Stilgherrian (@stilgherrian)

Wentworth Falls NSW AU

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November 3rd, 2009

I have just gone to the Melbourne Cup website to see when the race starts/started. Hopeless task.

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Sorry, “horse race”?

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@angelikozzie The temperature rises… and not in a good way. This will be a scary summer!

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@willhughes Ah true! Well, client wants to go from http://bit.ly/381fZ7 to something like http://bit.ly/3T0WXrSo Thesis, Hybrid, Thematic…

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@smperris Agree that Thesis is over-used only because most folks don’t go beyond the most trivial of customisations.

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@andycoffey Grid Focus is good http://bit.ly/xZdex but further from client’s look’n’feel ideas. Too EuroDesigner? ;) Ta for reminder tho.

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BTW, did anyone pick up on how poorly I specified the client’s needs before asking for recommendations? How lame is that!

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@jasonwryan Exactly, “and what the client wants” is always a good focus. ;)

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@CADbloke Agreed, and thank you. Yes, Hybrid looks like a good starting-point theme framework too. http://bit.ly/1GSmXk

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@jasonwryan The client said “I like this site”, and it was running Thesis, you see. is needs are simple, time/budget is brief.

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@jasonwryan Sandbox is a good start if starting fresh, but I’m after something closer to finished. Thematic could be it. http://bit.ly/VKXrK

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What’s a good flexible WordPrestheme like Thesis, but which isn’t Thesis? I think Thesis is somewhat over-used.

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I have filed a story and feel that extra little thrill as a result.

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@GreenJ I don’t think Mr Bolt cares much for statistics and facts and science. The world has been picking on him, I read.

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Currently 35C at Sydney’s Observatory Hill, 36.8C at Sydney Olympic Park. And @fictilius’ slave says36.7C at Blacktown.

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@jdub Yes, I ‘just totally did a “taxpayer’s money” bitch out!’, as you so sweetly put it. I may do another one later.

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Currently 31C at Sydney’s Observatory Hill, 35.5C at Sydney Olympic Park.

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Oh who the fuck cares what Mel Gibson’s daughter is named? Stop pissing away taxpayer’s money on that shite!

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“Schools hunt down cheating parents”, @abcnews? http://bit.ly/2NFfVV “Hunt”? Really, with crossbows? Spears? Rifles? Hyperbole FTL.

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This is sex appeal? Get a fuckin’ grip, Courier Mail! http://bit.ly/1d3aM

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RT @mjec: I declare Rule 34 on Andrew Bolt and Penny Wong, thanks entirely to @stilgherrian’s last tweet. [That is SO wrong.]

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I’m sorry, 31.5C at 8.55pm is bullshit weather and I blame you, Andrew Bolt, and you Penny Wong.

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So what happened with the trains and the bridge?

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Thinking outrageously evil thoughts.

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@ambermatson @thegrenville @alexkidman @deconstructo @GreenJ @ZebraBites Um, because interrogation is so G W Bush? I dunno!

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Don’t question me.

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RT @jasonlangenauer: “Major disruptions” on the cityrail network. Fan-fucking-tastic.

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What? ANOTHER Media140 drinks session? Is this about understanding media evolution, or liver damage?

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@simonjulian Is there a hashtag for how munted the Governor-General gets? There should be!

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Me at ZDNet today: “Are clueless politicians holding IT back?” http://bit.ly/1NbxHr Like you care.

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Don’t look at me. I’m at home in Sydney. I’m just hearing rumours. But FFS it’s Melbourne Cup Day!

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Excellent! Discussion is now about how drunk Governor-General Quentin Bryce was/is this afternoon.

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RT @M_Hickinbotham: Pubs of Sydney beware I won 14 dollars in the Melb Cup office sweep. [Rock on!]

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@firstdogonmoon If Australia’s Governor-General can’t get rat-arsed on Melbourne Cup Day then we should nuke the whole country now.

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@stubbornmule Sorry, your prediction was based on rubbish and I mock you. Chance, sir, chance!

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RT @unsungsongs: Drunken Governor Generals are what made this country great.

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@DerekMadcap Mate, I’ve just paid out a journo and @ApostrophePong’s meeting for being unaustralian for their scheduling today. :)

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Oh BTW, the war goes on and a couple of our chaps have been hurt. But like, keep drinking. http://bit.ly/2bpIoX

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Laughing at the journo who tried to phone me DURING the Melbourne Cup.

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And now the wonder of live media means we expect an adrenalin-ridden jockey to make sense seconds after his win. Arseholes.

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10,222 viewers on Justin.tv

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I always respect the TAB sysadmins at this moment. Your network is truly awesome. Well done.

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Why am I even watching this? I know fuck all about racing. I have no money wagered.

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Justin.tv over 6700 viewers now.

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So when should am I meant to start masturbating?

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“Can they keep Rob alive before he reaches the hospital?”

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“Get your girth into a comfortable position and just breathe.” OK, doing so.

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RT @paulkidd: Strappers, top weight, scratching … it’s SM festup

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“Another of the roughies from New Zealand.” Someone inform Julie Bishop, stat!

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Hilarious! The FAVOURITE is at 5:1? Man, to be a bookmaker today… Reel ‘em in.

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So who’s this Pommie minger on the Channel 7 audio feed? She sounds a bit horsey.

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Is it just me, or is there something vaguely erotic about all this talk of “strappers”?

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Brilliant. Now the air conditioning’s stuck on “make it warmer” instead of “make it not warmer ‘cos it’s too fucking hot”. Prick of a thing.

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RT @duncanriley: If you’re away from home, Watch The Melbourne Cup Live Online - http://tinyurl.com/ybqs6…

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The inimitable @stokely tells me the race starts at 3pm, thank you. It’s more than websites with six-figure budgets could tell me.

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Dear BigPond Sports, don’t call it “Flemington Race 7”. Us muppets need to know it’s the “Melbourne Cup”.

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@rbuerckner I’m not with BigPond but if they’re streaming at http://bit.ly/cMuz8 they may tell me, like WHEN THE FUCKING RACE STARTS!

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@aramadge Oh the website is working OK, it’s just brochureware rather than answering today’s questions. Crap UX focus.

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@GreenJ How dare you question my sincerity! Also, what is “cheese”?

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For those who care, some user/client process pigged out the RAM, maxed out swap usage too. Classic *nix thrash and die.

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Also, to the client who left voicemail, the message saying email not working, which you just listened to, explains why email is not working.

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Bugger. It has overloaded to buggery. Buggery bugger bugger. Hitting the request-power-cycle interface. Sigh.

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Uhoh. My hosting server seems to be under massive load. Is “load average: 70.27, 34.04, 13.57” good? See you in a bit, folks.

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RT @ozdj: Not sure about the Code of Banking Practice, but PayPal refused to sign onto the EFT Code of Conduct.

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I’m a bit wrong. PayPal is APRA-regulated = AFSL = membership of an ADR scheme (PayPal AU is member of Fin Omb Svc AU). Thanks, @ozdj!

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RT @LiamT: Telstra AGM is dominated by the over 65s. [Because they have free time to attend.]

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@trib @maverickwoman PayPal may disrupt banking industry, but it’s not an actual bank. Risk is higher. No ombudsman. Unclear law.

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ABC iView Downloader, plus how to download SBS videos. http://bit.ly/11Sspx Good if no bandwidth to stream.

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@gga @DrMiaow I am not joining a spider orgy this morning, absinthe or no absinthe.

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@expectproblems I suspect rationalism and its opposite go in some sort of cycle. Fear triggers irrational responses, maybe?

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There appears to be some sort of spider orgy happening in our bathtub.

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@unsungsongs Your random-metric-o-meter must contain suitably pseudo-scientific buzzwords. Otherwise people may mock it.

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“You AUGHT To Remember”: Counting down what shaped the first decade of the 21st Century. http://bit.ly/3M4trY

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“Can You Believe How Mean Office Gossip Can Be?”: Ethnographers have been listening. http://bit.ly/4yD7i5

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‘Who cares if journos do It better if It is outdated and no-one wants It? Whatever “It” is. Journalism ain’t newspapers, radio or TV.’

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@theburgerman My next tweet is the tweet-length synopsis of my 5-minute Media140 rant.

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Wed plan: Get client website online so they can play with content; lunch & local errands; write Media140 rant; gym & dinner with thingo.

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@unsungsongs @SnarkyPlatypus Thank you, yes, a graph would help. Or a Venn Diagram. But I do like “random-metric-o-meter”.

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@mtats I don’t expect politicians to know, say, what “ADSL” means technically, but that it has certain speed, strength and weaknesses.

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I don’t even know what this Media140 chart means, but can we all just celebrate that I’m at the top of it? http://bit.ly/NT6ZD

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@SnarkyPlatypus Il existe des comprimés de couleur blanche pour tout, maintenant. Sauf quand ils sont bleus. Ou bien avez-petits lapins.

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If I had my life over, I’d re-write that headline as “Are clueless politicians holding back IT?”

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Me at ZDNet: “Are clueless politicians holding IT back?” http://bit.ly/1NbxHr I did post this yesterday but, like, there was a horse race.

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@SnarkyPlatypus Bonjour. La pluie aidera mon humeur, j’en suis sûr. Mais j’ai besoin de plus de sommeil, le sommeil beaucoup plus. Et vous?

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If I mention “sleep patterns” again I might be accused of being repetitive, so I won’t.

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I think I might go away now. [exit]

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@bengrubb @trib @thornae @deconstructo @safzoro I am reporting you all for sex crimes.

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Mind you, Courier Mail, you’d score lots more traffic if you allowed comments on those images. Just sayin’, @jg_rat.

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