Weekly Wrap 534: Bird life, Kylie, beavers, and a bit of a mistake

My week of Monday 17 to Sunday 23 August 2020 occupied the less productive part of my mood cycle, but I did produce a podcast and a half, and I did plan some of the next few weeks. And I saw some interesting birds.


  • “The 9pm Legally Insufficient Beaver Comparison”, being The 9pm Edict episode 113 recorded on Tuesday. I also finally cut live the domain the9pmedict.com, though for the moment it just takes you to the podcast pages on this site.
  • “The 9pm Minogue-based Correction In Brief”, being The 9pm Edict episode 114 recorded on Sunday.

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None, but there’s one under way for Monday.

Media Appearances

  • On Wednesday I was the guest speaker on Electronic Frontiers Australia’s series EFA Talks. I’ll put a link to the video here once it’s online.

Corporate Largesse

None. How many weeks have there been since there was any largesse? I hate to think!


The Week Ahead

It’s week 23 of the Quarantimes at Bunjaree Cottages at Wentworth Falls, though I’ll have a break in Sydney later in the week for a medical appointment and de-stressing activities.

Other than that, it’s as much writing for ZDNet as I can fit in, plus planning for episodes of The 9pm Edict podcast through September.

Further Ahead

[Photo: A pair of glossy black cockatoos (Calyptorhynchus lathami), photographed on 21 August 2020. The males of the species have the most wonderful flashy red underparts, but I couldn’t get close enough with the phone’s camera to get a good shot.]