Stilgherrian (@stilgherrian)

Wentworth Falls NSW AU

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October 29th, 2008

@SilkCharm Isn’t the whole concept of a “social media agency” an oxymoon? “We will hire people to be us.” Bah! Be yourself yourself!

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RT @jpoh: “Sad at the state of the Australian currency, things from the States cost nearly double now.” So buy elsewhere / don’t consume.

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@bigmac If you have a blog/website, put your letter to your MP on line as well. The more the betterer.

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Um, wherever we are, anyway, we can do full-text searches of a lot of cool shit. I need to be a student, obviously!

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Oh. I have just discovered that @ApostrophePong has full access to Dow Jones Factiva thru UNSW library, remotely, from the… not the pub…

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@docbaty Indeed, no secret to me. Your last 4 tweets are, in a nutshell, the argument against Internet filtering. :)

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@simontsmall I use Basecamp for all client project management, and have done so for a couple of years. I works for me. YMMV.

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@trib Oh I thoughly agree that a group sharing Basecamp/Highrise has got legs! :) http://is.gd/550e

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RT @viveka: ACM has a go at the US Copyright Filter - good technical points for http://bit.ly/acmfilter

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@trib If it’s good enough for UKUSA it’s good enough for us.

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@trib I’ve always thought that contractors with similar worldviews could share Basecamp/Highrise as an “intelligence-sharing agreement”.

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Another nice letter-to-my-MP about Internet censorship. Thank you, Simon Rumble! (He’s a fine alpha geek.) http://is.gd/54GD

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@DenubisX Whereas Basecamp is about putting all project comms into one place accessible by all. Anti-silo, anti-hierarchy.

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@DenubisX Funnelling comms”: Many corporates want to funnel all comms with an outsourced developer thru one person. Result: mistranslation.

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@docbaty If you think the ACMA complaint rates are low, try this Bayesian analysis of Internet filters’ effectiveness! http://is.gd/1feQ

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@davemonek @trib I will add “Basecamp FTW!” for project communication. Though the hard part is getting clients to stp funneling comms.

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@Tarale No, I’ve no idea how to teach computer basics. I’m not a teacher. Don’t we have people for this? (I know that’s your question.)

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@Tarale You’re not telling me anything new here! ;) http://is.gd/54oc

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@Tarale This is @willhughes’ point. WEA doesn’t each “computer-based management tools” but “how to operate Excel 2003”.

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@Tarale Yep, and now add in laptops whre a tap = click, or on OS X where double-finger drag = scroll or something else. It’s changing FAST!

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@jg_rat “If anyone wants ten hottehz sex wiv online media d00d with handlebar moustache, DM @jg_rat pls kthxbai.” Like that?

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@Tarale: “Do basic skills like “click and drag” go out of date?” Yes, they do. Or they change. Explain when to click vs double-click for me.

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RT @willhughes: @stilgherrian For IT related stuff, anyway. It’s not really general skills either - more around a specific application.

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RT @willhughes: @stilgherrian WEA amongst others has adult-ed. It’s woefully inadequate and out of date though.

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RT @Tarale: “Do any SA schools offer basic computer training (minimise, maximise, click, drag, right-click, etc) for adults?” Or NSW?

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RT @neerav: Sydney University study shows Australia has some of worst working hours in developed world http://snurl.com/4sqpu

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@ApostrophePong and me are about to have lunch at The Duke, Enmore Rd, before I go to Darlinghurst.

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@jg_rat Yes, it looks a LOT better when you’re rewteeting me than pimping your own Courier Mail stories. ;) Ah, social media!

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@jendudley wrote “Adult Australians don’t need a net nanny” http://is.gd/53Z9 Nice one!

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Wed (remainder) plan: Put on pants; lunch; PM Darlinghurst client to cover backlog of sysadmin; evening writing / reading / slothing.

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RT @middleclassgirl: @stilgherrian You are the only person, to me, who uses the word cunt effectively. [wow! thank you!]

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You can track censorship news on Wotnews (formerly Plugger) with http://is.gd/53MA (censorship) and http://is.gd/53MK (filtering).

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RT @monkeytypist: RT @efa_oz: Dale [Clapperton from EFA] on Sunrise: http://tinyurl.com/6s3fds. Well done, top, interview. .

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RT @mspecht: Over 389 comments on the http://news.com.au story, most against the filter http://tinyurl.com/5kknfa

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Official Aust govt statistics for complains relating to online content. http://is.gd/53Jh

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“Australia’s compulsory internet filtering ‘costly, ineffective’” http://is.gd/53Ba Comments thread is open.

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RT @wolfcat: Listen to @mpesce on Media Report… http://www.abc.net.au/rn/ in 5 min re Internet censorship.

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I went to a Protestant private school so Jesus didn’t figure highly. It was more about football and psychological bullying of the weak.

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@barrysaunders “I believe St Peter founded the church. Jesus was quite against the institutionalisation of religion.” You’re probably right.

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@WarWraith Indeed, I never could understand how “hate-mongering right-wing extremists” (well put!) emerge from Jesus’ teaching. Opposite!

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RT @PeterBlackQUT: New blog post… Op-ed piece on internet filtering http://tinyurl.com/5knxzr Nice work, Peter.

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@WarWraith Thanks for that. I’m sick of “the” Christian viewpoint coming from a tiny part of the broad church that Jesus bloke founded.

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RT @WarWraith: A “Christian” response to why the filter is bad mojo… this lady may have covered it: http://tinyurl.com/6ohj9z

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Marcus Westbury’s Renew Newcastle project has issued a Call for Proposals from artists. Empty shopfronts to be had! http://is.gd/59ku

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@ApostrophePong Not only is the smell of rain beautiful, but the relaxed call of currawongs. Thankfully the heavy jets haven’t started yet.

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@SnarkyPlatypus The woods & meadows combo of central Germany is for driving the tanks through, don’t you know ANY history?

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@lebard Haven’t read “Scattered: The inside story of Ice in Aust”. From blurb at http://is.gd/59dK it’s tabloid drug porn? http://is.gd/59en

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(To all the new followers, I’ve been too workwhelmed to look at you lately, sorry. I do see all @replies though.)

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Emerges. Following 520. 700 followers. 10,900 updates. NIce round numbers! This is 10,901, so it’s ruined already.

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Srsly, sleep time for me or my world will implode. Well, implode more than it already is. Ciao all. [exit]

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RT @lebard: “Dean Karnazes trained himself to sleep 4 hours a night. And he runs a marathon a day.” So? Couple grams of meth, sleep 4h/week!

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@barrysaunders @ryancross Alas, I have no energy left for storytelling… which may be a Good Thing. Rain check?

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I can tell everyone a bedtime story if you like? Um, no? What do you mean, that doesn’t seem a good idea?

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@SilkCharm You will have to ask MIstress @kcarruthers about teh secretz, I am but her lowly sock puppet. (But by all means keep tickling.)

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@SilkCharm There ARE secret societies on Twitter. We just haven’t told YOU about them.

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@paullyoung ROFL! No, I am not at the pub. I’m at home.

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RT @BBCWorld: Satellite tags unlock journey of juvenile salmon. http://tinyurl.com/6kafy9 What mystery? Spawn, grow, markets, grill, plate.

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Hmmm… Every other mammal in this room is either asleep or licking its own arse.

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I should point out that I have never had sex with Michelle Grattan though. Not that I recall, anyway.

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@SilkCharm Indeed. And here’s a hint: have you ever seen Paul Keating and me in the same room? SPOOKY!

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@SilkCharm There are many similarities between me and Paul Keating… charm, tolerance for those of lesser intelligence, sexual prowess…

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@SilkCharm What’s the coolest thing to do in Singapore? Catch the next flight to Bangkok.

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@Nickhodge 1. I work at home too. 2. Never worked for Apple or Google (but did give IBM a hand once). 3. Kittehs not an excuse. 4. Conroy.

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@Nickhodge Gay mooses lying in the clouds WHAT Have you guys been drinking that stuff they dole ut in the canteens at Apple and Google?

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Wow http://news.com.au’s “Australia’s compulsory internet filtering ‘costly, ineffective’” http://is.gd/53Ba now has more than 660 comments!

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@facibus But we INVENTED the iPhone for restaurant-finder apps. Just like we created the PC for filing our recipes. And we all do, yeah?

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Have just seen @ApostrophePong’s latest video piece and I am almost in tears. Now we need to figure out when people will see it.

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@4fthawaiian And now you know where 60GB/month lives. ;)

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@4fthawaiian Hate to say it, but the answer is just to pay for more bandwidth up front. Sure, Aust’s rates suck in every orifice, but…

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@4fthawaiian You whinge about being “shaped”, but you chose your broadband plan… who are you whingeing to, exactly?

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@trib @viveka Basecamp is for projects. Highrise is for coordinating sales/CRM, which I find isn’t the core of my interest. Different tools.

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@fumpT Yes, @trib’s metaphor of a river is good. And with tools like TweetDeck you can create a separate, slower-moving stream of friends.

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ACMA annual report http://is.gd/55pa has “social media” as 5th of 6 “emerging trends” but only 1 mention that isn’t “risks” / “cybersafety”.

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ACMA Annual Report online. http://is.gd/55pa Apparently things are changing fast, with “converged devices” and something called “VoiP”? Wow.

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And http://blomedry.com/ is not what I thought it would be. Disappointed.

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(Note, I do not want “authorised logo-equipped Nokia centre”, I want a bloke who knows how to fix broken phones.)

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Dear Twitterverse, anyone know a good Sydney walk-in hole-in-the-wall Nokia phone repair place?

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@tathamoddie Maybe 4.0 is OK if (1) you do it in Roman numerals and (2) you’re hot enough.

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How US voting machines (don’t) work. An illuminating video. http://is.gd/55gq

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@jdub [smirks] Yes, the whole idea of the marketing industry calling its Next Big Thing “Marketing 2.0” is the FAIL of a corrupt industry!

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(I am sorry for my inaccurate typing but my emotions are overcoming me.)

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@jdub Heh! I thinking numbering versions of software is OK. But <abstract concept> 2.0 is bullshit from beginning to end. Dumb buzzword.

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I think that the next person who tags “2.0” or “3.0” onto ANYTHING to attempt some faux-coolness with get a bullet in the head. BE ORIGINAL!

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@SilkCharm Don’t bait me, Miss. You know as well as I do that FOAD = Fuck Off And Die. :P

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If you need someone else to SHOW you how to speak with your own voice, then you’re so far down the sock puppet hole then… [shakes head]

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@SilkCharm And if you CAN’T be yourself yourself, stop being such a slimy lizard and FOAD. The world can live without you.

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OK, mobile… Walk / train / cab / something to Mosman, all the while writing something about Conroy’s efforts on “Media Report”. [waves]

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I’m starting to realise not everyone is up to speed on how “frames” work in context of politics. I’d better go teach some cows to dance. ;)

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@DCouch ANY framing in terms of cleanliness of any kind, +ve or -ve, reinforces govt’s frame.

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@DCouch “Pure” won’t work either. Govt has already framed it as “Internet = dirty, needs filtering”. Can has completely different frame.

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@BrendanB Yes, I know it ALREADY looks sinister and foolish TO THOSE WHO ALREADY KNOW. Us. We are not your target for these messages. [sigh]

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@jg_rat “Gag” is good. I’m still pushing for “Conroy’s Rabbit-Proof Firewall”. You know, keeps the rabbits out of Teh Internetz.

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For those who missed ABC “Media Report” on Internet censorship, audio online at http://is.gd/5a2l (tho not the transcript yet). First story.

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@DCouch It’s not about convincing US or even the politicians directly. It’s about the politician’s perceptions of marginal voters’ beliefs.

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@DCouch I think the better strategy is to make the govt’s plan look either sinister or foolish (both?) rather than what WE want…

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@monkeytypist No, “filter” is the govt’s frame. If we “claim it enough” then every time we reinforce govt’s message. Must be different word.

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@Warlach “You can’t opt out of something being illegal” is the brilliant line, but the LIE is that the policy actually says much more.

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@monkeytypist Even “filtered” is a “sounds like it’s doing good” word. Filtered water, filtered coffee, both Good Things.

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Thurs plan: AM Mosman client, fix broken backups; PM Darlinghurst client, reroute email; tonight “Stilgherrian Live” 9.30pm SYD time.

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(I still think people should stop using ‘cos that repeats the govt’s frame. It’s a BROKEN feed.)

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@mspecht The filters are not Conroy’s idea. The entire policy / trial timetable was inherited from the Howard government.

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Conroy isn’t stupid. Conroy is a smart politician. He’s just given himself the room to back out as long as we don’t look at the policy docs.

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OTOH, listening beyond Conroy’s lie, he’s back-pedalling FAST about what they’re doing, giving him an out when it’s proven infeasible.

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The filter trials SPECIFICALLY looked at everything from “unclassifiable” to X to R to MA to M etc. Conroy is lying about what’s trialled.

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ALL of the documentation relating to the filtering trials talks about undefined “inappropriate”, talks about EXPANDING to other categories.

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Listening to Sen Conroy lying on http://www.abc.net.au/rn/ Policy specifically says material “inappropriate for children”, not just illegal.

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