Weekly Wrap 487: Huawei cynicism, cybers, and Cabramatta

My week of Monday 22 to Sunday 29 saw me finally get rid of the lurgi and settle back into some work. Nothing exciting to report, just some regular productivity. Isn’t that enough for you people?

I did manage to spend Saturday afternoon in Cabramatta, though, the heart of Sydney’s Vietnamese community. I’d forgotten how lovely it is. And on Sunday I saw the film The Farewell, which I thoroughly recommend.


Podcasts, Media Appearances, Corporate Largesse

None, but this will definitely change in the coming week, trust me on this.

The Week Ahead

It’s going to be a busy one, and it’s also my last week in Hurstville for this burst of housesitting. Both Monday and Tuesday will be all about planning and research and almost certainly some writing, but Tuesday will also include a trip to Wentworth Falls for various errands.

I’m talking about that magazine from the early 1990s, The Core, on ABC Adelaide on Tuesday night some time after 1800 ACST.

On Wednesday and Thursday I’m covering the D61+LIVE conference at Carriageworks, so I’ll almost certainly still be writing about that on Friday. Update 2 October 2019: Things change. Wednesday was a day off sick. Thursday will be about writing for ZDNet, but about something else.

It’s then the long weekend for Labour Day, but I must prepare the Hurstville apartment for its owner’s return on Sunday morning, and on Monday I’ll be heading down to Melbourne for a week.

Further Ahead

Here’s what’s planned. Please let me know if there’s anything I should add. Send airline tickets.

[Photo: Sydney Metro works at Sydenham, photographed on 29 September 2019. Not the greatest photo in the world, not at all, but it spoke to my introspective mood at the end of the week.]