Stilgherrian (@stilgherrian)

Wentworth Falls NSW AU

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

January 2013

@ApostrophePong Are you making a bad music video to go with it?

via Janetter for Mac in reply to ApostrophePong

It was agreed with @chrisjrn that @mpesce needs to get into infosec so we can fight the hypercybers.

via Janetter for Mac

RT @deanemorrow: Dinner under the dome, Mt Stromlo pic.twitter.com/zE4xPMQ4 [Yep, this was the atmosphere.]

via Janetter for Mac

RT @michaelneale: @jonoabroad @stilgherrian wasn’t there an S Club 7 song about that? [Confused now.]

via Janetter for Mac

@elronxenu Investigator, not inspector. More like a detective than a rubber-gloved minion.

via Janetter for Mac in reply to elronxenu

@feesable Once tomorrow is done, anything and everything is possible, yes.

via Plume for Android in reply to feesable

Exploding into the hotel room.

via Plume for Android

The bus driver from Transborder was fifteen kinds of excellent. And was formerly an investigator with AQIS.

via Plume for Android

RT @jonoabroad you leave your public keys in a bowl? [No, private keys. And on github.]

via Plume for Android

RT @cjlambert @stilgherrian oh ok I’ll look at some baby hedgie-ma-hogs on tumblr now. [Excellent plan.]

via Plume for Android in reply to cjlambert

@cjlambert This is not what you’d really call a hipster event.

via Plume for Android in reply to cjlambert

Key-signing parties sound wrong. Especially with those guys involved.

via Plume for Android

@snerdish I’m over David Attenborough. He never returns my calls and didn’t even acknowledge the jellyfish.

via Plume for Android in reply to snerdish

Fri plan, previewed: 0900 @timberners_lee keynote ; report on same; find & write another story; TGIF, loose in Canberra, TBA.

via Plume for Android

Descending into Canberra.

via Plume for Android

RT: Me at @zdnetaustralia: “Some of that ol’ NBN religion” zdnet.com/some-of-that-o…

via Plume for Android

RT @snerdish I saw @stilgherrian but we didn’t kiss. [Well you should have asked.]

via Plume for Android in reply to snerdish

So we’re being driven into a pine forest…

via Plume for Android

We have just passed the corner of Steve Irwin Avenue. Those on the bus express some dismay.

via Plume for Android

We have buses, wave two.

via Plume for Android

There are more people than bus capacity. The buses will return in 45 minutes. There is no gin cart. Appalling.

via Plume for Android

And now we’re being herded into buses and being taken to dinner at Mt Stromlo. Or the delousing station.

via Plume for Android

MT @snerdish: @stilgherrian [is] like a motile cyber Pringle. [There’s one for the CV.]

via Plume for Android

Just finished the interview with @timberners_lee and @simonhackett @bobbyllew for @iiNet… Went well. It’ll be online… dunno.

via Plume for Android

Me at @zdnetaustralia: “Some of that ol’ NBN religion” zdnet.com/some-of-that-o…

via Janetter for Mac

The Magic of Television… nearly instagr.am/p/VIqJg0CFvt/

via Instagram

Ironing a t-shirt. This is what my life has become.

via Plume for Android

Op-ed filed for @zdnetaustralia! Time to grab clean pants, have a quick shower and head in to prepare for the @timberners_lee recording.

via Janetter for Mac

@joshgnosis This is a fair point. I have fixed the Twitters. Sigh.

via Janetter for Mac in reply to joshgnosis

Oh. “Australian Election 2013: Where will the NBN and data retention be?”, writes @joshgnosis zdnet.com/australian-ele…

via Janetter for Mac

This timing is getting tight.

via Janetter for Mac

Re-discovering my use of the phrase “the ping-pong show of politics”. I shall have to use that again soon.

via Janetter for Mac

RT @monkeytypist: One fraud charge for every member of the House of Representatives. [Oh if only…]

via Janetter for Mac

“Prime Minister Alexander Downer”? Yes, that does sound rather pleasant.

via Janetter for Mac

RT @MarkWBurrows: Detectives arriving at Craig Thomson’s electorate office. pic.twitter.com/WfIH3Sob [Always such a attractive look.]

via Janetter for Mac

Is there a special collective term for a trio of wombs?

via Janetter for Mac

Hiding away at a Canberra restaurant to clarify my op-ed for @zdnetaustralia and then our questions for @timberners_lee at 1700. Also, eat.

via Janetter for Mac

benpobjie “Under an Abbott government, the economy will be fired directly into your houses with powerful catapults”

via Twitter Web Client (retweeted on 12:53 PM, Jan 31st, 2013 via Janetter for Mac)

jdub Perl hipster asks Ruby hipster if Puppet (very hipster) can be scripted with Perl. We have reached peak hipster.

via Tweetbot for iOS (retweeted on 11:25 AM, Jan 31st, 2013 via Janetter for Mac)

@linuxconfau Thank you. The new badge has been collected, and I can confirm that it is shiny.

via Janetter for Mac in reply to linuxconfau

@DJBentley With universities everywhere in “cost recovery” mode, it’s a long way from the “free university” of 1970s to 1980s Australia.

via Janetter for Mac in reply to DJBentley

ANU students a key advertising target? instagr.am/p/VIIK_xiFq-/

via Instagram

RT @joshgnosis Oh god, they’re still on the same patent they were discussing back in October. [Your own new plane of Hell.]

via Plume for Android

tpope @telemachus @jcoglan Q: How do you keep a secret from the Ruby community? A: Make it a standard part of UNIX.

via Twitter Web Client (retweeted on 10:39 AM, Jan 31st, 2013 via Plume for Android)

As is psychosis, to pick another example instagr.am/p/VIDvoWCFl0/

via Instagram

Posted without comment or reference to stereotypes instagr.am/p/VIDTnrCFlQ/

via Instagram

OH: “You’re wearing a different shirt.” “Well you can only wear it so many days in a row.” They were joshing. I think.

via Plume for Android

@SnarkyPlatypus Well it would be against conference policy to actually shoot them.

via Plume for Android in reply to SnarkyPlatypus

Isn’t it obvious that the “rogue” ESSID is our friends and sponsors from DSD?

via Plume for Android

@LCANetworks I merely observe the human behaviour… :)

via Plume for Android in reply to LCANetworks

@SnarkyPlatypus (I flagged that “sic” because PG13 is not a thing in the Australian content classification system.)

via Janetter for Mac in reply to SnarkyPlatypus

@SnarkyPlatypus No. There’s an attempt on to locate the “culprit”, to be “outed and shamed”. Anything not “PG13” [sic] is hit hard here.

via Janetter for Mac in reply to SnarkyPlatypus

bunnie gets a round of applause for his hack of HDCP video encryption and “dead reckoning” which pixles to swap from timing info.

via Janetter for Mac

So these are the wireless networks I can see… twitpic.com/bzlzx8

via Janetter for Mac

I’m learning heaps about Linux on embedded hardware from bunnie, but nothing that is “news” that an editor will buy.

via Janetter for Mac

OH: “bunnie hacked the original Xbox. ‘Hacked’ is perhaps the wrong word. ‘Made more open’.” HEY GUYS, I MADE THE BANK MORE OPEN!

via Janetter for Mac

@SisterMorphine @gusworldau You people are confusing and should be prevented.

via Janetter for Mac in reply to SisterMorphine

Amused that all delegates are being issued with soap. Making my way to the delousing station.

via Plume for Android

Uhoh experiencing sudden flashback to 1982, repressed memories returning.

via Plume for Android

Wow those grey caps don’t look like the Hitler Youth one bit, no Sir!

via Plume for Android

Navigating using a combination of GPS, spurious advice and sulphur-crested cockatoos.

via Plume for Android

Walking to ANU. Which building is the registration desk in?

via Plume for Android

semibogan Oh noez! RT @Slate: Ron Jeremy apparently in critical condition and is now a hashtag: ow.ly/hh57P

via Echofon (retweeted on 8:10 AM, Jan 31st, 2013 via Janetter for Mac)

@techAU Most consumers aren’t confortable changing the oil in their car, either, so they get it done by someone who knows how.

via Janetter for Mac in reply to techAU

@NewtonMark Either that or we’ve moved into a realm beyond cow-tipping.

via Janetter for Mac in reply to NewtonMark

RT @NewtonMark: @stilgherrian I see from your avatar that you slant to the left when you aren’t turned on. [Quite true.]

via Janetter for Mac

Thu plan: Write for @zdnetaustralia; morning at ; errands (inc haircut?); prep then 1700 interview @timberners_lee; conf dinner.

via Janetter for Mac

I suppose I should wander over to ANU and check in to , even though my writing priorities today are about other things.

via Janetter for Mac

Fact-checking @newswithnipples, a distinct exaggeration is revealed. instagr.am/p/VHzRv_iFjg/

via Instagram

newswithnipples Good news everyone: the SMH has devoted HALF of page 3 to what people said on twitter about the PM’s glasses. Phew.

via Twitter for Android (retweeted on 7:46 AM, Jan 31st, 2013 via Janetter for Mac)

“Surprised Scientists Find Lifeforms Six Miles Above Earth’s Surface” gizmodo.com.au/2013/01/surpri… Also, new solar system. theonion.com/articles/new-s…

via Janetter for Mac

Dear Everyone in Infosec PR: RSA Conference is weeks away. Either send me plane tickets or eff off and leave me to do THIS week’s work.

via Janetter for Mac

@linuxconfau Not yet. I haven’t even arrived at the conference yet. But I’ll certainly pimp things to you as they emerge.

via Janetter for Mac in reply to linuxconfau

I still don’t get how anyone ever imagined that UPnP was a good idea.

via Janetter for Mac

Noticing some remarkably shoddy typing earlier. I probably didn’t have any pants on.

via Janetter for Mac

@ozdj Same thing can be achieved with an AK-47 and 60 rounds.

via Janetter for Mac in reply to ozdj

As part of my research for today, I rediscovered my first internet-connected computer, the Apple Macintosh SE/30. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Macintosh…

via Janetter for Mac

Joining all the dots, and laughing.

via Janetter for Mac

In honour of the newly-announced federal election, I’m having bacon for breakfast.

via Janetter for Mac

Trying very hard not to make a snarky comment about little princesses.

via Janetter for Mac

@SnarkyPlatypus Il ya en fait deux possibilités. Un, une retraite confortable tôt conduit à l’impuissance. Deux, la dépendance à l’héroïne.

via Janetter for Mac in reply to SnarkyPlatypus

Canberra is hilarious. 13C overnight, 32C today. The coty’s name means, oin the local Aboriginal language, “City of Trolls”. Probably.

via Janetter for Mac

@SnarkyPlatypus Bonjour. Je suis tout à fait prêt à toute éventualité. Et vous?

via Janetter for Mac in reply to SnarkyPlatypus

RT @mikko: Seems legit. freelancer.com/projects/Data-… [Must be legit. Skills-required includes “cryptography”. That’s a Good-Guy thing.]

via Janetter for Mac

@watermelon_man Good morning, but I don’t think that word means whatever it is you think it means.

via Plume for Android in reply to watermelon_man

Thu plan, draft: Write for @zdnetaustralia; morning at ; errands inc haircut; prep then 1700 interview @timberners_lee; conf dinner.

via Plume for Android

For those who were not sufficiently warned, I am in Canberra today and through to Saturday. And I haven’t had enough sleep.

via Plume for Android

BennettArron Saw the word RIM trending. Had a look and I’ll be honest I was a tad disappointed…..

via Twitter Web Client (retweeted on 5:31 AM, Jan 31st, 2013 via Plume for Android)

@triple5adam @TheTodayShow I don’t even know what that means.

via Plume for Android

Well, I’m going to bed now, ‘cos I need to be up at 0500 to have an Opinion about something. Whatever it is. I am the Media. Kill me.

via Plume for Android

No wonder this city has Australia’s top per capita heroin consumption.

via Plume for Android

Finally, some human companionship instagr.am/p/VG7u3xCFkf/

via Instagram

Canberra parties through the night instagr.am/p/VG7bkCCFkS/

via Instagram

Canberra’s cosmopolitan nightlife instagr.am/p/VG66KfiFkF/

via Instagram

Canberra, the only city in Australia where a university bar is indistinguishable from an office instagr.am/p/VG6sa0CFj9/

via Instagram

Thank Christ for sat nav.

via Plume for Android

Oh. Yeah. That probably should have been a DM.

via Plume for Android

@nanopunk On the other hand, it’s Canberra and I’m desperate, so I’ll SMS you my hotel room number to pass on.

via Plume for Android in reply to PitcherJenna

@nanopunk It’s probably best if you don’t tell your brother about any of this.

via Plume for Android in reply to PitcherJenna

Consensus running 2 to 1 against.

via Plume for Android

So is “like Chevy Chase in his 20s” a description of rootability or not?

via Plume for Android

Some of these people have been drinking.

via Plume for Android

Why Linux is more secure than Windows, Part 527. instagr.am/p/VGyuGdiFvJ/

via Instagram

@nanopunk You have a bro? Um, how can I ask this…? Well, the question is obvious.

via Plume for Android in reply to PitcherJenna

Hipsters squeal? How, exactly?

via Plume for Android

RT @jethrocarr Being deafened by @stilgherrian at the back of the wig and pen pub. [I’m just warming up.]

via Plume for Android

@chrisjrn @cheshireb @gusworldau I have dealt with the email backlog. Is the Wig and Pen still the venue?

via Janetter for Mac in reply to chrisjrn

@cheshireb @chrisjrn @gusworldau I suspect it’ll be a while before I can seek food. I haven’t looked at email in hours and predict chaos.

via Plume for Android in reply to cheshireb

Wed plan, remainder: Check in; clear annoying work backlog; dinner, possibly with fellow humans, depending on the time.

via Plume for Android

In some cities they advertise burgers, cars, cheap home loans… but this is Canberra instagr.am/p/VGZ8hjiFks/

via Instagram

Touchdown, Canberra.

via Plume for Android

Transmitters off. See you in Canberra.

via Plume for Android

The on this flight is going to be dismal, and all I have for pleasure is half a packet of sour gummy bears.

via Plume for Android

Whichever moron started using “pumped” for “excited” clearly never worked on a farm or an emergency ward.

via Plume for Android

BernardKeane One assumes the last 4 hours of stupid is merely a taste of what we’ve all got to look forward to between now and… well, forever, eh?

via Twitter for iPad (retweeted on 4:55 PM, Jan 30th, 2013 via Plume for Android)

We shall be flying to Canberra in this ATR 72, it seems instagr.am/p/VGMrjQCFuA/

via Instagram

And… there goes the MacBook Pro’s . Today is, in general, not in my favour.

via Janetter for Mac

No, bumped to Gate 31, once this Melbourne-bound piece of shit gets out of the way instagr.am/p/VGKwDjCFsg/

via Instagram

Ready for flight at Gate 38, mostly instagr.am/p/VGIkifiFrL/

via Instagram

@ScottRhodie @joshgnosis Wait. It was 34k emails before, now only 31k. What happened to the other 3k? WHAT ARE YOU HIDING?

via Plume for Android in reply to ScottRhodie

And now I am inside an airport.

via Plume for Android

It’d be like getting off at Redfern for the Mile High Club instagr.am/p/VGEScoiFoJ/

via Instagram

James_Jeffrey FIngers crossed Tony Abbott responds to the PM’s “hipster glasses” with a monocle. Nothing says focus like a monocle.

via Twitter Web Client (retweeted on 3:37 PM, Jan 30th, 2013 via Plume for Android)

Airport bound! (Incorporating the Glamour of Flight) instagr.am/p/VGDiJGCFno/

via Instagram

@ScottRhodie @joshgnosis I’ll just label every eighth email “cabcharge” or “hookers”, that should sort it.

via Janetter for Mac in reply to ScottRhodie

@ApostrophePong Hey, I still wouldn’t mind a visit to Napyithaw. ;)

via Janetter for Mac in reply to ApostrophePong

RT @ScottRhodie: Delete 24,000 emails? sure… [That’s what happens when they announce an election? I thought only when government changes.]

via Janetter for Mac

@SenatorLudlam On day 1 you have 1 gin. On day 2, 4. On day 3, 8. On day 4, 16. And so it goes. You know it’s the only way to cope.

via Janetter for Mac in reply to SenatorLudlam

For the next couple of hours. as I travel, I’ll be pondering what to ask @timberners_lee that hasn’t already been asked this week.

via Janetter for Mac

@chrisbrownie I don’t “love” it, I just use it.

via Janetter for Mac in reply to chrisbrownie

RT @0x1C: @stilgherrian Hey I learned something today. “Wet lease.” en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wet_lease… [That’s my wet work for the day. No wait.]

via Janetter for Mac

Agreed, @snerdish @damonism, the ATR 72 is a comfy aircraft, though I can’t recall the noise level relative to a Dash 8 / Q400.

via Janetter for Mac

joshgnosis The election is also being held on the day Patrick Swayze died.

via TweetDeck (retweeted on 2:07 PM, Jan 30th, 2013 via Janetter for Mac)

Oh excellent, I’ll be flying an ATR 72. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/ATR_72 With luck, I’ll see something other than clouds.

via Janetter for Mac

And, finally, I seem to be booked onto an aeroplane that will go to Canberra. @VirginAustralia VA662 SYD-CBR departing 1735 AEDT. Ta, guys.

via Janetter for Mac

All my spurious card auth transactions from the @VirginAustralia website have now been reversed. Thanks, guys, I get to eat tonight.

via Janetter for Mac

“FINAL GIRAFFE ARRIVES IN AUSTRALIA”, says a media release from Minister Clare. At least SOMEONE is making sense this afternoon.

via Janetter for Mac

BREAKING: Postal and early voting abolished in Wentworth. Just Wentworth.

via Janetter for Mac

Pollytics Well this all got pretty stupid, pretty quickly.

via TweetDeck (retweeted on 1:45 PM, Jan 30th, 2013 via Janetter for Mac)

Oh yes, @juhasaarinen, Senator Stilgherrian will be the plan for 2016. ;)

via Plume for Android in reply to juhasaarinen

NewtonMark It’s still legal to abort the campaign during the first trimester, isn’t it?

via Tweetbot for iOS (retweeted on 1:37 PM, Jan 30th, 2013 via Plume for Android)

@SnarkyPlatypus @dobes @WarWraith Shoosh. I’m having a private little fantasy moment after a stressful morning.

via Plume for Android in reply to SnarkyPlatypus

Waiting PATIENTLY for the next stage of the journey instagr.am/p/VF1HawiFqD/

via Instagram

My measure of politicians etc these next 228 days will be whether they show signs of thought rather than being tedious robot-parrots.

via Plume for Android

In a moment of sheer optimism, I bought a train ticket from Wentworth Falls to Domestic Airport. And a pie.

via Plume for Android

Wed plan, v3: 1331 train to Sydney; reading, scripting for @timberners_lee video en route; fly to Canberra (TBA); evening TBA, with gin.

via Janetter for Mac

Great. @ApostrophePong gets an extended trip to Burma. I get three days in Canberra. IT’S NOT FAIR.

via Janetter for Mac

RT @NormanSec: China lost US$46B to in 2012, reports @ZDNet: ow.ly/he48I [And how much did they make?]

via Janetter for Mac

@VirginAustralia Thanks. I know you’re having a hectic day. I still feel hesitant pressing the website button; let’s hope the bug’s killed.

via Janetter for Mac in reply to VirginAustralia

RT @mpesce: “Why do Americans Hate Android and Love Apple” - readwrite.com/2013/01/29/why… [Oh I know, Sir! Is it ‘Freedom’? ‘Freedom’, Sir?”]

via Janetter for Mac

My immediate goal is to make sure I have everything I need for the journey before I leave @bunjaree for Sydney. Focus needed.

via Janetter for Mac

Just got a call from @VirginAustralia with apology (lovely), progress on reversing charges (good), flight credits (lovely). Details later.

via Janetter for Mac

NPsteve “Buzzfeed: Ten numbers before the number eleven that you HAVE to know”

via Twitter Web Client (retweeted on 11:47 AM, Jan 30th, 2013 via Janetter for Mac)

Who the fuck decided that dumping a pile of embedded tweets into a web page, along with all their UI cruft, was “journalism”?

via Janetter for Mac

Laughing in despair.

via Janetter for Mac

nprmonkeysee At the end of an angry-making day, at least there’s justice on Judge Judy.

via TweetDeck (retweeted on 11:02 AM, Jan 30th, 2013 via Janetter for Mac)

@bastardsheep I think you’re being remarkably generous re the amount of thought involved. @rbbrown @monkeytypist @SnarkyPlatypus @damonism

via Janetter for Mac in reply to bastardsheep

RT @rbbrown: “Ludite” [sic] techies? That is one seriously niche “tribe” [Constantly neglected. @monkeytypist @SnarkyPlatypus @damonism]

via Janetter for Mac

@jonoabroad PR people also read it, and attention-whores. “Representative families” are usually anything but.

via Janetter for Mac in reply to jonoabroad

Hey kids, want to be stereotyped? Here’s your chance! Anthropologists, ethnographers, look away now. sourcebottle.com/query.asp?iid=…

via Janetter for Mac

GreenJ If Today Tonight folds into Seven News, that says quite a bit about the network’s concept of “news”.

via TweetDeck (retweeted on 10:36 AM, Jan 30th, 2013 via Janetter for Mac)

SnarkyPlatypus Pyne to reform parliament to become an endless sequence of attempts to suspend standing orders.

via Twitter Web Client (retweeted on 10:32 AM, Jan 30th, 2013 via Janetter for Mac)

Yes, a long hot shower helps.

via Janetter for Mac

Now I really do need that long hot shower.

via Janetter for Mac

“Amongst my Twitter followers”. How pure does that sound? But rolling the numbers, it doesn’t seem good for @VirginAustralia.

via Janetter for Mac

So far @VirginAustralia doesn’t have a number for how many people have been affected, but two amongst my Twitter followers last night.

via Janetter for Mac

I just got a call from Matt Dixon, @VirginAustralia’s Guest Relations Team Manager. Everyone affected by this problem will be contacted.

via Janetter for Mac

Well, I suppose I should shower and pack and at least head to Sydney. With luck I’ll figure out en route how to progress further.

via Janetter for Mac

clementine_ford Chris Brown - JUST LIKE JESUS. pic.twitter.com/LMBfJQFQ

via Twitter for iPhone (retweeted on 9:37 AM, Jan 30th, 2013 via Janetter for Mac)

There’s more tweets in this month! Go up and select a date to see more ↑