Weekly Wrap 491: Cybers in Canberra as the drought continues

My week of Monday 21 to Sunday 27 October included a lovely trip down to Canberra, flying this time rather than taking the train as has been my wont. Spring continues to be very warm in eastern Australia. It’s still a drought, in fact.

Some Health Patrol duties were also done, but I’ve decided to ramp down the number of times I mention them.


Podcasts, Media Appearances

None, but see below for news of a podcast. Careful readers will note that this is exactly what I said last week, but I have my reasons for the delay. No, I’m not telling you what they are.

Corporate Largesse

  • On Tuesday, my trip to Canberra for the Cyber Security Hypothetical Panel at the Australian Defence Force Academy (ADFA) was paid for by UNSW Canberra Cyber. Flights, one night’s accommodation at Mercure Canberra, taxis to and from the airport, and some food and drink.

The Week Ahead

The week begins with NetThing at University of Technology Sydney, a full-day conference about “the Australian internet governance community moving forward”. It’s definitely the kind of thing I’m into, which is probably a bit sad.

Tuesday is about writing for ZDNet, and Wednesday is about returning to Wentworth Falls after being away for more than two months.

On Thursday or Friday I’ll record an episode of The 9pm Edict, and tell you all about my plans for podcasts over summer. The 9pm Edict is supported by the generosity of its listeners. Please subscribe for special benefits or throw a few coins into the tip jar.

Yes, that last bit was meant to happen last week, but it’s going to work better this week.

Further Ahead

Here’s the only thing that’s planned right now. Please let me know if there’s anything I should add. Send airline tickets.

[Photo: Departing CBR for SYD on Virgin Australia flight VA661 in ATR 72-600 registration VH-FVN on 23 October 2019. It’s very dry out there. Photographed on 23 October 2019.]