My week Monday 26 August to Sunday 1 September 2013 was a full one, and I survived.
Part of me wants to write more than that, particularly after last week’s false start, the thoughts generated by my university lectures on Monday, and the idiocy of being banned by Microsoft — and in that account I really should have emphasised more the defamatory nature of that action.
But it’s already well into Sunday evening, I’ve already written my counterpoint to gripes about the Sunday Telegraph, and it’s a busy week ahead (see below). So on with the facts.
- Gartner’s vision of infosec 2019: four scenarios, all bad, CSO Online, 28 August 2013.
- Look, we told you about these droids, ZDNet Australia, 29 August 2013.
- Assad’s army: the future of hacking is here, with a new target, Crikey, 30 August 2013.
- Melbourne IT breach highlights need for security culture, ZDNet Australia, 30 August 2013.
None, though I did more background work on Corrupted Nerds, and things will appear in the coming few days.
- On Monday, I gave my guest lecture at the University of Sydney, Algorithms and the Filter Bubble, Take 2A in the morning, and Take 2B in the afternoon. They’re slightly different.
- Also on Monday, I met up with Kim Carter, the PR Manager of the Australian Direct Marketing Association. Oddly enough, they know all about data mining. She paid for the coffee.
- Also on Monday, I went to the program launch for the Sydney Opera House’s Festival of Dangerous Ideas, which is on 2 to 4 November. There was food and drink.
- On Thursday night, I went to Text100’s (in)famous Christmas in August event, where they previewed their clients’ goodies for the holiday buying season. There was food and much, much drink.
The Week Ahead
It’ll be another busy one. Monday is dedicated to a spring clean of various projects, something I’m looking forward to.
Tuesday is a trip to Sydney for a 1000 interview recording in the CBD, and to cover a lunch event by the Trans-Tasman Business Circle featuring Westpac’s chief information officer Clive Whincup. I’m reporting on the latter for Technology Spectator.
Wednesday is a day of interview recordings, research and writing back up in the Blue Mountains.
On Thursday it’s back to Sydney for more interview recordings and a lunch briefing by AVG Technologies, and I’ll probably stay in Sydney over night because on Friday I have an 0800 interview recording in the CBD — after which it’s all a bit unplanned.
[Photo: Sydney Harbour from Potts Point, taken from a room at the DeVere Hotel on Friday 30 August 2013.]