Stilgherrian (@stilgherrian)

Wentworth Falls NSW AU

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

January 30th, 2013

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.

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

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

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

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

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

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Thank Christ for sat nav.

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

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

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

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Consensus running 2 to 1 against.

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

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Some of these people have been drinking.

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

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

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Hipsters squeal? How, exactly?

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

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

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@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.

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

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

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Touchdown, Canberra.

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Transmitters off. See you in Canberra.

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

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

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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?

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

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

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

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

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

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And now I am inside an airport.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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@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.

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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.

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

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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.]

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Pollytics Well this all got pretty stupid, pretty quickly.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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@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.

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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?”]

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

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

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

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

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Laughing in despair.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Yes, a long hot shower helps.

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Now I really do need that long hot shower.

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

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

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

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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.

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

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clementine_ford Teenage girl blossoming into beautiful object. Good work @TheOnion! theonion.com/articles/teena…

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Perhaps, @jodiem, but @VirginAustralia is dealing with floods etc. Still, the one thing both I and they want is a flight booking.

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I suddenly realise, though, that no-one at @VirginAustralia has thought to contact me to complete the flight booking I was trying to make.

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The @VirginAustralia team has responded, @jodiem, just not to that question. They checked that I had received the cancellation paperwork.

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Meanwhile my question to @VirginAustralia about whether their website booking problem has been fixed remains unanswered.

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Oh well, I emailed that @VirginAustralia staffer to ask what next. But if they were working at 2215 last night, and it’s 0905 now… Sigh.

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Double-checking the @VirginAustralia email… no, no phone number listed, only email or a PO box to get these transactions reversed. Gawd.

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0859. Transaction reference numbers obtained from @Westpac. Now, to send them to @VirginAustralia by… email? My card number? Um, no.

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RyanSheales This images purports to crush all atheist arguments… though I suspect foul play. pic.twitter.com/dPDki0fS

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0845. I begin chasing the details @VirginAustralia needs to reverse the card auths they made on their system because audit trails. Uhuh.

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wheelyweb So “first-world-problem” it’s not funny: Reported bad kerning in Toronto Subway stop: seeclickfix.com/issues/374150

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I’m not even going to read those emails. No-one outside the people involved gives a fuck about that sort of thing.

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Oh great. To judge by the emails I’m getting, there’s now some fucked-up interpersonal bullshit going down at as well. Sigh.

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I’ve asked @VirginAustralia how I can be sure the problem has been fixed, that their website no longer takes card auths without booking.

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@jplonie Train works only if I start rushing this very minute and dump a whole pile of other thing that have to be done this morning.

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Wed plan, likely version: Spend half the day fucking around to get enough money back so that “card declined” isn’t the only thing in my day.

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Wed plan, wishful thinking: Reading, scripting for @timberners_lee video; train to Sydney; fly to Canberra; write for @zdnetaustralia.

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I’d whinge about the other fucked-up aspects of this whole Canberra thing, but I know Twitter is not for whinging.

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This is all going to end in tears. Probably mine. But I’m willing to share the joy.

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IVR messages at @VirginAustralia assume you know / can see a difference between “card charged” and “auth placed”. Look the same our end.

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I know how to get the money back, but in time? And do I trust @VirginAustralia’s website not to do the same thing again? I don’t think I do.

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So it would appear that despite the impression I got from @VirginAustralia’s conflicting messages, I have no flight booking. Or money.

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@eldonnn @bunjaree Yes. End of spring. The date on that post is…? End of spring.

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