What a week! My week of Monday 28 October to Sunday 3 November included a conference, some writing, and finally a podcast! Read on, and despair.
Some Health Patrol duties were also done, but I’ve decided to ramp down the number of times I mention them.
- “The 9pm Quiet Australians for the Hollow Moon Political Truth”, being The 9pm Edict episode 91. It’s also on Spreaker and SoundCloud.
- Cyber Security Strategy 2020: Civil society experts slam ‘national security’ agenda, ZDNet, 29 October 2019.
- One Monday of my photos was used to illustrate a story in Simple Flying, Australian Writer Fakes Pregnancy To Avoid Jetstar Excess Baggage Fees.
- On Thursday I was quoted by UK news outlet The Telegraph, Australian government proposes facial recognition system to verify age for internet pornography.
- On Friday I spoke about Huawei and security issues on ABC Adelaide. Yes, there’s a recording.
- On Monday, NetThing at University of Technology Sydney provided a light lunch.
- I’ve forgotten to mention this before, but a few weeks ago Yubico sent me a “Media Experience Pack” containing two of their security keys, the YubiKey 5 NFC and the YubiKey5Ci. I haven’t tried setting them up yet.
The Week Ahead
Monday and Tuesday will be all about story pitches and writing, in the library in
Katoomba and at Bunjaree Cottages Bunjaree Cottages and Katoomba respectively. I’m ignoring the Melbourne Cup on Tuesday because it isn’t my sort of thing.
Wednesday sees a day trip to Sydney for various personal purposes. I’ll be staying in the city overnight for more things on Thursday.
Later in the week I’ll head down to Sydney for another cat-sitting gig, but not in Ashfield. That runs for about three weeks.
[Update 4 November 2019: This section has been edited to reflect the whole plan falling apart on its first day.]
Here’s the only thing that’s planned right now. Please let me know if there’s anything I should add. Send airline tickets.
- APNIC 49 / APRICOT 2020, Melbourne, 18–21 February 2020.
[Photo: Proper Mud. A 4WD vehicle with actual evidence that it’s been off-road, photographed in Leura in the Blue Mountains on 1 November 2019.]