Stilgherrian (@stilgherrian)

Wentworth Falls NSW AU

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September 1st, 2012

Sat plan: Sort out audio, photos, notes, blog posts etc; 1100 collect washing; wander San Francisco until meeting someone later today.

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@chrisbrownie Yes, like we don’t have open town squares any more but malls. Public space becomes private, under their rules not ours. Sad.

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RT @ApostrophePong: This Buddhist Statue Likes It Hot bit.ly/R5VPdC [That joint looks quite destroyed.]

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“Facebook Public Profile. Login to see this content.” Yeah I don’t think you’ve quite got the hang of “public” there, Mr Zuckerberg.

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Good morning, America.

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@en_gy I’m fairly sure you’re not an Assistant Commissioner of the AFP.

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So, bypassing ABC iView’s geotardation took… what? One question on Twitter, a little generosity from someone, and a single typed command.

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@stufromoz I’m reasonably sure the AFP don’t need warning about me. (Hi Neil and Brad.)

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@elronxenu That would be excellent, yes ta, because I know how to type “ssh -ND <localport> user@host” OMFG how old am I shut up don’t ask.

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@triple5adam Yeah streaming video through Tor. That’s a recipe for happiness. I’d like to watch the video today, not in December. ;)

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Maybe I should just hack someone’s PC and proxy through that. KIDDING.

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@dannolan Alas no, Strongvpn lists Australia as one of the choices for their next server.

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Is there a VPN service with endpoints in AU? Or, alternatively, anyone got a *nix box in AU I can tunnel to? I want to watch ABC iView.

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RT @BundyB: @stilgherrian what, you have something against Bathtub Gin? [Not at all. I have a bathtub and gin here now, in fact.]

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@mbauwens I can’t make it to Melbourne when you’re there. Do you have any dates in Sydney, perchance?

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RT @purserj: ow.ly/i/TJxE the age of the drones is truly upon us. You can now buy your kids a drone of their own.

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This wine is more than acceptable. America seems to be getting the hang of this “making alcohol” malarkey.

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RT @Pollytics: Sheep’s twine and three gay goats….. [Yeah I think I was at that party.]

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@cxi No massage, alas. I had work to catch up on and ales to drink and people to meet etc etc.

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@cxi So you know when you said “@united”? That’s your problem right there.

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@en_gy Stuttering dial tone means you have voicemail.

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“Porn convention”? Typography matters, people!

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So apparently FinFisher, spyware made by UK-based Gamma Group, totally pwns your smartphone. Must be plenty more. bloomberg.com/news/2012-08-2…

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@KyBusiness I haven’t been to Cabramatta for ages. By an odd coincidence, it came up in conversation over dinner earlier this evening.

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@AusRichie @en_gy Ah, that would be what’s known as the “Argument from Ignorance” fallacy. A favourite of mine. rationalwiki.org/wiki/Argument_…

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Useful article explaining why most reportage of a recent Chinese missile test was rubbish. huffingtonpost.com/gregory-kulack…

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“Forget the lion there are over 1000 Cougars loose in Essex,” begins the dreadful press release. themediablog.typepad.com/the-media-blog…

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As as aside, @KyBusiness is posting some photos of lovely piggies in Cabramatta, making me crave Vietnamese food.

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I have decided to open this Beringer 2009 Merlot Cabernet Sauvignon Cabernet Franc Petit Verdot megamix while I clear all the browser tabs.

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@chrisjrn @garrettj @lewellyn @hartmant @en_gy @D_Keating @drunkenmadman Well, a certain consensus seems to be emerging. Groupthink, even.

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Dear Twitterverse, should I open the pinot noir now, at 2130 on Friday night? Y/N

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Oh. “Love cocktails.” I see what happened there. SFO is not BKK. Trust me. @en_gy @RealNickHodge

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RT @SnarkyPlatypus: Another idea for a Tumblr - ‘Makeup or Medical Condition?’ [Somebody does need to make this happen, yes.]

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@domknight I haven’t explored @AppDotNet technically yet, that’s to come. But the founder @daltonc says things that resonate with me.

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@AppDotNet Thank you (belatedly) to you and @daltonc for being available at short notice right before a long weekend. Much appreciated.

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Funny you should mention Bacon Love…

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RT @stevivor: @stilgherrian I swear all the time, but not when I’m trying to be professional and do my job. Stop being dramatic. [Yes, Sir.]

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I never got around to organising local mobile data in San Francisco, so I’m going off-grid between meetings and meals. It’s quite food.

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Work will set you free. No wait… instagr.am/p/PBLMNmCFvv/

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I am back at the hotel after rather love cocktails and dinner, about which more anon. Meanwhile, some spam via Instagram follows…

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Just finished recording a great interview with Dalton Caldwell, founder and CEO of @AppDotNet … you’ll hear it soon.

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Apple’s brand-extension strategy revealed instagr.am/p/PAiyeniFuG/

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The fact that you didn’t know about something doesn’t mean it was secret.

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So these twenties… Andrew Jackson is older than Michael but younger than Jermaine, right?

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Itinerant t-shirt sellers can be unreliable.

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Yes, under California law you’re allowed to run red lights if your car has Arizona plates.

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This place is run by actual Irish.

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@marymad Local as in from the Bay Area, at least, yeah. But I know my way around. Fourth time here? Fifth?

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Oh. He’s gone. I don’t have anything to add, but I figured I should start a third tweet the same way to make it look intentional.

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Oh. He’s gone. But the publican tells me it’s the same conversation every time. He’s South African, notorious for leaving without paying.

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Oh. He’s gone. But his OPSEC was shit. I could hear the names of people and companies and details of why things might fall apart.

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Actually I’ve met this guy before. He’s a New Zealander originally, I think. I’ve been at a conference with him. Fuck. Memory fail.

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@miss_shiny You’d be cringing constantly if you were here. Well, they’ve just left. Now some internet entrepreneur is shouting into a phone.

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@miranda_maybe In the US, I associate “Sharon” with a different sub-species. But she did walk past at an opportune moment.

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@corduroy I didn’t know it was fake, but it figures. Nice piece of political propaganda by the fakers though. In the sense of well-crafted.

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@marymad No plans yet. I’ve got a 1600 meeting over in SoMa, will meet after that and figure it out from there.

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@miss_shiny It’s not the Wendiness so much as the Lesser Officeness. But do you screech-cackle? Asking for a friend.

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Surely this is more your Lesser Spotted Harpy, @miranda_maybe? instagr.am/p/PAWHu8iFhv/

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@marymad I considered the Royal Exchange for lunch, but it was packed out. Thanks for the heads-up. I’m meeting a friend tonight.

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@miranda_maybe I like “The Puddings”, ‘cept that doesn’t work as well for the skinny ones. I forget who coined “Lesser Office Wendy” now.

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No matter where in the world you are, a table of lunching Lesser Office Wendys laughs with the same raucous screech-cackle. My ears!

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The fish and chips at Harrington’s Bar and Grill is pleasing. Mind you, I’m starving. Roadkill would satify. harringtonsbarandgrill.com

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@marymad Not a secret. I tweeted it early today. I’m staying at @OmniHotels San Francisco. Pleasant first night, despite working late.

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@chris23 @marymad Yeah I keep forgetting both Yelp and the concierge. Still, I found one a block from the hotel, by accident, when walking.

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Harrington’s Bar and Grill. Pints of Kilkenny USD 6.50 including tax. WHAT COULD POSSIBLY GO WRONG.

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Google Maps has not delivered unto me a laundry. I think I will now sulk and go to lunch. In that order.

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San Francisco, we have a problem! I need a laundry that does wash and fold that’s not closing tomorrow for the long weekend. Downtown. Help.

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RT @FakeAPStylebook: Referring to lies as “lies” may hurt someone’s feelings. Instead call them “freedom truths.” Ping @leslienassar

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OnionSports Special sensor blasts air horn anytime someone says the word “basketball” onion.com/OD2QmI

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MaxineSheppard Amazing RT @AlsBoy: I wish people with dogs would travel on trains with them more often so this would happen more. pic.twitter.com/PZB0cmgi

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@OmniHotels Fear not, I’ll tweet you when they’re ready for showtime.

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RT @dannolan: This is the most perfectly framed picture I’ve ever seen - bit.ly/T2zAdw [Oh well done, GOP. [golf clap]]

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@cxi Perception of bad spelling “these days” is what linguists (and others) call the recency illusion. Civilisation’s always been crumbling.

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@cxi Thank you. They were up all night thinking of that name! Though what I really need, I suspect, is a violently refreshing Thai massage.

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@OmniHotels Thanks. I’ve been taking a few photos, too, which I’ll tag properly once I’m out of work mode. If that happens before I leave.

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@cxi This is the Chinese reflexology place? What was it called again? Or am I hallucinating?

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RT @jonkudelka: The mainstream media have been failing to ask furniture the hard questions for too long. [Also, stilgherrian.com/wp-content/upl… yeah?]

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ViciousPotato One-fifth of the “spineless creatures that rule the world” may be at risk of extinction—Did someone bomb the Republican National Convention?

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Just arrived, because I’m special: Fresh coffee, tomato juice, “USA Today”. The last is approximately a newspaper. Thank you, @OmniHotels.

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MT @phbarratt: There are worse things than a Friday night in San Francisco. [This is indeed true. Thanks.]

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Fri plan: Minor client webby work; explore @AppDotNet; lunch; recording near Ferry Wharf; 1600 interview at @AppDotNet; 1700+ SEKRIT, kinda.

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RT @dannolan: @stilgherrian you are so the Shirley temple of twitter [That’s going into my bio, thank you.]

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@dannolan Trick question! They are the same animal!

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@phbarratt Thanks, Paul, you too. Though I’m just starting a Friday workday here in San Francisco.

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Every time someone uses the word “tweeps” God plucks the nose hair from a war widow.

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@franksting So you’re a climatic descriptivist. [nods] I approve.

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RT @heardatnature: “That sounds quantum quantum.” “It’s actually exponential: quantum to the power of quantum.”

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@franksting Which season is it really, according to local knowledge? bom.gov.au/iwk/climate_cu…

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@talopine @franksting @bigmac Those two facts are true, but I suspect the first was true long before the second.

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@franksting “Agree is acceptable” is too strong. “Would hear and not generally consider to be wrong”. Descriptivism FTW.

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@franksting @bigmac I come back to the point that I’m speaking English not Danish. It’s what English speakers agree is acceptable not Danes.

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