My week of Monday 23 February to Sunday 1 March 2015 began with fatigue and ended with drama, and then more fatigue.
The fatigue was inevitable, given that last weekend saw the production of two podcasts, as well as the first day of Tech Leaders Forum, which continued into Monday.
What I wasn’t expecting was being run down by a car on Thursday night. I wasn’t hurt, really, but nevertheless it was annoying — and I’ll tell you about that in The 9pm Edict. I wasn’t expecting to be attacked by a leech on Friday. And I wasn’t expecting Saturday to be wiped out by a gut problem. Sigh.
But enough of that…
- The second-class internet? You’re soaking in it, ZDNet Australia, 27 February 2015. If you don’t get the reference in the headline, watch this video.
None. The will be an episode The 9pm Edict on Tuesday 3 March, once I’ve gotten a feature written for ZDNet Australia.
There were three editions of 5at5 this week, on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday. You might want to subscribe so you receive them all as they’re released.
- On Tuesday, I spoke about the alleged Gemalto SIM card hack on ABC Radio’s The World Today.
- Also on Tuesday, I spoke about the alleged Gemalto SIM card hack on Sydney radio 2UE.
- On Wednesday, I spoke about the alleged Gemalto SIM card hack on 1395 FIVEaa Adelaide.
- On Thursday, I spoke about Gemalto’s response to the hack claims on ABC Radio’s AM.
- Also on Thursday, I spoke about Gemalto and SIM cards and the like on ABC News24, but I didn’t record that TV spot.
- On Monday, we wrapped up this year’s Tech Leaders Forum at the Fairmont Resort in the Blue Mountains. Apart from one night’s accommodation and plenty of food and drink, some vendors gave out various bits and pieces. Bitdefender gave me a branded TSA-approved travel lock and a Gecko dashboard pad thingy. Emerson Network Power, a novelty branded USB stick with their PR material. LogRhythm, a branded pen. Oakton, a USB stick with their PR material. From Simplivity, a branded pen.
The Week Ahead
Here’s the plan. Monday, a feature for ZDNet Australia. Tuesday, an episode of The 9pm Edict. Wednesday, probably a day trip to Sydney — and if it happens, it might include a bit of television. Thursday, a column for ZDNet Australia. Friday, updating that ebook, finally, and getting it to people.
The weekend isn’t locked in yet, but one option is heading down to Albion Park, where a Boeing 747 will land at the tiny Albion Park Airport, before it becomes a permanent museum piece at the Historical Aircraft Restoration Society (HARS). Or I might not. It depends on many factors.
Updated 16 March 2015: Added the largesse from Simplivity, which I just found.
[Photo: Attack of the Killer Leech, the one which I had to remove from my foot, photographed on 27 February 2015.]