Stilgherrian (@stilgherrian)

Wentworth Falls NSW AU

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September 12th, 2012

@AuTechHeads Alas I shan’t be at the party. I have an early start to get some stuff done for an 0900 deadline. Sorry.

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@rokajoAU The chat with @shanemo @BTRoam will be a “Patch Monday” podcast soon, appearing at zdnet.com/blog/patch-mon… some time.

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@shakirahussein @dead_aeroplane I’d suggest phoning your bank to alert them, and utilities, so they’re alert to attempts to change things.

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@shakirahussein @dead_aeroplane Oh dear. DOB is a key element to cracking other things, like getting your mailing address changed…

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@alicektg Ah. I have material like existing columns to create a book, but FIDO is in… 2.5 weeks. :) Maybe a Christmas season compilation.

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@GTRoberts A book of the tweets would take a LOT of editing to create an interesting selection, I suspect.

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Back at the hotel, hoping that I unwind quickly ‘cos I have an early start tomorrow.

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Mobile: Walk across an artificial canal, as @ssharwood calls them (as opposed to… ?), to the Sofitel for the media dinner.

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@bastardsheep I’ve no ideas about where to drink. I don’t know this town, ‘cos I’m always embedded. As I am now. Off to media drinks.

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I could certainly collect some favourite writings, @sylmobile, but it’s the print turnaround time that’s the killer.

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RT @dannolan: @stilgherrian stil_ebooks [No. Just no. People have been knifed for less.]

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@lewellyn @KarlskiB Sorry, yes, I am signing them for the punters. They are buying them and telling me that they love my work.

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RT @lewellyn: Print something off Gutenberg.org. Surely there’s a print shop near. ;) (A book is a book. Doesn’t matter who wrote it)

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Sure, @KarlskiB, but explain to me again how the punters at the festival will be able to sign them? I need a physical thing.

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Hmmm… At the Festival of Dangerous Ideas I can have a book signing session, but I don’t have a book. How fast can I create one?

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DaniBevins Right, so harassing someone anonymously online = troll; harassing a 14 yo rape victim on air = star broadcaster. Got it.

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jasonjordan My King James Bible says NOTHING about Trolls on Social Media. Should I spurn them, turn the other cheek or invite them into my barn?

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Oh dear God I’ve suddenly realised that I’ve been Instagramming my food I’ve become one of those people.

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@kinectchris Excellent, thank you, I’ll keep an eye open.

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@ataraxite Then my work here is done. [bows]

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@kinectchris Aha! Do you have a write-up somewhere of how it’s all done? I’d love to know how the parameters are mapped from your moves.

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That feeling when you’ve sent an editor three story pitches to choose from and they reply saying they want all of them. ASAP.

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@spandaslui This is the nearly-live schedule you were after. techedau2012.azurewebsites.net

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@ataraxite I believe this is the tweet you’re looking for. twitter.com/HyperBrendan/s…

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RT @ataraxite: Remember when the SA Attorney-General was going to draft legislation to ban planking? [What’s “SA”?]

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As just recommended to @spandaslui, the MacBook Wheel. theonion.com/video/apple-in…

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In the 2.5 hours remaining until dinner I shall respond to tweets and clear my browser tabs.

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juhasaarinen Apparently my choices of avatars are as creepy as hell. This social media thing is difficult.

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OH: “OK, I’m going to have to amuse myself with mental images of Clint Eastwood.”

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OH: “I got to the grunting, and that was it.”

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Just recorded a great conversation with @shanemo and @BTRoam about designing and developing for the new Windows 8 interface.

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Recording with @shanemo is now 1545 instead of 1645. Yeah, that’s in five minutes. Time to align the ducks.

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@SnarkyPlatypus I know this event is pulling ~500Mb/s data off Telstra’s 1GB fibre link. I haven’t seen the power consumption yet.

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Wed plan, updated: Write story pitches, transcribe audio etc; 1645 record @shanemo; 1930 media dinner.

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rod3000 Oh dear. The internet is going to blow.

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Pork belly with caramelised onion and brandy apple cream, plus salads. AKA lunch. instagr.am/p/PdZWQlCFsB/

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RT @SnarkyPlatypus: There’s nothing like a well deserved Internet backlash. [‘Cept possibly A WELL-DESERVED INTERNET BACKLASH WITH TEQUILA.]

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Or is it just mindless consumerism? That a person on stage holds up thing they don’t have and they must have this new thing?

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Why are these developers all so eager to get a coffee cup? Do they all work at places or live in homes with no cups?

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@oliyoung Possibly, but that was a statement of the evolution of my own thinking.

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Hey media at ! Here’s the schedule YOU can use. techedau2012.azurewebsites.net HT @Wolfbyte @baralong

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The more I see tweeted about @robbiefarah the more I think @JuliaGillard has scored an own goal meeting him. Unless she plans to arrest him.

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@baralong @auteched @Wolfbyte Cool. My next question is whether that URL gives me the updated schedule as announced previously this hour.

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sunili OH SNAAAAAAAAAAP!!!!!!!!!!! RT @andrewsayer: Deleted tweet from @robbiefarah i.imgur.com/Pqzsg.jpg

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ssharwood Pretty sure the daily telegraph has violated Twitter’s design guidance with twitter.com/logo

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Principles: Sweat the details. Make it safe and reliable. Balance, symmetry, hierarchy. Align to the grid. [Vague notes for self.]

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@auteched How do we access that information if we have no Schedule Builder account, e.g. all the media?

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@voiceofapollo I’d say “evoke” rather than “inspire”. Colour, timing, suspense, haste etc. @shanemo

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Serrels What’s the technical term for those Japanese pillows that look like girls? I want to know because of reasons.

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HyperBrendan To Media Studies & Journalism students. I’ve done your homework for you, today’s Tele front page is textbook pic.twitter.com/5gW7tUEz

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I mentioned Gary Venter before. Here’s his website. all-sorts.biz

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Another inspiration: Motion design, e.g. the cinematic title designs of Saul Bass. [Look him up.]

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Another inspiration: Modern design / Bauhaus. “Form follows function.” A natural design follows what the object is intended to do.

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Another inspiration: International style of graphic design, the Swiss school. “Information is beautiful.”

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One inspiration for (not-)Metro was airport/metro wayfinding signage. Reminds me of what Gary Venter taught me in 1995.

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RT @ssharwood: Users once blamed themselves if they could not make an app work. Now they blame the service provider

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Digital is a valid ‘form’ for information and doesn’t have to refer to other forms. Hre’ll come back to that.

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“Authentically digital” design isn’t just a wankword. Digital natives don’t need a metaphor, for example. People will tap.

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If you try to design icons so people know what they do at first sight you’re wasting your time. It’s about remembering them later.

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(Not-)Metro is more for consumption of information, traditional desktop apps better (?) for information going into the computer.

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Thank you @shanemo for speaking honestly about his early experiences with (not-)Metro. Such a contrast with the omnipollyanna.

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RT @joshgnosis: Remember when it was just movie reviewers complaining about people saying mean things on Twitter? Good times.

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I’m getting a better understanding of the (not-)Metro interface principles, but it’s not something I can summarise in tweets.

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Rihanna’s got a new tattoo.

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Shane Morris @shanemo explaining all the rectangles instagr.am/p/PdPophiFj0/

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@voiceofapollo That said, I could well swap to different sessions if it feels like I might get better value out of something else.

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@voiceofapollo I haven’t really looked to see how they’re characterised. I’ve picked some threads that I find interesting to write about.

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(*TIFKA Metro = The Interface Formerly Known As Metro.)

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Looking forward to @shanemo’s 1130 session explaining TIFKA* Metro. The metaphor and its utility still elude me.

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JohnJohnsonson CANNOT BELIEVE the Telegraph used North Korean voting cards to promote . twitpic.com/atmuqo

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ssharwood Someone needs to measure the impact of on national productivity. It can’t be good.

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Good to see back up to number 3 on the Australian trends list, eh? @ssharwood?

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“Windows Store now open to all developers in 120 markets.” MSDN members have a free one-year token. blogs.msdn.com/b/windowsstore…

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Did @PatrickKlug essentially say that HTML/JavaScript on WinRT was the most rewarding environment he’d worked in? He did.

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“Is navel-gazing our fastest growing industry?” asks @chrisberg, the troll. abc.net.au/unleashed/4254…

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JavaScript, says @PatrickKlug, is not, as he had imagined, slow (Java) nor unsophisticated (Script).

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RT @garystark: was trending at number 1 in Sydney earlier, but now it’s wilted. [Trending is about rise rate, not overall volume.]

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RT @SnarkyPlatypus: Sneaky antlers. instagr.am/p/Pc6XjZC2iS/ [But these antlers stilgherrian.com/arts/hey_class… are even MOAR BETTEROR.]

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I see that is current trending at number 6, but is that in Australia only? More work to do, people!

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This presentation by @PatrickKlug has no on screen at all, but certainly some animated GIFs.

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dannolan If you’re a brown person in need of help you get a tent in nauru, if you’re a dickhead footballer who can’t internet you get an audience.

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“Trolling Our Way To National Security”, writes @GeordieGuy. Yes, this is how it’s done. geordieguy.com/2012/09/trolli…

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Something about Visual Studio Express being downloadable and, with $55 registration fee, you’re a Windows 8 developer.

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So @NickHodgeMSFT has some sort of “50 Shades of Grey” diagram on screen right now.,

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Front end is either DX or XAML on C, C++/CX or C#, VB; or HTML/CSS on JavaScript (Chakra). That’s on WinRT API for system access

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That said, traditional apps still work, but the new marketecture reflects the new model.

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Process for Windows 8 app-building reflects reality of touch interfaces and selling through a store.

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In a session with @NickHodgeMSFT kicking off the explanations of the new stuff for developers in Windows 8.

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firstdogonmoon i keep forgetting to pick up my suit from the dry cleaners

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Heh! @ssharwood just asked Microsoft’s server dude, re partnerships with SAN vendors, ‘Who was the tail and who was the dog?”

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RT @joshgnosis: Vodafone, this thing you sent CNET is very confusing instagr.am/p/Pc_rD7FCNe/ [Check it with a Geiger counter, Josh!]

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thetowncrier America must move on from 9/11. The US Today show has; it ran a Kardashian interview during the memorial: nyti.ms/RQz8iq

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Or, as the slide on screen puts it, “We have the opportunity to ‘REIMAGINE’ the IT landscape.”

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That entire presentation was “We deploy some stuff on Azure, some stuff on internal Windows Servers, and each has its benefits.”

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I’d be deliriously happy if, in these case studies, we were shown just ONE technical diagram instead of coloured boxes of cant.

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Language that makes me stabby #46: every strategy having “pillars”. Yesterday there were “top-level pillars”. Sounds unstable.

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Next case study, McGrathNicol, has 300 staff and 30 partners. IT has 13 full-time staff and 5 contractors. Again, seems a lot.

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This cloud has a “core plank”, apparently. I’m not sure these folks ever listen back to themselves with introspection.

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@samuelmac @auteched That is unpossible. The cloud is the answer to everything!

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Language that makes me stabby #45: “technical deep dive”

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RT @NickHodgeMSFT: THIS NEEDS TO BE BANNED. NOAW. i.chzbgr.com/completestore/… [Someone call the Prime Minister!]

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RT @autechris: I work on a 10 person team for over 3000… So no.

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Kennards Hire has a 10-person IT team for 900 staff, which they characterise as small. Fair call?

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Maybe Richard Fox-Smith, IT manager from Kennards Hire, can finally provide some concrete facts. I live in hope

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@autechris Well, yes, I’ve listened to half an hour of buzzword-filled marketing hype before 0900 and I’ve learned precisely nothing.

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@autechris Yes, “disk” is also a common variation in the IT industry. But my house style is “disc” and I won’t be changing it today.

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No, Sir, 64TB per virtual disc is not “virtually limitless storage”. It’s 64TB.

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“We see virtualisation as a core part of the stack.” Sure. As opposed to…?

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Um, asking whether you want to deploy on-premises, at Microsoft, or at a service provider, “blows their minds”? They’re that slow?

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Apparently the new technology handled a really big load without problems. I’m glad Microsoft revealed that deep dark secret.

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This is essentially a repetition of the generic marketing guff for Windows Server 2012, but for 20-odd media people.

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OH: “And now we’re taking those learnings and raising the bar to a completely new level.” Yes, this is how they speak.

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OH: “We understand that to run cloud at cloud scale you have to think about things in a differant way.” It is now 0818 AEST.

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Microsoft’s Phil Goldie explains the world in four numbers instagr.am/p/Pc4xk_CFgc/

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@brentos We’re down in the middle of the trade show floor. Security at the door is checking for media badges.

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Oh this is why I can’t find this “Windows Server 2012 launch” session in the program. It’s a separate media call.

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Oh. Apparently the Windows Server 2012 launch is now, at 0800, and not 0830, and not 0815. And it wasn’t the thing yesterday.

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RT @glengyron: Getting the at the newsagents: Troll to the Node. Getting the delivered: Troll to the Home.

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When will @TurnbullMalcolm announce the Coalition’s own troll policy, which will be cheaper than Labor’s wasteful’s Troll-to-the-Premises?

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The consensus in the media room is that News Ltd is being just a wee bit hypocritical today.

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There is no whatsoever in this breakfast.

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Breakfast: Egg & bacon tarts, salmon & hollandaise muffins, potato pancakes, fruit on sticks, a coffee machine I can’t work.

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RT @en_gy: all join together to ! [Personally I’m fine with beets, but then I’M TOLERANT.]

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Indeed, @BernardKeane, with Twitter I can see for myself what my friends and colleagues are thinking.

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BernardKeane Scenes from a dying industry: a untrusted outlet and its maliciously inept journalists try to enrage its readership to control a competitor

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Heading to the media work room for breakfast. Full report shortly.

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I wonder if Ray Hadley eats .

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jason_a_w “Broadcaster Ray Hadley has been the victim of trolls…” is my favourite phrase from yesterday. Let’s see if we can top that today.

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I, too, am disappointed about the lack of on Twitter. Trolls must not ever eat lettuce.

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ozdj I am disappointed that has NEVER been a Twitter trending topic. How can this injustice be corrected?

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RT @leslienassar: Oh dear. instagr.am/p/PcvM2rvgqO/ [Just like we demand the sender of every postcard provide photo ID. Oh wait.]

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@SnarkyPlatypus Tell me more about these “Catholic skills”… ;)

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@SnarkyPlatypus J’espère que les voies nasales sont accommodant à vos besoins. Bonne chance!

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@SnarkyPlatypus Bonjour. La vue du lever de soleil sur l’océan Pacifique est presque en vaut la peine. Presque. Et vous?

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Mind you, there’s ZERO evidence in @JuliaGillard’s twitter feed that anyone’s even watching, let alone responding. Another PMO fail?

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Dear @JuliaGillard, you’re the PM. You can LEAD if you want. But you’re choosing to be puppet to every tabloid brainfart. Why?

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@leslienassar @AnnabelAstbury @latikambourke Pretty much every media outlet bases their story selection on what’s coming out of Holt Street.

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RT @leslienassar: @stilgherrian @AnnabelAstbury @latikambourke Julia Gillard is the Federal Member for 2 Holt Street [A bit harsh, really.]

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Wed plan, interim: Microsoft TechEd australia.msteched.com all day; 0715 breakfast in media room; schedule TBA after that.

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@AnnabelAstbury @leslienassar @latikambourke It’s nasty, self-serving opportunistic bullshit, and PM Gillard is buying into it.

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@AnnabelAstbury @leslienassar @latikambourke Dunno. I just see “troll” being used in a new way to make “bad people” sound like a new thing.

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And so begins Day 2 of my time on the Gold Coast for Microsoft’s TechEd.

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RT @latikambourke: Daily Telegraph declares war on Twitter: pic.twitter.com/onQrZzeV [Rank hypocrisy has never impressed me.]

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@jonoabroad There’s bits further down in that narrative that you’re not allowed to do to children, yours or other people’s.

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