My week from Monday 4 to Sunday 10 June 2012 was a week of unexpected events.
I didn’t expect to be in Sydney quite as much as I was, and especially not for the purposes of committing television.
I didn’t expect it to be quite so goddam cold.
And I didn’t expect a few other, personal things that I’m not going to be telling you about.
- Patch Monday episode 141, “Hosing down the Flame worm hype”, primarily a conversation with Trend Micro senior threat researcher Paul Ferguson.
- America opens new front against Iran … online, Crikey, 4 June 2012. This was triggered by The New York Times confirmation that the Stuxnet worm was indeed a US-Israeli operation.
- New revenue stream is kids’ play for Facebook, Crikey, 6 June 2012. Facebook for the under-13s? Yes, we’ve been here before.
- LinkedIn takes security “very seriously”? Bollocks!, CSO Online, 8 June 2012.
- On Monday I led a discussion entitled Surviving and thriving as a freelancer in a globalised market for Publish! Blue Mountains.
- On Tuesday I spoke about cyberwar on The Project, that being a television program.
The Week Ahead
While Monday is a public holiday, I’ll be putting together the Patch Monday podcast for the Tuesday. Tuesday itself will be a planning day, in theory.
On Wednesday I’m covering a business briefing at the American Chamber of Commerce in Australia entitled The Internet — a Bigger Economic Boom Than Mining, Really for Technology Spectator and, I suspect, Business Spectator as well.
On Thursday I’m covering the lunch of IBM’s report “A Snapshot of Australia’s Digital Future to 2050” (not yet promoted on the internet) for ZDNet Australia.
And then on Friday I have a story due for CSO Online and then another Patch Monday podcast.
My week is arranged! So what are the odds of it actually going to plan?
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 (or they used to before my phone camera got a bit too scratched up) and via Instagram. The photos also appear on Flickr, where I eventually add geolocation data and tags. Yes, I should probably update this stock paragraph to match the current reality.
[Photo: Sydney CBD viewed from Harris St, Ultimo, on Friday evening. Yes, another Instagram shot taken with my battered phone camera. This situation will change soon.]