Stilgherrian (@stilgherrian)

Wentworth Falls NSW AU

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July 11th, 2011

That’s enough for today, I think.

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@rayschippers You have to use the “wide” gate, which doesn’t seize tickets, or ask an attendant to keep your CityRail ticket.

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@murraymcdonell Man, if you think that was hatred, you haven’t been paying attention. That was lightweight playfulness as such things go.

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@murraymcdonell Sure. Just pop me a list of topics you find boring and I won’t tweet about them ever again.

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The more I ponder this New York Times piece, the more I realise it explains my entire future. http://arseh.at/8u2

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So on Sydney Light Rail you just say you have a weekly pass, they’re not interested in actually seeing it. $22 wasted there!

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RT @nomadiquemc @stilgherrian BTN, the kids’ news on ABC3, managed to successfully report ‘voicemail hacking’. go figure. [Typical.]

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@BernardKeane No, you must keep reading. It gets betteror and moar betteror as it goes.

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RT @jasonlangenauer I think reading this New York Times article will provide motivation to kill: http://arseh.at/8u2 [Yes, it will.]

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I figure I should just do whatever the voices and/or Twitter tell me.

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So this Gaga thing… I should take my loaded assault rifle where, exactly? And stop when the body count reaches… what?

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RT @Simon_Cullen Bob Katter’s interviewing Greg Combet on [Sounds like a must-see, will tweet linkage when online.]

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Time to return to my hideaway. Heavy rail then light rail.

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“[Does] Australia still [have] the courage it once had, or [has it] simply become the United Arab Emirates of the west?”

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“[Gillard] it is a prime minister with the speech and appearance of a dying metronome …seeming so inept … she couldn’t sell the wheel.”

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The Guardian’s op-ed on the carbon tax is sharp and snark-filled. http://arseh.at/8u0 HT @jasonlangenauer

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RT me: New “Patch Monday” podcast: “Can Google+ kill Facebook? Twitter?” with @fridley @kcarruthers @neerav http://arseh.at/8sm

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@BennettArron No need to buy me a drink unless it works, and then we can do so in Vegas. Gawd, that sounds so tacky.

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@charispalmer Sydney is predicted to be 18C and sunny tomorrow, if that helps?

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@Reemski That sounds like a sensible plan. I daresay you can still use it online if it misses the print timetable.

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@lomantik I think the place @ApostrophePong used to favour was the Old Thanh Huong, but I can’t be sure.

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@Reemski I’m afraid you don’t get your article today. And neither does anyone else. http://arseh.at/8ty

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@lomantik Oh Dear God no! MSG does very bad things to me. And not the kind of very bad things others enjoy.

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WTF? Wotif founder Graeme Wood to fund “The Global Mail” with @angelacatterns @AttardMon. http://arseh.at/8tx

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Oh dear. It’s not just Las Vegas. It’s Las Vegas with Sir Richard Branson! What have I done? http://arseh.at/8tw

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@lomantik The phi I had to day was only adequate, nothing more, but I expected that. I should’ve gone to Marrickville.

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@lomantik Nothing’s wrong with pho, as a general concept.

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RT @benbirchall: Channel 10 [forgets] they had a brilliant morning news show hosted by the stellar David Reyne. http://youtu.be/rLhCLDSV…

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@BennettArron Oh, we should be able to get you invited to this junket! Somehow. Just don’t steal my identity. :P

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Las Vegas in October? Oh why the fuck not…

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@jackpiggott Indeed, the Macquarie makes that point about fossilised language, as quoted in the blog post.

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@dhgarske Possibly you’re confusing tautology with repetition for emphasis.

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I myself would never stoop to such cheap laughs.

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Some folks might be amused by OED’s earliest citations, ca1275 and ca1290: “In helle is a deop gayhol” and “… þat in þe gayhole was”.

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In British English, “jail” has been more common than “gaol” for years too, but “only” since the 1940s. http://arseh.at/8tq

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According to Google Ngram, “jail” has been more common than “gaol” since the 1830s. http://arseh.at/8tp

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@jasonlangenauer Oh, I think the “philosophical joke” was actually inadvertent. If it’s about “should”. But let’s pretend I intended it.

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@WarWraith That’s sad. So many people’s understanding of language has been screwed up by ignorant teachers promulgating idiot myths.

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New blog post, especially for @en_gy: “Prescriptivist fools should go to jail, sorry, gaol” http://arseh.at/8tn

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I have ordered pho and there’s nothing you can do about it.

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Why are people suggesting I move to another car? What the fuck are you afraid of? Encountering people from a different background?

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Sadly I must leave this conversation.

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OH: “I haven’t had a schizophrenia pill for 6 months. I’m not with those demons. I’m with the Lord now. Fuck those cunts. Have a cone!”

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OH: “I was shooting up heroin when I was 5 years old. Now I’m 38 and finally it’s all about me. I got out of jail 2 months ago.”

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OH: “He killed my first child, and that’s why I stabbed him to death. I was only 13. And I’ve never looked back.”

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OH: “We should have a cone here. We should’ve brung the bucket bong. I’d give you first cone ‘cos you’re my brother.”

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Oh good. They’ve opened their cask of wine on the train, and are filling their re-used coffee cups.

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@dananimal Ah no, you’re making a category error there, between what might be termed hacking and what the law considers illegal access.

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I know, @Colvinius, I’m tilting at windmills. But the lack of precision is like a transport story referring to tractors as cars.

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RT @johnb78 Not just using default PIN - see: ind.pn/qQ6c8J [Reading now…]

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And don’t get me started on whether “trying the default PIN” counts as hacking.

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Jesus Christ, I wish there was just ONE story about “phone hacking” that understood phones are not being hacked, but voicemail. Arsehats.

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Mobile. Not saying where. But I daresay there’ll be clues. Besides, I’m a creature of habit.

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RT @benjamint: Define “meme”, Wolfram Alpha. http://i.imgur.com/XZDxh…

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I think I might declare myself a mental health afternoon and reneg on all my commitments.

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The music on the contact page is special. http://arseh.at/8tb Also, the spelling “Orlando, Flordia”.

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“Our quality shows. Enjoy our site.”

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Oh no! http://industrialpainter… really IS the best website MOAR AWESOMEREST EVA! HT @dananimal

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RT @willozap: Fax machine not animated. Obvious fail. [No, you’re wrong. Look closely.]

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I think I should change the contact page on my website to look like this. http://arseh.at/8t8

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RT @domknight: I dunno whether you realise this, but occasionally you come across as ever so slightly cynical. [Oh. You think so? Gosh.]

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But, you know, fuck it! Stop being so critical, you bastards. Just click on the linkbait and give the cunts their advertising revenue, FFS!

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RT @drunkenmadman: What’s the bread doing *in* the refrigerator? It’ll just go stale quicker in there. [This is also true.]

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Of course that article makes the usual mistake that “social media” is about marketing or customer service, not all the rest of life.

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“Being an expert in social media is like being an expert at taking the bread out of the refrigerator.” http://arseh.at/8t7

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Computing Science Alert! The bubble sort explained via Hungarian folk dancing. 5-min video. http://youtu.be/lyZQPjUT…

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Hmmm… I thought I’d slept well last night, but I’m already feeling ridiculously fatigued. It’s not even midday! Grrr.

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Whenever I see a phrase like “smartphone uptake” I can’t help but think “lubricant” and “clench”.

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@sroc Please don’t introduce analysis or logic into my argument.

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Crikey story filed. One down, two to go.

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I confess to hypocrisy in using “kill” in that headline, given that I rail against everything being reduced to all-or-nothing product wars.

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New “Patch Monday” podcast: “Can Google+ kill Facebook? Twitter?” with @fridley @kcarruthers @neerav http://arseh.at/8sm

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I’m starting to write now, Dear Editors. And by “write”, I mean “wander about the house while the kettle boils again”.

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Imagery certainly shows a huge extension on the back of the house, @jplonie @jonoabroad, lots of lawn, no trees. But enough of that.

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Perhaps someone in The Media should point out this is exactly the sort of family a carbon tax should hurt, and hurt HARD.

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I have the address of the “typical family” in Emu Plains, @jonoabroad, and Google Street View seems to show 2 x SUVs in the double garage.

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“Watching people salivate over Circles and, er, Hangouts helps to explain how the ancient Egyptians came to worship an insect.” Joy.

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Oh @jjn1 I love you! “Why Google + social networking = electric wok” http://arseh.at/8si

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@mikesmithqld I seem to recall that husband + wife + N live-in children constitutes way less than 50% of households. Must check ABS stats.

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Expect our gloriously diverse and imaginative news media to show us near-identical images of this family, no matter where we look tonight.

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Surprise surprise! The “typical family” the Ranga-in-Chief is visiting today is in western Sydney. Emu Plains, no less. Clichés. Sigh.

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Mon plan: Lots of writing, through a continuing, unexplained haze of fatigue. 3 articles to file today. I shall plod, with breaks for food.

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I see that the world is still in no danger of experiencing a stupidity shortage this morning.

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Marndee, eh? OK then…

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