Stilgherrian (@stilgherrian)

Wentworth Falls NSW AU

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October 25th, 2008

@Colgo Well I really enjoyed your IA guy talking about the design. Will be enjoying it again whenever we get around to editing the video.

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@Colgo I guess Rupert’s Minions™ have given me a good excuse to see if I can set up my own Personal-Rupertised Worldview now. ;)

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@Colgo I mostly dive into individual stories. I used to use http://smh.com.au to orient myself daily but they went tabloid and pointless.

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@Colgo It’ll take me a while to digest the new http://news.com.au since I don’t actually use “news” sites from the front page in…

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Just in case no-one noticed, the new version of http://news.com.au previewed at Oz-IA/2008 went live today.

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@CameronCollie @garthk I think one more coffee, then lunch-hunting, then I’ll seek inspiration for a “Stilgherrian Live” or writing.

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RT jacquimcgirr: “One person’s life streaming (via FriendFeed) is another person’s life lost to through having to read it!”

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@ZebraBites The State Library of NSW gets lots of weekend visitors. A little doco on that would be fun. But they don’t serve gin & tonic.

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Or should I go somewhere and do an impromptu edition of “Stilgherrian Live” this afternoon?

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Hey it’s a nice day in Sydney, maybe I should go somewhere and do another Gonzo Twitter like http://is.gd/4vNu … but where? Suggestions?

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@oliyoung Yes, the “unbreakable” Internet filters. http://is.gd/4JUJ Sure sure. LOL!

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Emerges. That is all so far, just “emerges”. Well, and feeding the cats but WTF isn’t tweeting about household chores all about?

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Actually that’s 6 steps, you don’t count the starting position.

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RT @CameronCollie: @stilgherrian Fine. No ‘proper nouns’ then. Hummer Hammer Harmer Warmer Warder Wander Wanker. And now that’s seven :)

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This new barman at The Duke, Sam, may not have realised that “riesling” is a white wine, but FUCK HE IS HOT!

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@jjprojects If people have a problem and whinge everywhere except the channels the company has set up, THEY have the problem.

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@docbaty Well, word games usually do say “no proper nouns”. But is “walter” a proper noun or not? Undecided.

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@jjprojects: “They should be where there customers are, to right they should.” What? Have people in a park in case of complaints over a BBQ?

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@docbaty A “Walter boat” was a type of U-Boat, does that count? With a Walter engine. http://is.gd/4Lvh

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@docbaty Well yes “walter” is a proper noun. Do our rules allow proper nouns when turning HUMMER into WANKER?

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@jjprojects @retrogrrl Businesses have phones, websites, even shopfronts sometimes, but we’re too lazy to go there and instead just whinge.

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@jjprojects @retrogrrl The other aspect is whether we should be so arrogant as to demand every firm should come to visit us “on Twitter”…

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RT @CameronCollie: “Hummer Hammer Harmer Farmer Farter Falter Walter Walker Wanker. That’s nine :)” AWESOME!

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Richard Feynmann: “Physics is like sex. Sure, it may give some practical results, but that’s not why we do it.”

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RT @kcarruthers: “We need a form of government that involves more vodka.” Agreed. Now, consider Moscow.

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@wolfcat Oh sort out your own revolution! Why do people always expect me to solve their problems for them? I’m not Jamie Durie!

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@mpesce likes his afternoon naps too. Watch out if he starts talking about wanting to bomb Dresden.

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@katska You’d be fond of afternoon naps too, if you’d had a bottle of whisky by lunchtime.

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Also from Churchill: “The best argument against democracy is a five-minute conversation with the average voter.”

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@kcarruthers As Churchill said, “Democracy is the worst form of government, except for all those other forms that have been tried.”

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Since people found time to turn HUMMER into WANKER yesterday http://is.gd/4LoM maybe you can try my “script challenge” http://is.gd/hNf …?

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@trevorcook [smirks] Merging our conversations, in Heinlein’s “Starship Troopers” you could only vote if you’d served in the military.

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@trevorcook During the Vietman War, it seems folks couldn’t tell the difference between the dutiful soldiers and the fucked-up politics.

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@trevorcook Thankfully during the Howard era, when boys and girls in uniform were asked to do questionable things, people supported them.

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@trevorcook Thanks, Trevor. While I’ve reached my own closure, there’s still so many affected by those soldiers’ deaths it’s… appalling.

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@trevorcook Nicely spotted! “Be afraid: Meet some of Palin’s Real Americans” http://is.gd/4LhO These people get to vote! Ah, democracy…

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Thinking about friends who’ve had old wounds opened by this week’s news. http://is.gd/4Lgw The news is good. The memories are bitter.

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@SnarkyPlatypus No, WE say “Bon Voyage”! YOU say… oh, “Auf wiedersehen”?

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@thatgrumguy Need a new body, eh? Here’s one way of gtting one! http://is.gd/4Lci

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Sir, I don’t care if you just won a bunch of cash on the pokies, that is still an unacceptablly large crevasse of buttcrack to be showing.

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@jg_rat @Fush @Nickhodge Death comes not for me. She takes a 355 bus out of Enmore.

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@firstdogonmoon The Flathead is misunderstood because people see that it is as ugly as, but tastes so goddam yummy.

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Why is that woman casually waving a scythe at the bus stop?

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@jeamland Bloody hell I just had to Google “Linda Tripp” and now it’s negating the taste of flathead in my mouth.

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I’ll take this opportunity to point out that the whiteish dribbly stain on my t-shirt is tartare sauce, OK, and not what you grubs think.

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The Australian Flathead is a much-misunderstood fish. http://is.gd/4KWy @firstdogonmoon, are you watching this?

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Predictability wins. The Duke. Flathead, salad & chips for $13.50. Leasingham Clare Valley Riesling. View Enmore Rd from a quiet front bar.

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Heading out for lunch somewhere along Enmore Rd / King St. Will I go to The Duke AGAIN? Good cheap food, good wine list FTW! Enrutted FTL.

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RT @karsoe: Walking into Goulds with a specific book in mind is a fool’s errand. http://snipurl.com/4okju

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Hmmm… Should I have worked into my plans for November? I’m starting to think my answer should have been “Yes”. [sigh]

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@markhjones I’m GLAD the http://news.com.au redesign doesn’t say “Wow!” because the NEWS is what’s important, not the designer’s ego.

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Current thoughts : How do I “use” http://stilgherrian.com, “Stilgherrian Live”, Twitter, Delicious, whatever else to Do Good/Fun Stuff?

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@Colgo Mind you, whether I’m a typical news-consumer is another question. “Opinionated cunt” maybe. Perhaps that’s a key demographic too. ;)

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@Colgo (That approach can create “popular” or “sensational”, but it doesn’t help me understand the world I live in.)

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@Colgo [chuckles] I’ve never thought that pouring all the “news” into a sewer and having the feral goldfish decide what’s “important” works.

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@markhjones The design is VISUALLY not much different, but look at the personalisation options, drag’n’drop sections etc.

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@Colgo Those old-fashioned “newspaper sections”, based on the org chart, don’t do it for me. Faceted navigation, anyway? ;)

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@Colgo A case in point is today’s news about Andrew Denton. I want that story, but I wouldn’t see it if “Entertainment” was turned off…

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@Colgo I’m always reluctant to personalise a news site. The whole point of edited news is to see a worldview that’s curated, see new things.

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Mobile to Enmore Rd to find an ATM, then Marrickville Organic Markets on Addison Rd for stuffs, with @ApostrophePong.

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Just posted: My response to Telstra’s dummy-spit about the National Broadband Network. http://is.gd/4Oc6

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@andrewbarnett Yes, getting property developers / investors to think about long-term environmental needs not their profits. That’ll work.

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Sun plan: Marrickville organic markets with @ApostrophePong for breakfast; Darlinghurst client for sysadmin stuff; quiet evening writing?

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@andrewbarnett It’s not just America. Many strata-title apartment buildings here in Australia ban hanging out washing as “unsightly”.

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@viveka M’pleasure. I know from bitter experience to avoid wasting time hoping that hardware will ressurect. Check if under warranty tho.

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RT @bck: Search Flickr with color, really awesome when you pick a few colors to go off - http://labs.ideeinc.com/… YES, STUNNING!

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@charispalmer Twitter IS a farmyard. It’s just that most folks don’t realise what pigs they truly are. ;)

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@spinopsys Today’s the usual day for NSW daylight saving to kick in. But it was changed to a month ago. Not everyone worked it, I guess.

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Hello, Artemis! I see that you’re happy and proud because you’ve brought me a big fat wriggly skink. Thank you!

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@andrewbarnett The key thing is that there is little on broadcast TV that I want to watch NOW. I don’t see value for money in fixing TV.

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@andrewbarnett Foxtel? Hmmm. I already pay $X a month for a 14Mb/s pipe that gets me any content at all. Why pay for another that’ just TV?

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Maybe a different PVR and not the dodgy “Strong” brand (!) would not crash on pre-amp overload, but don’t watch enough broadvast TV to care.

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@andrewbarnett I can has antenna amplifier. But Runway 16R navaids get turned on, amplifier overloads PVR’s pre-amp, reboot for every plane.

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@firstdogonmoon Alas with poor TV reception I will have to watch you on The Insiders’ podcast later. Unless people say you were shit.

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@viveka I use whatever Netgear or Linksys units are in stock. All much the same. Some swear by Billion [shrug]. Avoid Netcomm appalling GUI.

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@viveka If your power-off state was 10+ mins to fully drain capacitors and it’s still dead, then it will stay dead. End of story.

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@viveka Also check that the landline is actually alive. Had a bad street cable take us offline recently.

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@viveka Bad modem? Check with full 10-min power-off first, also log in and checks its logs. If no login, it’s dead dead dead.

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RT @mediajorge: RT dailydish - Flickr Group: Robocop on a Unicorn. http://tinyurl.com/5lrlap I will restrain myself and not comment on this.

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@garthk I haven’t seen “Das Boot” for years! It’s too depressing, even if the Captain does eventually marry Ginger and the dog returns home.

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And Hackett wants more finance industry experience first? [sigh] Leading a nation is not just about money, people! Always this same mistake!

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So http://news.com.au’s story about Grant Hackett wanting to be PM http://is.gd/4NGT is “entertainment” not “politics” or “sport”? FAIL! ;)

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@Snipergirl My dream “cooler”. Nah, I was annoyed. I was thinking “Damn, I will have to wake up and sort out this crew or we’ll all drown.”

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@jjprojects Tweeting it wasn’t to attract Dell but to warn others and see if anyone could relate to it. I expect the channels to work.

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@jjprojects In my case with Dell http://is.gd/3KYx the fact that it took Twitter-scanning by a manager to fix means they failed IMO.

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@jjprojects … but I still maintain that to demand/expect them to follow up complaints aired on Twitter is arrogance by the customer.

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@jjprojects Saying the firms should pay attention to what’s being said on Twitter is nothing new, they should be aware of comments made…

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@jjprojects “So you are happy with the customer service you get from big corps” is moving the goal posts. But happy with some, not others.

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I will have to see if I can get “Aces of the Deep” running under Vista. http://is.gd/4ND1 It worked under XP and I was very good at it. ;)

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(Hmmm… I must’ve known it was a Type VIIC all along. The Type IIB didn’t have a deck gun, but could dive very quickly. The VIIC is a cow.)

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I thought that even though the 88mm deck gun would be very, very handy, there was no way I’d do a dive with this clueless crew. The End.

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I decided that this U-Boat was going to be a lot of trouble. We eventually got it going and cruised out thru Sydney Heads…

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… because the guy who was meant to be at the helm had gone on deck to look at the view. So we backed into some wanker’s yacht.

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I got angry too. Eventually I could call “all astern slow”. But when I asked for some rubber and engines stopped, it didn’t happen…

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We cast off, but then the incompetent crew took forever to start the engines and we drifted into contact with another boat. Scraping, anger.

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In my dream I had to explain things, like open ventilators before starting the diesels, to turn on the radio to contact harbour control.

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In my dream, I had friends to help me with the submarine, but I soon discovered that none of them actually knew anything about submarines.

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I dreamed that I won the U-Boat in a competition, and was allowed to restore it. I was going to take it for a spin one sunny evening.

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I had a dream. And it had a U-Boat. It was U-75, a Type IIB boat, even though Wikipedia say U-75 was a Type VIIC boat. http://is.gd/4NAh

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