Stilgherrian (@stilgherrian)

Wentworth Falls NSW AU

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August 18th, 2009

RT @duncanriley: Latest Top 100 Australian tech startups from @kimheras http://bit.ly/2GGDCe [Ah, we MUST have league tables…]

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Um, that was “quiet please”, not “quite please”. And I apologise for my other typing errors through the morning.

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About to record an interview with @JackieFenn, creator of Gartner’s “Hype Cycle”. Quite please! No “pointless babble” on Twitter now.

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Actually, “want” is too weak a word.

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I think I want to be a chihuahua too.

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RT @firstdogonmoon: Christopher Pyne says Julia Gillard is like Paris Hilton and he would like to live in her handbag like a chihuahua.

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“Hackers break into [Australian Federal] police computer as sting backfires”, by @ashermoses http://is.gd/2mzvj

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@snrkl Yes, “xantini” = xanex + martini. It’s the @SnarkyPlatypus’ invention.

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@bengrubb You speak as if “the hackers” are some sort of organised enemy, instead of a lazy collective term for any and every bad guy.

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RT me from earlier: The Diva… from “Australian Idol” Z-grade stardom [?] to novelty song in two days. http://is.gd/2m3MW

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@erikarn I’m “only” a stringer for Crikey so I haven’t seen reader demographics, but certainly there’s some tired old naysayers there.

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RT @JuzMcMuz: It’s cos Crikey readers are cranky mid-age ‘succesful’ men whose major act of rebellion is… reading Crikey! [Ouch! True but.]

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And danah boyd (@zephoria) is making sense about that cod Pear Analytics “research” too. http://is.gd/2mrye

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Another post (from @dougclow) on why Pear Analytics’ Twitter “research” completely misses the point. http://is.gd/2mr2m

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I think it’s getting close to Xantini time.

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@SnarkyPlatypus Erm, yes… We shall spend the evening in raucous cavorting in an illicit chamomile tea bar. WTF?

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@dananimal Try the film “How to Dial a Rotary Telephone” http://is.gd/2mokl or “How To Use A Telephone” (1927) http://is.gd/2moi8

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Yes… Yes… “Cow jumped over the Moon.” So, I am full of FAIL. Who’s taking me out for drinks then?

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Sigh. Trying to explain Twitter to Crikey’s readership is like trying to explain spaceflight to a cow.

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@michaelharries I haven’t hard anything specific from on when they’ll up that bandwidth, but then I haven’t asked. Yet.

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@mtats Mobile phone plans are deliberately designed to have “easy numbers” on the surface but difficult to compare in detail. I was told.

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RT @mootpointer: Because they [Optus] only have E1 (3 or so lines) to the cell instead of fibre. Poor planning.

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@mpesce The data coverage is all about the cells getting full. They only allow N logins and 3Mb/sec backhaul per cell.

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@mpesce Yes, one negotiating point was that 5GB over is still almost a Pyhrric victory. But, we are all happy.

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@imtimhanlon Yes, I could probably break and just pay off the phone, but a Nokia N96 at list price after only 9 months is still not cheap.

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Negotiating mobile phone plans makes my head frazzle. Also the customer service officer’s head. But I think we reached agreement.

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I use mostly data and only ~$100 to $200 of $500 “included value”. I now have iPhone plan with 5GB of data, even though not an iPhone.

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Oh, I’m on contract with Virgin Mobile until Nov 2010 so can’t leave entirely without a fight. Also paying off Nokia N96 handset. But…

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@ssharwood Yes, I’m WELL aware Virgin Mobile is, as you delightfully put it, with constant innuendo. Not constant IP connectivity.

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Virgin Mobile staffer working solidly to find me a good deal.

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Discussing a $143 excess data charge with Virgin Mobile in the context of service failures and maybe moving carriers.

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I think I’ll have to do a “Leave Sarah ALOOOOOONE!!!!” video later this week. Poor thing. We didn’t like the Pear Analytics “study”. Awwwww.

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RT @bob_bain: Phatic communication http://bit.ly/lRyiT very similar to banter http://bit.ly/3ZKKK Banter is non-serious conversation. [Yes!]

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Oh! Sulky Sarah from Pear Analytics is daughter “Jenny” from “Hey Dad…!” http://is.gd/2mfRH

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@mpesce Sorry to be distracting you with our pointless babble, Sir.

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Watching Sulky Sarah from Pear Analytics dig herself even deeper into the Twitterhole over at @stephendann’s blog. http://is.gd/2mc1y

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@mpesce I was just happy to use the word “phatic” in a sentence but, yes, it does sound like a hip-hop term.

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@crikey_news Oh I do like “Twitter babble twaddle”. That’s gold. http://bit.ly/X1osj

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@sophblack Also, how about this for the Video of the Day? ;) http://is.gd/2m3MW It’s the Diva Dance!

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@breko You ARE a Z-rated celebrity! From “Australian Idol” to dodgy novelty song in just two days! http://is.gd/2m3MW It’s the Diva Dance!

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@sophblack I’ve just emailed you an emailey email about a linkage upfuckage in the articleage today.

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Me in Crikey today: ‘Twitter “40% pointless babble”? What twaddle!’ http://is.gd/2m2TZ Hey @Warlach, it’s free to read!

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RT @rod3000: I love the new Channel 9 billboard: “‘Exclusive’ is a NINE letter word…” Very true, so is “Shithouse”

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Note to news editors: Is it possible to refer to a lie detector test without using the verb “strapped”? Cliché FTL.

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RT @GreenJ: Silence minion. I shall decide who shall read what and the circumstances in which they read it.

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@theburgerman In brief, I cover both angles. Pear Analytics’ research is dodgy, and it misses the point of Twitter.

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@Warlach Oh @GreenJ decides which stories are inside and outside the Crikey paywall. I am but a minion.

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Also, @stephendann’s post on the Twitter pointless babble story is awesome and has great comments. http://is.gd/2lPJz

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Crikey story filed! It’s about Twitter. And pointless babble.

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RT @Colgo: Quentin Tarantino names his top 20 movies - if you like trash, rejoice http://bit.ly/aQjLm [“Released since 1992”, note.]

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Wed plan: Write for Crikey but not about goats; lunch somewhere nice; afternoon writing somewhere not at my desk; gym with @SnarkyPlatypus.

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@stufromoz No, the frilly knickers… well, thong… was found on the street by @ApostrophePong to add to my collection. http://is.gd/2nqRG

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RT @Pollytics: Twitter says you should write about Goats. [Yes, it would. Still feeling a little aroused.]

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@GreenJ Also, when you say you think of me as a “beachhead” while wearing a combat helmet, I feel… vulnerable. And a little aroused.

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@GreenJ Yes, you must call me. Otherwise I will write about whatever Twitter says I should write about today.

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@GreenJ @barrysaunders @willozap You are now all confusing me. Especially as I found frilly underwear on my desk this morning.

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I just posted a tl;dr response to Sarah from Pear Analytics about their Twitter “research”. http://is.gd/2nptv

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@SnarkyPlatypus Well, I’m giving Sarah the benefit of the doubt and writing a reply as we speak. I’m not sure why.

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@SnarkyPlatypus Also, the Blue Diva song is… special. Very special. So special I’ll link to it again. http://is.gd/2m3MW

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@SnarkyPlatypus Bonjour. J’ai mal identifié le personnage féminin dans le sitcom. Je suis plein de mauvaise télévision échec. Ev vous?

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