Jonathan Hitchcock (@vhata)

Cape Town, South Africa

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

February 2008

@stii: Don't worry, sir, I'm from the Internet

via im in reply to stii

life is nature's way of keeping meat fresh

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There are plenty of fish in the sea. (If you run out of women.)

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service pack 7

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@darb: we're dealing with servlets, jboss, eventlets, FEI and Java up here. Bite that.

via im in reply to darb

and a partridge in a pear tree

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delayed flight. I miss my bed

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Cape Town airport is chaos at 6alf past five in the morning

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hypnagogic myoclonic twitch

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it's the final countdown

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@IrcMaidon: Nori and Dori at your service

via im in reply to SimoneBiz

do or do not

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Fools! I will destroy you all!

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simply asia

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I think it's home time.

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beer o'clock

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googledocs, you sexy little beast

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@rafiq: gonna do the next one with your eyes closed?

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My mind is drawn back to the sort of person who phones you to tell you that they emailed you

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Excelsior!

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@darb: you think that was Friday, do you?

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What if my name is ¿D'Købœjö?

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yeah, twitter's jabber command interface didn't have much thought put into it

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help follow

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still waiting for my company's front-end guy

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waiting for my company's front-end guy to sort his shit out, so i can go home

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Don't tase me, Joe

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how can stats NOT be biased?!

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@charlvn, @tylerreed: no it is not the right file. Look in /etc/apache2/sites-enabled/

via im in reply to charlvn

you can tell by the way I walk my walk

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@IrcMaidon: we have them every two months in Cape Town so as not to clash with 27 DInners

via im in reply to SimoneBiz

@ircmaidon, @charlvn: odds are swaying towards Monday 31st march, at Greens in Plattekloof, but still pending

via im in reply to SimoneBiz

Wag vir groen

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@pierrenel: wtf, they didn't recognise your Australian accent?

via im in reply to pierre_nel

friends with benefits of the doubt

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@rafiq: you use the internet! And Google invented the internet!

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(disclaimer: I don't use even half of the above services, I'm just trying to list them. @rafiq wins!)

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(books and finance cut off the first list)

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youtube, documents, patent search, toolbar, picasa, orkut, gtalk, google code, iGoogle, alerts

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Web search, image search, desktop search, maps, news, shopping, gmail, photos, calendar, video, groups, blog search, reader, blogger, bo ...

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Dear Google, I notice you don't control ALL of my life just yet. Attached below is another piece of my soul. Please look after it.

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If you want to have cities, you've got to build roads.

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dingoes ate my baby

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@zoopedup: all I know is it was "interesting" ;-) I think there's a brief writeup on the blog

via im in reply to zoopedup

@chmac: it strikes us that March 24th is a Monday (and a public holiday). Unless you're talking about 2009?

via im in reply to chmac

@rafiq, @zoopedup: second Cape Town Wordpress meetup, Tuesday March 24, 4-7pm, http://wpcapetown.wordpr...

via im in reply to rafiq

@pierrenel: you appear to have iTunes confused with some other music app that lets you do stuff your way, not Steve Jobs's way

via im in reply to pierre_nel

Thank you for holding. All of our service consultants are still busy. Please be patient: your call will be answered as soon as a servic ...

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@unodewaal: installed a test site to see what it's like, but waiting for the modules to be ported before upgrading

via im in reply to Unodewaal

Can't sleep... Thetans will eat me...

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@rafiq: the BS question was @zoopedup ;-) I can't recall where I heard about it, but it was advertised? will tell chmac to advertise better!

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@rafiq, @zoopedup: I knew about it. WTF would you call it "BS"?

via im in reply to rafiq

@rafiq: it's the first Cape Town WordPress meetup. And it starts in 35 minutes. http://wpcapetown.wordpr...

via im in reply to rafiq

ground control?

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@zoopedup: *shrug* just my point of view: I find it irritating, your intended audience might too.

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@zoopedup: I don't see the difference between spamming twitter with RSS and spamming email with it

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@zoopedup: by your argument, you should be emailing everybody in your address book, in case they didn't see your blog before

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@zoopedup: it's called irritating, actually.

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@zoopedup: why would you do that? if people want to follow your blog, they'll subscribe to the RSS feed

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there's no party like a bran van party

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1pm and all is well

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@altersage: you know something we don't?

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and you're all welcome to come to the CT GeekDinners on the alternate months when 27Dinner is in Joburg

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reading @darb's twitter message

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@rafiq, yes, the same as every year.

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Barack Obama. Only HE can wield the Sword of Destiny and return the Crystal of Reason to the Orchard of Hope.

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another birthday party! http://www.warrenellis.c...

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damn the man

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ahh, mornings. those bittersweet reminders that you failed to die in your sleep.

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I walk the line

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Anonymous vs Scientology writeup: http://deathboy.livejour...

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@TylerReed: oh I see, sorry, yes :)

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you're asking people to vote as favour to you. I see no "my blog rocks, so vote for it". (not saying your blogs don't rock.)

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@TylerReed: how was that a generalisation?

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so, what you people are all saying is, the SABlogAwards is about who has the most friends, not who has the best blog?

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not wwworld?

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it's not a real stomach bug until you're squirting from both ends

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@chmac: "braai", not "braii", but ten points for making the effort ;-)

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@rafiq: I was right behind you till you zoomed off into the distance ;-)

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@rafiq: do you drive a blue citi golf along the M5 towards the N1?

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You're all crazy, and you're trying to steal my magic bag!

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@cluckhoff: I saw somebody looking just like you, driving on the M5, eating cereal with one hand. wasn't you, though. ... was it?

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that horrible sinking feeling in the back of your throat when you realise that you don't have a cheese grater...

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lawks, look at the time. To the kitchen, Robin!

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she could talk to squirrels

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@jacques: your syntax is wrong, and your backticks are redundant

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@TylerReed: from my experience, up at ABSA, they're all high

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and space music has no popularity

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(which, incidentally, is why Object Relational Mapping is still the first hit for google ORM. Because it's a useful meaning.)

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waiting for the day when marketers realise that having a good product works better than anything they can actually do to "promote" it

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@rafiq: it doesn't agree with "online reputation management" either

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come on, you're the SEO people. http://www.google.com/se...

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ORM is *still* Object Relational Mapping

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@rafiq: yes, that's the point.

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The average person thinks he isn't.

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wheee clients

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Bust a move

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@pierrenel: we already have wormux...

via im in reply to pierre_nel

@pierrenel: bringing money in, are they? *cough*

via im in reply to pierre_nel

@altersage: I'm tired after 24hours, and Bar One promises to make me feel like I've had a 25hour day?

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@altersage: I've always thought that's a dumb advert

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the trick is to keep breathing

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@chmac: I feel that's unfair - you're not taking the other side's wins of the past decade into account

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@cluckhoff: glad you finally made it ;-)

via im in reply to cluckhoff