Stilgherrian (@stilgherrian)

In Sydney NSW AU until Mon

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January 2008

Friday plan: Desk day, enjoy rain, plan February. Lunch in Newtown is available. Plans may change.

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@ApostrophePong Storm cells cross Stanwell Park and Campbelltown… not long now!

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@ApostrophePong Storm cells approaching Bellambi and Appin from the SW… it approaches!

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@ApostrophePong Radar shows massive thunderstorm just hitting Wollongong. Patience, patience…

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Humidity and broken air-con have defeated me. Sloth will reign until one or other is fixed. Thunderstorm, please! [collapses]

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@zhasper James Polley you are worth your weight in spiced banana peel! Thank you!

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Anyone know if Bruce Schneier’s Linux Conf Aust keynote is online anywhere yet?

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Getting Duped: How the Media Messes with Your Mind: http://tinyurl.com/2x3xgm

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Thursday plan: desk day (at least until the thunderstorm hits)

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Today is International Delete your MySpace Day: http://tinyurl.com/2xa6yw

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@Wolfbyte “Microsoft position”? Is that with the dog on top, or…?

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My website is now in the National Library’s PANDORA archive: http://pandora.nla.gov.a…

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@trib Great article tho. How do you balance the need for govt accountability with moving at a 21st century pace? Transparency! Openness!

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@trib You say “in the government space”? Why not just “for government”? “Space” is a meaningless IT management buzzword.

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Free Wi-Fi and good food at Kelly’s On King, Newtown, could make it a good “afternoon office” for geeks. I cn vouch for that as we speak…

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@mpesce I agree with your sentiment, but what can you do short of a shotgun?

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Loose on King St, Newtown for 2 hours, working from That Location.

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Wednesday plan (tomorrow): Sydney CBD middle of day, lunch possible; afternoon unplanned; gym

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Mobile on Enmore Rd / King St for next 1.5 to 2 hours.

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Mobile to Sydney CBD until 1430 or so.

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@zhasper Ah the logic is therefore: “If curry powder is for making curry, then baby powder…” Just add onions and selected meat & veg.

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If talcum powder is ground-up talc and curry powder is ground-up curry mix, then baby powder… [shudder]

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@ApostrophePong All octopuses are gay. Oh, hang on, that’s snails. As you were.

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This morning’s first rant: “Social Media: It’s about the people, not the tools”: http://tinyurl.com/2xznwx

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Wed plans confirmed: Desk to 1000; meet with Zern LIew; CBD lunch anyone?; arvo open; evening gym, dinner etc with Snarky Platypus

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Excellent, I am now top Google search result for “heath ledger jokes”. http://tinyurl.com/2xs3aw

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“Experiment”, that is. “Expirement” was not a pun on death…

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Latest on my Heath Ledger expirement: http://tinyurl.com/239jms

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Today’s rant: “I don’t understand computers” is not an excuse. http://tinyurl.com/ys4ntu

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Tuesday plan: Desk day, nothing exciting so far. Lunch in Newtown is a possibility.

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Peter Black on new Comm Bank TVC and my response: http://tinyurl.com/yrfx8x

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Today’s rant written: “Are you proud of your culture?” http://tinyurl.com/ywp69a

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Monday plan: Already writing, writing more. Anger is subverted into prose. Bow before me, read my words, and tremble!

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Does anyone else know the How & Why Wonder Books? Geek heaven! http://tinyurl.com/ysqlbs

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Oh dear! Just realised ‘Pong has learned all his Oz accent from “Kath & Kim” and “Pizza”.

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Return to base, offline.

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@trib Agree that race is irrelevant for you and me. Not so America: it’s their deepest cultural marker, even ahead of religion, I reckon.

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Going nomadic: Lunch at Suan I-san, King St South, Newtown, then…? Beautiful summer’s day, options open.

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World population explosion, graphed simply: http://tinyurl.com/2bur3a

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@trib True. I dunno that I’d have said a black man had competence in “spades” though. [wink]

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@trib What’s more important about running a nation? Being competent and non-corrupt? Or being spine-tingling?

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@ApostrophePong So many people in your Oz Day photos use the flag as clothing. Fat-arsed drunks sitting on it! Nation’s flag: show respect.

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Sunday plan: No plan; slowness; pottering. Changes of plans are possible if not even quite likely.

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Australia’s new National Anthem: “I Am So an Aussie” http://tinyurl.com/yv3td6

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Gym abandoned, at Kelly’s on King in Newtown from 1300.

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‘Pong has posted a beautiful photo essay of Thai street shrines. http://tinyurl.com/29m52b

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I think 4 blog posts is enough for this morning. http://stilgherrian.com

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@trib It doesn’t take much to keep me happy, I’m a man of simple tastes. [shreds evidence]

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@duncanriley I’m happy to have been the first producer to allow the word “fuck” to go to air on Adelaide radio during daylight hours.

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Saturday plan: Potter at desk & write; meet Snarky Platypus for gym, lunch, wine, sarcasm; evening is open so far.

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The drab choices of Australian of the Year tells me that geekdom needs to get more involved in the nominations next time around.

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Australia Square Plaza is where they flush out Macquarie Bank at the end of the week.

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Australia Sq Plaza is full of self-important suit-droids getting drunk, maybe time to move.

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@crispin_harris Live comment preview was broken for me, turned it off. Turned it on now. Works for you?

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In Australia Square Plaza, DM if a drink appeals (valid until 7pm unless updated)

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@Nickhodge 11 August of officially Wasabe Boy Day, where you must have LOTS of wasabe on your sushi

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@SilkCharm Oops. “Questions” and “statements” are arbitrary categories anyway.

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@SilkCharm Please ask Chairman Rudd that I’[m happy to explain internet filtering to Senator Conroy over a drink or three.

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Friday plan: Desk morning, lunch in Sydney CBD (invites?), afternoon with Zern Liew, art at CarriageWorks tonight (join us?)

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Heath Ledger’s death MUST be important, Channel 9 have sent in Richard Wilkins.

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“If you pay peanuts you get monkeys.” Indeed. http://tinyurl.com/2aarhh

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@Nickhodge A broken bicycle could make you look smart too… *ducks* Sorry, at the pub…

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I’d join you folks at the Facebook thingy if I didn’t have a prior, and if I was actually a geek. *smirks*

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Loose on King St, Newtown, for next 2 hours.

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The EU reckons your IP address is personal data. http://tinyurl.com/yqhfow

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What does your career look like as a “Timeline of Understanding”? http://tinyurl.com/22arhp

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My friend Zern Liew has a new website. Choice. http://eicolab.com.au/

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@mpesce I find tracking every single Apocalypse exhausting! But then I slept thru gunfire before. And thru 9/11…

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@mpesce The Full Moon was actually at 00:36 this morning Sydney time.

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@mpesce Moonrise calculator and more at Geosciences Australia http://www.ga.gov.au/geo…

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Finally, some comments on my blog other than on the Ledger joke page at http://tinyurl.com/ys6es6 *smirks*

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@Nickhodge Whaddya mean NOW blog the weird shit? Have you READ what I write?

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Gawd! The National Library of Aust just emailed to ask if they can archive my blog “in perpetuity”!

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New blog post: Quote of the Day, 23 January 2008 http://tinyurl.com/2dwyv4

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New blog post: Oz stock market “crash” in perspective http://tinyurl.com/ytxjw2

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Forget ASX. Second Life bank meltdown! http://tinyurl.com/yutsz9

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@Warlach Re HL, this old post has material on “recreational grief” you might like. http://tinyurl.com/222337

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@grum I love a man with a sense of perspective.

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Nine HL death jokes so far (some of which are variations). http://tinyurl.com/ys6es6

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@randomphrase The jokes should go on th ewebsite, not on Twitter. ;)

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@duncanriley Yep, Heath Ledger is A Major National Event Which We All Must Share. There is no other news.

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Wow. Experimenting with Google AdWords on “heath ledger deasd”. Already 2000 impressions, 41 click-throughs!

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@gapingvoid Bleeding-edge early-adopters talk to other early-adopters, forget that most normal people can barely use email yet.

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Thursday is another desk day, unless I find a brown envelope with $20,000 in unmarked cash on the way to the shops.

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New blog post: Lessons from tacky Heath Ledger jokes, Day 1 http://tinyurl.com/yu2v6d

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Heh! Virgin Galactic’s website is overloaded. And the “book now” button was a separate link in Google too.

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Virgin unveils first commercial spaceliner design. http://tinyurl.com/29a3m5

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12hr ago I got Google AdWords on “heath ledger dead” for A$0.06, now it costs A$6.50!

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I never realised that cockroaches like Sambuca!

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@funkycoda Mornin’ You missed Heath Ledger’s death and my tacky exploitation experiment. ;) I’ve already been called as “asshole”.

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Yay, first Heath Ledger joke has been posted!

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Oh. Twitter Tools for WordPress twitters when I edit OLD posts too. Silly thing.

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New blog post: Heath Ledger dead: jokes here please http://tinyurl.com/ys6es6

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@randomphrase My pleasure, Alastair, glad to be of service!

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New blog post: Lolcat version of stilgherrian.com http://tinyurl.com/ywspja

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Odd. Yesterday morning lots of comments on my blog. Today none. Full moon effect?

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New blog post: Facebook’s neocon financier http://tinyurl.com/ypkjhy

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Today’s full moon was at 00:36 Sydney time.

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Hearing kookaburras at dawn is a wonderful thing.

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The March of Democracy: Watch 4000 years in 90 sec! http://tinyurl.com/2aufz8

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New blog post: Is it really so wrong to mix business and politics (and religion)? http://tinyurl.com/2a55zb

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New blog post: Melbourne’s best cocktail bars? http://tinyurl.com/yv5cke

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@funkycoda As Homen Simpson says, “Sleep is for the weak.”

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0200 Stilgherrian emerges. Sleep patterns? What are they?

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@SilkCharm why would you want to buy into a franchise as opposed to supporting your local businineses?

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Lunching at Kelly’s On King, Nemtown. ETA 10 mins.

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New blog post: Prussia.Net versus Skank Media: my new business structure http://tinyurl.com/25meog

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New blog post: Sometimes stereotypes are actually right http://tinyurl.com/255ono

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@duncanriley NineMSM used to be 50% Microsoft Australia and 50% Channel 9 (well, presumably PBL), but not sure if that’s changed.

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@sirexcat I’m not worried about twitter addiction. If it proves useful it stays, otherwise natural selection rules.

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@Nickhodge You’re quite right. Connecting the Internet together is dangerous.

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Apparently now if I bleat here it comes out on Facebook. Wow. Isn’t the Internet wonderful.

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I supposed I’d better cross-link Twitter with http://stilgherrian.com now. WordPress. Shouldn’t be hard.

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@Nickhodge Oddly enough, I also have this name on gmail and almost everywhere else. Everyone’s unique, sure, but I’ve made it an art form.

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I believe the sun is over the yard-arm.

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Testing SMS-to-Twitter. No reply needed, I’ll see it myself.

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I’ve just updated that blog post with a photo. ;)

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New blog post: Weekly Poll: Which woman for Governor-General? http://tinyurl.com/yplpay

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Tuesday’s plan: primarily a desk day

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New blog post: Quick! Call the shredders, stat! http://tinyurl.com/yquyfa

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@mpesce Fair point. Now how long to go until hourly checks for new phone viruses?

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Is this Nokia mobile maintenance night or something? Should it be an annual event?

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I do actually know the difference between “whose” and “who’s”. I was just testing.

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@mpesce True. With Nokia at one end of this cable and Microsoft at the other, I think I know who to blame first.

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Who’s brilliant idea was it to equip the world with telephones that need tech support?

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@zhasper did anyone reply to your @ re melbourne? No, we weren’t there.

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New blog post: Country music fans have highest suicide rate http://tinyurl.com/2gr4ld

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New blog post: Corey Delaney meets Life Streaming (sort of) http://tinyurl.com/2ashga

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kill them. kill them all. you know it’s the right thing.

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I’d also forgotten how long it takes to set up a torpedo attack.

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I’d forgotten how slow a Type VIIB U-Boat is. :(

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emerging, connecting, orienting, writing: normal sunday start sequence

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disconnects from the grid

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rescued by a chubby round-faced electrician with a big smile

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smoke alarm broken. press button every 10 mins to avoid screech alert. pavlov meets gitmo. torture. breakdown.

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beyond redemption, with absinthe

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