My week of Monday 2 to Sunday 8 June 2014, at least beyond immediate work commitments, was somewhat limited by certain cashflow issues, but that seems to always happen when there’s a long weekend early in the month.
Still, the ebook project progressed nicely — and that will be announced properly in approximately a week. It’s not that exciting, though, trust me.
Oddly enough, both of these were triggered by the announcements at Apple’s Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC). I found it quite funny that some people, even some alleged technology journalists, said there was nothing interesting to report because there wasn’t any new hardware.
- How Apple is revolutionising your digital future — and you’ll never notice, Crikey, 3 June 2014.
- Apple’s new iOS 8 openness brings new security threats, ZDNet Australia, 3 June 2014. If I had my life over again, I’d change the headline. “Apple’s new iOS 8 openness brings new security risks”, not “threats”. The threats are the same old same old.
There’s also the blog posts I wrote for Blogjune, which you may find interesting. Or not.
- On Wednesday I spoke about Google and the right to be forgotten on ABC 666 Canberra.
- Also on Wednesday, I spoke about “swatting” on Sydney radio commercial 2UE.
- On Thursday I spoke about “swatting” again on 2UE.
Not quite a full week this week, though Friday’s was a bumper edition to make up for the gap. Why don’t you subscribe to 5at5?
- 5at5 number 59, 2 June 2013.
- 5at5 number 60, 3 June 2013.
- 5at5 number 61, 4 June 2013.
- 12at12 number 62, 6 June 2013.
- I set up my own Twitter archive, as already explained.
- On Friday I caught up with Michael McKinnon from AVG Technologies AU. We spoke about many interesting things, and he bought a couple of beers and dinner.
The Week Ahead
Monday is a public holiday for the Queen’s Birthday, but since she has neglected to invite me to her party — an administrative oversight I can accept, because she is a busy woman — I will be catching up with a friend instead. And then I shall return to Wentworth Falls.
Tuesday is a day of research and planning, unless a writing commission comes up.
Wednesday is a day trip to Sydney for a lunchtime briefing by Brocade. Thursday is a day of writing. Friday onwards has yet to be allocated.
[Photo: St Stephens Anglican Church, Newtown, photographed from Camperdown Memorial Rest Park on 21 June 2003. I’ve decided that if I haven’t taken any decent photographs in the week covered by the Wrap, I’ll pick something from the same month in the past.]
[Update 10 June 2014, 1515 AEST: The Week Ahead edited to reflect a change of plans for Wednesday.]