Stilgherrian (@stilgherrian)

In Sydney NSW AU until Mon

The below is an off-site archive of all tweets posted by @stilgherrian ever

December 2010

Home after a delightful dinner, and now disappearing offline. Happy holidays, folks.

via TweetDeck

OH: “Those men aren’t lesbians. Why do they have lesbians’ dogs?”

via TweetDeck

Mobile again. Will it never end?

via TweetDeck

Errands done. Ish.

via TweetDeck

Mobile, Errand 2: Enmore Rd; shopping for enough supplies to last the duration; back home again.

via TweetDeck

Good God that looks hideous.

via TweetDeck

@ragnarok1971 There shall be mopping, but mopping is not an errand itself.

via TweetDeck in reply to ragnarok1971

Mobile, Errand 1: Enmore Rd, King St; buying a mop, amongst other things, back home again to prepare for Errand 2.

via TweetDeck

Of course they are.

via TweetDeck

New blog post: “Weekly Wrap 29” http://arseh.at/2y5

via TweetDeck

Fri plan: Tidy desk, tidy plans; pre-holiday errands; cleaning; dinner with @SnarkyPlatypus; disappear off the face of the Earth.

via TweetDeck

“Porn, cash and the slippery slope to the National Security State” from @jjn1 http://arseh.at/2y2

via TweetDeck

@scbc Sorry, I’m currently being lectured on what I “should” do by another complete stranger. Take a number and wait.

via TweetDeck in reply to scbc

@TiffanyFF Or maybe I should just tell folks I don’t know who write passive-aggressive tweets demanding attention to go fuck themselves.

via TweetDeck

Naps help. Mostly.

via TweetDeck

“Beware of processed meats.”

via TweetDeck

Home. Sweaty. Feverish. Disgruntled.

via TweetDeck

Those “jokes” are obvious and, really, beneath you. You should all be ashamed of yourselves.

via TweetDeck

Prime Minister Gillard announces independent review of Australia’s intelligence community. http://arseh.at/2xp

via TweetDeck

A “professional blogger”, @deptofinternets? And what professional accreditation organisation would that be, exactly?

via TweetDeck

They look pretty stupid, and she cackles though her nose and she scoffs her chardonnay.

via TweetDeck

OH, at the next table in the pub: “Shall we tweet something, Karen?” “Do you know how to tweet?”

via TweetDeck

@projectgus All I can offer, alas, is my standard “I don’t make paywall decisions” line. I am but a minion.

via TweetDeck in reply to projectgus

Me at Crikey: “2010 on the internet: the empire strikes back” http://arseh.at/2xm [Paywall’d, free trial]

via TweetDeck

OH: “Yeah she’s just all over my arse, man! She took me to dinner last night, all that kinda shit.”

via TweetDeck

Mobile: Enmore Rd; potentially errands to King St and beyond; intermittent planning work in between those errands.

via TweetDeck

I see Domain Renewal Group is up to its usual rip-offs, offering to renew .com domains for “best savings” of AUD 45 for one year.

via TweetDeck

RT @AusLawReform: @stilgherrian Would like to say yes, but sadly no. [Proof of intelligent life at the Australian Law Reform Commission!]

via TweetDeck

Does @AusLawReform retweeting me mean that I’m now officially government-approved? ;)

via TweetDeck

Parliamentary Inquiry into role and potential of NBN calls for submissions by 25 Feb. http://arseh.at/2xh

via TweetDeck

Sorry, @garthk, Warren View’s food has gone to shite. I suggest the Carlisle Castle [but packed!], Newington Inn or perhaps the Salisbury.

via TweetDeck

Crikey story filed!

via TweetDeck

Writing. Shoosh.

via TweetDeck

@franksting Irony, possibly, but there’s more subtley in ESR’s piece than some of the commenters there seem to have picked up.

via TweetDeck in reply to franksting

Julian Assange a member of the MEAA, it seems. http://arseh.at/2x6

via TweetDeck

ESR’s “Taxonomy of the haterboy [cf fanboy]” http://arseh.at/2x3

via TweetDeck

Thu plan: Write for Crikey; lunch & local errands; client webby work and pre-Christmas wrap; gym, possibly dinner, w@SnarkyPlatypusypus.

via TweetDeck

@SnarkyPlatypus 40% lameness isn’t too bad. I mean, have you looked around you when walking through the city lately?

via TweetDeck in reply to SnarkyPlatypus

@FixedR6 I’m fairly sure that the fine men and women of the armed forces have duties other than “be shot at”.

via TweetDeck

Nearly 1 in 4 students too stupid to pass US Army entrance test. God bless America. http://arseh.at/2x2

via TweetDeck

WSJ: 10 reasons not to buy an iPad for Christmas. Apart from self-respect, that is. http://arseh.at/2x1

via TweetDeck

Julian Assange interviewed by BBC Radio 4’s “Today”, transcript and audio. http://arseh.at/2x0

via TweetDeck

@SnarkyPlatypus Bonjour. Je comprends que les blessures ont été subies? J’espère que vous avez causé des douleurs en retour?

via TweetDeck in reply to SnarkyPlatypus

What, again? But this time you call it “Thursday”? Jesus wept.

via TweetDeck

OH: “The Hare Krishnas? Aren’t they some sort of crystal meth distribution network?” “Oh, if only!”

via TweetDeck

OH: “… and this is Jeremy. He’s a vegetarian, but we won’t hold that against him.”

via TweetDeck

Photo: New York at night, 1932. That’s 76 years ago. http://arseh.at/2ws

via TweetDeck

Platypus down, I think.

via TweetDeck

Sorry, I must correct that. Espolòn tequila. http://arseh.at/2wq

via TweetDeck

RT @coliwilso: Mexican alcohol is better. [Yes. And Espèlon tequila was the one I was introduced to in the US. It’s very good.]

via TweetDeck

@Drag0nista Wine and corn chips could work too. But I’ve already ordered the salad.

via TweetDeck in reply to Drag0nista

RT @Nickhodge: A salad is half a taco. [True. The non-sludge half.]

via TweetDeck

Sorry to offend the fans of Mexican food. Well, actually, I’m not. But for those who care, I had a late lunch so I’ll just grab a salad.

via TweetDeck

I just saw some self-serving Python wankery pass by in my main Twitter timeline. I won’t link to it because it’s beneath contempt.

via TweetDeck

Tacos, @GeordieGuy? I think not. For me, Mexican food seems little more than different varieties of sludge in a corn-based container.

via TweetDeck

Pondering what to do for dinner.

via TweetDeck

@Matt_Phipps That’s nothing to do with regulation. It’s about licensing deals through Australian distribution companies and broadcasters.

via TweetDeck in reply to Matt_Phipps

Congratulations to @ApostrophePong for getting his Bangkok-based job with That Evil Organisation. Well done.

via TweetDeck

Agreed, @badm0f0, I was disgusted that my Telstra bill didn’t explain how they got to that AUD 313. Made-up numbers FTL.

via TweetDeck

Cost of occasionally using roaming mobile data to check Twitter for a week in SFO: more than AUD 313. Gee, thanks Telstra.

via TweetDeck

@Matt_Phipps I dunno, I don’t recall anything stopping broadcasters also choosing the license their stuff out onto internet streams as well.

via TweetDeck in reply to Matt_Phipps

Well, the radio is done anyway. I suppose I could have done it via Skype with my noise-cancelling headset. I’ve done that before.

via TweetDeck

Bloody Paul Turton on ABC Radio just told his audience that I was joining him live from the pub. There goes my reputation. [sulks]

via TweetDeck

RT @joannejacobs: FYI, average total revenue per user for phone, broadband, tv & internet in UK is £35 = A$52 [Well exactly.]

via TweetDeck

The NBN will be how we watch TV, Alan Kohler? The internet already IS how I watch TV. http://arseh.at/2wo

via TweetDeck

“Merry Xmas, NBN Grinches: here’s your CBA”, says David Braue (@zyzzyvamedia) http://arseh.at/2wn Nice work.

via TweetDeck

@KCevol Ta for the tips. Then again, it might be education for people to see some of these images. Like AFL players and their dogs.

via TweetDeck in reply to KCevol

@KCevol Yep, “every time I open a new tab” pretty much covers it. Especially when I’m in public and the sites are, um, “recreational”. Sigh.

via TweetDeck in reply to KCevol

Finally reading Paul Carr’s latest on Wikileaks. I can even put up with visiting TechCrunch to read it. http://arseh.at/2wm

via TweetDeck

I wish, sometimes, that Safari wouldn’t remind me, graphically, which websites I’ve been visiting most over the past few days.

via TweetDeck

In about an hour I’ll be on ABC Radio Statewide NSW talking Avatar piracy and Twitter in the courtroom, amongst other things.

via TweetDeck

@macleanbrendan I have not tried the mash. I must limit my exposure to the pleasures of the potato.

via TweetDeck in reply to macleanbrendan

Should anyone care, Kelly’s on King’s upstairs extension is completed and open for business. Um, so I’m told.

via TweetDeck

Agreed, @julieposetti @mincerti, interesting that Kohler picked up variables that were clearly in NBN Co’s favour. Fresh view FTW!

via TweetDeck

Finally reading Alan Kohler’s “Now that’s a broadband business plan” http://arseh.at/2wi

via TweetDeck

Mobile: Stanmore Rd; Ocean Vietnamese Restaurant; errands on Enmore Rd and perhaps beyond; remainder TBA.

via TweetDeck

Indeed, @purserj. Anyone who imagines I don’t write anything critical of the Labor government must be blind. Or really, really stupid.

via TweetDeck

See, I knew there was something wrong about Google Analytics! http://arseh.at/2wg

via TweetDeck

Me at Crikey: “It’s network neutrality, but it’s neutered” http://arseh.at/2wf

via TweetDeck

@grantshow Lovely. I am an object of ridicule again. Nothing has changed since primary school.

via TweetDeck in reply to grantshow

@grantshow That’s just a polite way of saying that I’m mad, isn’t it?

via TweetDeck in reply to grantshow

“Favourite Twitter-er of the year”, @grantshow? Really? Why for would that be? Curious minds…

via TweetDeck

RT @bradsprigg: People complaining about cost seem to keep missing the point that the retail cost includes line rental. [I agree.]

via TweetDeck

I should mention that those antlers were constructed three years ago, commissioned by @SnarkyPlatypus who continues to use them.

via TweetDeck

What is this “dignity” of which you speak, @thetowncrier? Is it a species of duck, perhaps? An additive for cheese?

via TweetDeck

Are your reindeer antlers as impressive as mine, @thetowncrier? http://arseh.at/2w7

via TweetDeck

“NBN is too expensive at $80 retail average”, says @phildobbie’s “Twisted Wire” podcast.

via TweetDeck

Crikey story filed!

via TweetDeck

@MadLid Thanks, but it’s a different document I’m after. I have it now. One just has to be patient.

via TweetDeck in reply to MadLid

Hah! US FCC’s website is currently overloaded and can’t serve out a certain PDF document. I wonder why…?

via TweetDeck

The thing I’m writing for Crikey today? That’s changed. I’m now writing a different thing for Crikey today. We must all get used to Change.

via TweetDeck

@mpesce You’re running an hour early there, Sir. Your UTC to AEDT calculations are full of eels.

via TweetDeck in reply to mpesce

I am now being glared at for applying insufficient effort in the head-scratching department.

via TweetDeck

Writing mode. Quiet please. I already have pants on. Apollo needs to sit on my lap as I write. Pants make this both comfortable and non-AFL.

via TweetDeck

Dear Australians, do remember that Summer Solstice is at 1038 AEDT today. I for one will be taking a moment to reflect.

via TweetDeck

@jasonlangenauer Erm, that is, that I’m saying that there should be NO plan of any kind. Arsehats anyway.

via TweetDeck

@jasonlangenauer Most commenters seem incapable of understanding nuance. They think I’m saying there should be a plan of any kind. Arsehats.

via TweetDeck

@jasonlangenauer That’s the thrust of my piece, yes. @GreenJ did the headline: “It’s the NBN Corporate Plan, not a crystal ball”.

via TweetDeck

I started to read the comments on my ABC piece from yesterday, but I think I’ll need something stronger than coffee. http://arseh.at/2vr

via TweetDeck

Wed plan: Write for Crikey; lunch & local errands; an afternoon of many desk-related things; clean the office; quiet evening, in theory.

via TweetDeck

@SnarkyPlatypus Il est une référence littéraire. Je crois que ce qui a trait aux aéroglisseurs.

via TweetDeck in reply to SnarkyPlatypus

@SnarkyPlatypus Bonjour. Il se pourrait bien que la Solstice est plein des anguilles. Je ne comprends pas du tout confiance. Et vous?

via TweetDeck in reply to SnarkyPlatypus

Ah um erm, Wednesday.

via TweetDeck

Well, that’s all that code re-written then. Nothing too difficult, but it was a pain to have to do it twice.

via TweetDeck

@i386 Version control is already on the agenda for the next production meeting.

via TweetDeck in reply to i386

@jonoabroad Wayback Machine doesn’t show anything more recent that six months, to qualify as an archive and avoid copyright hassles.

via TweetDeck in reply to jonoabroad

@jonoabroad I just found my sticking point: I was editing the CSS file on the staging server but the page was referencing production. Doh!

via TweetDeck in reply to jonoabroad

@jonoabroad Confirmed. It’s not in the cache at all. Searched for a comment string in the CSS file, no hits.

via TweetDeck in reply to jonoabroad

@jonoabroad I don’t think it’ll be in the cache. The CSS file has been changed plenty of times recently. We need one from arounf mid-Nov.

via TweetDeck in reply to jonoabroad

@jonoabroad Good thinking. But how the fuck do I pull a CSS file out of Google’s cache? I mean, site:example.com obviously, but…

via TweetDeck in reply to jonoabroad

Since the Full Moon will keep me awake anyway, I might as well re-do this CSS work that was accidentally trashed.

via TweetDeck

Summer solstice is indeed tomorrow 22 December at 1038 AEDT. Thanks all.

via TweetDeck

Is today the Solstice? What time is it, exactly?

via TweetDeck

Mobile: Enmore Rd; King St; gym, yes, the gym; dinner, I presume, but I do not have total control over these things. Attention limited.

via TweetDeck

@jplonie @jeamland No, there’s no SLA for this client’s website. I merely bill by the hour to do things. It’s not management. It’s support.

via TweetDeck in reply to jplonie

OK, a temporary fix is in place. I’ve estimated the amount of work that needs to be re-done. The client has been notified. ‘Tis enough!

via TweetDeck

Oh no. Just making multiple copies of those backups caused the account to go over its storage quote. I’m sure that didn’t break anything.

via TweetDeck

Oh this is a nice “improvement”. I can’t log into this client’s account via SFTP. This gets moar betteror by the moment!

via TweetDeck

Documenting for the client exactly how much work will need to be re-done. Not too much, thankfully.

via TweetDeck

Oh it’s not a corrupt file in that sense, @thepatus. It’s a version control error that wasn’t spotted before it was dutifully backed up.

via TweetDeck

And the relevant files in the monthly backup of 9/12 [WTF?] are broken too. There are no further backups. Frustrated pondering begins.

via TweetDeck

And the relevant files in the weekly backup of 17/12 are broken. Starting to copy the monthly backup from NAS. Strongly considering whiskey.

via TweetDeck

RT @jeamland: Is whiskey a documented part of your business continuity plan? [It’s not “documented” as such…]

via TweetDeck

Nope, the relevant files in last night’s daily backup are broken. Starting to copy the weekly backup from the NAS. Considering whiskey.

via TweetDeck

You know the day is ending on a sour note when you’ve got the tar man page open in one window and last night’s server backups in another.

via TweetDeck

@zerogeewhiz I think you’re in la-la land. ADSL requires you to pay for a landline as well (or pay higher naked ADSL costs). NBN TCO FTW.

via TweetDeck in reply to zerogeewhiz

Me at ABC The Drum: “It’s the NBN Corporate Plan, not a crystal ball” http://arseh.at/2vr

via TweetDeck

Retail ISPs have to pay for marketing, support, billing, backhaul and international links, @zerogeewhiz, as well as NBN wholesale.

via TweetDeck

Story 1 filed! And Story 2 has been renegotiated to a later deadline. Take that, Full Moon!

via TweetDeck

OK, I’m now working on the first article, which requires me having some vague understanding of these NBN documents. Shoosh, you lot.

via TweetDeck

Tue plan, in theory: Write for both ABC and Crikey; lunch; catch up on the comms backlog; gym and whatever with @SnarkyPlatypus.

via TweetDeck

My office looks like it’s been the venue for some sort of explosion. Some cleaning must be done some time.

via TweetDeck

@SnarkyPlatypus Je ne suis pas loin d’être assez humide pour une marée roi. Pas encore, de toute façon.

via TweetDeck in reply to SnarkyPlatypus

Pondering how I’m going to get two articles written before midday. Methinks I’ll have to re-work something here.

via TweetDeck

@SnarkyPlatypus Bonjour. Je pense que les influences de la Pleine Lune sont déjà avec nous. Attendez, vous verrez. Et vous?

via TweetDeck in reply to SnarkyPlatypus

Hang on, a Tuesday now? What is the meaning of this?

via TweetDeck

@AndySHastings True, looking at that chart it seems the eclipse will be mostly done for us east coasters. Ah well.

via TweetDeck

It’s true. In most parts of Australia, tomorrow night’s Full Moon rises in Eclipse. http://arseh.at/2ue

via TweetDeck

Goodness me. Paul Barry joins Crikey. Also contains Crikey audience numbers. http://arseh.at/2ud

via TweetDeck

Researching whydidyoubuymethat.com and discovering this wonderful piece of work. http://arseh.at/2u8 Ping @firstdogonmoon

via TweetDeck

No, @jasonlangenauer, http://arseh.at/2u6 was not the cause of my bafflement. Thankfully. Mine was just certain people in the street.

via TweetDeck

Baffled. Disgruntled.

via TweetDeck

Mon plan, non-interim edition: lunch on Enmore Rd; local errands; home to read and digest all these NBN documents; quiet evening.

via TweetDeck

I know, @expectproblems, I’m a hopeless romantic. Or something. Probably a something.

via TweetDeck

It’d be nice if some of the journalists asking questions about the NBN actually knew something about the structure of the ISP industry.

via TweetDeck

All the NBN documents being cited in this media conference have just been posted at http://www.dbcde.gov.au/… under “Latest news”.

via TweetDeck

Perhaps we should save up to buy the parliamentary broadcast people some nice new music licenses.

via TweetDeck

Senator Conroy’s NBN media conference starts soon, with added Ranga, streamed from http://arseh.at/2tw

via TweetDeck

Extended “Patch Monday” podcast: “2010: IT’s year of domination” with @liubinskas @paulwallbank @jdub http://arseh.at/2tv

via TweetDeck

“My vernacular is sausage”, says this comment spam. I’d never really thought of it that way before.

via TweetDeck

“Patch Monday” podcast filed! Whew!

via TweetDeck

Apollo, please don’t eat the antenna off the wireless access point, there’s a good chap.

via TweetDeck

Mon plan, interim edition: Wake up properly; complete “Patch Monday” podcast; produce Mon plan non-interim edition.

via TweetDeck

NBN Co’s Corporate Plan is being released at midday. Media lockup from 1030. Document itself on NBN Co website “later today”.

via TweetDeck

“How WikiLeaks is morphing into WMD 2.0”, notes @jjn1 http://arseh.at/2tm

via TweetDeck

@SnarkyPlatypus Bonjour. Je ne suis pas sûr aujourd’hui. Je pense qu’il ya quelque chose de mal avec le monde. Et vous?

via TweetDeck in reply to SnarkyPlatypus

“Monday”? NOW? Was this your fucking idea?

via TweetDeck

And that’s dinner done and the panel discussion edited. Time for an early one before a busy morning tomorrow. Well, soon anyway.

via TweetDeck

Indeed, @kcarruthers, the men in “Patch Monday” are @jdub @paulwallbank @liubinskas and it should all work out fine. Posted tomorrow.

via TweetDeck

@kcarruthers It’s quite OK, I made do with men. /cc @jonoabroad

via TweetDeck

“Patch Monday” main discussion recorded. And I think it went reasonably well. Now to back up the files, then to figure out dinner.

via TweetDeck

About to start recording for the “Patch Monday” podcast. As soon as @paulwallbank’s technology behaves itself.

via TweetDeck

Hail in Yass, @jdub? Well, a rainfront just this moment hit Enmore too. We should be fine. I’m a big fan of ambient sound.

via TweetDeck

It’s amazing how many uses one can find for dental floss when the need arises.

via TweetDeck

One hour until we record the “Patch Monday” panel. I suppose a glass or two of wine would be appropriate.

via TweetDeck

@SnarkyPlatypus I worked out how to cope with the giant mutant seagulls. I know this cocktail bar.

via TweetDeck in reply to SnarkyPlatypus

@SnarkyPlatypus It’s not only a noble seagull, it’s about twice the mass of ours.

via TweetDeck in reply to SnarkyPlatypus

New blog post: “Weekly Wrap 28”. A slow week, but there’s a photo of a seagull. http://arseh.at/2ta

via TweetDeck

Got a fighter jet handy? Go sledding! http://youtu.be/85FxLsHU…

via TweetDeck

Mobile: Somewhere nearby for lunch; Enmore Rd errands; back home to potter through the afternoon.

via TweetDeck

If you haven’t been watching the ABC drama “Rake” then you’re a burden to society. It’s on iView starting at http://arseh.at/1bc

via TweetDeck

@SnarkyPlatypus Ces lapins sont très étrange. Je ne suis pas sûr d’utiliser des herbes.

via TweetDeck in reply to SnarkyPlatypus

@SnarkyPlatypus Bonjour. Je suis bien sortir des lapins de chapeaux. Il s’agit d’un grand chapeau. Et ils sont fringants lapins. Et vous?

via TweetDeck in reply to SnarkyPlatypus

@jodiem I know. Kate would have been perfect, especially since I wanted to avoid the panel being a sausage-fest.

via TweetDeck in reply to jodiem

@jodiem Alas we’re recording in 7 hours. She’s asleep now, and I’d need to confirm well before then.

via TweetDeck in reply to jodiem

Oh I should have said, @jodiem, yes: I need @kcarruthers’ skill at conversing across the gamut of Big Picture IT issues and society.

via TweetDeck

Hmmm. I need someone like @kcarruthers who isn’t @kcarruthers ‘cos @kcarruthers is doing things in Europe today.

via TweetDeck

@jasonlangenauer My guess is The Great Shit Peak of 1725 is an artefact of what Google Books has digitised so far.

via TweetDeck

How industrial age publishing denied how people really speak: Carlin’s 7 Words from 1650. http://arseh.at/2t3 HT @jdub

via TweetDeck

RT @ExtraHermit: Prioritise/Discard/Appreciate. Habits/People/Possessions. [Agreed. Since I have to move house soon, the time is perfect.]

via TweetDeck

Bother. Patch Monday podcast from Dreamforce on “Service goes social” STILL isn’t in iTunes / RSS but it’s at http://arseh.at/2ot

via TweetDeck

@jdub You have a DM about that thing today. I thought I’d better tell you since you don’t notice DMs.

via TweetDeck in reply to jdub

@GeordieGuy @seanpryor Well, yes, the photo could be of any memorable body part. The face isn’t essential, then.

via TweetDeck

I know. My life is truly screwed up. But what can you do?

via TweetDeck

I do wish people would put photos on their LinkedIn profiles. I’d remember a face, names less so. Who the fuck ARE you people?

via TweetDeck

Dear Apollo, please stop licking the dribbly bits from the top of the seasoning sauce bottle.

via TweetDeck

@Chesty48 I don’t think I’d ever use such stilted language as “use case”. It represents the ugliness of so much corporate management jargon.

via TweetDeck in reply to _chesty

Sun plan, no particular order: Explore LinkedIn; relaxed writing and research; shopping; 1800 “Patch Monday” panel recording, then editing.

via TweetDeck

Agreed that LinkedIn has clear uses, @davekerridge. For a media worker like me, being able to find experts quickly is an obvious one.

via TweetDeck

Irritating LinkedIn interface #2: If you use the link to adjust Twitter settings before sending a status update: it loses what you typed.

via TweetDeck

Irritating LinkedIn interface #1: JavaScript pop-up to send email to inviter, send, takes you to inbox rather than leave you in invite list.

via TweetDeck

There’s more tweets in this month! Go up and select a date to see more ↑