My week of Monday 20 to Sunday 26 January 2020 saw a fascinating ZDNet article and a lot of sulking. The coming week will be vastly more interesting. Oh, and there were sausages.Continue reading “Weekly Wrap 504: A quiet lead-up to Australia Day, with sausages”
It’s time to record more episodes of my inappropriately-named podcast The 9pm Edict in Brisbane. Why? A Queensland visit has just been added to my work schedule, so I’ve put myself at your disposal in Brisbane on 1 to 4 June.
I’ll organise my plan of action and any guests over the next few days, and I’ll post the details here.
Meanwhile, please pledge your support in the Pozible crowdfunding campaign to cover my costs. It runs until Thursday 31 May 2019 at 2100 AEST.Continue reading “Announcing “The 9pm Brisbane Podcasts 2019””
Many, many thanks to the 54 supporters who’ve contributed to The 9pm GoatFest Tasmania. Your generosity means that, yes, just five days from now I’ll be heading to Tasmania to record two podcasts. Scroll down for the details.
None, but piece I wrote has yet to appear, and look below for the big podcast news.
- On Thursday, I briefly rabbited on about goats on ABC Hobart. I won’t be posting the audio, because I don’t think it has value beyond the day it happened.
- On Thursday, I went to a lunchtime briefing at the North Sydney offices of CrowdStrike. There was sushi. I also walked away with a branded pen and walk calendar.
The Week Ahead
Right, this is the big one.
On Monday, I’m heading down to Sydney for a briefing by Motorola Solutions on the “Future of Public Safety”, as they put it. Apparently that includes a mixed-reality system to help firefighters, and “a new virtual voice partner, akin to a smart Siri or Alexa, providing vital, data-driven information to public safety officials in the heat of the moment”. En route there and back, I’ll be writing for ZDNet, and dealing with some client web work.
Tuesday and Wednesday are writing and editing days for ZDNet and DirectorTech.
Thursday is a preparation day for my Tasmania trip, which kicks off Friday with the train down to Sydney, then an afternoon flight to Launceston. Saturday is about exploring Launceston, and my final pre-production.
Sunday sees me spending the day at GoatFest Tasmania recording material for “The 9pm GoatFest Tasmania”, a special episode of The 9pm Edict podcast that will be streamed live from 2100 AEDT that night.
On Monday 26 February, the morning is the bus ride from Launceston to Hobart, the afternoon is the highly-regarded Museum of Old and New Art (MONA), and the evening is dinner with some friends at Bar Wa Izakaya. Don’t worry, they’re paying.
On Tuesday 27 February, I’m preparing for and recording a Private House Forum episode of The 9pm Edict, a panel show like the Public House Forum episodes but without a live audience. I’m expecting that to be streamed live from around 2000 AEDT.
Looking way further ahead:
- Australian Cyber Security Centre (ACSC) Conference, Canberra, 10–12 April.
- Australian Cyber Conference, formerly the Australian Information Security Association (AISA) National Conference, Melbourne, 9–11 October.
[Photo: View from North Sydney. The view across Sydney Harbour to the south-east from the offices of CrowdStrike on level 18 of 141 Miller Street, North Sydney, photographed on 15 February 2018.]
UPDATE 15 February 2018: The Pozible campaign was successful. Details of what I’ll be doing will be posted on Saturday 17 February.
Let’s talk about Goats! GoatFest Tasmania is Tasmania’s Only All-Breeds Goat Festival and Field Day, with everything you ever need to know about goats and goat products all under the one roof. It’s on Sunday 25 February in Launceston, and I want to go. I need to go.
What’s not to love? Like, goats, right!Continue reading “Announcing “The 9pm GoatFest Tasmania””
As with last week, I won’t say much about the week of Monday 20 to Sunday 26 November 2017 either, except to say that things are, more or less, wonderful. At least by comparison, etc.
- Sunday 17 December: “The 9pm Edict Public House Forum 5”, recorded live at the West Ryde Hotel and streamed live from 1400 AEDT via stilgherrian.com/edict/live/ and Spreaker apps. Book a free audience spot.
- Tuesday 19 December: A regular episode, as always streamed live from stilgherrian.com/edict/live/ and Spreaker apps from 2100 AEDT.
But, to what happened this week…
- “The 9pm The Earth is Flat and So’s Your Mum”, being The 9pm Edict episode 70. You can also listen on SoundCloud and Spreaker.
- How many must be killed in the Internet of Deadly Things train wrecks?, ZDNet Australia, 20 November 2017.
- On Wednesday, I was interviewed for ABC Radio’s PM, Fears for internet freedom as Trump targets ‘net neutrality’.
The Week Ahead
Monday through Wednesday I’m concentrating on DirectorTech. Also on Wednesday I’m heading down to Sydney for medical appointments, the ones I’d originally planned to do last Friday, as well as recording a spot for ABC Melbourne. I’ll be answering the question “What is the cloud?” some time after 1900 AEDT.
The rest of the week is unplanned, but I’m sure it’ll include some writing for ZDNet.
The goal of The 9pm Edict Summer Series is to fund extra episodes of The 9pm Edict podcast over summer. As I write this on Sunday afternoon, 29 supporters have taken us 54% of the way to Target One. With four days to go, we’ve got some catching up to do. Please consider.
- Resilience to phishing attacks is failing to improve, ZDNet Australia, 13 November 2017.
Podcasts, Media Appearances
None, but see below.
The Week Ahead
Monday through Wednesday will be about writing, for both ZDNet and DirectorTech. Wednesday will also include errands to both Leura and Katoomba, or maybe even Penrith. Exotic!
This episode will include the wrap-up of the Pozible campaign for The 9pm Edict Summer Series, so listen for the final result.
Friday is a Sydney day, with medical and other appointments.
The exact shape of the next few weeks will depend on the results of The 9pm Edict Summer Series. Do you detect a theme here?
[Photo: AMP Building, Sydney, the building at 33 Alfred Street, Circular Quay, which was the first example of the post-war International style to be built in Sydney. Photographed on 14 November 2017.]