Stilgherrian (@stilgherrian)

Wentworth Falls NSW AU

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October 23rd, 2015

@NicholasFryer Ah yeah, I’d had done something overnight, but I had to change plans because reasons. And now I have to do Ruxcon.

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Abandoning plans to walk the whole way, because time.

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@nancycato1 @awelder Yes, the word ‘dragon’ comes to… maybe I should stop now.

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@nancycato1 Well, no, there’s the fact that you’re just an awful human being, but we try not to mention that. :P

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Uber is advertising on Google Maps with specific geotargeting. Also, quicker to walk than catch public transport? pic.twitter.com/hnYbClCBye

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@nancycato1 I thought you were down the coast somewhere?

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@nancycato1 Well, I was in Melbourne for most of last week, so something is working in my favour.

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@seamus I haven’t been there in something like 20+ years.

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@dtbell91 Oh, thanks, sure. Give it a go. If it breaks something I’ll let you know.

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The implication, Dear Melbourne, is that you, too, might choose to pop in and say hello.

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Dear Melbourne, it has been determined that I shall be at The Sherlock Holmes from 7.30pm, at least initially. thesherlockholmes.com.au

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@NuclearAnthro @SchwartzCNS @NSArchive You silly, we have Freedom of Speech here in Austr… Oh wait. No we don’t.

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@NuclearAnthro @SchwartzCNS @NSArchive Definitely 404, whether I click on the link in TweetDeck or the web.

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@SchwartzCNS @NSArchive @NuclearAnthro Wherever tat report is, it’s not on that URL. 404.

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You’ve been ripped off. They’ve sold you only one shoe, and a faked the other one up out of a cat. twitter.com/nicilind/statu…

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Attempting to fix things with alkaloids.

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sydney_sider Look familiar? Circular Quay 1891, courtesy of @ANMMuseum. pic.twitter.com/qmZ4gdo3JK

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Yes, I know I’m being an utter hypocrite saying that. Shut up. (2/2) @BriggsJamie @TurnbullMalcolm

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I wonder if @BriggsJamie @TurnbullMalcolm understand that catching a tram or a train isn’t really a Special Event worthy of photos. (1/2)

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JamColley preferred labor leader:

plibersek 24%
albo 21%
swan 8%
an actual tornado 4%
a bit of gum under a movie seat 3%
bill shorten 2%
rudd 1%

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glengyron Inert Carbon Rod Mentum. twitter.com/SBSNews/status…

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adambrereton imagine russell brand just saying ‘innit’ ‘innit’ ‘innit’ inside this dome while nude and that’s the future twitter.com/MmichaelLlucy/…

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fare C is a programming language for turning low-level byte arrays into security advisories.

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Since I’ve been up since before 0230, I’ll have a brief nap no before deciding what Melbourne wants to do to me tonight.

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Exhausted in St Kilda.

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@DianneCostin @hughstephens @Gin_ev_ra That said, there was something recently about “concerns”. But I think that’s code for “Do nothing”.

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More to the point, @Gin_ev_ra, look at this loan cost, bunny suit or not. Wow. pic.twitter.com/A2T5DkonQm

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ACCELERATE YOUR JOURNEY TO NIMBLE.

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Being sent messenger telling me to do things involving butter.

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@kcarruthers Just stand up and start shouting “Cyber!” a few times. That should sort things out.

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WHERE’S MY FUCKIN’ PONY?

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Ponies for all the things!

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@leslienassar @kcarruthers I hereby dub this phenomenon “ponyvation”. “We need innovation!” “I want a pony!”

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@cheshireb What, like “I slipped in the shower”?

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@dobes @drearyclocks That is disappointing, yes. He could have made many new friends.

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@cheshireb How? By showing up how useless they are at sex? ;)

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“Mr. Pretty-Boy Farmer Still Has All His Fingers” onion.com/1QPXp4F pic.twitter.com/7Xre1pdRfL

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RT [REDACTED]: Look. As soon as you stop shooting your staff you have lost their respect. [This is so true.]

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If NSW Greens are ex-No Aircraft Noise then no wonder the state party is so useless. twitter.com/prestontowers/…

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@dobes @akent That whole swathe of Parramatta Road is ripe for the judicious application of high explosives.

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@humphriesmark THIS IS WHAT I HAVE BEEN TRYING TO TELL YOU.

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@akent @dobes Wait. Parramatta Road. And they reckon aircraft noise is the problem? Who ARE these arsehats?

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Oh no. @feraldata and me in the same place for days at a time. This. Will. Not. End. Well. twitter.com/feraldata/stat…

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I’m not sure whether this is really the best way to handle this problem. twitter.com/humphriesmark/…

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Oh FFS, No Aircraft Noise is still a thing. Hilarious. noaircraftnoise.org.au en.wikipedia.org/wiki/No_Aircra…

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I think IBM is proposing to shoot people who bring their own iPads to work. I think. Is that right, @gg00ding? twitter.com/gg00ding/statu…

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Not that can afford a helicopter. But there are ways and means.

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Joe Hockey things aircraft noise is or was a problem in North Sydney? What a bunch of precious softcocks! twitter.com/rpy/status/657…

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I wonder how many people would be interested in arriving at linux.com.au in Geelong by helicopter…

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@ddowza I think I might start referring to it as the Cyber Linux Conference then.

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@maxious @purserj Oh. Too late. Can’t edit the name now.

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@maxious @purserj Oh, I’ll try putting a space in there. That’ll confuse things.

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@purserj It was a required field, and I couldn’t be arsed trying what would and wouldn’t work.

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Watch out, Geelong. I, and perhaps other members of the Underscore family, are plotting… pic.twitter.com/xSjImxF9Wa

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@VanityFare1 @APPLEOFFIClAL @paulwallbank Sure, though I may not look much further. It’s not that sort of client my end.

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@VanityFare1 @APPLEOFFIClAL @paulwallbank Ta. Oddly enough, a client may have just run into the same problem, to judge from their report.

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@VanityFare1 @APPLEOFFIClAL @paulwallbank To be honest, I find it hard to get worked up about network faults. How long has it been?

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rik_ferguson Slash and Duff used to check into hotels as the Likesheet brothers; Phil and Luke. Think about it…

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rembert what the hell is mother-in-law day pic.twitter.com/4nEoyPeRaq

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@MsLods @R_Chirgwin “Harmonised state surveillance laws”? Goodness, what a concept! (We should just abolish the states.)

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kcarruthers Interested in data? New gig for Junior Business Intelligence Officer @UNSW jobs.unsw.edu.au/junior-busines…

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@MsLods @R_Chirgwin Thanks. I’ll have to read more closely. Audio-only, but people can identify voices. Hmmm.

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@R_Chirgwin I suspect it’s all more under MEAA Code of Ethics and BSA Codes of Conduct etc. It’s a while since I looked at this.

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@R_Chirgwin By which I mean the Broadcasting Services Act (Commonwealth), given that the internet is a kind of movie.

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@R_Chirgwin Thanks. As I expected, a private conversation does not include gossiping loudly on a bus. I should check the BSA too, though.

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Apropos of absolutely nothing in particular, can someone point me to Victoria’s legislation regarding audio surveillance devices?

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@skwashd I’ll be relating some of these stories in the next episode of a certain podcast.

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Sitting behind me on the SkyBus are two middle-aged women from Balgowlah, gossiping about their shopping and sex lives. Will post later.

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@jeamland May I suggest you look for the @CBCThisIsThat story on the band Oot and Aboot, and listen to it.

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And the MEL SkyBus is on the move… instagram.com/p/9KAVfAiFpE/

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expectproblems *stares at Apple Music*
Wtf is a maklemore? Is that some kind of fishing thing?

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AusDTO Drop in, meet the team and see what we’re up to in our Sydney office next Friday. dto.gov.au/blog/we-re-ext… pic.twitter.com/252aWuWEw7

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“Literally hundreds of newly declassified MOL docs & pix now up on the NRO site,” I’ve just been told. Ping @drspacejunk.

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My in-flight (re-)reading, since it’s been nominated for a walkleys instagram.com/p/9J-bjvCFmL/

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@VirginAustralia Thanks. It was pleasant as usual. We’re just disembarking in MEL now.

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@peterbayley Oddly enough, I was sitting next to a lawyer on the plane.

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Transmitters off. See you in Melbourne.

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@VirginAustralia No no, we were having a quiet but frank chat about what to do with The Stupid Passengers. Our ideas were… a bit illegal.

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Is the bar open yet?

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@PacketNetworks Ah yes, listening closely, I can hear that that’s the case.

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I did discuss this with @VirginAustralia ground crew, but our proposed solution probably counts as a Crime Against Humanity.

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How can you get all the way down into the middle of the aircraft and still not know what your seat number is?

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@PacketNetworks Yes, though there’s a window on the starboard side. I assume it’s a cable run of somesuch thing in there.

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@purserj I agree with your of the situation.

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Fri plan, supplemental: Careful readers may have noticed that I gave the wrong flight number earlier.

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Fri plan, draft: 0358 AEDT train to Sydney (done); 0715 VA810 SYD-MEL; deal with certain urgent problems; nap; evening in Melbourne TBA.

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Cleared the checkpoint.

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Here is today’s selection of Boeing 737 aircraft. pic.twitter.com/GmYmF1onzZ

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In the queue for the bag drop. These people are stupid and slow and need to be culled.

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Dawn (except I’m in a tunnel).

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Departing Sydney Central station for the airport as dawn approaches. instagram.com/p/9JpkzVCFvq/

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GonzoHacker Am algorithm that can guess your age by counting how many times you’ve opened Snapchat

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BarbraStreisand You never know what you’ll see driving around London :)! pic.twitter.com/jR9PrjKSBM

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It’s all tradies and hi-viz at Central, apart from a few supermarket workers and cleaners, and cheerful police checking tickets.

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Arriving at Sydney Central station, well before dawn. instagram.com/p/9JoWwjCFtR/

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I did literally LOL at that. In the train’s quiet carriage. People are now glaring at me.

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Apparently Twitter thinks that we should all capitalist the verb Tweet. I think that They Should Go Fuck Themselves.

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In a way, we are all tweeting from Twitter HQ’s toilet. twitter.com/leslienassar/s…

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And when they finally discover that person’s miserable job, they suggest replacing them with a quadracopter.

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They sip the flavoured milk from the carton, oblivious to the fact that, elsewhere, someone is hosing cow shit off a dairy’s concrete floor.

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They’re all such special little snowflakes in Startupland, hilariously out of touch with how everyone else maintains the world they enjoy.

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aral Poor @Airbnb libertarians forced to pay tax lash out at public libraries.

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kjhealy There’s a whole series. They say, “At @Airbnb, we value chippy, passive-aggressive resentment, and also stupidity.” pic.twitter.com/xUgjMk0iDT

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“Sorry Airbnb, you don’t get a gold star for paying taxes”, writes @emilymbadger washingtonpost.com/news/wonkblog/…

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@rwerkh Now I’ve got the image of a hallway-and-doors French farce in my mind.

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@rwerkh Maybe. ;) But this has given me the idea of interviewing these small-hours passengers for a podcast. “The 9pm 3am Train.”

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Wherever they’re going, this is the last train that’ll get them there before an 0600 start to their working day.

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Bigger batches of passengers get on at Emu Plains and Penrith. Nearly all are tradesman in hi-vis, one woman in a supermarket uniform.

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Crossing the Nepean, long before dawn instagram.com/p/9JiraUCFjP/

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@TweetDeck Feature request: A preferences setting to stop animated GIFs from animating unless you click on them.

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@rwerkh Heh. It could be, yes. But he just looks like he’s had a hard night working in the coal mine or on the railway.

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Also, 400 hours per min? 24,000 min per min? YouTube only has 24,000 simultaneous users? I call bullshit.

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I believe the verb people are really looking for here is “watched”. twitter.com/missrogue/stat…

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poisontofu I JUST SAW A MEMBER OF THE PUBLIC SCAN A QR CODE ON AN ADVERTISEMENT

I HAVE NEVER SEEN THIS HAPPEN BEFORE IN MY WHOLE LIFE

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I’d like to experience the wee-hours journey in something like this. It doesn’t feel right in the , twitter.com/elronxenu/stat…

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@lilstarok Thanks. I’ve had to look up Philip Larkin. I’ll check him out. Meanwhile, you may like this old one. stilgherrian.com/internet/gonzo…

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Springwood. A younger man joins the train, in his late 50s or early 60s, a neat black backpack. A shift worker, but office-based.

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@JackGJessen Thanks. And exactly. There’s plenty more in that vein coming in the podcast. I found it quite refreshing from a spook.

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A 4-car V-Set can carry more than 400 people. This one now has maybe 20. It’s nearly 0420. sydneytrains.info/about/fleet/v_… pic.twitter.com/9NXw9G2JdO

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In the lower deck of one car, a solidly-built man in his late 30s is slumped asleep in his oil-stained overalls and orange hi-vis vest.

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There’s 12 to 15 people on the train. Most are old, dressed in clean but worn clothes for menial work, look exhausted. Everyone is alone.

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ETA Sydney Central: 0549. Sydney Domestic: 0606. twitter.com/JonoH/statuses…

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Unless for whatever life circumstance you can’t do that, in which case work 80h/week minumum wage as their servants. twitter.com/petercoffee/st…

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The 0358 from Wentworth Falls to Sydney. instagram.com/p/9JcTMEiFoW/

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ETA Sydney Central: 0549. Sydney Domestic: 0606. thttps://twitter.com/JonoH/statuses/657238280006582274

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There’s one other passenger waiting here at Wentworth Falls, another middle-aged man headed to the airport, to judge by his overnight case.

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The trains don’t do the mail any more. I’m curious to see what sort of people will be on this run.

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Leaving Lithgow at 0300 and getting to Sydney before 0600. You could send something at midnight and deliver before work started.

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The taxi driver used to work for the railways. These late night trains used to be mostly about mail and parcel delivery.

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Wentworth Falls station. Current time: 0348 AEDT. Current temperature: 6.8C. Apparent temperature: 3.1C. instagram.com/p/9Ja8noCFmX/

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The entire interview with said ASD officer will become a Corrupted Nerds podcast in early November. corruptednerds.com

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People awake now (i.e. Americans) may not have seen my piece with a senior Aust Signals Directorate (ASD) officer. zdnet.com/article/take-a…

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Semantics fail. I meant that I’ve had four hours sleep a night for the last two nights. But you figured that out. Because of Their probes.

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I have a taxi booked for 0340 AEDT. This is the life, eh?

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For those playing at home, it’s now 0232 AEDT. I’ve had maybe four hours sleep. Thanks to Mistress Insomnia, it was about that last night.

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Fri plan, early draft: 0358 AEDT train to Sydney; 0715 VA812 SYD-MEL; deal with certain urgent problems; nap; evening in Melbourne TBA.

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Friday. They have begun to become bored with Their experiments. Soon, They will think of ways to amuse themselves at your expense. Friday.

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