Stilgherrian (@stilgherrian)

Wentworth Falls NSW AU

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April 29th, 2011

@BeauGiles To confirm, yes, the editor has seen my Twitter stream and has already emailed me about my insecurities. But the story is OK.

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@smperris Thank you. I shall reveal the publication in due course. I don’t want to jinx things.

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@smperris Yes, a new masthead for me, with an editor I’ve never worked for before. It takes a while to get a feel for the wanted style.

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@BeauGiles Yes, the editor knows my Twitter stream well, commissioned this story from what I said here in fact. And they’re watching today.

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@quietdiscourse @wolfcat I have worked as an editor. Maybe that’s why I’m having such trouble.

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I hate filing my first story for a new editor. Every sense of doubt in one’s own ability re-emerges. Insecurity, thy name is writer.

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@charispalmer There are several reasons I don’t like working in a proper office, and that’s one of them.

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@NewtonMark Change of environment has put a few things into perspective but temporary homes are frustrating. I have a blog post coming.

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@Gin_ev_ra The scrubland outside the window, bathed in recent raindrops, is rather calming actually. That’s not the same as focus though.

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Writing. And pacing. And looking out the window. More of the latter two than the first, which is the problem.

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Just have some more. You’ll feel a lot better.

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Indeed, @nzlemming, “a Gladwellian thud of wily reductionism and indolent thinking” as the lead-in put-down of her book is glorious.

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RT @badm0f0: Paul Carr also wrote a piece on gamification a few weeks ago http://arseh.at/6gd [Yes, I already have it as grist in my mill.]

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“Jane McGonigal’s Mind is Broken”, says another not-fan of gamification. http://arseh.at/62e /cc @nzlemming

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Thanks heaps @nzlemming. Although http://slate.me/lbVh5e wasn’t it, that triggered a memory. It was another review of Jane McGonigal’s book.

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Someone tweeted me a link to a critique of gamification a few weeks back. I don’t suppose you can remember who you are?

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@jamezpolley Thanks, but I think we need more bigger words in you apology there, tho. I’m not up to thinking of them tho. Deadlines, too.

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@jamezpolley Yes I know that. My point was that “leverage” is so often used when “use” IS the meaning.

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RT @Warlach: Is this like how I prefer to call it Profilling rather than Stalking? [Yes.]

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Dear Everyone in Business, there’s no need to say “leverage” when you mean “use”. It’s not like you’re being paid by the syllable.

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Crikey story filed.

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@trib It’s a registerwall rather than a paywall.

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Is the Australian government seeking greater regulation of internet “content”? Seems so. http://arseh.at/6g2

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@j_hutch @garystark @csimps0n He rented out his secure parking spot, and hired a sports car one weekend a month.

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@j_hutch @garystark @csimps0n For one friend, years, ago, it was cheaper to ditch his car, use cabs, hire cars or trucks when needed.

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@j_hutch @garystark @csimps0n I’m not saying it’s the same for everyone, just pointing to the assumptions people make.

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@j_hutch You don’t “need your car”. You “need transport”. I could be cheaper to use car shares when needed, for example. /cc @j_hutch

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@csimps0n Yes, it has other uses, but you should still factor in a proportion of capital costs. Start from if you had no car at all.

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@csimps0n In your “car is cheaper than train” calculation, I suspect you’ve forgot to include the capital cost of the car.

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XmediaLab in Sydney on 10-11 June? Ta for that, @carolineshawyer, and yes please keep me in the loop. http://arseh.at/6fz

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And the answer du jour seems to be “Yes, we feel great about X.” Which is good, as it goes, but feelings can be deluded.

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The jargon du jour question from analysts is “Can you provide some colour on…?” They seem to want colour more than facts. Arsehats.

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Why are corporate heads always “excited” about every product of financial announcement? Surely clear-minded focus would be better?

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Fri plan: Write for Crikey; more writing; “Patch Monday” podcast stuff; food in Wentworth Falls?; catch up on much comms backlog many lots.

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The Microsoft quarterly earnings call is in 15 minutes, such a perfect way to start the day. http://arseh.at/6fw

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@sylmobile No, I won’t miss the wedding at all.

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Friday, apparently. And a busy one.

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