My week of Monday 21 to Sunday 27 November 2016 was even less productive than the previous week, but I know why that happened.
One, a change to my medication dosages screwed up my sleep patterns for a while. Two, I did quite a bit of background work that won’t produce visible results for a while. And three, I was lazy.
Podcasts, Media Appearances, Corporate Largesse
[Photo: â€œYes! Chase them. Kill them. You can do it. Mwuahaha! Kill them!â€, photographed on 21 October 2016.]
Actually, this photo deserves a fuller explanation.
When taking the SkyBus from Melbourne Airport into the city, I rode at the front of the upper deck. This young man seated immediately in front of me pretended he was the pilot.
â€œI need speed,â€ he chanted. â€œI need speed. I need speed.â€
Then he started threatening to crush the taxis in front of us. â€œYes! Chase them. Kill them. You can do it. Mwuahaha! Kill them! Youâ€™re stupid. Stupid. Iâ€™ll drive you to death! Stupid. Stupid. Stupid. Stupid.â€
He was really getting into it as we zoomed through that well-known structure on the Tullamarine Freeway.
My week of Monday 24 to Sunday 30 October 2016 was spent in Melbourne, being busy, and being a bit of a media whore.
Since this Weekly Wrap is late, just like last week’s, I’ll get straight into it.
None, but I recorded material for another Ruxcon-related episode of Corrupted Nerds, and The 9pm Edict Public House Forum 4. Both will appear during the week of 7 November.
- On Monday, some of my comments about the late Leslie Nassar were included in the Crikey obit, Razer: vale Leslie Nassar, engineering genius and champion shit-stirrer.
- Also on Monday, one of my silly tweets was included in a Junkee story, People Are Roasting George Brandis Over His Incredibly Weird Signature.
- On Tuesday, my comments on medical technology hacks were feature on ABC Radio’s The World Today. The ABC also ran a news item, Cyber security experts claim St Jude cardiac implants vulnerable to life-threatening hacks.
- On Tuesday night, I spoke about various technology matters in ABC 774 Melbourne. I hope to have a recording available by 10 November.
- The Register ran an item on my tweeted observation, Aussie trams equivalent to 30 skateboarding rhinos.
- On Wednesday, I was MC for the La Trobe University event, “Big Data and Cybersecurity: Are We Ready?”. I’m told that a recording will become available eventually.
- On Friday, my comments on Twitter closing Vine were featured on ABC Radio’s AM. The ABC also ran a news story, Vine video sharing app killed off in latest sign of troubled times for Twitter.
[Photo: Melbourne is doomed, photographed on 30 October 2016. A cold front was approaching Melbourne, accompanied by a severe weather warning about strong winds. This is what it looked like from St Kilda Beach.]
It’s that special day that comes but once every five years. Australia’s national Census 2016. And so far hasn’t it been a disaster.
“Look we don’t like to call it data mining, it’s more like data fracking,” tweeted by Johannes Jakob on 9 August, and he’s right.
Continue reading “The 9pm Fracking Your Data Real Good”