Stilgherrian (@stilgherrian)

Wentworth Falls NSW AU

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March 26th, 2013

@franksting And I’ve mostly bailed from the daily news bicycle, and when I do read it’s on the computer not the phone. [shrugs]

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RT @BennettArron: Just pitched “Celebrity Soggy Biscuit Game” to Channel 4. Here’s hoping…… [We all are, Bennett.]

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New blog post: “Talking Yahoo!, @summly and more on ABC Local Radio” including @702sydney with @rosiebeaton (20 mins) stilgherrian.com/conversations/…

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@franksting The audio’s about to go live, but that’s the question: Will enough people want summarised news and other stories?

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@bengrubb Heh. I had to quickly think of something ‘cos the first example that popped into my head was about a large round woman.

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And… we’re clear. I recorded that radio spot and, as usual, will post the audio on my website later tonight or tomorrow morning.

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On hold for the electric wireless of ABC @702sydney etc around NSW. Should you care to listen, it’s streamed at abc.net.au/sydney/

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Here’s @abcnews’ story on Yahoo! buying @summly for $30 million, highlighting its 17yo creator. abc.net.au/news/2013-03-2…

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After 1900 AEDT (around 20 mins?) I’ll be talking about @summly with @rosiebeaton on ABC @702sydney. Listen live at abc.net.au/sydney/

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RT @cratylus: @stilgherrian @mukimu honey pot [Hey you’re not so bad yourself. Sorry, your point is, beyond one noun?]

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“UK intelligence agency stores passwords in plain text”, writes @mukimu, about GCHQ. zdnet.com/uk-intelligenc…

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@michaelneale I mean the thing in the second tweet but not the first one.

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BTW, services that assume you own a particular brand of hardware are just fucking Neanderthal. Interoperability is the word, arsehats!

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@loke94 Oh thank you, I’m glad my boredom-filler amused someone other than me. @snare would not agree… ;)

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@GreenJ @RNDrive “Chocolate royals”? Like Queen Latifah?

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Oh dear, @jonoabroad @AttardMon @vealmince @leslienassar, you are just… cynics. I shan’t let you taint my ever-rosy worldview. ;)

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By the way, what’s @summly?

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So after 1900 AEDT I’ll be talking about @summly with @rosiebeaton on ABC @702sydney. Because I’m a media whore.

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Slowly catching up on the comms backlog… only a few days behind now. ;)

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@Pollytics All the best practical jokes involve high-powered ordnance. [nods]

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@GreenJ Indeed. Whose line was it about God’s opinion on money and looking at who He gives it to? Also, government.

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@snerdish @glengyron @GreenJ An important issue in this, though. Whether someone is an arsehole or good at their job are separate questions.

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@glengyron @snerdish @GreenJ And for some of us, it’s a business model.

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dannolan_ebooks Gillard has TINY HANDS

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@marshontap Ah the ATO is a remarkably human organisation, in my experience. Even when things get… awkward.

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Don’t panic, @jplonie @SisterMorphine, it’s how UTS handles the guest lecture I did yesterday. Casual rate, 1 hour lecture + N hours prep.

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RT @StephenKelly: does that mean you get to go nude in a fast food restaurant ;) [Well it becomes compulsory now, surely?]

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Giving my Tax File Number to an “employer”. First time I’ve been hired-labour rather than fee-for-service in… a decade? More? Feels odd.

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“How journalists are experimenting with ‘the one-shot technique’ to tell video stories” poynter.org/how-tos/newsga… Ping @ApostrophePong

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@marclehmann Please see immediately preceding tweet. :)

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Indeed, @havyatt, and @BernardKeane’s article has the space to cover the nuances. My tweet, being shorter, less so.

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havyatt @stilgherrian It is only a limited exemption to the extent media companies comply with their published standards … important bit that.

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Back in 2011, former Aust Fed Police commissioner Mick Keelty reckoned that’s all killed the undercover cop. cso.com.au/article/398581…

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He ponders ubiquitous cameras, Google Glass and facial recognition software. Walk into a bar, auto-profile everyone! Win! (Or not.)

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“Is Google a media company under Australian law? Facebook?” he asks, ‘cos media companies are exempt from Privacy Act. Important question!

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“How the government can protect privacy in the digital panopticon” by @BernardKeane crikey.com.au/2013/03/26/how… [Paywall, free trial]

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RT @vealmince: Shame it is not the more interestingly named cousin isopogon cuneatus. [That is a shame, yes.]

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@lukebunyip @akent @jonoabroad @vealmince @fictillius Hah! One uni summer job was printer’s hand. Was taught by an old-school typesetter.

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@Grog_Boggoth @snhcdftt That’s not barrel distortion. The platform is curved. ;) goo.gl/maps/ZTVg5

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@pryorcommitment Pipe cleaners! What are they called now? And only the other day I was bemoaning the demise of crepe paper…

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Meanwhile, from last night: “The taste of penguins. The effect of embroidery.” flickr.com/photos/stilghe…

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Thank you, @akent @jonoabroad @vealmince @fictillius, all the flowers are identified and I’ll now re-post the links.

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Oh! Hang on, folks! That looks like we have IDs on all three flowers. No more suggestions, please, until I confirm and label the pics!

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I just re-found my picture of a waratah in the snow at @bunjaree last year. That was a strange day. flickr.com/photos/stilghe…

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@Grog_Boggoth @snhcdftt Thanks, though that’s really just a quick snapshot taken at 0110 AEDT this morning while falling asleep.

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Just spotted an eastern spinebill (Acanthorhynchus tenuirostris) at @bunjaree. birdsinbackyards.net/species/Acanth… Alas, he was too fast to photograph.

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Margarita890 Yeah, pretty much pic.twitter.com/XJSCJpmOKq

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thetowncrier We (@KnottMatthew really) have come up with the name for any future @AlanKohler publication: Kohlernscopy. It will probe. You’re welcome.

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StilCyber cyber-Zentrale. cyber-Happy cyber-birthday, cyber-Democracy,

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New photo: “Shut up, I am eating this flower!” at @bunjaree just now. flickr.com/photos/stilghe…

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RT @carolprobets: Mount Solitary rises above cloud in the Jamison Valley this morning. pic.twitter.com/N36uzgXbny [Lovely.]

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ShittingtonUK Maybe Hitler started WWII after being constantly attacked by time travelers.

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Tue plan: Salvage schedule; clear comms; be the anti-antechinus; write something (to salvage March revenue); wine; sleep, to some extent.

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lukehopewell Mashup community getting a lot out of Daft Punk’s 15-second sample. Here’s a mashup of it with the Bee Gees soundcloud.com/rems79/you-sho…

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Pleased that @regvulture is referring to the rumoured Apple iWatches as “wrist Jobs”.

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Upon reflection, @NewtonMark is quite correct. Fourteen it is.

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@mattcdef2000 Or maybe it’s a 16-episode podcast, one for each of CityRail’s lines. A guide to Sydney and surrounds.

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@SnarkyPlatypus Bonjour. Je suis mécontent de trou du cul à l’heure du déjeuner. Et vous?

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@mattcdef2000 I suppose I could tighten the writing and then get them read by CityRail’s voiceover artist.

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All six Star Wars films simultaneously? Yeah had to happen, I suppose. youtube.com/watch?v=smdMh3… HT @acedtect via @typendlebury

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Tue plan, draft, unordered: Salvage schedule; be the anti-antechinus; write something (to salvage March revenue); sleep, to some extent.

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“It really is a sin to waste a good meat,” said state Senator Larry Jent. talkingpointsmemo.com/news/montana-l…

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“Elk, deer, antelope and moose: If Montana residents can scrape it up, they can eat it.” talkingpointsmemo.com/news/montana-l…

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Striking 1967 Vietnam War photos by US soldier Charlie Haughey boston.com/bigpicture/201… and naughty fraud behind them chieu-hoi.tumblr.com/post/441692955…

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3. Your planet is the wrong shape.

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2. Certain work that was meant to be done by someone between 0100 and 0300 was not done, necessitating work by me to reschedule it.

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1. Despite getting to bed at 0200, it has been determined by the universe that I am nevertheless awake at 0600. You will regret this.

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Hello. It is Tuesday. And there are a number of things that annoy me. Yes, I shall indeed now list them. Thank you for asking.

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Mind you, when I turned off the paved road onto the dirt track, I heard critters in the bush that I’ve never heard before.

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I have survived the 20-minute walk down a deserted, unlit rural road without it going all Wolf Creek on me.

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@gnoll110 Lawson to Wentworth Falls is 10 mins.

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Alighting at Wentworth Falls, and I’m the only passenger to do so. instagram.com/p/XSIy2nCFvt/

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Bullaburra. You should Bullaburra. We all should. It’s perfectly natural. And it doesn’t hurt that much after the third or fourth time.

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Lawson. There was once a small town here, but now there is only a car park and a tree called Simone. She uses foul language on weekends.

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Hazelbrook. The chief purpose of Hazelbrook is to remind you to keep driving. The Great Western Highway is therefore being upgraded.

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Woodford. From the start of the 2013-14 financial year, in Woodford it will be legal to strangle children under the age of 13.

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Linden. Yes, @gths, even Linden. Well, half of the train stops at Linden. The back half. So we are now at Den.

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Faulconbridge, where there is neither a faulcon nor a bridge. Faulconbridge is essentially a lie that failed to be appointed to Cabinet.

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Springwood, where you may encounter doctors’ wives seeking fulfilment by opening handicraft stores featuring their own watercolours.

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Valley Heights. Key economic outputs are OCD-riddled retired railway enthusiasts and oxymorons. Neither are profitable.

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Warrimoo. Key economic outputs are staghorn ferns on overpriced native timber mountings and late night beat sex with truck drivers.

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Blaxland. Key economic outputs are sexually frustrated bogan teenagers, low-end 4WD vehicles and bad ecstasy.

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Glenbrook. Home to RAAF Glenbrook, an air force base with no airport something something SEKRIT bunkers shut up.

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Lapstone. But if you are too stoned, there will be no lap dance for you, and you will be ejected from the bar.

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Passing another 45-car coal train with its four locomotives. They run all through the night. Burn more coal.

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Emu Plains. Where we stop. because I just told you. So only one tweet per station now because unemployment.

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Departing Penruff. Also departing the Cumberland Plain aka Sydney Basin. We stop at every station from now on. One hour to Wentworth Falls.

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Stopping at Penruff.

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Kingswood. Key economic outputs are long-running bad jokes about 6-cylinder in-line engines and junior hospitality staff.

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Werrington. Werrington has no known purpose.

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St Marys. Key economic outputs are 14yo single mothers and skidmarks. Also, it is Tuesday.

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Mt Druitt. Key economic outputs are carburettors and amphetamines.

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