The autumn series of The 9pm Edict continues with a look at some recent space news with astrophysicist Rami Mandow, founder of SpaceAustralia.com.Continue reading “The 9pm Giant Goatse in the Sky with Rami Mandow”
The 9pm Big Long High-Gravity Konstantin Tsiolkovsky Lovefest with Dr Alice Gorman
The Spring Series of the Edict continues with space archaeologist Dr Alice Gorman aka Dr Space Junk and a conversation that covers many curious possibilities.Continue reading “The 9pm Big Long High-Gravity Konstantin Tsiolkovsky Lovefest with Dr Alice Gorman”
The 9pm Happy Birthday Coronavirus Space Karen Christmas with Upulie Divisekera
Upulie Divisekera joins me once again for the third episode in the End of Spring Series 2020. She’s a molecular biologist, nanotechnologist, science communicator, and dinosaur evangelist.Continue reading “The 9pm Happy Birthday Coronavirus Space Karen Christmas with Upulie Divisekera”
The 9pm Moon Magic Communism on Venus with Dr Space Junk
Space archaeologist Dr Space Junk aka Dr Alice Gorman joins me for the second episode in the Spring Series 2020.Continue reading “The 9pm Moon Magic Communism on Venus with Dr Space Junk”
Weekly Wrap 421: Space, plus several annoyances
My week of Monday 18 to Sunday 24 June 2018 wasn’t all that exciting. I’ll list the usual things, but I’ll also keep it brief because my computer just died. Joy.
- Australian space capabilities would boost our Five Eyes role: Former astronaut, ZDNet Australia, 22 June 2018.
I also wrote another piece for the Crikey series we’ve been working on. I’m told this series will start appearing in early July.
None, but I really will do these two podcasts soon.
- ZDNet editor Chris Duckett said I’d had “a prescient moment in 2015” in his op-ed Won’t get fooled again: Gig economy second wave begins to break. He was referring to my column Oh no, startups are now Australia’s political battleground. He probably should’ve said “rare prescient moment”. Also, wouldn’t the second gig economy be an “encore”?
- On Monday, I spoke about the debacle that was Optus Sports’ streaming of the FIFA World Cup on ABC Adelaide.
The Week Ahead
Monday is supposed to be a writing day, but I may spend it arguing with technology. I’ll also do the shopping in Katoomba.
On Tuesday I’ll trek to Sydney. First, I’ll collect a loaner computer from The Rocks. Then it’s off to Apple Castle Towers — where there isn’t even a castle, let alone towers — to start the process of getting the computer fixed. And then it’s back to Wentworth Falls to make all the things work again.
The shape of the rest of the week will depend on how long it takes the repairs to happen, but it will include writing for the usual suspects.
Things I’ve pencilled in, none of which have been confirmed yet:
- SINET 61, Melbourne, 31 July â€“ 1 August. (TBC)
- D61+ LIVE, Brisbane, 18â€“19 September. (TBC)
- Australian Cyber Conference, formerly the Australian Information Security Association (AISA) National Conference, Melbourne, 9â€“11 October.
- International Association of Privacy Professionals ANZ (iappANZ) Annual Summit, Privacy: Handling the Seismic Shift, Melbourne, 1 November. (TBC)
Update 25 June 2018: Edited to clarify the week’s plans.
[Photo: What the screen of my MacBook Pro looks like right now.]
The 9pm Probe: Dr Alice Gorman, space archaeologist
This is the pilot episode of The 9pm Probe, a long-form interview with an interesting person. Today, space archaeologist Dr Alice Gorman aka Dr Space Junk from Flinders University in South Australia.
As some of you may know, I was a bit of an enthusiastic Space Age kid, so this is a very self-indulgent conversation.Continue reading “The 9pm Probe: Dr Alice Gorman, space archaeologist”