Stilgherrian (@stilgherrian)

Wentworth Falls NSW AU

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August 8th, 2008

RT @DamianM: The real technological marvel is making Sarah Brightman look 20 years younger. #080808

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RT @decryption China 639 athletes, USA 595, Russia 467, Germany 439, Australia 434. We have a weird proportion of competitors to population.

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@oliverw The BBC? Bah, I’ll bet you $20 that a dead fucking sheep is a better commentator than Channel 7. ;) #080808

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RT @KaiserKuo: That was actually an ad for Flying Pigeon brand bicycles. #080808

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RT @mr_gadget: Streaming Olympics 2008 over Internet here: http://tinyurl.com/5eox7k Nice work, squire!

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@CameronCollie Heh! As far as I go, this is VERY low-level bitterness from me. It will doubtless get worse.

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@mpesce What were you saying about crowdsourced event video? Here’s a sort-of start. http://is.gd/1jxl

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@Limburger OK, you know the word “trebuchet”, you’re now at least 45% hotter as far as I’m concerned.

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@riayn Maybe if we had 16 days of repeats of slow-motion footage of Sonia Kruger’s death? Sort of like a Mike Parr video. #080808

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@lelak”? You choose! Sleep? Why not? It’ll all be repeated endlessly tomorrow. ;)

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@hortovanyi Oh yes, have read MUCH about memetics, including http://is.gd/1jvJ and much on that site. :)

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You are all sheep, gaping in awe at a corrupt spectacle which exploits fit youths to pimp a few global brands. Think for yourself. #080808

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@hortovanyi Nah, ALL communication is distortion. Basic communications theory. Just accept that, and analyse the sources of distortion.

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@andrewdotnich Sadly we do not have the SBS television here, as runway 16R navaids are a pox ‘pon our reception.

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@mpesce I am not communicating news, just an explanation. I am the ultimate explainer.

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@mpesce You may read Teh Economistz but you am also teh freak.

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@andrewdotnich @mpesce Be honest, who had even HEARD of South Ossetia until that tweet from @BreakingNewsOn?

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A short story told with the aid of Google Maps! “The 21 Steps” by Charles Cumming. http://is.gd/1jlF

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@Alegrya I have been using for over a year now, but then again their email support has been good in the past. What puzzles you?

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Sneezing. Several times. Uhoh.

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@SilkCharm Judging “Newspaper of the Year”? Well, “newspapers” are that old-media thing that was done on slices of tree, remember?

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@bigmac Glad you enjoyed the program last night. http://bit.ly/1SNzli I’ll announce plans for “beyond alpha” when I know myself!

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@ragnarok1971 Typography has changed since 1803. That’s called a “long S”, and looks a bit like a modern “f” but without the crossbar.

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@sanchitvirgogia Glad you’ve found something interesting at http://stilgherrian.com Now I just need someone to pay me for it. ;)

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Another coolness re NLA’s digital newspaper collection: can correct OCR mistakes on the fly. Argus reports atomic bombs: http://is.gd/1j5p

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I tell a lie. Some of goes back to 1803. http://is.gd/1j4O

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Australian Newspapers Beta: National Library digitises out-of-copyright papers from 1880s-1950s. Over 90k pages so far. http://is.gd/1j4E

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Yay! THE MYSTARY IS SOLVEDZ! I’d left my keys in the Post Office box. Lots of people do it, apparently. I am now 4% less stressed.

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@Maab I’ll check the bank today, impossible to phone them. Nothing directly identified on keys (rob me now!), but Post Office can trace.

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Hmmm… Not going to get to Mosman today. Too much stuff. Now doing errand to Enmore Rd / King St, still don’t know where my keys are.

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RT @john_chr: Slow motion lightning: http://tinyurl.com/58jgtp Extremely sweet!

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RT @elliottng: Experiencing NBC media control. Watching Matt Lauer on NBC Today “preview tonight’s opening ceremony” when already done!

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RT @paullyoung: On conf call w/ a bunch of ppl from Atlanta. Resisting urge to ask them how they’re going in the fight against the Russians

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@dekrazee1 @eztephen @jeffsonstein Yeah is working across everything except Firefox 2.x. I supposed time to do Firefox 3? That works OK now?

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Hmmm… the Thai characters display elsewhere, just not in Twitter web page in either browser. :(

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ช้างเย็ด! ช้างเย็ด! ช้างเย็ด!

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Hmmm… Firefox is not displaying my Thai correctly? :/

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@ApostrophePong What? We missed Thailand? ช้างเย็ด! #080808

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RT @ApostrophePong: Uh I can see Putin’s armpits sweat. How lickable!

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@mpesce I am NOT dr00ling and looking slightly lobotomised tonight. I think that’s part of the problem.

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@andrewdotnich Some MAY call it revisionism, I prefer to think of it as “harmonisation”. Yes, “harmonisation” is a good word. [nods]

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RT @ApostrophePong: Just found the parade order list here http://snurl.com/3cxck #080808

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@mediahunter Do we need to bring the countries of the world together? It only leads to strife and sexually transmitted diseases. #080808

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RT @royal618: “We need turntablism, synchronised sex and beer drinking as events. Now, that would be a spectacle.” Now we’re talking! ;)

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I have no real objection to people enjoying sport, either as participants or spectators. It just doesn’t interest ME that much.

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@mediahunter “Moment in history”? Well, only because it’s hyped to buggery. It’s just a bunch of sports. [shrugs]

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@mediahunter Unfortunately both “Big Events” and mindless nationalism piss me off, so I tend to get VERY annoyed by things like #080808.

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@mediahunter Well, I wasn’t, but @ApostrophePong used to be an event manager and is watching, and I found it too distracting otherwise…

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@KaiserKuo The white guy in the Papua New Guinea team is their swimmer, trained in Brisbane. #080808

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RT @christydena: Live stream in English at www.justin.tv/mstv3 #080808

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RT @trib: Sarah Brightman, last spotted referred to as “mutton dressed as slut” http://is.gd/1jAl #080808

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@brtrx Did you see conservative estimate? Australia spends $40M for each gold medal. #080808 Even cruise missiles are only $1M or so each.

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