Stilgherrian (@stilgherrian)

Wentworth Falls NSW AU

The below is an off-site archive of all tweets posted by @stilgherrian ever

August 16th, 2013

So yeah I’m sick of Friday. Bye.

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@captaincaple And Kensington is hardly prime real estate.

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“Parlez-vous Franglais?”

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@GordyPls Look, even I know that should be “J’agree”.

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Note to self: If a sentence consists of just two words, they should be in the same language.

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Brown rice and blood orange sushi? I approve.

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Pondering the fact that “Sake krub” is possibly not a sentence.

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@lewellyn Which is why I plan to destroy it. Der.

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NicholasFryer Just realised I’ve created the social media profile that’ll give the journotards an easy afternoon the day I do finally snap.

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@R_Chirgwin It’s @domknight’s book launch at what was the Gaelic Club.

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@Antipaganda Sure, if it annoys you then that’s just a fact.

via Twitter for Windows Phone in reply to Antipaganda

dobes Sydney, I’ve armed @stilgherrian with whiskey and left him on his own. Whatever happens, you deserve it.

via Twitter for Android (retweeted on 7:09 PM, Aug 16th, 2013 via Twitter for Windows Phone)

This planet is hilarious.

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@GrogsGamut That is a good one, yes. I can’t remember if the OED cites it. I’ve closed the link.

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It is time for me to hear to the appointed place.

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@collettabc I work under the principle that if you’re critiquing language then at least use professional linguistic terms. [shrugs]

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Me at @ABCthedrum: “‘Literally’ purists literally belong in the stone age” abc.net.au/news/2013-08-1…

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@HWAevents Yeah I was thinking those towers had blipped in without me seeing a plan, but it’s just that the result looks so different.

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@erkpod Ah, as usual I confused M-sets and A-sets. Seen the latter, yes. Ain’t seen the purple beast… yet. They running on our line?

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@erkpod Ah, I haven’t seen that new colour scheme then, though I’ve seen the M-sets etc with their new scheme. That same purple?

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And… I have filed a quick yarn for @ABCthedrum containing that little nugget of congealed words.

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Using @johnemcintyre’s delightful word “peevererein” in a sentence for @ABCthedrum. “Simple linguitard peevererein”, in fact.

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Mobile: Walk dirt track then Railway Pde to Wentworth Falls; 1132 train to Sydney Central, writing a new commission en route.

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Oh that’s right. Twitter doesn’t play nice with Instagram because arseholes. You’ll have to click through for the video. Fucktards.

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@ChrissieM Indeed, and it looks a lovely day on the Hawkesbury! I’ll be starting my journey soon enough.

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RT @Colvinius: Carnivore ‘teddy bear’ emerges from the mists of Ecuador gu.com/p/3t3yj/tw via @guardian [That’s “Mr Assange” to you!]

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Fri plan; Comms; 1132 train to Sydney; 1330 lunch (who’s buying?); 1430 ABC Ultimo; 1600 “editorial meeting”; 1800 @domknight book launch.

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I need a long hot shower now, to wash off the stupidity and deceit. (It’s a bit like being married, I imagine.)

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@llament @AusElectoralCom Yeah, I know, I’m well aware of the practice. I can see how the punters are so easily conned.

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RT @newswithnipples: @jodiem @stilgherrian and why is Albanese’s office number the “postal voting hotline”? [It is a COMPLEAT MISTARY!]

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I am now literally incandescent with rage, thanks to literally millions of irritations this morning.

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Here is the explanation of what the Labor party does with this data. instagram.com/p/dDUScWiFgu/

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So not @AusElectoralCom at all. Commercially, I think that’d be called “passing off”. instagram.com/p/dDT3nMCFgD/

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Oh yes, I this does look important! instagram.com/p/dDTbf2iFvY/

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That’s odd. There’s no return address. instagram.com/p/dDTOheiFvD/

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Now, what have we here? Something official? instagram.com/p/dDTGnyCFu3/

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Morons. Fucking morons.

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The best bit is people saying it’s bad grammar. Even if it were a fault, it’s about MEANING. Which is SEMANTICS. Not grammar at all. Twats.

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“1906 Westm. Gaz. 15 Nov. 2/1 Mr. Chamberlain literally bubbled over with gratitude.” ARE YOU STARTING TO GET THE PICTURE?

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That idiot Mark Twain, 1876: “… from being a poor poverty-stricken boy in the morning, Tom was literally rolling in wealth.”

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1769: “He is a fortunate man to be introduced to such a party of fine women at his arrival; it is literally to feed among the lilies.”

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I just logged in to State Library of NSW, checked Oxford English Dictionary. Hyperbolic use of “literally” dates from 1769. NOT NEW, IDIOTS!

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The Oxford Dictionaries’ gloss for “literally”, which shows its hyperbolic usage. oxforddictionaries.com/definition/eng…

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The most recent Lexicon Valley podcast, which addresses “literally” and many other ill-informed peeves. slate.com/articles/podca…

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I will now tweet some links to things that explain, for those literally too dumb to breathe, why your “literally” outrage is moronic.

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RT @KarlskiB: christing fuck, do these people have nothing in their lives? [No knowledge of how language actually works, that’s certain.]

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@KarlskiB No, it’s global. Even Gizmodo just posted on it. Days after major newspapers have done it to death.

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Oh FFS! This “OMFG ‘literally’ doesn’t mean ‘literally’ now” thing is drawing out linguitard peevererein in vast, dull cud-munching herds!

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RT @SnarkyPlatypus: Oh please *rolls eyes* instagram.com/p/dDOaJ8C2t3/ [Well, they have to counter bottle-water marketing BS. Bravo!]

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gattaca Apparently Toys R Us thinks this qualifies as a “science kit”. My 5 yo daughter laughed saying “whatever”. pic.twitter.com/XoluqwJzcy

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Last night was @TurnbullMalcolm’s new-website launch. It’s quite good. malcolmturnbull.com.au The agency? T-bone t-bone.com.au

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HistoricalPics Cats catching squirts of milk during milking at a dairy farm in California, 1954 pic.twitter.com/on6GNFj3Yz

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Me at @technologyspec yesterday: “The real numbers behind cyberhype” businessspectator.com.au/article/2013/8…

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So yesterday I wrote “Prepare for the attack of the politiclones!” in which I sketch out a scary future scenario. zdnet.com/prepare-for-th…

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Mind you, US does a similar sort of thing but with robots and PR firms. I thought Israel would’ve had that sort of arrangement too.

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“Students offered grants if they tweet pro-Israeli propaganda”? Stay classy, Israel. independent.co.uk/news/world/mid… HT @MalcolmFraser12

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RT @BlogsofWarTech: Kepler’s planet-hunting days are over, says NASA ow.ly/2z7U1O [Well and truly, NASA. He died in 1630.]

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@cafedave Oh it’s a joy when it works. Bleep. Red light. Grump. Swap drive. Detect. Rebuild. Chug chug chug for hours. Ping. Done.

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Fri plan, draft: Research; train to Sydney; lunch (who’s buying?); 1430 ABC Ultimo; 1600 “editorial meeting”; 1800 @domknight’s book launch.

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Oh I do like it when the RAID array does what it’s effing meant to do, and just flags a potential problem, resets drive, rebuilds RAID OK.

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Oh and what the fuck is this? National Let’s Not Pay Our Freelancers Month? Jesus fucking wept.

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Hello Friday. Hello RAID alert.

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