My week of Monday 7 to Sunday 13 April 2014 was astoundingly busy and productive. Yes, Heartbleed is to blame. But so is completely ignoring medical advice — which is something I’ll write about next week.
While there’s a lot on my mind that I want to tell you about, I’ve been churning out so many blog posts today, and so many articles about Heartbleed in recent days, and
drinking so much wine relaxing across the weekend, that I can’t be arsed saying anything more.
So here’s the list.
Every single thing that I wrote this week was about the Heartbleed security bug.
- Heartbleed reveals a big hole in Australia’s cybersecurity strategy, Crikey, 9 April 2014.
- Businesses need to inform users about Heartbleed exposure, ZDNet Australia, 10 April 2014.
- Lagging Android devices vulnerable to Heartbleed, ZDNet Australia, 11 April 2014.
- Heartbleed soul-search: regulation proposed for critical crypto code, ZDNet Australia, 11 April 2014.
- SANS warns end users against Heartbleed patch panic, ZDNet Australia, 12 April 2014.
- On Monday I delivered my guest lecture at University of Technology Sydney (UTS).
- On Tuesday I spoke about Game of Thrones and copyright infringement on ABC 720 Perth.
- Also on Tuesday, I spoke about my blog — that is, this website — and a few of the issues on my mind with Tim Brunero on ABC 783 Alice Springs. Unfortunately that radio station isn’t streamed online, so I couldn’t record that spot.
- On Wednesday, I spoke about Heartbleed on 1395 FIVEaa Adelaide.
- On Thursday, I spoke about Heartbleed on ABC Radio’s The World Today.
- On Friday, I spoke about Heartbleed and a social media story on ABC 702 Sydney.
I managed to pump out another five this week, although one of them was on the weekend. Why don’t you subscribe to 5at5, and then I don’t need to keep telling you about it.
- 5at5 number 29, 7 April 2013.
- 5at5 number 30, 8 April 2013.
- 5at5 number 31, 9 April 2013.
- 5at5 number 32, 11 April 2013.
- 5at5 number 33, 13 April 2013.
- On Monday, some of the people at UTS bought me coffees and lunch. Does that count as largesse?
The Week Ahead
I have no idea. The only things that have been locked in are being in Sydney on Thursday morning so I can be a panellist on this week’s Download This Show for ABC Radio National, which is being recorded at 1100, and of course it’s Good Friday and then the Easter weekend, so in theory I shouldn’t be working.
The reality, however, is that Easter is a shitty time for freelancers, because public holidays mean a serious drop in revenue — and I’m already rather stressed about March having been a quieter month than planned.
But I’ll figure it out, just not tonight.
Oh, and there’s a lunar eclipse on Tuesday.
[Photo: Sulphur-Crested Cockatoo, photographed at dusk near Wentworth Falls on 8 April 2014.]