Stilgherrian (@stilgherrian)

Wentworth Falls NSW AU

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May 1st, 2008

@mpesce Dreads never appealed for *me*, though I don’t mind them on others (unless at the unwashed end of the doof scene). Lice annoy me.

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@mpesce If we’re talking 1979 style… here’s me, 1991. Long curly hair too, though not an afro. Our genes differ. http://is.gd/aPP

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@ssharwood Maybe that’s CeBIT’s test. The folks who pay must be out of touch n00bs, so mark them down as easy targets?

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@mpesce At least your new avatar stays in the same species. Though mine stays in the same century.

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@ssharwood CeBIT as bellwether for sector health… marketing spend = confidence for growth? Or is just just ‘cos they have solid PR?

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@mpesce He also seems to have acquired a new avatar. ;)

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@mpesce Feral goldfish! Feral goldfish! Feral goldfish! Feral goldfish! Feral goldfish! Feral goldfish! Feral goldfish! Feral goldfish!

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@ssharwood Presumably The Australian gets CeBIT advertising $? For many folks, a trade show is their one big input of new info.

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@decryption However CeBIT is already seeing record registrations this year. [shrugs] Look, we just spent more time reinforcing their brand!

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@mpesce CeBIT have indeed gone viral. I have succumbed! Infection code “stilca08”. If registered, cancel & re-register so I look good. ;)

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FFS! CeBIT have given me my own promotional code! http://is.gd/aPt “Readers of Stilgherrian’s blog… attend CeBIT free of charge.” [giggle]

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Re-skinning a client extranet and pretending to be creative, or, at the very least, competent. Back in 2 hours.

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@noony Welcome to my Twitterworld. With luck, you’ll survive the severe turbulence and/or mild psychosis. Careful what you smell.

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@raena Now, 20 years later, I wish I had photographed that notebook… [sigh] @Nickhodge I have no idea where the millipedes came from.

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@Nickhodge He tested various poisons, all failed. In green ink he wrote: THE MILLIPEDE MENACE MUST BE STOPPED! He was… odd.

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@Nickhodge A guy I dealt with at ABC was convinced the Adelaide millipede invasion was a govt conspiracy. I had his notebook for a while…

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@mpesce Today’s First Dog on the Moon cartoon: “Things you shouldn’t sniff.” I wonder if someone will leak it from paywall?

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@SilkCharm Beware! @ApostrophePong and I will be at Mobile Monday, he with camera.

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@mpesce No, haven’t met Calacanis. I’d never heard of him until @duncanriley’s post, discovered his profile after my blog post hit Techmeme.

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@mpesce I don’t know that it’s about being “man enough”. One of the scariest people I met was a shortish, wiry woman ex-special forces.

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@grum Is it the biffo you want to see, or the semi-nakedness? Answer truthfully now. He’s American, tho, he’ll have a gun.

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Thinking of settling on the name Eurovision4Geeks for our Eurovision pub night. Lame? Anything better?

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@grum Wouldn’t @Jasoncalacanis have to throw down the gauntlet? I insulted him. Still, caged death match jelly wrestling… I’m in if he is.

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@Jasoncalacanis Seeing I called you a prick I’d better follow you, especially as I’m covering CeBIT. ;) I will learn your non-prick side(s).

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Thu plan (yeah, nearly 1200 I know, see earlier tweets): re-skin client extranet; tonight podcast technical tests.

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@gavincarr It’s not about hardware prices. It’s about setting up infrastructure to install, maintain, train, review, safety assessments.

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@gavincarr Poke your head into a station office some time a marvel at the Windows 98 boxes. ;) Or are they Windows 95?

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@tangararama [smirks] One mention of railway signalling and the train geeks emerge. ;) Welcome to my Twitterworld, sir!

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@gavincarr The signalling system sees trains on blocks of tracks ‘cos they short the rails, but signals staff have to phone station staff.

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@gavincarr The CityRail info came from Claire, one of their customer service people, on the phone just now.

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“On December 20, 1879, the Boston, Revere Beach and Lynn Railroad became the first line operate its trains by telephone.” http://is.gd/b8p

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How does Sydney’s CityRail know a train is late so staff can tell those waiting? Each station PHONES the next one along. Welcome to 1879!

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Retweet @leslien: “Start a business, not a startup.” http://tinyurl.com/5lr44j More sensible advice from 37signals’ Jason Fried.

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@mpesce Yes the frog-in-hot-water imagery is apt. There’s my next Hallucinating Goldfish post I think, a nice fat graph of oil prices.

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Oil down to $US111 is a “slump”. http://tinyurl.com/3nvouy Surge! Slump! Crash! Boom! All so dramatic, yet ripples in clear long-term trend.

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Best excuse ever for watching teh pr0ns in business hours: a developer’s best sample work is a pr0n-related site. Must examine in detail.

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Fri plan: Morning tidying up client extranet after re-skinning; lunch Newtown/Enmore?; afternoon doing whateve seems right; night free.

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@andrewdotnich Welcome to my Twitterworld, you picked a good day. My week is wrapping up after a c&%$ful start, there will be… oddness.

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@andrewbarnett “Contraception”? We need not talk of such dreary things when I have A REALLY COOL ARMOURED GLASS GOLF CART! And a silk frock.

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@Fifikins Indeed, that does mean I am infallible today. Though I do not endorse your non-traditional spelling.

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You may kiss my ring.

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Bless you all, my children.

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Emerging to face the reality that is Friday. We make our own reality. So if I made this Friday, I must be Pope Gregory. It’s only logical.

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@decryption A mate of mine had a blues band, “Mr Wong and the Travelling Czechs” (if you recall the old American Express TVC).

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CeBIT PR respond more: Their numbers show that their email flood gets them more punters than it pisses people off. http://is.gd/aTX

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iPod-Linux status: I now understand the technology. However iPod must be formatted as WinPod not MacPod for new boot loader to work. Later.

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@joypog Oh happy listening to podcasts, but prefer to hear birds, kids playing, overhears conversations etc when walking the streets.

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@88Michael Doom on the iPod? Now that IS a wank! :) No games for this on, tho, purely for field recording.

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@joypog I don’t listen to music when “out and about”: prefer to hear the world. At home, I listen off computer or radio. But usually quiet.

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Running Linux on an iPod is a complete wank anyway, of course. But it means this iPod serves some purpose instead of sitting in a drawer.

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@sethyates Thanks. Windows/Ubuntu paths are painful atm (computers in pieces) so will try the replace-kernel advice I found first.

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I haz found forumz info. I can has new kernel plz kthxbye. [I had really hoped to avoid hunting for kernels… oh well.]

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@stokely welcome to my Twitterworld by the way, I’ll *wave* while I decide whether to give up on geekery for the night.

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@sethyates No particularly current Linux box available. [blushes] My old file server is Fedora Core version [mumble intelligible].

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@sethyates I want Linux running on the iPod so I can record high-quality audio from mic input. iPod Linux Installer for OS X failed…

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iPod-Linux installer. Alpha software from 2006. Last news on website 2006. Kernel panic. Methinks I may be barking up wrong tree. Woof.

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@artywah @mpesce All good suggestions. Meanwhile I just had a Linux kernel panic on my iPod, which is a good sign. I think.

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@mpesce Billy Kwon is an interesting suggestion, yes. We certainly want to get out of our village! Do they have restaurants in Surry Hills?

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@ApostrophePong and I celebrate 7th (wood) anniversary on Tues 6 May. Where in Sydney should we have dinner? We are omnivorous.

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About to install Linux on a 60GB iPod Photo. Aim: allow high-bandwidth recording, so it’s my field podcast recorder.

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Bother. iTunes hath b0rked mine cache. Perforce I must conduct certain procedures ‘pon my PowerBook. I shall return via Nokia’s mechanisms.

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Italy’s tax office puts everyone’s taxable income online for all to see. Uproar. Site suspended: breaches privacy laws. http://is.gd/aQ4

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LOL! A quote from my post with photo: “Eddie Maguire is as the piss-stains of a mouse to this Grand Old Dame [Melbourne].” http://is.gd/aPP

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@ApostrophePong has compared the photos of me and @mpesce, and declares it “creepy”.

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