My week of Monday 22 to Sunday 28 March was what it was. As I’ve mentioned previously, I’m in the middle of a brain meds adjustment period of about 40 days, so the reduction in productivity is expected. But I got an episode of the Quiz done. And the end of the Great Sog, at least for now, brought some sunny weather which was a great help.
- The 8pm Quiz S02 E02, from Thursday night. This was a fun episode, despite the break in the stream. That was noticeable to the people watching live. It won’t be noticeable to anyone watching the playback, except that I mentioned it, because YouTube stitches it together seamlessly.
- RV003: Circular Quay on a Grey Day, which is 8m37s of what it says it is. Ferries going to and fro. I used this as the pre-show video for the Quiz.
- Last week’s tweet continues to turn up in stories such as Consent app: NSW Police chiefâ€™s radical idea to reduce the number of sexual assaults.
- My photo of a bee sitting on a Coreopsis lanceolata flower has turned up on Korean Wikipedia.
Podcasts, Articles, Corporate Largesse
None, but you can read my previous writing at Authory, where you can also subscribe to get a compilation of new stories by email each Sunday morning, if there are any.
- Given the complicated politics in Australia right now, the Parliamentary LIbrary’s â€˜So when is the next election?â€™: Australian elections timetable as at January 2020 might come in handy.
- Air Force 2021: Top 10 Iconic RAAF Aircraft, a well-produced playlist thatâ€™s part of the RAAFâ€™s centenary this coming Wednesday.
- Nothing But Images Of Precision Guided Weapons Taken Just Before They Obliterate Their Targets, which is exactly what it says it is.
- Read the Pentagonâ€™s 20-Page Report on Its Own Meme. â€œAccording to internal Pentagon communications, it took US Cyber Command 22 days to finalize and post the meme.â€
The Week Ahead
It’s Week 54 of the Quarantimes for me, to be spent mostly at Bunjaree Cottages at Wentworth Falls, and it’s the short week including the start of the Easter long weekend.
On Tuesday I’m recording the next episode of The 9pm Edict with Elise Thomas, â€œfreelance journalist, OSINT analyst, and observer of internet weirdnessâ€, who’s now with the Institute for Strategic Dialogue, “a global organisation dedicated to powering solutions to extremism, disinformation, and polarisation”. That podcast will be posted on Thursday.
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On Wednesday morning I’ll be watching the Spectacular Centenary Flypast, their name for it, marking 100 years of the Royal Australian Air Force.
I really need to get some writing done because this month’s revenue has been shocking.
I have yet to plan anything for the Easter long weekend. After a year of Quarantimes I feel even less urge than usual to socialise. I probably need to change that too.
Currently in the calendar:
- Aaron Chen’s Sorry Forever, The Comedy Store, Sydney, 22 April 2021. There are also shows on 22 and 23 April.
- AusCERT 2021, Gold Coast and online, 11â€“13 May 2021 (TBC).
- Australian Cyber Conference, Melbourne, 15â€“17 November 2021 (TBC).
[Photo: Some sort of Crucibulum fungus photographed at Bunjaree Cottages on 26 March 2021. So many of my recent photos have been on lifeforms at Bunjaree. I’m learning a lot.]