Stilgherrian (@stilgherrian)

Wentworth Falls NSW AU

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January 2009

Now, I may be on a TV news program soon. My updated photo is at http://is.gd/d3N What should I wear to appear authoritative? I have no suit.

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@facibus When YOU’RE King of Australia? I reassure you, Good Sir, that it’s I who will be Tsar of this Wide Brown Land.

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@SeandBlogonaut My “follower army”? If only they were so organised, the unruly lot! :) Hope you’re doing well in Darwin, Sir.

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@websinthe Eh? It’s @fictillius who’s waiting for his parents to call. But no, I wasn’t much of a party animal until I started at uni.

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@fictillius Absolutely yes! Repeat back to your parents every dodgy discussion they ever involved you with after a late night out.

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RT @fictillius: Hmmm. I am at home waiting on a call from my parents to pick them up from a party. Something is wrong here.

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“Journalism is one of the great self-declared professions and crafts… ideally designed for democratisation.” http://is.gd/hMTu

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RT @facibus: I still think that the label “citizen journalist” should come with a tube of hand cream to prevent chafing. [1000% agreed!]

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Re-reading the Reuters editor on how Twitter etc will change journalism. For ones, a positive message. http://is.gd/hMTu

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RT @Jon_Seymour: “Near unaminity”. SMH Letters editor on week’s opposition to censorwall by SMH letter writers http://tinyurl.com/bgsva4

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@kcarruthers I have not yet volunteered for @trib’s masterplan. I am already seriously over-committed and under-funded. [Hint.]

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@anthonybaxter Ah the Sekrit Meeting is over. I’m home (just arrived) and pondering how early to go to bed before a day of writing tomorrow.

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@SnarkyPlatypus I see your evening out with workmates at that dodgy bar on Cockle Bay Wharf will be full of… annoyances.

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@trib Do you want to do the ol’ define audience, set tone thing?

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@trib Maybe gather a dozen people to commit to one item per week or fortnight? [shrugs] I’vd been thinking other media ideas today. ;)

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@olac @ChrisClayton Editing tweets sounds creepy to me. If you said it, you said it. Editing the past IS 1984.

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@trib eruditeferrets.com could be a blog aggregation of intelligent snark or possibly cartoons.

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@trib What you do with ferrets is a private matter, Sir!

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OH: “Like who’s Jeff Beck? Like, I know Jeff Buckley…”

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@jowyang @Anders_Lundin Yes, the media hype on Twitter seems to be global. I have 4 writing commissions at the moment, 2 involve Twitter.

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@fictillius That’s not “kite fun”, that’s kite FAIL! http://bkite.com/04cF1 Hint: The “kite” is meant to be in the “sky”.

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@facibus Ah but I’d have dated the Internet’s demise to the Eternal September of 1993. Not 1995. http://is.gd/17wF AOL users FTL.

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OH: “How is it my fault that the Internet’s being STUPID?”

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The SEKRIT MEETING with @SnarkyPlatypus proceeds nicely, thank you for asking.

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For those of you who suggested I adopt the Lee Lin Chin look earlier, try this for size! http://is.gd/hSQD

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@deanlk One reason: Yass has the shortest railway station platform in Australia. Also a special guest.

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At the gym. Pedalling. Waiting for @TardyPlatypus.

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Markets in Newtown Square are growing, but isn’t it just the same cheap market crap as all the others?

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Mobile. Gym etc with @SnarkyPlatypus and the our SEKRIT MEETING about “Stilgherrian Live” 2009.

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“The Difference Between Panic and Urgency” http://is.gd/hSdZ Hat-top @timoreilly.

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@misswired Oi! I AM working, bitch! I’m tagging your goddam photos on Flickr and “building my network of influence” on Twitter. ;)

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@websinthe Rudd’s Australia 2020 summit wasn’t so much crowdsourcing policy but crowdsourcing smoke’n’mirrors.

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@misswired Yes, “crowdsourcing” is just a fancy way of saying “too cheaparsed or lazy to sort it out myself, I’ll leave it for others”.

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@deanlk Also, there will be a “Stilgherrian Live” road trip to Yass towards the end of February. Stay tuned for details, as they say.

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@deanlk I will be trying to have minions help with “Stilgherrian Live”, yes. Also some format changes, different program types etc.

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Maybe I should use this photo of me http://is.gd/hS5q courtesy of @ApostrophePong.

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@pressedstarling I know about fashionfashists on News. Shoes: either the Dunlop Volleys (black, natch) or my hiking boots.

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@adaptick I think ALLphotos of me are pretty daggy. I hate my chin. I’m currently tagging more on Flickr as I find them.

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@ApostrophePong Have you seen this photo of you in action? http://is.gd/hS2x Should I tag them “pong” or “‘pong”?

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@crispynoodles @viveka Maybe I could just do a Lee Lin Chin look. Maybe this one: http://is.gd/hS1q

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RT @hopeinhell: I’m telling you, t-shirt, ass, fist.. *that’s* @stilgherrian authority.. to dress it up, a collar.. minister or dog..

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RT @websinthe: If you’re going to dress newsy, dress SBS not Today Tonight. Though you wearing Naomi Robson’s dress would be funny as fuck.

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This is perhaps a better photo of me for fashion direction purposes. http://is.gd/hRVD

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@pressedstarling Alas, while I agree for a musician “band shirt with ripped jeans” works, this may not work for Serious News. Maybe. YMMV.

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RT @Pattycam: Son just rang… “Mum, Google me and tell me where we are, I think we are lost”. Kids. *motherly snort. *found him too. :)

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RT @ThePlasticAge: @stilgherrian crocs, wear crocs they scream ‘authoritative’

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The be-on-TV look-like-an-expert fashion suggestions keep rolling in. I’ll summarise later today.

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@ApostrophePong Um, that new portrait of me, which you call lame, was taken by YOU. http://is.gd/d3N

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@simontsmall It’s a serious news program. I would be [coughs] a respected Internet expert person.

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Listen, you little cockroach fuckers! It says “Extra Strength Fast Knockdown”! DO YOU NOT UNDERSTAND ADVERTISING? SHOW SOME RESPECT AND DIE!

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RT @trib: Could not resist registering eruditeferrets.com after seeing this http://tinyurl.com/caav7u

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Some of those suggestions are getting a bit silly. This is the Internet, people, be serious.

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Mobile. @ApostrophePong and I seek the Marrickville Markets. I daresay they’ll be where they were last week, and the week before.

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@SnarkyPlatypus La destruction de Port Pirie est un bonus. La ville est polluée par le plomb, moche et d’autres de peu d’intérêt.

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@derekbradley Perhaps I should have worn the traditional uniform of the Premier of South Australia: http://is.gd/gjt6

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@SnarkyPlatypus Non, la position Carper Couche est déjà pleine. Très complet. J’ai été nommé Premier ministre du Sud Ausralia!

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@SnarkyPlatypus Bonjour! Ma matinée a été excellente. Des rêves, un requin, une nomination politique, un currawong et un rat mort!

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RT @wraptinweb: @stilgherrian Oh no… please don’t say you’ve… jumped the shark! [Bravo, Sir!]

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@hopeinhell I don’t know about the shark in Hindley St, Adelaide. I haven’t been there in years.

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Sun plan: Brunch with @ApostrophePong at Marrickville Markets shortly; a day of writing (3 articles); quiet evening.

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@middleclassgirl I’m not sure why it was a cartoon shark, but I did escape it adequately by… flying! I didn’t know I could even fly!

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@middleclassgirl I believe I was just appointed Premier. Everyone was so impressed with my ability to escape an animated shark, apparently.

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@stephenfry explains how he manages 88,000+ Twitter followers and requests understanding and clue. http://is.gd/hF0s

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Also in my dream: My chief of staff’s name was Chris Kendle and he said my first media appearance should be at the Exeter Hotel, Rundle St.

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My dream last night: I was made Premier of South Australia after escaping from the giant animated shark in Sydney Harbour.

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@jeffjarvis observes that Twitter is filled with very stale news about Google’s mishap.

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@samotage Given that the technology for Conroy’s Rabbit-Proof Firewall hasn’t been chosen, there’s no telling what its failure profile is.

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Lauren Weinstein: “Google Glitches - But World Doesn’t End!” http://is.gd/hW6g See last paragraph re

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@seancarmody You’re right, http://bit.ly/10yi is far worse. Lamest synth-keyboard solo ever. MId-tempo gap FTL.

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@seancarmody BTW, this kind of preludes the SEKRITPROJECT that @SnarkyPlatypus and I have devised… more news soon. ;)

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@seancarmody I don’t criticise anyone for having a funny name. ;) Correct, http://bit.ly/hCSC is a shit song. ;)

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RT @jny2cornell: True fact. There’s no “fuck” in broccoli. http://bit.ly/mMDR

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I think we all need a gentle start to Sunday after a hectic and (for some) overly-hot week. http://is.gd/hW04 Pax Britannia!

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Emerges. And why are the cats being so loud today? Ah! Artemis has brought us another dead rat. It’s a BIG dead rat, too. [sigh]

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Actually I am no longer researching because it’s WAY too late given I was up before 0600 and it’s now 2300+. [exit]

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@Glebe2037 @ZebraBites Ta. 2 of the 4 pieces I have to write before Monday involve Twitter and Journalism, so I’m researching.

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New blog post: “Hungry currawong” http://is.gd/hTQx

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New blog post: “Finally, something positive about journalism and Twitter!” http://is.gd/hTQt

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@websinthe I have high-school reports saying that I’d get more value from my French lessons if I was less witty and more focussed. :/

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@JenniferBennett Yes, I followed you back because I saw info about yourself and witty comments within 3 seconds of looking.

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@rockyshark I don’t pay close attention to follower numbers, seems too anal. I had a few more than 1000 before, a few more than 1300 now.

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Mobile. Enmore Rd / King St / lunch. Where shall I work this afternoon? Back home again? Somewhere with a view?

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@jg_rat It’s times like this I’m seriously glad you’re a journalist and not an accountant. ;)

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Laughing at Vodafone. Owe me $9.89 (closed account). Keep sending me a bill, charging $2.20 for a paper bill. What happens when it runs out?

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@R_Chirgwin I sometimes treat Twitter as a REALLY FAST way to polish soundbites.

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And thus endeth Friday, with loose ends aplenty, a busy weekend ahead, and a strange week after that. [exit]

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@BrendanB @Nickhodge Agreed, if the guys in http://is.gd/hMSw didn’t have beards it’d be a complete FAIL.

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I’m glad that’s all brought some joy into people’s lives this evening. :)

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@Nickhodge Your recent tweet to @aeoth led me to find this image (I can’t explain how): http://is.gd/hMSw

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The best thing about seeing the crowd waiting for Jeff Beck at the Enmore Thdatre is that they make look and feel young.

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If you look RIGHT NOW (and it’s night etc) you can see what a Moon Conjunct Venus looks like.

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Resisting Sirens. Wax my ears, Baby!

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@liamvickery All hail Discordia, and well met, Sir! Nice work on the Googlething. Try for “goat dominatrix” or “neocon sex kitten”. ;)

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RT @NewtonMark: UK Government kills “3-strikes” notice and disconnect copyright proposal. http://is.gd/hMsA

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@NewtonMark That’s not QUITE what I said. But if people DO want to follow that advice then may I suggest Twitpic?

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RT @NewtonMark: Dear Twitterverse: @stilgherrian wants you to tweet at him when you’re masturbating. k thx bai. http://tinyurl.com/b9vwmr

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@yeebok America is a land of immense variety. We only see big-city urban life in the TV shows (mostly). Not that I’ve been there.

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@jamopo I believe your scenario http://is.gd/hMp9 will be fulfilled thusly http://is.gd/hMp0 Bon chance, Monsieur!

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@renailemay @nickhac NEWS.com.au have now removed the link to Shifted Pixels from the story at http://is.gd/hM14 [smirks]

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RT @lucasng: Did you know? Chinese video games must pass anti-addiction tests & gamers will be ‘asked’ to use real name http://zi.ma/chn

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@NHBS Quick hi. I like that your website for your Virtual Assistant business is SO clear about your rates and what you do. Trust-building.

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@jg_rat Sorry? A journalist worried about alcohol consumption? Are you SURE you’re a journalist?

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@lukasp Plus the publican at Kelly’s has cooperated in our mass geekery.

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@lukasp I used to go to The Bank a lot before renovations, and the view of the street is great, but it’s toop noisy a crowd too early…

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@OpenNet Australians are using both @nocleanfeed and hashtags. Discussion at http://is.gd/fhsu

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@josh909 Yeah I was having late-Friday drowsiness too, but codeine has killed the headache (finally!) and a a quiet potter here works.

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I’m with @ApostrophePong at The Afternoon Office™ (TAO), aka Kelly’s On King, Newtown, sipping lemon lime &bitters.

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Mobile again. Errand along Enmore Rd / King St. Is it safe to visit The Afternoon Office™?

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@GeordieGuy Oh alright, I’m following you now. Blatant begging only works once per day, so no-one else better get any funny ideas.

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RT @duncanriley: Change is happening in Melbourne. 45C to 35C in minutes. It’s over.

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Excellent. List of new followers I haven’t even looked at is now under 60.

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RT @paulwiggins: Welcome to twitter here’s a link to a terrific presentation `about how journalists can use it http://tinyurl.com/97bzjg

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@SnarkyPlatypus Yes well you haven’t had Zombie Queen Carmel on your doorstep before breakfast. ;) She’s nice enough. For a zombie.

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Eek! “Twitter ‘influence’ doesn’t necessarily mean ‘interesting’”, says NEWS.com.au. http://is.gd/hM14

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@comicstriphero Glad you liked today’s Twitter post. http://is.gd/hLw8 There’s lost more on the site, tagged “twitter”. More soon too.

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@obliviousgeek Well if you work with marketers all day, the last thing you need is MORE of them!

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@facibus Bless you, my Seagull Son. You are learning the lessons well.

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@einspruch A wrote this about The Greens way back. My opinion hasn’t changed. http://is.gd/hLFM http://is.gd/hLFS Maybe ‘cept Sen Ludlam.

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@xeyr @SilkCharm Hint: Set up your reminder tweets NOW in Tweetlater and you’ll look SO organised! ;)

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@obliviousgeek Thanks. Nothing wrong with marketing per se, but if people walk in and ONLY talk about themselves… shoot them. ;)

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@einspruch Of COURSE the SMH pimps Sartor for NSW Premier. Pro-development = more real estate adverts for a dying newspaper.

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RT @SilkCharm: wait just a goshdarn minute… @SilkCharm organise? ORGANISE? o.O [Yes, my head just assploded!]

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@einspruch You’re right. NSW’s choice is between a bunch of evil pricks stabbing each other while Rome burns, or a dead jellyfish.

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@SnarkyPlatypus “The Unmistakable Smell Of Decay”: New Matilda on “the NSW Labor zombie army”. http://is.gd/hLA5

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@StephenKelly I think I just kinda got turned on by your avatar. The cross gets the whole bound and gagged scenario going.

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@duncanriley “Stiff southerlies”… “Connex servicers”… Th heat really has gotten your hormones a’flooding, eh? ;)

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“Cleaning Up Australia: What are the world’s geeks saying about Stephen Conroy’s internet nanny scheme?” http://is.gd/hLxT

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New blog post: “Choosing who I follow on Twitter” http://is.gd/hLw8

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@sammyjopeters O hai, yes, you did get my attention. [pats head] Now back to work or I’ll tell @stephenconroy.

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@jyesmith Yes, I’d love to be interviewed for your blog series. http://is.gd/h Same questions? DM me an email, will send Monday.

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Whenever I see the words “network marketer” I think “herpes”. Is that wrong?

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My main Twitterstream flows by too fast to see everything, though, so a @stilgherrian gets my attention whoever you are.

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New blog post: “Disoriented concrete giraffe” http://is.gd/hRAo

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Um, re all the chilli questions: I have no idea. The fact that these plants have survived at all is a miracle. I am not a gardener.

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@SnarkyPlatypus C’est dommage. Je sais l’importance du commerce des femmes est à vous.

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RT @kcarruthers: RT @thomashawk: New Law in the UK May Make it Illegal to Photograph the Police After February 16th http://ff.im/PyYu

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Hint: To grow your chillis REALLY HOT, occasionally shock the plant by under-watering it. Increased capsaicin levels produced as defence.

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@facibus @ApostrophePong And add to that breakfast, five fresh chillis, picked from our own plants just 10 minutes ago.

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Sat plan: Research for articles I have to write; gym/lunch with @SnarkyPlatypus; planning meeting for “Stilgherrian Live”; quiet night.

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@SnarkyPlatypus Bonjour. Mon mèmes sont les inondations à travers l’Internet, comme Les Veronicas sur une chaude nuit d’été. Et toi?

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So, my Tweetstats explode http://is.gd/j1Y and my Followcost goes more nuclear at 4900 milliscobles http://is.gd/42oY [Yes, it’s about me.]

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@kcarruthers I thought this cartoon was more me http://is.gd/hRaq rather than http://twitpic.com/19ash but what would you know?

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@oscar7g Yes, Twitter allows us to see the world’s synchronicity. http://is.gd/hR9T Thank you. Maybe.

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@kcarruthers I don’t know which @gapingvoid cartoon at http://bit.ly/nmO7 you think is about me. Your linkage is useless, woman!

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@kcarruthers “New World Order”, eh? Gordon Brown Tuesday: http://is.gd/hg1k Kevin Rudd yesterday: http://is.gd/hR2I Mr Obama, Sir?

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Whaleage on Twittersarch. Is that because it really is over capacity, or because my search term included “Illuminati”?

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@firstdogonmoon There’s already camera sounds coming from the bathroom. Careful what you wish for, especially with @ApostrophePong.

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RT @kcarruthers: Possible eruption in Alaska: What will Sarah Palin do to save them? http://bit.ly/2vKMsl

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RT @Klemmie: A monument to the Bush shoe-thrower (CNN) - http://tinyurl.com/cektl4

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Reuters News editor tweets from Davos, beats own newswire, blogs about implications. http://is.gd/hMTu Hat-tip @hughjm.

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@jaronmc Dunno how “old” your old people are, Mr Fetus, but as you get older you need less sleep and patterns shift to earlier in the day.

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@woodlandalyssa Pffft! You think your mere “facts” and “evidence” can sway me? http://is.gd/hQJo

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@David_N_Wilson No problems. “Is X the new Y?” is a lazy journalistic cliché. Kill them. Kill them all. And then dance on their graves.

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@woodlandalyssa Reference for your claim of being around for weeks? My Twittersearchfu isn’t awake yet.

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RT @David_N_Wilson: Why does Twitter have to be the “next” something or the “future” something. How about it’s the “Present Twitter?”

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RT @wolfcat: 8000th tweet on a hot day in Melbourne will be as fucking hot at these? http://is.gd/3mEd http://is.gd/hzuV

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Don’t know what a Turing Machine is? Try http://is.gd/hQDK Short version: The simplest possible “proper computer”.

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RT @jasonwryan: Holy shit! A Lego Turing Machine http://tr.im/aturing (bonus soundtrack from ‘The A-Team’)

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OK, everyone, you can cancel your Twitter accounts now. @coldplay is here.

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@trib Twitter advanced search doing 100 pages per search, only goes back 2 hours on . Still looking…

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@TheITJuggler Well done! Yes, Christmas starts with a “C”. But the cognitive dissonance for what I was proposing… ;)

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0745. Currently hearing birds: currawong, corella, raven, kookaburra, rainbow lorikeet, noisy miner. We’re 5km from Sydney’s CBD.

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@hopeinhell As Australians we’re obliged to word it more strongly than . Is there a day starting with “c”?

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@hrheingold So you’re suggesting Tweeting isn’t writing? Please turn in your Hemingway Appreciation button NOW!

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Hint to Americans: Create ? Tell the 3/4 of the planet AHEAD of you in timezones BEFORE their Friday is over kthxbai.

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New followers (yes, there’s still more), you many find “Choosing who I follow on Twitter” of use. http://is.gd/hLw8 Or just say hello.

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@finkisadink Cheers. When parliament returns on Tuesday, I reckon Conroy will be hammered about this. If he’s still Minister on Tuesday. ;)

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“The Economy According To Mint” http://is.gd/hMCF Mint has 900,000 consumers’ financial data. See spending drop as worsens.

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“Labor’s ‘deafening silence’ as web censorship trials delayed” http://is.gd/hQej

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@OpenNet Want help updating http://is.gd/hQ9h on Internet censorship in Australia? Check http://libertus.net (top 3 links) and/or DM me.

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@augustjordan “Hello London, this is Sydney calling.” Be thankful you’re somewhere too cold for a Cockroach Explosion.

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@BiteTheDust I may have used the word “Ngaanyatjarra” but I believe I was RTing you?

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The world is starting to feel a whole lot better with codeine and caffeine. Just anything ending with -eine improves one’s lot in life.

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@rjleaman @facibus Some days you’re the hammer, some the nail… and others the piece of wood. And they’ve got a whole box of nails.

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RT @mediahunter: Newspapers Saw the Digital Train A-Coming http://tinyurl.com/anrp69

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RT @wolfcat: Why don’t pr0n novels ever read: “A cool breeze across his man boobs in the stifling heat?” ‘Cos if they did, I’d be the model.

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RT @mrPOWer: huge potential political/societal benefits from this recession. eg: Politicisation of a hitherto apathetic and doltish populace

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Emerges. I love this quiet time at dawn on the weekends.

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Is there such a verb as “to outminge”? For example, “I’ve been in the media so much lately I’ll soon outminge Virginia Trioli”.

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RT @SnarkyPlatypus: The weather is a leftist conspiracy. El Niño sounds like a Cuban commie.

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RT @Nickhodge: Free Microsoft event: Internet and Politics Forum #2 with Joe Trippi: http://tinyurl.com/cxxtcf [And me. I’ll be there too!]

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RT @antibullshit: “Irish ISP will disconnect Internet users after three unsubstantiated copyright claim” http://is.gd/hGEK

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@Alegrya The sunrise has been beautiful lately. I’ve been up around 0400 or 0500 most days this week.

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Text 100… a PR company… that would explain the promotional items I’m finding hidden away everywhere. And strangers’ business cards.

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RT @susan_m: Was fantastic catching up with old friends and @stilgherrian @kcarruthers at Text 100 Sydney’s office warming. [Ah yes…!]

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Emerges. Realises that Twitter will reveal what happened last night.

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@marclehmann No, no “Stilgherrian Live” tonight. Thinking next Thursday might be the night. Tho it depends on some calls… ;)

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Wrapping up a long Serkit Meeting with @kcarruthers and @ApostrophePong while waiting for a Special Media Person to call back.

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RT @SnarkyPlatypus: All the silly fuss over the News Limited list has stirred up some things I’d like to forget … http://is.gd/2lq0

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@jeffsonstein I parodied the purveyors of “technical censorship” a year ago! http://is.gd/16It We just repeat the same points, as do they.

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If anyone wants to get into speculation on the electricity market, check http://erisk.net for (not free!) intel. (I worked for them.)

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RT @wolfcat: Spot price for power has gone from $30 last tuesday to over $600 today.

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RT @duncanriley: This is a message from NEMMCO: we’re running out of power. Sweating is good for weight loss. That is all. http://is.gd/hCb6

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