Stilgherrian (@stilgherrian)

Wentworth Falls NSW AU

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July 14th, 2009

Yes, the photo is real: I did spend a few minutes speaking wiih Senator Stephen Conroy.http://twitpic.com/abcoe

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@ADevenish I’ve no idea what the audience thinks. So far it’s the annointed ones getting their 5 mins of fame.

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@piawaugh And I can SEE you in the front row with your laptop. We’re further back. ;)

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But.. thp they dumb-down the words, they’re still going to be meaningless to folks who don’t already know what they mean.

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Funny seeing open source people selling ideas in bay words to government suits. It’s like kindergarten.

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It’s not just me. Conroy frottage vs Google Maps. This is teh futures!

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Conroy! Man, I have never wanted to hump a leg like I do now!

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Stealing the Sydney Morning Herald from ABC HQ ‘cos, like, who the fuck actually pays for newspapers?

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@CADbloke I would never punch Senator Conroy, he represents everything future-looking about the Rudd government.

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OK, I’m off to see what Senator Conroy has to say about the Future Directions of Australia’s Digital Economy. Wish me luck.

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“What Bruce Sterling Actually Said About Web 2.0 at Webstock 09” http://tr.im/seJE

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I just clicked on a “like” link in Facebook and feel like I’ve descended into mediocrity. Sorry.

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Re the Productivity Commission’s decision on PIR, the key point is differentiating between containers (“books”) and content (“novels”).

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@mrsnickhodge I’m not sure what to do with “Stilgherrian Live”. It consumes a lot of time. But it is fun.

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@bananasontoast Agreed, Kelly’s On King as The Afternoon Office™ is excellent. Publican Jimmy’s done good there.

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@yin_yin So which is YOUR pub in Newtown? I mean, for your generation, not mine?

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OH: “Your girlfriend? She’s a fuckin’ slut because I fucked her too, OK? So you can just go fuck yourself, OK?” He was wearing a suit tho.

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@bananasontoast The only bonuses of the Zanzinar are: 1. Money laundering through the pokies late at night; 2. Lesbians.

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@SnarkyPlatypus Yes, odd that the Carlisle Castle isn’t on the list. But then we need to keep that one, and its seafood menu, SEKRIT.

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The “Mayor of Newtown” needs to know! Do you agree with his list of Newtown’s Top 5 pubs? http://tr.im/semy

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Love how Sen Conroy’s office emailed me links to a page that doesn’t exist yet. Subject: Roadmap for Australia’s digital economy future. Oh.

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Oi! Where have my internets gone?

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“Sponsor a reporter now”. For the price of a cup of coffee you can save the media. http://tr.im/sdZ9

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@jg_rat I think it’s sweet how you’re retweeting all the blog posts I read over breakfast. At 2pm. Heritage media must be so satisfying. ;)

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@Matt_Tulk Indeed. Why do middle-aged overweight male politicians fund heart disease research but not youth mental health? Any ideas? ;)

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@infoholic Ah yes, “How to Lie with Statistics” was always good on choosing absolute or relative stats to “prove” your point.

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@Matt_Tulk Oh look, how dare you bring nuance, subtlety and facts into my black and white view of the world! Bastard!

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@elerimai Your Crikey piece about the shootings at the Papuan gold mine is excellent, yes. Pimp away! http://bit.ly/15uFyF

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@ApostrophePong Yes, a slide night in a pub is also a good plan. But maybe a separate plan?

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RT @infoholic: Having had both seasonal flu […] and H1N1 flu […] I agree. H1N1 Flu isn’t much worse than a bad cold.

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@ApostrophePong Yes, there WILL be a “Stilgherrian Live” this Thursday night. A slide night on the Internet, or something.

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Crikey email arrived simultaneously with the kangaroo fillets. It’s a Sign!

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I sometimes think it won’t be too long before we discover depression is a virus, like stomach ulcers turned out to be caused by bacteria.

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@chris23 Yes, actually, the idea that parasites affect our behaviour, like “the cat parasite” http://tr.im/sdFi intrigues me.

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Strikes me as obvious, but cats’ urgent meows have evolved to “control” humans. http://tr.im/sdCs

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Mobile. Enmore Rd / King St / lunch / ad lib thereafter.

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@leoh1llary True, “tabloid flu” does have a more generic-hyped flavour to it. Oh well, words take on their own meanings through usage.

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@seancarmody Yes, your box seems full of tricks! Wait. What does “tricks” mean again? And “box”?

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@SnarkyPlatypus @GrantDMacdonald I believe you two have just become aroused for vaguely related reasons. Do say hi to each other. Or not.

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Engauge Digitizer turns a picture of a chart into actual, usable numbers. Free. http://tr.im/sdkN Hat-tip @seancarmody.

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I hereby propose re-naming “swine flu” to “tabloid flu”, since it’s really much the same as any other flu.

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RT @seancarmody: Also posted net debt data a while ago with international comparisons. http://tr.im/sdiE

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Waiting for someone to point out the complete idiocy of what I just said. ;)

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More @seancarmody chart goodness: Aust govt debt as % GDP. http://tr.im/sddo Post-1960 peak? John Howard! Suck this, @TurnbullMalcolm!

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“B’eau-Pal” (bottled ground water from Bhopal disaster) launched, has Dow Chemicals management hiding. http://tr.im/scPv

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@SnarkyPlatypus Bonjour. Je suis désolé d’entendre que vous êtes malade. Existe-t-il tout ce que je peux faire pour aider?

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“The Words You Wear”: We don’t trust fashionable words. http://tr.im/smI0 Hat-tip @stephenconroy.

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@Matt_Tulk @ADevenish @voirol [smirks] As I say, it was an off-the-record conversation. So your questions will not be answered.

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Wed plan: Writing for Cikey and a 1030 recording at radio 2SER re Project TOTO, to air Friday; afternoon TBA.

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@kdelarue @ParisSite @NathanaelB Our conversation was off the record, so I’ll leave it there. :) No, I didn’t catch anything. :P

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@trib I found about the launch via a media alert earlier in the day. I dunno if it were more widely promoted.

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@yin_yin I think that photo was taken early in the conversation. Ask @eunmac. But, I mean, he is there without his staffers. Dangerous!

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@NathanaelB Why would I have a private conversation with a Minister of Government? Um, why WOULDN’T I?

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