Stilgherrian (@stilgherrian)

Wentworth Falls NSW AU

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March 31st, 2011

@tweettomnow Homoerotic undertones in Captcha WTF? Um…. dare I ask?

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@NineSortJam I haven’t seen any Captcha maths quizzes, no. Just really mangled text in weird languages.

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RT @bigjsl: Captcha is like an X-prize for text recognition & clearly it’s working. [Too true! I wonder how much life it has left.]

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@Suelibrarian That’s a remarkable piece for someone to pick to critique! Do let him know I’d live a copy.

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Ni, it’s not the drink, @skwashd, but yes @WealthForTeens they just seem to be getting far more obscure.

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Is it just me, or are Captcha images getting blurrier and blurrier?

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@skwashd Thanks. Yeah I dumped Facebook mid last yeah when it became obvious they didn’t give a shit about privacy.

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Linking up contacts in LinkedIn and realising what a vast number of people one works with over the years. A little scary.

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@Kristen_Boschma My pleasure. The briefing I got on LinkedIn was VERY useful. I can see myself getting some use out of the site now.

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@unixbigot I agree with both those observations. I just see that as normal for commercial media when they can’t verify the tech facts.

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@JuliusFlywheel To be honest I’m surprised that more folks don’t hand out infected USB sticks, not just IBM at AusCERT.

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@unixbigot Why do you think this report of the Samsung keylogger discovery sounds iffy? I’m not picking up anything yet. http://arseh.at/5ls

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New blog post: “Getting to grips with LinkedIn”, about my briefing session. http://arseh.at/5lq

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Good points, @dianehmartin @drueyjay, we do tend to assume that new hardware is clean from malware, and yet…

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RT @NewtonMark: RT @GrogsGamut: Brilliant RT @markatextor: Some pretty accurate analysis here http://twitpic.com/4f5vch [Hah!]

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“Keyloggers found on [brand new] Samsung laptops”, which is reassuring. Not. http://arseh.at/5lf

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Democracy needs online voting, says Eugene Kaspersky, as opposed to what I think. http://arseh.at/5ld

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“NBN Bill passed, now for the loopholes”” this week’s “Twisted Wire” podcast from @phildobbie. http://arseh.at/5lc

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In general, @Pardus1980, I’d say the issues are different for different people. I’m probably too tired now to make sense on the issue.

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RT @Pardus1980: So what’s your opinion on cloud computing for personal use? [Big question. It’s about choosing appropriate tools, I’d say.]

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That’s the “Patch Monday” podcast done, except for the news commentary bit at the end. Pleased.

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@waferbaby Hah! It’s a small world indeed, eh? /cc @lachlanhardy @grantshow

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The recording with @grantshow and @lachlanhardy went fine. Thank you, gentlemen. And now, to a little backing-up and editing.

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Oh hang on they’re there… here we go. Quiet please.

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It appears @grantshow has disappeared into the void for now… recording to be rescheduled. Vodka bottle back within reach.

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About to record a second “Patch Monday” segment with @grantshow and @lachlanhardy … as soon as everyone is in place.

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Dear @JetstarAirways, why would I ever fly with you if your message to fatigued pilots is “Toughen up, princesses”? http://arseh.at/5l2

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My poke at @SHarwood was about his entry in the Tour de Cure http://arseh.at/5l1 which you can sponsor at http://arseh.at/5l2

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In Spain, 1 in 5 aged under 30 is still looking for their first job. Youth unemployemnt sits at 43%. http://arseh.at/5kz

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Glancing out the window, I see three different species of bird I’ve not seen before. Well, two plus maybe a butcher bird at close range.

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“Conroy’s costly NBN mistake” by @simonhackett: pricing model excludes sub-250,000-customer ISPs. http://arseh.at/5ky

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@ssharwood I just got an email describing you as “veteran tech journo”. Veteran, eh? That must be just what you need… ;)

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@R_Chirgwin Indeed, I see ABC commenters reacting to the word “irreverent” in that bio line and playing the man and not the ball. Cunts.

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@jeamland I will be checking up on Jigsaw v Apple today, yes. The directions hearing was yesterday but nothing much was expected to happen.

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“The author strikes me as a bit of a technophobe,” says some lame-arsed ABC commenter. They really don’t look further than their nose.

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Oh. That’s why I feel cold. Estimated max for today is 13C. Maybe I should just grab that bottle of vodka and go back to bed.

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@expectproblems But yes, presumably if she were a celebrity already she’d already be being invited.

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@expectproblems Maybe I should pretend to be running some “exclusive event” desperate for a celebrity and find out who it is.

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Hah! “We want to know about your exclusive events in Sydney! Upcoming celebrity actress may consider attending.” http://arseh.at/5ko

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About to record the first phone interview for the “Patch Monday” podcast. Rearranging bandwidth to suit.

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@RobertHoge Not everything has the same requirements of secrecy and transparency. That’s the difference.

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Raptor Resource Project: live video of a bald eagle nest in Iowa. The eggs hatch any day now. http://arseh.at/5kh

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RT: Me at ABC Unleashed: “Electronic voting a threat to democracy” Not to be alarmist at all. http://arseh.at/5jj

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Thu plan: Record and (mostly) edit “Patch Monday” podcast; re-arrange fortnight’s after some changes; quiet evening.

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Fursday, with alarm fail. Botheration.

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