My week of Monday 9 to Sunday 15 September 2019 was spent in Chiang Mai, mostly covering the APNIC 48 conference, but also spending some of my own time looking around the city. I like it.
I should probably tell you more about Chiang Mai, but I think I’ll leave that to a podcast — whenever that might be. As I write this I’m in a Thai Airways lounge at Bangkok’s Suvarnabhumi Airport waiting for my flight back to Sydney, and I’m exhausted.
- Australian government’s data sharing principles far from agreed upon, ZDNet Australia, 10 September 2019.
- Suspected Commonwealth Games DDoS was only a Fortnite update, ZDNet Australia, 11 September 2019. In defence of Optus, the network provider, they did figure it out very quickly.
- ‘Screaming car wreck’ of internet routing needs a fire brigade: Geoff Huston, ZDNet Australia, 13 September 2019.
Podcasts, Media Appearances
- My time in Chiang Mai for the APNIC 48 conference was covered by APNIC, the Asia Pacific Network Information Centre. They paid for a business-class flight from Sydney to Bangkok, then return flights from Chiang Mai to Bangkok to Sydney. They also covered five nights accommodation at the Mövenpick Suriwongse Hotel Chiang Mai, while I paid for the other two. There was also plenty of food, and a rather nice t-shirt.
The Week Ahead
I arrive back in Sydney early on Monday morning, after which I’ll bump into an apartment I’m minding in Hurstville, and then collapse for a couple of days, maybe. I haven’t planned the week any further than that, except to register a vague intention to get some writing done. Maybe even a podcast? Let’s see.
Here’s what’s planned. Please let me know if there’s anything I should add. Send airline tickets.
- Some media event for Yubico, Sydney, 24 September 2019 (TBC).
- Australian Cyber Conference 2019, Melbourne, 8–10 October 2019. The excellent Australian Cyber Security Centre (ACSC) Conference is now rolled into this event.
- Cyber Security Hypothetical Panel, Canberra, 22 October 2019.
- 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.
- APNIC 49 / APRICOT 2020, Melbourne 18–21 February 2020.
[Photo: Traffic light with Songthaew in Chiang Mai. A traffic light at the corner of Thanon Ratmakka and Soi Sam Lan in Chiang Mai’s Old City, with a passing Songthaew, one of the the red passenger trucks that form the core of the city’s public transport. Photographed on 14 September 2019.]