Stilgherrian (@stilgherrian)

Wentworth Falls NSW AU

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October 8th, 2008

Lunchtime. Hey Fat Kid, you reckon that huge box of chips and a Coke was the best choice for you?

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@plasmaegg @SnarkyPlatypus There’s only a LITTLE vodka in the fridge, and this IS at bloody hell-hole St Ives, so let’s not get too excited.

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Joy! The receptionist has just informed me there’s some vodka in the freezer.

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@SnarkyPlatypus Hmmm… You know I AM in St Ives right now so maybe Long Island Iced Teas are the way to go…

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@posty Ethernet wall ports are NOT created equal. ;) Some go to one switch / server / router, some to another. Colour-coded cables FTW!

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@posty Thankfully my own cable team wired the building only a fortnight ago. But it’s patched into two LANs, old and new, while migrating.

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I’ve just talked a non-technical client through re-patching LAN ports to get things working again. Hard work. Vodka NOW plz kthxbai.

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So, Dear Client on the Phone, your internetz aren’t working? And one of you unplugged things and moved them last night, you say? I see…

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Oh. The person I’m due to meet is away. No-one was expecting me. I am, I shall admit, faintly annoyed by this happenstance. “Bother”, I say.

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@freygan Oh it’s frightful. The noisy kids putting on the 4 x pantos a day are using the next office as a dressing room, too. Noisy things.

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Fuck, it’s still school holidays. There’s a panto on at St Ives Shopping Village. A rifle is useless here. Pump-action shotgun required.

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RT @crikey_news Poll Bludger is hosting discussion about the debate: http://is.gd/3GIO

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The Telstra NextG link maintained the same IP address all the way from Newtown to Pymble, even thru City Loop tunnel dropouts! Impressed.

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@ocean Yes, Twitter is a useful psychological tool to re-focus attention away from anger and frustration to… um… anger and frustration.

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Bother, my last tweet wasn’t meant to be a tweet. Must practise safe SMS.

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How you doing? I’m complete crap, but Twitter helps.

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@wolfcat “I think it will leak before it bursts :-)”? Well, you just don’t know the strength of my sphincters!

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@neilphillips “Poor McCain having to stand up for a whole hour”? Unlike, say, anyone working in a shop or bar who’s standing all day? ;)

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Then again, there’s a couple people on this train who probably deserve… um… a shower.

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This train had better arrive at Pymble before my bladder bursts.

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@sammyjopeters And maybe pay mental health workers the same as other health professionals? I get the sense they’re poor cousins currently.

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@sammyjopeters I’m not sure if more funding for uni places for mental health is it. I’m thinking more funding for services & support…

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Hmmm… For some reason I’m starting to feel like a cheap hooker. And I don’t think it’s just because I’m in North Sydney.

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@jpoh “Will too much blue cause colour blindness?” Dunno. I know that too much cider causes colour blindness. True.

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At Wynyard station. The Telstra NextG Internet link re-joins MUCH faster than the Vodaphone 3G phone does.

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(That’s not just to @sammyjopeters, of course. “Awareness” is all well and good, but something more than “This is important” is needed.)

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@sammyjopeters Yes, Twitter is becoming a sea of blue. Now, what will we do that actually ACHIEVES something to improve mental health?

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@DallasClark Well, consider this… If I’m as I am with NO mushrooms, do you really think you want me to share the sheepshrooms? ;)

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Central Station. Who are all these bloody people?

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@mediajorge Yes, my little electric blue sheep is for @blueday2008 and (apparently) he’s been at the mushrooms.

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@wolfcat Noooo… The Dark Ages weren’t last millennium, they were the millennium before that. You’re maybe thinking the Middle Ages?

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@Fifikins While I AM originally South Australian, the whole dismembered bodies in barrels in abandoned bank vaults is SO last-century. ;)

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The combination of Bangkok, Wednesday and an over-full task list has shortened my temper today. Seeking new victims, preparing the vats.

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RT @seancarmody: UK bailout of GBP50bn is approx USD88bn which is 3% of UK GDP compared to the US plan at approx 5% of GDP.

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@greymatter78 I grew up on a farm too, a dairy farm. So I know about cow orifices rather than sheep orifices. You can never have enough.

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RT @UstreamTV: “Now you can broadcast in extremely high quality (16:9 anyone?) AND use text, link, YouTube and poll overlays!” Wow.

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Je ne suis pas un mouton.

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In honour of @blueday2008 I announce that I feel fucking terrible today and I’m now deciding which tasks will disappear from the to-do list.

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Emerges. Oh dear. I dreamt about alien sheep orifices, broken ornaments, and a Sci-Fi musical where I was one of the principal singers.

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@SnarkyPlatypus Too right! I’m such an advanced, highly-evolved sheep I have orifices you humans can barely imagine.

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@gnoll110 1949 was a long time ago, possibly irrelevant? And you mean @wolfcat not @wildcat I think. ;)

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RT @christydena RT @netwurker Funniest Pie Chart EVER: http://tinyurl.com/4rr5nr Apt, given the financial news, environmental news etc.

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@seancarmody How does ₤50 billion for the UK compare with $700 billion in the US?

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@mhawkins1970 Yes, the “big announcement” is giving ₤50 billion in taxpayers’ money to the big banks.

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@Nickhodge Yes, the financial markets aren’t working, so we’ll invest even MORE in a “failed” system? Oh EXCELLENT logic, Prime Minister!

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Well, we’ll get no sense out of @Nickhodge for the next 30 minutes if Alison is on TV.

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@jdub Yes, the “bold move” is that the British taxpayers get to bend over while the bankers roll on the elbow-length rubber gloves. Again.

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@Nickhodge The “bold solution” I had was jail the bastards responsible for this mess and start again with clueful, less-greedy people.

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RT @downingstreet: “Financial support to the banking industry… http://is.gd/3HA” Right. “Bold solutions” = give banks more money. Prick.

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RT @downingstreet: ‘PM says financial markets have “ceased to function” and that it is time for “bold and far-reaching solutions”.’ Gawd.

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Oh, I just remembered! Seen written in a toilet cubicle at St Ives today: “I want to be mouth-raped by a tranny.” See, St Ives IS classy!

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Maybe old news to open-source devs, but there’s CC-licensed street-level mapping data at http://openstreetmap.org/ Some local pubs missing.

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Mortgage crisis hits Japan. 7 major banks named. http://is.gd/3HvJ

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@ragnarok1971 @bengrubb You’re just SO hung up over all those last-century concepts like “content” and “structure” and “quality”. :P

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@jpoh Oh Goddess, no! “Lost” was a self-indulgent, over-hyped, incoherent wank.

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@TheMarketerAus Panadol is paracetomol, and that’s just evil. Half a packet will kill you slowly and painfully from liver failure. Want one?

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@ragnarok1971 88 episodes, eh? And you’re going to keep going until you get it right? ;)

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@jpoh Your Lotto numbers are: 15, 16, 28, 32, 37, 43. Enjoy!

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Village achieved. Knock-off drink at Kelly’s now.

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Wynyard, Town Hall, Central massively overcrowded, especially trains off North Shore.

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RT @Andrew303: Revelation of week: Drug use rife in Australian ad industry http://tinyurl.com/3gaw8w Woah, What’s next? Wharfies drink beer?

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@SnarkyPlatypus The “Electric Blue” vid is remarkable for the men’s hairstyles if nothing else. http://is.gd/3Hj5 Ringlet-perm mullets FTW!

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Odd. Better NextG reception in a moving bus on the Pacific Highway at Gordon than in an office at St Ives. Go figure.

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This is my tweet number 8888. May good fortune come to you all, in whatever form you prefer. For my part, I can provide a list if required.

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@SnarkyPlatypus And yes, it’s been running through my head all day too. http://is.gd/3Hj5 Now you can all share. ;)

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@SnarkyPlatypus If Icehouse’s “Electric Blue” is in your head, maybe people should endure that on “Stilgherrian Live” tomorrow night. ;)

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@oliverw “Caprioskas”? Did you say “Caprioskas”? That’s a wond’rously beautiful word, don’t you think? ;)

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Interestingly in this office in St Ives, Telstra NextG keeps dropping out and reconnecting every 5-10 min, even though good signal strength.

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@barrysaunders meet @jg_rat@jg_rat meet @barrysaunders … please swap humour “tips” now. ;)

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@jg_rat What is this compulsion by journalists and those who work with them to use really, really bad puns?

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@firstdogonmoon Is your reference to Anarcho-Syndicalism in today’s cartoon http://is.gd/3HfL a hat-tip to @mpesce? http://is.gd/3c6s ;)

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@kcarruthers “I’ll pack my rubber gloves & Cinderella outfit.” Wow. Have you got a shift at the Oxford Tavern now too?

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@josh909 Much as I agree with your assessment of the Oxford Tavern, I suspect they won’t let me broadcast pics of their lingerie waitresses.

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@michaelmeloni Hmmm… I grant you http://blueday2008.org won’t win an award, but “depressing”? Nothing to do with me anyway. ;)

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@Fush Bon voyage, Sir! May East Timor treat you well!

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@Fifikins Broadcast from outside the psych ward? How about from INSIDE? “Sort your mind out or this is where you’ll end up!”

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@servantofchaos I got a suggestion of Luna Park via DM too.

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@LacqueredStudio Are you suggesting I use illegal drugs? Hmmm… are you sure? I might end up like Stephen Colbert. http://is.gd/3H5B

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Now, tomorrow night’s “Stilgherrian Live”… since it’s @blueday2008 the next day, where should I broadcast from? Somewhere happy-making?

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RT @sombauk: “nothing happen much on the street of Bangkok today.” In the circumstances, this is probably good news.

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@ApostrophePong Yeah I did tell you The Best Thai isn’t. I guess I do know Thai food by now.

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@LacqueredStudio WordPress is the tool of choice for publishers on the scale from me to TechCrunch. Many plug-ins & themes, much support.

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That Alan Kohler piece “Newspapers are the new vinyl” has been, um, “mirrored” at http://is.gd/3K54 Hat-tip to @mhawkins1970.

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Related to that is Alan Kohler’s excellent piece in Crikey yesterday, “newspapers are the new vinyl” http://is.gd/3K0F [behind paywall?]

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@lebard … which is why newspapers get rid of journalists. ;)

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@lebard ‘“The smarter the journalists are, the better off society is… people read… inform themselves..” - Warren Buffett’ Agreed…

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(I know fuck all about markets and finance though. Too many layers of pretend-value to be comprehensible.)

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I’m starting to think that “secrets” and “lies” are always the same thing. “The Truth” = “the WHOLE truth” (for some value of “truth”).

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@duncanriley Exactly, us munchkins don’t know the real debt exposure (or real anything else) because we’re fed glossy annual-report spin.

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@thomasrdotorg @duncanriley Despite the images on TV, coal and iron ore are a smallish percentage of Aust’s overall economic activity.

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@smartbrain Thanks for your useful tweets on the unrest in Bangkok. @ApostrophePong and I have appreciated them.

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@jpoh Wow you backed out of all that very quickly! Is the new ovine regime too much for your delicate nature?

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@wolfcat Sadly http://is.gd doesn’ link to things after a in URLs, so that didn’t come through. Try http://tinyurl.com or something.

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Asustek says Eee Box B202 machines shipped with virus pre-installed. http://is.gd/3JVS

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Now, is the psychological universe sufficiently re-arranged that we can begin in earnest?

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@smperris “Hang on, if I bow down before you doesn’t that just leave me more exposed to further alien ovine probing?” It might. Try and see?

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@jg_rat No, “chaussures marron” is “brown shoes”, though perhaps “lobster shoes” makes more sense in the context.

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@ApostrophePong I did not need to see this image this morning kthxbai. http://is.gd/3JVb

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@SnarkyPlatypus No, “ovine” has nothing to do with “ovaries”. And the joy of Google French is that you don’t have to teach it anywhere!

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(As an aside, this is Mental Health Awareness Week, in case no-one had noticed.)

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I AM YOUR ALIEN OVINE OVERLORD AND YOU WILL BOW DOWN BEFORE ME OR SUFFER THE CONSEQUENCES. [Cue perky ovine ballad about fresh grass.]

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@amyderby Nah if this little sheep were on “way better drugs” he wouldn’t be feeling strangling half the city today. With piano wire.

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Je suis de plus en plus comme une paire de chaussures marron respectable. (Excuser mon mauvais français, s’il vous plaît. Il est Google.)

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@amyderby Yes, ALIEN SHEEP ORIFICES! And apparently we ARE related, yes. we shall have to explore this further later.

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