Stilgherrian (@stilgherrian)

Wentworth Falls NSW AU

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October 21st, 2013

RT @AnthonyClarkAU: Amazed by offers of support. Somebody offered me cheap helicopters today. I bought three. ;)

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@KathyReid @creativecommons Yeah, I do like* how I get better access to US research than Australian. (*do not like)

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Me at @zdnetaustralia today: “From CIO to CUXO: Chief user experience officer” zdnet.com/from-cio-to-cu…

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Me earlier: “The Cicadas! The Cicadas!”, explaining why daytime is so stressful here. stilgherrian.com/personal/the-c…

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@alexkidman But that said, there’s still specific projects you do that could capture the imagination.

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@KathyReid @creativecommons Hey, stories paid for by the public go to the public. Seems fair to me. Commercial stream is still there too.

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@chrisjrn Well I guess that’s kinda the point. Thanks.

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@charispalmer @alliecoyne @alexkidman Now there’s a thought! There’s a lot to explore with this model.

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@KathyReid Thanks very much. I plan to try for Kiwicon next, and after that I’m not sure. There’s talk of Ponycon…

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@alexkidman Thanks. I suspect narrow-niche is important. There’s lots of coverage of CES. Not much of Breakpoint and Ruxcon.

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@chrisjrn Oh right. That’s rather slack. My SOP was always end-of-day status reports. “Many eyes” and CYA documentation if nothing else.

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I only RT that, @chrisjrn, to add “ORLY?” (because RTing praise is lame). It’s just a daily touch-base on a fast-moving project. Normal.

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chrisjrn Even after less than a week, @stilgherrian is already the most communicative @Pozible project creator I’ve backed. Very pleased.

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I’ve just posted an update on my @Pozible for covering Breakpoint and Ruxcon. $3773 (209%) raised, 14 hours to go. pozible.com/corruptednerds…

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NSWRFS A large amount lightning is moving across the State but there is there is no significant rainfall expected with it ow.ly/i/3tWtt

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NSWRFS State Mine: great turn out to our Community Meeting in Yarramundi tonight ow.ly/i/3tU0x

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MT @R_Chirgwin: It’s my Shiralee, not someone else’s. [That explains why Noni Hazlehurst never drops in. @darrenyatesau]

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NSWRFS Watch & Act - Mount York Rd, Mount Victoria Firefighters may backburn around the Blackheath area tonight ow.ly/q0w0S

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@darrenyatesau The guilt reflex is interesting, though. We’re programmed for tribal solidarity, obviously, and something deep says to stay.

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@darrenyatesau Well I’m based at @R_Chirgwin’s @bunjaree, near Wentworth Falls. It’s not under threat for now.

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NSWRFS Bilpin: Whilst we really appreciate the outpouring of support for our crews the Salvos are providing catering and no more food is needed

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@darrenyatesau Heh. Yeah it’s a bit OTT. But I’m covering the Breakpoint and Ruxcon conferences Thu-Sat. I feel a tad guilty now.

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@darrenyatesau Indeed. Good Fortune. In theory I’m on the 0755 train to Sydney tomorrow, and fly to Melbourne on Wednesday.

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RT @darrenyatesau: Springwood fire just downgraded to W&A - good news! [That is indeed excellent new.]

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BBC_WHYS We’ll cover on @BBC_WHYS from 1030GMT / 9.30pm Sydney. If you’re close to fires in NSW Australia, what can you see?

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STAND BY SAUL ESLAKE HAS AN OPINION.

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RT @michaelneale: @R_Chirgwin @stilgherrian I have never seen actual water nymphs. [Exactly! It’s all a furphy.]

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RT @swearyanthony: google mapmaker allows you to add it [I’ll leave @R_Chirgwin to do that, since he probably made it up.]

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@R_Chirgwin Ah, thank you. Doesn’t the sign just say “Dell Road” on that track?

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@R_Chirgwin Where’s “Water Nymph’s Dell”? Google Maps has failed me on this occasion.

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Thanks, @R_Chirgwin, that is good news. I’m just annoyed I had other idiot crap to deal with today rather than helping you guys.

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RT @R_Chirgwin: If my news is accurate you will see heavy smoke overnight: backburn about 1km to our north-west. I consider this good news.

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TBH, other matter have been more of a stress for me today, and I’m on the 0755 to Sydney tomorrow. Wednesday will be the bad day up here.

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New image: “The fires grow, gradually”, being an updated map of what concerns @R_Chirgwin and to a lesser extent me. flickr.com/photos/stilghe…

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RT @Idealaw: Dutch carriers abused data retention law for marketing purposes bit.ly/17DHYot [Obviously that’d never happen here.]

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RT @dobes: awesome new avatar because sulphurs are insane [It’s true. They are.]

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Mentally exhausted.

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NSWRFS Emergency Warning State Mine: ow.ly/q0nIv people around Inberra Rd & Mt Irvine Rd Berambing Shelter in place as fire approaches.

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jendudley Lads, I salute you. RT @Xtel: Sad Etsy Boyfriends is such a funny Tumblr. The name says it all… sadetsyboyfriends.tumblr.com

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Will we eventually form relationships with devices? Anthropologist Genevieve Bell (@feraldata) thinks so. onthemedia.org/story/talk-me-…

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RT @akent: Seems so archaic. [Well it isn’t a new occupation… @monkeytypist]

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RT @akent: What do you call someone who pastes or tapes gig posters up around town? A “poster poster”? [That’d be a “bill poster”.]

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MT @SydneyWaterNews: Sydney Water statement on Blue Mountains bushfires bit.ly/1i7zxqC [In brief: Save water, fires get priority.]

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@basscheffers @NewtonMark Oh I don’t doubt you. I just remember a some previous claim of “old photos” being blown away by that glitch.

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@bigbadave Ah! I’ll do the same to my cicadas later up. Thanks for the idea.

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RT @annetreasure: RT @GordyPls: I’m on a list called “Old Man Yells at Cloud” with @stilgherrian and @leslienassar [Well der.]

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RT @NewtonMark: Do you think news photographers are likely to be using cameras that crappy? [With photojournos sacked, yes. @basscheffers]

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That said, @basscheffers @NewtonMark, some cameras reset the clock when the batteries are replaced. Probably too recent a date in this case.

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basscheffers Two different cameras with the *same* incorrect date too. That’s got to be embarrassing.

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basscheffers News Ltd. photogs not very good at setting camera date, or photos of Abbott fighting current fires, from last month. northcoastvoices.blogspot.com.au/2013/10/is-muc…

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@ericscheid That’d be cool. I suspect that the research process would be pretty annoying. Still, worth a try.

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@ericscheid You’re right, we could probably build some sort of anti-cicada sonic weapon. Play back their calls, but slowed?

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RT @gusworldau: Too much is barely enough popsugar.com.au/32214550 [This has the potential to be so wrong…]

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Me at @zdnetaustralia: “From CIO to CUXO: Chief user experience officer” zdnet.com/from-cio-to-cu…

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Those Springwood warnings aren’t of direct concern to me, but they’re plenty of reasons for various others to worry.

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NSWRFS Linksview Rd (Springwood): People north of intersection of Daly Rd & Grose Rd, or intersection of Lindsay Rd and Chapman Pde seek shelter.

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NSWRFS Emergency Warning - Linksview Rd, Springwood (Blue Mountains) ow.ly/q0gCv fire has flared up between Chapman Rd and Grose Rd.

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NSWRFS Health update on bushfire air pollution ow.ly/q07Gx

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New blog post: “The Cicadas! The Cicadas!”, which explains why I am slowly going insane. stilgherrian.com/personal/the-c…

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Suggestions Huawei is involved in cyberwarfare “absurd”, says Alexander Downer, Huawei Australia board member. Oh OK. smh.com.au/it-pro/governm…

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andrewrsorkin NYPost cover has an interesting take on $13B JPM settlement. pic.twitter.com/r3EHAKs5HS

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unsungsongs Got an idea for an empty shop in Sydney? Proposals are open right now for Renew Leichhardt! renewaustralia.org/leichhardt/

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ginblossom Barack Obama: Saviour of the world’s Ant population.. pic.twitter.com/4I5k3LBCVy

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@eldonnn There always are, aren’t there… sigh.

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sylmobile Cool. RT @andrewsayer: Chain being made (GIF) i.imgur.com/lgCDCa0.gif

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Column filed for @zdnetaustralia, cicadas notwithstanding.

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@GreenJ I see that you now enjoy the two key learnings about our nation’s capital.

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Pozible We’ve launched a new category for ! Check out the great projects from @Deakin @TheFlorey @BallaratUni pozible.com/research

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@eldonnn Yeah, I understood that. I haven’t heard the word “bint” in a while, or at least not in that context. Nice.

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“Rejected takeoff”, now there’s a euphemism.

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SecondHandPilot A couple of photos from a ATR 72 rejected takeoff in Madang, PNG over the weekend pic.twitter.com/SLeVY4abU8

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unsungsongs We’re coming to SYDNEY! @RenewAustralia 1st Sydney program in Leichhardt calling for proposals NOW. renewaustralia.org/2013/10/renew-…

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Even if you don’t fund it, it’ll be interesting to see how it goes with the supporters helping decide on the stories. pozible.com/corruptednerds1

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That’s initial target covered, for flights and accommodation, plus $1700-odd into the production pool. pozible.com/corruptednerds1

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Just on 24 hours left to run in my @Pozible campaign to cover Breakpoint and Ruxcon, $3508 pledged so far. pozible.com/corruptednerds1

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Damn. That ow.ly link hid the fact that it went to a Facebook page. Sorry. Will be more careful in the future.

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NSWRFS A briefing for the media was held at NSW RFS HQ 11am. Key points ow.ly/q03Rv

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RT @MrSimblaa: Disgusting. Residents tell me two looters in a white ute are posing as NSWRFS. pic.twitter.com/emgjyqYwfH [What turds.]

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RT @jonoabroad: does it say what year? [No, it does not. I see your point.]

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Out-of-office message win: “I’m on annual leave and will be back in the office on Monday 28th September.” Erm…

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In other words, @RatbagsDotCom @R_Chirgwin, “Relax! There’s still a couple of days before you’re engulfed by the inferno!” I love Australia.

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RatbagsDotCom @stilgherrian @R_Chirgwin The word is that Wentworth Falls should be safe until at least Wednesday if the weather holds.

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Just finished re-assessing the bushfire situation with @R_Chirgwin. Just a little more administrivia to take care or and then writing.

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“NSA director lied about phone surveillance as terror deterrent”, wrote @writingadam, 16 Oct. scmagazine.com/nsa-director-l…

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QJernalisms Important cat news (with brilliant sub-edited caption). pic.twitter.com/Pcx2XFVSal

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Getting dangerously close to doing some actual writing.

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“Huawei: No government is forcing us to spy”, wrote @zackwhittaker, 18 Oct. zdnet.com/huawei-no-gove… Ping @BernardKeane

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Drew_Bowie Anyone know when Abbott is going to dress up like a Prime Minister and pretend to do that job for the cameras?

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@BernardKeane There’s also a school of though which says Huawei was banned from NBN ‘cos its crypto can’t be monitored from “our side”.

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HardSciFiMovies A hacker must break the encryption on the explosive device within 60 seconds. This would require a computer the size of Mexico. He dies.

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“Queensland police who disagree with [potentially illegal] crackdown on bikie gangs told to reconsider their future.” abc.net.au/news/2013-10-2…

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RT @paulkidd: @stilgherrian smokin! (sorry) [Well played. Now please gas yourself.]

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I know that “fighting fire with fire” line wasn’t actually a pun, but if you said it then the word “yum food” is probably tough enough.

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Dear All The Media, I know puns are fun (and easier than actual humour), but during an emergency just shove them deep up your useless arse.

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MarkDiStef Journalist asks @NSWRFS about back-burning near Lithgow: “so you’re literally fighting fires with fire”

**facepalm**

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firstdogonmoon Don’t worry about reading the Australian today twitter, the FDOTM institute has put together an executive summary pic.twitter.com/cIcRp0Dbmd

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At 0900 AEDT it was already 20C at Mt Boyce. Winds WNW at 13km/h, gusting to 17km/h. Not good.

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annetreasure Map showing what each country leads the world in (I would like to move to Greenland now I think) pic.twitter.com/mJOKcUxpL5

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Right, time for a shower and re-prepare everything in case of departure today.

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@GreenJ I’m safe for now, thanks, but this map shows the risk. I’m near Wentworth Falls, fire side of the highway. flickr.com/photos/stilghe…

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Mon plan: Finish writing for @zdnetaustralia; planning & comms re Melbourne; 1500 phone interview; remainder TBA. All bushfires permitting.

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@jpwarren No, it’s outside this month’s budget, but I’m aiming at next month.

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@glengyron @R_Chirgwin @darrenyatesau There really needs to be some sort of metric for this.

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RT @glengyron: You’re one of the few journos I don’t want to die in a fire, @stilgherrian, so don’t. [I now exactly how you feel. Thanks.]

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@dobes Thanks mate. I have an evac plan and multiple contacts for transport in case railway gets cut. I’m way down the hit list this time.

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God damn that phlogiston, @SpawnRich, the scrub is full of the damn stuff, under these ferns. flickr.com/photos/stilghe…

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I’m scheduled to be out of here tomorrow morning anyway, on the 0755 train to Sydney.

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Thanks, @leslienassar @einspruch @SpawnRich, if the fires link up, I’m out of here. ‘Cos the Springwood fire could cut the route to Sydney.

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And that SAME woman is on Firecom control again, from early morning to late night. FFS can someone send her something really special?

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RT @darrenyatesau: I don’t think ‘Good morning, ‘Squire’ is either. :) [Hah! No, I just heard that on the radio too. They’re crazy fuckers.]

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darrenyatesau Smoke haze over Winmalee worsening over the last half-hour. Visibility dropping but still only lightest wind.

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Earlier I heard a fire comms guy sign off to a ground team with extra words not in the protocol. “Careful, son.”

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New image: “So these fires might link up…”, being a map of what concerns me today. flickr.com/photos/stilghe…

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MT @MarkDiStef: RFS Commissioner Fitzsimmons doesn’t like term “mega-fire” but “likely” Lithgow & Blue Mtns fires connect forming huge front

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@aliddingtoncox Thanks very much. I’ve got another episode coming tomorrow, and then at least 1 or 2 recorded in Melbourne late this week.

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MORE SHOUTING IT IS MONDAY AND THERE SHOULD BE MORE SHOUTING SHOUT AT ALL THE THINGS JUST FUCKING SHOUT YOU USELESS BASTARDS.

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glengyron CUT DOWN ALL THE TREES

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My @Pozible to cover Breakpoint and Ruxcon later this week reached $3508 overnight. Thank you. Under 29 hours to run. pozible.com/corruptednerds1

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@prestontowers @R_Chirgwin @darrenyatesau I’m hearing just so many anecdotes about various plants and animals behaving oddly this year.

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Clearing out some of today’s commitments, just in case.

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@darrenyatesau And just as I pressed “Tweet” on that, a breeze started.

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@darrenyatesau That’s good to hear. Dead calm here too, though it’s picking up to 7km/h at Mt Boyce now. Higher than same time yesterday.

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@darrenyatesau That’s beautiful, isn’t it, until we stop to think what it means. Good fortune to you and yours today.

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darrenyatesau Dawn over Winmalee 21/10/2013 6:50am pic.twitter.com/pgXYqRSmDd

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The only consolation, and it’s not a big one, is that the winds will “only” be 20 to 30km/h.

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The cicadas started before dawn. It’s already 16.7C at Mt Boyce, and it’s only just gone 0630 AEDT. None of that is a good sign.

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Listening to Blue Mountains GRN (government radio network) as fresh fire crews sign in. Maybe it’s me, but it sounds a little more tense.

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@BruceVacy I don’t really have a horizon here, but I’ll be out of here as soon as the locality appears on RFS’ bullet list.

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@crotchety55 Thank you very much indeed. I’ll have solid updates on everything through the day and evening today.

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@mattdasilva I’m OK for now, thanks. I’m due to leave the Mountains early tomorrow morning, and then not return until at least 29/11.

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Mon plan, draft: Write for @technologyspec; finish writing for @zdnetaustralia; comms re Melbourne; 1500 phone interview; remainder TBA.

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bdsams Hurray, I can finally install Windows 8.1 pic.twitter.com/10HfVRwtgH

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