Stilgherrian (@stilgherrian)

Wentworth Falls NSW AU

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January 28th, 2010

Hilarious. I’ve been accused of writing “fanboy rubbish” and “hagiographic tosh”. “You could buy a netbook for less that does more.” Sigh.

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They’ve been playing lounge music in the ABC foyer and I’m fading into near-senility. I need stimulation.

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Supposedly Triple J’s “Hack” looks at The Great Internet Blackout tonight. http://bit.ly/6uSBNO Program at http://bit.ly/jLAjY I’m on it.

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Can I just say, having been thinking about iPad since 4.15am, I’d like to do other things now. Post gripes at http://bit.ly/9eoFye ;)

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@franksting Um, no, that’s correct? iPad has pretend-GPS cell-based location. And no camera. But someone will stick Skype on it.

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@franksting What have I missed about the iPad (bearing in mind I didn’t intend to do a comprehensive review)?

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I’ll answer you both together, @ragnarok1971 @damonism : “No.”

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@SuperOpinion There is no sign of the 24/7 News Channel studio being constructed yet. Unless it’s very very small, and hiding.

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@artywah Yes, I will take pics of the ABC3 posters as I make my way up to the studio levels again. You were to blame?

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Rearranging the ABC foyer so the couches are nearer the power points. Mmmmm…. leather!

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Oh. That was poorly planned. I’ve nearly 2 hours gap at ABC Ultimo. Any suggestions?

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@jdub [nods] I’m just wondering whether we’ve got enough “awareness” now and it’s time for a big more “doing”. [shrugs]

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@jdub Ah well, I’m hoping you’ll get to be able to tell me “See, I told you so”. ;)

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Waiting in Tardis 2.

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Anyway, I’m about to arrive at ABC Ultimo to record a piece for Triple J’s “Hack” which will annoy @jdub. ;)

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@WarWraith iBooks store only US for now. It took ages for iTunes to get movies and TV outside US too. Normal global rollout “delays”.

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@GeordieGuy “Excited”? Me? Hardly. I won’t be rushing to buy an iPad, but I can see where it sits in the market.

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So… Type up REALLY LONG ranty comments in your favourite text editor, so you can paste them into Crikey when comments get turned on. ;)

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My Crikey piece has emerged from the paywall too. http://bit.ly/9eoFye Still chasing the lack of commentability.

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Anyway, @JohnBirmingham reckons Kindle is dead too, and he’s written books and stuff. http://bit.ly/aFGIkj

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To everyone telling me Kindle has better X, Y or Z than iPad: Yes. I know. And I don’t think it’ll matter. That’s my core point.

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Yes, there ARE goats on King St. Eating the flowers, much to the annoyance of their human. And me.

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@jimmyville As I say in the article, I think colour, video and general computing trumps battery life, at least medium-term.

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Me in Crikey: “It’s called iPad, and the Kindle is rooted” http://bit.ly/9eoFye My original headline didn’t say “rooted” tho. Censorship! ;)

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@crikey_news Comments seemed to be disabled on my thing today. http://bit.ly/9eoFye

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Hah! Vodafone ignored a letter complaining they’re billing me a YEAR after my account closed, and now charge “account admin fee”. Losers.

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Mobile: Enmore Rd; lunch; King St; bank; public transport of some kind; 1500 ABC Ultimo (public transport permitting, see yesterday).

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Thu plan (late): Lunch & errands soon; 1500 ABC for various items, pre-record & live; gym & dinner; early night?

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Did I do a “Thu plan” tweet? No, I did not. And it’s already nearly 1pm. That’s just the kind of day it’s been…

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@aussexparty Ahem! Your website didn’t “crash”, it just ran out of pre-paid capacity. We could read the error message. ;)

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@ronsman I like the line that people are “careful” rather than “clueful”, whether kids or adults.

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Mobile: Enmore Rd; Newtown Sq; brunch; errands on King St; back home by 1200 webcast (I hope!). Attention limited.

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Does anyone even remember what “rhetorical question” means?

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Why the hell are my farts so fuckin’ toxic today?

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@jasonlangenauer Most obituaries are written in advance and kept on file. TV has pre-prepared obits ready to roll for old/famous people.

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@jackie_holt I don’t want telcos to react only when TIO gets involved. I will document their idiocy, and mock them publicly.

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Fri plan: Many interviews for a feature story I’m writing, plus record for “A Series of Tubes”, plus local errands; evening not yet planned.

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Sending a passive-aggressive letter to Vodafone, the silly incompetent cunts.

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@SnarkyPlatypus Bonjour. Enfant Jésus est-il heureux aujourd’hui?

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And that’s the end of ANY conversation I’ll be having about iPad today. Except maybe in podcast recordings.

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@ashermoses Maybe seeing the device will get Australian publishers to pull their fingers out.

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@ashermoses Perhaps I’m too patient. :) Product/service X not available? Disappointment? Nah, just tell me when you’re ready.

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@ashermoses That and expensive bandwidth meant, I suspect, Apple’s business models showed i wasn’t worth the effort at that time.

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@ashermoses Australia is a pissy little market. Our music music/TV/film industries run by clueless dinosaurs. Why would Apple prioritise? ;)

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@ashermoses iPd’s iBooks is a standard US-first-then-other-countries rollout? Not that noteworthy? [shrugs]

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Learning how to launder large amounts of money through Second Life. Gotta love the Internet!

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@duncanriley The Gov 2.0 Taskforce recommended overall coordination, but did not suggest AFAIK which agency should do that.

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@duncanriley No, ACMA isn’t “running Gov 2.0”. That’s just a coordinator job for their own efforts.

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About to do a “webinar” (ugh!) on intelligence-gathering and surveillance through social networks. http://bit.ly/9SYYRU

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This is the sound of the warning. http://bit.ly/9lxhMl Or possibly this. http://bit.ly/2iG6wf

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Sydney CBD Emergency Warning System to be tested 1215 today. http://bit.ly/bPk5gQ

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That’s enough Thursday, given that it started at 4am. [exit]

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Someone tell ACMA: Gov 2.0 isn’t about the tools, but about an approach made possible by tools. http://bit.ly/9Bp326

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Police bringing a sniffy sniffy dog into the Raggamuffin gig at Enmore Theatre? “Target-rich environment”?

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Sydney should get some sort of outdoor music festival. Honestly, there’s like no youth entertainment in this city.

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Hello? Doctor Pavlov? I seem to have found your dogs.

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Home. And now out again. With things, as I said before, for the gym. So guess where I’m going now?

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Some of the people on this bus are reading “books” and “magazines” on some sort of organic read-only batteryless Kindle.

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ABC done. On bus, returning home to get stuff for gym. Such a long day!

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@jdub I’m about to talk Internet censorship with Paul Turton on ABC Radio Statewide NSW, actually.

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@jmacmullin @jdub It’s just that I dislike “change avatar for cause X”, and that’s colouring my views on this campaign.

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Waiting in ABC studio 226 for the Statewide NSW spot. Alas, it’s not streamed anywhere.

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Anyway, change the subject. Visualise what’s described in this news story. Last paragraph FTW! http://bit.ly/bgQ1LL

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@commuter_dirge Oh yes, I’m collecting these compliments. “Internet pest” was another. Glory.

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Here, indeed, is the allegedly “most unworthy article Crikey has ever published”. http://bit.ly/byRJax

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@commuter_dirge True, “hagiographic tosh” is nice. I was once accused of writing “the most unworthy article ever published in Crikey”.

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I feel like I must say again, I find discussions of individual features of specific gadgets to be INCREDIBLY FUCKING BORING.

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@franksting Yes, the iPad 3G has real GPS and I have added a comment to my Crikey piece to that effect.

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@PennySharpemlc I’m still in the foyer at the ABC, but in 15 mins I’ll head up to the Statewide NSW studio.

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