Stilgherrian (@stilgherrian)

Wentworth Falls NSW AU

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May 13th, 2012

God I feel dreadful. And it’s not just because you people have completely fucked up the world. Though that’s obviously part of it.

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@NewtonMark @RealNickHodge I’ve just got the last two conversations confused in my head and it’s a bit wrong. What were we talking about?

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Note also that his mother’s main concern seems to be “loss of innocence”, the selfish offspring-as-mantlepiece-ornament theory of parenting.

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Precisely nowhere in this report of an 11yo being “bombarded” with porn do we have his reaction in his own words. news.com.au/national/frien…

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@ozdj Does that dog do anything ever other than look disgruntled? What’s it actually FOR?

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Do “civil libertarians” imagine that UAVs are some sort of X-ray vision magic? heraldsun.com.au/news/more-news…

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I’ll have soup then a very early night, given Mistress Insomnia has visited so much this week. I’ll hat-rabbit the podcast in the morning.

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I also left a window open for three days. I was going to ask @R_Chirgin where the bird poo ended up, but there’s no need to ask. :/

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Right, I’m back at Waratah Cottage. It’s dark, it’s cold, I’m tired and my body aches. This will not end well.

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Standing in said plummeting temperature, awaiting the taxi.

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Temperature drops, Coronation Park, Wentworth Falls instagr.am/p/KjuhXAiFrr/

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@johnthelutheran @langtry_girl This 5yo was pretty sharp. Alert, confident, lots of eye contact as spoke (back) to his parents.

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How road transport ruined the atmosphere at Lawson’s Blue Mountains Hotel instagr.am/p/KjsT_uiFqq/

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@artsyhonker @johnthelutheran @langtry_girl Even scarier when you realise it’s going down to 1C here in the Blue Mountains tonight.

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Pondering potential topics for the “Patch Monday” podcast. Failing. Though I have lined up the next three after this week’s.

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JasonMorrisonAU Worst Mothers’ Day gifts as suggested by @2ue listeners: 1.bathroom scales 2.divorce papers 3.dress 2 sizes big 4.socket set 5.Axolotl

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Dad: “Look, who wants to sleep outside tonight, because you’re going the right way about it!” Son: “But you have more crashes than Mum!”

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OH, Mum: “That crash was your fault.” Dad: “No it wasn’t.” Mum: Yes it was.” Son, 5yo: “Yes it was and it’s the second time you’ve done it.”

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@izevaka That’s a great line. I’ll see if I can work it into something somewhere, somehow. With attribution, of course.

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Hashtagging all the words in your tweets is the 21st Century equivalent of writing a letter to the editor in green ballpoint.

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Railing against Suburbia (Yes, shut up, I know) instagr.am/p/Kji2HACFnh/

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OH: “Don’t stress about the lounge, because I’d rather you had furniture that you liked.”

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OK, mobile now. Checking out and implementing the plan.

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So, the plan: 1520 train from Central, arrive Wentworth Falls at 1710. Sunset is 1707. Cab. Rummage in forest for kindling as night falls.

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@SnarkyPlatypus I really haven’t the faintest idea what you’re talking about.

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Somethng you’re meant to be doing? Haven’t procrastinated enough? Try Dylan Moran’s “Like, Totally” (1h06m). youtube.com/watch?v=HNAh9_…

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Except that it’s now impossible for me to get to @bunjaree before sunset. And I still have to make a podcvast about… something. Whacko.

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MT @BernardKeane: “Amour”, about a bourgeois couple faced with a terrible ordeal… [0.25% rise in interest rates OMG HOW WILL THEY COPE?]

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Uhoh. Upper Blue Mountains forecast: down to 1C tonight, max 12C tomorrow, then -1C to 14C Tue. Better catch an earlier train, light a fire.

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@pressdarling Thanks, but to be fair the “narcissistic, insecure attention seekers” line is @adamferrier’s not mine.

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Discovering that something magical happened last night.

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New blog post: “Weekly Wrap 101: Codeine and counter-surveillance” stilgherrian.com/weekly-wrap/we…

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RT @alanzeino: @stilgherrian @TommyTudehope @marcfennell if the universe were just, a meteor would interrupt that conversation [True enuf.]

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Seeing the interest in this stuff, @leslienassar @ben_hr @glengyron, I shoud’ve arranged @willscullypower for the podcast this week.

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So, I just tweeted a summary of what the goddam article said, except the article was more detailed, better written, linked to sources. Sigh.

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@glengyron @ben_hr Until Klout/Kred etc present peer-reviewed numbers linking “infuencer” to real-world change it’s all just snake oil.

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@glengyron @ben_hr But they’ve got a number that measures (what?), a bigger number is better, so everyone chases the bullshit number.

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@glengyron @ben_hr Like email click-through rates, which @willscullypower calls “vanity marketing metrics”. No clear connection to revenue.

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@glengyron @ben_hr Case in point: @LyleShelton was just RTed heaps. How many opinions have been changed? Zero, I’d say. It’s tribal bonding.

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@glengyron @ben_hr Klout/Kred claim to identify those who’ll “influence”, that’s the central bullshit. It’s only noise, connections.

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@glengyron Real numerical studies / modelling show it’s whether people want to be influenced, not an “influencer”changing them. @ben_hr

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@glengyron I understand what you say, but you miss my core point? Replication of noise != “influencing” people to change or act. @ben_hr

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Astounded that there are people using the internet who seem not to understand how to click on an effing link for further information.

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I’m seeing lots of Klout mentions. They in the news again? Time to remind you it’s all bullshit. technologyspectator.com.au/emerging-tech/…

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OH: “Inane Mummy Bloggers are a threat to anything interesting happening in society.”

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Feeling that I’m about to be hissed at.

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Next Sunday you can “enjoy” me and @TommyTudehope being corralled by @marcfennell at the Sydney Writers Festival. swf.org.au/component/opti…

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Trying to get inspired and choose a topic for the “Patch Monday” podcast, but I am too full of ham and dumplings and omlette and CBFedness.

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RT @leslienassar: Metro should sell Moscow Mules on the train. [Well that I CAN agree with.]

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I think we need some more people to come onto the radio and say they don’t care about Peter Costello.

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Listening to Peter Reith and I don’t have any pants on. This is a bit wrong.

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I think my body is starting to suffer from what will end up being more than 24 hours of

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RandomTEDTalks Musician Herbie Hancock delivers a nation from itself using Gulf oil and a violinist.

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I think it’s better if I’m not left in charge of inspiring future generations, @jplonie, don’t you?

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RT @RandomTEDTalks: Why Can’t We Eat Your Neurons? [Auto-generated from actual TED talk titles. HT @bengoldacre]

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And yes, the Mothers Day breakfast includes champagne with strawberries. Meanwhile, I follow my dumplings with this honey-baked ham.

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Ah no, not extra child minders. The regular waitstaff just taking turns to keep the kids amused and give the mums a quiet breakfast. Lovely.

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Bright and bubbly atmosphere in the hotel restaurant this morning. For their Mothers Day breakfast they’ve put on some child minders.

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Nice to hear @GreenJ quote @BernardKeane’s glorious “Tony Abbott: philosopher-prince of the assertion-based community” crikey.com.au/2012/05/11/ton…

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Sun plan, unordered: Produce “Patch Monday” podcast (about… what?); write 1+ blog post(s); return to Wentworth Falls.

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@RavneelChand Would you be so kind as to draw a diagram?

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Whaddyamean I’m “trolling” Instagram, @franksting? I’m sharing my life with friends in a fun and quirky way through a series of pictures.

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LOL! “We don’t know who this group is, but it could be a front for Al Qaeda.” Erm, or for Ikea. Or Pauline Hanson. Or Collingwod FC.

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