Stilgherrian (@stilgherrian)

Wentworth Falls NSW AU

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October 20th, 2013

I am collapsing, like the credibility of an MPs travel claims.

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johnmcternan On Dylan Thomas and the Auden generation - ‘They are a useless set of cunts’. Basil Bunting (via bit.ly/16kRSyk h/t @tom_watson)

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RT @aimee_maree: Hard to predict but warning signs been there stone fruit in bilpin budded 8 weeks early… Scary days… [That’s… a lot.]

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@erkpod @aimee_maree I noted with interest a couple species of birds that I hadn’t seen on this ridge before. I’ve no idea really, though.

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@erkpod I suspect that I will indeed be listening tomorrow night. The weather doesn’t look promising.

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And after that burst of pluggage, it’s back to the writing. I’m a bit behind schedule, but nothing that can’t be fixed.

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Listening to the Blue Mountains GRN (government radio network) as crews wind down for the day. Feeling quiet reassured.

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One of my blog posts tomorrow will be my thoughts on this as a journalism funding model longer-term. pozible.com/corruptednerds1

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More pledges would be lovely, but even if you don’t, the model to fund the project should be interesting to watch. pozible.com/corruptednerds1

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I’ve already raised initial target budget to cover the Breakpoint and Ruxcon hacker conferences next week, and more. pozible.com/corruptednerds1

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For those who’ve missed it so far, I have a crowdfunded journalism project going at @Pozible. pozible.com/corruptednerds1

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Thanks, @docbaty, all is just fine here, though we’re alert to any escalation of risk and I have an evacuation plan and bug-out bag ready.

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I’m fine for today thanks, @Terrigalbiz1, though tomorrow will be the more interesting one. I wrote at length at stilgherrian.com/weekly-wrap/17…

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New photo: “Just a little smoke tonight” flickr.com/photos/stilghe…

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AnthonyClarkAU We are 76km from the closest fire front. This just landed in our yard. pic.twitter.com/Ezc5Vg5jeS

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@SnarkyPlatypus Some of these proles occasionally say things of value. I’m tolerant. Occasional mindless hashtaggery is no capital offence.

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Muting the regexp /.*/i. Sanity is restored.

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@SnarkyPlatypus Je vous écris un article qui explique pourquoi les gens stupides vont bientôt perdre leur emploi.

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@SnarkyPlatypus Bonjour. Je suis presque en train d’écrire quelque chose. C’est un petit miracle. Et vous?

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@jeamland @iain_chalmers “But it’s only two pages! My nephew knows Flash so it’d have graphics and everything.”

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USS Zumwalt (DDG-1000), 19th century ironclad look outside, data centre inside. arstechnica.com/information-te… cdn.arstechnica.net/wp-content/upl…

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“I need a search engine like google.com,” said the client, so it’s all easy from there… clientsfromhell.net/post/644002127…

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Don’t encourage him. It’ll end badly.

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New blog post: “Weekly Wrap 176: Largely largesse, then looming bushfires” stilgherrian.com/weekly-wrap/17…

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@zackwhittaker “Fins”? Do Finns have fins? THAT’S TOTALLY AWESOME!

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@zackwhittaker Finland does appeal… as does the vodka.

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New image: “Bushfires near me, 1350 AEDT” flickr.com/photos/stilghe… Map from Google Crisis Maps: goo.gl/6snn4A

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NSWRFS State Mine Fire: People East of Bilpin between Mt Lagoon Rd & Pittman Rd - If not prepared should relocate now. Head east towards Richmond

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@jeamland Wednesday is a better plan, because I’ll be mentally exhausted after the conferences. I’ll have my people call your people.

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NSWRFS State Mine Fire: People West of Bilpin between Bowens Cr Rd & Mt Wilson Rd inc Mt Tomah & Berambing relocate now. Head East to Richmond

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@jeamland Excellent. Wed 23/10, Fri and Mon are the evenings without specific conference-related activities. Something should happen.

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annetreasure I can’t stop laughing at this 90s pigeon rap metal band poster (ht @somtum) pic.twitter.com/pdxpgVpKMd

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@jeamland Will you be back in MEL by Wednesday evening? Because that’s when I arrive there.

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RT @moldor: @stilgherrian @Snipergirl Any plan that keeps you alive is a GOOD plan [There is that, yes. Here’s hoping it won’t be needed.]

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New photo: “Bushfire smoke with solar panels”, taken moments ago near Wentworth Falls. flickr.com/photos/stilghe…

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OK, we’re good. I blame @R_Chirgwin, somehow.

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There will now be a brief break in my attempts to actually start writing while I make sure I didn’t just lose my Time Machine backups.

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@nazzer Bluetooth is your friend… Also, innocuous-sounding free Wi-Fi access points. Not that I would know, obviously.

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@nazzer Annoyingly, that’s the default message tone on Samsung Galaxy S III, and perhaps some others.

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Hmmm… This Fairfax Storify uses my retweets of @darrenyatesau’s photos rather than his originals. Disappoint. storify.com/ffxsouth/socia…

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ziyatong You never forget your first Black Widow

[photo: Ziya Tong] <- Yay!
*With huge thanks to @Myrmecos for today’s class pic.twitter.com/j7mM1mMxp7

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@intrepidfear Thanks. Of course I am just being silly there. I know how this could all change very suddenly.

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RT @intrepidfear: and unfortunately, it only takes one dickhead to make a terrible situation worse. [HEY I COULD BE THAT DICKHEAD.]

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That said, Wentworth Falls is not on the list of communities where there is a “potential threat today”. So far. rfs.nsw.gov.au/dsp_more_info.…

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Fire spreading into Grose Valley is one of my triggers for being ready to evacuate.

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“There is also potential for fire spreading into Grose Valley and towards properties to the north of Great Western Highway at Mt Victoria.”

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NSWRFS Mt Vic Fire (Blue Mtns) ow.ly/pZ008 Potential threat Mt Vic, Kanimbla VLY, Megalong VLY, Lawson Long Alley, Mt Boyce, Blackheath

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Of course, in Pennsylvania it’s all about the square-dancing tractors. youtube.com/watch?v=RmvhCp…

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Gangnam Style is passé, sure, but not when done with earthmoving equipment. shanghaiist.com/2013/10/19/wat… HT @shanghaiist

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MT @australiansky: Blue Mountains bushfires early this morning from above Katoomba at ~20,000 feet pic.twitter.com/phwPxAWDs1 [HT @enquerre]

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@johnthelutheran It’s a terrible business, and I’ll be raising it at the hacker conferences I’m going to next week. SOMETHING MUST BE DONE.

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@eldonnn @moldor Don’t worry, I’ll be out of here long before the state of that track becomes an issue.

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NSWRFS In a bush fire, don’t leave your decisions to the last minute. Here’s why. youtube.com/watch?v=hcLBVg…

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@the_lunatix @smurray38 Erm, “could be”?”Is”. It’s a standard joke in naming Wi-Fi networks.

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Even if you don’t normally click through to Sunday Telegraph stories, please do click onto that one to see extreme some arsehattery at work.

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smurray38 In which a Sunday Tele journo fails to appreciate that anyone can name their network connection anything dailytelegraph.com.au/news/nsw/icac-…

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Note to self: While packing your bug-out bag, don’t bother thinking about colour-coordinating your wardrobe. [Slaps self.]

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RT @jeamland: Beaver shot: airliners.net/photo/De-Havil… [And even I can tell that this is an excellent beaver shot.]

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One of my blog posts in the next 24 hours will be my thoughts on this as a journalism funding model longer-term. pozible.com/corruptednerds1

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More pledges would be lovely, but even if you don’t, the model to fund the project will be interesting to watch. pozible.com/corruptednerds1

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I’ve already raised initial target budget to cover the Breakpoint and Ruxcon hacker conferences next week, and more. pozible.com/corruptednerds1

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For those who missed it during the week, I have a crowdfunded journalism project going at @Pozible. pozible.com/corruptednerds1

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Sun plan: A day of writing, primarily, for Corrupted Nerds, @zdnetaustralia, @technologyspec and a personal blog post. Unless bushfires.

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@darrenyatesau @R_Chirgwin @SouthwoodEllie Glad to hear. Emergencies test the skills / attitudes of broadcast crews, some shine, some don’t.

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MT @R_Chirgwin: Also thanks to out-of-state crews Qld, ACT, Vic, SA. [Listening to their cheery “Hi, where do we go?” now. @darrenyatesau]

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NSWRFS If you live in a bush fire prone area, help us by making a Bush Fire Survival Plan. rfs.nsw.gov.au/dsp_content.cf…

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That was the chirpiest “Thanks! Goodnight!” from a young-sounding fire comms person on the ground. It’s 0725 and she’s just finishing.

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@topher_1976 @R_Chirgwin Yeah “not toooo bad” seems to be the overall assessment so far today. I’m leaving for Sydney Tue, Melbourne Wed.

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RT @darrenyatesau: RFS doing what they do best! pic.twitter.com/HhVzQfbtk0 [That’s not something I’d choose to do. Brave work.]

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RT @darrenyatesau: Keeping watch Springwood/ fire this afternoon. pic.twitter.com/mdaNucjQCe [See? Real risk for others.]

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@darrenyatesau @R_Chirgwin It is indeed a long day ahead for the crews. Good to hear you’re OK for now. Great photos you’ve seen posting.

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@Snipergirl @moldor Thanks. I don’t know that the plan is a “good” plan, but at least we have one. A lot of others are much closer to risk.

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@BR3NDA @chrisjrn @theretronaut Given the photo’s from the same year the S-300 was produced, I’m guessing it’s a Sikorsky PR effort.

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@BR3NDA @chrisjrn @theretronaut Here we go. It’s a Sikorsky S-300. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sikorsky_… More importantly, what whisky is Sinatra drinking?

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@BR3NDA @chrisjrn @theretronaut No, it’s a small helicopter. I’ve seen that model before. Gyrocopters don’t have that complex rotor head.

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Sounds like the woman running GRN firecom bidding fire crews a good sleep late last night, is the same one greeting them early this morning.

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MT @theretronaut: 1964: Frank Sinatra steps off helicopter with drink in hand retronaut.com/2013/10/frank-… pic.twitter.com/qRHfmBVGga [Sensible man.]

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Sun plan, draft: A day of writing, primarily, for Corrupted Nerds, @zdnetaustralia, @technologyspec and a personal blog post.

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No need to leave yet, @Snipergirl @moldor, everything’s fine for now. But I’ve agreed an evacuation plan and its triggers with a neighbour.

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We’re near Wentworth Falls, on this map. goo.gl/l9yG31This is the way out. flickr.com/photos/stilghe… @moldor

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To those who’ve asked (inc @moldor), I’m ~18km from Mt Victoria fires, under 30km from State mine. Fires can travel that within hours.

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While I’m no expert. @R_Chirgwin, it looks like today must be a solid, hard slog to pull the fires back to a minimum while condition are OK.

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RT @R_Chirgwin: I like the bit of the forecast that says, about the winds, “becoming light”. I like that a lot. [Agreed. But Monday is bad.]

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Blue Mountains GRN (government radio network) is full of chatter as nightwatch crews wind down, fresh crews ready for the 0800 crew change.

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Sunday. It’s quiet and windless in our patch of forest at Wentworth Falls. I’m hoping it stays that way.

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