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

January 2012

txs “Can you solve this problem for me on the whiteboard?” http://t.co/CIBykrHo by @bascule” <— Great POST! This goes for non coding jobs too!

via Twitter for Mac (retweeted on 6:46 PM, Jan 31st, 2012 via Twitter for iPhone)

jeremydavis0_0 Linux Mint 13 gets back to desktop basics - Computerworld http://t.co/GUYbNWws

via Seesmic (retweeted on 4:52 PM, Jan 31st, 2012 via web)

Tho whoever changed the IP addresses on the printers, “thanks for wasting my afternoon!”. Same to the guy who didn’t put them in DNS.

via web

Surely someone out there has a gallery3 theme that does not suck.

via web

Go hang a salami, I’m a lasagna hog!

via web

llorenzin Think you live in a country that respects its most sacred founding principles? Think again: http://t.co/jdcZcv7r

via twicca (retweeted on 8:50 PM, Jan 30th, 2012 via web)

Asked my 8yo niece what her dad does at work and she had no idea. My kids know what I do. Do your kids know what you do at work?

via web

Just brought my P-O-S work PC to its knees again. But hey, on the plus side, my company saved $100 on RAM!

via web

On second thought, I would be VERY surprised if the jacket fairy left Malaysian money in my pocket. Shorts, maybe. Jacket, no. Too hot!

via web

Sweet, the jacket fairy left $60 in my pocket! Surprised it was US dollars and not Chinese yuan, Hong Kong dollars or Malaysian ringgit.

via web

Wrapping up the weekend with some quiet time and a @make magazine.

via Twitter for iPhone

@alanjporter Very weird to finally hear a voice associated with YOUR face and MY name! (Especially a British voice - BTW, my kids love it).

via web in reply to alanjporter

Teaching my kids that we shop at the library first, THEN at the Kindle store. $$

via web

Slots still open in course taught by fellow @trilug member, David Both. 2/13-17 “Theory & Practice of Linux Sys Admin” http://t.co/JIXiFqq9

via web

All of those UNC fans won’t be able to find a place to park because of the CAFA Chinese New Year celebration… back up, reverse that.

via Twitter for iPhone

Obama’s major expenses were temporary — the stimulus is over now — while Bush’s were, effectively, recurring. chart > http://t.co/xKuFlXem

via Twitter for iPhone

According to my dream, Pez dispensers secretly record & observe what we’re doing, report it back to aliens who are circling the planet.

via Twitter for iPhone

Getting ready for the dragon dance. http://t.co/8d5tJd2s

via Photos on iOS

Celebrating the year of the dragon with the Raleigh Academy of Chinese Language (RACL) - 新年快樂!

via Twitter for iPhone

@jjx They COULD be storing enc(pw) and enc(last4) separately… but prob’ly not.

via Twitter for iPhone in reply to jjx

fmedlin The problem with lunar colony restaurants: food is ok, but no atmosphere.

via Hibari (retweeted on 4:12 PM, Jan 26th, 2012 via web)

On that note, I love the new silent “ring tones” (vibrator patterns) in iOS5. See “settings / accessibility”.

via web

The rattle sound of a cell phone vibrator grates on me like fingernails on a chalkboard. It’s supposed to be SILENT.

via web

Software said it needed 4 more minutes to finish installing. That was 4 minutes ago. Now it says 4 more minutes to go. <sigh>

via web

Proud to be an American. #SOTU

via web

kaleidic Now that we don’t need “apps”, but host everything in web-browsers, one thing failing can take down everything else. It’s like old times.

via web (retweeted on 1:13 PM, Jan 24th, 2012 via Twitter for iPhone)

buell984 Shiavo, space stations, everglades?? Pretty sure we’re going bankrupt as a nation and these are the ?’s you have #nbcdebate

via Twitter for iPhone (retweeted on 10:38 PM, Jan 23rd, 2012 via Twitter for iPhone)

@llorenzin On our long flights, I tried Sony n/c headset there, cheaper Sony isolating earbuds back. Buds won, got tired of the head vice.

via web in reply to llorenzin

Tried to search for “GOP primary debate”, but typed “GOP primate” instead.

via web

I had been wondering why people end their emails with “J”. It’s an Outlook / Wingdings font thing. http://t.co/XsPpl7oa http://t.co/C5sgoHqX

via web

SecretHQTweets It’s the Year of the Dragon already? Sadly, I don’t think I finished all my Rabbit-related business.

via TweetDeck (retweeted on 3:50 PM, Jan 22nd, 2012 via web)

@felicity_aston Congratulations, and thanks for sharing your journey with us in real time!

via web in reply to felicity_aston

Finally, after a weekend of editing, I have posted 56 photos and 1891 words about our trip to Malaysia & China. http://t.co/oHliyHVF

via web

While we were in Malaysia, my wife found her old school report cards! http://t.co/dnrTtk0p

via Twitter for iPhone

Created a cron job to archive my @instapaper links every month. The blueprints -> http://t.co/dqTDf5mg

via web

cshirky Chris Dodd, MPAA’s lovable goofball, doesn’t get that he’s not supposed to talk openly about buying laws for Hollywood http://t.co/QheHWggN

via bitly (retweeted on 3:34 PM, Jan 21st, 2012 via web)

Playing catch-up. Unpacking… not just from our vacation in Malaysia & China… but from Christmas, too!

via web

Now I see that my ipod upgrade issues were self-inflicted. Note to self: check hosts file.

via web

Tried to use iCloud to copy contacts from iPod to iPad. Ended up using “bump” app to send them over bluetooth.

via web

Aw, poo. Tried to upgrade 3rd-gen ipod touch to iOS5, kept failing, something about can’t restore to this model.

via Twitter for iPhone

Dear @SenatorBurr I don’t support #SOPA or #PIPA. The law over reaches, is ripe for abuse and threatens the very internet itself. STOP IT.

via web

gedeon Dear @SenatorHagan I don’t support #SOPA or #PIPA. The law over reaches, is ripe for abuse and threatens the very internet itself. STOP IT.

via Twitterrific for Mac (retweeted on 4:05 PM, Jan 18th, 2012 via web)

While I was in China, I had to use a VPN to access a free & uncensored internet. I guess that was good practice for my return to USA. #SOPA

via web

First day back from our long vacation, not a scrap of food to eat in the house. Hey kids, who wants to go out for breakfast? #biscuitville

via Twitter for iPhone

Resting… tomorrow is a 36-hour day.

via Twitter for iPhone

rupinjapan SOPA is getting shelved - the internet wins today http://t.co/ZW35RuJV

via TweetDeck (retweeted on 10:15 AM, Jan 16th, 2012 via Twitter for iPhone)

@gallamine If it’s a TiddlyWiki, then it’s joyful!

via Twitter for iPhone in reply to gallamine

People from Northern China say Shanghai (middle latitude) is too cold… because many here don’t have in-home heating! Unbelievable!

via Twitter for iPhone

World Chocolate Wonderland in Shanghai. http://t.co/fZtOQhg4

via Twitter for iPhone

Shopping at Yuyuan Market. Yes, that’s the entire store in the picture! http://t.co/mOJMeHk5

via Twitter for iPhone

The floor is slippery, so “carefully slide” (I prefer not to slip in the first place). http://t.co/Ak1UmiJs

via Twitter for iPhone

HAL9000_ You know, if Dave had said “Sudo Open the Pod Bay Doors” I would have let him in.

via web (retweeted on 7:27 PM, Jan 13th, 2012 via Twitter for iPhone)

Train from Hangzhou to Shanghai was fast, 45 min at 300 km/h. Van from train station to house took about the same amount of time.

via Twitter for iPhone

Exploring Hangzhou’s West Lake by bicycle. It’s 36°F and overcast. Chilly, even with layers. Warming up at various stops along the way.

via Twitter for iPhone

Aha! NOW I know who uses those power plugs that look like '/ … China. Had to find hardware store and do some mime & doodling for a plug.

via web

@feedtheravens My VPN is PPTP to my personal web/mail server at @linode. Instructions here: http://t.co/sjqQ1Oxu

via Twitter for iPhone in reply to feedtheravens

Hangzhou is pretty monochromatic today. Overcast, hazy, grey. When we were here 10 years ago (in the spring), it was almost Technicolor.

via web

Testing my Mandarin skills with the hotel maid. First level quiz passed OK!

via Twitter for iPhone

Wondering if Twitter is blocked from here… looks like it is! #vpn

via Twitter for iPhone

After a week in sunny Malaysia, Hangzhou’s smoggy 45°F seems downright freezing.

via Twitter for iPhone

Getting up before the sun so we can fly northeast. The Middle Kingdom awaits.

via Twitter for iPhone

Would it be disrespectful if I said this guy reminds me of Yogurt on “Spaceballs”? http://t.co/wsBkiKkV

via Twitter for iPhone

@Sheamus I feel your pain. My handle is mistaken for the pirate on Club Penguin. I get lots of tweets from kids. I usually reply (nicely).

via web in reply to Sheamus

Thanks to online banking, paying bills while on vacation is just as much fun as it is from home!

via web

Surprised to see (& hear) hundreds of people clomp-clomping down our residential street in Malaysia, with matching T-shirts & race numbers.

via web

Dang, looks like my router at home just got a new DHCP address, but has not updated dyndns yet. So I am locked out.

via web

Just finished reading “Roots”. Would @levarburton approve? I missed seeing him as Kunta. But I took a look, it’s in a book!

via web

Smacked a toe the day after Christmas. Been nursing it, hoping the nail would not split & break. Superglue to the rescue!

via Twitter for iPhone

Spent a nice wet day at Sunway Lagoon water park, and then a night with long-time friends.

via web

Chinese steamed buns with piggie faces! http://t.co/48ZWrc3h

via Twitter for iPhone

Unbelievable… Wendy’s chili in Malaysia tastes exactly the same as it does at home!

via Twitter for iPhone

Ushering in the year of the dragon by mixing the New Year salad, a Malaysian Chinese tradition. http://t.co/YXhXU1c2

via Twitter for iPhone

More Malaysia pictures posted on my gallery, http://t.co/KDd0CPDv

via web

Saddened to hear that our family friend Joe passed away this week. I never saw him without a big smile. We should all be more like Joe was.

via web

The smell of durian permeates the entire house.

via web

Almost paid $100 for a soda. Colorful money: 50’s are green, 1’s are purple. Backs are same color. Honest man refused. http://t.co/fj7D9mRW

via Twitter for iPhone

If you’d like to know where NOWHERE is, just ask me, because I just drove through the middle of it!

via Twitter for iPhone

Wrigley’s pineapple flavor gum… just like normal (too much mint) gum, except the shell is yellow. http://t.co/JpYaMiDT

via Twitter for iPhone

After 10,000+ miles, reconsidering that whole netbook-vs-laptop decision.

via Twitter for iPhone

Sure, it LOOKS like a hot tub. But surprise! It’s cool and bubbly. http://t.co/ytXS3KM4

via Twitter for iPhone

81°F and overcast, dinner by the pool, monkeys watching us.

via Twitter for iPhone

Tweeting… from a remote tropical island in Malaysia… with a Kindle. Awesome.

via Mobile Web

Spent the day exploring Tioman Island with family - waterfall, sea turtles, tropical fish, resort swimming pool.

via Twitter for iPhone

Forgot to pack a bathing suit (hey, it was Christmas), so I bought the poorest quality swim trunks I have ever seen. I hope they last 1 day.

via Twitter for iPhone

You know that old George Carlin skit about traveling and packing smaller and smaller bags of STUFF? I am totally living that skit today.

via Twitter for iPhone

The ferry ride over was bump-bump-bumpy, but I think this makes up for it. http://t.co/AAQqrTOz

via Twitter for iPhone

In a place like Malaysia that uses the metric system, do their projects still have milestones? Or do they call them km-stones?

via Twitter for iPhone

Perhaps “sporadic” is too generous. AT&T wants $20/MB. Forget that. So I just use open wifi hotspots. Very hard to do on-the-go.

via web

Perhaps it’s just as well that I am 12-hrs off. I only have sporadic data coverage while I’m out. Must save tweet ideas and send at night.

via web

@pwbrewer Supplemented, not replaced! HK is still huge. Local bank promotion has HK credit cards, one lucky winner gets a pink HK car!

via web in reply to pwbrewer

I keep forgetting when I am on “the other side” that all of my tweeps are active when I am alseep. Refreshes during the day yield nothing.

via web

Apparently, “Angry Birds” is the new Hello Kitty. It’s everywhere in Malaysia. Are you angry?

via web

In case the KFC “Zinger” sandwich didn’t have enough mayonnaise on it, they also put some on the potato wedges. Yuck. http://t.co/FQOXnIL1

via Twitter for iPhone

While traveling, this Kindle is really worth its weight in books. No, wait… uhm…

via Twitter for iPhone

To all of my friends who slogged back to work today, my Nelson Muntz impersonation… HA HA!

via web

lessig What would have been, but isn’t, in the public domain today because of perpetual extensions. http://t.co/V2Qd099q

via Twitter for Mac (retweeted on 5:59 AM, Jan 2nd, 2012 via web)

My kids say that their mother has invented her own word: oops + ouch = oopch. It’s her equivalent to “d’oh!”.

via web

Wow, currently 85°F and 75% humidity on this New Year’s Day (in Malaysia).

via web

I can’t believe I needed to do this, but I ended up using the Kindle’s 3G web access to Google for help setting up a DSL modem in Malaysia.

via web