Stilgherrian (@stilgherrian)

Wentworth Falls NSW AU

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December 21st, 2011

@deconstructo A @technologyspec piece with headline “Facebook all the things? No thanks”, and one for CSO on real-world app permissions.

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Hmmm… My fucked-up sleep patterns are saying they’d rather have me writing now than early tomorrow. So be it.

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@paulwallbank @kcarruthers I’m ignoring you two kthxbai.

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Thanks for supporting my call to drop the E, @ktjonesq @gsyoung @kcarruthers @SnarkyPlatypus arseh.at/p7l

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@elronxenu LOL! Back in about 1990 I was chatting with Rick Wakeman backstage as he drank… mineral water. Nice guy.

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They have departed the front bar, like a random flock of cormorants.

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I do not understand it, @acaderama @johnthelutheran, and there is no knife alas @mrgrumpystephen.

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People at the next table are loudly denigrating Cate Blanchett, in quite some detail, and complaining that Rick Wakeman shouldn’t be on TV.

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@leslienassar How very nice of the Attorney-General’s Department to upgrade your internet link unbidden. That’s so sweet.

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RT @miss_shiny: @stilgherrian Well, you are a talking, blogging sheep. [Fair call. I am. This may change soon.]

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My life is not just weird. It’s severely fuckin’ weird.

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@R_Chirgwin Well @ApostrophePong will doubtless be pleased that random shit from a dead computer was found useful.

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RT: Me at Crikey: “Still mid-game in the digital year that was” arseh.at/pko

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@auspoltragic I think you might need to readjust your calculus of karma, or something. You are dangerous.

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@carolduncan Yes, it’s been a long, long day, but in the end it’s all about ducks and apples.

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@R_Chirgwin The keyboard was @ApostrophePong’s and he was That. Still is, in fact. Also Australia. Too many passports.

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RT @mrgrumpystephen: How do the ducks make the laksa? [With great difficulty and much quacking.]

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Note to self: Do not stay at the pub all night drinking. You have to be up early to write two articles.

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I have cider, and duck laksa is imminent.

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I think I might catch the light rail, drop off my suitcase, and head to the SEKRIT place of duck laksa.

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And here we are at Sydney Central station.

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@R_Chirgwin A heads-up. Both those old MacBook Pro batteries are beyond 3 cycles and report “replace battery”. Emergency spares only.

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@AbrasiveTeapot Indeed. I need a new battery for the HTC Desire, this one’s not holding charge, and a spare. The MacBook Pro is trickier.

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@BundyB I suppose it’s possible that this information might be tweeted, yes. It could come to that.

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@1159 Cheesy comestibles would be nice, but I do have to maintain my lithe youthful figure.

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OK, @nanopunk @michaelneale, I shall select a suitable afternoon or evening next week and have my people call your people.

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So, I arrive at Central at 1924, and will then be desirous of a beverage and a hearty meal of some description. Is anyone else so inclined?

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Hmmm… Maybe I should schedule in a catch-up-with-Stilgherrian pub night in the middle of next week.

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@prestontowers Yeah I’m now in Sydney for the next couple of weeks, but I’ll take better advantage of the fact that I can work anywhere.

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@prestontowers It’s true, I’m on the move quite a bit. But I could easily spend half a day in Penrith, say, or elsewhere along the way.

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@prestontowers Oh it’s not forbidden that we meet, is it? It could well happen one day.

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Crossing the Nepean. Without elephants.

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OH, CityRail station staff: “There’s nothing difficult in this job. Nothing requires any brainpower. It’s a sheltered workshop.”

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@clintonduncan It’s going to be difficult, obviously. Maybe some form of crisis counselling?

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@bigjsl Perth hates everything, right?

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I’m fairly sure I don’t have enough to make it all the way back into Sydney.

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@BernardKeane Well thank you, Sir. 2011 really has just been 2010 Part 2.

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@quietdiscourse Call me old-fashioned, but I did actually bring pants.

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I arrive at Wentworth Falls station just at the Indian Pacific runs through on its way to Perth.

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Mobile: Momentarily, a cab to Wentworth Falls; snack(?); 1732 train to Sydney,; arrive 1924; light rail to SEKRIT place.

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Short answer, @WarWraith, is “No”. I really don’t care that much about having the right objects with me. Plus I’ve done this for 11 months.

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I have divided all my worldly possessions into the categories probably-don’t-need-over-Christmas and probably-will-need-over Christmas.

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@MetaMikeBiggs Yep. Upper Blue Mountains had ~30 cabs. Wentworth Falls rank usually gets one assigned. He’s about to arrive back.

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This white powder is sherbert and that’s the truth.

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@jonoabroad According to Android, once I’ve typed the first 5 chars of your Twitter ID the suggested completion is “homosexual”. True fact.

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@purserj @jonoabroad It does seem Defence sees the web as where the news outlets also publish, rather than “digital first”. Mind you…

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In the queue for the cab. He has one more journey to do before it’s my turn. Yes, “cab” singular.

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@WoollyMittens I haven’t had time to scratch my arse today.(Do you have long fingernails by any chance?)

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About to arrive at Wentworth Falls. Quick feed, finally, then pack possessions and return.

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@jplonie I haven’t told anyone anything yet. Defence only just emailed out the process to all media. Applications close 13 Jan.

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@jonoabroad @purserj Online doesn’t have to be live / realtime, you know.

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Dept Defence has called for expressions of interest in being an embedded journalist. Print and broadcast only, not online media. Quaint.

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@ibbers I don’t mind people seeking wisdom from me as long as they accept the wisdom that I choose to provide.

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@crikey_news Wow am I a guru now? That’s… special.

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Me at Crikey: “Still mid-game in the digital year that was” arseh.at/pko

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Well, that was interesting. Emergency web redirect for a client who sent out a bulk email with the wrong URL in it. On the train.

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@damonism Ta. From memory N=2000 gets you a NoW of about 3%

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@damonism One percentage point? What’s the matron of error?

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@benjmay Yes, Lindy Burns at ABC @774melbourne did indeed mispronounce my name yesterday. Not the first time either. I’m not too fussed.

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Lessons learned: Allow more time for light rail. Decide early if a cab is required instead. Kill them. Kill them all.

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Whew. Got to the train 40 sec before departure. But, no time to grab food. This will be a long two hours.

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Transport fail. I think. Stand by.

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Mobile: Light rail to Central station; lunch; 1309 to Wentworth Falls; to Bunjaree Cottages to re-pack etc; 1732 train back to Syndey; TGIW.

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“Europe’s maritime cyber security ‘non-existent’”, writes @LiamT arseh.at/pk5

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@expectproblems Your day job? Don’t you be giving it up now! /cc @crikey_news @LindaMottram

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Thanks for the POS info, @peterhau @vendhq @SMinney @BenAtNexx, I’ve got the info the guy required.

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RT @GreenJ: Oh! Robert McClelland is on TV. Is there an emergency? Help!? Don’t Panic! [Or does it just mean he’s homeless?]

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So, the @crikey_news story is filed. Alas no mention of Kim Jong Il, @LindaMottram

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@LindaMottram At the time you asked, I’ll have you know I’d written nearly the entire first paragraph! And now I have THREE PARAGRAPHS!

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Well, this article isn’t going to write itself…

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See, @saasu @leahmac, you guys interact on Twitter. @ReveliPadPOS seems a bit more talk-at-the-void…

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@saasu Ah thanks, Tony. But @ReveliPadPOS does the whole restaurant menu thing out of the box. Now, get them to talk to you … ;)

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@trib AFAIK @saasu’s POS is based solely around Windows on the shop, whereas this is for a restaurant with ordering etc on iPads.

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Well here’s @getsatisfaction’s response on asking for more Twitter permissions than they need. arseh.at/pk0

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Quids looks worthy of a look-see, @peterhau, but I just discovered that they already had a POS product in mind. arseh.at/pjz

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@andrew_hedge Thanks for that, I’ll be onto the bank once it reaches a sensible hour. Much appreciated.

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I do get asked some very odd questions before 0630.

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So who amongst you knows about point of sales systems offered as cloud services that can run on tablets (unspecified OS)?

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Wed plan (draft): Write for Crikey; train to Wentworth Falls; re-pack case for summer break; train back to Sydney; research en route.

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Oh well, at least I’ve figured out what I’m going to write for @crikey_news this morning. And sleep can happen in other spots.

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Well who needed sleep anyway?

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I think we pretty much said it all on the “Patch Monday” podcast. arseh.at/pgj

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Still awake, thinking about what to write for my @crikey_news end-of-year piece. This was last year’s. arseh.at/2xm

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The explanation from @twistory? “Oh, don’t worry, you can trust us.” Ah, security through sincerity… not! arseh.at/pjx

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@miss_shiny Jesus probably did have a Twitter account. By all accounts he was pretty clever at stuff, especially impossible stuff.

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WTF? Both @twistory and @getsatisfaction want me to give them WRITE access to my Twitter account for read-only tasks? Jesus wept!

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