Stilgherrian (@stilgherrian)

Wentworth Falls NSW AU

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October 21st, 2009

Is Rudd really going to announce every single town and suburb that gets connected to NBN?

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“Court tweets sustained but paper still lurks” by @LiamT http://bit.ly/1GN2ds

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Analysis of Telstra and NBN access pricing. Could the other telcos be in for a shock? http://bit.ly/15d253

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RT @theburgerman: The Conroy doorstop will be about the Coalition split over the Telstra split. [Ah, so point-scoring rather than policy?]

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@monkeyjedi Yep, it’ll be in the Senate Courtyard. In 5 minutes.

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RT @theburgerman: If we [Sky News] can get hold of it live we’ll stream it to http://bit.ly/2aVjlb - I’ll keep you posted!

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OK, who’s doing a live stream of Senator Conroy’s doorstop? I have no TV reception, remember. ABC News Radio?

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Senator Conroy’s doing a doorstop at 1.20pm, it says. “Bill to deliver vital reforms to telecommunications”, code for “Telstra split”.

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There’ll be a live video stream from the Sydney Windows 7 launch too. http://bit.ly/4pmEGP

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Fair warning: Tomorrow morning I’m tweeting from the Windows 7 launch in Sydney. As anthropology.

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I think this avatar is affecting my productivity.

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@SnarkyPlatypus No, I think @SilkGherrian is taking is a BIT to far. That said, I am tempted…

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You can stop looking now, I’ve found it.

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@jeamland Alas, calling my phone won’t help ‘cos it’ll be turned to “silent”.

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@kristinmoore2 No, having a stalker doesn’t worry me. I’ve had significantly scarier things happen in the past. Significantly.

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Um, does anyone know where my phone is?

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@natecochrane @ragnarok1971 Yes, 1995 was a key year for the consumer crossover, but a gradual process.

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Oh FFS move inside the train you moronic inconsiderate cunts!

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Do wish @ApostrophePong good luck as he screens his short film for assessment tonight. Wrapping his Masters at COFA UNSW.

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Pondering how operating systems became consumer fads that slack-jaws rush to buy on Day One.

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Mobile; Stanmore station; 0801 train; Town Hall station; breakfast near Darling Harbour; Aust National Maritime Museum; 0915+ Win7 launch.

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@SnarkyPlatypus Non, je pense que je vais lasser de la connerie de marketing très rapidement. Je voudrai de poignarder étrangers aléatoire.

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Windows 7 factoid #62: More copies pre-ordered on Amazon than Jews killed in Warsaw Uprising. http://bit.ly/1FJOgH

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@SnarkyPlatypus Bonjour. Je me prépare à l’assaut de la bave geeks. Je porterai une flanelle. Et vous?

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Thu plan: Attend software launch wankfest; lunch near Sydney CBD; afternoon writing for money (where?); quiet evening, probably.

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Amongst Windows 7 overhype, remember Everything Linux re-opens Sydney store tomorrow. http://bit.ly/40KBoc &a@elxcomauomau

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“Twitter and the telegraph” http://bit.ly/2rnfns From August, but interesting things last longer than 20 mins.

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Oh. Twittersnooze is geb0rken. http://bit.ly/ZY7pt Well, if you use a Twitter client that can’t filter out keywords you’re a loser anyway.

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I’m tweeting from Sydney’s Windows 7 launch today. http://bit.ly/12szdY Use Twittersnooze or filter out the hashtag to avoid.

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“Personally identifiable”? Gender + ZIP code + birthdate = unique for 87% of US population. http://bit.ly/EtZmT

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@jeffsonstein Yes, singing a Rolling Stones song to yourself in a shop will kill Mick Jagger’s retirement fund. Wankers.

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UK rights agency threatens shop assistant for singing without license, later apologises. http://bit.ly/Blea3

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@badjerry Somehow I shall copy with the FailWhales. Plenty of other things to do though. ;)

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@dekrazee1 @ChrissieM Thank you, yes, I am irrevocably linked with anything to do with seagulls. Even on TV. http://bit.ly/226dLx

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And that’s more than enough from me today. Used Twittersnooze if you want to avoid me tomorrow. [exit]

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I won’t be writing about the technology, that’s been done to death. This is culture. Anthropology. Fashion.

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Reminder and/or warning: I’ll be tweeting from Sydney’s Windows 7 launch tomorrow morning. http://bit.ly/12szdY

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Mobile: Enmore Rd; King St; @SnarkyPlatypus; gym; dinner.

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@ApostrophePong It sounds like you’re turning into a writer the writerly way! http://bit.ly/1dHYGk

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@Venisejb I know nothing about the voices of the ducks. http://bit.ly/2b7iVC “Generic British Actors #37 and #822”?

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@ApostrophePong Your blog post says “part 3 of 2”! http://bit.ly/2cJfK3 Also, it’d be better with date at the top, on right, in italics?

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“Iconic Photos”, a blog about what it says. http://bit.ly/Jj3J

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@DaniBevins Yes, last night was truly evil. Meanwhile, I face my own ethical dilammas. But later.

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Very happy to see ducks standing up for democracy in the UK. http://bit.ly/2b7iVC

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@johncarneyau @SnarkyPlatypus I’ve already seen plenty of Conroy-Coonan action at close range. http://bit.ly/4zx1ah

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@PeterBlackQUT Mind you, YouTube only seems to provide pre-rolled embed code down to 320-pixel. You might need to build a template to fit.

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@PeterBlackQUT That “video wall” http://bit.ly/1uJiyS is just 4 x 240-pixel YouTube embed in a table. Nothing very trickery.

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I am a bit slow at absorbing new information today, and at responding to people. You must learn to survive in this harsh new world.

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Ah, another must-have product! http://bit.ly/2VWyvG Why are they always from Scottsdale, Arizona? Lookie, @crikey_news!

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@Warlach I have a selection of Media140 name badges which may help you get in. Also, Photoshop and a colour printer.

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Dear God, why did I pitch a story that now requires me to read weeks of Senate Estimates as the core research?

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@aramadge I did particularly like Senator Conroy’s use of “fibred” as a verb.

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Terry Gilliam interviewed by a cockroach, apparently. http://bit.ly/2F4yUK Lookie, @ApostrophePong!

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Good quick thoughts on why you don’t want to charge for online content. http://bit.ly/26RStv

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@theburgerman I just got an emailed transcript of Sen Conroy’s doorstop anyway, but ta!

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RT @theburgerman: Conroy’s comments are now available online at http://bit.ly/2aVjlb - it’ll roll in about 5 minutes.

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@SnarkyPlatypus No, @SilkCharm and I are NOT the Twins of Destiny http://tr.im/Cv2r but I do have some of those powers.

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Sometimes @mumbrella is NOT a must-read. “Social media twins” indeed! Ahem. http://bit.ly/QpvKd

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@renailemay @Windows7au @MSAU @engochick Agreed, we should use tomorrow to prevent being lost in flood.

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“We can’t turn back the tide of internet piracy, says [UK Channel 4] TV boss” http://bit.ly/2ejxYE

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AdAge: “Online Ads Not Working for You? Blame the Creative” http://bit.ly/1baerW HT @crikey_news

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Trying to remember anything, actually.

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Trying to remember those brilliant story ideas I had last night.

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@thewetmale Correct, I don’t watch Question Time much. I reckon it’s an abhorrent ritual, a waste of taxpayers’ money.

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@gabfran Oh that story was tweeting from the Federal Court of Australia in Sydney. http://bit.ly/1GN2ds

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Presentations over. Refreshment and chatter on. Going off-grid so some radio stuff can phone thru.

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It’ll be fun watching the tribal accusations of who is and who is not a “fanboy” as this rolls across the planet.

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“Invitation to Microsoft Windows 7 Launch” says my invitation email. Word “consumer” only appears in a person’s title.

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Oh, there were OTHER launch events for businesses? I wish someone had told me before just then.

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I will give points for having un-vetted questions from the floor, though.

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@JoshuaWithers Give me a buzz in about 30 minutes if you like.

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“Listen and learn” being repeated. Again.

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So much assertion about “easier” and “faster” and “more stable” with no supporting numbers.

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RT @Windows7au: Windows 7 anchors your digital lifestyle [An anchor prevents things from moving or advancing, BTW.]

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@GTRoberts This is no better nor worse than an Apple launch or anyone else’s launch. It’s all hype and bullshit.

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@stephenconroy No, nothing will have more mutual backslapping than Media140.

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“Certainly touch is going to be very exciting,” she says. “Speed is going to be very important.” Don’t go there, people.

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I’m starting to feel like I imagine I’d feel in a room full of car salesmen. More mutual back-slapping than… oh, need a simile!

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Yes, yes, of course this computer is running Windows 7. This is the Windows 7 launch!

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Now it’s the Harvest Festival. Each hardware vendor brings up their shiny offering at the altar.

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“Windows 7 is really being brought alive by the hardware”, as opposed to any other OS, right? Bah!

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@afficionados_hh Um, some digital cameras, DSLRs, DO have shutters. Hence the actual mechanical shutter noise.

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You don’t have libraries AROUND things, you have libraries OF things. Aarrgh!

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I wasn’t going to talk tech, but the list of recent sites etc is different from XP’s “Pin to Start Menu” how? Just a new name?

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“End to end experience” is said for the first time. Apparently not in reference to a San Francisco bathhouse.

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@JoshuaWithers Yes, I can do some radio at some point. However I will be somewhat, um, independent

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Message being repeated endlessly: “We listened to lots of you, it’s better now. We listened to lots of you, it’s better now.”

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They’ve brought on the American now to get us to do responses, tell a joke that fell flat, repeat the soundbites and big numbers.

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This is the bit of the Service where we acknowledge all the people involved so they don’t feel left out.

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@Windows7au I seriously hope you’re not just going to tweet the bullet points that we’ve all already read. :/

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Makes video streaming sound like it’s something new.

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A man in black slacks, pale shirt, neat haircut, no tie. Alex Stewart, GM Consumer & Onlin7au

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As always, the video has music mixed too loud to actually be able to hear what the stock-photo people are saying.

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Naturally, it starts with a video with cheerful music. Image loop has LOTS of Twitter screenshots to indicate coolness.

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Now the Windows 7 logos on stage are deep blue. And now a baby-poo yellowey-green. Ah, colour-cycling! I remember the 1990s! KInda.

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Little cupcakes in toxic over-saturated food dye colours with white “7” on top, Someone’s already auctioning one on eBay.

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In the theatre. The logos on stage are orange. What colour is this fuckin’ thing meant to be?

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Nametag UX failure: black text on dark blue background in dimly-lit room. And isn’t the official colour green?

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I’m not “a Mac guy”, gawd. Tools for jobs.

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No name tag at door. I am categorised green. Circulating with juice.

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Today will be angry-making. I have no love for the emotional tricks used at launch “events”. Software’s Hillsong.

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At Darling Harbour, watching the water until it’s time to go inside.

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Woman pushing pram, talking on phone in one hand, coffee and cigarette in the other.

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That girl in the “I <3 Bangkok” t-shirt looks miserable. Possibly because she’s not in Bangkok.

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“Better boot speed” is only important if you’re continually re-booting your computer, surely?

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Watching supposedly intelligent people uncritically RT gushing generalities like “everything works better”.

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