Stilgherrian (@stilgherrian)

Wentworth Falls NSW AU

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October 15th, 2008

@viveka Of course I’m stirring the pot on Link. The discussion has been interesting. http://is.gd/458S & scroll to “subliminal advertising”.

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@LacqueredStudio F’rinstance, a family may buy a home they can afford, then the breadwinner gets cancer and can’t work. Is this different?

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@LacqueredStudio I think the problem facing homebuyers is the same as ever: as the world changes your plans may have to adapt.

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Bugger. Just poured orange juice into my coffee instead of milk!

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@viveka “Who’s gonna pay an extra $500” for MacBooks? Well, with AUD at USD0.65, ALL computers will cost that much more. Suffer.

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3 hours to liftoff. Pants in dryer. Food for cats arranged (almost). Exchanging emails re legalities of filming schoolchildren.

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Outskirts of Bathurst. Kelso, says the sign. No, we will not be doing a lap of the racing circuit.

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@wolfcat We’re on a strict @ApostrophePong timeline this trip. We must do another trip which is arseing about upon Twittercommand.

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@wolfcat No the route http://is.gd/4645 is out of Sydney via Richmond. We took the Great Western Highway.

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Mr Navman says it’s 1 hour 28 minutes to Cowra. Mr Navman also just fell to the floor. He may be inaccurate.

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@wolfcat Alas I no not think we’ll do a quick lap of the Bathurst racing circuit. Not this time.

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Departing Lithgow after a refreshing lemon, lime & bitters at the Lithgow Hotel, which has nice wooden baowra

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Well past Mt Victoria, much pretty low cloud and fog. 7km out of Lithgow, says Mr Navman, and NextG only had to be reset once.

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@freygan Thanks for your good wishes. We’re about 8km short of Blackheath. Come and wave your pompoms at us!

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Katoomba. The pub has a big “South Sydney Rabbitohs” banner. Tribes are no longer defined by location.

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The Indian Pacific train is at our left as we pass through Lawson. Its wheels squeak. Success Whale will protect us.

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The Blue Mountains are annoying pretty. I want to complain about something, but can’t.

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Great Western Highway. Valley Heights. 3 Mobile drops out. Vodafone has 3G.

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@JonoH Yes, we are now breaking out the trumpets to laud the true wond’rousness of NextG. Pants off, guys, bend for Telstra!

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@neerav No, we are not listening to Willie Nelson. Never. Never. Never. We have crossed the Nepean River, into the “mountains” now.

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Telstra NextG sustaining grid connection as we cruise down the M4. In-vehicle WLAN operating flawlessly. Success Whale watches us.

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@willhughes I have RGB Gatorade. You can’t have CMYK Gatorade ‘cos there’s no black. Success Whale says it’s OK.

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M4 westbound. 3km shy of Blacktown exit. Truck drivers shout jokes as I film their passing truck.

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Instructions: Turn left and keep going. 60 litres of petrol. Gatorade in RGB colours. Snakes. The satnav is lying.

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Mobile. Oh, not mobile. Petrol station on Parramatta Road. We have herbs, we have the Success Whale (pics to come).

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Loading the vehicle at North Strathfield. @ApostrophePong has been kidnapped by the children to look at the chickens.

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@Alegrya The wog boy is real, very real. He’s still nearby, preening himself, running hands down his arms to emphasise muscles.

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The last 3 tweets are out of sequence. Inbound SMS only just got posted. You think YOU’RE confused?

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Arrived at COFA, looking for @ApostrophePong.

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Mobile. Radio says M2 freeway is clear. People all on way to Paddington rendezvous. Starting to sink in: ROAD TRIP!

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OH news that airliners will drop paper flight manuals for pilots, electronic help screens instead. Anyone else see a problem here?

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Salmon-coloured convertible ahead, P-plates, registration ROYL-T. Driver: muscled wog-boy, VERY neat goatee, wants us to see him.

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I lied. Haberfield? North Ashfield? Oh somewhere on Parramatta Road anyway it all looks the fucking same.

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The worst? I suppose we could be kidnapped by aliens as we cross the Central Tablelands. Strathfield.

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We still don’t have the legal clearance for tomorrow’s video shoot. Oh well, what’s the worst that can happen?

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Oops. @aDB thought we were hiring a car. @ApostrophePong thought we were in @aDB’s. FAIL! Now in cab back to North Strathfield.

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Calm. Sorta. Cabs take so long to arrive, giving me time to wonder what I’ve forgotten and will only discove in Lithgow.

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35 minutes to Paddington rendezvous. Cab called. Moving luggage outside. I have packed the Success Whale.

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@aDB “Train”? “TRAIN”?!??!111!! I thought you were DRIVING us!

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I should spend more time concentrating on what we NEED to take instead of thing I can make jokes about along the way. 55 mins.

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“A review of the adequacy of telecommunications services in regional, rural and remote parts of Australia” report http://www.rtirc.gov.au/

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Wow. These pants are warm. You should try this at home!

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100 minutes to liftoff. Must pack. Must find pants.

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@ragnarok1971 There are some things which even I won’t put in my mouth.

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@jeffsonstein Then, if it’s a smash hit, the production company can renegotiate fees, which usually trickles down to all contributors.

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@jeffsonstein ABC typically buys rights for within Australia, with 1 repeat, and streaming rights for 1 week after first broadcast.

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@jeffsonstein Contract. TV productions, Australia and elsewhere, are sold on basis of territory & number of repeats.

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Traffic lights out Stanmore Rd / Liberty St, Enmore. Reported, no police on site yet.

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I don’t know the correct way to capitalise “DamnYouCreditCrunch”.

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@jeffsonstein Also, ABC & SBS only have rights to programs within Australia, and they want to make money from overseas sales.

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@jeffsonstein “Newstopia” (and SBS and ABC generally) can’t afford the bandwidth to stream outside Australia. Wanna swap proxies? ;)

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WHERE THE HELL ARE MY SPARE KEYS?

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@eskimo_sparky: “Contemplating whether @gregdwyer would prefer a paper shredder or a hamster for his birthday.” Get both, use one on other.

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It’s almost 1200 now. Run errand to 1230. One hour to prep/pack, one hour to get to Paddington rendezvous at 1430. Yes, possible.

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I have seen the future. A class of 7yo’s all with green and white XOs, all comfortable and confident. My head is exploding.

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We’re at the school. Morning assembly. Fresh-faced kiddies standing in a row. Probably off-grid for a bit.

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@StuartLivesey The roses are only just emerging. Give it a few days, a week. A couple yellow roses are out, and @aDB got a picture.

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The Rose Garden cafe next to the Information Centre in Cowra is a delightful spot to eat breakfast. There IS a rose garden.

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The Big Breakfast was. A pair of magpies came to our table to be fed, and took morsels back to their next 300m away.

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CSR may have stood for Colonial Sugar Refineries, but I don’t care. Their evil white sugar tastes great in a country mug of coffee.

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The electricity linesmen have recommended the Rose Garden coffee shop for breakfast. Stand by.

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I do have plenty of footage of @ApostrophePong being annoyed that I’m shooting him taking footage of the sunrise.

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Dawn over the misty paddocks was beautiful. A flock of 50 pink & white Galahs was remarkably quiet, missed taking a powra

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Bumping out of the Alabaster Motel. I have yet to see any actual alabaster. Schoolkids only arrive at 0930, time to find breakfast.

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I feel SO much better after two cups of International Roast coffee.

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@wolfcat Well I’m the new Mel, for sure, but I don’t know whether @ApostrophePong is right for Kochie. Too much hair.

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@jeffsonstein ‘Wait to negotiate the longer-term distribution issues to see if it “flies”’ is far from odd. Prevents you losing on a hit.

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I’m gad we caught @piawaugh and the DET chap last night. The online mapping of the school’s location is seriously wrong.

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Emerges. Well, post-emerges. I joined @ApostrophePong to shoot 30 minutes of sunrise over foggy Cowra paddocks.

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And it’s goodnight from me, and goodnight from @ApostrophePong and everyone else… Early start for filming tomorrow.

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New blog post: “Success Whale protects us in Cowra” (with photo). http://is.gd/46VL

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Watching @ApostrophePong and his course partner testing the luscious Sony Z1P video camera. Some jealousy.

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@DaveOMullane @paullyoung Thanks for the pointers. Wombats have yet to be sighted.

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Success Whale continues to smile upon us, and gives us many blessings.

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@kcarruthers Pretty much everywhere in Cowra was closed when we arrived at about 2030. Luckily @piawaugh gave us food-hunt tips.

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Back at the Alabaster Motel with 3 x MacBook Pros, 2 x video cameras, many phones all leeching electricity.

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Sated, thanks to the fine food of Zaika Indian Restaurant, Cowra, and Colin Wood from NSW DET.

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Searching for food in the streets of Cowra. No banjo noises. Yet.

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“Spacious family units at rear.” Cool, we are all a family now, me and @ApostrophePong and @aDB and the FOB.

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Please finish checking in quickly. I need to urinate on someone or something soon.

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Cowra. Checking in at the Alabaster Motel. @ApostrophePong is negotiating with the man from a David Lynch movie now.

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11km from Cowra. ETA 7 mins. Some dropouts of NextG but I’m not using the external antenna.

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Listening to various “Stairways to Heaven”, such as http://is.gd/46dJ and http://is.gd/46e9 … live YouTube in the car!

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@misswired @aDB is our good-hearted and mirth-filled driver.

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Talking Heads’ “Road To Nowhere”. Thank you, YouTube! http://is.gd/46bT

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Eeek! “Go to nearest road”, says Mr Navman! He thinks we are not on this rather fine highway. Mapping FAIL!

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“A Warm Welcome to Blainey Shire”, says the sign. “Continue 80km” says Mr Navman, as if nothing happened.

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Just under 100km to Cowra. Mr Navman says 1 hour to go. ETA after 8pm, so will we still be able to buy food?

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World’s slowest lap of Mt Panorama circuit just completed. I forgot to press the record button. Having words with Success Whale.

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@wolfcat I think it’s terribly thoughtful of you to provide a Google Map route of the circuit though.

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