My week of Monday 11 to Sunday 17 November was spent in Sydney, apart from just one night. Friends persuaded me to avoid the Blue Mountains on Tuesday’s “catastrophic” fire danger day — though things turned out fine up there — and I stayed down for the rest of the week for a few Health Patrol duties.Continue reading “Weekly Wrap 494: Avoiding fires, finding faults, reading court decisions”
My week of Monday 29 July to Sunday 4 August 2019 was week four of being on Health Patrol for my friend, and progress has been good. It also heralded a return to productivity — until that stopped dead.Continue reading “Weekly Wrap 479: Human health improves, computer health declines”
We’ve survived the first year of the Trump presidency, and isn’t it wonderful! But America isn’t looking so good in the eyes of the rest of the world. And here in Australia, Senator Eric Abetz is swimming upstream to spawn.
In this episode there’s talk of Donald Trump, dumplings, stupid people, landlords, disinformation, and the blockchain. Amongst many other things. And Nicholas Fryer takes a look through The Arch Window.Continue reading “The 9pm Glorious Cloaca”
US defence analysts can’t trust their own president. Senator Malcolm Roberts takes us to his happy place. And an old woman explains where the homosexuals come from.
There’s also talk of Donald Trump, The Orb, racism, government incompetence, Pauline Hanson, and a giraffe. And of course Nicholas Fryer with a look through The Arch Window.Continue reading “The 9pm Courting Disaster”
My week of Monday 14 to Sunday 20 March 2016 was pretty much as planned, though slightly more tiring than I’d hoped.
Right now I’m more in the mood to listen to the rain outside than write, so I’ll leave it there.
- US government demands for vendors’ source code are nothing new, ZDNet Australia, 18 March 2016.
None. But scroll down for details of a new episode of The 9pm Edict in just a few days.
- On Monday morning, I dropped into Tech Leaders Forum, and had a coffee on their tab. Nothing newsworthy was said, however.
The Week Ahead
I’m spending the short work week before Easter in Lilyfield, in Sydney’s inner west, as well as Easter itself. I’ll be working steadily through three geek-for-hire projects, catching up a big chunk of that bookkeeping for the Australian Taxation Office (ATO), and writing a ZDNet column.
On Wednesday night, I’m finally recording and streaming that episode of The 9pm Edict podcast. That’s at 2100 AEDT on this website. Details will be posted on Monday.
The short week after Easter will be an extension of the plan just described. So will the following week, at least at this stage.
After that, I should be in Canberra on 12-14 April for the Australian Cyber Security Centre (ACSC) Conference. A plan is slowly evolving.
I’ll definitely be on the Gold Coast on 24-27 May for the AusCERT Cyber Security Conference.
Update 23 March 2016: Edited to reflect changed plans.
[Photo: Old Target. Today I found one of the National Rifle Association regulation practice targets that I used when I went to American Shooters, a firearms range in Las Vegas, in 2011. I think I need some more practice.]
In last night’s episode, titled The 9pm Inadequate Sense of Occasion, there were three things which may not have been entirely clear. Let’s deal with those issues right now.
One, I failed to identify a commentator I quoted, someone who’d given their opinion of America’s response to the 9/11 terrorist attacks. Two, my description of a bolt bomb was misleading. Three, I may not have been entirely clear in expressing my opinion of Australia’s Attorney-General.Continue reading “The 9pm Supplementary Sense of Occasion”