Stilgherrian (@stilgherrian)

Wentworth Falls NSW AU

The below is an off-site archive of all tweets posted by @stilgherrian ever

September 2008

@ScottAllen “Anyone who would begrudge me half an inch of screen real estate to make a little money isn’t my friend” Um, whose screen is it?

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@viveka Yes, http://ut.ag is Australian. See @nickhac for more. We are now his Special Friends… ;)

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The day begins with being on-hold with Dell. Again. Why is the world’s biggest computer manufacturer so comprehensively useless here?

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RT @wolfcat: Australians will know this as the theme music to “The Hollowmen” but here is the the original video http://is.gd/3lRD

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Thanks also to @RuthEllison and @viveka and anyone else I missed saying congrats to us. :)

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@katska Yeah I was wondering whether @Nickhodge was making a Jon Ronson reference re the goats. http://is.gd/3lNg I will poke him and ask.

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@maadonna @docbaty Thanks for the congrats. Just a quiet dinner as we’ve been incredibly busy, but pleasant enough. :)

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Emerges. Nice to sleep in a bit, to 0830 anyway, despite the cats’ best efforts.

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After such an intense work period… no days off in a while… it’s an early night for me. [exit]

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@docbaty Well @ApostrophePong and I celebrate two anniversaries: today, of the day we met; also in May, when he moved to Sydney.

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@docbaty We have survived Stanmore and are now safely back at Enmore, ready to endure yet another year of our relationship.

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Full of lots of sushi and not much sake (I am responsible), we ride the Grand Electric Tubeworm (3078) to the Wilds of Stanmore Station. Ah!

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@limburger2001 @misswired @NathanaelB Ta all. We’re now in the queue outside Umi Kaiten-Zushi in Haymarket.

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Time to join @ApostrophePong at the Beauchamp Hotel on Oxford St and choose a dinner venue. He met me 8 years ago today, and lived (kinda).

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@Nickhodge Yeah that’ll be MY first hip-hop album: “Goat-Trancin’ Rhymes of The Outback”.

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@NathanaelB I had to stop reading Crikey today when Guy Rundle started talking about “Cindy McCain’s Nazi mistress wardrobe”. [swoon]

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@wolfcat I think this tweet from last night explains everything. http://is.gd/3jxQ Well, it explains SOMETHING anyway.

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@Nickhodge No guns? How does he hunt teh goatz then? Run them down, crash-tackle and bite their necks out? Hmmm… getting turned on now.

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@Nickhodge (I am now picturing your own son with a gun. Yes, a significant improvement. A gun would suit him, I think.)

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@Nickhodge Hmmm… I know a hunter who could help there. Mind you, he’s a very, very scary individual.

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The trick is telling the sheep from the goats. I should know.

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@SnarkyPlatypus A goat for every schoolchild is certainly cheaper than a computer. http://is.gd/3jwB And more adaptable. ;) Listening, Rudd?

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Yay! I am done at Darlinghurst! Well, for today. Northbridge tomorrow, Darlinghurst again on Thursday and Friday. Ah, the joy of it all!

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@ApostrophePong “That guy is a whimp!”? Yeah, a DEAD wimp… :P

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@ScottAllen I’m thinking this tweet from earlier sums up my http://ut.ag thoughts most accurately, though: http://is.gd/3jsW

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@sesh That farm, yes, dial-up. We have a phone number to dial, and the ISP has ISDN their end. Mind you, my ISDN knowledge is fading fast.

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@ApostrophePong This is a warning to you! I already gasp for breath when you’re cooking! http://is.gd/3iNH Hat-tip to @SnarkyPlatypus … ;)

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@sesh “They only got responses from 37 ISPs.” I guess the data can be cross-matched with the household/business surveys of Internet usage.

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@sesh I have a client who’s farm office has 2-channel ISDN for phones. He loses one channel to a dial-up ISDN when he uses Teh Internetz.

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@sesh “It lists ISDN under dialup, then later lists it as an option for other under non-dialup.” Intermittent vs permanent ISDN links?

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@ScottAllen Oh that wasn’t meant to be critical of you! I’m curious about why some people find http://ut.ag OK while it annoys others (me).

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RT @maadonna: “@stilgherrian you are quite mad ;)” Gosh. This hadn’t occurred to me before. Or to anyone else. [smirks]

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@ninjamoeba “My internet mostly feels like its dialup.” Plz be stopping downloading your goat pr0nz kthxbai.

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@a_makohon The surgeons’ practice I’m currently working on had dial-up until only 3 months ago. Then there are rural businesses.

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@ScottAllen Ah! There’s our difference! I’m happy to give useful information FOR FREE, since that’s being a good human. Money cheapens it.

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@ScottAllen The threads on http://ut.ag are interesting, though. ;) Me, I’m “somewhat facetious” about everything, pretty much…

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@SnarkyPlatypus I’m guessing that if they’re still on dial-up they don’t NEED to download teh goat pronz because they have their own goat.

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@maadonna Ooooooh, hang on, that was meant for you. I AM TWEETING TO THE WRONG PEOPLE!

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@oliyoung Fair point. I have a dial-up account lying around “just in case”. It costs me $5.50 a month. However a MacBook Pro has no modem.

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There’s still more than 1.5 MILLION dial-up Internet subscribers in Australia. Latest ABS stats at http://is.gd/3jqr

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Tues plan (oh yeah, that): Departing for Sydney CBD then 1400+ client site Darlinghurst; tonight 8th anniversary of meeting @ApostrophePong.

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RT gavincarr: @stilgherrian Or how about post-pub, in that warm afterglow: “Wow, that was fantastic! Here you go, here’s 5 bucks.”

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@JonathanPoh No, I didn’t get my moose last night. [sulks] That’s probably @nickhac’s fault too.

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Imagine Dave at the pub. “Hey, have you seen this cool new game? Isn’t that funny! Can I have 25 cents?” No, fuck off Dave, you wanker!

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@Warlach Maybe because URL-shortening is a trivial service available for free anyway it’s the shock of seeing someone trying to cash in.

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@Warlach You’re right, unobtrusive ads may be “outside the stream”. I don’t mind links to YouTube (which has ads) because they’re expected.

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@nickhac The effect is subtle, but over time … well… that bit of our brain which deals with this stuff notices the pattern.

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@nickhac By trying to “monetise” the conversation they lose “social capital” (ugh!) by exhibiting selfishness. My interest in them wanes.

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@nickhac Ads in the middle of the conversation stream would lower my opinion of them, yes. It says they care more about money than dialog.

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@nickhac “Do you despise your blogger friends who have advertising on their blogs too?” Never said “despise”, but… depends on context…

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Now, a HUGE plug to HP: Problem with DVD burner. Called 1500. Tech agreed it’s a bad drive. Replacement with human on-site to install 1000.

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OK, DPI Systems don’t have Dell. I see that as a PLUS: I can buy HP or Lenovo or Asus or Acer, and get a phone call when there’s a problem.

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Dell MIGHT be OK for non-critical, but I get far, far, FAR better service from http://www.dpi.com.au who deliver OVERNIGHT, even same day.

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It is sweetly if annoyingly ironic that Dell has already sent snail-mail spam to the address I gave before my order was even processed.

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Answer to all of the above: Dell clearly skimps on important aspects of their business (and computers?) and instead spends on advertising.

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3. Why, on FIVE occasions now, did Dell promise someone would call back, but no-one called back? Why not have enough staff to handle volume?

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2. Did I mis-key card numbers? Some other problem? Why didn’t Dell detect this when I placed the order 2 weeks ago rather than yesterday?

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1. Dell takes so long to respond to anything. Bounce to “export control” DAYS after order placed. Why is this not same-day, if not instant?

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There are for me three key failures of Dell’s customer “service” with this order… which was NOT a complicated order.

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Maybe if I stare at a Dell logo long enough they’ll explode.

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@lnassar You’re right there’s no penalty for Dell being useless for this order. The client wants this specific model.

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@servantofchaos Someone mentioned @richardatdell before, but it says “digital media” in his bio. I want my order processed, not a PR flack.

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@SnarkyPlatypus The client ordered a specific Dell monitor. Well, 7 of them. Dell bounced it to “export control” and now some other problem.

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@Nickhodge Did you say “sheepish looking men”? I AM ALL YOURS!

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@IanKath OTOH, with regards to our former state Premier… SEA CUCUMBER SEX FTW!!!1!!!!!!!

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@IanKath Yes, I do try to keep my sexual activities within the Order Mammalia. Generally speaking, I succeed.

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@barrysaunders I think almost ANYTHING could be on “Stilgherrian Live” this week. Anything. Sawadee krub, Khun Boonchoo. ;) [private joke]

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@JonathanPoh “Determined” is one way to describe me, yes. ;) Your mission is to think of 5 more adjectives.

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@crispynoodles I haven’t seen “Into the Wild”, but if there’s a dead moose I’m there!

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@spyjournal OK, I’m now following you because you mentioned Flock of Seagulls. There has to be a word for that.

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RT @facibus: “@NathanaelB tampons, dude, the pros use tampons for their molotov cocktails. Srsly :)” See! Useful life tips!

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@fulltimecasual “I only like it when I’m pretend scared”? You roller-coaster ghost-train toy! I’M THE REAL THING AND I’M TOO STRONG FOR YOU!

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@IanKath If you are going to video me and Sarah Palin then maybe I can skip the moose. There IS such a thing as erotic overload.

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@fulltimecasual I don’t want no Tina Fey fakery. I want the REAL Sarah Palin! And a moose. There MUST be a moose. Alive, dead, I don’t care.

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@pixel8ted No. No-one knows when Daylight Saving starts. It’s a state secret. Shoosh.

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SARAH PALIN I WANT TO HAVE YOUR BABIES! RIGHT HERE, RIGHT NOW! WITH EVERYONE WATCHING!

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@LacqueredStudio “So perhaps we could say all agitators need whisky?” Well, “whiskey” rather than “whisky”. A washing machine full of it.

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@SnarkyPlatypus You have just convinced me. I simply MUST mind-meld with a pokie machine. Must.

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Maybe half an hour until the New Moon? Does the New Moon have bees? Or tigers? Enquiring minds need to know. Me too. I need to know.

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Has everyone met my friend, the Domain Controller? He has bees. And tigers. And wolves. And he is on YouTube like all tehy c00l kidz.

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RT @SnarkyPlatypus: “@stilgherrian It is a wolf. A wolf that is hungry. And you are actually listening to Duran Duran.” Why, Russell, why?

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@SilkCharm No, don’t put the Photon Group’s video on YouTube. Just link to it from everywhere and make them pay for their own bandwidth.

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Is that a bee? I’m sure it is a bee. It is a bee I see. Possibly a tiger. How can one tell the difference? Someone is listening to The Cure.

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@LacqueredStudio Hmmm… I’m not a poet nor a revolutionary, so I guess “just” a writer. I can live without the clifftop. Whiskey is vital.

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RT @gavincarr: “You can’t monetize the transactions in a gift economy without destroying them.” Well said, that man there! [points]

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@SilkCharm Oh dear! We’re agreeing on things in public! What DID happen during last night’s New Moon?

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URL-shortening is such tiny thing I’m sure it’ll soon become core web protocol, or built into browsers. The cash-in time will be very brief.

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@WarWraith Yes, maybe we can have some surfaces/services without advertising? I mean, we run DNS without “monetising” it, street lighting…

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It brings the attitude “Look at all those people spending their time doing X! How can I cash in on that?” That IS the spammer mindset.

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@SilkCharm @rosshill I think the entire problem stems from seeing human communication as “content” (a tradeable commodity) to begin with.

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@SilkCharm 100% agreed re http://ut.ag. Anyone who puts advertising into their conversation with their friends is a cheapskate. it’s spammy.

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@SnarkyPlatypus Alas, no, that was your penultimate cinematic experience. My mistake. THIS is your ultimate: http://is.gd/hZ0

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@SnarkyPlatypus Coming from someone who thinks that http://is.gd/yld is the ultimate cinematic experience, that’s hardly an insult.

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@trib BIG OOPS! Thailand uses Euro-style two-vertical-slot power sockets, with a round earth (optional).

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@viveka Agreed. Boundaries between “inside” and “outside” blur. I wonder if that writer can walk AND talk on the phone to non-real friends.

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RT @viveka “What shits *me* about http://is.gd/3gGo is the idea that you can’t be online and outside, virtual and real at the same time.”

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@trib Thai power sockets: Poo, I’ll have to wait until @ApostrophePong emerges and tell me where the stuff is packed away. Thick, I think.

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@dpn Yes, politics IS the great example. But I’ve never been a fan of ignorance, it’s just laziness in disguise. (Stupidity is forgivable.)

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RT @bronwen: I want a poster of this http://xkcd.com/482/ Yes, a nice map of the universe. “All hail Eris”, indeed!

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Opium production in Afghanistan 1994-2008. Nice supply / demand / price graph. http://is.gd/3ixS

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@trib And yes, I am indeed a cultural leader. Just read my tweets from last night, there’s your proof!

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@trib I think I’m just jealous that “The Age” would have PAID him to write an article which says, in effect, “Hello, I’m ignorant”. ;)

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@Nickhodge “Antony Green lives a couple of blocks and +100 IQ points from us all.” True. And yet he was brandishing a light bulb at me.

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@trib (That and using Facebook status lines as his example is rather… quaintly out of date.)

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@trib The tone is adopted superiority. I reckon that if he doesn’t understand something, even if not HIS cup of tea, the flaw is his end.

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@trib It’s like the old idea that “book learning” wasn’t as good as “real learning”, and now “internet” isn’t as good as books…

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@trib What shits me about http://is.gd/3gGo is the assumption that a social relationship is less valid when mediated online…

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@misswired @raena Antony Green talks even faster & geekier than they allow on TV. He lives a couple blocks from me, was buying a light bulb.

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Reviewing my Twitterstream from last night and asking myself pertinent questions. Most of them start “Why…?” A few begin “How…?”

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Emerges. From the Latin emergere, from e- (variant of ex-) ‘out, forth’ + mergere ‘to dip’. Glad you asked?

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Look, I know he’s a God, but don’t go drinking with Antony Green, it fucks with your head.

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Oh fuck! Antony Green has just joined me. This is going to be one of those evenings…

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@WarWraith It shouldn’t be “The Stig”, it should be “The Stil”. Mind you, I don’t have a driver’s license.

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@spyjournal You simply cannot imagine what I have hidden in my pants.

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@deanlk We tell each other whether we’re having a good day or bad with inanity, and yet he wants us to spout Shakespeare just for him.

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@deanlk No I don’t think that he has dull friends. He just doesn’t get that this is all the usual social bonding trivia, but at a distance.

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Channel [V] is the ultimate expression of the future of media.

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Anyone want a good laugh? Someone who simply does not get the online world. http://is.gd/3gGo

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I CAN HAZ POWER SOCKET! I CAN BE LIVE FROM TEH PUBZ FOREVER!

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@colwar I dunno. I can’t see “Top Gun Australia” from here. Only MTV at this pub. No reception at home anyway.

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I cannot possibly compete with “Top Gear Australia” unless I drop my pants.

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@ninjamoeba OK, I’ll follow you ‘cos 1. You followed me TONIGHT and 2. “Flâneur”. Someone just put New Order’s “Blue Monday” on the jukebox.

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RT @andrewdotnich: “Retweeting @mpesce: Every geek *must* read this (and play the video!) http://tinyurl.com/4muu6d” Pesceslave! :P

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@limburger2001 Exactly. We need a Twitter client called “Roar!”.

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Two of the most useless words in the English language: Procul. Harum.

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GIVE ME THE GODDAM DEAD MOOSE!

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@noony “You’re a duck.” Everything else you’ll have to sort out for yourself.

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@limburger2001 And how can you call yourself a man while using software called “Twinkle”? http://artofmanliness.co…

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@limburger2001 “”Rain came and went here within 10 minutes.” Where are you, and why?

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Overheard: “I mean, how many times do you hear ‘I have to get off the acid?’” WTF do you get acid these days?

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RT @JonathanPoh: “@stilgherrian just based on the last 15 mins of tweets - insane, sexual, political, manic, dangerous.” All hail Eris!

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@barrysaunders Plural? OK then: @Nickhodge Did you say “sheepish looking men”? WE ARE ALL YOURS!

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Darlinghurst. My day begins in earnest. Lights out, Twitterverse.

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Wow this is so early that the King St traffic jam hasn’t even started yet!

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It’s a delightful morning in Sydney. A shame this cab is taking me to a client’s office, not a clifftop cafe for breakfast and whiskey.

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Mon plan: Off to Darlinghurst client; get them working (partially) on their new network; cut across other functions while they train; sleep.

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Whoever was talking with me about calling cards the other day, read this post at “The Art of Manliness”. http://is.gd/2vYN

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@limburger2001 My dreams before exams would involve seagulls. Horde of one-legged seagulls hopping in formation to the music of Mozart.

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@limburger2001 “Remember those fevered dreams you have just before an exam, and you tell your self to remember a really important fact?” No.

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Emerges. That was not enough sleep. Oh well, more to come later I suppose. I hope. The New Moon is around 6.15pm Sydney time.

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In a taxi, heading home. I have to be back at the client site in just over 6 hours. But the project unfolds OK. For the client, anyway.

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@SnarkyPlatypus And you! I am NEVER weird and disturbing. Never.

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@callumj Thankfully I’m using R-Drive to mirror what aspects I can, but there’s still a lot to do before 0800.

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@callumj This’ll be my last network deployment. I’m seriously over fiddling with other people’s tools. I want to USE the tools to DO things.

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@callumj Sadly with only 8 machines and different configs, learning Sysprep would’ve taken longer than doing it this way. And…

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Hmmm… I don’t want my weekend tweets to look like I’m just whingeing about boring geekery, but that IS the shape of my weekend this week.

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Now that I’ve FINALLY created the master image for these six remaining computers, I’m copying it to the portable HDD. So exciting. Not.

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I really, really dislike having typo’d the IP address I just gave a printer in another building. Now, where are my keys…? [sigh]

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@limburger2001 I’m hoping that I can have an early start to the long weekend… but not sure yet.

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Spending a slow Sunday evening with my bestest friend, the Windows Active Directory. Yeah right.

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@DrMiaow I *think* you mean you’re “poring” over the new AdBusters, not “pouring”… unless… [shudder]

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Adding computers to a domain… computer001… computer002… computer003… computer004… where “computer” is teh secritz. Lovely.

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RT @SnarkyPlatypus: “Justification of additional drug use is my speciality.” Seems a pretty easy gig.

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@nwjerseyliz I am an odd sheep. I am a bad sheep. Baa. Baa. Baa. May I sniff you?

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Emerges. Not as early as I’d half-planned, but early enough I suppose. Alkaloids and aches and pains before work.

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I’ll be home shortly, exhausted. Early start tomorrow. Social interaction will wait. [exit]

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I love alighting at Newtown when it’s busy. Climbing the stairs, you can legitimately sniff butts and not be noticed.

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Macdonaldtown. Stanky dorco.

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Just what is @mpesce showing me here? http://twitpic.com/d8ez Thankfully it’s out of shot.

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Well, NextG dropped out as we left Town Hall, but reconnected once out of the tunnel… and the ping packets came back after 19000ms. Nice.

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Falling asleep waiting for a connecting train at Town Hall. Thankfully there is teh internetz, and I can post to my blog.

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@erkpod Alas, @ApostrophePong and I catch all manner of trains. Well just have to risk it.

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Enough work for one day. Even gelati cannot refresh. @ApostrophePong and I are at Kings Cross station, awaiting the next electric tubeworm.

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OK, we’ve had lunch and we have Internet connectivity… now the slavery begins (though at a relaxed pace), thank the gods.

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Mobile to Darlinghurst. You have been warned.

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Sat plan: Pack up all this equipment and move to client’s Darlinghurst office, then make it all work. That’s my day, and much of the night.

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On-site at Darlinghurst. Very intermittent attention for the rest of the day. What a shame, it’s a beautiful spring morning in Sydney.

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I also notice that the “Hot Political Topics” tracker on Twitter features variations of … having an election in the US, are we?

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Is sitting with a laptop on my lap while waiting for the taxi sensible use of my time, excessive, or a complete wank?

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Sun plan: Final client network set-up at Darlinghurst; 1300 software engineer arrives to install apps; then celebration or suicide.

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RT @john_chr: Today’s USA is the USSR of the 1980s: http://tinyurl.com/5yxgmt

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@nwjerseyliz As far as I know John Howard didn’t sniff people’s butts, but he did give undue attention to female sporting stars, IMHO.

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@nwjerseyliz It’s a parody of his anti-refugee speech, “We will decide who comes to this country and the circumstances in which they come.”

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@nwjerseyliz That’s not from Churchill, Lenin nor Bush I or II, but our former Dear Leader John Howard. http://is.gd/3dP6

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@nwjerseyliz “I shall determine who sniffs in this country and the circumstances in which they sniff.”

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Excellent. 6 of these computers CAN be cloned rather than configured from scratch, 20 to 30 mins each instead of 4.5 hours each. It helps.

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A couple hours into this sysadmin nightmare, it’s starting to look just a little less frightening. Maybe the weekend work will be bearable.

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Emerges. Well, I emerged a little while back. This is going to be a LONG day of computer configuration and network stuff. And it’s Saturday.

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Home. Showered. Nap for a few hours before work. I’ll do the polite shout-outs re dinner later. You already know who you are, peeps. [exit]

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The Shelbourne, always the fucking Shelbourne.

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OK, lunch bolted down. En route to for… whatever awaits me.

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@ragnarok1971 Yes, all sessions are being recorded and will be turned into podcasts later… not that I’m involved with that. ;)

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Just spotted: 4th finest sentence in English. “2 for 1 mojitos.”

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@JonoH I’ve been roped in to be camera op for @mpesce so can’t stream. But sessions will be available online soon.

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Seen on a truck: “Same day delivery guaranteed. Except today.”

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Sunny? Summer already? Why do I have the theme to “Hawaii Five-0” running thru my head?

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Going mobile on errands. CBD, Darlinghurst, lunch somewhere, that sort of thing. Will be at for @mpesce’s keynote at 1600.

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@AtlanticShore Who are you, and why follow me while having your own updates protected? Looks spammy. Very spammy. People, don’t look!

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@LacqueredStudio “So there’s not much glamour in the day-to-day of running your own IT outfit, is there?” No, it’s utterly fucked.

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Just under 3 hours until "Stilgherrian Live" at http://stilgherrian.com/… at 9.30pm Sydney time. Or is everyone at Web@stubnd @STUB?

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@deanlk The audio settings problem was identified last week, I think, so I won’t be starting the stream too early… I need to prep offline.

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@jeamland I’m trying to think of something witty to say about immigration detention, but failing.

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@jeamland How dare you ridicule a best-selling Europop act! There’s yet another special place in Hell!

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I’m also still seeking a attendee whom I could phone for a quick interview during "Stilgherrian Live". DM me please.

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@ApostrophePong "Good lord! There’s over 3000 shots of dead mattresses in my collection." And you wonder why our rship comms suffer? ;)

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With freshly-cut hair, doing the last 2 hours of sysadmin & pottering before preparing for "Stilgherrian Live" at 9.30pm Sydney time.

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@vealmince Nope, you don’t win anything for 2Unlimited "Get Ready For This" ‘cos you’re hours late. ;) http://tinyurl.com/24hz46

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