Stilgherrian (@stilgherrian)

Wentworth Falls NSW AU

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January 10th, 2012

I love how any PR company’s random collection of factoids is now reported as a “study”.

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I just vastly over-simplified the evolution of different strands of English, @arionian @captain_beef, and can’t be arsed finding references.

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Also, if you’re so stupid that a word being spelled a little differently ruins your enjoyment, well, no scrubland grave is too shallow.

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Also, for “American spelling is wrong” arsehats, be aware that UK spelling was Frenchified for fashion while US stayed with the traditional.

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OMFG I’ve opened a can of worms here, haven’t I! Spelling! Publishing cartels! Pirate Bay! Kim Jong-Un! WE’RE DOWN THE RABBIT HOLE NOW!

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RT @chriskkenny: So we winch Antarctica up here and rebuild Gondwanaland? [Hey, have you got a better idea? Gondwanaland FTW!]

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This whole concept of separate countries really has to go.

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Baffled by two links to the Kindle version of a book labelled “US” and “UK”. For those of us in the other 194 countries, WTF do we click?

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@cinderella_oz @ataraxite You two should clearly have a discussion about Tumblr.

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RT @drueyjay: The tumblr blogs I look at are far more exciting than novelty calendars. [OK, so I’ll need a list, preferably as OPML…]

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Tumblr is the 21st Century equivalent of the novelty quote-of-the-day desk calendar. Discuss.

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Maybe it’s time to resurrect seashell art, @MollyMcIsaac. I mean, subway maps are SO FUCKING 1920S!

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I’m not sure, @macleanbrendan, but here’s a Elizabeth II portrait made of jelly beans. arseh.at/qdo

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Fuckin’ hipster kitch! Making a highway map look like a subway map is like making a picture of the Queen out of sea shells. Such bullshit.

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RT: Patch Monday podcast: “Anonymous vs. Stratfor: the real issues” with @stiennon arseh.at/qc1

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RT: Melbourne People! Anything work-related I can justify doing from Sun 22/1 and the subsequent few days? I’ll stay on if deductible.

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OH: “As I said, he was an intelligent guy. He just needed slapping around a bit.”

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I probably shouldn’t be encouraged, @bleeters @rulytruly @duncanriley @Venisejb

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Wondering whether I should write a cranky blog post about Sea Shepherd. It seems to be becoming an annual tradition.

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Moving from one floor to another. Specifically, from the floor with my room on it to the floor with the bar on it. I consider this progress.

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@nickobec Oh yeah, I was but a casual user. I know @franksting used a lot. Was he the instigator? Dunno.

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This is a passive-aggressive tweet criticising that person who should know better than to go on and on about it.

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@nickobec Hah! I just searched. I have used just 3 times, ever. Mind you, I do judge people by dress. /cc @Drag0nista

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So, I’m sure there’s someone from Sound Alliance following me who could answer a private question about a certain music retailer in Sydney.

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@nickobec Was that apropos of anything in particular? I’ve only just caught up with @Drag0nista’s piece at @ABCthedrum.

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@Richardrichar16 Ah thank you for noticing. Dinner didn’t turn out quite as intended. But I’m reluctant to give further updates.

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@PokMcFee Thank you. The turnip pleases me. There’s a story to it, as it happens, which I might write down some day.

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@chrisjrn I get all that. I suspect I’d just be happier if it was referred to as, oh, buying gadget futures or something.

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@nzJayZee @chrisjrn “Vive les poissons rouges sauvages!” is, roughly, “Long live the feral goldfish!”

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@chrisjrn But “order” has always nicely covered asking for something to be made and delivered. “The Navy ordered a new ship.”

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Appreciating the benefits of being regular.

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I’ll respond to things once I’ve stopped sweating.

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“Pre-order” is opposed to… “post-order”? Arsehats.

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I’m not bitter.

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If new gadgets are announced, it is important that you discover every last detail within six minutes.

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@pseudomorph @wolfcat I think it’s a question of actual existence rather than relative benefits.

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This suitcase has become inappropriately and unacceptably heavy.

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@wolfcat I am not aware that I have slaves. If I do, they are remarkably unproductive.

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Mobile: Brief walk; light rail to Haymarket; walk to place of accommodation; check in; connect to internets; lunch; continue my slavery.

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Tue plan, v2: Clear comms backlog; 2+ blog posts (done); plan next fortnight, inc Linux.conf.au travel; cry. Wentworth Falls now tomorrow.

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Julian Assange interview at @ThePowerIndex. Gillard, Occupy Wall Street etc. arseh.at/qdf

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Update. ABC Radio National Breakfast’s 0810 expert panel on cybersecurity with @GreenJ will now be on Thursday morning.

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@DBCDEgov I do like how you’re now tweeting lots of links to useful stuff well beyond DBCDE’s own stuff. Elephant stamp for you!

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Map: Which countries are tweeting the most? arseh.at/qdd HT @DBCDEgov

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So @mpesce is serialising his new book with @Superplex “The Next Billion Seconds” in 100 posts at thenextbillionseconds.com

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RT @mpesce: STAND BY FOR AN IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENT (you’re gonna like it) [Oh just fuckin’ announce it, drama queen!]

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RT @mukimu: I’m currently being told a story about how my internets was stolen by an asian anteater with big claws. [You didn’t know?]

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“Should you learn to code in 2012?” asks @charispalmer, nicely. arseh.at/qd9

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Cybersecurity is the topic for ABC Radio National Breakfast’s 0810 expert panel tomorrow with @GreenJ. I’ll pretend to be an expert.

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RT @bob_bain: Do not change plans without reading “Planning for Idiots” [But, is there a planning book for people who are NOT idiots?]

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Plans changing. Stand by.

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New blog post: “Talking cyber threats on ABC NewsRadio”, with audio from yesterday. arseh.at/qd7

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New (late) blog post: “Weekly Wrap 83: Ryde, radio and fraudulent moons” arseh.at/qd6

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@jeamland Your theory is interesting and I would like to subscribe to your newsletter.

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RT @jeamland: Or even more fun but less work-related, you could do a 9pm Edict round table. =) [I’ve been thinking of more podcast ideas…]

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A view-from-Melbourne Patch Monday podcast could work well, @jeamland, especially with a pseudo-long weekend following. I shall consider.

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@xrobau @the_green_egg I’m only commissioned to cover from Tuesday onwards. Would need a clear news angle to change that.

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@antothony That’s exactly the sort of thing I was thinking. Could you perhaps email me a 3-sentence description so I can pitch to editors?

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Melbourne People! Is there anything work-related I can justify doing from Sun 22/1 and the subsequent few days? I’ll stay on if deductible.

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At this stage, @jeamland, I’m thinking of SYD-MEL-Ballarat on Mon 16/1, but spending Sat 21/1 to Mon 23/1 in MEL. I’ll have to book today.

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Tue plan, unordered: Clear comms backlog; plan next fortnight, inc Linux.conf.au travel; train to Wentworth Falls; 2+ blog posts; cry.

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So, it seems the consensus is that it’s Sunday, or that Sunday is the preferred day. Boy are you in for a surprise.

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Sunday. Or Tuesday. Whichever you prefer.

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