Stilgherrian (@stilgherrian)

Wentworth Falls NSW AU

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May 29th, 2012

I couldn’t have put this better myself. guardian.co.uk/discussion/com…

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This time tomorrow I’ll be at Sydney Talks’ “It Won’t Happen to Me: Cybercrime Myths and Concepts” sydneytalks.com.au/index.php?opti…

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RT @ozdj: HUGE TECH NEWS: Someone spotted actually using a WP7 phone on a Sydney bus. [Pics or it didn’t happen.]

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@caseyjohnellis Well thanks, I guess. My main concern was not witnessing the neighbour’s dog being squashed. Or causing a car crash. Win.

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Blog post: “Video: Crimson Rosellas at Banksia Cottage”. This is what I have to deal with. stilgherrian.com/personal/video… Ping @R_Chirgwin

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@jennylmackinnon Cattle dogs just Can’t Be Told. They are just far too enthusiastic.

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@R_Chirgwin Will El Reg be celebrating Hug a Climate Scientist Day 2012? blogs.crikey.com.au/firstblog/2012…

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mscott Delighted to announce that the fine curator of interesting ideas @ChipRolley, is to join the ABC at the new editor of The Drum…

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Bob the Kelpie has been returned to his home, unsquashed. Traffic on Railway Pde is back to normal. Journey to the pub resumed.

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IT IS IMPOSSIBLE TO DISSUADE A KELPIE FROM ANYTHING BECAUSE THEY ARE ALWAYS SO INCREDIBLY ENTHUSIASTIC NO PLEASE STOP CHASING THE CARS.

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This is exhausting.

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Strictly speaking, this does not completely fulfill the definition of a four-car pile-up. For starters, that one there is a light truck.

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Explaining to Bob the Kelpie that he can’t herd cars the same way he might herd cattle.

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Causing, or preventing, dog-related mayhem.

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Do you know what I’m going to do? I’m going to pop into the village to get a few things and maybe have a drink. Mobile.

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RT @QPSmedia: NEWS FLUSH: Toilet has fallen off the back of a ute on Marsden Rd, Kallangur [Well played.]

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RT @riskybusiness: Oh my god. BY THEIR FUD POWERS COMBINED: Flame, meet Eugene. Eugene, meet Flame. bit.ly/KYD9zj [Xanax to aisle 4!]

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@PointZeroOne It is what it says on the label. Do you have the internet where you are?

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@0x1C Oh. I have just seen that we’re already too late. You bring the rubber hose. I’ll turn on the oven.

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“The report found that [technologies we promote] are among IT decision-makers’ top priorities due to increased [bad unicorns].” Surprise!

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@snare @caseyjohnellis I’ve given up on “cyber” as a lost battle. Sad, I know, but I think the horse is out of the windmill on that camel.

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@0x1C Please. Don’t. Encourage. Them. Please. Just. Please.

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YAY YAY YAY! “Asian Spirit Imports Pty Ltd is the sole Australian distributor of Mekong spirits.” mekong-gold.com Ping @ApostrophePong

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“Thailand Unique … one of SE Asia’s largest selection of edible insects for sale online.” thailandunique.com

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@ApostrophePong Wait. There’s a RIVER of Mekong? I only wanted a few bottles, but THIS IS AWESOME NEWS!

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RT @GeordieGuy: Blog post updated because @stilgherrian is being a grumpy old man. [And they say being grumpy isn’t helpful… bah!]

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I have just discovered a copy’n’paste problem that makes me look like a goose. :(

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“Crustaceans from the Id” would be a gret band name, @jeamland

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RandomTEDTalks The Emerging Threat Of Infectious Flesh Eating Bloggers

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RT @jeamland: Invertebrate crustaceans from the id! [As opposed to the other kind!]

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@GeordieGuy @en_gy @Colvinius I’m not sure I can explain any more clearly why ANY/EVERY number needs to be put into context.

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Hang on. Krill. They’re the things form “Forbidden Planet”, right?

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@GeordieGuy @Colvinius Hmmm. I can’t help but think you’re falling into a fundamental error. A million krill, say, would be near extinction.

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Me at @crikey_news: “In Iran, Flame heats up the cold war online” crikey.com.au/2012/05/29/in-…

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Oh I fuckin’ wish.

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@GeordieGuy @Colvinius My gripe is that 1.2M links, with no context, SOUNDS a lot because as individuals we hear “million” as being “big”.

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@GeordieGuy @Colvinius As a rough-cut of “proportion of new content flagged as copyright infringement” it’s a useful measure, I think.

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The fact that I’ve been up since before 0330 is starting to take its toll. As is the world’s complete lack of numerical analysis skills.

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@GeordieGuy @Colvinius Out of 2.3B that’s ONE link per month per 2000 internet users, who generate how much content?. Negligible.

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jpoh Want to cancel my FlyBuys membership. T&C page says to do it in writing. No mention of a mailing address anywhere on the website.

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NathanaelB Why would anyone opt for “baby steps” as a change management strategy? Take a few faltering steps, fall on your face, cry, repeat.

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Here’s my thing about @BleeplyApp from last year. zdnet.com.au/bleeply-lets-y… Hmmm… I should probably do an update soon.

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So @BleeplyApp is in the running for the Anthill SMART 100. anthillonline.com/bleeply-smart-… You’d better vote or they will inflict pain upon me.

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@arionian I haven’t seen an echidna up here yet. I don’t even know if we’re in their range.

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@jfeathersmith The rosellas are wonderfully social birds. And very smart. I don’t really mind being trolled by them. @jonoabroad @bunjaree

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New video: “Crimson Rosellas at Banksia Cottage” youtube.com/watch?v=6tp8Zq… Ping @jonoabroad @bunjaree

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Ah, it seems the Herald Sun couldn’t resist my toilet joke. How sad. heraldsun.com.au/entertainment/…

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@NewtonMark Maybe we should have a yarn about all this for the podcast some time! Perhaps when everyone stops hacking Iran.

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@NewtonMark I see your point but I’m still worried about actions heading so far ahead of the law. Whose interests are going to be served?

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Quick little story filed for @crikey_news. And now I’m being trolled by the rosellas. Again.

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@caseyjohnellis Indeed, and that point now fills me with confidence.

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@SnarkyPlatypus Thank you. That helps. For some value of “help”.

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Of course, any realistic assessment would rate my own work as part of the derpiest derp or all derp, but at least I know that.

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Despite wanting to cry at the level of misinformation and derp I’m currently wading through I shall write something for the ordinary people.

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@snare I just realised you may have been talking about something different from what I thought you were. I am now confused.

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@riskybusiness I seem to have given you an extra “t” in tha last tweet, so I’ll make up for it in this one.

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@riskybusiness You’re such a spoilt-sport. Cyber hacking is the best kind! ;)

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@snare I’m writing for the needs of the audience and commissioning editor, after all.

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@snare I dislike “cyber” too, but it’s more likely people will search for that word than others so that’s what I used for those headlines.

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RT: “Patch Monday” podcast: “Cybercrime: it’s just too easy”, with @mikko and Graham Ingram. zdnet.com.au/cybercrime-its…

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edyong209 “Dumbed down”: phrase referring to something that large groups of people can understand, used by folk too arrogant to know why this matters

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RT @Colvinius: Bill Drummond (formerly of the KLF) interviewed: bit.ly/K5193V [ I suspect this is cyberwar too. Kick out the JAMs!]

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markjaquith Water drips from crucifix. Faithful proclaim it a miracle and drink the water. Skeptic investigates. **Sewage leak** secularnewsdaily.com/2012/05/indian…

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Thanks, @izevaka @jdub @cibyr, that description as “Tcl of the 21st Century” sounds right to me. I’m surprised I hadn’t heard of it. Oops.

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Just curious. How many of you have ever coded in Lua, or know someone who has? I’d never heard of it before today. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lua_%28pr…

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“Male gamers unsure why bitches don’t like video game culture” thedailypixel.com/2012/05/19/mal…

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@SnarkyPlatypus For a moment there I was completely baffled by what you meant. Then I remembered my filters…

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Tue plan, unordered: Document client code fix; read up on W32.Flamer; maybe write about same; plan accommodation for next fortnight; TGIT.

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bunjaree A peaceful dawn in the scrubland. Morning fog, possibly a shower later, max 12C forecast. bom.gov.au/nsw/forecasts/… ^S

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@SnarkyPlatypus Bonjour. Le Moyen-Orient est sur le point d’être englouti dans la cyberguerre. Je blâme l’Amérique. Et vous?

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So Kaspersky gave embargoed interview on W32.Flamer to Wired and BBC? Orly? wired.com/threatlevel/20… bbc.com/news/technolog…

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I am disturbed to discover that I agree with this Facebook-related headline in Business Insider. businessinsider.com/facebook-phone…

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I see folks are calling W32.Flamer a “cyber weapon”. It’s not a weapon if it doesn’t damage anything, arsehats. Espionage is not war.

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Here’s @gcluley’s analysis of W32.Flamer. It’s 20x larger than Stuxnet, he reckons. nakedsecurity.sophos.com/2012/05/28/fla…

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So “experts” reckon W32.Flamer was aimed at Iran’s oil terminals and has been working for two years. guardian.co.uk/world/2012/may…

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All I need do now is document everything and explain what the client needs to do next. And that can happen at a more sensible hour.

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Excellent. I’ve fixed both of the client’s broken PHP scripts, identified a software licensing problem, and identified another fix needed…

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It’s Mr Hope’s birthday today, so I expect a certain amount of dignity and respect.

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There must be some sort of universal law that says bugs can only be killed after 0300 local time and a gut-wrenching amount of caffeine.

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So, that bit of ancient client PHP code that I needed to rewrite for a new API and that was causing grief? Well, I’ve just cracked it.

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