My week of Monday 14 to Sunday 20 January 2019 was dominated by an accident. In the wee hours of Tuesday morning, while heading to the bathroom without my glasses and without being fully awake, I tripped over something.
I soon encountered my face with the floor. The floor, unlike my face, is made of concrete. My nose wasn’t broken, and there was no sign of concussion, but there were some impressive blood splatters across the floor and a quilt cover, and then across the house as I scrabbled for light switches and tissues. High volume nosebleed hurrah!
As a result, however, little was done this week.
- On Thursday, I was quoted in an ABC News story, YouTube is banning dangerous pranks after #birdbox, tide pod challenges. Here’s how they’ll do it.
Articles, Podcasts, Corporate Largesse
None in any of these categories.
The Week Ahead
OK, so this Monday will be my first proper work day for 2019, and it’ll start with catching up on communications, and sending off some story pitches.
The week isn’t planned out any further than that, and that’s deliberate.
The following Thursday, 31 January, I’m going to a recording of Pointless Australia, which should be fun.
Update 21 January 2019: Nick Fryer and I will be recording the next joint episode of The 9pm Edict podcast on Thursday 21 February.
I’m starting to pencil in some of the conferences. This is a very partial list at this stage. Please let me know if there’s anything I should add.
SuiteConnect , Sydney, 5 February 2019 (TBC).
- AusCERT 2019, Gold Coast, 28–31 May 2019.
- Gartner Security & Risk Management Summit, Sydney, 19–20 August 2019.
- Australian Cyber Conference 2019, Melbourne, 8–10 October 2019. The excellent Australian Cyber Security Centre (ACSC) Conference, which had been held in March or April, has now been cancelled, so this event is likely to become the nation’s premiere cyber conference.
[Photo: Blood, so much blood. Stilgherrian’s blood smeared on the bathroom door frame after he tripped and fell on his face, triggering a massive nosebleed, photographed on 15 January 2019.]