Stilgherrian (@stilgherrian)

Wentworth Falls NSW AU

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June 2010

Ah @BernardKeane the “wit of the staircase” or “esprit d’escalier” is a glorious phrase! I shall try to use it in a sentence.

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ACMA has just release a snapshot report on IPTV and internet video in Australia http://bit.ly/c57pua

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@jasonlangenauer Maybe the entire Coalition front bench would be better if mapped onto the cast of Rocky Horror… Well, I can dream…

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RT @mrPOWer: It’s called a Tintiddle: A witty retort you wish you had made but thought of too late. http://bit.ly/bHiuao [Thank you!]

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Hmmm… Why does one always think of a better snarky line five minutes after filing the story?

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RT @mrgrumpystephen: I pledge to vote Liberal, if Abbott commits to becoming Australia’s first transvestite PM. [Won’t his deputy do?]

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I need to find a different SEKRIT Sydney CBD eyrie, one that has a bar.

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ABC Unleashed story filed! I think this one might annoy a few people. Ping @GreenJ and break out, erm, the chilled water.

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OK, I’m now in my SEKRIT Sydney CBD eyrie, in precisely the right bitter frame of mind to write well. Stand by for action!

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RT @franksting: We need to celebrate Fatboy Slim, random numbers and [As long as the random numbers are BIG and out of context.]

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@purserj There may not be a parade, but doubtless plenty will blow their own trumpet.

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“Social Media Day”? You’ve got to be joking! What the fuck FOR?

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@trib The two paragraphs certainly need some policy work to reconcile the differences, but they’re not unworkable.

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I’m tempted to say that anyone lobbying on who hasn’t already read those two documents isn’t really in the game.

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On the ALP cyber safety policy, compare 2009 party platform, pars 92 & 60 http://bit.ly/doMqQk class=”at”>@pragmatic45ic45

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@grum Surely people know that we don’t really care about followers, that it’s all a shallow pretense? Are they really that foolish?

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Wed plan (revised): To King St for lunch now; to SEKRIT Sydney CBD eyrie to do some writing; Darlinghurst errand; dinner.

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Of course paid-for tweets will be marked as such, @grum, the Trade Practices Act requires it. ;)

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@tristankenney Naturally I advise you to give @crikey_news lots of money so they can continue to hire such talented staff and contributors.

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I wouldn’t read too much into the ALP deleting the policy from their website, @einspruch, it’s standard for them to remove old.

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Since the ALP deleted it from their site, “Labor’s Plan for Cyber Safety, November 2007” http://bit.ly/cjzJ1P

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Australian Senate inquiry into online privacy, submissions close 23 July http://bit.ly/9RxEkz

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RT @martin_english: It would be scarier if she had a different one !! [I cannot argue against this thesis.]

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The consensus is “disc is cheap, keep everything”. I must admit I do find myself moving away from the urge to horde, though.

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Pondering whether to keep all the working files for old podcast episodes. If I haven’t needed them in nearly a year, do I need them at all?

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@jasonlangenauer I can say that international to domestic at LAX in 2h 20m was a bit tight, but inbound to US is MOAR TRICKIER.

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Thu plan: New financial year paperwork; audio editing for Patch Monday; haircut & local errands; a spot of writing; early night, in theory.

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@SnarkyPlatypus Have you pondering starting a blog? ;)

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Winners of 2010 Bulwer-Lytton Prize for Bad Fiction http://bit.ly/qGMdh

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@jeffsonstein If by “keep them warm” you mean “endure them forcing me into uncomfortable sleeping positions”, then yes. I think.

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@SnarkyPlatypus J’ai toujours méritent un prix. Je suis spéciale.

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@SnarkyPlatypus Bonjour. J’ai découvert une nouvelle relation mathématique: des températures plus basses est égale à plus de chats. Et vous?

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Emerges, surrounded by felines seeking warmth.

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@wiredjazz Oh IIRC it was someone else’s “towed the line” that triggered my comment. Still, you should indeed feel guilty.

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@bruceyeah Considering that further, almost anything can be “shared on Facebook”. I’ll have to look at the context tomorrow.

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@bruceyeah I appreciate your comments, though, ‘cos it illustrates how difficult it is to explain all the concepts.

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@bruceyeah The PS3/PlayTV mistake is a howler, but iView videos do have a “share” button that includes Facebook, Twtter etc.

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@Chesty48 When you’ve had ministerial staff serve out personal abuse over almost 30 years, a bit of harmless fun is, erm, harmless fun.

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Mobile: Emerging onto Pitt St; errand to Oxford St then back to… somewhere to read while waiting for my dinner companion.

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@Chesty48 It would be churlish for me to point out that it’s actually “hear hear”, so I won’t.

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I see @TheBloggess has declared Thursday “I’m ignoring your friend request because YOU ARE A TREMENDOUS ASSHOLE Day” http://bit.ly/cyZHTv

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Current temperature at Sydney Observatory Hill: 13C. Just so you’ll all be happy to leave your nice warm offices.

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“Toeing the line”, people, not “towing” it. Don’t make me come up there!

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@wolfcat The report mentions both of those things, actually. Your skimming is inadequate.

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I wonder whether the ABC checks the outbound links from my stories before posting. Could I Burtroll them?

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Hey everyone! The Prime Minister has a vagina! And you know what? She had the same vagina last year too! Scary, eh?

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Wed plan: Some writing for the internets, some editing of audio for the internets, all at my desk; boring errand to Darlinghurst; dinner.

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RT @engochick: RT @ajbuntine: Twilight’s like soccer. They run around for 2 hrs, nobody scores, + a billn fans insist u just don’t get it.

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Me at iTnews: “Photos: Inside Microsoft’s Security War Room” http://bit.ly/cfJ9Gi

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Emerges, almost. Insomnia then fatigue, is there a connection?

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Apparently Bill Clinton is an oilfield engineer now, which should help.

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FAS: Wikileaks not whistleblowing, not journalism. “It is a kind of information vandalism.” http://bit.ly/dt2MxC

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@yeebok I do not understand your pie comment.

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@deptofinternets I’m getting soft in my old age. Relaxed and comfortable. The fire in my belly burns feeble.

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@duncanriley My cartoon may be more accurate, but “Stilgherrian travels internationally quite frequently” certainly ain’t right. ;)

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@deptofinternets I did cynically think it was a crafty promotional tactic, but I decided I was maybe too cynical.

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Wondering what to make of “24 Australian Social Media Super Heroes”, of which I’m one. http://bit.ly/dv4vES

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Feeling superior because I’ve already recorded both interviews for next week’s “Patch Monday” podcast. My plan to take Friday off proceeds.

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To lose one hooker to a cocaine overdose would be careless, but to lose two… http://bit.ly/9wb27Y

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Oh. So THAT’S how easy Skype conference calls are. This should improve my sex life immeasurably.

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@NineSortJam Glad you liked the chat with @BernardKeane. We had fun, but it was overtaken by events so quickly!

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Well that was exciting. I think I need a bit of a lie down now, @kristinmoore2

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Mobile: An exciting walk to the Enmore Post Office and back again. My life really is quite thrilling sometimes. Thrilling, I say.

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Hmmm. Article and photos filed. A “Patch Monday” interview recorded. Today hasn’t been quite as unproductive as I’d feared.

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@jeffsonstein Hah! I can tell you were in the army! “Mustering” in this case is just “rounding up”.

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RT @DDsD: Mallee goat cull is working: http://bit.ly/99A0VJ Might want to stay out of the area @stilgherrian [Thanks for the warning.]

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Failing to be sufficiently focused to produce this article efficiently.

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@peterjblack Good to hear you’ll be home soon, but from this distance there really hasn’t been that much difference to your presence.

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I didn’t say only read things you agree with, @oliverzip, just not things that annoy you. There’s a difference.

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Dear Internets, if you find Bettina Arndt annoying, then don’t read her stuffs. It’s really quite simple.

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Tue plan (interim): AM write quick article / prepare pics for same; remainder of day TBA, when my brain starts working properly.

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Emerges, having fallen asleep early, then woken up and hardly slept all night. It’s your fault.

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Given that I was up early today and had little sleep… [exit]

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@domknight I agree. The universe is unfolding as it should. I am at peace with WS-FM. Also, I have been drinking.

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And now they play Van Halan’s “Jump”! Of course. http://youtu.be/swzh0ngM…

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“And now the latest on Sydney’s roads, thanks to Bar Century.” Christ, I love commercial radio!

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“It takes a very special person to become a foster parent… so if you have experience in taking care of teenagers…” No, I’ll stop there.

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OMFG! WS-FM is running “Are you smarter than Jonno and Danno?” I mean, “Yes”, obviously, next question?

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ABC has done a nice infographic of who’s minister of what http://bit.ly/aPwEnN

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@bronwen Speaking of “egonomy”, I’ve been added to a list of “Australian Social Media Super Heroes” in the hope I’ll RT it. I’ve sussed it.

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The other thing about good commissioning editors is that they play to the insecure egos of their contributors. And we pretend not to notice.

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My previous tweet is perhaps the most important tip for freelance writers ever written.

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It’s OK @NewtonMark there’s a couple of commissioning editors who accept story pitches that are just a bunch of random drunken paragraphs.

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Discovering that another commissioning editor’s emails have all been marked as spam, which is why I didn’t get any work from them. Grrrr!

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Is it only Monday?

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Wondering how many times I can use the word “arsehat” in one email to one of my commissioning editors.

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@expectproblems How dare you! Radio executives are the smartest people on the planet!

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@grum The flaw in your strategy is imagining that Sydney power brokers even know that Perth exists. Sad but true. They are arsehats.

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Trying to understand radio WS-FM’s news strategy. Who do they think their target audience is?

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RT @thetowncrier: This is so weird…

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@grum @bronwen The Sydney small bar initiative, which I’ve dubbed “The Cloverland Laws”, is copied directly from Melbourne, not via Perth.

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@SnarkyPlatypus There is only one Matrix. You have been deceived.

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@D_Keating Well, if people start getting into politics thru one issue, cool, but I do really hope they then branch out to a wider view.

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@shevstar As a matter of curiosity, how many hours went into the production of that? Research, recording, editing, angst from EP…?

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@shevstar Your Background Briefing on “Social media and sentiment mining” is a fine piece of radio! http://bit.ly/9TNhSx

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@BernardKeane I’m disturbed that there’s so many people who see politics solely through this narrow lens of Sen Conroy and Teh Filterz.

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Um, Apple Mail how did you manage to just delete an email I was reading and not, like, move it to the Trash but just delete it?

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“Lesbians Who Look Like Justin Bieber”: Does what it says on the tin http://bit.ly/a6mx4y HT @jasonlangenauer

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Mobile: Enmore Rd; potentially even all the way to King St; exciting errands; well, not really exciting, but I can pretend; remainder TBA.

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RT @deptofinternets: That whining sound you hear is The Internet. [Yes, it does seem louder today. It gets louder every single day.]

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I feel obliged to remind people of the Eduganda Panda Show, with ninjas http://youtu.be/kJYvbxkb…

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@trib Huh? You think bears should explain it? This is “Play School” again?

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@trib It doesn’t seem obvious to many people at all, actually, hence the explanation we recorded.

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Wondering why Senator Conroy keeps his job? The explanation is in “Patch Monday” http://bit.ly/btJh6B [Gotta get SOME mileage out of it…]

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Humming the “Play School” theme while watching The Door. ♫ ♪ “There’s a ranga in there…” ♫ ♪

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RT @expectproblems: I run entirely on alcohol. [Well it’s the only responsible thing to do. You should be proud.]

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New blog post: “Viocorp Future Forum: The Future of News Reporting” http://bit.ly/djOwGJ

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Your cynicism is not appreciated @jasonlangenauer @savourybanana @jeamland @wolfcat I shall have to mock you later today.

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In order to achieve PM Gillard’s “sustainable” population, I will now run entirely on ethanol.

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Yes @jdub it would be good to hear @BernardKeane in podcasts again, eh @sophblack?

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SmartCompany Web Awards 2010 now open for entries http://bit.ly/aZGRLn

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@jdub @engochick If we have any more inspiration around here, someone will need to get the fire hose.

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@engochick The addition of zombies to the headline was an inspired act, thank you.

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New “Patch Monday” podcast at @zdnetaustralia: “Conroy, Lundy and zombies” http://bit.ly/btJh6B Includes @BernardKeane @Bruff @macgibbon

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Thank you @daev @stryqx for suggesting “weed and daytime TV” and “drinkin’ and whorin’” as substitute Monday plans.

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@leighsales I hate to break it to you, but the Julia Rudd image is from 24 June or earlier http://bit.ly/cOI4h9

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@deptofinternets Well there IS no point internetting at all. Richard Alston was right, broadband is only good for gambling and porn.

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@virtualpete Yes there does seem to be a rather unhealthy fascination with the Prime Minister’s vagina.

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How many mistakes in Henry Ergas’ NBN op-ed? http://bit.ly/b2YL5N This many, says @R_Chirgwin http://bit.ly/aY9KEP

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Mon plan: Potter at my desk until inspiration strikes. No, I do realise that isn’t much of a plan. Got a better one?

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I also find it curious that The Australian gives @Sally_Jackson’s Twitter ID as @sally—jackson, which is made of fail http://bit.ly/a5Pqo4

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I find it curious that @Sally_Jackson, like most journalists, refers to Twitter as a “site” rather than a “service”. http://bit.ly/a5Pqo4

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“Patch Monday” podcast filed! (We’re trying to get them online on Monday mornings to see if it’s more convenient for people.)

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Hmmm… This curry smelt much better on the way in last night.

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Emerging, in a manner of speaking.

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“Social media and sentiment mining” episode of ABC Radio’s “Background Briefing” is now online http://bit.ly/9TNhSx

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@manfromaunty I’ll link to it when there’s something to link to, tomorrow. Some will be in the “Patch Monday” podcast but not all. Patience.

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Spending far longer on this audio editing than I’d intended. However I think there’ll be much of interest for folks tomorrow.

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@Sally_Jackson I am of course picking the tiniest little thing out of a perfectly good report. :)

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@Sally_Jackson I get avoiding repetition, but I’d contend that network, site and service have quite distinct meanings here.

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Some people need to learn that sphincters must be relaxed occasionally, otherwise they really do become full of shit.

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@p_perez Two guys are walking a poodle and Tim Freedman, eh? Is he on a leash?

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Sun plan: Edit most of the “Patch Monday” podcast, in between bursts of lazy reading.

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Emerges. Cautiously.

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No, I am not half of Twins of Destiny.

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I’ll show what a fucking moon looks like…

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Christ the way some people are behaving you’d think this was the first half-arse lunar eclipse in the history of Christendom.

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Arabella wins. Always.

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Izote is worth bookmarking for the future, I think @DamianM http://bit.ly/a3uILE thank you. :)

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@jmacmullin I have only been to African Feeling once, years ago, and was underwhelmed. I found the menu lacked variety. YMMV.

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Our current plan is 1. finish this jug of cocktails [ahem] 2. buy wine and not drop it 3. head to King St South and paw at the windows.

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Wow synchronicity with La Parillada! http://bit.ly/dgothd Thank you @aptronym @dekrazee1 bookmarked for future group action. Erm, well, yes.

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I must admit I am starting to sound a bit fussy, but it’s more that I eat out a lot and know most of the patch.

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@Catatonickid If you mean Sumalee Thai at The Bank Hotel, they’re closed after the fire. Bank’s Thai is OK, but I have issues with them.

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Agreed @Reemski Kammadhenu is a great place. And SO cheap. And they have BYO yes. But we did curry last week. Sigh. So fussy! ;)

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We’ve been to the Botany View a few times recently, @iain_chalmers, and I agree it’s good. Their wine list is complete shite though.

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Oh sorry @aptronym I see that @_Perama is winworthy http://bit.ly/9EINUW but for a more special occasion I think. Thank you.

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Ah @Reemski @aptronym key words are “~2km radius from Newtown” and “platter”. Sweet dishes are not high on the agenda. Dead animals FTW!

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Look, we have needs here, people! The Swiss restaurant website was amusing, yes, but this is not the point! WE NEED TO KNOW WHERE TO EAT!

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OMFG this is just THE best restaurant website ever! Or is that “eva”? http://bit.ly/mqm3q

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Previous successes include 3 Olives, Cafe Brasil, Sherpa Kitchen, La Bohemia…

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Now, where can we find the word “platter” within a couple kilometres of Newtown? Petersham may work? Marrickville?

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ViciousPotato Will you stop mangling my porcupine?!

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Mobile: Enmore Rd; King St; gym; The Realm of Pain™; parts unknown, which shall become more known.

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“Social media and sentiment mining” on ABC Radio’s Background Briefing” Sun 9am / Tue 7pm / podcast http://bit.ly/9TNhSx

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Live train map for the London Underground http://bit.ly/a9lHKB

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Accused of “oversharing”? They’ve confused your life with media, says @jeffjarvis http://bit.ly/a1aFOv Includes bonus anal probe pic.

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Well @jasonlangenauer I have seen that “device” before, I am no longer afraid http://bit.ly/8XztQ1

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So @trib is this video you found http://youtu.be/tKK37G-Z… better or worse than this party flyer? http://bit.ly/bh0IVC

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“Manifesto: I Am Not a Brand” by @maureenjohnson is also a fine rant http://bit.ly/cTsEJK

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International diplomacy through better hardware http://post.ly/knXZ

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Quiz: What do you know about Julia Gillard? http://bit.ly/db5tPg I got 86% which is quite tragic.

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Starter hints for video journalism with pocket cameras / phones, from BBC http://bit.ly/9BqVFx (2 min video)

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I am ignoring your chocolate croissant jokes, @iain_chalmers @davidlmorris

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I think this conversation thread is heading in quite the wrong direction. @DanielleWarby would doubtless agree.

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True, @davidlmorris, but to dribble shit you have to be full of it to begin with.

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RT @davidlmorris: But some need to learn to tighten their sphincters for fear they might be dribbling shit.

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@renailemay Why are YOU “tinkering around with DNS” instead of delegating it to a competent minion?

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@jamezpolley No, I am not falling into your logic trap there. I simply will not.

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@SnarkyPlatypus Non non non! Je crois que c’était le vin rouge qui a induit le désespoir. Nous avons besoin de la vodka.

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In my dream, we killed the wrong people while making a TV commercial. Apparently it would’ve been OK if we killed the right people.

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@SnarkyPlatypus Bonjour. Je pense que les gens de moutons comme choisir de ne pas se tenir pleinement informés. Je désespère. Et vous?

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Still, “Sensible refinement of existing emergency-power laws” doesn’t make for a good headline, does it?

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There is NO (new) “internet kill switch” in this US law. http://bit.ly/90oxxd Ping @duncanriley

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Sat plan: AM reading and maybe even writing; 1100 record for “Patch Monday”; PM eventually to gym & post-gym activities, as is my routine.

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New blog post: “Weekly Wrap 3” http://bit.ly/cRQnq4 which comes with a soundtrack http://youtu.be/V8l5fthf…

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@firstdogonmoon Blip bleeple blip blip. Beep blipple blipple blip blip. Bleeeeep blip?

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George Orwell’s birthday was yesterday for Aussies, but you can still watch “Animal Farm” free. http://youtu.be/NZldlyeR…

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Emerges, more or less. More less than more, though.

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Noticing how much I was sucking up to my commissioning editors earlier. It’s Friday. I can’t help myself.

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Now now @deconstructo @darkstardeity I can’t reveal “Patch Monday” until Monday. ;)

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Well that was a MOST interesting conversation about Sen Conroy and Sen Lundy, and you can hear it in “Patch Monday” on, erm, Monday.

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Ah. Re-scheduled for 5.30pm. That means I can head home via the bottle shop and do it from there. Home, not the bottle shop.

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Pondering the wisdom of scheduling an interview recording for 5pm on a Friday. Still, I’ve only had the one bottle of cabernet merlot.

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What is this @franmolloy? The Good Editor award? (closes in next hour) http://tinyurl.com/3a5pp… But it’s Friday!

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@jonoabroad Ah, you seem to understand my strategy. Yes, commissioning editors who commission things are delightful indeed.

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All of my commissioning editors are the most delightful people. That is all.

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NEWS FLASH! @vealmince is a cynic!

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