Stilgherrian (@stilgherrian)

Wentworth Falls NSW AU

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September 28th, 2012

I am trapped by the deluge at Sydney Opera House. The solid food has run out. There is only endless Chandon and Germaine Greer for solace.

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Germaine keeps touching me.

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That man is here. I knew he would be. But now I can see him. Quite close.

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@jplonie “You can’t teach ducks to dance”?

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There is a book signing now, in the foyer. But elsewhere there are drinks.

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@QuixoticGuy Tomorrow at this event? I’ll be free for drinks after I’ve done my bit.

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@duncanriley I think I have always been this way. Today has just been a coming-out.

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RT @ataraxite Wait, what? It’s ? Why did no-one tell me? [The day is still young. Revel in it.]

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I’m dangerously sober.

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He actually seemed quite rootable until he opened his mouth.

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So here’s @SamHarrisOrg talking about a pain in his hip. instagr.am/p/QHYcWVCFkH/

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Applause. Q&A time. About a dozen surge towards the microphones.

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I suppose I’ll have to fire up Grindr…

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@BrigadierSlog Don’t worry, that’s just a trick of the light.

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Is there anyone in the audience or nearby who wants to dump their date and join me at the after party? a bonus.

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@swearyanthony @RealNickHodge That dangerous idea doesn’t fit the topic of my panel. Clearly defined areas of danger only.

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@QuixoticGuy Well, there’s still time for someone to be my plus-one to the after show drinks… ;)

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@jeamland @swearyanthony If this is selling out then I’m the cheapest of whores. Oh wait.

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@swearyanthony Erm, I’m on the program tomorrow. Do try to keep up.

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@MorgankStorey I’m old enough to remember when mocking people’s established beliefs was considered disrespectful and tasteless.

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RT @MorgankStorey I shed a tear of joy when fellow sydneysiders laughed @SamHarrisOrg quip about the absurdity of religion [Really?]

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@QuixoticGuy Sadly not. Thought I did but it fell apart too late to find another. I’ll attend the after party alone.

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@ataraxite This @SamHarrisOrg is one of the atheist “Four Horsemen”. Audience will be full of militant atheist arsehats.

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RT @marshontap @stilgherrian And omits Deniliquin Ute Muster. Elitist travesty. [True. But this is where it is.]

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@IdeasattheHouse Your retweets are saying “RT username”twice. This disturbs me.

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+1 RT @TomTilley Does anyone else think @SamHarrisOrg looks like Ben Stiller?

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I’d never heard of @SamHarrisOrg before. The audience is full of fans. To be honest it feels creepy.

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Atheist fanboy applause at the mention of Richard Dawkins. Did someone go “Woop!”? Sigh.

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Simon Longstaff tries to equate as the third great cultural event this weekend along with the two football finals. Yeah good luck.

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I arrived too late to have a pre-show drink. And this is philosophy. How will this even work?

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In pour the disciples, to worship at the shrine of rationality. instagr.am/p/QHQBaqCFhG/

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@expectproblems Heading to the box office to get my tickets…

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@AnnabelAstbury I know. I imagine all sorts of things. Constantly.

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@expectproblems I am a few minutes away. Traffic permitting.

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Some people have noted that my avatar is confusing. Yes. It is.

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Taxi boarded. This’ll be tight.

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Taxi booked. Sadly, the schedule is too tight for public transport.

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Next steps: Back up all the data; freshen up; make my way to Sydney Opera House.

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And the recording is done. Imperva’s Tal Be’ery on the changing face of DDoS, for the “Patch Monday (on Tuesday)” podcast.

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Back at Lilyfield. The air smells like incipient rain. The sky looks like incipient thunderstorm. This pleases me.

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Either I need a holiday or the on this tram is considerable.

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Noticing once more that, as usual, my own pattern of work to leisure to holiday is out of sync with the bulk of society. It is my world.

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Fri plan, remainder: Return to desk and prep; 1700 record “Patch Monday” podcast; 1900 Sydney Opera House for fodi.sydneyoperahouse.com/#the-delusion-…

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@ataraxite @balkandishlex @SnarkyPlatypus Great minds think alike. Well, obviously that iosn’t true but you know what I mean.

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ben_hr Brilliant letter MT @Tony_Burke: It’s real. Apparently the Liberal party believe the tigers are real too. via @roblaroc pic.twitter.com/gVtUIlPv

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@SnarkyPlatypus All mobile networks fill up as those annoying customers insist on using them. There’s an obvious solution, of course.

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Mind you, the call dropped out twice. Samsung Galaxy S III on Telstra Next G in Haymarket.

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Just had a lovely phone call from @mumbrella, who’s moderating tomorrow’s panel. This is going to be fun. fodi.sydneyoperahouse.com/#i-share-there…

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De-sweating with the aid of a cold ale before taking the tram back to the Table of Creative Writing.

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Apparently @mpesce is going to demonstrate his new special prothesis “down there” live on stage at @webdirections.

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Right. So now we’re angry that all the common people didn’t do journalism school and just talk on the internet the way they always have?

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@bengrubb Are you really, really sure about that?

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Sweating, but shorn. Also, I think I might just be able to make everything fit into my schedule these next few days.

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Fuck. They seem to have dusted central Sydney with some sort of nerve gas, killing everyone. Oh. No, sorry, just wishful thinking.

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@ryancross Looking 90% yes. Sorry for not getting back. Weird day.

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Fuck. Running late. Mobile.

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RT @S7U: Dangerous idea: @stilgherrian is the Judith Lucy of tech Journalists. [Yes. That is dangerous idea. For you.]

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jendudley Melting Las Vegas, finding Nemo and resurrecting MySpace? @marcfennell, @stilgherrian and I tackle it on @DownloadABC: abc.net.au/radionational/…

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Oh hear. I think my brain just exploded.

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Sudden eureka moment! I can treat the Festival of Dangerous Ideas as a giant live episode of “The 9pm Edict”! Sorted!

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@Prohairetic @glengyron Now that’s not such a bad idea. But I’m not sure yet whether I’ll use images. And copyright, y’see.

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@RealNickHodge Which is all well and good, and true, but that’s not what I’m going to be talking about.

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RT @SnarkyPlatypus: @stilgherrian Strip off your mask and reveal that you are, in fact, Michelle Grattan. [Or, I could just strip off.]

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@LucasJamesAU I’m not across this Conroy unfettered story, so I’ll have to come back to you on that.

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I’m trolling the stage for “I Share Therefore I Am”, 1pm tomorrow, The Playhouse, Sydney Opera House. fodi.sydneyoperahouse.com/#i-share-there…

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@bleeters @Prohairetic That sounds more like a troll of the event rather than the audience. Still…

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RT @hailants: Entitle your talk: “How to be a child porn addict (and do so anonymously.)” [Alas the title has been set. I’ll save that one.]

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Wondering how much and in what way(s) to troll the audience at the Festival of Dangerous Ideas tomorrow. I’ve been told to be controversial.

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@kristinmoore2 @bleeters I often think of removing the word “geek” from my bio. I get typecast as a “tech writer” when I do other stuff.

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So @AppDotNet has announced a Developer Incentive Program… blog.app.net/blog/2012/09/2…

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RT @paulkidd: @STiyou combine HST’s 7337 coding skills with Dilbert’s appetite for recreational drugs? [Probably not the best cross-match.]

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Someone just forwarded me an email in which I was described as “a cross between Dilbert and Hunter S Thompson”. I am amused.

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RT @bleeters: @stilgherrian @jeamland LSD is for m4 [Ain’t that the truth!]

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RT @jeamland: GOOD GOD MAN, ARE YOU MAD?! _METH_ is for zone files. Coffee is for sendmail.cf. Or is that smack? [There’s a blog post…]

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Oh. And I’ve just been told that I’m migrating a website now. I think I’ll have a coffee before editing DNS zone files.

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Fri plan: Write presentation fodi.sydneyoperahouse.com/#i-share-there…; haircut; errands; 1700 record “Patch Monday” podcast; 1900 fodi.sydneyoperahouse.com/#the-delusion-…

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@expectproblems I am going to Sam Harris at the Festival of Dangerous Ideas tonight. Which reminds me. I haven’t sorted my date yet.

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No, I can’t add in this extra thing today and still stay sane (shoosh), so we can now lock in the plan…

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Oh. A potential story commission has come in. For today. And it was already a busy day. Can I make this fit, I wonder?

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Story filed for @CSO_Australia, the first of quite a few media objects to appear today.

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People whose out-of-office emails don’t say who’s doing their job while they’re away.

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“Chinese hackers linked to breach of control systems used in electric grids,” writes @gcluley, reassuringly. nakedsecurity.sophos.com/2012/09/27/chi…

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RT @paulwallbank: Great guide from @BernardKeane on how to demolish junk reports. I probably get 6 of these a day. bit.ly/PXJXx1

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@SnarkyPlatypus Je suis bien sûr envie de vos voyages et déçu que je ne serai pas vous rejoindre. Bonne chance!

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@QuixoticGuy Some things shall not be explained. And some things are inexplicable.

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I see everyone using Twitter is understanding “due process”, “innocent until proven guilty” and “sub judice” these past 24 hours. Bravo.

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@SnarkyPlatypus Bonjour. Je ne suis un peu stressé à la veille de ma performance. Un petit peu. Et vous?

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@ataraxite Good morning. Yes, I take on many forms… especially when it’s going to be a hectic Friday.

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Fri plan, draft: Write for @CSO_Australia, Festival of Dangerous Ideas; haircut; record “Patch Monday” podcast; opening night.

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It is Friday, and I choose to begin it at this time and in this manner.

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