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
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- 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 Australiaâ€™s hidden world of exquisite mites, snails and beetles, which is what it says on the tin.
- Explorerâ€™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.
On Thursday it’s the first episode of The 8pm Quiz, the thing I’ve been talking about these past few weeks. It starts at 8pm AEDT on my YouTube channel.
The 8pm Quiz, like The 9pm Edict, is supported by the generosity of its listeners. You can subscribe for special benefits or throw a few coins into the tip jar. Please consider.
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, 23â€“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, 1â€“4 March 2010.
- Australian Cyber Conference, Canberra, 14â€“16 March 2021 (TBC).
- AusCERT 2021, Gold Coast and online, 11â€“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.]