Stilgherrian (@stilgherrian)

Wentworth Falls NSW AU

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December 2011

The Meaning of Life, Part 1 post.ly/4egxj

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Who are all these people?

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RT @SirLiberal I have some mates in nswpol. They’re of the view that 90% of their job is psychiatric care. [No argument.]

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When I suggest she has the patience of a saint, I’d have had the Glock out by now, she says “You have no idea…”

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Watching a @nswpolice officer stopping pedestrians walking into traffic. She’s very patient.

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OH: “We love home [Ireland] because everyone’s so nice, but we love [Sydney] because there are jobs.”

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SoYoureJayce Jamiroquai is Gen Y’s answer to Boney M. There, I said it!

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@SydneyPicks Shoosh! Don’t tell people about Chat Thai, it’s hard enough to get in as it is.

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RT @abcnewsSydney: Family fireworks light up Sydney. [In other news, Sun rises in east, water flows downhill etc.]

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@jplonie No, I’ve been told my Thai is more like a nervous hotel manager.

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Oh you’re all watching television, how quaint.

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Oh God, that waitress screeches Thai like a fishwife.

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Note to self: New Thai place on Campbell St called Yok Yoi. Investigate.

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Oh of course there’s still a queue at Chat Thai. Shall I wait? Just 10m of Campbell St feels like Bangkok.

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And I’m really shitty ‘cos there’s so much material I had ready to include. Left out some of the best jokes.

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WTF? Haymarket on a Saturday night is normally vibrant. Tonight it’s like the zombie apocalypse has struck. Deserted restaurants…

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Ejected. Discarded into the street like so much refuse.

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Submitting to Authority.

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And the lights were just turned up bright. Arseholes.

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The word “crematory” should be “crematorium”. Didn’t spot it during the edit. Poo.

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Oh look! “The 9pm Edict” episode 17. Happy fucking New Year. arseh.at/q6j

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Name and shame time. The pub is the C Bar (Chamberlain Hotel), corner of Pitt and Campbell Streets in Haymarket, Sydney. Cunts.

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So now the pub has said that they won’t stay open until 10pm as advertised, but will call last drinks at 9.15pm. More podcast fodder.

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So, there is music in the background. No way of editing without it showing. This is one-take time.

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Fuck it. I’ll record what script I have here in the pub after N schooners and a packet of crisps and the non-presence of unreliable friends.

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What word starting with C describes a pub that closes its kitchen at 7.30pm Saturday night because they had a quiet spot?

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Hmmm. My schedule called for me to have started recording by now, not still in the city waiting for Certain People. Maybe 9pm was a dream.

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Oh well played, @RealNickHodge, but I suspect we’re the only ones who got that joke.

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I’ve just discovered that I’m not a party in Sydney where Pseudo Echo is playing. Why was I not informed?

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RT @drueyjay: “Poor”? arseh.at/q6f [It’s good to see such great reportage.]

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This script is coming along exceptionally well. It’s developing just the right balance between bitterness and extreme bitterness.

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RT @leslienassar: My New Year’s Resolution is to not get angry at all the stupid things you do. [Sounds dangerous. Repression is unhealthy.]

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Special place in Hell now reserved for websites that add to copy’n’paste their “Read more at [URL]” message. FUCK OFF I CAN DO IT MYSELF!

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Thank you, God. This is all such inspiring stuff. Thank you for delivering these people to me. All is proceeding according to plan.

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OH: “Nick will you fuckin’ finish that so I get get you a fuckin’ tequila slammer?”

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OH: “We should have this beer and go to somewhere awesome.”

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OH: “Hit on that hot bitch, bro.”

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Oh. A temporary nightmare, caused locally by some arsehat with a car and shit for brains. I predict there’ll be more of that a little later.

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Oh look. Victoria Rd inbound, approaching the Anzac Bridge, is what we in the trade call a fucking nightmare. Is something on tonight?

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@joshsharp One assumes, therefore, that @twistory has access to someone else’s deep archive? I should ask them, I suppose…

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Mobile: Short walk; M52 bus to Sydney CBD; eat, drink and observe briefly (it’s research); return to Ryde before the mayhem begins.

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@JLLLOW @Asher_Wolf I can’t remember @tscribe offhand, but @twistory claims to dig back to the beginning, or almost, for most.

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@JLLLOW @Asher_Wolf There’s a service @twistory that’ll archive tweets for $1 a month. Also @tscribe, free but I noticed problems lately.

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@JLLLOW @Asher_Wolf Sorry, I’m coming in part-way through, but was there a specific need for an archive of your own tweets?

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@DeanBarnett I don’t disagree. I’d even argue that all public transport should be free, rather that just for one-off stuff.

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Sydney Buses has a special NYE ticket available from 3pm. Unlimited travel through to 9am for $6 / $3 concession. arseh.at/q6e

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@Offbeatceremony Feel free to insert your own grammar into that last tweet. I know I did.

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@Offbeatceremony That’d the that breach right there in that blog post.

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New blog post: “Talking Stratfor hack on Perth radio 6PR” with audio and @jasonjordan arseh.at/q6a

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Technically speaking, I am currently committing a breach of the NSW Listening Devices Act 1984. Just a little bit.

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Don’t tell anyone, but one of the things I’m writing could possibly turn into a podcast that could possible appear on the internet at 9pm.

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@ataraxite And there is not a single word in that sentence which surprises me.

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@ataraxite Yes, that’s the usual process of denial. It also explains a lot about something something witty insult about your education.

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Oh dear. PM’s Christmas Message was pretty bad, as I dissected on “The 9pm Edict”. arseh.at/px4 You’ll LOVE the New Year’s Message.

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Sat plan, unordered: Finish 3 blog posts; shopping Sydney CBD and Top Ryde; a little reflection; a little writing; clear desk; clear mind.

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RT @leslienassar: Coles is trolling Twitter by selling Easter Eggs in December. This is just like Egypt.

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Here be Saturday. For the time being.

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@benmoretti Yes, VLC wouldn’t done the trick I’m sure, but I didn’t have the stream URL. That was hidden in a Silverlight [?] controller.

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Ah. “MMS and Windows Media based web streams don’t play in Lion’s QuickTime X 10.1 Player.” arseh.at/q68

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@jasonjordan My pleasure, Sir. An easy conversation. Now, to figure out why the audio stream was misbehaving my end. ;)

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Thanks, @Snowy2307 @iiadamogrady, but they don’t work ‘cos I have a faulty installation. Fixing that now.

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And… the radio spot is done. I did record it my end (so I sound great and @jasonjordan on the end of a phone).

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Bingo! Thanks, @mattcdef2000, tunein.com works just fine. I just want to record my end too.

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Does anyone know the direct URL for the @6PR audio stream?

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Hmmm. I can’t get the @6PR audio stream working on my new MacBook Pro. The copied-across Flip4Mac is broken. No time to reinstall.

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OK, I’m talking Anonymous and the @Stratfor hack on Perth radio @6PR in about 10 mins. Listen at 6pr.com.au

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@jasonjordan ROFL! Okies, let’s do it live then. That’ll work nicely.

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@jasonjordan Sure, give me 10 minutes to gather my thoughts? Call it 2250 AEDT / 1950 AWST?

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@jasonjordan What time are you thinking of doing it? I’m starting to fade a little.

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But it’s a shame that @email_angel resorted to spambots to promote their service. /cc @BernardKeane

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Well, @BernardKeane, according to emailangel.org my email address is on a list somewhere, but it would’ve been an old, unique password.

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@BernardKeane I did find @Stratfor’s stuff useful, but then I drifted away from that sort of thing into more tech-oriented writing.

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@BernardKeane I should be in that list too. Somewhere. This is THE test of this damn thing, you know.

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@gabriellalahti Thank you. I’m going to use a better version of the chocolate factory metaphor [is is a metaphor?] in a written piece soon.

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Charlie Brooker (@charltonbrooker) on 2011’s news highlights. arseh.at/q65

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If Anonymous was after @Stratfor’s email archive, why muck around with credit card numbers? My answer at arseh.at/q5w

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Bu it’s still the slow build by Anonymous. Credit cards and user logins, yet the main act is (supposedly) the email archive.

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@chrisbrownie It’s probably a bad thing, yes @chrisbrownie, but it’ll keep the news media happy for a day or two.

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The link has been correctified, @frogpondsrock

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So, Anonymous just dumped ALL @Stratfor credit card data (75k) and complete historical user base (860k). arseh.at/q5h

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@jonoabroad Oh thank you. I didn’t think episode 16 of “The 9pm Edict” was particularly strong at all. But there you go.

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@benmoretti Well, a hack certainly gets more coverage if it’s a brand or an industry “everybody” knows and cares about.

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Well, that’s a couple of hours of tedious cross-checking completed. That calls for a mild celebration.

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@CassPF Oh shooting those cutaways annoyed me! That’s not my computer so I didn’t know where anything was.

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@CassPF We certainly recorded material about what might be in the emails and the effect that could have, but it wasn’t used.

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New blog post: “Talking @Stratfor hack on ABC TV’s 7.30”, plus some of my comments. arseh.at/q4o

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No problems, @_LeonieGSmith, there’s also an MP4 video file of @abc730’s @Stratfior hack story at arseh.at/q4n

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@sylmobile I’m not all that fussed by the “goes by the name” thing. Certainly an “Oops!” but not much more.

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Video of last night’s @abc730 story on the @Stratfor hack is now online, but not the transcript yet. arseh.at/q4m

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This morning is filled with confusion.

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Fri plan, unordered: Poke at client project management; errand to Top Ryde City; research for a couple of stories; early night.

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@jplonie If you cyber too much you’ll go blind. /cc @GeordieGuy @NewtonMark

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@DameEtcetera I think I understand what you mean, so thank you. I think.

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Pondering how much actual work to do today.

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Friedday, eh? And the last one we’ll have until next year? Well well well.

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Right, so @abc730 had to start at the very beginning. Who is Anonymous? Tough to explain through to links to the HBGary hack the time.

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Ah! A repeat of “7.30” has just started on @ABCNews24, so let’s see what I said (after editing).

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@skwashd Well, we know that’s where the credit cards were, but the emails and internal docs? That’s something / somewhere else.

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@skwashd I haven’t seen Drupal mentioned in the context of @Stratfor anywhere. The @WIRED story mentioned the commerce platform they used.

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@merindaht Evening. :) Ah three d radio seems so very long ago. Probably because it was!

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Ah, I see there’s a lot of comments back about the @abc730 story on the @Stratfor hack. Haven’t seen it yet, so will respond in the morning.

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… and I’m back on the internets. I must get myself a new battery for that phone.

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@CassPF Hmmm… I wouldn’t have said anything to bring the @Stratfor hack to “storm in a teacup” status. I haven’t seen the story yet tho.

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@bleeters Having not seen the story yet, who or what was being whitewashed?

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Oh. Did @abc730 say “goes by the name Stilgherrian”? Yes, well, someone who goes by the name Mark Scott should sort them out.

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Thank you, @Tim_Coronel. You can get your own being-on-TV shirt from Kmart for under $20. True.

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I’m nowhere near a TV so I have no idea what I just said.

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OMG! It’s an entire skyscraper full of skanky self-obsessed consumerfags. Where’s Al Qaeda when you need them?

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@sarix1 Hey I figure you can edit whatever questions you like with my answers. It’ll make more sense.

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I’m on @abc730 tonight, allegedly, and all their questions seemed to be about the @Stratfor hack. So the story is Rudd vs Gillard.

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The alleged wasabe peanuts from the nut stall in World Square are shit. Do not buy.

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I wonder what time dinner is scheduled for.

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@BernardKeane Maybe we’re neglecting to cover @Stratfor’s fleet of invisible black helicopters.

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So what’s happening?

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Also, Dear Media, when you say @Stratfor “has been dubbed the ‘Shadow CIA’” do tell us, dubbed by whom, exactly? Fuckin’ muppets.

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Uhoh. Two random microsleeps.

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Rick Santorum is running for Republican candidate in the US? Really? But what about this? arseh.at/7rl

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“There are only a few more days to endure year-in-review top-ten features about things we already knew,” says @johnemcintyre. True.

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I’m a bit confused by all the news stories calling @Stratfor a “security” company. Go on, call them. Try hiring a bouncer.

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“Well, I’m pretty sure there are laws against it. I’ll be getting back to you.” arseh.at/q45

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I am in a Place that has Beer on Tap, and a Power Point, and a View out upon the Milling Throng of Humanity.

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@dahowlett I am choosing not to explore further the connection between burritos and sex.

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OK, @dahowlett, that’s another burrito reference. Am I missing something here?

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RT @EnsignR Sex *is* like a burrito [YOU’RE DOING IT WRONG!]

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@mpesce Cheap enough for backpackers wearing thongs to eat.

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Watching someone eating cheap Mexican food is enough to put you off sex for life.

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Thank you, @dobes, for leading me to hackertyper.com … I shall find a use for it, fear not!

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“2011: security’s most spectacular stuff-ups” according to @mukimu. arseh.at/q43

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Photos from inside Japan’s nuclear exclusion zone. Pigs going wild FTW. arseh.at/q3y

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This 400g scotch fillet, rare, is most acceptable. The Coopers Pale Ale, similarly.

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MT @SirLiberal: The Dunkirk Harris Street [That seems a good idea, but sheer hunger drew me to the Agincourt.]

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I am now done at the ABC and need a steak and a beer. Pondering nearby pub options.

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@nphair Ah! Well I was told that Mr MacGibbon was doing “7.30” but he was busy feeding kangaroos.

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Erm, shooting.

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Ah, TV! Wait wait wait wait wait WE’RE SHIFTING HURRY HURRY!

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Great suggestions, @leslienassar @stemcd @hughstephens @dobes @MikeStuchbery but they were suddenly filing and I missed.

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MT @izevaka: You should ask Twitter for suggestions on what you should be doing… [Good idea. I was thinking some obviously-wrong logs.]

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You know, @dobes, I’m not sure @abc730 is quite ready for lemonparty. Then again… /cc @bernietb

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The interview for @abc730 is shot. Now we’re waiting for a camera operator so we can shoot some “I am an expert at the computer” footage.

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Arriving at ABC Ultimo. That was quick.

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As far as I know only the M10 bus has Wi-Fi so far, @sylmobile. A pre-election gimmick for the close-run inner west electorates.

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ROFL! Twitter wins again! Just as I was walking out the door, @SaraEveringham called to offer Cabcharge. A taxi has now been summoned.

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Mobile: Walk to convenient bus stop; M52 to Sydney CBD; eat; find way to ABC Ultimo.

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In retrospect I should’ve asked @SaraEveringham for Cabcharge dockets. (But can you trust anyone who last tweeted in November?)

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The Tintin look would be quite good, I think @JuliusFlywheel. This IS what you had in mind, right? arseh.at/q3h

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Now, to find my being-on-television shirt…

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Thu plan, revised: Bus to Sydney CBD; quick lunch; 1315 ABC Ultimo to record for “7.30”; find spot to work; project planning; evening TBA.

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Oh. I have been Summoned by a Television Station. I shall now rearrange my day a little. Stand by.

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@jclacherty Well yes, I can’t really talk there, since this was our set-up for election night in 2007. arseh.at/q3e

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@jclacherty I understand what drives that! But, you can just choose to pay attention to something else. I certainly turn it off.

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@jclacherty Or, just tally the paper votes, if that’s what you’re doing for validity anyway. Why do we need an “instant” result?

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@JohnBirmingham @MolksTVTalk I’m sure Chopper would never demand anything. A polite request would be more than sufficient.

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@cmlh I don’t think the pub catch-up will happen this week after all. I forgot that tonight is an important anniversary.

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Thu plan: Clear comms backlog; errand to Top Ryde City; lunch Royal Hotel (?); client web project planning (where?); evening TBA.

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@NewtonMark Oh obviously firearms are still the best method, but just in case you left your piece at home… /cc @GeordieGuy

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How to deal with slow-walking people in the street (without resorting to firearms). youtu.be/lnL4fjMzsSU HT @Level20EastGuy

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On @1395FIVEaa I mentioned online voting’s risk to democracy. I wrote about that for @abdthedrum arseh.at/5jj

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@WGoodings Any time, Will. The morning radio spots are a nice starter for the day.

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RT @BernardKeane: Retail sales are the new El NiƱo, plainly. [Provided you only measured half of the ocean.]

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@miamiaman Oddly enough, many of the people now at @1395FIVEaa were at ABC @891adelaide when I used to work there.

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New blog post: “Talking the Stratfor hack and more on @1395FIVEaa Adelaide”, with audio. arseh.at/q35

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And the radio spot is done. I’ll stick the audio on my website shortly.

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On hold for Adelaide radio 1395fiveaa to talk with @WGoodings. Listen in at fiveaa.com.au

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@leighbentley You’re making the unwarranted assumption that I only mention things because they surprise me.

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I’ll leave doing my Thu plan until after I’ve finished this radio spot. I’ll have to choose somewhere nice to work today.

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@WGoodings So, with all those topics we’ll be talking for an entire hour, right?

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Hah! @WGoodings computerised voting is a massive threat to the integrity of democracy. How do you scrutineer? Recommend strongly against it!

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Nowhere in the chat on @1395FIVEaa did @corybernardi name a single election where multiple votes might’ve changed the result. No problem.

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@WGoodings Heh! I’m totally across the @Stratfor hack, by the way. It’s a textbook example of who gets hacked, why and by whom.

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hear @1395FIVEaa will also ask me about @TurnbullMalcolm’s credit card details exposed in @Stratfor hack. arseh.at/q34

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I wonder if @1395FIVEaa will ask Senator @corybernardi to explain risk assessment and statistics in the context of multiple voting.

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Amused listening to a bitter whinger on @1395FIVEaa complain about being chucked off Wikipedia without giving any hard facts.

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I’m talking 2011 in tech on Adelaide radio @1395FIVEaa at 0735 ACDT / 0805 AEDT. Listen at arseh.at/q33

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Fursday. Frigging fantastic. Verticalification follows.

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@R_Chirgwin Well I am the very picture of tolerance!

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Ah, more Google+ fuckwit “service”! Problems with a profile pic? Don’t notify, just delete it. arseh.at/pzc HT @franksting

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Thanks for those links, @R_Chirgwin, I’ll be having a read of them a bit later. Tomorrow morning seems a good plan.

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Well I’d RT some of yours too, @R_Chirgwin, but is there a convenient list I can just copy and paste from?

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December 2011: “Time to drop the ‘e’” at @technologyspec arseh.at/p7l

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July 2011: “Media’s internet cluelessness is unacceptable and they will die” at @crikey_news arseh.at/9es

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May 2011: “AusCERT 2011: Black hats and whitegoods” at @zdnetaustralia arseh.at/70l

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A book sounds like a bunch of work, @mrgrumpystephen, but I’ll post a couple of links I think.

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RT @ataraxite: If God is so smart, why isn’t salmon pre-cooked? [Because She also invented sashimi.]

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Wondering whether I should tweet some links to some of my better articles, as a holiday catch-up for people who now have reading time.

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And for anyone else who missed it, “The 9pm Edict” episode 16 was posted last night. arseh.at/px4

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I;m sorry, @IanKath, but I tweeted about the new podcast three times, and there’s an RSS feed. But personal service is available for a fee.

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Well that was a significantly longer day than I thought it would be. I have opened a bottle of wine, out of necessity.

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@SnarkyPlatypus Nope, bank account names are only used to figure out what went wrong if the BSB/account# failed.

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Plodding, but with a vague sense of purpose.

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@franksting Ah! I haven’t spoken with the @BleeplyApp guys for a while, but it did sound like they had plenty of beta interest.

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@franksting @Catichka “Prevent sending a tweet before it’s been reviewed”? Welcome to @BleeplyApp! arseh.at/lv5

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Client sysadmin stuff done. That’s the vital tasks for the day done. Now, for the non-vital tasks…

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