My week of Monday 26 August to Sunday 1 September 2019 was full of distractions, pleasant and otherwise. It included some much-needed relaxation after the stresses of recent weeks.
Dealing with the last phases of Health Patrol took up quite a bit of time, as did taking time out on Friday afternoon to poke around Port Adelaide. And then there was the party in Willunga on Saturday. But on Sunday I did help guide someone who’s thinking of starting a podcast, so that was vaguely useful.
I also managed to take a break earlier in the week, on Monday, when we made the ferry trip down Sydney Harbour to Manly for lunch. The weather was magnificent, as you can see in the photo.
I’m so glad last week was more productive.
Articles, Podcasts, Media Appearances, Corporate Largesse
None. Not a single thing. What work I did do was all behind the scenes.
The Week Ahead
I’m spending Monday in Adelaide before flying back to Sydney in the evening. Tuesday is all about logistics and errands. Whether I manage to get anything written on either of those two days remains to be seen.
On Wednesday I’m flying to Bangkok on the first stage of what’s primarily a work trip in Thailand — though it’ll include quite a bit of free time through until Saturday. I will be recording some podcast bits, though, and maybe having a couple of meetings.
On Sunday I’m taking Train No. 7, the only daytime train from Bangkok to Chiang Mai. It’s the first time I’ve headed north from Bangkok, and I’m really looking forward to it.
The entirety of the following week will be spent in Chiang Mai. Monday is unscheduled. Tuesday through Thursday I’m covering the APNIC 48 conference Chiang Mai, and Friday will be full of writing. Saturday and Sunday are reserved for looking around the city before flying to Bangkok and then to Sydney on Sunday evening.
Here’s what’s planned beyond that. Please let me know if there’s anything I should add. Send airline tickets.
- Australian Cyber Conference 2019, Melbourne, 8–10 October 2019. The excellent Australian Cyber Security Centre (ACSC) Conference is now rolled into this event.
- iapp ANZ Summit 2019, Sydney, 29–30 October 2019 (TBC). That’s the International Association of Privacy Professionals.
- Gala dinner celebrating 30 Years of the Internet in Australia, Sydney, 31 October 2019.
[Photo: Pacific Ocean (Partial View), being the view looking east from Manly Beach, Sydney, on 27 August 2019.]