My week of Monday 24 to Sunday 30 April 2023 was dominated by the Public House Forum podcast recording. Running both audio and video livestreams while hosting and producing the show was a significant workload, and quite a bit of time was soaked up with the logistics and testing of a new and more complex rig. But I’m happy.Continue reading “Weekly Wrap 674: Wasp sighted, podcast recorded, little else done”
My week of Monday 4 to Sunday 11 January 2015 was very, very, very annoying. Not only did the server migration take up far too much of my time and ruined my sleep patterns, I ended up with a nasty intestinal problem for a few days. Not happy, Jan.
As I mentioned last week, I may or may not write up the server migration problems. I’m not sure that any real lessons were learned. I’m just thankful that it’s something that only has to be done every few years, because it took about 47 hours all up.
But it did screw up my productivity. No articles written. No podcasts produced. Sigh.
- On Tuesday, I did my fourth and final Tech Wreck on ABC 720 Perth.
The Week Ahead
It’s going to be a busy one. Monday through Wednesday I’ll be sorting out my work for the new year — including getting the subscription for The 9pm Edict podcast back on track, reviewing some interview recordings, preparing an ebook, and sending story pitches to editors.
On Thursday, I’ll be writing for ZDNet Australia, and then at 1615 AEDT doing a spot on ABC News24. On Friday, there’s a “webinar” [ugh!] at 0600 AEDT, and then I’ll be producing an episode of The 9pm Edict podcast.
I daresay I’ll have a social life in there somewhere too, perhaps on the weekend, which is as yet unplanned.
[Photo: “Come at me, bro!”. A brush-tailed possum invades the Chirgwin residence at Lilyfield on 3 January 2015. Rather than being persuaded to leave, he decided to take me on. Technically this image belongs to last week’s Weekly Wrap, but I’m not too worried about consistency.]
World’s most impatient meth cook found in Oklahoma. She couldn’t even wait to get home. Australians are self-obsessed entitled wankers. And won’t someone think of the children? Senator Conroy dropped the f-bomb on national television!
I think he did it deliberately. Watch the video and see for yourself.
Also, Australians are a bunch of wankers with an inflated sense of entitlement.
We are the richest people in the world. And, as Possum of Possum’s Pollytics explained in Crikey last Thursday, we lead the world in everything from decent minimum wages to economic growth over the past decade. Read that article. Please. And while you’re at it, see where you sit on the Global Rich List.
We also hear about the world’s most impatient meth cook.
[Update 16 December 2011: My comments about Senator Conroy’s f-bomb have sparked some interest. If you’re after that bit, it starts exactly 11 minutes into the program.]
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