Stilgherrian (@stilgherrian)

Wentworth Falls NSW AU

The below is an off-site archive of all tweets posted by @stilgherrian ever

June 18th, 2012

RT @HappySinger: I’m expecting Stand By Your Man any minute now… [One can but dream…]

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RT @HappySinger: Neighbours are drunk and singing Hopelessly Devoted to You at the tops of their voices. [Well what ELSE would they sing?]

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RT @nanopunk: @stilgherrian I’m going to wake up at 3:30 am screaming “8:30 am!! 8:30am!!” [This must be filmed.]

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Volvo_of_doom Rememeber folks, Geoge Brandis is the sharpest legal mind in the Coalition, just like Sophie Mirabella is its Science spokesperson

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RT @nanopunk: @stilgherrian bit.ly/MmPXdP [THIS IS NOT A THING THIS IS NOT A THING THIS IS NOT A THING.]

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Thanks, @madashelltv. A: “I will say one thing. Tony Abbott is right on one count.” B: “He’s a right what?”

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@nanopunk STOP SAYING 8.30AM AND POINTING TO CLOCKS THAT IS NOT A MICROSOFT FACT IT IS JUST A CLOCK SAYING 8.30AM AND STOP CONFUSING ME.

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RT @techAU: I have now had about 6 different times suggested spanning around 10 hours [Hah @nanopunk, bonus!]

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@arkenstone No, I wouldn’t believe Windows Launch Party. Timing is way wrong.

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I should say, Microsoft, it’s clearly SEKRIT (everything is SEKRIT and SPECSHUL), but not even saying WHEN things are? Media plans FTL.

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One of the top three “popular searches” on the Microsoft website is “fun”? Yeah pull the other one!

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Let’s see if the Microsoft website will tell me when their SOOPER BIG GLOBUL LORNCH is. Home page? Nope. “Latest news”? Nope.

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Shit, nearly 2300 yet I’m still not getting sleepy. This carbox tax is a real fucker of a thing, ain’t it!

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So that’s the level of sophistication and analysis it takes to be a Victorian government minister these days? Well fuck me dead!

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@AnnaTarkov Thank you. It’s little comments like that that are slowly persuading me that “The 9pm Edict” podcast or similar may return soon.

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Dear MPs, just because YOUR world is little more than mindless tribalism, don’t imagine that’s how everyone else views the world.

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@AnnaTarkov The website IS in the correct URL field in Twitter, actually. But my name is globally unique and that might delivery some fun.

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Durf That was probably the wrong question to ask, in retrospect. pic.twitter.com/1jLyJbw9

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The thing that @GreenJ wrote over here about clumsy, hydra-headed Fairfax is well worth your consideration. abc.net.au/news/2012-06-1…

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Oh. Hoppo Bumpo is a thing. Well there you go.

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Oh I can’t be arsed with all this scrolling. Just assume that I agree with all your criticisms and I accepted all your offers gladly.

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@AnnaTarkov Thank you. Some of the less-dangerous facts are on my website. The really good ones aren’t.

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RT @jonstribling: You sir, deserve a Breakfast TV show, an angry version to combat the saccharine beigeness. [Yeah I’m up for this.]

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I am now scrolling back to see what everyone said to me while I was, um, busy talking at the world.

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Is there anyone I haven’t offended yet tonight? I’m not really sleepy yet.

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@greghassall Sorry, I know I’m not helping the immediate human reality here, I’ll behave myself soon. @meadea

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@GeordieGuy Look, you supply Leonardo DiCaprio and then maybe we can start negotiations.

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I am so goddam inappropriate. WHERE IS MY NIGHTLY TALK SHOW YOU BASTARDS?

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@GeordieGuy There’s no way this one’s going down classy, matey! No “Nearer my God to Thee” moment, trust me.

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@barrysaunders I know. Almost four years ago. Back when I did a lot more of that… what was it called? Oh yeah. Blogging.

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jdub Now going down to the shops wearing my “ASK ME HOW TO RUN A NEWSPAPER: I HAVE A BLOG AND A TWITTER” t-shirt.

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jdub I am celebrating Be An Instant Fucking Expert On Running A National Publishing Company In A Time Of Extraordinary Change Day.

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Ah here we go. “Trouble at t’paper”, written after Media at the Pub, Sept 2008. stilgherrian.com/internet/troub… Ping @barrysaunders

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@meadea If there is a theme in my life, it’s poor timing. :/ I should be restrained. I’ll take a deep breath now.

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@meadea Indeed. Intelligent, dedicated people will lose their jobs. And I just don’t get how it came to this, given the mastheads’ strength.

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@meadea I devour information, yet @smh has utterly failed to take me from a daily 3-paper reader to… anything. I speak pure frustration.

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@meadea I’m not gloating, Amanda, just frustrated beyond… manners, I suppose. So much pious bullshit today. “Threat to democracy” etc.

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RT @joshgnosis: I don’t really get why people are addicted to pocket planes…. [BECAUSE THEY’RE FUCKING STUPID, JOSH.]

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I know. Too soon. Too soon. Stages of grief. BUT WITHOUT @smh HOW WILL I KNOW WHICH 3-DAY-OLD MASHABLE ARTCILES TO READ?

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NOTE TO WORLD: INDUSTRIAL-AGE PARAGRAPH FACTORIES MAY NOT BE THE ONLY WAY OF STRUCTURING A NEWS BUSINESS.

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If any arsehats thinks this is a journalists versus bloggers thing, then they’re even more stupid that I could have possibly imagined.

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Were you expecting the bloody greengrocer to solve all your future employment needs? ‘Cos I know you all respected him SO much.

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How long ago was it? Fairfax layoffs, conversation in a pub, what shall we do about dying news outlets? WTF have you been DOING since then?

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Oh. Because the old paragraph factory way is all you know how to do? That’s either bullshit or a personal indictment. You choose.

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The human desire for stories well told ain’t going anywhere. Why fret for a clapped-out paragraph factory telling shit stories badly?

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Every plumber, carpenter and electrician can rightly say, “You mean you’ll have to look for a new gig every day JUST LIKE THE REST OF US?”

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Meanwhile, we get the same bullshit mythology that supposes every grunt journalist does a Woodward and Bernstein every fucking day.

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Indeed, @witterandbisted, how many pars have been written so far about the print workers at Chullora and Tullamarine?

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“I love my job” and “I care about the readers”, sure, but not enough to actually, you know, DO anything about it.

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I’ll get flak, I know, but FFS the ship was sailing toward the iceberg for a fucking decade. Cashed-up Aussies consume more media than ever.

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Apparently newspaper journalists are the first people in history to lose their jobs. If only there was a way they could tell their story…

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Adding to the filter because hashtag pollution is childish and counterproductive. Fuckwits.

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Now now… I’ll have no lame platform-zealot jokes about Microsoft here. This is Twitter.

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@jeamland It hasn’t happened yet. We await America. A tablet, says the rumour mill. zdnet.com.au/microsoft-to-u…

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Why no-one is giving a shit about Microsoft’s launch, part 48. google.com/finance?chdnp=…

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It’s odd, though, that Microsoft has a TROOLY ROOLY GLOBAL LORNCH and yet there’s not a single email from them about it.

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@GTRoberts Oh I was talking record times. I suppose I should check Microsoft’s schedule. THEY HAVE FAILED THE COCAINE AND HOOKERS THOUGH.

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So who of my scrounge-an-opinion podcast regulars are likely to have an opinion on Microsoft at 0700 or 0800 AEST?

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@McDermie Mind you, with Microsoft’s thing tonight our time being a Barnes & Noble tie-up… zdnet.com.au/microsoft-to-u…

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@McDermie I’m personally interested in changing news delivery mechanisms, but it’s a bit sideways from @zdnetaustralia business-tech focus.

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@S7U @xeyr I did go there, yes, but at least I haven’t committed contempt of court today.

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RT @purserj @stilgherrian a bad week to give up sniffing glue? [EVERY effing week lately… *sulks *]

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RT @xeyr 3 seats on the board for Rinehart? Sounds _AWESOME_ smh.com.au/business/media… [I know she’s big, but really she should share.]

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@JoeHockey While a tragedy has happened, I find it MOST disturbing when basic principles of justice get ignored by public figures.

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@JoeHockey Erm, the word “alleged” seems to be missing, and no-one’s been charged with murder. You’re being a tad previous, methinks.

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I can see that I need to add a whole lot more shit to my Twitter filters. This’ll be a bad week.

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Hmmm. I did the Apple thing last week, but the sleep disruption fucked me around. If I don’t do the Microsoft thing it’ll be “Bias!” Sigh.

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RT @swearyanthony: @stilgherrian do something about the internet. [I would, but it seems to be everywhere. Maybe Ms Rinehart can help.]

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@auspoltragic I’d just phone the Apple support line and ask for the correct procedure. Quicker than farting about with emails.

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Still completely uninspired for the “Patch Monday (on Tuesday)” podcast. The Muse had better strike soon.

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Apparently Mr Fitzgibbon doesn’t know what the word “trauma” means. Perhaps he should pop into a hospital A&E department for a refresher.

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“Great stuff for People like you Stilgherrian” is the email subject, then “Dear Julia”. I feel… cared for.

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@expectproblems @Serrels Well I know nothing about “Prometheus” except that it’s the name of some new movie. Not missing anything?

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RT @Serrels @stilgherrian That is an actual serious theory that people are bandying around about Prometheus! [Oh. So not mental illness?]

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OH: “Jesus was the same race as those engineers, so they had vendetta against him because of evolution.”

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RT @Drag0nista RT @Lyons_Ben GetUp want me to what? Lobby the board over Rinehart’s shareholding? Oh do fuck off. [HAHAHAHAHAHA !]

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@leslienassar Careful, some lunatic is tweeting about cocaine.

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I do hope Microsoft knows that I’m in the Mountains this evening, so they know where to send the hookers and cocaine.

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Trying to work the metaphor so the MEAA becomes the Hitler Youth. It’s either too difficult or way too easy.

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“Fairfax’s problems go back to Hitler”? That’s a bit strong…

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@intrepidfear @MetaMikeBiggs @Wyvernsridge @leslienassar I’ll return to this when I have time to gather data properly.

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Oh well, I don’t have time to dissect this particular problem right now. I’ll have to wait.

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@intrepidfear No no, the PHONE is the access point. I’m across the protocols. I think we’re at cross-purposes here. @MetaMikeBiggs

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@intrepidfear Phone as Wi-Fi hotspot for 3G data, while making calls, is my standard MO, on this phone plus HTC Desire. It works. Generally.

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Am I the first to raise a potential Samsung Galaxy S III antennagate situation?

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@MetaMikeBiggs @intrepidfear Hang on, I regularly use Wi-Fi to record the audio stream of radio spots I’m phoning into. Can’t be the cause.

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@intrepidfear Isn’t that wrong if that’s the case? But, it seems to be physical handling rather than initiating a call. Exploring further…

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intrepidfear @stilgherrian can’t simultaneously maintain switched packet and circuit switched calls. One must sacrifice other. Can still use sig channels

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So, Samsung Galaxy S III being used as a Wi-Fi hostspot, why does my laptop lose the data link when I pick you up to make a call etc?

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The shape of the week ahead: Tomorrow arvo to Sydney; Wed to Gold Coast and back; remainder TBA. But Thu is the Solstice. Celebrations?

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RT @BernardKeane: So…. what role did the carbon price play in the death of Rodney King? George Brandis needs to get ON THE CASE.

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Nearby, three ladies of a certain age are discussing the female contestants on “Dancing with the Stars” and how much knife work they’ve had.

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RutegerJones You will literally shit bricks. - i.imgur.com/tcx6K.jpg

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catharinelumby Minister Conroy observes that the internet is “a very disruptive technology”. Naughty, naughty internet. Someone give it a detention.

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Maybe I should just set a recording time, invite three random guests, and record whatever shit they say. That’s how podcasts work, right?

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Oh yeah. A briefing at 1530. That’s in 20 minutes. I will try very hard to care. And then I’ll figure out what the podcast might be about.

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I wonder if Ian MacDonald has heard of the “Royal Australian Navy”? Perhaps even heard about its fine record of intercepting SIEVs? Arsehat.

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RT @LatikaQT: Ian MacDonald - ‘what is to stop foreign boats coming in and raping and pillaging’ our seas? [Christ!]

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RT @R_Chirgwin: @stilgherrian We need to firewall the ENTIRE INTERNET: bit.ly/MWj8FJ [YES! YOU KNOW IT MAKES SENSE!]

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GerryDuggan Hopefully not a race of powerful aliens judging humanity. RT @khloekardashian: Who’s watching this crazy Keeping Up episode?

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How else will we counter carefully designed digital-weapons tasked for a specific intent, @juhasaarinen? HOW WILL WE?

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RT @juhasaarinen: It really looks like it’s time for some dynamic whitelisting, doesn’t it? [It really does, because…]

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@juhasaarinen YES! “DRAMATICALLY” INCREASING! I SEE YOU GOT THE MEMO TOO WHATEVER ARE WE GOING TO DO CRITICAL INFRASTRUCTURE IS THREATENED.

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THERE ARE CYBER THREATS ON THE INTERNET! CYBER! THREATS! SO, SO MANY CYBER THREATS!

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Oh look! A report from an infosec company that says “cyber threats” are increasing! Well that’s never happened before.

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Well somebody’s got to ask…

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@robcorr @MikeStuchbery Is “creaming the best students” still allowed? I mean, haven’t there been arrests?

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“Threat to democracy” my arse!

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Scones. It is time for scones.

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Attention Fairfax staff! Special 2-for-1 offer. instagr.am/p/MACq7WiFni/

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It’s better to be dumb, for so many reasons. economist.com/blogs/prospero…

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“Sell”? That was “all” before Android “improved” it. GINA PLEASE FIX KTHXBAI.

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“Media diversity “? YOU’RE ALL IN THE MEDIA AND YOU ARE SELL REPORTING THE SAME THING!

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RT @theburgerman Latest on job losses live on Sky News now. [Tumbrils? DO YOU HAVE FOOTAGE OF THE TUMBRILS?]

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I could keep that joke going all afternoon.

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City in turmoil: Sydney basin erupts in riots following Fairfax news cuts. instagr.am/p/L_8puHiFj6/

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Fairfax destroys Australian society: the evidence mounts. instagr.am/p/L_6ge4CFi0/

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Waratah Cottage at @bunjaree, with a different phone this time. instagr.am/p/L_5TvGCFh7/

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Mobile: Not saying where. See previous “Mon plan” tweet.

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RT @AUSFestivus: @stilgherrian @Telstra Not just Next G. All Telstra services. [I sit corrected. Or amplified. Or something.]

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The j.mp URL shortener never works on @Telstra Next G. Never. I wonder why that is.

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On and on and fucking on it goes…

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I think I’d better write something quoting the Fairfax ASX announcement. To demonstrate, you know, diversity in media.

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RT @kcarruthers: Study predicts imminent irreversible planetary collapse via Simon Fraser University kcar.me/L5PhzA [CLOSE THAT UNI!]

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And… there goes my web browser in another death spiral. Seems to be the day for death spirals. They should trail coloured smoke. Pretty.

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Also in line with that tweet, it’ll be a “Patch Monday (on Tuesday)” podcast this week. I’ll ponder some topics later up. Maybe.

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In line with my earlier “Mon plan” tweet, today’s comms will continue to be tardy and intermittent.

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@saasu @derekbradley That’s OK, Tony, I’ve now cleared all the job tickets that were opened by people sending read receipts. ;)

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firstdogonmoon Is this all part of the plan to stop Gina getting a seat on the board? You can’t have one because we sold all the chairs.

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@derekbradley @saasu I mean switch off Saasu asking for a read-receipt in the first place.

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Oh. @saasu is sending read-receipt requests with its invoice emails now? Is there a switch for that?

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Life’s essential plan, observed last week. instagr.am/p/L_fZpPCFvI/

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Upon reflection, this is the way to fix Australian politics. Every MP, public ceremony. picasaweb.google.com/10625514635533…

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Mon plan: Unscheduled mental health day. Euphemistic enough? Anyone part of a planned plan will be contacted. Dark sarcasm rules elsewhere.

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More people should see how that happens, though I do notice that one key moment is missing from the photos.

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That’s just sick, @s_bridges, that cow is made out of a sheep. An animal, made out of another, dead, animal. Sick. pic.twitter.com/Jqnf4dOQ

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Monday, I’m getting in first this time. You are officially a write-off. You are a failure as a day, as a time-related concept in general.

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