Stilgherrian (@stilgherrian)

Wentworth Falls NSW AU

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August 30th, 2009

Note to someone whom I won’t name: No, a new camera will not help. Your photos will still be lame, clichéd shit.

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@lewellyn Yes, time to play with the toys. And, even better, beyond that, actually doing something constructive or creative with them!

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@SnarkyPlatypus As we discussed yesterday, it’s truly embarrassing how many people just HAD to have Snow Leopard on Day 1.

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RT me from earlier: http://lastyearsmodel.org helps put things into perspective.

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@SnarkyPlatypus I’m starting to get really shitty with people who can’t see beyond shiny toys and their own consumerist self-indulgence.

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Also, “Impatient CEOs are all of a Twitter, but it doesn’t work like that” It’s a 25-year scale. http://tr.im/xt8Y

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Bruce Sterling sees the Future, and it’s banal. Just like the present. http://tr.im/xt7K

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“There’s no better way to waste your time than to talk about politics”, says @dozba http://tr.im/xt5o

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@courtney_gibson Oh yes! That 1961 Sabrina oil commercial is excellent. http://bit.ly/UklXk I gather it was on “The Gruen Transfer” too.

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RT @kcarruthers: OMG this Pacific Ocean garbage patch is so wrong - what are we doing to the planet? http://is.gd/2Hhsh

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@infoholic Glad to be of service. I do find excellent things on the Internets. [bows]

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Actually, this is perhaps the best photo of Sabrina of all! http://tr.im/xsYS

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@SnarkyPlatypus Yes, Sabrina does seem to be causing a @DistractedPlatypus http://tr.im/xsYt

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And should you desire more (hah!) of Sabrina aka Norma Sykes, try http://nylon.net

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Gentlemen and women who prefer ladies with ample cleavage might like the last link in my previous tweet, i.e. http://tr.im/xsWq

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@rbbrown Faux meat products are an abomination. Please respect the integrity of nature’s boundaries. Respect the vege for its own worth.

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Richard Platypus: “If you were to reduce it to a plot and the plot to topics, they would include neo-colonialism and drug addiction.”

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@SnarkyPlatypus Check out Richard Platypus! http://tr.im/xsTM “I am a novelist, unpublished in that field last time I checked.”

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@SnarkyPlatypus If you search for imagery in French, the platypuses look more snarky. http://tr.im/xsSV

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@BernardKeane @rbbrown When my father died, our church (Uniting) did SFA, but local Seventh Day Adventists gave us lots of practical help.

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I require a cup of tea and a large knife.

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@yeebok Sorry, I don’t know what you’re talking about.

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@Nickhodge It is moderately gratifying that you showed me this photograph. Thank you. http://tr.im/xsGs

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Americans are pathetic. Why is the “Ultimate Muscle Roller Legend” video deemed NSFW? http://tr.im/xsEp

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@BernardKeane Please stop destroying all my illusions. At least on the weekend. During the working week, well, that’s your job.

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Excellent. http://lastyearsmodel.org is “Saving the planet through sheer laziness”. And saving money for something better.

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@BernardKeane I guess “0 d3@d” could be the pseudo-1337 version, but I think we’ve moved beyond O=0 and E=3, no?

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@BernardKeane Maybe we can make “Oh dead!” INTO 1337! Exclaiming “Oh dead!” means something’s so good it killed you. Maybe.

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Oh yes! What an excellent song. Um, for some value of “excellent”. “I’m On A Goat” http://tr.im/xszz Hat-tip @Tarale.

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That was meant to be “Oh dear”. If I ever start a tweet with “Oh dead”, I’m lying. If I start it with something else, you can’t be so sure.

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Oh dead. They HAVE made a movie of “The Men Who Stare At Goats”. http://tr.im/xswL

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@RealBalance @unsungsongs Detroit’s problem started as vacancy. Extended vacancy led to dereliction. http://tr.im/xoel

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Photos: Computer History Museum http://tr.im/xssu “Scroll down for captions” + no caption on first image = UX FAIL!

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Christopher Hitchens on being waterboarded: “Believe Me, It’s Torture” http://tr.im/xrOP

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I think it needs a Barrel segment, or a Wheel.

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@SnarkyPlatypus Il est plus facile de faire face à Gerard Henderson si vous imaginez-le dans une orgie avec quinze nains hermaphrodites.

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@trib There will always be liars and cheats. The need to point at them and say, dispassionately, “That man is a liar and cheat” is eternal.

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Mon plan: Write presentation for Friday’s http://tr.im/xvt6 plus end-of-month “paperwork”, in no particular order.

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@mrblack If you’re trying to get me to care one iota about commercialised team sport on TV, well, you’re really pushing it uphill there!

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@SnarkyPlatypus Peut-être que je deviendrais un protestant. Il pourrait réduire mon envie de poignarder les gens.

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@SnarkyPlatypus Bonjour. Il ya du vent, mais les protestants semblent être d’adaptation. Et vous?

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That’s enough now. [exit]

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@wolfcat I can see “[fixed link and content]” becoming a useful tag.

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Puppies! Puppies! Puppies! Puppies! Puppies! Puppies! Puppies! Puppies! Puppies! Puppies! Puppies! Puppies! Puppies! http://tr.im/xtuI

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OH FFS GO AND LOOK AT THE GODDAM PUPPIES YOU PEOPLE! http://tr.im/xtud

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Quick! Look! Even more Puppies! http://tr.im/xttM

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Just before I think I made my worst accidental typo ever. I don’t think anyone noticed though. Probably.

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@kcarruthers That’s different. You’re a girl. It doesn’t cunt.

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@natecochrane Michelle Grattan writes in such a clear, direct prose style. Much to be admired.

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@neerav If you’ve changed the words, exhibit transparency and mark it as such.

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@neerav No. RT as much as you like. But don’t fucking well mis-attribute to me things which I didn’t say.

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“Stop Using the Word ‘We’”, an essay on putting directness back into corporate comms. http://tr.im/xtmP

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@infoholic In a nutshell, item 2 in http://is.gd/2Hq6D just says “Leave room in your tweets for people to RT them unedited”. ;)

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@KateKendall Exactly! A writer’s writing = branding. I love it when a good sub improves my words, hate it when a clumsy sub kills subtlety.

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@dananimal Twitter is putting RT into the API. http://tr.im/xtio That may change the evolving usage rules significantly.

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@seancarmody A linguistics primer in 140-char installments? Eek! But I think my longer-form writing is better. YMMV.

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@seancarmody @gga @metarand Given that I did linguistics too, I’d been thinking of doing more serious research and writing. ;)

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@metarand That’d be @zephoria’s “Tweet Tweet Retweet: Conversational Aspects of Retweeting on Twitter”. http://tr.im/xtgN Ta, new to me!

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Anyway, them’s my rules for RTs and HTs. Others’ usage varies. You can’t truth them, obviously.

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What I describe for RT is really just the same as the rules for using quote marks in other contexts: transparency about what’s been done.

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@seancarmody IMO, if the words are a clean subset of the whole and any gaps marked, then it’s an RT. Otherwise, re-word and acknowledge HT.

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@grum You are several shades of awesome and cuntliness all at once. You deserve some sort of reward.

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@neerav Yes, add content as you wish. But failing to flag additions as outside what I said is mis-quoting and fills me with anger.

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@recaffeinated My life is full of Futile. For me, it is not a rare earth element. Sadly.

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“Known”, that was. Known known known known known. Fuck fuck fuck fuck fuck fuck fuck fuck fuck fuck fuck fuck fuck.

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Also, I do not ever spell the word “to” as “2”, even on Twitter. If you see that in an alleged RT of me, they are lying cunts.

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Unto all to whom these presents shall come, be it know that I do NEVER use the term “scifi”. Ever. Except when quoting.

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@neerav Um, I am misquoted there. I never called Bruce Sterling “scifi”, and never would. For me, RT is direct quotes.

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@recaffeinated Actually, that’s the first time I’ve mentioned Snow Leopard, as an example. This will be the last. My frustration is real.

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