Stilgherrian (@stilgherrian)

Wentworth Falls NSW AU

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August 23rd, 2010

Suspecting that Crikey shouldn’t really be showing me a working “Edit” link on the website. ;)

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@AussieKen The Predict-o-calculo-mat-o-tron, is self-aware, yes, or at least it’s hard-wired into @AntonyGreenABC’s brain. eSATA, I think.

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I don’t trust @AntonyGreenABC’s Predict-o-calculo-mat-o-tron, it said different things earlier.

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I see that @AntonyGreenABC’s Predict-o-calculo-mat-o-tron is currently Labor 73 Coalition 70, predicting 73-all. http://bit.ly/cAXLZ0

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@mpesce Hmmm… I’d have told then to fuck off. Gently. Strangers in the house without you present for security? An unreasonable demand!

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@Colvinius Thanks for saying hello to Prof Dean Jaensch for me. It must be 20 years since I’ve caught up with him.

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I know it’s wrong, but Marrickville Council’s “Multicultural Dementia Fair” is causing me to laugh.

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New “Patch Monday” podcast at @zdnetaustralia: “Broadband election’s harsh come-down” http://bit.ly/aZmqsi

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@mjec AFAIK no appeals documents are freely available online. The Federal Court routinely posts only final rulings.

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Crikey story filed! Time to find my pants…

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“Patch Monday” podcast filed! And now I’m writing something for Crikey, apparently. Weird day.

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@AndrewColley Oh no, Andrew, you haven’t made me stabby. I’ve been stabby since Saturday. ;)

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@tom_cowie I cannot possibly respond without causing… problems.

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@tom_cowie I seriously must get to MEL soon and meet the Crikey crew. I only met @sophblack 12 days ago, and know no others!

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@rbersten Well yes, if the Governor-General doesn’t have to decide anything then there is no conflict. But she’s planning ahead.

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Hah! @PointZeroOne @D_Keating Writers are wrong all the time. Deadlines FTL. The trick is fixing it fast.

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@tom_cowie That’s amazing. I for one appreciate sub-editors. “Copy editors”, American friends. They stop writers looking like gooses.

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It was a minor thing. Which day Sen Bob Brown said something. But someone spotted it, fixed it, and linked to a source. Pleased.

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OMFG! I just realised that someone at Crikey fact-checked my piece today, and corrected a fact! That’s… special.

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Has anyone found an ordinary voter who says they changed their vote because of “Labor leaks”? One? Just one?

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@ben_hr John Landy hasn’t been Governor of Victoria since 7 April 2006! http://bit.ly/aedLbP

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Canberra people, Crikey’s @BernardKeane presents “Politics behind the Scenes” at ANU tomorrow 6pm. Free. http://bit.ly/cjLKat

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My secret desire for Marie Bashir to declare martial law after after a careful reading of the Constitution is finally coming true.

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Yes @mpesce the senior state Governor deputises for the Governor-General when needed. Currently that’s Marie Bashir of NSW.

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Can I remind people that it’s not Full Moon until tomorrow night? Around 0305 Sydney time Wednesday, in fact.

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“Stars in Crisis”? Thank you, Channel Nine.

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Laughing. Laughing so much.

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It would have never ended up like this if they’d appointed me Governor-General. Never.

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Governor-General seeks advice over potential conflict of interest: she’s Bill Shorten’s mother-in-law. http://bit.ly/aaCEUi

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Well, there shall soon be fish. SEKRIT fish. This will help immensely.

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Mobile: Enmore Rd; King St; lunch (shoosh); quiet reading etc.

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@renailemay Um, I just pointed to the bit explaining why I think your wrong. I’ll definitely leave it there. You won’t be convinced.

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@renailemay And yes, it IS possible to know a lot about some field and still not know some specific thing. Turn down the ego please, Sir.

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@renailemay It says “ENTERING major contracts or undertakings”. NBN is already entered, or some contacts are. So they continue.

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@renailemay I do think your understanding of caretaker conventions is very wrong. That’s the basis of your rant, so I guess that’s it.

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@renailemay Well what you’re suggesting is contrary to this description of caretaker governments. http://bit.ly/c9Vk3r

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@renailemay Again, why are you imagining NBN Co is different from the many, many other government bodies? This is all normal stuff.

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@renailemay No, it would be irresponsible for NBN Co to decide on its own to stop doing its current job by reneging on signed contracts.

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@renailemay You’re confusing Parliament with Government again.

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@renailemay Sorry, can you explain your logic? You aren’t getting phone calls, so it must be chaos?

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@renailemay Why are you imagining the NBN is being handled any differently to the other 10,000 government decisions?

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@renailemay No, it is not “chaos”. It is standard caretaker provisions until the next government is announced, 1 day or 1000 days.

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@renailemay Under caretaker conventions, any existing contracts would be proceeding. You believe it’s different? Or want it to be?

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Hmmm… It’s nearly 4.30pm. I had better watch my step.

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@renailemay The government hasn’t actually changed yet. It may or may not. Why would anything change TODAY?

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@renailemay Erm, the fact that you don’t understand something doesn’t make it “chaos”. Caretaker conventions are pretty straightforward.

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@PeopleMagicHR It’s not just election fatigue, but generally insomnia catching up with me again. A walk in the sun may help.

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@BernardKeane “Superroach”? Oh hang on, sorry, I mis-read…

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@peterjblack Is every coffee shop in Brisbane called Merlo? And do they actually have merlot, or are they liars?

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@SnarkyPlatypus Julia was Looking Prime Ministerial in Public™ to Calm the Jittery Arsehats.

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Je suis très très fatigué.

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Surprise surprise. The first comment on my Crikey broadband piece is about Teh Filterz. Monomaniacs FTL. http://bit.ly/asRNbn

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Why are all the business publications saying the election result is a “nightmare”? Nothing has changed yet!

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@joshgnosis [nods] “Conflicting signals” indicates more disorder. Editorialising? Or just going for a catchier headline?

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@expectproblems I suspect you may have to redefine A and B, lest the universe implode. For the second time this week.

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@jeamland The “Patch Monday” theme music? NFI. It was just given it to use. Maybe @renailemai knows?

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@joshgnosis SMH headline change? From what to what?

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Me at Crikey: “Parliament hangs on a broadband fibre” http://bit.ly/dn6ADE

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RT @jasonlangenauer: Andrew Robb says Libs won’t drop opposition to NBN; in effect, he says they don’t wish to govern. http://bit.ly/b2ekWq

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@therevmountain But I dislike hypocrisy. An organisation that demands transparency of others but is secretive itself is hypocritical.

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@therevmountain Ah! You’re right. It’s difficult to summarise, and my gripe is more about others’ hero-worship than Wikileaks per se…

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@therevmountain What do you mean, “issue with Wikileaks”?

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@benbarberhays I haven’t really seen much Armstrong & Miller. I think I’d mentally filed it under “catchphrase comedy”.

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@SnarkyPlatypus Bonjour. J’ai rassemblé six seaux d’eau, juste au cas où. Il faut prendre des précautions. Et vous?

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@ragnarok1971 I’m sorry to hear that. But there are always ways to reverse that not-so-inevitable slide…

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Ladies and Gentlemen, I present to you the Regency Illusion Fan! http://youtu.be/xnhpoTPv…

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So Bob Katter is still Prime Minister, yeah?

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Background: Prescriptivism http://bit.ly/c4WCXl Descriptivism http://bit.ly/915hN1

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Predictive texting becomes prescriptivist. I do not approve, being more descriptivist. http://youtu.be/6hcoT6yx…

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Arnold Zwicky combines fact-checking, sausage/penis ambiguity and 7-deep parentheses in one post http://bit.ly/dai5wu

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“How WikiLeaks Keeps Its Funding Secret”, hypocrisy if you’re demanding transparency http://bit.ly/93FXZh HT @jayrosen_nyu

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Emerges, more or less. More less than more, in fact.

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And don’t try to apportion blame.

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Sorry, a hostage situation in Manila is now something to treat as entertainment? Fuck you people disgust me.

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The very fact that Blondie and The Pretenders are playing Enmore Theatre in September… well, do I have to join the dots?

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Yes, I’m watching again. Piss off.

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Ah, watching Richo trying to hobble Tony Windsor by offering him Speaker… Nice work, you old bastard!

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Nah, I have to stop watching. @TurnbullMalcolm in that leather jacket is sending conflicting sexual signals. Not in a good way.

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RT @MikeStuchbery: I want Malcolm Turnbull to pick me up from the Year 12 formal on his motorbike wearing that jacket.

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@NewtonMark I have given up on … I just turned off the stream.

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@sroc Would you prefer we brought up Paul Barry WITHOUT clothes??!?!?1?1!?! @firstdogonmoon

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Oh dear. This is twice that I’ve ended up agreeing with Graham Richardson. I need an extra allowance for this.

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Rock on @TurnbullMalcolm! Love the hand puppet gestures.

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Sorry, Janet Albrechtsen and Graham Richardson on the same ? Is there an extra drug allowance?

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@macleanbrendan I’m sorry, is just a bit wrong. But Vodka Challenge must happen soon. I will have my people call your people.

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@macleanbrendan Also, there is a certain Vodka Challenge™ that still needs to be sorted out, I remind you young man!

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RT @firstdogonmoon: Paul Barry is wearing @jonaholmesMW clothes! Shallow grave much?

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@macleanbrendan Oh don’t judge me! The streams went all awry when ABC News 24 started. They are arsehats, every one of them.

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RT @abcqanda: You can stream on our website abc.net.au/qanda Ping @ApostrophePong

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Does anyone know of a stream carrying ABC1 for ? @wolfcat?

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@NewtonMark I used to do April Fools jokes on @891adelaide. Media hoaxes are sadly out of favour. Hmmm…

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How many sausages could you make out of Joe Tripodi?

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RT @rod3000: Surely Labor can organise gall bladder surgery for Arbib tonight? Whatever happened to creativity?

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1993: UK Labour MP Roy Hattersley cancelled “Have I Got News For You” for 3rd time. He was replaced by a tub of lard. HT @courtney_gibson

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RT @rvowles: We’ll decide who is on the panel and the manner in which they’re invited.

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@SnarkyPlatypus The MI7 database now records that I complained about a Tamworth-Parkes confusion. Vorpal rabbits will descend any moment.

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The empty chair tactic has an honourable history at the ABC. http://bit.ly/boH03m

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@bengrubb There is balance. Balance was offered. Balance is not “equal time on air”. There is history to this.

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As a former ABC Radio producer, I did have occasion to say, “Sorry, Minister, are you attempting to influence an ABC editorial decision?”

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Peter McEvoy, Executive Producer of , says it right. http://bit.ly/cWQ6TI

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I must say, if is going to go the empty-chair route, it shows a certain spine which has been lacking from the ABC in recent years.

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@bengrubb Um, choosing their program guests isn’t “playing hard”. It’s ABC editorial independence. Clearly it needs reinforcing.

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Registering with the BBC to comment. Pax Britannia!

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I know, @bacco007, Nick Bryant was wrong about the Elvis festival. Parkes, not Tamworth. But I can forgive him.

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Continuing to find the BBC’s Sydney correspondent Nick Bryant’s views of refreshing http://bbc.in/b4LUFn

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@jonoabroad Photo retouchers can do astounding things with people’s faces. There’s a couple demo videos online somewhere.

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Today’s “How can I…?” suggestions from Google http://post.ly/tO8c

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@j4jonathan I did a French-style rabbit casserole with mushrooms, my improvisation that blended a couple other recipes.

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Stratfor video: Early signs of Pakistani social unrest amid continued flooding http://bit.ly/aee5CV

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Porn Fact-check! muslimpornstars.com exposes girls falsely labelled Muslim or Arab. http://bit.ly/cmLo2C NSFW, obviously.

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Tue plan: Email catch-up; invoicing I didn’t do yesterday; lunch; local errands; haircut; writing something for me; quiet evening, probably.

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Lawyers want this Jennifer Aniston photo taken down, but sure it’ll spread now? http://bit.ly/9wJSgt HT @NewtonMark @overingtonc

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It’s a mere 19 hours until the Full Moon. Do you know where your buckets are?

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@therevmountain Assange as outsider-hero is a compelling narrative, and much media treats it that way with little critical analysis.

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