Parliament wasn’t sitting this week, but some interesting reports hit the table — including a couple of Commonwealth Ombudsman reports on electronic surveillance activities.Continue reading “Digital developments from Canberra 14”
The 9pm Underwater Doomsday Conversation with H I Sutton
Finally, it’s time to talk about submarines. The spring series of The 9pm Edict continues with a conversation about what submarines in the 21st century can and can’t do with defence analyst and illustrator H I Sutton of Covert Shores.Continue reading “The 9pm Underwater Doomsday Conversation with H I Sutton”
Richardson Review: Chronology of Australia’s national intelligence community
In December 2020 the Australian government finally released the report of the the Comprehensive review of the legal framework of the National Intelligence Community, which was actually completed a year earlier. It includes this very handy chronology of the development of Australia’s national intelligence community.Continue reading “Richardson Review: Chronology of Australia’s national intelligence community”
Weekly Wrap 550: Hot weather, cooler weather, productivity, and a magpie
My week of Monday 7 to Sunday 13 December 2020 was remarkable productive even though I spent much of it in Sydney being a little unproductive. Three articles! A podcast! Even some planning!Continue reading “Weekly Wrap 550: Hot weather, cooler weather, productivity, and a magpie”
Weekly Wrap 535: Getting ready for spring with a little reflection
August’s theme of low productivity continued through my week of Monday 24 to Sunday 30 August 2020, though I did managed to get something written. And I mapped out my podcast plans. And I enjoyed some sunshine now that spring seems to have arrived.Continue reading “Weekly Wrap 535: Getting ready for spring with a little reflection”
Weekly Wrap 181: The Productivity Fairy strikes!
My week Monday 18 to Sunday 24 November 2013 was… well, let’s just say that everything went to plan.
- Corrupted Nerds: Conversations 9, being a chat about amateur satellite intelligence with David Jorm, a watcher of North Korea.
- Stephen Wolfram ensmartens all the things, ZDNet Australia, 22 November 2013.
- On Tuesday, I went to a press lunch with Sophos at Café Sydney, where we enjoyed this view and food and wine.
The Week Ahead
It’s a busy one. My writing schedule includes a feature and two columns for ZDNet Australia and a couple stories for CSO Online, plus in theory a piece for Corrupted Nerds.
On top of that, there’s the Internet Industry Association’s Nautical Policy event on Wednesday — look alright, it’s a cruise on Sydney Harbour with alcohol — and perhaps one other Christmas event too.
Wish me luck.
I plan to be in Sydney all week.
[Photo: Wentworth Falls in the fog, photographed on 19 November 2013.]