Stilgherrian (@stilgherrian)

Wentworth Falls NSW AU

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October 19th, 2013

@michaelneale Yep. U\I used to map out this sort of structure to coordinate complex, multi-location, multi-state outside broadcasts.

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RT @myrcurial: Depressing… TSA searching WW2 vets on honor flightuipic.twitter.com/9CJMzKSy1X1X [Class act. Sigh.]

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So GRN chatter includes one fire team releasing units to give to another and telling them what channels to communicate on.

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GRN is a higher-level coordinating net, connecting different regions’ fire teams, and other agencies like ambulance and the local council.

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One comms coordinator is a clear-voiced women. As crews report “Returning to base and closedown”, it’s “Thanks for your help. Sleep well.”

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Listening to the Blue Mountains GRN (government radio network) as the fire and other emergency crews close down for the night.

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The weather forecast for NSW looks unhelpful, given the fire situation.

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I’ve just posted an update to my @Pozible project for covering Breakpoint and Ruxcon. Much more tomorrow. pozible.com/corruptednerds…

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@swearyanthony My treasurer when I was station manager at @ThreeDRadio was an auditor at Electricity Trust of SA. Heard some stories.

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The late Murray Nicholl, then with Radio 5DN, reported from the destruction of his own home. Won him his first Walkley Award.

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St Michael’s House, Anglican monastery on Mt Lofty, was destroyed. Monks were too busy running a fire spotting and comms tower to defend it.

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Power lines were a major source of ignition in South Australia’s Ash Wednesday bushfires of 1983 too. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ash_Wedne…

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NSWRFS Prelim investigations on Springwood and Mt Vic fires determined they were a result of powerlines in strong winds ow.ly/pYjfR

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That ship isn’t the only thing that should be fumigated, wrapped in plastic, and sent back to Adelaide.

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No, I’m not explaining it to YOU, @R_Chirgwin, because it’ll only set you off. People have enough to put up with tonight.

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It’s certainly a day of contrasts up here in the Blue Mountains today.

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NSWRFS Springwood Fire: Photo of the fire from Stapylton Street courtesy of @urphymayss ow.ly/i/3t6tm

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@scottnich Yeah an M79 would do the job nicely. Sigh.

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NSWRFS Linksview Road Fire, Springwood (Blue Mountains): Photo of the fire at 2:30pm from Winmalee Shops ow.ly/i/3t64v

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@swearyanthony @michaelneale I remember RAAF paying when a Mirage III-O accidentally went supersonic low over glasshouses. Saw it do it.

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@swearyanthony @michaelneale If my memory serves me correctly, Defence is kinda uninsurable, but they have a budget for fixing stuff.

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RT @DeanBarnett: beer money? [Well, it goes into the “production pool”, but then that money goes to me anyway, so it’s sorta beer money.]

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Pleased that I’ve sorted Melbourne flights, airport transfers and accommodation $64.40 under budget. (I need a hashtag for this project.)

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RT @michaelneale: accidentally the blue mountains. [Hey, it could happen to anyone. With live ammunition. Anyone.]

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Note again, overseas friends, that the chopper at Winmalee is a different fire from the one that Defense might have started at State Mine.

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darrenyatesau BREAKING: Winmalee North gets dumping. pic.twitter.com/eeTmFzCR2r

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“The fire started on 16 Oct, the same day Defence personnel held an explosive ordnance training activity at the Marangaroo Training Area.”

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RT @bencubby: More homes in Blue Mountains face fire threat, as Defence Department concedes it may have started fire. bit.ly/1grKaZK

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Melbourne accommodation booked. I got a decent-looking hotel, plus breakfasts and internets, well within the budget. Pleased.

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@Captainturtle @Pozible It has gone well, yes. I’m writing it up at length ‘cos I learned a lot (and still am learning a lot) along the way.

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NSWRFS State Mine (Lithgow and Blue Mtns): Fire activity intensified around Berambing & Bilpin. Too late to leave seek shelter as fire approaches

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@jennylmackinnon Ah, I now have to do a bit of research to understand your comment. Well played.

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For me, the State Mine Fire is about 32km away, but it has the potential to grow and move south on, say, Monday.

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NSWRFS State Mine Fire (Lithgow and Blue Mountains): Fire has intensified around Dargan. People in the area should shelter in place

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NSWRFS Emergency Warning - State Mine Fire (Lithgow & Blue Mountains) ow.ly/pY6bI Fire activity has intensified around the area of Bell

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About time! “A revolutionary new accessory to make breathing easy.” breathapp.com

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I like some fine-grain stuff in @Pozible’s engine, like switching from “days to go” to “hours to go” at 72 hours. pozible.com/corruptednerds1

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Photo: “Approaching Penrith”, taken last night, clearly showing the smoke north of Penrith. flickr.com/photos/stilghe…

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RT @simcameron: This tiny spot in the sky is @Barnaby_Joyce falling from 10,000ft above @nbnnews pic.twitter.com/JM5e4Fsr4Z [Finally!]

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Photo: “Smoke-affected sunset, near Lapstone”, taken last night. flickr.com/photos/stilghe…

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@michaelneale @jonoabroad I’ll be hunting for a copy of the NSW RFS Comms SOPs a little later, which will help.

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New photo: “Smoke in the valley near Wentworth Falls” taken just now at @bunjaree, though it’s hard to see. flickr.com/photos/stilghe…

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@michaelneale @jonoabroad There’s also an Android app, “Scanner Radio”, the one with the orange on grey icon.

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Plenty have tweeted this already, but here’s NASA’s shot of NSW fires from space on Thursday. earthobservatory.nasa.gov/IOTD/view.php?… eoimages.gsfc.nasa.gov/images/imagere…

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MT @barryofarrell: how fire fighters helped to save homes near Raymond Terrace pic.twitter.com/BSwzaS904c [Unrelated fire, near Newcastle.]

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The fire in that area is still listed as “out of control”. rfs.nsw.gov.au/dsp_content.cf… It’s ~20km from where I am, so I have no first-hand info.

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RT @NSWRFS: 193 homes confirmed destroyed, 109 damaged in Springwood/Winmalee area. rfs.nsw.gov.au/dsp_more_info_… [I missed this 0900 AEDT update.]

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@_chesty @purserj Nope, no Bitcoin into @Pozible. You’d have to ask them if they have plans to do so. I may set up a process for next time.

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Thanks all. I’ll post a detailed update later today. The project is still accepting pledges until Tuesday 1200 AEDT. pozible.com/corruptednerds1

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Not only did it reach initial target, we’ve also got an extra $1200 into the production pool for creating media. pozible.com/corruptednerds1

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For anyone who missed it during the week, I started a @Pozible to cover the Breakpoint and Ruxcon hacker conferences. pozible.com/corruptednerds1

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@R_Chirgwin @franksting @bluntshovels @paulwallbank Ah. I have a personal policy of not clicking through to Facebook pages.

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RT @bluntshovels: Pic from the ZigZag Railway. (From their Fbook page.) pic.twitter.com/XFAStrNCsP [In dangerous terrain too. HT @paulwallbank]

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ArmsControlWonk @stilgherrian @SecurityScholar Yeah, I hate batik.

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SecurityScholar If you’re interested in Asia Pacific defence spending, see DIO’s 2013 report on econ trends defence.gov.au/dio/documents/… (PDF) @causindy

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I just realise I’ve been confusing @ArmsControlWonk and @SecurityScholar. This will not do.

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@Chirpycharper @fivewalls This is all most helpful. I’ll pack my bags now.

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RT @jeamland: Here’s more Joe Hockey: youtube.com/watch?v=TA8Uav… [“Charlie tango tea-kettle barbecue.” Yeah a bit wrong.]

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That consensus aside, @guardian does have a lovely photo of Joe Hockey ready to make the trains run on time. static.guim.co.uk/sys-images/Gua…

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RT @Miktar: Every Pokemon, sorted by color - rather beautiful: images2.wikia.nocookie.net/__cb2013052917… [I hadn’t realised there we so many!]

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@littlemisslotus It was evacuated Thursday. With 30% of the ground examined, RFS has counted 81 properties destroyed. rfs.nsw.gov.au/dsp_more_info_…

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The fire at Linksview Rd, Springwood is still listed as “out of control”, with a “Watch and Act” status. rfs.nsw.gov.au/dsp_content.cf…

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@PitcherJenna I love you too. I’m not so keen on mangoes though. Especially now.

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@Chirpycharper The “sources” are merely people’s feelpinions. I may write about them later, but I’d stick to official news for now.

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Sat plan: Slow start; deal with comms backlog, slowly; write @Pozible project update, slowly; think about things, slowly; early night.

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…. . … . ….…. . … … …….. Saturday.

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