Stilgherrian (@stilgherrian)

Wentworth Falls NSW AU

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October 3rd, 2013

OK, so I’ll move my 0500 alarm to earlier than that, so I can finish the op-ed I boldly committed to filing by 0700. I am an arsehat.

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A Journalist’s Guide to Firearms Identification. pic.twitter.com/SvzBFKPmhU HT @gjpaterson via @tobyharnden @NewtonMark

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@nicolejensen @EmwilkinsonR @kaylenehong It still hasn’t quite got me rushing to download…

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MT @nicolejensen: With ‘Stories’ Snapchat users [can] share photos that don’t disappear in 10 sec. bit.ly/1bzbijN [So, like email.]

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A “died-in-the-wool Liberal Party member”, @abc730? “Dyed-in-the-wool”. Or is he a dead wolf in sheep’s clothing? abc.net.au/7.30/content/2…

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This will end well. It aways ends well.

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Day 1 of the inaugural DiG Festival ends. Thank you, linesmen. Thank you, ballboys. More tomorrow. Drinks!

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“So the alcohol’s about to flow. Hang in there,” says @bomberdog528. I KNOW I WAS JUST SAYING THAT.

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I CAN HEAR THEM GETTING THE DRINKS READY IN THE NEXT ROOM HURRY UP JEFF HURRY UP HURRY UP HURRY UP.

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“If form followed function, I’d eat sushi with a fork,” says @bomberdog528 instagram.com/p/e_tLu8iFu1/

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So here’s what Jeff Julian (@bomberdog528) reckons about creativity instagram.com/p/e_sX3wCFuN/

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That Jeff Julian’s father worked at Lockheed’s Skunkworks is an interesting snippet of biography.

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Closing keynote for day 1 starting now: Jeff Julian jeffjulian.com “Vision for the future of design”

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Praise Australia! We’re learning how to fly better drones by hurling budgies down a psychedelic corridor! Science!

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@Mikenicholls88 Agreed. The TechShop website said they were looking for what looked like franchisees (I didn’t look closely).

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@jpwarren Hah! I have no idea, I just email in my words. But that’s a lovely commentary on my writing.

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@unsungsongs My excuses are always good. Or at least “good”.

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A proposed risk management framework for IAVs instagram.com/p/e_n2sLCFrP/

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The slide from @ianlyons’ presentation on drones that I missed: yes, farm drones! pic.twitter.com/OuufdH5kiB HT @corinnepaterson

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@unsungsongs I’d tag along, but it looks like we’ll be flying a drone inside City Hall. Allegedly.

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Potential civilian applications of IAVs instagram.com/p/e_m570iFqk/

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Example of current “driver assist” technologies instagram.com/p/e_mnphCFqa/

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Next up, Uni of Newcastle’s Tristan Perez on “Intelligent Autonomous Vehicles”

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Me at @zdnetaustralia: “The global clash to capture your cash” zdnet.com/the-global-cla…

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Lyons reckons the killer app for drones will be agriculture. Farms need to cover big areas.

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Lyons compares current state of makerish stuff (like drones) to late-1970s hobbyist computer movement, pre-IBM PC.

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Lyons points to Ponoko, “Personal Factory software platform” and now beyond. ponoko.com

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Lyons points to TechShop, open community access to high-tech machine tools (including coworking space) from $120pm. techshop.ws

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Lyons points to Kicktraq, which he describes as “Google Analytics for Kickstarter”. kicktraq.com

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Lyons points to Hex copter on Kickstarter, a drone anyone can fly. 4300% over-funded. kickstarter.com/projects/13873…

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@rebeccacaroe Thanks very much. I’d have snarfed it from the slides later, but it’s handy as my coverage evolved.

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Compulsory mentions of Raspberry Pi and Arduino.

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Lyons compares Kestrel Autopilot from Lockheed Martin at $8500 with a new open source flight controller at $200.

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Open source hardware in explained in this video, on-screen now. oshwa.org/2012/10/02/osh…

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Origins of DIY drones movement at diydrones.com was all about sharing information and open design.

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Lyons: Even in developed economies, digital economy only about 10% of total. Makers are the web generation building in bits.

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So @ianlyons is going to use drones as an example of all this stuff. We’re trying to convince him to fly the drone.

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Next up, @ianlyons on “How the Maker Movement Will Transform our Economy”

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Next up, @sholtomac chairs a panel on future of media with @rebeccacaroe @ClarkStream Zac Zavos.

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RT @juhasaarinen: @stilgherrian Are you undergoing some particularly horrendous form of brainwashing? [Compared with…?]

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Slides with citations from @rebeccacaroe’s presentation on native advertising are at slideshare.net/rcaroe/native-…

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Yes, newspapers are hiring “content creators” who aren’t “journalists” to work on this stuff.

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At which point @rebeccacaroe points to the traditional church v state / editorial v advertising and the word “ethical”.

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Tempted to ask whether “native advertising” is just a linguistic scam to get out of identify your ads as ads.

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Lengthy bit about needing to label paid-for content as such, as if this is a question ethical people think was even open.

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BuzzFedd and Upworthy are described as “virality machines” by @rebeccacaroe. Missed who she attributed that term to.

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RT @johncarneyau: Kind of like morning television, right? [That’s actually not a bad way of putting it. ]

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“If you talked to people like advertising talked to people, they would punch you in the face.” @rebeccacaroe cites @gapingvoid

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Up now, @rebeccacaroe: “Native Advertising, will the newspaper industry adapt or die” [Still not tweeting as much of this.]

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What media’s vision might be if less controlling: @ClarkStream goes all @ASOS on us. pic.twitter.com/QFNCvTyMtJ HT @corinnepaterson

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Up now, Angela Clark, @ABCinnovation: “Citizen centric media: Could this change everything and what does it mean?”

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RT @martindistasio: @stilgherrian drones in the media??? surely not!!!! [Hah! Well played.]

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The man sitting next to me at the media table is firing up a quadrocopter. We’re screwed.

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Summary of Dastoor’s areas of discussion, for my later research instagram.com/p/e_W81nCFtI/

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Dastoor is talking organic electronics. “But we are organic,” he says, so we can print biosensors out of this stuff.

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Solar paint? Printers that print photovoltaic panels? This is amazing stuff.

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In fact, I’m now wishing I’d readjusted my writing plan to be able to pay more attention to the event’s green-tech stream.

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Prof Paul Dastoor’s presentation on the economics of future photovoltaic technology is also very good.

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Here’s Series’ call for action on solar energy instagram.com/p/e_Trt_CFpl/

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Series: Sun puts our 10,000x as much energy as the Earth is currently capturing. Plenty of scope to grab more, right?

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Next up, Kerry Series from @STARHubGroup, “Solar Energy: Primary power source in 20 years or 100 years?”

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@carolduncan It’s all going very well here at , I reckon your town’s got a good new thing.

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Dr Gary Ellem’s presentation is excellent. I’ll figure out how to being this to you later. STay tuned.

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“Sex is the meat grinder of innovation,” says Ellem. He plans to get “deeply sexy” with transport. Uhoh.

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Next up, Dr Gary Ellem, Uni of Newcastle, “Can we kill the electric car… for something better?”

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The practical tips for marketing to new audiences from @shoeboxedaust’s @SaraWied are very good. Look out for a recording.

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Next up, @SaraWied from Shoeboxed Australia. (But I’m still focused more on writing a thing than tweeting right now.)

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So Lim wants to promote “addictive” game processes, even though she acknowledges that addiction to a game caused her problems?

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Next up is Theresa Lim @Play2Lead, “Engage Me!! How gamification can engage your audience” [yes, two exclamation marks]

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RT @NewtonMark: You can gouge-out eyes using the coffee spoons from morning tea. [Good thinking!]

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The next session is on gamification and I have no gun. [“A novel by Harlan Ellison?”]

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Hmmm. A talk-through of Xero’s new features seemed a bit out of place, but was brief. More plug than insight into our future.

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RT @impulsecloud: The message is clear @Xero pic.twitter.com/856SyyFmFp [OK, so I’ll retweet a catchy sound bite. So sue me.]

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Next up is Anna Cochrane from Xero on “Seamless online payments for small businesses”, but I shan’t tweet it ‘cos I’m writing.

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@miller_c_j It’s not an unreasonable idea. I’m not sure how I’ll juggle my schedule though. I’m on the media table at the very back, mostly.

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Up now: Uni of Newcastle’s Tom Chen on “The Rise of Co-creative Consumers”. I can’t tweet it ‘cos I have to organise my notes.

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RT @leslienassar: Something something Year of NFC (again) [And QR Codes. Don’t forget QR Codes.]

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Aronson: “Payment is an integral part of the value and service proposition.”

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I’m writing about this Future of Payments stuff (@DiG_Festival and more) for @zdnetaustralia (soon), @technologyspec (later).

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Plenty of anecdotes from Aronson on how moving to contactless card payments saves heaps in handling costs compared with cash.

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Aronson says handling all that cash costs the Australian economy between $4 and $4.5 billion a year. No source given.

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Aronson says most Aust’s still use cash for most transactions, but it’s less than 15% of total value of all transactions.

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The key to getting this right, says Aronson, is user-centric design. [Same said by Westpac recently. businessspectator.com.au/article/2013/9…]

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Aronson: Three key drivers in future payment systems: convenience, mobility, customer experience; key non-negotiable: security.

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Any or all of that funnel can happen in front of seller or not, all can be exposed to the world in real time online.

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Traditional purchase funnel: awareness, opinion, consideration, preference, purchase, says Aronson. That linear model now dead.

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Aronson notes that “innovation” must be both new and different, and demonstrably better. [Obvious, but often forgotten.]

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Opening keynote is Nick Aronson, Commonwealth Bank (main sponsor), kicking off with an anecdote about bad payment experiences.

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“We talk about how we’re mining nerds here in Newcastle, and we think that’s a good thing,” said @mediahunter

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The opener by @mediahunter stressed how we need to think beyond the mining boom, transition to an innovation and IP economy.

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On stage now, @mediahunter opening the inaugural @DiG_Festival. Program for today and tomorrow at digfestival.com.au/about-dig/

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It begins soon. The media is spoilt with a special table! instagram.com/p/e-22OnCFgB/

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I’ve just been chatting with some of the organisers. The vibe for @DiG_Festival is “right”. They’ve created a thing.

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Thu plan: Solid breakfast (done); @DiG_Festival Day 1 digfestival.com.au/about-dig/ (Filter to avoid many tweets later); evening TBA.

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Schwag, with TWO guides to craft beer instagram.com/p/e-ygPpCFpb/

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Newcastle City Hall, ready for today’s instagram.com/p/e-u9EGiFjm/

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Newcastle City Hall, ready for today’s instagram.com/p/e-urqoiFjI/

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@dobes That Tradie Special I tweeted yesterday was at the CBD Hotel.

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Chap in hotel elevator is so drunk he can barely walk. Staggers into me, reeking of beer. “Sorry mate, big night.” 0715 AEST.

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RT @HyperBrendan: It is a rare bit of gloom in this otherwise sunny paradise [In this the best of all possible worlds.]

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Hmmm… This forecast for Newcastle if a shower or two, thunderstorms, 19C was not quit expected, but should cause minimal dramas.

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@indigoid Mr Connery is the epitome of manliness in that photograph.

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Thu plan, draft: Solid breakfast; @DiG_Festival Day 1 digfestival.com.au/about-dig/ (Filter to avoid many tweets later); evening TBA.

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