My week of Monday 23 to Sunday 30 December 2018 was rather different from my plan for it posted last week. I decided to take a week off, like any normal person, rather than trying to do more work in the Christmas period.Continue reading “Weekly Wrap 448: Christmas, summer, and normal activities”
My week of Monday 19 to Sunday 23 December 2018 was surprisingly busy. Instead of winding down as it approached Christmas, it wound back up with new things happening.Continue reading “Weekly Wrap 447: It’s still way too busy as Christmas looms”
In this episode, Nicholas Fryer joins me to explore politics at the end of 2018.
We talk about potholes in the sky, nurses, some disturbing animal action, Pete Evans, Hawaiian monk seals, morality, colonoscopy, and much more.Continue reading “The 9pm Arch Window of the Prostate Exam”
- What’s actually in Australia’s encryption laws? Everything you need to know, ZDNet Australia, 10 December 2018. This 1800-word explainer, written neutrally, has turned out to be quite popular. It’s a good place to start on this controversial topic.
- Australia’s encryption laws will fall foul of differing definitions, ZDNet Australia, 11 December 2018.
I have two part-written stories for ZDNet that should be finished in the coming week.
None. Next week, though…
- On Tuesday, I spoke about the Assistance & Access Act on Sydney’s Radio Skidrow, and later in the day on ABC Adelaide. No recordings of them for now, but the Radio Skidrow one will appear in their podcast this coming week.
- On Friday, I spoke about YouTube’s attempts to get rid of hate speech and other problematic content on ABC Radio’s PM.
The Week Ahead
I’ll be in Sydney on Monday, finishing some writing for ZDNet, dealing with some medical imaging, and catching up with friends. The writing continues on Tuesday, after which I return to the Blue Mountains to continue yet more writing on another project.
On Thursday, Nicholas Fryer and I will be recording another joint episode of The 9pm Edict podcast. It should be posted that night.
Friday is probably about writing too. Given that it’s the last day of the last proper working week before Christmas, though, who can say?
The following week begins with Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, and Boxing day, followed by two alleged working days before the extend New Year long weekend. I’ll be spending nearly all of it cat-sitting in Ashfield, and adding personal and maybe work things ad libitum.
[Photo: Crossing the Nepean. Part of my regular “Crossing the Nepean” series of images, but this time taken from the old road bridge through the a bus window covered in advertising, photographed on 16 December 2018.]
- CISOs given cyber leadership role in Australia’s new Information Security Manual, ZDNet Australia, 4 December 2018. This is the manual used by Australian government agencies, but it’s a good read for any organisation.
- On Friday, I spoke about Australia’s new encryption laws on ABC TV’s News Breakfast. Here’s a snippet.
- On Tuesday, I met with people from Unisys Security Solutions and they paid for the coffee.
- On Thursday, I was on the Annual Communications & Internet Community Boat Cruise on Sydney Harbour, and had some lovely food and drink at the industry’s expense.
The Week Ahead
There’s a lot of writing to do, for both ZDNet and a semi-SEKRIT international project. I should be in the Blue Mountains for pretty much the whole week.
Nicholas Fryer and I will be recording another joint episode of The 9pm Edict podcast on Thursday 22 December, and it should be posted that night.
[Photo: Sydney Harbour Bridge, photographed on 6 December 2018.]