Stilgherrian (@stilgherrian)

Wentworth Falls NSW AU

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March 31st, 2013

@jdub @dobes @alliecoyne What it really needs is an animated GIF of black and yellow crime scene tape.

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@jdub @dobes @alliecoyne Akamai was recording 150Gbps DDoS peaks last year/ zdnet.com/ddos-attacks-1… We can cherry-pick any narrative here!

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@dobes @jdub @alliecoyne The green line is the compulsory line that goes up and to the right. Every business chart must have one.

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Ah, if only the inventor of Peril-Sensitive Sunglasses was still alive to see the “block” button in action!

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@mpesce That, yes, until the entire device is pwned by a Ukrainian sheet-metal worker.

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Pro Tip: To “save” journalism and the news media, make more of the things which are already failing.

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New blog post: “Weekly Wrap 147: Easter rush with added geekery” stilgherrian.com/weekly-wrap/14…

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@punkrokk Well I’m definitely in Sydney on Friday, recording @DownloadABC at 1100 but otherwise free. Maybe other days. This may work.

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RT: New blog post: “Algorithms and the Filter Bubble”, my UTS guest lecture (50 mins audio) stilgherrian.com/conversations/…

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@punkrokk I would if I were in Sydney, but I’m 100km away in the Blue Mountains right now. How long are you in Sydney?

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Easter Sunday evening consists of catching up on the @liquidmatrix podcast and bookkeeping simultaneously. I am such a rebel.

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RT @SnarkyPlatypus: Who knew so many people were obsessed with commercial airlines? [Qantas shareholders, Sir. Everyone’s super.]

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Does @NSWSES have a helicopter that can deliver some vodka to (near-ish to) Wentworth Falls?

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@riskybusiness @tyronmiller @sholtomac Ah! Yes, I remember using “attacking the lighthouse, not the port” early up, then had to drop it.

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@sholtomac Oh, a whole swathe of IT journos were blue-ticked as a batch. Looks like you were missed. I’ll pass it on.

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@sholtomac @riskybusiness @tyronmiller It’s the usual problem, though: journalists reporting on an event without the background.

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@sholtomac @riskybusiness @tyronmiller Thanks. I also did a hose-down on @ABCNews24 Weekend Breakfast yesterday, don’t have a recording.

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@sholtomac @riskybusiness @tyronmiller Yeah I got the feeling she was not sure how to word stuff. All the hard facts kinda got skipped.

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@sholtomac @riskybusiness @BoxFreeIT Why thank you! @tyronmiller said cloud can be more secure. I said (not used) can be less reliable.

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New blog post: “Algorithms and the Filter Bubble”, my UTS guest lecture (50 mins audio) stilgherrian.com/conversations/…

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@iambradhanks @lucidchart @chuckfrey All that said, I will check you out. Just not for my personal mindmapping stuff.

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@iambradhanks @lucidchart @chuckfrey It’s not about performance. It’s about personal data security. You can’t lose what I don’t give you. :)

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@iambradhanks @lucidchart @chuckfrey Oh that’s good. But, and this is a show-stopper: I don’t want a cloud app.

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@iambradhanks @lucidchart @chuckfrey For example, Freemind is a single keypress to add another node at the same level, things move to fit.

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@iambradhanks @lucidchart @chuckfrey Ta, but doesn’t answer my key question about mindmapping as a process, as opposed to documentation…

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ssharwood Fairfax’s outsourced subs in top form. Those Communist skin diseases sure were worth protesting against pic.twitter.com/1Hl1GgoYCY

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Ultimately, @SnarkyPlatypus, and at its core, all media is a crappy photo blog.

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“Live your life to the maximum by being more productive, so you can go after the things you want in life.” Productive, eh? I see.

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So there’s a website called “Asian Efficiency” [Orly?] and it’s run by these blokes. asianefficiency.com/about/ Ping @SnarkyPlatypus

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SnarkyPlatypus Future ALP cabinets will consist of head mates, mainly. A cost saving measure, if nothing else.

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NewtonMark Easter is the one day of the year that otherkin can wear their rabbit suits without anyone thinking they’re weird.

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RT @semiboganman: @stilgherrian I agree with you entirely [See, people! This is a strategy for success you should ALL adopt!]

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@intosix Yeah, the recent OS X update fixes architecture, and I won’t have browser plug-ins turned on. I forgot to tweet I’d decided that.

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RT @caseyjohnellis: they be fluffy and such [So’s an alpaca but it’s no substitute for professional infosec or a proper sex life trust me.]

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RT @mumbrella: Meet The Press is about to do a segment on mummy bloggers… [Quick! Notify the media! And then, please, the Death Squads.]

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Giving in to the Cloud. Because these cunts won’t let you get on with your day without it. And Insiders is too busy masturbating to notice.

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RT @caseyjohnellis it’s made of cloud now [“Cloud”, you say? That’s OK then. Everything cloud is perfectly good and in my best interests.]

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@artywah Exactly. So why am I being asked again? I think it was @jdub who called Apple ID sudo-in-the-cloud. They Lost it? Bodes well…

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Also, the “Skip” button’s “Are you sure?” warning “explains” only vague hand-wavey problems. Well fuck you, Apple. Skip.

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Not impressed that the “Learn more” link mentions a couple hand-wavey benefits, nothing more. This is not informed consent, Apple.

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Does this mean the OS wants to be linked to the Appleverse at all times, not just when in iTunes or individual App Store sessions?

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Um, so I just installed the OS X update, rebooted, and it wants my Apple ID. Doesn’t it know this? What’s this new scam?

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@SnarkyPlatypus Je comprends. J’ai eu ce même problème avec l’Anglais cette semaine.

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@SnarkyPlatypus Je ne peux pas penser à la blague impliquant correcte à coucher avec les femmes basketteurs. Je suis un échec.

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@jodiem I gather that in corporateland that’s what happens with most mindmaps. The creative moment must be hidden! Everything is ordered! ;)

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Hey parents! Here’s a great video to show your kids this Easter Sunday! Contains traditional values, mostly. stilgherrian.com/arts/kill_choc…

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@SnarkyPlatypus Bonjour. Je profite de la forêt calme et la pluie imminente. Un changement bien nécessaire après cette semaine! Et vous?

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@semiboganman Oh exactly! Hence my “Kaspersky’s right: Apple, lift your security game” cso.com.au/article/425539…

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The key bit, @jodiem, is the process of dumping your thoughts into the map, not the map itself. You’re mindmapping, not making a mindmap.

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RT @jodiem: wouldn’t an outlined list suffice as an alternative to a mindmap? [Sketching in 2D adds a LOT to the process. Poor substitute.]

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There’s much in that cult comment, @peter_tonoli, though the cultishness is “The tool is my saviour!” stuff. Getting Things Done has it too.

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RT @peter_tonoli: There’s Xmind which is open source… xmind.net (personally, I think mindmapping is a cult)

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RT @michaelneale: you could do the mapping in dirt with sticks and rocks and animal blood. [Well yes, @Beaker said much the same thing.]

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RT @Beaker: Whiteboard and an iPhone for pictures [Good point. The analog process has strengths. And it even works on Android! ]

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@garthk Ah. I’m being told that mindset.com is not currently a thing.

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RT @jdub: Could be a collective noun in either direction. [True. Also the collective term “an arsehat of columnists”?]

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Now there’s a title for a blog post or even a regular podcast: A Cloud of Arsehats.

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“Online tools” you say, @garthk @jplonie? Yeah I’m not such a fan of putting highly personal information into yet another arsehat-run cloud.

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This chap seems oblivious to the actual point of mindmapping: the improvised mapping out of ideas, not diagramming existing structures.

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Watching this (slightly old) video of a chap clunkily making a mindmap in Omigraffle does not inspire confidence. minute.maine121.org/2011/07/18/epi…

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That is, is Omnigraffle just fine for making final, polished mindmaps for presentations, but harder for the actual mapping? @cafedave

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So, @cafedave, there’s Omnigraffle stencils for mindmapping, but does it handle the spacing etc automatically, which is the key?

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I find it telling that I bought this MacBook Pro in Nov 2011 and yet it’s only today that I noticed it didn’t have Java on it. Go, Java!

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If I had enough RAM, I could just run a separate OS X virtual machine with Java in it for running Freemind. Or is that a bit over the top?

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Oh it’s not about “platform of choice”, @Mal_2509, I’m reasonably agnostic. But Apple have been (were being?) shit with their Java security.

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And here’s Apple’s security note on that Java update, such that it is. support.apple.com/kb/HT5677 @semiboganman

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That’d presumably be Apple’s Java update from 4 March, @semiboganman? support.apple.com/kb/HT5675 [Starts reading…]

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RT @semiboganman: doesn’t Java now use a trust system, so maybe you can trust Freemind, so we can escape the sandbox [Oh I think it does.]

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Topologically a mindmap is just that, @cafedave, yes. Nice insight. And I have Omnigraffle. I’ll have a look shortly. Stand by.

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RT @cafedave: Isn’t a mind map just a nested bullet list wrapped in a circle? Can omnigraffle or omnioutliner do it?

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All the cool kids used to say Freemind was the mindmapping tool of choice. But, you know, Java. What to do? Are there alternatives?

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Oh yeah. “To open ‘FreeMind, you need a Java SE 6 runtime. Would you like to install one now?” asks OS X. I’m having feelings now…

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@michaelneale @davidpetersimon @semanticwill It is both real and parody. “Thought Leadership” is self-parody, generally.

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@ataraxite “Banality”? I thought it might be worth following the advice to ensure Success.

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Oh so this is an actual thing. thoughtleadershipstrategy.net HT @davidpetersimon via @semanticwill and the planet Fn’n’blint.

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Sun plan, draft: Blogging, various things; Sunday lunch (where?); considerable laziness; think about Certain Matters of Importance.

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Hello. Happy I Thought I Told You Bastards To Kill That Annoying Jew What The Fuck Is Wrong With You Sunday. Give me an egg.

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