Stilgherrian (@stilgherrian)

Wentworth Falls NSW AU

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

October 2013

@JonoH Thanks. It was a curious event.

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Me at @zdnetaustralia today: “Broadband innovation needs cooperation, not endless fibre talk” zdnet.com/broadband-inno…

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This week’s @onthemedia lead item, on Experian selling personal data to criminals etc, is excellent. onthemedia.org/story/on-the-m…

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@aDB Indeed, @bigmac was an excellent host in Melbourne last week. I’ll be handing his address to my doctor tomorrow.

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New blog post, much delayed: “Weekly Wrap 177: Fire, travel, hacking and alcohol” stilgherrian.com/weekly-wrap/17…

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@quinnnorton My curiosity is piqued, If there’s linkage, do pass it on… though I won’t have time to read anything tonight.

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You can go to jail for many things in New Jersey, @quinnnorton, or so I understand.

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The Happy Princess Observes All the Things instagram.com/p/gH1bIZCFr0/

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@SnarkyPlatypus Bonjour. L’Australie est à la traîne lui-même avec son propre système électoral. Les jours heureux! Et vous?

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Should anyone wish to read actual documents, here’s ASIO’s new annual report. asio.gov.au/img/files/ASIO… (PDF)

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seanparnell@couriermail: Clive Palmer wins Fairfax. Story to come.” Understatement of the day, surely …

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dobes Do you need a hand with your social medias? pic.twitter.com/zuSAleASmm

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I am told, @CinemaAustralia @australiascreen, that the robotic boar from Razorback ended up as someone’s coffee table.

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CinemaAustralia Halloween Horrors #1: RAZORBACK Fact: Total box office haul of $150,140. pic.twitter.com/q64mPSBr3s

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csoghoian “NSA really needs a rebrand” says @20committee. Perhaps they could change their name to Blackwater. I don’t think it is being used anymore.

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Dear Canberra, I am in you next week from Wed afternoon to Fri afternoon. Should you wish to catch up, do let me know.

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Story filed for @CSO_Australia. And thus ends the must-do activities for this Thursday.

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Me at @zdnetaustralia: “Broadband innovation needs cooperation, not endless fibre talk” zdnet.com/broadband-inno…

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kcarruthers hey anyone got recommendations for best online Linux primer (especially for high performance clusters)?

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bunjaree The Blue Mountains - and @bunjaree Cottages - are open for business. Nov 2013 weekends in couples cottages, $300; family cottages $350.

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RT @jeamland: A QR code in your email sig? Seriously? [AHAHAHHAHHHAHHA11!!!1!!!!!!1 NAME NAMES!]

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RT @mjec: AEC is required by the Act to declare the result. Only the court can declare invalid; AEC may ask them to though. [Oh, fair enuf.]

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In a vote where 14 ballots mattered and 1375 went missing, to declare it valid seems… unwise. But fuck it, I learned arithmetic.

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I would suggest to the AEC’s Phil Diak that that’s not the best decision he’s ever made.

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latikambourke AEC’s Phil Diak tells @ABCNews24 they will go ahead and declare the poll despite 1375 WA Senate Votes going missing in the recount.

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Does Western Australia have a couch?

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RT @AntonyGreenABC: What a fascinating day to be at a conference of electoral law specialists [Do you need to tell Keelty something…?]

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Former federal police commissioner Mick Keelty to head inquiry into 1375 “lost” WA senate ballots. theguardian.com/world/2013/oct…

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oberonsghost The IT boy is here. I may have to give him lollies ….

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@jennifer_lacey @ABCNSW @huwdrury Oh ta, I’ll remember to ask next time, and give sufficient time for an answer.

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@BXGD Oh that’s a bit embarrassing. I can’t be arsed emailing @crikey_news to fix it though.

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Just got a spam, subject line “tips to getting pregnant”. Gawd, even I know how that works.

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Column filed for @zdnetaustralia. Radio spot done. Canberra flights locked in. Now to wrap the day with a yarn for @CSO_Australia.

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And the @ABCNSW spot is done. Further reading: my “How to keep the NSA out of your email” from June. crikey.com.au/2013/06/12/how…

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On hold for @ABCNSW to talk NSA and privacy and OPSEC, but there’s no live stream. Local radio frequencies at abc.net.au/radio/frequenc…

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RT [REDACTED]: Point of order… MT @stilgherrian: “Asbestos [compensation] levels will always be lower under a Coalition government.”

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“Asbestos levels will always be lower under a Coalition government.”

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zdnetaustralia NBN rollout stalled on asbestos issue not Turnbull, according to NBN Co. zd.net/1cnFYo8

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Is there way of streaming @ABCNSW, given that the ABC has no official stream?

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I’m talking NSA and privacy and OPSEC on @ABCNSW Statewide Afternoons at 1410 AEDT, not sure whether that’s streamed anywhere.

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The Future, Compulsory Depiction #1 in a series instagram.com/p/gHT6J6iFrs/

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Using the word “fibretard” in a sentence.

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Oh I’m not retweeting that one.

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franksting Cyber.

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gattaca BUAWHAHAHA

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Rumours to the effect that I have hacked @dobes Twitter account should be disregarded.

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Thank you, @JennaPrice @trentyarwood @ABCnewsIntern, though yes @reselsnark you’re obviously right there. Probably.

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@AshKyd I’ll work up to that. I’m feeing bit tired and lazy today.

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chriseng Admit it, you’re just pissed because the NSA is way better at pwnage than you are.

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Thu plan: Write for @zdnetaustralia, @CSO_Australia; arrange Canberra trip; 1700 sysadmin tasks; 1930 CBSi Hallowe’en Party, perhaps.

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arstechnica Silent Circle and Lavabit launch “DarkMail Alliance” to thwart e-mail spying ars.to/HsNQLn by @cfarivar

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… but as I wrote in July, we should actually be glad that people are showing a interest and learning stuff. zdnet.com/so-you-call-yo…

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Ah, I see another batch of smug know-it-alls putting down people showing an interest in what for them is new info about Australian spying…

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OK, so I am an arsehat. “North America’s Trusted Source of News” shoud’ve been a giveaway. @R_Chirgwin @chris23 @yinettesys

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chris23 Cmdr. Chris Hadfield ejected from movie theatre for loudly heckling Gravity shar.es/IYbhl [master of space, master of media]

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@SnarkyPlatypus CBSi’s (in)famous Christmas Party was getting earlier and earlier, so I think the rebranding is sensible.

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Thu plan, draft: Write for @zdnetaustralia, @CSO_Australia; 1700 sysadmin tasks; 1930 CBSi Hallowe’en Party, Potts Point.

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Thursday, more or less. Yesterday’s fever seems to have declined. I’m glad I slept in.

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Back at the hotel. Lovely to catch up with various people, but it feels like my fever is rising. I shall collapse now.

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An incident of Long Question Without The Microphone Fail just took place. As always. Sigh.

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Excellent, Rachel Dixon from Viocorp cited “TED talks are lying to you”.

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@gnoll110 The tomato figure may or may not have had its source cited. I was facing the wrong way.

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The disruptor seems not to realise it’s “restaurateur” not “restauranteur”, so there’s disruption right there.

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The average tomato travels 1600km, apparently.

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Next up, James Nathan from Food Orbit, who says he’s disrupting the food industry. He looks too thin.

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@0xAli Nope, in my view the anti Comic Sans brigade only highlight their own ignorance of typography’s rich history of novelty typefaces.

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Dror Ben-Naim, Smart Sparrow, is telling us that the future of learning is direct brain interfaces?

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Note to self: Idea for a listicle, “10 Things to do in Your Presentation which Brand you an Arsehat”.

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HURRAH SOMEONE HAS SAID THEY’RE DISRUPTING AN ESTABLISHED INDUSTRY WE CAN ALL GO HOME NOW.

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Cormick says to read Scott Anthony, “The new corporate garage”, Harvard Business Review.

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Cornick currently plugging The Parkville Precinct in Melbourne.

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Innovation precursors: infrastructure, research community, angel investor community, supportive business community.

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Kate Cornick, Uni of Melbourne, on the drivers of innovation. instagram.com/p/gFJcaVCFoj/

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Chorus is picking a NZ town for the Gigatown project, rolling out 1Gb/s for the price of regular broadband.

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Describes concept of the “connected service van” with all sorts of workforce automation tools, just 3 days to build.

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Bloke from NZ’s Chorus says NZ is world’s 7th best in broadband, 17th in making economic advantage from it.

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Collins cited the experience of the city of Chattanooga, which rolled out 1Gb/s to the entire city.

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Collins had a really good one-sentence explanation just then, can’t find it in the brochure. They’re all much longer.

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Collins says many of the startups at Tech23 yesterday had only started in April. Pace is increasing.

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Jason Collins Alcatel-Lucent, says business model innovation is the key to success.

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Sean O’Halloran, MD Alcatel-Lucent Australia, stresses it’s about being ubiquitous, not the technology used.

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Anne Hurley’s welcome included the phrase “ubiquitous high speed broadband” more than once.

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At the launch of ng Connect, which is insecure and wants two hashtags,  

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Yes, today’s @firstdogonmoon cartoon is full of approve. And sphincters. crikey.com.au/2013/10/30/one…

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BernardKeane DFAT response to my queries re TPP - too late for Crikey email ping @joshgnosis & @j_hutch pic.twitter.com/eJu1PMatpQ

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RT @suziam: This 3D printed hat happening right now @makenai graciously modeling it pic.twitter.com/8CCwgOM2Kp [BEWARE, THIS COULD BE YOU!]

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“IBM gives up fight to build CIA’s $600m secret cloud, hands deal to Amazon” theregister.co.uk/2013/10/30/ibm… HT @BlogsofWarTech

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@smartbrain I suspect vendors hold off releasing new models so telcos can get rid of old stock first. Happy to be proved wrong on that.

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@adm_76 Can organisations get away with that?

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GoToMeeting. Java. Suicidal tendencies.

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kloussikian Inner West OH: “Is North Sydney the station across that river?”

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“Samsung announces the Galaxy S4 Zoom for Australia” ausdroid.net/2013/10/30/sam…

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Wed plan: Tidy many loose ends (continuing); 1130 Salesforce.com phone briefing; 1600 ng Connect launch, North Sydney; quiet night.

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RT @jeamland: So, @stilgherrian, are you going to crowdfund a trip to Linux.conf.au in January? [Possibly. Probably.]

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Crowdfunding will be one of the items on this week’s @DownloadABC, I’m sure @marcfennell won’t mind me revealing that.

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New blog post: “Talking crowdfunded journalism on ABC @RNmediareport”, with 10 mins of audio from last week. stilgherrian.com/conversations/…

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“‘Hexacopter’ makes BBC News debut”, yet another drone breakthrough. bbc.co.uk/news/business-…

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@jperlow @ApostrophePong That reminds me of my late friend Toby’s recipe, “Mr Wong’s Authentic Malaysian Duck Pizza”.

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RT @jperlow: Mexican Roll @ Bluefin Sushi & Thai Grill instagram.com/p/gEcLDGSSbg/ [Because obviously. Ping @ApostrophePong ]

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joshgnosis I’ve not heard back from DFAT yet on why the sudden change to make a “public” briefing exclude me for being a journalist.

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@ElishaPearce Well, backgrounders and explainers are journalism, certainly, but traditionally they may or may not be front-of-the-book news.

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ashadihopper Google Glass - it’s like a Segway for your face.

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It’s certainly an informative article for anyone new to the field but there’s nothing in it that’s news as such that I could see pre-coffee.

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“Spy expert: Australia operating as ‘listening post’ for US agencies inc NSA” writes @abcnews (@abchistory?) tinyurl.com/lxky8ms

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@MetaMikeBiggs @SilkCharm Not me. There’s not anything to say beyond “LinkedIn does a privacy over-reach again”.

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@jonoabroad There are indeed others, as @nphair has written. theconversation.com/silk-roads-gon… I think @briankrebs has posted a walk-through.

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@jonoabroad Demonstrating Silk Road will be tough, since the FBI closed it down, but I haven’t been into those markets personally.

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“Travel warnings as UK braced for severe storm and rain” bbc.co.uk/news/uk-246905…

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Wed plan, draft: Tidy many planning & comms loose ends, 1130 Salesforce.com phone; briefing; 1600 ng Connect Launch; remainder TBA.

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Hello, Wednesday. I certainly needed that sleep-in.

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josephfcox Black Flag, a alternative, shutting down and its moderator running away with customers’ pic.twitter.com/wYtmsGw3ny

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New blog post: “Talking family data disaster planning on ABC @702sydney”, 15 mins of audio from last week. stilgherrian.com/conversations/…

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@SnarkyPlatypus Bonjour. Aujourd’hui a été une journée de contrastes. Et vous?

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This is a lovely salty vegetable soup, which will replace what has been lost. But it also looks like what caused the need.

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@Lyall @rashasman @ocean You missed a really obvious, but really lame, joke.

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Oh dear. ABC @RNFutureTense is about the idea of having ideas festivals and what the point of this idea is. Much fun. abc.net.au/radionational/…

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Type 7 on the Bristol Stool Chart, and plenty of it. Excellent*. (*Not excellent at all.)

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@TelestreamAV Of course that happened immediately after I flew out this morning.

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@garthk it’s the HERO3 White Edition. I’m not complaining. gopro.com/cameras/hd-her…

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Sudden fatigue. I think the lack of sleep is catching up with me. Quick errand, then a lazy catch-up on all the communication.

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@TelestreamAV So the weather forecast was accurate then? Our pilot this morning did warn of a “southerly buster”.

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@jonoabroad Certainly a gnome’s eye view of the world would be different.

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@vealmince Can’t argue with that as a strategy, from their point of view.

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@vealmince Indeed, I was just thinking, “Now all I need is the drone to go with it.”

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Lulwut? New toy for everyone from NetSuite. instagram.com/p/gCR8D0iFnY/

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@pin_payments @jdub Indeed, different markets. eWAY’s Matt Bullock just now: “I’m not afraid of Pin Payments,” with a grin.

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@jdub I’m at NetSuite’s annual media l(a)unch with CEO @ZachNelson, at Aria.

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eWAY’s target is to approve merchant accounts within 4 days, next year down to 4 hours. $25 per month, then 30c + 2% per transaction.

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NetSuite has a new partnership with eWAY, the payment gateway. eWAY is now launching merchant accounts dirctly. Live end of this week.

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“Magneto isn’t e-commerce, it’s just e-display… What’s their point of sale solution? They don’t have one,” says @ZachNelson.

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Interesting point from @ZachNelson that with Salesforce.com’s Force.com any ERP is a layer abstracted and far slower.

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NetSuite doesn’t use other cloud services because they have agreements with some customers that all data stays on hardware they own.

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Products now being sold as services, like razor blades. Acne cream was @ZachNelson’s example [!]. I know airlines get engines as a service.

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“I really think the next big push for NetSuite is not recurring billing but unified billing,” says @ZachNelson.

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Says @ZachNelson, “If any company could have built a NetSuite competitor it would have been SAP.”

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They’re putting a lot of effort into helping companies migrate off SAP.

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NetSuite had 166% growth in AsiaPac over the past 3 years, Gartner says they’re still fastest-growing financials software company.

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Currently plugging all the stuff they did last week, but is moving to the customer stories they’re about to run through today.

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Speaking first is of course NetSuite CEO @ZachNelson. They did $410 million in revenue this year.

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The NetSuite l(a)unch is about to begin instagram.com/p/gCENxtCFim/

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Transmitters off. See you in Sydney.

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“Should you need to operate the emergency exit, you will receive instructions from the cabin crew, such as ‘Get out!’” Seems clear.

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@AEConstant The Charles Dickens was precisely what I was after. Perfect for a quiet conversation.

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@garthk They’re blog posts, “No media file” is correct. You’re using the top-level feed rather than one of the others?

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I’ve just decided that, yes, I will go to Canberra on 7 Nov to hear Eugene Kaspersky at the National Press Club. npc.org.au/speakers/eugen…

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Melbourne weather, today’s version instagram.com/p/gBrdP4CFsX/

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I’ve ordered a regular flat white and an apple juice, @feed_the_chooks.

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@AnnabelAstbury True enough. But once you’ve herded cows into a milking shed you expect humans to do a better job.

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I’m checked in and have now dropped off my suitcase, @feed_the_chooks.

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Long queue of stupid people is long, and the people are stupid.

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@feed_the_chooks Don’t worry, you’ll be the first to know.

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Ah. Moved to an exit row.

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Hmmm… Can’t check in on mobile or at the kiosk. Now in line at the service desk.

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Oh handy. Someone else had booked the SkyBus for our hotel at the same time I happened to be leaving. We’re rolling.

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Mobile: Check out; cab to Southern Cross station; SkyBus to Melbourne airport; breakfast and stuff.

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Tue plan, draft: Send many postcards; 0900 VA827 MEL-SYD; 1200 NetSuite media lunch, Circular Quay; administrivia; early night, probably.

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Shut up. Don’t ask.

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RT @SnarkyPlatypus Anybody for antlers? (ping @stilgherrian) instagram.com/p/gATOkZC2q5/ [That’s a few too many antlers for a Monday.]

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Oh bugger, I Instagrammed that two hours ago. That probably explains why only @Rui_deLemos turned up. But we’re still here.

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So, here for the next couple of hours, at least, should you care to join me instagram.com/p/gAX0YsiFkM/

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OK, @AEConstant @vanderaj @Rui_deLemos, Charles Dickens was the first to be mentioned twice, I’ll be there in 5 minutes.

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@jodiem Yeah I agree with your assessment, Jodie. I’m obviously pretty tolerant but there are limits.

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Or bar. The food can be a separate concept.

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Well, @Rui_deLemos and anyone else, a relaxed pub in the zone from Flinders St station to Chinatown would be?

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@eldonnn I’m sceptical of “technology über alles”, certainly, but I look at it thru the numbers, trying to avoid yearning for simpler times.

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@Rui_deLemos It’s possible I may be. I’m waiting for a message from an old friend to see if an almost-plan can work. Will know by 1800.

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On the loose near Flinders St station.

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RT @KathAlbury I’m thinking it’s a Fellini movie. Probably La Dolce Vita. [Yep, just confirmed by staff. Nicely spotted, thanks.]

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RT @ericscheid A Sofia Loren movie set in Rome? Can’t be too many of those [Exactly!]

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Those saying it is Sophia Loren are less wrong than those who think it is Roman Holiday with Audrey Hepburn.

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Further clue, this seems to be set in Rome.

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