Stilgherrian (@stilgherrian)

Wentworth Falls NSW AU

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July 23rd, 2017

Anyway, I’d planned to have an early night, so I’ll implement that plan right now. Adieu.

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@ResignInShame Zero pain, thank the gods. As for expense, well, we’ll see. I’m way overdue for a checkup, and there’s other things to do.

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@ResignInShame Well that’s not what caused it, actually.

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Between now and then, contributions to my dental fund and/or the podcast generally may be made at stilgherrian.com/tip/.

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The next episode of “The 9pm Edict” podcast will be recorded and streamed live next Thu 27 Jul at 2100 AEST. stilgherrian.com/edict/live/

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Before I go, though, I should mention that the Weekly Wrap was posted this afternoon. And… twitter.com/stilgherrian/s…

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Excellent* a tooth filling just fell out. There’s something else I haven’t planned or budgeted for. This may be an opportune moment to cry.

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@NewtonMark Well we could all use a good laugh, yes.

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@timpoliti @lawfarepodcast Oh no, don’t assume I know of things. It’s a big world. But yeah, @WarOnTheRocks’ Bombs..twitter.com/i/web/status/8…CA

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@timpoliti @lawfarepodcast I’ve listened to every episode since it started.

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@NewtonMark My personal theory is that those groups are actually run by ASIO as a kind of safety creche to stop them hurting themselves.

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@NewtonMark The Socialists of the Inner West are very good* at fighting yesterday’s battles. Beats having to actually accomplish anything.

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@jaraparilla Wow. 45 minutes before the first objection pops up. Things are getting pretty slow these days.

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claireducky A friend of mine found this today. Definitely best of Craigslist material. pic.twitter.com/qIMqOEbOaC

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@jplonie Yeah they tried to up-sell me onto this shit earlier this evening, but I gave the staff such a filthy look..twitter.com/i/web/status/8…9Y

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@JustJimWillDo @lawfarepodcast That’s terrible news. Well, when you’re better, everything will have moved on even further.

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@JustJimWillDo @lawfarepodcast This was posted a week ago, though, and fifteen flavours of shit have gone down since then.

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@JustJimWillDo @lawfarepodcast BTW I’m on @lawfarepodcast “Mieke Eoyang and Evelyn Farkas on Holding Russia Account..twitter.com/i/web/status/8…FF

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@JustJimWillDo @lawfarepodcast Indeed. I also like how these NATSEC analysts are just totally over dancing around t..twitter.com/i/web/status/8…iP

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@smperris Good luck with that, because coming up with a new way is tough.

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Just quietly, I love how US NATSEC podcasts I listen to, like @lawfarepodcast, refer to WikiLeaks being a Russian cutout as a simple fact.

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@smperris Tell the little fuckers to sit down, shut up, and fucki’ well wait. There are no free ponies in life. Or..twitter.com/i/web/status/8…xz

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@smperris To be less chauvinist, the stainless steel wok isn’t cured. Just wipe it clean and use ol to cook. The raw steel ones need work.

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@smperris Well yeah I was taught wokking by an actual ethnic person.

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@smperris @_midofo_ “Cast iron”? Are you on drugs? It’s just sheet steel. It’s a wok, not an armoured vehiicle.

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@smperris Would it be rude to say that the electric “wok” is the work of the devil? There’s no way it can get hot e..twitter.com/i/web/status/8…JW

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@_midofo_ @smperris Yeah, but you can’t burn the layer of oil into stainless steel because, well, it’s stainless. T..twitter.com/i/web/status/8…Ku

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PickardJE if only someone had said this kind of thing might happen twitter.com/independent/st…

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@smperris Woks are not made of stainless steel. This will cause you no end of problems.

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@joannejacobs @bunjaree Yeah, I just added another bottle to the two bottles of clearance wine, to get a $17 six-pack of cider for $10.

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@NewtonMark @bunjaree Partial success is the story of my life.

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I can think of something more or less along these lines that I’d watch. twitter.com/AequoEtBono/st…

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@joannejacobs @bunjaree I don’t think Coles pays a commission to Liquorland staff.

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No, it’s like listening to a cow explain nuclear deterrence policies. twitter.com/NewtonMark/sta…

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I am now back at @bunjaree and I succumbed only partially to the liquor store staff’s up-sell techniques.

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@BZB Oh thank you, yes that was part of it but not all of it.

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@mpesce @MikeCarlton01 Not quite. Spiv is “a man, typically a flashy dresser, who makes a living by disreputable de..twitter.com/i/web/status/8…vU

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HAHAHAHAHA YEAH FUCK YOU TRYING TO DO WORK GO SIT WITH THE PROLES. twitter.com/Independent/st…

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@aqualung Anyway, the professionals did the drama. I just helped suspend disbelief and provide the “How would this work?” stuff.

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@aqualung @aqualung That all happened off-camera because (a) more mystery (b) severe budget limits on how much shit we could blow up.

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@aqualung Shelley never ever wants neat and tidy endings. ;)

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Katoomba at dusk, with the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islands flags flying. pic.twitter.com/x5zhFyeVda

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My brand IS damaged. That’s my brand. My brand is me. twitter.com/Nawiehekatl/st…

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To be clear, what I mean by that is that I’ll get takeaways from the bottle shop after I’ve done the shopping.

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I am now BEING RESPONSIBLE and not having another pint before doing the shopping.

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@aqualung But yeah, just quietly, I knew of course what Jesse was opening up. So when I saw the name “Kaspion” I da..twitter.com/i/web/status/8…vM

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@aqualung Just quietly, I love the moral complexity of Jan Roth, Anthony LaPaglia’s character.

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@aqualung Heh. I’m sure I will. The changed after that were incidental to the plot. e.g. location changes.

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@aqualung Well thank you. I just met Shelley once before S01 was made, so was only involved with S02. But cringe-reduction was the aim.

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@aqualung My involvement ended when the screenplay was handed to the production crew. I knew nothing until it was on TV.

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@aqualung Indeed. But as we did things, we were always conscious that it was a Sunday night political thriller, not a documentary.

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@aqualung Indeed. But as we did things, we were always conscious that it was a Sunday night political thrilled, not a documentary.

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@aqualung Yeah. We originally had that in a disguised shipping container at the port, or maybe the mine. I guess to..twitter.com/i/web/status/8…yO

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@aqualung But the spearphish using the details of the dog’s vet was all Shelley’s doing. Well, I was briefing her a..twitter.com/i/web/status/8…EA

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@aqualung Yeah I know. Shelly and I exchanged a LOT of emails and a couple hours of meetings on Kaspion.

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@aqualung Yep! “Kaspion the little silver fish and his adventures.” My involvement ended with final draft screenpla..twitter.com/i/web/status/8…e5

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@aqualung Now I’m trying to remember the name they gave the SCADA weapon. That beastie was my proposal, and I remem..twitter.com/i/web/status/8…rW

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@aqualung Yeah, when creator Shelley Birse explained the character development for S02, we liked it, and those twis..twitter.com/i/web/status/8…nh

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mechapoetic guys i don’t want to freak anyone out but I’m starting to suspect that socioeconomic problems can’t be solved by telling ppl to “do better”

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@aqualung Gosh thanks. How did it work for you? (I must watch it again, but with the last draft script and my notes in front of me.)

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@doggomoose The primary revenue stream of the upper Blue Mountains is tourism, so concessions must be made. But there are limits.

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In case you missed it this morning… twitter.com/stilgherrian/s…

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@doggomoose Times have changed, sure, but kids with the family for Sunday lunch has been a thing forever. In country pubs anyway.

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Actually the bar manager has just turned up the blues that was playing VERY LOUD INDEED. Seems to be working.

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@TrainLinkWest @michaelneale Thank you very much. The weekend tourist traffic up to Katoomba and back is pretty sol..twitter.com/i/web/status/8…zV

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I might have to pop over that side of the bar and tell that kid about the clowns who carry disembowelling knives just for children like him.

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@R_Chirgwin I spoke too soon. There’s still one child here, and he’s a bit special because HE SCREAMS FOR ATTENTION CONSTANTLY.

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@michaelneale Hmmm. I’m not sure. Maybe the lovely people at @TrainLinkWest have details of the forthcoming weekend timetables.

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@michaelneale Well it’s New South Wales. Couldn’t organise a fuck on a train if it were in a brewery. Or something.

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@nephstar @riskybusiness @garthk Sure, but company shares are neither horned up or clawed down. I hate you all.

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@michaelneale But today we had the 150th anniversary of the line opening, so worse than usual. nswrailmuseum.com.au/bm150

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@michaelneale Some of this will soon be partially addressed by making them 8-car sets, and adding a couple more runs.

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@haruki_zaemon @jonoabroad @R_Chirgwin The knifings will continue until morale improves.

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@R_Chirgwin @jonoabroad Mind you, as I learned with that dog bite years ago, a single deep puncture wound getting i..twitter.com/i/web/status/8…18

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@R_Chirgwin @jonoabroad Ah, deep rather than broad, due to the pig-stabbing action. Yeah, tetanus that fucker real good.

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@jonoabroad @R_Chirgwin Meh. Leave it bleed out and get infected. He’ll lose the use of his hand. He’ll not make that mistake again.

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@R_Chirgwin All the ill-bred children are gone, but we’re still calming down.

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@twiddlekins @R_Chirgwin As I’ve mentioned before, a cricket bat is for sport and recreation, a baseball bat is for business.

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@glover_billie Well, whiplashes leave a mark. I’d be OK with that.

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@R_Chirgwin Do you want me to pop down to the hospital and Explain A Few Things? I’m in the mood.

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New Moon is in a little under four hours, at 1946 AEST.

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Now playing: King Krule, “Bleak Bake” youtube.com/watch?v=EC1bWe… As we all unwind…

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@noisywoman @CharmaineTT I arrived after it was well under way, but I suspect the parents and grandparents just arr..twitter.com/i/web/status/8…Zd

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@CharmaineTT The pub is open to kids with their parents, but not when a mob of kids are put on their own table while the adults lunch on.

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MxJackMonroe “How does a balloon stay in the air? Nobody knows.”

This man has the nuclear codes. pic.twitter.com/jRveta15dI

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The great thing about being a real estate agent is that words have no meaning, and somehow truth-in-advertising doe..twitter.com/i/web/status/8…Vd

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@CharmaineTT Fuck it, these kids were badly behaved and their adults let them run off leash. It’s straight to the a..twitter.com/i/web/status/8…qX

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New blog post: “Weekly Wrap 373: Three weeks, ending in sunshine” stilgherrian.com/weekly-wrap/37… Covers 3 to 23 July. pic.twitter.com/yyBoMtxCYL

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All of the Large Family Groups have gone. The Old City Bank returns to its usual gently bubbling Sunday afternoon atmosphere.

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Is there a well near here? I would like to hurl them down a well.

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Meanwhile this American Pale Ale from the pub’s brewery is nowhere near strong enough. I think hard liquor will be needed,

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@BXGD There’s still some remnants of an old coal mine not far from here. We can make this work.

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These children are all fat. They are also scoffing chips (french fries) and Coca-Cola. A coincidence, I’m sure.

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As the bar manager put it, “This is doing my fuckin’ head in.”

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I asked one of her adults whether I should explain to her how we say “Excuse me” in this town.

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Anyway these children are over-excited and are running amok. One girl-child even climbed over my chair to get a run-up against her brother.

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To be clear, The Old City Bank is not where I had my roast and encountered the darts played. I left that hell for one far worse.

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“[A] carriage from the 1930s hauled by steam locomotive 3642,” running Lawson to Katoomba and return.

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Why? Because there are Large Family Groups taking part in the 150th anniversary of the rail line opening up here. nswrailmuseum.com.au/bm150

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The Old City Bank is far, far rowdier than usual, even for a Sunday. Because there are Unruly Children. They are worse than darts players.

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petstarr Oh no. No no no. pic.twitter.com/SEyrQl6Vnz

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Well here’s a mental image to ponder over lunch..twitter.com/RawStory/statu…LL

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@BobGrrl Much like that, yes, but not as fit.

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@garthk @mpesce @MitBackwards @riskybusiness Perhaps Neal Stephenson could hire an editor with the spine to throw o..twitter.com/i/web/status/8…xt

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Current observations suggest that serious darts playing is not for the young, or the slender.

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There are more drinks than darts. But that said, it is a Tournament.

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My normally quiet Sunday roast venue has been inundated with about 50 darts players and their WAGs and concubines. They are rowdy.

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@mpesce @MitBackwards @riskybusiness @garthk Well that’s 18th century then, or even 17th century. Assuming we’re ta..twitter.com/i/web/status/8…fZ

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@mpesce @riskybusiness @garthk It describes nothing of the sort. Bear markets aren’t held in the winter. Ask a Russian.

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@MitBackwards @mpesce @riskybusiness @garthk Or something ever more relatable, like the ordinary words that non-arsehats would use.

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@mpesce @riskybusiness @garthk Stockbrokers are arsehats. I’ll bet they’ve never even seen a bull, let alone see one charge.

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@mpesce @riskybusiness @garthk Bulls charge when they’re angry, right? (They do.)

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@riskybusiness @garthk Which way around do the bulls and bears go again? It’s very confusing. They should use sheep and goats.

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Wentworth Falls station is infested with railway enthusiasts and/or vagabond photographers.

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Oh great, with the wind this bright and sunny 9C day has an apparent temperature of 2.3C.

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Sun plan: Laundry (done); other chores (yeah OK); Sunday Lunch, Katoomba; plan the week ahead; shopping; Weekly Wrap; and that’s enough.

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Herewith, your Meditation for this Sunday. pic.twitter.com/UmvCwqJGz1

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Histreepix Rejected design for the Statue of Liberty. Boston, 1934. pic.twitter.com/fRIW0GEHWF

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@R_Chirgwin Well, @R_Chirgwin, I think we hear quite enough about millennials. Nasty little things. pic.twitter.com/RaFm6H2m1B

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Pinboard There’s an alternate universe in which a strong, organized tech workforce is using its clout to protect immigrants and win elections in 2018

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@PeteLawler @ayden_beeson @NewtonMark I’m a bit blurry to follow that properly, so I assume we can summarise it as arsehattery.

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Me at @zdnetaustralia Thursday: “Fear of downloadable guns becoming a reality” zdnet.com/article/fear-o…

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Me at @zdnetaustralia Wednesday: “Data retention’s value for money still not proven: Criminologist” zdnet.com/article/data-r…

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But before I do those chores, I’ll re-bleat the things I wrote from that conference thing.

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Sun plan, draft: Laundry and other chores; Sunday Lunch, Katoomba; plan the week ahead; shopping; Weekly Wrap; and that should be enough.

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HaydenBevis 9news really don’t care anymore pic.twitter.com/qVSZ9CRUgR

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Sunday. Please place a notice on the board so nobody feels left out. Sunday.

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