Stilgherrian (@stilgherrian)

Wentworth Falls NSW AU

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November 2010

The entire plot of that stupid vampire series explained in one photo. http://arseh.at/2be

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Home. Horizontal.

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A certain restaurant owner has just accused me of being out past my bedtime. She’s right. She may also have been drinking. Ah, my village!

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Great band name, @KingLeonard: Permanent Barge.

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My opinion has dropped.

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I assume tonight’s excuse for Sydney fireworks is the Ranga-in-Chief launching World AIDS Day at the Opera House? If so, crass.

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OH: “My friend, right? She’s got a Facebook and she’s got like 2500 friends. She flashes her tits but you have to be her friend to see ‘em.”

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OH, reply: “Fucking Facebook. Mate, if I haven’t seen someone in the last two weeks I don’t want to fucking know them.”

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OH: “I got my first computer last year and within three months I had two email addresses and an iPhone. And now I’m on Facebook.”

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@PennySharpemlc I’m glad that the mermaid is working for you. She’s pretty special.

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RT @cjjosh @stilgherrian I think you’re showing a lot of patience. [See? Someone realises. Thank you.]

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Wow. So this is what “workers” look like.

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Mobile from Pyrmont: Bridge; Town Hall station; Newtown station; yay, back in my village.

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So a quiet drink with @anthonybaxter and @coljac… what could possibly go wrong?

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The iappANZ conference is ending, so I must now potter off to find a new place to connect to the internets. Stand by.

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Said focus on “journalists” also gives a [false?] impression that @jonaholmesMW thinks Twitter is “journalism” not “just” “publication”.

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I’d query the focus on the participants being “journalists”. It affects journalists’ work, sure, but it affects everyone else the same.

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Having now read @jonaholmesMW piece on The @australian v @julieposetti http://arseh.at/2at I find little to disagree with.

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@thewetmale You’d be after my “Why Twitter is useless for covering conferences” http://arseh.at/2av

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Thanks @robcorr, I was relying on my in-head lay memories of defamation, gained some time ago at the ABC and updated as needed.

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RT @robcorr: The matter is “published” when you click “post” and somebody subsequently downloads the text.

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RT @robcorr: Actually a tweet is “matter”, ie “any…thing by means of which something may be communicated to a person”. [Thanks, lawyer man.]

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The demands for “exhaustive lists” are most amusing. What fool would hard-code a fast-changing list into a law?

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Laughing at how agitated people get when they discover that a law doesn’t actually work they way they imagined it did, or they want it to.

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Yes, @mpesce, you finally seem to be understanding what the law is. Medium, location etc does not matter. I am not defending this.

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I agree that defamation law is “a cudgel the rich use to shut the poor up”, @mpesce, but I’m just describing what the law IS, now.

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You’ve missed the point, @mpesce. Medium is irrelevant. Australian defamation law: making something known to someone else is publishing.

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However @mpesce @jonaholmesMW I reckon that’s now how most Twitter users would want it. The law may be “wrong”.

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Thing is, @mpesce, as Australian law currently stands Twitter IS publication. ANY comms medium is publication. Ping @jonaholmesMW

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The @australian v @julieposetti thingo as seen by @jonaholmesMW http://arseh.at/2at and which I am currently reading.

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@wjpepperell Indeed, there was a comment at this event about government restrictions forcing cloud usage underground.

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But I’m not having a go at @geoffelliott, I’m simply taking an idea for a walk. What does “general knowledge” mean with media fragmentation?

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The Australian’s previous pieces mentioning the Chambers Twitter case. http://bit.ly/b2Ypbo http://bit.ly/avCqwF HT @JonathonOake

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@PointZeroOne I have no idea what you’re talking about. I’ve destroyed the evidence and that’s my story and I’m sticking to it.

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@geoffelliott There’s an interesting question, I think, about how widely-known something has to be before it’s “general knowledge”.

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Just to clarify your piece, @geoffelliott, were you across the Chambers case before Powles’ Friday tweet? http://arseh.at/2aj

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Ben Sandilands (Crikey Blogs’ @PlaneTalking) reminisces on 50 years of aviation reporting. http://arseh.at/2ai

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Met at @zdnetaustralia: Cloud could be ‘privacy enhancing’, says Privacy Commissioner. http://arseh.at/2ah

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RT @SnarkyPlatypus: Damn antlers clogging up my drawer.

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@DDrazic Someone ought to tell CERTAustralia that in THIS century everyone is “the press”.

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@peterjblack It’s very much in the interests of lawyers not to know about collaboration tools that’d involve their clients: hourly rates.

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Mobile: Enmore Rd; Newtown station; Town Hall station; walk to Darling Harbour; Harbours Edge conference thingorama.

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“I didn’t want to sound stupid. I’m not stupid.” http://arseh.at/2a4

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@peterjblack “There is no point pushing students to use social media if they are not already.” No use pushing to learn anything at all?

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Tue plan: iappANZ cloud / privacy conference http://arseh.at/2a0 Darling Harbour; gym [?] & dinner w@SnarkyPlatypusypus.

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US federal magistrate orders CIA to release docs on MKULTRA LSD mind-control experiments, pursues more. http://arseh.at/2a1

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In theory I’m at iappANZ’s “Silver Lining: The Privacy Umbrella of Cloud Computing” conference all day today. http://arseh.at/2a0

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I probably needed to be awake about an hour or two ago, but not awake for the six to eight hours before that. Grrr.

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Struggling to stay awake.

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I seem to be having vowel problems.

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Somoene in the crowd at the cricket is playing “The Final Countdown” on trumpet. It is the End Time.

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@jayrosen_nyu In the context of you may want to look at what @JonPowles has just been tweeting. Curiouser and curiouser.

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Also, I do not wish to follow up ANY of your tweets related to “sphincter competence”. The entire concept is wrong. Just wrong.

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I think I might start a national newspaper just so I can sue the lot of you unruly cunts.

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I could sit here and watch this all day. We have some odd tribes in this village.

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Watching the signals of tribalism emerging.

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I really didn’t need to know that there is such a thing as “sphincter competence”.

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@paininthenet NOOOOOO! That was a joke! I am not in Crikey’s Melbourne office! DO NOT TRUST ME!

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@paininthenet Alternatively you can just send me your credit card details and I promise trooly rooly not to go buy new furniture.

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@crikey_news I think someone needs to see this. @paininthenet is possibly unhappy. http://arseh.at/29h

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Alas I have no direct link to the Crikey free trial process, @ericscheid, but I’m told that subs@crikey.com.au people are helpful.

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“Wax tubes”, @rycrozier @jdub? Why does that get me a little… excited?

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Guy Rundle’s Crikey piece on WikiLeaks is free to read though. http://arseh.at/29g Does that make me MOAR SPESHUL?

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Me at Crikey: “WikiLeaks slammed by Wikipedia co-founder, disrupted by hacker” http://arseh.at/29f [Paywall’d, free trial]

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@angelavoipierre I should mention that most organisations are “doing it wrong” ‘cos their disaster recovery plan doesn’t exist.

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@angelavoipierre Amazon has stable, secure infrastructure. Whether this is permanent depends on paying the bills and Amazon’s T&Cs.

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Whether WikiLeaks is on ACMA’s blacklist or not is unknown, @sexenheimer, unless someone uses a product that uses it?

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@angelavoipierre “Quick”? If you can’t move your hosting in under four hours then you’re doing it wrong.

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WikiLeaks’ stuff is hosted on a separate domain http://cablegate.wikilea… out of Amazon and octopuce.fr.

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It appears that WikiLeaks is back up and running, hosted out of Amazon’s cloudy bits.

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That snarky FT article on Australia’s parliament is quite amusing, I agree. And snarky. http://arseh.at/29c

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RT @JohnBirmingham: Why is my master Steve Jobs allowing Rupert Murdoch to wear his turtlenecks? [To hide the electric collar?]

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Mobile: Enmore Rd; lunch; errands; back to my desk because there’s things to be done this afternoon, unfortunately.

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New “Patch Monday” podcast at @zdnetaustralia: “Cybercrime: the FBI’s worldview” http://arseh.at/295

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Personally, I’d have thought that if you’re citing a report as evidence, you’d at least mention its title. [grumble]

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I’ll start watching everyone doing the selective-quote thing a bit later. Meanwhile I reckon it’s time for lunch or brunch or some meal.

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And here is the report! “Superfast: Is It Really Worth a Subsidy?” http://arseh.at/293

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Here’s @JohnQuiggin’s take on said report. http://arseh.at/292 Still looking for said report.

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@purserj I’ve no idea. The report isn’t even named in that Fairfax/AAP story, let alone linked to. It’s not on tghe agency’s website.

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“Labor downplays critical report on NBN”: evidence supporting fibre claims “surprisingly weak” http://arseh.at/290

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Crikey story filed!

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New “A Series of Tubes” podcast with @R_Chirgwin and me talking NBN business plans, product roadmaps, POIs, politics. http://arseh.at/28v

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I’m glad you added search to your website, @franksting, that’ll great for people whose internets don’t have Google or Bing.

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RT @deptofinternets: Slacktivism has reached its final, perfect state; http://arseh.at/28r [I agree. This is glorious. Can we all go now?]

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@kwyjibo79 You missed the following tweet, maybe? Where I point out that’s only amongst the docs published by The Guardian thus far.

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@Wyld I have yet to decide my pornoscan versus gropesearch strategy for the US. Maybe a little from column A, a little…

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Mon plan: Write for Crikey; lunch & errands; review two new client projects; planning for US trip (a week away!); quiet evening.

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Ah yes, @th3j35t3r has taken responsibility for the DoS attack on WikiLeaks. Background at http://arseh.at/28q Thanks, @ikostar

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cuntoftheweek Sarah Palin is Cunt of the Week for being a media whore, being perennially fucking stupid and for demeaning US politics. http://bit.ly/M6tBk

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RT @mjec: DDoS traffic looks slightly different to popularity. Not to say @wikileaks necessarily knows that. [Also, economical with truth.]

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WikiLeaks claims it’s under DDoS attack. http://arseh.at/28p Or just overloaded? Or just awash in its own sense of self-righteousness?

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@SnarkyPlatypus Je crois que la «Passion Pop» fera l’objet du ridicule au Daghestan.

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I think that might be my new catch-phrase. “It’s practically the same thing.” It’s so… practical.

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Well, that’s one of the documents read. 249,999 to go.

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“[Drunk FSB colonel] highly insulted … we would not allow him to add ‘cognac’ to our wine. “It’s practically the same thing,” he insisted.

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“The Dagestani milieu appears to be one in which the highly educated and the gun-toting can mix easily — often in the same person.”

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“The alcohol consumption before, during and after this Muslim wedding was stupendous… thousands of bottles of Beluga Export vodka.”

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@SnarkyPlatypus Bonjour. Je dois remercier les gens puissants du Daghestan pour inspirer mon prochain dîner. Et vous?

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“Main activity of the day was eating and drinking”, “sodden with drink”, “bout of jet skiing in the Caspian”, “a couple of Azeri pop stars”.

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North Caucusus oil-power relationships revealed at rowdy Dagestani wedding. http://arseh.at/28o

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NYT’s coverage of WikiLeaks’ “The US Embassy Cables”, again only a small selection published: http://arseh.at/28n

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Correction. That’s only the limited subset of documents that The Guardian has put online. 58 of 250,000-odd cables.

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The Guardian’s well-structured site on WikiLeaks’ “The US Embassy Cables”: nothing directly on Australia. http://arseh.at/28m

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“Oh you naughty tweeters - you’ve upset the establishment”, says @jjn1. About UK, but explains The Australian. http://arseh.at/28l

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Cannes Gold Palm-nominated short “Truth in Advertising” from 2001, worth re-visiting. http://arseh.at/28k HT @JuzMcMuz

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StatSheet’s “robot army” writes college basketball news using statistics. http://arseh.at/28j Ping @SnarkyPlatypus

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Students? “You can smell the self-interest and grubby ambition lurking beneath the veneer of unworkable ideals.” http://arseh.at/28i

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Oh. The WikiLeaks thing. I suppose I’d better get up to speed on that. That means getting out of bed. Coffee. Maybe event pants.

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NYT feature explains how an arsehole uses customer complaints to boost his Googlejuice. http://arseh.at/28h

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That’s outrageous.

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Oh I get it. Monday. Right.

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For those interested, “Patch Monday” will be the edited highlights of an FBI presentation on cybercrime.

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After I make the podcast, @GumbyRoffo, @zdnetaustralia puts the words into the CMS and otherwise prepares it. It’ll appear tomorrow.

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Has anyone playing got the kind of personal abuse that participants got yet? Or have the folk grown up?

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“Patch Monday” podcast filed!

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@SnarkyPlatypus You know, watching that many episodes of “Peep Show” in a row is like mainlining chocolate mud cake for a week.

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But it’s true, @middleclassgirl. In fact, @Nickhodge sold me my very first Mac in 1985, when he was working for Random Access in Adelaide.

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You know, @Nickhodge, anyone who relies on ME to vouch for them is pretty much fucked before they start, eh @middleclassgirl?

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Disgruntled. It’s a beautiful spring evening, but I have to close the doors and windows so I can record the podcast. Sigh.

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@SnarkyPlatypus Excellent. You’re up to a Difficult Conversation Wine. Not long to go now!

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That’s all about catching up after insomnia and maybe the weather, I think.

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Instead of audio editing, I fell asleep from 1330 to 1730. That needed to happen. But it means my audio editing will happen this evening.

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@citizen_cam Press the close button on it. Allow the site to set a cookie to say you pressed the close button. Problem solved.

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Stephen Mayne’s balance of power chances according to @AntonyGreenABC: possible, but not most likely result. http://arseh.at/287

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@littlemissscifi @citizen_cam Any reason you’re unable to press the close button on the Jimmy Wales message and just not see it again?

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Press Council notices internet, takes on quaintly archaic “fear of blggers” worldview. It’s 2005 again! http://arseh.at/286

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Crikey founder Stephen Mayne could hold balance of power in Victoria’s LC? Gawd. http://arseh.at/285

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“Of course. Brings the insufferable music then goes. He’s like the 1980s.”

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OH, in the street outside: “Mum! You can put the poo in the bin here! Look! There’s a bin! Put the poo here!”

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New blog post: “Weekly Wrap 25” http://arseh.at/27z

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“Orwellian nightmare becomes reality”, says @howespaul of the Ark Tribe case. http://arseh.at/27y

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Wondering is there’s enough new material in the cyber crime presentation by the FBI guy to use as the core of “Patch Monday”.

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Sun plan (eventually): Produce “Patch Monday” podcast; end of plan; remainder subject to Brownian Motion.

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Another journalists tests US TSA gropesearches, repeatedly, and finds them lacking. http://arseh.at/27x HT @NewtonMark

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Congealing into existence. Throopht!

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Fflarrpt. [gone]

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No matter how much you spend on designer clothing, it will never hide the fact that you’re shallow, stupid and ugly.

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My current whereabouts are subject to a D Notice.

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There’s only three things I can do well in this world, and selecting the wine is one of them.

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These iron men are appalling role models, leaping out of their kayaks and leaving them, expecting minions to tidy up after them.

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I have passed into a new layer of Hell. And it is full of Eurotrash.

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Not waiting. There shall be a Rescheduling. I must hamsterfy my afternoon now.

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@Reemski I am always everything I appear to be.

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Mobile: Enmore Rd; Newtown Sq quick errand; King St; gym; “something Greek”, apparently, though we shall see.

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@mpesce You could have, but you’d have missed out on vital film culture. I have brought you up to speed. With education. You’re welcome.

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Speaking of Sharon Stone, has everyone seen the original version of “Basic Instinct”? http://youtu.be/vFE-ctHw…

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@paris_david @BernardKeane Scary. Now I will end up looking at Hansard and finding the jokes. THIS IS NOT HELPING MY CLEAR MY OFFICE!

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@paris_david I just re-read my 1 July piece on why the calls for Conroy’s sacking were daft. I stand by it. http://arseh.at/27k

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@paris_david Some folks do seem to have trouble accepting that, despite their own views, Senator Conroy has actually accomplished stuff.

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AFR’s profile of Senator Conroy is online, free: “NBN Bro” http://arseh.at/27i HT @peterjblack

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RT @deptofinternets: Traveling salesmen rejoice! “Baby, I didn’t get VD from a hooker in Atlanta; it was the TSA!”

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TSA agents often don’t change gloves between patting down passengers. http://arseh.at/27h

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Do garage sales actually work?

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@stufromoz Those booklets are probably the only printed material that will be given away.

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@stufromoz I have nothing on Active Directory, no. There may be some computer-related books during the week.

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No @Wyld there is NO chance that wine of any kind, nice or otherwise, will be offered. However there will be some books.

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@Nickhodge Social media is THE key transformational technology of the first half of the 21st Century.

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Lot 3 gone to @GumbyRoffo. Please email me [see website] your snail mail address and I’ll post them Monday.

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“For Dummies” infosec booklets: “Network Access Control” and “Data Leakage”, will post free to first punter. [lot 3]

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Lot 1 gone to @greymatter78. Since you live locally, we can arrange to hand it over. I’ll message suggestions.

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Norton Anti-Virus 2010 with Antispyware for PC not-for-resale sample unopened. Will post free to first who wants it. [lot 2]

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Norton 360 All-in-One Security v4.0 for PC, not-for-resale sample. Unopened. Will post free to first person who wants it. [lot 1]

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Over coming weeks, as I clear out my accumulated stuff, I will tweet stuff for sale and to give away. All will be hashtagged @scleanup

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Reminder: @ApostrophePong’s “Piss off, I’m leaving” party is next Sat 4 Dec from 2pm. http://arseh.at/26i

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WordPress plug-in for live A/B testing of headlines. http://arseh.at/27f Ping @crikey_news

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Lowy Institute paper on e-Diplomacy [ugh!]: “A digital DFAT: joining the 21st century” http://arseh.at/27e HT @Jester_Jeff

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Stupid journalism cliché #267: Whenever anything is popular, people are “addicted”. God you are people pathetic!

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Not just population, @Wyld Indonesia tops world Twitter usage per capita. http://arseh.at/27d

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Animated mapping of Twitter: one day’s geotagged tweets. Note Jakarta. http://arseh.at/27c

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War Tard: “How would an actual shooting war on the Korean Peninsula play out?” http://arseh.at/27b Ping @expectproblems

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Michael Blastland on how “news values” distort reality. http://arseh.at/279 Much like my Hallucinating Goldfish. http://arseh.at/27a

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The Guardian’s “Journalist blogging and commenting guidelines” are quite sensible, I think. http://arseh.at/278

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OpenAustralia’s continuing attempts to have their site unblocked by Customs’ internet filters. http://arseh.at/277

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It is rather inconvenient that the Parliament House website is currently geb0rken. Are those annoying kiddies at it again?

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Sat plan: Potter in my office, aiming to make my desk look less like a dumpster exploded; gym & something Greek w@SnarkyPlatypusypus.

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RT @AOCarr: Fox News takes to posting stories from The Onion to attack Obama : http://bit.ly/eOwjJt

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“Adventurous” IS relative. Some people’s Twitter streams seem to indicate that merely catching the train to work is a harsh adventure.

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RT @tonybarrell: Speaking as an older person it does get easier to define quite mundane activities as ‘too adventurous’. Like bending down .

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Is it possible to be too old for adventures? I think not.

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What we need right now is more blog posts saying how wonderful the internet is. Especially “social” stuff. Whatever that is.

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“36 pages, on all of which were printed the words ‘THE NBN IS THE GOOD SHIT’ in bold red letters…” http://arseh.at/26x

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@caldron_baidu You’re thinking of the Chicago estate agent that sued a renter over supposedly defamatory tweets. http://arseh.at/26w

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NYT’s glorious Civil War blog explains how Abraham Lincoln’s beard was 1860 media manipulation. http://arseh.at/26u

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Of course, there was once a time when people would have money in their wallets to survive beyond the next 2 hours… JIT finance FTL.

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RT @NAB: Any customers that require immediate access to funds can attend one of the 117 additional branches open tomorrow - Sat 27 Nov. ^HK

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Well, @jdub, I’ve seen things you people wouldn’t believe…

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Huh? There’s people saying is the first defamation-Twitter intersection? Well aren’t they ignorant arsehats!

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So it’s kangaroo, but on a stick. Nice.

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Dear Friends and Strangers in Victoria, please enjoy your Adventures in Democracy tomorrow. May you receive the Government you deserve.

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Moderately respectable lesbians tell me that the jugs of sangria at Cucina Soprano’s [sic] are more than acceptable. Ping @SnarkyPlatypus

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