Stilgherrian (@stilgherrian)

Wentworth Falls NSW AU

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August 26th, 2009

@bronwen Heh! Actually, you and me and @SilkCharm, @ValerioVeo and @Mamamia (who I don’t know), should be fun!

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Oh Dear God! Am I on ANOTHER panel with @SilkCharm? I mean, um… Gosh, how exciting. http://is.gd/2yJqs

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More on @media140 Sydney conference 5-6 Nov. “Future of Journalism in the Social Media Age” http://is.gd/2yGGQ I’m a “blogger”, it says.

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@AndrewColley I see the light-up as equivalent to the landing. One’s physical, one’s soft. We under-rate soft(ware) advances. ‘Tis my point.

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@AndrewColley That moment of turning on a network and it WORKING is a joy. Maybe that emotional moment is an important angle too.

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@AndrewColley Agreed, the cable-underwater thing is hard work. But, can’t we just slap the cricketers? Perhaps ALL cricketers?

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RT @shermozle: Arguing on the Internet is like the Special Olympics. You might win but you’re still retarded. [Can you say “retarded”?]

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@jdub @renailemay “No-one has won yet?” But no-one wins these things. And the entire Twitterverse is the loser.

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@AndrewColley Absolutely! An OK light test on schedule shows that the advertised start date is likely to be met. The rest is marketing.

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@renailemay Scary thing, apart from letting @mpesce use the Internet, is that your Aust Twitter Blog would probably pull an audience.

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(Yes, this is me winding back the discussion ‘cos I’m now 2 hours behind schedule.)

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@AndrewColley @renailemay OK, I can see where we disagree on various bits and pieces. I’ll try to summarise in another post somewhere.

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@renailemay Yes. What the world truly needs is more coverage of you and me having another argument. :P

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@AndrewColley Disagree. Light flickering down the fibre is the true milestone. That’s shareholder value. Ribbon-cutting is a PR stunt.

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@AndrewColley Hang on, I did point out that the Oz did report this increment (though seemingly more interested in Collaroy turf).

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RT @mpesce: I don’t use the internet! It’s too dangerous!!! [Agreed. I used it today, and look what happened!]

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Oh well, I now know what I can can talk about on “A Series of Tubes” podcast this week. ;)

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Or is it only “general news” when Telstra is being slagged off again? ;)

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@renailemay No, my point is it’s not a “technology” story any more than railways, roads, airports. We ALL use the Internet now.

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@AndrewColley I think our problem here is a disagreement about what constitutes “extensive”. :)

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@renailemay The questions of where to publish and who to write for, if anyone, are always interesting, are they not? ;)

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RT @renailemay: Why not just cover it yourself, after all, and get ahead and add credibility to your own site, rather than complaining?

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@AndrewColley Yes, good yarns all. But, if it was 50% increase in shipping capacity, or railways, there’d be VASTLY more. Q is for editors.

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@AndrewColley I’m not saying the Oz didn’t cover it. I’m saying that relative to a 50% inc in other infrastructure projects it’s less.

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I still think this discussion should be at Crikey, attached to the story. We can use more than 140 chars! And I can do something else. ;)

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@zdnetaustralia I think the days of the “general reporter” are numbers. Why listen to someone who knows LESS than you?

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@zdnetaustralia I think ALL news should be written be someone who knows the subject and who can also explain it to non-specialists.

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I think people wanting to rip me apart should do so in Crikey’s comments too, so the readers get to see me in flames. That’s “balance”. ;)

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Amused that an attempt to get more profile for Internet tech stories results in defensiveness by tech journalists.

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@AndrewColley @zdnetaustralia … “Internet stuff” is in the ghetto of IT section. Project this big is general news IMO. Like a new airport.

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@AndrewColley @zdnetaustralia My point is big internet infrastructure stories aren’t up front like other big infrastructure stories…

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@zdnetaustralia Hah! That actually reinforces my argument then. ;) Still, it raises the question: Where does “specialist media” start?

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@ssharwood I know PPC-1 was only lit up for testing. Still, on such a big project we should be getting progress updates IMHO.

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@zdnetaustralia Yeah, I know you covered the PPC-1 story. But I was including you as “specialist IT media”. You’re not characterised so?

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RT @dizzystuff: And here I was dressed and ready in my sundress and French braids. [See! At least SOMEONE knows what I want. Oh. Wait.]

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RT @firstdogonmoon: Today’s First Dog On The Moon is free! A tribute to Brendan Nelson’s Hair - http://tinyurl.com/lts2rw

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Me in Crikey today: “They’re building data pipes under the ocean: why no media coverage?” http://is.gd/2ySo8

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@trib Also, there is nothing wring with verbing nouns.

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RT @derekbarry: I haven’t got the time for the attention economy right now…

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@john_chr “Usher in a era of voodoo social media”? But “social media” is already voodoo.

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@trib There is no recovery program for “missionised”. But there are AN/ALQ-218 wideband receivers. http://is.gd/2yPWO

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This codeine is proving inadequate.

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“We need a Ronald Reagan of attention, someone to inspire us away from the fight over smaller and smaller pieces of the attention pie.”

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“A Short Manifesto on the Future of Attention” http://is.gd/2yOgX Continues the “attention economy” discussion…

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You open data types need to look at the Australian National Data Service. http://is.gd/2yO6Q

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I don’t think I want there to be such a word as “missionised”.

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Nominations are open for the Australian Privacy Foundation’s “Big Brother Awards”. http://is.gd/2yMBj

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@freocookster Yes, @Mamamia’s Twitter presence is… embryonic. But Twitter is not the be-all and end-all of modernity.

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@trevorcook Are you volunteering to moderate that panel? ;)

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@bronwen It won’t be so much a talking stick you’ll need as a Taser. ;)

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@SnarkyPlatypus Bonjour. Endormi 2130, éveillés 2300, minuit dort, réveillez 0400, éveillés 0630, réveillez 0930. Je me sens affreuse.

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I interrupt my sleep to show you how easily you can be hacked via Twitter. http://is.gd/2zIEC Then see @apifail2. Hat-tip @stephenconroy.

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Oddly enough, when I link to “interesting things”, I don’t necessarily agree with everything they say. http://is.gd/2zojJ

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Why did the word “colonoscopy” suddenly flip through my mind?

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@SnarkyPlatypus I’m not going to CupCakeCamp either. The last thing I need to be doing is eating cake.

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@greymatter78 I… er… well, I have a… a friend who eats pasta and I’ve… erm, they’ve found the pasta at Kelly’s to be quite good.

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@kcarruthers No that’s quite enough from me about CupCakeCamp. It’s getting a bit spammy.

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No, Apollo, that’s a used chamomile teabag, hardly the best example of your hunting prowess.

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@ApostrophePong This new building in Darlinghurst called “Barcelona” looks like a Gaudi work. http://is.gd/2zfbQ

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@mediahunter What’s that? You have a sticky internal project, you say? Sounds… messy. ;)

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@sydney140 Cheers! Yes, looking forward to the Media140 conference in Sydney on 5-6 Nov! http://is.gd/2yGGQ T’will be fun!

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@willhughes Look, not having a clue is no barrier to writing about something. I know that. You know that.

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RT me: CupCakeCamp this Friday isn’t just gluttony. It’s gluttony AND helping @RSPCANSW. http://is.gd/2vOa6

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“Unchain the Office Computers!: Why corporate IT should let us browse any way we want.” http://is.gd/2zahV Hat-tip @BernardKeane.

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RT @courtney_gibson: Richard Wilkins has just reported that the Dead Kennedys have split up.

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Plans changed to cope with my 0400-waking lack of sleep. Gym now tomorrow night. But “Stilgherrian Live”? Move to Friday? Does that work?

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@Nickhodge I love what John Cleese said in eulogy of Graham Chapman. See http://is.gd/2z5X under “Funeral”.

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@jamesmassola Hmmm… I actually think a bit of humour is an antidote to the week of mock gravitas and recreational grief we’ll now endure.

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Oh dear, the distraction isn’t working.

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@AndrewColley I think “turning on a router” is underselling the complexity of the task.

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Thank Christ! Ted Kennedy’s dead. Finally some chance of changing the subject!

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2.5 hours behind schedule now. Ahem.

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