Stilgherrian (@stilgherrian)

Wentworth Falls NSW AU

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January 26th, 2009

Bartlett’s post has a good history of citizenship though. It wasn’t until 1984 that “Australians” stopped being “British”! http://is.gd/heUw

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@jamopo Yes, I rank in Cursebird’s top 44, the top percentile globally. http://is.gd/gMmk

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Andrew Bartlett has posted about re-naming Australia Day to Citizenship Day. http://is.gd/heUw

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@BrendanB Ox = singular. Oxen = plural. How many have you there? And why are they soiled?

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@SnarkyPlatypus Not everything that’s longer than it is wide is “entrails”. Be sure of what you’re fondling.

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Approx 5 minutes until the moment of the New Moon. I hope everyone has their ox ready.

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New blog post (long): “Jim Wallace’s pro-censorship lies and distortions” http://is.gd/heLp

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@Alegrya Given that I’m not at The Afternoon Office™, I haven’t the faintest idea what you’re talking about, young lady.

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Creating an enormously satisfying pile of stuff to throw out while cleaning the cupboards.

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@neerav That just goes to show how fucked up Cursebird is. http://is.gd/hdQM

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@Tarale @Nickhodge Media Watch’s debunking http://is.gd/hdQd of that fraudulent claim about refugees allowances http://is.gd/hdQm

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Goats can be upgraded more promptly thanks to their modular construction.

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Errands to Enmore Rd / King St.

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@crazybrave I don’t have a recipe, but I reckon a spicy chutney would be a good fate for those tomatoes. http://tinyurl.com/de4799

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@gandalfar Thanks, I’ll look at Zemanta more closely. And it’s good to see you’ve got a Community Manager responding promptly. ;)

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@BiteTheDust Yeah but if @jg_rat does a good headline, I’ll RT it without looking first. Makes me look clever for minimal effort.

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RT @andrewbarnett: What recession? Bunnings car park doth overflow. [Maybe more people are DIYing, seen as cheaper than buying?]

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RT @BBCWorld: Cosmetic surgery has so far avoided the effects of the economic downturn. http://tinyurl.com/d7g55a

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As it happens, the giant ox wasn’t inflatable, but made like a paper lantern on a wire frame. http://is.gd/hdp4 And we didn’t liberate it.

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RT @jg_rat: Thongs cause cancer http://tinyurl.com/b3heay (This may disturb North American followers) [smirks]

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The only rule you need for nutrition. http://is.gd/hjFg Hat-tip to whoever tweeted it earlier. Feel special, if anonymous.

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RT @SnarkyPlatypus: Sauvignon blanc has overtaken chardonnay as Australia’s best selling white wine. http://is.gd/hjCW

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@SnarkyPlatypus Je serais également heureux de noyer les petits animaux à fourrure. Et toi?

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@SnarkyPlatypus Bonjour. Je suis dans l’ambiance parfaite pour étrangler les poulets.

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[smirks] PHP is working again now. I wonder if anyone noticed that little… glitch… Excellent way to start the day. Back to the problem.

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Oh excellent! PHP open_basedir restriction is on, even though turned off. All PHP for all clients now broken. Sweet. Not.

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@kcarruthers No, this is not a WordPress .htaccess upgrade problem but a cPanel/PHP security settings upgrade problem.

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@paulwallbank Well, at least I KNOW that it’s a files permission problem caused by an upgrade in cPanel.

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If in doubt, run some random server-side script and see what happens. [nods]

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@paulwallbank Re the WordPress problem *I* am my host. :) Various PHP errors creating files in /tmp. cPanel has done something overnight.

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@trib I think we must share a body clock. Mine is assisted heavily by cats and the airline industry though.

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California controller to suspend tax refunds, welfare checks, student grants from 1 February. http://is.gd/gatY Hat-tip @antibullshit.

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And so my WordPress control panel is failing because of some weird-arse file permissions problem. Hope it’s just me, not client sites too.

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UN crime chief says money from illicit drug trade kept banks afloat in global financial crisis. http://is.gd/hiVx Hat-tip @antibullshit.

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Obesity could be caused by a virus, spread like common cold. http://is.gd/hiP3 I’m wondering about depression etc too. Hat-tip @timelady.

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Gordon Brown admits to membership of The Illuminati. http://is.gd/hg1k Hat-tip @SnarkyPlatypus.

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Emerges. And I do love an overcast drizzly morning like this! Peaceful (except fr the heavy jets).

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I am, in essence, collapsing. [exit]

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RT @BBCWorld: Men who are more sexually active in their 20s and 30s may run a higher risk of prostate cancer. http://tinyurl.com/caflm8

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This is SERIOUSLY screwing up my YouTube recommended videos.

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@Pollytics You do know that there has been an… encounter between t.A.T.u and The Veronicas? And probably sex? Ask @SnarkyPlatypus!

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@Pollytics @SnarkyPlatypus Hey hey hey! Cut the grief! It’s The Veronicas. It’s not like it’s t.A.T.u! I can handle it.

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RT @wolfcat: lol: advertising fail on channel 9: hurry rocky horror must finish jan 25…. hmm… me thinks that was yesterday!

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@Pollytics If The Veronicas are The Sirens, then I want no earwax!

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@Pollytics Thank you for your compliments re my serious piece http://is.gd/heLp but I think I can handle The Veronicas’ pseudo-sapphic call.

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Oh this is Headline WIN! “Dannii Minogue Lesbian Lapdance Video Pictures” http://is.gd/hfKM Hat-tip @SnarkyPlatypus.

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Also, “Dannii Minogue’s Final Appearance on Young Talent Time” http://is.gd/hfJm

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RT @henrytapia: @SnarkyPlatypus @stilgherrian I prefer her [Dannii’s] old stuff. http://is.gd/hfIu [The accents are FULL OF WIN!]

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RT @SnarkyPlatypus: BREAKING NEWS: @stilgherrian and I are going to the Veronicas concert. I’m not sure who we should be afraid for.

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So Apollo has now decided the eggplant is his new plaything and gravity-testing tool. He is an odd cat.

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@johnhalton Not only pigs and cows get drunk too. Also elephants. http://is.gd/hfzG

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RT @pascal_venier RT @socialtechno: Quote of the Day: Being drunk is what separates us from the beasts - Jeremy Clarkson

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@henrytapia @SnarkyPlatypus So will you two kiss and make up now? No-one has to watch. Except Dannii, of course.

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This eggplant is so well-rounded and plump and inviting.

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@facibus But we ALL reserve the right to be total arseholes. Don’t we?

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@henrytapia Oi! @SnarkyPlatypus is sulking ‘cos that RT was from him originally, not me. I’d never say anything clever about Dannii. ;)

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@henrytapia I think I should point out that your new avatar and your profile are disturbing. Just so everyone knows… :)

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Finally discovered that what we bought was a Prosperosa eggplant http://is.gd/hfmk The Chinese woman lied: it is NOT a “Black Beauty”.

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@CameronCollie There is no “Stilgherrian Live” today. T’was an idle thought. I have been enjoying our pig instead.

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RT @SnarkyPlatypus: Dannii Minogue is a fine purveyor of C-grade dance pop and is perfectly representative of the Australian population.

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RT @SnarkyPlatypus: I like how Dannii Minogue has been positioned around Sydney. [What, like as a roadblock to prevent terrorism?]

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@BrendanB Long Pig goes with Chianti? Sounds awesome!

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@BrendanB Oh I shall EAT the pig! It exists as lean loin “steaks”. Just deciding on the methodology.

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I really do love this cuntful city. 5km from the CBD, yet can hear kookaburras, corellas, lorikkets, currawongs and marsh frogs all at once.

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@kcarruthers Correlation is not causation. Twitter follows/unfollows may not relate to anything particularly recent.

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Deciding what to do with this pig.

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@SnarkyPlatypus @wolfcat If a Chinese restaurant ever offers platypus, you know it’s really a duck stapled to a stray cat.

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@duncanriley that is GOLD! “A Proposal to Filter Christian Churches” http://is.gd/hf0P

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@barrysaunders No, Twitter is NOT replacing The News and anyone who thinks it is is a fuckwit.

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RT @afficionados_hh: Someone the other day refered to twitter like a pub lounge, private but anyone can join in. [One way of using it, yes.]

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Mon plan (late); gym & lunch w@SnarkyPlatypusypus NOW; a rainy desk day thereafter. I refuse to rush.

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@Skigod @Nickhodge So we need to change the law, not kill the conversation. And there’s an essay for later this week! :)

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@Skigod @Nickhodge This is precisely why when ephemeral conversations become public, archived and permanent the law is WAYout of kilter…

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@jason_a_w What you seem to be saying is that we can’t even START the conversation online before checking facts offline, or something. :)

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@jason_a_w Because EVERYBODY “handles news” in every conversation, and we discover the facts by having that conversation…

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@jason_a_w I think I am feeling that your views on this are very, very wrong, coming at the problem from the wrong direction.

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@jason_a_w So where’s the line between telling people what you know, i.e. small-n “news”, and “The News”? Is is it all The News now?

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@jason_a_w (This is just like Obama’s Blackberry problem. Email suddenly becomes “Presidential records”? Ephemera no longer ephemeral!)

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@jason_a_w I think exploring this is the very key to understanding how human communication is changing. Forcing it into old models is wrong.

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@jason_a_w But Twitter IS a/the new “pub chat”. Yes, it’s visible at a distance, searchable, archived. So we apply “publishing” standards?

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@jason_a_w So is ANYTHING said via Twitter “publishing”? I believe that to be too strong a standard. It’s just conversation at a distance.

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@Nickhodge I believe you and I are in furious agreement here. :) Amused how @mumbrella has made it personal though. Distasteful.

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@pixel8ted No, this is still from @mumbrella’s blog post. Someone tweeted the link to it today and I got snarky about it. Was it @jg_rat?

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@R_Chirgwin But, is “telling others what you’ve just been told” now “journalism” because it’s on Twitter? This is my point.

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@Nickhodge Have you checked with another source to confirm that the link is really to IE8 and not a burning aircraft? ;)

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@R_Chirgwin I think it’s WAY too harsh for @mumbrella to straw-man @JonoH as a journo (“cit” or not) and then tear him down ‘cos he isn’t.

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@R_Chirgwin Yeah, and @JonoH was harshly critcised for relaying info which he thought was right but turned out to be wrong. But…

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@jason_a_w Are you (and others) seriously suggesting that second-source confirmation is required before saying things? Ever? Insanity!

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@jason_a_w The “shout fire in theatre” example is apt, maybe. But in this case the information was believed to be correct by the speaker.

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@R_Chirgwin It’s not about “trusting Twitter” but “trusting PEOPLE”. Twitter is just where they’re standing when they talk.

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@jason_a_w Huh? You want to put the same “ethical standards” of “publishing” onto something like Twitter? WTF?

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To me, @mumbrella’s whinging that the “news” on Twitter isn’t “The News”. Just like in the street, at a pub. As I say, gosh, “Who knew?”

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@Nickhodge Need to differentiate between “news” (new information one gets) and “The News” (product of a newsroom process).

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Frustrated journalist @mumbrella discovers Twitter isn’t a newsroom. Who knew? http://is.gd/h1qh

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@kerryank I buy most of my hardware from http://dpi.com.au have have been happy with balance of service and price.

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Thrilled to be digging into interactions between PHP’s session.save.path and file permissions. Get it wrong = significant security hole.

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@wraptinweb I still haven’t solved the problem, but now it’s back to affecting (I think) just a couple WordPress installations.

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RT @SBSNews: Convicted serial killer Ivan Milat cuts off own finger and attempts to mail it to Australia’s High Court http://cli.gs/nZrR3N

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@kcarruthers HOW DARE YOU SAY NASTY THINGS ABOUT LEO SAYER! I WANT TO HURT YOU NOW.

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