Stilgherrian (@stilgherrian)

Wentworth Falls NSW AU

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August 16th, 2011

Saving what’s left of my brain for tomorrow.

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It’s not so much a news cycle as a hamster wheel.

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@dfg77 You’re probably right. Either way, I have no energy for bombshells, and they’ll still be there in the morning.

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@Bynickdavies Do these “phone hacking bombshells” involve, this time, actual hacking of actual phones? Or do you still mean voicemail?

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Now THIS is the identity to have on Google+ and all the problems will be solved! arseh.at/9w7

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@TatteredRemnant Trouble there with the “SEKRIT” bit? ;) No correspondence entered into…

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Nah, @NathanaelB @paulwallbank @ashulz, that’s fairly routine hatred seen by anyone who expresses views at odds with popular companies.

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Thank you, pseudonymous person, who just sent me a SEKRIT email of support from within a corporate enclave. I smile.

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I want to draw teeth on @Pollytics’ first graph. Big triangular teeth. arseh.at/9w5

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@crispin_harris Drilling down into the specifics of SSL-breaking app identification isn’t getting too narrow and geeky? I worry it does.

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@10comm I’ve addressed “why angry” in detail in comments. “Look elsewhere” fails when companies end up with near-monopolies.

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@fingirl No, no success with Google, and at this stage I believe I’ll get no response whatsoever.

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Reading @ThePowerIndex profile of Andrew “Twiggy” Forrest and pondering how interesting this site will get. arseh.at/9w3

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No, @chrisjrn, nothing unusual. My world is much the same from day to day.

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@BruceHore Indeed, I’m renown for my polite enquiries. And this of course was one of my politest ever.

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@BruceHore Sorry, Sir, but it’s the naming policies that are failing me, not vice versa. What I’m doing is the legitimate thing.

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Hmmm. Anger, and writing about anger, and writing about writing about anger, has soaked up most of the afternoon. And so to Plan B.

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Comments are coming in a’plenty on my expletive-filled post re Google’s arsehat Names Policy. arseh.at/9vn

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I’ve just asked Senator Wong’s office to come up with a new cliché to replace “black hole”. Let’s see how we go.

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Note to politicians and journalists: You’re allowed to refer to a budget gap without calling it a “black hole”. It’s a very poor analogy.

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There’s something deeply, deeply wrong about the power relationships implied by all that, given Google’s ubiquity.

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According to @Skud’s research, Google deals with anger, and other “difficulties”, by cutting off communication. arseh.at/9vs

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I accept that “aggression” may not be the best method, @NineSortJam, but I AM angry. This will test how Google deals with anger.

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Ta for linking to @Skud’s exploration of Google’s Names Policy and practice, @NineSortJam. arseh.at/9vr

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@dewi Did you see how someone tried to do a write-in candidate in a Swedish election? Pen’n’paper SQL injection FTW! http://arseh.at/u5

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@dewi I’m far from the only single-named person in Australia, so the ATO told me. I’ve had Telstra and airline staff confirm that.

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@dewi But Wikipedia arseh.at/9vq goes to commonality of surnames, not whether they’re required.

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Someone asked whether Google’s notification email might have been intercepted as spam. I just checked. No. No email.

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@RobertCandelori Alas, I’m very angry this afternoon and am interpreting everything through that red mist. Ah…

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@RobertCandelori Oh scroll back you arsehat! I use “language” when I’m angry and have for years. Like most people. Tosser.

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@dewi You have a reference for that, or are you just assuming? Australia, for instance, has no such requirement. And that’s where I am.

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@dewi I generally politely tell organisations that require two name fields that their software is defective. If they’re polite, I’m polite.

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@dewi Well, I wouldn’t HAVE a no-pseudonyms policy. But if I did, “name” can just be one text field. Division into two halves is arbitrary.

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Me at CSO: “Could Google pull an Apple on Motorola hardware?” Contains no swearing. arseh.at/9vo

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@dewi It goes beyond a software bug, even an inexcusable one. It goes to the heart of how online corporations treat humans. I am very angry.

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@willemrt It’s not my “personal brand”, it’s my fucking name.

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And if PR folks do fix it, @maninultimo, that’s precisely where it’s wrong. Google et al need to respect EVERYONE, not just well-connected.

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Some people might think my response unreasonable. However I think it’s the best way to convey my genuine deep, deep anger.

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I have pasted the arseh.at URL to that blog post into the “reputable website” field of Google’s name appeals form. That’ll help.

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New blog post: “Right, Google, you stupid cunts, this is simply not on!” arseh.at/9vn

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RT @charliel7: NBN is also half the cost of turning the entire country into Solar power. [Is that all it’d cost? We should do that now too.]

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@abctech Sorry, suspend-then-demand is NOT how you start a conversation about something as personal as a name. /cc @nanopunk

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Google suspends my profile. “The name you entered doesn’t comply with our Names Policy.” Yes, it complies with LAW. They’re in for it now.

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RT @GrogsGamut: Warren Truss now to excite the crowd [Now THIS is the real pants-off moment I’ve been waiting for!]

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RT @GrogsGamut: Sophie Mirabella now talking. Think her job is to make Abbott seem rational.

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Amused to see Tony Abbott still getting away with Pink Batts misrepresentation at this ignoramufest. yfrog.com/5dbqgz

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@engochick I am… speechless. I saw Midnight Oil play Uni of Adelaide more than once and was… underwhelmed. YMMV, of course.

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So the entire cost of NBN, even if nothing was recovered thru a sale, is one-quarter to one-fifth of the Family Tax Benefit. I see.

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Peter Garrett email transcript Ballarat kindergarten Victoria 4-year-olds [thud!] zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz…

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Enjoying @GrogsGamut’s live tweeting from the No Carbon Tax Rally in Canberra.

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RT @iTnews_au: What’s a fair punishment for data breaches? bit.ly/nU8Epn [All data from company directors’ drives put on a website.]

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I see @Danny_Allen has picked up @TurnbullMalcolm’s NBN comments at Gizmodo. arseh.at/9vl

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RT @mpesce: is the Falun Gong of the Western Democracies. [I think @ABCthedrum should have an explanation.]

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@jonoabroad I don’t use the auto bank feed, yet, but I gather it works fine. BAS, yes, reporting works fine for my needs.

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Measuring the angle between the Sun and the Yard Arm, and coming to a satisfactory conclusion.

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@jonoabroad Change that to the current tense. I continue to use @saasu and find it just fine. YMMV, of course.

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@ninefold Oh you have my sympathies re the outage. Hope you kills the gremlins soon. /cc @iain_chalmers

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Have I mentioned that I’ll be in Kuala Lumpur from 7 Sept to 12 Sept? Well, I have now.

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CSO story filed. And now it’s time for brunch.

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@iain_chalmers No plans to write about @ninefold, no. I find writing about outages and reactions a tad boring, to tell the truth.

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@Grassy_Noel Possibly we need shades or degrees or irony. Entire sub-species of irony.

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Thailand is now an “upper-middle income economy”, reckons The World Bank. arseh.at/9vh HT @ApostrophePong

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Tue plan: Write for CSO; make the @CampaignMonitor template I’ve been avoiding; ditto conference presentation; fix sleep patterns, somehow.

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Indeed, @WarWraith. I wonder just how far you could do a rectal probe up Sumsung, HTC etc today and still see the fresh “Google” branding.

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@MichaelTunn Dunno. It’s like there’s a knee-jerk reaction, “O noes he said ‘Jew’!”, that kicks in before noticing WHAT was said. Weird.

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Ah, here’s the funniest page on the internet today! Independence of thought is such a powerful force. arseh.at/9vg

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Chewsday. (You can’t say “Jewsday”, people would complain. Even though it’s not an insult. Funny world.)

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