Stilgherrian (@stilgherrian)

Wentworth Falls NSW AU

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August 29th, 2008

@firstdogonmoon Yes, describing Julia Gillard as “our most senior ranga” is a nice touch.

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@SnarkyPlatypus “I don’t like taurine - makes me feel quite uncomfortable.” I thought you meant ME there for a minute.

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RT @cameronreilly: “@mpesce don’t be so naive, @stilgherrian knows ALL.” I’ll re-follow now you’ve stopped haranguing Christians for a bit.

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I don’t think I made Crikey today. Lots of other Fairfax cuts / strike stuff, including Mike Carlton being sacked. I guess I didn’t fit.

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RAAF / US National Guard jet fighters to zap thru Sydney Harbour between 1415 and 1435, i.e. very soon. http://is.gd/21E7

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@Mediamum Stilgherrian Live returns next Thursday 4 September, for Spring. I’ll post more across the weekend.

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@Warlach OK, my metaphor needs work. Still, unlike the sinking ship, all the tools to build the new-media hovercraft are freely available.

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@Warlach Well I wrote it for Crikey on spec, but it IS a live topic so I’m hoping… oh, in the next hour.

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Fairfax journalists are fighting for deckchairs on a sinking ship. Guys, get a hovercraft! BUILD a hovercraft.

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Anyway, I’m making the transition to The Afternoon Office(tm) for a hearty lunch and what I should’ve been working on this morning.

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@Warlach But THAT old debate is tedious, and that it keep emerging whenever we have a conversation about media evolution shits me to tears.

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@Warlach The old media vs new media “one or the other” style argument only happen if you assume people can’t/won’t learn new new skills.

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@Warlach I don’t think you can change Fairfax from the inside any more than you can turn a steamship into an Airbus A380.

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@Warlach I tell the journos that facing the sack is an opportunity, not a threat, that they can create something new - unless not up for it.

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@hortovanyi Well I wrote it for Crikey, they like a stir. The last similar rant I wrote went global, quoted in “Le Monde”. http://is.gd/UuS

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@monkeyjedi “Journalists going on strike. Well, off you go, petals. You can stamp your feet and turn blue in the face too, for all I care.”

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I am gonna be so the enemy of every working journalist in Australia once my piece goes live. Let’s hope they’re too busy watching Obama.

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@jeffcadwell No, if you’re not watching the DNC “now” then it’s fine ‘cos the relevant bits will be repeated endlessly all weekend.

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Thieves steal Ubuntu-loaded laptops, ignore Vista. Not even thieves want Vista. ;) http://is.gd/21t1

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Dear Client, the combination of “Backdoor.Trojan”, “Trojan.Srizbi” and “Hacktool.Rootkit” are not things you wanted to see on your computer.

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@monkeyjedi Ah yes, in Canberra, a fun morning! Hi, Sir!

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OK, Crikey article written, Taking a breather before final edit and adding the linkage.

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@thatdavidmiller @Barry_Saunders @ragamouf @dcagle @ianlyons@waycooljnr Hi all, I to try to greet new followers, but overwhelmed lately.

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1-day “cyberspace law” conference “Meeting privacy challenges: the ALRC & NSWLRC Privacy Reviews”, 2 October, Sydney. http://is.gd/23fC

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@ChrisSaad “Fox News has been a *little* more balanced lately”? [smirks] In other news, Mussolini has been a *little* less fascist… ;)

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@wolfcat Heh! A pre-breakfast sauvignon blanc would be tempting… but gods know I need a stress-reduction day!

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Emerges. Things are better, but will be even better shortly because each tablet contains 200mg Ibuprofen and 12.8mg Codeine Phosphate.

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I will now take my newly-realigned vertebrae and place them in a line along the bed. [exit]

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@GeorgeDearing Heh! The (mis)use of “space” is one of my major gripes. I’m an anti-buzzword guy (who swears a lot, even for an Australian).

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@GeorgeDearing Oh hai, plz do not says “in the enterprise social software space”, just say “in enterprise social software” kthxbai.

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@sboiling Well, Bangkok’s a big city… you probably won’t even notice. They’ve got this riot and coup thing down pat, says @ApostrophePong.

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@jeffsonstein When you say “public darkroom in San Francisco in late 80’s” my brain assplodes. Just sayin’…

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Looks like they’re having a great day in Bangkok today as well. http://is.gd/22dG [sigh]

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@mr_gadget So you’ll be getting me a D90 for Christmas, then? ;)

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Maybe I don’t want a camcorder. Maybe I want the new Nikon D90 12 megapixel DSLR that also does HD video. http://is.gd/1X5V Man, the lenses!

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@jeffsonstein Colbert is a bit self-consciously nerdy, though I somehow prefer him to Jon Stewart. Both make me think about my own style.

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Shop: “What kind of Mac is it?” Customer: “A MacBook.” Shop: “Yeah, but is it an HP, Toshiba or Gateway?” http://is.gd/22au

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@mhawkins1970 Yes, I watched all eps of “The Colbert Report” last night. He does a fine little satire I reckon.

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From The Daily Show: “Every time Obama speaks an angel has an orgasm.”

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Now that it’s after hours, if you missed this before, you’ll never think of McCain the same way after this. http://is.gd/zLO

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RT @BBCWorld: Australian hikers in Papua New Guinea find suspected remains of WWII airman hanging in a tree. http://tinyurl.com/5vrygu

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@deconstructo Who would replace Morris Iemma? Oh, a small block of cheese… a potted palm… a sack of gravel… choose!

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@mpesce Well for Morris Iemma the end of NEXT week then. ;) Though I still don’t quite understand why he’s there AT ALL.

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Actually, I won’t blog the piece just yet. If I get it into Crikey then it’ll be read by journalists. Important. DM me for a private copy.

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@mpesce Heh! You mean, “Poll: Will Iemma make it to the end of the week?”

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@wolfcat Crikey has the bigger audience, but hey it’ll spread fast enough I guess… heh… OK, I’m home now so stand by.

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I wrote about journalists’ strike and changes in media. It didn’t run in Crikey. Should I try again Monday or blog it now? Audience size…?

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Open source group sues Quebec government for buying Microsoft software without considering open alternatives. http://is.gd/21W1

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Anyway, I’m safe from the sniffer dog ‘cos I am ensconsed at the pub with that non-drug, a NZ sauvignon blanc. [sigh]

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@chieftech @deconstructo Well, the chap who they’d stopped at the head of the stairs looked more local or state govt than a hippie… ;)

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Police with sniffer dogs doing Newtown station, static at top of stairs. It’s slow and unsafe enough at peak hour, guys.

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Oddly enough, it feels better with all my vertebrae rotated to the sdme orientation. Electric tube-worm takes me home.

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Overheard on the train: The leather bars in Mexico are hilarious.

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Uhoh. The big monitor has suddenly gained East 17’s version of “West End Girls”. http://is.gd/21O0 Bank and journey to chiropractor soon!

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@garthk http://is.gd/21HF (PDF) is the preliminary ATSB report into the emergency on QF30 (the Oxygen Cylinder A-Go-Go Flight).

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RT @jg_rat RT @viller RT @rosshill: You will never think of McCain the same again. NSFW unless you have headphones http://tinyurl.com/66shha

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@smperris Nah not ALL government staff deserve the BBQ forks. I like to vary the punishment… ;)

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@trib If I had a captive government audience, I wouldn’t be talking about social media. I’d be stabbing them with barbecue forks.

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@SnarkyPlatypus @jg_rat Yes, telling a media editor to “stay away from journalists”… good advice. He could sack them? All the rage atm…

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