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.
- “The 9pm Arch Window of the Curious Equilibrium”, being The 9pm Edict episode 87, once more with Nicholas Fryer. It’s also on Spreaker and SoundCloud.
- Human Services finally reveals details of bungled child support IT project, ZDNet Australia, 24 May 2019.
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.
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.
- The Australian Strategic Policy Institute (ASPI) conference War in 2025, Canberra, 12–14 June 2019. I’ll also spend the weekend in Canberra.
- 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: 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.]