Stilgherrian (@stilgherrian)

Wentworth Falls NSW AU

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November 7th, 2008

Off-grid until about 1615 Sydney time.

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OK, mobile again. The Duke has a teriyaki salmon fillet with asian greens & rice for $20.90 as a special. Goes down fine with a dry white.

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Is there a clean, one-page explanation of which telcos own which infrastructure etc somewhere?

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@jeamland “Optus’ 3G network and Vodafone’s 3G network are the same, at least in terms of towers.” Yeah? But different cells?

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@docbaty It’s interesting to create a cutout “fake consumer”, get onto the surveys to see what they ask. They spend $lots. Erm, so I’m told.

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@barrysaunders Your plan there, that’s with Vodafone? I’ve been happy with their network even if they’re brain-dead in other ways.

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@docbaty They’re also designed psychologically: profile a user, package up stuff they’d want and price it to what they’re prepared to spend.

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@docbaty A telco manager who signed off mobile phone plans told me they’re deliberately superficially easy to compare but deeply difficult.

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@docbaty Absolutely! Mobile phone plans deploy a whole different kind of mathematics, deliberately designed to baffle. Pricks.

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One problem with Virgin is that it’s Optus’ network under the hood and I’m seeing too many complaints about that lately.

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@barrysaunders Agreed. @ApostrophePong has a Virgin now [nudge nudge]. They have $115/mo UNLIMITED calls/txt/voicemail, 1GB data, with N96.

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Heh! Virgin Mobile’s website has “Minimum total cost over 24 months is $NaN.” FAIL! http://is.gd/6yGj

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Dear Vodafone, 2c/kB = $20/MB for mobile data? Or $9.95 for 100MB = $95/GB? But you offer a 5GB dongle deal for $39/mo. Think I’m an idiot?

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@DDsD Yes, psychopaths. Too many psychopaths. @SnarkyPlatypus refers to them as my “menagerie of damaged blonds”.

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@eskimo_sparky Wow. Someone thinks I’m nice. They must be a psychopath.

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Mobile. Lunch along Enmore Rd, then choose a telco for an N96 (anyone watching?), then Darlinghurst for 1500 appointment.

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@Warlach @eskimo_sparky “Lunch list”? Sorry, what have I missed?

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@Matt_Tulk I don’t get into brand / platform wars. The Nokia N80 has served well for 2 years tho treated badly. I’m happy. YMMV.

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@j_stirk No doubt the E71 is good kit. But I want the camera / video of the N96. If I need qwerty I have my MacBook Pro with me most times.

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@TimNoonan Given that I’ll need to buy NOW, I’ll get a phone that actually exists. N96. I don’t think it’s ugly, and it does the job.

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Fri (remainder) plan: Plan out next week; 1500 medical appointment Darlinghurst; 1600+ end-of-week wrap & quiet drink somewhere.

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OK, my N80 has now decided to not have scroll buttons as well as no screen when opened. Today might be new-phone day.

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RT @rosshill RT @tmart2001 Al Gore just signed up on Twitter @al_gore and is adding about 100 followers per minute. Wow!

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@ApostrophePong I will only appear on the Internet in a robe when they finally come to their senses and elect me an Archbishop.

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Let’s celebrate the new President with a nice healthy spliff. [video] http://is.gd/6yc3

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RT @spinopsys: John Quiggin had some thoughts on where we go from here [re political blogging] http://tinyurl.com/6ryshk

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@ApostrophePong Wow. A video of a cat. Just what the Internet needs, there’s so few. http://is.gd/6y81 We can see you majored in film too…

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Official US government website to explain how changing presidents will work procedurally. Extensive! http://is.gd/6y6J Hat-tip @KaiserKuo.

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Great blog post: “End of the Road for Surfdom; and the future of independent online media” http://is.gd/6y66

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BTW, anyone wondering about that robot rabbit in the pre-Ballmer entertainment yesterday? It’s a Nabaztag. http://is.gd/AcZ

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Even with their new tech, Santa’s elves still have to start in November. http://is.gd/6xZc Thanks, @marclehmann.

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Departing my secret lair to go to @stub / @siliconbeach drinkies at The Grace Hotel. ETA 1735 Sydney time (because it’s in Sydney, duh!.

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@thatgrumguy You daydream about web celebs because only web celebs (not normal” celebs) understand your “special needs”.

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Lurking in a quiet bar having a quiet beer and a quiet think.

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