Stilgherrian (@stilgherrian)

Wentworth Falls NSW AU

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June 24th, 2012

R_Chirgwin Son’s bad pun: “They should replace Death’s scythe with a vacuum cleaner.” Me: “Huh?” Him: “Then you could be Dyson with Death”.

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@TV_Rev @TV_Rev Again, thanks. As I say, it’s mostly just tribalism, plus the IT industry’s limited worldview.

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@TV_Rev Thanks. And it generated more angry comments and complaints if bias than any previous episode too. Tribalist fuckwits FTL.

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Since the last two weeks of “Patch Monday” have worked well when organised on the day of posting, I’ll do it a third time to prove the rule.

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Previously-mentioned thing obtained and consumed.

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Seeking the previously-mentioned thing, which I know can be found nearby.

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Still no inspiration for podcast topics. I think I might have to resort to an Inspirational Laksa.

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@iain_chalmers @anonymouscbd Well, I haven’t actually explored Blackheath yet so that might all combine quite nicely into a thing!

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New blog post: “Weekly Wrap 107: Tribalism and the Gold Coast” stilgherrian.com/weekly-wrap/we…

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@iain_chalmers @anonymouscbd I’m not a snob about coffee. It’s a cheap, popular and mostly adequate alkaloid stimulant.

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@tardis_42 Thank you, and indeed I bought a standard 3.5mm TRS to TRS cable from Jaycar this morning. I have victory over the technology!

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@mattcdef2000 That is indeed a thing, but I managed to assemble the thing I needed with $4.50 of biys from Jaycar. And I bought it today.

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And while I’m waiting for inspiration to strike on that front, I’ll drink bad coffee and put together my “Weekly Wrap” blog post.

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And now for my next trick, decide what this week’s “Patch Monday” podcast will be about, and find people to talk about it.

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New blog post: “Talking Microsoft Surface and Fairfax on ABC Local Radio”, with Tuesday’s audio. stilgherrian.com/conversations/…

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There are stupid people out here.

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OK, world, I’m about to emerge into the sunlight and walk in the open air to a place that sells electronic doo-dads.

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@SuperRoach Yes, I’ve just been reading about the bullshit non-standardisation of smartphone TRRS sockets. Kill them all.

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@sufisomeday Because in paracetomol pills the active ingredient is 500mg while in, say, temazepam sleeping pills it’s 5mg, from memory.

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RT @life42: @stilgherrian jaycar? [Oh yes, thank you for curing my obvious brainfade moment! Jaycar it shall be.]

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@grantyoung I did think of TRS at both ends, but a TRRS both ends failed so I was put off that plan and want something wired up OK.

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So, a cable with 3.5mm TRRS smartphone headset plug one end, standard 3.5mm TRS stereo headphone socket the other. A thing? Bought from?

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Story filed for @CSO_Australia. The day is proceeding as planned. There. I’ve jinxed it.

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Hey, I’m going to use alliteration in this headline. It’s never been done before, so that’ll show everyone how witty I am.

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@DavidODonoghoe Oh no, Microsoft fanboys are far more numerous that Apple’s, and they’re bitter and twisted rather than merely deluded. ;)

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@DavidODonoghoe Yes. I have to read the comments, and because it’s not my masthead I can’t tell the commenters what I really think of them.

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@DavidODonoghoe Indeed. I’d have loved disagreement that addressed the arguments made, rather than just “you’re wrong” and flag-waving.

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@DavidODonoghoe I’m most frustrated that commenters seemed unable to critique it other than in terms of Microsoft-vs-Apple tribalism.

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“Patch Monday” podcast: “Microsoft? Is that still a thing?” zdnet.com.au/microsoft-is-t… Critics rave! “Shallow and pathetic.”

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Me at @zdnetaustralia: “Perimeter security: IT’s Maginot Line”. WARNING: Contains gratuious WWII analogy. zdnet.com.au/perimeter-secu…

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With breakfast consumed, there shall now be a brief series of tweets re-plugging some of the stuff I did this week. Because you’re special.

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@WeAreAustralia And for that reason I’m going to write up a “how I use Twitter” thing some time soon.

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@WeAreAustralia Hi. No, not in the Mountains. (Twitter “location” field is reliable.)

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Dear News Media: It’s just a fucking horse. Get over yourselves.

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Things I learned this week: If you think that a company’s product won’t be as successful as they say it will be, you’re shallow and biased.

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Sun plan: Write @CSO_Australia story; produce “Patch Monday” podcast; plan the week ahead; write 2 blog posts; engage in laziness.

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@awmorris Currently the only podcast I do apart from @zdnetaustralia’s “Patch Monday” is “The 9pm Edict”. stilgherrian.com/category/edict/

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Good morning, Sunshine! OK, so sunrise isn’t until 0700 AEST. I’m early.

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