Stilgherrian (@stilgherrian)

Wentworth Falls NSW AU

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July 15th, 2015

I am going away now.

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@corduroy Nothing surprises me any more. Or rather, everything does, because I have lost all long=term memory.

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@corduroy So this is about you, rather than me. I see.

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@corduroy That’s 100km from where I am right now.

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@Garth_P_Newton That would’ve been my second choice.

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@Garth_P_Newton There’s a word for people like you.

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@R_Chirgwin I met this farmer in central Zanzibar who’d love to hear about your problems.

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I’ve run out of wine.

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@AndreaBarisani @thegrugq “It would be proper for …” Yeah look, I see your problem here.

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Reasons to love SoundCloud number 48. pic.twitter.com/xQ4ehPfVS3

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@jasemurphy … And conversely, I’ve done work for editors I’ve never even seen. YMMV, of course.

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@jasemurphy And I’m a freelancer and 90% of my work comes from people who know my work. [Shrugs.] I can work from anywhere…

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@jasemurphy And if you ignore the fact that the internet exists.

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So yeah, @phbarratt, if the question starts “Wonder if Tone knows”… twitter.com/phbarratt/stat…

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@jasemurphy Yeah but… no, I won’t say it out of respect for the people who still live there.

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@jasemurphy @GrogsGamut Obviously I’m not thinking big picture but looking at my own circumstances, but is AU really worth the cost?

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@jasemurphy @GrogsGamut The latter, more or less. Been out of Sydney 4 years, look at prices, can’t see why I’d waste money / effort.

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@jasemurphy @GrogsGamut Too steep for who? I just look at it and think, well, maybe other places are in my future.

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NewtonMark Can jet fuel melt Bronwyn Bishop’s career?

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Credit to @TheFeedSBS for retweeting that.

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@dave_shephard Oh I couldn’t possibly start saying what I think. There are laws.

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Look, @TheFeedSBS, who cares if cyclists are “doping”? LET’S SEE HOW FAST THEY CAN GO. twitter.com/TheFeedSBS/sta…

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The El Niño 2012 Merlot from Western Victoria is really quite good, but FFS let it breathe for an hour to avoid the nasties.

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@_midofo_ Well yes. Russian software engineers are practical about these things.

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Spoonyman Can you get a me a beer from the fridge hon?

Sure babe, I’ll just take the chopper.

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@_midofo_ Wait. What the fuck were you doing, exactly?

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SwiftOnSecurity I was quoted as a “security commentator.” Somehow they left out “/international pop star.” I’m tired of InfoSec overshadowing my music. 😔

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Ah. Loaner replacement computer now arrives Friday. THAT’S ANOTHER WHOLE DAY OF UNPRODUCTIVE DRINKING.

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Meh. You were in D:Ream, @ProfBrianCox. How could any pseudo-planet top that? twitter.com/ProfBrianCox/s…

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@CaPtAiN_dAnGeR_ Damn! There’s SO MANY of these little coves along the Australian coast!

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@gpdawson Wait. Was it a helicopter? I’ve seen different versions of this story.

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@CaPtAiN_dAnGeR_ It just occurred to me. Your Twitter header image. Is that Petrel Cove?

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@_midofo_ The thing about reading error logs is that you wonder how any of this shit even works at all.

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0x1C Yes, that seems perfectly reasonable for a critical infrastructure KVM. pic.twitter.com/DOECVmEn43

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Bronwyn Bishop is so full of shit.

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@crgentle @OaaSvc Indeed. Again, thanks for the offer. I should’ve asked around first, before wasting a week struggling on.

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NZCharlieGates Google search: Journalists are… pic.twitter.com/sCuEGXujap

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@_midofo_ Yeah, I’m learning a lot watching the logs and seeing the failure modes and recovery. But it’s pointless, really.

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@crgentle Thanks for the offer. I have a loaner machine arriving from @OaaSvc tomorrow morning.

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@_midofo_ Oh, I know that. Not by that name. But this is different. Me wanting to fiddle when I know a replace machine will arrive tomorrow.

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@charliepic I’ve been really quite enjoying what you’ve been doing with @theweeklytv, so thank you.

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@_midofo_ I have no idea what that means.

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I’ve been committing the classic mistake of trying to understand the errors and fix things, when I already know it’s bad hardware.

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I should really give up trying to do anything useful with this computer, and accept being unproductive for the week.

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“15/07/2015 19:02:25.507 Safari[536]: Bad cursor rect event, flags = 256”, eh? Yep, world is rect.

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ABCnewsIntern In 100 years, Antiques Roadshow will be 99.9% about Bronies.

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@NewtonMark @GrogsGamut You can only inflate a bubble so far.

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@cafuego Ah yes. I have seen @CyberTaters before. I was amused.

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Pouring more wine due to my concern for the country.

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Aiannucci All 8 of ‘The Armando Iannucci Shows’ are all up, free to watch, on 4All. Here’s the link channel4.com/programmes/the…

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troyhunt Go home @BritishGasHelp, you’re drunk! twitter.com/BritishGasHelp…

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I’m opening the wine. At least that will be something to have been accomplished today.

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GrogsGamut Key graph in the RBA’s submission to the Inquiry into Home Ownership pic.twitter.com/AQSyMkNoPq

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GrogsGamut Balance achieved! pic.twitter.com/5x0RyRZaNf

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ParkerMolloy “Lick all their spoons, so you can understand their appetite.”

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ParkerMolloy “Sift through their laundry so that you may smell what they smell.”

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ParkerMolloy Airbnb’s tweets from today sound like instructions an ax murderer would write himself. pic.twitter.com/OL33URTibV

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@Mark_Heydon Indeed. It’s an odd priority, in my view

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GreenJ you had to be there i guess. twitter.com/jessmcguire/st…

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Oh, I misread that, @GreenJ. I thought you were saying that you were a Mary Poppins drunk.

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“Bubble”? No, no-one said “bubble”. Not around here. (Thank you, @Mick_Peel.) twitter.com/Mick_Peel/stat…

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Well, @liquidparanoia, at least this is something to look forward to. twitter.com/liquidparanoia…

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@anthonycole @jdub I don’t know the song, well, I don’t know it beyond the title. I’ll look it up later.

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Yay, the backup has finally finished.

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Oh well, Dotcom Bubble v2 will burst soon enough.

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Startupland doesn’t give a flying fuck about the future or about technology. It’s simply who can amass cash the fastest.

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Where “best executing” is defined solely in terms of speed of growth of market capitalisation. twitter.com/cdixon/status/…

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@rashasman I’m disappointed. I’d like to watch the whole thing unfold in their minds.

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Australia’s continuing cocaine scourge. twitter.com/drearyclocks/s…

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jeffsonstein ok, my vote for thread-of-the-day @juhasaarinen @stilgherrian pic.twitter.com/NkADtoYGzB

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Is anyone live blogging Jade Helm?

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@juhasaarinen I haven’t been there, but it seems like a nice place.

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@juhasaarinen You could go with “one-third as popular as Hitler”.

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@juhasaarinen Pretty much. I will say that he has three entries, while you only have the one.

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@juhasaarinen Before I answer that question, are you sure that “Neater than Hitler” is your chosen goal?

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It looks like this backup will be finished in about two hours.

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I hope they never stop letting Americans read the internet. Never. twitter.com/calestous/stat…

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@sophblack Oh sorry! What was the cover story again? Something to do with the Russian Mafia?

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@virag064 I agree that your troubleshooting steps are sensible, though. I had a different path, but have reached a clear conclusion.

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@virag064 I’ll be posting pics of the impact dents on this machine soon. It’s a battered late-2011, so time for the long green sleep.

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@virag064 Hah! Like I have money to pay you anything… :P

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@virag064 Done all that. Pressing to reseat components changes things to a new set of exciting error scenarios! :)

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@virag064 I know you’re trying to help, and thanks, but we have a broken machine here, and a loaner replacement arrives tomorrow.

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@virag064 Sigh. I am way beyond that stage. The machine is physically broken. See bottom of stilgherrian.com/edict/00045b/

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@virag064 Yosemite 10.10.4, but this instance is directly related to the faults.

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@virag064 Yes. You’re across the hardware faults that are affecting everything?

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Well good luck, @sophblack, and won’t tell anyone about you heading to Syria to become an ISIS bride. twitter.com/sophblack/stat…

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What the strange creature with the red hat says is true. twitter.com/jeamland/statu…

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@purserj My vegetables are always open to inspection by international observers.

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Actually, the Iranians accepted that deal? Thank goodness we had that Grocery Code of Conduct on our side.

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So why would anyone care what noted foreign policy expert Tony Abbott thinks of the Iran nuclear deal? twitter.com/murpharoo/stat…

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Yay! Three hours after requesting this backup, the event scan finishes and the actual backup begins.

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James_Jeffrey Still no mention of the Grocery Code of Conduct today.

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The other thing I dreamed about last night was that there was a TV program that @marcfennell didn’t present, but that can’t be right.

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@ivovic Ah. I hadn’t thought of that. As you were.

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@0x1C Yeah, but too much caring and sharing there. Just put them in the stocks for a few days, that’ll sort them.

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There’s far too many unnecessarily redundant unneeded words in this tweet, @ivovic. twitter.com/ivovic/status/…

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@0x1C Who would ever admit to that, though?

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guymosel Any sub editor who thinks “Winter warmers” is a super headline should never work again.

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@scottcarson1957 Well this is my point. I’ve been doing it wrong.

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Actually, I don’t think it means that at all, but fuck it. If I want to be a successful opinion writer it’s time I started ignoring facts.

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This means that we could afford to send 474 annoying politicians to Pluto. twitter.com/paulkidd/statu…

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paulkidd Bronwyn Bishop’s plane ride to Geelong cost *474* times as much as the trip to . (corrected) pic.twitter.com/4Zuze6x7JP

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@0x1C “New”? That depends. How behind the pace can you be and yet something is still “new”?

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TheNTNews IF TV SHOW TITLES WERE HONEST bit.ly/1HK4JIv pic.twitter.com/rE9olS2MGr

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@0x1C I love∗ it when Crusader Rabbit wanders into foreign policy. He’s so sharp∗ on the issues.

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GiovanniTorre So, Tony Abbott thinks it would be really bad “if any country in the Middle East got nuclear weapons”.



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Given that it’ll be hard to do real work for another two days I should just drink.

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“Netflix now watched by 1.42m Australians across 559,000 households, claims Roy Morgan”, reports @mumbrella mumbrella.com.au/netflix-now-wa…

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RT @Tim_Coronel RT @ABCnewsIntern A reminder that Australia is the only OECD nation without a space agency. [Ludicrous given our geography.]

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@christopherneal Yes, every decision seems to have “Can we thump Labor with this?” as a KPI.

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See, boys and girls, spend the night drinking with me and next day this could happen. youtube.com/watch?v=zwtpCl…

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@OaaSvc The screenshots I’ve posted so far don’t show the full range of fascinatingly baroque error events.

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@OaaSvc Well, this disc isn’t encrypted. But yeah, it just doesn’t feel like a hard drive problem.

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@OaaSvc I’m pretty sure it’s the motherboard. File permissions are OK, for example but occasionally get misreported to running programs.

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@OaaSvc I don’t think it’s the drive, but I’ll run a diagnostic once this backup finishes.

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RT @glengyron RT @hughstephens Brilliant. So many news sites could use this. pic.twitter.com/XNnOBOWETJ [Oh this IS good.]

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Does Crusader Rabbit’s government know it’s meant to be running the nation, not an election campaign? I shouldn’t have to ask, but…

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@timpoliti @kenhess With the final “e” or without, do you think?

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@timpoliti @kenhess Oh, well I’ll use that name for the loaner machine that arrives tomorrow.

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Last night I dreamed of possums.

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Damn. Last time this had to be done it took nearly three hours. (3/3)

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15/07/2015 10:15:44.293 com.apple.backupd[3073]: Deep event scan at path:/ reason:must scan subdirs|new event db| (2/3)

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15/07/2015 10:15:37.623 com.apple.backupd[3073]: Event store UUIDs don’t match for volume: spandauHD (1/3)

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@jeffsonstein Thanks to @OaaSvc, I have a loaner machine arriving tomorrow, and I’ll be crowdfunding a new machine starting the week after.

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@jeffsonstein And it goes mitigate the problems to some extent.

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@jeffsonstein I’ve already been doing that for a week or so. And moving the machine gently. And cold rebooting after each move.

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@kenhess None of those. Hess(e) is a geographical place?

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@cefiar Well it’s definitely hardware, and I’d started to suspect it was temperature-related. I’ll run a backup and try that diagnostic.

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@staticsan Give that some of the “faults” are could be power-related, I figures I’d give it a go. See bottom of stilgherrian.com/edict/00045b/

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This is why you can’t have nice things, people, at least not from @expectproblems’ little games outfit. twitter.com/expectproblems…

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@kenhess All of my computers, since at least the late-1990s, have been named after locations in Germany.

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Finally, proof that @drearyclocks is more of a danger to other people than to himself. twitter.com/drearyclocks/s…

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Those wondering about the content of my plan might also see yesterday’s blog post. stilgherrian.com/edict/00045c/ pic.twitter.com/RAufQIzweO

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@staticsan Well, there was no such sound. Though I thought I could hear a slight click, as if something were trying to make a sound.

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poopcutie Minion memes are stealing from my Hitler quotes attributed to Taylor Swift except they don’t know it’s Hitler quotes pic.twitter.com/iGDVlUDBYj

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Dear Lazy Twitter, does a late-2011 MacBook Pro give any indication that you’ve successfully resent the SMC?

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@paulkidd Do you think that I should have used the word stakeholders? It doesn’t say stakeholders.

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@paulkidd Thank you. I feel that this plan does have good feel to it.

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Wed plan, draft: Sleep in (done); review the plan in the clear light of day; make the necessary arrangements; advise those affected; wine.

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Was that too cryptic? Did I cross the streams?

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Real leadership starts today.

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Wednesday. They peer down at you with some confusion. The experiment is working, but not as they expected. Wednesday.

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