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My week of Monday 18 to Sunday 24 June 2018 wasn’t all that exciting. I’ll list the usual things, but I’ll also keep it brief because my computer just died. Joy.
- Australian space capabilities would boost our Five Eyes role: Former astronaut, ZDNet Australia, 22 June 2018.
I also wrote another piece for the Crikey series we’ve been working on. I’m told this series will start appearing in early July.
None, but I really will do these two podcasts soon.
- ZDNet editor Chris Duckett said I’d had “a prescient moment in 2015” in his op-ed Won’t get fooled again: Gig economy second wave begins to break. He was referring to my column Oh no, startups are now Australia’s political battleground. He probably should’ve said “rare prescient moment”. Also, wouldn’t the second gig economy be an “encore”?
- On Monday, I spoke about the debacle that was Optus Sports’ streaming of the FIFA World Cup on ABC Adelaide.
The Week Ahead
Monday is supposed to be a writing day, but I may spend it arguing with technology. I’ll also do the shopping in Katoomba.
On Tuesday I’ll trek to Sydney. First, I’ll collect a loaner computer from The Rocks. Then it’s off to Apple Castle Towers — where there isn’t even a castle, let alone towers — to start the process of getting the computer fixed. And then it’s back to Wentworth Falls to make all the things work again.
The shape of the rest of the week will depend on how long it takes the repairs to happen, but it will include writing for the usual suspects.
Things I’ve pencilled in, none of which have been confirmed yet:
- SINET 61, Melbourne, 31 July â€“ 1 August. (TBC)
- D61+ LIVE, Brisbane, 18â€“19 September. (TBC)
- Australian Cyber Conference, formerly the Australian Information Security Association (AISA) National Conference, Melbourne, 9â€“11 October.
- International Association of Privacy Professionals ANZ (iappANZ) Annual Summit, Privacy: Handling the Seismic Shift, Melbourne, 1 November. (TBC)
Update 25 June 2018: Edited to clarify the week’s plans.
[Photo: What the screen of my MacBook Pro looks like right now.]