I visited North Sydney Girls High School twice. On Monday, to help assess the projects the Year 10 students had done on the smartphone. And on Friday, to record some material for the Patch Monday podcast and to provide some feedback to the students who are making a documentary on the whole thing.
More about all that coming soon — particularly the podcast to be posted on 24 December. [Update 29 December: Here's that podcast.]
In between, the writing and… oh fuck it, just look at the list.
- Patch Monday episode 167, “2012 in review: IT vendors prepare for cloudy big-data future”. The first of our year-end conversations is with broadcaster, columnist, and author Paul Wallbank; Kate Carruthers; strategy consultant and founder of Social Innovation; and Jeff Waugh, open-source developer, strategist, and advocate.
- Is there really too much freedom of speech online?, Crikey, 10 December 2012. This was the second of two articles from the “Privacy in the 21st Century” sympopsium, the first being last Friday’s ‘Trial by Google’ the new threat to privacy, Leveson warns for Crikey.
- Aust businesses are losing in the big data era, one ‘Like’ button at a time, ZDNet Australia, 14 December 2012.
- On Monday night I spoke about all manner of IT things with Dom Knight on ABC 702 Sydney and local radio around NSW. Alas my recording failed, so I can’t bring it to you.
- On Wednesday afternoon I spoke on ABC 666 Canberra about the Anonymous hack of the Australian Defence Force Academy (ADFA) and the subsequent idea that defence personnel should be made to erase their digital footprint. Naturally I think it’s a silly idea that would destroy morale, despite Facebook killing the future of covert operations. But once again the recording failed. The week was jinxed.
- On Friday, Watterson Public Relations held their Christmas Lunch at the South Steyne Floating Restaurant, Darling Harbour. Just like last year.
The Week Ahead
So, I mentioned that things are refusing to quieten down before Christmas? Yeah well this is what the week is going to look like unless I force the chloroform-soaked handkerchief into its face…
Monday includes finishing this week’s episode of Patch Monday and recording material for the next.
The remainder of the week is as yet unplanned, because certain things need to be confirmed. But it includes writing two articles for CSO Online and two or three for Crikey, plus more of the client website work that’s been taking up much more time than expected recently. Stay tuned.
[Photo: Occluded House, a view of the Sydney Opera House from the Sydney Harbour Bridge, made all the more special thanks to the advertising laid over the bus window.]