The week of Monday 24 February to Sunday 1 March 2020 began in a rainy Melbourne and ended in a sunny Sydney, and I made a good podcast.Continue reading “Weekly Wrap 509: Politics in a podcast, cybers, and more politics in words”
The week of Monday 17 to Sunday 23 February 2020 was spent in Melbourne working hard, despite a lingering lurgi that was not COVID-19.Continue reading “Weekly Wrap 508: Cyber and Chinese-inspired lighting in Melbourne”
The week of Monday 7 to Sunday 13 October was spent in Melbourne, primarily covering the Australian Cyber Conference. Despite a lingering sore throat, I managed to squeeze out four stories for ZDNet and have a pleasant weekend. Excellent!Continue reading “Weekly Wrap 489: A week in Melbourne with cybers”
My week of Monday 22 to Sunday 28 July 2019 was yet another one largely devoted to supporting my friend — so there isn’t much to report here — but things are progressing well enough.Continue reading “Weekly Wrap 478: Health Patrol week three, with some progress”
My week of Monday 29 February to Sunday 6 March 2016 was a significant improvement on the previous week — mostly because I was in Melbourne, but also due to the bad influence of that hacker and an evil cyberpixie.
As I write this, it’s still very early on Sunday morning, so technically the week hasn’t ended yet — but details. You’ll cope.
- Who will benefit from Australia’s big new defence spend?, ZDNet Australia, 29 February 2016.
- Let’s quit the blockchain magic talk, ZDNet Australia, 3 March 2016. As with my previous ZDNet articles about Bitcoin, Bitcoin: More ideology than trustworthy currency, and Bitcoin: It’s not just loopy tulip land, it’s worse, I was “savaged” by people passive-aggressively referring to me as “the author” and telling me I don’t know what I’m talking about — without bothering to read what I’d actually written. So funny.
None, but I do want to wrap up that episode of The 9pm Edict podcast very soon. See below.
- I travelled to Melbourne as a guest of Sixtree. They paid for my flights, plus three nights accommodation at Mantra Southbank. And of course there was plenty of food and drink at the APIdays conference.
The Week Ahead
It’s another rather structured week for me. Monday kicks off with the 1024 train down to Sydney, and at 1335 I’m catching VA648 SYD-CBR. I’m organising a meeting or two for the afternoon and evening.
On Tuesday, I’m covering the Australian Internet Industry Association (AIIA) Navigating Privacy and Security Summit for ZDNet. On Wednesday, I’ll be writing about that before another meeting or two. Then at 1905 it’s VA669 CBR-SYD.
Thursday through Saturday is unplanned as yet, but I’ll be back in Wentworth Falls, and I hope to get that damn podcast done somewhere in there.
On Sunday, I’m heading a few kilometres up the Great Western Highway to Leura for day one of Tech Leaders.
I’ll be in Canberra again 12-14 April for the Australian Cyber Security Centre (ACSC) Conference. And I’ll be on the Gold Coast on 24-27 May for the AusCERT Cyber Security Conference.
I’ll tell you more in the next Weekly Wrap. For now, just the facts…
- On Wednesday, I spoke about digital surveillance and privacy on ABC 774 Melbourne.
- On Thursday morning, I spoke about digital surveillance and privacy with Virginia Trioli on ABC TV’s News Breakfast, but I haven’t got a recording.
- On Thursday afternoon, I spoke about those issues at Pause Fest, but I don’t have a recording of that either.
- Pause Fest paid for my flights to Melbourne and one night of hotel accommodation, as well as some food and drink. This doesn’t really count as largesse, though, because I was speaking at their event, and I wasn’t paid for that.
[Photo: Yabby House. I’d never expected to find an eating house named after Australia’s freshwater crustacean, but I found one in Melbourne on 10 February 2016.]