Weekly Wrap 554: Dutch ship, American putsch, and the launch of a quiz

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.


Articles, Media Appearances, Corporate Largesse

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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.

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Further Ahead

The next episodes of The 8pm Quiz will be on Thursdays 21 and 28 January.

Also in the calendar:

[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.]