Stilgherrian (@stilgherrian)

Wentworth Falls NSW AU

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April 16th, 2012

@ataraxite I shan’t, actually, thanks all the same.

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@peterjblack So Brisbane’s Pride Festival has descended into the same incestuous self-referential wankery Sydney’s always had? Bravo!

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Um, @mpesce has done WHAT with a carrot? In his niche? [confused, alarmed]

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@skwashd @cmlh I’ll leave you chaps to it. Too much past the end of energy for this morning person.

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@cmlh @skwashd Not my field, but if the page was online then maybe it was just listed in an index file? To me that sounds a simpler error.

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@cmlh @skwashd “Only”? We also had an iPad app being tested. Bad sitemap.xml posted? Mistaken ping from CMS? (Does Google see ‘em still?)

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@cmlh @skwashd Speculating about an exact “How?” is fun, but it comes down to a page online being a page that can be indexed.

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@cmlh @skwashd The referer header theory is interesting, but overly-complex? Large site(s), so sitemap.xml or unknown links is Occam’s?

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RT @bobearth: Sorry if I made you pregnant, google went ahead and published my semen.

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@grum That’s all? You could ask more if you wanted to…

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I AM GOING TO GET EMERGENCY DUCK EVEN THOUGH I DO NOT HAVE A NUMBER BECAUSE I AM SPECIAL.

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I learned a new trick yesterday, @NickHodgeMSFT. One large passionfruit, slice in half, add a teaspoon of sweet chilli sauce.

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@cmlh Indeed, we made quite clear in the podcast that it’s a convention that may not necessarily be followed. /cc @skwashd @theheraldsun

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Oh. Tasmanians and ASCII. I forgot, no counting past running out of fingers. So, that’s what? 14.

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OH: “Yeah he’s new in the office. He’s such a pretty boy too, so it’s hard to tell which way he goes.”

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@grum I think less of you because you said “issue” instead of “problem”.

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Dear Tasmanians, you should so vote for someone if the ASCII values of the letters in their given names add up to a multiple of seven.

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Half-way to Emergency Duck Readiness Status.

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@bleeters What. The. Fuck. Are. You. On. About?

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Water features for everyone!

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“Patch Monday” podcast: “Avoiding your own Logies leak moment” with @skwashd zdnet.com.au/avoiding-your-… Ping @theheraldsun

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RT @mpesce: Another chapter set up in the blog. Now it will all happen automagically. Hopefully. [Oh it’ll happen. Just ask @theheraldsun.]

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Talking to a newspaper journalist about another newspaper and something about a television award.

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RT @zdnetaustralia: What use would you have for a bipedal robot that can climb stairs? bit.ly/IOVah1 ^ST [Sex. Obviously.]

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DO YOU KNOW WHAT I AM GOING TO DO? I AM GOING TO IGNORE ALL MEDICAL ADVICE, GO TO A SEKRIT SPOT, AND PREPARE MYSELF FOR THE EMERGENCY DUCK.

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New blog post: “Talking Instagram and Facebook on ABC Media Report”, with Friday’s audio. stilgherrian.com/conversations/…

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Sometimes I spend $6 heading off to the city without knowing if a restaurant slot has been allocated.

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Topical, @RealNickHodge, yes. Like an anti-fungal agent.

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“Patch Monday” podcast filed, oh so very late in the day. But it’s still Monday, so everyone is going to cope, right?

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Final mix under way.

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Recording done! @skwashd explains robots.txt and sitemap.xml for @theheraldsun. A brief but newsworthy “Patch Monday” podcast being edited.

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Well I was recording until @skwashd suddenly ran away ‘cos there’s “a fox in the back yard”.

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I’m already recording for the podcast, @jedro74 @jplonie @timClicks @joshrowe @purserj, thanks, so we can pull back the call-out now. ;)

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@skwashd Oh you make it sound so naughty! Let’s not tell @julieTisdale what we do when she’s not around.

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@skwashd I know @julieTisdale might disagree with me, but are you sure you can’t sneak in some time? ;)

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Ermph. Many messages rolling in. Some related, some not. Slight delay while I deal with a couple supposedly-drastic things.

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To be clear, I need someone who can speak authoritatively (i.e. experience, not reading a FAQ, including gotchas) and can record ASAP.

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@timClicks @joshrowe @purserj (I already know about it myself, but journalistic convention is someone else has to tell you. A conversation.)

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Well, @timClicks @joshrowe @purserj, I’m after someone to do the 12-minute robots.txt primer chat for the “Patch Monday” podcast.

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@domknight Oh @theheraldsun chap admits an error their end. Yes, makes them look a tad daft. Plenty of chuckle value.

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Oi! Web developers! Awake yet? I still seek someone with technical clue about robots.txt to talk to me somewhat urgent-ish.

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It’s actually the Triple M presenters who try to turn it into the Big Evil Google Inside Your Organisation based on, well, nothing. Twats.

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If you listen to Mr @theheraldsun’s whole interview with Triple M it sounds far less blame-Google than being reported. triplem.com.au/melbourne/funn…

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@caseyjohnellis The latter. I don’t understand how the world can work without us turning the handle every day.

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OK, back to the eyrie to turn this chaos into a podcast. Still needed: web developer to talk robots.txt, Google hacker to talk fun & profit.

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I have a vast ocean of unread email from last week, @caseyjohnellis, and yet the world is still operating. How is this even possible?

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@caseyjohnellis Oh, I just realised I’ve been very rude and not wrapped up our email dialog from last week. Sorry, I was a bit flat out.

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We have @theheraldsun’s explanation via Triple M triplem.com.au/melbourne/funn… unless they want to say more?

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So, who wants to explain robots.txt on the podcast in some detail? Is @googledownunder up for it? Must be able to say “regexp”.

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Thanks, @andreamatthews @chrisbrownie @karalee_, looks like we have plenty of confirmation of @theheraldsun’s URL.

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Oh, it’s IN the @mumbrella story, @andrew_hedge? My eyes are failing me today. Thanks. I blame being outdoors and screen contrast.

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@chrisbrownie Lovely, thanks. If you could email that to stil@stilgherrian.com so it doesn’t get shortified by arsehattery that’d be great.

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RT @RealNickHodge: Busily refreshing google to see who wins the Olympics

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Anyone with a screenshot of @theheraldsun Logies story also note the URL or can grab it from their browser history? /cc @mumbrella

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@sophistifunk This isn’t an important story, but if the truth could go missing for trivia then what about bigger stories? That’s the point.

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@sophistifunk One reason to care is that it goes to the character of the people involved, to honesty. Given that they’re media gatekeepers.

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RT @purserj: The Googles did it. In the Library with the Lead Pipe

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@purserj @jonoabroad Oh, a USA Today filler story? Well, SMH chose to run it, but it’s hardly “news”. Slow Monday. Know how they feel.

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@lenier @abctech @BernardKeane @edhusicMP (I had to highlight “erroneous” ‘cos I’d have just used “wrong”. Seemed a wanky word choice.)

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@lenier @abctech @BernardKeane @edhusicMP It’s not “erroneous” to discuss it. The price difference is real, whatever the cause.

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Backup finished. Mobile.

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Maybe this effort by @TheSunHerald to (re)define “publish” needs to be explored a little. Intent versus the facts of the bits and bytes?

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One day this backup will finish and then I can have breakfast and then I can make decisions and then I can implement them I can I can I can.

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@mumbrella Awww… Poor possums at @TheSunHerald reckon it’s not “on the website” unless THEY link to it? Such a quaint idea.

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The header on Google’s official blog is a metaphor for trying to get a straight answer out of corporate PR. googleblog.blogspot.com.au

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I am the very model of self control.

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Oh good. I did lose my quality podcast-producing monitoring earbuds. This pleases me significantly.

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@mpesce @iain_chalmers It can be a whole website by lunchtime. Including incriminating photographs.

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Methinks I might complete my decisionifying of the podcast topic over breakfast at that little cafe down the road.

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RT @googledownunder: Google gives webmasters full control over the pages that appear in search. bit.ly/INNf3z Ping @theheraldsun

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Head of new Council of Registered Ethical Security Testers (CREST) Australia addresses the proletariat. Also, @mukimu. zdnet.com.au/security-counc…

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RT @AlexHawkeMP: @stilgherrian @edhusicMP Not true. We are both long suffering Eels supporters [Oh dear. Religion. Now I’m afraid…]

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@R_Chirgwin Oh my timing is still complete chaos. Nothing is locked in. However I am wearing pants, which is a start.

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Twitter says: “Similar to @edhusicMP: @AlexHawkeMP.” Erm, somehow I don’t think so, guys.

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Here’s @BernardKeane’s story where @edhusicMP’s plan for a parliamentary inquiry on IT prices is “understood” to be go. blogs.crikey.com.au/thestump/2012/…

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Actually, @R_Chirgwin, talking to @edhusicMP about IT pricing could well be worthwhile. I reckon I’d need a second voice too, though.

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Crossing Logies and pants off the list, @bleeters @jeamland @D_Keating @PointZeroOne @phildobbie and others, much as I love you.

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MT @juhasaarinen: You’d be better off making codpaste. [And when you think about it, so would Nokia.]

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So this is the 90-minute period when I discuss podcast topics with my adoring fans and the other 99.99% of the population and you get bored.

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RT @joshgnosis: Lots of iPads being used in the inquiry. Going by pollster logic, I guess there’s no need for us to be here today.

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Trying to understand the Herald Sun calling the Logie win a “shock result”. He WAS one of the nominees, you know. “Shock”? You need Xanax.

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FFS LET ME PUT MY PANTS ON BEFORE REARRANGING THE ENTIRE INTERNET IN AUSTRALIA!

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RT @mrgrumpystephen: What time do Prince tickets go on sale? [26 seconds before they sell out.]

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The Primus news is from an email just arrived from their PR firm. I’ll need coffee before I can digest it. (I know, all those electrons…)

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Primus Telecommunications Group has just sold Primus Australia to M2 Telecommunications Group Ltd (M2) for approx $AUD 192.4 million.

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OK, time for a long hot shower, then ponder topics, with a cut-off time set for when I give up and phone @mpesce. I mean. No. Oh. Shut up.

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Note how no-one at the Herald Sun was up for putting their name to that piece of bullshit.

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RT @GeordieGuy: The anatomy of a data leak snowjob twitpic.com/9abehm [A thousand points for Mr Guy.]

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RealTimeWWII Fearing Germans, troops won’t land at Narvik. Admiral Cork, hoping to inspire them, goes ahead- but he’s v. short. He’s stuck in a snowdrift

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I do want to chat with @mpesce about “The Next Billion Seconds” on “Patch Monday”, @jonoabroad, but not as an ill-prepared urgency.

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Tech Bubble 1 to Tech Bubble 2 was what, @cheshireb? More than a decade? Memories don’t last that long, do they? But there’s an idea…

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If the reporting happened before the announcement, @jamezpolley? INVESTIGATORIALISED JOURNALISMS! YAY! WE WORRY ABOUT ITS DEATH!

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This is the “Patch Monday” podcast, @en_gy. It’s supposed to about technology or something. Not psychosis.

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Erm, oh, is @mpesce on Twitter? It might be better if he didn’t see that before I ask him.

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FFS PEOPLE THINK OF A PODCAST TOPIC OR I WILL BE FORCED TO GO TALK TO @mpesce ABOUT HIS GODDAM BOOK!

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How is the reporting of a fact announced at an event filled with hundreds of journalists, producers and presenters a “leak”? Arsehats.

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Though I suppose @tomscocca had a point buried in there about bloatware, if he’d gotten beyond whinging about things dropped in 2007.

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That’d be @tomscocca’s daft “Death to Word”, @bleeters, that Fairfax syndicated from Slate. slate.com/articles/techn… I think we’ll move on.

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Enough’s been said about Instagram and Facebook, right? Or are Australian voices talking about Silicon Valley Bubble Economics interesting?

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Online unis affecting the traditional ones is a great topic, @EnsignR, but not do-able in a day. That one’s got research time behind it.

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Kraftwerk at MoMA, @EnsignR? nytimes.com/slideshow/2012… An interesting event, but I can live without wallowing in the past.

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Anyone craving for an issue to be covered on the “Patch Monday” podcast? Now’s your chance. While I’m weak and succeptible to bribes.

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Mon plan: Produce “Patch Monday” podcast from scratch (anyone have any scratch?); emergency duck; work on feature article; TGIM.

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New bog post: “cPanel reconsidered EULA acceptance process”, following my complaint. stilgherrian.com/internet/cpane…

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RT @bleeters: @firstdogonmoon @s_bridges IT’S PONY TIME! youtube.com/watch?v=Jyaxcv… [Note also what counts as “chubby” back then. Unless…]

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Mudnay. Errrrrrrrrr.

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