Stilgherrian (@stilgherrian)

Wentworth Falls NSW AU

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October 28th, 2012

@myrcurial @gattaca @Gibbot5000 Feel free use “SCADAgeddon” liberally. And mock it.

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I know I should be in bed but I am going to talk to Canadians Who Know Things.

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@franksting @bigmac @caseyjohnellis We’re from the internet. We’re here to help.

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Oh dear. A quick Google search indicates that I probably just coined the word “SCADAgeddon”. The shame. The shame! @gattaca @myrcurial

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So, just 20 minutes until “Patch Monday” podcast record time with @gattaca and @myrcurial about SCADAgeddon. krebsonsecurity.com/2012/10/dhs-wa…

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@dahowlett Hope yours goes well. Everyone seems to be sick and/or busy at the moment.

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@dahowlett Thanks. Ah the sore throat is a fucker. Still, I’m mostly back on plan and it’s a not-too-foul week ahead.

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@dahowlett Only the start-writing, which didn’t happen ‘cos I’m still sick and napped. All else is going to / has been done to plan.

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@meadea @paulwallbank Ta. TV isn”t usually my thing, let alone that sort of TV. Still, it sounds quite dodgy.

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@dahowlett Oi you! I AM getting on with it! Currently doing podcast pre-production so less to do tomorrow.

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@buck_ers Yes, newsagents have been notified of problems with @smh and @theage thusly. vananews.com.au/?p=1077 HT @GreenJ

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RT @paulwallbank: Why decent people don’t choose Tiger Airlines or watch Channel Seven paulwallbank.com/2012/10/28/her… [Hear hear!]

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@PointZeroOne Nope. I’m writing in the morning. It’s when I write best, and I need sleep. Plus I know how long it takes me to write things.

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Yes, I choose B. Thanks, @sylmobile. Four hours is plenty for what I have to write tomorrow. And the podcast will be easy to edit.

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Reaching the key decision point. A: Coffee, and work on after the midnight recording? B: No coffee, and plan to write from 0600 to 1000?

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dylanbland What was her job title before tonight? pic.twitter.com/oMdnDvGo

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@liamberkery “Not helped”? Surely that would make it all so much better? Mind you, the is a fair cop.

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RT @ericscheid: Young Gary Glitter or old Gary Glitter? and is Jimmy alive or in his current state? [Look, I don’t judge…]

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The London Evening Standard has already provided the necessary two-shot. standard.co.uk/incoming/artic…

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@klerberr Thanks. Though @guardianstyle are communists who have “Nasa” rather than “NASA”. Might as well move to a nudist colony!

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Gary Glitter having sex with Jimmy Saville? Now get THAT image out of your heads, folks!

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@indigoid Anywhere. Log in to SLNWS website with library card number and password, free access to ALL online databases. www2.sl.nsw.gov.au/eresources/?Ho…

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@indigoid @johnemcintyre You in NSW? You free OED Online access with your State Library of NSW card, which is also free to residents.

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@indigoid @johnemcintyre One of my linguistics tutors was a lexicographer for Oxford so, um, I can bore you for hours about this stuff.

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@indigoid @johnemcintyre Macquarie Dictionary (en_AU) has “no-one”, with “no one” as variant. Their style can be conservative, though.

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@indigoid Well, I admire @johnemcintyre’s work, but he writes American English and I write Australian English. Maybe they differ on this.

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Also, Dear Editors, is using “c.f.” beyond the pale? And really, is “beyond the pale” beyond the pale?

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Dear Editors, are we doing “no one” rather than “no-one” these days? Like, without a hyphen? I kinda prefer the hyphen, c.f. “no one issue”.

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@standupkid Thanks. I think I’ll be OK. I’m just looking at my write / sleep / train travel schedule now.

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@jplonie @bigmac @caseyjohnellis They never managed to make that AVO stick. I don’t care what those people have been telling you.

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@standupkid It’s not wonderful at all. In fact mornings are my best time. But I have a 1000 deadline. And a podcast deadline. So be it.

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I don’t see anything wrong with that strategy whatsoever, do you?

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But this can work by slothing now, recording at midnight, writing and editing all night, napping, then drinking with @bigmac all afternoon.

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So I haven’t written any of the thing due 1000 tomorrow, I scheduled a midnight podcast recording, and I’m on antibiotics. I am an arsehat.

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@RealNickHodge Maybe we should write the NSW Govt a new policy. But according to the TV we’d need far more dysfunctional sex lives first.

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timroylett Announcement: “This station is North Wollongong”.
Onboard screen: “Thirroul”
Actual station: Wollongong.
bringing you mystery.

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@garthk What would stop you stripping back Apache to run in proxy mode with ModSecurity? (We run ModSecurity on out Apache, BTW.)

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@BundyB Thank you. Future generations will be forever in your debt.

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@markatextor Alas, I’ve been pretty much uninsurable for most of my adult life. At least I wouldn’t insure me.

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@SnarkyPlatypus Ils sont gentils parce que vous payez. C’est la prostitution national. Les Français sont tous des salopes de toute façon.

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Fuck. I tweeted about “social media” on a weekend. Anyone could kill me now and no court in the land would convict them.

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NSW Govt Social Media Reference Group seeks comments on draft social media policy and guidelines. haveyoursay.nsw.gov.au/socialmedia HT @PennySharpemlc

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HLMenckenBot Even the most clear-headed man thinks clearly only for brief stretches. The avg citizen does it no more than 10 min altogether in a lifetime

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@phbarratt No problems, Sir! I wish you well with your efforts there. It’s something that should happen.

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@bigmac I’m coming down to Sydney tomorrow some time. Lunchtime or mid-afternoon, probably. So there’s that.

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@SnarkyPlatypus Bonjour. Je suis heureux de voir que vous êtes bien arrivés dans le pays des cigarettes arrogants.

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Sun plan, remainder: Eat; sketch out @technologyspec article; 2230 prep for “Patch Monday” podcast recording; midnight recording; collapse.

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Helpful nap was helpful.

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@GeordieGuy I’m hoping to ask @RidT to take part in an end-of-year panel chat on “cyberwar”, but don’t tell him just yet. I’m not ready.

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I’m re-listening to “Patch Monday” episodes that touched upon so-called cyberwar, because it seems to be a thing again currently.

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Then there was one of my favourite episodes, “Cyberwar: don’t believe the hype” with @RidT zdnet.com/cyberwar-dont-…

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“When is it cyberwar?” was also discussed on the “Patch Monday” podcast in May. “War talk dominates AusCERT 2012” zdnet.com/war-talk-domin…

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WaPo: “When is a cyberattack an act of war?” washingtonpost.com/opinions/when-…

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New blog post: “Weekly Wrap 125: Intelligence and infection”, the usual links to stuff what have gone did. stilgherrian.com/weekly-wrap/12…

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lokified Marrickville Metro has a sign about “exciting new toilet facilities!”

I’m not sure how exciting I want my bathroom visit to be.

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@paulwallbank The text of the PM’s speech just arrived by email. I’ll read it if my sleeping pill fails later.

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@paulwallbank Is there a potential use-case here for the hashtag ?

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@SavageNatPelle Thanks. The phrase that just came to mind is “architectural taxidermy”. Keeping just the dead skin of the old street.

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Newly-posted photo: “Behind the Facade, Haymarket” flickr.com/photos/stilghe…

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@jplonie @chrisrohlf Are these donuts fired at you with some sort of gun? That could be a thing.

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@Beaker Thank you for your introductions, Sir. Alles ist in Ordnung.

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@garthk Well, your wish has been granted. SCADA, hacktivism, cybergeddon, BOREDOM ON A VAST SCALE for tomorrow’s “Patch Monday”.

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chrisrohlf Far too many ‘defeating APT’ presentations start off with ‘know your enemy’ and then just ramble on about CVEs they used.

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Just re-listened to my opening 3min rant on “Hosing down the Flame worm hype” from June. I was in a mood. zdnet.com/hosing-down-th…

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@gattaca @myrcurial Thank you, Gentlemen, I appreciate you giving up weekend time. I’ll Skype you some notes just before we start.

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@myrcurial That’d be perfect. 12h 15 m from now? Midnight AEDT, in can record, backup, sleep, edit in the morning. :) Yep, @gattaca?

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@myrcurial I like attitude-y, Sir! No sedation required. ;) So, timing’s up to you, @gattaca. My Skype ID is “stilgherrian” and we’re set!

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@gattaca @myrcurial I’m 100km west of Sydney in the Blue Mountains, so on AEDT which is GMT+11.

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@gattaca @myrcurial Very cool. So do you guys prefer, say, a couple hours from now? Or (my slight preference), Sunday morning your time?

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@gattaca (It could also be a topic for later. I’m exploring multiple topics right now. But this is in the news cycle, so…) @myrcurial

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@gattaca Hah! Hi. Looking to record for “Patch Monday” podcast zdnet.com/blog/patch-mon… on krebsonsecurity.com/2012/10/dhs-wa… etc in next 23 hours. @myrcurial

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@Beaker And it’s OK, I’m Australian. We’re immune to Canada. @myrcurial @gattaca

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@Beaker Your modesty does you a disservice, but thank you, I’ll start harassing @myrcurial @gattaca now and chat with you another time. ;)

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It seems to have gone 1100 AEDT, ‘cos all the ministerial media releases on the wonderfulness of the Asian Century have started spamming in.

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@Beaker Don’t suppose you’d be up for a podcast conversation some time in the next 24 hours? Being urged to talk about krebsonsecurity.com/2012/10/dhs-wa…

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@chrisjrn What would I know about information? Nothing. Obviously. That’s why I’m speaking at a conference.

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Doing IT for local government? I’m talking information security at your Coffs Harbour conference on 14 Nov. stilgherrian.com/personal/visit…

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RT: The post is @Andrew_Zammit’s comments on my “Insulted, ASIO? That’s not really the problem, surely?” stilgherrian.com/conversations/…

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RT: New blog post: “ASIO’s got it easy, says terrorism expert”, quoting @Andrew_Zammit

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3.6 million South Carolina taxpayers “at risk of ID theft”? FFS, let’s just say we ALL are be be done with it, right?threatpost.com/en_us/blogs/36…

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US Dept Homeland Security warns of hacktivist threat against industrial control systems. krebsonsecurity.com/2012/10/dhs-wa…

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@garthk There’s the headline, I suppose. “SCADA vulnerabilities: boring, but boring at a massive scale.’ Yeah leave it with me.

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As part of preparing to write stuff, the next two hours will consist of clearing browser tabs, retweeting shit and taking notes.

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Sun plan: Consume drugs (done); write blog post; plan “Patch Monday” podcast; more drugs; write for @technologyspec; more drugs; collapse.

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Sudden memory of the night’s dream. I had to visit @darrenpauli at a SEKRIT Erskineville address to collect a carton of blue-tongue lizards.

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@R_Chirgwin And you shall need face masks, or face the nasty throat infection I’m battling today. @bunjaree

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@Rob_Walls Yep. And any sense of “Hey, you’re journalists, you can create BRAND NEW media possibilities” is but a curious sideshow.

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@garthk @riskybusiness I must admit I’m having trouble getting excited about the prospect of talking SCADA systems again. We shall see.

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Adding “McKew” to the global filter. That’s quite enough publicity for a book, thank you.

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@mickthesub1 And fair enough. Though I have ancient memories of a kid-trapped-in-fridge scare in the, what, 1960s? But we also had The Bomb.

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@Rob_Walls Indeed, that whole “journalism is dying” shtick was people demanding that they retain their role as (media) factory workers.

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OK, I’m starting on the drugs now.

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@meta_lab Oh! That reminds me! I wanted to organise a chat with you at some point. I’ll email you later today. Probably.

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@neerav “Commodity abilities”? Now there’s a euphemism!

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I appear to have touched a nerve. Good.

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Actually, the 19yo probably doesn’t want a “job”, she wants to be a key shareholder in an online gaming startup.

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It seems ACTU only thinks in terms of “jobs”. Casual is always bad? I call that freelancing and the flexibility to say no.

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Contention: ACTU and friends always sound like ancient blokes (from a 19yo perspective) droning on about stuff from the 1970s. Yawn.

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Imagine a 19yo fast food worker listening to these blokes talking about ACTU and unions. Try to imagine them even on the same planet.

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jonkudelka This is clearly a cunning plan for Penny Wong to be parachuted into the lower house and handed the leadership.

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@oberonsghost My pleasure. We do need something like @dannolan’s hashtag filter service but with early warnings like this.

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@mickthesub1 Was kids trapped in a fridge ever a real thing, or just one of those parental pseudo-fears? Like escalators sucking in skirts?

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Today we are all Asian. Except Senator Wong, obviously. She is outcast.

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Also today, at 1300 AEDT, PM Gillard releases white paper “Australia in the Asian Century”. Expect much bleating. asiancentury.dpmc.gov.au

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Sun plan, draft: Consume drugs; write blog post; plan “Patch Monday” podcast; more drugs; write for @technologyspec; more drugs; collapse.

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