Stilgherrian (@stilgherrian)

Wentworth Falls NSW AU

The below is an off-site archive of all tweets posted by @stilgherrian ever

October 30th, 2012

TumblrTXT I had a great talk about [otherkin and other system members speaking English] with one of my headmates a few week ago.

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If you have a helicopter and see something go wrong, you stop and help. Of course. youtube.com/watch?v=ffEYqG… HT @NewtonMark

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@sylmobile @ataraxite A search of my machine says “No-Surname” was eBay for me.

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RT [PRIVATE]: “Michelle Grattan sure knows how to write a one line introduction to a press release.”

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FFS, Twitter, why are your DMs so unreliable? Are you modelling yourself on Grindr or something now? Um, allegedly. So I’m told. Shut up.

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@SMinney @BernardKeane @franksting Clearly not enough click-throughs on the website.

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Who the fuck did the ATO website? ato.gov.au Tax commissioner Michael D’Ascenzo top billing? HAHAHAHA! Ego fail. HT @franksting

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OH: “You’ve drunk 96.6 standard drinks.” I see.

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JohnJohnsonson What’s the difference between Facebook and a open-topped double-decker bus?

TURNS OUT YOU CAN FLOAT A BUS ON WALL ST.

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@D_Keating The link works for me, so it must be a client-site issue in how the URL is parsed. :/

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Thank yoi, @D_Keating @chrisjrn, I have fixified the link.

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SCIENTS!!! “Fellatio by Fruit Bats Prolongs Copulation Time” plosone.org/article/info%3… HT @moftasa @NewtonMark

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jeamland They’ve changed the locks on the City of Adelaide: abc.net.au/news/2012-10-3…

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RT @paulkidd: First mango of the season. 😍 [Worst. Euphemism. Ever.]

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@absalomedia @Malarkey Interesting. Well, a sample size of three makes it Science! Oh wait. :)

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@absalomedia I wonder if it’s targeted, or whether webfolk just have their email address everywhere and therefore in many spam databases?

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chrisrohlf 2 hours until sunrise and I can assess damage. Electrical transformers were exploding every few mins. Power will be out for days. Ugh

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@ataraxite I find that most unlikely.

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@PennySharpemlc Oh indeed, I would never be suspicious otherwise. Smirks.

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Urgent email just received. “Hi No-Surname, Please contact me as we need to discuss about Alfred Stilgherrian. Jianhua Zeng.” Seems legit.

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Suburban footballers joyously stop their game so a flying giant made of foam can disintegrate on their shirts, making the mud disappear.

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RT @joshgnosis: I think Turnbull just said that Wyatt Roy will be PM before NBN Co stops operating at a loss. Lulz. [Well played.]

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@Steve_Lockstep Well here’s hoping the next date fits into my weird and unpredictable schedule!

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Can someone at remember to tell me about the next one?

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@GiovanniTorre @rashasman Meh. I grew up in the Cold War. Four minutes to DOOMSDAY is pretty much normal.

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mpbowers Excising the entire mainland from Australia’s migration zone-sounds like something KAOS would attempt & The Chief Max &99 would have to foil

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I AM GETTING OFF THIS TRAIN AT THE NEXT STATION BECAUSE THAT IS THE STATION THAT I AM MEANT TO GET OFF AT.

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RT @rashasman: Did you note the time in that Bandt image? [Yes. The Bandt drone always plays up after midnight.]

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Adam Bandt drone puppet runs amok, desperate human operator attempts emergency override. instagr.am/p/RZcJEjoQ0s/ [Sorry, @SenatorLudlam!]

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“The Australia Post Digital Mailbox allows…” [thud] [bdoomph] [ermf] Huh? What? Sorry, I fell asleep, Senator Conroy. I’ll send a letter.

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@juhasaarinen IS IT AT ALL POSSIBLE FOR YOU TO SEE ANYTHING IN A TWEET WITHOUT WANTING TO USE IT FOR SEX? @SnarkyPlatypus @joshgnosis

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@SnarkyPlatypus @joshgnosis Yes. That’s how you show your capacity to govern a nation in the 21st Century. You write letters.

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joshgnosis Senator Macdonald criticised NBN Co for not responding to a letter. Turns out he sent it to an address that NBN Co hasn’t occupied in 2yrs

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Crossing the Nepean, as seen earlier instagr.am/p/RZby-AiFtt/

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RT @ablaze: “You will see your phone literally come alive.” — Steve Ballmer [Uhuh. Sure, Steve. HT@frizzz@johnthelutherann]

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@ClaireRConnelly @neerav Oh I’d figured that. :) No dramas, I am just without answers. On anything today.

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@SnarkyPlatypus I think someone has hacked your Twitter account. They keep talking about Facebook.

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I have crossed the Nepean, but Instagram is not letting me upload the traditional photographic evidence.

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Looking ahead, more-then-adequate hotel is more than adequate.

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@eldonnn Fortunately an 8-car train provides plenty of places to hide. ;)

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@hzaheer Yes, the 3 people occupying seats for 5 seem rather offended that someone boarding the train now might want to sit down. Pricks.

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TimOfLegend It’s going to suck being crushed in an earthquake someday, but at least I won’t have to read hours of people advising me to “Stay safe!”

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Windows 8 is like a sofabed, “neither a good sofa, nor a good bed”? Goodness me. technologyspectator.com.au/why-windows-8-…

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I am escaping Sydney on an earlier train than originally noted. The set of seats ahead of me reeks with a sense of entitlement.

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@SnarkyPlatypus Excellent. Ce matin, j’ai apprécié les plaisirs des produits d’origine animale fermentés et guéri.

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@SnarkyPlatypus Bonjour. Je suis fatigué mais heureux, heureux d’être échapper à la ville momentanément. Et vous?

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@ozdj So just like all your other relationships then?

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Tonight on “I’m An Instant Fucking Expert”, nuclear power safety engineering!

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RT @sylmobile Walls have ears. [And boardroom tables have arseholes.]

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@Manic_Henry Ta for the recommendation. I’ll check it another time though. Breaking journey would make tonight too late for me.

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Going slightly off plan.

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@TheLoudestVoice You mean, you were offended by it. I post verbatim all manner of interesting overheard snippets, and this is one of them.

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@indigoid I believe I shall forego the pleasures of the fish. (“And not for the first time,” he said.”)

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@purserj Renovations at Newtown station have been running at least a year. The new entrance opened some time in the last few days.

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@indigoid While I’m certainly not averse to fish cakes, they’d be pretty sad by dinner time.

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Attack of the 50 Foot Woman, Part 2 instagr.am/p/RZLgApiFns/

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OH: “He fucked his dog, man, he’s a wild cunt!”

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@en_gy @RealNickHodge It does not vibrate. We checked. Patent issue, I think.

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Mobile: Train to Town Hall; check out; train to Central; train to Wentworth Falls, working en route; dinner somewhere. Suggested changes?

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MikeDrucker I think he’s busy being the fucking President during a hurricane. RT @realDonaldTrump: Im not hearing much from Obama … about my $5M offer

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JohnBirmingham One of the lessons of Hurricane is that cable news reporters will be the walking hors d’oeuvres of the zombiepocalypse.

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@bastardsheep WHAT DO YOU MEAN IT PLAYS TWO DIFFERENT TUNES ONE FOR THE MORNING AND ONE FOR THE EVENING.

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alexhutton Saying prayers and/or thinking warm thoughts for folks? Awesome. You know what else is awesome? The American Red Cross redcross.org/charitable-don…

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Oh dear God, I have just been shown the perfect Christmas present for ALL your friends! Stand by while I get the photo sorted.

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@ApostrophePong I approve of your current avatar. It’s very special and Very Thai.

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The previous two tweets are, obviously, THE PRECISE REASON WE INVENTED THE INTERNET.

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RT @S_Club_Party: @stilgherrian Then we got Jo, she’s got the flow. Get ready everbody ‘cause here we go! sclub.dcp.im

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RT @en_gy: It’s time to begin, and @stilgherrian’s countin’ it in. 5 6 7 8

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“Most people don’t know this… but I’m ADDICTED to lipstick. I just love the pouty stuff and am always on the hunt for the ‘perfect shade’”

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@en_gy @OrkneyLibrary Hang on. I left out “writing”. Crime WRITING competition. Then again…

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@en_gy That reminds me, I need to finish that Steps murder I didn’t get done in time for @OrkneyLibrary’s short crime competition.

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craigreucassel HuffPost nails the journalistic tone for RT @HuffingtonPost Nail art ideas to try during Hurricane huff.to/WVNqlm

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@en_gy Maybe that’s now I should end the podcast each week. “And now, back to S Club 7.”

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This “Australia is not in the Australian migration zone” is a hoax story, right? nationaltimes.com.au/opinion/politi…

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@purserj True. An occasional explosion of rage can be most beneficial too.

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@purserj What Microsoft thinks is irrelevant. It’s all about what they want YOU to think. Well, “believe”, not “think”.

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A week from right now I’ll be en route to Singapore. The reason why and some questions are in this blog post. stilgherrian.com/personal/visit…

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@eldonnn @1630 That doesn’t narrow it down! But I plan to be on the 1723.

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RT @riskybusiness: Just interviewed a guy about some stuff. [You should think about making a podcast about that.]

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@expectproblems The event is over, was just grabbing a few frames before departure.

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Q&A ends. Time to play with the devices and harass Microsoft employees individually.

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Good Q: Where does Windows Phone 8 end and Windows 8 begin? Is it seven inches? Microsoft hasn’t set a boundary, it seems.

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@juhasaarinen Look, what does ANY of it mean? Just add a selection nice positive-sounding words and simmer.

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“Yes, we are fighting with BlackBerry for third place in the market… We’re fighting for first place.”

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Windows Phone 8 SDK is available from tomorrow, they say.

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Journo from @australian asking what they’ll do to encourage people to migrate. Gift cards? Everything “in discussions” with partners.

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Their line is that Windows now provides a “beautiful integrated experience for users” and Windows is the most popular desktop OS.

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Microsoft research says people are likely to buy phones their peer group has. So one WP8 user will get everyone to drop iPhone? Orly?

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Good Q from Stuart Corner on how Rooms works for people now on WP8. Some features work, aparently, like the calendar.

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Microsoft guy in the wrap: We believe that with Windows Phone 8 “the smartphone is being re-invented around you”.

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@joshgnosis Nah, they’ve fed us with a decent breakfast, we’re sated, we’ll just have another coffee and the wheelbarrow will take us out.

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Samsung guy mentions “removable cover” so you can swap in a fresh battery. I am amused that this is still a thing to note, Apple.

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Samsung notes that it can deliver the whole gamut of Windows 8 devices: smartphones, tablets and laptops.

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Samsung guy next. “We’re extremely well positioned when it comes to launching devices.” I told you it was all about posture.

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I guess it’s now the point where phones can’t keep going MOAR PIXELZ and have to start providing something that actually helps.

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HTC is also emphasising the camera quality and low-light capability. f2.0 lens, wide-angle camera.

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RT @Wyld: @stilgherrian You know what else is sculpted for your hand .. [Retweeted without comment.]

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HTC design is “inspired by the colour of the whole Windows ecosystem” and it will “complement your lifestyle”.

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Sorry. Tapers. I has disappoint.

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Next, HTC bloke. Windows Phone 8X and Windows Phone 8S. “Iconic design” (which means what?), “sculpted for your hand”. It has tapirs!

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Nokia’s video on Lumia 920 is pushing camera quality (Carl Zeiss lenses FTW!)

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I’ve suggested a vodka shot each time someone says “delighted”, “excited”, “personal” or “unique”. We’d last maybe eighteen minutes.

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Nokia bloke is number three. Mobile phone market is about ecosystems now, he notes. Yeah, glad you’ve got that one now, guys.

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I guess Microsoft really has to push personal and fun to get away from the perception that Windows Phone is about Exchange servers.

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Mentioned Xbox, music files, and the wallet to a store all his credit cards and licenses. Note to self to ask about encryption etc.

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Says it’s great that work documents synchronise, then skips over anything else about office apps VERY quickly for “something more fun”.

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Next bit was how it’s great your Windows Phone looks and works exactly the same as your Windows tablet. We all have so many devices?

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Opening words of second presenter: “I love how unique and personal Windows Phone 8 is.” Spotting the theme here, boys and girls?

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RT @j_hutch: Are there “pods” and “beds” too? I feel they would be much more intimate. [Again, one can only hope… ]

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RT @SophieAG: does it come alive with lightning and will it be terrorising innocent villagers? >_< [One can only hope… ]

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The entire lead presentation seems to be about your people and these more-intimate rooms, “like other parents of the soccer team”.

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Differences with WP7, @leighbentley? Wut? We have always been at war with East Asia. [Baffled.]

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“You’ll also notice about the start screen is that it’s alive. It’s alive with my friends.” wp8

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It has Kids Corner, “A rich and fun but worry-free environment for kids to experience Windows Phone.”

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“People hub is the contacts tab re-imagined. It was groups.” But also “rooms”, which are more intimate groups.

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Buzzwords so far: “Uniquely personable.” “Delightful.” “Personally yours.” “Delightful.” “We’re the only phone with a people hub.”

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One thing I appreciate about Microsoft events, they generally have decent food. So many PRs spend on gimmicks and skip the basics.

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Moderately adequate breakfast view instagr.am/p/RYbf_MiFt0/

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SwiftKey for Android is AUD 3.99 very well spent. That is all.

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@StremorJoe @BobGrrl @pseudomorph Your suggestions are mutually incompatible. I has confuse.

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Wearing a tie? Stop! You’re a tradie? Think! See a woman…? instagr.am/p/RYXJD-CFpu/

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ozdj AU NEWS OUTLETS: I am available NOW for live interview re Hurricane . Have taken up a position near window. Good view of skyline.

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Mind you, it says ‘Meet Windows Phone 8’, so someone had better be suited up!  

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Note to self: Suggest to Microsoft’s PR people that media invitations should really say what’s happening and at what times.

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Mobile: Pleasant walk through Sydney CBD to The Rocks; 0830 Shangri-La Hotel for Windows Phone 8 event.

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Watching New York I’m getting the impression that journalism’s role is now to tell you which Twitter accounts to follow for actual facts.

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TumblrTXT if somebody does genuinely identify as a pizza, then yes, that identity is valid

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RT @markatextor: There’s a Windows8? Why did thy bother? :-P [Heh. Sunk cost fallacy? Corporate pride? Jealousy? You pick! ]

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I shall also be using the hashtag because it’s short and obvious. Hashtags are not branding, despite what those arsehats tell you.

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I shall be attending the Windows Phone 8 event fashionably unshaven because packing.

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Tue plan, confirmed: 0830 Windows Phone 8 launch; errands Enmore/Newtown; re-edit @technologyspec story; train to Wentworth Falls.

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MsLods RT @harikunzru: Because a girl needs to attend the benefit *and* escape Manhattan pic.twitter.com/cztnlNCF ping @gabfran @soshoemi @MsCastan

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@NormanSec I’m now thinking I should put that Alan Paller quote onto a coffee cup or t-shirt or demotivational poster.

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With all the gushing “They’re Tweeting and Instagramming the storm!” (well, yes) even couldn’t cut through. Could it?

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RT @NoonArabia: Already on twitter! “@DanglingCrane: Help me!!! I’ve fallen and I can’t get up!!” [HT @carolduncan]

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sylmobile BIG STORM DISRUPTS CAPITALISM, NEW YORK CAFES SHUT, INTERNET MILDLY AFFECTED, DAY OFF WORK, INSTAGRAM OVERLOADED, RAIN! … Haiti: 60 dead.

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@SBSNews “Mega-storm”? Will the mega-storm have ultra-fast winds or just super-fast? And can I have fries with that?

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Livestream’s marketing email, “Cover Sandy live using our iPhone or Android app” Tacky? Y/N? us1.campaign-archive2.com/?u=75f8b40a6be…

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RT @ataraxite: Is there that much sport in shooting fish in a barrel? [Surprisingly, yes. Also, traffic before new year negotiations…]

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Wondering whether next week’s “Patch Monday” podcast should be some Apple iOS vs Windows Phone 8 fanboy trollfest.

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Apple, Samsung control 106 percent of mobile industry’s profits. Yes, 106 percent. news.cnet.com/8301-1035_3-57… HT @antoniodini

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Tue plan, draft: 0830 Windows Phone 8 launch; errands Enmore/Newtown; re-edit @technologyspec story; train to Wentworth Falls.

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That’s right, folks, STARTLING REVELATIONS in this week’s “Patch Monday”! @sylmobile @myrcurial @gattaca zdnet.com/cybergeddon-no…

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RT @sylmobile: @myrcurial @gattaca how can we not be cynical after learning undercover nazis having been installing our network printers!!?

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@sylmobile Are you saying @myrcurial @gattaca are cynical? You are! I’m sure they’ll be shocked to hear that. Shocked, I say!

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Oh yeah I do mean 30 minutes, not 20 minutes. Or did then. HOW DARE YOU DEMAND ACCURATE ARITHMETIC AND TYPING.

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Final RT: Patch Monday podcast: “Cybergeddon now? Industrial control systems targeted” with @myrcurial @gattaca zdnet.com/cybergeddon-no…

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Full Moon is in precisely 20 mins, at 0649 AEDT.

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@gattaca @mikko Helicopter ejection seats do exist, though they’re rare. The Kamov KA-50 Black Shark has one. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kamov_Ka-…

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Tuesday begins now.

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