Stilgherrian (@stilgherrian)

Wentworth Falls NSW AU

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April 21st, 2013

RT @pollymorgan: @swearyanthony @cheshireb @chrisjrn According to wikipeadia, it was called Melbourne Express en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Melbourne… [Ta.]

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@swearyanthony @cheshireb @chrisjrn I do recall a Fairfax freebie against mX, but was it called Metro? Memory and Googlefu failing me.

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KaiTalks ATTENTION, RACISTS: The Boston bombing suspects are from the actual Caucasus region, meaning they LITERALLY could not be more Caucasian.

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@lewellyn Nah, I’m just discovering a few news stories that lifted quotes from my stuff (good!) and being called a ghoul (even better!).

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@tom_cowie My pleasure, Tom. I hadn’t realised that my visit last year was so noteworthy.

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I think that the mX website really is the best thing on the internet today. “Across the eastern seaboard”! mxnet.com.au

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Oh now I want a PDF or hard copy of mX from Sydney or Melbourne from 24 Jan 2008. “POOR TASTE”, it says in all-caps. And they’d know.

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Oh I hadn’t realised mX had labelled me an internet ghoul. That’s a bit special.

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If The Ballarat Courier is a bit short on copy for tomorrow, well, there’s your tweet of the day for today. Well, tomorrow.

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On 17 Jan 2012, The Ballarat Courier printed my tweet about catching the train to Ballarat as tweet of the day. Presumably to warn people.

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@FruzsE @BiellaColeman (I should stress that continual threats of violence are normal in Australian newsrooms. As is the drinking.)

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@FruzsE @BiellaColeman Oh, I let him watch his sportsball final without further comments from me about its homoerotic overtones. )

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@Melissa_Moyle Shut up shut up shut up shut up shut up shut up shut up.

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Factiva (available free to NSW residents via a free State Library card) is revealing all sorts of things about me. Oh dear.

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RT @Darcy1968: Google Alerts is increasingly erratic and unreliable. [Ain’t that the truth. It must lack Kool-Aid Currency.]

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Ah yes, the Guardian Comment Generator. Deserves a re-plug. tomforth.co.uk/guardiancommen… Thanks, @paulkidd

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Curiously, Google Alerts didn’t flag that Guardian piece. I found it via NLA’s Trove just now, where I’m a people. trove.nla.gov.au/people/502039

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@FruzsE @SnarkyPlatypus Oh a certain editor (@dobes) threatened to glass me earlier. He drinks. Not US slang? en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Glassing

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@FruzsE @BiellaColeman Why thank you. It’s a great yarn, and I’ll RT is in the morning. Deserves a bugger audience.

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@dobes @SnarkyPlatypus Being quoted as a “cyber expert” would be worse than being glassed. @FruzsE would never do that, right?

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@SnarkyPlatypus I’ve been hit by the spambots for the last week, but is that links from the Grauniad or the WordPress attacks? [shrug]

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Ah, it’s @FruzsE’s fault. Thanks for the name check, Fruzsina. I think. ;)

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Oh dear. My line about Anonymous becoming “the Hello Kitty of hacktivism” made the Guardian. guardian.co.uk/commentisfree/…

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@justjjoke Ah, I have an earlier-edition hard copy of Simpson & Day penguin.com.au/products/97806… but it’s 100km away. Also, no iDevice.

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New-ish photo: “Curves at the Quay”, from last Monday. Ho hum. flickr.com/photos/stilghe…

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@dobes The footballers are spending 45 minutes rubbing the other footballers hang on what are you watching exactly?

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@awelder Heh. Yeah, but hey we’ll probably try to understand extraterrestrials as a kind of… something. Human nature.

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@SnarkyPlatypus That’s not the best indication of the wattlebird’s camouflage. Those belly stripes match the shadow patterns in a wattle.

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Updated: New photo: “Grey shrikethrush (Colluricincla harmonica)” flickr.com/photos/stilghe… Hear its call at birdsinbackyards.net/species/Collur…

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So a shrike-thrush, and we have cuckoo-doves and magpie-larks. Can’t Australian birds be just ONE THING? Or are ornithologists stupid?

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Thanks, @watermelon_man @R_Chirgwin @myrtleviolet @justjjoke @YodaSG1, Grey shrikethrush it is. Updating the description now…

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Why are all the people tweeting about their A-league girlfriends? Isn’t that just too judgemental?

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@SnarkyPlatypus Not just wine. They also crash-tested really big trucks and… hmmm… the more I think about this the more confused I get.

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@SnarkyPlatypus I daresay someone at NICTA will give me heaps for that description tomorrow. Hi, Dorothy!

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@SnarkyPlatypus It’s a show-and-tell exhibit at NICTA to help convince industry that technology is the future, or something.

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New photo: “Grey avian visitor” at @bunjaree, ID needed please. flickr.com/photos/stilghe…

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@SnarkyPlatypus Oh, that’s right, Yellowtail (or more correctly [yellowtail] sigh) was a NICTA Future Logistics Living Lab participant.

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@SnarkyPlatypus I have been briefed on Yellowtail’s vast logistics operation. It’s both impressive and depressing all at once.

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Muesli bars are not the same as wine. Even if you have a lot of muesli bars all at once.

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Oh great. Now I want wine.

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“Is Wine a Hoax?” asks @priceonomics in “The Price of Wine” blog.priceonomics.com/post/466180702… Ping @SnarkyPlatypus

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@R_Chirgwin @NewtonMark Ah yes, I had to deal with a guy who had THE ANSWER to THE MILLIPEDE MENACE and was being COVERED UP.

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@R_Chirgwin @NewtonMark Oh God, we never let the nutters get that close!

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An eastern yellow robin just flew full tilt into a closed window BANG then away unperturbed. Idiot. Previous photo: flickr.com/photos/stilghe…

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@NewtonMark Possibly I was not meant to tell callers to fuck off. Something something ABC policies something something lie back and take it.

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@NewtonMark I don’t disagree. Ignorant nut-jobs have been around forever. Used to just tell them to fuck off and hang up the phone.

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@NewtonMark That phenomenon has a name in linguistics, “the recency illusion”. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Recency_i…

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I should do that gig one weekend just so I can put it on my CV. “Dog Poo Fairy, April 2013”.

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RT @Cent_Parklands: Meet the Dog Poo Fairy in Centennial Park today! @702sydney pic.twitter.com/c12EG1kqJa [Sydney’s Dignity #539.]

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Earlier this month I discovered that chilli lime cordial is not only a thing, but a thing that I approve of.

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New blog post: “Weekly Wrap 150: Hiatus with hip flask” stilgherrian.com/weekly-wrap/15…

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Just starting to listen to this week’s @onthemedia podcast. “The Fog of News”? Nice work, Brooke. onthemedia.org/2013/apr/19/

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MT @iain_chalmers: … People generally are stupider than you can possibly imagine… [I have a very good imagination.]

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Someone has handed me leaflet about dementia awareness day, but I don’t remember that happening.

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@SnarkyPlatypus The apps editor selects / arranges / headlines stories and pics for the apps, separate outputs with their own needs.

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I daresay I’ll tweet links to some of the more interesting things that I read. But you knew this already. You’re not as stupid as you seem.

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Sun plan: A day of eating a little food, plenty of fluids, rest, reading and, ideally, not spending too much time in the bathroom. Sigh.

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I suspect there’s a better colloquialisation than that, but it’ll do.

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@SnarkyPlatypus C’est ma recommandation que nous éviter d’utiliser le verbe «pulvériser» aujourd’hui.

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@SnarkyPlatypus Bonjour. Je suis irrité les irritations. Ils m’irritent. Et vous.

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“I plan to wear a sombrero forever”?

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“CNN quits breaking news, becomes ‘CNN Classic’” newyorker.com/online/blogs/b…

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Well this plan seems to be failing.

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I should say that I stopped paying attention to the daily news bicycle a couple of years ago, and I miss nothing.

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Who was the moron that decided that a TV network could only report one story per day? We have more than one journo on the planet.

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“How do you fill the rest of the time?” Oh, report one of the other 6654545 news stories?

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@Melissa_Moyle I suspect you’re not up to date with current events. There’s important data in that draft plan.

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Today’s lesson on the granularity of app permissions. twitpic.com/ckrnqf

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@nwjerseyliz I don’t think that the tow truck market is exactly rife with subtlety.

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@nwjerseyliz Thirty seconds of searching reveals a company in NC with tow trucks and a 24/7 phone number. [shrugs]

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@GreenJ This is the day I’m been dreaming of!

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Sun plan, draft: A day of eating and reading and not spending too much time in the bathroom, in theory. Sounds a bit boring though.

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A “fairytale” finish to the soccer season, @abcnews? They turn back into ducks?

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Apparently becoming part of a bloc is now a good thing.

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