Stilgherrian (@stilgherrian)

Wentworth Falls NSW AU

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March 25th, 2012

@ataraxite Talk / record / dictation software. @JohnBirmingham has apparently had good experiences. These sentences are related.

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@VickiWoodward Thanks. I have a couple days yet to be filled with work stuff, so I’m hoping to balance that out.

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RT: New blog post: “Visiting Perth for DigitalMe (and other diversions)” on 27 April. arseh.at/td6

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New blog post: “Weekly Wrap 94: Identity, privacy, fog and a lyrebird” stilgherrian.com/weekly-wrap/we…

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Yay. Main interview edited.. Audio grabs selected, prepared. Script written. I’m set to record that script and do the final mix… tomorrow.

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@sylmobile I understand, but “Patch Monday” is for @zdnetaustralia and must be G-rated. No sucking of the wobblies for this podcast!

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@treespiepurr Thank you, yes, @sylmobile’s research and the core edit having gone smoothly have significantly regruntled me.

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@sylmobile Thanks, that clip from “Top Gear” actually has an excellent stand-alone sequence that’s perfect for the job. Lovely.

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Disgruntled. Editing, but disgruntled.

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Right. What shall now do is the less-interesting but vital work of editing the core interview. Once that’s done I’ll play with soundbites.

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Hmmm… I’ve burnt more than an hour on this now. Ir’sonly for a grab for the first 30 seconds of the podcast. I should kill this idea now.

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@ibbers @sylmobile That, and this is just meant to be a fast scene-setter, not a major point. I think I’ve chosen a poor path.

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Ah, but this might work. A voice-controlled elevator trying to understand the Scots accent. youtube.com/watch?v=NMS2Vn…

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@michaelneale Yep, an interesting video. But without seeing the results of the voice commands it’s not going to work. :/ This is hard!

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@sylmobile Any specific scenes in Hitchhikers?

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Actually, @smperris, the “Enhance!” scene in “Bladerunner” would work for setting the scene as an unrealistic expectation. Ta.

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Ta for those tips, @The_Bigfella @garthk, they MAY work if I can find the snippets qickly enough.

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It’s going to be difficult to find grabs that are brief, self-contained (i.e. work with an introduction), and work in audio only. Hmmm…

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Indeed, @S7U, HAL vs Dave in “2001: A Space Odyssey” is it. Kinda. But I’m thinking there must be others? tvtropes.org here I come.

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But I really need quick snippets. A command interpreted overly-literally, or misinterpreted to a similar-sounding but wrong command.

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So far we have “Electric Dreams”, Siri spoof video, AAMI TVCs, Holly vs Rimmer in “Red Dwarf”, Scotty talks to a mouse in “Star Trek IV”…

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I should probably have added that they’ll need to be easy-to-find snippets on a Sunday night…

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@BaneAu Ah no I’m after some of said examples to use as references, not a judgement on the concept. :)

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I don’t know “Electric Dreams”, @artywah, what’s the relevant trope or scene?

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So, film/TV examples of human-computer interaction by voice that go terribly wrong. Serious or comedy. Your nominations are…?

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@ForsakenDAemon Indeed. Next time we’re in the same city we should arrange a suitably commiserative beverage. [nods]

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@ForsakenDAemon While technically correct and culturally apropos, your tweets did indicate that you need to get out more. As, erm, did mine.

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@mpesce @ataraxite You just can’t give up the cultural imperialism, can you?

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@mrgrumpystephen I’m really far too important to tweet about what I’m eating, Sir.

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@mpesce @ataraxite I kinda scratched at APL for a couple weekends when I was 16, but it ran slower than the BASIC on that IBM System/360…

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@mpesce @ataraxite I find it disturbing that I both felt the urge to do that and knew how. And for my next trick… SNOBOL!

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@mpesce @ataraxite Now you know I’m going to have to correct your Lisp here, don’t you: (not (be you serious))

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Things remaining to do today: Cook dinner; complete some “Patch Monday” podcast editing; cause further denouement of the wine supply, maybe.

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Hey I did computing science too, @R_Chirgwin, and three decades ago at that. I can out-evangelise any of these Johnny-come-lately coders!

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@bunjaree I’m rather pleased with that photo, given it’s with a compact camera from inside the house and enlarged to buggery!

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Oh Lisp is The Answer, yes, @ataraxite. In the sense that the heat death of the universe is The Answer. It is a glorious thing. @mpesce

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That seems to be the unquestioned assumption. “I helped you a little bit, so I too get to look at all your data forever.” /cc @steven_noble

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The problem with Seesmic plug-ins, @steven_noble, is Seesmic data mining all your things. Insidiousness as a software architecture.

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MT @steven_noble: Official Twitter app is scriptable [with AppleScript]. [Aha! That’s more it. I’d ignored that client because just no.]

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RT @steven_noble: Seesmic takes plugins marketplace.seesmic.com [That’s more for pre-built plug-ins, perhaps, but yes that sort of thing. Ta.]

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No, @ataraxite, Emacs is not the answer. To anything. There is no question to which Emacs is the answer. And there never will be. @mpesce

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Yes, @mpesce, exactly so you could make Twitter do things.

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Has anyone ever thought of writing an OS X Twitter client with a plug-in architecture or scripting language? Is AppleScript still done?

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@amandakendle I suspect the problem with that plan is that if you try to see the smut it ends up being invisible. Maybe. Possibly.

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Well at least this’ll get all that Queensland election arsehattery off the news tonight…

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@amandakendle There must be some workable strategy. Perhaps explaining the butt plugs with the aid of plush toys and stage misdirection?

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@richardtuffin “Police service revolver”? Don’t @nswpolice all have Glock’s famous Plast-o-matic these days? Showing your age…

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@amandakendle Hey sure, a quick seminar on butt plugs for all the kiddies sounds perfect.

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@enquerre @jkerrison That seems a tad triumphalist, though I’d b happey to say it’s AN edge. “Leading” assumes direction, progress, goal.

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@grantshow I can confirm that three days ago I may well have been on Sussex St.

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Sometimes goats need to give advice to cats. [nods]

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@grantshow Well that’s just irresponsible. You’re missing a valuable opportunity there.

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@grantshow Yeah, it’s probably better just to make some more jokes aboiut the dead guy. Still warm doesn’t always equal too soon. ;)

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@grantshow @jkerrison And the police media release just arrived. “Man… sustained gunshot wound… later died at the scene.”

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@SnarkyPlatypus Yes, whenever I need advice on complex financial matters I always turn to Colleen McCollough. As we all should.

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@domknight I agree, Janetter is a complex beast, but then that’s probably what I happen to need. Very different tools!

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@domknight I saw that YoruFukurou wasn’t quite as good with multiple accounts, so I’m going with Janetter for now. Also free in App Store.

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So @Janetter_jp looks like it might be adequate. There’s a nice thing.

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@frogworth Ah yes, I see what you mean about the columns with YoruFukurou. Modal view? See this account OR that account? Ermph!

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@leslienassar I am confident that I can do nearly half those things successfully.

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@leslienassar Note how I imagine that I’m smart enough to hack a cryptographically-secure authentication system. Dunning-Kruger Effect FTW!

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@leslienassar I wonder if I could somehow use the new TweetDeck to generate a token to install into the old TweetDeck…

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@frogworth Lack of custom URL-shortening ain’t a show-stopper. Ir’s more the annoyance of frequent changes. I tend to change tools rarely.

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@frogworth Ah. YoruFukurou has your choice of URL shortening. And filtering by regexp. I’m kinda getting moist.

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@leslienassar Ah yes. I now seem to have some XAuth-sensitive neuron going “Hey! I knew that!”

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RT @SnarkyPlatypus: @middleclassgirl Waxing crescent. [Is that some Islamic thing for ladies?]

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@leslienassar So pre-existing accounts stayed working ‘cos they then got tokens, I guess? [shrugs] It’s all black magic.

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@leslienassar The AIR beast is asking for a username/password, and I seem to recall that all got turned off? No sign of OAuth in it.

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I shall also check out @Janetter_jp, thank you @frogworth! But it had better cope with arseh.at … /cc @Tuna @joshrowe

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Ah well, @ocean, “good” is relative to a person’s requirements. At time of last choosing, TweetDeck was best for my needs. YMMV. /cc @Tuna

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Some folks been telling me that YoruFukurou is a good OS X TweetDeck replacement, @Tuna @joshrowe arseh.at/tde

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I am suspecting that’s because Twitter went all OAuth and the old TweetDeck didn’t work that way. O NOES, I MAY BE IN TWITTER CLIENT HELL!

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Bother. I can’t seem to add @bunjaree into my old AIR-based TweetDeck v0.38.2 because… dunno. Authentication change? @leslienassar?

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I couldn’t agree more, @RealNickHodge, and as a result I certainly feel like a man this afternoon.

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Quite true, @RealNickHodge. Also stacking firewood, operating trailer couplings, and using bricks as safety equipment.

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RT @RealNickHodge: It’s a fact that the use of chainsaws increase testosterone levels.

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Well I feel quite butch after all that!

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Following all safety precautions.

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RT @bunjaree: Now that guests have departed, we can fire up the chainsaw to deal with a fallen tree branch near Tea Tree Cottage. ^S

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So @sylmobile, someone just suggested to me that Clive Palmer’s porn star name could be “Friar Fuck” to go with The Mad Monk.

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Posting a question in the support forums. Yes, this will help.

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@NSWRFS Thanks. I was just wondering which was best for our new @bunjaree account to follow for bushfire info. Followed you shall be.

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@sylmobile @R_Chirgwin Nothing bottish about @bunjaree yet, but I was toying with taking on a little project to freshen my coding skillz…

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Of course, all this SMEGification has done precisely nothing to solve the WordPress / Dreamhost caching problem I was meant to deal with.

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What’s the difference in focus between @NSWRFS and @rfsmedia?

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@SnarkyPlatypus @R_Chirgwin Trying to analyse this within traditional “sociological” or “biological” frameworks is a fool’s errand.

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RT @bunjaree: @R_Chirgwin @stilgherrian Hello, Mummy! Hello, Daddy! I love you. [This is also possibly a bit wrong.]

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RT @sylmobile: What would Clive Palmer’s porn star name be? [Clive Palmer, obviously.]

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Some of the information I am now receiving is both disturbing and potentially damaging to delicate membranes.

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You are not helping, @atirere @feed_the_chooks @SnarkyPlatypus. Anyway, was/is Bob Ellis a Catholic?

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Twitter seriously needs to re-examine the way they’ve structured OAuth permissions. It seems purpose-built for account-hijacking spammers.

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Wow, when you create a new Twitter account some seedy-looking bearded bloke says he’s your teacher and offers to show you around. Creepy.

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@leslienassar Thank you. I do my best work in bed.

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Deleting all the things.

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@thatjeffsmith Yeah, the poor thing. It was a MySQL database, never had the chance to grow into a proper Oracle, right? ;)

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Pressing the button marked “Delete DB” and feeling well pleased with the result.

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First things first, though. I shall tidy up all the old crap left on the web server. The command “rm -rf ~/.” is how it’s done, right?

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WordPress on Dreamhost, has it got some MySQl lookup caching added transparently, I wonder? It would explain what I’m seeing.

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Cleaning up a messy web server is a task well suited to a Sunday morning.

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@jeamland SMEGFest West 2012 can’t possibly suck, because I’m on the speaking program.

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I must admit, I’m tempted to start referring to that event as “SMEGFest West 2012”, but that might be considered disrespectful.

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New blog post: “Visiting Perth for DigitalMe (and other diversions)” on 27 April. arseh.at/td6

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A report on trans-Tasman rivalry over Vegemite? Well, that’s original and insightful. A Walkley awaits.

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Are you a stay-at-home dad, working from home and sharing the primary-care role? Here be the “Dads in the House” blog. arseh.at/td5

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It’s on ABC Radio National, @trib. “Correspondents Report”. That self-conscious RN presentation style that I thought we had drugs for now.

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Sun plan, unordered, gently paced: Figure out weird website glitch; produce “Patch Monday” podcast; 2 x blog posts; plan week ahead; relax.

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“Journey”! [slap!]

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This woman needs to unclench.

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“Reverbations”?

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@SnarkyPlatypus For example, Germaine Greer. Also, Bob Ellis.

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