Stilgherrian (@stilgherrian)

Wentworth Falls NSW AU

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May 18th, 2014

OH, Guy at bar showing phone to companion: “I’ve been chatting to her online.” “Is she real?” “I bought her gift cards at Christmas.”

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They’ve gone. Sigh. I’ll provide more anthropological details in due course. Or not. You all know how unreliable I am.

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OH: “OK what’s our next stop?” Everyone: “PIZZA!” They are so sophisticated*.

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“I’m thinking of taking my next holiday in Saudi Arabia and all around there.” instagram.com/p/oHhUAJiFrW/

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OH: “I haven’t told my parents I’m moving to California yet. They think it’s weird and full of Starbucks and stuff.”

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They are mostly from elsewhere. They’re blown away by the idea of dressing up and no-one being freaked out about it.

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I appear to be surrounded by the birthday party of some startup kids. The proprietor is feeding the birthday boy free mai tais.

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OH: “We just got into Y Combinator and we’ve got so much money about to come on. We’re going to spend the summer sitting by the pool.”

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My weekends in San Francisco are depressingly predictable.

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Saturday afternoon in San Francisco instagram.com/p/oHWSAWiFpL/

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Lanterns with Sun and Chemtrail instagram.com/p/oHHhMIiFtm/

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Where the downhill journey first requires heading uphill. instagram.com/p/oHCbExiFiQ/

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Oh OK, let me show you the full breakfast… instagram.com/p/oG-SeqCFqm/

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Breakfast: GangNam Cafe. Because I deserve it. instagram.com/p/oG9q7XCFpa/

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It’s time to go wandering. Contact shall be intermittent.

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Sat plan: Blog (done); breakfast; wander San Francisco and, between drinks and occasional food, be thoughtful about the world; evening TBA.

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HT on that immediately preceding tweet to @leslienassar. Gamification: Just Don’t.

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“If your goal is to create compliant employees, students, consumers, or citizens, maybe gamification is for you.” mediacommons.futureofthebook.org/question/how-d…

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MarkusJ Oh this tattoo? It’s an anchor. It symbolizes the terrible choices I’ve made in life that tether me to a dark ocean of failure

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@monsoontrader Oh there’s plenty for me to do. It was a passing thought. Thanks re the podcast. The pub was Northies, the only pub AFAIK.

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New blog post: “Weekly Wrap 206: Two saints and a Caltrain, with wine” stilgherrian.com/weekly-wrap/20…

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@BXGD One of the ironies of my life is that I can be living in a 5-star hotel but wondering how I’m paying for the next day’s meals.

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@BXGD No, but it’d save me the $40 entry fee, and I’m operating on a very tight budget. For something unplanned, that makes a difference.

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@BXGD No I’m happy to do a story. More than. But it’s grown to where their media accrediation process is more corporate. It’s the weekend.

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@monsoontrader To get media registration as a freelancer I’d also have to have a confirmed story assignment. Dunno I can be bothered.

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Then again, with 120,000 attendees, Maker Faire has turned into one of those big commercial operations. Can I be arsed with the process?

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I have just discovered that it’s the Maker Faire in San Mateo today and tomorrow. makerfaire.com Perhaps I should go tomorrow?

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voraciousbrain BURN THE FUCKING LOT TO EMBER SUCH THAT I MAY SOIL THE ASHES WITH THE BLOOD OF TRAITOROUS FOOLS

(sorry, I haven’t eaten yet today)

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Note to San Francisco Residents: I’m here all weekend, if you see a pressing need to catch up with me. I prefer my martinis dirty and dry.

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Sat plan, draft: Quick blog; breakfast; wander San Francisco and, between drinks and occasional food, be thoughtful about the world.

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… about this same idea, that “journalism” has been conflated with certain specfic worklows making widgets for specific media factories.

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That RT of @jayrosen_nyu reminds me that it’s now nearly six years since I wrote “Trouble at t’paper”..stilgherrian.com/internet/troub…hL …

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jayrosen_nyu Newspaper newsrooms redefined print production routines not as platform constraints but as “journalism,” then hid this move from themselves.

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@jane_shields But substitute Bloody Marys for beers and that’s pretty much my standard routine. That said, Vesuvio will probably happen.

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@RealNickHodge Actually, dismissing almost-certain British war crimes with “it is impossible to imagine” is a bit more than an annoyance.

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@RealNickHodge Thanks, I’ll check it out. I’m reading Peter Padfield’s “War Beneath the Sea”. Was 99c on Amazon. Only one annoyance so far.

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RT @theretronaut: 1970s: “Guess Who’s Building Nuclear Power Plants” (buff.ly/1j5OKMY) pic.twitter.com/bpOla7EXvn [Well played.]

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Saturday. In San Francisco. I suppose I’ll be able to find something interesting to do.

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