Stilgherrian (@stilgherrian)

Wentworth Falls NSW AU

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November 11th, 2008

@paininthenet Yeah Nokia’s continuing Macphobia is irritating, but @ApostrophePong is travelling that path too and we’ll be OK.

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@paininthenet Not an iPhone, it’s not suitable for my needs. A Nokia N96. YMMV. (We did all this earlier, you missed the frustration LOL!)

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Direct link to live feeds of Senate Question Time today: http://is.gd/6YKU Starts in about 50 minutes from now.

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Senate Question Time starts around 2.30pm AEDT, live audio/video streams on http://www.aph.gov.au, YouTube video posted 3.30pm or so.

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Greens Senator Scott Ludlam will be asking Senator Conroy some questions about the Internet censorship trial in the Senate this arvo…

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Sitting in Virgin Mobile, Pitt St, waiting for me new phone to be aroused. Soft lights, candles, cocktails, lounge music.

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@jeffsonstein @misswired @ApostrophePong You all seem far to well-equipped with quick dispose-of-body solutions. That’s a worry.

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This train is waiting too long at Central. Ah OK, here we go. A’tunnelling now.

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@Tarale Well, if nothing happened, all well and good. But that’s not the point.

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@Tarale Your unreliable resident needs slapping then. :) But yes, you’re WELL within your rights to cancel the visit. Unhesitatingly.

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@Tarale You’ll find your insurance probably does NOT cover any problem which happens with someone who was let in.

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@zuzu I ask non-designer clients whether they’d get their aircon or plumbing fixed by an unqualified amateur, why is design different.

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@Tarale There is NOTHING wrong with insisting tradespeople only come when a resident is present. Alas, it’s basic security.

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RT @elliottng: Currently at Joint US China Cooperation for Clean Energy Conf. Follow @DavidFeng who is livetweeting the conference

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@zuzu If it’s to “underline text” then CSS “text-decoration” it is. Borders are borders on the box, will look wrong if link spans 2 lines.

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RT @aDB RT @garthk RT @bronwen: Anyone else think the RT @somebody RT@somebodyelse a bit overkill. Why not just stick to the original RT?

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@Alegrya Um, “other house problem taken care of, now cleanup begins”. Where do you dispose of a body in an upstairs flat?

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Batteries charged. Coffee finished. Going mobile. Enmore Rd / Newtown Station / Town Hall / Sydney CBD.

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I haven’t written anything for Remembrance Day, but my “Anzac Day Rememberings” covers it. http://is.gd/8NL

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@duncanriley Google for “john birmingham without warning”. Amazon listing is #1 result, your review #2, mine #7. At least in Oz. Not bad.

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RT @marclehmann: obama shutting down guantanamo bay http://is.gd/6YeV

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@duncanriley Agree with your comment on my review of John Birmingham’s “Without Warning”. http://is.gd/6WKl

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@jjprojects Exactly! And the story of my life is “Hungry Like The Wolf”! http://is.gd/4hlv Or is that “Hungry Hungry Hippo”?

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RT @jjprojects: @liako I don’t forget that Twitter is lifestreaming. We are telling the story of our life here. It’s storytelling.

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@ApostrophePong THERE IS ABSOLUTELY NOTHING WRONG WITH ‘HUNGRY LIKE THE WOLF’! http://is.gd/4hlv

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iCal, I deleted those calendar files for a reason. Why have you re-imported them? How did you even find them? Still, that problem has gone.

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@erkpod LOL! I decided weeks ago, yes, Nseries is for media creators, iPhone is for media consumers. Goats vs sheep. Currently, anyway.

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FFS! @ApostrophePong is singing along to a Morrissey video! http://is.gd/6Ybd Thank the gods I’m at the other end of the house.

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Note to new Twitterfollowers: I’ve been very bad at checking you out lately, but I do read all @replies even if I don’t respond.

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Tues re-plan: 1145 depart for Sydney CBD; buy N96 (not iPhone); 1400 client phone conf 1500 chiropractor; 1630 GP; work fragments between.

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@ragnarok1971 A link to the video which works… but maybe also a link to the website you’re actually launching? ;)

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@ApostrophePong Yes, Campaign Monitor is an Australian product, based here in Sydney. Nice guys, from what I hear.

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@ApostrophePong I use Campaign Monitor, well, their Mail Build product, for my business clients’ mailing lists (and my own).

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RT @genrobey: what is the 1 thing, if nothing else, u shld hav on yr media release re a new website launch? http://twurl.nl/ccnuxp

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Decided! I will go with Virgin since @ApostrophePong is there, free V-to-V calls/text.

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@ApostrophePong Mobile phone plans are a osych vortex, deliberately designed to confuse. @kcarruthers just told me they’ll drive me insane.

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Fuck this is complicated! I wonder what “the economy” loses to people spending hours working out mobile phone plans. Telcos = traitors.

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RT @barrysaunders: sorry this is the link. is.gd fail. http://is.gd/703I This is non-dyke-cartoon electric motorcycle web manager linkage.

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@stokely Not that there’s anything wrong with dyke webcomics… :P

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@stokely Oh I retweeted @barrysaunders’ link without looking. Did he have copy’n’paste FAIL? LOL!

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Ashamed to have made so many awful typos in a recent tweet. That pyschologist was right: perfectionism can be crippling.

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RT @bengrubb: YouTube video of Conroy today is up: http://tinyurl.com/5ldj6j

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RT @shelisrael: Mike Butcher: ‘Bizarrely, China turns out to be Germany.” It is its own market.

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RT @barrysaunders: Who wants a job as web manager for company making ELECTRIC MOTORBIKES?! http://is.gd/702O

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RT @pixel8ted: Manly Jetcat service has been axed in the NSW budget cuts

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RT @GreensMPs: Too many unanswered questions on net censorship: http://tinyurl.com/5kbupo

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I would love someone to do a psychological and fashion profile of the people in the Josh Pyke queue. With myn camera battery was up for it.

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My NextG connection is back. The 600-person queue is for a free (!) Josh Pyke gig at the Oxford Art Factory.

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Why is there a queue down Oxford St? Why is my NextG connection down?

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@kcarruthers The CIOs are clearly suffering an Aneristic Delusion. All hair Eris!

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RT @barrysaunders: @stilgherrian buy a bottle, drink for a day. Buy a hammer, drink for a lifetime.

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RT @Akula: Liquor store robber buys $11 hammer to steal $9 bottle of wine. Math FAIL. http://tinyurl.com/4ltvs2

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RT @plasmaegg RT @ev: “Sarah Palin has been tagged and re-introduced into the wild.” - Jon Stewart

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@posty I understand the deep truth inherent in Rule 34, but please do NOT mention that in relation to Senator Conroy kthxbai. ;)

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@steven_noble The proponents of Internet censorship reckon that blocking the conversation in forums will stop anorexia, or something.

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@steven_noble Actually, censoring pro-anorexia websites is a specific example being used in the “extend the filtering” discussion.

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New Matilda: ‘Should “Pro-Ana” Sites Be Banned?” http://is.gd/6ZN3 Key example for Internet censorship debate. Discuss.

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@leehopkins If you choose to stay in your remote Adelaide monastery, it’s your problem. ;)

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@tathamoddie I know that @JonoH is keen for me to do “Stilgherrian Live” from the Manly Ferry, to show off the NextG linkage.

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@tathamoddie “Stilgherrian Live” from outdoors, yes, though maybe not the beach. Beach and MacBook Pro do not mix. Neither do beach and me.

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@colwar Yes, a barrel of red would also be appropriate provided said barrel did now already have a dismembered corpse in it. One must check.

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Hmmm… I’ve just been invited to a party in Manila to launch an art/fashion project. Were airline tickets enclosed? No. FAIL!

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RT @michaelmeloni: SMH: Net censorship plan backlash http://is.gd/6ZHo Conroy worst we’ve had in the past 15 years.’

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@mpesce Martinis would also be acceptable. Or Manhattans, so it would become a new Manhatten Project. [nods]

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@mpesce I have this water phobia thing, anxiety if placed in deep water, so the cooling fluid would have to be gin. A gin bath, yes.

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RT @Warlach: “As for Conroy, how do you think he’d react to a site of his head photoshopped onto porn?” Depends which breed of dog you use.

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(People are not allowed to point out the wild inconsistencies in my viewpoint over the last few tweets. I am still stunned by the news.)

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@ragnarok197: “But won’t you burst into flame if you go out in the sun??” That’s my point exactly!

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@Warlach Well, he says I work too hard and need more sun and has recommended I go outside and do nothing. That’s full on WIN!

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@mpesce My doctor knows too much about me. His name is on the list, though, so it’ll all be sorted out.

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Not only does Senator Conroy have children on his biography http://is.gd/6ZtE they’re USING THE INTERNET!

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My doctor also says I’m getting old and need to pay more attention to my health. I called him a rude word.

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Playing doctor and patient was fun. Apparently I have a Vitamin D deficiency and need to spend more time in the sun.

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RT @Alegrya: I concede not being able to remember exactly… the Backstreet Boys temporarily disabled my short-term memory

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Off-grid again while I play doctor and patient.

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@aDB Want to design a mug? Here’s a good place to start! http://is.gd/6ZtE

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I wonder if the person who found my old geb0rkenfone will find much use for it? I suspect they’ve binned it. I care not. I am a hedgehog.

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Virgin Mobile replacing my SIM free after just one hour of my lameness, that’s full of WIN!

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Sitting in Hyde Park is NOT full of WIN when I walk away leaving my old N80 and new SIM sitting on the ground. That’s full of FAIL!

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RT @bengrubb: You should see what [The Greens’] site spits out when you get a 404: http://is.gd/6ZhB

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@coljac @michaelmeloni Actually, it’s the Greens who’ll be putting Senate Question Time it on YouTube this afternoon.

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@jeamland Just to make you happy: NO I AM NOT GETTING A FUCKING IPHONE! ;)

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Oh I’ll catch up on all the iPhone/N96/Senate conversations shortly. I ndeed to pop up to Potts Point to see my chiropractor.

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Finished a phone conference… via Skype from my laptop while sitting under a tree in Hyde Park. Full. Of. WIN!

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Going to Hyde Park to sit under a tree and set up the new phone. The number has already ported.

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Excellent. Australian Visual Software Distributors Association says I’m irresponsible, or ignorant at best. http://is.gd/6YNG [scroll down]

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@smperris Senate Question Time does usually start 2pm but Senator Ludlam’s office told me 2.30pm. They Know Things I guess? Late for 11/11?

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From Newsweek, 1995: Clifford Stoll reckons the Internet will never catch on. Lulz. http://is.gd/70sA Love the “nirvana” straw man headline.

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Does “salutary” mean “too salty”? Like an anchovy?

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A Twittersearch for Julie Bishop is salutory. http://is.gd/73lA

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RT @jowyang: Isn’t it sadly ironic that the PR industry itself has a negative reputation? I’ll address that tomorrow. http://is.gd/73li

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Emerges. Sydney cloudy with the chance of a light shower this morning, 23C. Delightful.

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OK, I’m heading home ‘cos my wallet is empty and so is this front bar, and it’s not a good look. [exit]

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@neerav Your wish is my command. But only in a pants-on sense.

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@JonoH America continues to amaze me by how backward it is, despite the rhetoric of it being a leader.

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@andrewbarnett: “I <3 UNIX, I really do. ls -1 | wc -l. this is what MSFT just does not get.” EXACTLY.

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@maadonna @facibus Somehow I will find the energy to help you with the Shiraz stockpile as well as the SSB. Dirty work, but… as they say.

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Wow. @MarsPhoenix and I had a “special relationship”. http://is.gd/70Fh

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RT @viveka: Hang on… NYC is *just now* opening its first 24hr medical centre? SRSLY? Welcome to 1986, fellas… http://bit.ly/24hr

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@paininthenet You’re offended? Most people are. Join the club. @PeterBlackQUT said I was offensive and provocative. http://is.gd/4Tdn Cunt.

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I’m sorry, who decided to set “The Time Warp” to a dodgy dance beat and add a dodgy rap? May I have their address? May I shoot them? Dead?

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@paininthenet The “offend others” threshold is too low IMO. Some folks are offended by the littlest things. They need to harden the fuck up.

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@facibus Hello, I’m from the UN Semillon Sauvignon Blanc Stockpile Management Commission. I’m here to help with your problem.

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I am lookng at this African woman and thinking, “What’s bigger? Her gold earrings? Her dreadlocks? Her breasts?” Close call.

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@paininthenet I understand re Holocaust deniers. But can we make laws to stop people saying stupid/false things? I have no answer to that.

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@liubinskas @Nickhodge Comfy chairs, scotch and military history? Count me in!

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@paininthenet Oddly, I support that Japanese former-general’s right to say what he thinks. Free speech is a tough gig.

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@seancarmody Like me in Crikey yesterday, illegal DVDs allegedly cost the industry $231m. That’s $10 per Australian. Big deal.

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@seancarmody The more I think about it, there’s a place for a blog that debunks the numbers we see in the media…

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RT @seancarmody: At that rate, it’ll only take a bit over a year for China to pay for their half a trillion dollar stimulus package!

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@aeoth In Sydney, Jaycar Electronics is the place for components at good prices. Melbourne? Dunno. Is there a Jaycar there?

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@liubinskas Ah you should get me and @Nickhodge together if you want WWII stories. It’s our special subject area.

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RT @BBCWorld: China’s trade surplus hits new record $35.2bn in October. http://tinyurl.com/5dzvuz

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@JonoH Nyer nyer! I got my N96 TODAY! Mind you, the battery is nearly flat, ‘cos I didn’t charge it. :P

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@liubinskas Damn! Now I want to unfollow you and re-follow to get the short story! http://is.gd/70yj

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I’m sitting where the live Irish folk music from upstairs and the jukebox-driven pop-dance from downstairs merge. It’s REALLY weird.

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@CameronCollie [smirks] Yeah I got Josh Pyke right once, but 90% of the time I typo “josh” as “John”.

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@MariaParkinson Actually, it’s full of FAIL except that one 19yo with the white t-shirt and cut-off army pants. He can stay. ;)

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@MariaParkinson I’ve actually made some good contacts with The Young Folk at this pub, but the table next door is full of FAIL!

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Japanese air force chief sacked for saying Japan wasn’t an aggressor in WWII now wants to revise the constitution. http://tinyurl.com/6zxhoz

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@CameronCollie Josh Pyke in his underwear with a shotgun? WTF?!?!?!?

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@docbaty That said, if I have a shotgun while I’m in my underwear, that makes me just like Angelina Jolie! WIN!

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@docbaty Oddly enough, someone is handing me a shotgun in a week or two… I think the path is revealing itself.

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@facibus Us tired old farts need to unite in an uprising against the ludicrously stupid youth. We’ll show ‘em! While our meds last, anyway.

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Listening to some Young People who Have No Fucking Clue. My doctor was right, I am getting old.

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Eating a fish at The Afternoon Office™ but downstairs.

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@kcarruthers “All hair Eris!” has to be my best typo ever!

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Batteries nearly dead. On way home, but I’ll lose power before I get there. A man muttering to himself on the train. Will he kill us?

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@nickhac No, if we’re pouring down to Oxford St it should be with torches & kerosene to put the miserable hole of a place out of its misery.

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@JohnLacey Though “the radio” obviously trumps what I can see with my own eyes. ;)

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@JohnLacey If the venue is full someone should tell the people queued in the street. It actually looks like they haven’t opened doors tho.

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RT @SnarkyPlatypus: Switzerland is like three simultaneous multiple orgasms of scenery - with Julie Bishop and a couple of goats thrown in

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The free “Triple J Presents” John Pyke gig was advertised as 7pm. It’s 8pm. Doors are still closed. 600-odd people still line Oxford Street.

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Bugger. Battery #2 running out. 34 mins left. Battery #1 dead. Must find new venue. Stand by.

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@IanWoolf You pick the Thursday time, I’m easy, and can peg my day around that. :) My day is currently flexible.

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I don’t know who’s programmng this pub jukebox, maybe that fat chick oever there, but it’s full of WIN! http://is.gd/706m

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If you wish to understand where I am right now, watch this video and drink a Coopers Pale Ale. http://is.gd/704x Nothing deep, it’s just on.

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Bugger it. Can’t wait forever for this 2nd battery to charge. I’ll go mobile without it.

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I do agree with that Virgin Mobile advert tho: Ringtones are the lowest form of self-expression.

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@ApostrophePong I WILL create my own ringtone, but I want something to use until I get to my scheduled fiddle-with-phone time.

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@dizzystuff Since when does an svn implementation wear a school uniform? [puzzled]

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A superb blog post using the arguments for Internet censorship in the car industry. http://is.gd/74KZ Dedicated to me, apparently.

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@Tarale Mark Newton met with MP Kate Ellis. His report of the conversation: http://tinyurl.com/64wll9 My follow-up: http://is.gd/6gJC

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Senate “takes note” of Senator Conroy’s answer re Internet filtering. http://is.gd/74Ez A formality, perhap, but an escalation.

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Why do these batteries take so goddam long to recharge? Technoloogy is shit. All of it.

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Mind you, Virgin Mobile also entered my street address and email address incorrectly into their database.

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As you would expect, Virgin Mobile has better music on hold than Vodafone. David Bowie “Fashion” FTW!

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@ApostrophePong I don’t care what your Thai Lunar Calendar says, calling me “ignorant farang” doesn’t change where the Moon ACTUALLY IS. :P

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RT @LacqueredStudio: HERE’S some journalists taking a form of “post-industrial action” you were talking about http://spot.us/ Great idea!

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@ApostrophePong It CAN’T be Loy Krathong Festival (ลอยกระทง) today! The Full Moon is TOMORROW at 1718 AEDT.

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Wed plan: Quick errand to CBD soon; back for a desk day of nothing excitng (fingers crossed); slowly work thru tasks… tedium!

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@jeffsonstein I think we can assume predictions now stay “on the record”. Unless Senator Conroy piles up all the Internets and burns them.

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@jeffsonstein Mind you, one blog post this week will be me looking back at my predictions for 2008. Not all have been, erm, accurate.

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@paulwallbank In the same way he says cybersex isn’t as good as “the real thing”. Did someone say it was? [shrugs]

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@paulwallbank Nothing is as good as a real teacher, true. But was anyone SAYING teachers would be replaced? Or just supplemented? Straw man.

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Me from Monday’s Crikey for cheap-arse non-subscribers: “The inflated cost of illegally copied DVDs” with responses. http://is.gd/73zB

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@jeffsonstein Someone told me privately, “Clifford Stoll is still an ass. 13 years later.” What’s that law about underestimating change?

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