Stilgherrian (@stilgherrian)

Wentworth Falls NSW AU

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September 8th, 2012

@belindafarrelly But thank you, of course. I’m slothing now, staying warm.

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@belindafarrelly I have two articles and a podcast to complete before 1000 Monday, and lost today. Discipline comes with the territory.

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BernardKeane what @firstdogonmoon? no one, but NO ONE ON THE PLANET, is “worse than Leunig”. in any sense.

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Muting @AntonyGreenABC for 24 hours. Love his work, just don’t need to watch an evening of faux suspense.

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@johncarneyau @michaelneale I balk at using “correct”, for I am a descriptivist. But I do commend “octothorpetags”, obviously.

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@belindafarrelly Wine might help, true, but I have none. I decided not to get any. Rest is what I need after two demanding mornings.

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@mpesce @lewellyn Have we even seen this alleged coal?

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djspratt Says it all: NSW govt to ditch UN sea level rise projections after local council decisions reduced coastal property values

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Oh. That’s right. Well, there’s only one was to deal with this.

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@ozdj And the only downside is that we’d all think you’d had a stroke.

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@lewellyn @mpesce So you’re saying Douglas Adams faked his own death and actually became Clive Palmer? That would explain a lot.

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Oh. I thought a nap would make me feel better. I was wrong. Disappoint.

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@kcarruthers I’ve had trouble over the years finding a word with the same taboo impact. Suggestions welcome.

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What your child looks like when… 1. You’re on drugs? 2. They’re on drugs? 3. We’re all on drugs? instagr.am/p/PTRauqiFop/

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Truth in labelling yeah like corduroy instagr.am/p/PTQ2WdCFoI/

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I so love the 1840s what even instagr.am/p/PTQrAQCFn9/

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Today’s brilliant suggestion instagr.am/p/PTQQhKiFnn/

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Mobile: Shopping in Leura for tonight though to Monday morning; return to @bunjaree; sloth.

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@lewellyn Yeah so next time I give birth to a 2RU Linux box I’ll give you a call.

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@lewellyn Yeah but why would I want to visit my server? I know what a 1RU or 2RU box looks like.

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@Pamela_November Well there’s clearly no reason to doubt her word!

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I did check, yes, and the barmaid has assured me this contains no fat or calories instagr.am/p/PTNFyuCFlv/

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I’m sure there’s a word for a political candidate who doesn’t disclose a party affiliation. Ah yes. It starts with a “c”, ends with a “unt”.

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It may have looked bright outside, but it’s a 12C day. Hence… instagr.am/p/PTMd63CFk8/

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RT @newswithnipples: That is the wrong expression for a kids’ ride. pic.twitter.com/LxnX6wIa [Saved to my avatars folder.]

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paulwallbank Sorry, but when I see the term “community independent” in a local council election, I think “Liberal who won’t ‘fess up”.

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@lewellyn @SnarkyPlatypus Black Berries sounds nasty, curable only with amputation I assume?

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Oh thanks, @ruokday, promoting an adequate cause by shitting in the sky? Please, NEVER do skyspam again, you vandals!

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RT @lewellyn: I … feels so naked and useless. :(

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NewtonMark Ms. Gillard’s Cessna 172. pic.twitter.com/3levUsaG

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@lewellyn LOL I didn’t try. @servepath run mil-grade physical security.

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So it turns out it’s rather nice out here instagr.am/p/PTEvqVCFuA/

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Yah, my server is back online, thanks to the fine work of Josh and Juan at @servepath. I’m off to Leura to document it over lunch.

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@dead_aeroplane That’s an archive copy from the National Library of Australia because my website is geb0rken right now.

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@dead_aeroplane I know Common Ground from the Royal Easter Show. I shan’t be visiting them because this. pandora.nla.gov.au/pan/80809/2012…

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firstdogonmoon What sort of person doesn’t have a slotted spoon?

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“Asylum Seeker Processing Centre” sounds like the sort of thing Steggles Chicken would name their slaughterhouse.

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Well, not immediately. But closer to a more sensible lunchtime.

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Well, the data centre engineer indicates that it’ll take a couple more hours to fsck the server, so I might head to Katoomba for lunch.

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You really should listen to Richard Herring’s Leicester Square Theatre Podcasts. But perhaps not at work. comedy.co.uk/podcasts/richa…

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@miss_shiny @kofeyh This is from Richard Herring’s podcast. I’ll post linkage later.

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Ah excellent. There’s another explosion I haven’t caused.

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RT @BernardKeane: About to join ABC News 24 at 10.30. From, um, Ten Studios. [We’re all friends here.]

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OH: “You can’t have rape in the animal kingdom, that’s always been my excuse.”

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@McDermie I’m not one for idle speculation about counterfactuals. For now, Julie Bishop is where she is and that’s what we should consider.

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Sat plan: Get this shared hosting server back online; read recent cybercrime reports; late lunch or dinner somewhere nice.

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@lewellyn I’d love to be back in San Francisco, obviously, but your burnt waffles don’t do it.

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Julie Bishop and I are as one.

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RT @latikambourke: Shadow Foreign Minister Julie Bishop says she finds the proposal to store Austn’s internet data for 2 years ‘disturbing.’

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@SnarkyPlatypus Oui, j’ai de bons ingénieurs qui travaillent sur le problème, et je vois une nette pire voie du rétablissement.

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@SnarkyPlatypus Hah! That just translated as “Is @stilgherrian manageable?” To THAT question the answer is probably “No”.

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@SnarkyPlatypus J’espère que votre ménage est en mesure de trouver un peu de temps pour se détendre aujourd’hui.

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@SnarkyPlatypus e vous suivez @PrussiaNet? Un lecteur de disque dur a échoué, et l’erreur dégénéré La cause est inconnue.

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@lewellyn “Would you like to come up and see my overly-brown waffles?” Stop it. Stop it now.

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@SnarkyPlatypus Bonjour. Mon monde est plein de tous les échecs de ce matin. Je pleure. Et vous?

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@PacketNetworks RAID rebuilt OK, but it seems the file system switched to read-only for some reason. Handballed back to support engineer.

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@caseyjohnellis You’re confusing absentee voting with postal voting.

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@jplonie Yes, Dear, let’s deal with one unpleasant discovery at a time.

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4. (To follow once my personal website is back online later this morning.)

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3. “Julian Burnside on surveillance laws”, a @phildobbie “Twisted Wire” podcast from 6 Sep. zdnet.com/au/julian-burn…

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2. “The Australian Govt’s rush to snoop”, a @phildobbie “Twisted Wire” podcast from 30 Aug. zdnet.com/au/the-austral…

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1. “The politics of data retention”, a “Patch Monday” podcast from 30 Jul. zdnet.com/the-politics-o…

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While I’m waiting for the RAID to rebuild, I shall tweet some links to recent podcasts about the that’ll help you understand.

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On the dying server front, the dead HDD has been replaced and the RAID is rebuilding.

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@sroc Well the practicalities are that the financial impact of a Sydney trip when I have work to do is that the fine is the cheaper option.

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@sroc Indeed. And given that with a sore leg getting to the city and back is ~$40 direct costs plus far more indirect, logic dictates… ;)

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@sroc Thanks. So I’m still on the electoral roll and “must” vote in Marrickville, or have reasonable excuse, or pay the $55 fine.

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@sroc To quote “Lowdown” S02e01, “Just the one excuse would have been enough, mate.”

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@en_gy Minions are dealing with it, I’m eating a yummy breakfast and listening to interesting podcasts. Having fun?

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@en_gy See! That’s how that interface has sucked you in. You think you’re in some high-tech wonderland when you’re just hamsterwheeling.

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Meanwhile, on the dying server front, the data centre engineer confirms a dead HDD in the RAID, which for some reason threw kernel errors.

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RT @willemrt: If you move court jurisdictions you no have to jury. But you still got to vote. [That matches previous hearsay, thanks.]

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@lewellyn Voting is seen as a responsibility as well as a right. I know Americans balk at the idea of HAVING to do something. ;)

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Does anyone know if a change of address reported to NSW Sheriff that drops you from the jury duty roll also drops you from electoral roll?

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So NSW Electoral Commission didn’t even check the form validation code against its own dataset. I’ll be having words with them.

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Arsehat NSW Electoral Commission website won’t let me look up my registration ‘cos it requires two names in a query. roll.elections.nsw.gov.au/NSWLookUp/clos…

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Mind you, “The penalty for not voting is $55.” That could be less hassle than a five-hour round trip to Sydney. Unless someone wants lunch.

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@lewellyn We have postal votes, but I missed the deadline. Federal and state have absentee i.e. vote in a different place. Local doesn’t.

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Oops. I just realised that in local government elections there’s no absentee voting. Looks like I’ve got a day trip to Sydney later today.

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@glengyron Ah this ain’t too bad. Looks like a RAID controller or SCSI controller died, and the quite competent data centre team is onto it.

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@michaelneale Oh yeah all that. I know what you mean, and agree. Machines fail. Massive machines fail massively. Yawn.

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@en_gy It’s something you’ll be looking at for hundreds of hours. You should consider the psychological effect of that level of bullshit.

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@en_gy That is the most faggotty user interface I’ve seen so far this year. Hilarious.

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Things I am otherwise happy with #2: I immediately understood the import of a Linux kernel message I’d never seen before.

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@michaelneale You seem to be referring to a specific incident? I’m not getting the reference.

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Engineer: “Does it have RAID?” Me: “Should do. But it’s 6am here and the uptime is over 500 days, so, um…” Engineer: [Sympathetic laugh]

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Things I am otherwise happy with #1: 06:01:23 up 583 days, 22:59, 0 users, load average: 1.00, 1.00, 1.00

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So, server hardware failure. This is where we test for real a configuration I did two years ago. Gulp. I await news from the data centre.

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Hello Saturday. Hello message from some time last night indicating a problem. Hello really nasty error message. Hello emergency escalation.

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