Stilgherrian (@stilgherrian)

Wentworth Falls NSW AU

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August 28th, 2009

Bother. @ApostrophePong has just roped me into being camera assistant for CupCakeCamp. Quick shower and shave time!

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@matthew_dasilva Even if it were, PPC-1 added 50% capacity for $200M. NBN is $43B. Slice off $1B for overseas links, all good.

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@matthew_dasilva Silicon Beach seems to be assuming that NBN’s usage will primarily be international. It won’t…

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@mpesce Is it actually ethical for a CupCakeCamp judge to signal his biases like that?

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@matthew_dasilva International data bandwidth has grown steadily to meet demand quite OK for 20 years. Demand, supply, etc. ;)

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@matthew_dasilva PPC-1 is 1.92Tb/s fibre Sydney-Guam, goes live Oct. Total overseas data capacity up ~50%. http://tr.im/xjOz

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@rynobi NBN needs sub-sea investment? Well, PPC-1 adds almost 50% capacity in October. http://tr.im/xjN4

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@bengrubb That’s what I get for looking on Digital TV Australia’s own website ;) ThIS is the new media release. http://bit.ly/133BJz

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Digital TV milestone: More than 50% of Australians now using digital TV. Sen Conroy’s media release at http://tr.im/xjId

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@DavidTangye The core feed from is using http://livestream.com, camera and audio-in plugged into @piawaugh’s laptop.

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@xtfer “Conroy doesn’t know his stuff” is naive. He no more needs to be network engineer than Fitzgibbon a figher pilot.

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“A Series of Tubes” podcast chat recorded! @R_Chirgwin and I did end up talking about Apple vs Google. Sorta.

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@einspruch @viveka Ta, gents. I actually have plenty of Aussie stuff to talk about, but thought I’d ask just in case. Recording in 5 mins.

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@einspruch I haven’t read the Apple / AT&T / Google / FCC stuff. 15 mins to recording time. Yeah, I can be insta-pundit! ;)

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Speaking of language, has anyone noticed that “procurement” is only done BY government, and OF hookers?

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Preparing for recording “A Series of Tubes” podcast at 1230. Anyone got anything they simply need me to comment upon?

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@BernardKeane So, everything is broken EXCEPT Twitter? Riiiiiights. You reckon @GreenJ will fall for that?

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@shirro Problems with uplinking video aren’t solely about the ISP network but within the organisation too.

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@piawaugh The solution here would be the have MEL on Livestream too and just switch the channel to their source video.

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I dream of hearing an arts administrator doing a presentation on, well, ANYTHING that didn’t include a plea for more money.

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So, the head of creative arts is just going to read pre-written words to us, no pictures? Um, I’ve got email for that.

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@thoughtsfactory That “gap” between now and that ambitious goal is where the innovation lies. We have imaginations, yeah? :)

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RT @warren_s: More like an intellectual cringe. :-( [Agreed. Being intelligent or well-educated is seen as suspicious.]

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We don’t seem to have just a cultural cringe in Australia, but a technical cringe too.

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@g2m WHAT? “Oh it’ll all be very difficult, it’d take a long time, it won’t happen.” THERE’S Australia’s problem right there!

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@franmolloy No, Mrs KRudd does not count. She was not elected. Wives are not extensions of their husbands, and vice versa.

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@thoughtsfactory We’re one of the richest, best-educated nations on earth. Why NOT aim to be “a” global centre for innovation?

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@thoughtsfactory Oh yes, let’s not “aim high”. Let’s continue aiming at mediocrity, that’s best for our nation.

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Oh Dear God, don’t focus on “Web 2.0”, it’ a buzzword. Focus on fields of endeavour that are timeless, support them with tech.

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@silviapfeiffer No, that we don’t have “big visible successes” is a symptom, not a problem. The problem is apathy.

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Mind you, that’s still more “what we’re not” than “what we are, and how we can build on that”. Sorry.

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What % of Australian politicians have personally innovated or started a business, compared with other countries?

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@g2m Mind you, this is all necessary ritual: group-forming and sharing where we are on the page.

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@purserj I’m reminded of ALP’s 2001 policy “Knowledge Nation” http://tr.im/xiYG Killed by Australia’s anti-intellectualism.

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Don’t pick on @CeBITAus, it’s not their job to ACTUALLY solve gov 2.0, but to make money.

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How much is the mythos of the Outback and mining and riding the sheep’s back holding us back?

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I say @duncanriley was spot on last year: Aust still sees Internet as “emerging”. http://tr.im/xiWO

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Agreed, @metarand: It IS time to move beyond the negative and “just do it, folks”. We still have a passive convict mentality.

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@EliasBiz I don’t deny that more local bandwidth require more overseas bandwidth, but that’s always been solved OK.

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@EliasBiz Not all traffic is to and from big global players, and there are tools like Akamai, AWS etc to localise load.

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@SnarkyPlatypus I do not need a stomach pump. I ate very little. Cupcakes are too sweet for me, basically.

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@SnarkyPlatypus Bonjour. Il n’y a pas de repos pour les plus angéliques. Et vous?

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@EliasBiz I haven’t read SB research paper yet. My tweet may be out of context. But when bandwidth is needed, market provides.

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I am going away now. You should be thankful. [exit]

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@obliviousgeek There were no bacon cupcakes, and I am probably thankful.

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Did you notice my discretion in omitting hashtags? Well, that’s just more evidence for me being such a sweet man.

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Home. If I said CupCakeCamp descended into a strange beanbag-related activity it wouldn’t look good, so I shan’t. But I do have pics.

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Who is in the group photos on the bean bags? All will be revealed soon.

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They’ve moved on to ping pong balls. I’m seeing tricks I’ve never been before.

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At CBS Interactive, ready to help @ApostropePong film CupCakeCamp. 20 mins to official start.

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Mobile: Enmore Rd; bus to COFA, Paddington; collect equipment; travel to Sydney CBD for CupCakeCamp.

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