Stilgherrian (@stilgherrian)

Wentworth Falls NSW AU

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June 25th, 2009

@ragnarok1971 If Delta Goodram is in that party video, it’d explain a few things. ;) http://tr.im/pEUx

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Can has sat phone! Thanks to Optus and Internode (who are paying the bills), we have a working Thuraya satellite phone.

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New blog post: “Farewell Party: the video evidence” . Who can you spot? http://tr.im/pEUx Thanks, @ApostrophePong. I think.

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Am I correct in assuming the money-changers at Sydney airport will be expensive and I should hunt elsewhere?

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@franksting Drinking red wine in flight? Actually Thai Airways has a rather acceptable brandy…

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0800. 7.5 hours until liftoff from Sydney airport.

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@SnarkyPlatypus Dès que je suis sur l’avion, je vais avoir heure de détente. Et de se rappeler les points oubliés.

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@SnarkyPlatypus Bonjour. Aujourd’hui est le jour! Je suis encore submergés par le stress. Et vous?

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@franksting My shopping run is extremely well-defined: first aid kit; power adapters; USB memory stick; notebook.

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@trib Well, yeah I should just check Lonely Planet for their per-day $ suggestions.

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I suppose I should’ve looked to see if there were internationally-connected ATMs in Dar es Salaam. I am so ill-planned.

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Completely confused re how much money to convert AUD to USD to I can then get TZS in Dar es Salaam. Suggestions?

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Fri (D-Day) plan: 0900 SYD CBD collect camera, shop; pack, final tasks; 1330 leave for airport for 1530 dep for BKK, NBO, DAR, ZNZ.

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@sylmobile True. TZ runs on GMT+3, so I have to work 7 hours laterer than usual.

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@R_Chirgwin Yes I can fit in a quick interview at 0930. I’ll be in the CBD but I’ll find a quiet spot.

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My horeoscope: “Try to have fun with your workload today… it’s easier than you think!” Hah!

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Emerges. 9 hours until liftoff. Erk. And that is not enough sleep!

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This is starting to be a bit silly. I need to be up early. 15 hours to liftoff, despite me getting the times wrong earlier. [exit]

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@WoollyMittens It’s a 3-digit lock, and he’s cracked it. Patience. And a sloppy lock. Top half of the range, of course.

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Oh dear. @ApostrophePong is systematically trying all of the combinations on the suitcase lock.

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More importantly, neither @ApostrophePong nor I know the combination of the suitcase I need to start packing into.

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@adhoctg Ubuntu in VMWare breaks the simplicity criterion. I have very little fiddle-time, and need to be doing other than sysadmin.

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@DannyYee I’ve already explained why hypothetical “If you were running Linux…” comments are… unhelpful. :)

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@mhawkins1970 Oh, as in I’ll need connectivity, yes. That’s been sorted as much as it will be. :)

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@mhawkins1970 “Mobile broadband?” Could, um, you elaborate on that question please.

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This is rather interesting, thinking “What tools will I need on this netbook?” But I have little time. 15 hours to liftoff.

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@willhughes Adobe Lightroom is awesome, says @ApostrophPong, but this is to use while on the road for 2 weeks only. Simplicity FTW.

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I’m seeing a strong consensus for Picasa emerging. Ifranview also, with Gimp for heavier-duty work. Thank you all.

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Further to my Q, I’ll be grabbing pics off my Nokia N96 and a Nikon Coolpix camera, need to store and basic edit before blogging.

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Dear Twitterverse, what free photo management tool can I quickly download for this Windows XP netbook?

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@FiBendall Yes, humility, toilet paper and a shovel. Perfect travelling goods! ;) Thank you!

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RT from me earlier: “Farewell Party: the video evidence” . Who can you spot? http://tr.im/pEUx Thanks, @ApostrophePong. I think.

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@andrewbarnett As I said somewhere, while I might want a MacBook Pro, they’re running Vista and XP at ActionAid in Tanzania.

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@JonoH @PeterBlackQUT Thank you, gentlemen, but I’ll have plenty of tweets left before Ieave! ;)

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Step 3: Synchronise the mailboxes down to [cough] Outlook on the netbook. I feel dirty. And not in a good way.

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Step 2: Copy the last month’s email up to the newly-created IMAP mailboxes. This could take a while.

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Migrating my email workflows from MacBook Pro to Lenovo netbook. Step 1: Change email from POP3 to IMAP.

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@desertgirl_2 @bennglazier No, I’m not in Tanzania yet, but I depart in… 20.5 hours. And counting. So. Much. To. Do.

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First ActionAid blog online! CEO @archielaw reveals musical past, explains how he got into the aid business. http://tr.im/pH3S

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This pumpkin soup is excellent. Thank you, @ApostrrophePong. But won’t it look just the same coming out again later?

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@PennySharpemlc Thanks, Penny. 22.5 hours until departure from SYD. I think everything will JUST fit! ;)

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For some reason @TheBloggess’ advice is quite calming today. http://tr.im/pGyU Maybe because it involves stabbing people.

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@archielaw @barrysaunders @WoollyMittens Thanks. I’ll have more time to interact tonight while I’m copying data to the netbook.

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It’s now precisely 24 hours until I lift off for Tanzania. http://tr.im/pGh0 Steadily working through my to-do list.

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@rod3000 Thanks, Rod. It’s now less than 25 hours until I lift off. I’m SERIOUSLY worried I won’t get everything done in time.

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@mpesce I’m glad you arrived in Teh Amerikas OK. You and they will never be the same, however.

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BTW, even though I haven’t even left yet, ActionAid is already looking for people to do similar missions. http://tr.im/pG1s

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@gabfran True, if they loved you/me/us they would indeed scroll back. Which just goes to show.

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Crikey Clarifier: Why you can’t use your phone or laptop when your aircraft is taking off or landing. http://tr.im/pFZY

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There’s an important lesson there: People do NOT see all or even most of your tweets. You can’t assume they know everything you do.

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@tiaramerchgirl “Which parts of Africa”? Um, I’ve been saying “Tanzania” for ages. ;) http://tr.im/pFYG

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New post for Project TOTO: “Thank you, corporate supporters”. What software should we load for Africa? http://tr.im/pFVl

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Microsoft .NET Framework 3.5 Service packs take farking forever to install. It’d be a shame if I wanted to, like, USE these computers.

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Loitering in a back alley. It looks dodgy, but I’ve found a quiet spot to be phoned for “A Series of Tubes” podcast.

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I was right about the pumpkin soup.

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How fortuitous! On the train I just met the Blogger-in-Chief at http://openforum.com.au who enquired about my battery life.

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Mobile. Stanmore station / Circular Quay station / errands in the Sydney CBD. Enjoying the last few hours of hyperconnectivity.

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If Michael Jackson really is dead, then there goes any chance of using Twitter today.

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RT @jodiem: If you do use money changers at SYD, do so BEFORE Duty Free Shopping as you get a discount voucher.

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RT @charispalmer: Yep avoid airport money changers & go to bank you bank with & ask them to waive ans. #toto

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@kimberleighs I’m going to Tanzania via Bangkok and Nairobi, so need USD to change into TZS (or not). http://bit.ly/19UWdo

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In the names of all the gods, I’m so disorganised that I think I’m turning into @SilkCharm! Sorry, everyone.

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