Stilgherrian (@stilgherrian)

Wentworth Falls NSW AU

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January 3rd, 2011

Is that enough for a Monday? I think so.

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Dispute over the 300,000 number? Perhaps. Maybe it’s half that. But it’s the right order of magnitude. Can you visualise the difference?

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I think the key statistical lesson here is that if I kill a couple dozen of you arsehats tomorrow it’s actually statistically insignificant.

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Yes, @wolfcat @jonoabroad, 300,000 people die each and every day.

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Yes, you really are an insignificant speck of dust. And so am I. And so is everyone else we know. Have you got an iPhone 4?

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Gosh, that is a scary number, isn’t it! But 300,000 is indeed the number. You may wish to ponder that for a moment.

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Apparently someone I’ve never heard of is now dead. This happens 300,000 times a day, but supposedly I’m meant to care this one time.

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@janek85 Sadly, or perhaps not sadly, Twitter is a real-time medium…

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So @ViciousPotato and @seamus, you should talk. Easter it is.

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Decency is over-rated.

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It is indeed Christmas for 3 more days, @niltiac, but only if you started on 25 December rather than mid-fucking-October.

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@auscamonline Note that I said drop from the “featured program” list, not drop from iView entirely. Arsehat.

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Dear ABC iView, since it’s now 3 January it’s perhaps time to drop the Christmas specials from your featured programs list. FFS.

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I have just broken my promise to the chairman of the Irish whiskey marketing board, and already I regret it.

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If, as you say @jasonlangenauer, “the cryptic Twitter comment is perhaps the last true artform”, then humanity is truly fucked.

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Gosh, that triggered people’s curiosity, didn’t it!

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Resisting making a sarcastic comment accusing someone of exhibiting a disgusting level of laziness and rich Western self-entitlement.

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@jonoabroad Oh yes, Freecycle will be seeing a lot of the not-quite-sellable stuff that’s cluttering the house.

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@serdar I’m guessing things might have advanced a bit since two years ago…

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The selling feature is all I’d use, @bigjonhughes. The aim is to get rid of all these goddam books. I do not need to horde this stuff.

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Delicious Monster for Mac: scan book barcodes, send en masse to Amazon for selling. Apparently. http://arseh.at/337 HT @ncb

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@expectproblems Has there ever been a period in history which was not the colonial era?

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What will I do with “The SNOBOL4 Prgrmming Language” by Griswold, Poage and Polonsky, I wonder?

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@smperris I’d been wondering about low-input ways of clearing the books. A book dealer, you say? Know any such people?

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Indeed, @nphair, I did see that the US Navy was going to allow women to serve on subs too. Great to see them reach the 20th Century. ;)

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US Navy submarines are now non-smoking. http://arseh.at/335

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New blog post: “Tufte books for sale” http://arseh.at/334 Yes, that Tufte.

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@VikSohal That, and “Microprocessors wouldn’t exist without games pushing HW dev” is complete bullshit until very recently.

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@VikSohal You’re still entirely missing the distinction between people directly spending time to benefit others rather than side effects.

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@VikSohal Building Wikipedias directly creates value for others. Playing games just pisses away time selfishly. Oh. You run a games company.

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@Nickhodge Agreed. I think it’s fairly safe to assume that everything is wrong. Always.

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Why @cshirky is wrong: our cognitive surplus won’t build new Wikipedias, it’s spent playing Angry Birds. http://arseh.at/32x

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Agreed, @dlachlan, there’s certainly a generation of management in media organisations that doesn’t use the new mediums themselves.

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Mon plan: A day of pottering at home, possibly with some writing, or possibly not. We’ll see how it goes.

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You’re right, @jasonlangenauer, messages are 1. Don’t see iPad as a prop for failing print, and 2. Build for the medium first. 1995 again.

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Monday Notes’ @filloux on the failure of magazines on iPad. http://arseh.at/32v

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