It’s hard to believe that just two weeks ago I was dealing with snow because this week, Monday 22 to Sunday 28 October 2012, included a day of working at Manly beach.
As you’ll read in a moment, it also included a series of digs at Australia’s law enforcement and intelligence communities. And it wrapped up on Saturday with the discovery that I’ve been suffering from a rather nasty throat infection. Which explains why I was so tired and irritable.
Penicillin to the rescue!
- Patch Monday episode 160, “Data retention’s underlying attitude problems”. My commentary on the Australian government’s proposals for data retention for use by law enforcement, which I’ve already written about further and upon which I’ve even received follow-up comments.
- DSD confirms: application whitelisting is the go, CSO Online, 24 October 2012.
- Cyberwar is happening now: turn your sysadmins into heroes, ZDNet Australia, 25 October 2012.
- High praise for Oz DSD’s “Catch, Patch, Match”, CSO Online, 26 October 2012.
The Week Ahead
The week begins tonight with a midnight recording for this week’s Patch Monday podcast. Then I have to complete a story for Technology Spectator by 1000 AEDT before wrapping up Patch Monday. And then I catch the train to Sydney.
I’m then staying in Sydney overnight so I can be at Microsoft’s Tuesday morning breakfast briefing on Windows Phone 8, and after that the rest of the week is as yet unplanned. Chaos is my friend. Stand by.
[Photo: Freelancing, a picture of my working environment on Thursday. That’s the Steyne Hotel overlooking the beach at Manly in Sydney.]