Monday 6 to Sunday 12 May 2019 was quite a productive week, despite cancelling Friday to avoid coming down with a cold. It’s also been fun watching the chaos of Australia’s federal election campaign. Enough said.Continue reading “Weekly Wrap 467: Birds, eggs, and cybers”
My fortnight from Monday 4 to Sunday 17 March 2019 was a difficult one. The terrorism at the mosques in Christchurch, New Zealand, which ended the week didn’t help. No one needs that in their world, least of all the victims of course. I won’t dwell on that here. That’s not because I have nothing to say. It’s because I have too much to say.Continue reading “Weekly Wrap 459: Destroyed by a cold, but still a few cybers”
- Who leaked the idea of ASD spying on Australians, and why?, ZDNet Australia, 30 April 2018. I wrote that piece when this story about the Australian Signals Directorate was only beginning to unfold. The Saturday Paper had a detailed front-page story yesterday, Cabinet split on Dutton’s ASD plan.
- “Announcing ‘The 9pm Brisbane Forum’”, being an audio promo for the Pozible campaign of the same name. You can also listen to it on Speaker or SoundCloud. Do please consider pledging your support if you want the podcasts listed below to happen.
Media Appearances, Corporate Largesse
The Week Ahead
The next few weeks continue to see me based in Ashfield, Sydney, working through the Crikey project, and writing for ZDNet much as usual. I hope to get some walking in, however, and I might post some stuff about the places I visit, including photos.
The next episode of The 9pm Edict, will be recorded and streamed live
this Thursday 10 at 2100 AEST.
Other things I’ve pencilled in:
- Cyber Leaders 2018, Sydney, 15 May.
- AusCERT Cyber Security Conference, Gold Coast, 30 May to 1 June.
- The 9pm Edict Public House Forum 7, Brisbane, Saturday 2 June. (TBC)
- Record an episode of The 9pm Probe with author and columnist John Birmingham, Brisbane, Monday 4 June. (TBC)
- Building Australia’s Strategy for Space, Canberra, 13–15 June.
- 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.
Update 8 May 2018: Edited to reflect change in podcast recording date.
[Photo: The Eye of Gathgwyn, the cat I’m currently cat-sitting in Ashfield, Sydney, photographed on 5 May 2018.]
I got nothing done, apart from some excellent lying in bed coughing. I do not recommend this as a way of life.
- ZDNet posted another video of me giving my feelpinion about stuff in their Security TV series, The good and bad of Apple’s security approach.
Podcasts, Articles, and Corporate Largesse
None. For obvious reasons.
The Week Ahead
On Monday, I’ll be producing an episode of The 9pm Edict podcast, and then celebrating in a private ceremony the Winter Solstice and the Full Moon. This will continue into Tuesday, because the Solstice itself is actually at 0834 AEST, well after the 0700 AEST sunrise.
The remainder of the week will see me in Sydney, working on the seemingly-endless tax compliance work, as well as the much-delayed geek-for-hire work. That’s enough for now, right?
[Photo: Sydney, five minutes before dawn, being the view of the Sydney CBD on 11 June 2016.]
My week Monday 30 May to Sunday 5 June 2016 was disrupted by a cold or somesuch — perhaps caught at AusCERT 2016, perhaps just the change-of-season illness that seems to have spread down the entire east coast of Australia — and then by Sydney’s massive rainstorms of 4–5 June.
I’m therefore well behind schedule, so I’ll keep this brief.
- “The 9pm Edict Public House Forum 3” was recorded on Saturday, and the final version will be produced and posted on Wednesday 8 June.
None. I’ve got tons of recorded interviews, however, so I’ll be sorting them out soon enough.
- The video of the AusCERT 2016 Speed Debate from 27 May has been posted. I was one of eight panellists.
- On Saturday, during a break in the recording of The 9pm Edict, I was filmed drinking a cold deconstructed coffee.
- One of my photos has been used to illustrate a story at Travel with Pedro.
- One of my tweets had its wisdom recognised by Sydney Morning Herald, who chose it as their Tweet of the Day.
The Week Ahead
I should be in Sydney for the whole week once again. With few specific appointments locked in so far, I’ll be working at my own pace through the neverending tax bookkeeping, the geek-for-hire projects which are way behind schedule, and some writing for ZDNet. In roughly that order.
There are three fixed commitments, however.
- On Monday through Wednesday, I’ll edit, mix and post The 9pm Edict Public House Forum 3.
- On Wednesday afternoon, I’m recording a radio spot which will be broadcast on ABC Radio’s digital streams on Saturday afternoon. Check my Twitter feed on the day for the exact time.
- On Wednesday evening, I’m doing a radio spot on ABC 774 Melbourne at 1930 AEST.
The weekend is unplanned, and it’s the long weekend for the Queen’s Birthday.
[Update 8 June 2016: Edited to reflect some schedule changes. Update 11 June 2016: Edited to add the Tweet of the Day item.]
[Photo: Crossing Anzac Bridge, photographed on 4 June 2016 during Sydney’s massive two-day rainstorm.]