Stilgherrian (@stilgherrian)

Wentworth Falls NSW AU

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August 2019

Poor life decisions are being made.

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@i386 Mate, I’m just the messenger. :)

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Chuckling about who ended up married to whom. [Fetches another drink.]

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I have now learned that Stolichnya makes a gluten-free corn vodka and it tastes exactly like you think it does.

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Discussing the nature of Time and Age.

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@JustJimWillDo Just go with it. The cuckoo clock has struck 13 and the magic is happening

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@NicholasFryer Questions will be asked in the next podcast.

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@NicholasFryer Right now he’s on the dancefloor going off to “Enola Gay” by Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark (OMD)..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…0u

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ICYMI, I’m in Willunga, south of Adelaide, for @NicholasFryer’s 50th birthday party. It’s going very well. He’s hav..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…b2

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@NicholasFryer Wait. Shit. I just remembered that Nick and I had agreed on a Mutually Assured Destruction (MAD) pol..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…1m

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@NicholasFryer I’ll grab the playlist tomorrow and set it up on YouTube and Spotify.

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The wonderful thing about hearing the soundtrack @NicholasFryer created for this party is remembering that’s he’s h..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…OZ

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@skwashd I should have had a case shipped in. This is a party that deserves quality.

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“The Stabbing of The Cakes”, @NicholasFryer (Reality with knife, 2019) pic.twitter.com/lJc1hJXfsC

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The cake(s) have come out. There are loud shouts of “Stab it! Stab it! Stab it!” Welcome to Adelaide.

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Me: “Excuse me, guys, I need to put this ladder back behind that curtain.”
Somebody’s Male Child: “Sure, Dorothy.”

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Stringing fairy lights. Observing all safety precautions.

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Perfect treatment for any mental health issue. twitter.com/SnarkyPlatypus…

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This is an excellent threads and also very @SnarkyPlatypus @dobes @glengyron content. People, eh? twitter.com/fairycakes/sta…

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@JustJimWillDo @NicholasFryer Shall do. I think he’s having a quick nap right now, and I mighty do the same soon.

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@JustJimWillDo @NicholasFryer Sure, but he’s one of my oldest and dearest friends and he, um, Knows Certain Things.

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@NicholasFryer Also, as I said earlier, there will be People From My Past. twitter.com/stilgherrian/s…

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@NicholasFryer Also, Nick has been over-thinking the music, and has put together a 50-song playlist with one song f..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…6X

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@NicholasFryer Also, there will be a child-friendly bit in the early evening, and a less-so bit later. This party w..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…xM

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@NicholasFryer Sat plan, supplemental: Last night Nick told me that he’s told people that dancing will be optional,..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…O0

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Sat plan, confirmed: Help prepare* for and then take part in @NicholasFryer’s 50th birthday party. That’s why I’m h..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…Qf

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@SnarkyPlatypus No that seems to require eating in and, I suspect, being served the Vast Pot of Special Vindaloo.

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Eating leftover vindaloo for breakfast.

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@SnarkyPlatypus Is there a Malay pop band called Durian Durian?

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GonzoVice The streets of every city in America are filled with men who would pay all the money they could lay their hands on..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…ki

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NYDailyNews That’s a doozy.

Madeleine Westerhout, a White House aide known as Trump’s “gatekeeper,” was canned after drunkenl..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…dG

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Has Jack had a proper breakfast yet?

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@morebento Worth a shot. These arsehats live this far south (Hi @NicholasFryer!) so it’s their fault.

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@JonoH @galumay I reckon we all need lessons in the Dark Ants. (Also, great band name.)

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On a related note, who knows about Linux, FOSS, and general hackery stuff for teens in Adelaide’s far southern subu..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…Jc

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Visiting the kind of household where the 14yo son is trying to reflash his new Samsung phone with a generic Android..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…Y7

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So this, from your email address in Japan, seems less than convincing, Mary. pic.twitter.com/VboijEtYA7

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@RhombusHatesYou I’m staying a a friend’s family home. I don’t want to frighten people.

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@rgibli @kcarruthers Yep, Kate is definitely doing well here.

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bigmac Only a small % of bug hunters ever earn a bounty, most no more than $1,000… and then there’s Naffy. @nnwakelam gizmodo.com.au/2019/08/austra…

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First task: Find pants. Second task: Find coffee.

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Sat plan, supplemental: I know that at least six or seven other guests will be known to me, people I haven’t seen i..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…qs

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Sat plan, draft: Slow start; help prepare* for and then take part in @NicholasFryer’s 50th birthday party, which is..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…21

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It looks like an adequate day ahead here, just south of Adelaide, where the days drag into centuries..pic.twitter.com/N734on0P1v1v

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Saturday. Something dark and indistinct is lurking just over the horizon. It knows where you live. Saturday.

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Oh yeah, and @NicholasFryer’s younger son has already trolled me.

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Update: It’s 9.15pm in Willunga, south of Adelaide, and everyone is drifting off to bed. Tomorrow will be a busy da..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…RR

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@BXGD @SnarkyPlatypus The Indian food was adequate. We didn’t order any Mexican, and it’s fair to assume my hosts had a reason for that.

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notaboatcaptain The most 2019 way to die. twitter.com/business/statu…

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@glengyron @baxters @nickschadegg @SnarkyPlatypus All these things are fascinating, obviously, but we’re getting ta..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…QI

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@nickschadegg @SnarkyPlatypus It appears that we’re in McLaren Vale, and Google Maps has helpfully marked Coriole V..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…9k

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Collecting the authentic Indian Mexican food, @SnarkyPlatypus. pic.twitter.com/PNG5VBgJ13

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jxeeno where’s scomos announcement that purple clothes are unnecessary?

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Proceeding in a southerly direction. pic.twitter.com/dOm8KSn4kI

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Lol so many people have luggage feels.

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Adelaide also has an aptly named body-piercing establishment. pic.twitter.com/8wKvvg7OIy

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One of best things about Adelaide is all the unsolved murders. pic.twitter.com/9dm485hMSw

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Some sort of train at Port Adelaide station. In this vast* metropolis, all we get is a 2-car DMU. pic.twitter.com/IJQ3uXLkoI

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TheOnion .@TheRealBuzz: “Yeah, these rare, one-of-a-kind socks served me well while I was on the lunar surface.” twitter.com/TheOnion/statu…

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@glengyron @SnarkyPlatypus Make them eat proper sweet and sour pork aka some random orange stickiness over everything.

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Hah. I’m proud of this line from my 2012 piece. pic.twitter.com/AB1R0RHQ98

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Re today’s Apple security news, remember that Apple continues to hide security problems it knows about…twitter.com/i/web/status/1…Q4

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NC_Renic Pumpkin spice latte: ✔️
Fall of the Soviet Union: ❌ twitter.com/cia/status/116…

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lukehopewell Fun fact: the building in Sydney that has closed a major street due to its glass is the same buildig that was used..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…Dd

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@sleepingdingo I’m not the least bit upset. I calmly consider them to be stupid.

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@SnarkyPlatypus It’s terrible, terrible weather in Port Adelaide today. pic.twitter.com/psvRfCMYGA

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@glengyron Mate. It’s Port Adelaide. What do you expect?

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@morebento I might pop around to Pirate Life after this. I’d forgotten how many pubs there are in Port Adelaide, an..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…XX

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ruthmadievsky I don’t know who needs to hear this, but the Russian version of “have your cake and eat it too” is “eat fish and sit on a dick”

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Having a sip of a Wharfie in Port Adelaide. pic.twitter.com/YDalmYLLp6

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@ApostrophePong Well that’s true, but I usually only get Thai snacks in a certain place where there is beer. ;) Als..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…ur

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SnarkyPlatypus Hi everybody. I am back

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@ApostrophePong That’s a slightly different combination from what the C Bar has, but I’ve been introducing friends to Thai beer snacks.

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@PollHereford @mwyres @paulkidd I think he’d still have a jacket with matching tie and pocket square while being to..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…Yr

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“NBN shifts positive cash flow predictions out to 2023” by @dobes zdnet.com/article/nbn-sh…

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GrogsGamut Maybe Uhlmann can tweet a photo of the gender neutral toilets on the plane. That might get Morrison to act

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@mwyres @paulkidd Let’s pause for a moment and visualise Alan Jones having a crafty stroke.

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@paulkidd @burgotastic I am in Port Adelaide right now and it is lovely.

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“Declassified documents suggest Australia did not support or plan for a peacekeeping mission in Timor Leste until t..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…Uw

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paulkidd Not sure if this is a stopped-clock situation or if Alan’s had a stroke. twitter.com/alanjones/stat…

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@munin I can’t see that going down too well in The America. ;)

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@trentyarwood @jpwarren Was there any information on how we can accelerate this process?

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NikkiMcR Jacob Wohl’s latest grift? Pretending to travel the world but forgetting to pose in front of a different fence. pic.twitter.com/0ZPMGNrE4s

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@munin It’s also interesting that CSIRONET dated back to 1963, six years before ARPANET.

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@munin It’s a long way across the Pacific. ;)

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@munin I assume that Defence had something, but here’s what existed before AARNet was built as part of that 1989 in..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…2C

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There’s a website for this 30th Anniversary of the Australian Internet event. 30igala.com.au I plan to go. twitter.com/stilgherrian/s…

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wolfcat Sydney you have changed… pic.twitter.com/nrFIRL9Xl5

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@nschultz I just saw it a block over. :) I may well go there after a quiet ale.

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Taking a train to Port Adelaide for no readily apparent reason.

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CroydonAirport Fantastic front cover of this months @British_Airways inflight magazine High Life. Imperial Airways new terminal..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…3U

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best_in_dumbest Put the “Pot”
back in “Potatoes” pic.twitter.com/qBEfpFXTSO

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SunTzuCyber “A cyber warrior only allows that which is needed. A cyber master questions why it is needed.” - Sun Tzu, The Art of Cyber War

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@DylanLacey I’m surprised I ever survived a performance review. Maybe they weren’t a thing back then.

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@jonoabroad @NicholasFryer I’m sure we will. I’m also expecting quite a lot of trolling. I only realised this morni..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…8c

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@DylanLacey I did once. :) 1985–1991 from memory.

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NewtonMark Apparently that slightly discolored glass panel on the building up there is going to fall out, so everyone has to w..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…y0

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@jonoabroad @NicholasFryer We haven’t spoken about this yet. We may have time for both.

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@aggerchez @lexiconvalley @JohnHMcWhorter Wow, it took me a while but that’s magical!

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@NickyWill100 Hey. That would be excellent. Have they finished eating the wharf yet?

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@mark_r_asser @NicholasFryer Oh, that time of year already? Maybe I should be nostalgic.

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Hey @lexiconvalley @JohnHMcWhorter I’m sure I’m not the first to say this, but Kiribati is generally /ˌkɪrɪˈbæs/ no..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…Q2

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@shermozle Well as I say, it hasn’t been announced yet.

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@NicholasFryer Fri plan, confirmed: Laundry (almost done); brunch, somewhere; data wrangling; review notes; deal wi..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…EK

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flashman you say democracy is better than communism but check out the respective cable management on the first American and..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…Vn

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The Australian internet is about to turn 30. There’s a celebratory event on 31 October, though it hasn’t been forma..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…HH

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@nickzoic “Bread tags”? Is this a euphemism for something?

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A diagram of all the ways in which you wearing purple improves my life as a gay man. pic.twitter.com/d8Yn5NSitP

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chrisjrn EVERYTHING WATERFALL IS AGILE AGAIN twitter.com/DonEitel/statu…

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RT [PROTECTED]: I’m stealing this line for my annual performance review. twitter.com/evilbmcats/sta…

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@reselsnark Welcome to most people’s every day.

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Dealing with my own stupidity.

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noplain Peak Adelaide citymag.indaily.com.au/habits/plate-a…

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GrogsGamut Must admit this is the first thing I thought of pic.twitter.com/gBCS5fn61D

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@franksting I haven’t spoken with @NicholasFryer about recording yet, though I’ll be at his place across the weeken..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…eL

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@BXGD Ah yes of course. Goddam moist tropical climate! We don’t have a lot of that here.

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@BXGD They’re looking rather good. Light and moisture, who knew? :)

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@derekbradley @NicholasFryer That does appear to be the case, which probably means that @NicholasFryer will put me to work.

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Fri plan, draft: Laundry; data wrangling; review notes; deal with the week’s loose ends; 1700 ACST drinks with..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…tM

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ConversationEDU According to a genetic study of almost half a million people, there isn’t one ‘gay gene’ - there are loads theconversation.com/gay-gene-searc…

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@sleepingdingo And how many people do you know who’ve had flights where nothing was stolen? :)

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@aqualung Thank. I’m looking forward to the weekend’s activities.

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@katgallow It’s better than dry and scratchy.

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It’s going to be a lovely day in Adelaide today. pic.twitter.com/Wl4k0rHhSo

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Friday. Make sure your working environment is soft and only slightly moist. Friday.

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@NewtonMark @Aitch_El @yabbie5674 To answer the original question, it allows me to duck in the rear door at the las..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…lK

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I’m an hour late getting into Adelaide so I suspect that once I’m at the hotel it’ll take me a while to get to sleep.

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@NewtonMark @simonhackett No it’s @VattenfallTeam. They’re Dutch. I don’t know why I confused them for Canadians. Well, I’d been drinking.

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I could not have been more wrong. It’s the Vattenfal Solar Team, a Dutch team competing in the Darwin to Adelaide s..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…Sa

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OK, I seem to be seated among a group of young Canadian men who are part of a sports team. Gosh. Transmitters off. See you in Adelaide.

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@sleepingdingo It goes under the seat. Unless you’re taking on board a whole bunch of shit you don’t need on the flight.

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Boarding. Well, sitting comfortably while others rush to board.

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STOP FUSSING EVERYONE BECAUSE EVERY FIVE MINUTES LATER THE PLANE DEPARTS MEANS FIVE MINUTES LESS TIME TO ENDURE IN ADELAIDE.

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@franksting @dobes It’s something that has troubled so many of us for so long.

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@DavidRDHeath Meh. My magic sky armchair will be ready when it’s ready.

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Still, I’m loving all the brain geniuses who rush to stand in line at the slightest mention of boarding. YOU HAVE R..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…AJ

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No, we are not yet boarding. There is no way we’re leaving at 2107. God I love asynchronous data feeds. pic.twitter.com/nZqVyK84sO

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@DavidRDHeath Yeah, the app says we’re boarding but the screen in the lounge still just shows gate open. Then the a..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…Qp

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Hahahaha it just changed to 2105.

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The schedule now says we depart at 2100 but the gate has only just opened with 13 minutes to go. Still, I might wan..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…p6

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