerje If the #CNNTeaParty debate has proved anything, it’s that the dodo is not, in fact, extinct. There’s a whole lot of ‘em.

via web (retweeted on 10:11 PM, Sep 12th, 2011 via web)

TUSK81 Summary: Cancer for girls. Cheers for uninsured dying. Keep the Mexicans out. No taxes for rich. Kill gov’t. Make me president. #CNNTeaParty

via web (retweeted on 10:10 PM, Sep 12th, 2011 via web)

@robertryals We should’ve pooped in the pool about 5 min before it closed for the season, watch lifeguards kick everyone out. Party poopers!

via Twitter for iPhone in reply to robertryals

That’s it, pool’s closed for the season!

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The kids are carrying paper candle lanterns to celebrate the Chinese Moon Cake Festival. http://t.co/bVIAjde

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#OnSept10 2001, I was preparing a presentation for Members of Singapore’s Parliament. The meeting was on 9/11 AM (12 hrs ahead of NY time).

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Starting preparations for Halloween early. Just returned from the hardware store, working on two awesome costumes.

via Twitter for iPhone

@llorenzin Thanks. The kids and I put together a photo album. http://t.co/b1wGCzB

via Twitter for iPhone in reply to llorenzin

Netflix queue mangling only happens on iPhone app, not on web site or 3rd party app (Flixter).

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Weird - a bunch of movies and TV shows I’ve never heard of are in my Netflix “instant queue” - and they have “add to inst queue” buttons

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Reminders everywhere - our dog passed away 2 wks ago - I am still afraid to throw candy wrapper in a low trash can because she might get it.

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@nivex @eronel “geekery”… is that what we’re calling it?

via Twitter for iPhone in reply to nivex

@SpiderOak I should clean out any recycle bin from any machine. I can’t quite grok why they are separate. Guess my mental model is too DBox.

via Twitter for iPhone in reply to SpiderOak

I am trying to love @SpiderOak, but this inability to auto-cleanout the recycle bin might be a deal-breaker.

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@ArapahoeNation Any 2nd-year Indian Guide/Pricess tribes need torches for Fall Outing? I have 7 for the “nice price”.

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Blamestorming at work today.

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D’oh! That coffee we bought yesterday is whole-bean, not ground. Mr Coffee will NOT be pleased.

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I notice that Google is increasingly searching for what it thinks I want, rather than for what I typed.

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Writing a script to strip the “rotation” EXIF bits from my photo gallery images, because Apple browsers get confused and double-rotate them.

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Just to be clear, taking out the trash is no “get out of jail free” card. I could still be subject to yelling-at in spite of my trash deeds.

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It’s Monday night — trash night. As a kid, I got 50ยข for taking out the trash on Monday nights. Now, I just get “not yelled at”.

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@mikbre Hand-me-down 2nd-gen (2GB) Shuffle.

via Twitter for iPhone in reply to mikbre

My 8yo now has an iPod. I suppose now that she’s “plugged in”, we won’t hear much from her again until she’s ready for me to buy her a car.

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@bobbyllew US viewer: It would help if CarPool <descrip> told guest’s claim-to-fame, not just “the lovely Mr XYZ”. We don’t know them. Thx!

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I think the restaurant drugged our food… so sleepy… kids seem to be immune from the effects.

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@mikbre I’ve not been paying attention to the Apple ecosystem lately. Now I see all the buzz over A6 Airs, convergence, etc. Reading more.

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@mikbre Interesting thought - They ported OSX from PowerPC to Intel, and iOS runs on ARM already. Suppose they could make an ARM-based Mac?

via web in reply to mikbre

Looking forward to the day that I can buy a high-performance ARM-based laptop. These Intel CPUs are like space heaters. #linux

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Any 2nd-year Indian Guide/Pricess tribes need torches for Fall Outing? I have 7 for the “nice price”. @ArapahoeNation

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Kids are starting to plan Halloween costumes. We need a 4-foot section of 12” diameter ‘sonotube’ (cardboard concrete form tube) or similar.

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Woot! It’s a Netflix double feature!

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@flyosity (via @danlondon) “Programmers learning how to design.” That’s what I want to do - not sure where to start (I may have already??).

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diceratops Haha! Looks like someone got as fed up with web dev job descriptions as me: http://t.co/Su4T7BO

via web (retweeted on 11:12 AM, Sep 2nd, 2011 via Twitter for iPhone)

@mikbre Clearquest is such a PITA to use, we duplicate our tracking with Sharepoint. Plus we broadcast emails to everyone within earshot.

via Twitter for iPhone in reply to mikbre

Since our bug-tracker stinks, we’ve compensated by using two separate tools to track bugs in parallel. More is better, right?

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I know that for some, it’s no big deal. But for me, it is unusual. — I got to see the sun rise this morning.

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