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

August 2013

I am tried of: bottled water, hotel wifi captive portals, VPNs.

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@rubikfruit I am not *that* Rockhopper. But any friend of his is OK in my book.

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Ohmygosh! I am in China… by myself… surrounded by Chinese people… speaking Chinese… in China!

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7pm in Beijing, and the sky is an improbable shade of brownish grey.

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Always annoyed when my Mac software changes ‘…’ (3 dots) to ‘…’ (ellipsis). Learned today that’s an OS setting in prefs, lang&text, text.

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I was told about 30 seconds ago that there is no internet access from this lab.

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The insanity begins: before we are allowed into the lab building, we must pass a multiple choice fire safety & policy quiz (in Chinese).

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Getting into character… playing the part of an international businessman, starting the day with breakfast at a posh Beijing hotel.

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August had been the month where everybody calls me “Robert”.

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A journey of thousand miles begins with an unexpected side-trip to Washington to get a sticker in a passport.

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With all the talk of conjugal felicity, intercourse and love-making, it would be easy to mistake “Pride and Prejudice” for a steamy novel.

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Oops, rain… windows down!

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Morrisville is constipated.

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iOS7 tip: time-entry widget defaults to 1-minute wheel, double-tap to switch to 5-minute wheel.

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Congratulations to @ncnearspace for retrieving their NSL-14 payload from the Burlington Maker Faire launch!

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ncnearspace NSL-14 has been recovered!

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Woah, it looks like @ncnearspace has sent up another balloon! aprs.fi/#!call=a%2FKJ4… Launched from Burlington Mini Maker Faire.

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I recently did a re-spin of Tipster, my 2009 tip calculator app. It hit the App Store today. A muted celebration ensues.

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D2 lost 2 teeth today. One needed help from the dentist. The other one willingly escaped before the dental visit.

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Went out to check on the . Saw a few dim blips that very well could be imagination. Finally 1 gorgeous sparkler to prove it’s real.

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Star Wars has invaded Club Penguin!

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Hmm, how do I test the battery in my voltmeter?

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D1 is a “hacktress”. She quickly figured out how to game the system on an online quiz to show all correct answers w/o penalty. I’m so proud.

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Brain is confused by Mac OSX natural scrolling (trackpad OK, mouse seems backwards). ScrollReverser pilotmoon.com/scrollreverser/ to the rescue.

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There is no “I” in “breakfast”.

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Today’s login “fortune” = The moon may be smaller than Earth, but it’s further away.

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Shortest-lived Linux installation ever… colleague (a Linux software dev) blew away his Win7, then had immediate regrets, scrambled back.

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@romanmars Your tech did the WP plugin magic… now I have a lot of catching up to do. Thanks for sharing your podcast with the world.

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Making my kids change the spark plug and air filter on the lawn mower. Now it runs a lot better. But now they’re running a bit slower.

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@500px_Help You have to admit, though, at 15x15 px, your (∞) looks a lot like their (cc). Larger image would be easier to differentiate.

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@500px Your tiny “license circle infinity” sure looks a lot like the much more well-known Creative Commons logo, misleading.

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@nonrecursive Site requires sign-up before a visitor can even see previous content, to see if it’s worthwhile or a ghost town. Make it easy.

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@romanmars Wanted to catch up on old 99% podcasts, but many older episodes (1-22,24-52) MP3s give “AccessDenied” error. Bummer. Fix?

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Linux tip: running a service as an unprivileged user? Start the service using ‘cron’, use special time code ‘@reboot’.

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iPhone Twitter app has gotten so slow to load, I start it and then do something else while it loads. Distractions²

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Perfectly-timed thunder puts an end to our after-supper pool plans.

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Irritated when I read a magazine article, and it’s only a teaser for their lengthier online article. If I’d wanted to read a web page…

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I kept asking myself: How would Apple have done it?

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Not much pomp and circumstance on our first day at Oracle. In fact, it was “crickets” all around. I was disappointed, but not surprised.

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There’s an oncologist in Florida with the same name as me, and so now I am getting spear-phishing spam with oncology subject lines.

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