Stilgherrian (@stilgherrian)

Wentworth Falls NSW AU

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January 29th, 2013

With luck, I’ll obtain a taxi and then, tomorrow, a flight to Canberra. instagr.am/p/VEFTshCFpe/

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DanConifer@bazarazzi: That awkward moment when the NSW Education Minister issues a plagiarised press release about plagiarism smh.com.au/nsw/copycats-b…

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“The Orwell cult is way out of hand”, writes @chrisberg abc.net.au/unleashed/4488…

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I was nowhere near Broadway, Sydney, tonight. Let’s just put that on the record right now.

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Oh FFS did @simonhackett put sheepskin seat covers in his PC-12? johnabsolon.photoshelter.com/gallery-image/… Mind you, I’ve seen an F-111 with same.

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Well how many hills are airport runways meant to have in them, @NewtonMark @simonhackett?

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What’s your problem, @NewtonMark? There are TWO runways! goo.gl/maps/mJ1X4 @simonhackett

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@garthk That’s really quite disturbing.

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@trib Thursday afternoon is blocked out, alas, we’re recording at 1700 AEDT and then it’s the dinner at Mt Stromlo.

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RT @garthk: Is that @stilgherrian in that hat? kcar.me/10SMvj6 [I refuse to confirm or deny.]

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I should have asked @simonhackett to pick me up from YKAT rather than relying on RPT flights.

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I’ll be in Canberra from tomorrow (Wed) night through to Sat arvo, should people wish to bid for my personal attention in the usual way.

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RT @Davidramli: …but it’s also because Canberra is a metropolis filled with excitement and adventure? [Oh well obviously. Yes. As in, no.]

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Thanks to @piawaugh and her accomplices for organising @timberners_lee’s tour of Australia and New Zealand. tbldownunder.org

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I’m joining @simonhackett and a special mystery guest to interview Sir Tim Berners-Lee (@timberners_lee) on video for @iiNet’s Freezone.

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I suppose I should mention why I’m going to Canberra, since I haven’t blogged about it yet. Yes, in part it’s Linux.conf.au

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@bigjonhughes Oh I am well familiar with the upfuckedness of the pre-auth system onto debit cards. Remarkably archaic.

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Hah! Bonus points to @saasu! While they’re doing scheduled maintenance, they’ve replaced their user dashboard with a Battleship game.

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@SnarkyPlatypus Hey I don’t HAVE to be in Canberra until Thursday lunchtime, though I’ve booked the hotel already. There are floods…

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@SnarkyPlatypus Watch out that it doesn’t charge your credit card.

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Thanks, @VirginAustralia, details sent by DM. But I’m not flying until tomorrow afternoon, so please deal with tonight’s dramas first.

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Hang on. If @VirginAustralia has known this is a problem long enough to record a message for the IVR, why didn’t the website say something?

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So with @fictillius and @snarkyphd having the same “issue” with @VirginAustralia’s website booking right now, it’s not a good look.

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@jplonie As an added twist, unless the vendor remembers to match the capture with the hold, it takes days for the hold to expire.

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@jplonie For a debit card, the practical effect is the same. Available balance is reduced by the amount of the hold…

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“We are currently receiving an extremely high volume of calls,” says @Westpac’s IVR. I’ll bet.

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I accept that @VirginAustralia is busy. Godspeed! But a booking system that says you haven’t been charged when you have been? That’s fucked.

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There are people dealing with floods and cancelled flights tonight, @sirneggles, I think @VirginAustralia has higher priorities than me.

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… but has @VirginAustralia booked me SIX tickets now? And when do the funds get returned to my debit card? I feel… vulnerable.

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So @VirginAustralia’s IVR says, confusingly, that if I see a charge pending on my card (which I do) then my flight has been booked…

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“We’re experiencing higher than normal call volumes.” says @VirginAustralia, and yes there are floods, but…

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RT @scotartt: @stilgherrian @VirginAustralia call the guest contact centre immediately on 136789 [I will. But I think a warning was needed.]

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If you thought I was in the mood to strangle people this morning, well, that pales in comparison to my mood right now.

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@VirginAustralia Oi! “You have not been charged,” says your broken website. But I was. Six times. And now my card is maxed out. Process?

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Sorting the logistics, somewhat reluctantly.

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Well this was all yet another big mistake.

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So, it’s CityRail’s fault that you didn’t buy your train ticket early to avoid the rush or the machine running out? Of course it is.

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Actually, I probably won’t try all that hard.

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Tue plan: Try very, very hard not to kill each and every one of you.

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FFS, what is this, The Day that Language Forgot?

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@ABCthedrum @SummersAnne Do you mean “a new criterion is”, singular, or “new criteria are”, plural? I propose new criteria for editors…

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I’d tweet about something else but I’m still having trouble with “cyber-systems”. I think it just means “computers”.

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Watch out! According to stuff.co.nz cyber-journalist Andrea Vance the US government has “cyber-systems”. stuff.co.nz/national/polit…

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TheOnion Nation Would Not Be Surprised At This Point If Chris Brown Allegedly Traveled Back In Time And Punched Anne Frank onion.com/Vj3IC9

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I’m pretty much over this already.

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Tuesday, eh? Oh I suppose so.

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