Stilgherrian (@stilgherrian)

Wentworth Falls NSW AU

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January 15th, 2009

RT @BBCWorld: Airbus outstrips US rival Boeing on deliveries and orders in 2008. http://twurl.nl/y0spzp

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@joshsharp NP. Been thinking of doing s6e new things with the program, too. Tweaking and improving.

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Um, except it just started pouring down in Enmore. No umbrella. Must shelter at… The Duke.

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@kcarruthers Oh the Telstra flack’s Crikey comment is so full of FAIL! I’ll reply tomorrow. I’m still laughing.

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@joshsharp There is not a “Stilgherrian Live” this evening. The end of summer hiatus will be announced soon.

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@JonoH Gym done. Dinner done. Corpses hidden. Linoleum scrubbed. Ducks aligned.

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Work ends. Next steps: shower / shave / put on pants / gym / dinner and beyond.

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@dreamingspires Thanks for passing it on to @bigpondteam, but this is really an Airservices Australia issue. My Wi-Fi. Next G is secondary.

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@WarWraith @andrewbarnett I’ll be re-posting Mark Newton’s framework with added linkage some time soon.

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Mark Newton responds to troll “Verity Pravda” with his simple troll-killing framework. http://tinyurl.com/8wpecd

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@Glebe2037 I agree with your comment about parental responsibility. I have no idea how it connects with what I’ve said today. My dumb?

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@voirol What? You want me to read things CAREFULLY now? WTF? :P

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Latest in my fight-the-airport Wi-Fi interference saga: Sydney Airport passes the buck to Airservices Australia. http://is.gd/fX3X

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@TheJamesGlover Oh the temperature has dropped here too. Even Artemis came inside, though I think she suspects it’s food time. She is wrong.

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@voirol Oi! I’m no “reactionary jackboot”! According to Verity Pravda I’m a “raving lunatic”. http://is.gd/fX3l [scroll down]

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@AnneBB Nope, the rain passed JUST north of us. A few spots on the roof, but that’s all. Plenty of wind though.

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I’m annoyed that the heavy rain cells are all in over the Sydney CBD or the North Shore and none have hit the Inner West (yet).

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RT @neerav: this cartoon about risque factoids was possibly made with @stilgherrian in mind ;-) http://bit.ly/yaj5

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@barrysaunders What have I done NOW??!??!!11!!!

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@seancarmody Most of my blog-reading tends to be more “what does the future hold” essays. I’ll post a list some time soon.

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@seancarmody Politics blogs: Not many regulars, I tend to hop. Those that Crikey bought, Lavartus Prodeo, Online Opinion, ABC Unleashed.

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@seancarmody Economics blogs I do not read. It is all teh mystary.

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I think Twitter has a bit of constipation this afternoon. The ripple arseholes, they do not have. http://is.gd/2e5j

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@danupoyner @kcarruthers I think “the ripple effect of assholes” is what’s called “peristalsis”. http://is.gd/2e5j [Yes, it’s a safe link.]

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@jeamland I’m not hard to find. Google. Business register. The phone book! I’ve even been a contractor for Telstra marketing!

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@M_Hickinbotham Heh! Cheers, Mike! “About Stilgherrian” is at http://is.gd/d3N (slightly out of date). One name IS unusual, but… ;)

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RT @ApostrophePong: Anywhere Chairs is up on Vimeo now. Featuring the voice of @stilgherrian. http://vimeo.com/2832935

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@derekbradley If “BurtRolled” isn’t in the Urban Dictionary, that only highlights its weakness. I mean, invented it DAYS ago!

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@M_Hickinbotham @JonoH Too funny! Last item in Crikey comments! http://is.gd/fW7u Heads-up, Rod: No pseudonym. Try Google. Reply tomorrow.

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@Pollytics Yes, the “Telstra spinner” mis-spells my name and thinks it’s a pseudonym. Don’t they have The Google? The phone book? Hilarious!

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@robcorr LOL! I’m hardly “mysterious”. I’ve been posting under my own name and have a website with all sorts of details about me.

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@andrewbarnett But you MUST have eggplant! It has the highest concentration of nicotine in it after tobacco! [True.]

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@Glebe2037 Thank you. I think the phrase “cud-munching Luddites” has a nice rhythm to it, don’t you? :)

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@plasmaegg Well, if you’re not subscribing to Crikey you ARE inadequate. It’s that simple. ;)

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Me in Crikey: “Another nail in the coffin of Conroy’s Rabbit-Proof Firewall” http://is.gd/fVX4 [Behind the paywall, alas, but free trial.]

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@DavidFeng I’m using Firefox but the tab was just one of several open onto Flickr. I leave browser tabs open for days at a time.

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Shit! “What’s in this browser tab again?” I just BurtRolled myself!

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Meanwhile, some happy reading for you all: How to write better spam! Rather lulzworthy. http://is.gd/fVtj

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Thank you for all the suggestions. I’ve filed the story now. My pleas for advice are usually have a 5-minute deadline. ;)

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Hmmm…which sounds more insultingly Luddite? “Straw-munching” or “cud-chewing”?

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@Matt_Tulk Client just reported other occasional symptoms of dodgey network card/stack. Troubleshooting shall be scheduled.

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@Matt_Tulk Yes, looks like the network card or stack failed to start on a warm boot, OK on a cold. [sigh] New HP server, under warranty.

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@Matt_Tulk Oh yes, I’ll trawl thru the logs and all that shortly. But at least everyone can start work now.

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RT @SnarkyPlatypus: Friday morning music: Coco Hernandez lighting up the sky like a flame! (P.S remake due this year) http://is.gd/g1Pc

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Yay! The server successfully did a warm reboot without intervention. I can safely (?) do my remote work tomorrow. And have breakfast now.

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@SnarkyPlatypus Um, if it starts with a random goat, what more does it need? Random Goats are full of WIN!

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RT @SnarkyPlatypus: I I have no idea why this clip starts with a random goat shot, but it gets better from there http://is.gd/g23q

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Ha! The client started the server himself. And my cab is almost there. Anyone for breakfast in CBD or Darlinghurst?

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Mobile. Tweetage will occur en route to Darlinghurst. I will then wait for a keyholder to let me in. This server shall succumb to my will!

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@SnarkyPlatypus Oh mais bien sûr! La confusion et l’ambiguité sont des éléments importants de la performance.

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@stephenfry I’m still up for that interview, if the whiney pleading of your fans hasn’t already annoyed the shit out of you.

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@SnarkyPlatypus “Discard the water”? Le Google a détruit nos communications, le porc!

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Fri plan: Darlinghurst shortly to restore dead server; gentle desk day somewhere not at my desk; 1800 Darlinghurst appointment; dunno then.

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@SnarkyPlatypus J’ai faim d’amour. J’ai faim pour le plaisir.

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@SnarkyPlatypus Bonjoir. Je suis comme un clochard dans la nuit. Je ne peux pas décider entre le plaisir et la douleur.

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Watching the sky change colours, through a thousand subtle shades of grey and violet, as dawn greets Sydney after a rainy night.

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More on those “magnetic vortex cores” I mentioned yesterday: http://is.gd/g11d

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Emerges. That was all all too brief. The dream about Sol Trujillo and the corporate vodka shots ritual was particularly lovely though.

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@zhasper Maybe @stephenfry can join me and sort this server, and then we’ll have breakfast somewhere nice. ;)

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Does anyone want to be at Darlinghurst at 0730 to see why this server didn’t come back?

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Irony: Just received MSFT newsletter. “Happy New Year. We look forward to working with you to bring effective, appropriate solutions…”

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So, that fact that I rebooted that server 20+ minutes ago and it hasn’t come back yet indicates a problem to deal with tomorrow. [sigh]

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Do all the “social media experts” just go to social media networking events, or do some of them actually do something constructive?

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Waiting for a server to reboot. It’s like waiting for a bus, except that when it comes you can’t go anywhere, you just have the same server.

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@JonoH Mr Jono, you’ve forgotten to take your anti-smut pills this evening, haven’t you!

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@Nickhodge Bah! It’s just Google Maps with tits and a Microsoft technology. ;) http://is.gd/eP23

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@bragi0 As it happens, our sparking problem was not the dead cockroaches but a maladjusted grub screw. Make of that what you will.

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@kcarruthers It’s not just Paris Hilton’s website that gives you a virus. ;) http://bit.ly/yyFt

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RT @skribe: Then it wouldn’t be a comic. It’d be manga =) [Touché! Well played, Sir!]

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@skribe For a moment there I thought you said: “Even The Phantom could make those two guys mate.” That’d be different. ;)

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@skribe My comic (courtesy @websinthe) is mostly B&W with a bit of gold/orange, for some reason. http://is.gd/fPdd

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@drunkenmadman I’m aware. :) I’ve been doing media since 1981, I know what @stephenfry’s TV/book tour is like. Exhausting, poor sod.

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@stephenfry will doubtless want to be interviewed by me because I’m in a comic http://is.gd/fPdd and ZDNet http://is.gd/fQrT [smirks]

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(Tweets to @stephenfry will more likely to reach him if the @stephenfry bit starts the tweet. Tho he’s clever and probably has a search.)

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@garthk Yes, I’ll keep re-pimping. Irene Graham is The Full Bottle on censorship in Australia, online and offline. http://libertus.net

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Who knew that dead cockroaches could conduct electricity?

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The gas stove igniter is randomly sparking because (of course!) the casing is packed with the carcases of a generation of dead cockroaches.

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OK, might as well say it… Everybody, if you want me to interview @stephenfry then message him. We’ll cut thru the clutter somehow. ;)

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@ragnarok1971 Well, yes, message @stephenfry, not me. He can be more impressive than David Attenborough. http://is.gd/fYmq

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@SnarkyPlatypus All discussions of moisture are prophetic. Le débit est de nous livrer à la terre promise.

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@stephenfry I’m told by @deanlk you’re in town and that I must speak with you for “Stilgherrian Live”. http://is.gd/dnm So he says.

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@SnarkyPlatypus Seriously, it started raining just as I passed The Duke. I did not plan it!

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@matpacker Your pics of today’s thunderstorm in Newcastle are wonderful, cheers! http://is.gd/fYjq

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@wolfcat No, @ApostrophePong is watching episodes of “Six Feet Under”. However here’s two of his pics from RAAF Richmond. http://is.gd/fYj1

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Home. Very wet. And not in a Julie Bishop kind of way. :/

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I failed to check the radar before I left shekter. I am about to get drenched.

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@wolfcat My thunderstorm has arrived. Mass lightning over Enmore, down thru Marrickville and to the airport.

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@Skigod While a lamb baguette sounds adequate, that would actually involve having to enter Paddington. :/

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@commuter_dirge I have been to the Bunker on LIverpool St, Darlinghurst and told they do the strongest coffees on that block.

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@commuter_dirge Gastronomica Pelagio in Darlinghurst is new to me, will check it out since I have clients nearby. Ta!

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@andycoffey No, actually, Single Origin has not re-opened. We’re at Toast across the road.

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On way to Single Origin cafe, Surrx Hills.

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@neerav “Reliable Sydney cabbie”? What, all in the one person? Bwahahahaahahaha!

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