Stilgherrian (@stilgherrian)

Wentworth Falls NSW AU

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

November 15th, 2012

heardatnature “I eat cheese because my myelin sheaths are made of fat.” “YOUR myelin is made of camembert.”

via Seesmic (retweeted on 10:12 PM, Nov 15th, 2012 via Plume for Android)

Removing anything that might identity me later.

via Plume for Android

RT @jeamland I thought “rap stallion” was better, tbh. [Obviously. But people are stupid.]

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Whip it. Whip it good

via Plume for Android

Bugger. I’ll have to make up some bullshit excuse for my editor in the morning.

via Plume for Android

WALK LIKE AN EGYPTIAN!

via Plume for Android

The cover band plays “Tainted Love”. Local government IT people are dancing. This is truly fabulous. I am in a special heaven.

via Plume for Android

SnarkyPlatypus Antlers. instagr.am/p/SDBYOyC2py/

via Instagram (retweeted on 9:46 PM, Nov 15th, 2012 via Plume for Android)

“Take that you rapscallion.”

via Plume for Android

As an aside, @OrkneyLibrary is winning the internet right now.

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OH: “If you feel like dancing there’s plenty of room on the parquetry.”

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“Anywear”? FFS kill yourself now.

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wolfcat does anyone have the tv guide for channel 11 for this year, I wish to write an cranky blog post that no one cares about.

via Twitter Web Client (retweeted on 9:26 PM, Nov 15th, 2012 via Plume for Android)

OH: “Really pull on that thing!”

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@marcfennell @DownloadABC @feesable It’s all good, I’ll just recycle the dead jokes for another occasion.

via Plume for Android in reply to marcfennell

The Best of British, erm, Barramundi instagr.am/p/SC27ATiFon/

via Instagram

You’re right, I really should have done Malcolm Tucker.

via Plume for Android

OMFG I’VE JUST SAID “CORIOLE” AT EXACTLY THE SAME TIME AS SOMEONE ELSE AND IT WASN’T PLANNED I HAVE FOUND A NEW KIND OF HEAVEN.

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OH: “Next year I hope to be a woman.”

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OH: “Cous cous is just a filler.”

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Some people have taken this dress-up theme to extremes. I may sneak in some photos in a bit.

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Heading down for pre-dinner drinks. Dinner theme is “Best of British”. I’ll wear what I usually wear and just say I’m with MI6.

via Janetter for Mac

RT @snerdish: What about the dumbwaiter, or service elevator. [That’s different. That would be totally acceptable.]

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Yeah when you’re fantasising about rooting the waiter you know your life has reached a new low.

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WTF? That’s ANOTHER email from a person from the past. These can’t ALL the because their test results came in.

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Yeah @marcfennell had to cut SO much from this week’s @DownloadABC, and not just the bit about golden showers. @feesable

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By the wanker-logic on @DownloadABC playing Super Mario Brothers gives you insights into the plumbing industry. @marcfennell @feesable

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@feesable @marcfennell @DownloadABC Not too many edits. ;) I wish I’d known the gamification promoter talked about it being a “movement:.

via Janetter for Mac in reply to feesable

So @marcfennell made a @DownloadABC episode with @feesable and [cough] me. I am listening now. abc.net.au/radionational/…

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@SnarkyPlatypus J’ai vu la banane grande aujourd’hui! Elle est épaisse. En outre, il est patin à glace. Patin à glace sous les tropiques!

via Janetter for Mac in reply to SnarkyPlatypus

@Debichan It took me a moment to realise WTF you were talking about there. Thank you. Your Twitter client is slow, though. I have moved on.

via Janetter for Mac in reply to Debichan

@SnarkyPlatypus Bonjour. Je suis fatigué par plaisir, et une nouvelle ceinture remplit sa fonction. Et vous?

via Janetter for Mac in reply to SnarkyPlatypus

People from my past keep emailing me these last two weeks. What is going on?

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@robcorr This must be a very expensive report indeed! Such high-level confusion requires real work.

via Janetter for Mac in reply to robcorr

@robcorr Yes. Preventing any variation from the standard is the way to ensure progress. Just ask the stegosaurus.

via Janetter for Mac in reply to robcorr

RT @akent: FELAFEL BAD. AM I DOING THIS RIGHT NEWS.COM.AU [Probably needs more self-righteousness. ]

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Thank you, @robcorr, for coining the phrase “intervene the shit out of you”. It is appreciated.

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Australian NICTA researchers get DARPA funding to make US drones unhackable, results to be open source. By @darrenpauli scmagazine.com.au/News/323047,au…

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Existing in that brief but distinct hiatus between the end of the day’s conference session and the beginning of pre-dinner drinks.

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brontle By far the best video for ‘I Can Sing A Rainbow’ I could find on YouTube, but don’t think I can use it in kindy class youtube.com/watch?v=4oiiDn…

via Twitter Web Client (retweeted on 1:59 PM, Nov 15th, 2012 via Plume for Android)

@marcfennell @DownloadABC @feesable Though the thing about the “super fun episode” is that none of that material can ever be broadcast.

via Plume for Android in reply to marcfennell

@marcfennell @DownloadABC @feesable Looks like your drugs are just about to kick in there, Marc.

via Plume for Android in reply to marcfennell

Having bought a belt, I’m now waiting for a taxi again.

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The @DownloadABC recording is done. It was… disturbing.

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Doing a Double Conroy.

via Plume for Android

Waiting for contact from distant locations instagr.am/p/SB7p-_CFgv/

via Instagram

En route to Coffs Harbour, the actual city instagr.am/p/SB6OIUiFvb/

via Instagram

I would like to thank @marcfennell for choosing three @DownloadABC topics that I can get quite cranky about. @feesable

via Janetter for Mac

Yeah, he has been at the hard drugs. And before 1100.

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Note to Journalists: An organisation isn’t “little-known” just because YOU hadn’t heard of it before.

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Doing my homework for @DownloadABC so @marcfennell and @feesable don’t laugh at my ignorance.

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That’s the end of that presentation. Next one is from a sponsor. I suddenly have things to do.

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They had the bulk of applications back up in 48 hours. The time-consuming thing is just copying data off backup tape and disk.

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Following the disaster, can you backup your DR site? How do you transition to a new location? How many transitions after that?

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Key question: Is your backup strategy to recover lost files or recover lost systems?

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Are you confident that the tapes will work? Tested ‘em? Can you access your tapes after hours?

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Are there descriptive labels on the tapes, or just bad codes? You do need a human-readable record of this.

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Backup media: Where are your tapes? Surely not in non-fireproof cupboard next to the servers so they all burn?

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@Reemski No idea. I’m not “tweeting the conference” as such. These are just my notes.

via Janetter for Mac in reply to Reemski

WAN configuration? Work with your vendor, and plan your DR with a DR in mind. Identify a backup site, say the library, add bandwidth.

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“Virtualise everything.” Bringing back up a virtualised environment is easy, he says.

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Hardware lessons: Set up SAN storage correctly, but all else is temporary. Be flexible to get back online fast. Document everything.

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Have you recorded your hardware configuration, e.g. DIP switch settings?

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Where are your contact lists? HR need to contact staff and organise. Staff need to call each other.

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Password lists are another problem. I won’t tweet this suggestion ‘cos I think it’s A Bad Idea.

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Check for consistency of license registration details, e.g. “City of Ryde” vs “Ryde City” vs “Ryde City Council”.

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Check that the vendors’ license portals actually store the full details you need for recovery.

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Must have copies of all license keys, plus copies of login details for things like Microsoft licensing portal. STORE copy off-site!

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Also must have the right version (disks often not labelled). Store them off-site. Test the disks. DO YOU HAVE YOUR DRIVER DISKS TOO?

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Install media were problematic. Must have many copies. Must have originals, as some burnt disks can’t be read by servers…

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Need to identify who will be the substitute staff for “single point of failure” skills.

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Lessons: Need a plan; document the plan; don’t store than plan on your own system; need to know what staff will be needed…

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First DR test in June mostly successful. Everything back up but Exchange. All up and running in 3 days. Next test in October better.

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Ryde has 9 servers, 10TB of SAN, 4Mbs internet, 50 desks. Their outsourced DR package costs 1 test per year, costs about $10k/month.

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@RossPoulton Or even hypocritical, perhaps? ;) I’ll stop now.

via Janetter for Mac in reply to RossPoulton

Notes that Hurricane Sandy took out data centres that had power, generators, diesel etc… in the basement, which was flooded.

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Shows photo of burnt-out Liverpool Council building.That’s why you need a disaster recover program, boys and girls.

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First conference session today is City of Ryde’s Rodney Redwin on “Disaster Recovery and Testing”. I’ll hashtag it for Local Govt IT.

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@mspecht @duncanriley I really think we need to get the ITU’s Canine Coroner to investigate this outrage.

via Janetter for Mac in reply to mspecht

@joshgnosis Sorry, what is the source of this fucktardery?

via Janetter for Mac in reply to joshgnosis

You talk too much, you laugh too loud. You see her face in every crowd.

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You’re dancing slow, you’re dancing fast. You’re happy now but that won’t last.

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The price of love, the price of love. Costs you more when you’re to blame.

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That’s the price of love, the price of love. The debt you pay with tears and pain.

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You kiss one girl, you kiss another. You kiss them all but you won’t recover.

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Wine is sweet and gin is bitter. You drink all you can but you won’t forget her.

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@RossPoulton Whereas a caffeine- and sugar-daden drink is OK if it’s heated? Seems much the same thing to me.

via Janetter for Mac in reply to RossPoulton

If your dog gets killed because your daughter can’t be trusted with it, it’s Vodafone’s fault. I see. news.com.au/national/how-a… HT @jonathonio

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Aust Institute of Criminology seminar “The internet and child exploitation material”, Canberra 11 Dec. aic.gov.au/events/seminar…

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Thu plan: Local Govt IT Conference all day; 1130 @DownloadABC recording at @ABCCoffsCoast; 1900 conference dinner. I’m in Coffs Harbour.

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MT @feed_the_chooks: […] I felt like Trixie Belden or Jupiter Jones [The resemblance is remarkable.]

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@dobes Oh, well, this may come as a shock, but… there are people who are… are you sitting down? Even richer than those in Penrith.

via Janetter for Mac in reply to dobes

Apparently when you live-tweet something you have to consider “western sensibilities”. Yes. Follow the rules of the rich minority, people!

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OK, I’ve solved the belt situation using some lateral thinking. Getting ready to emerge from my room for breakfast.

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dailymailstyle CAR RECALLS: These only happen to foreign cars. British-built cars do not have faults, they have “delightful quirks”. See: British Leyland.

via Twitter for Mac (retweeted on 7:31 AM, Nov 15th, 2012 via Janetter for Mac)

@oberonsghost Thank you. Somehow I will manage to survive. Just.

via Janetter for Mac in reply to oberonsghost

Wow. I’d never realised that @netanyahu was a member of Ken Kesey’s Merry Pranksters.

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@leslienassar @jplonie I would happily use a snake as a belt if there was a snake handy.

via Janetter for Mac in reply to leslienassar

You can tell that Opal Cove is a luxury resort because the in-room coffee is an INTERNATIONAL Roast, not just some domestic kind.

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RT @bastardsheep: Duh, everyone knows the full name for DNS is “Interweb Superhighway Telemephonical Book Like Lookup Doohickey”. [True.]

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Wondering what I can use as a belt until I get into town to buy a new one. [Eyes scan room for long, thin, flexible objects.]

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Uhoh. I think someone’s onto us.

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@notrez I have mixed feelings about URLs as “Earls”. It’s an awkward word, but ACMA wants to be “the A C M A” and I think that’s foolish.

via Janetter for Mac in reply to notrez

People who refer to the internet domain name system as “web addresses”.

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@guardianstyle @gordonchree Indeed. I admire your restraint. “Reluctance to commend” is so delightfully diplomatic of you.

via Janetter for Mac in reply to guardianstyle

@guardianstyle @nathanllang “Forward planning” is always so much better than the other kind, don’t you think?

via Janetter for Mac in reply to guardianstyle

@stevemcilhatton I don’t think there’s a SEKRIT dinner. It’s more that I can’t do numbers properly.

via Janetter for Mac in reply to stevemcilhatton

Thu plan, draft: Deal with belt lack; Local Government IT Conference all day; break for 1130 @DownloadABC recording; 1900 conference dinner.

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There’s another one.

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So here we are, having a Thursday. I think I can hear a duck.

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