Stilgherrian (@stilgherrian)

Wentworth Falls NSW AU

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May 27th, 2008

@JoshAnstey The aim of any language/comms IS gossip. ;) See Robin Dunbar’s “Grooming, Gossip & The Evolution of Language”. http://is.gd/mgC

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@davidjhinson Welcome to my Twitterworld, and thanks for the re-tweet. I hope you found that NOT by scanning for “wank”. ;)

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Also from Umberto Eco: “The cultivated person’s first duty is to be always prepared to rewrite the encyclopaedia.” http://is.gd/mgg

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@jeffsonstein If you’re re-writing “Oh Canada” then you must have “girt” in there somewhere. Then again, we wrote http://is.gd/mgk for Oz.

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Umberto Eco: “In the United States, politics is a profession, whereas in Europe it is a right and a duty.” http://is.gd/mgg

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@mpesce Also in US/AU “politics” is still seen as something done by professional politicians, not everyone’s right & duty. (Sorry, Umberto.)

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@mpesce I think you’re right. “News” is still seen as something made by professional newsmakers. Maybe need to weave in your “salient” word.

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@andrewbarnett @mpesce Micro-news. “Here’s this hour’s headlines from yet another tedious fuck in Lardass, Arkansas.” ;)

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@mpesce Twitter is (like all networks) just an amplifier. Natural news-bringers bring news. Natural wankers wank.

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@mpesce You’ve been presenting Twitter as “faster than CNN”, so people jaded with crap news have imagined Twitter as a “better” news source.

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Jesus wept! It’s almost 2200 on a Tuesday night and I’m doing actual journalism. Shouldn’t I have a whiskey handy, not camomile tea?

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@SnarkyPlatypus As we all know, cardio fitness is improved through gin.

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@bronwen It was mainly for the quality audio recording but hey it was a camera, so… ;) I love the way you appear in this video too.

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Video of the 2 Web Crew interview with @Jasoncalacanis is now online. http://is.gd/mcQ No-one was harmed in the making of this video.

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@nanikjava Lease = no cash up front, but pay for using someone else’s money. Levels out the business’ cashflow on tech.

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@mpesce You can be happy now. My old PowerBook G4 gets retired tomorrow. :P

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@nanikjava No, will get 15” rather than 17”. I will have to carry the bastard too many places.

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RentSmart have approved me for $11k of leasing. New Macbook Pro will be collected tomorrow.

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@SnarkyPlatypus The spur is distinctive, provided that as a 48-pixel square you can see what the fuckin’ thing is!

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@garthk Knowing what the word “blazon” means is suspicious enough. ;)

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@SnarkyPlatypus Decent pictures of platypuses are in short supply, though New Scientist had a good one recently. Copyright infringement?

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@SnarkyPlatypus Your new Twitter avatar is insufficiently graphically distinctive. Fails as teh icon. Must try again.

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Living in fear that I put two cheques through the shredder.

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@sboiling Welcome to my Twitterworld,. How did I blip up on your radar, exactly?

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Client proposal sent. Iinvoice for project deposit sent. The day’s major tasks are complete. Deep breath, cup of tea, stretch all needed.

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Looking at specs of multi-function centres and high-speed document scanners in far too much detail. Clients! Who needs ‘em? Oh, I do.

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@tangararama Before the pollies can commit to net neutrality, we have to explain what a computer is.

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@katiechatfield Ah! I started my radio career at 5UV, so the small-world effect is in operation. ;)

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@leslien Yes but it’s a massive waste of time with people from Teh Moofie Industry! On telephones!

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Trying to sort a media pass to Mobile Content World Australasia. http://is.gd/mDr [fingers crossed] It started yesterday!

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@BernardK I’ve already used the line: “There’s a Pig Loose in the Mosque! Sooooooooooooeeeeee!” http://is.gd/jnE May have to choose another.

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Blog post: eBay Aust responds to allegation of anti-competitive behaviour by forcing PayPal use. http://is.gd/mD7

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@metarand With the Mobile Content World conference being $2000 a day I might give it a miss, ta. ;) Should’ve scammed a media pass. Ah well.

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Hmmm… I don’t think even Crikey will let me start my story, “Jesus, eBay are a pack of c-nts!”

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@bck At current rates I’ll reach tweet #10000 in 3 months or so. August. Almost spring. How about free ecstasy tablets for all my followers?

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@Jasoncalacanis That promised blog post (and the video of your interview) is online at http://is.gd/mcQ Enjoy!

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@SRindler Someone said tweet #3000 should be the c-bomb repeated 28 times. But no, I might just make #3001 the first one on my new computer.

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Some time today I will tweet my tweet number 3000. Gosh.

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@SnarkyPlatypus If I do happen to fall into the Whirlpool of Hypocrisy (tm), I’ll just cling to Miranda Devine to prevent drownage.

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@Mediamum Oddly enough, I’ve already tagged the Crikey draft “…and is still trying to sell his old cr-p on eBay.”

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@SnarkyPlatypus You just mentioned Bananarama just so they stay prominent in your Tweetcloud. That’s a Bananaramaroll.

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The Tim Aidlin interview will have to wait: needs some edits, will do them on the new machine.

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Wed plan: Write about eBay for Crikey; sell stuff on eBay (hypocrite); collect new Macbook Pro & toys; gym & dinn@SnarkyPlatypusPlatypus.

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@SnarkyPlatypus I can be more cruel than an autumn morning. By far.

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@tgeros Ah excellent! Yes, was fun, met plenty of cool people. Will put my interview with Tim Aidlin online today, actually.

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@tgeros Welcome o my Twitterworld, Tony. How did I blip up on your radar, if I may ask?

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Emerging for an early start. Slowly. It’s only 0440 Sydney time.

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@marclehmann Thanks for the linkage! http://is.gd/mlD @Jasoncalacanis does have some good things to say there.

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@kcarruthers Yeah we had conversations later. He said he’d be insulted if it came from anyone but an Australian. I daresay we’ll meet again.

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@kcarruthers When I met @Jasoncalacanis he saw my nametag. “You’re the guy who called me… what was it?” “A prick,” I helpfully replied.

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@kcarruthers The @Jasoncalacanis ‘is not as much of a prick as I thought he was’ post http://snipurl.com/2av37 was what we shook hands on.

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Slowly unwinding before bed. Reading. Pondering. Easy day tomorrow. Calm before storm.

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@ocean An OS X widget called Air Traffic Control shows signal strength of all detectable WiFi networks and link speed of the one you’re on.

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@jeffsonstein We are now scaring each other too frequently, it must stop.

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@tneilen Why would you want to work anywhere that was so clueless about data formats as to demand a .doc?

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@TimNoonan Apart from showing our age, I was going to ask, does 2RPH need any more readers? Could spare some time. http://is.gd/miC

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@TimNoonan Probably Eagles BBS then. I was there and dialix, apanix, wombat, some Fidonet BBS and then… [gasp] Viatel. Amongst others.

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@TimNoonan It’s quite possible we encountered each other way back then. Your name did seem awfully familiar when I saw it.

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@JoshAnstey Knowledge not shared is useless. :) But a few decent facts help dilute the stream of shite I usually tweet.

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@JoshAnstey Any “why” would be pure speculation. Except that there are just natural cycles in the week / month. Pubs busy Friday etc.

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@TimNoonan The Tuesday thing is experience, been online for 25 years or so. Web server logs often back it up. Though mine peaks Thursdays.

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@JoshAnstey Tuesday is always the busiest night online. In every chat/messaging environment since the 80s at least.

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@saline Thanks for the linkage! http://is.gd/mh8 “The former radio personality has maintained a status of significant stir” indeed! ;)

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@broady You seemed to be in a half of the conversation I couldn’t see, thought I’d better follow. :)

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@jeffsonstein You have just dramatically improved our New Aussie National Anthem, yes. I shall edit that page appropriately with due credit.

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