Stilgherrian (@stilgherrian)

Wentworth Falls NSW AU

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March 21st, 2011

@veritychambers Cool. I can see where you’re heading with this and it does sound intriguing. Time for me to sloth though. Ciao.

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@veritychambers Hey sure, email away! Rural Australia, even just 50km from Adelaide, was so very different then.

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@veritychambers If you call it oral history it isn’t hijacking family memories. ;) There’ll be a biscuit tin of 6x4 prints in the sideboard.

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@veritychambers I’ve often thought of recording some of that oral history. Before everyone pops their clogs.

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@veritychambers Really? Well, context: drought in mid-1960s, dairy industry in transition to bulk handling, automation. Struggling farms.

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@veritychambers Mum took very few photos though. We were poor, film expensive. 18 or 24 frames lasted a year.

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Night rain in scrubland. / I’m the only human here. / There are crickets, frogs.

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@veritychambers Heh! Well, there’s my younger brother and his three kids, who would all be adults now I assume. We’re not close.

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@veritychambers Oh did you see this wonderful picture of me with the dog before? http://flic.kr/p/7MDB96

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@veritychambers Dad died when I was 11, I’ll write that part of the story soon. Mum’s still going, she’s around 82 now. Healthy enough.

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@veritychambers Cheers. I truly hated my hair being slicked down with Brylcreem for Sunday Best churchgoing. Toby was a great cattle dog.

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@jasonlangenauer You certainly need space and time to process that stuff. Interestingly, Wentworth Falls is providing some of both.

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@jasonlangenauer No, the 50 to 50 series got stuck at 7. I fail. I want to resume it though. It was actually a bit confronting to do.

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@veritychambers Thanks. I love the image quality off the Kodak Box Brownie camera too. And smoking near the baby. http://flic.kr/p/7MbLxN

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@jasonlangenauer Not every photograph on my computer should be used as an avatar.

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That man who said earlier the thing about going downhill rapidly? He spoke well.

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@veritychambers @jasonlangenauer I was indeed raised on a farm, and was introduced to a wide variety of sphincters at a young age.

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Biting my tongue.

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@HappySinger That thing you retweeted just then. Change “Catholic Priest” to “Jew” and see if you can get away with it.

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I am quite happy, thank you.

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@jasonlangenauer Oh I know what it IS, but obviously the non-rational parts of the mind are in charge here. Well, of my mind anyway. YMMV.

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@jasonlangenauer I have been trying for days now not to read your current avatar as an inflamed sphincter, and failed comprehensively.

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Bob Brown and anti-vaseline kooks? WTF?

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At Wentworth Falls, having procured a chicken, and obtained the service of a taxicab that didn’t get bogged on the dirt track, I dine.

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@jasonlangenauer In keeping with the spirit of the late afternoon, I feel I should advise you to burn the book.

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@richardwsmith Ah no, y’see, the child “should be killed” for being annoying and whiney. The rest was just description. Scene-setting.

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@iain_chalmers I don’t seem to have attracted the SEO/SMEG followerspam. Maybe they just love you.

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@richardwsmith Tautology is tautology too. I think you set the bar for Hate-speech [I note you capitalise it, it is a Thing] a tad low.

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@MikeStuchbery Oh you’ve misread my statement of ignorance as attitude, sorry. “Despair” is perhaps a better word.

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Context is all, yes @jonoabroad. As @jonaholmesMW once wrote, tweets have no context. Or similar. T’was a descriptor of a stereotype.

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BTW, I know nothing of ‘@penbo’s ‘fat kid’ spree’. I assume it triggered the Recreational Outrage du Jour? No, don’t tell me. I’ll live.

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Personally I thought I’d have deserved more flak for suggesting he be stabbed, but hey.

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@MikeStuchbery @richardwsmith @mpesce And, quite frankly, fuck “most people”. I say that as a geek. And a fag. See also http://arseh.at/55v

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@richardwsmith @mpesce Yes, it’s an accurate description of the subcultures being inhabited. I choose my words carefully. // @MikeStuchbery

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@engochick A sense of responsibility is much over-rated. ;)

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@ApostrophePong @jonoabroad It depends on the aim. A “Stilgherrian Live” style program could be prepared in a week. But fuck it.

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@mrgrumpystephen Are you now causing me to have to figure out who Patrick Bateman is?

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@mpesce You’re quite right. Just get the jury to spend half an hour with this guy and they’d be searching for any sharp implement to hand.

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Just checking, but I am not allowed to stab him, right?

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I have obtained the train as planned. Across the aisle a whiney 14yo private school Asian geekfag whinges to friends about… everything.

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Oh. This plan is working.

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Uhoh. 30 minutes to finish this drink, pack away my work, get to Camperdown to collect my suitcase, and then get to Central station.

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@ChrissieM CityRail still hasn’t learnt the lesson that you have to build rolling stock if you want to increase capacity.

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@ChrissieM Ta for the tip. I’ve started to get a feel for the pattern of the trains, but it’s… subtle.

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@Kimota It happens to be cider rather than beer but, yes, I really can’t be bothered rushing to collect my suitcase from Camperdown yet.

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Wondering whether I can be arsed trying to catch the 1524 from Central to Wentworth Falls. The 1552 is looking more… appropriate.

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@iain_chalmers You’ve actually triggered me looking at the analytics now. There’s some weird stuff still pulling traffic!

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@iain_chalmers There’s ~8 new Twitter followers overnight, 3 I reckon from that discussion. But my site isn’t set up well to snare people.

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@iain_chalmers I doubt I’ll get any value out of a drive-by traffic spike. 90.10% bounce rate on that page. Tho 4 min 53 sec time on page.

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It is most salutary to watch high school students, @erkpod, and remember that they’ll be running the place when you’re old and vulnerable.

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Actually, maybe I could fund my passions in any country. That’d certainly make for an interesting podcast…

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You can fund your “passion” in any country with www.indiegogo.com, says @gogoSlava, thanks. I’ll stick to projects, tho, not my “passions”.

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I’m still laughing that Hacker News caused a 2300% spike in traffic to my website overnight. So funny, @iain_chalmers!

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@jonoabroad Nope, I wont be paying any attention to the NSW election. It’ll be like counting sheep at the abattoir. A lot of faux suspense.

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@jonoabroad I know that @ApostrophePong was across all those funding options. I haven’t explored properly. I need a minion for that.

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@jonoabroad No it’s far too late to do anything for the NSW state election. Plus I haven’t even been following the news. Too many arseholes.

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@ojkelly @jonoabroad Well yes, but there are Australian equivalents to Kickstarter.

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Wondering whether I should come down to Sydney on Friday for the Freelancer.com One Million Projects Party. And then vote with a hangover.

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Actually @jonoabroad I have thought of using http://arseh.at/55p or other independent finance to get podcasts up. I’ve just been… busy.

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RT me: New “Patch Monday” podcast: “Twitter turns five: will it rule?” with @kcarruthers @jdub @purserj http://arseh.at/559

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You know, I want to be making more podcasts or even live programs this year. Feel free to approach me with ideas and, importantly, money.

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I actually find the adult commuters far more annoying than the schoolkids, @erkpod, ‘cos the kids don’t know any better.

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@engochick Sure! We can have a meal at the Grand View Hotel and @R_Chirgwin will sell you time in one of the cottages. Or sneak in. ;)

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Pondering which train to catch from Central to Wentworth Falls. I am in no hurry but [shudders] commuters.

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@erkpod @hollingsworth True, I forget that Apple generates lots of stats which they keep to themselves. It’s so rude.

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@hollingsworth I do know that from the Flash player and maybe iTunes they can track complete listens versus partial listens.

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@hollingsworth I am but a humble freelance producer. @zdnetaustralia has the analytics, and I receive mere crumbs of facts. ;)

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@hollingsworth Ah, ‘cos I was worried that it was four heavy Twitter users banging on about stuff that might not engage new users.

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@hollingsworth Thank you, Tony. I was very tired when I edited the podcast last night and I wasn’t sure whether it was interesting any more.

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@aussexparty Well as long as there was some recognisable pre-sodomy signal. [nods]

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@rashasman The “autotune moment” is a buffer under-run in Skype’s audio algorithms. It repeats the last chunk o’wave until it gets new data.

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@aussexparty Rum at 1100 is quite civilised, I think. Was there a similar firm timetable for the sodomy and the lash?

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In the interests of sound financial management, I shall first deposit the client’s cheque at the bank before repairing to a nearby hostelry.

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Thank you for your sensible advice @Dom_Innate @rorybaust @TatteredRemnant @bacco007

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Wikipedia indicates that the sun is typically over the yard arm at 11am. http://arseh.at/55i So, you know what happens next.

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@sharpcontrast I am staring to think that you might be a dangerous influence.

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How can you tell if the sun is over the yard arm when it’s cloudy?

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@ApostrophePong @Vuki That sounds like that popular Chinese / Vietnamese place on Marrickville Rd. I was thinking that little diner…?

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I will take your comments as advice then, @kristinmoore2 @sharpcontrast

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@R_Chirgwin Lovely. Changing cottages is quick enough anyway. And I can prep them if needed.

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Did someone just say “vodka lunch”? I swear I saw that scroll past!

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@R_Chirgwin I am working under the assumption that I am returning to Tea Tree Cottage. Is this still a reasonable assumption?

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RT @ssharwood: The Vietnamese roll store on the corner of Illawarra and Marrickville utterly p0wns Enmore Delicious Roll. [Truth spoken.]

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Why you may not want an Internet of Things, according to @jjn1 http://arseh.at/55c

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@Vuki Cool. Also check with @ApostrophePong, he did a comprehensive reconnaissance of Marrickville pho options.

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@Vuki No, Ocean isn’t open yet. I’m just at Enmore Delicious Roll. I am hungry NOW.

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@LiamT I’ve been ignoring all the NSW election news. It’ll be a train wreck, it’s just a matter of counting the dead cattle on Sunday.

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Dear place selling me pho right now, don’t say “Sorry there is no lemon”. There is a greengrocer across the road. With lemons.

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@GeordieGuy Thank you for the typo-spotting. I have Informed the Relevant People.

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@LiamT Well, it’s all floods, snowstorms, earthquakes, wars… quite a messy year, this Rabbit thing.

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Mobile: Missenden Rd; King St; Enmore Rd; King St; Missenden Rd. This umbrella with pink hearts on it had better work!

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New “Patch Monday” podcast: “Twitter turns five: will it rule?” with @kcarruthers @jdub @purserj http://arseh.at/559

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It’s now reached the point where I’m avoiding visiting news sites. Wallowing in the world’s misery is not conducive to a pleasant day.

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@jasonlangenauer You will be pleased to hear that I don’t even own a single tie, let alone a suit.

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@franksting Yep, all the silliness is old news. But it still brings traffic to me site. Possibly for the wrong reasons.

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It’s true, @crk5. Twitter fisting can be quite pleasurable. Should I link? Yes, I shall link. http://arseh.at/4np

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In the last month, I’ve still gotten 48 visits to my website from people searching for “twitter fisting”. That will never die.

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@iain_chalmers Absolutely. I’ll do a follow-up post that makes the point about differing styles of “doing business”. Pants or no pants.

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Getting ever closer to actually putting pants on. And @kcarruthers reckons I should wear a suit. Bah!

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@iain_chalmers That’s actually the first time I’ve even looked at the analytics in over a year. Apparently I should care about that stuff.

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@iain_chalmers Google Analytics shows 6227 uniques on that post, 3502 from Hacker News referers, 3388 direct. 200 visits/day became 7000.

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@Stacey0 This is quite true. I prefer not to spend my time with “people who use Network as a verb”. I want to stab them.

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@Stacey0 Yes, I’m disappointed that so many of the comments are drive-by SEO linkage back to their projects, with little actual content.

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Mon plan: Errands in Enmore & Newtown; early lunch on King St; afternoon train to Wentworth Falls, with work attached; remainder TBA.

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It has been a very long time since I last wore a suit, @kcarruthers. I would have been 16 years old. As we discuss in “Patch Monday” today.

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Yes, @chading_aus, a goodly number of those comments were indeed people pimping their start-up. Sigh. Though I haven’t read them all yet.

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I think the question isn’t so much about me understanding LinkedIn, @kcarruthers, as understanding what value there is in it for me. Little.

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My LinkedIn post was also discussed over at Hacker News, hence all the traffic. http://arseh.at/552

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Good God. My blog post “I just don’t get LinkedIn, do you?” gathered 40 comments overnight. http://arseh.at/54a

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It is Monday, apparently. So, let it begin! In gentle stages, please.

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“Patch Monday” podcast filed! Whew!

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