Stilgherrian (@stilgherrian)

Wentworth Falls NSW AU

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July 30th, 2013

I’ve got an early start tomorrow, so I’ll leave my first-day blog until then.

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New photo: “Katoomba railway station”, with Lumia 925’s default settings. flickr.com/photos/stilghe…

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Why is a network configuration setting on something other than the machine I’m holding in my hand?

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It seems I cannot change the Lumia 925’s Bluetooth name from “Windows Phone” without a Windows computer. Sigh.

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@GTRoberts Thanks for that. It’s looking like the lack of various stable apps is the main roadblock with WP8 for me.

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“Java(TM) needs your permission to run.” HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA. No.

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Informative visualisation: “World’s Biggest Data Breaches”, that is, hacks where data was stolen. informationisbeautiful.net/visualizations…

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@GTRoberts That’s what I used this afternoon. It tweeted the links, and previews showed up in Janetter, but Instagram links then 404ed.

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“An up-to-date repository of rates paid [to freelance writers] by Australian publications.” heypayup.tumblr.com HT @bronwen

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codemastermm Gas prices don’t seem so bad once you realize you’re buying explosive liquid dinosaurs

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UK Home Affairs Committee’s inquiry into e-crime report is downloadable from here, actually. parliament.uk/business/commi…

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Hang on, the Brits have some broken links there. Stand by.

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Well, at least that loopy commentary from the British MP gives me a highly topical peg ‘pon which to hang my @technologyspec yarn.

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“The PM was right this week to highlight the responsibility of the Internet Service Providers, search engines and social media sites.”

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Committee Chair Keith Vaz MP: “The threat of a cyber attack to the UK is so serious it is marked as a higher threat than a nuclear attack.”

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Here’s the UK parliamentary report in question: “UK failing to win the war on e-crime” parliament.uk/business/commi…

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“Cybercrime ‘bigger threat than nuclear war’, UK lawmakers say”, writes @ZDNetCharlie zdnet.com/cybercrime-big… Please send me tequila.

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And yet the Instagram preview images show up in Janetter, the Twitter client I use. Oh well, no time to figure that out now.

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Ta, @rashasman @purserj @RatbagsDotCom @garystark, I can confirm that those pics aren’t appearing at Instagram. fail.

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Katoomba, looking up, which is downhill instagram.com/p/cYQyT6CFtW/

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Wondering about ? I’m trialling a Nokia Lumia 925 / Windows Phone 8 for a week, starting today. stilgherrian.com/internet/nokia…

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Comms including tweets are intermittent this afternoon because I haven’t got that set up as I’d like yet.

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@scottcarson1957: A black highlighted SOG “get out of jail free card.” pic.twitter.com/fJZiFH0UOp” Looks rather handy.

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There seems to be a distinct dearth of Google apps for Windows Phone 8. I can’t imagine why that might be.

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Odd. @Westpac has a Windows Phone app for St George, BankSA and Bank of Melbourne, but not Westpac itself.

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@nickmaher My pleasure. It’s one of my most heavily-used apps, and I’ll happily buy it for all of my devices.

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@expectproblems @nickmaher That is cute, but I find the other displays more useful. I’ve been using it on Android for yonks. iOS also soon.

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I say, @nickmaher’s TripView for Sydney looks rather rather schmick on Windows Phone 8. No real-time data yet though.

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Mobile: Walk the dirt track then Railway Pde to Wentworth Falls; 1200 train to Katoomba; errands; light lunch; remainder TBA.

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“Flickr needs to know your location to work correctly”? No, it just requested that data. Talking users out of privacy. Bah!

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There’s no Dropbox for Windows Phone 8, only 3rd-party clients. Not sure I want to extend that trust relationship.

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Right, I have Twitter and Instagram at least. Looking quickly through the Windows Phone store, I see… gaps.

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This tweet is being sent from Twitter for Windows Phone 8. Doesn’t hurt a bit.

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Thanks, @crazyfun_nicol, setting up Instance for Instagram now, tho a password-reset loop is needed because memory loss.

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Microsoft wants an email address, a date of birth and a postcode. They’re not secrets, but explanations are… sparse.

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Ah of course. I can’t download apps until I’ve created a Microsoft account. Here we go then…

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If anyone has suggestions for the best Windows Phone 8 apps… but see my blog post for what I do. stilgherrian.com/internet/nokia…

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OK, I’ve got an hour until I have to walk to the station. Let’s see how much I can get set up in that time.

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While all the “send us your data” options were pre-checked, they were clearly marked and I’ve turned them all off.

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Other than that, getting the Lumia 925 powered up, online and working as a Wi-Fi hotspot was quick and straightforward.

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The SIM tray feels fragile, and the “Welcome” guide needs a bigger drawing to it’s more obvious which way things go.

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Lumia 925’s power button turns it on too easily. Expect in-purse phones to hit something, turn on, disrupt theatre.

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I must now go offline as I move the SIM I’m connecting with from the Galaxy S III to the Lumia 925. Let’s see how I go.

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Initial observations as last week: Lumia 925 heavier than Samsung Galaxy S III, but feels good in the hand.

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@DuncanMcNab @MikeCarlton01 Um, no, “carriage service” is legal-speak. It means a telco and such. See the Telecommunications Act, etc.

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So I’m about to start my Nokia Lumia 925 / Windows Phone 8 trial. This blog explains how it’ll work. stilgherrian.com/internet/nokia…

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@HarrisonPolites It’s for tomorrow. While playing down the cyberwar screechies, it’ll note that “We’re all in it together.”

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NSW Police charge Catholic priest with using carriage service for child pornography. police.nsw.gov.au/news/media_rel…

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Tue plan, draft: Start Nokia Lumia 925 / WP8 trial; errand Katoomba; write for @technologyspec; maybe finish corruptednerds.com podcast.

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katecrawford View over MIT looking a trifle apocalyptic today. pic.twitter.com/Xq9pMPHPeD

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@Asher_Wolf I’m also assuming there’s a few who haven’t actually clocked off. Disrupting and discrediting protest movements is an old game.

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@FruzsE @Asher_Wolf I’m genuinely surprised that people are reading that into what I wrote. I guess I wasn’t as clear as I’d hoped.

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@FruzsE The comment added to the post itself, 16th down. But the point has emerged better in conversation with @Asher_Wolf just now.

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@Asher_Wolf I saw some distinct “Oh, you sheep, you only just figured this out?” (paraphrase) sneering, which I found… uncharitable.

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@Asher_Wolf I agree there’s two distinct cultures there (and with much else), but I also saw the sneering coming from the older group. YMMV.

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@Asher_Wolf But I AM saying that those who dress up as hacktivists as a way to continue their rebellion are indeed puerile, yes.

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@Asher_Wolf Yes, some such folk call themselves “hacktivists”. I did NOT say that hacktivists are all puerile. THAT is the imagined part.

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It’s looking like I’ll have to write a clarification to the clarification, ad infinitum.

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@FruzsE Bother. It seems you, too, have inserted a piece of logic that isn’t in what I wrote or even think. Have you also read my comment?

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@Asher_Wolf You, and indeed most privacy and anti-surveillance folks, are not being attacked here, not even criticised.

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@Asher_Wolf @apiary I think this is precisely the false reverse logic I wrote about in my comment to the post.

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I’ve added a comment to my @zdnetaustralia yarn to clarify what I thought would’ve been obvious to anyone with critical-reading skil… oh.

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@apiary @Asher_Wolf Neither do I, and I never wrote anything remotely like that. Please cut down on the hallucinogens.

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I do laugh when people get all het up and argue against imagined slights that I haven’t actually written.

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Me at @zdnetaustralia: “So you call yourself a geek?”, with fewer derp-comments than feared. zdnet.com/so-you-call-yo…

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Tuesday, and there shall be showers later, maybe even a thunderstorm, which is nice.

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