Stilgherrian (@stilgherrian)

Wentworth Falls NSW AU

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July 2008

Retweeting @garthk: fuzheado’s ongoing Great Firewall coverage on Twitter. http://is.gd/19Jc

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“Behind the Great Firewall, Net Nannies work overtime for companies” http://is.gd/19MX Suggests self-censorship more the norm.

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Real-time test to see if your website is currently being blocked by the Great Firewall of China. http://is.gd/19MO

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“China’s All-Seeing Eye” by Naomi Klein (Rolling Stone) http://is.gd/pM0

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“The Connection Has Been Reset”: China’s Great Firewall is crude, slapdash, and surprisingly easy to breach. (Atlantic) http://is.gd/19Mo

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“Empirical Analysis of Internet Filtering in China” from Harvard Law School. http://is.gd/19Mm

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Reporters Withour Borders’ “Handbook for bloggers and cyber-dissidents” http://is.gd/19M4

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@neerav @garthk Thanks for both articles, outside scope of immediate needs but will add them to the pot for later.

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@deanlk I’d heard of the Naomi Klein Great Firewall piece but not read it. http://tinyurl.com/66r9z6 Ta. May link, but only have 400 words.

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Writing about the Great Firewall of China. Fascinating stuff. Check this research on how it works: http://is.gd/19Gd

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@andrewdotnich I am disturbed by your choices of what you do and don’t retweet from my world. ;)

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Fail Whale Pale Ale label design contest extended to 1 October. Details at http://tweethunt.org/ (though date not updated yet).

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RT @BBCWorld: Man kills and beheads fellow passenger on a Greyhound bus travelling across the Canadian Prairies. http://tinyurl.com/5b8xcm

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Me from Crikey yesterday, “The Great Firewall of China: how it works, how to bypass it”, with added liinkage. http://is.gd/1aZG

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Emerges. Alkaloids required. They shall be consumed NOW.

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Time for me to collapse. Ciao until the morning. [exit]

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@SnarkyPlatypus AFAIK, Ustream chats are not archived. And I keep forgetting to copy and save them before closing the broadcast window. :(

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@limburger2001 The recorded Stilgherrian Live Akpha episode 7 is at http://is.gd/1ad4 for your post-live enjoyment. :)

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@Entregreeneur Sorry, I can’t do Ustream support while actually doing the program. Sometimes restarting browser helps.

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@katska Episode 7 of Stilgherrian Live Alpha is then, in just over 5 mins… but I will be in the Ustream chat thingo.

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12 minutes to air time at http://stilgherrian/com/… … will start standby feed shortly.

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Half an hour until the program. I have almost assembled all of the important elements… Mwuahahahahaha!

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@limburger2001 “Poke you with a stick”? NOW we’re talking! That and the music. ;)

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@mpesce Ah I’ll be right, I have some things to talk about. And couple of songs.

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@Entregreeneur Andrew Bolt? Snarkiness, yes, but I want to keep my dinner down.

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Hmmm… I don’t feel ANYWHERE near bitter enough to do a Stilgherrian Live Alpha in under two hours. Maybe I should’ve watched some TV.

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ACMA: Mobiles aere replacing fixed lines, but convergence of the two into one seamless service unlikely in the short term. http://is.gd/1a3g

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Home. And there WILL be episode 7 of Stilgherrian Live Alpha at 2130 Sydney time http://stilgherrian.com/… That’s in approx 140 minutes.

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@zhasper Don’t pick on the poor folks at News Corp, the “internents” can be challenging.

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Town Hall station continues to be overcrowded and dangerous. Testimony to a decade of what I suspect is deep corruption.

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Tim Dunlop at Blogocracy picks up the Conroy Internet Porn Filter story. http://tinyurl.com/66oqtv Interesting comment stream.

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@joshsharp Start as you intend to proceed. Only “too small” suppliers fall for easy haggling tactics, I reckon. Took me ages to learn that.

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@joshsharp “Dubious Big Client” is haggling. If you have properly estimated & costed project, do not cave in. Plenty of work out there.

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OK, Darlinghurst appointment now officially a write-off. Will have now start wending way CBDwards to collect some things before homeward.

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@SilkCharm Does your Internet not have “search”? :P Under Accessories / System Tools, probably. Your fault for using Windows. ;)

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@SilkCharm Don’t copy files manually before reformatting hard drive, use the the Files & Settings Transfer Wizard.

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RT @earleyedition: Oz Internet users rate internet as reliable an information source as newspapers & more reliable than TV http://is.gd/19UV

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@ApostrophePong Pojaman Shinawatra and Pauline Hanson in the same jail together…? Sick puppy…

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@mpesce That procedure looks easier than, oh, creating a VPN using PPP over SSH, a few shell scripts and route commands. ;) Ah, memories…

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@neerav Do ANY of the Australian carriers have Visual Voicemail on the iPhone though? (And thanks for comment re Virgin & Optus plans.)

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@mpesce The lack of being a modem, and suspected poor battery life with a non-swappable battery, are my key doubts re iPhone for my needs.

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@mpesce Turning the iPhone 3G into a 3G modem, either via Bluetooth or WiFi. How painful? Does the recipe work?

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Pojaman Shinawatra, wife of former Thai PM, and 2 family members sentenced 3 years jail for tax evasion. http://tinyurl.com/6lezvw

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My god, are Virgin Mobile’s iPhone plans sensible about data? http://tinyurl.com/6dwzab (Hat-tip to @mpesce and @MrShlee.)

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@firstdogonmoon Ken the Hen, Gender Ambiguity Chicken, is an excellent new character.

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@DCouch There is a nice irony in my article about China’s firewall being behind Crikey’s paywall. Will do a non-Crikey version tomorrow.

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@SnarkyPlatypus My feral goats are none of your concern, young man. Vive le poisson rouge sauvages!

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@mpesce What is this “mobile” of which you speak? Is it like that little black buttplug labelled “Nokia” that is on the internetz now?

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Me in Crikey today: “The Great Firewall of China: how it works, how to bypass it.” http://tinyurl.com/6jmeo5 Is it behind the paywall?

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Waiting at an office in Darlinghurst for a cable guy to quote on a data cabling job. Did I get the time wrong? Did he?

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Departing for 1400 client-site meeting in Darlinghurst. 1500 CBD to collect some things. 1600 home again for deskwork etc. Unless waylaid…

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Imagine a filing cabinet that’s been turned inside out and ravaged by feral goats. That’s my desk right now. And it’ll have to wait.

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@jdub @stokely The CMS could well deliver the web pages just fine, but users will complain they can’t see it ‘cos their computers are wrong.

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@jdub @stokely The problem, as always, is Windows. Even if CMS works, a default English windows installation doesn’t install Chinese fonts.

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Anyway, Crikey article done, apart from poor @stokely trying to get my Chinese characters to work in their CMS. Prep for Darlinghurst time!

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@earleyedition Actually, yes, the whole mobile internet needs to go into the RSF dissidents’ handbook. And Twitter. ;)

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@wembley Also, to avoid the flood if someone’s tweeting a conference, http://twittersnooze.com can turn them off the a few hours.

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@wembley Thanks for the compliment. To cope with Twitter overload, just let the river flow. Past is past. Don’t try to drink everything. :)

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@earleyedition I haven’t looked inside RSF handbook, but techniques would be much the same as 2005. Just diff sources for current proxies?

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@dpn It’s usually a fair assumption that I’m complaining about SOMETHING… ;) [gone]

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Anyway, I’m at the Mosman client’s office and will now go dark as I destroy their village to save it. Erm, their network I mean.

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@earleyedition How can news sites build audience? Well, journalists if any good will have audience already, must market that in new media.

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Everybody is part of the community. But what role(s) do they choose? Can they create new roles?

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@dpn Not complaining, just observing the forces in play. Exploring how to explain / change.

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@earleyedition Re fan sites, they need core critical mass. Message has to resonate with enough to make that possible. Then luck?

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@earleyedition journalism’s myth of objectivity means they think they’re separate from “the people” of course…

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Talkback radio: Ignorant old men whinging to other ignorant old men about how everything was so much better in the past.

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@earleyedition @jayrosen_nyu Is it JOURNALISM’s job to “excite people into community”? Or someone else’s?

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RT @jayrosen_nyu (edited): @howardeaver sees self-organized fan sites: something like that for fans of serious news? http://is.gd/1b1W

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Fri plan: At Mosman client all day (departing soon), dealing with network loose ends; evening unplanned.

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@andrewbarnett @mpesce There’s also a Norwegian study which showed CCTV operators tracked people who “different” rather than “suspicious”.

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@andrewbarnett @mpesce And see this BBC report, “CCTV boom ‘failing to cut crime’: http://is.gd/1b1a

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RT @jayrosen_nyu: The bigger the change, the more likely it is to go unframed, unnamed and [relatively] unreported. http://is.gd/10lz

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Thu plan: Write for Crikey; 1400 client site Darlinghurst; kill Vodafone; month-end invoicing; 2130 Stilgherrian Live Alpha episode 7.

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@cpanczak My N80 is my 3G modem when I’m out’n’about. iPhone can’t do that without hacking, seems too much trouble.

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@cpanczak Um, I don’t have an iPhone. LOL! But yes, same deal: my Nokia N80 can go anywhere. More in my response at http://is.gd/18C9

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@firstdogonmoon M’pleasure. Miro TV can automate it too. In YouTube create a “favourites” RSS feed, then subscribe to it in Miro. Voila!

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@politics_in_aus No links to a human? A tweet from yesterday deleted? Makes you look untrustworthy. More transparency needed, I suggest.

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@nylvinylvi Why following me? I’m not the least bit interested in a marketplace for vinyl.

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@s4ur4bh @FiBendall @Jade_pingping @hitpenguin Hi folks, hope you find something of interest. I’ll check yuour stuffs out later.

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Hearing kookaburras on a cold, grey winter morning is actually able to bring a smile to my face. For the moment.

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@shelisrael is most sensible about this bloggers vs journalists thing. http://is.gd/19vS Tie everyone down & make them read this twice, too.

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British NASA hacker to face US trial. Used dial-up modem, found many systems used insecure Windows program, no password. http://is.gd/19sm

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Liberals so boring they have to Digg their own media releases. http://is.gd/19s2

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Emerges. It says it’s 6C outside and 0635 inside.

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@limburger2001 The Vodafone plans don’t bill by data but by data-connection time. Data usage isn’t reported.

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59% of Aust companies fail to respond to online enquiries within 7 days. http://is.gd/18Ej

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@firstdogonmoon MiroTV will convert YouTube vids something useful, I find.

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@eskimo_sparky Calling it The Blue Screen of erm Knowledge is superb, Sir! “Medal, that man there!”

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My whinge about Vodafone. I wonder how things will turn out tomorrow. http://is.gd/18C9

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I think I will write up my whinges about Vodafone, it seems to be the theme for the day,

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@DenubisX No, the metro-style train was CBD up to NW suburbs. The eastern line still gets no green light. They are fools.

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Decisions! Do the little website maintenance task for the client? Or read the interesting things?

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Me from yesterday’s Crikey, with added bits. “Internet filters a success, if success = failure” http://is.gd/18y3

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Oxford St is a hole. Daylight only makes it obvious.

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@kcarruthers And how do you know whether I am with or without trousers? The Internet hides many truths, and reveals others.

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Richard E Grant in a post-amphetamine rage, a shotgun and no trousers, demanding “something’s flesh” to eat. Yes, this is my life.

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@cbishops Wow, my world is being confused with a Woody Allen parody, and fictional cartoon dogs dream about me. My life is complete.

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@cbishops Woody Allen? Well it was “Withnail & I” just then. About 55 mins in.

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“I hate those Russian plays. All full of women staring out of windows whining about ducks going to Moscow.”

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@acatinatree The “hair” comment was by Danny, the drug dealer visiting the flat just before the chaps head north.

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@SnarkyPlatypus Burn them. Yes. “Burn them,” I say. I think arson is, quite rightfully, the theme of the day.

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“All hairdressers are in the employment of the government. Hair are your aerials. They pick up signals from the cosmos…”

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Their array of “rare herbs and proscribed chemicals” is not working its magic.

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“Withnail & I” is not bitter enough.

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@wolfcat YouTube provides all… even Dylan Moran. But “Withnail & I” has been… obtained.

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But I need sheer, unadulterated, pure bitterness. The Good Stuff.

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@acatinatree @mrspeaker Yes, “Withnail & I”, “Saxondale” and “15 Storeys High” are all possible…

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@kcarruthers@stilgherrian does absinthe really cause hallucinations?” Huh? Why. Ask. Me? (Maybe don’t answer that.)

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OK, even Black Books isn’t doing the trick. I need something stronger than Dylan Moran. Urgently.

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Chocolate. Is. No. Substitute. For. Gin. But. Absinthe. Is. A. Potential. Stopgap.

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Speaking of snarkiness, I am currently in no mood for a celebratory dinner. An episode or 2 of Black Books will doubtless help.

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@SilkCharm Snarkiness is not “fixed”, it is “refined”. As if in a crucible, made pure. Pure snark. And gin is the catalyst.

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Retweeting @textism: “A six gigabyte torrent entitled ‘The Best of The Price Is Right’. I’m not kidding.” See, ‘old media’ is not dead.

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@SilkCharm @SnarkyPlatypus Chocolate is no substitute for gin. And gin can be taken internally.

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Starbucks’ voluntarily closing their stores has only one negative: it reduces the opportunities for justifiable arson.

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@mpesce Maybe you should refer the white iPhone issue to http://artofmanliness.com …?

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Isn’t it a bit strange that a fictional cartoon dog is dreaming about me?

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@firstdogonmoon “had a dream i burgled stilgherrian’s house - put all his stuff in a truck and drove out on the highway” Yes, you ARE weird.

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There! I’ve tweeted about syadmin stuff, politics and my cat, and I’ve used the f-word. My day is complete.

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@julesoir Apollo is 6.5kg and has this thing for anything red. Chillies & tomatoes, for instance, MUST be on the floor, not the bench.

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RAID5 recovery = 4.5% (8792960/193157376) finish=90.2min. Original cause: playful cat pulled pretty red cable from one of the SATA drives.

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One positive point: I’m really, really good at this stuff. I get it wright most of the tiem. Trooly.

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This is not the excuse I wanted to install Ubuntu, nor the reason to re-structure the RAID. One mistake, goodbye data. Whacko.

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Meanwhile, “Internet filters a success, if success = failure” http://is.gd/172L (Behind Crikey paywall?)

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@john_chr @jeffonstein This is a RAID5 set, the / of a Linux box. Should be able to boot off something else and rebuild.

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EXT3-fs: unable to read superblock [blah] Kernel panic - not syncing: Attempted to kill init! [blah] I AM NOT IN THE MOOD FOR THIS, HEAR ME?

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@kcarruthers Fuck it, I’ll torch the server, office, the house, next door’s house, the street! And piss on it all as it burns. Live video.

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And now to see why my file server has decided to die in the arse. Might just torch the damn thing.

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@jeffsonstein The trial had a specific, limited scope. It was set up by Sen Conroy’s predecessor, he’s going with the flow. Intends to fail?

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@steven_noble I assumed diff train tech = diff place to, erm, divert funds in our non-corrupt State.

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Wed plan: Leaving NOW for Darlinghurst client site meeting, then… not sure… brunch somewhere. Then ad lib until collapse.

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And we wonder why they can’t get trains to work… though I did like Premier Iemma pimping minibuses as Teh Answer on the weekend. WTF?

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@mpesce @SnarkyPlatypus What was scariest about that story? That MPs thought, “Mental health problems? Go to MICHAEL COSTA for advice.”

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@firstdogonmoon At least a sea cucumber could be turned into a nice salad after the election.

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What would make a better government for NSW? A pork bun. A sea cucumber. A plastic bag full of old cat litter. Any combination of the above.

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@jeffsonstein … and even cleverer, a line has just been built with tunnels that are a steeper grade than the trains can handle.

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@jeffsonstein Though the last batch of trains built were heaver & used more power before, too much even to run on certain lines…

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@jeffsonstein Sydney seriously needs transport for the NW suburbs, but somehow the wrong kind of train got approved…

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@jeffsonstein No, the NSW govt has actually approved a $12B metro-style rail for an outer-urban route, precisely NOT what is needed.

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@mpesce Yes, that’s what newspapers have become, a promotional medium for computer games. And they wonder why they have no respect.

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Mind you, I have just been looking back thru my Twitter stream and I am… concerned.

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I tell you what, if arson was the theme yesterday, I don’t know what’ll be the theme today!

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@jeffsonstein … and [surprise again] a ‘terrorist suspect” never was. http://is.gd/18b1 But that’s OK, as long as we beat the All Blacks.

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@jeffsonstein Ah well the earrthquake does make news here, but [surprise] stupid metro scheme was advised against http://is.gd/18aQ

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What I love about saying random things is that other people then project THEIR insecurities… ;)

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Emerges. Jesus Mary Mother of God, what on Earth has been going on here?

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@jodiem Gordon Ramsay? Gee, you have to wonder when the kitchen menials have become celebrities. Those below stairs should know their place.

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@earleyedition “Does only MSM fear the legal conseqs?” For sure. Blogs/comments say stuff I’d NEVER say on radio for fear of being sued.

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@mediahunter Google reveals two Crikey mentions of Bill Caralis, and one of them is in the comments. http://is.gd/163u Not really my patch.

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@SnarkyPlatypus says his parents took him to see “The Bodyguard” as a child. Much is explained.

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@SnarkyPlatypus & I about to do something involving barramundi, prawns & gin at The Courthouse Hotel, Newtown.

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After a down and somewhat unproductive Monday, let’s see if gym and dinner with @SnarkyPlatypus can help. Attention partial.

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@trib You should thank @jayrosen_nyu for being the bloke making sense. But yes, very good points made.

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All this stuff about journalism lately, one might think I actually gave a toss about it.

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@earleyedition Possible answer: radio was live but ephemeral (forgotten). Print was slow but permanent. “New media” is both simultaneously.

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@earleyedition Coming from a live radio background, decisions as to what’s in/out happens at the lowest level all the time. Sky not fall in.

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@earleyedition I don’t quite understand the fear that (partic) print / ex-print has with comments. It’s all about “control”…

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@StuartL I guess a blogging journalist is one who both fact-checks and doesn’t, both is objective and not, all at the same time.

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http://journalism.me is an aggregation of journalists who blog (mostly) about journalism. Just in case you’re not sick of it yet… ;)

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@markhjones True, journalists if employees are over-worked. Are their employers interested in better journalism? Or just “more” journalism?

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@markhjones Agreed, contributors need to know their efforts are appreciated, or journos will just be seen a parasites on the social network.

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@StuartL So the strategy is to shout “chicken, chicken, chicken” and give them the choice: comply for a glass of wine or the mincer? ;)

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@JasonBarnett @jayrosen_nyu Once again, my colourful use of language causes trans-Pacific confusion. :)

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Now why don’t Australia’s beef or lamb TV commercials look like THIS? http://is.gd/15QI

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I am so excited that my sense of tense and number has abandoned me. ;)

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If you know a journalists, tie them to a chair and FORCE them to watch it TWICE before they get any beer ever again. http://is.gd/WXW

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Retweet @jayrosen_nyu: “Thousands of People on a Single Story.” How to add social networks to beat reporting. http://is.gd/WXW 5-min video.

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@einspruch Indeed, a telco warning is the difference between a feel-good “Hey thanks for the heads-up” and the feel-bad nasty surprise.

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@einspruch @videoezy Hi, new (to me) folks. Hope you’re having a better Monday than I am.

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Escaped convicted spammer kills family, commits suicide. http://is.gd/15Jv

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@jeffsonstein iPhones have fresh batteries now. What about in 9mo? I don’t want to hack devices for them to work. I want to USE them.

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@decryption Oh over-cap is where the best profits lie, sure. Vodafone’s choice is $400 & lost customer today, or heavy data user to come.

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Sen Conroy releases report on ISP-level internet filters. http://is.gd/15Ib 2.8MB PDF Even most successful only blocks 97% in closed test.

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@decryption If I’m going to be charged 5x usual amount I expect a warning. I’m not on contract, so can switch providers today if unhappy.

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@Alex_Manchester No, not iPhone. I have no urge to buy a device which will run out of battery half-way thru day and can’t be used as modem.

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@wolfcat Vodafone’s $79 business plan includes internet as time-based $1/5mins inside $550 funny money cap. There was more Internet usage.

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Vodafone seem to think I’ll pay them $476.91 rather than $79 this month for going over cap. No warning received. I don’t think so…

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@ssharwood Well yes, people can do this price-compare thing without no steeeenking government. Time to pimp @mpesce again. http://is.gd/15Gk

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@philipsim @markhjones says to follow you, so I shall. “Worth following for all things web2, digital media, journalism etc” is a hell rap!

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Settling in to write, attention given to what’s on my desk.

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Tues plan: Write about Internet filtering for Crikey.com.au; desk work as health permits; @ApostrophePong’s leave-work dinner party thing.

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@bengrubb Thanks. Those 3 articles were in response to specific news events so the focus was easy to shift. Still thinking about today’s.

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@jeffsonstein That said, a couple dept workers have told me Sen Conroy is light years ahead of the muppets who’ve previously held the post.

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@jeffsonstein “Minister for Broadband, Communictions and the Digital Economy”? All pre-election gloss to make Rudd sound futuristic.

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@jeffsonstein Yes, as author John Birmingham put it in his glorious rant, the government is not your babysitter. http://is.gd/16K1

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@jeffsonstein Try http://is.gd/16JE again, I got intermittent errors. It’s only the Minister for Internet’s website. Expect it to work? ;)

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There! Maybe I should just send those tweets to Crikey and say, “My work here is done!” This is the Future of Journalism!

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The Australian regurgitates Minister’s spin uncritically: http://is.gd/15YX More critical analyses: http://is.gd/16JE and http://is.gd/16JA

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Report on Internet filtering trial: http://is.gd/15Ib (2.8MB PDF). Ministerial spin: http://is.gd/16Jf

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@jeffsonstein The government needs to be seen to be “doing something” to get his vote, all wrapped in “we must protect the children”.

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@jeffsonstein Problem is, it’s ALL political. A sop to the “Family First” Senator who along with an independent hold the balance of power.

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@jeffsonstein I’ll have to think of a new way to explain why filters still won’t work. http://is.gd/16It http://is.gd/16IB http://is.gd/16II

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Emerges. Cold. Angry. In pain. This is not going to be the best morning to write about Internet censorship.

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@andrewbarnett Same for me. Unique name in a unique domain, yet http://cuil.com doesn’t have my site in the first 10 pages of results. FAIL.

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So Radiohead are just the new Coldplay, yeah?

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@ApostrophePong and I are doing the Sunday tour of King Street, lest I become totally unbearable.

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@SnarkyPlatypus It looks like there’s a whole genre of turning Hitler into animates music videos. I guess he’s not around to complain…

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