Stilgherrian (@stilgherrian)

In Sydney NSW AU until Mon

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January 2011

RT me: New “Patch Monday” podcast: “Microsoft-Google-Apple 3-way cage fight” http://arseh.at/3t0

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@carolduncan I just searched for black pudding festivals, I knew there had to be one somewhere.

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“Yahweh, Mammon & Haye@rod_bensonnson? That’s a bit naughty… But nicely played.

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RT @HLMenckenBot: Christian - One who is willing to serve three Gods, but draws the line at one wife.

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Isn’t a “wilkins” some sort of Edwardian-era prophylactic device? Made from knitted strips of sheepskin?

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RT @JesusBot9000: @stilgherrian Me love you longtime, Stil. [Great. The Son of God is some sort of street hooker.]

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Well that’s made me some fans.

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“Cloud Busting … an Educational method for atmospheric self-regulation using the original teachings of Wilhelm Reich Orgone energy.”

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Panacea University. It’s in Queensland. They have courses in cloud-busting and stuff. http://arseh.at/3t8

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@wjpepperell Ah no this is a different issue. When Next G roams to 3 it doesn’t flag as a roam. The trick its to limit the phone to 850MHz.

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Glorious photos of England’s Maunsell sea forts of WWII. http://arseh.at/3t6 Background at http://arseh.at/3t7

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@alexkidman I have no idea what you are talking about.

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Why the fuck can’t I buy Mekhong anywhere in Sydney? ช้างตายห่า!

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@SnarkyPlatypus There’s no time to build a Tesla coil. Fun though they are.

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@neilsgardiner Hmmm… I had hoped to continue getting some work done before “later this year”.

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@timjkeegan Your suggestion kinda removes the whole point of not necessarily working at home or “work”.

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@deptofinternets Alas “Settings > Wireless & Networks > Mobile Networks > Network Operators” seems to be locked out. No way to change.

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@bondles9 Well, I only SUSPECT that’s what happens. Sometimes, in specific locations, the data network quality goes down the sewer.

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@lukehopewell Yeah 3 uses Next G outside their primary coverage areas, but the roaming works both ways if reception goes to shite.

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Erm yes @BeauGiles but my question was more WHERE is that setting to switch to 850MHz only.

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Here in Australia, @lukehopewell. I think in certain locations, with canyoning etc, I sometimes roam from @Telstra Next G to 3. Hard to say.

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How do I stop a @Telstra HTC Desire roaming to the 3 network and enduring their godawful data network?

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Wow! @wolfcat and @carolduncan have the same avatar!

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This heat must be making me delirious. For a moment there I thought that hipster had a halfway-adequate RI.

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There’s a Black Pudding Fair in Normandy each March, @carolduncan @SnarkyPlatypus

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I don’t trust @superwuster’s moustache, no matter how clever and famous he is. http://arseh.at/3t4

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@jdub I can think of several answers to satisfy that second question…

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“The point wasn’t that [Neil] Mitchell demonstrated he was profoundly, sublimely ignorant and a patronising goose…” http://arseh.at/3t3

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@carolduncan @SnarkyPlatypus Or, does Newcastle need an annual Black Pudding Day? A fry-up in Hunter Street! Ping @unsungsongs

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@carolduncan @SnarkyPlatypus So shall we organise a lamb’s fry and black pudding breakfast some time?

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Lovely. San Francisco flights and hotels sorted for RSA Conference.

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I mis-typed “antlers”. How is that even possible?

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@jasonlangenauer Youre right, I probably shouldn’t Google “bag of pigeons”.

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I had to look up “bag full of anthers”, @mtats, and now I’m not sure that I wanted to know.

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@SnarkyPlatypus Luggage doesn’t come in blonde, no, but it did come in bright pink. We is the same thing, conceptually speaking.

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For various reasons, I had to resist “Antler: The Future of Luggage”. Despite the antlers.

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Strandbags has the Skyway Lexington series of luggage going cheap at the moment. 15 year warranty. Seems adequate.

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I have luggage. Which is different from saying I have baggage. I’m not sure why.

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Politely answering a question, the answer to which was given in clear detail in the original document. That’s because I’m tolerant.

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Mobile: Daily Tonka, more or less, with a few variations.

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@NickHodgeMSFT Erm, don’t annoy the nice @abcmarkscott, I’ve already worked for the ABC and I think they’ve suffered enough.

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New “Patch Monday” podcast: “Microsoft-Google-Apple 3-way cage fight” http://arseh.at/3t0

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@garystark Yes, freeremovalcartons.com.au is the subsidiary of Citymove. I’m across all this.

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Gosh cartons are expensive. I thought someone dismantled that cartel?

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Removalists booked for 0730 Thursday. As with my last move 5+ years ago, I am using Citymove. http://arseh.at/3sy

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@juhasaarinen No, the word missing from the headline starts with a “c”…

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New blog post: “Mix 106.5, fuck off your sky spam!” A slight rant. http://arseh.at/3sw

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I agree with @sylmobile, we should ridicule the purveyors of this sky spam. http://twitpic.com/3uyqtc

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That piece by @jjn1 explains succinctly how TV execs’ arrogance leads them to these decisions. http://arseh.at/3sq Same for newspapers.

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At the BBC, the past has won, says @jjn1. Goodbye Wibbly Wobbly Web. http://arseh.at/3sq

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Mon plan: Finalise schedule for moving house; buy suitcases; rearrange telephony, internet links, energy supplies etc; not melt.

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In 1995, part of my job was explaining what the internet was to corporate types. Of course, I had long hair then, and wore black.

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“Amazon’s ebook sales eclipse paperbacks for the first time” http://arseh.at/3so

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“What is Internet?” In 1994, Katie Couric and her NBC news colleagues had no idea. http://arseh.at/3sn

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“No one would have taken greater joy in the tea party phenomenon than Henry Mencken,” so enjoy the show. http://arseh.at/3sl

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Goodness. Bids are at more than $100 for my iPod Photo classic 4th-gen with 7 hours to go. http://arseh.at/3s9

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RT @HLMenckenBot: Only the savage, whether of the African bush or of the American gospel tent, pretends to know the will and intent of God.

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Monday. I see. Well you just watch yourself.

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I blame the internet. And television generally.

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Do I look fat in this?

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“Parity Bit” episode 11 with @ojkelly @tomjsenior and, erm, me is now online. http://youtu.be/cDwNbYL5…

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@jameshutson No, not … Apollo will eventually be a casserole then a bicycle seat cover.

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And why the fuck is a “dog carrier” a women’s product rather than a men’s product? Who ARE these arsehats? Oh. French. Right then.

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The day I shape my life around Louis Vuitton, @ncb, is the day I put a bullet through my brain. $2100 for a dog carrier? http://arseh.at/3sc

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Anonymous arrests shine a light on some (much) bigger issues, says @BernardKeane http://arseh.at/3sb

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A dog is not a fashion accessory. A dog is not a fashion accessory. A dog is not a fashion accessory. A dog is not a fashion accessory.

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True, @GTRoberts @timehhh, iPod docks. In cars. God forbid that people operate dangerous machines without being distracted by music.

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Amused that cars are now advertised in terms of whether they have Bluetooth or not. Clearly their most important attribute.

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@awelder That Keller piece had been sitting in a tab in my browser for hours and hours, thanks for the prod.

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“The [New York] Times’ Dealing with Julian Assange”, a fascinating feature. http://arseh.at/3s8

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Solving the world’s problems, one bottle at a time.

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@acidic People want to have sex with Braco? Gosh. It’s a funny old world…

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Tell that to a snake. Or a fish. Or even a lizard.

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Careful, Braco! No Gazing in any DVDs or online can be longer than 7 seconds. http://arseh.at/3s7

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@awelder Indeed, leaks are nothing new. That begs the question, “What is it that’s actually unique about WikiLeaks?”

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@deanlk @Asher_Wolf I’m not so convinced Assange would want to be away from the spotlight, just less criticism.

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You read right, yes.

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Norwegian paper scoops Assange. Can he cope when WikiLeaks isn’t the only player?
http://is.gd/1Xlf7J @Asher_Wolf Ping @mpesce

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My insomnia is catching up with me now.

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@awelder Strandbags has some serious markdowns, but yes I’ll definitely shop around online tonight. Though time is short…

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Or, @TheMeanSplendor, an electric wok is just an electric frypan that’s curled up to die.

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There is no such thing as an electric wok, no matter what that packaging alleges.

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K-mart has luggage too. It’s shit. Handle straps aren’t even stitched straight, plastic fittings are already cracked. Photos later.

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And K-mart is open to 8pm today, despite the signage on the shopping centre door and website. Hopeless, AMP, hopeless.

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Aldi is open, but has no luggage. Strandbags is closed, but I see plenty of appropriate luggage on sale. I shall visit tomorrow.

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@Chrisquirk Indeed. But I shall risk it, and if I am let down I shall commiserate with a drink at the pub on the way back.

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Aldi’s website says the store itself is open until 6pm. I seem to recall the supermarkets stayed open later. I shall risk the walk.

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WTF? Marrickville Metro closes at 4pm on Sundays? When is this? 1980?

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@einspruch I’m glad you enjoyed “The 9pm Edict”. The challenge is time, or perhaps getting money to cover the time.

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@einspruch “The 9pm Edict” podcast will return in 2011. I am plotting shortly, in fact.

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New blog post: “Weekly Wrap 34” http://arseh.at/3s4 Includes photo of Julian Assange paste-up.

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@janek85 I think you’ve convinced my on dropping the hardcase idea. Now, to decide where to go shopping… or shall I do it tomorrow?

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Price does indeed matter, @R_Chirgwin, and there’s an Aldi a reasonable walking distance away. Important given today’s heat.

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Ta for the tips re Victoria’s Basement and the Peter of Kensington warehouse, @sharpcontrast.

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Why hardcase, @janek85? The carry-on sized one will contain some fragile equipment. Then again, most of that’ll be in my backpack. Hmmm…

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Now where can I buy an inexpensive hard-shell suitcase in Sydney today? I’m thinking Paddy’s Markets would be the go?

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And the Parity Bit recording is done. The video should be online some time in the middle of the night. I’ll link when it’s done.

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Parity Bit, since you asked, live on the internet at http://arseh.at/3s1 and yes, today I will be a grumpy old man.

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Looking at what I need to look at before the Parity Bit recording. I think I am going to hate everything today.

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Pho, I’d say.

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@tomjsenior Well if it’s pants optional that completely changes the preparation I had in mind. Completely.

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Sun plan: Reading; 1300 Parity Bit recording http://arseh.at/3s1 (pants required); buy a suitcase; remainder TBA, but probably slothful.

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Apparently Apollo must go out through the back door but come in through the front door. And then head-butt me.

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So, that’s some project management done and a security incident documented and reported. What a lovely start to a Sunday!

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Sunday, eh? Curious.

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The crazy plan is sounding a little less crazy. On the other hand, there was wine earlier. I am not in a position to judge.

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Philosophy is about 70% less effective when tweeted from an iPhone.

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The world is a complex place, but I am home now so it’s safe.

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OH: “Look, he’s very tall and has large hands. You know how genetics works.”

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Monotremes can’t count.

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Mobile. Gawd. This’ll hurt. Attention very limited.

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RT @NiemanLab: Al Jazeera is letting others use their Egypt coverage under Creative Commons http://arseh.at/3ro HT @rod3000

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@montyhamilton Google more consumer income? Really? Their main revenue stream, by a long shot, is selling advertising.

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Clicking on the 1-day view in that last chart shows it far more clearly too, @GTRoberts. AAPL and GOOG track the NASDAQ, MSFT not so much.

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RT @johnthelutheran: Well, there has to be a fear that Mubarak’s problems could have a knock-on effect for the whole Evil sector…

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Here’s that chart re-done to show MSFT, AAPL and GOOG against NASDAQ for the last 5 days. http://arseh.at/3rm Ping @GTRoberts

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On the other hand, MSFT dropped twice as far as the NASDAQ. http://arseh.at/3rk Ping @GTRoberts

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Yet as @GTRoberts points out, nearly all shares have dropped on the Dow & NASDAQ due to concerns about Egypt.

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I spoke too soon in Crikey about Microsoft’s shares. They’ve now dropped more than 4%. http://arseh.at/3rj

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RT @deptofinternets: I wrote a song about you, Twitter. It’s a bunch of screaming to the soundtrack of Groundhog Day.

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Sat plan: Complete “Patch Monday” podcast; some writing; gym & dinner w@SnarkyPlatypusypus; world ends.

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I agree, @johnemcintyre, this is a great tweet from the snowstorm traffic jam on Baltimore’s GW Parkway. http://arseh.at/3rf

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@SnarkyPlatypus Je trouve votre attitude inquiétante.

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@SnarkyPlatypus Bonjour. Il semble y avoir un manque évident de salutations de la langue française cette semaine. Êtes-vous malade?

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Cynical, @WarWraith? “Target consumers in custom sponsorships of action-oriented articles…” Ahem! http://arseh.at/3rd

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Damn! I just typed “pronography” in my email to the Eros Association. Goddam pr0ns!

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Of course, what are the odds that the article was written specifically to support the advertising?

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Crikey is right. This could be the best ad placement ever. http://arseh.at/3rc

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Is that a euphemism?

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Beyond repair.

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Which leads us, clearly, to “Sense and Sensibility and Sea Monsters” http://youtu.be/_jZVE5uF…

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“The Empire Strikes Back” 1950 trailer. http://youtu.be/KmTpOQrq… Ping @ApostrophePong

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In other madness, @AntonyGreenABC’s NSW election website is live. http://arseh.at/3qp

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Godaddy. The ultimate mark of online credibility. I do so respect people who trust their world to Godaddy. They can lick me any time.

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Yeah well TweetDeck are cunts and all.

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Oh. You noticed.

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But like, Facebook has a billion users [fawn, fawn]! Let’s lick their orifices rather than calling them out as the cunts they are.

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Love how Facebook offering HTTPS encryption is pitched as some generous concession to users instead of the disgustingly late catch-up it is.

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Sigh. I wish I could lick my own arse with as much grace and dexterity as he does. Or at all, really.

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@NineSortJam Well that’s the thing. I’m looking for some sign that Fairfax has a plan for its future beyond “sack people to cut costs”.

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I would be happy to be informed of Mr Haywood’s achievements as CEO, @NineSortJam, more than happy.

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I have no problem with good executives earning shitloads for creating shareholder value, but a seat-warmer while headhunters are searching?

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If Greg Hywood were a Fairfax freelancer he’d have to be filing 15,000 words a day. An original, researched 1000-word feature every 30 min.

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Sorry, the interim CEO of Fairfax is being paid $10k a working DAY while revenue plummets? What disgusting, unadulterated greed!

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Off-grid for the evening, except for those who know the SEKRIT methods.

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Bugger you, Friday. Bugger you from arsehole to breakfast time. Oh. 6pm. Well done.

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Bugger it, I’ll do a quick edit of this audio before I call TGIF.

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And that’s the “Patch Monday” panel discussion recorded. Wow. Some interesting commentary there!

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About to start recording for the “Patch Monday” podcast. Quiet please.

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Hey everyone! The Stefanovic robot android thingy is on Twitter at @karlstefanovic!

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@unixbigot You’re so going to burn in hell for that. Also, fat is flammable. Linix zealots are like giant lard candles waiting for a torch.

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From this window I could get a clean shot on all three of those goddam hired charity street collectors.

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@piawaugh Thank you for your support. It’s good to know I’m not the only one fighting for sanity. ;)

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Gawd I haven’t opened PowerPoint or Keynote in six months. Thank the gods for that!

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@adavid You’re right, MSFT has been struggling forever to find the right online strategy. Is this now the crunch time? Online is Teh Future.

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RT @smperris: Penguins can be trapped under ice though. Just a thought. [Picturing it now…]

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Me at Crikey: “Microsoft’s record revenue, but for how long?” http://arseh.at/3qd [Paywall’d, free trial]

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@nphair I don’t think Gerry will find out about my tweets. I suspect he doesn’t see what happens on the intertubes.

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True, @RantRotAndRuin, penguins do swim. FOILED AGAIN!

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It’s all about balance, Sir!

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Hasn’t anyone drowned all those Linux zealots yet? FFS, you’ve had all week!

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@RealNickHodge I think it’s important to write business news that links to the Kinect Titty Tracker. Ballmer won’t like me now though.

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@RealNickHodge Thanks. I’ll pimp my Crikey piece soon, once I know whether it emerges from the paywall or not.

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Online sales in Australia now 7% of total retail sector, growing 10%pa. http://arseh.at/3qc

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Mobile: Daily Tonka.

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@KerryPintado Indeed, the tennis ball over the prison wall is an old trick for smuggling things inside.

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Nokia’s net profit down 21%, global market share drops from 35% to 31%. Well that’s all going smashingly. http://arseh.at/3qa

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@trib @pixel8ted I will not be reading the Twitter stream. Your summaries are more than sufficient.

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How to smuggle your drugs across the border: CATAPULT! http://arseh.at/3q8

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@trib Some people need to get out more, clearly.

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@trib I haven’t read it yet. What were people offended by?

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I assume this thing “Smoke Signals” is the presentation @mpesce is currently giving at http://arseh.at/3q4

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Crikey story filed!

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Oh dear. Most disturbing Kinect application yet: Kinect Titty Tracker! http://arseh.at/3q0 Ping @NickHodgeMSFT

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Microsoft’s analyst earnings call webcast starts at 0930 AEDT at http://arseh.at/3pz … the highlight of my morning.

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Chart: Microsoft incinerates another half-billion online, continual losses since 2006. http://arseh.at/3py

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Microsoft’s quarterly revenue up 5%, record earnings per share [see Kinect, Xbox etc] http://arseh.at/3px

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@Bafflegabble Ah! @bobjcarr specifically on the flood levy. http://arseh.at/3pw I haven’t really been tracking that issue closely.

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@Bafflegabble I have not read anything by Bob Carr in months. Do you have a link to what you’re referring to?

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@Pollytics Sigh. A couple thousand people know how to model the economy but most commentary is from arsehats who just make stuff up.

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@Pollytics Eviews? TSP? How many humans in this country know how to use these econometrics modelling tools?

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Want to model the entire Australian economy? ABS has the tools. If you can use TSP. http://arseh.at/3pv

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@Cacotopos @trib I’m sure we can come up with some quality variants of that excuse. And sell them.

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More on that US Navy experimental laser ship defence system I mentioned last night. http://arseh.at/3pu HT @Jester_Jeff

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Hey relax. Everything’s OK. They’ve found the missing VX nerve gas. http://arseh.at/3pt

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David Zinczenko of “Men’s Health” gives world’s lamest excuse for plagiarism. http://arseh.at/3ps

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The striped marsh frogs are very vocal this morning. Their overlapping “plock” mating calls sound just like triffids.

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RT me: Al Jazeera English and X Media Lab have set up an internship program: 3 months in Doha, Qatar. http://arseh.at/3p4

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Fri plan: 0930 Microsoft earnings call; write for Crikey on same; lunch; more house-clearing plans; 1600 record for “Patch Monday”; TGIF.

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