Stilgherrian (@stilgherrian)

Wentworth Falls NSW AU

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November 1st, 2008

@neerav Of course 1TB drives with USB takes ages to fill up. Simple maths. Initial load can take days.

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(I don’t believe that I actually researched correct Cornish names for my stupid “Surf Command” tweets. Geek, much?)

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@facibus Oh the Stanford Prison Experiment creeps me out every time it’s mentioned. Scary, scary stuff. http://tinyurl.com/5g38zb

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@Tarale “In this week’s episode, Glen busts a gang of smugglers and joins Tegan for a few quick breaks.”

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@Tarale I like my version better. :P “‘Surf Command’, starring Glen Tyrell and Tegan Fry.” Punchy theme music and tanned good looks.

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@facibus Yeah it’s that “funniest home video” worldview. “Let’s all laugh at someone else in pain.” And they wonder how Abu Ghraib happened.

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(I hate the author biog: “John Birmingham refuses to build a website, but has three blogs.” WTF is a blog, if not a website? Fuckwits.)

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Settling back to continue reading John Birmingham’s new trash-thriller “Without Warning”. Not sure if it’s annoying me or not.

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@Tarale “Surf Command”? That sounds like a really dodgy 1970s TV cop show set in Waikiki or… where? Cornwall?

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Wonkette: “McCain Fan Electrifies Little Boys Who Are On His Lawn”. True, there’s video! http://is.gd/5oxS

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@facibus “Cat == hole in carpet we pour money into. Then trip over. The alternative is life without cats, which is unsupportable.” Agreed!

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If I were planning to spend $500 on a Saturday afternoon’s entertainment, it wouldn’t be on watching a cat, I’ll tell you that for free!

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@wolfcat We didn’t see the fight, though I think I heard it. If he won, with the number of scratches on him, the other cat must be shredded.

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@acatinatree [smirks] I am sure that I would never laugh as @SnarkyPlatypus staggered around as the pain killers kick in. Very sure.

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Mind you, it’s funny watching him stagger around the house in his anti-lick collar as the pain killers kick in.

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Apollo you are an expensive cat! Another spring, another fight, another claw wound, another infected abscess, more surgery, another $500.

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@iain_chalmers There is nothing wrong with visualising farm animals as such. Context is everything. ;)

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@ozdj I think the thing about the “Twitter Moms” ad is that it never changes. Even just a different pic would be nice occasionally.

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@facibus I keep forgetting that my avatar is a sheep, rather than my true Cary Grant-like good looks.

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I’m sick of going to Twitpic and ALWAYS seeing the same ad for “Twitter Moms”. It’d be better if they listed their outcall prices.

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@kcarruthers Oh, sorry, I am in Adelaide for a wedding on 22/11, so my vote changes to 17/11 for dog racing.

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@hortovanyi I’ve writen quite a bit about that sort of thing recently. http://is.gd/5pzG

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@hortovanyi The MEAA runs “The Future of Journalism” project. http://is.gd/4GSn I was asked to contribute an essay for this year’s report.

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@Nickhodge Yeah teh kittehs re expensive! But @fabicus put the argument well earlier: a life without cats is unsupportable.

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@kcarruthers I prefer Saturday 22/11 for @stub dog racing kthxbai.

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Correction. For “touch Maori boys”, please substitute “tough Maori boys”. Very, very different.

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@ApostrophePong @Nickhodge If that fucking cat blows another half-grand in vet bills next spring he’s casserole.

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Would anyone care to review the 1000 words I’ve just written before I send it to the MEAA for the “The Future of Journalism Report 2008”?

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Bugger. I was meant to write 600 words on blogging and journalism. I’ve written 1000 words explaining why Twitter makes journalism obsolete.

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@michaelmeloni Yes! The new Australian Idol. The ONLY song, in different styles, is “Advance Australia Fair”. As rock, disco, jazz, folk…

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@magia3e Ah! Rugby! This would explain the table packed with touch Maori boys opposite?

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@magia3e Heh! No cheque necessary, maybe a drink next time we catch up. :) Compliments are cheap. I am cheap.

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I can’t see the pub’s TV from here but I can hear someone singing the national anthem. What sports event am I about to be inflicted with?

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@middleclassgirl If I can’t make bestiality an educational experience then life is not worth living.

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@kcarruthers Yes! A night at the dog racing is full of WIN! Count me in!

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@middleclassgirl I forget what the sheep was about. It was a feral goldfish before that. I think it’s all a metaphor of some kind. YMMV.

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@middleclassgirl I’ve made it a rule in my life to not fuck anything which is 1. not breathing 2. not part of Order Mammalia.

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@docbaty I’m using @smartbrain’s tweets from the Bangkok riots as me lead-in example. http://is.gd/5pni

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@docbaty Cheers, mate. This essay is part of the MEAA”s “The Future of Journalism 2008” report. I’m assuming I can also blog it since no $.

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@retrogrrl He’s still wandering around the house, annoyed with his anti-licking collar, staring at the bookshelves.

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@retrogrrl Apollo has a deep claw wound, infected. His 3rd in 4 years. Pain killers & antibiotics until surgery to clean it out on Monday.

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@middleclassgirl OK, I grant you “Fucking Hemingway again” is an ambiguous phrase but no, I am not an necrophiliac. Sheesh! (Well spotted.)

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@Nickhodge Yes, the ABC will have it in 2010 or 2011, or I’ll get it all off the torrents later tonight. [sigh] Fuckwits. I am so over TV.

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@Nickhodge Where is Stephen Fry’s “America” showing? And pls stop distracting me from my writing kthxbai.

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Fucking Hemingway again, eh?

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“PAD gave him until 6pm to resign too. He did not resign. The ultimatum expired. Demonstration exploded into riot.”

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@docbaty I like “expired” rather than “passed”, it has an edgier feel to it.

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@tdm911 Drinking to be had! Alas, currently almost in tears re-reading this Twitterstream of tear gas attacks. Laughing too. Witty tweets.

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(I’m writing an essay on The Future of Journalism for the MEAA. Using @smartbrain’s tweetage of the Bangkok riots as an example.)

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@docbaty “Deadline passed” is good. Sentence is currently “As the ultimatum expired, demonstration exploded into riot.” Does that work?

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Dear Twitterverse, if A gives B an ultimatum to do something by 6pm, what happens at 6pm? Is that “the ultimatum expired”? Bloody English!

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@jdub As long as the “this commenter is a douchebag” button doesn’t apply to Crikey contributors, otherwise we’ll lose half the content! ;)

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@JonoH From what I hear, as soon as Crikey’s email edition is fired off, it’s just one big BDSM party every weekday afternoon!

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@jdub An “abuse box” for Crikey Blogs? What is that, exactly, and do we need to bring paddles or anything?

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Settling in at The Duke to knock over this essay. Even tho that women with fingernails-on-glass voice is discussing spot colours too loudly.

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@PeterBlackQUT @firstdogonmoon I agree, “bottom” has Benny Hill feel to it, while “arse” is more Alf Garnett. We lost the “fucking”, tho.

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@jimboot @viveka Actually, Conroy was on The Media Report this week. Audio / transcript at http://is.gd/5aYv My response http://is.gd/5n51

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@jdub @trevorcook Twitter is like some Global Star-Trek-Federation Mega-Genie™. Just shout “Can haz” and… Abracadabra! Can haz!

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Off to either The Duke or The Afternoon Office™ to write that goddam essay for MEAA I’ve been putting off.

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@PeterBlackQUT How DARE you attribute a retweet to @firstdogonmoon and not me! I WILL SUE THE FUCKING ARSE OFF YOU, LAWYER-MAN!

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@trevorcook Thanks, Trevor, yes, that was the typo. Crikey will have to get the “preview” plugin for WP installed. ;) http://is.gd/5nS5

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@CameronCollie No, haven’t seen The Expderiment” and now that I read about it I’m no sure that I do! http://is.gd/5oQZ Scary stuff!

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RT @ecoknowgrapher: Woah: http://tinyurl.com/5r2usy “Could Court’s Decision End Software Patenting?”

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Wired: “Twitterers Stage Mock Martian Invasion a la ‘War of the Worlds’” http://is.gd/5nWr Some lame writing but an intersting event.

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@bootrom Writing to MP is easy: others have written the arguments. You just copy them with a covering “does not want, pls explain”! ;)

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@bootrom If your blood is boiling about Internet censorship, then drop a quick letter to your federal MP. Channel that energy! ;)

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@firstdogonmoon http://mytweeple.com does the comparison you want… who’s following you, who you’re following and both.

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@liako For head-start on your analysis of Internet “filtering”, try linkage off this piece: http://is.gd/5n51

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@IanWoolf If you ever need someone to explain further, do get in touch. Been looking at this in some detail.

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@IanWoolf @liako Yes, Internet censorship plans means inspecting every packet. Trial phase 1 report has diagrams. http://is.gd/15Ib

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RT @SnarkyPlatypus: ‘“The Final Countdown” is playing. Of course. Fucking hell.’ This is clearly becoming his theme song. Yay!

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RT @SnarkyPlatypus I’ve been brought into a venue full of drunken Brits. Whoever’s idea this was I hope you get reincarnated as a tapeworm.

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@sheryonstone [chuckles] Sydney’s close to 5M people now, once you count all the commuter zones.

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And here’s The Afternoon Office™ http://is.gd/5tUj whence I did my Gonzo Twitter a fortnight ago. http://is.gd/4vNu

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@sheryonstone Well here’s the pub where I was writing from last night my time. ;) Street View lets you explore my village. http://is.gd/5tS1

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@sheryonstone Oh I’m not on a farm now! Sydney’s inner west. http://is.gd/5tJc Plenty of back yard though.

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@ZebraBites Ah yes, “spade” in American means “nigger”, not “shovel”. Idjuts.

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@sheryonstone But at least these cats have excellent medical care. He’d possibly have died from an infected wound like that in “nature”.

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@sheryonstone I grew up on a farm. I can’t imprison animals inside, I know how much they need their territory. The fights are the downside.

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@sheryonstone Apollo will be fine. :) This is his third major “war wound”, and Artermis has her tail amputated last year. Goddam cats! ;)

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@ZebraBites You were “pulled up” for calling a spade a spade? How so?

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Emerges. Uncomfortably, since I stayed with the freak-out collared-cat on the couch last night. He looks very, very sad.

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Home. Tired. Teh kittehs (hat-tip @Nickhodge) are in their respective psychzones. I laugh at the implications. [exit]

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@jimboot Good luck with getting Senator Conroy to do an interview. My gut feeling is he wouldn’t do anything that isn’t in his control.

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OK, @ApostrophePong and I are heading home to take care of teh kittehs. Baxoon.

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@jdub The wonderful irony is writing about internet censorhip and having to talk about “ar-e-about policies” to get thru lame email filters.

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@jdub LOL! That and Crikey lets me swear, make bad jokes, and call govenment ministers liars. And Conroy did lie. A spade is a spade. :)

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@jdub [chuckles] Man, Crikey’s got a lot to learn about “web 2.0” [ugh!] but they know solid independent journalism. The brand will grow.

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@jdub I suspect my subsequent comments to Crikey Blogs were also moderated ‘cos I tend to include a lot of linkage.

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@neerav http://blogs.crikey.com…. may change that, but even when you log in comments are still moderated. Too slow, too web 1.0.

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@neerav Crikey isn’t “new media”, or at least the daily email edition isn’t. It’s a daily news thing, just sent by email.

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@neerav Most interrnet folk forget that there’s commercial media databases like Factiva. Google is not the only search engine. ;)

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@neerav Oh most of my quotes in Factiva are Crikey, of course, but also New Scientist and The Times and [erk] MX and Cairns Post.

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@pixel8ted MX quoted me on the tasteless jokes which emerged within hours of Heath Ledger’s death. http://is.gd/1eHE

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Fuck! @ApostrophePong is just doing a Factiva search on me. My material has been quoted in “The Times” of London and “MX”. Wow.

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@Nickhodge You were director of BSAA? Man, that’s bullet-in-the-temple time!

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Should I reveal at this stage that I know SFA about sport, really?

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@kcarruthers Sat 29/11 is go for me and @ApostrophePong for @stub Dog Races. No-one else matters.

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@kcarruthers OH NOES!!!1!! Not 22/11 for @stub Dog Races ‘cos I won’t be there! Can’t it be later? You KNOW that dog races & me is 100% WIN!

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@kcarruthers Sat 15/11 is BarCampSydney and @ApostrophePong’s birthday and when his photography is featured in “Blowing Whistles”.

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@facibus I know what you mean re the cats, but @ApostrophePong and I just laugh as Apollo costs us another $500. Again. It’s worth it.

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@ApostrophePong and I with our MacBook Pros in the corner of the pub stick out like sore thumbs amongst the rugby fans.

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