Stilgherrian (@stilgherrian)

Wentworth Falls NSW AU

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August 12th, 2011

That’s enough of Friday. For you, anyway. The rest is mine. And it’s pretty fucked.

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Back at Bunjaree Cottages. Taxi driver asked, “Why do elephants paint their toenails red?” I suddenly felt 4 years old.

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Little supermarket closed. Expensive gourmet supermarket open. Bottle shop open. Mission accomplished. Awaiting taxi.

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Bugger. Just noticed the time. Hope the shops are still open and I can get some food for the weekend. Mobile.

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RT @franksting: Whatever happened to ? [People woke up to themselves.]

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@RealNickHodge There is nothing wrong with living in a shack in the forest and issuing manifestos.

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OH: “Sorry folks, Happy Hour is over. I know, it sucks likes pus, doesn’t it! But want another beer? Sure! Damn the expense!”

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RT @GumbyRoffo: That would be the end of that keg then. [Exactly. I’m an Adelaide lad. I know these things.]

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OH: “There’s something wrong with the Coopers. It’s cloudy.” “It’s meant to be cloudy.” “No, it’s really cloudy.” “How cloudy?” “Very.”

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George Mallaby was the relevant actor, and the rest of them were in “Skippy”.

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Emilio Estevez was Clint Eastwood’s father, apparently, as was Stan Laurel.

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OK, now we’re in some confused conversation about Clint Eastwood’s biological children. One was in “Deadwood”, apparently.

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OH: “My hands are fabulous. They’re expert in Skype and Google, from all over the continent. Like Steve Austin, astronaut.”

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He now explains how when in the 1960s he was offered something to “put on his tongue” he thought it was for polio.

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I would describe the barman’s efforts to mimic The Divinyls’ Chrissie Amphlett at this point, but you’ll be glad that I won’t.

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The Grand View provides a free platter of seafood around 1715 every Friday. It has kalamari. And squid. And fish.

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“THAI Begins Flights From Don Muang To Suvarnabhumi”, if you know Bangkok… http://arseh.at/9tq

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I’m at The Grand View Hotel, Wentworth Falls, @GeordieGuy @expectproblems. Welcome to my world.

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OH: “Is that kalamari?” “No, it’s squid, I think.”

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OH: “It was embezzlement.” “What, you were taking it up the rear?” “No, EMBEZZLEMENT, you knob jockey!”

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OH, barman: “Are you getting a little feisty now?” “No, I’ve just had a couple earlier.” “Really? Really? I’d never have noticed.”

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OH, barman: “Once you’ve cut yourself off you can’t cut yourself back on again. It’s not like a light switch.”

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“What Are We Using As Our Profile Picture on Facebook?” http://arseh.at/9to HT @ApostrophePong

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OH: “I’m going to buy a laptop.” “What do you need it for, Col?” “Who knows.” “You need an iPad then.”

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So if you were on an airliner and the CEO came back to personally check that you were happy, would you be reassured? Hello, Tiger.

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The barman is now trying to explain away the “little problem” in his last job as “only embezzlement”.

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OH: “You shouldn’t cuddle people with a beer in their hands.”

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The barman is singing “True Colours”. Cindy Lauper he is not. Also, “You were on television!”, I’m told. Yeah I know. I was there.

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@RealNickHodge Oi! I’m the youngest one here! True story.

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Enjoying listening to the old blokes at the bar explaining the UK riots and Facebook’s face recognition technology.

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@GeordieGuy There’s no accounting for Teh Crazy. /cc @joshglid

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@GeordieGuy Yours is a rationale for budget surpluses, but it doesn’t explain the obsession. /cc @joshglid

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“The Prime Minister is in Subiaco this afternoon to meet students who will perform at the CHOGM Opening Ceremony,” the poor woman.

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RT @joshglid: Why are Australians so obsessed with budget surpluses? [Because they’re fuckwits, served by a fuckwit media.]

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We now have a cooking show. That’s good, ‘cos there’s just nothing about food on TV these days.

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Thanks @PruQ @GreigWells @NewsFlake @witty_knitter and everyone else, glad to be of help re the LinkedIn thing. Now send money.

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This “Renovators” show they’re repeating on TEN this afternoon really is a piece of shit, isn’t it.

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I welcome the return of the Cane Toads for a Free Tibet Action Committee.

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Crikey’s new stablemate “The Power Index” with Paul Barry @TheRealPBarry launches Monday. http://thepowerindex.com…

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Thanks for the feedback on my Crikey piece re LinkedIn. Glad I could be useful for a change.

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That’s enough writing and plugging for today. I have beer, lunch is on the way, and I’ve already been accused of being in Anonymous. Hah!

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Me at CSO: “Five lessons from LinkedIn’s opt-out stupidity” http://arseh.at/9tl

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Mobile: Walk a dirt track then Railway Pde to Wentworth Falls; The Grand View Hotel; lunch. Remainder TBA.

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“Back to the future with Cameron’s digital Riot Act”, writes @BernardKeane. http://arseh.at/9tk

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However @duckblog from Sophos has been a little more lenient on LinkedIn. Maybe he’s nicer than me. http://arseh.at/9tj

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Me at Crikey: “Sorry too hard a word for LinkedIn over privacy faux pas” http://arseh.at/9ti

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RT @NineSortJam: Sort of. They enabled ‘digests’, made their notifications page better, and they told us (well me) about it. Getting better!

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RT @purserj: [Facebook] re-enabled email notifications for those who turned it off. [Sigh. Yet another “We’ll just over-ride your choices.]

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Oh hello. I was paying attention to something else for a few minutes and Facebook’s done WTF now?

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“Dear Ms Stilgherrian”, begins the email from a certain government agency. Fail. Then again, my gender is irrelevant to the enquiry.

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@PointZeroOne @brightcarvings Indeed, “Don’t change things without asking” is rather basic. And yet so many companies still don’t get it.

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I’ve just filed a Crikey story that uses the word “bullshit” 10 times. I think I’ll have made my point clear.

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@PointZeroOne @brightcarvings Facebook’s fail there is making is completely clear what’s going to happen before it happens.

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OK, the Facebook mobile phone thing may not be the nasty it appeared to be. Still… http://arseh.at/9td HT @brightcarvings

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Of course Facebook doesn’t want to be left out. Here’s this week’s privacy outrage from Zuckerbergland. http://arseh.at/9ta

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@leslienassar Indeed, I’ve called out @LinkedIn about the “one click” fib in a comment that’s currently awaiting moderation. We shall see…

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RT @jplonie: Does a farmer say sorry to his crop come harvest? [Fair point.]

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Thanks for the link, @shivakum. Questions from here: When did this banner ad run? Why isn’t it opt-in. Why not email such a big change?

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Here’s @LinkedIn’s response on the “social advertising” thing. See the word “sorry” in there at all? No? http://arseh.at/9t9

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RT: “The Turnbull Broadband Network” on @phildobbie “Twisted Wire” podcast. http://arseh.at/9sh My @TurnbullMalcolm chat posted Monday.

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Fri plan: Write for CSO; make @CampaignMonitor template for client; errands to Wentworth Falls or Katoomba; quiet night, probably.

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Friday, I suppose.

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