Stilgherrian (@stilgherrian)

Wentworth Falls NSW AU

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June 7th, 2014

I am done with Saturday. I will now curl up and make my way through to tomorrow.

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McKelvie As joke tattoos go this is pretty great. (via @Joseph_OBrien) pic.twitter.com/y4Y28krHjm

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BernardKeane I hope @TonyAbbottMHR is telling the French how they died for “enterprise” in WW2 and that Australia is open for business

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@19bk69 @SnarkyPlatypus It was perfectly good pho. thank you. If it was “lesser”, it’s only because 90 is less than 100.

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Colvinius Almost surrealistically good read by @JohnSafran on fascist and anti-fascist marches in Brisbane: “smh.com.au/national/on-th… via @GrogsGamut

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cosmicjester Sorry but a single photo of Abbott with eyes closed proves he’s asleep in the same way a photo of someone jumping proves that they can fly.

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@elronxenu Yes, I do like the fact that the search terms are graphed by month. Nice work, @graulund.

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davidbewart standby. abbott may be waking up soon.

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@elronxenu I suspect it’s already been cybered.

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@elronxenu Some dodginess may be related to my dodgy web server.

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This seems to sum up things adequately. pic.twitter.com/8A6y3x5Ivp

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It appears to be done. My entire browseable, searchable Twitter output at stilgherrian.com/twitter/ thank to code by @graulund and @tralafiti.

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Late-evening pho delivery is a wonderful thing. Thank you @19bk69 @stufromoz.

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@graulund Thanks. It’s now looking like it may be bad data. More recent tweets from Twitter’s JSON are correctly timestamped. Weird.

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Ah, it’s @tralafiti’s code that is screwing with the timestamps, @graulund, sorry, I will hassle him when it’s not late evening. ;)

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JacaNews The Italian navy today said it had rescued around 2,500
asylum-seekers from 17 boats in the past 24 hours pic.twitter.com/hVrCZJN08e

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@graulund Do you have a formal bug-tracking thing for Tweet Nest?

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@graulund So, bug report. Every tweets imported is timestamped 1000am, which is the UTC+10, .e.g. stilgherrian.com/twitter/2008/0…

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@kev_martin Indeed. But back to practicalities. This is a one-off. Someone else wrote it. It works. I takes two hours? Meh. It’ll be done.

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@steve_evil @purserj I don’t even know what a Coyote terminal is.

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@kev_martin There’s no problem with the import apart from the resource-hogging script. Once that’s done, I can delete the fucker.

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@kev_martin Nah, the archive import is a whole separate process from the keep-it-live updates. It looks pretty clean.

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@kev_martin Not at all. A cron job calling an already-written script once an hour. I’ll set it up now in fact.

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@ikostar Maybe. Maybe it’s creating indexes on too much shit. I’ll look soon.

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@kev_martin Perhaps, but the aim is to have my own copy of my own content, independent of where it might be posted.

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@purserj There are stories that I must tell you when we are (a) off record (b) supplied with alcohol.

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domknight I love that they tried to make poetry cool by adding “slam” after it - and it worked!

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@ikostar And I’ve just looked at the code of the importer script. Very clean and clear, but I can see it’d be slow as a wet week.

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@BaneAu That bad, eh? Well, wait until the full archive is loaded.

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@ikostar I think it’s just PHP code written for a one-off task without performance optimisation. I’ll look later.

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@Pratt_Steve If you know where I can find some in Sydney tonight, I’m up for it.

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@ChrissieM And I have the load warning set VERY low, to detect spammers and such.

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@ChrissieM And more than 40 people clicked on the link, it seems. There’s 40 instances of that search running.

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HAHAHAHA. The server just emailed me a “High 5 minute load average alert”… how many of you are running searches on this database?

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@jdub Yeah I do actually know that, but I get more retweets if I reinforce existing arsehat tribal loyalties.

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A year and a ahlf left to load. It’s gettign slower ‘cos it’s getting to years with more tweets.

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Meh, it’s working.

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I think this quad-core Xeon is probably gruntier than that $5M Tandem mainframe, actually. Potentially, my phone is too.

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I remember back in 1996 we were loading the entire Fairfax newspaper archive into a database in under an hour. Well, on $5M of mainframe.

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@dobes Sure, I would. But this Danish lad has done it all in PHP and it works. pongsocket.com/tweetnest/

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@halfwrittentale MySQL. Running on CentOS on a lightly-loaded quad-core Xeon.

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@jdub It’s using the JSON expoirt from Twitter. I’ve no idea why it’s so slow. Checking for duplicates? Even so. [Shrugs.] It’s only once.

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A PHP script called from a web browser is not the most efficient way to load 129,000-odd tweets into a database.

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We’re loaded through to the end of 2011. Just two more years to load.

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@jeamland WELL THIS IS WHY I AM PRESERVING THEM YOU FOOL.

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@SnarkyPlatypus Once it’s all online, I think a search on “absinthe” would be fruitful. Or “arsehat”.

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It’ll take a few more minutes to load the archive, but my entire searchable Twitter output is coming online at stilgherrian.com/twitter

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So I should never have let @jeamland know about that Twitter archive.

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Thanks, @indigoid @richard_st @leslienassar @swearyanthony @benjamin_savoy, it ended up working in the browser even tho command line failed.

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@benjamin_savoy @indigoid @leslienassar @richard_st I did get a phpinfo() from the script, and it confirmed the higher memory limits.

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@swearyanthony @indigoid @leslienassar @richard_st Since the script is written in PHP, not using PHP is not an option.

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@leslienassar @swearyanthony @indigoid @richard_st My brain is telling me that an alternative PHP config was set up for some reason. I cry.

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@leslienassar @swearyanthony @indigoid @richard_st This is true. Oddly enough, I’m trying the script in the browser and now it’s working.

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Ta for the suggestions, @indigoid @leslienassar @richard_st, I’ve tried ini_set() to no avail. Remembering this box has PHP oddness.

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This is PHP from the command line in a shell, so .htaccess is irrelevant.

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Trying to work out why PHP won’t let this script request more than 32M memory when every php.ini is sight has 256M.

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So “Segmentation fault” means it’s not MY fault, right?

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@rozelleview Not geographically, and I don’t think Australia will ever have a Silicon Valley. zdnet.com/berners-lee-si… zdnet.com/and-the-digita…

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@SnarkyPlatypus Yes. The next trick is loading my 129-kilotweet archive. Uploading the data files now, database import once that’s done.

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@SnarkyPlatypus My “wow” was in relation to @graulund’s work on Twitter Nest, as tweeted a short time ago.

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@ChrissieM My pleasure, Ma’am, thank you for your support.

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@danielstone @paulfinchauthor Kubrick was renown for his, erm, “attention to detail”. And quite frankly, I’m glad of it.

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I say, @graulund, Twitter Nest is handy. I’ve only loaded my last 3200 tweets so far, but this is useful. Thanks. stilgherrian.com/twitter/2014/0…

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@SnarkyPlatypus No. I have just discovered a thing that looks like it will be quite useful.

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@SnarkyPlatypus Non, je n’ai aucun désir pour le vin. L’idée me repousse. Merci pour vos pensées.

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While it needs updating, I think this poll at Guns and Ammo asks an important question. pic.twitter.com/HXlUfa9JDM

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I am pleased to see that Honest Trailers has done “Top Gun”. youtube.com/watch?v=UxFq16…

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@SnarkyPlatypus Bonjour. La Maîtresse de l’Insomnie a apporté un ami bien-aimé. Je suis ravie*. Et vous?

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@atirere That’d be it. Damn. I must show more respect to the water. And subscribe to Gwyneth Paltrow’s informative* newsletter.

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@19bk69 thanks. I think I’ve been battling something for a couple days, and Saturday gave if a chance to attack.

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@19bk69 Actually a takeaway would be lovely, thank you. Chicken pho is probably ideal. But check at the time first. I may just sloth.

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@19bk69 I think I’ll stay where i am, thanks all the same. I’m not in the mood for people, especially cheerful people. I have no gun.

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It’s probably Ebola. Maybe the Black Plague. Or whatever it is that Gwyneth Paltrow has.

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So I wasn’t imagining it earlier when I thought I was feverish. Feeling more dreadful than I’d like to be. And aching.

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@danielstone @paulfinchauthor That’s a shame. I’ll leave the tweet there though ‘cos a bit of fiction is good for the soul.

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GSElevator #1: Each comma in your bank account adds an inch to your dick.

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paulfinchauthor No-one messed with Stanley Kubrick. pic.twitter.com/SQmFJIgUdA

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A brief essay on the nature of “stopping”. instagram.com/p/o7cOKuiFrj/

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Autumn, not winter, despite the calendar instagram.com/p/o7bsgTiFqs/

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@bigmac Worst. Pickup. Technique. Ever.

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If you want to learn “enhanced interrogation” techniques, Britain is the best teacher. bbc.com/news/magazine-…

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DavidParis You can bet Scott Morrison is pretty upset that he didn’t come up with the idea for those anti-homeless people spikes himself.

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@paulwallbank Is it full of hidden drugs? Maybe it’s full of drugs. Secret owl drugs.

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@NGruen1 I do try to be fair, even though I’m also quite cruel at times. I must find joy where I can.

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@NGruen1 Uhuh. Today’s piece is a straightforward account, and the clarity which he can give to writing shines. A good piece.

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@NGruen1 I get turned off by what feels like a bit too much smugness in his writing style sometimes, trying too hard to be clever.

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David Marr much less annoying than usual on Chris Kenny, canines and freedom. theguardian.com/media/2014/jun…

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Emergency duck deployed.

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Emergency duck requested.

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Woman drops phone into toilet, two die and three injured in subsequent rescue. scmp.com/news/china/art…

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oberonsghost Standing in front of ladies’ underwear at K-mart, lifting your t-shirt & patting your belly isn’t a good look mate.

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thetentenors @JohnBirmingham We prefer man band.

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@expectproblems @Plotagon @SnarkyPlatypus Indeed. I’ll have a play some time soon. Once I clear my backlog of crap/

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@expectproblems @Plotagon @SnarkyPlatypus That’s exactly what I was thinking. That’d depend a bit on how quick and easy it is to use.

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I think @expectproblems needs to know about @Plotagon, and also @SnarkyPlatypus does. plotagon.com

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“What if you could make a movie by just writing a story?” With @Plotagon you can, apparently. plotagon.com HT @alexismadrigal

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If you need even more weekend reading, yesterday’s @5at5daily was actually a 12at12. tinyletter.com/5at5/letters/1…

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TheEconomist You could write Wikipedia nearly twice in the time humanity has wasted watching Gangnam Style econ.st/SsQJ3U pic.twitter.com/wfJzggXDg0

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“Gwyneth Paltrow explains why water just doesn’t like bad vibes” theguardian.com/lifeandstyle/l… HT @carolduncan

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Sat plan: Geekery (done); potter through the extensive comms and planning backlog, taking a break for emergency duck; reading, I think.

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peatreebojangle Need a sex tip? Cosmo says fuck a donut. Fuck a donut. Just fuck the fucking donut you fucking piece of shit. pic.twitter.com/CL62195iMU

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@lewellyn Ah that’s a point. I’ll revisit that story some time this long weekend and see if that biased the results. Nice blog for me if so.

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@rozelleview Indeed, if I were any of those three I’d now be well tempted to say, “Nah, fuck it, tell him we’re busy.”

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@lewellyn And that we’re looking at a mismatch between what more modern parts of our brain think and how the deeper stuff works.

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@lewellyn To me it indicates that attitudes to gender are probably hard-wired, or at least firm-wired, a lot deeper than we imagine.

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“Now that information has leaked about the meetings, the line from the Abbott camp is that all three just might be on again.” Hilarious.

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phbarratt Fact that PM regards Bolt and Jones as significant contributors to Australian public debate speaks volumes about our PM.

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RT @PSyvret: @stilgherrian @LaurieOakes Perhaps the IMF’s Christine is not a “woman of calibre”? [Good theory.]

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“US has let it known that Obama is annoyed because Abbott refuses to allow climate change to be part of G20 agenda” heraldsun.com.au/news/opinion/c…

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“Confusion clouds Tony Abbott’s Washington meetings”, writes @LaurieOakes heraldsun.com.au/news/opinion/c…

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@oberonsghost I’d love that, so count me in. Scattered showers are forecast, but I’m sure we can dodge them.

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Actually, just send around a case of wine and I’ll just sit here drinking it and do a 48-hour live video stream of my thoughts on the world.

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@nancycato1 I know. And now I grrrumble as I shuffle away…

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I should mention, in relation to my lunch-request tweet, that I am in Sydney for the long weekend but Certain Clients have failed me.

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@franksting Leura is safe. I am in Sydney for the long weekend, at Lilyfield.

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@StanDevia It took me a moment to realise why you were telling me this. Now I’m wishing I hadn’t asked.

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If anyone wants to take me to lunch any time across this long weekend, it would both please me and prevent the slaughter of many innocents.

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So @Pozible has set up a Sydney-specific portal for their crowdfunding work. Looks well worth exploring. pozible.com/sydney/

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Sat plan, redraft: Urgent client geekery (done); figure out a long weekend plan when the budget unexpectedly dropped to zero; kill them all.

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@jplonie It’s more about deep, deep frustration than defending territory right now.

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@KathAlbury It’ll be about what they do with the eggs between their legs, won’t it. I lt has to be that.

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@Gin_ev_ra This is a good suggestion. I’ve always wanted to visit Iceland.

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In which @alexismadrigal makes a clearly much-needed apology to the planet Saturn. tinyletter.com/intriguingthin…

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Sat plan, draft; 0800 solve client’s email problem; destroy international banking system; remainder TBA.

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Hey Ladies, I have just received an email about the Penguin Method. pic.twitter.com/boBEhvxdDc

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Saturday. “Smash them,” she said. “He got what he deserved.” Saturday.

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