In this episode Snarky Platypus and I taste test the new Arnott’s Shapes Aussie Legends crackers, and we hear how bots and trolls are spreading disinformation about Australia’s unprecedented bushfires.Continue reading “The 9pm Authentic Aussie Inauthentic Robot Food Politics, with Added Platypus”
Monday 6 to Sunday 12 January 2020 was even quieter than I predicted last week. The bushfires continued, affecting my plans for Friday and Saturday but fortunately not having a real effect. And a ZDNet story brought me to the attention of The Australian.Continue reading “Weekly Wrap 502: Smoke, mists, and a truth that hurts”
Hear the truth about the Moon. Answer some hypothetical questions. Learn about one of the newest and greatest threats to society.Continue reading “The 9pm Quiet Australians for the Hollow Moon Political Truth”
Here’s the resulting 14-minute radio spot. It begins with a chat with Rebecca Fraser from the Career Development Association of Australia, and I’m after that.
I shamelessly steal some material from an article at The Clever, 15 Times Fired Employees Got Revenge On Their Company, which I think I forgot to credit. Sorry.
This audio is ©2017 Australian Broadcasting Corporation.
Of these four weeks, I’ve spent roughly a week each in San Francisco, Ho Chi Minh City, and Canberra. I also visited a Cold War relic near San Francisco, namely Nike Missile Site SF-88L at Fort Barry. Other stuff happened too.
There’s so much in this Eight-Week Wrap, the bulk of it is over the fold. I won’t be able to list all the highlights, but I will mention two of the lowlights. I caught a conference plague, which slowed me down a bit. And my stress and anxiety levels, which had not been declining, went through the roof. And they’re still there.
This health issue is being addressed, so no sympathy is needed. (Instead, perhaps send me a tip to help with the revenue shortfall, especially with the low-reveue holiday periods of Easter and Anzac Day coming up.) But it does mean that my alleged plans for the next few weeks should be taken with an even bigger grain of salt than usual.
So Twitter is closing down Vine, the app that shares six-second videos. I’m not surprised. I always thought Vine was a gimmick.
On 28 October I gave my feelpinions to ABC Radio journalist Brendan Trembath, and they ended up in a 3-minute story for AM. There’s also a written story, Vine video sharing app killed off in latest sign of troubled times for Twitter.
The audio is ©2016 Australian Broadcasting Corporation, and is being served directly from the ABC website.