Jonathan Hitchcock (@vhata)

Cape Town, South Africa

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

October 2011

"World welcomes 7 billionth person"? "Babies celebrated worldwide"? What? How is acute morbid overpopulation anything to be happy about?

via YoruFukurou

boring_as_heck Oh, I can't check my disobedient child with the rest of my luggage? You're saying I have to carry-on my wayward son?

via UberSocial for BlackBerry (retweeted on 8:52 PM, Oct 30th, 2011 via YoruFukurou)

@QuizNiteCT So what does one do when one wins a tshirt?

via YoruFukurou in reply to QuizNiteCT

"Bananaphone Off-The-Hook Dubstep Remix (First Drop Ever)": a chin-strokingly thoughtful, surprisingly listenable tune.

via YoruFukurou

Of *course* there is a match for "banana phone dubstep remix". Why wouldn't there be?

via YoruFukurou

@mattgemmell best I've found is "roll up only logged notes", and then don't log any notes :-/ Please RT any better solutions that you find?

via YoruFukurou in reply to mattgemmell

@wessven Well, of course. And that's what we're talking about - whether people (currently) feel demeaned by a term ("girls" in this case).

via YoruFukurou in reply to wessven

@wessven Calling somebody "lady" is rude. "Hey, lady, watch your step." "Sit down, lady." There's no equivalently disrespectful male term.

via YoruFukurou in reply to wessven

@wessven Exactly. "Past sell-by date. Couldn't find a man. Old maid." There's no equivalent for men. Bachelorette is a new word to fix this.

via YoruFukurou in reply to wessven

@wessven An unmarried female is a spinster. Bachelorette finally gaining traction, but still. Try calling somebody you don't know "lady".

via YoruFukurou in reply to wessven

@avesse @OfficialCSA @TashJoeZA Even "lady" (HEY, LADY) is worse than "lord". And I don't need to mention slut vs stud.

via YoruFukurou in reply to avesse

@avesse @OfficialCSA @TashJoeZA Most female counterparts for acceptable male names are demeaning (witch/wizard, spinster/bachelor)

via YoruFukurou in reply to avesse

mandyjwatson @vhata Also, a web site that currently isn't working and lovely "fuck you" clauses in the new "rules and regulations".

via web (retweeted on 12:39 PM, Oct 26th, 2011 via YoruFukurou)

With typical attention to detail and professionalism, the @sablogawards email has two spelling/punc mistakes, and hazy grammar at best.

via YoruFukurou

helenzille @deepfriedman I believe you started the @helenzille #askhelenzille trend. Legend. Lunch?

via TweetDeck (retweeted on 7:23 PM, Oct 24th, 2011 via YoruFukurou)

Right, I think the rest of the day is Muppets videos on youtube.

via YoruFukurou

Why *do* hairdressers ask you what you want them to do? Is it just vague curiosity about whether it matches what they're going to do anyway?

via YoruFukurou

@kerry_anne You give your cats drugs?

via web in reply to kerry_anne

I got censused. The census taker couldn't believe I didn't have a TV. Totally bought that I had no chickens, though.

via YoruFukurou

@ads_infinitum On behalf of freelancers everywhere, please stop offering services for free. #iykwim

via YoruFukurou in reply to ads_infinitum

@boltron I read your stupid background

via web

jamiesont Sickening Gaddafi pic released http://t.co/4O8hbKBl

via web (retweeted on 2:54 PM, Oct 20th, 2011 via web)

texburgher RIP Gaddafi, Qaddafi, Kaddafi, Cuhdaffy, Cahdoffy, Codophy, Qedahphie, Kdahhfee, G'Daphy, K-Dawfey, Guhdoffee, Q:Doffie, Gahdoughy, Cdawfeee

via Tweetbot for iPhone (retweeted on 2:53 PM, Oct 20th, 2011 via YoruFukurou)

@ripienaar "Windows is so easy to use that I didn't need to learn anything" - what?

via YoruFukurou

@mattgemmell cunningly ensures that everybody who follows him on twitter will know when to send him birthday wishes next year.

via YoruFukurou in reply to mattgemmell

@becsplanb I did watch it, alas, but I didn't see the tuna melt sandwich she was eating?

via YoruFukurou in reply to becsplanb

@QuizNiteCT That's the weasel coffee? No, wait, it's a civet. The beans have been eaten by a civet cat, and come out the other end.

via YoruFukurou in reply to QuizNiteCT

@megangodsell A false start is worse than no start - let's see how it plays out. (And yes, I deserved that reaction from you.)

via YoruFukurou in reply to megangodsell

@megangodsell Honey, I'm reading it all, like you. And I'm glad they're dissenting. I just wish they would tell us what they actually want.

via YoruFukurou in reply to megangodsell

@megangodsell What are those guys trying to achieve again?

via YoruFukurou in reply to megangodsell

To the granny driving the Datsun who was getting DOWN with her hands in the air at the red traffic light: I salute you.

via YoruFukurou

So, "dale" (as in valley, as in "over hill and dale") and "neanderthal" and "dollar" all share a common root word: http://t.co/CJmsQqlI

via YoruFukurou

Fantastic: Farmer secedes from Australia, which fails to intervene, and a country is born: http://t.co/ogTdWsxg

via Tweet Button

Having turned 32 yesterday, I'm a bit sad I won't have a birthday that is a nice round number like that till I'm 64...

via YoruFukurou

dyled I miss you like a comments section misses the point.

via TweetDeck (retweeted on 11:26 AM, Oct 11th, 2011 via YoruFukurou)

@JPBarlow Your metaphor is backwards: corporations are made up of humans, but coral polyps are not made up of reefs - the reverse is true.

via YoruFukurou in reply to JPBarlow

@JPBarlow Your metaphor is backwards: corporations are made up of humans, but coral polyps are not made up of reefs - the reverse is true.

via YoruFukurou in reply to JPBarlow

@JPBarlow Your metaphor is backwards: corporations are made up of humans, but coral polyps are not made up of reefs - the reverse is true.

via YoruFukurou in reply to JPBarlow

@JPBarlow Your metaphor is backwards: corporations are made up of humans, but coral polyps are not made up of reefs - the reverse is true.

via YoruFukurou in reply to JPBarlow

@JPBarlow Your metaphor is backwards: corporations are made up of humans, but coral polyps are not made up of reefs - the reverse is true.

via YoruFukurou in reply to JPBarlow

@JPBarlow Your metaphor is backwards: corporations are made up of humans, but coral polyps are not made up of reefs - the reverse is true.

via YoruFukurou in reply to JPBarlow

@JPBarlow Your metaphor is backwards: corporations are made up of humans, but coral polyps are not made up of reefs - the reverse is true.

via YoruFukurou in reply to JPBarlow

@JPBarlow Your metaphor is backwards: corporations are made up of humans, but coral polyps are not made up of reefs - the reverse is true.

via YoruFukurou in reply to JPBarlow

Steve Jobs was a Buddhist, so, not in heaven. But, being who he was, presumably he'll be reincarnated as, like, Morgan Freeman or something?

via YoruFukurou

viiShrugged Annoying Facebook changes, no iPhone 5 and then Steve Jobs died. Be nice to white people, they're having a hard week.

via Digsby (retweeted on 1:04 PM, Oct 6th, 2011 via YoruFukurou)

mko I just donated to The American Cancer Society in memory of Steve Jobs : http://t.co/Iu2Tz5ym

An email is sent to Apple upon each donation.

via web (retweeted on 2:40 AM, Oct 6th, 2011 via YoruFukurou)

I've reached the stage in looking for my lost wallet where I'm actually checking that I didn't leave it in the fridge. Or microwave.

via YoruFukurou

littleidea You say 'PaaS don't need DevOps', I hear 'Dear Eloi, live a toil-less life and return to your caves when the sirens are on'

via web (retweeted on 6:07 PM, Oct 4th, 2011 via YoruFukurou)

Just stop reading an article when it says "all the new languages, like Java or C++ or Python".

via YoruFukurou

DeepFriedMan When people make fun of @Julius_S_Malema's calls for nationalisation, he feels a little bit undermined.

via Twitter for BlackBerry® (retweeted on 2:39 PM, Oct 3rd, 2011 via YoruFukurou)

@Bardellis Have a look at http://t.co/2wtsTghv - it's a good introduction to using foursquare to promote your restaurant!

via web in reply to Bardellis