Monday 29 April to Sunday 5 May 2019 was a good mix of research, writing, and vast podcast arsehattery. I’m a happy possum.
- “The 9pm Minor Party Policy Filibuster”, being The 9pm Edict episode 85. This is the recording of my four-hour livestreaming reading. It’s also available on Spreaker and SoundCloud.
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- Vietnam ‘on the edge’ of becoming a mid-tier cybercrime hub, ZDNet Australia, 30 April 2019. I’m finding the development of criminal operations in the region rather fascinating.
- On Wednesday there was, as usual, a light lunch at the Lowy Institute.
The Week Ahead
Monday through Wednesday will be an as-yet-unstructured collection of research, writing, and organising. I’ll also be doing some pre-production for…
… a new episode of The 9pm Edict podcast with Nicholas Fryer, which will be recorded on Thursday posted by Friday.
On Friday afternoon I’ll be down in Sydney for a medical thingy, and then things are unplanned through to the end of the weekend.
The federal election is on Saturday 18 May, so I should probably organise something. There have been rumblings about an election night party.
I’ll be on the Gold Coast and in Brisbane soon. First for the AusCERT Cybersecurity Conference on the Gold Coast, 29–31 May, then in Brisbane through to 4 June for some podcast recording or the like.
Beyond that, here’s a very partial list of some conferences and other events that I’m planning to attend. Please let me know if there’s anything I should add. Send airline tickers.
- The Australian Strategic Policy Institute (ASPI) conference War in 2025, Canberra, 12–14 June 2019 (TBC).
- 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 is now rolled into this event.
[Photo: Relaxing by the fire in the side room of the Alexandra Hotel, Leura, on 3 May 2019.]