Stilgherrian (@stilgherrian)

Wentworth Falls NSW AU

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June 2nd, 2011

These are really bad jokes. In hindsight I should’ve referred to him as the Justice Minister.

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@crispin_harris It would all be so much easier with some sort of custard. Well, a baked dessert of some kind, anyway.

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@RealNickHodge I’m going to ask him about Nickleback. There seems to be some controversy there.

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I think I’ll stay in Sydney tomorrow. The Minister for Home Affairs has a media event just down the road and I have a few questions to ask.

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@crispin_harris @jeffsonstein Both of you gentlemen can just shoosh, I reckon.

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@KateLundy Yes, good to meet you, and was a fun event yesterday. @JoeHockey had already had the “pleasure”…

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OH: “Somebody in the cubicle next to me put it on Facebook.” I do so hope she means office and not bathroom.

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@skwashd No argument. Maybe this is a good time for @newsteadvic and others in that boat to lobby Conroy to flex the NBN rules.

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Amused that the photo of me used atop articles everywhere was taken after a long beer-filled day in Cabramatta ended at the Granville Hotel.

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@expectproblems I see a certain circularity in your similes today which, while having attractive alliterative aspects, lacks logic.

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@skwashd Indeed, NBN fibre cut-off point isn’t “distance from major city” but “local population 1000”. But… this is not new?

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OH: “I don’t want the world to know I can drink seven days this week. I don’t want MYSELF to know!”

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It’s a week old, but it’s a glorious example of journalistic excellence. Thanks, Daily Mail! http://arseh.at/7ll

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@sebchan That doesn’t sound promising. I’ll resume my battle with PayPal’s bureaucracy tomorrow, I think. I’ll certainly blog it.

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@sebchan I’ve just ignored the PayPal idiocy until I have time to dig out documents. There’s so little joined-up thinking in their process.

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Said special report on Australia is at http://arseh.at/7lj and well worth reading even though [gasp!] days old.

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Author of The Economist’s special feature on Australia in a 13-min audio interview. Much sense said. http://arseh.at/7li

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@MrJesseRoss @mpesce NextByte’s Broadway store is indeed alive and seems to be chugging along nicely.

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@bhaverty Oh dear. Well, I suppose it IS the cocktail hour… And I’d take advantage of that, if I could be bothered.

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Next week has Mumbrella360 Tue-Wed http://arseh.at/7lh and X|Media|Lab Fri-Sun http://arseh.at/787 How much can I squeeze in?

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@mpesce If you are still at home, try NextByte on Broadway for a potentially wider range of tiny Bluetooth things.

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My cranky Crikey piece about National Digital Economy Strategy has now been run at @technologyspec http://arseh.at/7lf

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@josh_m My pleasure. :) I’ve found I’m more literal when I’m tired. Words. Meanings. Brain. Responds. Thud.

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Story filed for @technologyspec. I feel like a nap now.

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@josh_m A Comms Minister doesn’t need to be clued up on tech as such. They need to be skilled at policy development, negotiating, etc etc.

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I shouldn’t distract myself with this NIN talk. I’ve almost finished writing the article I have to finish today. Press on, Stilgherrian!

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RT @BundyB: I’d bet he’s a wicked shredder of the Steve Vai school. [P’raps. So NBN stands for Nine Byte Nails?]

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Note to typing fingers: “NBN” and “NIN” are not the same thing. Can Mike Quigley even play guitar?

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@mattatheque @tomaszbednarz Sorry I didn’t catch you, Matt, when in CBR, but I’ll definitely touch base properly with you guys very soon.

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@adm_76 I am suspecting your reader didn’t cope well with the Thai text there?

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@adm_76 Thai boat noodles ก๋วยเตี๋ยวเรือ “Rice noodles with beef / pork in a brown broth with cinnamon, star anise and sometimes blood.”

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I am full of boat noodles and despair. Only one of them is yummy.

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“War on the internet: the key fronts”, a helpful taxonomy by @BernardKeane http://arseh.at/7l6

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RT @firstdogonmoon: Today’s First Dog on the Moon cartoon is free and rips the lid right off Meowgate! http://arseh.at/7l2

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I spy a tiny Thai diner in the back alley. That’s lunch decided.

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@NewtonMark @peterjblack I dunno, I don’t even have the “need” to be constantly “entertained”. Only boring people get bored. ;)

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RT @paulwallbank: What do the New York City, British, Australian and NSW governments have in common? [Syphilis?]

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@ForsakenDAemon I’ll have to settle down. That’s the second go I’ve had at cricket in 24 hours. People will think I’m obsessed.

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RT @peterjblack: Sadly I’m on a virgin plane that doesn’t have a TV in the back of every seat. [It’s like the convict days, eh?]

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It’s great that our Infomatics Olympiad team got a Ministerial send-off, @KateLundy, but if they played cricket it’d be the PM. Sigh.

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I do wish people wouldn’t say that various things get them “totally pumped”. I grew up on a dairy farm, and the image…

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Settling in for a spot of writing. It’ll possibly be less cranky than yesterday’s effort. Possibly.

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Aha! @mpesce hath a booke! “Hyperpolitics: Power on a Connected Planet” http://arseh.at/7kq Kindle, tree-slice, free PDF.

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@franksting Ah yes. I do use the phrase “Google it on Bing” from time to tome, especially when mentioning a Microsoft thingy.

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@beeso Back in the 1970s Alvin Toffler suggested all sorts of alternative parliaments, including just choosing people at random.

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Today’s “Twisted Wire” podcast from @phildobbie looks at tablet apps saving newspaper websites, or not. http://arseh.at/7kn

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@GreatAuntMaud @bradsprigg @beeso I’d go one further than reforming Q Time. What is the purpose of Parliament in the 21st Century?

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@charltonbrooker @JackWebster Don’t confuse chocolates with sex toys. Just don’t.

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Thu plan: A more sensibly-paced day in Sydney, including writing a thing, errands in Newtown, lunch somewhere nice, and a quiet night.

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@R_Chirgwin Well, I have various hashtags in TweetDeck’s global filters, and is one of them. Most TV shows also. Helps immensely.

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If you said something vital to me on Twitter in the last 72 hours and I didn’t respond, you may want to repeat it. I got a bit overwhelmed.

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There’s a reason I don’t watch Question Time at all, @GreatAuntMaud @bradsprigg @beeso. It’s an irrelevant sideshow.

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@CbnGal I thought what I’d written WAS the nutcase response. Must try harder…

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@CbnGal I think you’re right. It’s been eerily too long since a full-on nut job commenter has ranted against me. Calm, storm etc.

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Australian parliament “incredibly rowdy but the speaker, I think, actually makes it worse”, says @IainDale http://arseh.at/7kk

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Wow. So far none of the comments on my Crikey piece from yesterday are from cranks. Are the cranks elsewhere today? http://arseh.at/7jw

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Fursday. In my world lately, 0715 is sleeping in. My eyes are still falling from their sockets.

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