My week of Monday 19 to Sunday 25 September 2016 was the first in more than three weeks where I spent a day without any painkillers. Four days, in fact.
Whether it was that, some of the other medical activities, the continuing springing of Spring, certain other factors, or some combination thereof, it was also more productive that recent weeks — despite the stress continuing much as usual.
The week also way the beginnings of Certain Plans being made, but those details are for another time.
- Australia has plenty of cyber potential, but will it do anything about it?, ZDNet Australia, 20 September 2016. This is another yarn from my coverage of the SINET61 cyber innovation conference.
- On Thursday, I spoke about a number of things on ABC 774 Melbourne, including working on the drama series The Code, and smart cars.
- On Friday, I spoke about the Yahoo data breach on ABC Radio National Drive.
- On Thursday, I covered the Palo Alto Networks Cyber Security Summit, so obviously there was food and drink.
The Week Ahead
I’m back in Sydney’s inner west again, where I’ll probably be based for a few weeks.
On Monday, I’m writing for ZDNet, bringing my geek-for-hire projects up to date, and negotiating my next moves with the Australian Taxation Office (ATO).
Tuesday , I’m recording and streaming an episode of The 9pm Edict podcast. That’s scheduled for 2100 AEST, but before that I’ll be launching a new crowdfunding campaign. I also have a number of meetings in the city.
Thursday is about bookkeeping and medical appointments. Friday is about writing and the like. And then it’s the Labour Day long weekend.
I’m going to the AISA National Conference in Sydney on 18-20 October, the Ruxcon Security Conference in Melbourne on 22-23 October, the iappANZ Trust In Privacy Annual Summit in Sydney on 14 November.
I plan to record the next Public House Forum episode of the Edict on Saturday 15 October somewhere in or near Sydney.
Update 27 September 2016: Edited to reflect schedule changes.
[Photo: Ascent, being a photograph of the railway overpass on Blaxland Road, Wentworth Falls, taken on 20 September 2016. It’s a bit muddy, so maybe I should try to improve that image.]