Stilgherrian (@stilgherrian)

Wentworth Falls NSW AU

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May 2nd, 2014

OK, I’m disappearing, just in case I have to deal with snow in the morning.

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RT @mpesce: So not only is it ugly, it’s cheap. [Yep, that’s me! *Bow*]

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@Hippopeteamus @R_Chirgwin @bunjaree True enough. They’re gloriously confident little carnivores. I’ve got a lot of time for the antechinus.

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@Hippopeteamus @R_Chirgwin @bunjaree I guess so. They cruise through every now and then. I woke up one morning with one looking at me.

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@Hippopeteamus I reside at @R_Chirgwin’s @bunjaree when he’s not up here, and take care of various chores if the need arises.

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@Hippopeteamus I’ve got a lot of time for them. One sulpher-crest up here is convinved that hanging upside down will attract the ladies.

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MattNorrey ’s future healthcare system pic.twitter.com/rOg3lfxqbf

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@NewtonMark Alas no, but they have a high-laced “winter” variant on sale up here. For winters where there is no water.

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For those who haven’t caught up with the fact, the podcast “The 9pm Edict” returns this weekend. stilgherrian.com/edict/00023e/

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@R_Chirgwin When I turned the generator off at 1800 AEST, the battery stabilised at 50.5V or so. That should be enough, even if it snows.

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RT @NewtonMark Is @stilgherrian doing voxpops in The Shire in tomorrow’s weather? [Yes, he is.] Hope it’s an indoor mall. [One location is.]

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@mpesce Did I not point out the snow forecast?

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BrandDNA Several ad agency CEOs were asked their opinion on the raise in retirement age. None of them were aware that people over age 35 existed.

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@TasPhotos @mpesce It’s been a VERY long time since I’ve visited Tasmania. I’ll have to find some way to work it into The Plan, thank you.

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“‘No Indians No PRCs’: Singapore’s rental discrimination problem” bbc.com/news/world-asi…

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@mpesce Waratah don’t look to happy in the snow either. flickr.com/photos/stilghe…

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@mpesce I don’t know. But either way, they’d attempt to stop it snowing by screeching at it.

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@mpesce True, but they have a low-energy approach to everything. The opposite of a cockatoo, really.

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@mpesce Yeah kangaroos are pretty sanguine about everything. That’ their gig.

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@mpesce BUT THIS IS WHAT ASTRONAUTS CALL THE BORING RED LANDMASS AND IT IS NOT MEANT TO HAVE SNOW.

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@noblemonkey Once you get the green light, I’m happy to chat on the phone/Skype to help you with production workflows.

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@noblemonkey Then I’d get a Zoom H1 and its optional tabletop tripod. I can offer suggestions for maximising the quality of the result.

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@StaceySarasvati @mpesce Ah, yes, well, I’m facing the “possible snow” forecast with some trepidation. However I have lit a fire.

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@noblemonkey How cheap is “cheap”? And what sort of stuff will be in the podcast, in terms of locations and number of speakers?

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@dunderment Thank you, though some of it can be a bit average. It’s everything from well-thought-through packages to random live chats.

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Look, @mpesce, you call that weather? THIS is weather! pic.twitter.com/Keh3iOZ4XY

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@safzoro Well we know why that is… I should dig out the video.

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@R_Chirgwin Battery was delivering 48.1V at 1625 AEST, so I’ve started the generator. I’ll give it 90 minutes? Or more?

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It seems the Commission of Audit’s Tony Shepherd has been hit with the ICAC Memory Impairment Mist from a distance. theguardian.com/world/2014/may…

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RT @j_hutch: I feel like this should be a thing: “Australia Post is like Gmail for physical correspondence” [Yeah now we’re talking!]

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samfbiddle “dropbox for physical objects” hahahah holy shit THAT’S LITERALLY JUST CALLED A FUCKING BOX techcrunch.com/2014/05/01/mak…

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@polishity Hilarious. Next you’ll be screaming at me for telling people about HAARP.

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@polishity Yes. I’m joking, you humourless arsehat. Do try to keep up.

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Gwyntaglaw I’m just pondering the fine semantic and practical distinctions between “step down”, “stand aside” and “resign”. No reason, really.

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Colvinius NSW at the moment: not necessarily the best advertisement for devolving powers and money-raising to the States.

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5at5daily “5at5 number 45 | 2 May 2014”: Iraq photos, sci-fi made real, libertarian police, Tea Party heartland, marijuana. tinyletter.com/5at5/letters/5…

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Once again, thank you Digital Camera Warehouse (@dcwarehouse) for excellent customer service. digitalcamerawarehouse.com.au

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RT @glengyron: He is the one between BOF and Gladys. [Ah, gotcha. Thanks.]

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Who’s Mike Baird? Have I missed something important? Or if I wait another week will I not need to know?

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RT @beneltham: Guardian trolls Joe Hockey with giant gallery of wind farms theguardian.com/environment/ga… [Oh well played, @GuardianAus!]

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I am thrilled* to discover that my Zoom H6 recorder has developed a fault one week before I head to the US. It’s under warranty, but timing.

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RT @wolfcat: @firstdogonmoon don’t laugh, this one is creating chemtrails didn’t you know pic.twitter.com/QvLrjLbFut [SOMEBODY WARN JOE!]

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@dunderment Ah, that was a good chat. As an aside, I put all my media spots on my own website too. stilgherrian.com

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MEAA’s Press Freedom in Australia Report for 2014 is out. pressfreedom.org.au Direct link: pressfreedom.org.au/images/assets/… (PDF)

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@OldCrowNest Nah! No problem at all. “Commenters” is the more common word here, I suspect. But yes, I was reacting to a headline.

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@OldCrowNest Yes. But that’s no excuse for media professionals to use the concepts interchangeably.

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Commentators who conflate “The pension age is 70” with “You can’t retire until you’re 70.”

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@staticsan Well, I suspect I’ll make my location known via Twitter and elsewhere. But Miranda Fair is on the agenda, and Cronulla Mall.

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@WarWraith @MikeCarlton01 ICAC got a big eveidence drop last night. They’ve adjourned hearings until they’ve been able to go through it.

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MikeCarlton01 NSW Liberals, the score so far: 1 Premier, 2 ministers and 4 MPs out for the count. And the fat lady ain’t even on stage yet.

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My understanding from ICAC is that “Rake” series three was a documentary, is that right?

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So on Wed I formally announced the return of my podcast “The 9pm Edict”. stilgherrian.com/edict/00023e/ Recording tomorrow in Sutherland Shire.

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Full audio of Treasurer Joen Hockey talking to Alan Jones on 2GB this morning. 2gb.com/article/alan-j…

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“We Found A Group Who Like The Audit Commission Report: Cloud Computing Providers”, reports @BusInsiderAU businessinsider.com.au/we-found-a-gro…

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@leslienassar @ssharwood “Ignoring the Spam Act 2003 LIKE A BOSS.”

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“Live-tweeting a prostitution sting is a terrible idea”. Bravo, Prince George’s County in Maryland vox.com/2014/5/1/56727… HT @MalwareJake

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NickEvershed I can barely hold my breakfast down looking at these goddamn wind turbines pic.twitter.com/dQghTuUpFY

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@ssharwood Yeah I got my invite on 25 March, apparently I’m in the Top 1% of this bullshit metric. Hilarious.

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@ssharwood I should have guessed. I got Kred’s offer of the chance to buy a .ceo domain a few weeks back. I laughed lots then.

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“Jodee ‘One.Tel’ Rich’s spruiks .CEO sites for email LIKE A BOSS”, writes @ssharwood theregister.co.uk/2014/05/02/jod… [Yes, it’s lame.]

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lukehopewell Moshtix looks to have been hacked. User data being sold off on Tor, credit card surcharges going nuts. Exclusive: gizmodo.com.au/2014/05/looks-…

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petercoffee “Run your business from your phone” is to as “cook a gourmet meal” is to . Plumbing is not the product.

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beneltham It appears Richard Di Natale is first doctor that the Commission of Audit has talked to about their Medicare proposals

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naomiwoodley Greens Sen Di Natale is asking Tony Shepherd on what evidence he’s decided people are making too many GP visits. It’s being taken on notice.

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jeloscek Police Minister Mike Gallacher now accused of hatching the Eightbyfive donations scheme.

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Kate_McClymont Bombshells galore! Now we have current Lord Mayor Jeff McCoy involved with this witness in a corrupt election funding deal

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RT @ssharwood: okay peeps - If I write about Jodee “One.Tel” Rich’s latest sad tech caper, will you read? [Yes.]

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RT @leoniedoyle: For example. pic.twitter.com/T5hhrd6Q2V [Oh Dear God, I thought @oberonsghost was joking. This goes into the script.]

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Let’s just pause for a moment and think through the implications of choosing a world based on Joe Hockey’s sense of aesthetics.

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However this incident does highlight the need for an internationally coordinated exploding whale warning network.

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According to hasthewhaleexplodedyet.com, “No. Not yet.
And it probably won’t.” Disappoint. pic.twitter.com/XoaOi8Z1Ye

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“A List of The Atlantic’s Never-Ending ‘The End of’ Stories” thehumorcolumnist.com/atlantics-neve… HT @jayrosen_nyu

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TumblrTXT is my gf cheating on me ?? she wont reblog my textposts or my selfies

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@dunderment Oh, I do quite a lot of radio. (I used to work in radio full time, back in the day?) What did you hear?

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@Michtull @GreenJ I think there’s plenty of evidence to suggest that’s precisely what it’s all about.

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@MaccaPolitical Hashtags are a folksonomym, not a taxonomy. Just start using a hashtag and people will adopt it. Or not.

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@MaccaPolitical “Movement”? I’m not really a joiner. But I’d agreed that the states should go for 30 years. It’ll never happen though.

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So according to @lukehopewell, everyone at Allure Media is spliffing up right now. This explains a lot.

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This is why it’s important to step back from the minute-by-minute spasms of commentary and watch for the longer cycles.

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What @GreenJ says in that RT is true, but I wonder how much of that was actually the original strategy, versus how it’d played tactically.

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GreenJ quite clever really. Govt will look the picture of benevolence when it delivers a budget that takes precious little from audit commission.

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@JaneCaro Hey, most Australians are OK with running concentration camps where we sieze people’s spectacles and medicine. We’re on a path.

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RT @jturner_ibrs: pic.twitter.com/EX8SYszUcB how did I miss this?? Heartbreaking poignancy from @cathywilcox1 [Brilliant, isn’t it!]

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Technology makes it easier to manage thing at a distance at scale, so why does want to devolve and replicate to 8 state-level entities?

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I tell you what, having this hilarously Randroid fantasy document drop just as I’m re-launching “The 9pm Edict” is a gift. A true gift.

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So there’s increasing evidence that the Commission of Audit report is kind of like an extended high school essay?

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prestontowers “I just don’t think…” This “Commission of Audit” seems more feelpinion than rigorous economic analysis. pic.twitter.com/XJ7xIPFxzw

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timsenior @BernardKeane Remember said avg no GP visits is 11? Well it just isn’t. It’s between 2.6 - 7.5 myhealthycommunities.gov.au/national/mbs00…

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Just heard on ABC @RNBreakfast that Australia spends 9% of GDP on health. In the US it’s 17%, yet their life expectancy is 4.3% lower.

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Thanks, @davpope, I’m going to have nightmares for days now.

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davpope The Commission of Audit’s philosophical blueprint <my cartoon in today’s @canberratimes goo.gl/oc0BNQ> pic.twitter.com/7EmUxmeL4U

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Every time someone writes “STEM subjects”, I want to turn the iron to “Linen”, press it into their face, and enjoy the physics lesson.

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“Scoops: When journalists masturbate”, writes @felixsalmon felixsalmon.com/2014/05/scoops…

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johnb78 The person who is front-page website producer for the Guardian today deserves every medal ever pic.twitter.com/c4hAYC3soa v/ @splateagle

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There you go, news media and political types. There’s two stories to get to work on. Why am I having to be your producer today?

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Needed in analysis, a “Cui bono?” list of all 80-odd recommendations shown with who would benefit, directly or indirectly.

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Australia has 5th longest life expectancy. US is 51st but costs heaps more. Yes, let’s go the American way! Arsehats. wolframalpha.com/input/?i=life+…

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Life expectancy US vs AU? A US-style system would cut 3.6 years off your life. wolframalpha.com/input/?i=life+… pic.twitter.com/4PuB44EQas

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Hey people fighting the Commission of Audit medical stuff? Don’t talk about the costs. Tell people how many years earlier they’ll die.

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SpaceX says that US military buying Russian rocket engines violates sanctions. They’ve just got an injunction. arstechnica.com/science/2014/0…

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RT @derekbradley: @stilgherrian @5at5daily in reverse order of importance? [I suspect so, yes.]

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Fri plan: Deal with comms backlog; plan my writing for next week; pre-production for The 9pm Edict (recording tomorrow); @5at5daily; wine.

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@R_Chirgwin Last night at aound 2100, the battery was delivering 48.3V. No generator run. We’re currently at 46.9V. I am pleased.

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@jonstribling Good morning and thank you. My Friday be less dreadful for you.

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RT @5at5daily Yesterday you missed “2001: A Space Odyssey”, Russian hackers, exploding whales, sock puppets and more. tinyletter.com/5at5/letters/5…

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Fri plan, draft: Deal with comms backlog; plan my writing for next week; pre-production for The 9pm Edict, recording tomorrow; @5at5daily.

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@joshgnosis Since you’re failing to take a holiday from politics in the media, you might as well listen to this. bbc.co.uk/programmes/p01…

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@alexkidman The way this week has gone, we’re up to briefcase level today, for sure.

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@SnarkyPlatypus Je vais être créatif aujourd’hui. Je prévois d’enregistrer l’Édit demain.

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This documentary reminds me that the vast majority of media never gets out of the office, let alone the city, and never hears these stories.

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It’s BBC Assignment, deep in rural Texas and Kentucky and Tea Party country right now. Brilliant reportage. bbc.co.uk/programmes/p01…

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“If they take the guns, our freedom is gone” and “Obama is trying to destroy our country”, amazing stuff from the BBC right now on ABC RN.

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@alexkidman I am to blame, yes, Alex. It is my fault. And now that you know that, your days are numbered.

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@SnarkyPlatypus Bonjour. C’est un matin très floue, froid et sombre. J’ai besoin de plus de sommeil. Et vous?

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Friday. Cold and dark, with boundless misery. The end is in sight, but you won’t reach your goal. Friday.

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