Stilgherrian (@stilgherrian)

Wentworth Falls NSW AU

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July 12th, 2011

RT @glengyron: Stilgherrian’s Ice Picks. Web reviews… confronts the developers brandishing an Ice Pick. [Nah, a politics show.]

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@martinwalsh Thanks. But I WAS dressed up! My shirt had a collar! I had pants on! And I didn’t use the c-word once!

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@lukebuckmaster I keep toying with vodcast and podcast ideas. I have too many ideas and not enough time.

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We’ll combine your ideas, @leslienassar @glengyron. “The Stilgherrian Report: Angry Ice Dancing”. Or something.

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@lukebuckmaster Thank you. They were fun programs to do, but the live chat was really 80% of the fun, and that’s lost in time.

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New television show, @leslienassar? I have no idea what you’re talking about. No idea at all.

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Watching old episodes of “Stilgherrian Live” is a weird experience. http://arseh.at/8wd

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Personally I think that’s glorious, @commuter_dirge. But then, well, you’ve seen some of the stuff I’ve done.

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RT @commuter_dirge: “I’M NOT A POUND OF SUGAR, I’M A PRIMATOLOGIST.” Someone *actually* wrote this and allowed it to end up on screen.

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@dmflower Cheers! @ApostrophePong did the edit and post on “The Shave”. It was a fun afternoon’s shoot.

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RT @corduroy: you appear to live, or work, under a bridge. ‘technology journalist’ism is that tough? [Yes. And yes.]

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@dmflower Also for your viewing pleasure, “The Shave”. http://arseh.at/8w7

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@dmflower So be it! Two eps of “Stilgherrian Live” with suggested grabs being selected as we speak. What could possibly go wrong?

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@jkerrison Absolutely. I’ll do a summary of voicemail security in Australia for… someone. TBA. Ah, freelancing!

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Thanks, everyone, for all the extra pointers you’ve given me for voicemail / SMS / GSM security. My morning’s reading is sorted.

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@en_gy My name’s origin is no secret. Try http://arseh.at/8w5

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RT @denis_phillips: A public school education lets ur fists do the talking until ur point of view is agreed with. [Yeah, that too.]

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Wondering how much of a “Stilgherrian Live” episode I should put on my showreel. If any. We shall see.

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@dmflower I’m not sure what time 7.30 puts their clips online, but I’ll ping you a link as soon as it’s up.

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@R_Chirgwin But I do come from Adelaide, Ducks. [Insert further 1950s camp references here.]

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An elite private school education gives one the right tone of voice for sounding like you know what you’re talking about.

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Thank you, @jkerrison. And it’s true. On TV it doesn’t matter if you’re right or wrong, as long as you sound authoritative. ;)

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OK, @thegrenville @R_Chirgwin, I need to do some more research on SMS features. But hey a phreaker can do whatever they want.

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@awelder But I was the one who used the word “punters”, wasn’t I? [puzzled] Anyway you’re right about that usage too. /cc @peter_tonoli

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@awelder “Punters” patronising? Really? Macquarie doesn’t indicate so, just “average person”. Though calling me a dickhead is OK? Bah!

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@BeauGiles Is that right? No external voicemail access on Telstra Next G? That does seem to be true now? http://arseh.at/8vy

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I don’t know that I agree with my own advice, @peter_tonoli. What CAN punters do to increase voicemail security? SFA, I’d suggest.

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Also interesting that most of the soundbites we recorded were about how you hack voicemail, yet the story was “Is it happening here?”

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In hindsight, that location makes it look like I’m reporting from a beat.

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There is evidence to suggest that I’ll be on @abc730 tonight, chief amongst said evidence being the camera crew visiting this afternoon.

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OK, I know it’s via @kottke, but Dean Martin’s burger recipe is worth it. http://arseh.at/8vx

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OH: “Look this is still Australia, mate! We’ll say what we like until they put us in jail.” [No relation to previous conversation.]

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@Vuki I will definitely ask. However if I were the one receiving the request, I’d say “None of your goddam businesses”. :)

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And to make it clear, @Vuki, several companies were mentioned and indeed I was critical of an entire mode of doing business.

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Again no accusation, @Vuki, but it is interesting that the only Google result for “gadget opia” is that one commenter on those two articles.

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RT @Vuki: There are trolls, haters, keyboard warriors, etc everywhere, not the just the staff of the businesses you write about. [True dat!]

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@Vuki I do indeed see where you’re coming from. My cheersquad line was meant to be general, train of thought triggered etc. I type too fast.

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@Vuki … I’ll have to ask. I have no direct access to the IP address information, and indeed shouldn’t. But yes, would always tweet info.

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@Vuki No, I don’t wish to imply anything. I think it’s just a fair question to ask, or at least ask the commenter to declare. But…

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@Vuki That said, when someone uses a pseudonym, provides no info as to their background, and starts name-calling, it’s gloves off IMO.

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@Vuki I only meant to indicate suspicion about a pseudonymous commenter who may have some undeclared interest, somehow.

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Oh, I hadn’t looked before, but commenter Gadget Opia was right into me on my original article. http://arseh.at/878

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RT @R_Chirgwin: There’s more than a few tech journalists who think their job is to be a mindless cheer squad for the industry. [Very true.]

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There’s more than a few folks in tech who seem to think its the job of journalists to be a mindless cheer squad for their business ventures.

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It’s even more amusing given that I’ve written ONE article about Freelancer.com. Someone’s feeling vulnerable. Check IPs?

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@jjprojects It’s certainly an interesting issue. One day Australia might get free speech laws. One day.

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PMSL! “Thank goodness - an article about Freelancer.com with none of Stilgherrian’s stilsocialism.” http://arseh.at/8vu

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@lzcd It’s just human, reacting to the emotive content. That ends up driving the comments, I’m sure.

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@jjprojects So censorship is OK if it’s of something you don’t agree with? ;)

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@lzcd In fact, the entire theme of the article is that Google is NOT unique, but just like Facebook with a few privacy fixes? [baffled]

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@lzcd Um I didn’t cast Google as unique. Far from it. I explicitly place Google in the context of typical web practices.

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@lzcd By “data points” do you mean “tweets”? I’m not a fan of faux numerical precision. Anyway, being online ain’t an all-or-nothing choice.

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Did that Triple J presenter just call the Ranga-in-Chief “Julia”? Honestly, where’s the respect these days?

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@expectproblems @nanopunk Well, this pub has cider, and I have a wallet.

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The Ranga-in-Chief will be on Triple J’s “Hack” this afternoon from 1730 AEST. Live stream off http://arseh.at/8vs

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I think I might head to the pub, there to decide what’s happening for the rest of the week, given the latest email from my Evil Overlords.

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RT @expectproblems: Is it wrong that I think of data-mining operations and internet people and I cackle like an overlord? [Not at all.]

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@nanopunk Heh! Good. My original headline mentioned “sheep”. I didn’t write the final headline, not sure I’d have actually said “no way”.

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Thank you @OhCrap @nettsnook and anyone else I’ve missed. Mind you, I figured the Google+ piece would be divisive.

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Met at CSO: “Online crime under-reported, under-researched” http://arseh.at/8vp

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On a different note…

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@1159 I read @ABCthedrum in my RSS reader specifically to avoid the comments. YouTube is its own special form of brain death, of course.

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@JohnBirmingham Thank you. Imitation is the sincerest, etc. I do not envy you your commenters though.

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@1159 Yeah, “unpleasant”. I think that’s a fairly mid-range term. A long way short of “toxic”, f’rinstance.

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I’m also amused by some folks assuming that targeting ads is the only thing that their personal information is used for.

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Wow, the commenters on my Crikey piece about Google+ today are way off their meds. Unpleasant. http://arseh.at/8ve

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@Emmblah No real direction beyond “Can you do some tapping on your phone now?” So I checked voicemail. I’ll see how it looks tonight.

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I have no news messages. NotW has been at it.

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This is always a bit distracting when a camera is sitting next to me and I am being the tap-on-keyboard expert.

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I am currently sitting in the park by the water, while I am being filmed working at my laptop. I am a laptop expert.

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Why am I not surprised that your suggestions are do wrong?

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RT @leslienassar: You should have the Internet Panic Button on-screen, to show you’re serious about internet panic. [Good call.]

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I’ll be talking to “7.30” about how easy it is to access your voicemail. Wondering what should be on my computer screen.

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Schedule change. Finish drink, then quick spruce-up before 1515 interview for ABC TV’s “7.30” in some random park.

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I really hope people read the article before asking me things that are answered in the article. I’ll respond later, I’m busy right now.

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Wow. Thank you @RubinaCarlson @mpesce @lukebuckmaster @bradsprigg and all. I was actually quite uncertain about that article.

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OH: “Is that the only way you find out about things, by Facebook messages?” Sigh. They have already won.

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Me at Crikey: “There’s no way I’m handing over data to Google+” http://arseh.at/8ve

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“WW2 Air Raids Affected the Weather”, with obligatory comments from chemtrail enthusiasts and other arsehats. http://arseh.at/8vd

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The NSW Bureau of Crime Statistics & Research is on Twitter@BOCSARCSAR, should you need actual facts.

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RT @jonoabroad: You are a post menopausal nun? [Well, obviously. It says so in the podcast http://arseh.at/8sm doesn’t it.]

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RT @grum: Telstra. Protecting us from invisible hazards. http://twitpic.com/5ouo06

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There’s a Worldwide Personal Democracy Forum (PdF) Meetup Day in Sydney tonight. http://arseh.at/8va

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Tue plan: Conquer continuing fatigue; finish one article, at least; gather & upload certain videos for editing; conquer continuing fatigue.

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New blog post, two days late: “Weekly Wrap 57” http://arseh.at/8v6

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Chewsday. I suppose.

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