Stilgherrian (@stilgherrian)

Wentworth Falls NSW AU

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October 13th, 2008

@eskimo_sparky Are you ALLOWED to offer @jjprojects? Isn’t that prostitution?

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RT @seancarmody: Quick blog post on the Australian Govt bank guarantee http://ping.fm/BBlOC

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“Kerry Armstrong on Coke”, says Crikey email. [smirks] http://is.gd/3Xg3

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Oh apparently we still need a driver Wed lunchtime to Thu night for our Cowra road trip. Details at http://is.gd/3SdB

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@pixel8ted No, I’m not “easy”. In fact @ApostrophePong says I’m particularly difficult. Go figure.

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RT @ApostrophePong: “Let’s bleat to the joy. Baaaaaaaah baaaaaaaah bahhhhhhhh. Oh! That’s exhausting.”

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Mon (remainder) plan: Lunch momentarily; PM at client’s Darlinghurst office; evening either gym & dinner w@SnarkyPlatypusypus or not.

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@ApostrophePong Maybe not a cheerful sheep, but certainly a cheap sheep. :)

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@limburger2001 @ApostrophePong “Cheap and cheerful”? Sounds just like me. Except for the cheerful bit.

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Dear phpMyAdmin, once more your sensible JavaScript validations ensure I don’t forget to save my changes. Thank you.

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@Tarale Yes, all Plain English not bureaucratese. Indeed, used to do Plain English training. Did some for IBM once.

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It’s rather nice out here. There’s a fair chance no-one will get stabbed.

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@Tarale I have worked in government. I now realise why the training documents we wrote were used as a model for other departments. LOL!

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@Tarale Ah! The person DOING the work was not part of the process of DEFINING the work? Alarm bells ring! Write your list NOW! :)

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@wolfcat I had to look up “Dice Man”, but yes, that’s what Twitter is. Or the stock market. I am the future of you all.

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@Tarale After meetings I usually do a “This is what we agreed, yes?” email. Just bullet points, but it helps avoid problems. Very useful.

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@Tarale Another tactic: Write the task list (or whatever) yourself, and say “This is how I understand their request, is this right?”

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Now, the Post Office errand, for that vital bright sunlight Vitamin D depression-fighting thing. Either that or stab someone. Your choice.

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@Tarale Seriously, there is no shame in asking for clarification to avoid making going down the wrong path. In fact, it’s sensible.

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@Tarale “I just have to do what my Manager tells me, and that changes a lot.” Then all the more important that he/she provide a list…

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@wolfcat Well I wouldn’t be so out of breath during live broadcasts if @dizzystuff would keep his pants on.

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@Tarale “The goal posts move every five minutes”? Say (politely) that the requirements seems to have changed, ask for written clarification.

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@SnarkyPlatypus “Who knew talking so much was tiring?” Me! ME! Ooooh, ME, SIR! I KNEW THAT! ME! ME! ME! ME!

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@oliyoung We are not in thrall of clients or employers. We have skills they need. If they’re not prepared to treat us as human, vice versa.

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@oliyoung I’ve decided *precisely* not to cover up the truth. If employers or clients are inhuman, have them reveal it early and dump them.

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I’m happy to report that most of my clients are human. The sub-humans were dumped ages ago. Why work with arseholes? Life’s too short.

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Telling clients about depression is tough. Why? Would we fear revealing a broken leg? But if they’re human they’ll work with you to re-plan.

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@ninjamoeba You may “enjoy” some of my previous blog posts tagged “human rights”. http://is.gd/3WVJ

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@ninjamoeba Yes, David Marr’s Quarterly Essay “His Master’s Voice” is essential reading on how the Howard government eroded human rights.

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Dead or Alive at 2330 is Heaven!

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I can’t be very serious after 11pm. Or before 10.25pm. Or between 9pm and midnight.

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@lebard And pornography is clearly best-suited to semaphore.

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@lebard An instruction manual might be better with video and an animated talking paperclip. A novel on paper as leisurely reading may stay.

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@lebard Some uses will work better with different delivery mechanisms, e.g. an encyclopedia is already fard better as an online entity…

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@lebard I think more of the book as a mechanism for delivering a work which might be a novel, a set of short stories, an instruction manual.

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@lebard Most of us don’t use computers to “compute” as such but to manage our communications. Sure, lotsa matrix maths, but means to an end.

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@lebard Ebooks/books are about consuming static information that someone else has packaged. I think OLPC XO is more about collaboration.

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@lebard But as I say, I’m not really interested in ebook readers. Most of my reading is short, highly topical pieces. Maybe do 6 books/year.

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@lebard I’ve never used an ebook reader, but I’m guessing people will still want to buy an artefact.

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@lebard They’re different questions. :) No, I don’ think the book is dead, no more than TV killed radio, they just found different roles.

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@lebard As for the XO, I haven’t looked at it, just seen the outside of one. It’s textured like a studded condom, which should go down well,

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@lebard Ebook reader? Sorry, never used ANY of them. Not interested in them.

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@limburger2001 Alas Cowra Tourism only promotes the vegetable processing factory and a hologram. http://is.gd/3Yip

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@limburger2001 I can’t grow an afro, but my hair does go curly when long, as shown here: http://is.gd/aPP

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OLPC Australia has been demonstrating the XO around the traps. http://is.gd/3YhQ is the latest info.

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@SnarkyPlatypus “Mine doesn’t fail. It’s full of win” is not the same as “full of gin”.

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@wolfcat @limburger2001 No, you are mistaken in every way. I deny everything. I am going to Cowra to get syphilis and a haircut.

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@SnarkyPlatypus Liver failure is our answer for everything these days, I am not impressed.

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Oh my! You’re green and white and plastic and oh-so-cute! And you’re recharging yourself in OUR kitchen! I want to play with you!

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I will probably just be rude to people for a while before falling asleep, it’s been that kind of day. ;)

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@aDB The basics are at http://is.gd/3SdB and the plan may have morphed a bit since then, but not greatly.

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@aDB Yes I’m told we ARE still looking for a driver. @ApostrophePong is the direct source, I’m almost in bed. Well I AM in bed.

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@franksting I don’t know what’s INSIDE Privilege Bar. I’m only guessing. But the queue on weekends is… illuminating.

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@jeffsonstein @magia3e There was a random-time episode last night. See http://is.gd/3Y6Q for the official record (4 parts to the episode).

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@magia3e The next “Stilgherrian Live” is either Thursday night 9.30pm Sydney time, the scheduled time, or any random time with no notice.

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“Girls On Film”! “Girls On Film”! “Girls On Film”! “Girls On Film”! “Girls On Film”! We can’t possibly leave now!

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@trib @nickhac Not only is @WeLoveTelstra a bot, it’s a bot with a surly attitude. Not up to Sirius Cybernetic Corp standards AT ALL.

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@likeomg Possibly. BTW your website says “The site you are attempting to access is temporarily unavailable.” ;)

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@plasmaegg I think @mhawkins1970’s suggestion of “wolftanker” and mine (now) of “whiskeytanker” work. What are you thinking?

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@plasmaegg “Vintage 90210”? You know, @SnarkyPlatypus has just gone all sort of moist with memories. Somebody get a cloth.

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Mobile Monday Sydney is held at the Privilege Bar? Well enough said, really. What word starts with “w” and ends with “anker”?

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@SnarkyPlatypus has reached a new plateau of Twitterdom. Work, love and gin, apparently. http://tinyurl.com/4793we

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@TimNoonan @Rajinder @trib It seems like my work is being achieved for tonight…

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(And they’re not from a MacBook Air, ARE YOU LISTENING, STEVE?)

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@mediahunter Yes, I am so eloquent there are bruises around every orifice.

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@trib Who needs an updated MacBook Air? The current one already slides comfortably into any arsecrack on the planet.

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@ninjamoeba [slaps] I mean “scroll the bottom of the page”, you naughty, naughty man! Typopr0n will only get you so far.

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At the risk of seeming obsessed with female Thai political figures I’m pleased Porntip Rojanasunan is on the case http://is.gd/3XYv (bottom)

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@trib “A regular supplier of fresh livers” you say? I don’t know about livers but I know where to get severed heads.

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@trib Or, as @SnarkyPlatypus reminds me, one box of wine each.

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@trib I believe that translates into “Just one litre of vodka each”, yes?

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OH: “Yeah the police will be there. Yeah, because of me.” Woman in office attire on her phone, Hunter St.

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Finished at Darlinghurst, en route to CBD for dinner with @SnarkyPlatypus.

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@kdelarue [smirks] Being in a car with me isn’t as bad as it might seem, ask @Nickhodge. I think it’s the Cowra destination that kills us.

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Reassured that I seem to know something about how the Internet works. It’s all about which end you blow into.

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@neerav I’ve not even looked at @stub Pub Trivia this time, I know nothing. Nothing.

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@stub Pub Trivia is indeed scheduled for this Wed night (3rd of month), but I’ll be in Cowra. @Alegrya will pimp it, but just turn up.

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It’s a bit rich when it’s CityRail’s own staff who fail to let passengers alight from the train before barging on themselves.

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OK, now on to writing my Crikey piece… sorry I won’t be able to respond until that’s in the bag.

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New blog post: ‘Marcus Westbury’s “Not Quite Art” is quite unmissable’. http://is.gd/40Bu Tonight 10pm on ABC1 etc. http://is.gd/40aC

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Tue plan: Write review of “Not Quite Art” ; write a piece Crikey just commissioned; PM at Darlinghurst client (?); evening unplanned.

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Another quote from DJ Mark Newlands: “Technology marches on. Either get with it or get fucked.”

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Quote from DJ Mark Newlands: “Back in the cave-man era before the Internet.” Priceless. (That’s the new tag for “Not Quite Art”.)

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@erkpod Yes, THAT “Not Quite Art”, the one @ApostrophePong and I pimped. I’ve just seen first 60 sec and I’m hooked. This is a must-watch!

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@magia3e If you mean the photo at http://is.gd/40bi then yes, you look like a child there! :) (I assume you’re the one on the left.)

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Meanwhile, presenter Marcus Westbury’s opinion piece “Mozart cover bands rake in the moolah” is an excellent read. http://is.gd/40aT

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Watching a review copy of tonight’s “Not Quite Art” (ABC1 10pm). http://is.gd/40aC Hope to post some words about it later.

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@bennglazier Yes, not only do we all look taller on Twitter, we also look 30 years younger. ;)

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@magia3e Would you be happier with a miscoloured sheep? A Thai political figure? ;)

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For those who’ve forgotten (or never knew) my current avatar, http://is.gd/3ZY2 has a reverse-chronological history. Start at the bottom.

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@plasmaegg More seriously, my essay “Oops, there goes privacy! So now what?” covers some of that at the end. http://is.gd/Ya7

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@plasmaegg Employers will think that if you’ve followed my links then you’re a well-rounded, well-educated citizen. Truly.

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@SnarkyPlatypus “You seem to have a penchant for disreputable looking young men. And Thai female personages.” For different reasons, though.

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@ragnarok1971 Ah, Catatonia! They do a delightful seafood linguine, I hear. And the beaches are superb!

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Here’s another of those photos which will define how future employers see you. http://is.gd/3Yjq

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I’m SO pleased the radar shows considerable rain just half an hour or so away. http://is.gd/5JA Less pleased at noisy cats and aircraft.

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@twitter I note, with faint but bitter disappointment, that THE FUCKING ELECTION TOOLBAR IS BACK AGAIN. NO MEANS NO, TWITTER!

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@wolfcat I match your “New Moon on Monday” and raise you a “Union of the Snake”. http://is.gd/3ZZX That video STILL makes no sense, Russell!

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Emerges. Notices new appearance and chuckles slightly. Wonders whether explanations are required.

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And now, to quote @SnarkyPlatypus, ‘The only relevant words are “Girls on Film”! “Girls on Film”! “Girls on Film”!’ http://is.gd/3YpV [exit]

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@JonoH I am 100% serious, mate, and you’d better believe it. I speak the Truth. Always.

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@josh909 Um, some unnamed Melbourne youth was charged with making child pornography, tho I don’t know how it turned out. http://is.gd/3Yp0

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I think I have found my new role model.

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