Stilgherrian (@stilgherrian)

Wentworth Falls NSW AU

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August 31st, 2013

GrillTeam Just happened in the UK. We think someone at the BBC will be in trouble for this! pic.twitter.com/AP21cpyv7C

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RT @badm0f0: only the true sparklepony would bother to deny being the sparklepony. [Uhoh.]

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OH: “I’m not the sparklepony!”

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So you know the Grass-Mud Horse (草泥马)? chinadigitaltimes.net/space/Grass-mu… Well, there’s 273 entries in the ecosystem! chinadigitaltimes.net/space/Grass-Mu…

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@leinir Ah yes. That. We should probably know better by now.

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@johnthelutheran “Point of Sale”, i.e. the cash register.

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@zzap Thanks. I’m adding it to the bio. “As banned by Microsoft.”

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@R_Chirgwin @cjlambert Ah, it’s the current “OMFG LADYBITS ON A TELEVISION SOCIETY IS CRUMBLING IT NEVER HAPPENED BEFORE” thing.

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@leinir (Also, sorry, any misunderstandings are due to tweeting while doing errands. I did miss one tweet earlier.)

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@cjlambert I’m sure “do a Miley Cyrus” means something other than sing, but the reference is lost on me, sorry.

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@dwyer_jason @benrhamilton Thank you for your sauce recommendations. I shall investigate.

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@leinir Well there’s another characterisation, yes. As I’ve said to some others, it really feels like the real reason is something else.

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sweary_bear I ate my first antivaxer today. As expected, it tasted like pox-ridden bullshit, with an unpleasant nutty aftertaste. No stars.

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@HughRundle Damn. We’ll have to prop him up on a stick or something.

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@leinir But since you read the article, you’ll know that I acknowledged Microsoft’s access rights and complained about lack of due process.

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@leinir Erm, “being paid to say things” is PR and advertising. A journalist’s writing is paid for by the commissioning editor.

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@simonhackett There’s nothing like waking to a freshly slaughtered critter six inches in front of your face.

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@simonhackett Once I had the flu, one cat was so concerned he got me a pigeon, dismembered it, and put it on my pillow for when I woke.

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RT @simonhackett: One of the cats has some explaining to do. pic.twitter.com/gBHqWreKtX [Jeez, Simon, didn’t leave much for you!]

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Mobile: Walk dirt track then Railway Pde to Wentworth Falls; 1610 train to Katoomba; remainder TBA.

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Pondering a wander to one of the nearby villages.

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MT @latikambourke: Tony Abbott at a beef stud… [Oops, read that as “Tony Abbott as a beef stuff”, it was Chippendales all the way down.]

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@ivovic Yeah? I’m not really seeing a pattern yet, or if I am, it’s much looser. “I like this, but I don’t like that.” OK, that’s cool.

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@ApostrophePong Thank you. I think it’s hilarious. Of all the things I’ve laughed about this month, this banning is 80% of them.

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mikko Tech tip: If you print a GIF, it won’t move any more.

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Whoever invented tabasco sauce needs to be both canonised and given a Nobel Prize.

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This ABC @RNFutureTense story in tech rise and fall, predicting the death of the car, os a must-listen. abc.net.au/radionational/…

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@CheekyGhostApps Thank you. As I’ve said, it’s Microsoft’s event and their right etc, but the process is utterly inadequate.

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@CheekyGhostApps Well yes, I think there’s some other sort of politics going on, but since Microsoft hasn’t bothered to talk to me… shrug.

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@CheekyGhostApps Interesting. Though I suppose I know very precisely the boundaries of Australian media law, especially defamation.

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@CheekyGhostApps There were certainly stirrings in the audience. But Twitter account suspended? It’s all fair opinion.

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@ScottFitzG Ah, I’d guessed you had a professional interest of some kind. I learned a lot from him, and a mad Dutchman, Henk someone.

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@ScottFitzG Meant to answer this: George Turner, did the Australian Oxford Dictionary. We worked on a few words as tutes.

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@jeffsonstein Look, do we have to drag Dr Thompson into this EVERY time? :P

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@jeffsonstein @crikey_news @lewellyn Write clearly, explain new or possibly-new words, use trigger visuals and then, if time, ornament it.

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@jeffsonstein @crikey_news @lewellyn I was influenced by the Plain English movement and Hirsch’s “Cultural Literacy”. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cultural_…

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Thinking about covering Pacific2013, the maritime tech show, ‘cos there should be good naval drone stories. pacific2013.com.au

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RT @karsoe: Great photo of Hunter S Thompson by Annie Leibovitz. pic.twitter.com/9YuUhP51p8 [Agreed, one of the best of him.]

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@jeffsonstei Thanks. Writing for @crikey_news helps. Well-educated, politically-engaged, just lacking tech knowledge. I enjoy explaining.

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@juhasaarinen Yes, perhaps they’ve finally come to their senses.

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@jeffsonstein Thank you. It was nice to be able to put talk of the Syrian Electronic Army into the context of Gartner’s scenarios.

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@AnonVengeance @_cypherpunks_ To be fair to Microsoft, I have in the past found them far more open and willing to chat than most tech firms.

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Me at @zdnetaustralia yesterday: “Melbourne IT breach highlights need for security culture” zdnet.com/au/melbourne-i…

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Me at @zdnetaustralia Thursday: “Look, we told you about these droids”, on Android security. zdnet.com/look-we-told-y…

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Me at @crikey_news yesterday: “Assad’s army: the future of hacking is here, with a new target” crikey.com.au/2013/08/30/ass…

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“Microsoft bans Australian journalist @stilgherrian from its TechEd conference: ‘aggressive to speakers’.” stilgherrian.com/media/microsof…

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Thank you, @leslienassar @vealmince, that’s just reminded me to re-pimp that tweet.

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I plan on covering the DiG Festival in some way, but I haven’t worked out the details yet.

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Today is last day for early-bird pricing at Newcastle’s inaugural DiG Festival (Design, Interactive, Green-Tech). digfestival.com.au

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@scott_thewspot Well I have a few ideas along those lines, but they’re very back-burner at the moment.

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@chieftech @paulwallbank Thanks for the thought, but I’m long since filled up next week with other things. Good luck with it.

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@scott_thewspot But at the event, I’m able to ask questions and also talk to developers and such, not just summarise canned presentations.

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@scott_thewspot Oh yes, I am banned from the event. In a democracy I can write about whether the heck I wan’t (well, usual limits).

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@martenhauville Some sort of pneumatic tube system could do the job.

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@Taco_Lad I think “thinking” may not be the best word to describe the process that sits between Ray King’s ears.

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@lukerides The world’s full of arsehats. :) But what annoys me most is the sheer lack of process, or even any communication.

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Sat plan: Tidy loose ends; plan corruptednerds.com episodes 5 to 8 and their crowdfunding campaign, at a Saturday pace; quiet evening.

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@interrogativus Strange indeed. BTW, my writing on TechEd was journalism rather than blogging. I do both, and broadcast / podcast too.

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@jojoeffe I have NO idea what’s going on in there. I’d rather not know.

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@BXGD I wouldn’t go that far, but yeah I have a nuanced view. That’s why I think there’s some internal politics behind it.

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@consequor @Beaker I know, and yet this whole Syria thing is going to give nerve gas a bad rep.

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@BXGD And yet there’s certainly bits of Microsoft that are very, very good. [Shrugs.] Wondering is an explanation will ever emerge.

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JakeGoulding Responsive design should be mobile-first design, then just pad the page with more pictures of cats as the screen gets bigger.

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@lukerides Well, I figure my rationale for going public was spelt out in enough detail. But you don’t have to “care” to write. Many motives.

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@R_Chirgwin Damn, that didn’t auto-expand properly. @span should be @spandaslui.

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@BXGD Oh it’s a remarkably clever strategic move. And thanks for the (mis-spelt) . Adding to my bio: “As banned by Microsoft.”

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@niallclugston @prestontowers Oh look, once you manage to break the “high power sniper rifle taboo”, SO many things become possible.

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joshgnosis Nothing says small government like microchipping the populace

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@R_Chirgwin Yes, but that’s not “the back”. One could never forget @span, though she’s turned to the dark side now.

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Aust Lib candidate proposes ”high powered sniper rifle” to inject criminal suspects with satellite-trackable chips. smh.com.au/federal-politi…

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@Leighlo Well indeed, and that’s the misjudgment. I just laugh at that. What’s not on, though, is the complete lack of process.

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BTW, my photo of TechEd AU media work room from last year, can anyone ID the women at back? One on right’s from PER? stilgherrian.com/media/microsof…

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@semibogan I have a strong constitution. I shall cope. But I must use “open-source douches” in a sentence some time.

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@SVPR_Sweetheart @Beaker Thanks, glad you like the yarn. It’s just so, so silly. I’m now laughing about it AGAIN.

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RT @semibogan: Thankfully, @stilgherrian won’t be banned from @linuxconfau. At least our douches are open source [Ugh! Reword please!]

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Sat plan, draft: Planning for corruptednerds.com episodes 5 to 8 and its crowdfunding campaign, at a comfortable Saturday pace.

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@lewellyn Gawd, having to to go to the Gold Coast would have been bad enough. It’s like Las Vegas, but without the class.

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There. That should do the trick.

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“Microsoft bans Australian journalist @stilgherrian from its TechEd conference: ‘aggressive to speakers’.” stilgherrian.com/media/microsof…

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Actually, I should do a tweet linking to that post that’ll do better for replication outside Australia and outside the tech community.

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@BobGrrl Hah! The ol’ “Microsoft is evil” trope maybe? Nah. It’s just standdard corporate arsehattery.

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@R_Chirgwin I haven’t looked to see who the keynote presenter is this year. Looking forward to your reports.

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@Beaker This is true, but I’m cool with it. Microsoft has scored an own goal. And the Gold Coast? It wants to be Las Vegas, but it ain’t.

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@oberonsghost Oh no, this is good! I’ve had my suspicions about that RAID controller for some time. Now the engineer agrees.

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@aimee_maree I think you might be onto something there. So the classic Queenslander house with under-house space is the go?

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Blog post: “Microsoft has banned me from covering TechEd” stilgherrian.com/media/microsof…

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Oh NOW you want to replace that RAID controller…

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Just replace “spy” with the less melodramatic “figure out what they think and intend to do” and it’s suddenly no different from a marriage.

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Are we now going to get a breathless series of news stories, “OMFG! Nation X spies on Nation Y!” YES WE KNOW THAT’S WHAT NATIONS DO.

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slimejam Seriously, Melbourne’s snails have got to be the most existentially fucking troubled creatures on the planet.

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@JasonOzolins @prestontowers Sure, but the violent aftertaste is the entire point. That is the very frisson of the style.

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