Stilgherrian (@stilgherrian)

Wentworth Falls NSW AU

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February 23rd, 2015

Maybe Ball Shovels could be replaced by Philomena Cunk.

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@pigbehindadesk @TheJapanRants @semibogan Well I just want to be clear about these things. I wouldn’t want to make a mistake.

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@jonoabroad @JohnBirmingham Oh. That was meant to be a joke? Like, the funny kind? I see.

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@Tim_Coronel Well it’s @JohnBirmingham so it’s , obviously. After having read the first I will certainly read the second.

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In which @JohnBirmingham makes it look like simply EVERYONE loves his novel “Emergence”. storify.com/johnbirmingham… Second one soon.

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@jonoabroad @JohnBirmingham “Quoting what you heard” isn’t a defence against defamation. It implicates you as a publisher / disseminator.

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@jonoabroad Australia late in 2015, apparently. itwire.com/your-it-news/h…‘box’-in-australia-due-late-2015 (I didn’t ask, was too busy geeking.)

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Subject line: “@JohnBirmingham quoted you in a story.” Uhoh.

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MayneReport Ridiculous slur from Bolt on 2GB tonight claiming that all the Murdoch journalists working for news.com.au are on the “far left”.

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@jonoabroad For good or for bad, @bbotezatu has now met quite a few Australians. It’s his… third time here now?

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@BXGD @paulkidd Hah! That is one of my favourite quotes.

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@vealmince [Bows.] Share and enjoy. It is my gift to the world. I am bounteous.

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@semibogan @JustJimWillDo @snare Do I have to explain this AGAIN? You don’t HAVE to kill the goat before having sex with it.

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Plus I am biased, ‘cos we (for some value of “we”) were thinking on exactly these lines in 2000-2001. Only 15 years before our time. Sigh.

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Note that I say “could well be excellent”, because I haven’t used one yet and, well, maybe they missed something. But the idea is good.

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The Bitdefender BOX home network security appliance / service could well be an excellent thing. bitdefender.com/box/

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Which reminds me…

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Thanks for the suggestions, @Steve_Lockstep @joannejacobs. I’ll do some more research and advise @bbotezatu appropriately.

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Dear Meme-Makers, do your stuff! pic.twitter.com/o165K1GOPZ

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@semibogan @JustJimWillDo @snare Everything I do is artisanal. Wait, no. The other thing.

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@timpoliti Isn’t it just. I am downloading the full 1080p version of that clip just so I can extract a high-quality frame grab.

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The scary thing is, I think @bbotezatu told me that I was the first Australian he ever met, so we really need to make up for this somehow.

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So, where can @bbotezatu be introduced to some excellent kangaroo fare while he’s in Sydney? Thursday night is the rough plan.

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@semibogan @JustJimWillDo @snare Sigh. There are some things that are beyond even my ability to help.

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Look, I know political junkies are preparing for Self-Harm Hour, but this Wong / Erica exchange really is lovely. youtube.com/watch?v=zdQktq…

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@semibogan @JustJimWillDo I like your thinking. It may get me arrested, but I like it nonetheless.

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@semibogan @JustJimWillDo I like you great minds think alike, or alike enough as makes no odds.

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Dear Melbourne, I shall be allowing you to enjoy my presence 17 to 22 March, or thenabouts. Please make the necessary preparations.

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Thank you, @mediaconnectau, for another useful and enjoyable Tech Leaders Forum.

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Go, dinosaurs, go!

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@paulkidd @kcarruthers I don’t know how you can be bothered.

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clothedvillainy Guess who left his keys at work…

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clothedvillainy You’re so vain, Stilgherrian. I bet you think this subtweet is about you.

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clothedvillainy So Stilgherrian is a stain of a human being then, hey?

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clothedvillainy @stilgherrian @kcarruthers @paulkidd Meh. Learn some Twitter etiquette and lay off the keyboard warrioring maybe. idk idc we l8er

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@clothedvillainy @kcarruthers @paulkidd Capitalising a word for emphasis, because there’s no italics, is derided as “caps locking”? Huh?

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@clothedvillainy @kcarruthers @paulkidd Sure. It’s naming a criticism at “hate”, like “hater”, rather than addressing the issues.

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@clothedvillainy @kcarruthers @paulkidd It hardly detracts from the point. It’s the CAUSE of the point, is it not?

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@clothedvillainy @kcarruthers @paulkidd So that’s your level of analysis of gender imbalance in Parliament? Name-calling? WTF?

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In which @SenatorWong asks Senator Abetz just how Crusader Rabbit has changed. “There are so many good things…theguardian.com/australia-news…ah

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Wait. Has anyone ever seen Bulb Sandwich and Bendybus Crinklepatch in the same place?

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@clothedvillainy @kcarruthers @paulkidd Which is also a serious problem, don’t you think?

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I love* how politicians always “reject” concerns, rather than “disprove” them.

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@johnthelutheran Look, if it could mix a decent whisky sour then maybe I’d be interested.

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BernardKeane Tony Abbott says Muslim leaders don’t condemn violence enough. It took me just 30 minutes to find 20 recent examples bit.ly/1MMlLfc

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RT @engadget Piggybacking robot feeds you tomatoes while you run engt.co/17oLARG pic.twitter.com/L5582BByiX [Well this is a bit special.]

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@AshKyd I am astounded at the lack of professionalism and consistency between Twitter on different platforms.

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BernardKeane So who is correct - Tony Abbott or Julie Bishop? Because they can’t both be right. pic.twitter.com/vZ0FGaci70

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Um, I mean that with great affection, obviously, @fourthestateau @MarkDiStef.

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RT @fourthestateau: Now: we ask @MarkDiStef about his emoji journalism [After which, please bludgeon him to death.]

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@robcorr Ah! I have clearly failed to absorb the tedious windbag’s catchphrases. My life is incomplete. Je suis désolé.

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@robcorr No, I don’t. Fuck the useless old turd.

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I’m pleased to see that you have a Big Muff, @Pollytics.

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In which Simon Chapman AO BA (Hons), PhD, FASSA, HonFFPH rips into some ill-informed dullard called Henderson. crikey.com.au/?p=481612

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@AshKyd … so “9h” wasn’t enough to establish whether I’d tweeted something before or after some other thing. That’s what triggered it.

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@AshKyd Oh, then some context. I was using TweetDeck to check when I tweeted some stuff early today, to establish a timeline…

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RT @juhasaarinen: @thegrugq @stilgherrian SELF ADHESIVE MADE IN ENGLAND FOR THAT MACHO LOOK [Yes, this is THE best sentence ever written.]

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@bengrubb Well you probably hang around the wrong people.

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RT @semibogan: @thegrugq @miaubiz @rantyben pretty accurate. Ben will fit right in pic.twitter.com/iD7tQa2L1H [Adelaide Pride Represent!]

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Warren Entsch is the only person in recent history have said “spanking” in parliament more than once. openaustralia.org.au/search/?o=p&s=…

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@paulkidd @TheGrimRecapper Yes, the good folk at @OpenAustralia are part of God’s grand plan.

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OH, some time earlier: “Don’t quote me on this, but Stan is a complete pile of shit.”

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ThePoke The best thing about Bendybus Crinklepatch is that you can make his name as absurd as you want and people still know who you mean

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@henaredegan Then only when the urge strikes. It’s just idle curiosity.

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MT @paulkidd: Peter Costello gets one of three total mentions of “anal sex”. [This fact is best served without context.]

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RT @paulkidd: 7/10 of the federal MPs who talk about abortion the most are men. openaustralia.org.au/search/?o=p&s=… [… surprising no-one.]

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“Abbott Announces Plans To Cover Australia With Giant Flag” theshovel.com.au/2015/02/23/abb… pic.twitter.com/y9QS9iqF3e

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@ChristineEwing7 Ditto, just. Which is why I started using the name. I spoke about same on a recent-ish podcast.stilgherrian.com/edict/00029/

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@henaredegan What’s the sort order of everyone as “1” in this search? openaustralia.org.au/search/?o=p&s=… Just database hashing order?

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Who says “data retention” the most in the Australian parliament? @SenatorLudlam, by a big margin. openaustralia.org.au/search/?o=p&s=… HT @jodiem

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@jodiem @hackuador @OpenAustralia @SenatorLudlam Oh that IS interesting. I shall tweet a tidier version of that.

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I have been busy What has Crusader Rabbit achieved* today?

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@AshKyd Although I’d be happy with my local time, provided the timezone was always displayed so I knew what was being shown to me.

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@AshKyd Depends on the application. News stories, publisher’s local time with timezone. Things like Twitter clients, my local timezone…

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@paulkidd @hackuador @OpenAustralia @TimWattsMP Any further inquiries should be addressed to the Honourable Member for Gellibrand.

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@TimWattsMP @paulkidd @hackuador @OpenAustralia Niche trolling indeed. Mr Kidd is a dangerous individual, as many have warned previously.

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Who says the phrase “death cult” the most in parliament? openaustralia.org.au/search/?o=p&s=… Thanks, @hackuador @OpenAustralia.

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I should stop reading @thegrugq’s tweets because they keep reminding me how utterly fucked we are.

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@michaelneale Oh yes, I am patient. I am superbly patient.

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johngreen Yes, John Legend is right: There are more black men under correctional control today than were under slavery in 1850. politifact.com/rhode-island/s…

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@ssharwood Well, I shall complain to you in person next time we meet.

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The arsehole who decided it’d be a good idea to display times as “22h ago”, not actual times, making screenshots useless.

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@vealmince Ah, that’d be up in the main part of the Carrington Hotel, rather than The Old City Bank. Part of the same complex.

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So, replacement power supply obtained. I think I shall go to The Old City Bank for a cider.

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Sorry I didn’t say farewell, but I had to get to Katoomba before 1700. Which I have done. Mission accomplished.

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@ClaireRPorter No, that was now. The Singapore quote was from earlier. Hence, “earlier”.

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OH earlier: “… Singapore, unencumbered as it is by democracy…”

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SwiftOnSecurity We planted the American flag when we got to the moon first, so where’s the American flag on the Internet?

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The takeaways from Dean Economou’ presentation. pic.twitter.com/lSgH8LNUXr

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This was after we were shown a simulation of a proposed weekend public transport system for Canberra, mixed mode bus/taxi on demand.

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RT @elronxenu @stilgherrian Unsure what Software eating transport means! [Economou “Uber? You ain’t seen nothing yet.” ]

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Check out nationalmap.nicta.com.au for their @NICTA’ open mapping platform.

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Well, if the technology goddam works.

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I came in late. I’ll tweet the first three slides to show you how fast Economou is going through this stuff.

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Closing keynote is from @NICTA’s Dean Economou.

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OK,looks like the @crikey_news reception problem is my end. I’ll try to figure it out later.

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dobes @stilgherrian @crikey_news always

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Hmmm. I don’t seem to have received a @crikey_news email yet. Am I alone?

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edbott Oh look, Glenn Greenwald is on TV and not in jail. Huh.

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RT @paulwallbank: Sitting in the bad kids’ corner with @stilgherrian at [He means . Wallbank is just incompetent.]

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The “speed dating” sessions begin.

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Maybe if the tech sector had six flags, we wouldn’t need this discussion.

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Surtees makes the point that you can have an No Liability (NL) company in mining, but not in tech.

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RT @Anthony_Caruana: Fortunately there are many boxes of tissues on the tables to clean the mess. [Leftovers from last night’s orgy.]

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Payload delivered.

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Oh. I have used the microphone to knock over my drink. Win.

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I have the microphone. Stand by.

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Fourth speaker is Dean Economou from NICTA, who will doubtless troll me later.

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Silicon Valley has been running 70 years, she says, whereas Sydney is only to its 3rd generation of startup entrepreneurs.

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She calls for more accessibility to grants, less paperwork. Wants more corporates to engage with startup community.

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In Australia, only about 5% of startups are “reaching scale”, whereas in Silicon Valley it’a 8%.

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She suggests culture of short-sightedness by investors is a problem.

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Third speaker is from Pollenizer, didn’t catch her name. Grrr.

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Second speaker is Tony Surtees, who’s been involved in all manner of stuff, recently co-founded zeetings.com

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An example, the education system, and even getting an MBA, doesn’t ever cover the process of registering a business.

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Burrett says the eduction system is geared primarily to creating employees.

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Burrett wants to see more employee share schemes, and more education on what it means to be an entrepreneur.

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First speaker is Tony Burrett, COO BlueChilli. bluechilli.com/team/tony/

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Our lunchtime panel, shortly is “Developing Australia’s IT sector”. Speakers not announced yet.

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siddhmi Twitter just before a televised award show is like when the waters ominously recede and the animals seek higher ground, sensing the tsunami…

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@NicholasFryer Oh please don’t compliment @R_Chirgwin. He’s sitting next to me and the result will be unbearable.

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SnarkyPlatypus Less of a dog whistle and more of a desperate, loud, dying howl.

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Pics from last night’s sfi-fi dinner by @mkotadia are now online. goo.gl/7InO3F This is his fave. pic.twitter.com/KeG8WTDmZk

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deptofaustralia On leaving office, politicians are often lauded for finally saying what they really think. Ex-Prime Minister Tony Abbott will be bananas.

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@jdub I am across what you’re saying, thank you. I am amused. I shall be chatting with the Rackspace guy this afternoon.

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@jdub Ah yes, I see that you mean.

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This is Rackspace’s DevOps automation services launched in Australia today. rackspace.com.au/devops/automat…

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MsLods The Prime Minister’s National Security Statement: scribd.com/doc/256590320/… (via @political_alert)

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@jdub I will be able to clarify this shortly, and in a 1-on-1 this arvo. I didn’t catch the marketechture diagram, the slide wasn’t up long.

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@oberonsghost I believe these are the flags you’re looking for. pic.twitter.com/5zKILoKqyy

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@jdub Shut up and have some sympathy for me, you arsehole.

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jonkudelka This is the worst dog whistle solo ever.

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Rackspace is today announcing the availability of DevOps automation services here in Australia.

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Here’s Rackspace’s view of the second era of cloud. instagram.com/p/zbGwd5CFnJ/

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@Andrew_Zammit Thanks for that, Andrew. I’ll take a squizz then I’m not in a conference.

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RT @BXGD: @stilgherrian You’re thinking Motel 6, dear. [Woah. “Thinking” is a bit strong.]

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RT @chrisjrn: @stilgherrian Nope, it’s an amusement park operator. pic.twitter.com/Xij2iLYWY9 [Ah, thank you. ]

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Frequency of data centre outages down, cost of an outage up. US figures. instagram.com/p/zbF3FpiFlb/

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Isn’t a US motel chain for trailer trash who want to lash out on some “luxury”?

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@michaelneale Badges are checked. Lunch is a panel discussion, too, so it’s tricky to sneak your friend in.

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deptofaustralia PM announces bulletproof flag-capes. RT @mearesy: Six flags | PM’s podium for National Security statement at AFP HQ pic.twitter.com/F1lE4WCtR3

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Next session, “Cloud”. techleaders.com.au/sessions/detai… I am so excited* that I have wet myself.

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Next up, vendor says future trends indicate increasing demand for services his company provides.

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IntraLinks also says “Content is the new perimeter”, which to me sounds like a category error. [Shrugs.]

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IntraLinks is recommending that SaaS vendors open up their data centres (to inspection?) to give their customers trust.

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Be happy. The aliens will give you drugs. instagram.com/p/za3qhhiFqR/

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The day’s first session begins. Saas, Apps & Productivity. techleaders.com.au/sessions/detai…

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fanfiction_txt This is a new story about Spongebob, his drug use, gay relationships, and other crazy shit! Enjoy it!

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Good morning, Australia. You are now living in all the rejected plots for “The Hollowmen”.

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Today I’ll be tweeting from Tech Leaders Forum, the second and final day. techleaders.com.au Mute to avoid.

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I’m getting the feeling I’d be best advised not to look at the news this morning.

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SwiftOnSecurity If only Silicon Valley could find a way to make land.

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FFS, I’m going down to get breakfast. Meanwhile, you lot should take a good long look at yourselves, and be ashamed.

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[Lengthy rant about your sad and empty lives.]

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@prestontowers I’m only in Melbourne about once a year, which needs to be fixed. No, no care package required.

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MT @marcuskelson: @stilgherrian @JohnBirmingham @Paul_Sheehan_ there is no judgement on twitter [A bit early in the morning for drugs,,,]

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I mean, a chocolate shop. They don’t even sell pho. What’s the point of it?

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Being judged. Over a fucking chocolate shop.

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@JohnBirmingham @Paul_Sheehan_ @marcuskelson I’m being judged right now, aren’t I. I can tell. It certainly feels like I’m being judged.

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@JohnBirmingham @Paul_Sheehan_ Will you judge me if I say I’d never heard of them either?

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Mon plan, draft: 0900 Tech Leaders Forum techleaders.com.au; write for @zdnetaustralia, supposedly, while begging for electricity; thud.

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Monday. They come to harvest your organs, but leave again when you are judged to be of inferior quality. Monday.

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