Stilgherrian (@stilgherrian)

Wentworth Falls NSW AU

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April 7th, 2011

Enough. Gone.

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@Debbie_Groarke Well, I don’t know you, actually. But the question stands, if differently. Why not visit?

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@anthonycole @RealNickHodge Why would there be carbon in ice cubes? Unless…

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Gawd the way the Camperdown Hotel doles out a tiny handful of ice cubes for my cider you’d think they were docked from the barmaid’s wages.

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Have I responded to enough people to make it look like I’m interested? Probably not. But I’m tired and I’m going to have a beer.

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@Debbie_Groarke Sorry, what alarms you so much about the idea of visiting somewhere different to see what it’s like?

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It’s true. There is Wi-Fi on the Metrobus M10. And it works.

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Just be aware that someone who says they “freelance in the media industry” is probably just handing out “mX” at a railway station.

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A few minutes to Central. Pondering what to do about dinner. Maybe just get a bottle of vodka and some salami and head back to my room.

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@pragmatic45 Agreed, it’s easy enough to get it right. But my approach is always to remove potential error points. Six of one…

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Um, I’m inbound through Parramatta, not outbound. Does that make a difference, @bernietb @fictillius @cjjosh?

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Successfully passed through Parramatta.

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@pragmatic45 Perhaps, but for someone having trouble choosing mics, I reckon the workflow for post-sync audio would be a PITA. /cc @piawaugh

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That’s more knowledge of / interest in Rooty Hill RSL than I was expecting @artywah @erkpod @jennyeather @life42 @joshglid

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@piawaugh The cost factor you’re trying to avoid is about being wireless, not about quality audio. Use cables.

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@piawaugh Microphones on the camera rather than the people will always sound… inadequate. You said you wanted quality sound, so…

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I really must experience the Rooty Hill RSL some time.

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Mobile: Taxi to Wentworth Falls; snack; 1535 train to Sydney Central station; 1732 arrive Central; bus to Camperdown; check in; dinner?

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Wattle Cottage tidied. Taxi called. Pants donned. I am ready for my journey to Sydney, Mr President.

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@piawaugh I’m zooming off now, so alas I can’t help with shopping just yet.

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@piawaugh F’rinstance this Sennheiser single-mic kit for ENG work is $1.5k street. http://arseh.at/5tv Not your need, but to indicate price.

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@piawaugh For a quality kit of 2 x mics with transmitters, a receiver and mounting brackets etc, expect to spend “a few thousand dollars”.

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@piawaugh What you are looking at there is NOT a wireless microphone. It’s just a microphone. Add transmitters, receivers etc.

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Decided. I’ll rearrange things and come down to Sydney today. With screwed-up sleep patterns, I can’t rely on such an early start tomorrow.

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@expectproblems It is quite relaxing, yes. There’s a few crappy photos on my website that perhaps convey the flavour.

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@expectproblems Short version: Wentworth Falls is me taking advantage of a bargain accommodation offer while I’m “between homes”.

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Re-pondering my schedule. Tomorrow in Sydney has become busier. Wondering whether I should come down tonight instead.

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OK, that’s 75 mins on all that single sign-on / commenter tracking / privacy stuff. I can allocate no more time for it. You’re on your own.

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Sorry, @quietdiscourse, when I said Facebook isn’t a single sign-on service I meant one that can be trusted in that role as core business.

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Plus @quietdiscourse if a site uses Facebook’s thingo, by merely visiting the site Facebook can track you, logged in or not, member or not.

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That’s easy, @quietdiscourse. Use Facebook’s single sign-on, you’re on Facebook’s T&Cs. They can compile and sell usage data.

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RT @quietdiscourse: I’m curious what you see as the difference between ‘single sign-on’ and facebook’s ‘single sign-on’ http://arseh.at/5tp

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True, @iain_chalmers, I was lazy and tweeted the first Google result on password construction that didn’t immediately look like crap.

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RT @iain_chalmers: Re that lifehacker link you posted, you know any advice suggesting 8 char passwords is obsolete now? http://bit.ly/fb69e9

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@David_N_Wilson I’ve decided to keep banging my head against the wall for maybe 15 minutes more, then the rest of the day will be good.

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RT @anthonycole: from a dev perspective, services like akismet solves the whole “user needs to log in” problem. Also agree with @404ed

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@quietdiscourse The usability problems go away if you choose not to track and control your commenters like a third-world despot.

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The OpenID network seems to be a good place to start, despite its faults, @quietdiscourse @kirkbroadhurst http://arseh.at/5to

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Yeah @404ed has a point. Having to “log in” to comment has no real purpose other than tracking and control for their own sakes.

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RT @404ed: id argue in a perfect world sign in should not be used for comments a captcha maybe but other than spam is there a real reason

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Note to Universe: Facebook, Twitter etc are NOT single sign-on services! Christ, half the time they don’t even use SSL!

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As I mentioned before, @kirkbroadhurst, single sign-in is great, yes. But use a provider that’s about security, not data mining.

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How to remember many passwords, @kirkbroadhurst? Store them locally in @1Password or the like, or have a system like http://arseh.at/5tn

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What rest of the data, @micmcg? With @disqus, say, click-trails of every Disqus-equipped site you visit, plus whoever they share data with.

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The message I’m hearing back is, roughly, “Ah fuck it, the slightest inconvenience and I’ll just hand everything to Zuckerberg.”

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@micmcg I repeat, it’s not about the content of the comments, they’re public. It’s about the rest of the data being gathered.

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I must admit, I have trouble seeing “create and maintain an account” as a burden. WTF do you have to “maintain”?

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@micmcg There’s a difference between publishing the content and allowing a third party to cross-correlate etc. You see it as all or nothing?

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@micmcg So, your view is essentially that the only choices are 1 submit to all the data mining or 2 not participate and fuck off. Right?

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@kirkbroadhurst Stand-alone WordPress installations create logins and store data locally, not at WordPress.com. Different beast.

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Some people really have drunk the Kool-Aid. The sheer hypocrisy of saying you care for your audience then giving away their data.

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It’s “madness” and masochism to want to be the one in control of what happens to my data, @kirkbroadhurst @micmcg? Then I so choose!

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Now, if they used a federated login service committed to security and privacy, not one designed specifically to compile personal profiles…

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They don’t have to “reinvent the commenting system”, @micmcg, just use an exiting stand-alone one. It’s not hard. WordPress, FFS.

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I would prefer, @kirkbroadhurst, that sites not cross-link with ANY other service. I’m commenting on their site, nothing else is needed.

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@404ed What shits me about things like @disqus is the surface spin is all about building communities yet… how? What value does it give ME?

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@crispin_harris Sorry, have you been beamed back to 1996 there or something? If they start playing the Macarena, run!

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Dear Websites using @disqus, why do I have to bend over for yet another fucking data mining operation just to post a comment? Fuck off!

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@stufromoz Of course the narwhal doesn’t look furry. The word was “fursday” not “fursnarwhal”.

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RT @NewtonMark: Why is this on my colleague’s desk? http://twitpic.com/4hr5uc [A little mid-morning refreshment?]

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Thu plan, unordered: Plough thru administrivia; think up new story ideas; errand to Wentworth Falls; suppress incipient cold; quiet night.

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Fursday. Uhuh.

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