Jonathan Hitchcock (@vhata)

Cape Town, South Africa

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

November 2011

scaleconf ScaleConf signups are now open! Come see some world-class speakers in one of the most beautiful cities in the world:

via Twitter for iPad (retweeted on 3:13 PM, Nov 29th, 2011 via Twitter for iPad)

Tomorrow, I get the hell out of work and Cape Town, and go and spend two days in Hermanus, by myself, doing a whole bunch of nothing.

via YoruFukurou

Must make some Road Tunes for my trip tomorrow. All I have in the car is a scratched Infected Mushroom CD (it skips, but you don't notice).

via YoruFukurou

helenzille Motion to withdraw secrecy bill lost by 222 votes to 107 with 2 abstentions. ANC says it moves the Bill "with the greatest pleasure"#fb

via Twitter for BlackBerry® (retweeted on 2:37 PM, Nov 22nd, 2011 via YoruFukurou)

Protesting the Secrecy Bill at the houses of parliament...

via Photos on iOS from Cape Town, Western Cape

The peregrine falcon's name and the word "pilgrim" are both derived from per+ager: "beyond the land" ('ager' is also found in "agriculture")

via YoruFukurou

SMBC has a message for both the South African and the American governments this #BlackTuesday:

via YoruFukurou

Amazing how, in this modern age, with so many varied ways to communicate, some obstinate old diehards are still only available via Twitter.

via YoruFukurou

@6000 And now you know why you should sign up for @lessfuss: - they've helped me with similar things dozens of times!

via YoruFukurou in reply to 6000

@m_lungu Finding it difficult to visualize "fist-thrusting, crotch-grabbing, middle-finger-extending "USA!"-chanting" with only two arms.

via YoruFukurou

marcog Rallying up some awesome speakers for @scaleconf in Cape Town. If things go well, we'll have 2 from Facebook. :)

via Echofon (retweeted on 11:47 AM, Nov 15th, 2011 via YoruFukurou)

By the way, remember how you felt when you listened to The Wall ten years ago? Turns out, it still works.

via YoruFukurou

@CTNoonGun Your claims of punctuality don't really fit the facts:

via YoruFukurou in reply to CTNoonGun

Surreal: overhearing the owner of this restaurant and his friend at the next table compare the income and waste expenses of their places.

via Twitter for iPhone

rayleee Do Americans realise that tomorrow is 11/11/11 and not 11/11/11?

via TweetDeck (retweeted on 11:38 AM, Nov 11th, 2011 via web)

Achievement unlocked: opened a bottle of wine with a shoe.

via Twitter for iPhone

It's easier to order it in a restaurant, but by golly nowhere near as satisfying.

via Camera on iOS

If you have to put a sign up telling people not to take books from the book donation cart, you may have already lost this particular battle.

via YoruFukurou

@TheTudorCD Soundhound ( says it's "Professor Kliq - The Most Beautiful Day" and agrees.

via YoruFukurou in reply to TheTudorCD

The composer Haydn's burial was 145 years long, and he was buried with two heads. Huh. (via @ads_infinitum)

via YoruFukurou

AnandWrites Shh. A secret: World is not really in #crisis. It's just the next world being born. Here's who's inventing it:

via HootSuite (retweeted on 3:45 PM, Nov 7th, 2011 via YoruFukurou)

More like Iron and WHINE, am I right?

via YoruFukurou

Just got a phone reminder from three-weeks-ago-me. Confused present-day-me really wishes three-weeks-ago-me was better at communication.

via YoruFukurou

@Bardellis coming for dinner tonight - get your gnocchi on!

via YoruFukurou

Slate Go to and type, "do a barrel roll." Now.

via SocialFlow (retweeted on 7:00 PM, Nov 3rd, 2011 via YoruFukurou)

YouTube Welcoming @YouTube's newest languages, Afrikaans and IsiZulu

via CoTweet (retweeted on 6:30 PM, Nov 3rd, 2011 via YoruFukurou)

@adrianmoisey that looks about the same amount of fun.

via YoruFukurou in reply to adrianmoisey

*Really* struggling with the extra 's' on this restaurant sign right now. Get it together, Jonathan! They might have meant it to be plural!

via Twitter for iPhone

nuknad #devops days in cape town, south africa. looking for speakers, sponsors or people interested in helping out. ping me

via web (retweeted on 4:33 PM, Nov 2nd, 2011 via YoruFukurou)

@yodelmachine I always thought it was a nod to Herbert Hoover (a la Civilization's "Your leadership inspired them to name a slug after you")

via YoruFukurou in reply to yodelmachine

In the USA, they're called "hoovers" after a pioneer in household appliances. Here, they're "vacuums" after the way they DESTROY YOUR EARS.

via YoruFukurou

@rebka_h if my pithy wit is not enough to keep you enthralled, why not try following some others?

via YoruFukurou in reply to rebka_h