Stilgherrian (@stilgherrian)

Wentworth Falls NSW AU

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

January 15th, 2013

“… or, if you are feeling a little poorly, you may add a little spring water.” instagr.am/p/UgURj1CFj8/

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Listening to an ignorant cunt mock Kamahl.

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I believe the correct phrase is “like a dog to its vomit”…

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I’ve just learned the hard way, never leave him alone with a vertebrate.

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Not stabbing the other patrons.

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OH: “Look, I do realise that Chatswood isn’t exactly a hotbed of Mediterranean culture…”

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Inside the facility.

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Inside a different, but real, ethnic enclave. But not in a tram any more.

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Inside a once-real but now mostly-pretend ethnic enclave.

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Next to the inside of a major travesty of architecture and urban planning.

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Inside a casino loading dock.

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mrtonymartin ‘Assange a narcissist’, says Gerard Henderson from deep within the mirrored halls of his self-aggrandising ‘institute’.

via Twitter Web Client (retweeted on 7:06 PM, Jan 15th, 2013 via Plume for Android)

@R_Chirgwin You leave those poor Spaghetti People alone!

via Plume for Android in reply to R_Chirgwin

@amicus_AU @Drag0nista Oh, um, I’m fascinated by Science, obviously, and I appreciate the candid… um, no, I can’t finish this tweet.

via Plume for Android in reply to amicus_AU

Mobile: On my way to a de-sulking facility in the Sydney CBD.

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Since that was written, @GlobeCullen reckons MIT blocked Swartz’s plea bargain. bostonglobe.com/metro/2013/01/…

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RT: Me at @crikey_news: “From academics to Anonymous, Swartz sets off huge reaction” crikey.com.au/2013/01/15/fro…

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I can never see the word “mammogram” without thinking “jaffle iron”.

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Disgruntled and considering the options.

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Oh FFS. I was right.

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I suspect I’ll be come annoyed when I find out.

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@nanopunk Thank you. That’s my next vodcast pretty much sorted.

via Janetter for Mac in reply to PitcherJenna

So… what happens now?

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NO TWITTER I DO NOT WANT TO FOLLOW RICHARD FUCKING DAWKINS.

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@nanopunk Don’t make me look up things on the internet because you know how that turns out.

via Janetter for Mac in reply to PitcherJenna

lukehopewell Cannot unsee: Kevin Smith as every, single one of the Spice Girls. smodcast.com/babbleonpics/d…

via Twitter for Mac (retweeted on 4:23 PM, Jan 15th, 2013 via Janetter for Mac)

The thing that you think might be on fire is definitely not actually on fire for absolute sure.

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kjmci @leslienassar HOW DO I CUT IT OUT?! I TRIED SCISSORS AND NOW MY FRIDGE STOPPED APPING. pic.twitter.com/8nURGXTV

via Twitter Web Client (retweeted on 4:18 PM, Jan 15th, 2013 via Janetter for Mac)

RT @ben_hr: Goes together like… immunisations and groceriespic.twitter.com/CVqYlam9m9 [Yeah I’d trust her with a hypodermic. Multiple times.]

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RT @bernietb: You need a new ecstasy dealer. [I know, especially if I’m going to treat Geoffrey right.]

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Every day I’ve been sending Geoffrey Rush little images just like this instagr.am/p/Ufe6WGCFrd/

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Anyway, Australian of the Year is hereditary now, they said, so I’ve been persuading Geoffrey Rush to adopt me. Nearly cracked it.

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RT @PointZeroOne: You are so kind and generous, you should be Australian of the year! [THIS IS WHAT I KEEP TELLING THEM IN THE FAXES!]

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@PointZeroOne BECAUSE I HAVE A GENEROUS SPIRIT AND YOU DULL FUCKING DROIDS NEED SOME BLOODY FOCUS TO YOUR DAY THAT’S WHY.

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Yeah look, all those links were things I didn’t care enough about any more to even read, let alone discuss. Move on, people.

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“Apple is done, say teens”, who also think that Bieber is hot and their opinions will ever matter get a fucking job. news.cnet.com/8301-17852_3-5…

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“The Real Cuban Missile Crisis”, which is apparently quite good but reading it will make me feel old so fuck it. theatlantic.com/magazine/archi…

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“The changing face of computers on screen”, in which the author complains that movies aren’t realistic, with pictures. unsane.info/the-changing-f…

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“Glenn Beck is Planning a $2 Billion Libertarian Commune in Texas”, in which fucked if I know I’ve closed the tab now. blogs.dallasobserver.com/unfairpark/201…

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“Invasion of the cyber hustlers”, in which the author points out that you are all full of bullshit. newstatesman.com/sci-tech/inter…

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“Comparison of Curation Platforms”, in which 50+ largely pointless soon-to-be-forgotten things are judged. socialcompare.com/en/comparison/…

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“We are in the final years of our internet”, in which the author complains that it was once just geniuses like them. stupidiswinning.tumblr.com/post/402680497…

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“My breakup with Facebook”, in which the author makes a Big Fucking Deal out of deciding they waste time on Facebook. salon.com/2013/01/12/my_…

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

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“The Slow Data Movement: My Hope for 2013” by someone called Stephen Few. Is he important? perceptualedge.com/blog/?p=1460

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My news few tweets will be links to random things that have been open in my web browser for too long and I have forgotten their relevance.

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RT @jeamland: What happens if you put a blue bin in a blue bin? [I don’t know, and I don’t understand.]

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It is Bin Night for blue bins. Into the blue bin I have put everything that I do not immediately understand, and some cardboard.

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You walked almost straight through the WHAT? WHAT WAS IT? YOU CANNOT LEAVE IT LIKE THIS AND JUST HAND US TO ZUCKERBERG! twitpic.com/bvce9n

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I left reading this article until now, so I could enjoy it properly. And because every single word is the utter truth. lookrobot.co.uk/2013/01/14/the…

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RT @artywah: @derekbarry Now he’s just copying Jodie Foster [In a very real sense, we are all just copying Jodie Foster.]

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Wait. Have I sucked up to everyone I have to suck up to today?

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derekbarry apparently Lance Armstrong has admitted he is a lesbian

via Twitter Web Client (retweeted on 2:53 PM, Jan 15th, 2013 via Janetter for Mac)

@seamus I suspect I’d find it even more hilarious if I knew who the woman was.

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@sylmobile @BeauGiles @en_gy @girlgerms Yeah I’ve kind of run out of care factor now.

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@Beaker Did they possibly mean “security hotness”? Not that I’m necessarily agreeing with that sort of concept.

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I do think animated GIFs are the lowest form of wit, but this has cheered me up immensely. gifs.gifbin.com/102010/1286798… HT [protected]

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Laughing at a precious, ignorant little arsehole. I could be laughing for some time.

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Yeah thank you for that, @charltonbrooker. You’re right, our culture of outrage is bullshit. guardian.co.uk/commentisfree/…

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“Delingpole says trees are lesbians so we should saw their flat ugly tits off and fire them at Muslims using a petrol-powered catapult.”

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@trevorlong Here’s the information I am unable to DM you. stilgherrian.com/contact/

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“Perth-Singapore cable severed”, writes @juhasaarinen, who probably did it. itnews.com.au/News/328876,pe…

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Hah! Oh @helveticade, please don’t let facts get in the way of the outrage du jour!

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helveticade So I know about this NRA iPhone game thing, but can anyone tell me where the NRA is marketing it to 4 year olds?

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RT @mukimu: @trevorlong In this occupation, as I’m sure you both know, you have to get in line to serve up death wishes. ;) [Tru dat.]

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RT @trevorlong: Tech Journos - if you’re not on this list: twitter.com/trevorlong/twi… Let me know. For good reason - trust me. [Poisoning?]

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QPSmedia Or was it a dream? RT @Taezar Dreamt @QPSmedia issued an alert on guinea pigs attacking anything yellow and to avoid wearing that colour

via Twitter Web Client (retweeted on 1:30 PM, Jan 15th, 2013 via Janetter for Mac)

@darrenpauli @SnarkyPlatypus Yeah I’m also leaning towards “no”, but looking…

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Me at @crikey_news: “From academics to Anonymous, Swartz sets off huge reaction” crikey.com.au/2013/01/15/fro…

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RT @martinmiles: @tweetingtechno Well that would be a non sequitur because Chargers didn’t have DOHC [Hah! I can work that into it!]

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Does @darrenpauli ever report any GOOD news?

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Actually, @tweetingtechno @deconstructo, I’ll return to the Latin Charger joke a bit later. But I have the core of the idea… ;)

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Hang on, @tweetingtechno @deconstructo, getting the details correct for this one is important.

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RT @tweetingtechno: Not impressed until you make a joke in Latin about a Charger with twin carbies and double overhead cam.

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LOOK I CAN MAKE JOKES INVOLVING VALIANT CHARGERS AND I CAN MAKE JOKES IN LATIN I TOLD YOU I WAS VERSATILE.

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RT @oberonsghost: Can someone tell me what’s “Eco” about this? pic.twitter.com/qkilNJVR [Latin. “Ecco, cash!”]

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LG seems keen to mention that their TV provides an “immersive” experience. But one of these would be WAY cheaper. static2.7sur7.be/static/photo/2…

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Yeah maybe let’s not dwell on the fact that I know what a Valiant Charger is and stuff.

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Oh. Curved the OTHER way. Like the back window of a Valiant Charger. That’s VERY special then. lg.com/au/press-relea…

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After a generation of TV-makers telling us that flat screens are better, LG announces a “revolutionary” curved TV. Without once saying WHY.

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What? Mia Freedman is editing the “The Atlantic” now?

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Oh dear. There is duck just… everywhere.

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Disalmanac UPDATE: Lance Armstrong has admitted to Oprah that he’s never even fucking been to France.

via Twitter Web Client (retweeted on 12:49 PM, Jan 15th, 2013 via Janetter for Mac)

Reminder to all PR people: Any press release or other document including the words “magic quadrant” is deleted immediately.

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@SnarkyPlatypus I believe that a significant number of single people don’t have partners.

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RT @bookgrocer: You typed ‘Paul Sheehan’ incorrectly. [Yeah, sorry. Autocorrect.]

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“I think I’d better see what Gerard Henderson thinks.” - No-one, ever.

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Emergency duck has been deployed.

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That @WIRED even thinks of using a word like “cybersleuths” shows how much they needed to be given the “special enema”.

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Yeah well aren’t we all.

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I’ll write all these into a blog post once the emergency duck as been deployed.

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I nearly all of your suggestions, there is a certain dull literalism. You are such a disappointment. To me. To your parents. To God.

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Honestly! Trying to get sense out of Twitter? You might as well herd wildebeest into your bathroom and try teaching them ballet!

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Crowdsourcing, motherfuckers! Have you heard of it?

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On an unrelated note, an editor needs a title for a new column that they describe as “Stilgherrian shouting at the sky”. Suggestions?

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Why is everyone sending me a link to a story about a drunk journalist at a tech launch?

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@leslienassar @dannolan That said, yes, there is a theme of “Oh, they’re dead, I care now” in so much of this. Recreational grief. Sigh.

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@leslienassar @dannolan Oh great. Arrington. Now I need to go have another shower.

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Story filed for @crikey_news. Less hectic that yesterday, but in many ways it was easier to write.

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Right, the random loose ends have been tied up and/or plugged, depending on your preference for metaphors. Time to write. Baxoon.

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Anonymous to thwart Westboro Baptist Church’s picket of Aaron Swartz’s funeral. So avoiding a circus all round then. salon.com/2013/01/14/ano…

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I wouldn’t have thought that “being an ignorant belligerent loudmouth on Twitter” was especially innovative. Heck, I should know.

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HappySinger The Liberal Party’s website describes Mr Laming as ‘Australia’s most innovative user of social media in politics’.

via Twitter for Android (retweeted on 9:19 AM, Jan 15th, 2013 via Janetter for Mac)

jtango18 “The trick is to stop thinking you need apps to accomplish things. You have a 16x9 full featured web browser on Surface, that’s your “App”.”

via Tweetbot for iOS (retweeted on 9:15 AM, Jan 15th, 2013 via Janetter for Mac)

RT @semiboganman: maybe they’re just reaching out for your affections [MY EMOTIONS ARE SERIOUS AND NOT A TOY FOR YOUR AMUSEMENT.]

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I’ve started getting PR emails from vendors at RSA Conference 2013 wanting to talk. Great. But none of them have offered flights yet. Ahem.

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“CNET Reporter Resigns, Questioning CBS’ Commitment to ‘Editorial Independence’” mediabistro.com/tvnewser/cnet-…

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RT @BernardKeane: There’ll be more apps for this: app to remove journalist from ESPN page: is.gd/o8xtau [Also, a radio/TV version.]

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Tue plan: Write for @crikey_news; deploy the emergency duck; an afternoon of writing and planning, details TBA; quiet evening indoors.

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@izevaka @lturrentine @joshuatopolsky I’m not sure that “being badass” is an important ethical metric.

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Here’s hoping that the virgin sacrifice won’t be needed instagr.am/p/UeosiCiFi4/

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“CBS forced CNET staff to recast vote after Hopper won ‘Best in Show’ at CES” theverge.com/2013/1/14/3874… HT @darrenpauli

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That said, I think @lturrentine probably did the best she could in the situation, though her story there is the only account I’ve read.

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@SnarkyPlatypus Bonjour. Je suis plein de santé et de vitalité, et prêt à passer à l’action! Et vous?

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Hmmm. CBS management overturn a CNET editorial decision? I’m trying to see this in another, less-appalling, way but… news.cnet.com/8301-30677_3-5…

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“Whenever he gets in a fix, he reaches into his bag of tricks.” youtube.com/watch?v=J_v9Sk…

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Oh wait, “he experienced an alcohol-induced blackout after three drinks.” Well if you can’t make it to lunchtime… thenextweb.com/shareables/201…

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MIT researcher creates device to track his drinking. Apparently MIT researchers can’t “count”. thenextweb.com/shareables/201… HT @bsveen

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@bsveen “Ideological opposition” is a bit strong. But I find the concept hilarious. Thanks for the heads-up.

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“We’re ready for 2013,” emails Intego. [Checks calendar] Um, yeah, well you’ve already missed the first 4%. Am I filled with confidence? No.

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RT @jonoabroad: how can you be awake? [Because there are things to be done and I’M RESPONSIBLE.]

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That tweet by @Beaker that I just RTd sums up pretty much everything that happens on the entire internet ever.

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Beaker Hello. I’m talking about why Zebras have stripes. What’s that you say? Jelly beans come in ear wax flavor!? I totally see your argument!

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I WASN’T DRINKING AND YOU CAN’T PROVE I WAS.

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Tue plan, draft: Impale my head on an iron spike to end the pain. (Plan may be revised after coffee, codeine and scorched animals.)

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RT @jeffsonstein: just one shot’ll do ya /cc @CollinVanUden [Yeah, that’s pretty much how it started last night. And then…]

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@jeffsonstein @CollinVanUden So there we have a generational difference illustrated in just two tweets. Thanks, guys!

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Me at @crikey_news, yesterday: “Aaron Swartz: a martyr for info-freedom fighters?” Plus 13 comments of mixed value. crikey.com.au/2013/01/14/aar…

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HELLO EVERYBODY IT’S NEARLY SIX O’CLOCK IN THE MORNING SO LET’S JUMP OUT OF BED AND DO THE WHOLE THING ALL OVER AGAIN.

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While I’m ponding that choice, please read “Invasion of the cyber hustlers” from early December. newstatesman.com/sci-tech/inter…

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Midnight. My choices are (1) sleep, or (2) open another bottle and tell you exactly what I think of you and your pathetic backwater planet.

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No-one should be allowed to watch another TED talk until they’ve personally implemented every “inspiring idea” they saw in the previous 35.

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@Colvinius @awrd Run out of “ideas”? FFS fuck @TheEconomist! Everyone has “ideas”. What we need is people getting off their arse and DOING!

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