Stilgherrian (@stilgherrian)

Wentworth Falls NSW AU

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June 19th, 2012

Erk. 0800 flight. Time to start ignoring the world.

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I will be reportifying on this trip for @zdnetaustralia, I believe. Morning flight, meeting, lunch, afternoon flight back, collapse.

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Oh, I’ll say now. Visiting IBM Australia Development Laboratory, Gold Coast, where they do advanced detect-the-hackers research.

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RT @pfdotn @stilgherrian all those instagram tweets need more filters [True, but I’m really just evaluating the Galaxy S III’s camera.]

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@LapTop006 @mpesce It’s a day trip. I’ll be back in Sydney by nightfall. I’ll pimp it all tomorrow.

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I’m going to the Gold Coast tomorrow and you’re not. Oh fuck, what a hole.

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Humans are so cute when they’re aroused. instagr.am/p/MDjP5riFnX/

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So @metrotrains wins at sulky passive-aggressive tweets …

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Well as long as it was the largest.

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I concur with the monotreme’s assessment.

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That’s enough radio… for now.

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Negotiating security procedures.

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En route to ABC Ultimo to say things on @702sydney … at 2110 AEST.

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Participating in the digital economy.

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Right. Time for a drink. And dinner. And a drink. And a 2110 spot on ABC @702sydney. And a drink. And a drink. Then sack Steve Ballmer.

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@mkopelke People who skim, say “stupid Microsoft”, and move on? Drive-by arsehats who’ll do that whatever we do. I don’t think about ‘em.

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@mkopelke OTOH, this is more about company management and strategy than the platform. And thank you.

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@mkopelke Not offended, no, but do please listen and then have a go. I know anything critical of a platform will press people’s buttons…

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@mkopelke I’ll re-read the blurb tomorrow, with fresh eyes, but right now after a long day I’m kinda sick of looking at it.

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@mkopelke “Hostile”? Really? Oh. Certainly not intended to be. At most, “Here’s the challenge, is the product/company up for it? Maybe not.”

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@mkopelke But, all three guests agreed with the comment (forget who said it first) that Mr Ballmer’s time should end. You’re free to differ.

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@mkopelke Well, maybe it’s better to listen for yourself than asking me to type you a summary via Twitter which you then won’t believe.

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@mkopelke The Yamnmer quote could have been softened, but that’s how it was said. The “claim” that MSFT is spread thin is called “opinion”.

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@mkopelke “Linkbait” implies deliberate distortion, which there isn’t. A teaser for longer pieces, with jucier quotes, is normal.

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@mkopelke It’s a fairly broad discussion on the forces at work, and initial thoughts on Surface. That is made clear.

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@mkopelke Ah, those words are but a taste. Intended as teaser, a plug, not a summary. “Fail” is too strong a characterisation, I think.

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@mkopelke Oh disagree away, but… which post are you referring to?

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There is a sufficiency of stars.

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I HAVE ALIGHTED AT MUSEUM STATION.

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RT @SnarkyPlatypus @stilgherrian @engochick IS IT AN IPAD KILLER [I DON’T KNOW YOU’D BETTER CHECK WITH @HarrisonPolites ]

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@rashasman That’s not so much a complaint about the product itself but a comment on how Microsoft is positioning it. But I get your point.

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RT @chrisberg: …wait there are double standards in politics? [Triples, if they’ll serve them.]

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“Microsoft’s Surface: genius or mishmash?” asks @engochick zdnet.com.au/microsofts-sur…

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And I’ll be talking Microsoft Surface and digital stuffs on ABC @702sydney with @domknight at 2110 AEST. Listenable at abc.net.au/sydney/

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RT: “Patch Monday (on Tuesday)” podcast: “Microsoft? Is that still a thing?” with @kcarruthers @paulwallbank @jeamland zdnet.com.au/microsoft-is-t…

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@WoollyMittens Thank you, but it was more by accident than design than an instant-opinion-on-surface was the least-risk plan this week.

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@BrigadierSlog Thank you. Very much first impressions from @kcarruthers @paulwallbank @jeamland and me, we’ll see how they evolve.

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I smell the stench of a sock puppet.

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Sometimes I wish I was as vastly stupid as people like that. It’d be so much easier living in that simple, B&W world of certainty.

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RT @jeamland: Your position is clear. Your velocity is less certain. [Downhill. Very much downhill.]

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I’m hoping that makes my position clear.

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@BlackDuck481 And if you think that means I don’t commiserate with the victims of tragedy then you’re an even bigger tool than that.

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@BlackDuck481 The sort of mindless judge-without-details fuckwittery you suggest is medieval and needs to be fought in the strongest terms.

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@BlackDuck481 If you think supporting a working, fair criminal justice system is “nit picking” then you really are an ignortant cunt.

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Jesus had nothing to do with the pistachio shells. Also, there was no pentagram. What us wrong with you?

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Half-arsed bump-out is half-arsed.

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Mobile: Awaiting a taxi; take said taxi to Wentworth Falls; 1535 train to Sydney Central; train to, um, Museum maybe; check in.

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I think I will just have to deny all knowledge of the pistachio shells. Which would be the truth. Except for their mysterious scattering.

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Where the fuck did all these pistachio shells come from?

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@AdamFowler_IT Indeed. I’m just on to the next thing now. Which includes trying to stay awake.

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@AdamFowler_IT Well, the podcast contains exactly what I know, as told to me at 0945 this morning. :)

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@AdamFowler_IT Well, the quote is @kcarruthers’ but that’s one observation. It’s a podcast chat, not a survey. @paulwallbank @jeamland

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“Patch Monday (on Tuesday)” podcast: “Microsoft? Is that still a thing?” with @kcarruthers @paulwallbank @jeamland zdnet.com.au/microsoft-is-t…

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Oh no. I just KNOW that certain people are going to wilfully and maliciously misinterpret my last tweet.

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I’m hoping that Yet More Caffeine will awaken me sufficiently to clean, pack and get my arse to Sydney before nightfall.

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@ApostrophePong Would you like me to send you a little cow?

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@mpesce @barrysaunders It always comes back to Ayn Rand, doesn’t it. Always. On the whole, we should’ve listened to the squirrel.

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@miss_shiny I wouldn’t want to use their harvested organs. They’d be full of enthusiasm, brown rice and smug.

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@mpesce @barrysaunders Yes, software inherently becomes more fascist. What begins as Perl becomes iOS soon enough.

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So how did photos of backpackers and old ex-hippies in white doing star jumps on a beach come to signify “freedom” not “concentration camp”?

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I have eaten almost all of the little cow. In retrospect, this was probably a mistake.

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The more I read about Gina Rinehart as a person, the more I think that too few people have ever told her “No” and stuck to it.

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Eating the little cow.

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@chieftech @kcarruthers @paulwallbank Yes, we do need a clear scale of mehness. Can’t be arsed doing it myself though.

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I’d like to congratulate @kcarruthers for describing Microsoft’s so.cl as “deeply meh”. A useful term, I think.

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Hello, baby cow. Yum yum yum.

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Me at @technologyspec (not today): “Innovate or die!”, quoting REA Group chief executive Greg Ellis. technologyspectator.com.au/innovate-or-die

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The “Patch Monday (on Tuesday)” podcast has now been filed. You can all resume your seats and turn to page 54.

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Doing final mixing and rendering and stuffs.

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@theburgerman The consensus of the podcast panel just recorded is that Microsoft’s Surface is too little too late. We shall see, I guess.

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Discussion of Microsoft with @kcarruthers @paulwallbank @jeamland recorded. And now the editing begins.

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I may have pasted a broken link. HERE is the Microsoft Surface website. Trooly rooly. microsoft.com/surface/en/us/…

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So here is the “Welcome to Microsoft Surface” website. microsoft.com/surface/en/us/ “Coming soon”, it says.

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“Microsoft Silverlight Update Available”! Yes, that is EXACTLY what I wanted to see at this very moment.

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I’m seeing a great deal of skepticism about this “Surface” thing. Am I also seeing people thrilled and excited and Microsoft’s turnaround?

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This liveblog seems as good as any to follow what Microsoft is announcing. live.theverge.com/microsoft-live… A tablet called “Surface”.

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“Patch Monday (on Tuesday)” intro package recorded and sent to @kcarruthers @paulwallbank @jeamland … and we’ll record when Microsoft.

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RT @juhasaarinen: Scratch all that. Microsoft is announcing a tablet. [Yes Podcast topic: “Microsoft? Is that still a thing?”]

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Immediate focus: 0830 record podcast opening segment; 0930 record main panel discussion; 1015 onwards it’s edit time.

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YAY! AUSTRALIA IS GOING TO STRAP ITS ECONOMY TO MEXICO! SUCCESS IS ASSURED!

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“Wonder Sauna Hot Pants”? Yes, they were a thing. Welcome to the 1970s, Kids! retronaut.co/2012/06/wonder…

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There is cross-dressing. Officially-sanctioned Microsoft cross-dressing. That video has it all.

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WINDOWS 95 IS SO MUCH BETTER WHEN YOU SPEAK IN FRENCH. youtube.com/watch?v=U6z2zf…

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“Stay current by downloading new web links and article updates from the internet each month”!

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Excellent. Podcast recording time locked in for 0930, and a fast edit will follow. I HAVE A PLAN, MR PRESIDENT!

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@bleeters It’s even worse. I’m not actually running to the Gold Coast. I’ve been booked on Jetstar.

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BTW, I did decide to make Microsoft (today’s thing and generally) the topic for the “Patch Monday (on Tuesday)” podcast. It’s only fair.

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@rodthegeek I’ve no idea. I looked through Microsoft’s website in vain last night. Nothing has come from their PR people.

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Tue plan: Make “Patch Monday (on Tuesday)” podcast; depart Waratah Cottage; train to Sydney; “early” night before tomorrow’s Gold Coast run.

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@BundyB No Big Bang > no stars > no carbon. Think about it.

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@JennaPrice Your husband seems like a sensible man. I would join his insurrection if it weren’t for the fact that I’M RESPONSIBLE.

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@GiovanniTorre Why do you think the duck is running, Giovanni? DUCKS ARE MADE OF CARBON. @DavidParis @jonathonio

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TUESDAY IT IS TUESDAY HELLO HELLO ARE YOU PAYING ATTENTION IT IS TUESDAY AND THERE IS GOING TO BE A CARBON TAX DEMOCRACY IS UNDER THREAT.

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