My week of Monday 15 to Sunday 21 February saw The 8pm Quiz return, another successful Pozible crowdfunding campaign, and even a solid social event â€” which is why there’s a picture of tuna. It was very nice indeed.Continue reading “Weekly Wrap 560: Success with quizzing, crowdfunding, and tuna”
Weekly Wrap 407: New projects abound, plus a rabbit
This is really another Fortnightly Wrap, covering Monday 5 to Sunday 18 March 2018. I’ve been busy, and I’ll be busy for the next couple of weeks.
- Government’s dumb data disasters demonstrate decaying diligence, ZDNet Australia, 12 March 2018.
- I filed a complaint with the City of Sydney over a poorly-handled rabbit incident at Circular Quay library I’ve been advised that there will be “an internal investigation into this matter”.
I’ve also written a piece for ZDNet which will appear on Monday.
None, but see below.
- On Tuesday 6 March, I spoke about medical device security on ABC Adelaide. I probably won’t be posting a recording of that one.
- On Tuesday 13 March, I had lunch with people from Cylance and their PR firm at The Morrison Bar & Oyster Room in Sydney. Lovely.
The Week Ahead
I’m travelling to a few cities to present at a corporate event, in Melbourne on Tue 20 Mar, Brisbane on Wed 21, Adelaide on Thu 22 (and staying there through the weekend). In between all that, I’m finishing the third batch of content for DirectorTech, and starting a new editorial project which I’ll tell you about soon.
On Saturday I’m recording The 9pm Hometown Forum at an Adelaide pub still to be chosen.
I’ll kinda stressed about whether I’ll be able to achieve all of this.
On Sunday I’ll have a lazy day in my hometown.
The following Monday 26 March, I’m recording another interview in Adelaide, then doing a radio spot on ABC Adelaide that afternoon. On Tuesday, I fly back to Sydney for the final corporate gig, then back to the Blue Mountains. I’ll worry about the rest of the week after that.
Looking way further ahead:
- Australian Cyber Security Centre (ACSC) Conference, Canberra, 10â€“12 April.
- Australian Cyber Conference, formerly the Australian Information Security Association (AISA) National Conference, Melbourne, 9â€“11 October.
[Photo: Waiting for the train at Kings Cross. A passenger waits on the platform at Sydneyâ€™s King Cross station as a train arrives on 16 March 2018.]
Weekly Wrap 382: Spring springs, Melbourne looms
The week of Monday 18 to Sunday 24 September 2017 saw a solid surge into spring. It’s frightening.
Friday 22 September was the hottest September day ever recorded in Sydney and across much of NSW. That night, at least up here in the Blue Mountains, the overnight minimum was so far above average that it was a degree warmer than the average maximum for that day.
The planet is not broken.
- “The 9pm End of the World, But More So”, being The 9pm Edict episode 68, was finally produced on Thursday night. You can also listen to it on SoundCloud and Spreaker. Be warned, the pace of the news cycle means that some of it has already been overtaken by events.
- APNIC-sponsored proposal could vastly improve DNS resilience against DDoS, ZDNet Australia, 18 September 2017.
I’ve also part-written a piece for ZDNet that’ll appear on Monday.
Corporate Largesse, Media Appearances
None, but that changes next week.
The Week Ahead
Monday sees me on a day trip to Sydney for routine back maintenance. Beforehand, I’ll finish a yarn for ZDNet. En route and afterwards, I’ll work on my presentation for Wednesday night.
On Tuesday, I’ll catch an early train to Sydney to cover the first day of SINET61, the second annual joint conference of the Security Innovation Network and Australia’s Data61. I’ll stay in Sydney overnight.
On Wednesday, I’m flying down to Melbourne. That evening I’m speaking at Digital Manipulation of Democracy, part of the Victorian Fabians’ Spring Series of events on “Digitisation and Democracy”.
I’m staying in Melbourne through to Saturday afternoon.
On Thursday evening, I’m talking about cybers or tech or something on ABC Melbourne. That’s probably at 1930 AEST, but check Twitter on the day. The rest is unplanned, but I’ll think of something. Or you will.
Events I’m covering or speaking at include:
- The iappANZ Summit 2017, Sydney, 3 October.
- The Australian Information Security Association (AISA), Sydney, 10â€“12 October.
- Ruxcon, Melbourne, 21â€“22 October.
If there’s anything I should add in there, please let me know.
Update 28 September: Edited to reflect cancellation of ABC Melbourne spot.
[Photo: Laneway Girl. A mural outside a nightclub on Earl Street in Sydney’s Kings Cross, photographed on 9 September 2017.]