Stilgherrian (@stilgherrian)

Wentworth Falls NSW AU

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April 21st, 2011

@tomjsenior Art is about intent not medium. Only a fuckwit would imagine that “interactivity” would somehow prohibit artistic intent.

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@JuliusFlywheel The frame should be, IMO, “What can be done with New Medium Y?” irrespective of what models may have gone before.

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@JuliusFlywheel That’s not my point. As long as you try to imagine Old Medium X jammed into New Medium Y you’re limiting your thinking.

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I no more want an “internet newspaper” than I want a “radio encyclopedia”. The entire “internet newspaper” frame is WRONG. Stop now.

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Nov 2010: “Lack of Flash Gives MacBook Air Two Extra Hours of Battery Life” http://arseh.at/6aw HT @peter_tonoli [Useful info, thanks.]

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RT @meadea: David Gyngell said “over my dead body” will the ABC do the Kerry Packer story. http://bit.ly/fqPfQl [One can only hope…]

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@sboiling It shows how desperate Microsoft must be getting these days. I’ll have to buy some shoes now. Dunlop Volleys won’t cut it.

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Apparently so-called “Senator” @KateLundy and “MP” @JoeHockey are too. Whoever they are. http://arseh.at/63r

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Did I mention that I’m on the panel for the Microsoft Politics & Technology Forum in Canberra on 1 June? http://arseh.at/ class=”hashtag” rel=”search” href=”http://twitter.com/search?q=%23poltech”>#poltechtech

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Anyway that’s more than enough about computer specs. Christ it’s boring stuff! I’m glad I only have to think about it every three years.

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@jonoabroad Yep, I carry a spare fully-charged battery. It’s been vital for covering conferences etc when no power outlets supplied.

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You folks should get the internet, apparently you can then look shit up for yourselves.

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Um @peter_tonoli @BrynAU din’t ask me anything else about Apple’s battery tests, I have quoted the one line. “Browsing 25 popular websites.”

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I’m just judging battery life while checking models, @smperris @skaye. Changing platforms is an expensive and time-consuming thing.

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Apple has a handy guide to organising your life around their batteries’ needs, as opposed to vice versa. http://arseh.at/6av

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Fine print on Apple website says the 7 hours is for “web browsing on wireless”, with the display at 50% brightness. Cheating, I’d call that.

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RT @DDsD: Apple batteries are totally swappable… you just take your machine in to the Apple store and they swap it for a new machine.

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Thanks @quietdiscourse @benjamint @jonoabroad @prismatic7 the answer, as usual, it that it’s bullshit and depends what you’re doing.

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I ask ‘cos my 3yo machine has swappable batteries. I am suspicious of non-swappable batteries, but now Apple gives me no choice. Cunts.

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Can someone with a new MacBook Pro confirm that the 7-hour battery life is not complete bullshit? I mean, if you USE the computer…

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@johnthelutheran Good. ‘Cos it got me thinking got me thinking about the ritual of earnings calls and gave me the whole angle for the story.

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@bucketexplorer Congratulations. Your lame word-match strategy completely ignores what I was actually asking. I’ll report you as spam now.

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@johnthelutheran Yeah your comment appeared this morning at just the right time. I simple HAD to quote you in Crikey. Hope you don’t mind.

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@jonoabroad The deals for Windows laptops / desktops change weekly, so I simply don’t bother keeping track.

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@jonoabroad My advice for new buyers is standard: set your budget and must-haves, look at the top 4 or 5 brands and shop around for deals.

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I’ll stay with Mac, @jonoabroad. Why change? And I can’t afford to replace all the software I use and re-work all my production workflows.

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Oh. My MacBook Pro lease expires soon. I should get a new machine before my US and Gold Coast trips then, I reckon.

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Even if Prof Flew does a good review of classification, @quietdiscourse @peterjblack, Attorneys-General can just ignore it. As usual.

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I wonder what other government media releases will be poured out late this afternoon before the long weekend.

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@vealmince Pretty much everything I say is a fail not of UX but of U, that is, me. At least 92%.

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ALRC’s review of the classification system will be headed by this guy, Prof Terry Flew, appointed today. http://arseh.at/6au

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RT @bcammo: @stilgherrian last line of your Apple/Android article, ‘what’ should be ‘want’ [Ta. Ping @crikey_news, if anyone’s still sober.]

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Clicking on the underlined text in a media release many times before I realise it’s just underlining and not a link.

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This first comment on my Apple/Android piece for Crikey is the best of all! http://arseh.at/6as

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@brown_note “Awesome”? Now I don’t know what to think. I’m all confused.

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Me at Crikey: “Apple’s answer to Android: confidence … and shiny big numbers” http://bit.ly/hJCGkl

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@quietdiscourse Which one is the bile gland again?

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@HappySinger I rock ‘cos I got the ‘flu vaccine? You seriously need to get out more.

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Apparently I feel crap because I’m perfectly healthy. Riddle me that!

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Turns out that client would be happy with password-protected directories on his website. “Branding” by URL is just fine.

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@ValerioVeo @AndeGregson @bronwen @theburgerman Oi! Dates were being talked about… yesterday was it? The other day anyway.

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OH: “Yeah I spoke to her yesterday. There’s something wrong with her. She’s off her tits. Like a company would have a 12-hour shift!”

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Mobile. Various places.

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I have come to the conclusion that the word “awesome” now means “mildly interesting”.

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@thorfi De-identified data is a myth. How many humans go from home address X to station Y to workplace Z at 8.25am each day? Unique!

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Other suggestions are lock-box.com and box.net, ta @natecochrane @Nicholosophy. I shall poke around this arvo.

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@skwashd A bespoke solution would probably push my client over the edge. Budget-wise, I mean. ;)

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@dannolan Oops. Screen glare prevented me seeing the scroll bar. Big gap below download button indicated “the end” for me.

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That and the requirement that my client must be able to brand the interface.

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Well @michaelneale @jonoabroad I’m already shitty with dropbox.com. Only options on home page are “watch a video” or “download”. Fuck that.

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@404ed Indeed, but alas “The requested URL http://drop.io/ was not found on this server”. Le sigh.

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@jonoabroad Dropbox seems to require the end users to install software. If so, it’s not an option.

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@404ed I gather dropbox.io is/was not dropbox.com?

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@anthonycole I’ll let you know what I find. Such tools exist as part of larger services, of course, but this client just wants file shares.

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My client needs to give his clients access to web-stored files, individual client logins, branding. Is this a service? Existing scripts?

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@thorfi I agree that logging is not tracking, but it’s certainly a necessary precursor. And why log if there’s no intent to track?

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Crikey story filed.

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Thu plan, unordered: Write for Crikey; client liaison & planning; pitch stories to editors; medical appointments; errands Enmore & Newtown.

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RT @einspruch: I think it is fun to deviate every so often. And if people are going to be humourless, stuff ‘em. [A fine philosophy!]

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I think you’re right, @stuarthorrex that cloning facility would indeed be called Harvard. Though that’s not in Manhattan AFAIK.

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@AndeGregson @ValerioVeo @bronwen @theburgerman I’m fairly sure I won’t be able to join you guys, but do make sure I know the venue anyway.

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No-one asks about things like Apple tracking people’s location, @jonoabroad, this is just money. http://bit.ly/ichLzM

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@einspruch Thank you. It’s sometimes hard to tell how people will react to an episode when it’s different from the usual fare.

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Shorter Apple call: Analysts: “Could you tell us…?” Apple: “We don’t comment on the future. We’re confident. Look! Big numbers!” Repeat.

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@joshgnosis Thank you, I worried that the “Patch Monday” episode on geek culture would be a bit too navel-gazing. Glad you liked it.

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All these American financial analysts sound the same. There must be some sort of bunker full of cloning vats under Manhattan.

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Given that these guys are supposedly the cream of global financial journalists, their questions are remarkably superficial.

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@johnthelutheran Main thrust is Apple has $6B more cash in the bank, and would make even more if they just could build more things faster.

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Listening to Apple’s quarterly earnings call. It’s a living. http://arseh.at/6a2

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