Stilgherrian (@stilgherrian)

Wentworth Falls NSW AU

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May 24th, 2012

Suddenly remember the satellite-killer missile concept we sketched out in high school.

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RT @franksting: Two grand on the bar needs to be spent in thirty minutes OMG [What could possibly go wrong?]

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@franksting Well I’m 100km away so you and @e_kaspersky will have to cope without me somehow. I’m sure you’ll manage.

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@franksting What’s tonight? I was booked to go paintballing with @e_kaspersky last night but my shoulder was out so I had to cancel.

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This whole Bermuda Day thing has been a bit of a shitty one.

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RT: Me at @CSO_Australia: “Kaspersky’s right: Apple, lift your security game. Secrecy and denial are paths to failure” cso.com.au/article/425539…

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Not RTFMing any more. Today has been too long.

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Zac_Miller1 How do frogs die? They Kermit suicide.

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I’d like to add “prostitute” to my Twitter filter tonight but that’d kill my social life. :/

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@dananimal Ones and zeroes, Sir, ones and zeroes. Chanted. Like Philip Glass snorting incense.

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@en_gy @mpesce @MattBalara Wish I had an Ethernet tap upstream of that thing. Verified Secure!

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@goopee Actually, I think the very term “production values” is designed to put down the unwanted outsiders. “Get off OUR screen!”

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@goopee Actually high production-value material is still made, we’re just also seeing lower production-value material made for fun. Great!

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@goopee I enjoy comedy because it’s FUNNY, not because of video production values. More gatekeeper stuff. “Low production values [sniff].”

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@goopee “So what?” If people are enjoying making music, others enjoying listening, let ‘em. God didn’t grant pro music/prod a career path.

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Hmmm. Some of my tweets have gone missing. The ones that made me look less like a Randroid nutjob. So be it.

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RT @micomight: @stilgherrian is that a vole with its nose in the air? [Yes. Yes it is.]

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@dananimal Absolutely. Programmers should read their code out, aloud, for every new computer it’s installed on.

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@goopee I do know how much it costs to record music, actually. I’ve even been EP of an EP, so to speak. It’s remarkably cheap these days.

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@JSNoble Binary choice, eh? I don’t think so. Anyway, in an age of free global entertainment how many paid musicians do we need? 30 or so?

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Damn useful tool, this, especially given online crime levels. ismycreditcardstolen.com HT @MattBalara etc.

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Actually why DO musicians assume they can perform a song once but keep getting paid again and again and again? Sounds like a scam to me.

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@dobes Studios (well, copyright aggregators) license to Spotify, I assume, but musicians gave (sold) ‘em right to do so without consulting.

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Dear musicians whinging about Spotify, I assume you did read the contract before signing over the rights to your tunes?

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I’m sure it’s all terribly witty and clever and literarily-referential, but I really have no fucking idea what it’s meant to be.

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Cosmopolitan. Yes, that’s it. instagr.am/p/K_-x9DiFlf/

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I still have: 1. A cold. 2. An hour on the train. 3. Disgruntlement. 4. Lots of work to do. 5. CBF aplenty.

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I am turning the internet off again because it is full of wrong.

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I have turned on the internet so I can tell you that a man on the train is trying every single one of his phone’s ringtones. I’m not stabby.

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The train. It moves. Also, due to I shall turn off the internets for most of the journey. It’s better for everyone that way.

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@michaelneale It is also wet down here, but I am in a nice dry train now so everything is perfect in every possible way.

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Helping the police with somebody else’s enquiries.

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RT @iain_chalmers Lemme guess tho - that tweet went out via Telstra’s 3G? ;-) [Yes. I git lunch and coffee from Optus, AND NO FREE PHONE.]

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Mobile. Implementing the aforementioned plan. The one in the previous tweet. What did you think I meant? You are so stupid.

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Thu replanned: It’ll now be the 1524 train from Central to Wentworth Falls because timing. Reading and writing en route, if .

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RT @BundyB: merely rented. [I am indeed your boy for rent. Reasonable hourly rates plus cab fares.]

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Being fed Optus coffee by the lovely Optus people after a pleasant Optus lunch with Optus wonderful Optus niceness Optus.

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Corporate briefings: where language goes to die. Sorry, where language goes to outline a strategy around death-related events.

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Australian Technology Work doesn’t seem to run to, you know, electricity.

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I’M IN UR REDFERN APPROACHING UR TECHNOLOGY PARK.

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Something something separation of church and state and religion being a private matter.

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@Matt_Phipps Ta for the linkage to the School Chaplain program. What does “SU” mean?

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Somehow when I typed “pig in a poke” it came out “pig in a poker” and that’s probably your fault, Samsung.

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Samsung could have just told me off-record but no. So I’ll just keep attaching sulky whinging to their name until they tell me.

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An overnight stay or 2.5 hours travel each way on a pig in a poker? That’s not exactly persuasive, Samsung.

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“Samsung invites you to experience the latest innovation in technology” a week from today, but won’t say what. I assume someone can tell me?

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RandomTEDTalks What We Can Learn From 10,000 Pictures Of Drunken Christopher Hitchens

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Isn’t everything made of plastic anyway?

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Me at @CSO_Australia: “Kaspersky’s right: Apple, lift your security game. Secrecy and denial are paths to failure” cso.com.au/article/425539…

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Today we are all mining magnates.

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In further news, I intend to bang my head against a brick wall. Repeatedly. Until nuance is introduced into a political discussion.

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@misseagle And to be clear, I’m not saying “outsourcing = good” or “profit = good” either. I’m just in despair over such shallow “analysis”.

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@misseagle To be blunt, “outsourcing = bad” and “profit = bad” are ideological beliefs, not arguments. “They might defraud” is always true.

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@misseagle Hah! Most amusing. I’ve “come late”, and pointing out logical flaws are “petty points”. How very patronising of you.

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Clarke_Melissa Entertaining @AlboMP presser on updating 1912 Navigation Act - getting rid of provisions allowing master to shoot passengers….

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My question to those 650 schools is: “What training does a chaplain have in child psychology, crisis care and related disciplines?”

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“Of the 1000 new schools taking part, 65 per cent applied for the services of a chaplain, and 35 per cent for a student welfare worker.”

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My next tweet will contain a statistic just communicated from the office of Peter Garrett MP, Minister for Taking Care of Kids. Stand by.

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@misseagle So it’s OK for government employees to “live off the backs of the unemployed”, but not groups who’ve formed a company. Hmmm.

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Unisys says they’re “solutions that leverage best-of-breed technologies”, unashamed of their inability to speak other than in clichés. Woof!

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What I don’t get is how fingerprinting someone will tell you whether they have a drinking problem. Some sleight of hand going on here.

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“The Integrated Justice Identification Module (IJIM), helps identify problem drinkers for potential inclusion in treatment programs.” I see.

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Northern Territory has a “Banned Drinker Register (BDR)”? And now they’re fingerprinting “problem drinkers”? Not something to be proud of.

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Thinking through the full gamut, I suspect that Ms Rinehart buying a news masthead is far from being the worse fate that could befall us.

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As requesued by @jonoabroad, a picture from yesterday’s Parrot War. flickr.com/photos/stilghe… I’ll try to find a better one later.

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@misseagle I gather that you take the outsourcing of social services to automatically be a bad thing?

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What surprises me, @garystark, is how many people think they’re on first name terms with Ms Rinehart. I bet she could set them straight.

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@misseagle Ah that’s a different matter. Anyway, ALL taxpayers paid for the services, no?

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RT @jonoabroad: I reckon a photo of parrots would make everyone feel better. [This is probably true.]

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I think people are confusing the fact that they don’t like something, or something they imagine, with it being wrong and IT MUST BE STOPPED.

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@misseagle Wow, the emotionally loaded language in your tweet is the more interesting thing to me. “Off the backs of”, “the unemployed”.

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So the logic is, only poor people can make a profit, and only by selling things to people richer than themselves.

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Oh. Right. There’s a list. Apparently it’s bad to be on the list. Also bad to make a profit by selling things to people who are not as rich.

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This is insane. I have to defend Gina Rinehart (from what, exactly?) to explain that rich people have freedom of political speech too.

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@esseeeayeenn @en_gy “Regime change”? She’s hardly Che Guevara. We’re all entitled to buy shares in a media company, and freedom of speech.

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@esseeeayeenn @en_gy No, it’s the ATO’s business to ensure she pays her taxes, and her business to do what she likes with her own money.

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RIAA is suing Limewire for $72 trillion, more than the worth of the entire global economy. How even? spinner.com/2012/05/23/ria…

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Oh. I don’t really care what your bank balance is. It’s not really any of my business. Literally. And neither is Ms Rinehart’s.

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RT @en_gy I wonder if people harping on about how much money Gina Rinehart has are also posting their bank balance for discussion.

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@caseyjohnellis Optus Business have a This Is Yore Footure wankfest all day, releasing a survey and explaining their plans at lunchtime.

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Mobile: Walk the dirt track then Railway Pde to Wentworth Falls; 0931 train to Central; train to Redfern; walk to Austraian Technology Park.

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RT @johnthelutheran: If Aus is like UK, perfect separation of powers: tabloid editors determine sentencing policy, pols impose it on judges.

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Right, Optus, I’m investing a pants-on and 5 hours of travel for this briefing. It had better be worth it, or who knows what I’ll write.

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Sorry, why are politicians fiddling with the length of prison sentences? Did they, like Ms Hanson, skip class on separation-of-powers day?

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Pleased that the code affected by this PHP library upgrade is limited to two clearly-defined sections. Rewriting the API calls will be easy.

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@stufromoz Not at all. I’m committed to the Sydney trip because I’m locked into covering the lunchtime event. Other work joins the queue.

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As an aside, I’d like to take everyone who uses Prezi to piss away time making whizzy graphics rather than explaining things and shoot them.

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@staticsan The problem with writing your own frameworks is that no-one else on the entire planet knows them, increasing maintenance risk.

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@davecathcart Thank the gods, I’ve never had the “pleasure” of Crystal Reports. I’ve heard it’s a bit… erm… old school.

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That said, I’d like to thank the original programmer for writing clean, well-documentable, easy-to-maintain code. Bless.

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RT @staticsan: I think you’ve discovered why it’s never been upgraded. [Also, why I decided to stop doing this shit as primary income.]

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Also, the timestamp on the PHP script I’m fixing was 12 December 2005. I’m fairly sure the internet hasn’t changed since then, right?

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So, this PHP library that the client hadn’t upgraded in 7 years now has a very different API. Someone will have to rewrite the… oh. Poo.

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“Never learn to shear sheep,” my Uncle Len said, “because you’ll end up having to do it.” The same applies to PHP debugging. I am in Hell.

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True facts are generally clustered. They huddle together out of fear and to avoid loneliness.

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Thu plan, draft: Sysadmin stuff; 0931 train to Sydney; 1200 Optus Business Vision launch; meeting?; 1624 train to Wentworth Falls; day ends.

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@technofetishism While I’m a fan of the scroll bar, I am also fond of Seppeltsfield Cellar No 6 Rutherglen Tokay.

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Oh hello, Thursday. I believe that you are Bermuda Day. And so am I.

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