Stilgherrian (@stilgherrian)

Wentworth Falls NSW AU

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September 19th, 2011

@DanielleMH Glad you liked it. It’s always hard to know how random conversations end up being perceived.

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@thepatus Hah! At least Ginger knew (or was told) she’d screwed up my name. Does the ABC still have SCOSE to tell people these things?

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And… the Big Electric Wireless of Canberra is done with.

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Oh Dear God, @elerimai, this music on @666canberra is rather… pukeworthy.

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About to go on ABC @666canberra to talk Twitter trending topics, as in arseh.at/l3i Listen online at arseh.at/7y9

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Back at Camperdown, readying myself for two interviews this hour. One is me interviewing an expert, the other is the ABC interviewing me.

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@cthornby And one young American died from an infected tooth the other week, ‘cos he had no health insurance.

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This is altogether far too many different kinds of drugs, and not in a good way.

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Dentist’s view: inconclusive. Infection has not all been killed, but no obvious signs of damage. We shall reconvene next week.

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Right. Dentist time.

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Oh no, @benmoretti, consultants cost way too much! One can’t afford the expense of people who know what they’re doing.

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The Dunning-Kruger Effect is in full force today, it seems. arseh.at/21f

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RT @thorfi: Provided they *know* they have no fucking clue about technology, it’s not necessarily a bad idea. :-) [Alas, they do not know.]

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I think it’s important for technological projects to be managed by a person who clearly has no fucking clue about technology.

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I’ll be on ABC @666canberra at 1645 AEST talking Twitter trending topics, as in arseh.at/l3i Listen online at arseh.at/l40

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@jodiem What sort of business / organisation was your mother’s meainframe stuff in?

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@dain_ger I really need more direct experience with the mainframe itself rather than the terminals, sorry. You’re maybe 20 years too young.

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Thank you, @cthornby @benmelour @NewtonMark @Wyld @adamson @OhCrap, I have good dentists and no pain currently, so I am hopeful.

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RT @zuzu: Your dental appointment is ten minutes too late. [Oh dear. That is really so atrociously bad it’s glorious!]

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Medical update: Abscess in jaw hasn’t been fully destroyed by heavy-duty drugs. Dentist to determine next steps at 1440 today.

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My own story was programming a CDC Cyber 173 in Pascal / FORTRAN / COBOL / SNOBOL / assembler via punched cards at Uni of Adelaide.

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So… I’ll be contacting a few people who can help explain to the young’uns what computing used to be like.

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Wow. Big thank-you to the 14+ people who responded to mainframe question. May be doing mainframe reminiscences for “Patch Monday” next week.

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So, who amongst you has worked on a classic mainframe with punched card readers and tape drives and stuff?

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“Patch Monday” podcast: “Fighting malware at SophosLabs” arseh.at/l3u

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@einspruch SMH added the bit about my name. Odd that they never do that for Suharto or Prince…

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Mobile. Bus to Sydney CBD; walk across Hyde Park to Oxford St; 1000 doctor.

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RT @oberonsghost: You have a doppelgänger running around Hurstville station… [Great. I have a doppelgänger with shit taste.]

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Is 4G the mobile data saviour? Is 4G now as vague a term as “cloud”? A thing by that @joshgnosis chap. arseh.at/l3r

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@phoebebai @PointZeroOne Thank you. I’m glad the SMH piece works ‘cos I wrote it rather early on Sunday.

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@johnthelutheran Well, yes, when my competition is Amanda Vanstone and Ross Gittins, I become a cherub.

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@R_Chirgwin Statistics laundering in the infosec industry? Surely not!

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@PointZeroOne I was let into “mainstream media” a long time ago. I was an ABC Radio producer and occasional presenter… for my sins.

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Thank you, @lomantik. I just saw that @smh has put my PICTURE on the home page too, which is a little disturbing.

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Mon plan: Cut back pace due to pain; 1000 doctor, Darlinghurst; client webby work; research; 1600 interview; quiet night.

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@adm_76 The photo shows 3 of the 4 hijacked airliners on a remote Jordanian airfield, one of them being destroyed by an explosion.

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But I already know how subeditors feel, @jonkudelka. Sort of warm and squishy, but with a sticky aftertaste.

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Me at CSO on Friday: “Yet another free pass for Aussie spooks: Do our politicians fear questioning ASIO?” arseh.at/l20

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I think I might re-plug a CSO story from Friday ‘cos I was chuffed to be able to use one of my favourite 1970s terrorism photos.

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I wonder if they’D ever considered putting all of these styles that do widths and floats on divs INTO THE FUCKING STYLE SHEET?

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So we break out of HTML into PHP so we can write a one-line PHP comment, then exit PHP. That’s called code de-factoring, I think. Arsehats.

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Editing HTML/CSS that appears to have been written by an incompetent fool. Nothing out of the ordinary there.

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@sylmobile It’s a bit early to see new followers from a newspaper story. Normal people are only just waking up.

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@twittarrpirate Thank you. It actually feels a bit weird adding a newspaper into my roster of outlets. I wasn’t expecting the commission.

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Penguin has sent me a review copy of “Compassionate Bastard”, Peter Mitchell’s tale of running the Villawood Detention Centre.

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@twittarrpirate The statistical methods in that HP research were totally beyond me. I’ve only done a single half-subject in Statistics.

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@twittarrpirate Did you ever see my original of Twitter? arseh.at/4np I did have more stats from that, never published.

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@twittarrpirate Ah gotcha. Yes, the HP report is “Trends in Social Media : Persistence and Decay” arseh.at/l3l [PDF]

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@twittarrpirate Oh, no, I did my research, which is why isn’t in the final article. Or have I missed something?

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@twittarrpirate Which research is incorrect? One strives for accuracy… mostly.

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This shoulder really is quite problematic again today. Pain is my friend. As is codeine.

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New blog post: “A Twitter-related Sydney Morning Herald debut” arseh.at/l3m

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@servantofchaos “The Stilgherrian Apocalypse” could be a book, yes, though perhaps a TV show too. I’ll look into it.

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@servantofchaos Newspapers are dying, haven’t you heard? Me writing for the Sydney Morning Herald is a sign of the End Times.

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Me at SMH [Yes, I know. Weird, eh?]: “Trends on Twitter brief but telling, just like in the real world” arseh.at/l3i

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Awake NOW? Who had that brilliant idea then, eh? Sigh.

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