Stilgherrian (@stilgherrian)

Wentworth Falls NSW AU

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March 8th, 2009

@ViciousPotato Indeed, everyone is racist. It’s just a matter of degree.

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@kcarruthers There’s a lovely rain pattern 30km east, out in that Pacific Ocean thing. But it’s not moving towards us. :/

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Sulking because it’s not raining here.

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RT @HappySinger: Try using a second dog. [Yes. Sounds like good advice in all sorts of circumstances.]

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So why aren’t all these American movies filed under “foreign”?

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Mobile with @ApostrophePong to… somewhere. It’s all very vague.

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Schneier: “Data is the pollution of the information age… valuable when reused… after effects are toxic.” http://is.gd/l6aI

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How to find a clean towel: 1 Find cat. 2 Look under cat. 3 Try to lift cat off towels. 4 Scratch! 5 Give up, use yesterday’s towel.

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@twoscomplement Precisely my gripe with ABC’s iView. I can’t “catch up” on a series, even a current one, only last episode “Scheduling” FTL.

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RT @twoscomplement: http://is.gd/mo1P is interesting. They still want to tether the user to the TV though. Convergence fail.

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@SnarkyPlatypus Bonjour. Je pense que la mise en veille prolongée est la réponse, at le gin et toutes sortes de poudres blanches.

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Going off-grid for the rest of the evening. Probably.

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Um, no, that’s not the Governor General on TV, that’s Joan Rivers. But I understand your confusion.

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Il pleut. Lovely, but no umbrella.

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RT @ParisSite: I’m happy. I’m being nice to people. Obviously I’d like this condition to pass as soon as possible.

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RT @SnarkyPlatypus: “Saving” my mobile phonebook in prep for new phone… by writing it down in a Word doc. [True, he is not a geek.]

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@gnoll110 I see your parrot sketch, and raise you “Star Trek Meets Monty Python”. http://is.gd/I9N

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@twoscomplement “Freeview” was just a re-branding of Digital TV so the punters know a set-top box is “Freeview compatible”.

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@twoscomplement Exactly. Spread the production budgets and audience even more thinly and… the audience will flock back? Yeah sure. Morons.

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@HappySinger The Streisand Effect will indeed kick in. I mean, I’ll link to the Freeview spoof again RIGHT NOW! http://is.gd/lIQm

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For reasons which I can’t explain, I must now point to Monty Python’s Cheese Shop sketch. http://is.gd/5g1V

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Freeview proves their strategy is shit: Their response to satire is to send in the lawyers: http://is.gd/mm00 Hat-tip @bengrubb.

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RT @stephenfry: This explains a lot… http://twitpic.com/1xdrk [Now why don’t WE have this deal? @SnarkyPlatypus take note!]

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@BiteTheDust All I’m going to say is that we’re unlikely to encounter any tentacles in the Gibson Desert. Japanese or otherwise.

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@BiteTheDust Huh? I only own one tie, and even that’s reserved for scenarios involving bonda… Um. Oh. Shoosh.

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@paulwallbank Attendance was OK for the presentations, but people skipped the discussion in the second half. Estimates were on.

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@paulwallbank Gary Nairn took exception to my portrayal of politicians as almost all clueless about IT and the Internet. He isn’t.

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@R_Chirgwin It’s OK, I think I’m a close monarchist.

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I think I need to press the “Disturbing Imagery Alert” button again. Thank you, @SnarkyPlatypus, that’s thrice today already!

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@SnarkyPlatypus I think there were fewer at this than the first, tho the audience shots were taken in 2nd half after some left.

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@SnarkyPlatypus @stemcd Oh I can see Neo-Puritanism FLOURISHING over the next few years!

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@tommyfotak @clutterbells Clifton Beach, Tasmania and Arkaroola, The Middle of Fucking Nowhere would both be excellent today!

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@desplesda WTF? There’s am emoticon for “pervert”!??!?!!!11!! http://is.gd/mlSB

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Here’s me being paid out by former Special Minister for State Gary Nairn. http://is.gd/mlSX

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@stemcd @SnarkyPlatypus It would seem that Clive Hamilton is a Neo-Puritan, to judge from his recent writings.

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Can I perhaps point out at this point that “stuffed squid” is not a euphemism for anything?

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@ApostrophePong Oh! Oh! Oh! I’ve made that stuffed squid before! http://tinyurl.com/cex5yz It’s WONDERFUL!

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RT @SnarkyPlatypus: New Zealand to return to feudalism. http://is.gd/mlPK

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@NewtonMark Oh spooky! You say “zentai”, I say “hentai”. They are not the same. Don’t tell Clive Hamilton.

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The rain increases in Newtown. My prediction was adequate.

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@ApostrophePong @HappySinger Ganesh is just the Hindu equivalent of hentai tentacle porn (触手強姦). Discuss. [Oh, that is SO wrong!]

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RT @ApostrophePong: Sex appeal and whiskey are my selling point!

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RT @retrogrrl: Truly disgusting ‘The Meat Ship’ a bacon extravaganza http://tinyurl.com/yt7mf9 [We need a new term: “structural bacon”.]

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RT @pam_rosengren: Have a look at this piece of Twitteranalytics http://is.gd/mlEu (@SaltyDroid did this)

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@ApostrophePong Ah Google fail! Try the spelling “Bhagavad Gita” or भगवद् गीता and this Wikipedia article: http://is.gd/mlKo

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@ApostrophePong So this is a David Lynch version of the Bagavadghita?

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My YouTube “Recommended for You” section gets increasingly bizarre. With fat-loss adverts, too.

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@JonoH No worries. The Copyright Council is a GREAT resource for practical advice about copyright issues in Australia. http://is.gd/mlFD

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@JonoH I know the rules not from Crikey but a decade+ in broadcast media before that. See http://is.gd/mlEz and “fair dealing” paper.

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@JonoH You’re confusing “public domain” (given away to the people, disowning copyright, or copyright expired) with “published in public”.

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@jg_rat Excellent. Apparently you and I are now “copyright experts”. ;)

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@bengrubb Whether it’s behind a paywall or not is irrelevant: It’s about whether you quoting the material is fair dealing of the material.

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@fictillius Is there nothing a Broadway musical can’t explain? ;)

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Given my self-proclaimed expertise in reading the weather radar, I think it’ll finally start raining in Newtown/Enmore in an hour or so.

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@rosieryan Ah! Another journalist! do make sure @SilkCharm adds you to her list!

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RT @R_Chirgwin: 4. Device specialisation *can* (not necessarily “does”) improve usability. 5. Really sheep. [Indeed.]

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Colleague in Vic urgently seeking .NET / Umbraco developer for work on major pharmaceutical stuff. stil@stilgherrian.com and I’ll pass on.

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@jack_matthews Conversely, if you see no value in using Twitter personally, don’t. :) It’s not compulsory, nor as “vital” as some make out.

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@jack_matthews Of course, your strategy is backwards. If you’ve something interesting to say you’ll get followers. Participation is key.

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RT @chichiri RT @JesseNewhart: How The US forgot How To Make Trident Missiles: http://bit.ly/qHoiS

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Mon plan: Rainy desk day with bookkeeping and project management and [hint to universe] minimal stupid interruptions.

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@R_Chirgwin Maybe people like multiple devices because: 1. Associate device = function. 2. Gadgetry as status symbols. 3. Sheep.

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@SnarkyPlatypus Ce sont exactement mes pensées. Notre esprit ne font qu’un. Exécuter de la musique!

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