The spring series continues with another special guest, my good friend Snarky Platypus, in a wide-ranging and sometimes disturbing conversation.Continue reading “The 9pm Hungry Like the Wolf in Bali (Virtually) with Snarky Platypus”
My week of Monday 18 to Sunday 24 January 2021 finally started seeing me gear up for the working year with a video stream, a solid article, and more. I even snuck in a conference and experienced a great big rainstorm on Sunday afternoon.Continue reading “Weekly Wrap 556: Magpies, writing, and some geekery”
The highlight of my week of Monday 14 to Sunday 20 December 2020 was definitely the television thing, although making a podcast was fun, and the cooler, wetter weather was delightful.Continue reading “Weekly Wrap 551: Soggy weather, a feather, and an unexpected TV”
My week of Monday 23 to Sunday 29 November 2020 wasn’t as productive as some recent ones, but it helped reduce my stress. There isn’t much listed here, but it feels like a pause before the run-up to the end of 2020. Also, there were critters. And hot weather.Continue reading “Weekly Wrap 548: Critters, heat, and a day trip to Manly”
Articles, Podcasts, Corporate Largesse
- On Wednesday, I was interviewed by ABC Melbourne in an attempt to explain the Cloud.
The Week Ahead
On Monday, I’m wrapping up this phase of work for DirectorTech, at least ideally. There’s a chance it might overflow into Tuesday. Either way, Tuesday will also contain the running of errands in Leura and Katoomba. And on Tuesday or Wednesday I’ll write something for ZDNet.
Thursday will be a long one. It’s a Sydney day, including a briefing from Symantec at lunchtime, the now-traditional Annual Communications Industry Boat Cruise on Sydney Harbour in the afternoon, and drinks and dinner with friends in the evening.
Friday and the weekend are as yet unplanned, but I know there’s a lot to fit in.
The key items are the two podcasts.
- Sunday 17 December: “The 9pm Edict Public House Forum 5” will be recorded live at the West Ryde Hotel and streamed live from 1400 AEDT via stilgherrian.com/edict/live/ and Spreaker apps. You can still book a free audience spot.
- Tuesday 19 December: A regular episode, as always streamed live from stilgherrian.com/edict/live/ and Spreaker apps from 2100 AEDT.
Assuming that the Public House Forum podcast is well-received, I’m thinking of lining up more such episodes early in the new year. There’s support for the idea of doing one in Ballarat, with possibility of doing one in Melbourne en route. I’ll ponder that further in due course.
Other than that, I’ll be writing for ZDNet and generally winding down before the Christmas break. 2017 has been an exhausting year.
[Photo: Approaching Sydney Central station from the south on 29 November 2017.]
Since this Weekly Wrap is late, just like last week’s, I’ll get straight into it.
- International mobile data networks still a serious security problem, ZDNet Australia, 24 October 2016.
- Censusfail: An omnishambles of fabulous proportions, ZDNet Australia, 26 October 2016.
None, but I recorded material for another Ruxcon-related episode of Corrupted Nerds, and The 9pm Edict Public House Forum 4. Both will appear during the week of 7 November.
- On Monday, some of my comments about the late Leslie Nassar were included in the Crikey obit, Razer: vale Leslie Nassar, engineering genius and champion shit-stirrer.
- Also on Monday, one of my silly tweets was included in a Junkee story, People Are Roasting George Brandis Over His Incredibly Weird Signature.
- On Tuesday, my comments on medical technology hacks were feature on ABC Radio’s The World Today. The ABC also ran a news item, Cyber security experts claim St Jude cardiac implants vulnerable to life-threatening hacks.
- On Tuesday night, I spoke about various technology matters in ABC 774 Melbourne. I hope to have a recording available by 10 November.
- The Register ran an item on my tweeted observation, Aussie trams equivalent to 30 skateboarding rhinos.
- On Wednesday, I was MC for the La Trobe University event, “Big Data and Cybersecurity: Are We Ready?”. I’m told that a recording will become available eventually.
- On Friday, my comments on Twitter closing Vine were featured on ABC Radio’s AM. The ABC also ran a news story, Vine video sharing app killed off in latest sign of troubled times for Twitter.
[Photo: Melbourne is doomed, photographed on 30 October 2016. A cold front was approaching Melbourne, accompanied by a severe weather warning about strong winds. This is what it looked like from St Kilda Beach.]