My week of Monday 14 to Sunday 20 April 2014 was a solid performer in the first half, and suitably balanced in the second half — not a time-off Easter, but at least one that wasn’t about over-work.
My own media production moved away from covering the Heartbleed bug, producing just one item — an opinion piece looking back at the way the crisis was handled, as opposed to the straight news stories produced during the previous week. But the story had moved into the mainstream, and that provided the background for a couple of media appearances.
More importantly, at least from my point of view, was that on Easter Sunday I launched “The 9 O’Clock Resurrection”, a Pozible crowdfunding project to re-establish my podcast The 9pm Edict as a regular part of my media production schedule.
I’ve already posted two progress videos onto a YouTube playlist, and we’re already nearly halfway to the initial target. I’m posting plenty of updates elsewhere, so I won’t bang on about that here.
- Heartbleed heartache: This was not a drill, people, and you failed, ZDNet Australia, 15 April 2014.
- On Monday I spoke about Heartbleed on ABC 774 Melbourne, ABC 720 Perth, and local stations throughout Victoria and Western Australia.
- On Tuesday I spoke about smartphone privacy on ABC Radio National’s Life Matters.
- On Thursday we recorded this week’s Download This Show for ABC Radio National, where we spoke about password management, an attempt to update the typeface Comic Sans, and a dumb-arsed thing called the SELFIE mirror. The password management story is also available on video.
- Also on Thursday I spoke about Heartbleed on SBS2’s The Feed.
- On Saturday I was called a Doom Clown by Tim Blair in his blog at the Daily Telegraph.
There was one for every working day, so that went to plan. Why don’t you subscribe to 5at5, and then I don’t need to keep telling you about it.
- 5at5 number 34, 14 April 2013.
- 5at5 number 35, 15 April 2013.
- 5at5 number 36, 16 April 2013.
- 5at5 number 37, 17 April 2013.
- On Thursday I had a meeting with someone from Lewis PR to exchange notes on what we each had coming up. They paid for coffee and cake.
The Week Ahead
It’s a short working week here in Australia, which is partially why this Weekly Wrap is appearing on Tuesday. Monday was mostly an excursion with two friends to Dulwich Hill, Summer Hill and Ashfield. Dumplings were involved.
Today, Tuesday, is about email and planning and many minor tasks that need to be gotten out of the way, so that I can concentrate on promoting the Pozible project and plan out the next few weeks.
Wednesday and Thursday are writing days, with at least one thing to write for ZDNet Australia, plus some work to be done on sorting out my cashflows. Friday is Anzac Day. I will mark it in some way, personally, but I’m not sure how yet. The weekend is unplanned as yet.
I’m in Sydney all week, and currently plan to return to the Blue Mountains on Sunday.
[Photo: Salmon heads on special at $1.99 per kilogram, photographed at Cabramatta in Sydney’s south-west on Saturday 19 April 2014.]