Stilgherrian (@stilgherrian)

Wentworth Falls NSW AU

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July 2011

“Patch Monday” podcast filed. It includes an interview expanding on this story. http://arseh.at/9ep It’ll be posted mid-morning tomorrow.

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New blog post: “Weekly Wrap 60: Media whoredom continues” http://arseh.at/9hk

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New blog post: “Talking LulzSec/Anonymous vs PayPal on TripleJ’s Hack”, with audio. http://arseh.at/9he

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Sun plan, post-breakfast edition, unordered: Produce “Patch Monday” podcast; write some blog posts; plan next week; washing; sloth.

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RT @CampaignMonitor: Yeah, we don’t have a bunch of customers called Stilgherrian ;) I just sent you an email. ^SM [Um, fair point.]

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@awrd @julieposetti Thank you very much. That’s so nice to hear at the end of a long week. Much appreciated.

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@CampaignMonitor Sure, have you linked me with the account? ;)

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@awrd @julieposetti I’m just compiling the list of what media I did this week and, yes, I do seem to be omnipresent. It’s a living.

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@CampaignMonitor The edit panel loads on the left, the main content panel is just black, yes. “Loading your content” animates, but no joy.

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@CampaignMonitor You guys still got CDN problems? The “Define campaign content” screen isn’t loading my campaign’s content just now.

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There shall be duck.

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@DanielJMichael It was a clean hoodie, yes. I posted a link to the video earlier.

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@nanopunk Ta. I was quite happy with the look of the video posted earlier, so I’m interested to see how the news story was cut.

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@DanielJMichael I believe the hoodie cost me $9 at Kmart. So yeah, a designer garment.

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OH: “The bus driver was a young, attractive woman and really bubbly. I’m confused. Was I in the Matrix?”

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@franksting I am full of clichés. Full as a boot.

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Yesterday someone suggested I’m becoming more of media whore than @peterjblack, which is a pretty amazing call.

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@Wyane Yep, if you’re only on TV for a headshot or above the desk, what happens below doesn’t matter. The lights can be very hot.

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My forehead is very shiny. I should have demanded makeup. At least I didn’t have to wear pants.

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Quite impressed that SBS posts the longer versions of their news interviews. Great background material for the folks at home.

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SBS TV has posted a 7-min video of me talking about the UK’s block-pirate-sites decision. http://arseh.at/9ga

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RT @NSWSES Putting together a Home Emergency Kit is a great project for the kids this weekend. http://bit.ly/rs5ERb

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I’ll have you know that for SBS TV I wore my newest hoodie. The cameraman said he was sick of blokes in suits and collared shirts.

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Thank you for correcting my French, @arionian. I am now leaving SBS, however, so I shall return to English.

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Je suis arrivée [préposition] SBS.

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@bradsprigg @mpesce Also, with DIDO how the heck does the uplink work? No escaping Shannon there?

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@bradsprigg @mpesce Indeed, I’m hoping my Crikey piece today is a finger in the dyke that holds back the tide of NBN idiocy. Or something.

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Me at Crikey: “‘Impossible’ new wireless tech an NBN-killer? Not quite, not yet” http://arseh.at/9g2 [Paywall’d, free trial]

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Hang on. Twitter is not SMS.

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In a cab. ETA 1410. Stil.

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Waiting. Patiently. Because I am patient.

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Sydney, I am in it. Now, to find my suitcase and take the taxi to SBS TV.

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Boarding now. I can’t be arsed tweeting any further details. See you in Sydney.

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@purserj Hah. I did my “hack the NBN” dummy spit yesterday.

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Plan change. Flight now looking like 1140 departure. Once in Sydney I now head to SBS TV for… something for the news. Or something.

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Oh. Here we don’t go, actually.

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Hang on, here we go.

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This 1100 flight? If we haven’t even started boarding yet then, well, it won’t be leaving MEL at 1100. That’s a same prediction.

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Crikey story filed. I know that wasn’t in The Plan but, you know, I had an idea on the way to the airport. As you do.

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Fri plan: Write for CSO, probably; 1100 QF426 MEL-SYD; check in Sydney accommodation; SEKRIT meeting Sydney CBD; TGIF.

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@WarWraith It was only implementation our end. We were handed the site, so I’m gathering feedback before they commit to similar sites.

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New Guild Guitars website now live. It’s WordPress. http://www.guildguitars…. Comments, gripes to webmaster@fender.com.au

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@justjjoke Hah! And how is Adelaide this winter’s morn? Apart from dark and not yet happening?

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Friedday. Hello Friedday. Hello. Friedday. Have I made myself clear?

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My lack of sleep these last two weeks is catching up with me. Collapsing. I’ll respond to stimuli in the morning. Have fun, possums.

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The hotel has power outlets, which is a bonus. My dramas are at an end. For now.

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OH: “He’s a Morris dancer but he’s OK.”

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I will be at The Bull & Bear Tavern within minutes.

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Wow. Thank you everyone who liked my Crikey piece today. It’s amazing what gets written early in the morning after very little sleep.

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I will shortly be visiting the Crikey office for the very first time ever. I hope they’re nice. I washed everything especially.

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Me at @zdnetaustralia: “Telstra GOC saves $1.5m with single sign-on” http://arseh.at/9et

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Mobile. Back to hotel; go to another hotel and check in; visit the lovely Cirkey people, and others.

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RT @juhasaarinen: Really, what @crikey_news should do is to focus on hacking stories. You can even make them up if you run out of real ones.

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Sadly, @juhasaarinen, I am not in control of the @crikey_news paywall… But then I suspect they think that’s A Good Thing.

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Oh yeah. Me at Crikey: “Media’s internet cluelessness is unacceptable and they will die” http://arseh.at/9es [Paywall’d, free trial]

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Me in Melbourne. Drinks. Tonight. The Bull & Bear Tavern. 347 Flinders Lane. When? When I get there. Some time after 5pm.

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RT @elronxenu: It sounds like a good reason to educate users to check the SSL certs against IBM’s MITM. [So true, that.]

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Me at @zdnetaustralia: “IBM tech intercepts packets to control apps” http://arseh.at/9ep

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Checking out of the hotel, zooming to the conference halls to catch @nphair’s keynote.

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@riskybusiness Thanks, Patrick. I’m currently writing a small rantette about this “the NBN was hacked” arsehattery for Crikey.

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CSO: UK cops nab LulzSec spokesperson “Topiary”, writes @LiamT http://arseh.at/9ef

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Remembering to use the word “allegedly”.

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Five star writing spot, three star view http://post.ly/2emuy

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RT @PriceyJohnDoe: That’s a lot of stories - does that mean you’ll have a tweet for each as well? [Yes. Well, maybe not quite all of them.]

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That’s one @zdnetaustralia story filed. Four hundred thousand billion still to go today.

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Thu plan: Finish 3 stories; cover day 2 IBM Pulse 2011 for @zdnetaustralia http://arseh.at/96c ; quick Melbourne meetings; drinks.

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Early start again tomorrow. Enough written tonight to ensure I won’t be chastised. Time to go. Thud. Gone.

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@becjacobs Thank you. I must admit, I did get some minor joy out of mentioning layer 2 and layer 3 networks on “PM”.

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Sometimes the advice I receive is quite impractical.

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This writing thing is going rather more slowly that would be ideal. It’s quite possible my lack of sleep has something to do with that.

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OK, I now have to write some words. Quite a few words. And more words in the morning, even before 0900.

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RT @becadroit: Won’t all companies be linked to the NBN? [Well yes, precisely. “Linked to” is catch-all bullshittery.]

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Meanwhile has PayPal gone broke and taken the entire Western economy down as a result? No? Not yet? Wait another hour maybe? FFS.

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But the intro! “A company linked to the NBN” is like calling me “A person linked to Telstra” because they provide my phone. Grrr.

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Cool. PM’s story on the alleged hack of not-the-NBN highlights the difference between political and technical views. http://arseh.at/9dw

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@ma_ttie You’re right that such cases are rare. That points to police not having the resources to pursue. Plus they’re difficult.

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RT @xrobau: You can now say ‘How the fuck did you remember that’ 8) [Nah, no need to ask. I should’ve remembered too.]

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Oh of course, Skeeve Stevens. 3 years with 18 months non-parole. http://arseh.at/9dv Thanks, @xrobau

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My drinking companion and I believe that no-one in Australia has actually served a jail sentence for hacking. Suspended only. Correct?

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No, @jplonie, I think “don’t ask don’t tell” is about something a bit different. Anyway, it didn’t come up in conversation?

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Wow there’s so little Twitter traffic about the IBM event. What does that mean?

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You know that sensible rule about never going drinking with current or former military or law enforcement types? Well, yeah.

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Pulse 2011 drinkies, in a picture http://post.ly/2eJ0d

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OK, I have found the drinkies.

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Now, can I get a drink somehere…?

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I’ll be on after this item. They’re still writing my intro. Ah, live radio is such a joy!

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On hold for ABC Triple J’s “Hack” to talk about this Anonymous/LulzSec vs PayPal thing. Live stream at http://arseh.at/9dl

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I’ll be on ABC Triple J’s “Hack” at 1735 AEST or so talking this Anonymous/LulzSec vs PayPal thing. Live stream at http://arseh.at/9dl

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The headline in that previous tweet is a reference to the fine Dana Lyons song “Cows with Guns”. Enjoy. http://youtu.be/FQMbXvn2…

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Me at @zdnetaustralia: “IBM pushes Tivoli for cows and guns” http://arseh.at/9de

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Just recorded a quick 5 mins for ABC Radio’s “PM” on some hacking story or other, I can’t really remember what is was about.

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RT @rycrozier: She also wants you to write something. [That is also true. And she’s just gone to get me a coffee.]

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“You’re normal,” someone just told me. She’s deluded. Mind you, she works in PR.

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Using ssh to connect to a client’s hosting server.

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@rascuache I’m so terribly sorry for providing extra information for you and useful context for the rest of the people seeing the tweet.

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Me at @zdnetaustralia: “Skills shortage risks NBN benefits: NetApp” http://arseh.at/9d4

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@rascuache I’m covering for @zdnetaustralia but if you click through to my website you’ll get my full story.

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The video reinforces the Watson Personality Cult. Still, its hardly like it’s Apple.

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After the welcome from the bossfella, we have another video.

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@swearyanthony Yeah I know, this “NBN hacked” story is idiocy. I will be writing about this media stoopidity in Crikey tomorrow.

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The video is listing all of IBM’s inventions. We’re only up to 1937. This could take some time.

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God I hate these stupid corporate videos that start every goddam conference. I can watch TV at home, folks!

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@tweettomnow Nope, I’m at IBM’s Pulse 11 event in Melbourne. http://arseh.at/96c

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Thales have given me a small bomb.

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Oh very clever, IBM. Meeting room 2 is being held in matting room 12. Let’s play real-life CM maps!

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“Nurse! Xanax for Mr @R_Chirgwin, stat!”

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@jkerrison For a start, “the NBN” wasn’t hacked. Start from there.

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Wed plan: Write for @zdnetaustralia, an article now then coverage of IBM Pulse 11 http://arseh.at/96c … and that fills the day.

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If I appeared to be unreactive to tweets yesterday, my apologies. Batteries were dead most of the time from mid-afternoon onwards.

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@pipg44 I will Seek the Tudge later. I managed to make it through the night while Tudgeless. /cc@ j_hutch

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Ungone. And it appears to be Wednesday.

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Sometimes I wonder how the IT industry can even work.

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I have electricity and internets.

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I think I shall now board QF449 and head to Melbourne. I have no phone battery left to tweet with. You’ll just have to cope somehow.

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@jonstribling I suppose you would be biased as an employee, but I’ll let the client know.

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A client asks: Is Sensis any good as a Google Adwords reseller? Is there someone else we as a small business should consider?

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During that short battery-induced hiatus, I found my way to Sydney Airport.

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@jonoabroad I am at lunch. Tanstaafl. The price of lunch is buzzwords.

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I love it when the tech guy says something his MD just said for marketing purposes is not true.

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I am in Buzzword Heaven.

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At Bilson’s, about to be fed courtesy of NetApp. Such a burden.

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Oh, that could have been a haiku @nzlemming, yes. The moment has passed.

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Broken bus is broken. The driver laughs.

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RT @marclehmann Infographics vs. shockgraphics > my thoughts. http://bit.ly/shockgraph… [Agree 100%. Numbers must have context.]

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@ssharwood It’s hard to be certain about these things, but the train did seem to lack a Bruce Willis.

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4yo girl just asks middle-aged female train passenger, a stranger: “Are you going to see dead people today?”

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Changing trains at Strathfield.

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@MikeStuchbery “They’ll have Tyrion Lannister on them”? What’s Tyrion Lannister? Some sort of fungal disease?

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Me at @technologyspec: “The keyboard is dead”, so will the PC follow? http://arseh.at/9c4

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@R_Chirgwin AFAIK wget won’t re-write query-based URLs into something that’ll work when browsed locally as static HTML.

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RT @joshgnosis: John Howard, George Pell, Keith Windschuttle and Peter Costello cited in Norway terrorist’s manifesto http://bit.ly/pYyAAX

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RT @jdub: Front-loading washing machines are weird. [I know. Have you ever watched “Time Tunnel”?]

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The test for journalists seems to have been a popular suggestion. I like that so many of you immediately thought of ducks.

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That’s two suggestions for Site Sucker for my website archiving task. http://www.sitesucker.us Thanks, @norton_tim @jonkudelka

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I shouldn’t pick on Fairfax. They are not acting alone. Maybe there should be some kind of test for journalists. Like they had for witches.

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FFS! Can we get a few people to kick every Fairfax journalist in the head chanting “Correlation is not causation”! until they understand?

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RT @peterjblack: don allan asks “Is Murdoch being hacked to death unfairly?” http://j.mp/nfpMdU [Murdoch has been HACKED TO DEATH??!??!?!]

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Dear Webby Folks, years ago I’d use w3mir to create a static archive on CD of a dynamic website. What would one use these days?

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@jojoeffe I think you’re over-thinking it. WAY over-thinking it. A one significant figure guesstimate is just fine to make the point.

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OH, primary school teacher to kid: “I’m only one year older, but don’t forget your father uses a lot of makeup and I don’t.”

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Spotted at Wentworth Falls station: 10yo boy wearing a houndstooth trilby with lime green Crocs.

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Waiting for the taxi, there’s bound to be one soon http://post.ly/2dA8A

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@hortovanyi No, arseh.at is not a critique of individual links. But perhaps of the whole world? [shrugs] It amuses me…

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@bigjsl Oh these IT vendors! I’d be happy with a hole-in-the-wall noodle bar but they INSIST on fine dining. What am I to do? ;)

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CSO: “Apple patches iOS flaw that threatens encrypted traffic”, writes @LiamT http://arseh.at/9bx

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@hortovanyi I dunno about what’s “with” it, but I’ve been using @thepatus’ arseh.at URL shortener for months. There is no deeper meaning.

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@a7ndrew @ben_hr Erm, I didn’t say it was “just” maths. But it’s probably futile to seek rich explanations in single tweets.

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I’m in Melbourne to cover IBM’s Pulse 2011 event Wed-Thu for @zdnetaustralia should anyone care. http://arseh.at/99q

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Tue plan: 0836 train to Sydney; errands Enmore/Newtown; haircut; 1200 NetApp lunch Bilson’s; 1630 QF449 SYD-MEL; dinner Movida; collapse.

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@a7ndrew @ben_hr “Fairly strong assumption”? What, linear distribution of rollout or maybe acceleration after initial settling in?

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Good comments coming in on my “Politics of NBN pricing: comparing potatoes and pomegranates”. Mostly. http://arseh.at/9aw

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@RealNickHodge I am pleased to you are, as usual, assisting the smooth running of the Universe.

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@franksting @ben_hr Quality of copper can make a huge difference to ADSL speeds. Or being on the exchange boundary.

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“Rupert Murdoch Worried He Might Have Damaged Heretofore Perfect Reputation” http://arseh.at/9bs

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Sorting. Trashing. Packing.

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Chewsday, in which I shall be chewing in three different localities.

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I have an early start. I have now gone to sleep with the space lizards.

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Needless to say, Icke reckons Norway was a false-flag op by the US. “A second shooter was active.” http://arseh.at/9bh

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Illuminati! Shape-shifting space lizards! New World Order! It all makes so much sense!

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Oh I simply HAVE to go to this! David Icke speaking for over 7 hours per event! Must. Get. LSD. http://arseh.at/9bg

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@twhittyer Same, really. It goes with the territory of this “making media” malarkey. Still, beats having a real job.

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@twhittyer Oh thank you! I hope you realise it’s not personal. It’s just a reflection of my hatred of everyone in the entire universe.

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@EnsignR Comparable question: Asking a servo what price they’ll charge for petrol in January if they were in Perth. Good luck with that.

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ISPs are businesses, @EnsignR . They’ll announce their products 6 months from now 6 months from now. Same as always.

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Well of course you can only get NBN connections in the trial areas, @EnsignR, they’re the only places they exist!

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Thank you, @7PMProject, for using the same “rode his way into history” cliché as @abcnews did this morning Consistency is quality. Arsehats.

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Just visualise $100 worth of bacon and extrapolate, @mtats. Sheesh! Do I have to do everything for you?

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@AndySHastings Thank you. I arrive in Melbourne tomorrow night, but don’t get any free time until Thursday afternoon.

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What the US debt looks like in stacked $100 bills. Quite big, as it happens. http://arseh.at/9ba HT @aagha

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I love the way the journalist pauses before clearly saying [company name]. Just like it’s an advertisement. Which of course it isn’t.

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@EnsignR I stress I am not recommending anyone, just noting that the prices are starting to appear.

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@EnsignR Internode was the only one advertising mainland packages, but Exetel’s has just been announced. http://arseh.at/9b9

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@AndySHastings I like it when people do drastic things. May I watch?

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Oh choice, Channel Seven! Say “Arabic TV” and then conflate Al Jazeera with calls for martyrdom. That’s very classy, isn’t it.

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“Tonight on Today Tonight, the backlash against multiculturalism: attacked for being white!” Here we go.

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RT @jasonlangenauer: The perkiness of your voice depends on where you put the frozen peas. Or so I’m told. [Seems reasonable.]

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These voice-over artists. How do they manage to sound so perky and excited about the price of frozen peas? And can I try?

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Tonight on “I’m an Instant Fucking Expert”, forensic psychology and the Norwegian criminal justice system.

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@seangeo Thank you, though I’m not sure that I coined “re-bleat”. Maybe independent invention, but I think I adopted it.

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@NamTaf That’s different then, ta. Not information I had. If you’ve direct experience, well, Crikey is just usual WordPress registration.

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@NamTaf Commenting is free. Besides, it’s a revision I disagree with. Old prices? So what? Like with like. Today’s prices. That’s the point.

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@NamTaf Please add that proviso in the comments. And then I’ll point out I was comparing prices and choices today and not two weeks ago.

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@worthrachel Yep, there’s a typo in my Crikey piece, in the Platinum plan description. It’s been fixed on the website.

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@expectproblems Excellent! Do keep me in the loop about your shooting dates. I’d be happy to help. Or disrupt.

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Me at CSO: “Cyber Storm III security exercise key findings released” http://arseh.at/9b6

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Doing something with firewood.

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@prawn_gravies I have indeed typo’d the Platinum package. Oops. Thank you. Correction request sent to @crikey_news.

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