Twitter updates for 2008-03-15

  • I’m departing for the gym. I’ll be there before the Platypus, which means a certain moral superiority is gained. Bow down before me! #
  • That Platypus needs a good spanking, he got to the gym before I did. Oh well, the gin may help. #
  • @fulltimecasual Only about one Merakai in 10 needs to be connected directly to the Internet. #
  • Relaxing at home on a bright Saturday evening, AFK. #

Twitter updates for 2008-03-14

  • Friday plan 2.0: lunch soon; arvo meeting moved, research/writing instead; should that happen in The Afternoon Office(tm)? #
  • Migrating to The Afternoon Office (Kelly’s On King, Newtown). Free Wi-Fi and good food and Irish beer, how can I resist? #
  • The women at the next table are discussing the rigours and dangers of childbirth in just a little too much graphic detail post-lunch. #
  • @zhasper Just for you, I now have a "contact" page on my website: http://stilgherrian.com/contact/ #
  • @emoodicon Hello new Twitterstalker(tm). Where did you find me and why have I joined your posse? 😉 #
  • @Fifikins Is the 70yo in the Playboy t-shirt a man or a woman? I mean, it might not be as wrong as you imagine. #
  • @Fifikins I bet everyone’s expecting me to say something really inappropriate now. #
  • @mspecht You didn’t grow up in Adelaide by any chance? I knew a Michael Specht there… #
  • How "Telecom Australia" (nee Telstra) in 1992 envisioned the broadband revolution of far-future 1996. http://tinyurl.com/2twvg9 #
  • @mspecht I declared it pub o’clock at 1400, though I did start at 0530. I also therefore declare it pub o’clock in Sydney. Kelly’s On King. #
  • Speaking of which, the latest TVC for VB: http://tinyurl.com/2fcpap A hard-earned thirst… gawd I should demand sponsorship! #
  • @emoodicon "Following random people" is as good a reason as any. 🙂 Like your braziers too! (That’s NOT "brassieres", for poor spellers.) #
  • Collapsing for the night. #

Twitter updates for 2008-03-13

  • @bck It’s illegal for employers to monitor employees’ private communication, so what happens when private communications are public? #
  • Off to brunch on Enmore Road, AFK. #
  • Note to Ticketmaster: If it’s a routine list of events you can buy tickets to, sent at the same time every week, then it’s not an "alert". #
  • @SilkCharm From Saudi, please bring a map of the public transport system, if they have one. #
  • Still plodding thru the "paperwork". Not really paying attention to anything else. It is not exciting, however. #
  • Mac vs PC choice is irrational: a good start to a sensible debate! http://tinyurl.com/3736qa #
  • Starting to explore del.icio.us … unless someone can think of something better for me to do tonight. #
  • @garthk Glad to be of service! Miro TV looks like a goodly thing. RSS and BitTorrent-capable, VLC the under hood, FOSS goodness throughout. #
  • @bck Ta for the offer of your del.icio.us script, but will use this method as an experiment first. http://tinyurl.com/ec7gw #
  • @bck Agreed, customisation would be nice, but hey I’ll see how I go with this for now because it was a no-brainer. #
  • I’m not happy with today’s blog posts. I feel very uninspired. So does half the city, I’m told. #
  • @duncanriley Interesting. Channel 10 is shit digital reception for us too, in Sydney, tho all channels are dodgy here in Enmore. #

Twitter updates for 2008-03-12

  • New rant: "Australia 2020: The Disillusionment". http://tinyurl.com/2tfwfq #
  • @juancarzola Welcome new Twitterstalker(tm). May I be suitably informative, entertaining, controversial, boring or erotic, as you need. #
  • @bck Our toilet seat is up: we’re an all-male household. #
  • 2web Crew talking about my favourite man, Jason Calicanis… #
  • @ApostrophePong magickally turns into an Aussie at 1730, errands and pottering until then. #
  • Eric TF Bat has written a glorious response to my mention of Westpac ATMs yesterday. http://etfb.livejournal.com/119093.html #
  • ABC (Aust) launching 3 new internet TV channels, 60 (yes sixty!) local websites. http://tinyurl.com/3doeq7 I will have commentary tomorrow. #
  • @zhasper If is IS Windows-only I’ll have even more vitriol for my commentary. Then again I watch ABC happily on Mac now. F’ing .rm or .wmv t #
  • @artywah @duncanriley I’ll chase those tech issues in the morning, prob writing a Crikey piece on it all. #
  • @ApostrophePong and I heading off to turn him into an Aussie. Brain-scoop in hand, beer in the other… #
  • Note to self: Do not try to joke with Immigration officials about Cornelia Rao. #
  • About 50 ppl being sworn in as citizens. #
  • Just saw that they sell souvenir photos. They’d better not try to stop me doing my own! #
  • All cool, joking with official photographer. #
  • @zhasper They’re still explaining procedure, @ApostrophePong in holding pen. #
  • @ApostrophePong is #38 in queue, all done individually for photos etc. #
  • Where tf is the Mayor? We have a room full of impatient immigrants! #
  • Oh here he is… Afk. #
  • @AstrophePong is now an Aussie, we’ve chatted politics with the mayor, and drunk their wine. Pics later. #
  • @ApostrophePong that is. #
  • @garthk Thank you for the DVD of Max Headroom series 1… Cabaret Voltaire! Japan! FTW! #

Not happy with how the Twitter digests work

Hmmm… No, I’m not really happy with how the Twitter digests are presented. They dominate the website’s home page when in fact they’re very much secondary material. More thought required… but I’ll leave them as they are until I have a better answer.

Twitter updates for 2008-03-11

  • An hour on the phone fries one’s brain, even when it’s with a good friend and colleague and "delivered good outcomes". #
  • I wish people would stop sending me interesting things to read. Just for an hour or so, so I can make a client a bit happier. #
  • Apparently yesterday was "Commonwealth Day". Did this actually have any relevant to anyone? #
  • We can all give up this web development and media stuff now, check these guys! http://www.ebaumsworld.com/video/watch/239803/ #
  • Hmmm… reducing a client to tears just how wasn’t quite the intended outcome. And there isn’t a field for that in my CRM system… #
  • How daft is MYOB? Just sent me a promo fax (3 copies!), headed "Start the year fresh". START? It’s the MIDDLE of MARCH! FAIL! #
  • @NickHodge Which "data gone"? MYOB’s of the tear-filled client? #
  • @NickHodge Data OK. Had kept morn free for client, but no call. Now committed until day’s end. They called wanting instant fix. I vented. #
  • @mpesce No, children of your cousins are "cousins once removed". #
  • Twitter is excellent. Instead of having to look up Wikipedia, you just ask here and someone else looks it up for you. #
  • Hey this so-called "National Binge Drinking Strategy" is to STOP binge drinking! WTF? #
  • @Fifikins Re Westpac ATMs, you may like this little sketch then… http://youtube.com/watch?v=OAknJSsXQRY #
  • Hmmm… is there any way to FORCE Twitter to use something like tinyurl.com, even if the URL fits into the message? #
  • @zhasper "Michelle the bank-slut" LOLZ. Yeah her logic is shitty. Offers a receipt and then says I can’t have one so there. Ignorant bitch. #
  • @mpesce Careful what you say, or you’ll end up sounding like what I write. 😉 #
  • About to disconnect the client-whinge feed… #
  • @aglick35 Hi, new Twitterstalker(tm)! I hope you find something entertaining, controversial or at least mildly erotic. #
  • OK, already I don’t like seeing a daily digest of my tweets. Too scary! http://tinyurl.com/2mwv2u #
  • @NickHodge Don’t worry, you fucking bastard, I’d never censorship myself! Arsehole! #
  • @Fifikins Just take a deep breath and remember, with Westpac we’re… saving penguins or something. With harmonica music. #
  • Ah! Absinthe and Bickfords Lime works quite nicely. Genius! #
  • @NickHodge My pleasure. There’s a few more words I can use, if you like. Some of them are truly excellent. #
  • What’s wrong with this headline? "Govt invites sports chiefs to binge drinking conference." [smirks] http://tinyurl.com/33pwdb #
  • @Fifikins This is what you need then! http://www.cyberhymnal.org/htm/c/r/crownhim.htm Crown HIm with Many Crowns! And lots lots more! #
  • @Fifikins Oh dear! I Keep running into choristers! And I wasn’t even a Catholic! #
  • @NickHodge The LOLbible has already been started, running on MediaWiki somewhere.\ #
  • Indeed the lolcatbible is at http://www.lolcatbible.com/ and I blogged about it 9 October: http://stilgherrian.com/religion/lolbible/ #
  • 1. Oh hai. In teh beginnin Ceiling Cat maded teh skiez An da Urfs, but he did not eated dem. #
  • 2 Da Urfs no had shapez An haded dark face, An Ceiling Cat rode invisible bike over teh waterz. #
  • @kcarruthers @kcarruthers nickhodge I am a prophet to my people! #
  • @NickHodge Thoroughly agreed re the importance of Ada Lovelace and Alan Turing, but sorry, never could get into the nasal, droney NZers. #
  • @kcarruthers Sorry, but as a Discordian I am forbidden to believe anything I read. All hail Eris! #
  • @crispin_harris @vandra Twitter needs a wall-to-wall display mode – though certainly not in this specific instance. #
  • OK, Twitterverse, you are my moral compass. Should I have another drink before bed? #
  • @Fifikins Didn’t think Catholics did the Bible? Catholics will do ANYTHING. And you don’t even need to buy them a drink first. #
  • @kcarruthers Oh, yes, I quite frequently commit random acts of discord. What’s "DS9"? #
  • @bronwen ‘Pong http://www.outtospace.com 😛 #
  • @bronwen Yep, that’s @ApostrophePong and his current obsession with abandoned furniture. The portfolio is more representative though. #
  • I find it very scary that I’m at least acquainted with 6 of the Top 100 at Tweeterboard. #