Stilgherrian (@stilgherrian)

Wentworth Falls NSW AU

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January 25th, 2012

@chrisjrn You should possibly join @jeamland at this point.

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Pho done, no thanks to your bad puns. Back at the hotel, pondering how long I’ll be awake now given my idiotic consumption of carbs.

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Surprised at the number if people who’ve had to work late today.

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@jeamland I’ll get your coat now, shall I?

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@SuperRoach Bugger. I can’t fix typos, they don’t trust us freelancers with access to the CMS. I mean, anything could happen.

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Escaping certain death, and replacing it with pho.

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Popping up to the Civic for whatever this drinks thing is called, to exchange some unfettered ideas. /cc @BernardKeane

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@engochick To answer your question from earlier today, this IS an election year in Queensland. March, IIRC.

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@juhasaarinen All good business ideas are prefixed with “Mega-“, we shouldn’t have to point that out.

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@jonoabroad No, they generally don’t let me into the same room as the sub-editors. And vice versa, I trust.

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I have no idea, @juhasaarinen, but “vile sock puppetry of the privates” is a glorious concept. I think.

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@neerav Thank you. I guess it’s not a bad afternoon’s work, though of course much thinking beforehand for that one. Appreciated.

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When you agree with every sub-editing decision inflicted upon your story except for one little semi-colon, life’s good.

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@juhasaarinen To put that into context, I think that only about 15% of my brain is working now, and half of that is trying to find socks.

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@juhasaarinen What the fuck are you on about, you madman?

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@intrepidfear Thank you. It’s nice to know that the little sparks I try to put into my writing survive the journey, at least sometimes.

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@BernardKeane I’ll pop up for a swift half, as it were, shortly. Alas, I’m on a short-leash budget tonight.

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BigfootLarry Is ‘procrasturbation’ a thing? Do people use that word? Please don’t steal my idea

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So, all in all, another day of me winning friends.

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Me at @zdnetaustralia: “Hacked or not, Ludlam’s a target of spies” bit.ly/yWQoLB /cc @BernardKeane

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I suspect I haven’t quite got the hang of this “build rapport with audience” thing.

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This media shit is hard work.

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SCROLL BACK YOU LAZY SOD.

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My selection of Linux.conf.au 2012 photos at @zdnetaustralia. bit.ly/xWiFO1

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RT @NewtonMark: “[Should this sentence go?]” Nah, it’s ok where it is. [Oh that’s good. Given that, um, it does seem to have stayed there.]

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Fark! Just filed the op-ed I’ve been powering through. Breath, walk, wait for the editor to tear it to bits.

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Shut up I am writing.

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Oh. There’s something that’ll turn into an acronym by the end of today.

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Aren’t Americans grown-up enough to say a big, complicated word like “republican”? “GOP” my arse!

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I am writing the story I must file this afternoon. I am writing the story I must file this afternoon. I am writing the story…

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@beneltham Thanks. There’s no way I could write a serious story about quarterly earnings. I’d be suicidal by the end of it.

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@lukehopewell HOW DARE YOU CRITICIFY MY WORK PRACTICEZ I AM A PROFESSONEL WRITER AND STUFFS!

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“2011 Independent Review of the [Australian] Intelligence Community” bit.ly/gmvcC6 HT @BernardKeane, until it’s hessian sack time.

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RT @michaelmeloni: NO. HERE IT IS: youtu.be/ELol1dHjHEE [You’re quite right, Mike. But the video is very, very wrong.] /cc @engochick

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Actually, make it the full nine rounds. And here’s a video. youtu.be/ZCldL3q4u-Q

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Anyone who tweets a headline then the same words again because they’re the lede and it’s all automated should cop six bullets in the gut.

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@lukehopewell Also, please ask your editor to tell you to stop distracting me with videos when I’m on deadline.

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No, @lukehopewell, I think that video youtu.be/iypBTQYnJi4 is more your Microsoft attack turtle. And besides, it’s a tortoise.

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Oh. @crikey_news? The “attack turtles” is meant to link to bit.ly/qHM9m8 but ot 404s, says @jodiem. I confirm that.

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Also, I am pleased that @crikey_news left my final par in that story. As well as the attack turtles.

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Re that @crikey_news piece, I need someone to remind me who first told me about Apple’s secret attack turtles.

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Me at @crikey_news: “Ah, the tech-soap that is Apple will run and run”, with YOUR work and MY snark. bit.ly/zjXaOm

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OH FFS MY TWEETDECK GLOBAL FILTER HAS BEEN RESET I AM BEING EXPOSED TO UNFETTERED IDEAS ON THE INTERNET I AM STARTING TO GET STABBY!

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RT @BernardKeane: Independent review of intelligence community finds everything’s just fine is.gd/82Nv0E don’t you worry about that

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Commencing productivity enhancement procedure 6, aka “Opening the mini-bar”.

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Overall, the random RI encounters today have been most acceptable.

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RT @kjmci: @j_hutch nine minutes to cut a damn sandwich in half. [You’re not meant to use your tongue for that.]

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Lunch and meetings done. I’m on a new deadline now so, apart from random silliness and pimpage, I’ll interact properly after 1600.

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I always love how corporate media places are mystified by the names of their own contributors. “Do you have an appointment?”

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En route, on foot, to CBS Interactive. Consider this a kind of warning.

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Crikey story filed. It’s a tad cranky. Sorry, @thetowncrier.

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Meeting / recording over. Now in the foyer of A Certain George St Office Tower writing a piece for Crikey. About Apple. Don’t judge me.

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Someone called “John” just said hello ‘cos he thought he recognised me. From his AA meeting. My day is full of win.

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Compulsory too, @andrew_hedge? Well, I always seem to do better with a bit of compulsion. No wait.

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So, crowdsourcing my lede for a Crikey yarn is modern and ethical, right?

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Complete this sentence: “Apple [verbs] all the things.”

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Wed plan, updated: 0930 meeting; write re Apple; lunch; write about paranoia and secrecy; plan “Patch Monday” podcast; TGIW.

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Mobile. Attention limited.

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@noplaceforsheep But you CAN’T be a real person, you’re not on television!

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Linux.conf.au photo story filed for @zdnetaustralia. Preparing to drop off washing at the laundry and walk to my 0930 meeting in the CBD.

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@chrisjrn Cool. Not that I’m planning to, but I need to give instructions to the appropriate minions. You’re right about Tridge launch pics.

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@chrisjrn There’s only so much I can reveal at this hour. Also, do you consider cropping an image to be a derivative work?

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Attempting to write witty photo captions that won’t have @engochick killing me. I suspect I am failing.

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@SnarkyPlatypus @sylmobile I’m fairly sure a “cocktrail” is something else. You can probably download a KML file.

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I have a proper work environment.

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@sylmobile @SnarkyPlatypus You shouldn’t have to stroll to the bar. A proper work environment would have people who bring drinks to you.

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BTW, I’ll upload all of my own photos late today, once I’ve done a few higher-priority tasks.

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Thanks, @bleeters @aimee_maree, I was guessing it was Arduino-related but it always pays to check.

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I’m now looking at my own crap Linux.conf.au photos and better ones others took for a @zdnetaustralia gallery to be done by 0900.

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Can anyone who was at Linux.conf.au identify which session this hardware is from? flic.kr/p/bduEkV

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OK, folks, I have a thing to finish before 0900, so I’ll leave you to your own devices for a moment.

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RT @bleeters: Really, @Radio2UE want to know what a troll is? It’s like the whole planet doesn’t know their mid-eastern mythology.

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Either that or how it’s named after the original Victoria-era troll, Sir Anthony Trolling.

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I’m on Sydney @Radio2UE at 1530 AEDT Saturday explaining what trolling is. I’ll be telling them about its origins in shale oil seams.

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Spam comment: “Utterly composed articles, thanks for entropy.” My pleasure.

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FakeAPStylebook Reporting on your own superheroic activity while in your secret identity as a reporter is an ethics violation, MR. KENT.

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@TheDanBarrett @BreakfastNews Yes, but the @abcnews wording still implies that “where” is other than “entire planet, online”.

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Arranging things so I walk past the beer taps on the way to the breakfast buffet? Both cruel and awesome all at once.

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Wondering why @abcnews assumes Assange’s TV show has to be “broadcast” in a “where”. Still living in the past… /cc @BreakfastNews

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RT @BreakfastNews: Julian Assange to host his own TV series bit.ly/xv48YZ [Orly? He’s a woefully bad presenter. Sigh.]

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Oh. Yeah. Previous reference to “Tue plan”? Make that “Wed plan”. Thanks, @kyna62, we’re off to a good start here!

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Signs I need more sleep #86: Opening a packet of sugar and pouring it straight into the bin. Pro tip: Sugar in coffee, empty packet in bin.

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Tue plan, interim, unordered: Write 3 stories; 2 Sydney CBD meetings; washing; organise “Patch Monday podcast prior to pseudo-long weekend.

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See mt tweets from around this time, well, from around 0700 or so yesterday for a comprehensive [cough] review.

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Right. So that’s why my “old” AIR-based TweetDeck was crashy. Interactions with new TweetDeck changing (“corrupting”) stored data. Maybe.

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Oh, I’m going to be awake now? Really? Well, here we go then…

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