My week of Monday 20 to Sunday 26 January 2020 saw a fascinating ZDNet article and a lot of sulking. The coming week will be vastly more interesting. Oh, and there were sausages.
- Biometric ID a worry but still acceptable to Australians: AIC, ZDNet, 22 January 2020. “Australians are concerned about the risks of biometric identification, but still find its use acceptable in a wide range of scenarios.”
Podcasts, Media Appearances, Corporate Largesse
None. I had to push back recording The 9pm Edict with Nicholas Fryer for various reasons. But scroll down for a very special live episode scheduled for 1 February.
The Week Ahead
Monday is the public holiday for Australia Day, but I’ll be getting into some writing, I think.
Wednesday is a Sydney day. The Lowy Institute is making its predictions for The year ahead at lunchtime, and I’ll be loading in some other appointments.
On Saturday there will be a very special episode of The 9pm Edict: a livestreamed dramatic reading of various conspiracies, starting with the supposed dangers of 5G technology from 9pm AEDT. And it needs your support…
This special episode is being fuelled by the contributions you make before the end of the month, that is, midnight on Friday night. For every $500, the podcast goes for an extra hour.
At the time of writing, the total sits at $746.83, so that’s the first hour guaranteed, and we’re well on the way to a second hour that’ll branch out from 5G to other conspiracies.
The livestream will be at stilgherrian.com/edict/live/ and on the Spreaker apps.
A few more events have been pencilled in. Please let me know if there’s anything I should add. Send airline tickets if it’s outside the Sydney region.
- Australia-China relations: The state of play, Australia-China Relations Institute, University of Technology Sydney, 5 February 2020.
- APNIC 49 / APRICOT 2020, Melbourne, 18–21 February 2020. I’ll be staying in Melbourne through to 25 February and may schedule in a podcast. Stay tuned..
- Cat-sitting, Sydney, 6–15 March 2020.
- Ethics of data science conference 2020, Sydney, 25–27 March 2020.
- Australian Cyber Conference, Canberra, 6–7 May 2020 (TBC).
- AusCERT 2020 Cyber Security Conference, Gold Coast, 2–5 June 2020 (TBC).
- Australian Cyber Conference, Melbourne, 27-29 October 2020 (TBC).
[Photo: Coles Finest Korean Inspired Spicy Pork Sausages, photographed while they were cooking on 26 January 2020.]