Stilgherrian (@stilgherrian)

Wentworth Falls NSW AU

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February 9th, 2009

Of the Rudd govt’s $128M cyber-safety plan, “only” $44m-odd is for the idiotic “filters”. The rest is sensible stuff like police, education.

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@katska Safer Internet Day isn’t about “filters” but education on avoiding trouble and reporting bullying. Pls don’t knee-jerk.

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@katska That criticism works against any “awareness day”. Why is this different from, say, breast cancer day, also “only one day”?

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@GreenJ Safer Internet Day is real, global http://bit.ly/3EqhbU Sen Conroy gives us a day’s notice to do something? Bah! ;)

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RT @middleclassgirl: I always giggle when I have a Scotch Finger.

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I’ll post a coherent response re the Exchange issue when I’ve completed testing. My priority is to the client, not the peanut gallery. ;)

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I appreciate all the help, but can we move discussion of Exchange to http://is.gd/iRM2 …? Some tweets miss the problem’s context.

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@nickorloff I’m not sure where you’re suggesting I use IMAP. Exchange collects email from the external mailboxes via IMAP? [confused]

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RT @stephenconroy: Sick of retweets of the death-toll; it’s not a cricket score, you dumb fucks. It’s just ghoulish and gross.

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So, it’s OK when delivered via SMTP over LAN, broken when pulled in thru POP3 Connector.

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As I say in my post at http://is.gd/iRM2, email delivered or not depending on which address is default, even though addresses work locally.

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@lewellyn Yes, POP3 Connector is successfully retrieving the email and saying it’s added it to the local mailbox. I’ve even read the trace.

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@StephenEdgar This is the problem. POP3 Connector says it delivered the email OK. But it isn’t in any queue or mailbox. It lies.

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@StephenEdgar Nope, it’s all a C: drive as default install. Thankfully it’s two low-volume users. I can find senders from logs and re-send.

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Sorry if people have been put off by the discussion of thisExchange problem, but it’s what’s been dominating my day. Such is life.

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@StephenEdgar Alas, “C:\Program Files\Exchsrvr\Mailroot\vsi 1\BadMail” is empty. Looks like we’ve lost the email, Houston.

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@StephenEdgar I added the email addresses to the users by right-clicking on than and adding them in the “E-mail Addresses” tab.

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@lewellyn It is only two additional users whose primary emails are not in the server’s primary domain who have problems.

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@lewellyn This is std Small Business Server, with only basic McAfee Total Protection watching for nasties.And yes the server is running. ;)

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@jeffsonstein Re your 2, I don’t know where Exchange would dump email if not into a mailbox or into a queue. [sigh]

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@lewellyn Ah the iPhone/4-server problem is @StephenEdgar’s. Mine is one server. We’re confusing you by discussing each other’s problems. ;)

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@StephenEdgar I’m guessing there’s a buggered-up transparent proxy between your user’s iPhone and your Exchange server. Guessing.

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@jeffsonstein Well, the Exchange server DOES accept SMTP, but we firewall it and only pull in external email by POP3 Connectors.

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@StephenEdgar With your iPhone/Exchange 501 error, could there be an invalid SSL certificate in the chain?

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@StephenEdgar @lindsayevans @jeffsonstein @CassieST Here’s my Exchange problem outlined. http://is.gd/iRM2 All comments MUCH appreciated!

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@StephenEdgar It’s too hard to explain in 140 characters. ;) I’ll have the write-up done soon.

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I think I’ve cracked this Exchange problem, but it’s weird. I’m going to write it up for comments before I claim victory.

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@StephenEdgar The Exchange box only pulls in email by POP3 Connector, or SMTP on LAN only. Other domains on box working OK.

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Stretch-legs and coffee called for.

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@lindsayevans External SMTP addresses have been added to the users. Indeed, other domains set up for other users the same way work OK.

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@StephenEdgar All Exchange queues show 0 emails. Event Viewer shows no errors from POP3 Connector or Exchange.

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@StephenEdgar The emails don’t appear in OutlookWeb Access (OWA) directly on the server, either, so I don’t think it’s Outlook.

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Emails work internally when addressed to either user@domain1 or user@domain2, but not when brought in via POP3 Connector.

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So, the email is possibly disappearing (!) somewhere in Exchange’s internal routing system. Maybe. Possibly. It’s Exchange, not Outlook.

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Review: SBS Exchange 2003. Outlook 2007. POP3 connector collects email, says it’s delivered into mailbox. Does not appear in Outlook or OWA.

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@CassieST Ta, but neither of the cases in KB 253503 match. No Outlook view filters, using an .ost file not .pst. But thanks!

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RT @BZB: Getting a quote from a MSM editor referring to Crikey as a ‘reputable media source’ ;) [Yes, surely a fool’s errand!]

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@elerimai What’s the Crikey intern equivalent of sending an apprentice to buy striped paint, or a new clerk to get “verbal agreement forms”?

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RT @GerardHenderson: aroused promptly at 6. rice bubbles oddly pliant to the tooth. hmm. [There’s gold to be found here…]

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RT @zhasper: Plenary indulgences fully reset the purgatory-time counter to 0 ( for past sins only) partials only reduce the time.

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Tue plan: Mostly a desk day, dealing with a thousand random loose ends. Focus will be hard. Start at one end and plod thru, I guess.

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@WarWraith “People… desperately find some way to feel connected” is there, yes. Some linkage in a post from 2006: http://is.gd/1pIB

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@erkpod Tax deductibility? Certainly donations to registered charities would be deductible, yes. Red Cross, Salvos.

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Artemis, you are a beautiful, beautiful cat but you have the smelliest, most toxic farts in the known universe.

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@nwjerseyliz PR/Markerting types won’t drive geeks off Twitter if they’re “whole people”, not just pimping their wares. Oh. Wait.

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@hopeinhell I know I started it tho. :) I’m pondering a story about the bushfires from the online perspective 1000km away. Thoughts wander.

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@news_business I think you need to write tweets as tweets, not auto-repeat headline and first sentence. Tell the story in 140 chars.

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@hopeinhell I hadn’t planned to ponder death so closely this morning. :) I think it’s the existential crisis of not existing which scares.

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@erkpod Another angle: 750+ homes destroyed is $500M, even discounting the contents. The damage bill will be $2B or more.

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@erkpod $10m raised for the bushfire appeal sounds a lot, but it’s less than 50 cents per Australia. Add two more zeros.

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@SnarkyPlatypus You are more centred than me. As we’ve discussed before, the idea of death scares the shit out of me. There it is.

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@garthk There is “recreational grief”. Is it heartless to ponder that some go there when there’s so much real grief, more to come?

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My psychologist said we all have coping mechanisms for avoiding the fact that one day we’ll all be dust. Events like this cut through them.

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@Nickhodge For some it must be how they get their heads around the scale of tragedy. That’s cool. I just wonder about the spiral of gloom.

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I don’t understand how some are stuck watching every piece of news with morbid fascination, but maybe that’s just different coping methods.

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@hopeinhell @SnarkyPlatypus Maybe it’s too early to say it, but I find the bushfire deathcount by people not affected to be ghoulish, sick.

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@zhasper But the indulgences story was in an American newspaper, it MUST be news now! ;) And WTF is a “partial indulgence”?

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@SnarkyPlatypus Yes, “The Moon is a harsh mistress” became “The Moon is hard core”. Weird. Is that a French colloquialism?

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@SnarkyPlatypus See, there’s the problem with Google Translate. Context of “La Lune”, next sentence should start “Elle…” not “Il…”.

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@SnarkyPlatypus @firstdogonmoon Mattress… Mistress… I keep getting those two confused. [coughs] I won’t name names though.

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@SnarkyPlatypus Je blâme la Pleine Lune. La Lune, elle est dure maîtresse.

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@firstdogonmoon Oh yes, the Full Moon was just before 2am Sydney/Melbourne time. No wonder the cats have been crazy… and I couldn’t sleep.

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@SnarkyPlatypus Bonjour. Ce matin, détient un certain sens de la … l’incertitude. Et toi?

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RT @Kimber_Regator: Thanks, Slate. Found on Regator.com: How do wildfire arson investigations work? http://regator.com/?u=23…

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RT @antibullshit: Are you kidding me? The Catholic Church is selling indulgences again. http://is.gd/iWDi

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BTW, though that NASA guy’s video http://ff.im/-YFcp has VERY low production values, stick with it. There’s some stings in the tail.

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RT @BILL_ROMANOS: Satirical video… generating a lot of discussion within NASA. http://ff.im/-YFcp [Is your organisation like NASA? Sad.]

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RT @BILL_ROMANOS: Twitter suspends fake Dalai Lama account! http://ff.im/-YFWh

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RT @paullyoung: Via @btom102 ‘ThisIsWhyYoureFat.com’ http://thisiswhyyourefat… - welcome to America hahaaha

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This Friday 13 Feb I’ll be at http://media09.com 9am to 5pm Sydney time. I’ll be liveblogging it at http://is.gd/iWHM

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@jeffsonstein I’m actually not spending any more time on it, as it was a scope creep on a fixed-price project. Already lost enough time.

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@jeffsonstein As it happens, it was nothing to do with McAfee’s anti-virus, but at least I ruled that out by checking logs. Thanks.

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@ChrisClayton I wish I had something useful to say in response to your news. I don’t. I hope you get facts soon, whatever they are.

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One Laptop Per Child (OLPC) project to give up making hardware. Netbooks take the market, but nowhere near as durable. http://is.gd/iWnf

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@paulwallbank Solution to yesterday’s Exchange server problem at http://is.gd/iRM2 Yes, we fixed it. No, the email was lost forever.

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@middleclassgirl I blame the cats for a concerted series of interruptions timed to prevent falling back to sleep. Amongst other things.

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Emerges. It wasn’t my idea.

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That’s quite enough Monday for one Monday. [exit]

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@CameronCollie I thought you were more worried about me not being at the charity gig. ;)

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@leehopkins I don’t know why “Stilgherrian Live Christmas Special” wasn’t recorded in full. Maybe there was a dropout. I’ll record this one.

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RT @IanWoolf: @stephenfry’s show about Manic Depression will be on ABC1 at 9:35pm tonight. [That’s NOW.]

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RT @ApostrophePong: Music slideshow from last year Mardi Gras Harbour Party. Comments please. http://vimeo.com/3140485

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@firstdogonmoon’s bushfire fundraiser cartoons are now online at http://is.gd/b6i6 and the auctioned print is over $1k! http://is.gd/iNLJ

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@CameronCollie Twestival is one of many things on Thursday night, but every night has some thing or other that night clash. One must choose.

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Australian Law Reform Commission’s “National Phone-in and blog on Commonwealth Secrecy Laws” this Wed & Thurs. http://is.gd/iTnp

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Home. Well, I’ve been home a while. Chamomile tea and a quiet moment of reflection.

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(Also thanks for the vast amount of input into my thoughts this morning. I’m sure it’ll emerge as a story tomorrow.)

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Mobile. Errands. Attention reduced.

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@slloydy And which of my recently-tweeted descriptions would you like to attach to yourself? :P

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@middleclassgirl Public vs private grief, yeah, but I’m talking more about people 1000km away and know no-one there. THAT I don’t get.

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Another guy I know spends all day inside, curtains drawn, listening to loud American angry whiteboy whinge music. Wonders why he’s angry.

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OK, now I’m getting so many responses I can’t possibly respond to them all. I feel about 1% as cool as @stephenfry. ;)

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A guy I shared house with once plugged himself into 24-hour news of a disaster and lost himself in it for days. Scary.

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RT @ireckon: Best advice on TV from physc: get back to your normal routines asap and have sensible talks occasionally. [Exactly.]

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I suspect it’s a mechanism which made sense when we lived in groups of 50 to 100, but now “not quite right” for a global hyperconnectedness.

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@wolfcat All that said, we’re hard-wired to pass on news/gossip. Social capital for being “in the know”. Do tragedies put it into overdrive?

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Again I feel the need to say I’m not saying any of that is WRONG, just observing and reporting my own reactions. Emotions are raw.

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@ireckon Maybe that’s it. Constantly chattering “Oh look, another report of death!” prevents you stopping and THINKING about it, facing it.

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@ireckon But (say) @774melbourne tweets everything, and other (semi-)official sources. I find it all a bit ghoulish, unless a direct need.

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It feels to me like repeating the miserable, frightening news is like picking at a scab. But, as I say, everyone copes differently.

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@websinthe It’s not a criticism as such, simply that I (personally) don’t understand it. I read, reflect, but have no desire to repeat.

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@websinthe Your question is related to some of my conversation earlier: why people have the “need” to reiterate the obvious news headlines.

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@websinthe This may sound odd, but ANY of the major news sites have coverage of the . Like, it’s their job.

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@jg_rat Media 09 is a Fairfax-run all-day briefing on Ten Media this Friday. http://media09.com I’ll be liveblogging it in any event.

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RT @martin_english: Tell the intern they need to download the internet (for research purposes) http://twurl.nl/zri4bd

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@jg_rat Welcome to Sydney, Sir! Will you be at Media 09 on Friday?

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