Stilgherrian (@stilgherrian)

Wentworth Falls NSW AU

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April 22nd, 2012

@mpesce @fivewalls @hyper_mpesce Skynet is a bit of a catch-all explanation though. Not very… granular.

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OH: “I hear voices. But I ignore them and I just carry on killing.”

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@smperris bort: “flawed, low quality diamonds, and diamond fragments, valuable only for crushing to diamond dust.” So there.

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cschweitz Those under 35 are 1.6x more likely to pay for online content than those over 35 bit.ly/Jo5HBk A closer look at Gen Y’s habits

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Oh Bones the Cat will have a field day, @R_Chirgwin! There’s a least two over-confident mice. Sounds like possibly a goat behind the fridge.

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Story filed for tomorrow’s @CSO_Australia new. Now, write a thing for @ABCthedrum by 0630 and prepare audio wrap of . Audio first.

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The bunnies are healthy.

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Discovering why a source didn’t respond to the email I sent earlier today: I didn’t actually send it. I am an arsehat.

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Extracting bunnies from the millinery.

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@rgibli Hello there, I don’t suppose you’re about at the moment? I’m just sending you an email…

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@en_gy @chrisjrn I’m pretty much not talking to you because you failed to appreciate the political depths of my Airbus joke.

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Restarting all the things.

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VH-OQA “Nancy Bird Walton” back on home soil? For an Airbus A380 “home soil” would be Toulouse. Sigh. It’s Stolen Children all over again…

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RT @SnarkyPlatypus: That food came out awfully quick. [Chances are it’ll therefore come out again awfully quick.]

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dannolan_ebooks Plain Packaging = camps for REASONS

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RT @SnarkyPlatypus: I can confirm that Fox Valley isn’t some mythical place in an Enid Blyton book. [Says the Enid Blyton book critter.]

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Cabcharge? Audit? HAHAHAHA! HAHA! HAHA! HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA! HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!

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GordyPls “Could this bikie war escalate into all out war?” That question is answered by the availability of tanks and fighter jets in Kings Cross.

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@michaelneale: what are you setting on fire now ? [That’s not the point. Nothing. Nothing important, anyway.]

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Remember when Redhead-brand matches actually fucking well worked?

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New blog post: “Weekly Wrap 98: Logies, lawyers and largesse” stilgherrian.com/weekly-wrap/we…

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“Underwater hockey” has just GOT to be a euphemism, right?

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s_bridges I feel better now that Simon Sheikh has shared his analysis of the Slipper situation.

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Sun plan, v3: Write for @CSO_Online; dinner; “Patch Monday” podcast recording; write for @ABCthedrum. Podcast final edits happen tomorrow.

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Shorter Sikman family: Other people aren’t as obsessed with building a dream home RIGHT FUCKING NOW as we are WHAAAAAA! theage.com.au/victoria/life-…

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Picture of fuckin’ innocence, I am.

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Possibly extending the concept of mai pen rai culture a little too far.

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OK, I am mobile again now. Back to the SEKRIT lair to write words and stuff. Stand by.

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Sunday is a lovely day, sure, @plu. But that news you read and hear first thing Monday morning? Know where that comes from?

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RT @peterjblack: it’s not barack obama: “Klout Ranks the Time 100: Guess Who’s #1?” pjblack.me/IY9D62 [Klout? technologyspectator.com.au/emerging-tech/… ]

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Oh I like it when @ABCNews24 does a “to clarify” tweet. Did they do one of those after saying iiNet was “hosting” BitTorrent? Bueller?

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Oh look, from May 2011: “APF urges criminal penalties for smartphone privacy breaches” zdnet.com.au/apf-urges-crim…

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RT @R_Chirgwin: @leslienassar I disagree: Grapefruit divided by the number of users.

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@nikki_telfer Alas, what you think about House of Reps sittings conflicts with what Parliament says. aph.gov.au/News_and_Event… Wanna place a bet?

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According to Parliament House website, House of Reps next sits on 2 May. SO WHY ARE YOU RUNNING AROUND LIKE HEADLESS CHICKENS YOU FUCKWITS?

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The thing I love about @leslienassar is his generosity of spirit.

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RT @upulie: I am outstandingly jealous of @carolduncan because she is fossil hunting. [That’s right. She works for the ABC.]

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Of course, if someone faxed me a few more fivers…

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Yay! The smell of light Sunday afternoon rain gently hitting warm inner-city asphalt and enough cash for just one more beer. Just one.

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And today on “I’m an Instant Fucking Expert”, parliamentary procedures relating to the standing-down of the Speaker. God give me strength!

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Oh someone wake me when this Slipper bullshit is over. Or the cane toad races start.

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It’s approaching 4pm on a day when I must write two articles and produce one podcast. Words written: 148. Seconds of audio produced: 0. WIN!

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Note that everything I’m tweeting now is, of course, directly related to the op-ed about infosec I’m writing RIGHT NOW.

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RT @ApostrophePong: youtu.be/ZUqR8k29nZ4 [It’s a Thai ping pong show but is this video NSFW or not? I can’t decide. Either way, it’s wrong.]

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@ApostrophePong I think Björk could well become the world’s first crossover pong-pong show star.

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@ApostrophePong Everything Björk learned, she learned in Soi Patpong.

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So, a guy just over-revved his black Lambourghini in busy Pitt St and accelerated to nearly 40km an hour! My penis feels inadequate now.

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I’ve just been told that my advice is “better than nothing”. Well, I’m reassured.

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Is Bettina Arndt still a thing?

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RT @kristinmoore2: Sunday is a good day for writing “thereoughtobealaw” things! [So very true. And I shall shortly head off to write one.]

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@Douglasac10 Without detracting from the essential truth of what you say, I also recommend this. youtube.com/watch?v=ZCldL3…

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@Douglasac10 Luckily the Sharpened Poking Stick wasn’t needed. Whew! I hate having to troubleshoot messy database upfuckage.

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Ah, MySQL’s “Repair Database” is your friend. Now, to check the clients’ websites as well.

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So, restarting MySQL has taken my website down. WordPress claims there are zero posts. Liar. I think I shall deal with this now…

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RT @kcarruthers: Do it! Negligent data breaches should be punished: pref by putting those responsible in stocks in Martin Place or similar.

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@jbkHCSMANZ I have appropriately triggered a follow request to @BernardK and expect an instant improvement in the entire universe.

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lukebuckmaster “Titanic was described as unsinkable, but it sank. When the movie was described as “unmissable” I knew exactly what should happen”- Don Tran

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Tempted to drop what I planned to write for @CSO_Australia and do an op-ed calling for the criminalisation of negligent data breaches.

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@ApostrophePong @mpesce They’re a good investment and will save lives. But they look so… bleak. They definitely need rope light.

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@mpesce May I use your Turquoise Andaman pic pic.twitter.com/DrjzkRga as the header for my Weekly Wrap post this week? I’ll link to your shit.

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RT @mpesce: Tsunami warning tower pic.twitter.com/sx2mEqrp [Sure it’s real? It has no rope lights on it. /cc @ApostrophePong]

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RT @sylmobile: “In his tell-all biography the man, the myth, and the magic that is Alby Mangels that will leave you gasping for breath…”

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RT @DeanBarnett: Kony 2012. You’re doing it wrong. i.imgur.com/f3CLL.jpg cc @danilic [Oh FFS! Can’t we hire Kony’s kids to deal with this?]

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RT @leslienassar: it’s galling when Sony loses massive cache of personal data without penalty, while lobbying for torrents be criminalized.

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Absorbing all your words, but not responsding to them yet, because I am Forming Ideas.

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GordyPls Q7 of AFACT’s report piracy form asks how you know it’s pirated, cites availability and reasonable price as examples gguy.me/5W

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I shall have one more beer at the C Bar, or possibly two, before returning to the SEKRIT lair for the writing of the words and stuff.

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Being steaked out.

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Note the key words in “neglected to take proper responsbility” for personal data. Negligence. Impropriety. Irresponsibility. Add “criminal”?

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We should stop talking about organisations “losing” personal data, like it’s an oops. They neglected to take proper responsbility for it.

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Sun plan, revised: Just the writing and podcasting. I’ll stay in Sydney until I head to Perth on Thursday. Probably.

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Rearranging all the things, suddenly.

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I will continue screeching on Twitter until they solve all the things.

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I wonder if Sydney Light Rail added this info to their website? To their app? Do they have an app? Maybe they sold the app to Hobart.

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Sydney Light Rail must think wheelchair users or pram-pushers will just turn up then go to the next stop or not in spec.

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“An engineer has been booked”, says Sydney Light Rail of the broken lift at Lilyfield. Sure, arsehats, but WHEN? How can we plan else?

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Mobile. I think I have just enough time for tram and lunch before the 1318 train. We shall see.

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After two weeks in Sydney, I’m looking forward to returning to @bunjaree. A quiet week ahead, if you want to get away. bunjareecottages.com.au

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Slowly packing up the SEKRIT lair, aiming for 1318 Central to Wentworth Falls and a late arvo and evening of writing and producifying.

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So I just blocked @gaikwad_abhijit for spammy shit. Is he one of yours, @jeffsonstein?

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Speaking of which since it got RTd so much, “Stilgherrian’s advice to a PR student, uhoh” stilgherrian.com/marketing/advi…

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annetreasure A guy in this cafe just ordered a weak skinny latte why are you even a person?

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Dear PR People, not ALL announcements are “exciting”, and especially not because you add the word “exciting” to the headline.

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The excitement generated by watching is just like that generated by cane toad races in a Cairns pub, and just as insightful.

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While it’s not a good look to be praising a masthead-mate, I do learn more from @BernardKeane than so many others.

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Well, @BernardKeane, one influences the other. I suspect there’s gloriously good political journalism, just not on major TV, radio, papers.

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BernardKeane “The state of Australian political journalism is currently even worse than either the government or the opposition.” Discuss.

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toaf Don’t let this Slipper stuff distract from the real issue: Muslim prayer rooms at footy grounds! I hope Tim Blair posts about it again soon.

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RT @dannolan_ebooks: we all weekend. They’re trashing it, playing coldplay

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RT @TheKouk: After 55 mins of insiders, aged care reform gets 60 seconds of discussion after more than half an hour of Slipper. [Typical.]

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As usual, I’ve kicked off far too many discussion topics by braindumping on Twitter when I’m meant to be doing other things. Sigh.

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@MikeStuchbery Congratulations on the DE job. I do hope you’ll organise a regular gig giving us an Australian’s view of it all. Blog or die!

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RT @BernardKeane: yes but a mediocre nation is always at its best…

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RT @leslienassar: Australia excels in its commitment to mediocrity.

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In 2010 I wrote “NBN: too bold for timid Australia?” on some of these themes. abc.net.au/unleashed/3901…

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RT @infoholic: I think your comment should be modified slightly. Australians are fine with being best in sporting events or competitions.

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RT @infoholic: I think @PhillipAdamsABC puts it best when he says the only word that rhymes with “Australia” is “failure”.

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RT @phbarratt: Few things Australians fear more than success, which brings with it huge responsibilities. [Or attention? Convicts stay low.]

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@bleeters I don’t only have a CBF today about more patent stuff, I’m also fully booked for research-and-understand-stuff for a week.

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andrewsholl 10-year project will take 10 years SHOCK! “@adelaidenow: 1000s of households face delays of up to a decade for fb.me/1SQpKaUs0

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@CosmicRami Thank you, but “Earthian” is very much from @SenatorBobBrown greensmps.org.au/content/news-s… @Astro_Soichi

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Why are Australians so afraid of being “most” or “best” or “first” in anything? Are we, despite Anzac tradition, actually gutless?

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I agree with your points, @ashdonaldson. Well, I’m not a driver but it makes sense. You want to kick off the regulatory battle there?

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ashdonaldson @stilgherrian Car cockpits are terribly designed - for old mech constraints. It’s about time someone replaced the steering wheel/pedal model

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KenJennings I just yelled to my wife “Honey are yogurt lids recyclable?” & my youth ended & all my Ramones t-shirts faded away as if they had never been

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Well, @bleeters, here’s an essay on Curtiss and Wright patent battles over wing-warping and ailerons. centennialofflight.gov/essay/Wright_B…

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RT @jplonie: @stilgherrian aren’t you due to be on RN in 15m as an automotive history expert? [Probably. I have Wikipedia open and ready.]

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Ta also @jplonie @scotartt @smperris @stufromoz @smperris @purserj, kinda. I’ll give into Oracle v Google if/when I need to. In two hours.

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RT @zackster: both, see groklaw.net for the best coverage. the patent case is weaker, but the API copyright case is rather confused

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Hang on. Some stories are saying Oracle v Google is about copyright, some patents. Is it about both? Or are journalists useless arseholes?

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In further news, Bernie Ecclestone is a cunt. independent.co.uk/news/world/mid…

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I now await automotive history buffs, who’ll tell me the early auto industry was like that. Was it? NFI. I look forward to your factoids.

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Interfaces as copyrightable, patentable etc? Imagine driving if “brake pedal” ended up being IP-protected and other cars worked different.

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Oracle v Google is about APIs. I see echoes of Apple v Microsoft over GUI elements. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Apple_Com…

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A seems-to-be-insightful summary of the rather important Google v Oracle copyright trial thus far. guardian.co.uk/technology/201…

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RT @mpesce: Rope light was a major innovation in Thai culture. [It’s true. You’ll need aromatherpy stilgherrian.com/sydney/latest-… to help.]

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Sun plan, summarised: A work day, alas, full of writing and podcast production, some of which will happen on a moving train.

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Sun plan, unordered: Write for @CSO_Australia, @ABCthedrum; produce “Patch Monday”; return to Wentworth Falls; document yesterday’s webhole.

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Hello, God. They tell me this is Your day, but I do hope to be able to use it for a little while. I have Things to Do. Hello.

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Now I wish the gap hadn’t ended. Long day tomorrow, so I shall go quiet and wallow in the memories of the evening.

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