Wasn’t the week of Monday 4 to Sunday 10 January 2021 just weird, what with the failed putsch in the US and everything else? It was distracting, and I’ll talk about that another time, but I did manage to get a couple of things done.
- Announcing “The 8pm Quiz”, which is more of a promo than a podcast. Click through for details, because it starts on Thursday.
Articles, Media Appearances, Corporate Largesse
None. You can always read some of my previous writing at Authory, or subscribe to get a weekly compilation of new stories by email each Sunday morning, if there are any.
- How a New Hampshire libertarian utopia was foiled by bears, one of 2020’s most uplifting tales. Well, kinda.
- Photos from the field: zooming in on Australia’s hidden world of exquisite mites, snails and beetles, which is what it says on the tin.
- Explorer’s Stunning Photographs of The Arctic Sun from 100 Years Ago, which again is what it says it is.
- There are an insane amount of cool space things happening in 2021, which should be “is an insane amount” because the worm “amount” is singular, but yeah it’s a good list.
The Week Ahead
Week 43 of my Quarantimes begins in Sydney and on Tuesday returns to Bunjaree Cottages at Wentworth Falls.
In theory I’ll be writing a couple of things for ZDNet and receiving the reviewers’ comments on my short paper for the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace — though the latter might be delayed further by events in Washington.
The next episodes of The 8pm Quiz will be on Thursdays 21 and 28 January.
Also in the calendar:
- Key players in the Biden administration, US Studies Centre, online, 20 January 2021.
- Linux.conf.au 2021, online, 23–25 January 2021. I’m now confirmed for this event and really looking forward to it.
- Mimecast Connect 2021, online, 25 February 2021.
- APRICOT 2021 / APNIC 51, online, 1–4 March 2010.
- Australian Cyber Conference, Canberra, 14–16 March 2021 (TBC).
- AusCERT 2021, Gold Coast and online, 11–13 May 2021 (TBC).
[Photo: The newest member of the Australian National Maritime Museum’s fleet, Duyfken, is a replica of the first European ship to reach Australia in 1606. Behind it is the Daring-class destroyer HMAS Vampire. Photographed on 9 January 2021.]