Stilgherrian (@stilgherrian)

Wentworth Falls NSW AU

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July 11th, 2012

So, since my possibilities for work are now limited, pub? Nap? Train to the Shire for a wife-swapping party?

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@franksting @mpesce @dobes @joshgnosis Thanks. I did suspect the real estate pages line was the best bit. Glad it resonated.

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@dananimal @SnarkyPlatypus Warranty is who pays. They have tools on hand to get the machine dismantled quickly so moisture doesn’t spread.

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Bother. Don’t have the right screwdriver here. Still, I’m quite confident, based on many years experience, that the slight glitch will go.

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So, the cab has got me back. I’m starting The Procedure now.

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Apple employees didn’t offer any assistance whatsoever. Demeanor was “Please go away, we can’t help.” Yet speed is of the essence here.

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Apple Store response is just to say it’s hard to get to the keyboard on MBPs now then, when I comment on that, to defend Apple’s design.

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Standard procedure is to open up computer, tissues to remove droplets, then if needed silica gel or rice overnight to absorb any moisture…

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I’m particularly unimpressed with the nearby Apple Store, where I went for assistance. I’ll write this up further later but…

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The “Uhoh” was about a spillage onto the MacBook Pro. We’re largely OK, and I’m heading back to Lilyfield to deal with the last bits. But…

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OK WILL YOU ALL PLEASE STOP FINDING THE TYPOS IN WHAT I WROTE BECAUSE YOU ARE DESTROYING MY SENSE OF SELF-WORTH AND I MIGHT START DRINKING.

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Oh yeah. Seventeen years ago. Not eighteen.

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Bah. I reckon “blammed” is so a word.

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Me at @crikey_news: “Twitter is humanity, warts and all. Where’s the story in that?” Think: Wimbledon. crikey.com.au/2012/07/11/twi…

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Right. I’ll find a hidey-hole in which to write my article, but I’ll be back in the Sydney CBD tomorrow too. Like you care.

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In the Sydney CBD now, but rearranging the schedule for the next couple of days due to changes. Stand by.

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@jonoabroad In such situations you’re permitted to fire-bomb the nearest shopping mall in protest.

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“Twitter, the Yahoo! of its time”, writes @philww zdnet.com/twitter-the-ya…

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OH, customer: “Could I get a nice cup of…” Waiter: “No, you won’t get one of them here.”

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I have just seen altogether too much buttcrack. All at once. Far more than my daily recommended intake.

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At the risk of further ridicule, given recent events, “Where are my keys?”

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@grantshow Sure. I’ll be in the city this afternoon.

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theadrianflores How The Higgs Boson Can Help You Build Customer Engagement. bit.ly/NfO0oJ

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Story filed for @crikey_news. I feel dirty.

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RT @LethalLeigh: For a sub, nothing’s sweeter than a pun headline (even if they’re all the same). yfrog.com/oe6atohj

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@joshgnosis Isn’t the adjective you’re looking for “mouth-breathing”?

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Right. I’ve had a long hot shower. I have a fresh coffee. I’ve sat down to write. PREPARE TO ENTER THE DERP ZONE!

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Also, the sheer unadulterated hypocrisy of an ALP member being appalled that refugees are used for party political purposes. You STARTED it!

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BREAKING: Political party hopes to attract new members by talking about issues of common interest. news.com.au/national/green… HT @jeamland

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“If she can only cook as well as Honeywell can compute.” Ah, 1969! computerhistory.org/revolution/min… HT @feraldata via @mattatheque

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RT @expectproblems: @stilgherrian I always assumed you weren’t just a fan of Withnail & I, but a character from it. [Thank you.]

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@BernardKeane What’s a “Don Argus”? Sounds like some sort of mythical luncheon meat sausage.

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@semiboganman Doctors must feel the same way, endlessly repeating “eat more fruit, drink less beer, get some exercice, lose weight”.

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@edklein_ @abcnews Tough choice. Spend more time on subedit to fix spelling, grammar? Get another whole new story up? Quality vs quantity.

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Journalism I love #883: Reporting a survey on “teens” and sex without saying whether it includes 16+ or 18+. Bonus point: not stating N.

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@edklein_ I’m sure you have a specific case in mind, but a masthead is responsible for what it publishes. It can’t avoid blame for errors.

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@semiboganman Yes, remediating hacked sites could be a nice little earner, but mental illness is already a threat.

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Wed plan: Clean up client’s unhacked website; write for @crikey_news; also @CSO_Australia; errands in Sydney CBD; research for tomorrow.

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“We want the finest wines available to humanity, and we want them here, and we want them now.” Ah, words to live by!

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WHY WAS I NOT PREVIOUSLY INFORMED OF THE EXISTENCE OF “WITHNAIL WARS” THIS IS SO VERY VERY IMPORTANT. retronaut.co/2011/05/withna…

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@Pollytics @bleeters There’s no fixed position on that, because libertarians deny the existence of objects.

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I dreamed a sexual encounter distracted me from witnessing torture lessons in Indonesia. But it was OK, ‘cos they had an OH&S officer.

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From yesterday, @jonkudelka’s very class political cartoon. kudelka.com.au/2012/07/bad-mo…

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@SnarkyPlatypus Merci. J’ai toujours été bon à faire des plans. Mes plans sont excellents et appropriée en général.

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@SnarkyPlatypus Il est encore tôt, donc on devrait commencer par un Bloody Mary, puis rapidement augmenter la quantité de gin.

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@bacco007 @ozdj It’s a quick way to fix a photo’s contrast, get it online and tweet it. [shrugs] It’s popular. So’s soccer. Wankery? ;)

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@ozdj Also, tags the self-righteous wankers who know nothing about information theory or how photography works.

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Dear Media, “People did a thing on Twitter that they’ve always done elsewhere” is NOT news, but evidence of your own fucktardery.

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@nwjerseyliz @dailydot How does the universal human trait of mocking the stupid have anything to do with Twitter, except as linkbait? Bah!

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@SnarkyPlatypus Bonjour. Je pense que les cocktails peuvent être la réponse, et bientôt. Et vous?

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I love that in the 1950s Las Vegas had “atomic tourism”. Cocktails plus mushroom clouds equals win. iconicphotos.wordpress.com/2012/07/10/mus…

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Sore throat? Really? Do you have ANY idea how annoying you are?

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Oh hello. “U have not got an idea what sexual chick is if you have not seen me!” writes Terisa Witten. Goodness me.

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