Stilgherrian (@stilgherrian)

Wentworth Falls NSW AU

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March 18th, 2015

Following the river downstream to my hotel.

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Well that was a very fine dinner indeed.

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The consensus around the table is that Christopher Pyne is not a person worthy of response.

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Receiving text messages from the other room.

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Apparently there are also vegetables, or at least there is a rumour to this effect.

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Ordered: Charcuterie plate, pork belly, cheese platter. Because obviously.

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The Cisco media dinner is about to begin… instagram.com/p/0XKqPTiFln/

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@bengrubb @zdnetaustralia Oh, you and your “facts”. Sigh. Thanks. I’ll look at that when I have email handy.

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@dobes @TimWattsMP We obtain truth through successive approximations.

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@TimWattsMP I know, but new facts make one of my assertions wrong, so that gets fixed.

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@jpwarren Oh of course. I shall pop over there now, then.

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@jpwarren Momentarily I shall wander down towards… where?

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@TimWattsMP I’ve just emailed through an update to the article to reflect all this.

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@joshgnosis @hughstephens This is a point. Will you be joining us?

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@TimWattsMP I also realise I am preaching to the choir here.

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@TimWattsMP Sigh. Well, the whole process has been rushed, seemingly by political needs not the need to develop coherent law. Grrr.

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@hughstephens Oh. I didn’t see it myself until you pointed it out.

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@hughstephens That’s be someone in the Cisco / Hotwire PR teams choosing the venue.

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@TimWattsMP That’s not entirely reassuring. As you can imagine, I’m less than happy with MPs debating invisible legislation.

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Well tonight’s dinner venue looks adequate. bistroguillaumemelbourne.com.au

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Me at @zdnetaustralia: “Australia’s data-retention debate hits Derpcon Zero” zdnet.com/article/austra…

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“Miranda Devine is right. Jake Bilardi was radicalised by the banality of life”, writes @Jeff_Sparrow theguardian.com/commentisfree/…

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I wonder if anyone in the media / analyst pack wants pre-dinner drinks?

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@PointZeroOne No, alas, I’ve had to rearrange a few things.

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“iiNet CFO leaves after a week in the job”, writes @joshgnosis zdnet.com/article/iinet-…

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@PointZeroOne That’s more about you than about me, I’d say.

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@SnarkyPlatypus No, Melbourne is treating me OK. It’s just the result of Certain People giving me grief.

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5at5 number 163: Underwater cables, snow, defending Australia, the death of streaming music, the death of pessimism. tinyletter.com/5at5/letters/5…

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Column filed for @zdnetaustralia. It’s long and full of derp.

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Heading back to the hotel to do a rewrite and some research.

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How many Olympic swimming pools is that, @jpwarren?

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jpwarren I mean, measured how? Number started? Number that survive? Make money? How much money?

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jpwarren Apparently Australia is a world leader in “digital startups” whatever that means.

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jpwarren Everything about this investment in IoE stuff is in direct opposition to current government policy.

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Uhoh. @jturner_ibrs has a microphone.

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paul_lander A Meth Lab was found in a WalMart making it the Only thing in the store made in America.

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@SnarkyPlatypus This will be my last panel for the day. I’ll be making the necessary life adjustments immediately thereafter.

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The structure of the IoE innovation centre announced this morning. instagram.com/p/0WrfWHiFpC/

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jpwarren There’s a lot of value being wasted by bad processes and bad managers. Putting wifi in a spoon won’t fix that.

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rennemiles Glad we have an opposition committed to protecting Australians from the LNPs data retention policy. Inspiring! pic.twitter.com/E9lUJSoxsq

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jpwarren Basically, if you don’t know why things are working, connect more things and generate more data you can’t understand.

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expectproblems DIE WINDOWS FUCKING DIE ALREADY FUCK

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jpwarren If you’re a fan of my snarky keynote live tweets, tune in now. This panel is looking like a target rich environment.

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Also, big data is useless without good judgement, Bradley says.

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OK, so Joseph Bradley is explaining that connecting things is pointless without connecting people.

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The next panel is about… wait for it… disruptive innovatiLMel

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I’m visualising the IT department as a bunch of people clipping coupons from low-rent tabloids to save another 20 cents on cack gin.

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How many clouds can you dance on the head of a pin?

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I mean, all this tinkering and technical wizardry is lovely n’all, but to shave a couple percent of a minor business cost? Any ROI?

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This cloudbroking sounds like an awful lot of thinking and technicaling that provides zero improvement for the businesses’ customers.

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ellinghausen The Education Minister takes his seat for Question Time pic.twitter.com/db3qcqHI3r

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See what I mean.

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kmcisaac_ibrs @jturner_ibrs using cloud broker software to seamlessly move workloads between clouds is the emperor’s new clothes.

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jturner_ibrs utopian descriptions of spot pricing for cloud services and all I can think of is Enron - the smartest guys in the room

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RT @jturner_ibrs: @stilgherrian it’s part of the job description for working at @IBRS @kmcisaac_ibrs [I’m well aware of this.]

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And I should know.

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jpwarren Spot price arbitrage doesn’t exist yet, because you can’t easily migrate from one cloud to another. Yet.

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@BundyB @jpwarren @jturner_ibrs A bar will be involved later, I understand.

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It’s probably best not to allow @jpwarren and me in the same room, let alone the same table. And then there’s @jturner_ibrs. Scary room.

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jpwarren All this magic cloud stuff ends up being used for email and spreadsheets. You know that, right?

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Someone on the panel just referred to the spot pricing of cloud services as a “uptopian” vision. Yes, “utopian”.

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jpwarren I still haven’t seen the derivatives market for cloud spot prices yet. It’s gonna happen!

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My meta view of this cloud panel is that the discussion is no longer technical but about business models and contracts.

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jturner_ibrs There have been now two references to “double click down” into a topic, when they mean expand/explain/say more. This has to stop

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jpwarren Who will be the first to build a Metacloud?

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paulwallbank “It’s a bird, it’s a plane, IT’S THE INTERCLOUD!’

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This is what a cloud panel looks like. It’s great to see the diversity. instagram.com/p/0Wj3lTCFuI/

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Oh. A “Cloud” panel. I see.

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“7 David Bowie Pics That Are So Impossibly Cool They Need To Be Offset With Tax Forms” clickhole.com/article/7-davi…

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I gather that the Prime Minister is making everything better again. Excellent.

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jpwarren Why Adelaide? Because they’re desperate, basically.

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Sensible question.

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jpwarren OH: My first question is “Why Adelaide?”

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It’s not the flowers you need to worry about.

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Cisco’s AUSTEM 2020 initiatives. instagram.com/p/0WgLVwiFnX/

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jpwarren Customers are apparently not aware that Cisco is a leader (according to Gartner) for cyber-security.

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joshgnosis It’s only a matter of time after someone holds up white paper that it is photoshopped. MT @MarkDiStef: pic.twitter.com/tGsaNUiGtd

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@barryhoney Ah, I’ll seek clarification in that sales team integration then.

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Cisco’s products and services are now sold together, not as separate sales teams.

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Boal: “Where applicable, we’re applying the DevOps model to everything we do,” including the business model.

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Ken Boal telling Cisco’s “transformation journey” instagram.com/p/0WdfsZiFiG/

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Next up for the media, Cisco regional VP Ken Boag with more detail on Cisco’s strategy etc.

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The answer to the ultimate question of life, the universe and information security. instagram.com/p/0WVOgyCFkK/

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Hurry up. I need to do a wee.

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This may come as a shock, but Cisco apparently has technology of some sort that can assist with the Internet of Everything (IoE).

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natecochrane Two @Cisco centres based in Sydney and Perth. Includes SKA through @CurtinUni, Sirca, Woodside as partners. @networking

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The innovation centre is in conjunction with Curtin University. Square Kilometre Array gets a shout-out.

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Roll another video with open fifth chords.

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The announcement: Cisco is opening an eighth global innovation centre for Internet of Things in Australia, in Sydney and Perth.

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Forty minutes into the allotted time, we’re getting dangerously close to the announceable.

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We’re up to the Big Numbers part of proceedings.

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Creeping slowly closer to the heat death of the universe.

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So far, shouts to all the tribes, event is bigger than last year yay, internet stuff is cool and big and important now.

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Cisco’ regional vice-president Ken Boal takes the stage. I begin weeping, quietly. instagram.com/p/0WP_FIiFsc/

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BUZZWORDS WITH TINKLY PIANO MUSIC AND OPEN MAJOR CHORDS.

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We have moved from the STUPIDLY LOUD pre-keynote “music” via a welcome to country to the mandatory daft corporate video.

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The keynote is next. God I hate keynotes. 75 minutes of wankery for 3 paragraphs of usable information. Sigh.

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h0x0d March 23: Visual Studio WPF Team, what we are up to? – Connect(“Live”); // Q&A vi@ch9hchannel9.msdn.com/Events/Visual-…4S featurin@unniri@rrelyeaea etc

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When @natecochrane asks about data retention, @MikePBurgess reminds us that this will create a honeypot.

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jpwarren Shorter panel: security is hard, and we’re all doomed.

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John Stewart wonders why his smart TV reboots three times a week. instagram.com/p/0WHuNeCFva/

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Stewart asks how often we, individually, question whether an email is really from who it says it is. That doubt hits productivity.

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Bret Hartman: You have to prove you’re still trustworthy over time.

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John Stewart: By the time you’ve implemented the framework, the world has moved on. Did it actually materially reduce your risk?

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Mike Burgess points out that there’s plenty of companies that follow frameworks and still get hacked. It’s not about checklists.

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Blair mentioned a WEF white paper with a 19-question framework on cyber security. Can’t find it just now.

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Blair says the key words for trust in this context are transparency and control, not notice and consent.

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Gary Blair quotes [somebody] on trust, notes that trust is something you can add to or subtract from.

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So far this is a familiar (to me, at least) exposition of “cyber are important now” themes.

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John Stewart notes that IT is now core to a business being able to deliver its service, therefore board needs to be across this.

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Mike Burgess says the lesson from the Sony hack was the data destruction which meant their compliance was late. Board notices this.

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Worst re-enactment of “The Last Supper” ever. instagram.com/p/0WFVP9CFr1/

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Next up is a cyber security / CISO panel.

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jpwarren Spark isn’t aimed to replace WebEx (boo!) but at the low end, a team collaboration tool.

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jpwarren Much made of the ability of Spark to scale. Which means max of 25 person collaboration. Huh?

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Telstra’s figure for the average conferencing session in AU is 5.5 people running for 50 minutes.

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jpwarren Particularly enjoying the comment that this is a technology you need to see in action. Which is why we’ve seen nothing but slides.

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Spark is the rebranded Cisco Square collaboration platform. blogs.cisco.com/collaboration/…

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Corluka says the challenge with this stuff isn’t the technology, but getting people to change the way they work. [Nothing new there.]

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Boris Corluka says key feature of Cisco’s Spark collaboration platform is realtime and non-realtime communication in one platform.

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There’s an announcement at Enterprise Connect 2015 in Orlando about a new Cisco-Telstra collaboration coming up at 1000 AEDT.

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Cisco’s Peter Hughes is talking about taking the “war room” style of collaboration mobile.

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8am press conferences are a crime against humanity. instagram.com/p/0WAC_pCFi9/

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I’ll be tweeting quite a bit from Cisco Live today. cisco.com/web/ANZ/cisco-… Mute to avoid.

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Wed plan: Write for @zdnetaustralia (nearly done); 0800 Cisco Live, Melbourne cisco.com/web/ANZ/cisco-…; 1700 dinner with Cisco folk; collapse.

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“Former senior IT exec at major bank charged with bribery” by @nswpolice SCC Fraud & Cybercrime Squad. police.nsw.gov.au/news/media_rel…

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Wed plan, draft: Research and re-plan; 0800 Cisco Live, Melbourne, all day cisco.com/web/ANZ/cisco-…; 1700 dinner with Cisco people; collapse.

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@Captainturtle Yeah that’s pretty much @DrRachie’s fault. Let’s try again.

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@DrRachie This is not my problem, by and large.

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“Former senior IT exec at major bank charged with bribery” by @nswpolicew SCC Fraud & Cybercrime Squad. police.nsw.gov.au/news/media_rel…

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Wednesday. But is it art? Wednesday.

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