Stilgherrian (@stilgherrian)

Wentworth Falls NSW AU

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August 29th, 2012

@AnnabelAstbury “Fleeing the country”, that was, despite what my pre-0700 fingers tried to do there. HATING ALL THE FINGERS.

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@AnnabelAstbury I have found that feeling the country helps in such cases. Also, hashtag filters.

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Wed plan: Day 3 VMware , 0800 breakfast thru meetings and interviews to 1900 party; also write ACCAN Conference presentation.

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This, pretty much, is how I feel about my world most days. tragedyseries.tumblr.com/post/301300299…

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I am starting my Wednesday now, and it hurst a little bit.

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@lewellyn This may come as a shock, so sit down first, but… i know how IRC works.

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RT @SisterMorphine: I like this one bit.ly/OvKmaY It totally looks like some kind of demon child absorbing its parents life force.

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@lewellyn It’s quite sweet that IRC is still a thing.

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I would like to thank @firstdogonmoon and, presumably, @LethalLeigh for today’s cartoonery. It was a good choice.

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@lewellyn Yeah all the keep telling clients to Track All The Things, even though most then do sweet fuck all with the data.

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Feedburner URLs shit me to tears. They should be banned from the internet.

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The PCI DSS Compliance conference in Sydney on 24 Sep is no-media. I guess the financial services industry wants to hide how shit it is.

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Right. I’m going to work through closing browser tabs, deleting email and the like until the sleeping pill kicks in. Because sleep patterns.

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@maradydd @VMMoncrieff @GreenJ My speculation on the “tiny man” imagery is that it’s marriage = submits to ball and chain?

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@cxi That sounds a plan, and I’ll look at that in the morning once I figure out what my day will be like. Have a good one tonight!

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@cxi Thanks Christopher. I’m in SFO until Monday, but I assume you’re heading home sooner?

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Oh this is a bit special. “Awful photoshopped Russian wedding pictures,” via @VMMoncrieff @GreenJ sadanduseless.com/2011/02/awfull…

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Back at the hotel, where it’s 2220 PDT, wondering whether I will choose to check my email or whether is the rule of the evening now.

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OH: “I’m in San Francisco, is that appropriate?”

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@cxi Alas, my jet lag us killing me. I’m calling it a night. I think. But contact has been made…

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RT @SnarkyPlatypus I assume the Onion is running the Republican Conference.

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@cxi O hai. Yeah, nice ears. And I’m still lurking here somewhere. For some reason. I’ll say hello shortly. @triple5adam

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@SnarkyPlatypus @vealmince The consensus up here, seeing the stadium lights in the distance, is that they’re insane

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So, he can move his ears with his brainwaves … because technology. instagr.am/p/O5d7b6CFm-/

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Meanwhile, the NetApp party is .. um, they’ve rented out AT&T Stadium and they’re partying on the pitch.

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Also, we have DJ Busy B on the decks, and an open “whatever you want” bar… so essentially nothing can go wrong.

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The view from the Sourcefire party is adequate instagr.am/p/O5VsvAiFhd/

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Right. VMware APJ region cocktail party at, um, somewhere now then another one for a vendor somewhere else. THIS IS MY PLAN.

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@garystark I’ve searched my suitcase thoroughly and there’s no dress or skirt at all. Disappoint.

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Anyway, I have to get ready for the cocktail party, and then go to the party that happens after the first party.

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Look, I’m trying to help.

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RT @jeamland: OH: “The first rule of Oracle Enterprise Fight Club is $500,000.”

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“Horny badgers of the ALP”? Oh sorry, I misread.

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In their hands-on lab, VMware deploys two virtual data centres per participant, ~500 participants. Create/destroy a VM every 0.45s.

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RT @mpesce: “It’s like Makerbot meets Grindr.” nonstartr.com Oh dear. Oh dear oh dear. [Do they have an office here?]

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This is all a bit wrong.

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VMware’s “big vision” is the Software-Defined Date Centre (SDDD), explained at blogs.enterprisemanagement.com/torstenvolk/20…

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Part 4 of FBI’s “Celebrating Women Special Agents” (links to parts 1-3 at the bottom). fbi.gov/news/stories/2…

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Tired. Killing 30 mins before the media’s VMware Labs tour. Can’t be a real lab because it’s here at and not, um, in a lab.

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TheOnion “If you’ve got a gun or a knife and you want to kill someone, Chicago is the place to be right now.” onion.com/Rk3GVt

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OH: “Can I see your actual thing?”

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@jplonie This entire trip is a failure. I haven’t had a single martini. @SnarkyPlatypus @franksting

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I have a new-fangled thing too but I won’t have time to do things with it until the weekend.

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Also, I’ve found a spot with a certain amount of and I can just… hang around.

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I’ve had to leave the media lounge again because it has no windows and it smells of journalists.

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Scrolling leads to enlightenment.

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@SnarkyPlatypus No, I have not been eating all the things. I have avoided the more disturbing things. @franksting @jplonie

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@franksting @jplonie @SnarkyPlatypus ALL THE THINGS YOU ARE SAYING ARE VERY DISTURBING AND YOU SHOULD STOP NOW.

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So @ssharwood are Australians and we’re improving the decorum in the media lounge, as is traditional.

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@SnarkyPlatypus Je l’amélioration de l’effet de levier. Je suis embrassant l’accélération. Tuez-moi maintenant. En outre, tuer @ssharwood.

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No pig. I has disappoint. :(

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OK, heading down to the trade show floor in order to have a pig thrust upon me.

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@SnarkyPlatypus Bonjour. Mon mental est en train d’être détruite. Encore plus que d’habitude. Et vous? Avez-vous bien dormi?

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They are not “Asian vegetables”, trust me.

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1200 PDT. Heading back to the Moscone Centre for lunch in the media lounge, then at 1300 talking to Sourcefire, then more writing.

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@swearyanthony I cannot argue against that point. Not at all.

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@acrile @patote83 As someone with a mononym, I’m chuckling at that tale of Mr Null. Programmers should know how to handle this stuff.

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@swearyanthony Have you ever tried to type “Leni Riefenstahl” while walking?

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Back at @ICSF for 2.5 hours of writing because the media work room has no windows. I find I can’t write in places like that.

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As it approaches 1000 PDT, I’ll soon start 3 hours of writing. Will there be electricity in the media work room today?

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The keynote is over and I have not slashed my wrists.

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thevmguy “Storage is like plumbing” - No, network is like plumbing, storage is like a septic tank.

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RT @typendlebury: @stilgherrian Neither is “oogh! oogh! oogh! oogh!” [Thank the gods, we haven’t heard that… yet.]

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NetApp’s Dave Hitz gives a big shout-out to the command line. Sweet. I hope to be able to lick his neck later.

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RT @ssharwood: No castration. [And our disappointment is palpable.]

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If anyone else says “agility”, I’m catching the next flight to Vegas, buying a gun, and coming back to deal with you all.

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ssharwood It’s mighty fine that @sakacc’s demo is directed right at IT pros. Dell’s was too. Cisco’s was directed at … mutants?

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Dear America, “Whoo!” is not a word for adults.

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Why are we surprised that presenters can stick to their allotted 4 mins? It’s something every regional radio presenter does hourly.

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I seem to be on a different planet now.

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RT @ataraxite: Wouldn’t you take nembutal if you actually had “UK’s #3 libertarian blogger” in your Twitter profile? [More .]

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Now we have two Cisco employees on stage singing a song, “The Gist of LISP”. Not that LISP tho. Please place me on suicide watch.

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This whole thing VMware is currently pitching is the new Horizon Suite. I probably should’ve mentioned that.

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Actually, the way they can add a touch-oriented interface over the top of Windows desktops served out to tablets is rather clever.

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RT @ssharwood: new jargon - User Interface Virtualisation means skinning windows for tablets, aka Operation AppShift

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“Rather than fumbling with the start menu”? This is one of those Ponds Institute non-problems, right?

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@Beaker Sold, Sir! Looking forward to it.

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I’m no fan of executives playing average comedians on stage, but I’ll pay BYOD being presented as SYOM. Spend your own money.

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@Beaker I’m around all week and through to Monday! I’m free 1400 on tomorrow, and all Friday, and elsewhen, so name your time. :)

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This “delivering and consuming desktops”… why are we looking at users as “consumers”? To disempower them again?

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@standupkid The former, Sir. Truly. Atrocious. Coffee. And I’m not a coffee snob. Give me my alkaloid stimulants! But this… ermphh! :/

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“Transform legacy into a service. Broker services from the middle. Deliver multi-device workspace.” And that’s The New Order.

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In the first 60 seconds, we have “embrace”, “dive”, “vision”, “delivering”. VMware is cashed up, but can’t afford a vocabulary.

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Sipping a cup of “Seattle’s Finest Coffee” as provided to the media. Oh Dear God how is this even legal?

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RT @jdub: MY WHAT A LARGE LAPTOP YOU’VE GOT THERE, LOOSE TIE MAN [My thoughts exactly.]

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“English Muffin with Eggs, Sausage and Cheese. *Contains eggs, dairy and wheat” instagr.am/p/O4D_3sCFnE/

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Hotel internet, young man, tie loosened, San Francisco… Yeah I’ve seen this video instagr.am/p/O4D277CFm9/

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Right, off to the Moscone Centre for whatever scary breakfast the media is being given, then the 0830 keynote.

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@swearyanthony Now, you of all people should know what happens when you poke that particular wasp’s nest…

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So I’ll be on ABC RN’s “Life Matters” Friday morning 0900 talking about names and pseudonyms. abc.net.au/unleashed/2943…

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Today’s keynote is “From Productivity to Empowerment: The Personal Cloud in Your Business” I don’t even.

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Tue plan: Day 2 VMware , 0730 breakfast thru keynotes, interviews to 1800 AJP cocktail party; write ACCAN Conference presentation.

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