Stilgherrian (@stilgherrian)

Wentworth Falls NSW AU

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April 5th, 2014

@SnarkyPlatypus Quel est le problème avec vous? Avez-vous subi un accident vasculaire cérébral?

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The WA Senate election will trigger electronic voting feels. Here’s why you should repress them, with links. corruptednerds.com/pod/c00008/

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RT @benpobjie: doesn’t get enough sun [So like a mould, then? I see.]

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Now what will happen, @jeamland @PeteLawler, when you start using some of the Ngram Viewer commands? books.google.com/ngrams/info

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@SnarkyPlatypus Bonjour. Il pleut. Il est ennuyeux. Le chauffeur de taxi me dit sur les inondations. Et vous?

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@lukehopewell Thank you, but it’s looking like it’ll take a bit longer than that this time, as everything is moving slowly.

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R_Chirgwin Today, a fair number of Western Australians whined about having to vote, while Afghanis braved bullets and bombs to do the same.

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nundmc Last night I discovered the Made in Leeds Festival is in urgent need of rebranding pic.twitter.com/uKQwLBsWFD

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RT @nils_gilman RT @zeithistoriker .@nils_gilman Think tanks, 2002: “We’ll take it from here.” books.google.com/ngrams/graph?c… [This is very good.]

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@skwashd I used to work for the ABC years ago, I know what sort of arsehats work at @abcnews

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Hahaha the sudden downpour of rain has taken out the satellite feed which otherwise would be delivering the sportsball.

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A large group of gentlemen have arrived to watch the sportsball game. There is evidence to suggest that they may have been drinking earlier.

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@ApostrophePong Will do. I head to the US again the day after my birthday, so I’ll harass you from San Francisco.

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RT @vealmince: They may as well call it ‘space age’. [Yes, @abcnews, let’s go with “space age” for a microphone on a bit of string.]

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@ApostrophePong I’m doing a bit of a restructure of things at the moment too. Not terribly successfully though.

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@ApostrophePong Cool, let me know if you need any database work to sort out the website.

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While we’re at it, @abcnews, Local News on the iPad app, for NSW, the top five stories are ALL sport. If I wanted sport I’d go to Sport FFS.

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@ApostrophePong @underexpose @thegrugq It’s been a while since you’ve done one of your own photo series as opposed to work.

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The Dignity of Office, featuring Commissioners of @FRNSW and @NSWRFS, and their “companion”. pic.twitter.com/2Dn0n3lu9m

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RT @elronxenu: @stilgherrian @abcnews Everything’s been high tech for at least the last 40 years. [True. The term in meaningless today.]

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@Taco_Lad It’s a it of a tradey’s version of cardio tech, but to be honest I sometimes prefer to hear what patients understand.

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I tend to think, @abcnews, that “high tech” is code for “the journalist hadn’t heard of this before”, or “I don’t understand it, whatever”.

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Dear @abcnews, in what sense in this pinger locator “high tech”? I don’t see that the story supports they claim. ab.co/PvjMlF

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@Taco_Lad He seems a pleasant enough cyborg. I’ve learned lots about the most modern heart implants.

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RT @underexpose: This machine has been sterilized i.imgur.com/I2Rm4hl.jpg [Ah, Thailand! Mai pen rai krub! HT @thegrugq Ping @ApostrophePong]

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Oh, and here’s my previous column, about Tanya Plibersek and metadata, judged to be ” annoying and juvenile”. zdnet.com/plibersek-lose…

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Last plug: Me cybering at @zdnetaustralia yesterday: “Cyber criminals are out-spending the defenders two to one: HP” zdnet.com/cyber-criminal…

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DrRimmer ALP’s Louise Pratt votes below the line in Senate election: ow.ly/vsk03 And, really, who can blame her…

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AntonyGreenABC Join me for live coverage of the WA Senate count from 9pm eastern time on @ABCNews24

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@NicholasFryer Well that’d be an interesting report. I’ll cover it if you like?

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Discovering how much medical gear a guy at the bar has implanted. Other patrons discuss killing him, extracting the precious metals.

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Actually, @jplonie, this same umbrella was at a pho bar for about four months, same deal. People can be nice.

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Ah, village life! I walk into the local pub after nearly two weeks and I’m greeted, “You left your umbrella here?”

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I think I might head into the village for a drink and a bite to eat.

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@dobes The current term is “chocolate starfish”, I think.

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I keep picturing Tim Wilson on a leash over at A-G Soapy the Ankle QC’s Castle of Laws, scurrying about on all fours begging for treats.

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So there’s a couple unsound and ill-advised tweets. But honestly, I’ve no respect for the ignorant, privileged little arsehat.

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@profsarahj @ben_hr Isn’t it just. But he amuses his powerful white masters, and by providing them with pleasure he continues to be paid.

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RT @ben_hr: Wat pic.twitter.com/rPRJuk4m5W [I don’t know that I’d be going on about “powerful men” and “backdoor attempts”.]

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RT @cxi: I wonder if seagulls are gullible… [They wonder the same about you.]

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@JM77 All that said, timezones are hard.

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Michaelia Cash, eh? Someone tell her that trowels are not for make-up. Unless she’s auditioning for Maxine Headroom. pic.twitter.com/dkw8GFxZi9

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@yabbie5674 @prestontowers Thanks. It was a serious question, checking that “dreadful makeup” comments weren’t down to something tragic.

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@JM77 Also, it’s “daylight saving”, singular.

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@JM77 Because that happens tomorrow?

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@prestontowers This may seem insensitive, I don’t know her, but has she been in some sort of horrible accident?

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RT @prestontowers: White Lady Ribbons pic.twitter.com/dkw8GFxZi9 [Who’s that on the left, and what happened to her face?]

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@NicholasFryer You should do it, and report on the dramatic changes to your life which result.

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RT @CyberPrefixerAU: Bullock rules out cyberexit from Labor Party [Is that safer than using the escape pod, or not?]

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@MsLods I’d have thought “What sort of Australia?” wasn’t chief of staff’s department. Anyway, she was fact-checking, “not an interview”.

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@ellehardytweets @phbarratt @therevmountain Agreed, “bully” and “troll” can now mean anything from a vague insult to serious stalking.

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@llament I suspect cartoonists need to stick to the high-profile stuff the audience is seeing on TV. Insider references can’t help.

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@R_Chirgwin FYI, a couple of @NSWRFS trucks have been cruising around @bunjaree this afternoon. They just left.

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I think I’ve found my new Muse. The chap in this video is truly inspiring. unexpectedentertainment.net/reporter-asks-… HT @zzap

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@phbarratt @therevmountain @ellehardytweets Am I a wuss for thinking the take-no-prisoners approach isn’t entirely essential?

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What is “Communion”? Ask “TL;DR Wikipedia”! tldrwikipedia.tumblr.com/post/816034316…

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@therevmountain I use the equivalent at SLNSW from time to time. Exceedingly useful.

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@therevmountain @ellehardytweets You’re in Melbourne? Join the State Library. Free access to databases from home. slv.vic.gov.au/explore/resear…

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@therevmountain Not that I recall, but memory fades etc. Maybe some newspaper archive searches are in order.

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@therevmountain Stories about Howard’s chief of staff, Arthur Sinodinos, are alas now rather coloured by his ICAC appearance.

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Apart from the usual vague sexism, this profile of Mr Rabbit’s chief of staff Peta Credln is interesting. smh.com.au/national/ms-fi…

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@aimee_maree Thanks. I’m kinda over the same discredited stuff being peddled, and @dobes lets me let rip.

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I see that @edhusicMP gets all the glamorous work today.

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edhusicMP Holding my Mobile Office right now at Centro Woodcroft if you need to see me. Am here till 12.30pm pic.twitter.com/SfPajco5GM

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@aimee_maree Why thank you, though I don’t do much straight news. Also you forgot to mention the abusive opinionating.

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@19bk69 @felixsalmon Heh. For now. Properly jailbroken Tesla vehicles can’t be that far away.

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FelicityMorse The signs almost tell their own story… pic.twitter.com/rCc3f9mQrH

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MT @Manic_Henry: Here’s my cleverly lit iPhone pic. Two torches and a very still Dunnart… pic.twitter.com/wkRb83CTln [Improvisation wins!]

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CyberPrefixerAU US cyberunemployment rate steady as cybereconomy gains 192,000 cyberjobs

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@NewtonMark The thing that you sent was indeed very amusing, thank you.

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Me cybering at @zdnetaustralia yesterday: “Cyber criminals are out-spending the defenders two to one: HP” zdnet.com/cyber-criminal…

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“Why isn’t San Francisco’s hot economy creating a budget surplus to address its costly byproducts?”, asks @sfbg sfbg.com/2014/03/25/boo…

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RT @pseudomorph Dear Firefox, what exactly are you doing with that 198% CPU usage? [Burning faggots, or so I gather from the news.]

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MT @SciBry: @australian interviews CSIRO CEO Megan Clark. First question: are you a bad mummy? pic.twitter.com/EbiicV3yJ9

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“Next on NASA TV Without Russian Boosters, six tips to make car parking easier, and live video from our near-empty staff canteen.”

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mwyres NASA Television To Air Upcoming Space Station Cargo Ship Activities - mwyr.es/1jcMYbE

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@aleeb88 I don’t even know what half of those things are, let alone why I would want them in my life.

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RT @zackwhittaker: Mouse just ran past me. Not pleased. [Yeah, not being to out-run a mouse is pretty pathetic.]

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Sat plan: More cow (eaten); clear the annoying backlog of email, planning etc; write up SEKRIT plans; maybe a pub meal; blog posts; sleep?

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RT @leslienassar: If Kurt Cobain were alive today, he’d be guest-judging The Voice. [Mr Nassar speaks the truth, folks. Face that fact.]

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“Retracted his comments”, @CosmicRami? Haha! “Labor, which I am in, can’t be trusted. No, wait, yes they can.” Well I’m convinced.

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Did WA folks catch this glorious bit of work from the top Labor candidate? theguardian.com/world/2014/apr…

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@mpesce You mean DJ S-Ludz? inthemix.com.au/news/57863/Gre… (Not to be confused with DJ S-Lulz.)

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@mpesce @expectproblems Oh @SenatorLudlam is definitely on the goat side, for obvious reasons if you’ve seen his burlesque show.

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RT @joshgnosis: Well, that’s one way to advertise. @GreenJ pic.twitter.com/Dp9sKrGrrc [Hah! Twitter isn’t just reportage any more!]

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@Drag0nista Well at least you didn’t say “the cud-munching classes”. Though that’s more my sort of thing.

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RT @mpesce: GOATS AND SHEEP! LIVING TOGETHER! MASS HYSTERIA!!!! [It’s called the Senate, Mark, show some respect.]

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@Drag0nista Oh true, there is that. I am literally LOLing now. [Bows.]

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@Drag0nista I’m surprised that Clive Palmer hadn’t booked out those spots. Surely it’s key advertising space.

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RT @Drag0nista: Very @SenatorLudlam, much advertising. Such election. Wow. pic.twitter.com/5RmU70B8eM [This is quite scary, actually.]

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A bit more shouting should help kick along most of the issues I’ve mentioned so far this morning. Get to it, people! More shouting!

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RT @pmarca: 1/Twenty years ago today, we started the company called Netscape! [It’s OK, all water under the bridge. We forgive you.]

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Yes, @koding, you should be more than embarrassed to be doing this sort of bullshit. pic.twitter.com/Vpfdc7M87I HT @Hellchick via @chrisjrn

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BiellaColeman Damn and I thought my Anon book was like nearly done. This changes *everything* youtube.com/watch?v=-6f-AX… (h/t to my RA)

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@SulphurCocky It’s OK, I was already disturbed on Twitter.

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Actually, a suppose an app like Splitwise’s Plate IS useful: it reveals these pathetic misanthropic misers so we can all shun them.

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@ozbryster @tmc071 If you’re thinking of a shared meal in economic terms like “subsidise”, you’ve already missed the point of the event.

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undeadmolly A reality show where gay marriage opponents have to live under 100% Biblical laws for six months so they can show us how awesome it is.

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RT @juhasaarinen: Always the one tool missing for “simple” jobs. [The politically correct term is “apprentice”.]

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I’ve said it before, but it bears repeating: Silicon Valley has no fucking idea what the word “sharing” actually means. Arsehats.

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RT @emeyersson: Bot much, ? pic.twitter.com/JPCSMP4DmN [Lazy programming. Variations aren’t that hard to construct. HT @DJBentley]

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I really must get around to writing that book on etiquette.

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Correct response to bill-splitters who whine about paying for the bread they didn’t have: “Fuck off, tightwad, and never join us again.”

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RT @BlogsofWarTech: TechBit: Plates app eases burden of divvying up restaurant bill goo.gl/INvOKA [“Burden”. An app for arseholes.]

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So renown painter George W Bush excels in portraiture as well as he excels in everything else. washingtonpost.com/blogs/the-fix/…

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I thought OKCupid/Mozilla arsehattery would be over by now. But tech news dribbles into MSM, then columnists struggle open their bourbon.

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BernardKeane Waiting for the nanny statists to claim the ABS is in the grip of Big Grog bit.ly/1ilkB9l pic.twitter.com/R6I6JEdhh8

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@R_Chirgwin Sorry to hear about the cold. There seems to be a burst of that amongst the populace at the moment.

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@DavidParis @SenatorLudlam That’s dreadful and you should be ashamed of yourself.

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@jeamland I’m thinking on a week, if I can get the finding, and visit some of the US cities that have rolled out gigabit fibre.

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@polishity They’re beautiful birds, aren’t they. The whole clan here at @bunjaree is about 40 to 50 birds. They gather in mating season.

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@CosmicRami Actually I take that back. Wikipedia says it has its own nest. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Slender-b…

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@CosmicRami No no, “cuckoo” means it’s a dove that’s a brood parasite. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Brood_par… One cuckoo-dove intimidates 3+ rosellas.

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@CosmicRami Yeah he’s always up for a feed. The rosellas hate him, but then any cuckoo bird is an outcast.

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@CosmicRami Ah, that’d be the slender-billed cuckoo-dove. A prick of a bird. flickr.com/search/?w=3389…

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@CosmicRami @bunjaree Yep, my Twitter location field is always reliable, as is the calendar on my website.

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Here’s some photos of crimson rosellas that I’ve taken here at @bunjaree flickr.com/search/?w=3389… pic.twitter.com/aUNAD8Om3j

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I deleted and re-did the previous tweet to replace “rainbow lorikeet” with “crimson rosella”. I keep making that mistake lately.

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A crimson rosella arrives for his morning troll. As he hops his way down a tree, there’s one branch where he always spins upside down.

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Various refugee advocates are calling for legal observers at Villawood right now. A look at @STOB4Refugees’s tweets will explain why.

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Sat plan, draft: More cow; clear the annoying backlog of email, planning etc; await @R_Chirgwin; write up SEKRIT plans; blog posts; sleep?

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@cailyoung Exactly that. LAX would have been gloriously elegant back when it had a tenth of the traffic or whatever it was when built.

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RT @explanoit: Just read a Slashdot comment arguing encryption is a “layer 6/7 problem” [You n00bz, it’s layer 9 if it’s a day.]

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@cailyoung Yes, do please let me know how LAX goes. Mind you, I’m pretty patient about the travel process.

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@cailyoung For a truly joyous experience, try changing flights and airlines at Nairobi (NBO) at around 0430 local time.

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@cailyoung Avoiding LAX is more important to me, and there are worse air travel experiences than United. They try with what they have.

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@marcuskelson Yep, I’ll be slotting in walking as soon as there’s a non-rainy day up here. @bunjaree to the village isn’t quite far enough.

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Confirmed: 10 May UA870 SYD-SFO; 18 May UA863 SFO-SYD.

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Me at @zdnetaustralia yesterday: “Cyber criminals are out-spending the defenders two to one: HP” zdnet.com/cyber-criminal…

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If you missed @5at5daily yesterday, you missed a meteorite, secret US disruption of Cuba, and @SenatorLudlam DJing. tinyletter.com/5at5/letters/5…

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Back in 2008, in a different context, I wrote that we SHOULD mix business and politics, @PJVogt @redpandish stilgherrian.com/politics/mixin…

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Yes, @PJVogt’s comments on the OKCupid / Mozilla thing are indeed interesting, @redpandish, thank you. onthemedia.org/story/did-okcu…

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“The [US] State Department has no idea what happened to $6 billion used to pay its contractors”, a minor glitch. cnbc.com/id/101556214

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@marcuskelson Exercise is one of my big lacks at the moment. This must be fixed. The Mountains have not helped with this.

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@marcuskelson My commiserations. I’m still struggling into some sort of coherence after a patchy night.

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tonekee Extraordinary Rendition: George W Bush’s portrait of John Howard - via @NickBryantNY pic.twitter.com/Y4bCcM31He

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You’re a little ahead of me, @marcuskelson. Planning is the second-next step.

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So, Saturday then.

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