Stilgherrian (@stilgherrian)

Wentworth Falls NSW AU

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August 11th, 2009

@kcarruthers [Patience is a virtue] has been traced back to ‘Piers Plowman’ (1377) by William Langland, so there nyer. http://is.gd/2bfr8

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Patience is a virtue. Apparently.

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@Pollytics I have done all my stuff on Ustream, but am considering moving to Livestream ‘cos of their distributed production team options.

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@Pollytics Ustream recommends a 400kb/s minimum uplink speed. Any ADSL2+ with a 1Mb uplink should be fine.

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Oops. Office of [US] Dir of National Intelligence tries passing off dodgy Russian news stories as intelligence. http://is.gd/2b9sP

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2 Internet history bits: Australian web visualisation http://is.gd/2b7mh and Hobbes’ Internet Timeline http://is.gd/2b7tr

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@Warlach It takes balls? Or is it just necessity? I’m wondering why she needs to be there on her bike.

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Hmmm… China and Taiwan were really hit hard by Typhoon Morakot. Photos at @big_picture. http://is.gd/2b3MB

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@aussieotr Bah! I didn’t know I was even ON your Christmas card list! http://is.gd/2aVR9

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@SnarkyPlatypus I am seriously conflicted by this article on unicorns written by… [gulp!] Germaine Greer. http://is.gd/2bCob

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RT @paulwiggins: http://bartleby.com a free treasure trove on usage and great place to search. [Thank you for that!]

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Oh, the Macquarie Dictionary & Thesaurus online is only AUD 26.95 a year for individuals! http://is.gd/2bBie

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@paulwiggins Heh! We won’t agree on a lot of things. ;) I’ll check my Macquarie when I get home, but I’m fairly sure you can verb “author”.

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@Darcy1968 I’m having an incredibly average chicken cacciatore at The Warren View in Enmore. Avoid the food.

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@paulwiggins “That’s like saying misheard lyrics are the correct ones” is poor analogy. Songs have authors. We ALL author “English”.

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Awesome. I just walked away from my laptop in the pub, leaving it logged into my bank. Infosec WIN!

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@paulwiggins I am very much in the “descriptive” school of lexicographers/linguists, not the “proscriptive”. ;)

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@paulwiggins Disagree. “English” is defined by the people who use it. If more people use “to” than “for”, then that IS “English usage”.

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@Colgo Google gives exact-match “antidote to” as 1,800,000 results, “antidote for” only 534,000. You choose “to” well.

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@andrewdotnich Your lecturer needs the Twitter backchannel on the screen behind him/her. ;)

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@Colgo I reckon it’s an antidote “for” something, not “to”. But do say what the consensus is!

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@duncanriley @j4jonathan Maybe I just don’t see the benefit to ME of fancy-pants commenting systems. Just gimme a place to type! ;)

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@duncanriley I’ve been fiddling, see what it’s getting at now. But I’ll email you some feedback to pass to @ChrisSaad.

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@duncanriley I would’ve commented on @theinquisitr post http://is.gd/2bvWM but comment widget confuzzled me. I gave up. Still love you tho.

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@TaniaPV If I REALLY had my very own army of twitterers, I wouldn’t be getting them to write haiku. ;)

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Watching the evening traffic with a glass of wine, unheard background conversation and a sense of… disconnection.

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@nazzer I’m assuming I get to see you again at tomorrow’s NICTA Pimpfest? http://is.gd/2buR0

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OH: “There’s no sell-outs here because there’s nothing to sell out TO!” Ah, poor frustrated musicians.

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BTW, I do like the various tweets that I’m seeing. You’re all very special, creative people and I love you very much.

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WordPress, I do so love the fact that you save previous versions of pages. My upfuckage is minimal.

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@SnarkyPlatypus I’ve never trusted that fucking jumped-up two-faced little planet.

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Did Mercury just go Retrograde this afternoon?

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@umi0edgar Oh I do so very much like the idea of haiku porn!

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Trailer for Terry Gilliam’s “The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus Trailer” http://is.gd/2br8t

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@deanlk Yes, I am possessed by The Spirit of Hamilton. Though I do like “Snuggling with Bernadette” as a title.

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@ADevenish I don’t watch the trending topics either. “Look! Think the same as everyone else! Hurry! Bleat! Bleat! Bleat!”

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RT @kristinalford: warm sun signals spring / this day my cat has passed away / seems no new life here. :( [Beautiful, sorry.]

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@ADevenish No, it won’t trend top-10. The dynamics are wrong, especially with the news of Aung San Suu Kyi.

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RT @jg_rat: Ah, the verb “to disdain”. How I’ve missed it. http://is.gd/2bpvC [Agreed, Sir!]

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@ADevenish Yes, I am happy. If I were any happier, I’d be a hazard to navigation.

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RT @whatiris: @stilgherrian Who the hell are you? / Telling me to post haikus! / Not a fucking chance. [Oh that’s WIN!]

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If we hashtag them / our stylish little haikus / will trend the Twitters.

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As a silly game / writing haikus amuses. / It sure beats fisting.

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The sour-faced old man / regrets bringing umbrella / but disdains the Sun.

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Maybe I should declare it Haiku Tuesday. Everyone’s next tweet (3 tweets?) has to be a haiku. Obey me.

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Oh. I’m in Crikey today. And paywalled. ;) “Smartphone photos make it easy for stalkers” http://is.gd/2bn2F

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@CampaignMonitor hax0r3d, but they communicate clearly and transparently. Nice work, guys. http://is.gd/2bm21

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Er, no, my Haiku is inside-out. Must try again, with proper 5-7- pattern.

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Sunlight cascades onto King. / The gothlings cower. / Their pale faces are melting.

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Mobile. Enmore Rd / King St / lunch / not sure after that. Will you be my velvet goat?

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A wordcloud of my tweets includes the string: “christopher pyne ferret avatar”. Such a thing must exist, somewhere.

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Codeine, round two, do your stuff! (Please.)

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@kcarruthers Actually, over the years I’ve found that setting fire to things sorts out most problems.

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@kcarruthers Anything written in the Middle Ages or before IS proof. Just ask the Pope.

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Oh this has to be the best comment on the Facebook / FriendFeed purchase ever! http://is.gd/2bfPj Go, @spinopsys!

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PMP Distribution do deal with “walkers” who stuff leaflets into letterboxes marked “no advertising material”. http://is.gd/2cumS

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@SnarkyPlatypus Oddly enough, I’ve already been advised that those guys would be good “Cnut of the week” nominees. http://is.gd/2ctLR

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I have misled you all! It’s only $3.7 billion of fish, and they’re not missing, they just magically appeared. http://is.gd/2crvc

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My day so far: Paying money to th Cayman Islands; shooting video of origami; feeding the currawong; finding pants.

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RT @susan_m: Co-author of “Mastering the Hype Cycle” book about innovation management also here @MarkRaskino [Thanks, Susan!]

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@seancarmody Who’d have thought a discussion of $37B of missing fish could be so interesting? http://is.gd/2crvc

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@Nickhodge Hey, I’m not saying I’d kick Dr Brian Cox out of bed, no Sir! But really… D:Ream…? Something’s wrong there!

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@jamesfehon That Newtown station is only NOW getting funding for accessibility http://is.gd/2cqCr is disgusting. Legal requirement FAIL.

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@Nickhodge Being in D:Ream is worse than being a rent boy. It’s exploitation, but you don’t even get the sex.

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@susan_m Oh noes! Gartner notices me being snarky about Gartner! ;) Actually, an interview with @JackieFenn would be cool, will be in touch.

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@Jester_Jeff If Belconnen is where the drugs and hookers are, I’m there! ;)

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@SnarkyPlatypus Given that I was informed that the CSIRO didn’t supply the rent boys after all, I doubt NICTA has the required drugs either.

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@plasmaegg @franksting Hey, it’s easy. Get a designer to pretty-up your back-of-envelope doodles, mark up the price up 10x. Consulting FTW!

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@Nickhodge Which “magic quadrant” am I in? The one with really low-grade drugs and insufficiently-attractive hookers.

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@Nickhodge It’s actually VC-advisor hype-boosters like Gartner who CAUSE that early over-hype peak to begin with. Don’t get me started.

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@Nickhodge I wonder if anyone’s looked back at the old ones which predicted “2 years to mainstream adoption” to see if they’re right.

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@Nickhodge There’s a reason it’s the “hype cycle”: it’s abut hype, vague terms like “green IT”, not tangible reality.

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@SnarkyPlatypus J’ai inséré dans le poisson félins. Tout est calme à nouveau.

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Gartner’s hype cycle updated. Headline SO predicatble: “Twitter backlash foretold”. http://is.gd/2clqX

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@jayrosen_nyu This week’s “Media Watch” (ABC Australia) has a great example of journalists outing a lying source. http://is.gd/2ckW0

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@SnarkyPlatypus Bonjour. Les félins sont debout à proximité, en criant sur moi. Ils sont ennuyeux. Êtes-vous?

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Wed plan: A little writing; 1100 liveblog from NICTA Techfest 2009 http://is.gd/2cjT2; gym & dinner w@SnarkyPlatypusypus.

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@ApostrophePong I do love the way you use the term “FOB”. The Urban Dictionary entry is cruel. http://is.gd/2bFDx

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@SnarkyPlatypus Now that’s something I’d pay to see: Christopher Pyne / Germain Greer cage match jelly wrestling! Note, @firstdogonmoon!

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@paulwiggins We will seriously have to agree to disagree, Sir! :) I consider excluding some people’s language to be snobbery.

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@paulwiggins Shakeaspeare wrote for the stalls as well as the balconies. ;)

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@paulwiggins Yes, actually, the English spoken on “trash TV”, as you put it, is still the language actually spoken. Why exclude it?

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Um, so where did my connectivity just go?

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The “Online Etymology Dictionary” is also a bonus, thank you @Colgo. http://is.gd/2bD2C

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@michaelmeloni The Macquarie Dictionary is a national treasure. My only gripe is that it’s slightly too conservative when adding new words.

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@paulwiggins Fear not, Sir, I can cope with a great deal of possum-stirring. And have been known to instigate it ofttimes.

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