Stilgherrian (@stilgherrian)

Wentworth Falls NSW AU

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August 31st, 2012

@franksting @bigmac As I said, tho, I’m speaking English not Danish. How do we pronounce “Paris”? “Rome”? “Germany”? Danes are irrelevant.

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RT @phbarratt: Lao honour guard awaiting official opening of Mekong Bridge, April 1994 flic.kr/p/d36NG9 [Great photo, Paul.]

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@franksting @bigmac Note that I’m a linguistic descriptivist, not a prescriptivist. Dictionaries report, not direct

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@franksting @bigmac København is pronounced kʰøb̥m̩ˈhɑʊ̯ˀn, agreed. Copehhagen is pronounced /ˈkoʊpənheɪɡən/ or /ˈkoʊpənhɑːɡən/.

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“For successful business dealing use powerful informational business portal com-bis equipped with all the necessary tools.” Seems legit.

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I just got a spam email with the subject “all be ok”. I am reassured.

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@bigmac This man is swaying backwards and forwards why what’s wrong with him is he drunk? youtube.com/watch?v=ZW0q2f…

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@bigmac Thank you. But while you may be confused, I’m certainly not. ;)

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@izevaka So far I’ve been exploring the ales and the Californian reds. The hotel rooms have pod-based coffee machines at least.

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@PointZeroOne Yes. Unlike the endless tweets with daily plans, flight details, takeoffs and touchdowns… Do I need to slap you?

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@Wolfie_Rankin @natashamitchell Thanks. Conversations about names nearly always elicit some great stories. Yesterday was no exception.

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@RNLifeMatters Thanks for your kind words. It was a fun program. Tthe talkback kicked off as I knew it would. Any time. @natashamitchell

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@bigmac Copenhagen is pronounced that way in Danish, agreed, but I’m speaking English. Apparently both pronunciations are in use.

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@RealDavidHeath Certainly if VMware get it right with Horizon Suite then they’re onto a winner. Impressive demo. But it was just a demo.

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@BeauGiles All sorts of people are doing or attempting virtualisation. Not sure if / how VMware’s approach differs architecturally.

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@SnarkyPlatypus Je suis chaud et confortable, mais souffre d’un manque d’alcaloïdes.

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Hello, Friday in America.

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Dear Brain, I admire your unfailing ability to wake me well before the alarm, no matter how little sleep I’ve managed to get. Sigh.

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@oscarsclaws Nah, just some all-caps message about pregnant women operating machinery because the Surgeon-General has a birth defect.

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“Turn key and pull door”, says the minibar. HOW THE FUCK ELSE WOULD YOU IMAGINE PEOPLE WOULD DO THIS? Don’t answer that.

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RT @feed_the_chooks: Twitter abhors a Phelps vacuum [Not if you use the wider nozzle.]

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Me at @CSO_Australia: “How VMware hacked iOS security (allegedly)” (I was at as VMware’s guest.) cso.com.au/article/435212…

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Things to love about San Francisco #3: Hotel internets that, you know, work.

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@lizfoschia @feed_the_chooks Does “colourful Twitter character” mean the same as “colourful racing identity”?

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@stevivor @aussexparty YES HEAVEN FORBID THAT POLITICIANS ACTUALLY SPEAK THE SAME LANGUAGE AS PROPER PEOPLE COWS WILL STOP EXPRESSING MILK.

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Godwin Gretch is a DJ?

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So @Myspace has a Twitter account. In further news… oh, I can’t be arsed writing ALL your jokes for you. Pay me, you bastards.

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franksting Tempted to go all Silk Charm

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RT @wolfcat: hello weekend. [FUCK OFF SOME OF US STILL HAVE ANOTHER ENTIRE DAY TO GO YOU ANTIPODEAN PRICK.]

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QFT: @caseyjohnellis: @stilgherrian @march_tim there are no self righteous arsehats in infosec… you’re obviously mistaken.

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Jesus Christ, PMO has turned into a spammer operation this afternoon.

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@melanie_james Thanks very much. I haven’t listened back but it felt good as I was doing it. So to speak. @RNLifeMatters

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@paulwallbank So maybe you haven’t heard, but slavery has been abolished.

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RT @paulwallbank: Is the idea you can own a customer flawed? bit.ly/O0mdLk []

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I’m not, but I wanted to see the stats.

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So @ABSStats linked to “fun dad stats” but it wasn’t what I was thinking. As you were.

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@march_tim The fact that I’m a self-righteous arsehat should not influence your thinking. Or something.

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@march_tim Part of me doesn’t want to support the full disclosure argument, because self-righteous arsehats shit me… but… sigh.

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Things to love about San Francisco #2: City employees with whistles who point out and harangue pedestrians disobeying the lights.

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Things to love about San Francisco #1: Cops on Segways. Human Robocops packing pistols FTW!

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@march_tim Yeah, so you’d be one of those people who’s NOT HELPING. Also, well played. [smirks]

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@riskybusiness I have not been drinking the Bouchaine Carneros Pinot Noir 2008 from Napa CA because the bottle has no wine in it at all.

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Story filed for @CSO_Australia, finally. The one that’s not complete bullshit.

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Changing all the subjects.

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Security in Government Conference 2012, 3-5 Sept, Canberra. ag.gov.au/Nationalsecuri…

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@riskybusiness See, I knew you were useful for something. (This isn’t helping, is it.)

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@riskybusiness Thank you. That was exactly the scary thought that is forcing me to return to my writing.

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@riskybusiness Well no, obviously, but if Facebook is to be credible it needs to be fair and balanced. Like Fox. I have not been drinking.

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@riskybusiness Facebook seriously needs a “Despise” button, right?

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Actually not Soi Patpong, that one a couple of soi south. With the blond one. I don’t know what you’re talking about. Shut up.

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SingSum still sounds like a rentboy place in Soi Patpong.

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RT @firstdogonmoon: No, when i say it, it is satire because I am a professional. When you say it, it is vulgar so stop it.

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RT @ApostrophePong: Thsis cafe makes the worst massaman curry ever! [That’s a bold claim. Name and shame.]

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Your grammar is shit today. (Maybe she’ll feel better tomorrow.)

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RT @drunkenmadman: I *may* have used the phrase “self-absorbed media fairy” [Excellent. That’s the best thing said about me today.]

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@SnarkyPlatypus The best voicemails are those from withheld numbers that consist of nothing but four minutes of someone quietly sobbing.

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joshgnosis I want to believe that Clint Eastwood has become Adam West’s character in Family Guy.

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RT @Idealaw: Majority of Americans believe bad weather affects cloud computing bit.ly/ODMrBK [This is worth me relinking, trust me.]

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Starting to write again, working under the assumption that my new premise is not actually complete bullshit.

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Leaving a pointless rambling message on someone’s voicemail because failure is the theme for my evening.

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@Serrels Indeed. The time-waste hits your left brain, feeling like an idiot hits your right brain, and down the black hole you go. Sigh.

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If only the developers had made better animations of exploding Yemeni villagers…

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ProPublica One reason Apple rejected an app that tracks U.S. drone strikes: “not useful or entertaining enough.” propub.ca/RrsGKA

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RT @lachlanhardy: OH: These aren’t water bottles, they’re _hydration vessels_. [Kill them, Lachlan. Kill them. Or let me do it for you.]

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That feeling when you’re two-thirds of the way through writing an article and realise your entire premise is actually bullshit.

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Oh well, I’m going to write this thing regardless of the lack of gruntle. Here we go.

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RT @GreenJ: finally … RT @chrisberg: ah i see it’s neoliberalism’s fault [smirks]

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@NewtonMark Will you tweet the link to Irene Graham’s piece on statistics laundering or shall I? ;) @tarmerding2

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Mark_Arbib Mark

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“Oft-cited cybercrime cost estimates hosed down”, writes @tarmerding2, a familiar theme for me. cso.com.au/article/434948…

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RT @tweeveetv: Brilliant press release from @ABCTV on the return of the the Chaser’s Hamster Wheel. pic.twitter.com/ACVhMUbN [Almost agreed.]

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A cork? Again? What the fuck is WRONG with this country?

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@SnarkyPlatypus I would like to experience the show, but I have to write a thing before eastern Australia runs out of Friday.

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Adding all the hashtags, again.

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The podcast of ABC @RNLifeMatters on names, nicknames and pseudonyms is now online. Yeah I’m on it. abc.net.au/radionational/…

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See, no, the thing about coffee is… um… there’s no point tying to explain, is there instagr.am/p/O-cNv1CFu6/

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So was that whole scenario a flop?

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@lexiphanic I tend to focus on particular threads too. No blame. :) I’m exhausted, was covering VMware’s VMworld, but it’s going OK. Food!

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@christopherneal I don’t think I’ve read “The Second Self”. Hence citing “Life on the Screen” on the radio. Is it worth going back?

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@marcfennell No, if people say “reach out to connect” then you should probably punch them.

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@lexiphanic Hah! This shows how well Twitter works. I’m in San Francisco. Like it says in the location field and I’ve tweeted all week. ;)

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Thu plan, additional: It’s 1810; grab food now; do the writing I didn’t do this afternoon; minor webby work for client; consider the wine.

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@baralong Thank you very much. That @ABCthedrum piece was written after the thoughts had had a chance to settle. One of my favourites.

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@ApostrophePong The Gov 2.0 hackfests that @piawaugh knows all about have helped get better visibility. Maybe your work needs to consider.

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For those who thought my time here has just been endless eating, may I remind you… flickr.com/photos/stilghe…

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RT @jeamland: OH: “Yes, Mountain Goats invented nu-metal.” [Also, ate all your clean underwear off the clothes line.]

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@marcfennell So you let people on @DownloadABC use phrases like “engage with the brand” and you don’t bleep them? Very ecumenical.

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@bastardsheep @Wyld @BarossaObserver @PointZeroOne “Cheese platter” doesn’t actually appear on the hotel menu so I assume aliens deliver it.

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@juhasaarinen Cindy Sherman is on at the SFMOMA, so I might go there tomorrow. sfmoma.org/exhib_events/e… Ping @ApostrophePong

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There IS cheese in America, you know.

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@chrisbrownie Oh yeah. Eating and drinking is the ONLY thing in my life. I AM EATING AND DRINKING ALL THE THINGS.

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Oh, well OK then. If I must.

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Dear San Francisco, I don’t have anything planned for this evening. So once I’ve wrapped work for the day, well, you know where to find me.

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Yeah sorry about the jealously-making being-in-San-Francisco thing, @noplaceforsheep @helveticade @stokely. Actually no I’m not.

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The sociologist of the internet I mentioned was Sherry Turkle, particularly her book “Life on the Screen” en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sherry_Tu…

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If anyone wants more of my thoughts on names etc, this was written last year. abc.net.au/unleashed/2943…

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The delightful San Francisco afternoon continues instagr.am/p/O-Mb6xiFi6/

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And the radio, it is done. That’ll appear as a podcast at some point.

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@stokely @RNLifeMatters My next point exactly. The social slapdown has to be visible to everyone though. Social rules must be visible.

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@stokely The radio voice is enhanced this week ‘cos endless free booze and very little sleep. ;)

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@stokely This was scheduled a week ago, but my notes say we’re coming back to anonymity and bullying at the end, maybe.

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@RNLifeMatters Gawd, San Francisco tourism people should be sending me wine after this!

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@RNLifeMatters Some research in US with names on resumes showed innate racism in how they were perceived by employers. Can explain.

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@mattcdef2000 I’m just using Skype, over hotel broadband, but with my Zoom H4n plugged in as a USB microphone.

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@Idealaw @RNLifeMatters I know of a family where the boys are [something like] Bartholomew and Jeremiah. Pretentious? ;)

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After this news bulletin I’ll be live on ABC @RNLifeMatters abc.net.au/radionational/… Live stream at abc.net.au/radionational/

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@jplonie @NickHodgeMSFT I took the photo. 10-second self-timer FTW.

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@glengyron It is not a merkin it is a dead kitten.

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@NickHodgeMSFT I HAVE A DEAD KITTEN BECAUSE QUALITY PROFESSIONALISM.

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New photo: “Live from San Francisco”, showing how I’ll be on the radio shortly. flickr.com/photos/stilghe…

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Skype test to ABC Radio National studio 244 complete. All is good.

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@jeamland Hah! We’re not recording. We’re live nationally for an hour of talkback. I am sober, pretty much.

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Setting up my ersatz audio studio in San Francisco so I can go live into ABC Radio National in half an hour.

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bigjsl We lost a 10Gb link between USA & London because someone _shot_ the cable in New Jersey. Intellectual giants. It was coming right at me!

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It’s just over an hour until I join ABC Radio National’s “Life Matters” to talk names, nicknames and pseudonyms. abc.net.au/radionational/…

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RT @john_m_green: Actually it was mothers who introduced decimal time. “If I count to ten…” they’d say, but they never needed to. [Heh!]

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Don’t build a fast company, build a slow one, @37signals’ Jason Fried tells, erm, “Fast Company”. fastcompany.com/3000852/37sign…

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World Bank visualisation of global money flows from migrants back to their home country. worldbank.tumblr.com/post/301017325… HT @ApostrophePong

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RT @pr1001: Actually, the French were the ones who tried to introduce decimal time! en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Decimal_t… [And why do we not have it?]

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Is that a statement of fact or an aspiration?

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A personal greeting is a delightful touch instagr.am/p/O94KL6iFi5/

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@SnarkyPlatypus Bonjour, tardivement. Je profite de la liberté d’être hors de la laisse. Je vais maintenant enterrer un os. Et vous?

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@NewtonMark @darrenpauli This is true. I’ve been in the US since Sunday and have yet to encounter anything remotely resembling coffee.

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Why 1400 isn’t 4pm is one of those great irritations with the world that I assume can be blamed upon the French.

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RT: ABC RN’s “Life Matters” talkback on names, nicknames, pseudonyms 0900 AEST / 1600 PDT. I’m joining live from SFO. abc.net.au/radionational/…

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@SnarkyPlatypus Oh yeah thanks, let’s have another go at that tweet about radio…

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@darrenpauli @NewtonMark What is “Java”? Some kind of exotic dance?

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So, I’ve just checked in to the hotel and I’m sorting through email etc in the two hours before my ABC Radio spot.

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Talking to the t-shirt seller on Market St about America and racism and the faked Moon landing. We’ve agreed to record tomorrow.

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Tasty salted pig parts. Also, Canadian white ale brewed with coriander and orange peel.

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Loose in San Francisco. Um, wait.

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Both @twitter and @AppDotNet people replied with a “Thanks for reaching out.” I heard that phrase at too. Reaching out is a thing?

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My thanks to @ICSF for a lovely stay and VMware’s for paying for it, but alas it’s time to check out. I’m booked elsewhere now.

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@ICSF It’s more what I didn’t load up on. Scrambled eggs and tomato, then cured meats, smoked salmon, cheeses and melon.

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RT @heardatnature: “What kind of evolutionary selection pressure makes you lose your anus?!”

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death_stairs I ordered something online. It’s arrived but LOOK. Note: I am not a wizard, nor is my cock tiny. Disgruntled employee? pic.twitter.com/twzHdy9O

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Actually, no bacon was involved. Because I’m responsible. Uhuh. But it’s definitely a case of at @ICSF.

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So that’s an interview over at @AppDotNet organised for tomorrow at 1600 PDT. I think this calls for bacon.

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Why PETA is a collection of arsehats, part 84493. Thank you, @johnemcintyre. johnemcintyre.blogspot.com/2012/08/lobbyi…

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Catching up on the last two episodes of @marcfennell’s @DownloadABC while writing for all the things to back up.

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Pro Tip: When running a backup to your 1TB USB hard drive, don’t unplug it. Rebuilding the thing takes a while.

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RT @Tim_Coronel: @ssharwood @stilgherrian Simon has been post-human since at least 1985 [Hah! Clueless n00bz.]

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@ssharwood So you’re a burrito pretending to be a human pretending to be a woman? This explains many things.

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“Apple rejects app that tracks US drone strikes.” Because, you know, Freedom. wired.com/dangerroom/201…

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“Twitter mimics Facebook, kills own ecosystem”, being my “Patch Monday” podcast from 9 July. zdnet.com/twitter-mimics…

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@ssharwood Are you eating in the media lounge? I honestly couldn’t face that today. Also [heresy alert!] burritos are bullshit.

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So I’ve just emailed interview requests to both @twitter and @AppDotNet. Heck, since I’m here in SFO I might as well see how human they are.

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@ataraxite Exactly. The “we’re a media company” forces at Twitter won, and I think that was their mistake.

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indiaknight Best stamp ever. MT @royalmailnews: We’ve made a picture of a horse doing the Mobot pic.twitter.com/mUYqMzTj

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@ataraxite I figured @AppDotNet was around the price of a night at a new restaurant and the risk was tolerable.

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RT @ataraxite: “…Perl is a great and insidious evil perpetrated by skilled but perverted professionals” [And God loves them for it.]

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@AppDotNet Since I’m in SFO until Monday evening, do you have anyone who’d like to talk on-record about what you’re up to?

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@ataraxite I gave @AppDotNet the $50 because it sends a market signal. I’m happy to pay for a service that serves me, not advertisers.

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RT: Me at @zdnetaustralia: “VMware uses Aussie experience to storm Asia” zdnet.com/au/vmware-uses…

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Thu plan: Clear head, desk and schedule; change hotels; writing (various, details TBA); 1600 PDT ABC Radio spot; evening TBA (any takers?).

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RT @dannolan_ebooks: Boomer cunt in the troll trolls [Well, yes. Obviously.]

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My previous thoughts on the topic at @ABCthedrum with links to “that” expletive-filled blog post. abc.net.au/unleashed/2943…

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ABC RN’s “Life Matters” talkback on names, nicknames, pseudonyms at 0900 AEST / 1400 PDT. I’m joining live from SFO. abc.net.au/radionational/…

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@franksting I hope to find some time on the weekend to get going on @AppDotNet, perhaps initially piping my tweets through there.

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@franksting By “properly” I mean that @AppDotNet isn’t part of my regular comms usage patterns yet. Well, “at all” would be closer to truth.

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@Drag0nista @benrhughes I was just noting that using “troll” as “abuser” or “bully” is a sociolinguistic marker indicating n00bness.

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@Drag0nista @benrhughes Oh I love watching language evolve. I’m a linguistic descriptivist. And I can accept that “troll” has evolved…

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Oh, so somehow a whole bunch of tweets directed at me yesterday have decided to arrive now. Helpful. I’m not sure who to blame though.

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So yeah I can be found on @AppDotNet under my name too, just like here, though I haven’t started posting properly yet.

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