You may have noticed that I wrote nothing about my week of Monday 11 to Sunday 17 January 2016. That shall continue to be the case for some time. That was a terrible week. But this week, Monday 18 to Sunday 24 January 2016, has been much better. So far. And about that…
The key word, ladies and gentlemen, is “compartmentalisation”. And you’re in the wrong compartment. Move on. There’s nothing to see here.
Some of you will be wondering why I haven’t been paying attention to Twitter for a couple of weeks. Well, I’m busy dealing with a great many things, and it’s a lot to process. I don’t need the additional cognitive load of Twitter just now — neither the processing of a fast-moving information stream, nor the performance aspects.
Twitter will probably be added back into the mix a few days from now, once certain things have been dealt with.
- AGD stops Australia Post going cyber-Clouseau, ZDNet, 19 January 2016. The Attorney-General’s Department has made some surprisingly sensible decisions relating to the mandatory retention of your telecommunications data.
- Australia’s cyberwar defences ‘badly lagging’: ADFA, ZDNet, 20 January 2016. This is the first of three columns based on a new report by Prof Greg Austin of the Australian Defence Force Academy (ADFA) Australian Centre for Cyber Security (ACCS), Australia Rearmed: Future Capabilities for Cyber-enabled Warfare.
- Australia seems ill-equipped for cyberwar ‘rapid catch-up’, ZDNet, 20 January 2016. This is the second of those articles. The third has already been written, and it’ll be published on
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The Week Ahead
On Monday morning,
I’ll spend a couple of hours on my tax accounting, the first of many such sessions in the coming weeks . In the afternoon, I’ll make the long commute down to Sydney and back, because errands. En route, I’ll update various client projects.
Tuesday is Australia Day. But despite the public holiday, I plan to spend the afternoon on pre-production for the next episode of The 9pm Edict podcast.
On Wednesday, I’ll write for ZDNet. The 9pm Edict will be recorded on Thursday night 28 January, streamed live through Spreaker from 2100 AEDT.
On Friday, I’ll head down to Sydney again, for a meeting with my accountant,
and to record a Corrupted Nerds podcast with Leslie Nassar, and perhaps some social activities. The weekend is as yet unplanned.
On 10 to 12 February, I’ll be in Melbourne for the Pause Fest. I’m on a panel on Thursday 11 titled “The security paradox: individual privacy vs digital driftnets”. I’ll be staying in Melbourne until Saturday afternoon. If you’d like to catch up, let me know.
Update 25 January 2016: Edited to reflect schedule changes. Update 27 January 2016: Edited to reflect further schedule changes. Update 28 January 2016: Edited yet again to reflect even more schedule changes.
[Photo: The controls which operate the external torpedo tube hatches in the forward torpedo room of USS Pampanito, San Francisco, photographed on 10 December 2010.]