Stilgherrian (@stilgherrian)

Wentworth Falls NSW AU

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July 8th, 2014

Village Life part 577: You phone the cab to meet you at the station and the operator asks where the train is now ‘cos they know the timing.

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@ScottFitzG @WP_DownUnder Meh, the box has a Microsoft logo on one side and a Nokia logo on the other. Punters won’t care.

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@SmurfingBeer Interesting question. It’s a review unit and it goes back in two weeks, so I’m not going to test that.

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@jonoabroad This Lumia 930 has a 5-inch screen. So they’re bigger than an iPhone, same as many Android phones.

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@ScottFitzG Microsoft Devices is the division that makes them, they are still Nokia Lumia branded products.

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@jonoabroad It’s a beautiful piece of kit. I was impressed with its handling.

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OK, taking pics of this on a moving train does not do it justice. Once more, great kit. instagram.com/p/qMRbZKiFnP/

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In a civilised world this would be… oh never mind. instagram.com/p/qMQwr7CFmb/

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That is to say, this is the narrative we’d like you to adhere to. instagram.com/p/qMQh3uiFmE/

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It may be brown on the outside, but it’s a colourful press kit on the inside. instagram.com/p/qMQK5TiFls/

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@jonoabroad I don’t think so. The FN SCAR-H was only designed in 2009. Look it up you lazy sod.

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I suppose I could see what’s in here… instagram.com/p/qMPsINiFlB/

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Except for that woman over there, because she’s thought to bring chocolate, and now we all want chocolate and we hate her.

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I must admit, there is a certain quiet camaraderie on these late night trains, the understanding that we’re all enduring the journey.

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@roooney83 And reciprocated. It shall be longer next time. L

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If I had an FN SCAR-H right now I would use it responsibility. Promise.

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For those keeping score, yes, the 2218 departed on time and I am now heading westward away from your arsehattery.

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Welcome to the 2218 Lithgow service, and the toilet on same. What even is this? instagram.com/p/qMJ35XCFtt/

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Still, I suppose the salary means you can buy some nice decor items for your apartment, and that’s the important thing in life.

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Wilson is basically a puppy dog on Brandis’ leash anyway. What self respect could you have as the political creature of such arseholes?

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Privileged little middle class fucktards imagining they understand discrimination. No fucking idea. Just punch them in the face.

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Seriously, is that Tim Wilson Freedom Commissioner arsehat good for anything other than landfill? What a useless turd.

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So here’s the fun. I can get to Sydney Central to make the 2218 train and get to Wentworth Falls at 0007, temperature 1C. Excellent.

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I am sceptical about a restaurant called “The Rice Den”, but then my mind has been destroyed.

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Note, I’m just mocking the marketing language. I’ve been impressed with the entire Lumia range thus far.  to to me

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So these devices are still called “Nokia Lumia”, from Microsoft Devices.

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I do have a review unit, and the real-world experience is far more important than the boast-words. Looking forward to it.

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As I’ve said before, Windows Phone 8 is way ahead of other players, with Live Tiles etc… but they wank on about other stuff.

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Some of the people tweeting back to me are most uncharitable.

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Journalists are now being told what adjectives to use. Microsoft could drop the promo-speak and just show the phone’s capabilities.

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Pushing camera quality with their 4-microphone hardware.

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Specific mention of the health and fitness apps that get data from the motion sensors. This is this Christmas’ battleground.

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Viewing the presentations.

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I don’t know whether anyone else feels this way, but I kinda drift off during these corporate videos.

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This is the Australian launch of the Microsoft Nokia 930 and 635. It’s for “Take back your life.” I have no idea why.

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Many thanks to the AMP Building security team for taking care of the device I left behind.

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En route to the Microsoft Devices launch, which starts at 1730 AEST.

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RT @oberonsghost: I have an urge to kill people. [Excellent. We have uses for that…]

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@Joshua_Glenn No problems. If I find that voucher codes emerge I’ll let you know.

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@myrcurial @mckeay And he’s from my home town of Adelaide. Please, no need to remind us.

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@myrcurial @mckeay Also, I think I am too braindead even to be a journalist today.

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@Joshua_Glenn “Promoting”? I’m not promoting anything. No, no coupons, I’m simply covering the event. No business connection.

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@profsarahj Maybe. I think there’s a point, though, where we would file it under “don’t know” and move on.

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RT @feelingbookish: is the new currency says @katrynadow pic.twitter.com/dpOmyLpsH0 [I’m not quite sure what this means.]

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So where’s the plane?

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@jonoabroad There’s a security guy ensuring that I don’t jump or throw things.

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MT @xntrik: Why am I imagining @snare in that American Beauty scene, on the bed. Instead of roses, iPads falling all about his body [Erm…]

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@bengrubb @respectconnect “Wasted”? Jesus wept, it was a Monday night. Some of us have self-control, young man.

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@dananimal @semibogan @respectconnect That said, an important part of the pitch is the legal framework, not just the XDI technology.

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@TimdeSousa Thanks, I stand corrected. Still, it’s a gloriously undefined bit of handwaving.

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@dananimal @semibogan @respectconnect I can’t comment on that sort of detail right now. I’m still trying to understand this model.

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@bengrubb @respectconnect That was the launch party, today is the conference thingo.

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@grmsn Ah, that evil matchmaker @piawaugh has been at work again, eh? Sure, but I’m flat out today. Hit me any time tomorrow.

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Next up is @equalsAndy, Respect Network’s CTO. I’ll be interviewing him later. Questions will be noted.

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It’s a shame @snare isn’t here, what with all these iPads left unattended during morning tea.

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Google said, as a general statement, that it’s possible to do business without being evil. It was never a commitment.

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This myth that Google said “Do no evil” is being repeated. They never said that.

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RT @semibogan: on the plus side, at least its patched against heartbleed pic.twitter.com/93mdqV47kQ [Good start. ]

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@jonoabroad I’m not entirely sure. It was covered fast. I’ll follow up that issue shortly.

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@semibogan I cut to the chase and simply assume that everything is always arseholes everywhere.

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Wait what? The business model is that 1/3 of your value to the service providers comes back to your personal cloud?

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I should have brought that litre of gin and downed a shot every time someone says “trust”.

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Hah! AMP’s mail server won’t accept email from my server again.

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claudiablb I have a feeling it’s a bit more complex than this, but we get the idea @respectnet @AmplifyFest pic.twitter.com/FyZu6iavGN

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Reed’s summary of Respect Network’s terms of service: “A promise of permission, protection, portability and proof.”

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Note to self: The idea that “it’s about trust rather than privacy”, what does that actually mean? Both are abstract nouns.

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@jonoabroad There are. These are the companies who’ve partnered with @respectconnect. There’s an ambiguous verb, I know.

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@BXGD @dsearls That question has now been added to my list for my interview later today.

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joannejacobs We’re back in 1978 with Big Data says @dsearls A myth that data can help companies know customers better than themselves

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Big data approach is being mocked by @dsearls. “Don’t bother listening to customers, you’re too busy ‘understanding’ them.”

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The narrative is up to BYOD. “No, we’ll give them BlackBerrys,” says @dsearls. Polite corporate laughter ensues.

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So far @dsearls’s keynote is the familiar tale of how the internet transformed business. You don’t need me to repeat that.

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Next up is @dsearls, who you may remember from the Cluetrain Manifesto. I refuse to say the “intention economy”.

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I have no idea why we have three hashtags.

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I’m wondering whether it’ll be me or @Steve_Lockstep who makes the most inappropriate tweet appear on the screen here.

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Here we go. Today I’m at the launch of @respectconnect respectnetwork.com, and I’ll use if you want to mute it.

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Inside the AMP Building, and past the first security barrier.

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Quay again, but an elevated view instagram.com/p/qKr2MuCFvY/

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Private elevator to level 25.

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@expectproblems We ended up chatting about environmental politics before he went on air to talk about some books he supposedly wrote.

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@expectproblems The item preceding him was about destruction of the Great Barrier Reef. As a scuba diver himself, he listened with interest.

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@expectproblems As a complete aside, I met Frank Herbert once. Lovely chap.

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Dealing with the commuters at Town Hall station with patience and a generosity of spirit.

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Is there anywhere at Circular Quay where I can get a bacon sandwich made from a member of the Obeid family?

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jeremysear Terrifying story in today’s Oz about Judith Sloan forced to read The Age when the air crew tells her to turn off her phone.

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Apple seems desperate to sell the iPhone 5C at Kings Cross station. instagram.com/p/qKndqtiFoa/

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@SnarkyPlatypus Damn. I keep forgetting that the guys from Bitdefender gave me that excellent hip flask. I must make better use of it.

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This is a further day of working solely from an iPad. But since I’m mostly listening and taking notes and tweeting that should work.

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The plan: 0900 @respectconnect Immersion Day, AMP Building; 1730 Microsoft Devices launch, Angel & Ash; late train to Wentworth Falls.

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RT @NakedSecurity: Remember macro viruses? Infected Word and Excel files? They’re back..wp.me/p120rT-16N9hH [We should hold a party.]

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@zippydazipster @R_Chirgwin You’ve got to be quicker than that, chaps. The man in Florida was way faster.

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@SnarkyPlatypus Là! Mon déjeuner est maintenant organisé. Merci mille fois.

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RT @BXGD: Rock The Boat youtube.com/watch?v=dndAXx… [That’s the one, thank you, Sir.]

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I shouldn’t taunt @amworldtodaypm, they have recordings of me saying some very dodgy things during sound checks.

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My brain isn’t working this morning. What’s the song that I’m thinking of there? It’s a Motown tune, I think, or something of that nature.

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I believe, therefore, that @amworldtodaypm should those sound bites to produce a cover version, “Stop the boats, baby, stop the boats.”

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I think @amworldtodaypm is trying to collect the sound of every Coalition member saying “Stop the boats”, regardless of their portfolio.

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If anyone uses the word “pivot” when discussing their business, it’s a code. It means they want to be harpooned immediately. So do it.

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@jeamland I agree. But “knowing where you food comes from”? I hope they show slaughterhouse videos at your table before ordering.

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My vision seems remarkably poor this morning. And no, I don’t have a hangover. I’m just tired and my controllers have misjudged.

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@SnarkyPlatypus Bonjour. Je me raidissant pour une journée d’excitation et de perspicacité. Je demande le gin. Et vous?

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Tue plan, draft: 0900 @respectconnect Immersion Day, AMP Building; 1730 Microsoft Devices launch, Angel & Ash; train to Wentworth Falls.

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So the High Court, eh? Surely Morrison can just hand over those pesky judges to, oh, North Korea?

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Tuesday. The decline continues. Relentlessly. With every moment that passes, more of your brain cells die. The pain increases. Tuesday.

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