Monday 23 to Sunday 29 December 2019 was a curious Christmas week, and a week of cat-sitting. I went to an actual Christmas Lunch for the first time in 15 or maybe even 20 years. And then there was… well… you’d better read on.Continue reading “Weekly Wrap 500: Cats, cat-sitting, Christmas, and trains”
Monday 16 to Sunday 22 December 2019 was another week when Sydney’s sky was drenched in bushfire smoke. My belly cleared, I got a podcast done, and the podcast was good. I am pleased.Continue reading “Weekly Wrap 499: More podcast, more smoke, more concern about revenue”
The entire week of Monday 9 to Sunday 15 December 2019 was lost to gastrointestinal wonders, thanks very much. I still don’t know what’s going on down there. But let’s not dwell on that, because it’s finally started improving.Continue reading “Weekly Wrap 498: Many smoke, no work, very poo”
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”
My work involved, in order, finishing the second instalment of DirectorTech, writing for ZDNet, producing two podcasts, and winding down for the holiday season. Plus laziness about these posts.
- “The 9pm Public House Forum 5”, or The 9pm Edict episode 70, was streamed live and recorded on Sunday 17 December. You can also listen at SoundCloud and Spreaker. You can support this podcast with a one-off contribution via PayPal or major credit cards. Please consider.
- “The 9pm Glorious Cloaca”, or The 9pm Edict episode 71, was streamed live and recorded on Friday 22 December. You can also listen at SoundCloud and Spreaker. Ditto re support.
- Only US tops Australia in Asia-Pacific cyber maturity: ASPI, ZDNet Australia, 12 December 2017.
- Individualism may make you better at catching a phish: Research, ZDNet Australia, 13 December 2017.
- Australian government’s recklessness with medical data is symptom of deeper problems, ZDNet Australia, 19 December 2017.
I also did quite a bit of work on the second instalment of DirectorTech, though just editing and production this time, no original writing from me.
- On Friday 15 December I went to Watterson PR’s Christmas Party at The Deck, Luna Park. To say that there was plenty of food and drink would be an understatement.
- In a follow-up to my story about the hack of an Australian defence contractor, BuzzFeed reported that Defence’s Joint Strike Fighter Team Caught Unaware By “Alf” Hacker Speech.
The Week Ahead
Monday is Christmas Day, which I’ll be celebrating in the company of a kitten in Ashfield. I’ve got a few errands to do on the following days, but this year I’m taking it easy through until the New Year. And that’s as far ahead as I’m looking. Happy Holidays.
[Photo: Cockatoo Swoop. A sulphur-crested cockatoo (Cacatua galerita) swoops down to investigate my shopping trolley behind the Coles supermarket in Katoomba on 19 December 2017.]