Stilgherrian (@stilgherrian)

Wentworth Falls NSW AU

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August 2nd, 2015

chris_bloke Pretty sure French trains aren’t meant to look like this… twitter.com/Conducteur_RER…

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GuardianAus As Tony Abbott said this afternoon: “very difficult day for Bronwyn Bishop” trib.al/jwhUsgm pic.twitter.com/pOQwTaNTwA

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Zooming out for some context… pic.twitter.com/ypfE6PUPcA

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Ah yes, @NSWRFS, that black line being stopped right there was seriously good work this evening. Bravo. pic.twitter.com/coTXbxp13o

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BTW, Wentworth Falls bushfire was downgraded to WATCH AND ACT again, and the other two fires that were mapped appear to have been spurious.

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@thomasrdotorg I have indeed just poured the wine.

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NSWRFS and standing their ground in Coronation Rd at the Fire. Unbelievable work saving homes pic.twitter.com/mwicQ6Wte0

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Gawd, now it’s after 1930 and I haven’t even started dinner.

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@Rootbrian_ It’s the same thinking, I suspect, that led me to have a bare-iron server in a rack years after I should’ve virtualised it.

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@Rootbrian_ I used to think that, but I finally realised that it’s a decade out of date and turns you into a mechanic.

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@Rootbrian_ @Pozible While I CAN do the deep tech stuff, I don’t have the time. I need to know that I can arrive and start work on schedule.

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@Rootbrian_ @Pozible That’s impressive. But for my use, I need ONE machine that’s current, reliable, can be serviced etc…

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@Rootbrian_ @Pozible I’ve considered refurbished, but last time I rolled the numbers it worked better for me this way. YMMV, of course.

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@Rootbrian_ @Pozible … and it’s nearly four years old. I’ve been doing this stuff a LONG time, but also, um, I’m kinda good at this stuff.

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@Rootbrian_ @Pozible Yeah, it’s been dropped plenty, also many cold-heat cycles. Cracked motherboard, screen, keyboard failures…

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@Rootbrian_ The problems are all documented on the @Pozible page and in the intro video, but the key are motherboard signalling failures.

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@Rootbrian_ @Pozible What’s Windows got to do with it? It’s a physically damaged MacBook Pro.

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@Rootbrian_ @bastardsheep @Pozible You are wrong, sorry. There are physical faults. This has all been thoroughly explored.

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@kpfaulkner Heh. No, it just travelled a lot, got dropped a bit, and one issue is the constant heat-cool cycles in cold weather, I suspect.

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@mattdasilva You are also support number 50 on this project. That’s kinda cool.

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Also, “The 9pm I Can’t Believe It’s Not a Planet” happened stilgherrian.com/edict/00046/ SoundCloud soundcloud.com/skankmedia/e00… pic.twitter.com/TpXxURed1Y

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82% of reward content for “The 9pm Urgent Hardware Refresh” will be explicit / Malcolm Tucker. pozible.com/edict2 pic.twitter.com/tQvnJLrhrD

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My @Pozible “The 9pm Urgent Hardware Refresh” sits at 55% with 4 days to go. Please consider. pozible.com/edict2 pic.twitter.com/ABhdMP2dZB

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New blog post: “Weekly Wrap 269: Winning, mostly, with three kinds of fire” stilgherrian.com/weekly-wrap/26… pic.twitter.com/Wq7AEkImWe

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@corduroy @swearyanthony A good proportion of them fires are scheduled hazard-reduction burns.

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@corduroy We’re getting a bit more rain now at @bunjaree, though we’re 2.5 or 3km from the fireground.

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@swearyanthony @michaelneale Both gone from web and app now. False alarms? Mis-typing?

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@NSWRFS Two WATCH AND ACT tags at Wentworth Falls (Falls Rd and Asquith Rd) appeared briefly but seem to be gone?

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@swearyanthony @michaelneale I saw one tagged Falls Rd and one tagged Asquith Av. Both have now gone from the website. Hmmm.

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Routine reminder: I AM NOT IN THE ALERT AREA.

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@noreasonspec Embers don’t travel 2km into the wind.

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@michaelneale And the wind is still from the NW. Those two — yes, two now — in the town itself are unrelated.

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@swearyanthony Maybe. @matthewlandauer found a failed fire-start near Katoomba yesterday. Bloke arrested for Glenbrook fire is out on bail.

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Rain has started again.

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Something weird is going on here.

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WTF? Third fire on Asquith Avenue now? What us actually going on!?!? pic.twitter.com/9xDJ2dpPih

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Oh. It just stopped raining, That means no effect on the fire, it just makes the ground slippery and more dangerous in the dark.

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Thank fuck. It’s just started raining here at @bunjaree, but will the whole area cop the rain band? Are there gaps? pic.twitter.com/v0iJqXkqjn

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Meanwhile, there’s now some other fire broken out at Falls Road, also at WATCH AND ACT. pic.twitter.com/WKR5TgwXoh

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Here’s the location of the Wentworth Falls bushfire in relation to the village and to me. pic.twitter.com/kcSyptYRxA

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Both the @bunjaree Internet of Trees and my 4G link have both just turned to shit. Backhaul must be saturated.

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@mpesce More seriously, no, I’m not in the alert area, and risk to me continues to be zero. This may change tomorrow when the wind shifts.

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NSWRFS Firefighters in place at homes on Coronation Rd, Wentworth Falls. Emergency warning in place. pic.twitter.com/fZ7Hsxurmc

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NSWRFS EMERGENCY WARNING | Wentworth Falls (Blue Mtns) | Homes in Coronation Road under threat. Details: rfs.nsw.gov.au/fire-informati…

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@mpesce Just popping to the bathroom now.

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To stress again, that doesn’t apply to me — I’m quite safe here — but to the people in the official alert area. A good couple hundred homes.

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Shit. The Wentworth Falls bushfire has just been raised to EMERGENCY LEVEL alert.

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GreenJ or that dentist. the one with the bow and arrow.

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Well, @GreenJ, then it’s a shame Chris Kyle can’t be Speaker. dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2… pic.twitter.com/Bf0UCntRFQ

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rhysam I presume Bronwyn knows she has resigned…

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@paulkidd It’s all just part of the folksiness that’s meant to detract from how serious a business government is meant to be.

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GreenJ Mr Pyne for speaker. Make it happen.

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Shut up. It’s called being topical.

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So, Australians, perhaps the money you’ll save on Bronnycopters could go to my “The 9pm Urgent Hardware Refresh”? pozible.com/edict2

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@CaseyBriggs @queernaut Twinks are not noted for carrying .303 rifles.

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GreenJ this had to happen. bronniegate completely obscured the leadership offered by the PM on the Goodes matter.

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Wait. An MP’s JOB is to know what “community expectations” are. So are MPs broken people who ignore expectations? Or merely incompetent?

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Rob_Stott Bronwyn leaves the building pic.twitter.com/sqPAK4KWpv

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mikeysmith Pretty dark picture caption from the Guardian there… pic.twitter.com/9MqadmehgU

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ABCNews24 The statement of resignation from former Speaker Bronwyn Bishop
Watch: ab.co/abcnewsnow pic.twitter.com/gE65wfGyEI

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earleyedition What happens to traffic on a lazy Sunday afternoon when Bronwyn Bishop resigns bit.ly/1DjYVtB pic.twitter.com/vJjYdljcwz

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samanthamaiden Anyway, LET’S GO SHARKS hahaha. twitter.com/scottmorrisonm…

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ROOT AND BRANCH!

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Hey Prime Minister, “by and large within the rules” is not quite an acceptable standard level, you know.

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David_Speers Bronwyn Bishop has tendered resignation to GG

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@MrStevenRaeburn Yes, but apparently that’s the region’s name.

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“Blue Mountains bushfire being treated as ‘suspicious’”, reports @abcnews, and that won’t surprise the locals. abc.net.au/news/2015-08-0…

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@JohnBirmingham You’re right, of course, but it’s already 1630 on a Sunday and, well, sometimes compromises are necessary. Or wine.

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Liquorland still has this more than acceptable Chilean pinot noir at $8 a bottle. pic.twitter.com/aBGsNAUHdJ

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@JohnBirmingham I mean, this should have happened ages ago, but he’s just such an inconsiderate man that he procrastinates until Sunday.

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@JohnBirmingham Well you could just complain about how inconsiderate Tony is, by not acting during business hours, but always on the run.

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@yinettesys Have you taken your tablets today?

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@andreweballard @bunjaree I was here when @NSWRFS did an inspection in 2013. They were pretty blunt. “We won’t be here.”

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@andreweballard @bunjaree Ta. Yeah, we’re good. If we have an alert, I’m out, ‘cos it’s too dangerous for @NSWRFS to defend it.

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BlogsofWar I will save you $155. They’re stealing everything. twitter.com/CyberDomain/st…

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GordyPls God I hope the presser is announcing some sort of promotion for Bishop. It wouldn’t make sense but can you imagine the Twitter outrage?

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latikambourke Here we go. PM Abbott presser 1630.

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In the last 40 minutes there’s been just 65 seconds of radio traffic on that channel.

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It’s worth noting that there’s almost no radio traffic on the inter-agency coordination channel. That means they’re just executing the plan.

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@ShooterWol Great work there, thanks.

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ShooterWol . @fireandrescuensw @NSWRFS crews work hard to contain a in in gusty conditions @sydneyhe..pic.twitter.com/pPc9L6o1n3n3

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ShooterWol . @fireandrescuensw crews soak bush around a home with foam as they work to contain a in ..pic.twitter.com/djX2ZRd6zIzI

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ShooterWol . @NSWRFS crews struggle to hold a as they work hard to contain an out of control in ..pic.twitter.com/98LOUfq0hBhB

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Here’s what the Wentworth Falls fire has burnt out so far. Wind is from the NW, forecast to shift SW tomorrow. pic.twitter.com/UZKKrYuqhw

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@cinderella_oz @bunjaree Yes. I guess people not used to it don’t realise how much the locals understand the way bushfires work.

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NSWRFS Helicopters continue to hold the Fire away from homes in Coronation St. pic.twitter.com/UaVgkCpb88

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Anyway, we have snow forecast for Wednesday.

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The fire has burnt out a few hundred hectares. The Blue Mountains is 11,400 square kilometres, most of it uninhabited.

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That sounds close, but terrain intervenes, and the wind is blowing in the opposite direction. This may change tomorrow, however.

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This is yellow alert (please pay attention) not red alert (time to leave), and, to repeat, I am not in the alert area. That’s 2.5km away.

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And even if I were in the alert area, it’s WATCH AND ACT, not EMERGENCY WARNING. Please, please stop asking this question.

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Let me stress again, @bunjaree is not in the fire alert area, and I am in no risk whatsoever. I wouldn’t be shopping and the like if I were.

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The two disjoint fire areas have joined up, though I think that’s due to controlled back-burning. Sensible. pic.twitter.com/75cmHojpRF

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Lunch done, shopping done, back at @bunjaree. It’s bright and sunny, with gusty winds, and the constant sound of firefighting helicopters.

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davecallantwit Give the man a chicken dinner because we have a winner pic.twitter.com/uZMmXhc9f5

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Stephane_Fort Incredible picture of an @emirates Boeing 747 taking off from Schiphol. (via @iLove_Aviation & @ XopheRobin) pic.twitter.com/Sa74bYaNvT

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@juhasaarinen @saniac We might as well throw in “Logan’s Run” and “Blade Runner” too.

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Having seen @TheVeronicas play @Enmore_Theatre, well, I appreciate how goddam good they are.

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The Led Zeppelin fan has departed, and the jukebox playlist has… changed… substantially. Again, I have no complaiyoutube.com/watch?v=ykW4rt…RSXf

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HUGE @nytimes feature on Sea Shepherd. “A Renegade Trawler, Hunted for 10,000 Miles by Vigilantes” nytimes.com/2015/07/28/wor…

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@saniac @juhasaarinen That’s a new name for me, but I’m not at all surprised that the theme hasn’t been explored before.

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@bpurdon Things were better in my day, and you kids get off my lawn, eh?

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“Expiration Cards (1970s): Your expiration date is…scarfolk.blogspot.com.au/2015/05/expira…Bpic.twitter.com/fUhFl7bOmYmY

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@adlrope No deal, sorry. Hope everything goes OK with you and your daughter, though.

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The jukebox is currently playing someone’s long selection of Led Zeppelin tracks. This is not disagreeable by any means.

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The bad kind of mystery story. “Missing Western Australian trawler found with body of one man on board” theguardian.com/australia-news…

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@thegrugq The domain pleasurethrone.com still exists, but sadly it doesn’t have an actual website on it. Disappoint.

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@michaelneale @katska I concur with your assessments. The wind is forecast to shift to the SW tomorrow, which won’t help anyone.

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@thegrugq And you are limited only by your ‘imagination’, so there’s that.

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Three of my favourite cartoons ever, all by B Kliban. pic.twitter.com/vanq9b7Gfv

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@thegrugq That said, I will now post one of my favourite cartoons of all time.

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@thegrugq I will have to concede defeat, but only because CBF is setting in and I want to grab another glass of wine.

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It is true. I am pleased by this fact. I heard them on the channel a little while ago. twitter.com/R_Chirgwin/sta…

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WilliamShatner I need everyone’s help. Take a selfie of you doing the LLAP sign and email the photo to NIMOYTribute@gmail.com pic.twitter.com/b2gTMftn7J

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As long as the fire continues spreading south, it’s not a huge problem. Though it looks like we nearly lost a house. pic.twitter.com/8aw6RK0NTE

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@robcorr Actually the telco laws are probably your beat bet. Using a carriage service for pretty much anything is a crime.

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@thegrugq Oh, I wasn’t even aware that w’d gotten as far as a strategy.

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@robcorr That’s what I’m thinking, so yeah, that drags intent into the mix.

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NSWRFS Firefighters are now beginning to backburn at the southern end of Tableland Rd on the fire. pic.twitter.com/91WsaF3NAj

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@robcorr “Identity theft” as such isn’t a thing, though, is it? They’ve just breached Tabcorp T&Cs. Or “creating a false belief” maybe.

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@thegrugq BUT I CAN SEND YOU A SCREENSHOT OF SOMETHING THAT LOOKS LIKE A CLOCK.

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It’s spotting with raindrops at Katoomba, but the clouds coming in don’t look very promising.

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Oh what a shame. Yesterday’s SUNSET CONTROL has been superseded by CORONATION CONTROL.

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Not much of a smoke plume to be seen from Wentworth Falls village, ‘cos the wind is currently from the WNW.

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, briefly. It’s quite quiet for a sunny Sunday.

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Not much of a smoke plume to be seen from Wentworth Falls village, ‘cos the wind is currently from the WNW. pic.twitter.com/tTV4Tl05oc

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@staticsan Or just look for Bunjaree Cottages on Google Maps… ;)

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@jonoabroad Or grab the Scanner Radio app (orange and black icon) and drill down the same way.

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@jonoabroad Go to broadcastify.com and drill down to Sydney Surrounds and Blue Mountains RFS GRN.

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@staticsan Actually the map I posted today has our location marked.

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@becadroit Thanks, but as I keep having to say to people, this weekend’s fire is currently zero risk where I am. This may change tomorrow.

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@shal2500 This was in response to the October 2013 threat, when we were directly in the path of the rapidly expanding State Mine fire.

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@shal2500 This is only if the fire has advanced so fast that we skipped all three previous warning escalations and it’s already jumped here.

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Oh, and ensure that any @bunjaree guests are out of there too.

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If we’re declared WATCH AND ACT, it takes 10 mins to pack bags. If it escalates past that, immediate taxi out, and train if needed.

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But even before that, if we get included in the alert area, then I have a procedure to follow…

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Before that, I have instructions to steal the neighbour’s 4WD, even though I have no driver’s licence.

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For those asking about bushfire escape plans, this cutting is my redoubt of last resort if all routes are cut off. pic.twitter.com/D6yVpJI6Sw

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I think I’ll walk into Wentworth Falls now, earlier than planned, so that I can perhaps get photos of any smoke plumes from this side.

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Ah, the glory of the @NSWRFS comms! I just heard a unit call FIRECOM to ask if another unit needed lunch picked up from the pie shop.

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@ResignInShame @R_Chirgwin Good thinking. Also, sound the shark siren.

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@Gergyl @R_Chirgwin The BoM Katoomba forecast for Wednesday is currently “A shower or snow. Windy.”

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Is it bad to want the fire to still be burning on Wednesday, so we can get bushfires and snowfalls in the same photo?

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I see, @R_Chirgwin, that the wind is forecast to shift to south-westerly in the middle of Monday. And snow is forecast for Wednesday.

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@Gergyl Appreciate you saying it though.

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@Gergyl We’ve had long and detailed discussions about the specifics of this location, and our escalation process.

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@Gergyl I understand the point you’re making, but my comments are based on more than assumptions, trust me.

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NSWRFS Fire continues to burn uncontained near Tableland Rd. Currently no homes at threat. pic.twitter.com/qwwoBlgy0y

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@nancycato1 @R_Chirgwin Thank you, but it’s the folks on the south side of the highway, to the east of the fireground, that need ‘em.

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Just to be clear to everyone, the Wentworth Falls bushfire is zero threat to me where I am, and I can leave on 30 mins warning.

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@gordonkerry Thanks, but as I keep saying to people, there’s currently zero threat where I am.

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@R_Chirgwin I’m going to stick with my plan for lunch and shopping in Katoomba. I’ll have plenty of time to return and bug out if needed.

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@smperris @JohnBirmingham Yeah, there’s many tools that “just work” now. I could replicate what I did for Skank Media in hours now.

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@mwyres @MarquisO Thanks, but we’re all good. The wind will take the fire south-east.

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That tiny sun-shower earlier will have done precisely nothing to help @NSWRFS battle the fire. And these gusts will mean no water-bombing.

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Oh bugger. I heard the wind pick up. The Wentworth Falls bushfire has flared up, and we’re at WATCH AND ACT again. pic.twitter.com/dR2uGtX6CL

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“Media coverage of terrorism ‘leads to further violence’,” reports @guardian, surprising no-one with a brain. theguardian.com/media/2015/aug…

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The Sunday Mail’s front-page ‘shop is actually quite witty, I think. Maybe I need more sleep. HT @joshgnosis. twitter.com/AusFrontPage/s…

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@JohnBirmingham @marcuskelson Well, the tools are easy. WordPress/Squarespace plus Memberful plus Stripe plus Vimeo. memberful.com

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@piawaugh I’m just about to start mapping out the week, so I’ll see whether I can make a Sydney trip work.

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Sun plan, draft: Plan the week ahead, in detail; Weekly Wrap; Sunday lunch, Katoomba; shopping; chores; quiet evening; sleep, with luck.

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82% of reward content for “The 9pm Urgent Hardware Refresh” will be explicit / Malcolm Tucker. poziblle.com/edict2 pic.twitter.com/tQvnJLrhrD

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@piawaugh @jkerrison I’ll go with “new breed of bureaucrat”. Someone who knows processes, info, decision flows using THIS century’s tech.

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@piawaugh Indeed. I don’t have any CBR plans atm, alas, but I’ll watch out for when you’re next in SYD.

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@aggerchez Oh I am most definitely adopting that usage from now on. Thank you.

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@piawaugh @jkerrison Yeah, you’re kinda the actual anti-bureaucrat, or something. Anyway, good to see your work getting some profile.

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And that’s the pimpage for this morning. Thank you for your attention.

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4. I’ve got a @Pozible crowdfunding campaign under way, “The 9pm Urgent Hardware Refresh” pozible.com/edict2 Please consider.

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3. Podcast: “The 9pm I Can’t Believe It’s Not a Planet” stilgherrian.com/edict/00046/ Or on SoundCloud soundclopud.com/skankmedia/e00…

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2. Me at @zdnetaustralia Friday: “Should we let cyber espionage victims hack back?” zdnet.com/article/should…

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1. Me at @zdnetaustralia Thursday: “ACSC publishes first [cyber] threat report, but… ho humzdnet.com/article/acsc-p…x2

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OK, Sunday morning people, time for me to re-pimp four things from this week that you may not have seen yet. Stand by for action.

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@jkerrison I had the Blue Mountains RFS GRN playing in the background most of the day.

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@WarWraith No sarcasm at all. A few minutes to check “Hey, is this legit?” is FAR better than missing something and losing money.

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@kinnasurprise @Westpac I disagree. First-level support has to ask “Is this transaction OK?” Revealing fraud-control internals is risky.

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@jkerrison There’s lots of tweets around this time yesterday, including this map. pic.twitter.com/2jUrzvNPcA

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@jkerrison Yes, thanks. I’m 2.5 to 3km from yesterday’s fire, outside the alert area but close enough to have monitored it closely.

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@WarWraith Oh yes, I’m ALWAYS happy to get messages or calls from the bank’s fraud control team.

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@xntrik Heh. They wouldn’t dare.

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@BR3NDA @Westpac Yeah, I thought that was quite good. Except the wrong number is on the back of the card.

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“How bureaucrat @piawaugh is putting data front and centre into government” afr.com/technology/how…

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@jkerrison Heh. I like the idea of calling @piawaugh a “bureaucrat”. Sure, technically it’s true, but… I giggled.

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Unfortunately the @Westpac operator couldn’t tell me why the @linode transaction raised the flag. Not on her screen.

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Weird. It was a regular first-of-the-month payment to @linode that triggered @Westpac’s security alert and got my card blocked. Sorted now.

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I found a different number on the @Westpac website, and called. A helpful person on their emergency call line has sorted the problem.

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Erm, except the @Westpac IVR says they work 0800 to 2000 and then hangs up on me.

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Uhoh. Just got an SMS from @Westpac security. “Please phone the number on the back of your card.” Phoning now.

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@smartbrain That was once the case in AU. No tobacco ads, but they could sponsor sport and advertise that. “Benson & Hedges World Cup”.

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@marcuskelson @JohnBirmingham … and there’s a few who’ve just given me $100 or $200 and ticked the “no reward” box. Kelly’s “true fans”.

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@marcuskelson @JohnBirmingham And yet I have people paying $100 so that I’ll swear about some topic for two minutes…

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@smartbrain Oh this is the weekend I dropped into BKK on the way back from Africa and took a while to find somewhere to have a drink!

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@smartbrain And when @ApostrophePong works for a global organisation based in Washington, yes.

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@smartbrain Heh. I know, I havent had a proper long weekend for many years. But @ApostrophePong told me it’s a long weekend in TH?

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@marcuskelson @JohnBirmingham I’m thinking all these thoughts currently ‘cos it’s my model now. Need a new computer? Get the fans to buy it.

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@marcuskelson @JohnBirmingham Amanda Palmer is the over-used example here, yes.

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@CosmicRami Yeo. Bindi sells the papers, delivering the “dump Bishop” message to the masses.

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@smartbrain There is that fact, yes. But do you really want to bother with facts on your long weekend?

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@marcuskelson @JohnBirmingham Having been a station manager in community radio, I completely grok the “develop your fan base” business.

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@marcuskelson @JohnBirmingham I suddenly remembered where I got that $100 per fan figure from. It was made up. But that model is in my head.

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@marcuskelson @JohnBirmingham Thanks. I expanded upon those thoughts in a 2012 conference presentation. stilgherrian.com/internet/consi…

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@marcuskelson @JohnBirmingham That helps the whole “engagement” [gag!] thing. A real fan wouldn’t have missed the tweet, and $3 is nothing.

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@marcuskelson @JohnBirmingham But hey, an artist could do an impromptu livestream of three songs, $3 pay-per-view, Tweet it one hour ahead.

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@SBSNews And good morning to you. May your day of media-making not be a cock-up.

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SBSNews Good morning!

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@marcuskelson @JohnBirmingham I once saw that a fan would spend $100+ pa on the subject of their fandom. How that is split is the shift.

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@marcuskelson @JohnBirmingham We see a shift from “music video as ad for CD” to “music as ad for live experience and merch”.

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@marcuskelson @JohnBirmingham Well yes, and Madonna dumping record-label management and instead having her touring company manage things.

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silvesterldn “Who is also a lion” pic.twitter.com/dQ0Wl4UtNn

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Well, once even the @dailytelegraph has turned against Bronwyn Bishop… she’s for the chop(per), righttwitter.com/John_Hanna/sta…n1

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@davispg That’s kinda like the Amazon equivalent of those chaotic barn-like second-hand bookshops.

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@JohnBirmingham @marcuskelson That’s true, Apple has indeed said that it doesn’t want to data-mine its users. But that could change.

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@ResignInShame Haven’t been paying attention @NSWRFS dropped the alert yesterday afternoon.

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@lastres0rt If it’s driven by “the industry”, well, they’ll fight tooth and nail to retain their slice of the pie. As they are indeed doing.

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@marcuskelson The streaming music providers want to herd all the audience into the one place, to track them. But they’re in a price war.

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@marcuskelson No, there’s something in there about the decentralisation and disintermediation, but I don’t quite know what it is.

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@marcuskelson This is the “sing for your supper” point I made in 2009. bit.ly/1IClD0o

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FIXED LINK: “Literature? What’s that got to do with the price of books?” (2009) bit.ly/1IClD0o

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@BXGD No, it doesn’t, does it. Now, how did I fix this last time…? Stand by.

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@macleanbrendan That comment, which I completely understand, reminds of “The Rowdy Boys Incident”… stilgherrian.com/human-nature/t…

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leemcewan Perpetual Slinky Escalator Is Humanity’s Greatest Achievement toyland.gizmodo.com/actually-perpe… pic.twitter.com/ZqtdHGDDaV

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@jeamland Like the bins at a brothel, yes.

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@jeamland Obviously I have no idea what your question even means.

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Related 2012: “Social media is destroying society? Good!” stilgherrian.com/internet/consi…

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Related 2009: “Literature? What’s that got to do with the price of books?” crikey.com.au/2009/07/21/lit…’s-that-got-to-do-with-the-price-of-books/

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@marcuskelson … but how things re-form after that crash, I don’t know. Maybe it’ll never be an “industry” ever again. Like vaudeville.

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@marcuskelson Given that 90% of the retail revenue of recorded music went to the supply chain, I suspect there’ll be a radical crash…

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Actually, live radio or the like is probably one of the few “proper” jobs I could still do. If you consider it a “proper” job.

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What @IainDale says here about presenting live talk radio is so true. And yet I still love it. You have to to do it. iaindale.com/posts/2015/08/…

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Fascinating analysis: annual spend [in US] on recorded music down 71% in 15 years. redef.com/original/less-… pic.twitter.com/z0GDhmj0eP

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Why the trouble teaching evolution in Texas? Their critters have EVOLVED to be bulletproof! cbc.ca/news/world/tex… pic.twitter.com/0YQrTHCPvc

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StationCDRKelly Day 107. Dusk falls heavily. Good night from @Space_Station! pic.twitter.com/4hd3HJgW3j

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More broadly, @macleanbrendan’s point here is why I suspect I could never work a “proper job” ever again. twitter.com/macleanbrendan…

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StationCDRKelly Short nominal @Space_Station communication loss in 20 secs. Here’s Earth. I’ll be back on the grid in 1 min pic.twitter.com/ZtNTF8CJPW

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StationCDRKelly Caught these high altitude clouds over the Pacific. Wow! pic.twitter.com/R7coFFVDXe

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@StationCDRKelly What are the big differences between the actual experience of being in space and how you imagined it as a boy?

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If you’re into this Space stuff, the Q&A with @StationCDRKelly is happening RIGHT NOW. twitter.com/NASA/status/62…

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I do know that my week will include the excellent @adma Global Forum in Sydney on Tue and Wed. Much data. adma.com.au/adma-fomma/pro…

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Sun plan, early draft: Plan the week ahead, in detail; Sunday lunch, Katoomba; shopping; chores; Weekly Wrap; quiet evening; sleep.

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PulpLibrarian “It’s always the silent treatment with him…”
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Sunday. Goddammit. Goddam pig dog bastard elephant elephant elephant elephant elephant elephant elephant. They know, you know. Sunday.

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