Stilgherrian (@stilgherrian)

Wentworth Falls NSW AU

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February 11th, 2009

@GreenJ Ahem, yes. Me in Crikey today: “Twitter: enabling the new global rubberneckers” http://is.gd/j7mN Free, not behind paywall.

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@SnarkyPlatypus ONN’s In The Know: “Are Reality Shows Setting Unrealistic Standards For Skanks?” http://is.gd/iwKR

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@Nickhodge Hey @trib can give me a Infusion any time he… um, oh, that sounds wrong.

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@garykemble If Crikey is emailed as usual between 1330 and 1400 Melbourne time, I usually get tarred and feathered within 30 minutes.

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@collinmullane [nods] With Twitter, there is ALWAYS another interesting conversation starting. Attention-management is the new key skill.

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@rvowles I believe @GreenJ wanted to run the story today, but the choice is his.

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@GreenJ However I’m sure you’re always-perfect sub-editing process will spot them. Their always write.

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@GreenJ I’ve just DMd you the TWO typos in my story. And how far from SYD to MEL? 1000km? 800km? Do I care?

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AAAAARGH!!!1!! I filed a story with a typo in it! Crikey’s quality standards are ruined!

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@earleyedition There’s only one reason for driving a Hummer: You’re part of a squad of infantry in a war zone. All other uses are wank.

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Crikey story filed. Whew.

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This is one of the most difficult pieces I’ve ever tried to write. But I’m getting there.

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@docbaty Your mother’s advice is wise. One should only poke things into the rectum of animals with which you have some basic familiarity.

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@SnarkyPlatypus Sa Majesté la Reine est en attente de ce moment spécial lorsque la fleur est déchiré. Elle sourit.

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@facibus I’m not sure how “organised” “Stilgherrian Live” will be. I haven’t managed to prepare the new segments due to Chaos. Nothing new.

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Thu plan: AM write about ISP filtering trials; haircut; 1200-1500 SEKRIT video shoot with @mpesce; gap; 2130 “Stilgherrian Live” ep 37.

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@facibus @docbaty Did you know that polar bears have a rectal temperature that’s 1 degree C higher than that of humans?

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@SnarkyPlatypus Bonjour. Je suis entouré de chats, de chaos et d’un sens de l’imminence du déclin. Et toi?

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Yes, Possums, “Stilgherrian Live” returns for 2009 TONIGHT! http://is.gd/jcRg Happy, @marclehmann? ;)

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@middleclassgirl I’ve written about “Australian spirit” in various posts, mostly Anzac Day http://is.gd/8NL & Australia Day http://is.gd/oui

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@middleclassgirl Just a “Thanks” would have no context for those not also following you. I try to make each tweet make sense on its own.

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@middleclassgirl Thanks, I’ve had good feedback re my Crikey piece “Twitter: enabling the new global rubberneckers” http://is.gd/j7mN

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The Media 09 conference I’m liveblogging from tomorrow http://media09.com is on Twitter too at @media09. Blog at http://is.gd/iWHM

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@imdesign2 “Another wonder of the gods before us”? Yes, him I am here, yes. ;)

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Emerges. Was that a night? Just that little bit? Oh dear, it’s going to be a long day…

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It’s time to collapse. A hectic media-packed day tomorrow. [exit]

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@ireckon The thing about the “information economy” is theres’ no shortage of information! The trick is finding the bit you want. ;)

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@NewtonMark I can see value in a Crikey piece just outlining the shape of the ISP industry, how big players differ from smaller.

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RT @catfacehorse: And we are among the worst in the OECD for putting caps on our data. http://tinyurl.com/ywads5 [Good stats there, thanks!]

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RT @NewtonMark: Imagine the shape of the graph: Bigpond ~3m, Optus ~1m, iiNet ~300k, then 418 others sharing everyone else. Long tail!

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@bengrubb [nods] Whirlpool list 221 ISPs. Either way, choose a nd ISP at random and chances are you’ll never have heard of it.

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Many tiny ones will be “virtual ISPs” reselling others’ infrastructure, but some 1k to 2k-customer ISPs have their own login servers etc.

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DBCDE annual report 2007-08 http://is.gd/j9mH says 421 ISPs in Australia in Dec 2007. ABS says under 30 with 10k+ customers.

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@anthonybaxter I repeat: This is 1st of 3 batches of trials ISPs to be approved / announced. iiNet’s status: undecided (afaik).

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Mobile. Maybe I’ll do a Q&A session during “Stilgherrian Live” tomorrow night.

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And now it’s time (well past time!) for me to go to the gym. Most of your ISP filtering questions are answerable in the existing docs.

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@jamopo Mind you, how many customers know how to do a legitimate A/B test to validly report a real experience and not imagined changes?

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@jamopo Why would (how could) customers of an ISP be gagged from talking about their experience?

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@garthk I use Saasu.com for bookkeeping, very happy. The CEO @marclehmann is hereabouts. MYOB is shit.

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All the docs for the ISP filtering trial is at http://is.gd/j8vZ … people do keep speculating about much which is already documented. ;)

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@afficionados_hh Participating ISPs have access to some sort of funding for it, yes. I haven’t explored the details.

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I don’t think not having heard of some of those ISPs is a problem. Many ISPs are small, local.

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@BrendanB Re iPrimus, its also worth mentioning that one of their marketing people also markets a content filter for ISPs. Conflict much?

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Indeed, there’s plenty of pertinent questions re the methodology to be used in the ISP trials. Independent verification is but one of them.

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Full text of Senator Conroy’s media release is at http://is.gd/j8sD

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@franksting There are hundreds of ISPs in Australia. Some are indeed quite small, with 2 or 3 thousand customers.

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@bengrubb Translation: They can start now. But they have to get the equipment, plan, install etc.

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@bengrubb “Testing with each ISP will take place for a minimum six weeks once filtering equipment has been obtained and installed”.

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@ParisSite There are 3 rounds of ISPs to be approved, this is round 1. Others are still in negotiation, which may include iiNet.

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Senator Conroy’s media release just said first 6 ISPs in filter trial are iPrimus, Tech 2U, Webshield, OMNIconnect, Netforce and Highway 1.

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@SilkCharm Ah, the old “security through obscurity” myth! ;) “There aren’t many people here so my boss isn’t one of them.” Hah! Gotcha! :P

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@firstfogonmoon “My mouth waters when people talk dirty about paper like that.” Yay, that’s WIN! http://is.gd/j8oF

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@SilkCharm Twitter’s success is its simplicity. Competitors try to “add more features” and all fail because each feature = more friction.

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@franksting I daresay mainstream TV has been ghoulish as ever, but I don’t watch it. Others have written about that tho. http://is.gd/j8mQ

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@BrendanB Is there ANYother Burt but The Reynolds? If we were talking “Bert”, however, that’d be Old Moonface himself.

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@DDsD Agreed, @mpesce’s analysis of Twitter and the China earthquake is awesome http://is.gd/mbL but I already pimp him “too much”. ;)

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@klintron PDFLab is VERY useful. Split/combine/rotate PDFs.

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@sandycameron Commercial TV is so full of fakery that they’re all at sea when just presenting facts generates all the emotion anyone needs.

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@klintron In OS X, print the multi-sheet Excel file as separate PDFs, then combine PDFs in the free PDFLab. A great tool!

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@babyexpat Oh it’s a fascinating question! When the disaster isn’t “our” disaster, what level of attention is healthy? When is it unhealthy?

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And now compliments and complaints begin. Thank the Gods there’s a variety of opinions in the world. Curse those who can’t accept variety.

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RT @theinquisitr: “Space crash: US and Russian Satellites collide over Siberia” - http://tinyurl.com/bkc3w6

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BTW, nominations for “Cnut of the Week” are now open at http://is.gd/jcRg and close at 8.30pm Sydney time. ~9.5 hours.

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@martinlau I’ll be doing the SEKRIT video shoot in an office at Circular Quay this arvo.

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@trib Record quick videos in OS X off the built-in camera? Just use Photo Booth! Or, if you have it, Quicktime Pro.

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Mobile. Enmore Rd / King St haircut / Newtown station / Circular Quay. Writing and reading all the way.

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@martinlau a) Radical Transparency FTW!; b) I live in the present!; c) Tweetdeck? MacBookPro = “laptop”, and we have Wi-Fi. ;)

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Discovering the hard way that @ApostrophePong used the last square of toilet paper for photography. http://twitpic.com/1fs6 Tissue, anyone?

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RT @SnarkyPlatypus: “Like a virgin… goated for the very first time.” [See, it all works very nicely.]

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“I’m completely sheeped after last night.”

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@firstdogonmoon @SnarkyPlatypus And what other native fauna can be used as verbs? “We all possumed this morning.” …?

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BTW, nominations for “Cnut of the Week” are now open at http://is.gd/jcRg and close at 8.30pm Sydney time. ~13 hours.

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