My productivity started to return during the week of Monday 10 to Sunday 16 May 2021. Yes, there’s a ZDNet story and parts or another one, but more importantly I started to get a clearer view of the next few months. This pleases me.
- The winged ninja cyber monkeys narrative is absolutely wrong: Former NCSC chief, ZDNet, 14 May 2021. The first of at least two stories coming out of this week’s AusCERT cybersecurity conference.
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, when there are some.
- Craig Kelly MP banned from Facebook, wants them done for contempt of parliament, being an eight-minute clip from the House of Representatives on Thursday.
- That video of Craig Kelly was included in the Guardian live blog on Friday. Lol.
- Oh, and also in a story that ran in all the Australian Community Media regional newspapers like The Northern Daily Leader and the Illawarra Mercury.
- Meanwhile, guess what story is still circulating, now of course with all of the dates removed? Angry Cockatoo Tears Down Anti-Bird Spikes And Throws Them To The Ground. Of course there’s no evidence that this sulphur-crested cockatoo was angry. Indeed, its crest isn’t raised, so it’s probably quite calm. Or at least it was on that day in July 2019.
Podcasts, Corporate Largesse
Neither of these things.
If you find these links useful please let me know. They don’t take long to compile, but I’m always looking for ways to save time.
- The Rise and Fall of Rolling Stone, a fascinating 2017 review of the book Sticky Fingers: The Life and Times of Jann Wenner and Rolling Stone Magazine.
- Rolling Stone at 50: How Tom Wolfe Helped Create New Journalism, also from 2017.
- The Kentucky Derby Is Decadent and Depraved, an annotated version of the breakthrough 1970 article by Hunter S Thompson not long before he joined Rolling Stone.
- And to wrap up this all-American selection, Is Velveeta Cheese Actually Cheese? The History of this All-American Food.
- Spanish photographer Xavi Bou takes long-exposure photographs of birds in flight.
The Week Ahead
On Monday I’m finishing a story for ZDNet, then at 3pm I’m recording the next episode of The 9pm Edict podcast with author John Birmingham, who of course has been on the pod thrice before in July 2018, September 2020, and November 2020.
On Thursday night it’s another episode of The 8pm Quiz, with the livestream kicking off at 8pm AEST.
- Covid-19 vaccination number one and a bunch of other medical appointments, Sydney, 24 May 2021, followed by a couple days of fatigue.
- The 9pm Edict with Cathy Wilcox, recorded 28 May 2021.
- The 9pm Edict with Mark Humphries , recorded 11 June 2021.
- The 8pm Quiz S02 E05, 17 June 2021.
- Australian Cyber Conference, Melbourne, 15–17 November 2021 (TBC).
[Photo: A man feeds a vast flock of sulphur-crested cockatoos (Cacatua galerita) and some rock doves aka feral pigeons (Columbia livia) at dusk in Katoomba on 10 May 2021. ]