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

March 2012

JohnAllenPaulos None of the 3 Mega Millions lottery winners, even if they’re not part of a group, will be as wealthy as Mitt Romney.

via web (retweeted on 5:27 PM, Mar 31st, 2012 via Twitter for iPhone)

D1 got her old TV shows mixed up. The A Team + The X Files = The A Files!

via Twitter for iPhone

[her] You’re mean!
[him] No, I’m just average.

via Twitter for iPhone

A software engineer is not an expert in your problem domain. He is an expert at listening to your problem and crafting software for it.

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@pwbrewer I suppose by “thoughts”, you mean “those”… but “thoughts” is way funnier.

via web in reply to pwbrewer

@BluMarTen I’d love to hear an SMS tone that is just a bare vocal from “Believe me”.

via web in reply to BluMarTen

The “manager” macro on MS Outlook = [reply all] + “Thanks!” + [send]

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D2 saves the day. Lost dog barking in our yard, name “Vampire” on collar, D2 said her friend’s dog was named Vamp, too! Found owner. Yay!

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@egsavage iphone/ipad app development?

via web in reply to egsavage

Beginning of the end: @WellsFargo bought @Wachovia. Now they’re cold-calling to sell insurance. Time to close my acct, move to credit union.

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Score! I was just un-invited from a 2-hour meeting!

via Twitter for iPhone

Apple Xcode 4.2 crashes when pull up help and it asks me for dev user/password. I type 1 letter & BOOM!

via Twitter for iPhone

Spreading grass seed is like playing slot machines. Toss some here & there. Pretty soon your bucket is empty, and nothing to show for it.

via Twitter for iPhone

In the same way that teenagers peel the stickers on their Toyota trucks to read “YO”, my @ncnearspace T-shirt now reads “N E R D”.

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We folded early… it’s March 23rd, and we just turned on the air conditioner. #ncwx

via Twitter for iPhone

At the elementary school spring “olympics” event. Apparently, a lot of guys here are named “daddy”. #wheresmykids

via Twitter for iPhone

@jkennedy93 Aw, it’s not for us. It’s more of a Shelbyville idea.

via web in reply to jkennedy93

Why does the Apple Developer web site not allow you to PASTE your (strong) password into the login form? Must TYPE a (much weaker) password.

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markab I can’t state this enough: Programmers don’t burn out on hard work, they burn out on change-with-the-wind directives and not ‘shipping’.

via web (retweeted on 11:20 AM, Mar 21st, 2012 via web)

If anyone asks, I have professional experience chasing wild geese. Within my organization, I am sought after because of this skill.

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graulund Today is the spring equinox. At 5:14 AM UTC this morning, the Earth was inclined neither away from nor towards the Sun. http://t.co/oDRmMvLA

via web (retweeted on 10:16 PM, Mar 20th, 2012 via Twitter for iPhone)

Now I remember why I don’t normally open email or Twitter on my Mac. #productivity #distractions

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@sfnet_ops According to http://t.co/HS6aRuuR -> It’s not just you! http://t.co/xtxFxiSf looks down from here.

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What am I still doing at the office? I have WORK to do!

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I can’t say that I am big fan of the new shortened “slide to unlock” bar on the iPhone (in iOS 5.1). Like the photo button, but not there.

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My kids are sending me invoices for their weekly allowance.

via Twitter for iPhone

It sure would be nice to leave the windows open at this time of year in NC. But night time thunderstorms mess up that plan.

via Twitter for iPhone

@mtdotnet Someone needs to read “Predictably Irrational” (by @danariely)

via web in reply to mtdotnet

You know what tonight is??
Uh huh… it’s LADIES’ NIGHT OUT!
While the cat’s away…

via Twitter for iPhone

The phrase “must possess excellent written and oral communication skills” certainly does not lead by example, does it?

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Results are in — my Sonicare electric toothbrush can go two months on a single charge!

via Twitter for iPhone

So proud of D1. Her picture was chosen for her school’s “mission patch” for when they talk to the Int’l Space Station! http://t.co/3k4tOx0g

via Twitter for iPhone

Earlier today, I was assigning “Hogwarts staff” personalities to the project managers at $work. But now I am using the GOP nominees analogy.

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3am: neighbor’s car alarm

via Twitter for iPhone

[Q] what sound do the three unsolicited text messages from “CalcIQ Trivia Alerts” make at 2am? [A] It’s DING-DING… DING-DING… DING-DING!

via Twitter for iPhone

Apparently, I am a deadbeat!

via Twitter for iPhone

@sussurro Allscripts in Raleigh, position OP9443, Security Software Engineer

via web in reply to sussurro

@BoraZ We should all consider donating $140 (1/10 the price of a Britannica set) to Wikipedia!

via Twitter for iPhone in reply to BoraZ

@sussurro I swear I saw another one yesterday, forget where… will ponder.

via web in reply to sussurro

@marsroverdriver Your mom - and @TriLUG - were really wondering when you were coming to NC for a visit.

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@jkennedy93 Freelance mobile app developer? <raises hand like Arnold Horshack> Ooh, ooh!

via web in reply to jkennedy93

eaton Just to put things in perspective, iOS icons are now larger than the entire screen of the original 128k Macintosh.

via Twitter for Mac (retweeted on 3:49 PM, Mar 12th, 2012 via Twitter for iPhone)

This daylight chart explains the whole Daylight Saving Time nonsense better than I ever could. http://t.co/E7lInIRq

via Twitter for iPhone

lectio @wilw To be fair, THE MAN gave you an extra day last month. So you’re still 23 hours in the black.

via TweetDeck (retweeted on 2:15 PM, Mar 11th, 2012 via Twitter for iPhone)

Working with D2 on her tree-climbing skills.

via Twitter for iPhone

Apparently, the Happy Crabby does not observe Daylight Saving Time. http://t.co/IgO9FtQO

via Twitter for iPhone

ProfBrianCox Brillaint, inspirational and above all, correct, words from @neiltyson to the US Senate on space explorartion http://t.co/t0LzReo3

via TweetDeck (retweeted on 11:07 AM, Mar 11th, 2012 via Twitter for iPhone)

I want my hour back.

via Twitter for iPhone

mtdotnet If I give the government an hour of my day for DST, why haven’t I earned any interest on it when I get it back in the fall? #curmudgeon

via TweetDeck (retweeted on 11:41 PM, Mar 10th, 2012 via Twitter for iPhone)

By the power of Grayskull !!

via Twitter for iPhone

Uh oh, corporate IT Security department called me. They don’t like me running Windoze VM’s NAT-ed behind my more secure Linux box.

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nfarina 30 years spent perfecting my skills as a programmer really come in handy for my current job of Being In Meetings All Day.

via Twitter for iPad (retweeted on 2:52 PM, Mar 7th, 2012 via web)

Discovered a fellow Pen Nerd at work (he even had http://t.co/oFgRmmYc open on his screen), gave me a Pilot Frixion erasable pen to try out!

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Tired of “rkhunter” (intrusion detection) jumping every time it sees its own shadow. Deleting it now. // Coming up tomorrow: pwnership.

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US general: “My biggest concern is Iran” // me: “My biggest concern is US over-reaction to Iran”

via Twitter for iPhone

Uh oh, someone switched our project’s main wiki page to use Comic Sans font. I think this is an omen.

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My friend Jonathan is certifiably crazy… he’s currently 15,000+ feet over Salisbury NC in a cluster balloon. http://t.co/PDeGrrM9

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For the paranoid: “rkhunter” has found a suspicious program called “unhide.rb”. Apparently, it is used by… get this… rkhunter!

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Drat, cafeteria is going into extreme cost-saving mode. Vegan burrito is primarily rice-filled, and served with a side of… rice. <sigh>

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vihartvihart 99.999…% of mathematicians agree: .9 repeating equals 1.

via web (retweeted on 9:12 PM, Mar 3rd, 2012 via Twitter for iPhone)

Bummer, round-the-office walk was rained out.

via web