Stilgherrian (@stilgherrian)

Wentworth Falls NSW AU

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August 14th, 2013

702sydney Attention Dr Who fans- an exhibition at the ABC has just been opened by @domknight + @abcmarkscott pic.twitter.com/bYsk5SAxUY

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I am so working all these old-fart reminiscences into tomorrow’s column (subject to sober analysis in the morning).

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Look, all this nostalgia is wonderful, but I just realised I’m in the wrong village and the apparent temperature is already down to 1.6C.

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RT @skwashd: We’re the suppositories of pre 1995 internet knowledge. [We certainly are, Ollie. We certainly are.]

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@aurynn @expectproblems True. And they let me lecture at the University of Technology Sydney these days. They even pay me, kinda.

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Yeah well this conversation has certainly flushed out all the old farts. So to speak.

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“I pity inanimate objects, because they can’t move.” Song: youtube.com/watch?v=PsHDXE… Lyrics: lyricsfreak.com/g/godley+and+c…

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@gordon_j @snare “The fewer the moving parts, the less there is to go wrong.”

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“I was a veteran of the IRC bot wars of ’93…” Ah, that was actually a thing. And where is Robey these days?

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RT @sylmobile: @smperris @stilgherrian TRUMPET WINSOCK [Yeah, what do you want, n00b?]

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My God, we really did build internet email out of sendmail. What were we thinking? Were the drugs really that bad?

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It really was made of gophers, kids. Ask @timberners_lee. Just allow 20 minutes for the answer. (Hi, Tim! *waves*)

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Look I can’t help it if some of us learned to do internet when it was all made out of string, octal and gophers.

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RT @snare: and if you still use sendmail you *definitely* don’t understand how to use the internet ;D [Yeah look there is that… shoosh.]

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Unless you know what a sendmail.m4 is, you don’t understand how to use the internet.

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RT @dobes: Get a sendmail! RT @zdnetaustralia: Expecting privacy with email providers is extremely naive zd.net/13zlfIr [I do Exim.]

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RT @jonoabroad: RT @LIFECOACHERS Happiness is only a series of stabbings away. [Cc @stilgherrian] [FFS THIS IS MY POINT, PEOPLE!]

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rod3000 Breaking: Shark ruins day at the beach pic.twitter.com/WYYBzvBbhc

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HLMenckenBot Of all escape mechanisms, death is the most efficient.

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mearesy “The EKKA is above politics” @KRuddMP pic.twitter.com/bzt1ZqKZHm

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jturner_ibrs Google: If You Use Gmail, You Have ‘No Legitimate Expectation Of Privacy’ businessinsider.com/gmail-privacy-…

Ergo, if you use Google at all…

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@0xAli @NewYorker @RNmediareport Much as we complain about media in Australia, we have it good here.

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@0xAli @RNmediareport @NewYorker … I ignore daily news sites / TV / etc until I need to research a particular story or issue.

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@0xAli @RNmediareport @NewYorker No argument there. A “slow news” movement is emerging, like slow food. I’ve dropped the 24/7 news cycle…

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@dobes @drearyclocks If they’re not flares, they don’t count.

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@0xAli @RNmediareport I should say, @NewYorker’s process is PHENOMENALLY EXPENSIVE and almost no-one does it any more.

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jojojakob inventor of gaffes announces it is pronounced “jaffe”

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“New Super-Fast Transport System Powered By Passengers’ Screams” theonion.com/articles/new-s…

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@0xAli M’pleasure. @RNmediareport, @onthemedia are both great. I love how @johnemcintyre refers to his newspaper as the “paragraph factory”.

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@0xAli Meanwhile, this @RNmediareport item explains how old-school fact-checking and editorial conferences work. abc.net.au/radionational/…

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@0xAli Yep, that’s the reason. Some politically slanted outlets even add their own spin to the story, resulting in a frustrated writer.

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@runasand @BlogsofWar @thegrugq @ioerror @0xAli The hed and dek of the story are now updated, a clarification added. crikey.com.au/2013/08/13/cri…

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“Offer 1: 10 free spins wait for you at Girls and Guns pokie, hit the claim now button to get started.” Ah, I love spam!

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RT @jeamland: The Tony Abbott Fake Facebook Like Scandal of 2013? [Actually, there’s a kernel of an idea there.]

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I’m feeling particularly uninspired for tomorrow’s @zdnetaustralia column. What to do after these recent yarns? zdnet.com/blog/the-full-…

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@edsouza5 Tweet away, but email is slower but more reliable. I see every email. Tweets, I don’t scroll back after a break.

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You can Taste Orange’s food and wine in Martin Pl, Sydney, Wed-Thu lunchtimes next week. bit.ly/16i5GuE pic.twitter.com/nCqBbEwD2I

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@TasteOrange Ah, what a lovely thing. Alas, I probably won’t be in Sydney on 21-22 August. But I shall pimp your thing.

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@edsouza5 Thanks very much. Do please err on the side of sending me more stuff. The worst that can happen is I’ll just delete the email.

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Mobile: Walk dirt track then Railway Pde to Wentworth Falls; 1500 train to Katoomba; errands; settle into a warm reading spot.

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Jo_Tovey Poor Christopher Pyne. pic.twitter.com/J1es4gWlku

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“Warren Truss … the only man who will have to be identified by his dental records while still alive.” Harsh, Guy, harsh.

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“Barnaby Joyce versus the LaRouchites. This is Australian political manga, Godzilla versus Megalon.” Oh dear, Guy… Guy…

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“… an olde worlde feel to the act, a touch of the 1910s before the radiogram or other infernal inventions came along and ruined it all.”

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@jeamland That is just wrong in so many ways.

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PSyvret A graphic explaining our ”budget emergency” via @TheAusInstitute pic.twitter.com/2y1UzNuaTc

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“Guy Rundle spent a day with future deputy PM Barnaby Joyce.” crikey.com.au/2013/08/14/run… [$, free trial, Xanax not included.]

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Pondering what to be angry about for tomorrow. Technology-related, anyway.

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New blog post: “Talking geoblocking on The Project”, 3 min of video from Monday. stilgherrian.com/conversations/…

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I want cocktails now.

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@SnarkyPlatypus You are in a boom town, Sir. There’s just so much money rolling through San Francisco at the moment. It won’t last.

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MeddlesomPriest Apparently the invasion through Torres Strait is 4 people. Better re-establish the Brisbane Line.

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Wed plan: Invoicing (done); 3 x blog posts (1 done); client liaison, so to speak; errands, Katoomba; corruptednerds.com tidy-up tasks.

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“Mein Führer, I can see!” No, hang on, “walk”. No, hang on, that’s Dr Strangelove. I always get us two confused.

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Bugger. Accidentally looked straight into the Sun. Waiting for vision to return.

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“Hacker of the Renaissance” by @prgarc at @OmniReboot is well worth the read. omnireboot.com/features/hacke…

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Yes, @damonism @franksting. “A Simple and Convenient Synthesis of Pseudoephedrine From N-Methylamphetamine” (PDF) heterodoxy.cc/meowdocs/pseud…

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damonism Can you make pseudoephadrine out of crystal meth? Because that might be simpler than legally buying it at a chemist.

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The @ABCFactCheck site also appears to have gone live overnight. abc.net.au/news/factcheck/

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RT @HistoricalPics: A first kiss should be captured on camera! :) pic.twitter.com/vrtv4T9zEe [Do this today and get yourself arrested.]

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MT @prgarc: My 5min @eyeofestival @ignitesh0w talk on 17th century hacking is now an expanded essay for @OmniReboot! omnireboot.com/features/hacke…

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So the Omni Reboot appears to be live. Us old folks remember Omni magazine… omnireboot.com

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EricHolthaus Record drought in California: Statewide, 2013 is ~10” below ave, ~2” below prev driest yr (1898). Interactive chart: 1.usa.gov/14K1GDy

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Wed plan, draft: Invoicing etc; 2 x blog posts; client liaison, various; many corruptednerds.com tidy-up tasks; evening TBA.

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That daft tweet about “literally” to mean “figuratively” is really shitting me. Listen! slate.com/articles/podca… Read! baltimoresun.com/news/language-…

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Wow, @NewtonMark, they’re remarkably good value for money! @thepatus @djglenmcbride arseh.at/4gmh

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And a re-plug that you can now subscribe to corruptednerds.com on iTunes. itunes.apple.com/au/podcast/cor…

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New Corrupted Nerds podcast with @CEETunimelb’s Dr Kerry Hinton explains why the cloud has a looming energy crisis. corruptednerds.com/pod/c00004/

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@semibogan @BlogsofWar @thegrugq @runasand @ioerror @0xAli But I must admit, I do need more Kardashian in my ouvre…

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@thegrugq @BlogsofWar @runasand @ioerror @0xAli Hey hey hey, fella, even my incompetence has limits! ;)

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@BlogsofWar @thegrugq @runasand @ioerror @0xAli I am now SO glad I dropped the planned Justin Bieber lede then. ;)

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@thegrugq @runasand @BlogsofWar @ioerror @0xAli Excellent! Adding “users” will be my first suggestion to the editors then. They awake soon.

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@runasand @BlogsofWar @thegrugq @ioerror @0xAli I am not disagreeing about that inaccuracy. But I didn’t do that bit and I’m trying to fix.

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@thegrugq @runasand @BlogsofWar @ioerror @0xAli This is exactly the second round of checking that journalism can’t afford any more. Sigh…

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@runasand @BlogsofWar @thegrugq @ioerror @0xAli … and this is a general-politics audience. Firefox and old bugs are not of interest.

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@runasand @BlogsofWar @thegrugq @ioerror @0xAli It piece began as an explainer, “What is Tor? How does it work?” Marques angle came later…

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@thegrugq @runasand @BlogsofWar @ioerror @0xAli Agreed there! Even my go at a pun could easily be misconstrued, in hindsight.

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@runasand @BlogsofWar @thegrugq @ioerror @0xAli BTW, I’ve emailed the editor to see if we can add a clarification. I daresay that’ll happen.

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@runasand @BlogsofWar @thegrugq @ioerror @0xAli My supplied headline was “Tor’s onion layers peeled back, tears ensue”. I went for the pun.

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@runasand @BlogsofWar @thegrugq @ioerror @0xAli In my experience, hed and dek are usually written without further consultation with writer.

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@runasand @BlogsofWar @thegrugq @ioerror @0xAli Hang on while I grab a coffee and dig out what I wrote. Did you eventually read the piece?

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@runasand @BlogsofWar @thegrugq @ioerror @0xAli I did supply a suggested hed (but not dek), as is our process. I’m not in the office tho.

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@runasand @BlogsofWar @thegrugq @ioerror @0xAli It may be that it’s not yet 0700 here, but your tone feels accusatory to me. Hope I’m wrong.

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@BlogsofWar @runasand @thegrugq @ioerror @0xAli And ta for the compliment about the article itself. Writing for general audience is fraught.

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Ah, it appears some of the whingers haven’t actually read the article. I’d be embarrassed to publicly admit to such You-Tube-grade acts.

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@BlogsofWar @runasand @thegrugq @ioerror @0xAli [nods] I can see how a non-tech editor might jump to that over-simplification, though.

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I’m happy to ask for a clarification to be added, or please do comment. @runasand @BlogsofWar @thegrugq @ioerror @0xAli.

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So @runasand @BlogsofWar @thegrugq @ioerror @0xAli, you know the writer doesn’t decide a story’s headline (“hed”) or promo deck (“dek”)?

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Ah, looks like I’ll have to explain the workflow of freelance writers to a few people.

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Hello, Wednesday. I’m going to be watching you very, very carefully.

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