Stilgherrian (@stilgherrian)

Wentworth Falls NSW AU

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July 18th, 2014

Seriously, @Taco_Lad, that’s the logline for episode one of a new ABC drama series. One with that woman in it.

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RT @Taco_Lad: They are gonna take pingers, dance to Billie Halliday and then fall asleep against the wall while discussing the Crimean war.

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RT @jonoabroad: @stilgherrian YOU ARE FUCKING ME? [Not that I’m aware of, but I can check if you like.]

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MT @GuardianAus: MH17 crash: WHO officer and two Newcastle fans among British victims [Yep, get ‘em pigeonholed nice and early, right?]

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@nicolejensen Yeah look I’ve left them to it. It was all getting way too raucous for my delicate sensibilities.

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I am now imagining them going to that trucker motel just down the road for the world’s most tedious orgy.

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RT @Taco_Lad: they are off to ‘party hard’ [Yes, they are.]

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Still, get any more booze into that tedious old bloke and he’d be regaling them with tales of how he besieged Constantinople.

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Those four people left carrying the wine bottle with about a glass of wine still left in it. How can they live with themselves?

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In their defence, this is actually a reasonably decent seafood laksa.

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I really need to move back to actual civilisation. This is killing me slowly.

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Now playing at this alleged restaurant: Christopher Cross.

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If I’m going to make lifestyle choices that end up killing me, at least let me get some fun out of it.

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Now he’s reminiscing about the Napoleonic Wars.

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Still, he’s lashed out and brought a WHOLE BOTTLE OF WINE for the FOUR people at his table. PARTY ON, DUDE.

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OH: “I remember when we first moved up here in 1975”, as if anyone fucking well cares, Boring Old Man.

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Old people reminiscing about what trains used to be like dot Tumblr dot com.

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If you ever visit the Blue Mountains, just assume everyone is stoned because EVERYTHING HAPPENS SO FUCKING SLOWLY.

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Ah. Apparently “Would you like a drink?” really means “Here’s the menu and I’ll be back next week if you’re lucky.” *

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Ignore him. He’s Finnish.

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@SnarkyPlatypus Apparently the machines have a sticker on them, with the number to call. That Sydney Trains can’t even transfer me is lame.

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OH, young woman in bottle shop: “I never knew what a hot arse he had until I saw his Tinder profile.”

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Currently playing in Coles Katoomba: Phil Oakey and Giorgio Moroder, “Together in Electric Dreams”

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Current temperature 1C, windchill -7.4C. Except in that alleyway, where it would have been -12C or worse.

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The Loneliness of the Friday Night Prawns instagram.com/p/qljJeSiFvL/

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@alfinitum @crk5 You’d be surprised what a duck can do if it puts its mind to it.

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So Sydney Trains doesn’t own its own ticket vending machines, and their customer service people won’t even take a fault report. Arsehattery.

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I think we might have to put the duck in charge of Sydney Trains as well.

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@OaaSvc @NewtonMark @leslienassar The scenario you outline is more than likely. Ping @joshgnosis.

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mscott At 7pm on - a one hour news special - coverage from the ABC’s foreign correspondents and our national reporting team.

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Oh of COURSE Mr Rabbit came out hard against Russia. He’d already received his master’s instructions. pic.twitter.com/XWjGXWR7vy

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By a strange coincidence today, earlier I was reading about RMS Lusitania and WWI. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/RMS_Lusit…

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“The Australian parliament must have the power to decide if we go to war”, writes @SenatorLudlam theguardian.com/commentisfree/…

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leslienassar catchoftheday.com.au gets hacked, knows user details and credit cards stolen, waits THREE YEARS to tell affected users. Shonky fucks.

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Anyway, @CatchOfTheDay will soon learn about the Streisand Effect. I’d suggest anyone doing business with them should seriously reconsider.

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So it would appear that @CatchOfTheDay has an ethics shortfall. I’m not surprised. Good to have it confirmed, in fact. Turds.

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joshgnosis Catch of the Day announces 3-year-old data breach with credit cards and passwords compromised at 5:30 on Friday. Doesn’t answer questions.

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@philipb20 Or Howard or Hawke for that matter. Abbott is such an also-ran. The Coalition needs to think about how and why they picked him.

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I should be doing my shopping, but I’ve ordered another pint.

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DanHannanMEP When the USSR shot down a Korean passenger plane, Thatcher and Reagan led a robust Western response. Now, like the Eldar, we are fading.

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RT @SnarkyPlatypus: Just saw somebody looking for ‘m8z and d8z’. [Meet them. Kill them.]

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Why are people quacking at me?

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It would appear that @SnarkyPlatypus is watching Mr Rabbit’s train-wreck of an interview from last night’s @abc730. abc.net.au/7.30/content/2…

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@seamus I’d have thought that they’d just stick a RAT on my machine and do it that way ‘cos that’d work wherever I am.

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@axmcc Besides, I do too many things on the ABC. I have to be careful of revenge attacks.

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@axmcc Thank you. You’ve got me in a good mood. Or something. Maybe it’s because we were going meta.

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@seamus An early version was codenamed TEMPEST, from memory. Things have come a long way since. See that CGHQ document from the other day.

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@axmcc Yeah, I know the potential response. And I know I can face that whereas the ABC, say, can’t. I suspect it’s part of why I do it.

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@somuchbullsh @leslienassar Repeating the sound bite is standard media training. Increases odds of “the message” being to 10-second TV spot.

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So at the exact moment my MacBook Pro’s graphics just glitched, the pub sound system speakers went pop. And I’m running on batteries.

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@axmcc I’m not trying to start an argument. I just get frustrated by the simplification of history to Abbott’s “goodies” and “baddies”.

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leslienassar Every time Tony Abbott uses a colloquialism, he sounds like Dick Van Dyke doing an Australian accent.

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@axmcc You’re right about the second part. “Needlessly”, though? I’m with Wilde on this one. People need to be shocked far more often.

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@hughstephens Just became aware of it a few minutes ago. There’s so much in my Queue of Arsehattery this week!

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@axmcc If I ran my life purely by what’s “smart”, meaning what avoids contention and trouble, then I’d be part of the problem.

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@rbrdnkmp Oh can we? We’re allowed to remember more than one fact about one man now? How very modern of you!

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“With our boxes of matches and our necklaces we shall liberate this country.” — Willie Mandela, 1986.en.wikipedia.org/wiki/NecklacingL

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History just refuses to be neat and tidy, doesn’t it.

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Yeah I’m going to get complaints about that one.

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Oh, it’s Mandela Day? Bring me some car tyres and a can of petrol.

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@Taco_Lad I just saw this tweet. I congratulate you.

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And once more my MacBook Pro has descended into a series of graphics crashes. I am disgruntled.

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shanghaidaily A barge carrying an artwork by Cai Guoqiang titled “The Ninth Wave” is moored on the Huangpu River yesterday. pic.twitter.com/Rh25UIy9LP

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dobes Man who says everything is fault of “former government” has problem with Russia “shifting blame”

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@SnarkyPlatypus Non, vous ne pouvez pas manger le gouvernement. Vous ne pouvez jamais savoir où ils ont été.

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@NuclearAnthro @dobes In Sydney, yes. Here in the Mountains, I’m not so sure about duck standards.

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@SnarkyPlatypus Bonjour. J’ai proposé de remplacer le gouvernement par une série de canards formés adéquatement. Et vous?

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flightradar24 Several airlines that have been tracked over Ukaraine as late as yesterday, claim they have been avoiding Ukraine for months

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joshgnosis Judge on TLS-NBN: “To say that the agreements are complex would be to engage in understatement of a degree unbecoming in judicial reasons.”

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@jonoabroad I solved this years ago, and it’d be cheaper than decommissioning all those old nukes. Map grid. Launch. Downwind compensation.

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RT @canberratimes: Australian insurance firm buys Google keywords to promote life insurance canberratimes.com.au/world/insuranc… [Oh classy!]

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I deserve a duck you know, @dobes. I WANT A DUCK. I NEED A GOOD DUCK.

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Actually, I think I’ll set @5at5daily to be issued tomorrow at 5am rather than today at 5pm. I don’t feel like rushing.

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I have a pint of winter ale and hope to assemble a @5at5daily before 1700 AEST. Anything you think the punters should read this weekend?

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Ah, I see that the world is full of transponder experts again today. Well done.

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@dobes Christ no, I want a proper duck.

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I’m starting to think that a duck-led government could be a significant improvement all round.

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I think we might need to put the duck in charge of Sydney Trains as well.

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So Sydney Trains doesn’t own its own ticket vending machines, and its customer service staff won’t even take a fault report. Arsehattery.

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dizzylimit Perhaps the NYT might want to rephrase this hed. RT @nytimes: Obama Held on Plane Over Suspicious Package nyti.ms/1r7Tl4P @Colvinius

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rpy Damn duck ate 1375 ballots RT @stilgherrian: Modest proposal: We replace the Australian Electoral Commission with an adequately trained duck

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RT @jpwarren Every day this industry provides new reasons for me to turn into @stilgherrian [World is fukt.]

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MazMHussain The big problem with post-colonial studies is that they’re premature.

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umairh Modern day “conservatives”. Or as I call them, morons.

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IMAGEN if the ice-cream were poison. I know I am.

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Still, IMAGEN if the AEC’s election code were written in Java. We’ve at least got that to be thankful for.

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@CrankyDevGuy After today I’m even more certain I’m right.

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Here is @firstdogonmoon’s cartoon about the death of the carbon tax and Mr Abbott’s feelings. theguardian.com/commentisfree/…

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xuhulk Yay, the machine I built to summarize all news into one sentence is complete! Let’s see today’s:

FUCK FUCK FUCK FUCK FUCK FUCK FUCK FUCK FU

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It seems @PeteLawler isn’t the only one making pertinent FOI requests to the AEC. Happy Streisand, folks. righttoknow.org.au/body/aec

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Here’s what I wrote yesterday about this AEC EasyCount arsehattery, at @zdnetaustralia: zdnet.com/governments-vo…

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RT @oberonsghost: I’m finding this AEC business all very upsetting. I was under the impression they were the good guys.

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@elronxenu Yeah, sorry, I’m a professional. ;)

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Modest proposal: We replace the Australian Electoral Commission (AEC) with an adequately trained duck. I’m all for progress.

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If the AEC really does have 360,000 lines, I wonder how many of them they’ll do by the end of the day?

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RT @PeteLawler: More like ‘Automatic passenger hubcaps’ but yeah… [True.]

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No wonder the AEC doesn’t want to show their sauce code. They don’t have enough bottles for all 360,000 lines.

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You: “A Mondeo? What year?” AEC: “Automatic transmission.”

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To translate, “You said you have a Toyota?” AEC: “Yes, that’s right” You: “Which model?” AEC: “A Ford Mondeo.”

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I also like the fact that since @PeteLawler asked for “information” not a “document”, it’s not covered by “Freedom of Information”. Win!

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RT @elronxenu: @stilgherrian @PeteLawler And all our systems are secured with 2048-bit Unix. [Well I would hope so!]

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“The AEC currently uses the Version of VisualBasic in C# (c-sharp) .NET,” so I’m glad that’s sorted. righttoknow.org.au/request/712/re… (PDF)

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RT @PeteLawler: Me to AEC ‘You keep using the term “visual basic” I do not think it means what you think it means’ righttoknow.org.au/request/712/re…

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Hey @joshgnosis @FarrellPF, I think you may be amused by the document linked to in this tweet. crikey.com.au/2014/07/18/the…

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Well, @R_Chirgwin, it sounds like we have a couple of female antechinus in the kitchen area competing for nookie-nookie RIGHT NOW. Loudly.

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@19bk69 I mean in terms is interactively compared with making prepared speeches or written responses. It’s all but live.

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RT @mwyres: Abbott already laying blame for - before any investigation complete…didn’t learn from fuckups? [Yes.]

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Of course Abbott’s fan club will say that Ferguson’s questions were “tricky”, but FFS if the PM can’t discuss his own work live then WTF?

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As mild amusement, since Abbott was a boxer, he seemed to fall for every feint Ferguson threw and then took a blow to the face. Every time.

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@FallenAngel_Deb That was one of the thoughts I’d had, yes. There’s a distinct change in his facial movements at that point. Odd.

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Can a neurologist or such tell me what’s going on with Abbott’s right eye and hand twitching at 8 to 9 mins etc? abc.net.au/7.30/content/2…

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Last night’s @abc730 interview with Mr Rabbit is remarkable. Thank you to the person who suggested I should watch it. abc.net.au/7.30/content/2…

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“Well, exactly.”

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Significant, but illusory. Apparently this is a concept.

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@blahjedi @CosmicRami The Russian woman I met last week would be laughing at us all right now.

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At Mount Boyce, the Bureau of Meteorology’s official station, it’s 2.5C windchilled to -5.0C right now. Even more joy.

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Me at @zdnetaustralia yesterday: “Government’s voting source code secrecy is dumb and dangerous” zdnet.com/governments-vo…

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I still have a distinctly sore throat, so there’s that.

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Fri plan: Tie up loose ends after two days of technical chaos; shopping, Katoomba; @5at5daily; dinner (where?); quiet night staying warm.

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It may be a bright blue sky out there, but the midday temperature at Katoomba is 3.5C, windchilled to -1.2C. Joy.

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Thanks, @derekbradley @R_Chirgwin, it was certainly cold enough pre-dawn for snow, and felt like it could, but I managed to sleep for a bit.

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Was there any snow this morning? No sign here at Wentworth Falls, and now it’s a bright blue sky.

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In the names of all the gods, I needed that sleep-in. With luck, I’ve knocked an incipient infection on the head. I still feel crap though.

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Happy birthday to Intel, founded 18 July 1968 in Mountain View, California.

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Friday. The Sun is shining, but all that really means is that you’ll be diagnosed with cancer even sooner. Friday.

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