Stilgherrian (@stilgherrian)

Wentworth Falls NSW AU

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December 18th, 2009

@htgoldcoast It appears Goat Quest is on hiatus ‘cos hardly anyone submitted their commentary for Goat Quest 1.

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@SnarkyPlatypus Also, what do you mean “trolling”? I would NEVER troll.

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@SnarkyPlatypus I think I will never mention The Cat Empire again. It has soaked up so much time today. Non-billable time.

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Being chastised by barmaid from Pub A for being at Pub B.

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This evening’s Rootability Index isn’t as high as yesterday afternoon’s. This is a disappointment.

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All the old paintings on the tomb / They do the sand dance, don’cha know?

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Winning friends and influencing people.

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@garykemble If people want to stalk @wolfcat then… um… well, questions need to be asked, medical advice sought etc.

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@RachaelLonergan What’s “Nelly Furtado”? Sounds like some sort of uncomfortable women’s disorder.

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@how_to_explain My apologies if that all seemed harsh, but I get annoyed when people demand that I must like something just because they do.

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RT @ikostar: I once went to a party where one skinhead cut another skinhead’s ear off because he said something bad about his fav record.

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@JoshuaWithers Heh! I was taught worse. And the ABC, you’re not allowed to have opinions AT ALL.

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Actually, it’s more amusement that a throw-away comment last night when music was wrong for the moment has turned into a stoush.

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Really quite amused at how people take negative comments about music they like so personally. :)

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@how_to_explain You’re more than welcome to listen to The Cat Empire until your ears bleed. My care factor is minimal.

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@how_to_explain Why the fuck would I go and see a band live when every song of theirs I’ve heard I’ve found tedious beyond belief?

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“All the kids in the marketplace say / Ay oh whey oh, ay oh whey oh”

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Thanks @mtats @banditcountry @glengyron @Nickhodge, I’ll have to leave Mr Sanderson to his trolling. I’ve got some billables to do.

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@how_to_explain I don’t know the names of The Cat Empire’s people, just whoever was singing in the songs whose names I don’t know.

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@bryceroney Crikey hyphenates s-xual words in the email, to avoid corporate filters, allows them on website. Sometimes they get out of sync.

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@davidlmorris Sorry, bad typo. :) Yes, I mean 1995. Massive stuff. Cross-over year for the commercial Internet in Australia.

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Looks like David Sanderson doesn’t like my “path to Burma” filter headline. http://bit.ly/4SaVxc

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@davidlmorris There’s a good argument for 1994, yes, but an even better one for 1994: AOL doubling the user base, and Windows 95 released.

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Mobile: Enmore Rd; lunch; an afternoon of loose-end-tying from somewhere with col drinks; TGIF.

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@PennySharpemlc Thank you, Penny. Yes, 2010 will be such a key year as we see how these decisions in 2009 play out. Bring it on!

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@davidlmorris Sorry, unclear. You reckon 1994 was the/a watershed year?

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Me in Crikey: “2009: the internet’s watershed year” http://bit.ly/7WJKLn Whaddyareckon?

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@how_to_explain Short answer re The Cat Empire: “Singer” can’t sing in tune. You’re on web so won’t have seen my replies to others.

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Hi @grantshow @harrisony @OhCrap, tho @Chesty48 I could have done without that video. ;)

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Dear many new followers, I don’t get much chance to explore the list, but do feel free to say hi or otherwise interact. I read all @replies.

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@drearyclocks As for denting Conroy’s plans, alas no, writing stuff in the media isn’t of itself enough to cause changes in policy.

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@drearyclocks Yes @bengrubb’s been prolific. But one of the best is @NewtonMark’s “Agony Aunt” op-ed. http://bit.ly/8lNx3j

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Blog post: “Look, about this Internet filter thing… part 1” http://bit.ly/5NNZI2 Just links to my recent writings.

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@drearyclocks Thank you, Sir! It’s been a hectic week but I’m happy that the things I’ve written have all had coherent themes. I think.

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Crikey story filed! Whew! Now, where are my pants?

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RT @damonism: “I love deadlines. I like the whooshing sound they make as they fly by.” - Douglas Adams. [Too true!]

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The box Sim City 4 came in, including registration card! A 1988 Mint Set of Australian coins, a bit scuffed! Blank Hi-8 video tapes!

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All my diaries from when I started university… um, no, maybe they’re for the shredder.

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Two People Telecom baseball caps! INXS “Kick” album limited edition picture disc (yes, 12” vinyl)! Sim City 4 for Windows!

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Oh, a fax machine which takes thermal paper, and a spare roll of said paper. THAT’S a bargain right there, people!

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RT @einspruch: Am enjoying the live tweet of your store room. Pls continue. [Mental illness continues to burden society.]

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@wolfcat A 3-hour show, item numbers, people makes bids, mix of seriously good stuff and trash, chat backchannel.

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@wolfcat Pro tip: Memory capacity is not measured in milligrams. Freudian slip?

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Gawd. An 80GB IDE HDD still in its original shrink-wrap.

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@djackmanson If I had egret food then I wouldn’t even have this problem.

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@damonism Nah a garage sale involves having to interact with random people. A shopping show with special features could be fun.

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Maybe I should have a “Stilgherrian Live” home shopping special auction edition to sell all the wonderful stuff I have.

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Not found: DVD drive cleaner. Found: a book, “Getting Started: Microsoft Windows 98”. I think it’s time to tackle the storeroom properly.

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Looking at vast array of stuff in storeroom. If you were a DVD drive cleaning kit, where would you be hiding?

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And thinking is a good think too. Typos. Sigh.

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Good think I’m testing this Snow Leopard DVD by duplicating it first: it has revealed a potentially dodgy DVD drive. Probably just dirty.

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While doing software upgrades, pondering some “Stilgherrian Live” specials over the holiday break.

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@Headwellred It does appear to be a lovely morning, yes. Despite how I’m just choosing to spend my time. ;)

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“Crunks 2009: The Year in Media Errors and Corrections” http://bit.ly/7KCdkR Some great “apologies”.

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RT @SnarkyPlatypus: I think it’s a rule that porn movies must have bad puns in their title. [Yes. And Thai restaurants. Coincidence?]

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@zzap As it happens, yes, I am on one of the police’s lists. But perhaps not in the way you imagine. ;)

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@zzap Hah! I didn’t speak to the police, they were just wandering thru the venue. I am “known” anyway.

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@CameronWatt Ah, so the Mapplethorpe decision http://bit.ly/7BRT3A was BEFORE the 2000 no-fetish amendments http://bit.ly/6F6yAC

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The police were doing a routine check. Nothing to worry about. As you were.

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@katsu97 I’d be more likely to respond to your occasional coherent tweets if the bulk weren’t, well, completely incoherent.

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@CameronWatt Yes, the Mapplethorpe decision was interesting. Did that happen before or after the 2000 guidelines?

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@jason_a_w The “community standards” at work are those of a bunch of redneck National Party MPs in 2000. This is the point.

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@WoollyMittens Yes, what IS it about German porn videos and fisting? I mean… um… so I’m told.

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Oh, and here’s a video to reinforce my previous point. http://bit.ly/LrIJH

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Oh dear. @thecatempire is on Twitter. I am so fucked.

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BTW, anything depicting fisting is Refused Classification (banned) rather than X18+ in Australia. http://bit.ly/4SaVxc

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@franksting See, I corrected your spelling before I RTd. Because I’m considerate.

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RT @franksting: Omg! @twitter has been hacked! All my my crucial personal info like what sandwich I had is known. To the Russians!!!!

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Oh, the tweet one before last was meant to be directed to @NeilFinn. Does that make it better? Or worse?

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By a strange coincidence, Johnny Cash’s “Ring of Fire” just started playing.

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I would like to meet you in a dark alley at midnight with a broom handle, a funnel, and a crate of over-ripe mangoes.

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@NeilFinn So those lyrics are about the film “Alien”, yeah? Or childbirth? Kinda the same thing, really.

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@Nickhodge I have said all I will ever say about @NeilFinn. Ever.

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@trib I suspect that as usual those who rant most about the Twitter DNS hack are those who know LEAST about DNS and hacking.

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@anthonybaxter My responses have been polite because I’m writing under someone else’s masthead. On my own site, it’d be gloves off.

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@how_to_explain But in terms of “giving them a chance”, I’ve heard plenty of their songs and loathed them all. I think that’s chance enough.

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@how_to_explain I may regret asking this, but in what sense does The Cat Empire represent a “dying breed of music”?

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Twitter’s status blog says their DNS records were compromised. http://bit.ly/78CAgA That’ll hurt.

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Oh @franksting @plasmaegg alas, I really can’t say “please commenter X, stop being such a cunt”. I think. I shall ask my editor.

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I have just discovered Canadian bacon maths! http://bit.ly/5WYMQF

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@carolduncan I have no specific recommendations for cleaners of DVDs nor DVD drives, no. Not enough experience.

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“By your pork products, ye shall be judged.”

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Receiving motherly nutritional advice from the shopkeeper. I am being judged by my groceries!

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Mmmmm… “Economy Bacon”…

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If these Enmore Rd excavations are for Energy Australia, should there really be this much water, mud and concerned-looking plumbers?

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@SnarkyPlatypus Oui, et je serai la miction ma chambre pour l’argent. Ce sera très spécial.

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Mobile: Shopping errand to Enmore Rd. We need bread, tea, DVD drive cleaner, sugar and bacon, apparently. I have a list.

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@SnarkyPlatypus Bonjour. La journée est pleine de promesse, et certains oiseaux. Et vous?

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@franksting It is too late for Christmas. Maybe it’s a Sun 3 Jan thing, and people can contribute their unwanted presents.

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@sleemol Oh yes, this is truly a treasure trove of awesome crap. I think this could be full of win.

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@WoollyMittens While your mint set of Dutch coins is A Good Thing, my aim is reduce my level of stuff, not just shuffle it around.

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@alexkidman Sending in the Sim City 4 registration card is a grand idea, Sir! I will reserve that for the lucky purchaser, I reckon.

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@AlbionLoveDen Sim City 4 requires 500MHz Pentium II and 128Mb RAM, Windows XP/ME/2000/98, 16MB video RAM.

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Oh seriously, the “Stilgherrian Live Home Shopping Bargain-Hunter Extravaganza Special” is a MUST-DO!

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The cap badge from a Uganda Police beret! A huge collection of rave & club flyers from Adelaide circa 1990-1993!

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