Stilgherrian (@stilgherrian)

Wentworth Falls NSW AU

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August 12th, 2013

I’m going away now, because I suspect that you’ll be watching Those Television Programs and will be tweeting about them. Arsehats.

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Yeah so @NicholasFryer is an old friend. Can you tell?

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NicholasFryer Fucking wifi. I am so fucking fuck I am a week in the Bahamas short of merely incoherent with rage. And the horse you rode in on, cunt.

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Deciding upon a course of action. And laughing.

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Learning interesting facts.

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@oberonsghost I have no idea where your imagination is going, young lady, but I congratulate you. I think.

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On the other hand, can you imagine? Tom Waterhouse. In flagrante delicto. Surely a mangey sheep would be more appealing?

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I suspects that’s a sign that you should take the the internet away from me just now.

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Odds on, Tom Waterhouse is totally a dud root. No, I’m not volunteering.

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As someone once said to me, “All a bank has to do is run a database”. Indeed.

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That and your fuckin’ network went down for two days and I don’t recall you emailing me any kind of plausible excuse. Hello?

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What even is that mean to be?

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Seriously, @Westpac, just the existence of this “man” on your website is encouraging me to consider other banks. twitpic.com/d7vear

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What an odd Monday. I suspect that just saying will get me retweeted.

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All will be revealed in due course.

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snurb_dot_info Me in @GuardianAus, talking , Tony Abbott’s dodgy followers, and penis contests over Twitter klout: ow.ly/210wqs

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Sorry, private joke. Which is already known by most tech journalists in Australia. I’m still laughing nearly a week later.

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The photos look sweet, but I still want to punch them in the face.

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“US ambassador to Australia marries in private same-sex ceremony” news.com.au/lifestyle/rela…

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So this tweet explains everything you need to know about the entire universe. twitter.com/natashamitchel…

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BBCNewsMagazine Swimming from Alcatraz. That’s one way to celebrate the 5th anniversary of your lung transplant.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-…

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deconstructo unless you mean “as a sex toy” why would you even use cucumber?!

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There’s that @juhasaarinen arsehole writing interesting yarns again. There must be some way to prevent this.

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ashirben US court rules Bitcoin is a legit currency itnews.com.au/News/352792,us… via @iTnews_au cc:@geigster

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@Toby_Halligan The pub I am in is not The Grand View at Wentworth Falls, where they watch @theprojecttv as a matter of course.

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@Toby_Halligan Hah! Thanks, Toby, I’ll grab the video when it’s up on @theprojecttv website. I’d assumed we’d been spiked.

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It’s a simple rule, people. “The choice for Prime Minister cannot be an arsehat.”

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RT @AshGhebranious: I think the suppository thing will really hit him [I agree. But this is not a real reason. There are real reasons.]

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RT @chrisberg: tony had my vote but then he said the suppository thing and now i’m labor [See?]

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FFS, I don’t want you ignorant cunts deciding who runs the country. What the fuck would you know?

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Democracy is bullshit.

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Great. Choice of PM comes down to slips of the tongue or whether they can memorise things. You arsehats deserve the PM you get.

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@Toby_Halligan Random question. Did you ever end up using that footage we shot the other day? Or did The Election take over?

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RT @johnthelutheran: US republishing of British material? @wyclif [Maybe. I’m only a beginner at this computational linguistics.]

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@johnthelutheran @wyclif I agree that no-one in the US says “railway station”, I visit often, yet the chart shows they write it. Weird.

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@PointZeroOne Thank you. As I said, I’d been wanting to catch up with @petercoffee for ages. I’m so glad to finally have that chat online.

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@ivovic @snerdish True enough, many of the great institutions of the 19th century were created by “men of leisure” ‘cos they had the time.

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snerdish @stilgherrian that’s just a coincidence surely that all right thinking people are middle class white collar workers

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One step at a time, @MayaPosch… :)

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MayaPosch @stilgherrian @JenBrockie It’d also be nice if people would also massively vote for those who care about freedoms, not taking them away :)

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Have you also noticed, @snerdish, that sniggering libertarians are always white upper middle-class folk? Funny that.

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Ms @JenBrockie is too polite. People DIE for the right to vote. If you don’t want your vote, I’ll have it. Give me your name, DoB etc now.

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JenBrockie Last chance to enrol to vote. Rolls close at 8 pm tonight. Plenty of the world envies the opportunity. aec.gov.au/enrol/

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Is it particularly chivalrous to mock a once-fierce political warrior who is now clearly well past it? Leave it be. Leave him be.

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RT @oberonsghost: Apocalypse building over North Sydney. instagram.com/p/c54vKJQ30n/ [Beautiful picture, m’dear.]

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Me from earlier: “Why people who say ‘train station’ sound stupid”, with three charts. stilgherrian.com/language/train…

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bernietb Fuck this. I’m off to read Bob Ellis.

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I’m not helping, am I? :(

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Yes, I want Australia to be led by the Suppository of Wisdom. Cheers, @smh! smh.com.au/federal-politi… twitpic.com/d7udcy

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Ah! That’s @BernardKeane, an ornament to democracy!

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BernardKeane only a couple of hours left to enrol to vote. And don’t forget, every time you vote, a politician gets $2.50 from taxpayers!

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Granville station: “The man then allegedly used offensive language before exposing himself and urinating on a seat.” police.nsw.gov.au/news/media_rel…

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Newcastle’s inaugural DiG Festival (Design + Interactive + Green-tech) is 2-5 Oct. Intriguing. digfestival.com.au

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RT @Mrgareth: That’s a human rights abuse, not a war crime - different department I think;) [Sorry, you’re quite right.]

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Where do you report war crimes? The Labor Party has sent me a transcript of last night’s TV election debate. Bastards.

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@ViciousPotato @RealNickHodge I always put it under given name and leave family name blank, but how they work the back end I don’t know.

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RT @SnarkyPlatypus: Chalk art for breast cancer awareness instagram.com/p/c5v3rSC2m_/ [What irony if pink chalk colouring is a carcinogen.]

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Also, 10 Democracy Points to @AusElectoralCom for phoning me back to check that I hadn’t left part of my name off the form. Good service.

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Rumours to the effect that I have fled to Katoomba and ordered a pint of winter ale and a charcuterie platter should be disregarded.

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I have been sent this image because apparently it explains the election campaign. img1.joyreactor.com/pics/post/gif-…

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@akent Yeah, have been watching it through the day. Very handy.

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@R_Chirgwin Temperature currently 6.3C and plummeting, apparent is -2.4C thanks to the wind.

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@R_Chirgwin Well, it means I’ll be slightly less parsimonious with the consumption. After I’ve done some plumbing, anyway.

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Ah, the LPG delivery has just arrived. Ping @R_Chirgwin.

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The Mount Boyce station (near Katoomba) is recording more gusts over 80km/h. Conditions are not improving.

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RT @jeamland: Hey @stilgherrian, got another “A”PT for you: pic.twitter.com/ga5EXQ4vfq [Wow, it’s EXACTLY like the real thing!]

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erkpod The tree has been removed at Panania. Let that be a lesson to the rest of the trees. twitpic.com/d7tdi7

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RT @wolfcat: just one or two trees down across Melbourne… emergencyvic.info pic.twitter.com/6pZdciRGl3 [Such sooks.]

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@iain_chalmers @TVofCarringbush I remember as a kid going out into nights like this to help deal with downed livestock.

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And here’s the Doppler radar of the winds at the moment. Whacko. bom.gov.au/products/IDR03… HT @iain_chalmers

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RT @michaelneale: do you think we can nuke the wind? it is annoying. [We should at least give it a try. Start with 20 kilotons and work up.]

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Yep, this qualifies as a gale, I believe.

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The Blue Mountains City Council’s weather station at Katoomba is seeing gusts up to 77km/h too. bmcc.nsw.gov.au/weather/katoom…

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@demanrisu It’s all interlinked. The wind gusts were the arrival of a nasty cold shower. All most unpleasant.

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@0x1C Hey, one out of three is a start, right?

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The app is Oz Weather HD, @chrisbrownie. $1.99, lite version free. itunes.apple.com/au/app/oz-weat…

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Yes, the wind IS gusting out there now..pic.twitter.com/CFfyH9mwJCJC

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Since “Barclays Private Banking.zip” isn’t working, they’re now sending “Barclays Bank PLC.zip” and “Barclays_Bank_PLC.zip”. APTs indeed!

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@juhasaarinen Yes, yes I think you’re probably right.

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@juhasaarinen Is Google really the best place to obtain corpses?

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@0x1C Well, true, it’s a difficult choice…

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@0x1C Yep, welcome to the Mountains. I suppose I should meet here at some point. And the Palmer chap. I must vote for him.

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New blog post: “Why people who say ‘train station’ sound stupid”, with three charts. stilgherrian.com/language/train…

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Well that’s quite enough democracy for one morning.

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@shiftkey Oh thanks, I’d intended to read that article ages ago, and forgot. I’ll finally do so and re-pimp it later.

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@itison Thanks for the lead. I’ll be reviewing all my comms next month, so that’s useful.

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@jeamland Have you thought about putting a link on each electorate page to @AntonyGreenABC’s electorate profile?

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@itison I use j2 eFax, which has a presence in Australia at efax.com.au

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So @RealNickHodge @jplonie you are generally not helping Democracy at all.

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I love that I send faxes these days by emailing them to a company in Ireland.

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“Successful transmission to 61293756384. Re: AEC Enrolment to Vote” So that’s that done.

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@jean_poole Actually, you DON’T need a registered voter as witness if you have a valid driver’s license or passport number. Much easier now.

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So, my shotgun shack is in the electorate of Macquarie. abc.net.au/news/federal-e…

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@elronxenu It’s easier for certain compliance matters if I get all the registrations at the same address. An article will emerge on this.

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@elronxenu I know I’m on the roll, but I’m still registered in Grayndler and just decided to register up here, wherever I am.

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@broomstick33 @AusElectoralCom “Go meet” is off the agenda, given the distances involved, but yes the divisional office staff are great.

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Bingo! The chap at @AusElectoralCom divisional office found me, and explained how I can email or fax a form to update my address. All good.

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The @AusElectoralCom chap suggested calling the divisional office, where they can check a hard copy.

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It appears @AusElectoralCom’s call centre has the same problem as the website. Need both name fields to do a lookup.

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Mon plan: 2 x blog posts; survive 75km/h winds bom.gov.au/nsw/forecasts/…; write for @crikey_news; corruptednerds.com planning; TGIM.

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@arcadiagt5 “Should” is one of those tricky words. AEC’s web forms require both fields to be non-empty. I forget the workaround.

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And yet, @djackmanson, there’s more than 13,000 Australians with a mononym. I checked. abc.net.au/unleashed/2943…

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BernardKeane Enrol to vote. Because, as you can see, Australian politics is offering you some high quality fare to choose from.

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Australians, you have until 8pm TODAY to sort your voter registration. Do it online (if your name has 2+ words). aec.gov.au

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Conducting research. Using data. And charts. There’s going to be some charts.

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I’m seeing another wave of brute-force login attempts against WordPress sites. But then they’re common as muck.

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RT @zimgrrrl: @stilgherrian Please sir, if I’m quiet can I stay inside and drink gin too? [Yes. Yes, as long as you’re quiet.]

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Mon plan, draft: Write for @crikey_news; survive 75km/h winds bom.gov.au/nsw/forecasts/…; 2 x blog posts; corruptednerds.com planning; TGIM.

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ABCNews23 Lib’s debate after-party photos: Pyne asked to ‘please explain”. pic.twitter.com/as9hbulBRV

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glengyron @stilgherrian if the navy spends its time as a coast guard, this seems like a good role for the Air Force. @NewtonMark @joshgnosis

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@NewtonMark @joshgnosis I’d be cheaper to air-drop them a few DVDs of porn, Game of Thrones and Insiders twice a week.

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@NewtonMark @joshgnosis Have we seen a split-out of the NBN cost-per-househild for satellite users only? Can’t be cheap, those birds.

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@joshgnosis @NewtonMark And since these are services for a household, not a single device, 20B/month isn’t exactly much.

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Actually, to be accurate, @joshgnosis, one 8GB data pack is the biggest data add-on to a Telstra mobile post-paid plan.

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Similarly, Telstra used to provision up to 12GB/month on a personal mobile phone, now the maximum is 9GB before you get overrun charges.

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Mind you, @joshgnosis, “too many users” and “too much data” blames the users, not the telco for inadequate capacity.

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joshgnosis Too many users are using too much data on the satellite service. iiNet prepares to withdraw 20GB plan. zdnet.com/au/nbn-interim…

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My, what a very great many C-words you know, boys and girls!

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(Further previously-unaired episodes from Romper Room may be broadcast later in the week.)

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That’s right, @glengyron, elephant stamp for you! Now, Boys and Girls, you go and play outside while I open the Gin. Have a lovely day!

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There’s another word that starts with C we can use for these Clients. Do you know what it is, Boys and Girls? Whisper it to me now.

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And look, Children, it’s a Client! Has this Client paid its Invoices? No, it has not. And neither have all these other Clients over here.

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Careful, Children, it’s a Monday, and Mondays can be very dangerous indeed.

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