Stilgherrian (@stilgherrian)

Wentworth Falls NSW AU

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November 30th, 2008

Configuring, running and testing multi-gigabyte backups has to be one of life’s less-fascinating activities.

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@ApostrophePong Ouch! It’s a NASTY cold. I’ll get appropriate drugs for you on my way home. Or since I’m by Kings Cross, inappropriate ones.

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RT @susan_m: RIP Sydney Opera House architect Joern Utzon who died in Denmark yesterday aged 90 http://tiny.cc/uALFl

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RT @smartbrain: mms://manager.co.th/11news1 for Government House and /toc for BKK airport. Works in Windows Media Player and Windows Mobile.

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@ApostrophePong I know the Royal Thai Army has a… erm… fondness for elaborately decorative uniforms, but what are you saying? :P

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@ApostrophePong I don’t think “Green Shirts” = Army here! BTW, @Nickhodge asks questions at http://is.gd/9rBf

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@ApostrophePong RT @smartbrain: Green Shirts to bring in 60 buses to protest metal smelting factory. ??? Why now?

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@tathamoddie “I just screwed up the IP routing settings for 200 domains. There goes my afternoon.” OUCH You have my sympathy, Sir!

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@ApostrophePong Who are the Green Shirts of which @smartbrain speaks? Yet another Thai faction I didn’t know about?

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@Nickhodge Thank you for asking sensible questions about the Thai situation. Answers now online with further commentary. http://is.gd/9rBf

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Mobile. Walk to Sanmore station / Kings Cross station / Darlinghurst client for the afternoon, maybe into the evening.

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Note to my new followers: I do see all @replies but don’t follow everyone back unless an obvious connection. My Twitterriver flows fast!

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I’ve updated (via a long comment) my “Thailand’s political crisis: an introduction” http://is.gd/9rBf

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@websinthe Yes, I’ll RT too. ;) Understanding Senaor Stephen Conroy’s political power base. http://is.gd/9yeZ From 2004 but still very good.

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@kcarruthers As I said, enter odd search phrases into YouTube, then random-walk the “related videos” links. Explore the weirdly Long Tail.

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@websinthe From 2004: “Senator Stephen Conroy’s plotting and warring has added to Labor’s decline, writes Paul Sheehan.” http://is.gd/9yeZ

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Sun (remainder) plan: Amble to Darlinghurst to do this out-of-hours client work. Almost 1300, I’d better start getting my act together.

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@websinthe Correct. Conroy is one of the ALP Right’s bullies. He’s demonstrating that bullying does not good Minister material make.

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@websinthe The Senate website says Conroy is a Senator until 30 June 2011. http://is.gd/9ybO Suffer.

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@websinthe Conroy’s risk is not being voted out at an election but being sacked from the Ministry for performing poorly. He’d had few wins.

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@websinthe The ne next Federal election is 2 years away (3 year terms), but half the Senate is up for re-election each time (6 year terms).

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@websinthe Conroy’s mandate for censorship is tenuouss.He’s geing beyond the wording of the pre-election policy, such that it was.

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Fuck! They’e turned on the Stargate and we’re DOOMED! http://is.gd/9y8W Direct link to image, should it be replaced: http://is.gd/9y8E

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The Institute of Public Affairs doesn’t like Conroy’s Rabbit-Proof Firewall either! http://is.gd/9y4D So who has Conroy got left on side?

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@kcarruthers @SnarkyPlatypus That Sid Davis anti-homthexual film from 1954 I mentioned was “Boys Beware”. http://is.gd/9y2A

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@jdub That is EXACTLY the stupid brain-dead manager-sheep usage of “space” to which I refer.

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@jdub What shits me about the use of “around” is that you can be fairly sure the sentence will end with the word “space”. Grrr. :)

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@jdub Pls don’t say “be careful around”. It’s “be careful ABOUT” or “WITH”. “Around is NOY the all-purpose preposition kthxbai.

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@pixel8ted My 1600-work backgrounder on the That political crisis is at http://is.gd/9rBf

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@kcarruthers I’m not sure that I’d associated every event wih @stub. Tiwtter is not the centre of the universe, and limits the appeal.

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RT @TerrorTV: christian teens use as test group for the binge drinking ads? How bout some alcopop ValleyGirls bitchscratching each other up

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Fairfax: “Children’s welfare groups slam net filters” http://is.gd/9E4V Even the child-protectors think Conroy’s wrong!

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@Tuna People comment wherever it’s easiest. So they whinge to each other rather the, say, write to their MP or the manufacturer of whatever.

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Mon plan: AM desk catch-up; PM Darlinghurst client for some sysadmin stuffs; evening gym & dinner w@SnarkyPlatypusypus.

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@alecthegeek [smirks] I don’t mind my “thoughtful posts” geting out there without my name attached, as long as he memes are transmitted. ;)

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Video promoting rallies against Internet censorship 13 December. http://is.gd/9DtU

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And for those who missed THIS gem, a 2004 article explaining just why Senator Conroy is such a nasty piece of work. http://is.gd/9yeZ

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@paulwallbank I am suitably happy with your comment, yes. @bronwen Yes, comments on the website will be seen. Twitter is ephemeral.

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It would be wonderful if people making one-line comments on Twitter would turn them into one-paragraph comments on my website. ;)

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@spinopsys @paulwallbank Yep, sections of the media love scare stories. But why do politicians ACT on this paranoid fantasy as if it’s real?

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@paulwallbank Agreed, the risk-avoidance by politicians and schools, reacting to SOME scared and noisy parents.

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Fascinating profile of New Journalism “leader” @jeffjarvis at http://is.gd/9Db5 and his rebuttal at http://is.gd/9cQJ

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@_dianne Ta. A parliamentary researcher told me it’s impossible to overstate how clueless politicians are about computers and the Intenret.

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@paulmckeon The $2245 for “customised notebooks” includes software, configuration, networking and training. That’s not unreasonable.

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@crispynoodles One of the hurdles is the word “social”. It sounds like “social likfe”, or “slacking off”.

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RT @crispynoodles: @sometimes I think the sillyness of not letting kids access social media at school is because parents are. [Agreed.]

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And still catching up on the Thai crisis? My backgrounder at http://is.gd/9rBf and @ApostrophePong’s at http://is.gd/9D3S

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My response to NSW schools BLOCKING social media http://is.gd/9B0k is “Do we really care about our kids?” http://is.gd/9D3m

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@SnarkyPlatypus The Brit tourist at BKK airport is free to leave and, oh, catch the train down the penisula to another airport. Idiot.

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RT @Darcy1968: Read Par 4 *sigh* http://tinyurl.com/5qg7kt [Yes, NSW school laptops blocked from social media ‘cos of “unwholesome things”.]

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There is a special level of Hell completely filled with job tickets requiring web server SSL certificates to be reconfigured. Endlessly.

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Emerges. I want to whinge about Mondays and stuff but know I’m not going to get any sympathy.

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@SnarkyPlatypus ‘Why won’t search.twitter com accept my search request for “The Way We Were”?’ Twitter has become sentient and knows better.

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@Nickhodge Wikipedia article on King Bhumibol Adulyadej makes interesting reading, partic his early life and ascension. http://is.gd/9Aik

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@misswired @candysnap @kurokaze204 @susan_m @franksting Yep, Moon drops back 11 degres per day (roughly). I didn’t measure but tomorrow…

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@misswired The Moon’s still got a day or so to drop back before it’ll be a smiley face with Venus and Jupiter.

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@docbaty Well I guessed that one was Luna. I did Astronomy I at uni! ;)

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Is that a Venus / Jupiter conjunction I can see right now? Or Mars?

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@ApostrophePong Your post http://snurl.com/6ye3d with background to the Thai crisis is a fine thing. Like your explanation of the cycle.

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Ah now here’s a story to warm the cockles etc… http://is.gd/9zZ5 Anyone need a diagram?

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Enough for the Darlinghurst stuff. Electric tubeworms ahoy!

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