Stilgherrian (@stilgherrian)

Wentworth Falls NSW AU

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January 13th, 2009

@BiteTheDust I have no barbed wire handy, alas. But I grew up on a dairy farm, so I know what I’m talking about. Oh, that sounds wrong.

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@fictillius It IS a business opportunity, but it’d mean working with real estate agents. I’d rather shove barbed wire up my arse and twist.

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@trib I’m at The Afternoon Office™ now, working on stuffs. I occasionally work from here during the afternoon.

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Someone needs to come to The Afternoon Office™ and buy me a drink after I finish this one. It is Destiny.

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@trib @jdub Advantage of Disqus over ordinary blog comments is they analyse your web traffic for profit. Oh, advantage to YOU? Nil.

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: RT @efa_oz Rudd’s web filter won’t work http://is.gd/fDRW [Courier Mail journo looks for kiddie porn]

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@ragnarok1971 If it’s the right black box, it’ll record anything. ANYTHING. Even things you’d rather it didn’t.

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@chrismoreschi Erk! The flood of identical @reply welcome messages was probably A Bad Thing. DMs better?

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@individuum I’m not a “younger investor”, not your market, but happy to see you exploring the Twitterverse. Good luck.

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@jdub Your retweeted link would be even cooler if it were, like, an actual link I could click on kthxbai. ;)

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@SnarkyPlatypus “Nobody else can do it apparently.” Yes, you ARE unique. ;)

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@ragnarok1971 “Converts composite video+Stereo audio to RF antenna signal ” Surely Jaycar have a black box to do this?

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@Nickhodge is covered in love, apparently. So he tells me. Someone hand him a cloth.

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@SnarkyPlatypus Huh? You have “senior” in your job title and they have you folding brochures? Fuckwits!

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Settled in The Afternoon Office™, albeit for a short while, as I sort out some scheduling things in a different environment.

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@Nickhodge If you do manage to stop procrastinatimg, do let me know. Would love a “lemonade” with you.

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Mobile. Enmore Rd / maybe King St / maybe sit and write over a quiet ale / maybe not / too nice a day to give a shit.

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Oh, forgot to include the URL! @websinthe’s “Top 10 people Conroy would hate if he was listening.” http://is.gd/fCWn

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@websinthe Thank you for such a high placement on your “Top 10 people Conroy would hate if he was listening” A response later.

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@wolfcat Mind you, Adelaide usually has a week of temps above 40C in late January / early February. I remember it well.

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I just commented at http://scobleizer.com. I feel dirty.

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RT @wolfcat: Adelaide 40.1 at 01:01pm http://is.gd/dSJy (BOM Link)

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@wolfcat @ozdj @martinbarry Bah! I don’t even HAVE a hyphen! Is that the right word?

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George W Bush’s final media conference. Video: http://is.gd/fCWK Transcript: http://is.gd/fCWQ Llama: http://is.gd/fCXr

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@websinthe The Pesce is so awesomely hyperconnectifiederized that he doesn’t even NEED to be online to know we’ve spoken about @mpesce. ;)

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@SnarkyPlatypus Quick! All tickets to all remaining shows of “High School Musical Live on Stage” are just $29.90! [guffaws]

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@websinthe I must bow to your superior knowledge of @mpesce’s penis, Sir! As for me, I must return to my bath… [see earlier]

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@BrendanB Heh! So many people recommending reading Scoble. I browsed a bit, wondered what the fuss was about. [shrugs] YMMV.

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@WarWraith @websinthe I didn’t mention @mpesce ‘cos when I see his name it’s not his “top mind” I think of, but his fabulous… erm, elbows.

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@brentter @BrendanB Sorry, it’s important to consider what Scoble thinks about anything why, again? Is he an expert in something? Anything?

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@neerav @brettw @Froosh Glad to be of service. :) That may, yes, be the world’s first BurtRoll. Enjoy.

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@sturob @garthk I think a lot of people would click “Show me how popular my fonts are” even if the disclaimer read “we kill your firstborn”.

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Shopping FAIL! There’s nowhere NEAR enough peanut butter to fill this bathtub. :(

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OK, I’ve been told the City Software SanDisk deal isn’t as good as I thought. Hat-tip @neerav, @ApostrophePong. http://is.gd/fp1L

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On the other hand, this deal on 2GB RAM etc is even more awesome! http://is.gd/fp1L

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City Software have a rather good deal on SanDisk memory cards until noon tomorrow. Flash / Compact Flash / USB. http://is.gd/fCmn

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@websinthe No, if it’s just “us” versus “a bunch of crazies” then it’s not debate, it’s “TEEN ZOMBIE SLAUGHTER IV”!

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@websinthe I hadn’t heard of Nic Suzor until you just mentioned him. Worth a look, it seems! http://is.gd/fChl

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@websinthe One must have @coljac for his reasoned and reasonable tone. Calms the hysteria.

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@websinthe It’s not a goddam “debate” if there’s only one side!

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@websinthe The redoubtable Irene Graham for her superb resource http://libertus.net … she rocks!

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RT @websinthe: Taking nominations for the top 10 minds of the debate: Please reply with names and reasons.

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@websinthe I nominate Clive Hamilton as a “top mind” in debate. I can’t think of anyone else intelligent writing pro-filter.

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RT @DDsD: That’s my view of the current company explosion cycle. The aggressive companies are being naturally selected against.

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@lizbt: “I never realised just how dirty the lyrics are to ‘Greased Lightning’.” Well, girl, let’s SING ALONG! http://is.gd/fCaL

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@Matt_Tulk Many types of companies going bust, but is it just natural selection at work when evolutionary (economic) pressure ramps up?

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RT @Colgo: Open plan offices make you stressed, sick, and lead to conflict: http://tinyurl.com/ayg8kh

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RT @SnarkyPlatypus: Storm Financial Group now in administration. The joys of maverick financial advisers http://is.gd/fC3y

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@chrisjohnston Oh hai, Mr Real Estate Agent! :) Yes, here in Australia your industry’s systems are crap. In the US too, eh? We Are Global!

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Ah! Someone seems to have hit the “Disturbing Mental Imagery Alert” button, I can hear the alarms now…

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@SnarkyPlatypus Beyonce is singing at Obama’s inauguration? Maybe she can do a Marilynesque “Happy Inauguration, Mr President”. ;)

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@SnarkyPlatypus Maybe awareness is all GetUp! needs to organise. In poll-based politics, a few %age points shift can change policy.

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@nwjerseyliz Make fun or your hat? Nah, the hat is the least of your problems. ;)

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@nwjerseyliz I don’t listen to people who use “accept” and “US” in the same sentence unless it also has “bribe” and “hookers”.

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@SnarkyPlatypus I haven’t looked at GetUp!’s plans yet. It looks like they’re still in “awareness” phase though.

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RT @nwjerseyliz: Biochemical basis of love & commitment: http://tinyurl.com/7lz9wh

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I see GetUp!’s petition against Conroy’s Rabbit-Proof Firewall currently has more than 94,400 signatures. http://is.gd/aCUT

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@andrewbarnett What are these temperatures in “F” of which you speak? Is someone re-living the French Revolution?

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RT @antibullshit: “Obama picks defense lobbyist and former senior vice president for Raytheon Co. as Pentagon No. 2” http://is.gd/fKpJ

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@SnarkyPlatypus I can perhaps forgive Google Translate for not immediately understanding that common sentiment.

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@SnarkyPlatypus No, not that! “I am as happy as a tapeworm in Joe Hockey after a LIberal Party fundraising dinner”.

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Oh noes! Google Translate did not construct my French with perfection! Who knew?

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@SnarkyPlatypus Et toi? Est-ce que le monde vous traiter avec respect? Est-il trembler de peur, comme elle le devrait?

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@SnarkyPlatypus Bonjour, Monotreme. Je suis aussi heureux que dans un Tenia Joe Hockey après un dîner de collecte de fonds du Parti libéral.

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@DeliciousMedia My Emerging varies each morning. Today I shall emerge from… a fatted calf. One without tapeworms this time.

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RT @BreakingNewsOn: The Washington Court of Appeals has ruled that teachers in the state can have sex with 18-year-old students.

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Emerges. And you’d better believe it. Or I will hurt you.

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I think I am home and I think I am going to bed. [exit]

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@marclehmann Maybe I can kill you with a thought. Maybe I can’t. But a “twitter personal brand canon” doesn’t pay the rent, alas.

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@Nickhodge The feral goldfish of Slashdot have fallen on bad times. ;)

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@marclehmann Noooo… I would never make you look dumb. You supply my accounting software as a service. You can destroy me in a moment. ;)

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OK, Kaj Arnö has given us the correct recipe, his personal recipe, for a celebration. http://is.gd/fFAb Who’s with me?

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Vanity Fair’s “What iTunes for News Would Really Look Like” is bullshit and unimaginative. http://is.gd/fFwU Conde Naste is so going down.

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@facibus Surely they could test/block the iPod Touch and not the iPhone just by measuring the Essence of Steve in the HTTP request?

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NewsBiscuit: “Russia cuts off email joke supply to Ukraine”: http://is.gd/fFfV

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@mgherman @jonoabroad @rowanhanna @derekbradley Thank you. Deciding how to explain Sun for a story tomorrow.

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@Nickhodge You cut your kitteh’s claws? Don’t they know how to use a tree and do it themselves?

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Pointless tabloid journalist question of the night… Sun Microsystems: angels or devils? (No, you don’t get context. Is Sun good or bad?)

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@trib Agreed, your signed avatar from @firstdogonmoon is made from infinitely large amounts of utter WIN!!!! http://twitpic.com/12epl Prick.

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Still a The Afternoon Office™ (Kelly’s On King) with @ApostrophePong. About to go upstairs for dinner.

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@websinthe Link then. http://is.gd/fCnA I’m in (FFS!) a conversation with Scoble about compartmentalisation of career/personal identities.

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@websinthe Can’t talk now. Busy. There’s something wrong on the Internet.

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@mister_black I will be making a statement about my position @websinthe’s “People Conroy hates” list http://is.gd/fCWn later, yes. ;)

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@DavidFeng Opening up the gTDLs is a massive WIN for the phishers. http://citibank.c0m … idiots.

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@decryption An “air changer” brings air from outside into the air conditioning, as opposed to recirculating the room air. Want oxygen?

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RT @NathanaelB: About to see Frost/Nixon with my date. [Note to the girls: Now THAT’S a romantic night out!]

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@DavidFeng @chieftech Well .mobi was yet another “lets’s get everyone to but a new domain name” scam promoted by domain registrars. Bah!

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@DavidFeng LOL! Indeed. Why buy ANOTHER domain example.mobi when you can use m.example.com for free? Or auto-detect the browser?

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RT @DavidFeng: Can’t believe am accessing a .mobi site. First time ever. What a loser domain. ;~/

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Hey @firstdogonmoon fans! Your link to vote for him in the @shortyawards is http://is.gd/b4Z5

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@joelcomm @duncanriley Why do so may Tweets include th words “blame @stilgherrian”? :/

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@duncanriley Hmmm… with a record number of vacant shops, Camberwell won’t be the most expensive retail strip for long! Another Sign!

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@SnarkyPlatypus Besoin: Acheter un autre verre afin de séjour. Desire: Savoir où l’homme de Manchester se rendra après le travail.

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@duncanriley Sorry, reception is patchy. What was that about rent boys in Camberwell?

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@duncanriley So, you built a greenhouse to live in, and then wonder why it’s hot in summer? Ah, joined-up thinking… ;)

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@SnarkyPlatypus Non, je suis en appréciant un endroit agréable pour travailler. Je dois prendre un autre verre afin de rester.

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RT @ApostrophePong: New blog post: Thailand Election Map 2007-2009 http://tinyurl.com/8sbogh [Wait for 2nd map to load. Awesome.]

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@duncanriley The back of your house is verging on “sauna levels”? Is than in a temperature sense or a horny men in nothing but towels sense?

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Head down writing a piece for Crikey… about feral goldfish. Please keep the wild speculation to a minimum while I work. ;)

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@SnarkyPlatypus [smirks] The feral goldfish will be making an appearance in Crikey today. NOTHING in that visa story but geek paranoia.

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@exocetau It’s been a LONG time since I looked at the .tv deal in detail. I’m guessing the agreement was for a specific period. [shrugs]

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@martinjy I’m old-school. I was sad to see Tuvalu sell the .tv domain to “television”. I’ll post more about that another time.

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RT @genrobey: Have u seen how ppl can customise [Wotnews] news profile with twitter info? http://twitpic.com/12kq3 This example ‘telstra’.

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@Glebe2037 I think framing it as “PR people do not understand the concept of ethics” is too far. It’s probably just miscommunication.

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@kcarruthers You have just struck on the whole point of the Next G tech seeding program: word-of-mouth through alpha geeks.

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@kcarruthers I don’t think Telstra can get / not get things. Individuals do / don’t tho, and if views are uncoordinated the org looks dumb.

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RT @BradStone: Internet Safety Task Force: Web safer for kids than we thought, safety technologies don’t work. http://is.gd/fLm0 HT @garthk.

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@jonoabroad Thanks. A comment at Crikey speculated that Optus’ dark firbe network could be bigger than Telstra’s. http://is.gd/fLpI [scroll]

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@craigthomler Yes, much of Telstra does still seem to operate in PR Paranoia mode: anything not doubleplusgood is very bad. No grey.

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@trib As I’ve said, Next G is great but Telstra is an arsehole organisation. They even quoted me on Now We Are Talking! http://is.gd/c6Jo

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@trib Oh there was just confusion when what Telstra PR perceived as a negative report was tagged with the disclosure…

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RT @kcarruthers: Now that I’ve briefly shared [the] super duper fast Telstra 3G thingy I’m definitely going back to them after

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@servantofchaos @trib What Telstra giveth, Telstra can taketh away. ;) I understand that http://is.gd/frHH has caused some PR wrath.

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Wed plan: A desk day, with intermixed project planning, client poking and maybe an article for Crikey if the editor agrees; evening open.

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“Top 11 compounds in US drinking water”. What drugs go in, come out. http://is.gd/fyaN Hat-tip @antibullshit.

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@chichiri Absolutely, would love to continue. It always helps clarify thoughts. “Lunch” is an excellent word. :) My ppl will call your ppl.

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@10000Words @earleyedition Agreed. All in “10 Things Every Journo Should Know in 2009” is a tad behind the pace. http://is.gd/fHd6

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@chichiri Been thinking a lot about “personas” / online / offline / playing dress-up roles for employers … hard to fit into 140 chars. :)

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@chichiri “Going forward” annoyed. The rest: do/should we have separate online/offline personas? More healthy/authentic to have just one?

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Maybe I should ask @genrobey if they’ll include my Twitterstream in http://wotnews.com.au. It’d change the shape of Australian media!

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@voirol Well, which meme is worse? BurtRolling? Or tapeworms coming out of Joe Hockey’s arse? ;)

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@chichiri Please, Sir, what value do the words “going forward” add to the meaning of your tweet? Or anything? Please stop. :)

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RT @SnarkyPlatypus: Obama should be careful. Beyonce’s arse is like a singularity.

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