Stilgherrian (@stilgherrian)

Wentworth Falls NSW AU

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January 12th, 2013

Here is a non-hypothetical M113-related farcical aquatic incident in Timor-Leste. smallscaleafv.com/Photos/ARMY.jp… network54.com/Forum/47209/th…

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Gawd. Yes OK, no need to make another Telephone Call. I’ll go back to listening to the comedy podcast. Sigh. I never have any fun. [sulks]

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@mpesce @kcarruthers You are so talking to the wrong people.

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I personally wouldn’t characterise the older-style Army Reserve as “bogan weekends with armoured vehicles and automatic weapons”, obviously.

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@AndrewRiddle36 Hah! The M113 floats with INCHES of freeboard. In flat water. IT’S PERFECTLY SAFE TO DRIVEN THEM FAST INTO RIVERS. Ish.

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@coldsnacks Indeed, as was (is?) 3/9 SA Mounted Rifles at the time I met them. Reserved. And very different from today’s Army.

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@coldsnacks There’s that, plus the relative fuel consumption, plus tracks wear out fast.

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@BernardKeane I know Lleyton Hewitt’s back-fence neighbours from when he was 15yo. He’s barely 20% as annoying now.

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Hypothetically speaking.

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Things were so much simpler then.

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Also, hard-tracked armoured vehicles leave distinctive damage patterns on asphalt, which can be difficult to erase quickly and convincingly.

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Again, speaking hypothetically, you should check the load limits of any rural bridges before driving armoured vehicles across them.

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In completely unrelated news, this spot here can be very muddy in years not as dry as when this imagery was captured. goo.gl/maps/vjuIP

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Further Pro Tip: Ready a story for the crew of any recovery vehicle that might (hypothetically speaking) need to winch you from a river.

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Fuck they fill up quick.

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Pro Tip: If on a hot day you leave the rear hatch of your M113 APC open because fresh air, remember to close it before going amphibious.

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@Jester_Jeff I’m from their patch. 3/9 SAMR took me for a drive in an M113, which did not nearly sink in the Gawler River because hatches.

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@Jester_Jeff You know too much. You must be stopped. Also, thanks for confirming my ID and the M113 link. But only 5/7 RAR? Not 3/9 SAMR?

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@mpesce “Sorry, is there someone else I can talk to?”

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It may be hot, but there’s fuck all “prolonged” about a “heatwave” that started, what? Tuesday? FFS someone slap these people!

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“Prolonged Australian heatwave”? Who are the arsehat journalists writing that shit? Do they know what “numbers” and “calendars” are?

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“You have power of attorney over Tom Cruise. What is the wrong thing to do?”

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@katedoak I’ve had to say this to several people. Please show some respect to Mr Connery.

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“My boyfriend [walks] around the house naked and washes his balls in the sink without closing the door… disturbs housemates and mums.”

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Listening to the latest “Do The Right Thing” podcast, which I recommend. comedy.co.uk/podcasts/dothe…

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Ah good. Second dinner just arrived. So let’s see…

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Yep, @moldor, the M65 Davy Crockett was fired the once ‘cos, um, yeah the crew were inside the nuke blast and fallout zone. Welcome to 1962.

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@SnarkyPlatypus Speaking of Koreans and relentless, have you ever been… um, no, I’ll put this in a DM.

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Mind you, the best recoilless rifle ever was the US M65 Davy Crockett 105mm, fired a nuclear weapon, um, 3 miles. youtube.com/watch?v=khyZI3…

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Here’s a US 105mm recoilless being fired. youtube.com/watch?v=VjpC9H…

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No recoil. A a hot-gas backblast counter-balances forces. That bell exhausted at the rear end would blow crap all over everyone.

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Oh @BobGrrl was getting SO close, and then threw in a word that’s exactly 100% wrong, as a check of the photo tags will reveal.

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How long should I wait before putting people out their misery with the weapon ID and operational question?

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Ah @moldor has it, yes. 120mm. And @BobGrrl is getting warm, very warm. Ping @coldsnacks @CameronWatt

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RT @coldsnacks: the barrel’s on backwards. [Nope, not that.]

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It’s not a 50mm, @moldor, a significantly bigger calibre than that. It seems to be configured OK, but it’s an operational error.

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Also, “Beginners mistake, innit” flickr.com/photos/stilghe… I know what the mistake is, but do you? Bonus points if you can ID this weapon.

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The other photo I’m happy with from today is “Acupuncture Pear, Maroubra”. flickr.com/photos/stilghe…

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The other one I love is “Help, this is VITAL for my business!” but actually PAYING an experienced consultant isn’t ever in their head.

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I continue to be astounded that so many people ask tech questions all over the shop EXCEPT by calling the people best placed to help them.

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RT @sylmobile: RT [Locked] guys - seriously; how do i reset iPhone backup password that isn’t set. Please. [Gawd, just phone Apple support.]

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Suddenly hungry again. Is it poor form to order a second dinner?

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For some reason I’m really quite chuffed with this photo, “Two modes of transport in Sydenham” flickr.com/photos/stilghe… Ping @ApostrophePong

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@russellmahoney Ah, I was in radio for too long. All recordings get IDs. All tapes get labelled. All photos get captioned and saved. I lie.

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@russellmahoney Anyway, I kinda have to (well, choose to) give ‘em all proper captions and tags anyway, and a way to reflect on the day.

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@russellmahoney Hang on, misread. The correct answer is, “I’m not made of money, and I have enough crap to carry as it is.”

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@russellmahoney I consider that sort of thing for about two minutes, and then I saw what it did to the phone’s battery life.

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@russellmahoney It’s MUCH quicker to tag the few images that get published compared with redacting data from those that don’t.

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@russellmahoney It depends what you’re asking. But I do not allow automatic geocoding, no. I choose what gets coded and to what accuracy.

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All of today’s photos have now been plotted on my Flickr map. flickr.com/photos/stilghe… Now, to tag and caption the buggers.

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I’ll probably also reply to some of your queries as I do that. I tend to be a bit sporadic when I’m actually out relaxing in the world.

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I have 240V AC. I have a chair. I have Wi-Fi. I have an Eden Valley riesling. I shall now map and tag all these goddam photos.

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FakeToniaTodman Time to light my handmade amyl candle. I can fax you the fact sheet if you like.

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A properly managed urban environment instagr.am/p/UYLoOmCFhA/

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The Brassiere of the Distant Madonna instagr.am/p/UYK-NACFgt/

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@purserj Which of your podcasts would you recommend for introducing myself to your extensive French egg?

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“You might like this one,” says the manager, proffering a gaudy bottle. “It has recipe suggestions on the side.” She agrees, pays $26.95.

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Another hostess seeks advice for tonight’s cocktail party. Staff explain that the premix prices differ, as some are rum-based, others wine.

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I suppose I should reveal that I failed to be persuaded by the obvious merits of the $12 sparkling rosé. Only the one bottle sold, for now.

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After long discussions and querying staff about specials, the two Brummy backpacker chicks splurge on a $12 sparkling rosé. Heck, Saturday!

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I think I shall just have this one, and return to Lilyfield to ponder everything I have seen and heard today. With something nice to drink.

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Ten dollar Long Island Iced Tea, you say? I see. Yes, we can come to an arrangement here. I’ll be sitting over there.

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I am full of boat noodle and gloat.

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RopesToInfinity Troll (n.) 1. the less famous of two people in a Twitter argument.

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He has to be back at the theatre. After a few desultory bites he now wants it as takeaway. It is done with smiles. He doesn’t say thank you.

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They’re still not sharing. They each have their own little enclave of food. No, they might share just one piece of tofu.

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It becomes clear that they’d changed their order a couple of times. Pad thai gai. Chilli basil but without chilli. Salt and pepper squid.

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They’re not sharing. “I thought it would all arrive together,” one companion admits. He glares as my boat noodle is served past him.

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I’m at one of my favourite Thai places, and one of a trio of theatre people is having a sulk because he’s still waiting for his food.

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Is there a Thai word for Schadenfreude, @ApostrophePong? Because I’m having it now.

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@oberonsghost @SnarkyPlatypus Indeed, a bit like how London lost its “Cuntgrope Lane”.

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@expectproblems It does, yes. Something to do with the bees.

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The Ascension of Central, the lighting having been poor at Redfern instagr.am/p/UX-dr8CFp2/

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The Alienification of Erskineville instagr.am/p/UX-FEuiFpn/

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The Gentrification of St Peters instagr.am/p/UX9tkACFpa/

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Two modes of transport in Sydenham instagr.am/p/UX9dQhiFpL/

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Wolli Creek, Shandong Province instagr.am/p/UX84cbCFow/

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Yellow Brick Road (nearest local equivalent, subject to government tender process) instagr.am/p/UX60DTiFnd/

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I should’ve stayed on that bus.

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Oh. Did I need to re-caption the important tip?

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FakeToniaTodman My first lesbian experience was getting fingered in the needle craft section of Lincraft by a woman named Janette.

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May I remind people of this important tip? instagram.com/p/Pi4ZxAiFmO/

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That’s kinda the wrong way, given a sudden urge to visit a certain Thai dîner. But intriguing nevertheless. I has confused.

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The Mystery of the Yellow Watering Can instagr.am/p/UX4QWhCFlL/

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Careful viewers have indicated that I just crossed the Cooks River, not the Georges, BUT IT IS ONLY A MATTER OF TIME.

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Freight I seem to be in Banksia instagr.am/p/UX2khLiFjd/

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He alights in suburban Arncliff, where he is met by a woman who appears to be his mother. She’s clearly dressed for a family occasion.

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The Glamour of International Flight instagr.am/p/UX1JyjiFiM/

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Look, Mate, there’s only so many words to read on that goddam wine label! instagr.am/p/UX0-eBCFiF/

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The Terminal? I but saw it passing by… instagr.am/p/UX0m-piFhu/

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Wondering how bad an influence I could be.

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S7U Man I can’t get behind this Coke Zero cherry flavour. It tastes like Dalek piss.

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@SnarkyPlatypus Don’t let those calves deceive you. Crocs. Koonunga Hill. One whole bottle. The idea of is well crushed.

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Route 400, real time data unavailable instagr.am/p/UXyNLJCFvl/

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The Lad in Question, and the aforementioned Crocs instagr.am/p/UXxcHLiFu_/

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He might be judged by the wine, or the footwear but both together is a toxic blend.

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A lad checks his purchase: a bottle of Penfold’s Koonunga Hill. He wears expensive shorts that pretend to be ex-army, Crocs a size too big.

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One, as well as the other, which is inevitable now instagr.am/p/UXvYgjCFs6/

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NewtonMark Death Star backflip.

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Time to start heading back northward.

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New photo: “Acupuncture Pear, Maroubra” flickr.com/photos/stilghe…

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Suddenly realising how far I am from home, from civilisation, from a competent cocktail waiter.

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In the early 21st Century, advertising was targeted with increasing sophistication instagr.am/p/UXlqSGiFjI/

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Urban sophistication, or so it is imagined instagr.am/p/UXkc7NiFiI/

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Superior horticultural expertise instagr.am/p/UXjdvFCFgv/

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Continuing south-east, on foot for the time being.

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Here at the Maroubra Junction Hotel, on Tuesday nights, they have something called “MILF Money”. Starts 6pm.

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It’s efficient, but in the long run it’s not good for them instagr.am/p/UXfKR8iFr_/

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@BernardKeane May I suggest a small re-enactment of Mr Bradbury’s masterwork, Montag?

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Dear Burdekin Hotel, if it’s upstairs in a Sydney bar, it’s not “Thai street food”. Also, pricing.

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RT @TheMatthewKeys: White House says Obama administration does not support blowing up planets bit.ly/VYQokD

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RT @NormanSec Hacktivists petition the White House to legalize as a form of protest: ow.ly/gJstC | via @RT_com [HAHAHAHA,!]

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jeamland @stilgherrian Rogaine?

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“Good afternoon, Sir, and welcome to Cryostat 5.” instagr.am/p/UXaWHLCFma/

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Pro Tip: In general, -aine beats -eine beats -onin.

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Glebe was, is, and will forever continue to be a mistake. Still, I got the drugs I needed.

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Following a sudden urge, I just got off the bus, a couple kilometres from where I started.

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I bought a MyMulti Day Pass when I got on the bus. All public transport in Sydney for $22. I’m extemporising the itinerary.

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That café I just passed says it sells snow cones? They can’t mean… can they?

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The heat dissipates over Sydney instagr.am/p/UXUJPbiFvf/

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Sat plan, Part B: Eat this brunch; wander somewhere cool(ish) to read, ponder, write, drink and eat (but where?); evening TBA.

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jendudley Oh, America. Barbecue pork doughnuts are not a real food. @ Rattlecan (@RattlecanLV) instagr.am/p/UXONdEKmTs/

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RT @akent: Android Market comments, man. *facepalm* pic.twitter.com/9WNPlPPt [Android programmers are just so lazy.]

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Pondering my brunch options.

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“Australian job seekers caught in Drake’s $US50k hacker ransom standoff”, wroted @LiamT cso.com.au/article/446230…

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RT: Me at @CSO_Australia: “Nasty Ruby on Rails vulnerabilities highlight small websites’ risk to us all” cso.com.au/article/446211…

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“If Andrew Sullivan Is The Future of Journalism Then Journalism Is Fucked” nsfwcorp.com/dispatch/andre…

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@jplonie You want me to fix what with grease now?

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Possibly the phrase “eat the contents of my box” is open to misinterpretation.

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@SnarkyPlatypus Aussi, quand voulez-vous manger le contenu de ma boite?

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@SnarkyPlatypus Bonjour. Je suis atteindre la perfection dans toutes les manières possibles. Avant l’heure du déjeuner. Et vous?

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Oh that hurt more than I expected it to.

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I AM NOW THE WARRIOR GOD OF FINANCIAL COMPLIANCE PAPERWORK! SUCK THAT UP, YOUR HONOUR!

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And I just discovered that 18 more hours of work to do has in fact been done. I’d changed how I flagged things as done. Double Happiness!

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Thankfully, we now agree that neither of us owes each other any money. I think that deserves a celebratory… um… large water and Barocca.

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Yay. I’ve just finally sorted out a weird bookkeeping error that had been plaguing me and one of my suppliers for the last year and a half.

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Sat plan, Part A: Bookkeeping; brunch; find somewhere cool(ish) to spend the day doing Part B, likely to be reading and perhaps writing.

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Gosh. Just gone 0730 AEDT and already it’s nearly 28C at Katoomba. bmcc.nsw.gov.au/weather/Katoom… Ping @R_Chirgwin

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@R_Chirgwin You have the BMCC’s Katoomba weather station bookmarked for today, I trust? bmcc.nsw.gov.au/weather/Katoom…

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RT @jeamland: With those temperatures, will you be taking clothing advice from Mr Connery there? [I’m already way ahead of you.]

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Noting that it’ll be 39C in Sydney today, and up to 45C in the west. bom.gov.au/nsw/forecasts/… Reassessing my plans.

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Today’s tweets are dedicated to NZ actor Brett Stewart, Omega in “Power Rangers SPD”, and Zoobie in “The Adventures of Voopa the Goolash”.

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New Moon in two minutes, at 0644 AEDT. (Only a total arsehat would RT this without accounting for the lag.)

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@ajschratz I’ve never visited the site afaik, and would be happy to choose regardless of whether others had reviewed the hotel.

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@ajschratz I flagged the tweet ‘cos later I’ll call bullshit on the alleged statistic… “53% of travellers” don’t even visit TripAdvisor.

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Surely the world would be more interesting if @Beaker ran @twitter, don’t you think, @Enderle @moxie? No, not “interesting”. The other one.

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iscoff A lot of animals can’t even have sex if David Attenborough isn’t narrating

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Oh. Er. Yeah the next four hours will require some very careful physical and psychological management. Alkaloids. And probably opiates.

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Stop it. Just stop it. I’m turning off the internet now, and I’m not turning it on again until you start being sensible.

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People using the supposed word “mankini” might also consider the word “anachronism”, lest I be forced to drink gin.

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ALSO WHY ARE YOU NOT SHOWING MORE RESPECT FOR SEAN CONNERY?

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Yes, I know I am more than a bit light-on in the melanin department.

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(I have been embraced and called m’nigger in San Francisco, but that was a nuther whole weird-arsed night out. Or “weird-ass” in American.)

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Back in the day, I’d have said that cabbie played me some dope beats. We talked. The first time I’ve been called m’nigger in Sydney.

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