A weekly summary of what I’ve been doing elsewhere on the internets. While Sydney dealt with its wettest July since 1950, I was at the Bunjaree Cottages in Wentworth Falls, writing and writing and writing and writing. And talking on the radio.
“Make hay while the sun shines,” goes the old saying. But for a writer, it’s about making paragraphs while the rain pours. Being stuck indoors with a magnificent view really helps.
- Patch Monday episode 97, “Amazon’s Vogels: cloud, start-ups, treadmills” My guest is Amazon’s chief technology officer, Dr Werner Vogels. A fascinating conversation, I found.
- LulzSec hacks UK’s “The Sun”, News International, CSO, 19 July 2011.
- LulzSec 1, Murdoch 0: News Int, the hacker, becomes the hacked, Crikey, 19 July 2011.
- NEXTDC leases secure Canberra data centre, CSO, 19 July 2011.
- Child exploitation material filters… same policy, different activities, Crikey, 20 July 2011. It’s perhaps not obvious from the headline, but this is about the “voluntary” blocking of child abuse material by Australian internet service providers.
- Four lessons from LulzSec vs Murdoch, CSO, 20 July 2011. I argue that despite the hacking of The Sun having such a high profile, nothing will actually change.
- Australia to consider right-to-privacy law, CSO, 21 July 2011.
- Watchdogs welcome Australia’s right-to-privacy move , CSO, 21 July 2011.
- Hackers target Tasmanian government website, CSO, 21 July 2011.
- Guardian tech editor leaking information, claims LulzSec, CSO, 22 July 2011.
- In IT’s dance of the inflating elephants, Microsoft is stumbling, Crikey, 22 July 2011.
- DSD: Four mitigation strategies prevent 85% of intrusions, CSO, 23 July 2011.
- On Tuesday I spoke about LulzSec vs Murdoch on ABC 774 Melbourne.
- On Wednesday I spoke with ABC Radio’s national lunchtime current affairs program The World Today about the FBI’s arrest allegedly Anonymous-connected hackers.
- On Thursday I spoke with Louise Saunders on ABC 936 Hobart about the hack of a Tasmanian government web server.
None. But there’ll be plenty next week. I’ll tell you more about that later this morning.
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: Potholes on Frenchmans Road, Wentworth Falls, photographed on 20 July 2011. This is a slightly modified version, here’s the original.]