Stilgherrian (@stilgherrian)

Wentworth Falls NSW AU

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April 12th, 2020

Note to self, a potential band name: Invisible Fist.

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amisamileandme Today in Covid-specific captialism: “Save the new date” wedding postponement stationery.

An obvious market gap! No..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…vz

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Excellent. My second-favourite Japanese comedian has done an Easter greeting. twitter.com/uespiiiiii/sta…

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@jpwarren It explains why gay dating is so difficult and rarely works well.

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The key thing for the week was probably yesterday’s podcast, “The 9pm His Plague Diary 5”, but you should click thr..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…EC

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NEW BLOG POST: “Weekly Wrap 515: More isolation into and across Easter” stilgherrian.com/weekly-wrap/51… Covers 6–12 April,twitter.com/i/web/status/1…qtmT

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TiaBarracini Great news on my COVID-19 test results! pic.twitter.com/E1bR9R4WkD

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“‘You Could Lick the Benches’: Life for the First Wave of U.S. Survivors” nytimes.com/2020/04/11/us/… pic.twitter.com/lCaUHuI8ED

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@_midofo_ We are talking about the same chap. I will refrain from further comment due to Australia’s robust defamation laws.

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@NickyWill100 Are you saying there’s a beard up in there? That’d just be hair.

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@_midofo_ David Thompson? Yeah look don’t get me started on that cunt.

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@upulie Sure. I mean, not an especially good thing, but it’s a thing. For white people anyway.

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kenchengcomedy The well is the original thirst trap

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@AnnabelAstbury Thanks. :) I’ve had some good people teach me how to cook.

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@NickyWill100 I suppose I could to that, but I’d need some better lighting in this Flintstone house. And a bit of cleaning. And a shave.

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Also, I’m so glad I’ve finally got a sack of proper jasmine rice. twitter.com/stilgherrian/s…

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Thai chilli basil pork, obviously, but not all that much chilli because I’m running out.

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@jpwarren Why would you be using a gay “dating” app?

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“BREAKING NEWS: Trump Considers Covid-19 Vaccinations By Spraying Hydroxychloroquine Over U.S. With Chemtrail Plane..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…Ur

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DannyDutch Here’s how the Germans presented new football kits in the 1970s.
@FA, please can we still do this?
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@jpwarren Same here. Here’s my Audio Hijack chain for feeding into Spreaker Studio for livestreams. Music on standb..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…ut

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Oh yeah. This. One for every mic. Even if it says on the specs it has one built-in. twitter.com/Pollytics/stat…

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That’s all on this thread for now. On Monday night I’ll add some thoughts about remixing at the pub, and why it’s..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…Il

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This is one of the devices on @Pollytics’ list of suggestions up at the start of the thread. I’ve heard nothing but..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…Ff

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This looks like an interesting beast, and at this stage I should differentiate between an “audio editor” and a “dig..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…b2

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If you do it as Series 1, Series 2, etc, it also allows you to learn from what you did and add in all the improveme..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…AC

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In another media project back in the day, I even had a Series 0 to make it clear it was a beta.

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Also, before you launch your podcast, maybe decide that you’ll do a Series 1 of three or four episodes, or whatever..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…gm

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This is an important point. Spend some time up front doing test recording and the like to get the right settings, a..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…JH

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I use Spreaker for livestreams, but sweeten and mix the audio in an external application before piping it in. I’m h..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…ur

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Right, the replies. Some of them are “Why didn’t you [including replies] suggest Y instead of X?”

There’s lots of..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…eY

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Oh good. The categories are indeed A, B, and 3.

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Other things that are important but I won’t cover in this thread:

a. Setting up your recording environment;
b. All..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…Zj

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Before I look at the replies to this thread, a recap.
1 & 2. A mic and audio interface, possibly combined into a US..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…XX

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Note that a hosting platform is not the same as an index like Apple Podcasts or Google Podcasts. Those last two are..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…nR

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Obviously SoundCloud is an enormously popular podcast platform, as now is Spotify. There are others. Here is a rand..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…N6

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The other thing that is handy about Spreaker is that it can automatically cross-post to SoundCloud and YouTube and a bunch of others.

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I use Spreaker as my primary distribution platform for one simple reason: It’s actually an audio livestreaming plat..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…Bl

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And now to #4 which is distribution. You need somewhere to stick your finished podcast files. And guess what? Again..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…13

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And here’s another comment from a professional broadcaster. Yeah, we like to over-engineer our productions. :) twitter.com/carolduncan/st…

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There’s lots of good audio production tools out there, but the free ones are likely to be more than enough for anyo..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…Zo

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Reaper doesn’t have to look that frightening, and usually doesn’t. The second image here is from yesterday’s podcas..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…t1

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I use Reaper. reaper.fm Complete overkill for 99% of you, but it’s a professional environment I’m com..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…Q3

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If you live in the Apple walled garden, all of your devices came with Garage Band, which again is perfectly fine fo..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…er

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Right, moving on to #3, the audio editor. Again, there’s a lot of choice here. For free options, people swear by Au..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…v7

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While we’re still on mics, here’s a comment from an ABC producer. Well, manager now.

(I learned my audio productio..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…PD

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I know people will ask what I use? I have Sennheiser e835 mics (their equivalent to the Shure SM58, kinda) and a Zo..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…4n

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Before I go on, yes, this is a perfectly good setup. The Shure SM58 is THE classic rock’n’roll vocalist mic. Indest..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…7b

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RØDE is also an Australian company, so support your own. (I didn’t when I bought my kit, because reasons, but if I..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…UM

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@Pollytics My comments: RØDE gear is held in particularly high regard; you’ll need to vary this if you have 2+ huma..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…K6

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That said, @Pollytics put together this chart, and “Better than your current garbage” is a perfectly good place to..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…JH

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There are USB microphones that combine tasks 1 and 2, but everything @Pollytics says in this tweet is true. With th..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…vs

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Right. What you need is:
1. microphone(s);
2. some way to get that mic into your computer (or other device);
3. som..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…eE

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I’ll also say up front that @Pollytics talked about this the other day, and this thread and its branches provide so..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…Kw

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I’ll say up front, therefore, that you shouldn’t get hung up over the equipment. Your content is the important bit,..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…eG

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So @haruki_zaemon asked me what to get for podcast production. I’ll throw a few thoughts into this thread, and see..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…wy

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sistercelluloid Holy sweet baby Jesus look at Los Angeles without smog. This looks like some kind of fantasy painting. pic.twitter.com/dadLS7zp6y

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@_midofo_ That may be for SEO chicanery. “If they search for ‘cleaver’ they’ll find this product’” etc.

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@_midofo_ Ah. Thanks. I don’t do much chopping through bones anyway.

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@juhasaarinen That’s too many aphids, Juha. You don’t need that many aphids. I bet @darrenpauli doesn’t have that many aphids.

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A linguistic tour of Britain in 90 seconds. Well, it covers accents. Nice performance too. (HT various.) twitter.com/FourEcchiTasty…

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@andrewdotnich Hah! I suspect there’s a few theologically solid ways to interpret that cartoon, yes.

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@JohnBirmingham @jonoabroad Given that it’s also our planet, I agree.

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@haruki_zaemon I’ll come back to this in a couple of hours. I will have questions. :)

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@kcarruthers @SnarkyPlatypus The whole analysis is quite interesting. The real one, I mean.

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@kcarruthers @SnarkyPlatypus That map isn’t real, I don’t think. Not all of it, anyway.

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@SnarkyPlatypus The data appears to be fake. :) But here’s the actual data. pornhub.com/insights/2019-… Here’s some key..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…SM

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SwiftOnSecurity Donald Trump’s death toll is currently on Benghazi number 5239

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RealSardonicus If you need me I’ll be orbiting the planet Zorb with my new friends… pic.twitter.com/0T5WJ80AsV

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@garthk You are also going to go further down the supply chain rabbit-hole, aren’t you.

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TwoPaddocks PIGS Pigs pigs… indulge me for a minute and let us talk of that most noble of animals - the hog. I enjoyed what I..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…RG

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@MsLods @Andrew_Zammit As far as I know that’s the only previous one, and in these new times they tend to make sure..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…8L

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@NewtonMark Indeed. I knew some of these. I quite like a new one for me, the SR-71 sonic boom trolling.

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JoshButler Premier Daniel Andrews says Victoria has extended its state of emergency for at least another 4 weeks

“It is very..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…ek

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nswpolice Police will be issuing Penalty Infringement Notices (PINs) to 19 adults caught gathering for an illegal street-raci..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…lc

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kane 16/ Russian drone used to direct artillery fire by the Zhukovsky-Gagarin Air Force Academy disguised as an owl pic.twitter.com/qqRcfJniOi

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Nice work, @NewtonMark. Of course the RAF did this sort of thing with their V bombers too. And I seem to recall th..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…bw

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Great, as if women didn’t have enough to do already. twitter.com/GuardianAus/st…

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briannekimmel Four minutes late to a family meeting on Zoom

Text from dad: everyone’s ready except for the host (you)

Text fro..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…1N

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zmkc Laidback fetch: pic.twitter.com/5NcUG4jUhk

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@kels_316 Gotta love a belt-and-braces approach to killing invasive fauna.

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@jpwarren I think of it every Easter. Such a melancholy mood.

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stilgherrian In case you don’t know, this is what a rabbit trap looks like. You dig a hole and pin it down in the entrance to th..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…KM

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stilgherrian Yes of course we ate the eggs.

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stilgherrian Also, I seem to recall that one of the camps was over Easter. One of the scoutmasters snuck out on Saturday night t..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…PW

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stilgherrian Suddenly remembering that as a Venturer Scout we used to camp on Wardang Island off Yorke Peninsula. The island wa..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…d0

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Pinboard Congratulations everyone who put the makers of iTunes and Google Plus in charge of software to save the economy

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@jasonilagan Ah yes, that was another word in the packet. Thanks.

(I should’ve looked it up but I am in weekend mode.)

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laurenweinstein Less than 50% of USA residents get flu shots. My guess is getting much above that on a voluntary basis for a new va..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…vw

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@juicier But they need to be told. :)

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PARENTS! Show your kids what will happen to their chocolate Easter Bunnies if they don’t behave…twitter.com/i/web/status/1…t9

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@viveka @NewtonMark @jonkudelka @SatPaper Leak also had to spell it all out for his more intelligent audience.

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So folks, when you tweet “Test” or “Testing”, why not just tweet what you wanted to tweet instead? That can be your test.

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Twitter is having a bit of a sook.

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@jonkudelka @SatPaper Is it blasphemy? Years ago I published a famous image of the Crucification with a speech bubb..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…35

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Mr @jonkudelka did an Easter cartoon for @SatPaper and I quite like it. twitter.com/SatPaper/statu…

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jodirowley Spending most of its life buried underground in inland and , , the Crucifix (Notade..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…ya

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Fascinating @onthemedia segment: “Why The Toilet Paper Shortage Makes More Sense Than You Think”..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…wa

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@arizclint @dobes @purserj Once we’re allowed outside again I need to take an excursion. (Also, the jerkbirds didn’..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…0y

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I say they were Chinese noodles because the packet said “Chinese Noodles Philippine Style”. That’s a thing, presumably.

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I made some sort of noodle soup with a supermarket pho stock and Chinese noodles and chicken and random shit. It wa..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…j8

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Probably also ignore me. Just listen to the epidemiologists.

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Also, a second wave is quite likely. Read the words of actual epidemiologists and related data scientists, not the..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…W0

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It’s also worth remembering that any reduction in the rate of new deaths is *because* of the border restrictions an..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…dk

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@MikeCarlton01 It is encouraging, yes, but we still need to remind ourselves… twitter.com/stilgherrian/s…

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jburnmurdoch Now daily new cases:
• Early signs that new infections in US *may* be peaking
• New cases falling in four countries..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…Jv

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jburnmurdoch Now cumulative deaths:
• US death toll has become the highest worldwide, topping 20,000 📈
• UK curve still matching..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…9w

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jburnmurdoch NEW: Sat 11 April update of coronavirus trajectories

Daily deaths:
• US & UK still on a trend of more deaths every..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…7O

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@druey It’s a bit dead and we’re running on a replacement. @R_Chirgwin is in charge (hah!) of such things, it being..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…ga

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As @MaxCRoser points out, it’s worth reminding ourselves what the coronavirus data looks like on a linear scale. Go..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…eo

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@druey Nah, most of it is just lying on the ground anyway. It did get zapped by lightning the other day though.

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@dboyrees As long as we tell him it’s the magnificent and much feared Virginian Eagle Bear.

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I mean, I’ll keep shitposting. Obviously.

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Sun plan, an intention: Ideally, I’ll just sloth around inside all day. I may help support the Chainsaw Action, if..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…Li

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PickardJE I’m guessing the answer is No if it’s on page 113 pic.twitter.com/3NVsETDMNS

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jrhennessy Tech Brain pic.twitter.com/PXSlgJXe46

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@jpwarren I try to never visit them. They are strange places.

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johnthelutheran Telegraph seems to have deleted this tweet for some reason. pic.twitter.com/vIVzbWeQtf

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@jpwarren No, they’ll know. It must be true, because it’s on both Reddit and Hacker News. (I did not click through..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…rU

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@jpwarren Remarkably, Wikipedia does not yet reflect this fact.

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@ssharwood @R_Chirgwin I’m guessing I won’t have any trouble finding a log to turn into a bird feeder. twitter.com/stilgherrian/s…

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Indeed, the wind was quite impressive yesterday. twitter.com/stilgherrian/s…

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It’s going to be a sunny but breezy day in the Blue Mountains today, though last night was a bit much. pic.twitter.com/I593Jccfdr

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stilgherrian If you enjoy this terrible podcast, please tell your friends and all that stuff. Also, please consider throwing a f..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…3w

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stilgherrian NEW PODCAST: “The 9pm His Plague Diary 5” stilgherrian.com/edict/00101/

Also on:
Spreaker
spreaker.com/user/skankmedi…
Apple..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…8b

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Sunday. Segments 3 through 5 are operational. Avoid the rest, for obvious safety and philosophical reasons. Sunday.

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