Monday 16 to Sunday 22 December 2019 was another week when Sydney’s sky was drenched in bushfire smoke. My belly cleared, I got a podcast done, and the podcast was good. I am pleased.
- “The 9pm Arch Window of the Self-Pleasuring Breakdown of Reality”, being The 9pm Edict episode 93 with Nicholas Fryer. It’s also on Spreaker and SoundCloud.
Articles, Corporate Largesse, Media Appearances
None, apart from a light lunch at the Lowy Institute on Tuesday. As I said last week, I’ll have to catch up over the so-called “summer break”. It’s a freelancer’s worst nightmare.
The Lowy panel discussion was fascinating, though: Avoiding war — how states negotiate. A bunch of it was about China.
The Week Ahead
[Update 23 December 2019: This section has been rewritten to reflect a change of plans.
I’m spending the whole week in Ashfield for yet more cat-sitting. Yes, across the Christmas break when things will be nice and quiet.
I’m having Christmas Lunch with friends on Wednesday.
I hope to get something written for ZDNet in there too, because revenue has been a bit thin this month. See above re the tip jar.
I still haven’t planned anything over the summer, but there’s a few events locked in for later in the New Year. Please let me know if there’s anything I should add. Send airline tickets if it’s outside the Sydney region.
- APNIC 49 / APRICOT 2020, Melbourne, 18–21 February 2020.
- Ethics of data science conference 2020, Sydney, 25–27 March 2020.
- AusCERT 2020 Cyber Security Conference, Gold Coast, 2–5 June 2020 (TBC).
[Photo: Zen Garden. A display of cigarette butts on street rubbish bin in Pitt Sreet, Sydney, photographed on 17 December 2019.]