Stilgherrian (@stilgherrian)

Wentworth Falls NSW AU

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

July 9th, 2012

@franksting The choice of boffins is beyond my control. I am a mere freelance contributor. I can’t even USE the CBSi network.

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@jeffsonstein Uni of Adelaide was a CDC and DEC shop, not IBM, so we could continue using the 026 ‘cos we didn’t need EBCDIC.

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@franksting No, the feed is bloody not fixed yet.

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I’ve just had to respond sharply to an arsehat commenter on the podcast page. HOW VERY DARE THEY! zdnet.com/twitter-mimics…

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RT: “Patch Monday” podcast: “Twitter mimics Facebook, kills own ecosystem” with @leslienassar @henaredegan @kcarruthers zdnet.com/twitter-mimics…

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Since I am being harrassed by people because I dont know how to be a criminal, I shall now re-pimp my podcast about Twitter.

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Actually most of our machines were the later model, the IBM 029. columbia.edu/cu/computinghi… IT WAS PROGRAMMABLE! Sortas.

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For you younguns, THIS is how you program computers. Behold, the IBM Key 026 Punch! columbia.edu/cu/computinghi… /cc @caseyjohnellis

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Sure, I can’t pick a lock like “a 10yo off the street”, @caseyjohnellis, BUT I CAN CLEAR A JAM IN AN IBM MODEL 26 CARD PUNCH SO… oh wait.

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@caseyjohnellis I’ll admit I’m intrigued now. A $155 dial-a-breakin service for random addresses seems a pretty good deal.

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RT @march_tim: @NewtonMark @stilgherrian I’ll just leave this here… just sayin’… yfrog.com/kedcdgqj [STOP IT STOP IT STOP IT!]

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@caseyjohnellis Mind you, it did feel like there was an awful lot of “security through sincerity” in that process.

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@jplonie @NewtonMark YouTube? What? “Lockpicking using twigs and leaves from the garden, a smartphone and a used Cabcharghe docket”?

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@caseyjohnellis Ah! You first need to see that the lock itself is OK and can be opened at all, or whether a new lock needed.

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@kcarruthers @RealNickHodge Don’t feel ripped off at all. Someone with licensed skills, at night, arrived in under 30 mins? $155 = bargain!

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@caseyjohnellis There’d presumably no guarantee he could cut the key if the old key was too warped? Pick gadget gives him the settings?

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@caseyjohnellis @PointZeroOne The lighting is such that the lock lies in deep shadow from the doorframe. Flash photo, contrast enhanced.

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@caseyjohnellis Correct. Order of play: hello, pick lock, cut new key from old, confirm it works, pay. So I mug him after step 4? And then?

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@IRStrutt Oh the cops reference was to another incident, years ago.

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RT @semiboganman: @stilgherrian probably took all of 10 minutes too [Just under 10 mins by my count, including card payment lag.]

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Can Certain People stop bagging me just ‘cos I was too busy WORKING to do the lockpicking lessons at That Conference.

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It’s all a bit of an anticlimax.

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Ed has arrived, picked lock, cut new key, charged me $155, gone. No ID needed ‘cos I had the right broken key and there’s a data trail.

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Legitimate householder has summoned a locksmith. ETA 15 mins. I have a credit card. My ID is inside. Let’s see how this works.

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@semiboganman Yes, I realise my lockpicking skills are substandard. I am fail.

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@IanWoolf No, *I* couldn’t pick the lock. I’m not good with mechanical things.

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@wolfcat Is there a letter missing from your tweet?

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@semiboganman Oh it’s at the level if a Lockwood C4. Am I remembering the name right?

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Yeah taking that piss soon would be a bonus.

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I went to the local police station first,introduced myself, and gave them the address of the flat I was about to break into.

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There must be a protocol for this situation that probably won’t get me arrested. What did I do last time…? Oh yes!

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Hey infosec people! Are any of the pentesters following me in Sydney’s inner went and capable of picking a basic barrel lock, is it?

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So, there is no documentation whatsoever linking me to this address, and all legitimate householder are 100km away.

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I could really like to take a slash right now n’all.

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Needless to say, the door is not open. Staring at the two twisted halves of a key and imagining that I am Uri Geller, but legitimate.

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Ah. So, as I was opening the front door the key snapped in half in the lock. This is… unhelpful.

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@mpesce “The granddaddy of liberal publications, founded by JOHN STUART MILL”? What? “The Whole Earth Catalog”?

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Listening to Radio ENERGY Moscow. Because I can.

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BernardKeane Summary of AGD paper: big effort to expand surveillance powers. Inquiry should be very interesting is.gd/Fw41z8

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@SnarkyPlatypus @oberonsghost I am not adverse to the broad concept of biological warfare against the Q&A audience.

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Maybe one drink before heading back…

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@JayDubbleyah Ah, the exhibition area is also roped off for the audience assembly area.

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Done on the radio. From the balcony overlooking the foyer I can see the Q&A audience gathering. If only I had a couple of grenades…

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On the wireless momentarily …

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@JayDubbleyah I’ll have to look at the exhibition another time. I’m on shortly and will zoom off to bed almost straight away.

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@RealNickHodge Turns out most people in modern Australia didn’t chop the heads off animals before they were 10yo. The place is fucked.

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Arrived at ABC Ultimo way early. Google Maps said 14 mins in current traffic conditions. It took 6 mins. Loitering in the foyer.

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I tweeted that earlier than originally planned because mTaxi for Android tells me that a cab has already accepted the booking form 1940.

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I’m on ABC @702sydney and NSW Local Radio at 2010 AEST (in 40 mins) talking DNSChanger etc with @domknight. Listen at abc.net.au/sydney/

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Crikey’s @BernardKeane is making notes of JCIS national security inquiry papers as he goes through them at crikey.com.au/2012/07/09/maj…

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@michaelneale @RealNickHodge No, but I chopped the head off a choock with a tomahawk when I was 9 years old.

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Former judges Michael Kirby, Elizabeth Evatt appointed co-patrons of Australian Privacy Foundation (APF). itnews.com.au/News/308031,ju…

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One hour until I’m on the radio again. Filling time pointlessly until 1940 AEST, which is when my taxi arrives to take me to ABC Ultimo.

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@RealNickHodge You probably haven’t had an M60 light machine gun open up 1.5m from your head unexpectedly. Even with ear protection…

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@jonaholmesMW Ah poo. I just for “libel” and “defamation” around the wrong way, didn’t I. I blame Monday. @Colvinius @leighsales

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Yes, I’d make sure that “laptop” was bloody well disinfected before I touched it. Wipe those stains off the screen too.

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@jonaholmesMW “Slandered”? Not defamation? So you agree with me that Twitter shouldn’t be “publication”? @Colvinius @leighsales

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Delightful personal art project, this: “Airplane Lavatory Self-Portraits” (not dodgy) sadanduseless.com/2012/04/lavato…

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@jonaholmesMW @HyperGlavin Inventing words and phrases for group bonding should be surprising. It’s called a sociolect. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sociolect

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@CBXn Oh no, actually, my assumption was that you were speaking hypothetically. I used the imperative voice for brevity’s sake.

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The “Patch Monday” podcast’s RSS feed is still broken, so you’ll have to grab it manually from the website. Sorry. They’re working on it.

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RT: “Patch Monday” podcast: “Twitter mimics Facebook, kills own ecosystem” with @leslienassar @henaredegan @kcarruthers zdnet.com/twitter-mimics…

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RT @AlisterAir: They don’t die until after they’ve spawned. [Oh there are ways of hastening that along a little bit…]

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RT @juhasaarinen Obesity isn’t all that bad, apparently. But why have a 4WD when there are real school vehicles around? bit.ly/MUpx92

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RT @JLLLOW: The Australian public needs to make it clear that warrantless, total online surveillance is unacceptable. crikey.com.au/2012/07/09/maj…

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The best thing about this DNSChanger being billed as an “internet blackout” is discovering which journalists don’t understand arithmetic.

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Belay that. If you’re so stupid you fall for the car industry’s fear propaganda them lard ‘em up and help save the rest of the gene pool.

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FFS, people! Your kids are not going to die in a fiery car crash but from obesity and diabetes. Sell the 4WD, get out and fucking well walk!

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@CBXn Yeah, and SUVs (by which you mean 4WDs) also mean fuck the pedestirans and other drivers you run into. Selfish cunts.

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So just after 2000 AEST I’ll be on ABC @702sydney etc with @domknight explaining why everyone on the internet is an idiot. Or something.

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RT @kcarruthers: it’s all the speed humps that require a 4WD [No, they require you to SLOW DOWN. Or Xanax up and let your kids catch a bus.]

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Not causing an explosion. Mostly.

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Mmmmm… ice-cream.

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Sick of these fuckin’ ignorant entitled arsehats who reckon they need a 4WD truck to collect their 8yo from school. This is inner Sydney.

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Kickstarter fixes all the things.

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RT @mumbletwits: This narrative of Lord Downer as “architect” of Pacific Solution is a new one isn’t it? [He chose the paint colour though.]

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RT @barrysaunders: HR managers don’t really thrive in captivity though. [Anecdotesl? We need science! Let’s cage a few and see how they go.]

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RT @zdnetaustralia: DBCDE seeks tenders for its communication services. zd.net/LIiL2D [Add your own joke here, folks.]

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OK, I’m going to wrap up lunch shortly. I just agreed to be on the radio tonight.

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RT @barrysaunders: Corporate parks always feel vaguely unsettling. [Why? You can take the HR manager for a walk and let them chase a ball.]

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@Wendycarlisle Just why are there so many fewer coloured dust bits on Armott’s Savoury Shapes these days? Surely it’s a scam!

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Apparently journalist @markwillacy wants to kill his mother-in-law by radiation poisoning. twitter.com/markwillacy/st…

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@KarlMayerhofer @nicchristensen I understand your point, but you’re assuming a superficial analysis of how the journalist is tweeting.

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Want Australian Crime Commission’s report on Serious and Organised Investment Fraud without gatekeeper media filtering? crimecommission.gov.au/organised-crim…

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@riskybusiness Maybe the technology understood what it’s going to be used for, and self-destructed in order to save the internet. ;)

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@hopeinhell Your reply is, in essence, the same thing. ;)

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RT @GMegalogenis: Depends on the journalist. Some of us start tweeting near deadline to break the writer’s block. [True enough!]

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@jonoabroad I’m not sure that “sullied” means what you think it means.

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RT @Liz_loveslife: @stilgherrian who is Michael Dell? [Ah. Have you heard of Dell, the computer company? Him.]

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RT @j_hutch: Deadlines exist on the Internet? [Sure. Things are promised for certain times. They’re not all the SAME dead-tree deadline.]

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@jonoabroad I know @zdnetaustralia has reported the podcast RSS problem to fixing people. Fixing people have not fixed it yet.

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Fuckin’ slack-jawed yokels in gobsmacked awe of some bloke with a bit of cash in the bank.

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Should I ask about the manwich thing? Or is it better for me if I don’t?

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WHY THE FUCK ARE SO MANY OF YOU RETWEETING THAT SMUG, SELF-SATISFIED SELF-PROMOTION WITH A VAGUE PLATITUDE FROM MICHAEL DELL YOU ARSEHATS.

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Twitter is a remarkably good tool for figuring out which journalists are still on deadline and which ones have filed already.

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RT @juhasaarinen: How do you buy followers then? Is there an app for that? [Not sure. I just offer cash for services. Plus cab fare.]

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Uhoh. @dobes has discovered Tumblr. This won’t end well.

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Checking my list, “Things I Give Any Kind Of Fuck About At All”… Looking… Looking… No, HSU still ain’t on it.

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You know what’d be new and different and highly desirable? People on Twitter complaining about Andrew Bolt.

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@RavneelChand Well people are just slow and stupid. They can be replaced. Easily. And I shall recommend this strategy back to my planet.

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Turning the test iguanas purple is not, in general, a problem.

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@ScottRhodie Sorry, you were doing WHAT with tomato sauce and your donkey?

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RT @ozdj: I really struggle with sanctimonious moralists. [Well that’s silly. Just lie back and enjoy!]

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That there, @NewtonMark, is prima facie evidence that Australia’s entire TV regulatory framework is a piece of shit. Stale, hardened shit.

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MT @NewtonMark: HD channels are invisible to folks with SD-only STBs (which are actually a thing). “Primary” should get more audience.

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Hang on. That survey for laws, penalties for online stuff is for under-18s only. Retweet it to your kids via Facebook.

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Lawstuff_Aus Have your say about the laws and penalties that apply to the stuff you do online and on your mobile surveymonkey.com/s/NewVoicesNew…

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As you know, I have never complained about that aspect of the pheonomenon.

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“UN affirms internet freedom as a right”, writes @joshgnosis zdnet.com/un-affirms-int…

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@jasonjordan Well, people’s perception of media outlets are slow to change, as are their habits. Sigh.

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Your thinking is insufficiently flexible.

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Funny how the media still sees pre-digital TV channels as the “primary” channel. They’re all just items on the TV menu now, folks.

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RT @joshgnosis: Trapped at my desk while (I assume) Today Tonight is filming at @mukimu’s desk. [They caught his fake builder scam?]

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“Patch Monday” podcast: “Twitter mimics Facebook, kills own ecosystem” with @leslienassar @henaredegan @kcarruthers zdnet.com/twitter-mimics…

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RT @0x1C: OH GOD WHERE WILL I GET MY PORNOGRAPHY NOW?!??!?!

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mukimu Sourcefire researcher thinks predictions like @e_kaspersky’s that cybercrime is over in 2yrs is full of shit: zd.net/MbGdtJ

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Somehow these noodles became a $10 t-bone steak.

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You know how sarcasm used to be the lowest form of wit? Yeah, well now it’s animated GIFs.

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I shall now walk to Rozelle and have noodles for lunch. Clients, meanwhile, might take this opportunity to pay your goddam invoices.

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ActualPerson084 LIVE SINGLES IN YOUR AREA ARE SHEDDING THE OLD FORMS. TURNING NEW FACES INTO THE WIND, THEY CALL TO EACH OTHER IN HIGH, TERRIBLE ULULATIONS.

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@joshgnosis What? You’re saying that Australia Post staff open the packages containing porn and start masturbating?

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So, @joshgnosis, Australia Post is going to do content filtering? Telling us what we can and can’t send to our friends? HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!

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So, you know how I said the “Patch Monday” podcast on Twitter’s future would be online by lunchtime…? Maybe give it another hour or two.

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firstdogonmoon I have taken this line out of today’s cartoon… “Also I heard the Food and Grocery Council are allegedly fond of the taste of human flesh.”

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Gosh. A “productivity webinar”. That sounds so… inviting.

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@flare2004 AFAIK Chatter is Salesforce.com’s own thing. Nothing to do with Jabber. Except perhaps the protocols under the hood.

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Oh look! An information security company is offering an interview with someone who can talk about trends in the threat landscape. Unique!

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Spot the error: Add water to kettle; put kettle on gas stove; light the stove; walk back to desk and continue working for an hour or so.

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@Lilylauren @QantasAirways I’m sure marketers/PR think it makes the company look family-friendly. I think it makes them look paranoid.

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@Lilylauren @QantasAirways Corporations sometimes have curioiusly weird ideas about their image. Sigh.

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@Lilylauren It’d be a very poor look if @QantasAirways already uses photos of people in swimming gear at a beach… shall we check?

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Lilylauren Just tried to submit my photo to @QantasAirways comp and it was rejected on grounds it was not appropriate lol twitpic.com/a5jd7b

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I do not get up at “ungodly” hours, @mukimu. God and I always get up early, so we get things done before all the arsehats interrupt us.

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RT @thewetmale: If aliens invaded Labor would preference them ahead of the Greens “to bring them inside the tent. Govern for all creatures.”

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RT @SnarkyPlatypus: I swear their performance is judged by the number of superfluous templates they create. [How dare you mock them!]

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@jonoabroad Thanks. Though Geoff Huston would NEVER get to the anger levels and language I do. I reckon recent episodes have been great.

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@PointZeroOne No, podcast problems my end are always pre-production. Editing takes a known time. Changes after filing are quick and easy.

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RT @kcarruthers: My 1st sighting in wild of iPad user on Chatter [Chatter is Salesforce’s Twitterclone chatter.com Free.]

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This moment is always weird. My work pressure subsides suddenly on Monday mornings. It feels like Friday afternoon. Drink, anyone?

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Missed last week’s “Patch Monday” ‘cos RSS is broken? “Hands off our packets, it’s the law”, Geoff Huston on Telstra zdnet.com/hands-off-our-…

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“Patch Monday” podcast filed! It’s about Twitter’s uncertain future, guests @leslienassar @henaredegan @kcarruthers. Online before lunch.

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Mon plan: Post “Patch Monday” podcast (almost done); discuss web project management matters with client; map out the next few weeks.

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Gosh, @kcarruthers, someone should do a podcast about how silly Twitter is to do… oh… wait… here’s one! I’ll upload it now. Stand by.

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RT @kcarruthers: RT @MsLods Twitter gets ready to kill the ecosystem that has helped make Twitter nyti.ms/NhoYod via @scilib

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