Stilgherrian (@stilgherrian)

Wentworth Falls NSW AU

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April 23rd, 2012

Ta, @alexburns, for “The TED Effect”, introducing me to “the Starbucksification of public intellectualism”. alexburns.net/2012/04/23/23r…

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dannolan_ebooks CSS changes things about mandarins

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AndrewPStreet This evening in spam subject lines: “How to lay a fuckable pussycat in your bed every night.” It’d be lengthwise, surely?

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HLMenckenBot The chief contribution of Protestantism to human thought is its massive proof that God is a bore.

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One day I should write a feature explaining how the con of self-promotion works and why people fall for these snake-oil merchants.

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@neerav Please put on this blindfold and stand against the wall while the gentlemen ready their guns. “Fairly unique” is not a thing.

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Oh OK, another self-promoting cunt of a . Nothing to see here, except a gullible TV station falling for his self-promotion.

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@cpezaro Your number is so phenomenally beyond, say, the number of neutrons in the entire universe that I must ask you to step outside.

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@paulwallbank YOU MADE PEOPLE CLICK ON THAT BULLSHIT OPTUS REPORT YOU BASTARD! @hollingsworth @mpesce @rwang0

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@hollingsworth I haven’t seen specific Facebook numbers for ages, reportage seems more concerns-as-given now. @mpesce @rwang0 @paulwallbank

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@freocookster Well, we haven’t mentioned him by name or handle yet. Give it time. ;)

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@viveka Actually some of that is just WHOIS spam. It costs almost zero to set up, needs no maintenance, may get click-throughs.

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@viveka The botton one’s mostly a joke. The others might be connected with some sort of malicious dodginess. I’m too tired to think.

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I’ve identified nearly all the compilation CDs of shit covers this SEKRIT location has on the multi-CD changer-player thing whatsit.

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@freocookster Oh, so “prolific” is the metric? Just looking at that one photo and I want to stab him.

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Let there be light.

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RT @dobes: suicide is never the answer RT @stilgherrian: Correcting an error on the internet. [I love the editorial support I get.]

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Correcting an error on the internet.

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RT @SBSNews: A US war veteran suicides every 80 mins after returning home with . bit.ly/J3hxeu [He must be having a Hell time.]

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ILLUMlNATI Character is what you have Ieft when you’ve lost everything you can lose.

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BOCSAR Want to hear more about NSW crime trends? Come along to a free event at Sydney’s Institute of Criminology tomorrow bit.ly/I3jESo

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Why are you singling out an “Earth Day”? WTF planet are you usually on? Arsehat.

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Speaking of which, should I remind the gallery’s of this? stilgherrian.com/media/separate…

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RT @Pollytics: In this new spirit of media-as-Benny-Hill show, I hope we get the Bob Katter sex tape next

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RT @joshgnosis: A week after , the judgment in the TV Now copyright appeal is handed down on Friday.

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@freocookster Ah this would be “Stilgherrian’s advice to a PR student, uhoh” from the other day. stilgherrian.com/marketing/advi… /cc @danilic

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@joshgnosis I think the two media objects, story and podcast, complement each other well. Plus, given what I do, I had to cover it. :)

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RT @jeamland: Ok, I think I’ve finally worked out how to explain Intel’s Tri-Gate transistors. [Would you like me to tee up an Intel bod?]

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RT @thomasrdotorg: Student has been busy filling out course change request forms. Another auctioneer was just born. [OUCH!]

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Indeed, @joshgnosis, the only divergent opinion about the iiNet result seems to be AFACT’s. Though the podcast explores wider.

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“iiNet decision not a free pass: experts”, writes @joshgnosis. Confirms stuff in the podcast. zdnet.com.au/iinet-decision…

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@danilic Thank you. I got so many lovely comments about that. Yet the student still hasn’t even acknowledged it. It’ll be fun when they do.

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These comedians are all so moody.

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@danilic That’s not the wrong date, you just can’t read my handwriting!

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“Patch Monday” podcast: “iiNet wards off AFACT, but what next?” with @rgibli zdnet.com.au/iinet-wards-of…

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WHAT IS THIS SHIT VERSION OF “LIVE AND LET DIE” WHAT IS BEING PLAYED AT ME THIS IS OUTRAGEOUS.

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SnarkyPlatypus Sounds like a whole lot of Bex is needed.

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@danilic I mean, I would never ORDER anyone to see you with Mr @firstdogonmoon. That’d be the comedy equivalent of breaching RSA rules.

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@danilic Sir, you’ve changed my tweet from declarative to imperative. I’m afraid I’ll have to ask you to step outside. /cc @firstdogonmoon

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Surely, @SBSNews, Alan Joyce telling us about people who should be ignored is gloriously recursive?

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SBSNews Qantas CEO Alan Joyce says the federal government should ignore Barry O’Farrell and build another airport in Sydney bit.ly/IeUnC0

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RT @GreenJ: ah yes, i think the ‘gate’ has bolted. [That’s exceptionally clever.]

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@sufisticat That article seems to indicate it’s the students that are the cynics, notthe clever, balanced and hard-working academics.

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You can see and hear Mr @firstdogonmoon and @danilic in Parramatta this Friday 24/4 and it’s cheap. As are they. riversideparramatta.com.au/performance.as…

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RT @lukehopewell: I want to go back to NY now. [We all want you to go back to NY now too.]

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I’m sure we’re doing this joke in the wrong order.

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@sufisticat (No, I don’t know how that works either.)

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@sufisticat That tweet is just proof that your username reflects your worldview, a mix of Sufism and The Aristocrats. ;)

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“Cane Toad that motherfucker!” is the best advice I’ve received all day. Also now the name of a segment in my next show. Whatever that is.

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There certainly are times when my decision to not read daily headline news pays off.

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This Slipper thing. Should I bother finding out what’s alleged to have happened. Or shall I just file it under cane toad races and forget?

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@imtimhanlon [nods] I reckon that still relevant / not still relevant code would be what those in that trade would call “fuckin’ hard”.

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I’m bad at judging kids’ ages, @gths, but Amelie looks younger than 10. Should we move to DVD release dates instead?

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@imtimhanlon So, to translate, “search is solved” would require… zero effort in the thinking departent? What is “solved”? Curiosity here.

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Not only does @ThePowerIndex have an annoying pop-over email subscription screen, the 3rd-party offers checkbox is preselected. Uncool.

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@dobes @mukimu Sometimes there are themes that even I will leave alone. For a short time, anyway.

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The children are named Amelie and Aiden, so we can figure out exactly when they were conceived by browsing the movie release schedules.

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RT @firstdogonmoon: Today’s First Dog cartoon is free and allegedly about Peter Slipper and/or some chickens arseh.at/tqe

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RT @BundyB: less “thinks you said” and more “finds it easier to argue with you if you had said” so they just take that and run with it.

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@jonoabroad No this is in re Friday’s @crikey_news piece, not my earlier copyright cheer. (BTW it’s “fair dealing”. “Fair use” is US.)

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Apparently some arsehat thinks I said that copyrights are not deserving of protection. Fucked if I can figure out where.

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OH: “Dad, watch this! Dad, watch this! Dad, watch this! Dad, watch this!”

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Two! We are up to 2!

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bunjaree This morning, Wattle Cottage guests called in a state of excitement, to tell us that the lyerbird had parked under the balcony to sing!

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Hurry up hurry up hurry up hurry up hurry up hurry up hurry up hurry up hurry up hurry up hurry up hurry up hurry up hurry up hurry up.

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Next steps: 1. Backups (always back up immediately after each project). 2. Pub. 3. What is “3”? 4. I have never played golf I am not a turd.

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Are you aware, @firstdogonmoon, that Geoffrey Chaucer Hath a Blog? houseoffame.blogspot.com.au Serpentes on a Shippe! houseoffame.blogspot.com.au/2006/08/serpen…

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JohnJohnsonson Just saw a cop who wasn’t tasering anyone.

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@SnarkyPlatypus I approve of your strategy and would like to subscribe to your newsletter.

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@RealNickHodge Really? There’s been plenty of RTs so the punters must be happy, but I felt the @ABCthedrum piece was all over the shop.

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Sorry, @jeamland, I didn’t manage to include the word “goat” anywhere in my discussions of . I just couldn’t.

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“Patch Monday” podcast filed! After a mere 1.5 hours of sleep at 0645, I am now officially knackered.

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Two articles, a radio appearance and a podcast about . Not once did I mention “Pineapple Express” or “The Golden Girls”. I am fail.

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Uploading all the things.

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I’ve nearly written all the words to go with the “Patch Monday” podcast. Nearly.

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Me at @CSO_Australia: “Security concerns over Australia’s e-health records”, and a [cough] modest proposal. cso.com.au/article/422310…

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Rendering all the things.

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@Colvinius @j_hutch @purserj I don’t know that it’s necessarily genius, but it’s a damn sight quicker.

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Mixing all the things.

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@expectproblems As in all important life matters, “Forbidden Planet” should be your guide.

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Well to be honest, @j_hutch @purserj, I was just pinching bits from @Colvinius’ program for the “Patch Monday” podcast.

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Oh @j_hutch @purserj I’m just revelling in the joy, the SHEER JOY, that is the Copyright Act 1968 in all its 500-page glory of gloriousness.

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COPYRIGHT ACT 1968 SECT 42, DO YOU SPEAK IT, MOTHERFUCKER? austlii.edu.au/au/legis/cth/c…

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Editing all the things.

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RT @corduroy: I declare today Privacy Awareness Week Awareness Day. [Good call.]

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firstdogonmoon my editor (the current one) is sending me seahorse porn arseh.at/tqc i refuse to watch it - i cannot work like this

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MT @acmadotgov: Privacy Awareness Week starts today. ow.ly/aoQAq [I wasn’t aware of this awareness. I’d have planned something.]

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Yes, @dahowlett, Jetstar is much like RyanAir, from what I hear. It’s Qantas’ cheap’n’cheerful brand. Duck and cover. blogs.crikey.com.au/planetalking/2…

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Interview recorded. Backing up all the data. Chatting with @rgibli was fun. I think you’ll enjoy the podcast.

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Oh look, a new Skype. With a different interface. That’s never happened before.

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OK, five minutes unti I interview @rgibli for the “Patch Monday” podcast. Should be fun. Back in a bit.

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@zyzzyvamedia I believe the best way to cope with JQ fights is alcohol. Not that I drink. Oh wait.

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GuyAdvisor My friend’s dog can catch flies with its mouth. Not impressed. My ex-wife does that with her vagina, and she’s not half as smart as his dog

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Last time I was on a panel next to Eugene Kaspersky. I should flag that it’s best to keep us separated as much as possible.

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So, I’m covering the AusCERT 2012 infosec conference for @zdnetaustralia, Gold Coast 16-18 May. conference.auscert.org.au/conf2012/

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That slightly less pleasant little moment when you see that the flight numbers begin with “JQ”.

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That pleasant little moment when somebody emails to ask whether these suggested flight times are suitable, and they are.

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Dear PR People, when the first word of your media release is “Leverage”, I delete the email.

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Adding TwentyFeet the ever-expanding Twitter filter.

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@frances_sacco Thank you very much. If you ever want to go digging, everything ends up being linked from my website.

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Mon plan: Finish “Patch Monday” podcast (1000 recording, then edit); collapse; remainder TBA. Yes, that was an all-nighter, so now I rest.

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@frances_sacco Ah gotcha, sorry for misunderstanding. I need (more) sleep. Yes, a fair one-line version. @ABCthedrum

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@frances_sacco My point isn’t that movies/TV will be killed but some forms won’t be viable, some business models certainly so. @ABCthedrum

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RT @jeamland: Oh look, another “want to come work at Google?” email. [Gosh. I never seem to get any of them, ever. I wonder why.]

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Thank you, @jeamland @PointZeroOne @alexkidman, I had suspected there was a certain unreality about it all.

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I’m not sure how much sense that @ABCthedrum piece makes. It was written overnight, filed at 0630.

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Me at @ABCthedrum: “Blockbuster trial for a movie and TV industry in decline” abc.net.au/unleashed/3965…

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Ermph! Thing filed for @ABCthedrum and now I shall fade out for a ittle bit.

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75 minutes until deadline. Somewhat fuzzy from having pulled an all-nighter. Yet the writing is flowing. Is it flowing fast enough?

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RT @ataraxite: There is no such thing as a “national identity”. [Then how come there are “national identity cards” then, huh? Huh?]

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Pondering what an AUSTRALIANA KLAXON would sound like.

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Excellent. “Patch Monday” podcast package on completed, ready to record @rgibli at 1000. A break, then write for @ABCthedrum.

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_mmmmmo ” le pédalo était un iceberg ” je répète ” le pédalo était un iceberg”

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carlgardner Strangely moving that French political tweeters are evading the exit poll blackout with coded messages hashtagged

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Editing the audio. Slowly, ‘cos it’s late. How to sum up the entire in a few minutes? Then introduce the expert I’ll record later.

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@jeffsonstein Hey, it’s quick. Stranger + plug new site + last 10 tweets the same message = block as spammer. 5 seconds. @gaikwad_abhijit

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@kcarruthers It’s a pretty half-arsed sore of sentience, Kate. Oh wait. @mpesce @fivewalls @hyper_mpesce

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