My week of Monday 15 to Sunday 21 August 2016 was an interesting one. While the severe back pain continued, it’s slowly declining, and so is the stress. We’ll see how that all turns out.
Anyway, on with the details…
- Cyber Civil Corps proposed to protect Australia’s economy, ZDNet Australia, 17 August 2016.
- My Health Record ‘dumb and useless’: Australian Privacy Foundation, ZDNet Australia, 19 August 2016.
None. I’m planning to produce the next episode of The 9pm Edict in the first week of September.
- On Wednesday I spoke about Facebook’s Project Aquila solar-powered internet drones and related matters on ABC Radio National Afternoon.
- On Wednesday I popped in to visit PR company Espresso Communications for a coffee. They paid.
- On Thursday evening I went to Text100’s infamous Xmas in August event, where there was plenty of food and drink. SanDisk gave me a 16GB SanDisk Connect Wireless Stick and a 16GB SanDisk iXpand Flash Drive for iPhone and iPad. And goCatch gave us all a $20 voucher.
The Week Ahead
Yet another week in Sydney will make it 13 weeks in a row. I wonder when I should start considering Sydney as my home again? Sydney doesn’t feel like home again yet, but then nowhere does. That’s probably a topic for another time, however.
On Monday and Tuesday I’m covering the Gartner Security & Risk Management Summit in Sydney, an event that always seems to be good value for me. On Tuesday night I’m recording some more short videos about security for ZDNet.
The rest of the week is the usual jumble of geek project work, writing for ZDNet, and a few other things, which I’ll juggle as I go along.
Saturday I’m bumping out of the Ashfield apartment, leaving a well-fed cat in my wake, Sunday is unplanned.
I’m going to CLOUDSEC Australia 2016 in Sydney on 1 September, the Palo Alto Networks Cyber Security Summit in Sydney on 22 September, the AISA National Conference in Sydney on 18-20 October, and the Ruxcon Security Conference in Melbourne on 22-23 October.
Update 24 August: Edited to reflect changes to the weekend plans.
[Photo: Glebe Park Canal. Crossing the canal at the western side of Centennial Park, Glebe, in Sydney at the end of a late winter day, 17 August 2016.]