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

December 2013

Why yes, I *am* sporting my new ROBOT SOCKS, a present from my lovely and thoughtful wife.

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Focus on positive qualities in 2014 with my free iPhone app. 16 Guidelines from 3 perspectives, presented 1 per week. sentosa.us/apps/wishes

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@PuddStrikesBack We used to call our dog “Puke-ahontas”.

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I just threw away a half-pound of fudge.

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Kids are playing Harry Potter on the Wii, but the music sounds more like Indiana Jones. Ugh, movie music…

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Parenting note to self: Don’t let scolding sessions be open-ended. Have a plan with an end-game.

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Uhm, weird… I just found a ladybug crawling on my toothbrush.

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@romanmars “Open Plaques” web site openplaques.org & iphone app appshopper.com/reference/open… Lots of potential here.

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iOS apps are not supposed to use notification center for self-promotion. Today’s offender: Plane Finder (repeat offender)

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D2 gracefully observed: “Santa shops at the same stores that Momma shops at”

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@fernand287 @Manuel001CPF Lo siento, yo no estoy allí. Yo no soy el CP capitán. (Y yo no puedo hablar en español muy bien)

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Every time I see or hear the name “Duck Dynasty”, it takes me a second to realize it’s not “Duck Dodgers in the 24½th Century”.

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@mrbrandaland I get that a lot. Don’t mind, tho, since CP is pretty awesome.

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@hypercritical @RangerRick Oh great… this is as bad as xkcd.com/1015/ (on kerning). I thought my TV was OK until now. :-(

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Record-high temperature (74 °F) on the winter solstice!

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@TweesTweets Yes, they’ve seen him on the Migrator, he had some sort of sandbox game that they liked.

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@TweesTweets I have two kids, and they play CP. It’s a very well done game. I like the small details like the background music.

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Yay! I finished the Google crossword doodle, with just a handful of “learning opportunities” (cheats).

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Never really did crosswords before, but decided to try an app today. Later I learned that today is the 100th anniversary of crosswords!

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QuiltingMuriel I have the “Elf On a Shelf” too. It’s a bottle of vodka.

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@PuddStrikesBack When I worked at Ericsson, we had a design rule: remember that our product is easily thrown.

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Dressed for winter weather, took the kids to the bus stop, and THEN noticed the 70°F forecast. Changed clothes. Welcome to NC winter.

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Big shout-out to those TWO guys that downloaded my 99¢ clock app in its 1st week in the App Store! sentosa.us/apps/clock24/

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Good thing I went outside to unplug the Christmas lights… I noticed my car’s interior lights were still on! That would’ve stunk tomorrow.

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Linux tip: use “xdg-open filename” from a shell to open a file using it’s preferred app, just like Mac OSX’s “open” command.

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Researching (youtube surfing) ideas for a science/music project. A calliope might be over-reaching, but an mbira would do nicely!

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Time to go make some beeps and boops at the nerd factory.

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OH at brunch: “I love schwas!”
Yes, that schwa, as in ə.

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@nivex Ahh, the old EeePC 901 might be an EXCELLENT test-bed for playing with btrfs. Not exactly mission-critical, needs compression+speed.

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Reading about btrfs - I suspect that there’s a lot of real coolness hiding beneath a simple exterior.

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@daveslounge Oops, DL274 show notes link for “Stylus” points to Grooveblaster. Nice mix this week!

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Rsync on Mac OSX 10.9 (Mavericks) nibbles away RAM until system is unusable. “purge” command frees inactive buffers. OS should do better.

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Knowledge, like entropy, always increases. Evidence of both can be seen in my studio/office today.

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Ooh, nice! Finally got Ubuntu Studio LiveCD to boot on my MacBook Pro! Now to make some noise!

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Idea: a flat heat-conductive pad for using not-so-flat pans on a glass-top stove — Is this a thing, or is this my unique invention idea?

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I like @Wikipedia being an independent nonprofit. Compare to @goodreads or @IMDb (bought by Amazon). Donate today, keep Wikipedia impartial.

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Throwing away a DVD that contains a single file with a .iso extension.

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Car GPS showed me wandering about 40 miles away from my actual location, very convinced of it, with 8-sat lock.

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