Weekly Wrap 43

A weekly summary of what I’ve been doing elsewhere on the internets. This week I’m slowly getting back to the normal level of media work, it seems.

I’ve even completely finished the coming week’s edition of the Patch Monday podcast and sent it to ZDNet Australia. I feel so… productive!

Podcasts

Articles

  • Iranian hackers prove internet security is rubbish, for Crikey, explaining the implications of the presumed-Iranian hackers managing to issue themselves fake SSL certificates.
  • Electronic voting a threat to democracy, for ABC Unleashed. This opinion piece essentially says that the security risks outweigh the convenience. I was most amused to see commenters claim that I’m therefore “afraid of technology” because I don’t understand it. Convenience is everything, apparently.

Media Appearances

Corporate Largesse

  • Shiva Kumar from PR firm Edelman bought me a cup of coffee on Monday when he briefed me on using LinkedIn. LinkedIn themselves then provided me with a free Pro-level account.

Elsewhere

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: The view from Wattle Cottage, which is where I’m living this weekend. Of course it’s one of the Bunjaree Cottages at Wentworth Falls in the Blue Mountains, where I’ve been based since early February. This is the first time I’ve stayed in this particular cottage and the view brings with it a vast number of birds.]

Talking Hacking 101 on ABC Radio Darwin 105.7

This morning, in the wake of news that Prime Minister Julia Gillard’s email has been hacked along with those of other senior government members, the ABC’s Kate O’Toole spoke with me about the rise of hacking.

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This material is ©2010 Australian Broadcasting Corporation, of course, but given that I provide my time for free and they don’t make the effort to make it available online, it’s only reasonable that I put it here and plug Kate O’Toole’s excellent program.

Weekly Wrap 35

A weekly summary of what I’ve been doing elsewhere on the internets. Which wasn’t much, because Sydney continued to swelter in the heat while I was busy packing up the Enmore house — and I’ll tell you more about that later.

Articles

None. Terrible, eh? Well, I did rant about sky spam. Although that was here on this website rather than elsewhere.

Podcasts

  • Patch Monday episode 74, “Microsoft-Google-Apple 3-way cage fight”. A panel discussion about the three biggest technology companies and their future. My guests? Sam Higgins, research director at Brisbane-based ICT research and advisory company Longhaus. Derry Finkeldey, principal research analyst with Gartner specialising in branding and marketing issues. And Keith Ahern, founder of one of Australia’s leading mobile application developers, Mogeneration.

Media Appearances

  • On Friday I spoke with Kate O’Toole on ABC Radio Darwin 105.7 about the internet running out of IP addresses. And here’s a recording — which is obviously ©2011 Australian Broadcasting Corporation but since they’re not doing anything with it I might as well use it to plug Kate’s excellent program.
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Corporate Largesse

None.

Elsewhere

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: Enmore Heat, a picture of Enmore Road, Sydney, just after 7pm on 1 February 2011, when the temperature was still 40C.]

Here’s my Triple J appearance

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If you missed my live radio appearance on Triple J’s Hack yesterday, you can catch it at their website. It’s Tuesday’s edition. Yes, that does mean the streams and MP3 file will disappear next week, but I’m sure we can find some way to, um, liberate it. It’s worth listening to just for the astounding interview with Senator Stephen Conroy.