Stilgherrian (@stilgherrian)

Wentworth Falls NSW AU

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May 8th, 2012

This is one of those tweets that’s ALWAYS true. twitter.com/The_Git/status…

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RT @bernietb: They’ll be fighting hard with Q&A to win that category. [No truer word has been said tonight. Except possibly “bacon”.]

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Maybe @ABCNews24 and @latikambourke are going for that new @walkleys category, “Most populat shit gimmick involving Twitter”.

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I don’t know why people are making such a big deal about Google’s car getting Nevada plates. I’VE BEEN THERE! NEVADA CITIZENS GET PLATES!

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BTW, someone tell @ABCNews24 what a “stop word” is. “Not to be confused with Safeword,” Wikipedia explains. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stop_words

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RT @DonDunstan: @stilgherrian Digging your profile picture. [And now my brain is melting.]

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@cafedave Thank you very much. Now let us never speak of it again.

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Wait. Lara Bingle…isn’t a video game character?

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AmandaDean Being Lara Bingle? Are you fucking serious?

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What’s wrong with Sizzler? It’s more constructive than anything I’ve ever done.

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@dannolan No. Oh no. No, we should never be allowed to speak. Let alone meet.

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If ABC Ultimo is burned to the ground tonight and you’d like to pin it on me, this is your smoking gun. twitpic.com/9iqpbe

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Christ, not a Wordle! FFS GO TALK TO A LINGUIST, A PROPER ONE, BEFORE YOU EVER SHOW ONE OF THOSE STUPID FUCKING THINGS EVER AGAIN!

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RT @juhasaarinen: @ABCNews24 Lies. Twitter covers stories with angel dust and the truth that is the Internet. Everyone knows that. [Sorry.]

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Hey @ABCNews24 remember when TV journos got of their arses, went out and TALKED to people, with a super of name, age, suburb, occupation?

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RT @S7U: Latina is reading Twitter to me from the TV what has the Internet disappeared up its own arse? [No, television has.]

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FFS, @ABCNews24! Twitter doesn’t “cover” stories any more than telephones “cover” them. Stop trying to turn a technology into journalism!

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RT @zdnetaustralia: Here’s our budget IT round-up, with links to our other budget articles: zdnet.com.au/budget-2012-sl… ^ST

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RT @sylmobile: So sport training gets money and CSIRO loses money. It’s all beginning to make sense now.

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New blog post: “Budget 2012: the key numbers” stilgherrian.com/politics/budge…

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Poor Senator @KateLundy, she has to face @R_Chirgwin’s tweets now. WHEREAS I’VE MOVED ON!

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@mpesce @kcarruthers I can’t afford suits like Frank Sinatra. It’s not like I’m in the Mafia or anything.

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@SnarkyPlatypus I don’t think it’s safe out here yet.

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@KateLundy Or should I just write a public submission explaining what I do on the weekends and why everyone else should pay for it?

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RT @KateLundy: New post: Continued support for Australia sport bit.ly/JbczQe [Any way we can still stop this?]

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MattCowgill .@AlanKohler says this is a “big taxing budget.” Tax is forecast to be lower in 2012-13 (as % of GDP) than in every year of the Howard Govt.

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If leading journalists’ statements can be disproved with the most trivial of fact-checks, explain to me again what purpose they serve?

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Thank you, @PointZeroOne @bleeters @R_Chirgwin, I’ll try ALL of those suggestions all at once. Just like the tablets. No wait.

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Hang on. Fuck. How many tablets did I just have?

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@Pollytics Oh. I’d assumed @AusTaxpayers was just a troll account set up by @dannolan.

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Right. I can have four more codeine tablets before filing for @crikey_news. CWE notwithstanding.

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@JohnBirmingham “Slammed the hamster” is a euphemism for… um… dare I ask?

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@zdnetaustralia Indeed, the upfuckage seems to be unupfucked now. (“Downfucked”?) Thank you.

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Oh look! Here’s @RealNickHodge and I broadcasting together last time! ustream.tv/recorded/15193… /cc @mpesce

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RT @HappySinger: Suddenly, my Twitterstream is full of suggestions of Joe Hockey ‘going hard’. [And not before time.]

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Why do politicians always go on about things that “send a message”? Can’t they just use the phone, email, fax or post like we all do?

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So what you’re saying, @mpesce, is that @RealNickHodge and I should team up for a regular podcast on politics and animal husbandry?

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GrogsGamut Hockey: “Surfing on higher taxes”!? Next year predicted to be 22.1% of GDP. Avge during Howard Govt was 23.4%

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“There are currently no stories”, says @zdnetaustralia. So that’s that. zdnet.com.au

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OMFG I JUST GOT A MEDIA RELEASE FROM SENATOR WONG’S OFFICE AND THE FIRST WORDS WEREN’T “TONY ABBOTT” IT IS THE END TIME!

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RT @bernietb: Right. I’m in front of a computer showing . TAKE ME TO THE UNHINGING

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RT @nanopunk: Curry spice used to fight bowel cancer abc.net.au/news/2012-05-0… @abcnews [NOOOOO! I MADE THAT MISTAKE ONCE!]

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Why is Levi eating bacon anyway?

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Senator Conroy wants to ensure SBS remains “vibrant”. I assume that’s a setting on my Android phone?

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RT @joshgnosis: It’s a very serious budget, Swan said in the presser at around 4pm. [As opposed to budgets he delivered in jester’s garb.]

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“The National Broadband Network is transforming our economy”, lies the non-time-travelling Treasurer.

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RT @NewtonMark: In the future, your privacy will be invaded by Street View WiFi snooping cars driven by robots. [By “future” we mean “June”]

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RT @oliyoung: Dear news services, see how @latikambourke is tweeting the budget? That’s how you should do it. [Tho in non-tabloid style.]

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Why are your screeching CRACKDOWN, @latikambourke? Have you started working for a tabloid? Or are the drugs kicking in?

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Apparently Mr Swan is spreading his package.

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Being spammed by ministerial media advisors. Because I am a loser.

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@GreenJ Opposition benches have a sort of tube and pump arrangement in them that sucks the respect out of sitting members. So to speak.

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Downloading Budget Paper No. 2. The one with the numbers I need and you, in theory, want. Because I am a loser.

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@ZenPsycho Given the ease of fingerprinting browsers and 3rd-party analysis, I don’t disagree. Though IIRC the Act makes no distinction.

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Waiting for some cunt in Canberra to press “publish”. Because I am a loser.

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@ZenPsycho So the guts of my original question is whether ACMA as a government agency is breaching the Privacy Act with this logging.

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@ZenPsycho And National Privacy Principles prohibit recording more PII than needed to deliver the service, telling me about the conference.

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@ZenPsycho Indeed. BTW I’m up to speed on the technology. But a unique ID as query parameter connects all that to my email, which is PII…

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RT @ABCthedrum: Getting ready for the …. [How, exactly? Journalism requires CONCRETE FACTS! Possibly also photos.]

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@ZenPsycho Yes, I’m not communicating my point effectively. I’m too tired to fix it now. Bring on 1999, I say.

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RT @SBSNews: What to expect from tonight’s budget? Watch: bit.ly/LCv43d [Or, JUST WAIT 20 MINUTES AND DOWNLOAD THE ACTUAL BUDGET!]

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20 minutes until my soul is crushed.

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@ZenPsycho Lost by “that’s how HTML emails work”, but I won’t pursue that now. But my point is more about the tracking existing AT ALL.

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dannolan_ebooks get rid of tea with the universe ? Like everything, it’s an array of bauxite

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RT @DeanBarnett: I like this duck. pic.twitter.com/Y8qF15Z6 [I like this duck too. Can I be your friend?]

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@jessradio I’ll catch up with all that when I’m no cranky and in pain. This would be a bad week for me to do any critique. ;)

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Hang on. ACMA has a tracking ID in the URLs in their email, so they can log my individual web browsing? It that legal?

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Trying to get excitied about RadComms 2012, a 2-day conference on spectrum allocation. engage.acma.gov.au/radcomms/ 5… 4… 3… ah fuck it, no.

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politic_animal Good news. We’ve received letter from Supreme Master Ching Hai. The ‘continuation of our planet has been extended for another half century’.

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It is important that we see a brief write-up of a complex murder trial, with cherry-picked quotes, so we can judge him for ourselves.

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Pittsburgh Tribune-Review fails to think through headline text effect, to their downfall. huffingtonpost.com/2012/05/07/unf… HT @Colvinius

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So if The Bloke On The Radio said “It’s been caled a ‘Battler’s Budget’, @sylmobile, he attributed the quote, right? Or was he unethical?

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@jessradio I just haven’t managed to make @TheGlobalMail a regular part of my routine. It takes months for that. @JLLLOW @NewtonMark

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Well there’s a challenge, @RealNickHodge! A progressive Labor politician, anywhere since 1979, as effective as Don Dunstan. Suggestions?

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You know you’ve done something very wrong when even the Muslims are shouting “Thank Christ!” at you…

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@peterhau But I CHANGED the avatar! How can I please you?

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RT: New blog post: “So how should I cover Budget 2012?” Suggestions [on the blog] please! stilgherrian.com/politics/so-ho…

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@SnarkyPlatypus I commend your powers of observation. Yes, powers of observation, that’s it.

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@kristinmoore2 Oh yes, students are more than welcome to contact me directly. Contact details are on the website.

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Since you seem to have NO RESPECT for Mrs Thatcher, let’s try the Australian equivalent. /cc @ozdj @GreenJ @darrenpauli @dobes etc.

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Oh. I seem to have fallen asleep.

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RT @NewtonMark: Well if Attard is out then maybe the @TheGlobalMail can commemorate the occasion with a new scrolling direction.

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If only I had a deregulated banana right now, I know what I’d do with it.

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dannolan_ebooks you do anything that a Yeats poem about the hell man the new HTC took 1%. So deregulate bananas then you’re not watching

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@0x1C @caseyjohnellis I’m fairly sure all the trivia of minor typing mistakes was dealt with more than 24 hours ago. Do try to keep up.

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Lunch. Where’d that chicken go?

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New blog post: “So how should I cover Budget 2012?” Suggestions please! stilgherrian.com/politics/so-ho…

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SexpoAustralia One of Sexpo’s favourite & most loved attractions Pricasso will be painting YOUR portrait with his willie in Townsville bit.ly/KhwPRd

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@mpesce That’s possibly a little too much organic chemistry while I’m alone in the forest. Wait.

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RT @RatbagsDotCom: Blue Mountains? Up here we do natural medicine. Just wait and a psychic naturopath will contact you.

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It’s amazing how much instruction in organic chemistry can fit into a handful of Twitter DMs. Just amazing.

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Does anyone know a nurse in the Blue Mountains with access to a… erm… medicine cabinet?

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Ah. Shoulder is definitely out. Badly. Appointment made to rectify it… tomorrow afternoon. Today will be a day of codeine and bitterness.

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adamcadre Ad: “It would take you 240 years to listen to all the songs on Myspace!” Yeah, a lot of music came out in 2006.

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chrisberg ‘should be uploaded with “minimal” compression’ eh? i’ll make you regret that

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michaelneale I use the password of “Photo#2012” too ! fbcdn-sphotos-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-ash…

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RT @hyper_mpesce: hyper-Peak [The drugs seem to be kicking in again…]

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@purserj Oh I rather like “Stonkharriden”! It makes me as one with Germaine Greer. [Yes yes, you know where to send the letters…]

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Jeez, the camera in that phone really is rooted. So who’s getting me a nice 4G phone with a decent camera for my next media experiements?

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The rosellas from Wattle Cottage have discovered that I’m staying in Waratah, and have demanded food. instagr.am/p/KWOliaCFqv/

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MT @BleeplyApp: Cool new feature … will dramatically reduce the noise of twitter. [But we already have guns. Puzzled.]

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@purserj Sheesh, Jeremy, you’re such a whinger!

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Thank you to everyone who pointed me to Beyoncé winning a journalism award. buzzfeed.com/hillaryreinsbe…

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@jonaholmesMW Re last night’s script, what were you differentiating with “on broadband or online”? I’m baffled, Sir.

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RT @virtualpete: “Signatures buffet will have what is known as the ‘Gourmet Buffet’” merrylandsrsl.com.au/dining/4 [Excellent! ]

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RT @Colgo: Friend suggests marking day by diligently spending less than you earn over the 24-hour period.

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Since many including @giddeygirl have asked, the Thatcher avatar was sourced from thisjustinn.blogspot.com.au/2010/02/margar…

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If “all of the journalists” are in the Budget Lockup, WHY THE FUCK AM I STILL SEEING TWEETS QUOTING POLITICIANS?

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RT @vealmince: If you can shift to a Thursday night, there’s a fab Portuguese buffet at Divino in Petersham. [Not this time, but thanks!]

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MT @PWDAustralia: Patrick McGorry - We need to stop thousands of Australians from falling through the cracks [Use grouting?]

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Dear Sydney Gluttons, where are the biggest and best buffet meals on a Saturday? I need to know for the next

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RT @ozdj: Doing media spots about Google would be G-spots, right?

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@darrenpauli Sir, if they let ME on television then you have no problems. Get a grip. /cc @ozdj

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I’m not sure why I emphasised “a few days ago”. It’s not like the story suddenly became invalid because others had previously tweeted it.

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“Everyone Has Been Hacked. Now What?” asked @KimZetter a few days ago. wired.com/threatlevel/20…

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“The tuna salad sits dormant on the table…” cooksuck.com/post/225770282…

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Tue plan, revised: Decide what to tell @saasu Cloud Conference saasu.com/saasu-cloud-co… attendees about security, make pictures for it; TGIT.

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That special feeling when a deadline is extended.

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@johnvacy @niltiac @RouleReport @sholtomac I shall return to the matter of garlic later. I am allegedly on deadline this morning.

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RT @paulwallbank: I’m not sure I’m comfortable with Facebook knowing about my organ donation decisions. [Shoosh. Nothing can go wrogn.]

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I think the drugs are working about as well as they’re going to work this morning.

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RT @SnarkyPlatypus: Just saw somebody rollerblading. Maybe @stilgherrian really is turning 30 tomorrow. [So NOW you believe me? Huh? HUH?]

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I’m fairly sure I could show you all an “improved underpants bomb”…

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Fuck your Twitter Democracy with a broom handle! I like Mr Gorbachev. We can do business together.

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Tue plan: Prepare imagery (“slides”, apparently) for @saasu Cloud Conference presentation; endure shoulder pain; research & planning; cry.

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@no_filter_Yamba Adding the word “naked” or “duck” to any Google Images search generally delivers all manner of goodness.

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@BundyB Thank you. I forgot to mention that Bloody Marys are more your breakfast drink. Switch to gin at morning tea time.

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@ozdj Heh. Yeah, the phone would be ringing pretty quickly. But that nice @darrenpauli could do a few of the media spots too.

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RT @jeamland: OH: “Excuse me, can you touch on for me please?” [I’m inspired to say that this morning as well. ]

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ScottRhodie @stilgherrian as a Scotsman I’m going to have to unfollow you till you change your avatar. I cannot handle seeing that fucker in my timeline

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RT @GreenJ: The @stilgherrian avatar issue has now been referred to Fairwork Australia. [So, no rush to change it required then…]

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KevCorduroy An ample admission in the Tiser. Someone lost a bet. pic.twitter.com/bhhvAKr2

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RT @courtney_gibson: @GreenJ But the lady’s not for turning. [Important point, that. Also, who mentioned gin for breakfast the other day?]

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Laugh, @ozdj. Laugh really, really hard for a very long time. And then, probably, laugh some more.

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ozdj : There’s a massive Google data security breach - affecting Gmail, Google Docs & Google user accts. What’s your first reaction?

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@dahowlett Possibly you have identified another of those reasons you and I should never have been allowed to meet. /cc @GreenJ

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I am astounded at how little respect you all have for a former Prime Minister, controversial though she was.

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GreenJ All those in favour of @stilgherrian making an immediate change to his avatar, say aye …

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MT @SnarkyPlatypus: We really should introduce traditions like “Surplus Sweeps”. Guess how much the surplus will be! [Saw it Sunday night.]

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Waiting for the drugs to start working.

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Budget Night. Where the nation’s finances are treated with all the rigour and dignity of “Guess how many jelly beans in the jar!”

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@jamezpolley Well played. And of course it was not a password AT ALL and it would be pointless using it on my mail server.

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RT @firstdogonmoon: once again as is my wont, im heading off to speak truth to power. someone has to. [When’s my turn?]

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@MollyMcIsaac I have to take posotive steps. I haven’t had coffee yet. Also, “old ladies naked and weeping” is our only recreation up here.

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@MollyMcIsaac Clear and direct communication is always important, thank you.

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