At the front end of the week, the rain provided a lovely backdrop to some writing. But Mistress Insomnia joined forces with some annoying personal news and an upset stomach to cause the end of the week to be a write-off. Oh well.
- Vulnerability mythbuster: Windows, Flash good; Apple, Linux bad, CSO Online, 26 February 2013.
- App.net’s freemium gamble, Technology Spectator, 26 February 2013.
- The Twitter alternative you might be willing to pay for, Crikey, 26 February 2013.
- ABC hack attack: online security is getting worse, Crikey, 28 February 2013.
This podcast that I’m meant to be doing for TechRepublic is well and truly jinxed, it seems. Having obtained a replacement recorder, I was all set to record it on Friday morning. But my digestive tract decided otherwise.
- On Wednesday, I spoke about the ABC website hack on ABC TV’s 7.30, along with Patrick Gray of award-winning Risky Business podcast fame. Portions of the interview were used that night on Lateline, and also in a story for ABC News Online.
- On Tuesday I went to the media launch of Kaspersky Endpoint Security for Business, held over lunch at Rockpool Bar & Grill in Sydney. Kaspersky Lab paid, of course. A magnificent sirloin was accompanied by a rather nice pinot noir, and followed by a cheese plate.
The Week Ahead
Nothing is locked into the schedule yet, though of course I have things to write as usual. I guess I’ll just make it up as I go along.