Stilgherrian (@stilgherrian)

Wentworth Falls NSW AU

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January 14th, 2009

@barrysaunders Twitter: The Ultimate Peer Review (if your peers are all on crack)

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@jdub Does the old Crikey commenting thingo allow me to use HTML? Specifically, <a> tags to add a link?

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@aqualung @jdub I didn’t mean to generalise ALL open-source advocates as the goldfish, no, but alas there’s no v1.1 for Crikey.

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@jdub I agree that the general “advocates” word wasn’t right, but I was on deadline and struggling to re-phrase that sentence. [sigh]

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@neerav I notice the description header calls me “geek in residence”. Hey @crikey_news, pay rise time? Or a residence? ;) http://is.gd/fNe1

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Me in Crikey today: “The Internet’s feral goldfish get it very wrong” http://is.gd/fNe1 [Cheapskate-friendly: NOT behind paywall.]

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@facibus Did you just say “government space”? “Space”? “SPACE”? The government is not in Space! Wonderland, maybe, but not Space. [slaps]

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RT @jeffjarvis: Sushi and gin. Made for each other. [See, now THAT’S journalism! Bringing you info you NEED.]

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@LN197x You are such a grumpy old grump who gets grumpily grumpy in a grumpy way. :P

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@SnarkyPlatypus There’s free tools to re-order PDFs. Acrobat (full version) can too. Dunno if they have Windows 95 versions for you tho. ;)

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@kcarruthers @trib @M_Hickinbotham says he may actually write this up as a case study in how to respond to potentially -ve media.

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@kcarruthers @trib Telstra was never thinking of asking for my fancy-pants Next G back. They ARE starting to get social media conversation.

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@ApostrophePong Your problem is that you’re going to MySpace AT ALL. Firefox’s Tasteful Site Detector protects you by crashing.

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Wiping Vegemite off my MacBook Pro. Again. And now the cat wants to lick it off.

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RT @wolfcat: Al Jazeera releases video footage under the ‘Creative Commons 3.0 Attribution’ license http://cc.aljazeera.net/

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@lelak Hey, I never said what Barnaby Joyce would be wearing. YOUR mind put him into “a Borat-style lime green mankini”. [shudder]

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@SnarkyPlatypus @Pollytics Bugger the marginal. I’d like to see Barnaby Joyce take on Julia Gillard in a wading pool full of vodka jelly!

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@nickhac Right, so Seth Godin’s a bloody zoologist as well now? Or a vet? Is there ANYTHING that man can’t do…?

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@gnoll110 The Costello speculation wasn’t so much feeding frenzy as page-filling: http://is.gd/fMEi

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Besides, this is Crikey. Whale penis fits the style of reportage. Plus I just pressed “send”. No further correspondence entered into.

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@KateRichardson I decided the literary hoaxes were trickier ‘cos harder to fact-check. 2 metres of whale penis is more obvious. ;)

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@GeordieGuy Have you seen the photos? The whale rolled over, showing [ahem] a 2m stiffie. http://is.gd/fMwt God love the ABC…

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@Skigod @HappySinger @neerav @julie_posetti All good suggestions, but I’ll go with the whale. There are whale penis pics! http://is.gd/fMwt

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Quick! I need an example of when Australian feeding-frenzy journos got it VERY wrong because they didn’t check. Colin/Colleen the Whale?

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RT @deanlk: My concept map v1 for consideration & discussion http://is.gd/fPoI [Please help him debug.]

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@websinthe I’d suggest that “to Julie Bishop” is a verb, too, but that’d run the risk of my site being Conroyed.

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(Before anyone whinges about my understanding of CC licensing, the tagging is what *I* want to do for clarity.)

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@websinthe Your comic’s CC but my site is currently “all rights reserved”. I want to note other people’s (C) material before CCing. Clarity.

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@websinthe Indeed. Another useful phrase is. “No, mate, no more beers for me. I’m totally Gillard.” Hmmm… no, needs work.

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@websinthe I, Sir, am honoured to be featured in your cartoon! http://is.gd/fPdd I’ll put it on my site too once I convert to CC licensing.

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@SnarkyPlatypus “Beyonce” isn’t so much a verb as an adjective. “Sarah Palin is just SO Beyonce.”

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@martinmiles This client’s Gmail account will feed into his business’ new Exchange server wot I just installerized.

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A pity that whoever went to the effort of creating thhp://stephenconroy.org didn’t check their spelling first.

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[smirks] I see Stephen Conroy has commented on my website with a link to http://stephenconroy.org … how nice of him.

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@SnarkyPlatypus It will take Google support 48 hours to respond. Those emails asking to confirm account details we not phishing after all.

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@SnarkyPlatypus The AdSense account is untouched for so long I can’t log in! LOL!

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@Nickhodge I should see how much Googlemoniez @SnarkyPlatypus has earned from his defunct basketball blog. And then spend it.

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I only logged in ‘cos a client wants me to set up forwarding etc in his Gmail so I thought I’d take a look-see first. Is Gmail any good? ;)

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@Nickhodge Um, no, I never deployed any ads ‘cos I didn’t get the approval. However I see that I owe Google AdWords money. [sigh]

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Oh, so THAT’S why I never get replies from Google AdSense. They email the Gmail account I never use. First login in 13 months. Look! Email!

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RT @TheOnion: [audio] Lazy Nation Fears Obama Will Create Millions Of Jobs http://twurl.nl/nll8a2

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@jodiem If you’re not making a living billing 6 hours a day then your rates are too low.

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@jodiem I have to go to the dentist too. Doesn’t mean I have to like it. Anyway, my St Ives days are over.

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@jodiem Until recently I had a long-standing client at St Ives, would go there every couple of weeks or so.

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@fictillius I’ve been impressed with Next G’s performance on the train to [gasp!] Pymble. The maps claim good reception thru to your spot.

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@SnarkyPlatypus I was going to say that “bogan it up” must be the antonym of “frock up”, but then I remembered “The Footy Show”. Synonyms.

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@SnarkyPlatypus I think the rationale for Windsor was “Stilgherrian Live from Boganland”, put some of the locals on camera. I think.

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RT @jdub: Vegetarians cannot be trusted.

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Hang on, why am I actually looking at going to Windsor? I’ve been there before. Even to RAAF Richmod. Am I MAD?!?!?!?1!!

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@commuter_dirge Actually, checking Telstra’s current Next G maps says it’s loud and clear at Windsor. Is your info current?

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@commuter_dirge Hmmm… “Stilgherrian Live from Boganland”! That’d be a test of Next G. And of my sanity. (Shoosh, @SnarkyPlatypus.)

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@commuter_dirge Maybe @ApostrophePong and I will have to come out to Windsor for another of our anthropological journeys.

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More good news for Australia’s geothermal energy project. Dunno what it means, but it sounds good. http://is.gd/fOlp

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@commuter_dirge Well, I did go to Windsor once and it was fabulous se… um, it was a pleasant day out. YMMV. [shrugs]

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RT @stephenconroy: I think my Googles are broken. “No results found for ‘Stephen Conroy is a visionary; decades ahead of his time’.”

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@commuter_dirge 42C at Windsor? I’m starting not to see an advantage in living/working there!

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RT @einspruch: 73 screen transformations. Make-up wizardry. http://adjix.com/2ery

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Baby it’s hot out there! Still 29C+ here, 39C+ at Bdgery’s Creek, Camden, Campbelltown. Current BOM Sydney observations at http://is.gd/fO1x

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@matthewlandauer “The ABC’s PO Box number (9994) is the same as Don Bradman’s batting average (99.94).” What’s 2 orders of magnitude, eh? ;)

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@wolfcat Why is it new? Someone told me it was new. Am I meant to be fact-checking mt tweets now? Blame someone! Quickly!

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@SBSNews My pleasure. :) Cool to have a human response there too. Good luck, whoever’s in there! ;)

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I just got a soapload of new followers in one burst. Was it something I said?

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Mobile. Enmore Rd / maybe King St / and then straight back home and not to the pub or anything on this nice hot sunny day no not at all.

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@SBSNews Why are you in Hawaii time zone? Have you defected? Are you defective? Should I send a detective? [I’ll stop now.] Hat-tip @skribe.

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RT @bigmac RT @confusedmachine: SBS World News Australia launches Twitter news service @SBSNews

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@aqualung No, the Crikey comment system is ancient and full of bees. The new blogs are in WordPress and work. Is a new main site coming? ;)

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RT @mumbrella: Twitter visits in Australia hit an all time high on Saturday (which may explain Friday’s slowness): http://tinyurl.com/7ldfrl

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Oh, is that email in my spam folder the tech support answer I need? “Subject: Her panties will come off fast.” No, probably not.

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@ninjamoeba “Hmm. There’s sure a lot of borderline disturbing sex in this book.” Borderline disturbing or borderline sex?

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@SnarkyPlatypus You’re after lateral thinking? You work in which industry again? “Financial services”, you say? Do you see your problem?

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@jdub Nope, I think you can’t. Unless I mis-typed my HTML, it just spat an ASPerror and I lost my text. [sulks]

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OK, going slightly dark while I read a Big Fat Report and turn it into an unexpected 400 to 500 words for Crikey today.

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RT @paulkidd: Google Maps now has public transport routes for Melbourne: http://is.gd/fUPh

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Computers Off Australia has a free breakfast briefing on Green IT, Canberra, 20 January. http://is.gd/fUNu

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RT @andrewbarnett RT @Angry_Drunk: Fuck me running. The last 2 Scoble tweets were actually insightful. His account must have been hacked.

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@sandrahanchard Hi. Good to make contact with you via @renailemay’s article. http://is.gd/fQrT Wow, we’re internetfamous! ;)

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@KarenJL Thankfully the client only asked me to see what was going wrong. Now then can decide what to do about fixing it. ;)

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To top it off, the website has FLASHING TELEPHONE NUMBERS. This is so full of WIN!

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Oh, and needless to say, this amateur’s form has NO validity-checking on email addresses. Spammers could take it over any time. Jesus wept!

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Unbelievable! Order form, no indication all fields required. Any field left blank, returns silently to the home page. No message. FFS!

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@deliriousgirl My pleasure. Happy to help a fellow oppressed self-employed person fight those nasty, nasty clients. ;)

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@Matt_Tulk LOL! The @SnarkyPlatypus is the full bottle on trashy 80s music. I just follow his lead. I am his puppet.

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RT @SnarkyPlatypus: Thursday morning music. 80s one hit wonder flashback. “I I I I I I I need you…” http://is.gd/fTGO

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Thu plan: Another steady desk day, mostly invoicing and bookkeeping [this changes soon]; evening gym & dinner w@SnarkyPlatypusypus.

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RT @themediaisdying: A new study says Web ad prices are falling http://tinyurl.com/93jw27 (Thanks Shelly)

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New followers, hi! Do say hello, ‘cos I do see all @replies and DMs. I always like to know how people found me and why they follow me.

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@SnarkyPlatypus Malheureusement, oui. Aujourd’hui, le liquide contient également quelques substances problématiques.

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@facibus I’m rather pleased that Google Translate can handle “magnetic vortex core” into French and back again. Impressed.

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@SnarkyPlatypus Yes. Sartor’s empire must go. If you deliberately designed a machine for corruption you couldn’t have done a better job!

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@facibus Je vais toujours vous montrer mon vortex magnétique de base. Avec beaucoup de plaisir. Pouvez-vous me montrer les vôtres?

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@SnarkyPlatypus Mes flux d’humidité à travers la ville. Il est comme un épisode de Gilligan’s Island, mais sans que le commandant de bord.

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RT @theinquisitr: “Oprah Thinks That Kate Winslet’;s Breasts Are A-OK” http://tinyurl.com/7kpsss [Good, glad we’ve got that sorted.]

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@SnarkyPlatypus Bonjour. Je suis célèbre sur l’internet. À nouveau. Je suis humide d’excitation! Et toi, M Monotreme?

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“Australian Twitter use hits all-time high”, quotes from @sandrahanchard @trib @stilgherrian. http://is.gd/fQrT Thanks @renailemai.

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RT @BBCWorld: One-atom-thick layers of carbon look set to permit ultra high-speed computers. http://tinyurl.com/8vqogv

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I’ve been told that “magnetic vortex cores” (nano-sized & everywhere) are new basic science we should keep an eye on.

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RT @mumbrella But what’s not clear is the story behind the ACMA Optus statement that they couldn’t find consensus so took enforcement action

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RT @mumbrella: @stilgherrian Yes, just a little more on the Optus spamming fine here: http://tinyurl.com/87g6ob.

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Emerges. With or without pants on, that’s your question for today.

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Despite probably having a million loose ends I should follow up, I’m hitting the eject button. [exit]

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Oh I am so not making friends this week… :/

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@Nickhodge @JonoH Sorry, are we all making LOLSols now? I’m in ur Telstra destroyin’ ur shareholder value? ;)

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@BiteTheDust Geothermal energy could be a winner in the outback. Now, water…

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@kcarruthers @Nickhodge Whenever I see the phrase “motivational speaker” I start reaching for my gun. Erm, if I had a gun. If. No gun.

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RT @DeliciousMedia: Sydney Tweeple please come to the on 12/02. Venue TBC. Register: http://twtvite.com/7r5vc2

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@erkpod For Followcost I was using the right-hand box, timing averaged over last 100 tweets.

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@BiteTheDust Still about 26C outside where I am in Sydney’s inner west. It hit 30C for me, tho 39C+ in the west of the city.

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@JonoH [smirks} I think it’s perhaps slightly poor form for you to pass on bad news about Optus, yes. Leave us to do that. ;)

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@SnarkyPlatypus I think I’d have quite a few Milliscoble ETS credits to trade, too. ;)

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@Matt_Tulk Alas I’ve reached the point where my Twitterstream is too fast to see everything untagged.

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@wolfcat Well I only invented “soapload” as a unit of measure because I didn’t want to swear.

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Fairfax: “Optus cops $110,000 spam fine” http://is.gd/fPwB Did anyone else tweet this already?

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Shit! My Followcost is up to 8300 milliscobles! http://is.gd/42oY Erk.

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@websinthe Yes, I’m trying to promote the concept of the BurtRoll using the image at http://is.gd/fp1L. That’s a photo with history!

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@ZebraBites I want to clarify what I’m doing “Stilgherrian Live” FOR, bouncing off comments at http://is.gd/esiB and elsewhere.

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@JonoH Tho I have designed IP networks. Nothing huge. Maybe a dozen sites with a dozen machines at each site, with dial-in etc.

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@JonoH Oh no, that’s not MY diagram! It’s @deanlk’s. I tend to draw things is a more minimalist style. http://is.gd/fp1L

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@websinthe Do I have to do something clever and tricky to edit, like log in? We we can delete it all and pretend it never happened.

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@ZebraBites Tomorrow IS Thursday, yes, but I haven’t set a return date for “Stilgherrian Live”, if that’s what you’re asking. ;)

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@websinthe I’m now too tired to continue playing politicians-as-verbs, but there should be more life in that. :)

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@zdnetaustralia Yes, that IS an appropriate first tweet! ;) Good fortune, Gentle People!

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@kcarruthers You know, the image of rippling arseholes is precisely the thing people COMPLAIN about when I say it! http://tinyurl.com/87xoo9

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@marclehmann No, “Stilgherrian Live” is still on summer break. I haven’t set a return date yet but perhaps next week is likely.

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