My week Monday 1 to Sunday 7 April 2019 was a curious one. I spent a lot of time reading, and watching the bin fire that is Australian politics, but little came out of it.
I didn’t go down to Sydney as planned, because a great big rock at Glenbrook triggered the closure of the Blue Mountains railway for the entire week. Besides, it turned out that I wasn’t needed for Friday’s podcast recording after all. Instead, I caught up on sleep, including a couple of days where I slept until well after noon.
The totally gratuitous insect is from last year. I’ve been slack about photographing things.
- Sharpened call for an Australian cyber civil defence organisation, ZDNet Australia, 2 April 2019.
- Why the tech industry is wrong about Australiaâ€™s video streaming legislation, ZDNet Australia, 5 April 2019. The opinions I expressed here are very different from much of the tech industry’s, so some people have gotten very cranky indeed. Good.
Podcasts, Media Appearances, Corporate Largesse
None of any of these, for some reason. It ebbs, it flows.
The Week Ahead
On Monday I’ll be submitting the final version of that paper I’ve been writing for the as-yet-unnamed American organisation. I’ll be able to reveal all towards the end of April.
The rest of the week will be the usual mix of writing, research, and perhaps even podcast production if I decide to do another least-worst-of episode ofThe 9pm Edict.
On Wednesday evening I might pop down to Sydney to hear Dr Alice Gorman aka Dr Space Junk in conversation with Bianca Nogrady about the new book Dr Space Junk vs the Universe.
The next episode of The 9pm Edict podcast with Nicholas Fryer will be recorded on Thursday 18 April and posted that night.
My intention to spend some time in Canberra and Melbourne “in the next few weeks” is still going nowhere, but I’m going to keep trying. If there’s any event I should be in either city for, please let me know.
And now, a very partial list of some of the year’s conferences and other events that I’m planning to attend. Please let me know if there’s anything I should add.
- AusCERT 2019, Gold Coast, 28â€“31 May 2019.
- The Australian Strategic Policy Institute (ASPI) conference War in 2025, Canberra, 12â€“14 June 2019 (TBC).
- Gartner Security & Risk Management Summit, Sydney, 19â€“20 August 2019.
- Australian Cyber Conference 2019, Melbourne, 8â€“10 October 2019. The excellent Australian Cyber Security Centre (ACSC) Conference is now rolled into this event.
[Photo:Â Great Big Cricket, species unknown, a lovely piece of Australian fauna photographed at Bunjaree Cottages on 4 April 2018.]