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

January 2014

Who hires Indian call centers for tech staffing/recruiting? What kind of talent will that attract? What does it say about your company?

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Guilty as charged! Standing in line for coffee, co-worker accused me of still being asleep “because I was not talking”.

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KristiBelcamino Note to self: Do not engage the crazies. This is not my circus. These are not my clowns.

via TweetDeck (retweeted on 8:44 AM, Jan 31st, 2014 via web)

School is out for a 4th day… you’d think we had a blizzard. It was barely enough to make a snowman.

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Email from our IT department:

Hi Robert, Service Request # 497386-490800471: “my name is ALAN, not ROBERT” has been created for you.

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Nice… someone converted XKCD 1110 “Click and Drag” into an iPad app. github.com/AquaGeek/xkcd_…

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@emmarockin zzz, um, what? did you say something?

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@LeafStorm I can work remotely… but my tools and processes usually require me to play the cube-hop game. Sigh.

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I’m fed up with the tricks and hacks I have to do on my Mac to get into $WORK, so I am creating a “WFH” virtual machine to contain it all.

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.@wralweather iPhone app says 20-40% chance of snow starting 2pm Tue. Web site says 90% starting 10am. (Schools must be watching web site!)

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My bank is offering me a free soccer ball if I send $400 or more “back home” to Latin America, India, Vietnam or China.

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Finally… I have created multi-domain SSL certificates, signed by my own Certificate Authority. (The magic is in the openssl.cnf files.)

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“A printable PDF version of this page is available here” >> Same content, some guy just opened a browser and printed to PDF.

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koke This Is Why You Shouldn’t Interrupt a Programmer heeris.id.au/2013/this-is-w…

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An Indian call center operator with a New Jersey phone number just cold-called me about a job in Connecticut.

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I had a 4-day work week… nice!
Kids had a 2-day school week… NICE!

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Learning how to use tabs in vim (hat tip to @nelstrom).

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Just received a plain text email that starts “Updates in ORANGE:”.

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21°F… lovely weather for a fire drill.

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vbandi “How much would it cost me to make an app with you?”
“The same as a car.”
“What kind of car?”
“Exactly!”

via Twitter for Windows Phone (retweeted on 2:32 PM, Jan 21st, 2014 via Twitter for iPhone)

@nivex I bought an 800XL in college, about 5 years after they came out, dirt cheap. Played games and wrote programs in BASIC and “Action!”.

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Listening to Str8 Busted podcast from @coldbustedbeats. Sets a nice funky mood in my nerd cave.

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Awesome… I just found my favorite video game of all time - BallBlazer! pic.twitter.com/IPRPeQmg7X

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Destroying old CDs. I don’t think I’ll need these 10-15 year old PC backups.

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D2 has a hole in her black dance leotard. I suggested she wear it anyway, and I will paint her skin black with a Sharpie so it won’t show.

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Stupid hotel HVAC kept turning on LOUD for 30 sec every few minutes. Downloaded owner’s manual and turned that “feature” off.

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“Toas boat” at Coyote Kitchen in Boone NC - nom nom! pic.twitter.com/36SXMzwI01

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Every landing is a cross-wind landing. It’s just a matter of degree.

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Expletive!

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I’m so proud. D1 is the supreme mugwump of spellers in her school. (And in the process, we learned we’re using that word incorrectly).

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Promo code for my latest iPhone app, which is just a 24-hour analog clock: HPAK7L6NN6AN

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Linux sysadmin tip: Keep your /etc directory under version control. “etckeeper” package makes it easy to track all changes using git.

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@MandalaPubs Share with your followers: free iPhone app for learning and practicing the “16 Guidelines for Life” - sentosa.us/apps/wishes/

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BigZaphod Maybe the App Store provisioning/certificate nonesense would make more sense if I had a mental model other than “fuck this shit” for it.

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@nivex Ironically, boss referred to this as a “Sherlock” task.

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@nivex Receiving my S.H.I.T. presently… looks like there will be a lot of it over several weeks.

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Happy Monday. Boss just assigned me a Special Highly Important Task.

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@InstapaperHelp Hmm, I see the same thing on github. Must be a FontAwesome thing. Still digging, this stuff is pretty cool.

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@InstapaperHelp Wondering why IP’s icons don’t render right on FFox/Linux. Example: .icon-lock = , others are diamonds. Thx 4 CSS lesson :)

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Personal best WWF score = 536!

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Playing one of my best Scrabble games ever… my aunt would be justified if she didn’t want to speak to me any more.

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You know, pecans look like little brains. Eating them makes me feel like some huge monster.

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Squall line passed over Cary in ~2 minutes. Various iPhone apps have been fighting each other to alert me. Red Cross app is most dramatic. ⚠

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Discovered 99PI podcast (with @romanmars) in August. Since then, listened to all 98 episodes. Almost sad to be caught up today.

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Tornado watch issued for Greensboro area. Really?

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I always have to double-take when I use a play/pause button, because it emphasises what the music is NOT doing right now.

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NC minivan [SWW-4553] is a danger to everyone around him, last seen weaving thru traffic on NC-55 North.

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Either my hygrometer is broken or this house is DRY. 25%!

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We pay 12¢ per kWh of electricity.

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@0xabad1dea Nice! The doodlers in my family were just treated to a $50 drawing tablet from Monoprice! monoprice.com/Category?c_id=…

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Weird when my worlds collide, geocache buddies show up on LinkedIn.
Endorse their skills? NO
Crawl thru a storm drain with them? SURE!

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Most cell phones’ silent alerts… aren’t so silent.

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Apple claims that almost everybody* has upgraded to iOS7. I think all of the rest WORK AT MY OFFICE!
(* Dec2013 iOS7=78%, iOS6=18%, old=4%)

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Thanks for the tip. How well do you know these friends?

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@marshallbrain Sort of the inverse of “Fifty Dangerous Things (you should let your children do)” [recommended] fiftydangerousthings.com/about-the-book

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I can tell the exact block of code that someone else modified because the grammar in the comments turns funny and they left trailing spaces.

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I learned a great word today: “histrionic”. Since I have two pre-teen daughters, this one might come in handy.

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First full week of 2014 - “Three Wishes for a Meaningful Life” app offers 48+4 verses to frame the weeks. sentosa.us/apps/wishes/

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First weekend of 2014 was spent lounging around the house, trying to fight off a sniffly cold. :-(

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I swear, they should call that game “vowels with friends”.

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MatthewKeysLive Oracle becomes first company to decline to comment on Der Spiegel/@ioerror NSA documents - bit.ly/18Y36vV

via Twitter for Mac (retweeted on 8:12 PM, Jan 2nd, 2014 via web)

Trying to “autoingest” finance (DRR) reports from Apple iTunes Connect: “There are no reports available to download for this selection” :-(

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@Cocoanetics I am having similar problems (2 years later). Daily & Weekly sales reports OK, but Monthly Finance (DRR) reports fail.

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@umairh Would this be a good “first view” for a Doctor Who virgin? Or would it be too many internal references?

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16 Guidelines for a better New Year, presented in 52 weekly lessons. Free iPhone app sentosa.us/apps/wishes

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@SpiderOak Handle 0-byte files correctly. Lock files for some apps like keepass tend to stick around long after apps delete them & end.

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@SpiderOak Faster, less CPU, responsive sync client. Better headless support. Remove “SO Hive” default. Better usability. And stay great!

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Reset the clock on my crab cage monitor. Most complicated clock ever, had to fix the source code, recompile, reload. :-)

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