During the week of Monday 13 to Sunday 19 January 2020, I was attacked by a cat, and I produced a podcast, but was also distracted by some personal matters which won’t be described here.
- â€œThe 9pm Authentic Aussie Inauthentic Robot Food Politics, with Added Platypusâ€, being The 9pm Edict episode 94. Itâ€™s also on Spreaker and SoundCloud. This is the episode with the taste test of those new Arnott’s Shapes flavours.
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- On Monday, my photo of that damn sulphur-crested cockatoo in Katoomba was used by the Israeli news site Quickim for their story on same.
- On Thursday, one of my bushfire smoke photos was used to illustrate a New Matilda story, We Spent $17b On One Fleet, We Wonâ€™t Spend $500m On The Other. Which Do You Think Is More Urgent?.
- Also on Thursday, I seem to have been quoted in a story by Radio LT9 AM 1150 in Santa Fe, Argentina: CÃ³mo funciona FaceApp, la app que te envejece en segundos.
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The Week Ahead
There will be some writing for ZDNet, obviously. At least two stories, but don’t ask me which days they’ll happen.
On Thursday I’m recording another episode of The 9pm Edict with Nicholas Fryer. It’ll be posted that night. [Update 20 January 2020: The recording wonâ€™t be happening this week, for various reasons. I’ll let you know when it happens. Remember, though, that SPECIAL BONUS for supporters is still on.]
Saturday begins the Australia Day long weekend, but I don’t have any plans yet. Saturday is also Lunar New Year in many cultures, so I suppose I should work into the agenda as well.
A few events have been locked in. Please let me know if there’s anything I should add. Send airline tickets if it’s outside the Sydney region.
- The year ahead, Lowy Institute, Sydney, 29 January 2020.
- Australia-China relations: The state of play, Australia-China Relations Institute, University of Technology Sydney, 29 January 2020.
- APNIC 49 / APRICOT 2020, Melbourne, 18â€“21 February 2020. I’ll be staying in Melbourne through to 25 February.
- Cat-sitting, Sydney, 6â€“15 March 2020.
- Ethics of data science conference 2020, Sydney, 25â€“27 March 2020.
- AusCERT 2020 Cyber Security Conference, Gold Coast, 2â€“5 June 2020 (TBC).
[Photo: Sydney from Kings Cross. The view towards the Sydney CBD along William Street from Kings Cross on 14 January 2020, with the sky showing some clear blue for one of the first times since the bushfires earlier in the month.]