I don’t want to jinx this, but my week of Monday 26 May to Sunday 1 June 2014 was yet another productive one. That makes it seven or eight solid weeks in a row. This pleases me. I jut wish I knew why it was happening, so I can make sure it keeps on happening.
That said, I haven’t had much of a social life in there. Maybe that needs to change. But for the time being, well, as the proverb says, “Make hay while this sun shines.”
- To win the cloud, remember George Westinghouse, ZDNet Australia, 27 May 2014. This is based on thoughts triggered by Zach Nelson, chief executive officer of NetSuite, when we were talking to him in San Jose in May.
- Cash in by cleaning up the Internet of Messy Things, ZDNet Australia, 30 May 2014.
- On Wednesday I spoke about Wikipedia and self-diagnosis of medical problems on 1395 FIVEaa Adelaide.
- On Thursday we recorded this week’s Download This Show, on which I spoke about Facebook, and Apple versus Android, and stuff.
- Download This Show also spawned a video, in which I spoke about Apple versus Android.
- On Thursday evening I spoke about Facebook’s audio snooping on Channel TEN’s The Project.
- On Saturday, very early, I spoke about various internet security issues on ABC Radio Overnights across Australia.
Another full week this week. But why don’t you subscribe to 5at5, and then I don’t need to keep telling you about it.
- 5at5 number 54, 26 May 2013.
- 5at5 number 55, 26 May 2013.
- 5at5 number 56, 28 May 2013.
- 5at5 number 57, 29 May 2013.
- 5at5 number 58, 30 May 2013.
- I refurbished the website for my until-now-dormant business Skank Media, intending it to be an umbrella for my various media projects. I’ve integrated payment processor Stripe as well as membership management service Memberful. Both were completely painless, and now you can subcribe to The 9pm Edict or make a one-off tip.
- On Thursday I went to the launch of Kaspersky Lab’s new product, Kaspersky Security for Virtualization Light Agent, namely a dinner at the ECQ Bar at the Pullman Quay Grand Hotel, Circular Quay. There was food and drink, of course, and we were all given a Kaspersky-branded coffee mug, pen and hard-backed notebook, plus the mandatory USB memory stick containing the media assets. I got back to my hotel through the magic of Kapersky’s Cabcharge account.
The Week Ahead
On Monday I’ll be working on an ebook project, and on Tuesday I’ll be writing about whatever Apple announces and then planning out the rest of June.
The exact order of play for the rest of the week will depend on cashflows, but it’ll include writing something for ZDNet Australia, finishing off the ebook, sorting out online sales for same, and finding some more revenue for my podcasts for June.
The weekend is a long one, for the Queen’s Birthday, so I will probably be in Sydney, though I’m open to suggestions.
[Photo: Departing Sydney Central on the 1621 to Lithgow , photographed on 30 May 2014 through the train window.]