Stilgherrian (@stilgherrian)

Wentworth Falls NSW AU

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January 12th, 2009

@pixel8ted @trib I won’t be doing dinner out tonight. About to go to the gym and then a quiet one at home.

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@jdub I don’t think Crikey HAS a political bent in terms of what they publish. Full spectrum. I mean me AND David Flint?

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@Nickhodge Telstra should love me, ‘cos it frames NBN rejection as part of coherent a plan of WIN! TLS shares up! Big smoochies from Sol!

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@Nickhodge Thanks, but getting Story 1 on Crikey with http://is.gd/frHH is easy when it’s 1 seen as kicking Telstra and 2 news silly-season.

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RT @jayrosen_nyu: Jon Stewart exploits for laughs what I called “the difference between making news and making sense.” http://is.gd/fsFK

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Just saw someone credited as “writer and blogger”. So not only is blogging not journalism, apparently it’s not even writing now. FFS!

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@SnarkyPlatypus “Antony Green” & “Sweet” from Keating! Live (YouTube, so when you’re away from the salt mines): http://is.gd/fsAC

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@vealmince I have not yet seen Keating the Musical, alas. But any song about Antony Green must be good, by definition.

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@artywah Is there ever a RIGHT time to read a Twitterstream?

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@vealmince Just because YOU have seen Antony Green naked, there’s no need to give US nightmares with the mental image kthxbai.

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Following on from my Crikey piece on Telstra tactics http://is.gd/frHH @duncanriley has further background http://is.gd/fsbe

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@duncanriley Thanks, Duncan. I was surprised when Crikey ran it as the lead, but hey, slow news day otherwise. ;)

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@jodiem Sorry, what is this “print” a “letter” to “post” thing of which you speak?

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@dreamingspires Ah, your Aircard fails too? Not sure if it’s electronic comms or just reflections from the aircraft. I await info. :)

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@drunkenmadman sorry, news is MEANT to be depressing. That’s why anyone who smiles and laughs can’t be a proper journalist.

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@matthewlandauer Thanks. Crikey commissioned the story from a lead, I had further material. They choose placement, of course.

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@Skigod I know I know… I am getting perilously close to journalism, eh? All I need now is the alcohol probl.. Oh. Wait.

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@JonoH LOL! Yes, there is a certain irony there. As I’ve said before, a 21Mbit Next G will be awesome, and if you can tie all the rats in…

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@HappySinger How could I resist putting “Sol” and “Fiat lux” together? ;)

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Ah! Apparently I’ve written Crikey’s lead story today. “Telstra holds back broadband speeds. Again.” Did I say that? Oh. http://is.gd/frHH

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@jeamland @coljac Ah, Crikey must be out. The abuse and mild criticism has started… ;) Let me see…

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@SnarkyPlatypus However you capture Antony Green, make sure you muzzle him.

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Warning, Antony Green is loose om Stanmore Rd.

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Crikey article done!

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@fictillius The real estate industry has one of the simplest workflows but some of the worst IT systems around. Fat, lazy arseholes.

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Tues plan (um, yeah): Kick off a new web development project; write my article for ABC Unleashed; loose-end desk tasks; evening open.

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I’ve been working solidly for 3 solid hours and haven’t used a pen once. I know this ‘cos there is no pen here.

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@SilkCharm “Friends don’t let Friends Blog & Drink.” Bah! There goes half my act, half my PURPOSE IN LIFE!

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I’m not voting in any other @shortyawards categories because these things are always just pointless, empty popularity contests. ;)

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@shortyawards I vote for @chrisbrogan in the Shorty Awards Finals for because he’s the only finalist I’d heard of. Says it all.

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@shortyawards I vote for @MarsPhoenix in the Shorty Awards Finals for because he world needs robots tweeting from another planet.

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@shortyawards I vote for @themediaisdying in the Shorty Awards Finals for because it’s like watching the machine that goes ping.

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@shortyawards I vote for @stephenfry in the Shorty Awards Finals for because of his enormous brain and like he’s clever etc.

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@voirol @jg_rat True, nothing is better than RANDOM SHOUTING to help YOU understand STUFF.

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@shortyawards I vote for @firstdogonmoon in the Shorty Awards Finals for because tweeting design is also about building community.

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RT @jg_rat: Skate star gives birth two days after dying http://tinyurl.com/74b6by [You, Sir, know Tabloid! And now I pass it on…]

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Google rubbishes energy usage claims. http://is.gd/fto9

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@TurnbullMalcolm Oh, you’ve seen photos from a tweetup? http://is.gd/fB5T Scary. They’re random. We’ll let you know. Also follow @stub.

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@UNSW Thanks for that extra Google Maps weirdness. http://tinyurl.com/7z38em I love having an ENTIRE UNIVERSITY tweet my research for me.

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Contact made with Sun Australia PR. “We are just looking into this matter and will get back to you shortly.”

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@markc Oh, was one of the 1500-odd user-generated categories in @shortyawards. I got… 6 votes. ;)

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Yay! I won category in @shortyawards http://is.gd/e3rc Now go vote in the official categories at http://shortyawards.com.

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@timbray If you have names to go with that MySQL visa story, I’d love them to contact me. http://is.gd/fAID Have contacted Sun Aust PR.

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RT @bennglazier: Trying to get across Sydney’s CBD. Somehow I ended up in a kayak en route to Nova Scotia. http://tinyurl.com/9vho5z

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@wraptinweb Yeah I’m quite suspicious of the visa story too. Sun & IBM are huge OSS supporters. Visa decisions are made by govt. I’ll poke.

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RT @timbray: Australia denying MySQL people visitors’ visas because of “unfair competition”… WTF!?!? http://is.gd/fzV8

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@trib Please say hello to those reprobates @kcarruthers @lebard @voirol for me. :)

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Emerges. With heavy jets overhead. As usual at this hour. I tickle their tummies while the kettle boils.

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It’s way past my bedtime, given my usual 0600 wake-ups. I blame… all of you. All of you! You’re all just so, so horrid! [exit]

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Just commented on @jayrosen_nyu’s “Audience Atomization Overcome: Why the Internet Weakens the Authority of the Press”. http://is.gd/fsFK

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So which of these shrimps is funnier? http://is.gd/fvdH or http://is.gd/fvdP …? Inquiring minds etc etc.

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@jeffsonstein @ApostrophePong has been drawing a map of Thailand showing which parties control which provinces. Not online yet.

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@MattPovey I agree, the login process for Crikey’s main website is appalling. Apparently that all changes soon. Yes, @jdub?

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@SnarkyPlatypus “We could do it sober. But it wouldn’t be the same.” Yes, a pair of sentences for any occasion. ;)

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@crispynoodles Nice Rathaus! http://is.gd/fv1l My hometown Gawler’s Town Hall is a Victorian-era classic. http://is.gd/fv1A

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@SnarkyPlatypus If the “alcohol fueled pseudo production sessions” are weekends only, “Stilgherrian Live” can’t be Thursday nights. Newslag!

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Alas, the only German word I know is “Sonderkraftfahrzeug”. http://is.gd/fuXW

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Maybe the word was something like a portmanteau word literally meaning “group agenda-formation”? [shrugs]

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@alexschlotzer The idea of the word was that before you can debate a political question, you have to clarify the words and the question.

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I see that @SilkCharm took another fine photo of me the other day using @servantofchaos’ camera. http://is.gd/fuUV

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@derekbarry @HappySinger Thanks. Neither “Ansatz” nor “die Stellungnahme” are ringing bells, tho it WAS a long time ago… [ponders]

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@facibus I think all German words about politics are, at their deepest level, about rats.

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Dear Twitterverse, I was once told a German word for the process of deciding what the (political) question is, pre-debate. Forgotten. Help!

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Some interesting comments coming in on my Crikey piece about Telstra tactics http://is.gd/frHH

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Post-dinner reading and maybe some writing before bed. A drizzly summer’s night is perfect for thinking interesting thoughts.

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@seancarmody @skribe If I don’t have dinner with @SnarkyPlatypus after gym I go out of control and fall victim to word association.

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@wolfcat My aim is to ban all communication because it causes conspiracies. Possibly.

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@jdub Maybe *I* am a Quadrant-flavoured troll. Like me. Do I taste like Keith Windschuttle? Not sure? Lick more slowly!

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