Stilgherrian (@stilgherrian)

Wentworth Falls NSW AU

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November 3rd, 2008

@Nickhodge I suppose I should look at Microsoft Surface’s sensorizationalisms stuff then. I’ll skip NSW Parliament tho.

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@mpesce As long as you don’t shamelessly plead for more followers like @SilkCharm did earlier, yes there shall be balloons. I’ll see to it.

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I’ll get into trouble if I call Microsoft Surface “sort of like a giant, anchored iPhone”, won’t I?

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@kcarruthers Yeah going to the Gartner presentation Thursday night too, how did you guess? :)

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@kcarruthers I think we only get on Steve, but I’LL be there so it’s going to be pretty special. I should announce some new products too.

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@kcarruthers Yes, I’ll be at the Steve Ballmer thing on Thursday. He’s the other Steve, right? The hardware guy from Apple?

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@acatinatree Thank you for your complimentary compliment. :) I’ll do another Gonzo Twitter things at some other random time… soon.

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@SilkCharm Did you see my Gonzo Twitter, as it got called, from the other weekend? http://is.gd/4vNu

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@SilkCharm OK, This Is Officially Creepy! I was just reading that exact same page about Flash Fiction! http://twurl.nl/b1sti4

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@kcarruthers My stats would also go up if I posted more of this sort of thing, too. http://is.gd/5SSE

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RT @servantofchaos: More details on earthwave / McDonalds. http://tinyurl.com/63ys9e [Thank you, Sir!]

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earthwave [who?] secures 3yr contract to deliver ‘Family Friendly’ Internet to 720+ McDonald’s stores across Australia. http://is.gd/5Rf1

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@kcarruthers Yes, they’re very nice. http://is.gd/4FnB Do you have any recipes for them though?

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@kcarruthers Seagulls have a special gland that produces a naturally-occurring analog of cocaine, which explains their attitude.

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@a_lil_spaz Cocaine. Cocaine is also good for un-shy-making, they say.

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Actually, given the story of the Angry Penguins http://is.gd/5PNK I don’t mind being labelled an Angry Seagull.

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@kdelarue Why am I a seagull? I have no idea, really. It happened this morning and I can’t remember back that far

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@oliyoung I look forward to seeing the evil hybrid offspring of a pixie and seagull.

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@SilkCharm I can cope with being labelled “gonzo”. :) I’ve been called worse.

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@SilkCharm Is that the sort of thing you had in mind?

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(@SilkCharm does on rare occasions have interesting things to say that she didn’t just copy from somewhere, but in between… [sigh].)

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Oh FFS! People better follow @SilkCharm so she gets her 2000 followers or we’ll never hear the end of it. Fragile neglected petal, she is.

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@RickyMaveety Ta, tho I wonder whether giving AWO so many words in response will continue to boost their inflated sense of self-importance.

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@DDsD I should take that bet! Actually all 11 were from ONE SPECIFIC Hillsong church, the Hawkesbury Church in Windsor!

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@DDsD “In NSW, 11 of [Family First’s] 23 candidates for the 2004 federal election were from an Assemblies of God church.” http://is.gd/5JCC

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@martin_english Oh the worries about pro-anorexia websites are Family first, aren’t they?

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@raena AWO’s response is certainly odd. But does anyone know of pro-censorship groups APART from the religious right?

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@AshleyAngell Guy Rundle has a US voting timetable in Crikey today, part of his superbly psychotic daily election rant. http://is.gd/5GEn

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@michaelmeloni @deconstructo But I LOVE how AWO call for “rational discussion” then just respond with that loopiness. Very giggleworthy.

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Yay! Crikey published my response to Australian Women Online’s thingo about Internet censorship. http://is.gd/5Fsa [scroll down a bit]

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@TwoDogs Goog God, I just followed you ‘cos you mentioned a song by A Flock of Seagulls? Perhaps medication is called for.

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@DJPoyner I’ve only ever met two people connected with Crikey and neither of them are there any more. I am an Outsider.

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@firstdogonmoon ” A seagull off the old block”? That’d be A Block of Seagulls, then? ;)

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@LacqueredStudio A wedding is an expensive ritual, but hey I guess one chooses how much of the “standard” ritual one includes.

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@DJPoyner No idea what Margaret Simons is up to. Her website http://is.gd/5EEk has had no news for a year or so.

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@AshleyAngell Some US states have already had polls open for days.

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@firstdogonmoon I may be more troll than goblin, but I’m also more seagull than chip.

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Actually this one is even more betteror for Melbourne Cup Day. http://is.gd/6fHG

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And here is my very special video for Melbourne Cup Day. http://is.gd/6fGF

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Let’s have a Sydney Cup Party! We’ll still have chicken, champagne and lost dignity. But no horses or socialites, just hookers and cocaine.

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“In that regard, Redmond is the clear winner.” http://is.gd/6bDb

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“Choose a hosted application platform based the number of stock photos of clouds and the amount of sans-serif blue typeface on your webpage”

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Crikey’s handy guide to when voting closes in each US state (Australian times), and polling etc. http://is.gd/6alh

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@deanlk Excellent. If there’s a Melbourne Cup horse with a Eureka-like name, bet on it now.

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RT @paulmckeon: “Of course, I am qualified, I can see the TAB from my house.” Ah, what a luscious combination! :)

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@andrewbarnett I’m guessing the “management-sponsored blog and forum” which “struggled and died” was managed by the managers?

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The more I see those @twitties predictions the more I think they really have NFI when it’ll happen. They vary so wildly.

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RT @twitties: The billionth tweet is expected at 2008-11-09 13:17:11 EST (currently 23.2 tweets per second).

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@RozP Sure, wrapping it up and labelling it a technological change can be a useful trojan horse I guess.

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Are we doomed to repeat this forever? Like always asking people if they have data backups? If they’ve brushed their teeth? Wiped their bum?

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@trib The concept then, as now, was to allow the people working on a job / task / issue to talk directly to each other. Gosh.

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@trib I know this is nothing new, but I had a eureka moment. This is just like when I worked in public service (briefly) in [distant time].

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@andrewbarnett Precisely. “Enterprise 2.0” [ugh! feel dirty typing it] makes middle management totally obsolete, like switchboard operators.

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@RozP @trib We could just let those useless silo’d paranoid organisations die. Just go with those that “get it”. Less grief for all.

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@RozP @trib I suspect bureaucracies need excuses to talk about letting people talk, to overcome that fear. “Enterprise 2.0” is the latest?

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I think I’ve finally understood “Enterprise 2.0”. It’s nothing more than “Hey, why not try letting people communicate with each other.” Wow.

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@Nickhodge Do we have a yet for Thursday’s Microsoft developers’ event in Sydney with Steve Ballmer?

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@JulzM Thanks for the compliments re “Stilgherrian Live” last week too. It’ll be at a different time this week due to other commitments.

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@SnarkyPlatypus You never have this sort of trouble with the bikes at the gym. It must be some neo-Nazi plot.

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I reckon someone needs to write a Joe Sixpack-friendly version of this STAT! http://is.gd/4qfl

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Voting procedure misinformation emails could invalidate many US votes. Myth status: TRUE. Varies by state! http://is.gd/4qfl

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“The Dow has dropped into negative territory”? No, it’s just dropped, Barry. Shares worth negative money is meaningless. No clich├ęs, please!

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@tathamoddie Huh? “Versaut”? Have I become THAT typecast? [grumps]

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Emerges. Which is louder? A Boeing 747 on final approach of a hungry cat? This morning it’s a line call.

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Retiring to continue reading my trashy John Birmingham novel. [exit]

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@Nickhodge ” WTF? America == the modern Rome.”Well, they did consciously model their government on the Roman empire…

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@JulzM Hey don’t look at me! @plasmaegg started it!

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@plasmaegg Have you ever been truly, truly afraid? Was it at night? Were you alone?

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Searching for fewdz on Enmore Rd, amongst other errands. Baxoon.

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@SilkCharm Keys? from your current location go 3m north, 2m east, then look to your right.

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@SilkCharm I am everyone’s evil twin. I am that special, secret, dangerous inner voice which everyone denies. And I have messages for you.

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@SnarkyPlatpus Hello. You’ll just have to make your own itinerary around Munich. Are there trams?

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@Nickhodge I don’t imagine there’s a lame anti-Microsoft joke that someone else hasn’t already made. I am superfluous.

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