Did you know that you can now buy gendered “wine cocktails”? Such fragile masculinity! Anyway, you need to know about my new crowdfunding campaign, and the bonus episode of The 8pm Quiz tomorrow night.Continue reading “The 9pm Bronouncement of “The 9pm Late Winter Series 2021” and related matters”
There was snow in the Blue Mountains during the week of Monday 7 to Sunday 13 June 2021, and I enjoyed spending the afternoon in a warm front bar at Leura watching it through the window. There was also a podcast, and then on Sunday quite a bit of ill-advised drinking — which is why this Weekly Wrap is appearing on Monday afternoon.Continue reading “Weekly Wrap 576: There was snow, there was a podcast”
My week of Monday 31 May to Sunday 6 June 2021 took an unusual turn. It saw the first substantial geek-for-hire work I’ve done in quite a while when I coordinated the eviction of hackers from a client’s website. And now it’s winter. Is there a connection? You decide.Continue reading “Weekly Wrap 575: Some geekery to begin winter, and an inevitable bird photo”
My week of Monday 3 to Sunday 9 August 2020 was podcast-heavy. I produced one of my own, and appeared on three others. I also went down the rabbit-hole of Australia’s new but somewhat disappointing Cyber Security Strategy.Continue reading “Weekly Wrap 532: Many cyber, much podcast, and some proper winter weather”
The week of Monday 24 to Sunday 30 June 2019 ended the financial year. I took the opportunity to have a proper weekend off. I was also moderately productive.Continue reading “Weekly Wrap 474: Cold War, warm winter, and pubs”
What an “interesting” fortnight. I was ill for most of Monday 13 to Sunday 26 August 2018, though some articles did emerge before the lurgi struck. At least I had an excuse for taking the week off to watch the downfall of prime minister Malcolm Turnbull.
- How brand new science will manage the fourth industrial revolution, ZDNet Australia, 13 August 2018. Some fascinating stuff on the work of Distinguished Professor Genevieve Bell.
- Flaws in ACT election systems could reveal voters’ votes, ZDNet Australia, 13 August 2018.
- No backdoors for Australian encryption, just a riddling of ratholes, ZDNet Australia, 14 August 2018. This column was translated for ZDNet France as Chiffrement : pas de backdoor, mais des égratignures tout de même.
- Cyber defence goes missing in Australian Cabinet reshuffle, ZDNet Australia, 26 August 2018.
- I was cited in a journal article, Virtual Neighbors: Russia and the EU in Cyberspace by André Barrinha in Insight Turkey. The article cited was my Blaming Russia for NotPetya was coordinated diplomatic action of 12 April.
Podcasts, Media Appearances, Corporate Largesse
None, but I will finally have the next podcast done in the next ten days. Promise.
The Week Ahead
The first half of the week will be spent in Sydney. Monday is about writing, with one or possibly even two columns emerging for ZDNet. On Tuesday I’m covering CLOUDSEC Australia 2018. And on Wednesday I’ve got a mix of writing and meetings.
Thursday is a take-it-easy day. Friday should be about writing again, though I want to spend a day in Cronulla for podcast-related reasons.
I’ve pencilled in:
- D61+ LIVE, Brisbane, 18–19 September. (TBC, but looking unlikely at this stage)
- Australian Cyber Conference, formerly the Australian Information Security Association (AISA) National Conference, Melbourne, 9–11 October.
- International Association of Privacy Professionals ANZ (iappANZ) Annual Summit, Privacy: Handling the Seismic Shift, Melbourne, 1 November. (TBC)
Update 2120 AEST: Edited to add tonight’s article on Australia’s cabinet reshuffle.
[Photo: Sydney Central station, as seen from the Veriu Sydney Central Hotel on 6 August 2018.]