Stilgherrian (@stilgherrian)

Wentworth Falls NSW AU

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

October 22nd, 2013

@girlgerms I know, right? But if you say it you get banned! How stupid is that?

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@domknight Look, are these more of those “fact” things? What even are they? Facts are for the weak.

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Wait, what? This is MONITORED?

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amateursuman DELETED SCENE FROM ALIENS:
“I can’t open the milk!”
“In space, no-one can. Here, use cream.”

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Possibly this is heading in an unfavourable direction.

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SHUT UP THE UNIFORM CRIMINAL CODE IS JUST WORDS.

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If you have people like this in your office, is there any reason why you have not set fire to their desk? Are you that useless?

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Do you know any of these people? Do you respect them? Have you punched them REALLY HARD in the face? No? You prick. You useless prick.

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But quietly, think about it. A million people who get excited about faded pop stars in rotating chairs have a vote to choose the government.

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“The skinks are alright.” Thanks, @dananimal, that’s the only sensible tweet in Australia today.

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RT @TheDapperPanda: OMG LIKE THE ONE WITH THE COOKING AND ELIMINATIONS?! I LOVE THAT SHOW [FUCK YEAH GAMIFY ALL THE TELEVISIONS YOU CUNTS.]

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A least a skink has a blue tongue, which is kinda interesting. WHAT COLOUR IS YOUR TONGUE YOU PATHETIC PIECE OF FILTH?

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And then some fucktard says “Oh, yeah, OK.” Because they’re pretty much almost more intelligent than a skink and about as low.

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I HAVE AN AMAZING IDEA FOR A TELEVISION PROGRAM IT IS JUST LIKE ONE THAT YOU HAVE ALREADY SEEN BUT WITH A DIFFERENT TITLE SALARY PLEASE.

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Who the fuck signs off on these imbeciles getting six-figure salaries?

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“But we are the media overlords of Australia! We have a faded pop star in a rotating chair!” Christ! You do! I am so fucking sorry!

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Plod plod plod. Program schedule sector 5 part 4 must be obeyed. Plod plod plod. Fuck the lot of you.

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So why is @BBC_WHYS the media outlet engaging with the bushfire areas tonight, not anyone in Australia?

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And yet, @kjmci, there’ll be a plausible-denial chain of indirect relationships. “Oh, we had NO IDEA they’d do that!” Yeah fuckin’ right.

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kjmci Seriously, look at this shit. Same words different orders. Sometimes exactly the same. pic.twitter.com/8U5n1vl5BT

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@bernietb @smperris That’s Oz Weather HD for iPad. itunes.apple.com/au/app/oz-weat… There’s slimmed down iPhone and Android versions.

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Yes, @smperris, it just got hotter in Sydney, it not by much. pic.twitter.com/29YPe3RWf3

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BBC_WHYS We’re live discussing Facebook’s decision to allow violent videos on the site. Tweet us using Listen: bbc.co.uk/programmes/p01…

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… and my “The digital revolution’s lingering literacy problem”, 30 Sep. zdnet.com/the-digital-re… @tldr

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“Majority of Australian small business suffering under digital illiteracy” by @dobes, 16 Oct zdnet.com/majority-of-au… @tldr

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The latest @tldr podcast is a great lesson on the “digital literacy” issues we’ve been writing about lately. onthemedia.org/story/4-unicor…

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@ApostrophePong @kcarruthers Exactly. Typewriters are still used for NCR (no carbon required) multi-page forms. Lawyers. Police.

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@kcarruthers But… but… you just print… and write stuff… and it’s like Spooky Photocopying at a Distance.

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Amused by the fact that @kcarruthers had to ask “one of the older ladies in the office” for help to send a fax today.

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Email to @bunjaree account: “Do you know Julia Gillard, Paul Wallbank and Pia Waugh on Twitter?” Hah! @JuliaGillard @paulwallbank @piawaugh

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Dealing with the sake.

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I am starving, so I’m going to grab a snack now. If anyone wants me, you know how to find me.

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@safzoro As the commissioner said, a lot has happened in the last decade.

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@safzoro It means they have a plan, know how long it takes to execute, and currently they’re far enough ahead of the fire not to press “Go”.

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I tell you what, the @NSWRFS Commissioner is delivering these messages well. He’s taking some bold steps here, but people feel it’s right.

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Journo: “Is this one of the biggest fire threats you’ve ever faced?” @NSWRFS Commissioner: “It sure is.”

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@R_Chirgwin Yeah call Alex. My cab arrived just as they were all doing “Hail, well met”.

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I suppose I should tell @R_Chirgwin that just as I left the fireys arrived to discuss defensive lines. Currently 18km from the fire.

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Actually, I’ll watch the 1730 briefing from @NSWRFS first, to see just how large a drink I’ll want.

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So, I’m between Town Hall and Darling Harbour, and would not be averse to a drink around now. [Blinks.]

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@Smithy_kath @garystark And “lovely” until you remember he was just evacuated from the bushfire zone. The impression was of loneliness.

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@mogadeet Thanks, though it’s @R_Chirgwin who needs it. I’ll be increasingly distant as the day unfolds.

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Thanks for the ideas, @jonoabroad @joannejacobs @jojoeffe @kimogrady1, though it’s all sorted now. I think.

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@BobGrrl I know what you mean, though to be honest I’m not very attached to “stuff” any more.

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@random830 The rail line is cut between Mt Victoria and Lithgow however. I am not confident about the bit near Springwood tomorrow.

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No, not evacuating, @morebento, this is a work trip planned a few weeks back. Sydney tonight, Melbourne tomorrow.

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I am in Sydney. I am checked in. Thanks to friends and the international cabal of bankers, I seem to have covered tomorrow’s dramas too.

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Oh well, one complexity at a time. Periscope down while I run these last few pensive kilometres into Sydney.

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Somehow I still have to work out how to pay for the hotel in Melbourne tomorrow when the funds arrive Thursday. Tonight’s task.

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@wolfcat My departure is completely independent of the fires. I booked Sydney tonight, then Melbourne from tomorrow, for work reasons.

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Everyone walks slowly. Not dawdling, or even ambling, but knowing that their energy will be needed tomorrow.

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Neighbour, taxi driver, random stranger. We all quietly exchanged what information and predictions we had, nodded, and were silent a while.

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The guilt I felt last night returns. It’s hard-wired, no? The tribe faces danger, but I am leaving. No-one is under any illusions up there.

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workmanalice Amazing photo from a friend in Katoomba on the road to Blackheath. pic.twitter.com/7wrRgQ2f0X

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702sydney Backburn at continues Photo: pic.twitter.com/ahXixBNC6w

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702sydney Incredible photo of @NSWRFS firefighter engulfed in flame and crawling out of the fire.He is OK pic.twitter.com/9prfXqBMDG

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We descend past Glenbrook. We haven’t seen a burnt tree, let alone a house. Knowing the destruction is there, invisible, is more menacing.

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In all directions, the sky is the colour of an old pair of suede desert boots, smoke mixed with cloud mixed with gentle raindrops.

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Earlier she apologised for the train being two minutes late, because they’d waited for buses evacuating people from the Mt Victoria area.

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“Now arriving at Springwood”, chirpy young female train guard over the PA. Such a contrast.

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As we come into Springwood, the smell of eucalypt smoke in the train gets much stronger, and shifts. The smell of a burnt town. Silence.

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ABCemergency .@NSWRFS encourages every parent in a area to know where their children are tomorrow. They must be able to act quickly to warnings

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NSWRFS Commissioner: All schools in Blue Mountains closed tomorrow, as well as some schools in Sthn Highlds and Hawkesbury. List soon.

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NSWRFS Commissioner: “Forecast for tomorrow worse than we have been talking about for last few days”.

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Approaching Linden now, and the areas affected by the Springwood fire. The valleys are full of smoke.

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The wedding photo still has Blu-tack on the frame. The old man is travelling alone.

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Sitting nearby is an old man with a small older-style suitcase and a shopping bag containing a photo album and a framed wedding photo.

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The quiet carriage is even quieter than usual, apart from three rowdy teenage lads who just got off the train at Lawson.

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There are few passengers, and most of them are older, with suitcases. They are not tourists.

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I’m on the 1424 from Wentworth Falls. It would’ve been standing at Mt Victoria, near the fire. Despite aircon, it reeks of eucalypt smoke.

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Mobile: Taxi to Wentworth Falls; 1424 train to Sydney Central; train to Town Hall station; walk to accommodation; start to de-stress.

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RT @Colgo: MAPS: the Blue Mountains bushfires to scale against major global cities bit.ly/HbR8T7 [Nice, @liztayau.]

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RT @ApostrophePong: There’s a fire drill at the building this morning. No one turns up at the office. [So ultimate realism then…]

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MarkDiStef The Lithgow fire: 50,000 hectares in volume, 300km in perimeter. Look at it compared to the size of Sydney pic.twitter.com/nOElpRe38A

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RT @Christydunks: Because “freelancer” is a euphemism? It’s like being the mistress instead of the wife. Wife has legal protections. [Yup.]

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Thanks to a great friend, I’ll be catching the next train to Sydney and check in. Tomorrow is another day, which can be handled tonight.

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RT @michaelneale: I think it is a troll rain that only serves to stop backburns and preparation for fire. [Agreed.]

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RT @ScottRhodie: @stilgherrian @dobes brunnershop.com/en/Garden-gnom… [I knew as soon as I said it that I’d be wrong. Sigh.]

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@dobes There is no such thing as a chocolate garden gnome.

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LOUDBOT JOHN MCCAIN WEARS A LIGHT JACKET TO THE GROCERY STORE BECAUSE IT GETS CHILLY IN THE REFRIGERATED AISLE

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@jonoabroad @michaelneale @skwashd Well, @Pozible will soon launch a subscription service, which would be ideal.

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phbarratt Please retweet: C’mon folks, we need another $2,044 to launch Australia21’s asylum seeker project. Your $20 will help pozible.com/project/33876

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@dobes I don’t know. Is there a YouTube video?

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Oh I can’t sustain all that noise.

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@domknight @leslienassar [I CAN SO DO THAT IT WOULD BE LIKE FEAR AND LOATHING AT PONYCON YEAH LET’S DO IT.]

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RT @franksting: I wonder if I should go mad and delete all my mute filters. [I THINK YOU SHOULD MAYBE THINK THAT THROUGH.]

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RT @LOUDBOT: @stilgherrian DANCEFLOOR DANCEFLOOR REVOLUTION [FUCKING EXACTLY MOTHERFUCKERS.]

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RT @LOUDBOT: IT IS GLORIOUS INTERNATIONAL CAPS LOCK DAY (OCTOBER 22ND, UTC MOTHERFUCKERS) [WHAT A FUCKING EXCELLENT IDEA .]

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@werdhan @domknight Maybe there should be an optional assigned-by-taxpayer part of the budget.

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@skwashd Ah bummer, and thanks, but save it, ‘cos I’ll be doing another to cover Kiwicon if people like what I do here.

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@leslienassar @domknight Well, I’ll try for the Kiwicon hacker conference in Wellington next, but there’s a push for me to cover Ponycon.

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It’s gone noon. The @Pozible portal closes. Thanks to 74 supporters pledging $4030 (223% of initial target) I’ll cover Breakpoint & Ruxcon.

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@domknight Yep, delighted and gobsmacked. As I said before, this when climbing out of depression is amazing. A complex mix of emotions.

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RT @jplonie: over 4k [So it is, Sir, thank you.]

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Shit. I forgot to check whether that was meant to be anonymous. Doh.

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At 15 minutes to go it’s $4000 precisely. Well played, @domknight! ;) pozible.com/corruptednerds1

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JohnFugelsang Every fish you catch and release goes home with an alien abduction story.

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Elmo_Keep How many people on Twitter are aware that more than 95% of Australians aren’t engaged with it regularly? Circle jerk of imagined influence.

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@PointZeroOne Well at least some do. Seriously, though, it’s been astonishing. I’m gobsmacked. Especially while climbing out of depression.

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RT @PointZeroOne: reckon you’ll crack $4,000 in the last few minutes? [It’s looking quite possible. I am still totally astounded.]

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With 20 minutes to go, it hits $3,943. pozible.com/corruptednerds1

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@cheshireb @Pozible Oh it’s my own damn fault for creating such tight deadlines. And relying on bureaucracies.

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Tue plan, finally: @Pozible project administration; train to Sydney, time TBA; sort cashflows; open a large bottle of wine, to begin with.

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With 27 minutes to go, the @Pozible is at $3913 pledged. That’s really quite remarkable. pozible.com/corruptednerds1

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@cheshireb It’s the clients that are the pain. @Pozible’s policy is a sensible 7-days-after-finish to allow time for chasing card problems.

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RT @kimogrady1: sub contractors are a businesses second bank :-/ [All true, that too.]

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So they’re not exactly “Hey, it’s all cool!” words from @NSWRFS. This cooler, cloudy morning at Wentworth Falls is deceptive.

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NSWRFS Commissioner: “Use today to prepare. Use tonight to check your Bush Fire Survival Plan.” rfs.nsw.gov.au/dsp_content.cf…

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NSWRFS Community Meeting 5.30 Katoomba/Leura Rural Fire Station ow.ly/q2Aae, residents in these areas are encouraged to attend

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NSWRFS Commissioner: “I plead with people don’t be complacent. Rain will have negligible effect with only a few mls likely”.

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RT @alexkidman: Sadly, you know the answer to that: Because they get away with it. They’d do the same to staff if they could. [All true.]

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All that was just me venting stress. I’m in the process of sorting out cashflows. But it explains why today’s plan has been clusterfail.

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I do wonder why organisations think it’s OK to be slack with freelancers in ways that’d never cut it for the staff payroll.

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RT @R_Chirgwin: You could just about hear the smile after the words “light precipitation”. [Yes, it’s cooler and cloudy up here today. Joy.]

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It’s mostly laughing now. The steady stream of helicopters and fire control messages help keep everything in perspective.

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So my laughter-anger-screaming-kittenstabbing earlier was that plus the spillage (don’t ask) plus the clusterfail that is Tuesday.

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2. Bureaucratic glitches gutted my bank account, the @Pozible funds drop towards the end of the month, and nought else drops until Thursday.

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1. With just one hour to go, my @Pozible to cover Breakpoint and Ruxcon is at $3883 (215% of initial target). Thanks! pozible.com/corruptednerds1

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The next two things that I’ll tweet would be a delicious irony, except that I haven’t solved the problem of de-ironicalisationing them yet.

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RT @HWAevents: Map of the internet in 1969 @stilgherrian pic.twitter.com/DxraxVXabi [Yep, that’s be the one. Small beginnings…]

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And… the radio is done, complete with dodgy reference to obtaining a “friendly teenager” and the zombie apocalypse. Audio posted soon.

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On hold to talk disaster-prep for your home and family data momentarily on ABC @702sydney. Listen in at abc.net.au/sydney/

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lyndalcurtis In the interest of new words, there is some demothification going on in our office.

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lyndalcurtis Apparently this is a word: “debottlenecking” (courtesy of a BHP press release).

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NSWRFS State Mine Fire (Lithgow) is now at Watch & Act. Residents are advised to continue to monitor the situation

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@RNFutureTense I’m personally OK, thanks Antony. I’ll off to Sydney today and then Melbourne for a week covering hacker conferences.

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@jonoabroad You’re thinking of napalm, maybe? A teenager’s best friend!

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RT @GreenJ: There’s a bogong moth on my leg [Worst. Euphemism. Ever.]

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Oh I’m OK, @Samarkhand @franksting, I’m leaving today, as soon as f%@#&@* funds drop into my bank account. Watch @R_Chirgwin though.

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I’m talking disaster-prep for your home and family data on ABC @702sydney at 1005 AEDT (in 30 mins). Listen in at abc.net.au/sydney/

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The area burned out by the combined fire is now more than 40,000 hectares (155 square miles). And of course it’s not the only fire around.

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Yep, @R_Chirgwin, retweeted the @NSWRFS tweet about that join-up being a deliberate backburn strategy to better control the front.

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So @NSWRFS is looking at “aerial ignitions” to start backburning. That is, firebombing. “High-risk deliberate strategies”, he calls it. Yep.

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Here’s the current Google Crisis Maps view of those fires joined together in the west now. goo.gl/6snn4A

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NSWRFS Commissioner: “The Lithgow and Mt Victoria fires have been deliberately and tactically joined near the Darling Causeway.”

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NSWRFS Commissioner: “Minutes will matter under these conditions - report new fires to 000”

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@MetaMikeBiggs That would be this @Pozible, to cover Breakpoint and Ruxcon this week. pozible.com/corruptednerds1

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And now for that shower. And then figure out the cashflows between now and when the @Pozible funds drop at the end of the month.

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With 3.5 hours remaining, my @Pozible to cover Ruxcon & Breakpoint is at $3833 (212% of initial target), ends midday. pozible.com/corruptednerds1

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

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Right, in an attempt to stop my alleged “plan” disintegrating further, I’ll do a couple quick plugs and then have a long(-ish) hot shower.

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@michaelneale I hadn’t gotten around to looking at the details, just the start and end times. If true, that’s a handy change.

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I have deleted my earlier tweet about Sydney Trains timetables because I failed to appreciate that “14” and “24” are different things.

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@michaelneale Um, sorry, yes, I’m going to delete that tweet because now that I look properly I see that I cannot read.

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“Westpac hadn’t bothered to check if the furniture they were discarding was empty… ID info like birth certificates and driver’s licenses.”

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[And speaking of Westpac…] RT @richardtuffin: Westpac records found at Canberra tip! the-riotact.com/westpac-accoun…

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Sorry. I mean kittens, @sylmobile. Yes. Kittens.

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RT @sylmobile: I think we need jacaranda pics. [No. We need drugs. LOTS OF STRONG AND POWERFULLY DANGEROUS DRUGS.]

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RT @moldor: Overnight - do NOT get me started !! [Thank you. Please take one of these calming lozenges.]

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RT @timfdavis: different mainframes; so batch i guess [That’s what I’d guessed, tho Westpac advertises real-time for “selected customers”.]

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Dear Lazyweb, are direct debit bank transfers St George to Westpac instant or overnight?

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Ah, as @Bobosphere might say, today is being such a clusterfail.

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Rearranging all the things.

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@evcricket Yeah, locals have been telling me this is indeed a HUGE emergence of cicadas this year. So. Goddam. Loud.

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watermelon_man “Fact-checkers” ABC? We’ve had fact-checkers for 500 years. They are called “scientists”. Start using them.

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@watermelon_man Damn. Well, @NSWRFS did say there’d be no real help from the rain. Thanks, @John_Hanna, but there ain’t.

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The cicadas are starting up. They were also at it in the middle of the night. They sound like this. stilgherrian.com/personal/the-c…

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RT @lionel_bischoff: I just saw your “creepy” face on flickr…. ;)))) [Hah! No, THIS is the creepy face. stilgherrian.com/wp-content/upl…]

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This is the approaching “rain”. It mostly passes south of the Blue Mountains fires. twitpic.com/di9jwo

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There’s actually some raindrops spattering on the roof. This is presumably the herald of forecast showers that’ll do little to the fires.

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New photo: “Deceptively cool and quiet” flickr.com/photos/stilghe…

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The next step is to figure out exactly how much of today’s plan to scratch immediately, and how much to leave in for now.

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Right, I’ve essentially lost almost an hour out of my schedule already, and I haven’t even begun to address the “Where is my money?” issue.

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@SnarkyPlatypus Yes, but this isn’t intended as a terror attack, but a nation-state to nation-state economic attack.

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@SnarkyPlatypus That way it’s initially just written off as “a bad day”, but then the bad days continue, and slow escalate.

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@SnarkyPlatypus Once you own a few banking systems, you don’t cripple it, you just screw with 3 or 4% of transactions, stressing everything.

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@SnarkyPlatypus This sounds like a scenario that I sketched out with [REDACTED] some years ago, in what’s now called a “cyber attack”…

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@SnarkyPlatypus It would seem so. And this one is making up for all the others so far.

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Oh, and look! I spilled the thing that is difficult to clean up into the thing that is difficult to clean. I am really loving this Tuesday.

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Oh well, I can’t figure out the cause until office hours. Meanwhile I’ll work on a coffee Getting to Sydney Plan B. Whatever that might be.

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At this point I’d tweet today’s draft plan, but that depended on my “bank balance situation” being fixed overnight, which it hasn’t been.

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Well yes @Kimota @oberonsghost the combination of heat, cats, the North Sydney Post Office clock and the Lusaka office cancel out, I think.

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Oh. In fact we are not ready to rock’n’roll. Fuck. Fuck. Fuck.

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Tuesday. And only slightly earlier than planned. Are we ready to rock?

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