Weekly Wrap 469: The aftermath, with a podcast

Monday 20 to Sunday 26 May 2019 was a strange week. The weather too warm for this time of year, the politics too strange, and the fatigue continuing.

Obviously the Australian federal election result was a bit weird, and I reflected on that in this week’s podcast. There was also the announcement of the newly re-elected Morrison government’s new ministry and cabinet on Sunday, which will take a while to digest.

I also launched The 9pm Brisbane Podcasts 2019, a Pozible crowdfunding campaign that you should definitely consider. Please.



Media Appearances, Corporate Largesse


The Week Ahead

The week starts easily but gets busier at the end. Monday itself is a bunch of loose ends, as is Tuesday morning, before I head down to Sydney that afternoon to start eight days of travelling.

On Wednesday morning I’m interviewing James Griffiths about his book The Great Firewall of China: How to Build and Control an Alternative Version of the Internet. In the afternoon I fly to the Gold Coast.

Wednesday evening through Friday I’m covering the AusCERT Cybersecurity Conference, with some writing for ZDNet. I’m then in Brisbane from Saturday through to Tuesday 4 June for some podcast recording or the like. Details TBA.

On Friday (or Thursday US time) that paper I’d been writing will finally be published.

Further Ahead

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 tickets.

[Photo: Leura in a Smoky Dusk. The view from new Leura station across the valley towards Katoomba, on 22 May 2019, when smoke from hazard reduction burns filled the valleys.]