A weekly summary of what I’ve been doing elsewhere on the internets. It was another massive week of writing this week, including a trip to Melbourne.
- Patch Monday episode 98, “Games, crime, porn and Facebook (laws)” A long chat with Peter Black, lecturer in media and internet law at Queensland University of Technology about R10+ computer games, a legislated right to privacy, the spread of “voluntary” internet filtering against the Interpol blacklist, laws relating to cybercrime, and calls to bring Facebook under control. It was recorded at the Hotel Gearin in Katoomba.
- Politics of NBN pricing: comparing potatoes and pomegranates, Crikey, 25 July 2011.
- Poll-driven knee-jerk reactions: the latest political craze, ABC Drum Opinion, 25 July 2011.
- Cyber Storm III security exercise key findings released, CSO, 25 July 2011.
- The keyboard is dead, Technology Spectator, 26 July 2011.
- Skills shortage risks NBN benefits: NetApp, ZDNet Australia, 27 July 2011.
- Media’s internet cluelessness is unacceptable and they will die, Crikey, 28 July 2011.
- ‘Impossible’ new wireless tech an NBN-killer? Not quite, not yet, Crikey, 29 July 2011.
These next few articles are all from the IBM Pulse 11 event in Melbourne. As the disclosure below points out, I travelled to this event as IBM’s guest.
- IBM pushes Tivoli for cows and guns, ZDNet Australia, 27 July 2011. I’m particularly pleased with this headline, which is a reference to the Dana Lyons song, Cows with Guns.
- IBM tech intercepts packets to control apps, ZDNet Australia, 28 July 2011.
- Telstra GOC saves $1.5m with single sign-on, ZDNet Australia, 28 July 2011.
- IBM halves Woolworths maintenance calls, ZDNet Australia, 28 July 2011.
- On Wednesday I was on ABC Triple’s national current affairs program Hack talking about LulzSec and Anonymous calling for a boycott of PayPal.
- Also on Wednesday, I was interviewed by ABC Radio’s PM program on the hack of a wholesale internet service provider that was widely reported as a hack of the National Broadband Network.
- On Friday I was interviewed by SBS TV’s World News about the the UK High Court decision to order the country’s largest internet service provider BT to block access to a website that provides links to pirated movies.
- Over at my business Prussia.Net we launched the new Australian website for Guild Guitars. It’s built in WordPress.
- On Tuesday I attended a briefing for media and analysts at Bilson’s Restaurant in Sydney where NetApp paid for the food and drink.
- On Wednesday and Thursday I attended IBM’s Pulse 2011 event in Melbourne as IBM’s guest. They paid for airfares, taxis, accommodation and various meals.
Most of my day-to-day observations are on my high-volume Twitter stream, and random photos and other observations turn up on my Posterous stream. The photos also appear on Flickr, where I eventually add geolocation data and tags.
[Photo: Skyscrapers ay Circular Quay, Sydney, photographed from the Sydney Harbour Bridge on 29 July 2011.]