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

February 2013

25 years ago, we went on a date. Today, we share a home and a family. Thanks to my wonderful wife for sticking with me (and for the cake).

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Through the looking glass — using a Mac to access my Linux box and a Windows VM running inside it.

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D2 is her own biggest fan. D1 is her own biggest critic.

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Great job, D2 and the rest of the Wake All-County Elementary School Chorus!

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@pwbrewer One whose runtime environment will actually install on my PC. Just sayin’.

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When I search Twitter for a person, I get news articles about them. Really? Why? If I wanted news, I would’ve used a real search engine.

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Java — it’s just not worth the hassle.

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Economy must be picking up… recruiters are starting to get more aggressive (obnoxious).

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Bummer, yesterday was a “0-downloads” day for my (free) iPhone app, Three Wishes for a Meaningful Life. sentosa.us/apps/wishes/

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. @climagic My favorite bash history trick: export HISTTIMEFORMAT=’%Y-%m-%d %H:%M:%S ’ prints date/time of each entry.

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Baklava, or Balaclava? It *is* chilly out… but so yummy…

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@doctorow We’re happy that you braved the lousy weather to come visit us!

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@ginatrapani Bummer. I wish it could be cross-platform, but I have to focus on 1 or the other. (Virtual walkthru at sentosa.us/apps/wishes/sc…)

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@emmarockin Don’t set goals for things that others must do… get noticed by ____, have a boyfriend, get asked out, etc. Set goals for YOU.

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Now, the big question is whether @adafruit is Le-MORR or LEE-more… or other?

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rtphokie Happy Valentines Day (sqrt(cos(x))*cos(400*x)+sqrt(abs(x))-0.4)*(4-x*x)^0.1 tinyurl.com/b7o7dtw

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@ginatrapani Curious if you tried the “Three Wishes for a Meaningful Life” (16 Guidelines) iPhone app. I wrote it for a Buddhist friend.

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1-2-3-4-5-6-7-8 Schlemiel, schlimazel, Hasenpfeffer Incorporated!

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The Cheshire moon grins through a ghostly haze of clouds.

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I don’t understand the argument that early returns make a function harder to read. To me, it’s quite the opposite.

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Dual monitors - filling out tax return on one, watching on the other - puts it all in perspective.

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@andriajensen Forget commercial greeting cards… buy blank stationery cards and make your own message.

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@danlondon Hard to offer a “best”, since I use only one: keepass. blog.alanporter.com/2011-02-12/dro…

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@coxn I was taught that it means “sick” or “ill”. Example usage: wo bing le = I was sick.

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. @ginatrapani related: I wrote an iPhone app to practice the 16 Guidelines for Life. Right/thoughtful speech is #8. sentosa.us/apps/wishes/

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Myrmecos How would writers feel if I scraped their prose just to have some text under my blog photos? Yet the converse happens ALL THE TIME.

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People in my office like to send out emails telling us they’re stepping out for 30 minutes & later another one saying “back to business”.

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Worst seats in the house for the Greatest Show on Earth. pic.twitter.com/N2KTmfVF

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@ChuckWendig Enjoy your blog. Read your 2/6 pirating post. Decided to pick a book (Blackbirds), buy it sight unseen. Next on my read queue.

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rtphokie Asteroid 2012 DA14 will whiz by Earth 2/15 at a record setting distance, no cause for alarm though soc.li/8E9YSi

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@bundacia yes, but staff moves books from bot to shelf. my “meh” gadgets were in the meeting areas: music rooms, tablets, video walls, etc

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Coming up: @CarolinaCon is early, March 15-17 at the North Raleigh Hilton.

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Self-guided tour of new Hunt Library at NCSU. Impressed with the meeting & co-working areas, but “meh” on the gadget-mania.

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@jbroome I’m never sure whether to be impressed or disgusted at your particular brand of street knowledge.

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What kind of moron decided that our main build servers should not have man pages installed?

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I suggested he attach a note saying “please drink all of this juice - or none of it - but not one sip”.

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Gross… co-worker says someone is taking his juice drink bottles from the fridge, taking a single sip, and putting them back.

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Just stumbled across “Guided Access” on iOS. Lots of fantastic legitimate uses for this… but also could be fun for pranks at the office!

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I always chuckle when I see someone drinking bottled water, careful not to touch the bottle to their lips.

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_Snape_ Congrats to Ravenclaw for winning the Super Bowl.

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D1 was just eaten by a grue. I am so proud.

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A tradition — audience chatters away while performers dance and sing at the CAFA Chinese New Year celebration. <sigh>

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