Stilgherrian (@stilgherrian)

Wentworth Falls NSW AU

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March 10th, 2012

“I’ve poked its belly button a bunch of times, but there’s no light in my castle!” arseh.at/t44

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Thursday, fuck youse! Have some patience, dammit! This isn’t a fucking iPad!

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All will be revealed next week. So to speak. On Thursday night.

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Oh this is too easy.

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No, @NathanaelB, the DMs are all shorter than 140.

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Exchanging DMs about penis length.

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@m_mountebank Goodness me, that references events from HOURS ago! Should I be worried?

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Just so it’s clear, @ScottAsia @jonrussell, I completely disagree with that definition of journalism.

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“How dare you still run a website that cost you money to make when I’ve decided it’s not cool and you should make it in something else.”

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Also, I’m so 1337 because I go on and on about Flash being bad. And yes, I know “1337” is so 1987. Kinda my point.

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@JustinDMcDonald Indeed, it’s most handy, is it not? ;)

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I pwn the bell curve.

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“Goatfaced”?

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@Drag0nista Didn’t you say you were going to read thingo’s book? Liar.

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MT @RealNickHodge: Just as “IT Industry” isn’t filled with software developers; “Media Industry” isn’t filled with Investigative Journalists

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I do wish that sometimes, occasionally, those debating The Role of Journalism acknowledged how 95% of working journalists spent their day.

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RT @bleeters: I’d call that role ‘investigative journalist’ [Precisely. Journalism all grandiosely assuming it’s all so fine.] /cc @ozjimbob

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I do hope people didn’t jump to the arsehat conclusion of me RTing something being me saying it myself. Ahem.

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Except, @ozjimbob, the vast majority of working journalism is just summarising things easily findable. Media events, sports results etc.

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RT @ozjimbob: best definition of journalist I know is “someone who tells public something they wouldn’t normally be able to find out”.

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@ladyhana Yeah, must be research. Given that Ron Jeremy is on my list for the coming week.

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MT @en_gy: … but the skank with her tits out drinking a cruiser as her mate peed in the garden… [Jealous of this rich culture.]

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Why is “girl on girl mud wrestling” in my Google Search cache?

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Howard Beale bought a plastic bracelet, don’t worry.

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@jonoabroad Look, I’ve spoken to you about that before, haven’t I?

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As for hand-starting the generator, @R_Chirgwin, it’s a BLOKE thing. You wouldn’t understand.

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RT @_LeonieGSmith: Personally I think there’s huge snobbery in Journalism, and its all pretty silly… [THIS TIMES ONE HUNDRED THOUSAND!]

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I would hate to think that someone I respected professionally would turn out to be a prescriptivist arsehat when it came to spelling.

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It’s true, @R_Chirgwin @_LeonieGSmith, I’ve washed and folded so many towels today I should also be describing the ladies available tonight.

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RT @beneltham: @GreenJ journalism courses should be destroyed at the ballot box

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@_LeonieGSmith I linked earlier to my views on this, including arseh.at/1kc and arseh.at/p0q

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@_LeonieGSmith I am both a journalist a blogger. I commit acts of journalism and I blog. I also cook, make videos, edit audio…

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That wasn’t directed at anyone in particular, obviously, except for the people it should be directed at. You can imagine who you are.

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So, unless you have something to add that hasn’t been said in 50 fucking media conferences in the last 5 years, it’s 5pm Saturday fuck off.

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Now I’m getting irritated with this idea you can attach permanent labels, “X is a journalist”, “is” being forever, excluding other labels.

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@_LeonieGSmith Yeah well “some” are arsehats. If I do an MBBS I’m not a doctor unless I do doctoring. Just slap the fools.

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@R_Chirgwin This is all about the typodescriptivists, right? “No, Richard, use THIS finger for THAT key! [slap!]” I bet they were nuns.

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So, after doing all the chores this morning I wasn’t going to do any work today. Yet here I am, sphincter-deep in The Nature of Journalism.

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I am not to be held responsible for the typing mistakes in recent tweets because of the politics of envy.

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I’d call it all a straw man argument but there’s not that much straw in the entirety of Hans Christian Anderssn’s ouevre, let alone here.

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For once (once!) I’d like to see “explanations” based on something other than century-obsolete bullshit. See earlier tweet about bulldozers.

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So The Australia bemoans “rift being fuelled by politics, ideology”, then explains it as “Centre Right to Centre Left” drift? Y-fucking-awn!

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RT @jeamland: Lying under a tree listening to a bunch of people covering Born To Be Wild on ukeleles. [Did you bring a gun?]

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Is it worth mentioning that I’m not a member of the MEAA, despite their “encouragement”, but that’s mostly because I’m not a joiner.

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RT @R_Chirgwin: @miss_shiny @stilgherrian I should add that there are hanging bogs on three sides… [And I put fresh paper in them all.]

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Has the MEAA chucked anyone out recently for breaches of journalistic ethics or standards? (Not that the MEAA is the sole arbiter…)

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I’d also like to see the most flagrant abuses of the word “journalism” get people chucked off the list. /cc @jonaholmesMW

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So loosely, @jonaholmesMW, “acts of journalism” just be being committed, not just random typing on the internet. Sure. But…

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In the absence of knowing what those standards are, @jonaholmesMW, sure. Play the game to get the game’s protections.

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RT @jonaholmesMW: J Disney of Press Council suggests shield laws shd apply only to those who agree to abide by Council standards. Fair?

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@RatbagsDotCom Sorry, there seems to be a recFFGSHHStion probLDFm I cannMFEKHGJ Eceive your sgn<HJKDKCKDCDKCDKMMbbvbbbbbbbbbb

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Did I really post a photo with the caption “Imagine slaughtering them all en masse”? Oh, I did. flic.kr/p/btsgQa

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@ericscheid Ah what PayPal is doing about “certain genres of literature” heads where my legal knowledge runs out. Especially transnational.

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@ericscheid You know Finkelstein’s thing was really just ~two sentences rather than a thorough-through plan, right? No-one knows.

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“Prepared for bushfires,” @miss_shiny? Yep, at the first sign of danger I leave, and make sure everyone else does too.

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@Leighlo @nanopunk Wear… a hat. Just the hat?

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@ericscheid But, a related issue, how webfolk think of domains / sites / pages is not the same as how media law sees such things.

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@ericscheid Twitter isn’t the best medium for this, but the law is clearer than you may think and Finkelstein just worded his report poorly.

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@ericscheid There’s a whole background about why taking on the moderation (i.e. editing) of forums makes you liable for, say, defamation.

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@ericscheid Gotcha, but no, because the overall editorial control (deciding on content) is the editor and/or publisher, not the journalist.

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@nanopunk Though I have nothing to wear…

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@nanopunk I’ll have my people talk to their people and then talk to your people about the people.

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@R_Chirgwin Thank you. This is starting to show the look of imagery I’d like to collect for Bunjaree Cottages.

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New photo: “The track at Bunjaree Cottages”, showing just how secluded it is. flic.kr/p/boSxrq

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I’m not, @ericscheid, in law about “publication” it’s about who’s responsible for the content. Though, yes, “site” is technically wrong.

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RT @ericscheid: @stilgherrian @jonaholmesMW I’m baffled by the reference to individual pages/accounts on Facebook being distinct “sites”.

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New photo: “Welcome to Banksia Cottage” flic.kr/p/boSyq9 Ping @R_Chirgwin

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New photo: “Today’s Rosella”, because they just own this place. flic.kr/p/boSz15

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@nanopunk I know this is hard to imagine, but… IT’S EVEN MOAR BETTEROR THAN SENATOR CONROY!

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@nanopunk A treat? Hmmm. Maybe I should ask you to accompany me to a very special media event on Wednesday.

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LOOK, THE BOTTLE THAWED LONG AGO, PEOPLE! I MADE THAT CLEAR IN MY FIRST TWEET, YOU INATTENTIVE ARSEHATS!

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@MrPkD It’s just wrong. By all means critique someone’s work, and play the game hard if it deserves it, but that’s just…. ermph!

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@MrPkD Hmmm… I don’t mind people having fun at my expense, well, within reason, but there’s some nasty sexist crap on that page.

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RT @BernardKeane: Crikey would be interested in your frozen bottle of wine, yes. [Well as long as that’s clear, then.]

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Note to up-and-coming journalists: That’s how you pitch stories to editors. Kinda.

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I know it’s Saturday, but does anyone want to pay me to write about this stuff for Monday? Not the cunt bit, the other stuff.

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So, this bottle of sauvignon blanc that I found frozen solid in the freezer. Now that it’s thawed it all has to be drunk immediately, right?

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Whereas this one wasn’t, the cunt.

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RT @RealNickHodge: This tweet has been cleared by the Australian Tweet & Blog Social Media Censorship Board Act (2012) under 52.2(i)

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@JuzZelig I understand your point, though I don’t know enough about the skills of the individuals involve to comment.

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@Margarita890 Thank you, though the versions you see there are the end result of 3 or 4 years of polishing my arguments. :)

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@jkerrison Thank you. I do get frustrated when the online equivalent of a dinner table conversation gets browbeat for not being journalism.

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@Drag0nista @jonaholmesMW Well, Finkelstein at least outlined the problems and gave us a bone to fight over. Surely there’s more in it?

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Oh, also this one at @ABCthedrum: “When is a journalist not a journalist?” About a specific case. arseh.at/p0q /cc @Margarita890

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@jonaholmesMW @jason_a_w It struck me as remarkably sloppy for Finkelstein to write “hits” rather than any of the industry-standard terms.

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I’ve written a LOT about journalism vs blogging, @Margarita890, here’s one of the more recent ones. arseh.at/1kc

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@Margarita890 “Journalism” and “blogging” are different activities, IMO. A person can do either or both, as well as chef, mother, driver…

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As an aside, I find it fascinating to see where and when I’m tagged “journalist” and where “blogger”. That’s a rhetorical trick in itself.

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@jonaholmesMW Social media is conversation that happens to be public, rather than publishing that happens to be done by non-professionals.

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@jonaholmesMW I know “news media” was in his terms of reference, but I think social media is approached from the wrong end generally…

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@jonaholmesMW The “anger” in that headline wasn’t mine. I’m just baffled by Finkelstein, at least fuzziness about what is/isn’t news.

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@NewtonMark Thought it does seem odd to toss a 400-page report onto the table and say you’re not going to talk about it.

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@NewtonMark Finkelstein pissed off? No idea, sorry. I had a bit of a shit week and didn’t drill as deeply into it all as I’d have liked.

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@sroc This avatar does seem to meet with wide approval, which is probably why I keep drifting back to it.

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Oh, I seem to have said something in the Fairfax papers today, just a little, about the Finkelstein media review. arseh.at/t3p

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I just found an empty Rekorderlig bottle in the recycling, @R_Chirgwin. These people should be banned from staying here ever again.

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What a useful and not-too-energetic morning of chores! And now it’s 22C, a bright blue sky, and the mountains are glorious today.

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(Mind you, I’ll probably take Twitter with me, because… oh… um… I don’t know.)

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I’ll consider and reflect upon your searing wit when I return from the other end of this 300m track with some chores done.

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Sat plan: Washing, cleaning and other chores; lunch; end of plan.

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There must be a single word that combines “coffee”, “entitlement” and “stabworthy”… [scratches head]

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