My week of Monday 3 to Sunday 9 June 2019 was rather nice, and rather productive. More time exploring Brisbane, and four decent articles written for ZDNet, and not too much stress at all.Continue reading “Weekly Wrap 471: Two cities, less whisky, no gin, and some more cybers”
[Update 28 February 2019: Things have been rescheduled. Please read the post for the details.]
The 9pm Edict is finally returning for 2019 this coming week. There’s four things you need to know right now — including that we want your secret plans for running the ABC.Continue reading “Announcing “The 9pm 2019, Part 1””
My week of Monday 14 to Sunday 20 January 2019 was dominated by an accident. In the wee hours of Tuesday morning, while heading to the bathroom without my glasses and without being fully awake, I tripped over something.Continue reading “Weekly Wrap 451: Blood, so much blood”
This podcast returns to my hometown of Adelaide and turns thing inside out, with The Arch Window’s Nicholas Fryer asking me questions. Some of them dig into my past.
We talk about internet influencers, internet advertising, the role of the ABC as Australia’s national broadcaster, the shift in focus of The Australian and other Rupert Murdoch media outlets, Malcolm Turnbull, Korean boy band BTS, The Veronicas, Bipolar II Disorder, the nature of being a writer, Sky News Australia, bourbon, repressed memories, getting older, and the importance of fear.Continue reading “The 9pm Arch Window into the Soul”
My week of Monday 25 June to Sunday 1 July 2018 was less productive than hoped, thanks to being a computer down. It looks even less productive than it actually was, because the main work products haven’t been published yet.
Winter has finally arrived in the Blue Mountains too, so the colder weather has reduced my productivity. Yes, I am whinging and having a big sook. But on with the show…
I wrote three more stories for the Crikey project. The total is now four, and the first is scheduled to appear on Monday, as I understand it. Watch my Twitter stream for the details.
None, but there will definitely be at least one episode of The 9pm Edict in the coming week. Whether it’s the interview I recorded recently with John Birmingham, or a magazine-style series of rants, remains to be seen.
- On Monday, I spoke about Facebook’s new Subscription Groups on ABC Darwin. As you may have surmised by now, I’ve pretty much given up posting the audio here.
The Week Ahead
Monday and Tuesday are writing days, primarily, producing a fifth story for the Crikey series.
Wednesday is full of travelling. I’ll take the train down to Sydney to return a loaner computer and deal with a couple of medical appointments, a bus to Castle Hill to collect my repaired computer, a bus to Parramatta for an early dinner, probably, and a train back to Wentworth Falls.
There’s no clear plans yet for Thursday onwards, but it’s likely to include an afternoon off in Katoomba, and some preparation for the weeks ahead. I’ll also knock off some podcast editing.
For a few weeks in July and August, I’ll be writing more than usual for ZDNet, covering for staff who will be taking leave. That’ll keep me busy.
Things I’ve pencilled in, none of which have been confirmed yet:
- SINET 61, Melbourne, 31 July – 1 August. (TBC)
- D61+ LIVE, Brisbane, 18–19 September. (TBC)
- Australian Cyber Conference, formerly the Australian Information Security Association (AISA) National Conference, Melbourne, 9–11 October.
- International Association of Privacy Professionals ANZ (iappANZ) Annual Summit, Privacy: Handling the Seismic Shift, Melbourne, 1 November. (TBC)
Update 2 July 2018: Edited to reflect schedule changes.
[Photo: A NSW TrainLink V-Set train at Sydney Central station, photographed on 27 June 2018.]