Stilgherrian (@stilgherrian)

Wentworth Falls NSW AU

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April 2015

jrhennessy I AM BEING ATTACKED IN THE ACTUAL NT NEWS ntnews.com.au/lifestyle/sydn… pic.twitter.com/Bh41ftBCsY

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TheNTNews MAN BITES @GuardianAus - SYDNEY MAN @dannolan PARODIES COMMENT SECTION, HILARITY ENSUES bit.ly/1GK2nP6 pic.twitter.com/28XYJUuzJM

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kgerloff Police in Hamburg are looking for the ppl who walled up a door on a commuter train yesterday ndr.de/nachrichten/ha… pic.twitter.com/Bk3Y0BZsdh

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Back at @bunjaree, and burning some dinosaurs to stop the persistent beeping noise.

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@mattdasilva It’s French, so it’s cultured. You wouldn’t understand.

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Waiting patiently for an autocab.

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SofieHagen I would rather have Snakes on a Plane than Teenagers on a Bus.

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@OzNigel Yeah exactly that. Some of us survived the first dotcom boom and this second one is familiar territory.

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Look, @wolfcat @paulwallbank, I know I fisted the whole of Twitter one Saturday night, but it was all much smaller then.

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@SnarkyPlatypus @paulwallbank Yeah I don’t know that the world needs reminding of what I look like with a beard.

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@SnarkyPlatypus @paulwallbank During the first dotcom boom, the Fairfax startup I worked for was dismayed when I cut my hair short.

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Me at @zdnetaustralia earlier: “Beware of Startupland’s hero entrepreneurs” zdnet.com/article/beware…

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They should’ve done us all a favour and just punched out that arsehat keynote speaker.

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@jkerrison @paulwallbank I should just send out the photos in advance of my first meeting.

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@SnarkyPlatypus @paulwallbank It’s really about the shoes. I need the shoes.

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@SnarkyPlatypus @paulwallbank Hey, I’ve worked OK with IBM, Fairfax, Deloitte, KPMG, PwC… for certain values of “OK”.

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@paulwallbank Do I need to remind you AGAIN that there was no threat, just a vocal description of my internal moods and desires.

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@jc52622810 Heh. I have seen fire engines in Newtown use lights and sirens to do a U-turn and pick up their take-away meals. So maybe.

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Why does @paulwallbank get invited to all the corporate lunches and I don’t?

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@OzNigel @R_Chirgwin @paulwallbank You can’t address every issue in the world in a single op-ed column. Fight one battle at a time.

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@OzNigel @R_Chirgwin @paulwallbank Ah yes, well, I think I know what you mean, and I chose to let the speaker’s narrative stand for now.

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@R_Chirgwin @jpwarren What, the drugs were as bad as that? No wonder all that music was so shit.

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@jpwarren This is an interesting question, yes. Further investigation is required. Do you know a vet?

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@OzNigel @R_Chirgwin @paulwallbank Actually on that, I did choose not to mention some extra things about FXJ that weren’t mentioned. A blur.

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@OzNigel @R_Chirgwin @paulwallbank I got it wrong? Or I quoted someone else who got it wrong? I was largely paraphrasing the presentation.

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@jpwarren Oh God, they should round up all the people who make those pre-keynote videos and overdose them on ketamine and broken glass.

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@caseyjohnellis @SmallTimeVC Hey it’s all cool, Casey. It’s not like political media advisors, who begin by calling you a cunt.

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@caseyjohnellis @SmallTimeVC Oh wait. That bit’s meant to be a secret, isn’t it.

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@caseyjohnellis @SmallTimeVC Thanks. I appreciate recommendations from large-scale criminal organisations masquerading as helpful startups.

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@SmallTimeVC @AngelCube I already have questions for our conversation now. Looking forward to it.

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@mattdasilva Well they wouldn’t have needed lights and sirens for that, they know which train I’m on and where I am.

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@charliedrummond Ah, um, yes. That’s an even more disturbing image.

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Police cars with full light and sound show heading at high speed up the Great Western Highway through Hazelbrook. Something’s up.

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@SmallTimeVC Ooooh, right then. Cheers. I do like to know when I’ve been an utter twat, so I can rectify it. Fun times.

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@SmallTimeVC Shall do. I’ll sort that tomorrow, ‘cos evening brainfade has set in. Thanks.

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@SmallTimeVC Or maybe it’s a coffee or ale conversation next time we’re in the same city.

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@R_Chirgwin @paulwallbank Um, the majority of DisruptoCon was very good. I was just bouncing off one little bit that blipped up.

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@SmallTimeVC Oh. I’d definitely find an explanation of where I’m wrong in that yarn useful. A phone call early next week, or something?

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@KarlskiB That is really entirely your own problem.

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@RealDavidHeath Ah yes, I see that now too. It’s a very curious phenomenon.

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Crossing the Nepean, after sunset instagram.com/p/2F1HgTCFkF/

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davidgerard “Disruptive innovation” is not a law of history, but an artifact of a moment of upsetting uncertainty. newyorker.com/magazine/2014/…

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OH, train guard announcement: “It is drizzling outside. Please be careful of the wet platform. Penrith station.”

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@iamreallyaaron Or maybe we do. I can’t quite decide.

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Tue 2 Jun VA527 SYD-OOL; Fri 5 Jun VA544 OOL-SYD.

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Is it just me or does this look like a headless, shirtless man has grabbed WA and is sodomising Perth via Freemantle? pic.twitter.com/rNMRZB1hwi

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@monsieurarion Oh that’s delightful, thank you. I shall include them in tomorrow’s edition.

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@TimNoonan Also, how the fuck even can you be 50?

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@TimNoonan And then every five years until you die, or they figure you’ve lived long enough and don’t matter any more. Joy.

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5at5 number 178: Political reporting as theatre criticism, big data’s lie, robot emails, Brit subs, Russian beaver. tinyletter.com/5at5/letters/5…

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Me at @zdnetaustralia: “Beware of Startupland’s hero entrepreneurs” zdnet.com/article/beware…

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@lukebunyip Ah. I don’t think I’ve ever read any Lovecraft.

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Improving on the plan.

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@lukebunyip I’m sure. I just don’t know what that hashtag means.

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@parisba No, I think I’ve experienced a totally different set of Richard Branson’s Hotspots.

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@jonoabroad @19bk69 But that’s how it starts. It’s best to nip these things in the bud.

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@19bk69 @jonoabroad No we shouldn’t, because I can’t stand mass gatherings.

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I imagine, however, that they’re generally more saggy than they were in the 1960.

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No, @VirginAustralia, I really don’t wish to know where “Richard Branson’s Hotspots” are. That’s all a bit too graphic.

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Discovering far too much about certain people’s ideas of “comfortable” clothing.

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“There is no dress code for Masterclasses. Please wear whatever you feel comfortable in.” @GuardianAus lives dangerously.

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“Data visualisation and analysis: a one-day workshop” with @NickEvershed and the founders of @smallmultiples. theguardian.com/guardian-maste…

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@ataraxite Periscope seems to have about a tenth of a functionality of Ustream or Livestream. I wouldn’t soil myself with it.

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@lukebunyip I suspect that you expect me to know what that means.

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When the Australian Government’s gift of a free faecal occult blood test kit arrives, I shall live-stream the proceedings.

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@AtomicMPC Yes it would. You should do this.

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I have experienced this joy in the past, and I will soon get to experience it again. twitter.com/SydneyTom_/sta…

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@dannolan Yep, it’s free. On every fifth birthday. So there’s something for you to look forward to.

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@nicilind Plus perhaps some multiple of five years. It’s at age 50, 55, 60, 65, 70 and 74. The last one being 4 years, not 5, is reassuring.

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“Happy birthday,” says the Australian Government. “Your death draws ever closer. Please insert this into your bum.” pic.twitter.com/4XO1VoB3xO

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So @jpwarren and @jeamland are buying the drinks.

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Me at @zdnetaustralia Wednesday: “New York’s ‘Silicon Valley envy’ gives Sydney fintech edge”, quoting @kimheras zdnet.com/article/new-yo…

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Column filed for @zdnetaustralia. It contains disruption, entrepreneurs, and bullshit.

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@jonoabroad It’s approaching four years old, has only 4GB of RAM, and I suspect the HDD is starting to go dodgy.

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@jonoabroad Hey, what? I’m doing fine, thanks. Struggling to write when my computer decides to go into slow motion, otherwise good.

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@kimheras @DisruptoCon Thanks, Kim. It’s always nice to discover another example of organisational culture change being the real challenge.

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@jodiem @saasu @Westpac Yeah, there’s a whole layer of tools that I haven’t explored yet. Oh well, new financial year coming up… ;)

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@jodiem @saasu @Westpac Recently @MYOB announced a similar thing with @OnDeckCapital businessspectator.com.au/news/2015/4/15… Loans approved on live data.

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@jodiem Data flows the other way too. @saasu data flows into @Westpac’s tools for advising the business customers. And more, I assume.

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@aggerchez Is the dream of a leech worse than an actual leech?

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@saasu And what’s even handier is that I’m currently a @Westpac customer. I’ll be less inclined to churn away as I review my banking needs.

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New (and very late) blog post: “Weekly Wrap 255: A new dawn occluded by storms” stilgherrian.com/weekly-wrap/25… pic.twitter.com/zs5ozS20qE

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@jturner_ibrs @tecate Yeah so pretty much fuck you, Turner.

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So @Westpac business accounts now have @saasu as an integrated accounting engine. That’s big. blog.saasu.com/2015/04/29/wes…

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Thu plan: Contractual obligations (done); write for @zdnetaustralia; errands; pho; blog x 2; @5at5daily; 1721 train to Wentworth Falls.

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RT @snerdish: I’m feeling influenced [Does it tickle?]

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@SnarkyPlatypus I’ll send it to you. It’s actually rather interesting.

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Responding to an Invitation to become part of a Movement by being an Influencer. Before breakfast.

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Me at @zdnetaustralia Wednesday: “New York’s ‘Silicon Valley envy’ gives Sydney fintech edge” zdnet.com/article/new-yo…

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@oberonsghost @jeamland It’s got to that phase of the transmission, has it?

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@Ausgrid As an aside, are the causes of the outages documented anywhere handy at all? Or only in annual or other consolidated reports?

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@Ausgrid Thanks for getting that fixed so quickly, especially given the mess you had to deal with after last week’s storms.

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@jeamland I try to leave all those sort of concerns at ohm.

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Thu plan, draft: Contractual obligations; write for @zdnetaustralia; errands; pho; blog x 2; @5at5daily; 1721 train to Wentworth Falls.

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@stufromoz I am in the affected area, as detailed in @Ausgrid’s tweet. That’s as fine-grained as it gets.

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@jeamland I try not to be negative about electrons. No, wait.

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And the electricity has returned. Thank you, @Ausgrid.

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Actually that’s pretty close to reality. The hotel has suffered a blackout, also affecting 3000 other @Ausgrid customers in the area.

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Thursday. Darkness descends over the Earth, and a sense of dread foreboding permeates the day. And that’s just the start. Thursday.

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@OaaSvc @itgrrl Remind me never to let you write a token parser.

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Computers are so stupid.

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I was editing a file called .htaccess, just on a computer in a different country.

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So apparently to get it to work, you edit the mod_rewrite rules on the server that’s serving out the website, rather than some other server.

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“RewriteEngine On” would have to be two of the most depressing words in existence.

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@OaaSvc Well that was sketched in, yes, but now there are other thoughts.

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Trying to inspire myself to be productive.

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Me at @zdnetaustralia: “New York’s ‘Silicon Valley envy’ gives Sydney fintech edge” zdnet.com/article/new-yo…

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Having been misinformed.

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@BZB Sorry to hear that. I hope everything turns back in the right direction soon.

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@BZB Oh dear. Things not working well for you?

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Wed plan, draft: Various errands; 1200-1830 @DisruptoCon disruptocon.com/ict-conference…; a quiet evening to digest same, prior to writing on Thu.

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Wednesday. Whatever you imagined could go wrong is only the beginning. Wednesday.

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@old_uncle_jack @sroc @rhysam Well news reporters have already done that. Opinion and analysis writers then work from that material.

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@old_uncle_jack @sroc @rhysam SBS is unlikely to say more, since legal action is a real possibility.

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@old_uncle_jack @sroc @rhysam’s piece? It’s opinion, not news, so you don’t usually seek a statement. SBS’s statements are elsewhere.

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@feed_the_chooks Look, you and your hang-up with “facts”… We do live in a past-fact world now. And that’s a fact.

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“Can we please stop taking offence, by offence”, writes @rhysam, and you should read it. smh.com.au/comment/can-we…

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@pandymonium01 Got it in one. You’ll find that it’s in reasonably wide use. Well, kinda.

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RT @bravenewcoin: Rick Chen dim pozible speaks about building a startup in China pic.twitter.com/90hFB8885w [Is it the lamp?]

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OH: “She keeps going on about Sharia law, but she’s got no fashion sense at all.” Um.

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RT @macleanbrendan: I want to pee on all social media self help books. And most social media managers. [I’d buy that video.]

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Beaker Adverbs. Always the damn problem.

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Why doesn’t the Humvee have a built-in burger grill as standard?

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KaliHawk 😒 Sweet 🍟RT @iiHercules: When rioters are burning the city down but you’re craving a big mac pic.twitter.com/brq6tfGNHl

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@_midofo_ Alas no. But I daresay we can work on that as the evening progresses.

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Turn FREEDOMBOY into LANDFILL changing one letter at a time or, even better, just use a backhoe.

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Story filed for @zdnetaustralia. It contains disruption and a clash of cultures.

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Having done , I shan’t be at the afternoon sessions of @DisruptoCon, for I must do some writing.

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@scottcarson1957 Ah yeah well, I have a strong stomach. Sorry to hear about your foot, too.

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@drunkenmadman It’s a fascinating* argument, isn’t it. Certainly a front-runner at this stage. Unless someone else kisses a snake.

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Noting that lunch is scheduled for 1320, when I’ve been up since 0450. Crying inside.

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Next up: Benjamin Hurst, Founder, HotDoc. I shan’t tweet, but you can watch the video stream. disruptocon.com/ict-conference…

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michaelmeloni An app like Tindr but for finding things to be outraged by. Keep swiping right until you find something you don’t agree with.

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@ethicalmartini Oh thank you. And yes, Freedom Boy’s position really is… confused, to say the least, in my view.

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Transformation is all about managing the talent, says @JamesScollay, and not everyone will fit. pic.twitter.com/twg4cZmEI3

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“We were somewhere around Barstow on the edge of the desert when the drugs began to take hold…”

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@glengyron I have never gone to a Startupland conference on peyote. So, um, yeah, there’s that.

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Hearing @MYOB’s story for the second time, I’m reminded how so many of these stories are about culture change, not technology.

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“Face the reality of the situation,” says @JamesScollay. Yes, reality is often a good place to start. pic.twitter.com/B2gLqKQZiN

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RT @lydiamay: Love that @JamesScollay basically just compared you to Kodak, @stilgherrian, @swan_legend ;-) [Grrr…]

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Being trolled from the stage. It’s as if @MYOB’s @JamesScollay has been taking lessons from @jturner_ibrs.

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@stitchsarah Ah, no brainspace to go down that rabbit hole just now.

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Next up: James Scollay, GM SME Solutions, MYOB. His stuff on turning MYOB into an API at APIdays Sydney was excellent.

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No tweets from me then, ‘cos I was paying attention. I’ve got some things to write about with this “fintech” stuff.

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@stitchsarah Ah no. It would be VC for venture capital.

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@AtomicMPC @DisruptoCon There are not. This is somewhat disappointing.

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Next speaker is Kim Heras. Partner, 25Fifteen, on “The Fin Tech Opportunity in Australia - Why it Makes Sense to Do it Here”

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And… we’re back tweeting fro@DisruptoConon in Sydney. Sessions on “fintech” now through to lunchdisruptocon.com/ict-conference…Non

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@leopinion @dobes I can’t cope. This is all too disruptive.

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There’s no need to write code to demonstrate a market need, says @benjaminchong

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And @Bugcrowd gets a guernsey as a notable Australian VC investment deal of 2014. pic.twitter.com/T6LEyodjbD

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And yet another slice… although I’ve skipped a few slides. pic.twitter.com/BaeTyuuj9H

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“Can You Match Your Dad’s Friend To The Mistake That Ruined His Life?” clickhole.com/r/2327tsd pic.twitter.com/Es0ZofcSTh

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Next speaker: Benjamin Chong, Founder & Investor, Right Click Capital.

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@will_ock You are a bad man. I am quietly listening and, um, “learning”.

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Rohrsheim ends by repeating his advice to entrepreneurs: What bothers you? Go for that.

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I haven’t tweeted anything from this yet because so far it’s the familiar story of Uber as told by Uber.

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@pelagikat Did I imply that? (Also, room has 4 women out of about 35 in the audience.)

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Rohrsheim makes the good point that “entrepreneur” isn’t a career, but something you do because it personally matters to you.

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Next speaker: Dave Rohrsheim, General Manager, Uber Technologies. Here we go.

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The uniform: Blue jeans, striped business-casual shirt (unbuttoned, no tie), grey sports jacket, brown leather boots.

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@OaaSvc Send gin. Or gun. Actually, yes. Send a gun. And gin.

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Lots of praise from @simoncant right now for Westpac’s internal culture… but then they’re a client of his. [Shrugs.on

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“… not a rort, but ‘inappropriate tax advantages’.” It’s all about word choice, folkson

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@SnarkyPlatypus There is a rumour to that effect, yes.

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Picturing a sweaty Steve Ballmer, bounding into the room shouting “Entrepreneurs! Entrepreneurs! Entrepreneurs!”

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This “entrepreneur as hero” narrative is… shall we say… self-serving. Also, nausea-induciocon

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@NewtonMark @simoncant Careful, you’re impacting the narrative of the bold disruptors creating our future.

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I need a drink.

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I actually had a Fairfax payroll number in the period being described. Hindsight does allow one to, um, explain patterns.

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I can relate to a slide headed “Killing Fairfax:..on

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