The Great Sog of La Niña continued through the week of Monday 29 November to Sunday 5 December 2021. This was a huge contrast with exactly two years ago, when Sydney was shrouded in bushfire smoke.Continue reading “Weekly Wrap 601: A soggy start to official summer, with links to bushfires and Parliament”
My week of Monday 10 to Sunday 16 August 2020 was less productive than the previous, but as you know there seems to be a regular tide in such matters. But my health is good, and that’s what counts these days. Oh, and it’s not a shag.Continue reading “Weekly Wrap 533: A shag in the sunshine to end the week”
Ten weeks of COVID-19 lockdown. In the week of Monday 25 to Sunday 31 May 2020 we heard that some restrictions will be lifted in NSW, and the United States descended into chaos. This photo of Sydney Harbour Bridge is an attempt to cheer me up. It has failed.Continue reading “Weekly Wrap 522: And now America burns…”
Sydney is falling apart thanks to a major threat to our national security. But it’s not just Sydney under threat, and not even just Australia.Continue reading “The 9pm Ladybird Baby Formula Alligator Doom Watch”
My week of Monday 26 November to Sunday 2 December 2018 was rich and varied, with a little more research and writing than I’d expected.Continue reading “Weekly Wrap 444: Cybers with a lovely view”
- Cuts could threaten Australia’s cyberscience future, ZDNet Australia, 25 September 2017.
- Supporting digital trade a key element of Australia’s cyber diplomacy: Feakin, ZDNet Australia, 26 September 2017.
- Technology innovation is about knowledge not gadgets, ZDNet Australia, 29 September 2017.
Corporate Largesse, Media Appearances
- On Monday, in the wake of political SMS messages having been sent as part of Australia’s ludicrous same-sex marriage survey, I spoke about the law relating to these matters on ABC Adelaide and ABC Canberra. I probably won’t post these.
- On Wednesday night, I spoke about the Digital Manipulation of Democracy for the Victorian Fabians in Melbourne. Video recordings of this event will be posted soon. Stay tuned.
- On Tuesday, there was of course food and drink at SINET61, held at the Four Seasons Sydney.
- On Wednesday night, Victorian Fabians bought me dinner at the Captain Meville Hotel. They had of course covered my flights to and from Melbourne, and accommodation at the Jasper Hotel, but I was not paid for the gig.
The Week Ahead
Monday is a public holiday, and here I am writing for you. On Tuesday, I’m skipping the iappANZ Summit 2017 because I need to rest my back. I’ll be reading instead.
Wednesday sees a day trip to Sydney, where foreign minister Julie Bishop is launching Australia’s first International Cyber Engagement Strategy. I previewed the strategy last week, but will be writing further for ZDNet I’m sure.
Thursday onwards is unplanned, but I know I have some geekery to perform.
Events I’m covering or speaking at include:
- The Australian Information Security Association (AISA), Sydney, 10–12 October.
- Ruxcon, Melbourne, 21–22 October.
If there’s anything I should add in there, please let me know.
[Photo: Sydney Harbour, after David Moore. Sydney Harbour photographed from Virgin Australia flight VA859, a Boeing 737-800 registration VH-VUQ, on 30 September 2017. The style is similar to David Moore’s famous “Sydney Harbour from 16,000 feet” (1966) and related photos, but nowhere near as wonderful.]