Stilgherrian (@stilgherrian)

Wentworth Falls NSW AU

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April 7th, 2014

I don’t think this week is going to work.

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Oh. @JuliaGillard started this Game of Thrones comparison arsehattery? Oh FFS. What is wrong with her? (That’s rhetorical, partisan morons.)

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RT @theretronaut: 1932: Home made Zeppelin (bit.ly/1spRGb6) pic.twitter.com/sv6IswMcJa [Clearly better than the factory-made rubbish.]

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@GordyPls @R_Chirgwin So, I am a bit better than the worst glue-huffing C-graders? That’s good, I suppose. Thank you?

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@marcfennell @GordyPls @R_Chirgwin I look forward to receiving appropriate instruction.

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I was on The Drum TV once, @GordyPls @R_Chirgwin, but I didn’t get any glue to sniff.

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@SnarkyPlatypus That’s a thing in The America, supposedly, getting them to check photo ID and not just the signature. Valid? Dunno.

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Or is that only if you give birth to the Captain? I’m a bit confused.

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Am I correct in assuming that if you kill someone on a train it doesn’t count? Like getting married or giving birth on a ship?

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CyberPrefixerAU Abbott greeted with full cyberpomp and cyberceremony in Tokyo

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I do wish more people would post pictures like this. It’d help my cash flow problems. pic.twitter.com/TFNCwzCpzp

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thegrugq@jaezona: Idk why people are trying to see the back, I didn’t even sign it pic.twitter.com/os4f9SpHtd” << too late to the party, as usual. :(

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@SnarkyPlatypus Je voudrais qu’il soit un trou de lapin réel. Au moins, nous pouvions espérer une casserole.

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I am sure I’ve mentioned “I’m an Instant Fucking Expert” more times than a Twitter search reveals. I must check my own archive.

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I so need to turn “I’m an Instant Fucking Expert” into an actual program. But who to play Dwayne Arsehat?

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“Tonight, and every night this year, on ‘I’m an Instant Fucking Expert’, everything to do with aviation safety ever! I’m Dwayne Arsehat.”

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@newsbanks Why’d you want to increase power consumption and reduce range by modulating the signal? There’s no plague of the damn things.

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@SnarkyPlatypus Lundi a bien commencé, mais au début. Il était bon dans le milieu. La queue est dégoûtant. Je boude.

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@SnarkyPlatypus Bonjour. Cette ville est la merde. Je me dirige vers l’ouest, où je boude parce que tout c’est de la foutaise. Et vous?

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@GreenJ I have no idea what that means.

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It looks like @dannolan is suffering a stroke, so at least something positive has happened today.

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@GreenJ You do realise you’re part of the problem?

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RT @ssharwood: Click your ruby slipper together and wish really hard [Oh, so you’ve seen my morning routine?]

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BernardKeane Cost of meeting Campbell Newman in crypto-currencies:
Bitcoin 10.1
Litecoin 401.6
Peercoin 2513.5
Dogecoin 10,108,695.7
Nxt 160,344.8

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RT @mattjpwns: @stilgherrian @ssharwood that’s a lot of piss. [It is, but I am willing to drink the necessary quantity of ale. Patriotism.]

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Unless anyone can quickly present a different plan, it is my intention to catch the 1721 train back to Wentworth Falls.

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RT @ssharwood: What if a million people stole a game of AFL? [I’d personally urinate on each one until I understood what that even means.]

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Note to Journalists: If, say, a million Australians have seen Game of Thrones, it means 22 million haven’t, and have no idea what you mean.

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Anyone in the media who compares Game of Thrones to any contemporary happening at all.

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RT @VMMoncrieff: This is just a caption contest waiting to happen. pic.twitter.com/q8QffxQWvN [True. It is. HT @EnsignR]

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GreenJ George Brandis reviews season three of Love Thy Neighbour.

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Thanks, @bacco007 @terencehuynh @PointZeroOne and others, that little brain fart has now been dealt with. I am an arsehat.

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RT @eacrook: “Records management principles apply to social media content as to other records created in the agency” naa.gov.au/records-manage…

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5at5daily Just published: “5at5 number 29 | 7 April 2014”: IBM mainframes, Snapchat, tech sexism, cyber experts and a warning. tinyletter.com/5at5/letters/5…

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I stand corrected, thank you @werdhan. I saw a few tweets claiming tweets were deleted. Sorry, @DIBPAustralia. My tweets are now gone.

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phbarratt Memories of an earlier royal visit: HRH Princess Alexandra arrives at Tamworth Airport, 12 September 1959 pic.twitter.com/s72qEdZ6Ky

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@kcarruthers Male partners of knighted females (“dames”) get no protocol recognition.

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@deconverter Forgive my bluntness. It’s certainly a key part of the IBM story, but I’m after a thing I can link to in @5at5daily today.

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@pastcompute Thanks very much, that’s one behind a paywall, so I’ll loom for it on JSTOR when I get home.

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@deconverter Sure, I’ve read Irwin Black’s book, but what sense does that answer my actual question?

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I would be grateful if someone could quickly find me a decent 50th anniversary story about the IBM System/360, or a good backgrounder.

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@infinite8horizo I used exactly those machines in 1977, though after an upgrade the CDC6400 was a Cyber-173. And we had a few 029s too.

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Wow, the HP-67 was $450 in 1976. That’s $2500 today. I must’ve saved for ages and ages. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/HP-67 rba.gov.au/calculator/ann…

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Behold, @mattdasilva, the HP-67 magnetic card-programmable calculator! A program memory of 224 eight-bit words! en.wikipedia.org/wiki/HP-67

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Finally found it, @mattdasilva. There was a reason that the TI calculators weren’t looking right to me. It’s because I had something else…

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@scottcarson1957 @RealNickHodge (Though I hardly need to explain any of this shit to you, Sir. Just trying to appear informed here.)

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@scottcarson1957 @RealNickHodge No argument there. That’s why we’re seeing Certain Navies building fresh boomers.

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I take that back, @mattdasilva. System/370 was first for me, BASIC on optical mark reader (OMR) cards, then TI-5x was a year or two later.

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No, @mattdasilva, I think this was it. Either the Ti-59 or the TI-58. Turing complete! en.wikipedia.org/wiki/TI-59_/_T…

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RT @mattdasilva: Didn’t you start with TI calculators? [Oh, sorry, I stand corrected. Yes, was it the TI-67 with the magnetic card reader?]

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The first machine I programmed was the successor, the IBM System/370, at the Angle Park Computing Centre. davidnewall.com/angle-park.html

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The BBC is reporting that today, 7 April, is the 50th birthday of the IBM mainframe, specifically the System/360. bbc.com/news/technolog…

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@scottcarson1957 @RealNickHodge Davy Crockett launchers for every National Guard unit, that would have sorted things out. I am a sick man.

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There is evidence to suggest that the May edition of the Walkley Magazine has been mailed, and that I may have some sort of article therein.

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@scottcarson1957 @RealNickHodge With the US defence budget the same? So, the funds instead spend on, presumably, conventional forces?

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Thanks to @BeMiddleweek for coffees and yet another opportunity to poison the minds of UTS students. My lecture to be posted late this week.

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denny Friend just emailed me this. In his words: “I’m not a train expert, but I’m pretty sure this isn’t going to work…” pic.twitter.com/L0RF30WabM

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@scottcarson1957 @RealNickHodge I wonder how well I/we can put ourselves into the minds of the guys who fought WWII then Cold War.

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@RealNickHodge @scottcarson1957 Eric Schlosser’s “Command and Control” have me a more nuanced view of LeMay. Nevertheless… yeah, blame.

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@CNETAustralia Can I suggest you check the date that Festo uploaded that video to YouTube? I have… suspicions.

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@scottcarson1957 I find it disturbing that I am familiar with the Wit and Wisdom of General Curtis LeMay. My life has been mis-spent. ;)

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@scottcarson1957 Is that quote originally from Curtis LeMay, or someone previous?

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@scottcarson1957 Indeed. Didn’t someone once say something about land wars in central Asia? Sigh.

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@scottcarson1957 Rant, Sir, and rant ye well. This stuff needs to be said. I’m appalled every time I hear how veterans get “forgotten”.

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@scottcarson1957 Mind you, The America is far from the first nation to boast about the importance of its military, only to dump them.

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ssharwood WHAT? Windows XP support ends tomorrow? Why didn’t anyone tell me? This is an outrage.

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@scottcarson1957 Sorry to hear about your mate. That’s not how anyone’s life should end, let alone one who’s served his nation well.

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@scottcarson1957 I was speaking to a former Staff Sergeant with two tours in Iraq and one in Afghanistan, begging in SFO, who said the same.

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Lurking in a SEKRIT location near Sydney Central station that has Coopers Ale and 240V electricity in proximity to each other.

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@iain_chalmers I would love to know why I am seeing this tweet from you repeated so many times. Actually, no, I just wish it’d stop. ;)

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jonathonio tim wilson claims to support “”“freedom”“” yet he wont come to my house to play Magic: The Gathering with me

hypocrasy

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In which @firstdogonmoon introduces Arthur the Bilby, who has some memory issues. trib.al/Ts79K7i pic.twitter.com/Owxces3f8z

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@dananimal I may well be after such intel when I return to residing in Sydney. Or somewhere. In the Mountains, CBF dominates.

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@MsLods @JennaPrice Yes, great to catch up. Have a great Remainder of Monday.

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@jpwarren @expectproblems My memory doesn’t go back that far, and I wasn’t recording that bit.

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At Mecca, Ultimo, awaiting my 1230 lunch companion.

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@expectproblems I was introduced as a cyber guru, I think. I’ve had words.

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@scott_thewspot True. I should’ve worn a onesie so I’d garner some respect.

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All these commuters look so miserable.

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@AUSFestivus Broadly speaking, Blue Mountains trains have been the same speed for 80 years, but the grades and curves mandate that.

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Approaching Redfern, and the train window is scratched like bulk heaps instagram.com/p/mdxaN3iFkF/

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@bernietb @NewtonMark @jplonie @bigjsl I concur with @dobes. A/B testing has shown that 5 items generally gets the most clicks-through.

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@dobes @NewtonMark @jplonie @bigjsl As the grammar of that sentence proves?

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@jplonie @bigjsl @NewtonMark Oh hell no, I’m a “guest lecturer”. No marking. I even have minions deal with the HR systems for me.

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RT @NewtonMark: @stilgherrian @jplonie @bigjsl Pay it forward: Tell them that “cyber” makes them look like simpletons. [Noted, will do.]

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RT @ssharwood: A week at my desk. Mostly. wouldn’t mind another week in the desert [Pitch: “Fear and Laptops in Las Vegas”?]

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Hurtling* through Sydney’s inner west instagram.com/p/mdvtV-CFhX/

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Just think, @jplonie @bigjsl @NewtonMark, they let me say whatever I like to first-year journalism students, with implied authority. Neat.

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RT @bigjsl: next you’ll be wearing a suit and it’s all down hill to a pay cheque from there. [Easy there, Tiger! Let’s not get too crazy.]

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RT @NewtonMark: If it was a real job you’d be editing the presso in PowerPoint. [That’s true.]

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Editing a presentation in Keynote while catching a commuter train to the Sydney CBD. This is kinda like having a real job.

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I do appreciate these new limited stop trains down from the Blue Mountains.

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Right, that’s probably enough gazing out of the train window at the sunrise. Time to get some work done. Attention is now intermittent.

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@kjmci It’s sometimes just quicker to stab them.

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Being screeched at by many, many sulphur-crested cockatoos, the smartest things currently at this railway station.

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Solving people’s problems. Their problems, in this case, being an inability to read the blue-lit instruction on the ticket machine, etc.

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Dawn from Railway Parade, Wentworth Falls pic.twitter.com/ge6QeCmae5

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Mobile: Walk to Wentworth Falls, photographing sunrise at 0614 AEST en route; 0636 train to Sydney, arriving Central 0817; breakfast.

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CyberPrefixerAU Australian Fashion Week celebrates cybersurvival of the fittest

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RT @shoerust: shouldn’t discount the possibility of a gun just out of frame [True, there is that.]

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Just think, the guy in this Shutterstock image allowed himself to be photographed thusly, knowing it’d be published. pic.twitter.com/fxawtF8iMp

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@kjmci @joshgnosis “I had a damn good pringle on the Picadilly line this morning. Exhausted!”

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RT @kjmci: @joshgnosis Hah. “Pringle” isn’t local slang for train or anything :P [Maybe it’s slang for some sort of sexual practice.]

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Mon plan, redraft: 0600-ish walk to 0636 train to Sydney, work en route; breakfast; 0900 meeting, 1000 lecture, UTS; remainder & return TBA.

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@Nedra Then again, I suppose no-one would need to travel for that. I should probably stop now, and have another coffee.

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@Nedra “Young-tech-health fun”? That’s code for “teledildonics”, right?

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Mmmm… Even with the shift back to AEST, my walk to the railway station will still begin before sunrise. This actually pleases me.

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RT @koefoed: @BiellaColeman …the many faces of Anonymous? [“The many mysterious faces”, I just eureka’d under the shower.]

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TumblrTXT dei/deis/deiself (ONLY USE IF YOU ARE GOD/DEITY BASED OTHERKIN)

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@BiellaColeman Surely the subtitle has to summarise the book’s thesis or narrative? Therefore, we’d need to know that first.

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Wow, it’s not even a year since I write “iPhone, therefore I am … a selfish disruptor” zdnet.com/iphone-therefo…

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Says @schlaf: “I’m super bullish on the road that lies ahead and I believe there are still plenty of untapped opportunities.”

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RT @bethaltringer: Uberification of US service economy - nice research by @schlaf bit.ly/1e336Od [A list with libertarian gushing.]

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RT @standupkid: One World Trade as seen from Red Hook. instagram.com/p/mdV8nKpstN/ [Those buses say more about America than the tower, IMO.]

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@SnarkyPlatypus Je vais leur montrer la vérité. Qu’ils seront corrompus ou pas, cela dépend de leur intelligence.

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@SnarkyPlatypus Bonjour. Ce n’est pas aussi mauvais que je le craignais. Je suis heureux d’apporter la sagesse pour les générations futures.

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Mon plan, draft: Administrivia; 0636 train to Sydney, work en route; breakfast; 0900 meeting then 1000 lecture UTS; remainder & return TBA.

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Hello, Monday. I know it’s barely 0400 AEST, but this was a deliberate strategy.

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