The week of Monday 24 to Sunday 30 June 2019 ended the financial year. I took the opportunity to have a proper weekend off. I was also moderately productive.
On Saturday, I walked to a few pubs in Sydney’s inner west. On Sunday, I caught the new Sydney Metro Northwest for the first time, to Rouse Hill. It was all made so much easier by the unseasonably warm and sunny days. We have so screwed the climate.
- Huawei ramps up its technological Cold War propaganda, ZDNet Australia, 24 June 2019.
- Australians fear China but want its technology: Lowy Institute poll, ZDNet Australia, 26 June 2019.
- A new paper, Clouded data: Privacy and the promise of encryption, cited one of my ZDNet articles from mid-2018, My Health Record systems collapse under more opt-outs than expected. I continue to be amused by where my work turns up.
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The Week Ahead
This first week of July includes the first sitting of the new Australian Parliament, so there’s bound to be some news from that. Other than that, I’ll be working through the backlog of material I’ve accumulated in recent weeks. The weekend is unplanned.
A new episode of The 9pm Edict podcast with Nicholas Fryer will be recorded on Thursday 18 July and posted that night. There will probably be a small episode before then too, though I’m still pondering that.
I’m thinking about how to mark the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 landing on the Moon coming up later in July. Ages ago, I wrote about my experience of the Space Age and the Real Space Age, but I want to do something more this time.
Apart from that, here’s a very partial list of some events that I’m planning to attend. Please let me know if there’s anything I should add. Send airline tickets.
- Hugh White: How to defend Australia, Lowy Institute, Sydney, 16 July 2019.
- Mapping power in Asia, the launch of the 2019 Lowy Institute Asia Power Index, Sydney, 23 July 2019.
- Gartner Security & Risk Management Summit, Sydney, 19–20 August 2019.
- APNIC 48, Chiang Mai, 9–11 September 2019. I’ll start in Bangkok a few days beforehand, though, and get the train up to Chiang Mai to see a bit of the countryside.
- Australian Cyber Conference 2019, Melbourne, 8–10 October 2019. The excellent Australian Cyber Security Centre (ACSC) Conference is now rolled into this event.
[Photo: The Livingstone Hotel in Petersham, Sydney, photographed on 29 June 2019.]