Twitter Weekly Updates for 2012-03-18

  • "Mock not the twig, for the tree shall kick your face in" wisdom from Rag Doll Kung Fu game. Love it. #gamer #
  • Guaranteed procrastination on day where I need to work & study: ps3 has finished downloading mass effect 3 demo. Yay! #fb #productivityfail #
  • Doh, u rock anyway :) RT @thinkgeek: I hate to be bearer of bad news, but free shipping was last week through last night. It's over now. : #
  • Yay! MT @sund00bie: @piawaugh I thought this may interest you. thinkgeek has free economy shipping to Aus on orders > $40 atm, Yay! #
  • Just saw Pride & Prejudice by Canberra Rep, was fantastic! Especially the pay off at the end of the stage adaptation. Oh Darcy! :) #
  • Awesome water dragon at theatre 3. http://t.co/k5JhjgIQ #
  • .@kcarruthers @jkerrstevens and no one in Aus thought so, so we need to better recognise when we rock. Our community still kicking goals #
  • .@stuarthorrex goodness, can we make this video broader than twitter plz? :) /cc @craigthomler #
  • .@UpstartCanberra Did you guys see this? Vic gov grants for Vic-based ICT startups http://t.co/sEGU7EBH Also, might be worth seeing CollabIT #
  • Wish I'd been in all of this session :( Need guns rule. #barcampcbr http://t.co/N1WjnBNU #
  • RT @NETDe EXACTLY!!! Twitter is what YOU make it! Same with Any SM Platform (Or anything really!) #twittamentary #BarCampCBR #
  • .@deanlk @NETDe Yeah, there are some good core points that could be teased out but they're lost amongst the fluff #twittamentary #barcampcbr #
  • This Twitter movie is quite vacuous. Sorry, but apart from a few specific stories, it is just a lot of SMEGs spouting buzzwords. #barcampcbr #
  • Haha :) @loquacities made yummy cupcakes to promote #lca2013 enjoyed by @ruthellison & @share_s enjoying #barcamcbr http://t.co/CSGODQIB #
  • Haha :) @loquacity made some yummy cupcakes to promote #lca2013 enjoyed by @ruthellison & @share_s enjoying #barcamcbr http://t.co/CSGODQIB #
  • .@moldor knowledge -> empowerment. No knowledge -> disempowerment. Machiavelli was right, uneducated pop biggest challenge for democracy #
  • .@moldor If people have absolutely no engagement with their democracy, there is a prob. Esp when gov has such big impact on their lives. #
  • .@moldor Democracy that isn't mandatory is no democracy :) When 30% population decide the leadership that isn't exactly representative :P #
  • Craig talking on how filter bubbles of Google/socmed/etc making it easier for people to have confirmation bias & not good info #barcampcbr #
  • Craig: only way to stand against 10yr movement to undermine public trust in public/academic institutions -> higher moral ground #barcampcbr #
  • Great point by Chris, the lack of mandatory voting in the US has led to intentional polarisation of public debate. Massive prob #barcampcbr #
  • Listening to Craig Cormick at #barcampcbr about science communication http://t.co/3wrqcagI Fantastic talk. Issues around quality comms #
  • My two talks at #barcampcbr 3pm discussing #gov2au community devel, 3.30pm talk #society5 & #distributeddemocracy http://t.co/s5jjJGBn :) #
  • Cool RT @stuarthorrex: just followed @nathansdunn creating scube.me mapping & geospatial tools for the dive community #BarCampCBR #opendata #
  • The points we're encouraged to remember from war on science talk at #barcampcbr :) @tribalscientist would approve :) http://t.co/0ft5QeVj #
  • Droid users at #barcampcbr connect to anu-secure & 8 char pass requested internal, use 11111111 then use conf pw for identity, guest & pw :) #
  • Have dobbed @craigthomler @trib @gavintapp & other #gov2au peeps to come to a gov 2.0 community development session at 3pm at #barcampcbr :) #
  • Have submitted a talk I gave to OSDC about #opengov to another conf due to #recordfail it's not a bad #gov2au talk :) http://t.co/g9TEJ4dh #
  • I am *such* a geek. Just set up wireless network properly (love my linksys w dd-wrt) & after much consideration set essid as Winterfell :) #
  • .@craigthomler yes. 1 changing public attitudes & needs, 2 policy & legislative changes of past few years, 3 OAIC office & state ICs #gov2au #
  • .@FakePaulKeating yeah, see what you think of the actual policy, esp "public comment" section halfway down this page. http://t.co/aneyG1gd #
  • .@NickHodgeMSFT it's my personal experience too, but many manage it through multiple accounts and the like. I think it's doable. #
  • .@FakePaulKeating interesting. Link? @grogsgamut is a pretty obvious precedent that challenges that :) #
  • Yes RT @Kiwiseabreeze: @piawaugh I think its really important to think/talk about where that balance should lie…. #futureofsecrecy #
  • Here privacy/security only exceptions RT @bxmx: I think many tend to overuse closed. I tend to ask why shouldn't something be shared 1st…. #
  • .@purserj indeed, too much ideology means we don't get to practical implementation & don't get ahead. Opengov is a continuum, not binary. #
  • .@bxmx exactly, that is why binary approach to dialogue is so unhelpful. We need to get beyond open vs closed to more informed discussion. #
  • .@FakePaulKeating why? I thought it's quite good & big step forward. Explicitly says ppl in APS are citizens too. How would you improve it? #
  • Public sector information as a public resource (& publicly available) is huge change in gov policy & culture. Still new tho #futureofsecrecy #
  • I find it odd some ppl think no one in gov should have private conversations. More openness needed, esp policy devel, but there's a balance. #
  • Not rly, just 1 event :P MT @paulwallbank: #futureofsecrecy is private under Chatham House rules tells all we need to know re #gov20 future #
  • Sorry, yes another speaker at #futureofsecrecy RT @MartyAtDell: @piawaugh Me 2!!! #
  • .@BernardKeane I met a "futurist" who heard my background & said "you should be a futurist, we need more chicks". #totallyvaluedformybrain #
  • Point being made at #futureofsecrecy that trade negotiation in secret doesn't work. "Is counterproductive for just about everyone". #
  • The Lowy #futureofsecrecy blog with some interesting contributions from gov (inc defense), journalists & other analysts http://t.co/SRQnKbDu #
  • #futureofsecrecy forum is under Chatham House rule, so I won't quote people, but rather will share my thoughts. #compromise #
  • Lowy Institute #futureofsecrecy forum kicking off. Speakers inc @nicholasgruen, @turnbullmalcolm, OAIC John MacMillan & Maurie MacNarn. #
  • Going to a Lowy Institute forum on gov and secrecy. Should be interesting. Will live tweet. http://t.co/HJlMRkFL #
  • Would anyone else our there be interested in a #FuCamp a barcamp for martial arts? :) #
  • .@craigthomler @trib Strawmen are best burned in my opinion ;) Will check it out. Have a meeting now but the discussion is great to have! :) #
  • .@trib Also, not acting is subject to how much one group can do. We need whole of APS moving. Grassroots devel will help lift everything up #
  • Yes, THIS RT @jzb: watching morning TV is like reading Slashdot comments. I don't recommend either. #
  • .@trib I understand frustration, part. as from outside things aren't clear, which needs fixing. I have a good feeling things will improve ;) #
  • .@trib Sometimes I think you just like to be indignant. I've joined #gov2au discussion. We need to discuss problems, not jump to solutions #
  • Hah! Prolly RT @purserj: @piawaugh @latikambourke let me guess, "Next: How to keep your man happy in bed while keeping the house OCD clean"? #
  • .@trib heh, look forward to also reading your ideas to move forward, so to speak. There's already too much unconstructive ranty ;) #
  • Wow. "Do you honestly honestly feel just as beautiful without your makeup?" Arghhhh!!! THIS IS WHAT IS WRONG WITH THE WORLD! #morningtvblues #
  • As in, no makeup? Makeup isn't beauty. RT @tenbreakfast: Naked Face Project: We talk to two ladies going without a beauty regime for 60 days #
  • Wow, breakfast television makes me feel ill. Apparently women can be builders because we do a lot of sewing (whut?). Lucky Ben 10 is on :) #
  • Just watched Fiddler on the Roof for the first time, in the theatre (at ANU). Was BRILLIANT! Amazing acting, singing, props, music. #fb #
  • .@bxmx tues after a long weekend is mega Monday. #
  • .@steveathon Coolies, if you are a gamer you might also appreciate "Ezio's more fun" :) http://t.co/0YB2CK3l #
  • Ah, "Cloud". I love it when ppl say "no hardware or software necessary!" or come up with the weirdest excuses to not host in Aus. #
  • Currently listening to an interesting speech in Australian Parliament on #tpp (radio). Sounds like Senator Christine Milne? See Hansard l8r #
  • Funny RT "US withdraws IANA RFP, ‘no suitable responses’, ICANN manages to lose a one-horse race" http://t.co/rEYdLSNL via @regvulture #
  • #spinaltapbabby RT @thewetmale Yes RT @DavidParis: RT @evcricket: Woah. Babby found the volume knob. And then found 11. #babbywatch #
  • Taking a short break, and enjoying "Literal Assassin's Creed". Hilarious. http://t.co/YiYjNSoe #games #
  • Fantastic! RT @gavintapp: @piawaugh My fave 404 http://t.co/ojiePKri complete with 3d effects #
  • Haha for 404's RT @lukehopewell: @piawaugh If they make this the new 404 page I wouldn't care: http://t.co/YkgB3yh5 #
  • Seems to be a lot of 404's on the new APH website http://t.co/j2Ohamdc including from menu items in the footer. Hope they are fixed soon. #
  • Working hard today. Playing with stats and figures. I think I'll have to ramp up my #datavis playing this year :) #
  • Girls' Programming Network event coming up 24th March in Sydney. For high school girls who want to get their geek on :) http://t.co/ZYoS5UQt #
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