Jonathan Hitchcock (@vhata)

Cape Town, South Africa

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

January 2012

scaleconf We'd like suggestions for a good educational charity to donate some #ScaleConf proceeds to. Please let us know of any you like, and why!

via YoruFukurou (retweeted on 3:21 PM, Jan 31st, 2012 via YoruFukurou)

Final airport run of ScaleConf. After this, it's sleep for a week.

via Twitter for iPhone

Hello to all my new followers from ScaleConf! I must warn you, though, I mostly tweet about toilet paper and weird stuff a waiter just said.

via YoruFukurou

I'm on a mountain (with @nuknad and @holman) (@ Top of Table Mountain) http://t.co/0pnggu8d

via foursquare from Cape Town, Western Cape

@CmdrDats we'll try get the videos up as soon as we can, but they all need editing and so on first

via YoruFukurou in reply to CmdrDats

I want to personally thank @lessfuss for their work at #ScaleConf, and strongly suggest you start using them for your own admin (like I do).

via YoruFukurou

The slides from my #ScaleConf talk, "Clearly I Have Made Some Bad Decisions", are now up at http://t.co/ieJnW4Ko

via YoruFukurou

Man, gotta stop doing that.

via YoruFukurou

@warwickp Fly safe dude - was really great to meet you. Same excuse for the same trip next time!

via YoruFukurou in reply to warwickp

Mission accomplished: @holman and @atmos meet the penguins http://t.co/3Lex9RKA

via Twitter for iPhone

@pharkmillups Ended up being the tamest evening of them all - thai food and bed. Off to penguins and coastal roads now! Fly safe...

via YoruFukurou in reply to pharkmillups

And it looks like @pharkmillups made it to LHR intact - also excellent news.

via YoruFukurou in reply to pharkmillups

@coda Glad you made it safe - feel better.

via YoruFukurou in reply to coda

Seeing @pharkmillups off at the airport for his CPT->LHR->SFO flight home from #scaleconf. http://t.co/Laybe7JE

via Camera on iOS from Cape Town, Western Cape

Oh, nothin'. Just watching @holman and @atmos petting a cheetah.

via Twitter for iPhone

@MDCore Then who builds AWS, on what hardware? This stuff is important, at the bottom.

via Twitter for iPad in reply to MDCore

@imsickofmaps which is why I think it's important we had this talk

via Twitter for iPad in reply to imsickofmaps

@sragh That was sb1's load and publishing's http accesses, taken this week. Every Yola engineer should be watching them :P

via Twitter for iPad in reply to sragh

@coda Can we bring you your favourite dish for supper? I'm bummed.

via YoruFukurou in reply to coda

@jediant Also known as "How to scare a #ScaleConf speaker into redoing their entire slide-deck. Twice." #speakingfromexperience

via web in reply to jediant

@simonstewart Give it time. He's getting to the meat of it now - the real problem they had - which is really interesting #scaleconf

via YoruFukurou in reply to simonstewart

@tom_bamford To be fair, uplink is underspecced because we could only pay for a smallish uplink. New conference, cheap tickets = low budget.

via web in reply to tom_bamford

scaleconf Don't forget to check out Lapa - one of our local developer's experiments to vote on questions for the speakers: http://t.co/Fpe30KZx

via YoruFukurou (retweeted on 2:08 PM, Jan 26th, 2012 via YoruFukurou)

@vhata @LordFoom Dammit. Proper URL for GitHub open-sourcing everything: http://t.co/FGQWBedB #scaleconf

via web in reply to vhata

That awkward moment when you tweet from the conference you helped organized instead of as yourself.

via YoruFukurou

@atmos left side. If you're a speaker. (So, yeah, right side.)

via YoruFukurou in reply to atmos

@peterpza I've got an iCable if you want - I'm sitting right at the front.

via web in reply to peterpza

@atmos Yo yes. Where you sitting? I'm right at the front.

via YoruFukurou in reply to atmos

@holman are your plans sorted?

via Twitter for iPhone

pharkmillups Cape Town: come for the tech conferences, stay for the view from @vhata's apartment. http://t.co/tSEkCmiQ

via Twitter for iPhone (retweeted on 3:09 PM, Jan 25th, 2012 via YoruFukurou)

@holman yeah so you're probably about two minutes crawl from us. We'll make a plan later...

via Twitter for iPhone in reply to holman

@holman yeah, I meant later - otherwise see you this evening (need a lift?)

via Twitter for iPhone in reply to holman

@holman heading for lunch with @pharkmillups and maybe @coda now - shout if you want to meet up

via YoruFukurou in reply to holman

And @nuknad and I wade through traffic to arrive at Tasha's just in time to see @pharkmillups and @coda disappear over the horizon...

via Twitter for iPhone

@coda @pharkmillups Can @nuknad and I come join you for a drink at 4:30 or wish? Will you still be compos mentis? And whereabouts?

via YoruFukurou in reply to coda

@coda If you pay your bill with a note that has a buffalo on it, your tip should be at least a rhino, preferably an elephant. See? Simple!

via YoruFukurou in reply to coda

"Mozilla/5.0 (iPad; CPU OS 5_0_1 like Mac OS X) AppleWebKit/534.46 (KHTML, like Gecko) Mobile/9A405". Hello, boss!

via YoruFukurou

What the heck is the difference between Continuous Deployment and Continuous Delivery? Words are starting to blend.

via YoruFukurou

I see there is some scheduled downtime for the Kulula website tomorrow: https://t.co/SFGJVMof

via YoruFukurou

@MicheChelle I could probably have done with the exercise. Ah well - I'll let you know how it goes!

via YoruFukurou in reply to MicheChelle

@holman Fly safe. See you in a few days!

via YoruFukurou in reply to holman

South Africans, a report-back: "The Gods Must Be Crazy 2" is also as heartbreakingly sweet and sentimentally funny as you remember. Rewatch!

via YoruFukurou

@arielwaldman @carolune I'm running http://t.co/Bq83Tb52 so can't do much @SciHackCT - recovering Saturday, hopefully see you Sunday?

via YoruFukurou

Shouldn't the @SiliconCape account be clearly marked as a parody, in case people mistake them for a real organization?

via YoruFukurou

@lefauxfrog In that case, you can also change "en.wikipedia" to "en.m.wikipedia" to get the unblocked mobile site...

via YoruFukurou in reply to lefauxfrog

@lefauxfrog Or just press escape before the javascript kicks in and lowers the block?

via YoruFukurou in reply to lefauxfrog

@avesse We are. Also, read through these slides: http://t.co/IHXaU5BN

via YoruFukurou in reply to avesse

obxlaw Quick, who is the current hereditary prince of the Hapsburgs?

via Twitter for iPad (retweeted on 4:39 PM, Jan 18th, 2012 via YoruFukurou)

South Africans: "The Gods Must Be Crazy" is still one of the most charming, innocent and pleasant comedies you can find. Nostalgia city.

via YoruFukurou

smn Cape Town heat wave productivity tip: take a break, have lunch & go for a quick swim followed by a cold shower.

via web (retweeted on 2:15 PM, Jan 17th, 2012 via YoruFukurou)

If there's one thing nicer than an ice cold beer on a hot summer eve, it's the guy you were supposed to have it with getting the venue right

via Twitter for iPhone

WstonesOxfordSt I saw the apostrophe on my way to work this morning. It's not looking too well. http://t.co/zUdbXUMH

via Twitter for iPhone (retweeted on 1:20 PM, Jan 13th, 2012 via web)

@MicheChelle @6000 My rebuttals to the damn thing: http://t.co/jASg4MYt and http://t.co/dYlzC3me - but people blindly share without research

via YoruFukurou in reply to MicheChelle

@Computicket Ahahaha, are you kidding? Have you ever had a look through the google results for "computicket crash"? https://t.co/qUb5EJTC

via YoruFukurou in reply to Computicket

Hey, @kulula, maybe you should be sending some of your IT people to @scaleconf to learn about "the best systems"? http://t.co/Bq83Tb52

via YoruFukurou

@gussilber Don't let her get trapped in a structured degree. I did philosophy computers english maths history physics drama linguistics...

via YoruFukurou in reply to gussilber

@gussilber Sorry I'm late. I registered for BA, did the courses I wanted, and got given a BSc at the end of it. Fulfilling.

via YoruFukurou in reply to gussilber

@mattgemmell I just mean he should "vote" for your site because he thinks you're saying something worth discussing (even if he disagrees)

via YoruFukurou in reply to mattgemmell

@mattgemmell re: Welch's post - isn't the subject matter that he writes about the thing your post supplies, and thus a reason to link back?

via YoruFukurou in reply to mattgemmell

@singe Plus, it's not "prestige" they're after, it's the ability to work on amazing systems with clever people. Opportunity, not fame.

via YoruFukurou in reply to singe

@singe Your "straw man" label is an ad hominem against my slippery slope. These geeks aren't worried about "the Situation" is all I meant.

via YoruFukurou in reply to singe

@singe I'm sure nobody has the swart gevaar, or illusions of a first world utopia. It's just wanting to get in on the cool stuff overseas.

via YoruFukurou in reply to singe

@singe I'm pretty sure you made up every single one of those reasons (speaking as one of/good friends with the group to which you refer)

via YoruFukurou in reply to singe

@NateKettles Your tweets can't be public and private at the same time. You can't "have some degree of privacy" if you are public. Fin.

via YoruFukurou in reply to NateKettles

@NateKettles How have you lost any privacy by having a bot follow you? I really have no idea what you are worried will happen to you.

via YoruFukurou in reply to NateKettles

@NateKettles I'm still not seeing the problem. There are dodgy sites out there, but you don't have to click on them?

via YoruFukurou in reply to NateKettles

@NateKettles What would you say that that difference is? How are they "monitoring" your public info and misusing it?

via YoruFukurou in reply to NateKettles

@NateKettles Your tweets are public. Anyone can read them. Why are you worried that a spam-bot is "monitoring" something that's in the open?

via web in reply to NateKettles