Twitter Weekly Updates for 2011-06-26

  • Wow, great post, thx for kudos πŸ™‚ RT @shineslike: @piawaugh BTW – your post has prompted a museum-focussed one of my own http://t.co/YwTaCSw #
  • Nice πŸ™‚ RT @kcarruthers: Nice day in the back yard – need something to snooze on here though http://t.co/Q9lzrcR #
  • Currently having a lazy day, watching Heat on recommendation. It's awesome, intense, loving it πŸ™‚ #
  • Fascinating RT @NLoverheid20: LulzSec sails into sunset as TeaMp0isoN terrorizes Internet, International Business Times: http://t.co/43bFSyM #
  • It feels really good to blog πŸ™‚ I've been bad at regular blogging (too busy) but it's good to get out some thoughts that have been building. #
  • RT to @timdunlop, better late than never πŸ˜‰ New post: Online Culture – Part 1: Unicorns and Doom http://t.co/jclMzQD #
  • Oh wow, WOW! RT 'Fight Club' Writer to Pen (HBO mini-series based on) Trent Reznor's 'Year Zero' http://t.co/NPgaXqH THX @jdub!! πŸ™‚ #
  • Oh wow, WOW! RT 'Fight Club' Writer to Pen (HBO mini-series based on) Trent Reznor's 'Year Zero' http://t.co/NPgaXqH THX @jdub!! πŸ™‚ #
  • Oh wow, WOW! RT 'Fight Club' Writer to Pen (HBO mini-series based on) Trent Reznor's 'Year Zero' http://t.co/NPgaXqH THX @jdub!! πŸ™‚ #
  • I'm having SO MUCH FUN remixing music atm taking two similar tracks, overlayng and offsetting just slightly to get a whole new sound <happy> #
  • .@firstdogonmoon Totally, we should do something high tech & fabulous! Now where is my multi-coloured string & those glamified SPAM cans? πŸ˜‰ #
  • QOTD: Our brains have just one scale, and we resize our experiences to fit. http://t.co/JXnqOox <- So very true. #
  • Hey @actwonkdrinks, is there still something on Saturday for @firstdogonmoon's national wonk day thingy? /cc @SMinney @Bondles anyone? #
  • The Parl Library are fast today! Prof Chen's talk is up: Gov 2.0: Online engagement or neo-liberal trojan horse http://t.co/To6Q3Bl #gov2au #
  • Chen: adhocracies work for short term practical projects, but have bad long term impact on democratic participation #gov2au #
  • Chen: points for consideration 1) Roles/relationship between citizens & gov 2) Gov as platform for coordinated innovation/engagement #gov2au #
  • Chen: public debate is undermined by the public competition for personal benefits. #gov2au <~ Interesting theory. #
  • Chen: issue with public sphere is that ppl need to be able to agree on def of public good, "Habermas' public sphere was a boys club" #gov2au #
  • Chen: governmental can engage with existing online public sphere. But many who talk about public spheres don't define what they mean #gov2au #
  • Chen: It's assumed there is a decline in public democratic participation, but party membership not a good/true measurement #gov2au #
  • I'm actually quite impressed with Chen thus far, he has a tech bent on #gov20 but also quite thoughtful & insightful in his analysis #gov2au #
  • Chen: production of content used to be prepare, edit, publish, but social media is prepare, publish & engage ppl in iterative edits #gov2au #
  • Chen: Obama had radical web campaign but most funds still from trad sources, was tightly controlled. Not as bleeding edge as assumed #gov2au #
  • Chen: internet is disruptive tech, eg undermined traditional news model, pressure to do more for less & journos more reliant on pr #gov2au #
  • He's looking at #gov20 tech facilitated democracy in Australia, underlying assumptions implications. Says #gov2au based on several premise #
  • Listening to Prof Peter Chen "online engagement, or a neo-liberal Trojan horse". He's saying our relationship to tech has changed #gov2au #
  • Today in APH Library "Gov 2.0: Online engagement or neo-liberal Trojan Horse". Also @jason_a_w from last week at http://t.co/UjAVbHN #gov2au #
  • Fascinating interactive "game" for #GoBackSBS RT Asylum: Exit Australia #asylumexitaustraliahttp://t.co/x0VLARY #
  • The #GoBackSBS website quiz is fascinating. Nice use of interactive datavis to educate πŸ™‚ http://t.co/995rInf #
  • RT @abcthedrum Judging people for being judgemental. What a bunch of hypocrites we are, writes @mattgranfield http://t.co/0XujOJb #GoBackSBS #
  • RT @KateLundy #GoBackSBS is compelling TV. Getting first-person insight into the experience of refugees will hopefully improve understanding #
  • Good to see Raye & Raquel from #GoBackSBS on Sunrise this morn w more empathy & positive msgs of fair go & don't judge a book by its cover #
  • Sorry all, thanks to the thousand tweets I know that part 2 of #GoBackSBS is tmrw, not next week. Thx! <hide> πŸ™‚ /cc @CbnGal @666canberra #
  • Wow, #GoBackSBS was incredible. Definitely tuning in next week. Every Aussie should watch. Awesome to see teachers say they'll show students #
  • This is fascinating. Ppl should watch. RT @mpesce: GO BACK TO WHERE YOU CAME FROM is now playing on SBS1. πŸ™‚ #
  • I obviously have one of those faces that seems helpful. Just directed some tourists to the nearest yha. Thanks internets πŸ™‚ #
  • Is there anything better than being invited out for a beer with good company at the end of a hard day? πŸ™‚ #
  • Totally RT @shigawire Sites that brag about aggregation of personally identifiable data just make me think they are encouraging stalking #
  • Only just saw this article, very interesting RT @ashermoses Piracy: are we being conned? http://t.co/j70yQQp via @smh_news #
  • I keep seeing (slightly creepy) places that auto-aggregate stuff. Just saw a website that has aggregated every video interview I've done :/ #
  • I'm afraid I'm not doing #rebel #actwonkdrinks on Thursday (can't play after). I hope the #empire @actwonkdrinks on Saturday are awesome πŸ™‚ #
  • So I'll be playing at the Pot Belly muso night next Thurs (not this Thurs) with my bandmate. Starts at 9pm, see you there πŸ™‚ Should be fun. #
  • "The Cuban Missile Crisis had nothing to do with mutants!" New XMen movie didn't go down well with work colleague. Hilarious! I loved it πŸ™‚ #
  • Wow, good for self reflection RT @Paris_David: The Backfire Effect, or why internet arguments are hardly ever resolved http://t.co/ZmX4J1g #
  • The best talk from @tedxsydney IMHO πŸ™‚ http://t.co/QZL1fVO Richard Gill on The Value of Music Education. Very insightful πŸ™‚ #

Twitter Weekly Updates for 2011-06-19

  • .@tieguy @mjg59 Well @jdub was saying the Japanese version was better. I had only heard negativity but want to watch the Japanese one πŸ™‚ #
  • Out for morning tea with good friends http://t.co/VrlLy5E #
  • Just reread Johnny Mnemonic, such a great short story πŸ™‚ Writing a song about Jones (the dolphin cyborg) πŸ™‚ /cc @greatdismal #
  • My new sounds: Not sure on #SoundCloud http://snd.sc/iG1Gsn #
  • The World Transplant Games 2011 started a couple of days ago. http://t.co/AzvMVpq Good luck to fellow Tweep @Legend_2003 πŸ™‚ #
  • Just proving to @grmsn that it is still raining atm…:/ fingers crossed http://t.co/MUYyQ2v #
  • K, it's agreed. 1.30 at Weston creek maccas with a 12.30 ring around to check weather /cc @grmsn @case_pres @moldor #
  • .@grmsn Over the last hour it has started raining here, so I can't come, sorry! Let's find another nice day soon. /cc @case_pres @moldor #
  • *Jealous!* I must go next year for sure. RT @ScottRhodie: Right who else is going to Supanova today? #
  • Yeah, so does using a computer. RT @_oldguy537: Online storage leaves companies open to hackers http://t.co/vXzizf9 @abcnews #
  • Open motorbike ride: meet 11.30 at Weston creek McDonalds to go to wee jasper 4 lunch? /cc @grmsn @case_pres Also @moldor if not manflu-y πŸ™‚ #
  • Currently watching my favourite action, horror, romance, martial arts, French movie, "Brotherhood of the Wolf". Highly recommend πŸ˜€ #
  • Woah! RT @Paris_David MOAR WANT than I could ever have imagined: First Look at an Awesome Hoverbike Prototype http://t.co/YetGSV5 #
  • I'm realising it's pretty obvious I've had 4 hours sleep, perhaps I shouldn't tweet today… #
  • Revisiting speech by @katelundy that some of you might like from #media140 Covers journalism in 21st century & #gov2au http://t.co/7Bzdkz2 #
  • Put out another song last night πŸ™‚ "Not Sure", another awesome @mideion track with my vocals Check it out http://t.co/aWmm82n #
  • Yay, congrats @nornagon πŸ™‚ via @maxnippard #
  • OK sleeping now. Argh. #
  • YAY! Just hit 1000 profile views on Soundcloud. How excitement (and I really should go sleep :/) http://t.co/aWmm82n #
  • Argh, can't sleep. Going to try some hot milk, a hot shower and if all else fails then I might even put the computer to sleep! πŸ˜‰ #
  • Awesome! It turns out (^^^) in facebook chat = a shark icon πŸ™‚ @jzb didn't believe me πŸ˜‰ http://twitpic.com/5cdccy #
  • Have just learned that (^^^) gives a shark icon on Facebook (chat), how very cute and cool πŸ™‚ #
  • Just published latest remix song and would love feedback please! "Not Sure" http://t.co/kDGMaPy /cc @mideion @DavidLMackie @EnsignR #
  • Latest remix, would love feedback. It's an early draft but I like it πŸ™‚ "Not Sure" : Not sure on #SoundCloud http://snd.sc/lKK8jM #
  • .@Bondles mwah haha, Rebel #actwonkdrinks thurs at pot belly followed by muso night & Empire #actwonkdrinks sat at debacle? @evcricket #
  • What do you guys reckon, one "sitting" wonk drinks next thurs followed by muso night at pot belly? πŸ™‚ @SMinney @Bondles @evcricket #
  • The first band at pot belly sound a bit like frenzal rhomb (not their pop, the good stuff). Am enjoying πŸ™‚ #
  • Am at muso night at pot belly, thinking about playing next muso night with my band πŸ™‚ watch this space. #
  • RTing to #nbn #nbngungahlin #canberra and @NBNCoLimited πŸ™‚ RT @KateLundy New post: NBN rolling out in Gungahlin http://t.co/OvzHr41 #gcc #
  • I'm going for a motorbike ride to Wee Jasper this Sat for yummy pizza lunch πŸ™‚ Who's with me?!? Anyone welcome πŸ™‚ /cc @DavidLMackie #
  • I'm going for a motorbike ride to Wee Jasper this Sat for yummy pizza lunch πŸ™‚ Who's with me?!? /cc @case_pres @grmsn @david_paris @moldor #
  • No idea, ask @NBNCoLimited πŸ™‚ RT @mikal how far into house will cabler install CPE. If I want it on the far side, is that still free? #
  • Damn you @firstdogonmoon! Can it just be Friday instead? πŸ˜‰ /cc @Bondles @VancianNotions @SMinney @sunili @evcricket #
  • paperwork (/?pe?p?w??k/): [noun] routine written work designed to give structure & accountability to all things [alt] treacle in teh awesome #
  • Giggles to you all πŸ™‚ RT @georgies77 Dairy Flat Road? Fishwick LOL
    RT @swearyanthony it's no #tunnelcow RT @Danske11 heh cowberra! #dadjoke #
  • "On the traffic front, there's a cow on the road" I love Canberra πŸ™‚ #
  • Exhausted after #nbngungahlin now to drive back to yass :/ #tired #
  • Question on rewiring houses w nbn. Answer is you don't need to rewire your house & there will be guidance for future #nbngungahlin #gcc #
  • Darren says the nbn will be fibre to the premise, so ppl on pair gain systems or RIMs will not have that issue anymore. #nbngungahlin #
  • Darren from nbn: if on current plan you will be supported by RSPs to move to nbn, Lance says this will be demand drop rollout #nbngungahlin #
  • Darren says the #nbn infrastructure supports terrabit speeds so supports future needs. #nbngungahlin #
  • Question about whether previous owner of house didn't get #nbn connected, can you still connected. Answer is "yes" #nbngungahlin #
  • NBN have said multiple FSAMs being built simultaneously before next Christmas, not just one. #nbngungahlin #
  • Lance from #nbn said actual build will take 6-9 months. Darren says Gungahlin town likely included in first run #nbngungahlin #gcc #
  • Question about security in nbn design. A: they're looking at physical layer security but most attacks are other network layers #nbngungahlin #
  • Nbn say they are in detailed discussions with many companies (inc TransACT). Nbn don't want to overbuild where possible. #nbngungahlin #
  • Question at #nbngungahlin by local provision company. Local bizs can register on nbn co website to discuss workplans, collab opps, etc #gcc #
  • Question from #nbngungahlin about connect between sites. Darren (#nbn) says there are two POIs in ACT all ready to go. #gcc #
  • Lance from #nbn showed photos of rollout and talked about how after they've gone the impact is low. #nbngungahlin #gcc #
  • Darren from #nbn says lots of feedback from stage 1 sites. Currently finalising Telstra deal which will help rollout #nbngungahlin #gcc #
  • Darren from #nbn says build could involve multiple FSAMs by next Christmas. #nbngungahlin #gcc #
  • #nbn say (pending the Telstra deal) they should have access to underground ducts for #nbngungahlin making rollout easier & quicker #gcc #
  • #nbn say their approach is to work closely with local businesses. They encourage ppl to be proactive #nbngungahlin #
  • Currently hearing about Armidale #nbn rollout experience: had good relationship with local community & businesses, contractor #nbngungahlin #
  • Sean asks the audience to think about what their plan is going Yup be for the #nbn #nbngungahlin #gcc #
  • .@finicalgal its a "hackergotchi", Google it and prepare to be further disconcerted πŸ˜‰ #
  • Sean Casey from #nbn now talking about applications and devices.#nbngungahlin #
  • Over 100 people at the #nbngungahlin #gcc meeting and more arriving. Meeting is being recorded and will be on gcc website soon. #canberra #
  • Darren from #nbn showing bendable screens. Very "Caprica"! πŸ™‚ Also saying traffic lights and bus shelters will be connected #nbngungahlin #
  • Darren from #nbn is talking about where we are currently with bandwidth in Australia & where we are going. Also talking apps #nbngungahlin #
  • Kudos was given to #gcc and @act_broadband for their work over the years. #nbngungahlin #
  • .@katelundy speaks briefly at #nbngungahlin meeting about the long struggle for good broadband in the area #gcc http://t.co/ZrX7hZs #
  • Currently watching a video about potential of the #nbn inc remote collab, teleworking, telemaintenance, etc #nbngungahlin #gcc #
  • The #nbngungahlin briefing is starting πŸ™‚ I'll try to live tweeting it for those following at home πŸ™‚ Hosted by #gcc http://t.co/ytshq1b #
  • A stunning full moon tonight in Canberra. Go have a look πŸ™‚ and don't forget lunar eclipse at 0430! πŸ™‚ #
  • RT to @actwonkdrinks: @damonism: @piawaugh I'm generally in favor, but might need a more discussion-friendly venue than a noisy pub. #
  • Love the second video. RT Climate Change Commercials Shouldn't Be So Depressing http://t.co/twTiezl (@GOOD stuff) #
  • Awww! The ball bit is like watching a kitty play! RT @timbo2002 As a human i feel a bit redundant watching this video: http://t.co/0Kg4zzq #
  • Does anyone know where to find old short funny video of direct democracy, where the couple had to fill in every form & post it back? #gov2au #
  • πŸ™‚ RT DelibThinks Thnx to @solutist @craigthomler @piawaugh @FergusHogarth @Gov2Vic for taking part in http://t.co/dUkpoIp #Gov2au πŸ˜‰ #
  • NBN in Gungahlin information evening tonight! #nbn #broadband http://t.co/UCeCsEU #
  • Had a rant about politics vs democracy to @grogsgamut after Prof Macnamara & @jason_a_w preso. That's what happens when phone batteries die! #
  • Fair call RT dmottolini: @piawaugh also simplified access. So much info is out there but gov fails on the accessibility and user experience. #
  • Is answer to have better more engaged education about democracy/gov at school? @Paris_David @damonism @jason_a_w @GrogsGamut @jovianshadow #
  • "There is no mass audience anymore" and "people are themselves participants now" @Paris_David @damonism @jason_a_w @GrogsGamut @jovianshadow #
  • I think gov comms need to consider that aggregation, localisation, #datavis & value adding is important to help citizens tune in #gov2au #
  • .@jason_a_w making great point about how western democracies are now "post-broadcast" /cc @Paris_David @damonism @GrogsGamut @jovianshadow #
  • Thoughts for Macnamara. 1) politics vs democracy/gov 2) network analysis to create context 3) value of social media for applied purpose #
  • Macnamara isn't really differentiating between campaigning online & #Gov20 One's political, one's about democracy & how gov serves citizens #
  • Totally! RT @Davidramli: @piawaugh You know what film would be awesome with Bruce Campbell in the lead role? All of them. #
  • Macnamara says IT ppl often not friendly. I think until tech depts are seen as enablers rather than just cost centre it will be hard #gov2au #
  • Macnamara is talking about how even though online makes things available, the stats are still low in terms of online engagement.#gov2au #
  • Macnamara: most fake pollie accounts outed very quickly, this says a lot about credibility online. Perhaps its harder to trick ppl online? #
  • Can anyone explain to me why punching a punching bag for 10 minutes would make a normally mild hand tremor quite unworkable? #
  • Listening to Prof Jim Macnamara & @jason_a_w. New word: cyperbole.I'm going to have to post the first of my online culture series tonight πŸ™‚ #
  • Photo of SKA model with a few spare poles for the kids to contribute too, and a giant bird about to destroy our science! http://t.co/oV6WXhZ #
  • Am watching a guy talk to primary school kids about the SKA project. Awesome to see kids get excited about science and space! πŸ™‚ #geek #
  • Haha RT @doneas There are 10 kinds of people. Those who know binary math and those who do not. #geek #
  • .@EllyfromOZ i.e. it's not a matter of suck or not. We all have a part to play in democracy & the more ppl participating the better it'll be #
  • .@EllyfromOZ I think we too easily divvy world into dualistic perspectives which make it hard to understand that life (& gov) is complex πŸ™‚ #
  • LOL at current results RT @ABC_NewsRadio Webpoll: Do we have political leaders we deserve? http://bit.ly/ABCNR http://twitpic.com/5bn3oa #
  • HAAA haha RT @jdub #dalailama .. http://t.co/j3NyrBe for @piawaugh #
  • Nice! πŸ™‚ RT @tmbg: In spite of it all, science is real. (David Cowles, Andy Kennedy and TMBG) bit.ly/6oZAb via @wombat1974 #
  • Dalai Lama says as citizens of democracy, we have individual responsibility to promote freedom. #
  • Dalai Lama: self centred ppl has inner door closed. They distrust, are lonely, view becomes narrow. Important to educate about well being. #
  • Dalai Lama: multifaith communities must respect all religions, but not preference any, especially when it comes to education curriculum. #
  • Dalai Lama says it is important to introduce genuine secular education about ethics to help people to improve compassion, health & harmony. #
  • Dalai Lama: "since my childhood I have always respected the democratic system, and want to create genuine Tibetan democracy" #
  • Dalai Lama: we all have equal and great capacity for creation or destruction. #
  • Awww. Barnaby Joyce says his mum used to write to the Dalai Lama, and he was the only world leader that responded. Cute πŸ™‚ #
  • 14th Dalai Lama about to speak. http://t.co/K5ojPfX #
  • Had someone suggest I look at AR usage by Esquire magazine. Interesting πŸ™‚ http://t.co/1mATKhl #
  • Very excited to be going to hear an address by the Dalai Lama in parliament house πŸ™‚ #
  • Serious reading (3500 words!) but lots of useful links/refs πŸ™‚ RT @KateLundy: ICT in the 2011-2012 Federal Budget http://t.co/uuBKuiu #
  • Wow, Australian Gov 2.0 register. Am looking through this atm, some great stuff documented. http://t.co/0ZD8LKh #gov2au #opengov #opendata #
  • Cool, @DBCDEgov have got a map for looking at DBCDE initiatives in your area. Am currently browsing πŸ™‚ http://t.co/A0jK71q #gov2au #
  • Photos from the bonfire night last night for some pretty πŸ™‚ Played with long exposure, hope you like! http://t.co/S1oGGk3 #

Twitter Weekly Updates for 2011-06-12

Twitter Weekly Updates for 2011-06-05

  • I *love* that movie! πŸ™‚ RT @bubbiting Have you seen Black Sheep (NZ film)? Its terrific! #
  • Just watched "Piranha", possibly the *worst* horror movie ever, but hilarious nonetheless. I do love me a good horror, this was not one πŸ˜‰ #
  • Loving the camera effects on this tablet. My sister and I are horror movie-ing it up πŸ™‚ #scary #honeycomb http://t.co/2340Azk #
  • Am seriously impressed with Acer Android Honeycomb. Don't know why ppl bother spending heaps more on ipad for "browsing". #
  • This is novel, a Droid based tablet that has diff interfaces for different apps. This is the games menu. I love it πŸ™‚ http://t.co/0jCm6Uz #
  • Woah, just heard "boom, shake shake shake the room" on radio. Hellooooo 1990's πŸ™‚ #
  • Ooh, this gov job looks like a perfect fit for an #opendata #gov2au & #geospatial geek πŸ™‚ Thought I'd pass it on http://bit.ly/kLIxdj #
  • Who wants to come see XMen on Sunday night? Dendy Civic Sun night. Need RSVPs for group booking please πŸ™‚ #gov2au #actwonkdrinks #
  • Watched the XMen trailer again. Awesome except whenever I hear Kennedy speak now I think of Clone High. πŸ™‚ http://bit.ly/kAlfAR #
  • .@technollama Cool πŸ™‚ I realised it wasn't very good to post a photo where one can see a number plate, so I deleted the tweet & photo :/ #
  • So cute!!! http://t.co/6JqIb1w #
  • Awesome! RT @nurhussein: @piawaugh @ditesh Finally, Youtube gets a Creative Commons option! -> http://t.co/Lw3hOzQ #
  • .@dannolan Hah! Channelling @anthonybaxter is definitely bad for one's health, reputation & liver. Kudos for surviving the exorcism! <grin> #
  • Just watched X-Men trailer, totally pumped! Any other wonks/geeks in Canberra want to go along en masse to the Tuesday 6.30pm Dendy session? #
  • Some great projects! RT @sherro58 Special Minister of State Gary Gray announces eGov award winners at #cebit http://bit.ly/lVDSws #gov2au #
  • I love to fly. Really. The exhilaration of takeoff, the calm and beauty of coasting along above the clouds. I never tire of it πŸ™‚ #
  • Totally, that's why I work for her πŸ˜‰ RT @lisapettigrew: Great to see @KateLundy at #CeBIT – a great IT visionary for Australia. #
  • .@kcarruthers you can deal with that through publishing data at high level for privacy & through tools that have min pop results #poltech #
  • IMHO, authenticity is easier online than offline. Easier to cross-check, find context, compare & contrast, est "networks of trust" #poltech #
  • Lovely to catch up with @latikambourke. Thinking I should stage a #bsg dress up day at parliament house. Who's with me? #poltech #
  • Hockey saying we can't authenticate info now. I reckon internet makes it far more possible to cross-reference, find sources… #poltech #
  • The #poltech panel http://t.co/5Ho36sC #
  • .@purserj yeah, and apparently the difference is that one has no fire. <grin> /cc @mpesce #poltech #
  • "Outsider innovation" and other thoughtful perspectives from Lessig http://bit.ly/kdM9QM (via @digiphile and @jclacherty) #
  • RT @KateLundy New post: Followup to Q&A – 30th May 2011 http://bit.ly/iz3MoF #qanda #
  • Interesting read RT @klandwehr: At the eG8, 20th century institutions clashed with the 21st century economy http://t.co/mCtoY2a #
  • Haha! Love my boss! πŸ™‚ RT @KateLundy: @MolksPolitica noted….. I do a passable Tina Fey impression…. #
  • Enjoying gov discussions with @IainDale @markpesce @stilgherrian @purserj @peterjblack @kcarruthers @nickhodgemsft @msgovtech @craigthomler #
  • Pretty πŸ™‚ RT @mattatheque Visualizing machine learning algorithms http://j.mp/l1ONib ( via @CompSciFact ) cc @tomaszbednarz #datavis #gov2au #
  • Ooh, thanks! Also, Zen & the Art of Archery RT @jclacherty The Sword Polisher's Record: The Way of Kung Fu #
  • .@jzb Thanks! πŸ™‚ Currently the post is 1) online culture 2) lessons/history of geek culture 3) freedom online 4) responsibility vs rights #
  • Great post RT @drag0nista Better Political Reporting Is The Key To Better Politics http://bit.ly/jchHFz #
  • Next step, Skynet RT @crisdeal BREAKING: TV chat show develops sentient being status. RT @abcqanda See you soon @KateLundy. #
  • How many words is too many for a blog post? I have a massive piece I've written so I'm breaking it up into chapters πŸ™‚ 1000 words? #
  • ARGH! I HATE GEOBLOCKING!!! </rant> #gameofthrones #
  • Ooh! National photographic competition to "represent your region", looks awesome! http://www.myregion.strutta.com/ #gov2au #
  • Ooh! RT @timdunlop Search engine that specialises in data and stats – finds graphs, tables and charts http://bit.ly/mA1dpa #datavis #gov2au #
  • Wow, sorry to hear about the awfulness you're dealing with @Shoq, just wanted to send constructive thoughts :/ #
  • Heh, sorta not really πŸ™‚ RT @dev_dsp Now Now. We both know that violence only solves one problem: Too much peace. #
  • Yesterday I met up with some peeps doing awesome tech in Aus at CSIRO, thanks @tomaszbednarz & @mattatheque! πŸ™‚ Keep up the awesomeness! #
  • Hi @pjt013, nice to meet you on Twitter πŸ™‚ Keep up the awesome work! #
  • Heh, "I try to be nice to ignorant trolls…" RT @benpobjie I think "but that doesn't make it right" is a good way to end every statement #
  • .@NETDe ARGH! You are the 10th person to say that! Yes the Cash version of Hurt is amazing & I love it. I also love the live NIN version πŸ™‚ #
  • .@ibeardslee Hmm, http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fb4qyuR7_cc & I highly recommend http://remix.nin.com/, some incredible remixes there! #
  • Everytime I listen to NIN's "Hurt" I am completely immersed. Beautiful song. #
  • Always interested in tech, but not sure about "align biz around leading products" RT NBN Co's IT strategy http://t.co/oKuAAxl via @itnews_au #
  • Funny, I rarely wear my hair out due to it being curly and annoying, but left it out today and getting compliments πŸ™‚ Nice start to a monday #
  • Cool πŸ™‚ RT @xtreemgeek: Geek boutique packed with cool stuff http://t.co/zSsa8x4 #

Twitter Weekly Updates for 2011-05-29

  • Everyone needs to get this book. It's awesome! "What's that?" "It's a book" "Does it tweet, blog?" "No its a book" #geek http://t.co/uR2SQeT #
  • And I'm a dog person too πŸ™‚ RT @wobster: also, even for you cat haters… http://t.co/fem0vjr #kittensstillarecute #asaremums #
  • Am writing a multipart blog 1) the geek shall inherit the earth 2) private the new public? & 3) freedom through responsibility. Interested? #
  • The whiteboard overview of Richard Gill's talk for those interested πŸ™‚ #tedxsydney http://t.co/KJio0Hy #
  • Just watched an incredible talk by Richard Gill at #tedxsydney about how music, particularly creating music opens up our minds. Incredible! #
  • The #tedxsydney rule of no Tweeting/Blogging/tech in the room makes me feel repressed and disconnected from my "extended mind" πŸ™‚ #
  • Watching Much Ado About Nothing at Canberra theatre, it is excellent! Currently in intermission. #
  • Gotta run all, going to see "Much Ado About Nothing" at Canberra Theatre, then up to Sydney for TEDxSydney!!! πŸ™‚ Woot! #
  • I will publish the audio this arvo for everyone πŸ™‚ RT @craigthomler: Allison Hornery now presenting at Gov 2.0 lunch in Canberra #gov2au #
  • .@NickHodgeMSFT heh, perhaps πŸ™‚ I was however going for the Equilibrium look πŸ˜‰ #
  • Shiny new helmet for Bumblebee πŸ™‚ Woot! http://t.co/8c40Ft5 #
  • .@certifiedwaif totally, the article was kinda pointing out how stupid the assumptions we put on girls are. #
  • Good luck with that πŸ˜‰ RT @citizen_cam: @piawaugh I use it to attract a stalker. I've always wanted one. #
  • But it will make it rock! RT @redneckninja: Listening to the Tron soundtrack will not make your bus faster #
  • It's funny how we each define our own acceptable privacy to some degree. I'm happy to have public tweets, photos, but find 4square creepy πŸ™‚ #
  • Gar! RT @bourdieu: Doing math is for ugly girls http://t.co/WpsbcBa /via @JotaC #
  • It's dark, cold and I'm awake. Obviously time to go out jogging! #madness #
  • For tweetmp stuff ask the @tweetmp guys πŸ™‚ they are pretty cool, so be polite noobs πŸ˜‰ /cc @grmsn @dotnetnoobie #
  • Pretty! I miss Sydney πŸ™ RT @TagAlongTess: @piawaugh Damn I forgot! It looked like this for the walk home: http://t.co/FsiDDOE #
  • Interesting post, as usual RT @grogsgamut Poll them up, poll them down, poll them round and round http://t.co/qlf2iOR #
  • OK, I think it is time to go for lunch. #
  • Heh, see http://xkcd.com/644/ for how, "the rest is software" @greatmechanism πŸ˜‰ #meta2011 #
  • To #gov2au πŸ™‚ RT @wsgcanberra Hear @piawaugh on Open data & the importance of visualisation at WSG Canberra 8 June RSVP http://bit.ly/mf1vgG #
  • For #meta2011 peeps, info on @katelundy's #publicsphere at http://bit.ly/g5GOct & you can read #gov2au report http://bit.ly/iBANWD #gov2au #
  • .@JPBarlow pfft, its in the very attempt to "civilise cyberspace" that they miss the point! #
  • Totally! RT @wolfcat: Wait till Alan Jones hears about the data carrying capacity of a homing pigeon with a USB drive attached to its leg #
  • .@chieftech We could use embedded chip for encrypted storage of private data, accessible through dna matching, expanding our capabilities πŸ˜‰ #
  • .@ChristophHewett I think many ppl look at mindfulness but don't integrate in everyday life. Treat meditation like a short holiday #mindful #
  • Nice! New chilled "Sprawl" for your auditory pleasure πŸ™‚ http://t.co/ckS1WQF Harder version at http://t.co/Qb8wp1S /cc @mideion #music #fb #
  • Brilliant! "When Wikipedia is down my apparent IQ drops" http://t.co/UEYWx7W #
  • No I didn't thanks! πŸ™‚ RT @RobbieDashwood Not sure if you saw this today? http://bit.ly/jm9Hd0 <- social media review by Sensis #gov2au #
  • Interesting thoughts RT @MrLicharo Gail Dines & 2nd wave feminism […] http://bit.ly/kYDbnE #
  • Hi @RobbieDashwood @acmadotgov, the #publicsphere info and prezi is up at http://bit.ly/g5GOct πŸ™‚ More to come soon. /cc @katelundy #
  • YES! πŸ™‚ What he said RT @grmsn: @chieftech Used for a purpose other than intended = hacking! πŸ™‚ @piawaugh #
  • Nice "Principle two requires agencies engage the community online" RT @AusIT Open public sector info principles launched http://t.co/ZT1cVDO #
  • Its worth checking out and engaging with @AUS_Hansard as they are experimenting with tweeting parliament biz /cc @moldor @renailemay #gov2au #
  • WOW!!! Competition to map dark matter in the universe with prize being a trip to NASA http://www.kaggle.com/c/mdm Check it out! #gov2au #
  • Argh! Belly pains making it hard to concentrate. Have triaged with nurse & likely not serious, but taking twice as long to do anything :/ #
  • Aww man! I got steamed vegies from staff cafe & not only got odd looks for my beanie but now I have belly pains! At least my head is warm :/ #
  • For anyone using WordPress+FeedBurner and wants ppl to be able to subscribe to Tags. http://bit.ly/lyd2rQ #tech #gov2au #
  • Tee hee, can you tell I'm looking at phones atm? RT @jeamland: When's the George Negus S come out again? #
  • Haha, I mispelt George Negus as George Nexus, whoops! Need another coffee obviously! /cc @renailemay @mwyres #
  • Report worth reading by the Climate Commissioner: "The Critical Decade" http://bit.ly/ijQm1t #climatechange #climate #
  • RT @KateLundy New post: Senator Lundy at a Climate Commission Forum http://bit.ly/lubpr4 #climatechange #criticaldecade #climate #
  • Awesome! πŸ™‚ RT @miladyred http://bit.ly/iP9DwB Beanie town! #
  • #ClimateChange Commission happening now in Parliament House Theatrette http://www.abc.net.au/news/abcnews24/ (via @katelundy) #
  • RT to #gov2au @moblabs AR Dev Camp Sydney – June 11 sponsored by @phmuseum @layar. Come along and play http://bit.ly/l6n14q #AR #ARDevCamp #
  • Hi all, thanks and I agree! @willozap @lozz @max_au @damana #
  • Just for @lozz, me and my beanie today πŸ™‚ #dresslikeacatburglarday http://t.co/YhwqLhe #
  • Why is it that beanies are so very comfortable, so very very warm, and look so utterly ridiculous! Today, I do not care πŸ™‚ #
  • Very interesting stuff! RT Open Technology Foundation to increase govt interoperability in ANZ – http://bit.ly/mBBeW7 #gov2au #opengov #
  • Thanks Seb! It is. RT @sebchan: spirited reply from @auchmill is well worth a read. http://bit.ly/jFPYIH #gov2au @sharingnicely #
  • Always enjoy Nat's insights πŸ™‚ RT Four short links: 18 May 2011 http://t.co/7cJvKwH via @radar #
  • "We need librarians more than we ever did", good post! RT @sharingnicely Seth Godin / Future of Library – http://bit.ly/jErBPB #gov2au #
  • Anyone done a comparison of the HTC Desire and HTC Incredible S? I've got the Desire but considering going on a plan to get the Incredible #
  • Wow, @mideion did another version of "Sever the Sprawl", I love it πŸ™‚ http://mideion.com/track/sprawl V1 at http://bit.ly/jOqbI0 #music #
  • Mwah ha ha! πŸ™‚ RT @1159 That is some tough lettuce. #iceberg #
  • Note to self: do not concentrate on other things when eating lettuce with a fork. I've just chipped my front tooth :/ #
  • Having yummy halouni cachetori with salad leftovers for lunch, thanks to the wonderful @jdub #noms #
  • RT @dannolan: @piawaugh I actually really love engaging with Depts on social media. It makes me feel like a valued citizen, oddly.#gov2au #
  • DIAC getting questions on role of Twitter. Be nice when ppl start accepting social media as valid public communications #estimates #gov2au #

Twitter Weekly Updates for 2011-05-22

  • After a gruesome story last night about jeans melting onto a person during motorbike crash, I'm wearing riding pants today. #
  • Had awesome chats tonight with @katinacurtis @mrbeyers @elerimai @tagalongtess and loads of others whose nicks I can't remember πŸ˜‰ Thx! #
  • <grin> RT @GeordieGuy: We are sending a team. Stay where you are. RT @dannolan: I have the initial symptoms of #manflu oh god #
  • OK musical peeps, I have two versions of a track and I need your opinion! See Breathe You In 1 & 2 on http://soundcloud.com/greebo-1 kthxbai #
  • I've actually been waking up from cold! Last night added a sleeping bag πŸ™‚ RT @evcricket Minus 3! It's actually getting colder! #canbrrr #
  • Best thing about doing a creative collaboration with someone in a different timezone is you wake up to something inspiring πŸ™‚ Thx @mideion! #
  • Photo of the day, my mum and I on a computer (she's setting up a network and I managed to break it <grin>) http://bit.ly/j1SpFj #
  • Wow! This is an amazing read, very insightful RT Wake Up, Geek Culture. Time to Die http://bit.ly/i7b4g9 #
  • Interesting article. I agree with the essence of it πŸ™‚ RT Geek Culture Will Never Die…or Be Popular http://t.co/F0k0u1t via @pcmag #
  • Heh, @natecochrane πŸ™‚ Thanks @sambo9 for the nbn photos! #
  • Haha πŸ™‚ RT @jimboot: @renailemay They are so not going to be rapt #
  • My last tweet reminded me of LOL Cthulu, for the afternoon lols πŸ™‚ http://lolthulhu.com/ #
  • The Aldi eggplant dip is surprisingly delicious. #noms #
  • Am in the process of writing a blog post, the first in ages (there are 4 queued)! Am going to try to get back into regular blogging #hopeful #
  • Nice article. It's sad when anyone tries to limit options by gender RT Go on, call yourself a feminist http://t.co/UEEuZTB via @abcthedrum #
  • K, going out to get some things done now. Back later for more #trollday funs πŸ™‚ #
  • /me sits back to await #startrek flammage with glee… #
  • .@purserj Oh I won't, mostly because I think Star Trek is the lame arse low budget distant cousin of (the original) Star Wars <naughtygrin> #
  • Had to read that twice before "oh Jayne", yeah πŸ™‚ RT @zBeer @purserj I bet some days Jane could be classed as a high functioning zombie…. #
  • .@DavidLMackie But how do we categorise "dead"? Zombies have some brain function, Reavers have a bit more but are still pretty brain damaged #
  • That's why I said high functioning, & anyway, autopilot duh! πŸ˜‰ RT @purserj: sorry if you can operate a spacecraft, you're not a zombie #
  • Just for @Du4 πŸ™‚ RT @piawaugh I wonder if a Reaver would be classified as a high functioning zombie? #Firefly Zombie Apocalypse #
  • I wonder if a Reaver would be classified as a high functioning zombie? #Firefly #zombieapocalypse #
  • I was also impressed at public #tppa mtg I attended, @dfat doing their job well. Doesn't mean US Senators letter isn't concerning @lods1211 #
  • I've never understood how trade agreements that protect the interests of one nation over another could be labelled "free trade"… #tppa #
  • Does not bode well -> US Senators demanding copyright maximalism in #TPPA http://1.usa.gov/jrSbKz (via @Danjite) #tpp #
  • Hilarious! RT @craigthomler Preparing for the zombie apocalypse – advice from the US government' CDC blog http://bit.ly/ikth7k #gov2au #
  • .@purserj That was quite profound James πŸ™‚ Indeed perhaps awesomeness is to be found in the mundane and I've missed the point πŸ˜‰ #
  • Good call! RT @zBeer Buy them the ones who disappoint you a bottle of awesomesauce from thinkgeek πŸ™‚ Now with extra awesome! #
  • ,@infoholic Yeah, that is a good point. Many people convinced at an early age to make do with mediocrity but they always h.e potential. #
  • Sometimes my belief that everyone has potential for awesomeness gets seriously trampled by reality. I try to remain optimistic. πŸ™‚ #
  • Do any Canberra tweeps know where I could buy Peter Rabbit stensils? Can only find stuff online but need tmrw :/ #
  • That's me he's talking about! πŸ˜€ RT @mick_biddulph @klepas – voice is pure low-pitched gorgeousness. <- http://soundcloud.com/greebo-1/ #
  • Great article @timdunlop πŸ™‚ I think we are going through important transition atm, yet some groups are resisting to the point of silliness #
  • Yo @klepas, check out the most recent three tracks at http://soundcloud.com/greebo-1/ and let me know what you think πŸ™‚ #NIN #
  • Hi @GreatDismal, I just published a song based on Case from Neuromancer & I'm hoping you like πŸ™‚ "Cowboy in the Sprawl" http://bit.ly/iVcSe8 #
  • "Cowboy in the Sprawl" is a special song based on Case from Neuromancer and more awesome music from @mideion πŸ™‚ http://bit.ly/iVcSe8 #
  • Had fantastic guitar jam session with my bro & wrote a new song! He also introduced me to teh awesome Rodrigo y Gabriela http://bit.ly/llNVS #
  • Just uploaded another track, would love feedback! πŸ™‚ "Breathe you in", another remix of the awesome @mideion πŸ™‚ http://bit.ly/lEocek #
  • At Calvary hospital with sick friend. Amusingly a staffer told me the Adjustment Bureau was a good Christian story. Only at Calvary πŸ™‚ #
  • Drove to yass from Canberra during "peak time". Anyone want to guess how many cars? Over 700!! If only the last bus back wasn't 1730 :/ #
  • I know it's considered wanky to listen to your own music, but I really do enjoy listening to this. http://bit.ly/ljX5oi #
  • OK, back to data visualisation playtime! Headphones on (check), awesome music (check), no distractions (hopefully), cup of tea (getting)… #
  • Brilliant RT @lods1211 NZ's MFAT has launched TPP Talk a column re #TPPA negotiations | http://bit.ly/ieNnUk via @techliberty #
  • Thx! They mount into a bag design πŸ™‚ RT @jclarke61: @piawaugh you need one of these http://t.co/NcGJV0w (or a charging socket on the bike) #
  • I have managed to be drawn by trolls at least 3 times today. Must be something in the water… :/ #
  • AIIA refused to publish feedback publicly? Odd RT @sherro58 Aust Info Industry online consultation http://bit.ly/jfXIqh #gov2au #opengov #
  • I'm really glad I added @glynmoody to my "media" list πŸ™‚ Thanks for all the great reading! #
  • RT to @dannolan – @citizen_cam: All that's *really* needed is for host to veto obvious Dorothy Dixers & hack attack questions. But he won't. #
  • Went to leave and discovered phone nearly out of battery. HOW CAN I LISTEN TO TEH AWESOME MUSICS! Staying at work a little longer. #
  • Inspiring thought for the day, thanks! πŸ™‚ RT @iCLnt You wanna make waves, you gotta be to willing to get wet. #
  • .@jdub heh, it would have to be a *very* short email if you didn't notice πŸ™‚ #
  • Heh. I've done that too πŸ™‚ RT @catchpolenet I left my phone at my desk the other day.. I thought it was worth tweeting.. But couldn't #
  • ARGH, POPUPS! WHY DO PEOPLE THINK THEY MAKES ANY SENSE?!? #doublefacepalm http://twitpic.com/2bix2t #
  • Hah! Hilarious! πŸ™‚ RT allisonhornery Allison Hornery: @piawaugh I tried to retweet an email yesterday! #
  • It's been a good, productive, 12 hour day. Time to go home, rest up, do some music foo and sleep. Hugs to all! #
  • You know you're using Twitter too much when you go to tweet in your email client. #
  • .@angrygoat I do it manually. It's about 2:1 time to transcribe video but I haven't seen predictably reliable software for Aussie accent #
  • Trying to ensure we have captions for all videos is hard work (esp for rapid publishing) but totally worth it for search & accessibility! πŸ™‚ #
  • Interesting piece by @BernardKeane, worth reading "Keane: media bias v political substance in the budget" http://goo.gl/uLS7g via @jdub #
  • And people wonder why techies are able to turn into BOFHs. It's hard to not get a little cynical πŸ™‚ @manaz_d @paulwallbank @bjjazzyjeff #
  • .@stilgherrian And we love you for it πŸ™‚ /cc @AUSFestivus #
  • .@vealmince Are you trolling? Sometimes physics gets in way πŸ˜› Perhaps not zero sum, we need more tech flexibility *&* more user awareness #
  • Awesome! πŸ™‚ RT @johndalton: I've stopped giving "nice" explanations – if people argue, I launch into a detailed description of Base64. #
  • Simply too cold to do my usual courtyard walks today. No sunlight for me :/ #
  • OH: "Why can't we just increase mail limits so we can receive 50MB files?" Now explaining that's not how email was ever supposed to work >:/ #
  • Bwah ha ha! RT @NicholasGruen: @piawaugh Me, Tom Baker or Harpo Marx ? http://bit.ly/mkB4bG #
  • Am preparing a tech update video with @katelundy and am discovering loads of cool things gov is doing with & for tech! I love my job πŸ˜€ #
  • RT KateLundy New post: The 2011 Canberra Motorcycle Blanket Run http://bit.ly/k5wrKG #blanketrun #motorbikes #canberra #
  • Especially with us troublemakers anywhere near it πŸ˜‰ #poltech should be fun, will publish vid after http://j.mp/iexbIk @mpesce @stilgherrian #
  • And I love #GameOfThrones πŸ™‚ RT @renailemay RT @JohnBirmingham: RT Genre trolling, when will this madness end? http://bit.ly/iJpg6t #
  • Purdy! @grmsn with "Toby", a beautiful kawasaki ninja 650 πŸ™‚ http://t.co/Ri7zVr1 #
  • Cute until you know the toy actually smells of blood <grin> RT @Paris_David
    Baby Otter Vs. Stuffed Walrus http://ow.ly/4V7Pc #Cute #squee #
  • RT to #gov2au & #opendata @tom_worthington Aus Info Commissioner "Principles on Open PSI" Canberra, 25 May http://bit.ly/info_principles #
  • .@MoreThanDanny Interesting, I don't think it does. You may like my talk on applying martial arts to Real Life (TM) πŸ˜‰ http://bit.ly/iG8Hve #
  • .@trib It's a reminder there are many ppl passionate about politics not democracy, we need to make an important shift in that balance :/ #
  • .@Jim_Croft Heh, you are more a jester, throwing informed informative potshots from sideline to get ppl to think. Rather diff from troll #
  • .@adm_76 Buggrit buggrem I say! Millenium hand & shrimp! (I do envisage aus pol as deliquents from Discworld, but lower stnds) /cc @purserj #
  • .@adm_76 @purserj Sorry! #
  • ARGH I MUST NOT FEED TROLLS! It is really hard sometimes to just accept that someone is uninterested in logic, facts or actual discussion :/ #
  • It's a little frustrating that the Zoom Q3HD comes with such abysmal software. It's great hardware! Back to Premier Pro I guess :/ #
  • .@dotnetnoobie Ah! <pennydrop> You are a bot, otherwise why would you say "it", thanks for demonstrating my point again πŸ™‚ /cc @grmsn #
  • .@dotnetnoobie Huh? When did I send you a message off list? I tend to say what I think publicly so stop trolling πŸ™‚ /cc @grmsn #
  • .@BabsNation Think I might thanks πŸ™‚ I do live in hope y'all might take a critical thinking course, but have fun in the meantime πŸ˜‰ #auspol #
  • .@grmsn Yeah, I think I will. But, but, someone is wrong on the internet! http://xkcd.com/386/ πŸ˜‰ #
  • .@dotnetnoobie You know *nothing* about me, but throw stones if I don't flat out agree with hyped up FUD. Again, my point validated, thx πŸ˜› #
  • .@dotnetnoobie Heh, you demonstrate my point. If I disagree then I obviously *must* vote the other way from you. World =/ black or white πŸ˜› #
  • Was just reminded why I tend to avoid #auspol hashtag. So much trolling, FUD & ridiculous hyperbole by ppl utterly uninterested in facts :/ #
  • .@BabsNation Hardly, but you are a troll of epic proportions so well done in exceeding my already very low expectations of #auspol πŸ™‚ #
  • .@BabsNation It is hilarious because it points out how the issue has been hijacked by morons who know nothing about it, e tu? πŸ˜› #auspol #
  • So very AWESOME! Seriously! "I'm A Climate Scientist" by @hungry_beast http://bit.ly/kApsps Could all of #auspol pretty please watch? #
  • I need to watch more @hungry_beast πŸ™‚ Nice to see these issues hitting mainstream. "Is public the new private" http://bit.ly/lIgCPI #
  • Jesters: informing through humour RT @TheOnion – Report: Global Warming Issue From 2 Or 3 Years Ago May Still Be Problem http://t.co/1DoRUD0 #
  • Hah, I can totally see that! RT @NicholasGruen People used to think I was Dr Who – when my hair was longer and Tom Baker was in the role! #
  • Looks ridiculous and hilarious at the same time! http://trailers.apple.com/trailers/universal/cowboysandaliens/ #badmoviestowatchsoon #
  • This looks AWESOME http://trailers.apple.com/trailers/independent/truelegend/ #moviestowatchsoon #

Twitter Weekly Updates for 2011-05-15

  • Love this song "Don't talk of worlds that never were. The end is all that's ever true" http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hyr5WdrEvGI #thecure #
  • Insane weekend, very little sleep. Just had a hot bath and nearly fainted when I got out, but now am sleepy, warm and dozy. Night all! #fb #
  • Just had to take it that one step too far didn't you! πŸ˜‰ RT @johnf Not even close to how far you can go http://bit.ly/kZfYy #hummers #
  • Wow, is there no depths of bad taste ppl can stoop to when it comes to weddings. I'm not even angry, I'm impressed. http://t.co/tfgJkSC #
  • Amazing how physically ill you feel when you are exhausted, and how easy that can become the headspace :/ #
  • Everyone needs parties like this. Air hockey, ping pong, arcade machine (1700 games) and jumping castle outside πŸ˜€ http://t.co/HrwMZ61 #
  • Wow, coolest birthday cake ever of any age group, ever. Someone's facial recognition software even recognised the doc πŸ™‚ http://t.co/aWFiqQO #
  • Unfortunately I couldn't do whole #blanketrun as I had to babysit. Am now enjoying questacon with a 2 year old πŸ™‚ also have 2 parties (phew) #
  • .@donkey I know! It was a huge buzz! #
  • This is going to be the best party ever! RT @eleybourn: I am so glad the weather has turned out fine. Perfect for a bouncing castle. #
  • Met a lovely guy with an awesome jacket. Awesome to have so many clubs working together for charity #blanketrun http://t.co/SRBlfeV #
  • At the #blanketrun @katelundy is riding one is the few dirt bikes here πŸ™‚ http://t.co/oNrczGt #
  • Bumblebee nestled between a few bigger boys at the mra #blanketrun πŸ™‚ http://t.co/prPh4si #
  • Ain't it a beautiful sight πŸ™‚ #blanketrun http://t.co/lPUhmfm #
  • Have arrived at the mra blanket ride at old parliament house. Lots of pretties!! πŸ™‚ http://t.co/Ou2A1mr #
  • Ever wake up in middle of night no idea where you are or which way is up, bang your face on a table & only realise in morn? No, me either πŸ˜‰ #
  • Had a wonderful phone call earlier this evening. Some close friends got me a ticket to THE CURE!!!! I am *very* excited! πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€ Thankyou! #
  • Awesome XKCD: "You become great by wanting to do something, & then doing it so hard you become great in the process" http://xkcd.com/896/ #
  • Thank you @crikey_news for bringing me Vegan Black Metal Chef. So awesome. http://bit.ly/iKWeAN #
  • I highly recommend #gov2au #spatial & #opendata peeps check this out. Heavy reading at first but very interesting! πŸ™‚ http://bit.ly/kC5t7l #
  • For those starting to feel the bite of winter set in, here are the rest of the photos from beautiful Niue! πŸ™‚ http://bit.ly/kg9LQq #
  • Sweet! One of my CC licensed photos is being used on the World Travel Guide Niue page πŸ˜€ http://www.worldtravelguide.net/niue/passport-visa #
  • Heh, well we aren't running it, but I reckon you should email them. Will DM you deets. /cc @KateLundy @GovInTheLab #
  • Hilarious, obv not FOSS πŸ˜‰ RT @lukehopewell BEST video on #piracy I've ever seen. So retro. http://youtu.be/up863eQKGUI (via @GeordieGuy) #
  • Hear hear πŸ˜‰ RT @redneckninja OH "We don't do bacon, it attracts the wrong crowds." #
  • Gosh you can get through a lot of conversation in 30 mins, or maybe I just talk too fast πŸ™‚ Probably the latter. #
  • RT US offered NZ help on copyright: Wikileaks http://zdnet.com.au/339314215/ #
  • The Streisand effect? RT @jendudley Oh dear. One court case and Brisbane is suddenly filled with "plankers". #
  • .@renailemay Strangely, I don't actually want to click through. Particularly if you are wearing anything like this http://bit.ly/jHwfYf #
  • RT to am traffic πŸ™‚ @KateLundy New post: Senator Kate Lundy announced FutureGov Congress coming to Canberra http://bit.ly/kBTAX0 #gov2au #
  • Heh, awesome πŸ™‚ RT @stuarthorrex: Photo: SkyNet is born…. http://t.co/y0IMlSf #
  • Wow! Fascinating RT @deburca: "Could BitTorrent Be The Distributed Social Network People Have Been Clamoring For?" http://t.co/S7r5fIn #
  • When you start getting lost in youtube yak shaving, you know it is bedtime, night all! Sleep well. #
  • Darth Maul fight (thankfully with Anakin in between bits edited out) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bPLXwrj7i7Q Fantastic Swallow Tail kick! #
  • This is cute http://sithgirl.com/ #geekgirl #starwars I am a Darth Maul tragic I admit, since that incredible dual light sabre/pole fight πŸ™‚ #
  • My favourite chill out & energising instrumental at the moment. Requires headphones, enjoy πŸ™‚ http://remix.nin.com/play/mix?id=22369 #
  • You really do sometimes see an ugly side to humanity in this job. Amazing how truly nasty some ppl in the community can be to one another πŸ™ #
  • RT @CraigThomler eGov AU: Public Service 2.0 – reflections on Terry Moran's latest speech http://bit.ly/kYk1UM #gov2au #
  • Listening to Tron soundtrack helps one to concentrate when reading parliaspeak πŸ™‚ (see previous tweet) #
  • Currently reading directive 2007/2/EC of the EU Parliament, establishing an infrastructure for spatial info in EU community. V interesting. #
  • So I'm loving the Zoom HDQ3 which we just got for work, but the software that comes with it is awful, truly! #
  • Ha! Awesome RT @jasonbirch: @piawaugh I read that as Tesla and was trying to figure out how one-click applied to electric vehicles… #
  • Funny. RT Telstra scores patent win over Amazon http://zdnet.com.au/339314845/ #
  • HAAA ha ha πŸ™‚ RT @CorridorDigital "I'm in a band called 1023 megabytes… We haven't had a gig yet." #geek #
  • Interesting #gov2au idea πŸ™‚ RT @news_com_au Fix the Budget, Federal #Budget 2011 http://bit.ly/jm4ECM #
  • Interesting #gov2au idea RT @news_com_au Fix the Budget, Federal Budget 2011 – Government Budget http://bit.ly/jm4ECM #
  • At first glance I found programmes on pages 213 & 217 (#budget paper 2) @WallabyRoad @alisonfairleigh #
  • It's worth noting this is our second creative commons licensed #budget in Australia πŸ™‚ #opendata #
  • Wow, now that is interesting RT @mashable YouTube's movie rental service to challenge Netflix, Hulu, Apple – http://on.mash.to/iCq8yo #
  • AIIA are running a cheap "ICT Business 101" workshop for those starting up a new tech biz. Looks interesting http://bit.ly/keNpqH #
  • Rode home through cold windy night. Have perfected riding through truck wind storms πŸ™‚ Now for a hot hot bath to recover πŸ™‚ #
  • RT @crikey_news Busloads of media hacks getting stonkered … Must be budget time .. http://bit.ly/iFBs2N #
  • Why do people need to be convinced to seek out & talk to others? Sometimes it's ego, sometimes lazy, usually ppl just don't think that way! #
  • Implicit "and if you are a gamer girl, don't bother" :/ RT @aramadge RT @notrez Girls' guide to gamer nerds: http://twitpic.com/4v1lex/full #
  • Just used my HTC Desire to record a 1.5 hour lecture (on Airplane mode)! Only used a little battery and quality is quite good. Impressed! πŸ™‚ #
  • Going to listen to NICTA Cluster eGov & Public Sector talk – reflecting on US experience by Terry Buss from Carnegie Mellon at 12.30 #gov2au #
  • Nothing beats riding to work. You arrive with the perfect balance of calm and adrenaline. Working on some cool stuff so watch this space πŸ™‚ #
  • What an awesome idea πŸ™‚ RT @govloop #govchat Do you have Public Service Recognition Week? http://welovepublicservice.org #gov2au #

Twitter Weekly Updates for 2011-05-08

Twitter Weekly Updates for 2011-05-01

  • Wow! Just discovered http://www.noteflight.com/ for doing score/tab editing, exporting & sharing. Looks awesome & currently playing with πŸ™‚ #
  • So tonight will be spent writing and recording some new music! πŸ™‚ Hurrah! And then perhaps a motorbike ride just for fun πŸ™‚ Might even blog! #
  • Looks like I'm heading back to Yass. Only options presented for tonight were "wedding" parties or events where I don't know ppl #twitterfail #
  • Just to be clear, I do not have a speeding ticket. Thank you internets. πŸ˜› /cc @BeatTicket @moldor #
  • YAY! My application to attend @tedxsydney was accepted. http://www.tedxsydney.com/ Very excited! Was fantastic last year! πŸ™‚ #
  • Motorbike P test, $165. Updating my licence to motorbike P's, $22. Going an extra 10kms/hr on freeway, priceless πŸ˜‰ #
  • My evening plans just fell through. Anyone got a better game plan than heading back to yass to do nothing? πŸ™‚ #fb #
  • Inc interview with @edhusicmp πŸ™‚ RT @KateLundy New post: Increasing sport participation with multicultural youth grants http://bit.ly/l9Ffs7 #
  • Ooh! The ABS have a case study on the Gov 2.0 showcase about CDATA. CDATA is certainly very useful πŸ™‚ http://bit.ly/l5K3cg #gov2au #
  • I'm totally going to this. Looks awesome! Who else is going? πŸ™‚ AR Dev Camp Sydney http://t.co/0wtmMwy via @eventbrite #gov2au #
  • Totally awesome RT @techAU Awesome zombie-proof house – http://all-that-is-interesting.com/post/4956385434/the-first-zombie-proof-house #
  • Heh, "We are Spinal Tap!" πŸ™‚ come on ppl! @BernardKeane @carolduncan @johnvacy #
  • Nice photo from bike ride to Wee Jasper on the weekend πŸ™‚ thanks @case_pres! http://t.co/e8iOJto #
  • Am doing 2011 Motorcycle Blanket Run with @katelundy, yay! Donations to Salvation Army for winter. Old Parliament House 14th May @ 0830 πŸ™‚ #
  • So access becomes a control & pressure point? A bit scary. RT @dtapscott End of content ownership. Good short piece: http://bit.ly/hC7G4i #
  • Currently reading the global and Australian reports of Internet freedom in 2011: http://www.freedomhouse.org/template.cfm?page=664 #
  • Today, I aim to misbehave. #
  • Perfect day: 1.5hrs motorbike riding with some delicious twists & straights + request from someone who likes my voice to do music. Yay! #fb #
  • Going for a ride with some mates from Canberra to wee jasper. They leave Canberra around 10 and we leave yass at 11. Everyone welcome πŸ™‚ #
  • Just registered on #Twitrax – Upload & Promote music on Twitter http://twitrax.com @Twitraxcom #
  • Thinking of doing a big motorbike ride around Canberra/Yass region tmrw. Any suggestions? πŸ™‚ #
  • Am at an ANZAC Day ceremony in Yass. Very respectful and probably the whole town have turned out. #

Twitter Weekly Updates for 2011-04-24

  • Haven't read email all weekend! Watched Thor which was surprisingly funny once you struggle past 1st 20 mins & lots of Gung Fu #perfect #fb #
  • Having an amazing weekend. Feeling relaxed, happy and very grateful for all my awesome friends πŸ˜€ A motorbike ride tmrw to top it off. #fb #
  • Oh noes! I have to miss @actwonkdrinks as I need to drive straight up to Sydney tonight. Next time πŸ™‚ #
  • RT for thurs stream πŸ™‚ New remix us up. This one is particularly pretty & sad I think. http://t.co/lwMXGsd #
  • Going to sleep now, really happy with that last recording. My voice is starting to actually sound ok πŸ™‚ #
  • Just recorded vocals for and published a new song. It's a NIN remix but this one is particularly pretty & sad I think. http://bit.ly/eblTKQ #
  • Chilling to "What if everything around you isn't quite what it seems. What if all the world you think you know is an elaborate dream." #NIN #
  • Was amused to see "Skynet" was trending and had to find out why. Thanks Interwebs for the dooms and giggles πŸ™‚ #
  • Just wanted to tell the Interwebs a Happy Birthday for @jdub today πŸ™‚ #
  • So I rode the motorbike from Canberra to Yass for the first time, woot! Trucks are really big! Was buffeted about but fun nonetheless πŸ™‚ #
  • Man, things get real when people feel the need to describe exactly how to deal with a kangaroo collision on a motorbike. Thanks @case_pres! #
  • Added my 2c on Internet culture to @stilgherrian's Patch Monday podcast on Geek culture http://arseh.at/67c w @NickHodgeMSFT @SilviaPfeiffer #
  • I dropped in to my sis for cup of tea in my way home & decided my first Canberra-Yass trip shouldn't be @ night. More bike riding tmrw, yay! #
  • OK, doing my first "big" motorbike ride between Canberra and Yass now, wish me luck everyone! πŸ™‚ It's only 45 mins, but my longest trip yet. #
  • .@NickHodgeMSFT Heh, you all did quite well. There's always things I'd add but it was very interesting πŸ™‚ Congrats! /cc @silviapfeiffer #
  • Ha! It's a brilliant way to optimise your networks πŸ™‚ @paulwallbank /cc @carolduncan #
  • Awesome Patch Monday on #geekculture @stilgherrian & thanks for the kudos <blush> πŸ˜€ http://arseh.at/67c /cc @silviapfeiffer @NickHodgeMSFT #
  • Thanks all! Will (try to) be safe! πŸ™‚ @bawdo @eleybourn @LaPeninaEffect @daryl68 @phonakins #
  • Thanks all! Will (try to) be safe πŸ™‚ @murray_w @tracywallace @fitzie_curtin @alexmyoung @richardford @findingsimple @kelisha /cc @jdub #
  • Terrible but hilarious #fail πŸ™‚ RT @joshgnosis: You can't enter heaven unless… http://t.co/kjNs1EW #
  • Heh, totally @johnallsopp, kung fu panda = best movie ever! I included it in a speech on martial arts πŸ™‚ http://t.co/jqsx6vu /cc @CathStyles #