Weekly Wrap 467: Birds, eggs, and cybers

Monday 6 to Sunday 12 May 2019 was quite a productive week, despite cancelling Friday to avoid coming down with a cold. It’s also been fun watching the chaos of Australia’s federal election campaign. Enough said.


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The Week Ahead

It’s a busy one, though Monday will be an easy-paced but jumbled mix of administrivia, research, story pitches, and the like.

Tuesday is a Sydney day, with back repairs in Darlinghurst, the Lowy Institute discussion From coups to crises: where next for Thailand? at lunchtime, some social bits and pieces, and then Gleebooks in Glebe for James Jeffrey and Jon Kudelka, The Wonks’ Dictionary, in Conversation with Antony Green. I’ll stay in Sydney overnight.

Wednesday and Thursday had better be about writing, or my revenue is screwed.

On Friday afternoon I’ll be down in Sydney for various bits and pieces, staying overnight in Wolli Creek. That’s mostly so I’ll be in Sydney for an election night party on Saturday, but I haven’t explored rapidly changing Wolli Creek before, so that’s my plan for Saturday afternoon.

Further Ahead

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.

[Photo: Four O’Clock Jerkbird. If you can see it, there’s a  Sulphur-Crested Cockatoo (Cacatua galerita) perched on the gantry. Photographed in Katoomba on 12 May 2019.]