Stilgherrian (@stilgherrian)

Wentworth Falls NSW AU

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September 2011

So “satirist” now means “person who writes rambling, disjointed crap than makes no sense”? Shit, I can do that!

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Disgruntled. In case you hadn’t noticed.

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If you “analyse” every goddam event through the lame prism of “left” vs “right”, why not just tattoo “I’m a shallow cunt” on your forehead?

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Well that was quite an interesting meeting. Off record, so no details for you lot, but it’ll emerge in due course.

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I have arrived early and cleared security. At least I am on schedule today.

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Yes, yes, Freedom of Speech. Now shut the fuck up.

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Mobile. Light rail then heavy rail. 1215 meeting in Sydney CBD.

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Wed plan: Minor administrivia; 1215 meeting Sydney CBD; supposedly some writing, if energy and inspiration allow.

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Wednesday? Yeah, OK.

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I really don’t care.

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@paulbradshaw Please tell your student that if they think success as a journalist depends on the gadgets they buy then kill themselves now.

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Ah, gotta love jumped-up I’m-a-hero suburban drug dealers! So full of testosterone and bullshit!

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OH: “… and they were the most powerful mushrooms in the world. Do you know what you’re getting into here?”

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@unsungsongs Don’t worry about facts, the cunts will only beat you over the head with them.

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Peter Black yearns for the good old days of syphilis. arseh.at/lb1 Each to their own.

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Yes, the joys of writing for a living include reading Zachary King’s comment. arseh.at/lb0 Hnestly, I’m not fragile. Really. Well…

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Wow. I’m a “proto-techno-hippie” apparently.

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“We must metaphor on…”

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Whenever someone uses the word “reinvents” in a product description a kitten commits suicide.

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On hold fror the wireless…

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I’ll look at tweets and reply a bit later… or not.

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Shortly will talk Facebook on ABC @1057darwin. You can listen at arseh.at/5il apparently. Awaiting the call…

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In a security briefing lunch thing at Wildfire, Circular Quay. Absorbing facts and knowledge and stuff. Also, wine.

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@AussieSocrates Oh? The opposite, surely? That measures of followers and tweet levels count little for spreading trends.

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RT @GreenJ: @Tsagadai that’s actually @stilgherrian’s full name: Madonna Stilgherrian. [It’s true. But don’t tell anyone. Oh.]

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@bullokie Oh the toxic comments atmosphere at @ABCthedrum and other news sites is easily explained. arseh.at/lat

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@adm_76 Where did I indicate that I am surprised?

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Ah good. Comments thread at @ABCthedrum is populated by the same selfish pricks who reckon respecting diversity is such an inconvenience.

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@maggielig Happy to help. Will there be anywhere I can listen to the finished story online?

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Tue plan: Quick client webby work; 1200 security briefing Circular Quay; write about same, probably; remainder TBA.

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@PointZeroOne I’m in no rush for Google+. I won’t send documentation if policy requires “common name”, and can’t be displayed properly.

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@AussieSocrates ? IMO “tw-‘” words for on-Twitter things are childish and stupid, and the whole “influence” think is bullshit.

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My “Google+: What’s in a name?” is up at @ABCthedrum arseh.at/lan There’s a lot of us with one name, you know.

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Well, sleeping in was a good idea for me, but not the herds of people sending me messages. Working through them…

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Chewsday. Yum.

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RT @Wyane: Oh yeah right. shoot the messenger. [Well, yeah, you start there, obviously, but that’s not all that’s required.]

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@R_Chirgwin Oh nothing major, just that it’s a completely different network and it ignores me. But, you know, that’s probably sensible.

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The internet is overrated anyway.

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Ah, these internets at Lilyfield are different from previously.

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Rolled-up newspapers. Ouch.

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“I’m so stupid I’ll dive naked into a river, so buy this stuff.’

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Why is a Bear Grylls endorsement worth, like anything?

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That’d be like neutrinos.

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A tweet about some sort of calculation involving hipster factor, alcohol content and rootability.

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Interacting with Japanese businessmen in the street.

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I have no idea what you mean, @The_Rooster. Also, shut up, they’re watching.

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Editors are lovely people and it would be a mistake to ever question whether they’d actually read your pitch. Because they are lovely.

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RT @JohnBirmingham: Many suggestions from twitter were hilarious. But unusable. [That’s the 21st century, right there in that tweet.]

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Yes, yes, you play computer games. You’re Special.

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RT @ibbers: 1 beer for hour the Belgians held off the Germans. [So, about a pony then. Righty-oh.]

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@adm_76 Secret kittens. Secret LOGO kittens, They will haunt you in your sleep.

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So, hypothetically speaking, how much Belgian beer is permitted on a Monday?

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You think it’s turtles, don’t you! Well it’s not turtles. Of course it’s kittens. IT’S KITTENS ALL THE WAY DOWN!

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That’s not an infographic, you stupid cunt! It’s just out-of-context yellow numbers on a grey background.

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DO ANY OF YOU FUCKING PEOPLE EVEN KNOW HOW TO WORK THE INTERNET?

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@jdub I have been imagining you as a little girl all afternoon.

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Dear @jeamland @grantshow, please compare your mis-reads and come back when you’ve got your story straight.

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@ibbers Oh good, because you can’t be too careful.

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@ibbers The hyper-intelligent dolphins from Atlantis, obviously. They’ve been Sending Instructions. Do you have fillings in your teeth?

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@ibbers Yeah, sure, that’ll do as an explanation if you like. It seems to cause you consternation so let’s go with it.

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I really do need to get a firearms license again.

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What? “Good morning, I’m wondering if I might engage with you today?” @StephenYarwood @wolfcat Who the fuck even speaks like that?

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Illuminati “conspiracy theories” are hardly just “theories”, @ibbers. But if you want to live a life of ignorance, feel free.

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Peter Gabriel, “Steam”. Apparently. And it’s not some gay sex-on-premises promotional song. No, it’s not. It’s not.

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@quietdiscourse Sadly, antibiotics don’t “kick in”. Trust me on this.

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Misplaced apostrophe fail.

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@jillhill99 I have no idea what the chickens are doing. Sitting, yes, its possible I suppose.

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@stemcd It’s only hard to photograph if you intend your image to be a work of fiction rather than recording reality. YMMV. ROFLBBQ. Etc.

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Thanks, @jillhill99, that really does sum up my life. yfrog.com/nyu34ssj

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So does Facebook use an army of cut-outs to post false guides to deleting your Facebook account, @paulwallbank?

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“Reconfirming” is such an odd concept. Either it’s confirmed or it’s not.

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There is something innately amusing about bees. And ducks.

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RT @abcmarkscott: Julian Morrow is now giving evidence to the Senate inquiry about ABC programming. [Next, sheep with evidence on abbatoir.]

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Thingowhatsit story filed, via the email dooverlackie.

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Yes, email subject lines are an intelligence test. Reaction time is a factor in this, so please pay attention.

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Back to writing, finally.

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@rycrozier Nah, it’s only 2 visits and the tooth is definitely dead. There is… history.

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Root canal required, eh? Whacko.

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Awaiting the dentist.

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And that’s the wireless done with today. I think.

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On hold for the wireless… again…

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Next up, @abcgoldcoast at 1035 or 1040 AEST to talk more Facebook. Listen in at arseh.at/8gb as they say.

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Ah, l’esprit de l’escalier! Le sigh.

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Well that was a bit different from the main angle I expected. More “Why are we so compelled to stay connected all the time?”

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On hold for the wireless…

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Was there an unbalanced quote mark in my last tweet? Why didn’t Twitter crash?

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New “Patch Monday” podcast: Cyberwar: back to basics” with @nphair arseh.at/l9s

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Today’s first radio spot talking Facebook is @ABCMidNorthNSW at 1010 AEST. They don’t appear to have the internets streamed.

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Radio spots changed. It’s now 1010 ABC North Coast NSW and 1040 ABC Gold Coast, talking Facebook. More time for writing now. Handy.

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New blog post: “Weekly Wrap 68: Bad shoulder, with inquisitive rosellas” arseh.at/l9n

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Oh. I hope that today’s “Patch Monday” podcast is perfect, because I just deleted all the production files rather than backing them up.

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New blog poast: “Talking Facebook on ABC 666 Canberra”, with audio. arseh.at/l9l

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Science has determined that my shoulder is much improved today. I like science.

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Mon plan: Writing; 0940 & 1010 radio spots; 1220 dentist Darlinghurst; more writing, probably; quiet night, probably.

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Monday, as it happens. I am experiencing it live.

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Trying to remember why Jaron Lanier was in my dream last night.

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Telstra NextG data rate in Potts Point right now: 200kbps download, fuckedifI’mwaiting upload. Maybe if we chipped in to but a cell…

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Sun plan: Potter at the desk; a little writing, both for me and for others; 1600 record “Patch Monday” podcast, then produce & package.

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Bandwidth fail in Potts Point. Recording rescheduled to tomorrow.

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Sat plan: 1030 record interview for “Patch Monday” podcast; avoid everything else until tomorrow.

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Sadderday. Kinda.

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I think I OH interesting things, @ret56fe @area51research, because I listen rather than have headphones on all the time.

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Ah, they’re Broncos fans.

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OH: “Of course I didn’t write her fucking love letters. I can’t even read.”

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OH: “Why didn’t he have a shit before he come? He knows it’s a big occasion. His problem is he doesn’t know how ti wipe his arse properly.”

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OH: “11? That’s got to be the worst TV station in the world.”

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OH: “My mum is trying to put him [6yo] into the movies business, what’s it called? Acting and shit.”

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OH: “We’re meeting Steve, but we’re about 100 drinks behind so we won’t be able to stand him.”

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Oh look! Another train! I shall board it.

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RT @dahowlett: OpenGraph = Zuck owns yer farts and will monetize them. Next step: ‘liking’ someone’s funeral arrangements.

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@jplonie “More hair, less weight and a suit”? So he’s my double how? Assuming it’s a “he”…

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Pondering refreshment, dinner and accommodation choices.

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Fatuousness pays the rent, @jasonlangenauer, don’t knock it.

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@rubyfriday Yeah ABC @666canberra has started referring to me as a “minor internet celebrity” for some reason. Ask @elerimai.

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And that’s Canberra done. MOAR RADIOZ on Monday morning, but I’ll worry about that later.

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Melbourne done, now on hold for ABC @666canberra

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These radio spots will be coming live from The Central Hotel, Blacktown. Staying classy.

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That’ll be followed by ABC @666canberra at 1730 AEST, also on Facebook. Listen to that one at arseh.at/7y9

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Talking Facebook on ABC @774melbourne at 1710 AEST, listen in at arseh.at/897

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bennyfactor Seriously, look at this. He looks like a knock-off urban Rachel Maddow. I mean, I like Maddow but she’s not a 16yo boy pic.twitter.com/nRT0UMXY

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I haven’t dug into Facebook’s “follow” rather than “friend”, @brightcarvings, that’s one potential gotcha. And trusting 3rd party access.

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Fri plan, mid-arvo edition: 1535 train from Wentworth Falls; break at Blacktown, probably, to do ABC radio spots; resume journey to Sydney.

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Me at Crikey: “Hey Facebook, we want to share, but this is ridiculous” arseh.at/l8g

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@piawaugh I can’t really offer a price must for the rest of today, Friday arvo stabbiness could win. /cc @NewtonMark

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All pretty much true, @grantshow.

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RT @grantshow: I read these updates as ‘Crickey! Story filed’ as if you’re exclaiming that you made it in the nick of time, and are bogan.

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@NewtonMark @piawaugh “I’ll give you $20 if you don’t stab anyone today”?

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Crikey story filed. Kinda.

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Thoughts tumble, some many of them, and yet they are not yet turning into coherent paragraphs. Too much blank space on the screen. I pace.

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And now, to figure out what Mr Zuckerberg’s latest brainfart signifies for humanity. And write upon it. Without swearing.

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Fri plan, unordered: Write two things; catch the train to Sydney; lock in “Patch Monday” recording for tomorrow; clear comms backlog.

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@derekbradley I’ve found it’s easier just to assume people haven’t clicked through… ;)

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RT @lukehopewell: Woo. @engochick giving us her rendition of Friday in the office. [Sometimes 100km distance is just right…]

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As I’m sure you saw in the brief article, @derekbradley, there wasn’t an explicit list of what was counted. Still, folks love this bullshit.

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“90% of all time on social networks is spent on Facebook.” arseh.at/l87

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Improving my start to the day by enjoying the gloriously Soviet retro-futurism of these Ekranoplans. arseh.at/l85

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Who is that ranty old crank on the radio? Oh. Dick Smith.

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RT @franksting: I feel like plugging a mouse.

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RT @nanopunk: “violates the Google+ Community Standards or Names Policy” No clear reason [Google really is clueless about due process.]

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Google continues its “suspend first, ask questions later, maybe, if ever” policy. arseh.at/l7a

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I like “latte smearing”, but I’d have hyphenated it.

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@R_Chirgwin I haven’t set fire to anything so far today, so it’s going well.

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Mobile: Walk the dirt track and Railway Pde to Wentworth Falls; The Grand View Hotel for lunch; shopping; return.

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“Australia’s cyber warfare warning” by @nphair arseh.at/l71

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Oh you people are just grubby! @jeamland @dobes @expectproblems

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It seems that Member for Bradfield @paulwfletcher has me over a barrel, so to speak. Details in Crikey’s lunchtime email.

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This week’s @NBN_Buzz is a fine summary of the NBN price debate, not only ‘cos I’m quoted a bunch. arseh.at/l6y

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@DokterW Yep, I’ve enjoyed it do much my shoulder is aching again. I should not be writing so much.

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Indeed, @R_Chirgwin, I wrote a thing about organisations paying for their web development with our privacy. arseh.at/72t

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@DokterW By and large, we’re on the same page, I think.

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@DokterW “Why do you hate Freedom?”, eh? ;) Democracy’s more subtle than a dictatorship of the 51%, I’d have thought.

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I’m quite worried, @DokterW, when government uses Facebook, allowing them to track us citizens in ways government wouldn’t be allowed.

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@DokterW Oh yes. I have a stock phrase. “I think I’d like to know more, but I can do so without having to tell my life to Facebook?”

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@DokterW Usage stats don’t show whether people “had an issue”, only whether they didn’t know or caved in or whatever.

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@DokterW It’s generally OK to exclude minorities, then, as long as most people are happy? Not sure I like that…

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@DokterW If your sporting team uses Google+ or Facebook to coordinate, say, it’s all or nothing. [Worded poorly, sorry.]

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@DokterW I believe you’re seeing this as a purely commercial issue, “shop elsewhere”. But what about the social issues?

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@DokterW Erm, you pay for Facebook with data-mining access to your personal life. And look how much they can make from it.

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@GreensMPs Calling Bob Brown a doorstop, how rude!

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RT @zdnetaustralia: RIM sitting on 800,000 PlayBooks: report bit.ly/nVua6D [Well, RIM can’t afford chairs any more.]

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@nanopunk Oh I gave up wading through all the shit. It’s bad enough Google’s tonguing that tech-co-slut will.i.am anyway.

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@nanopunk It would seem Vic Gundotra stopped deleting comments when he was called out on it. He really is a piece of work.

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@wraptinweb I think it’s easy to believe, actually. I’ve explained what would’ve happened until now.

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Google’s Hypocrite in Chief Vic Gundotra welcomes G+profile of “will.i.am .”, deletes complaints. Prick. arseh.at/l6v

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Thu plan: Tidy “desk”, email, task list to remove crises; tidy house; Wentworth Falls for late lunch, errands, beer #1; remainder TBA.

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RT @caseyjohnellis: lol at how they buried security in the features/benefits list… [Yeah, I’ll ask them about that.]

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RT @jplonie: But you know the security issue they are fixing is the previous one. [Orly? I’ll admit I’ve lost track. Ta.]

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New blog post: “Adobe Flash and the very definition of irony”. Still laughing. arseh.at/l6s /cc @LiamT

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Waiting for the codeine to work.

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“A faster, simpler alternative might have been to hold his head down a toilet till the kicking stopped.” arseh.at/l6l

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Problem is, most news sites haven’t learned the basic lesson of commenter communities. arseh.at/l6r /cc @akent @ozdj @PeteDotAscian

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Another slow start, thanks to continuing but slowly improving shoulder pain. Pondering how much work to commit to today.

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+100 RT @akent: I’m thinking some kind of browser extension to hide the comments — “67 stupid people said something dumb about this”

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Honestly, news sites don’t need a whole commenting system, just a button marked “Yes, I am stupid” that people can press repeatedly.

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Fursday. You can rub my tummy.

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@bbedit Well yes, but you make your own choices about your consumptions of psychotropics. ;)

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@HappySinger Oh thank you. Well, I hope we see similar interest in my soon-to-be-announced cuntspiking.

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@ret56fe It’s 600 lines of PHP. It needs about as much optimisation a a nativity play. No, I don’t know what that means either.

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@cocaine_ I believe I have been using BBEdit since version 1… which is distressing.

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@HappySinger Oh don’t listen to what stupid old faggot has to say!

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Well that’s quite enough programmifying for today. I’ve broken the back of it, only a bit of tidying tomorrow.

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@en_gy @stufromoz @jasonlangenauer I have a blog post coming soon, “The art and science of ”.

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Whenever I see “$PHP_SELF” I think of dildos. True. Well, ish.

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@cocaine_ I’ll write my own code, thank you very much. I’m not leaving it to no machine.

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@cocaine_ Dreamweaver? What the fuck for? No, I am using my dear old friend BBEdit.

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If at first you don’t succeed, MOAR DIVS!

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@craigspry I’ve always found willful ignorance to be deeply unsettling.

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@grantshow It’s lovely, yes. “Orthogonal is such a woody word.”

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Fair point. Most people don’t realise how farking complicated this stuff is.

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The problem with only working with code occasionally is that you have to keep looking up everything you can’t quite remember. Slow.

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