Weekly Wrap 575: Some geekery to begin winter, and an inevitable bird photo

My week of Monday 31 May to Sunday 6 June 2021 took an unusual turn. It saw the first substantial geek-for-hire work I’ve done in quite a while when I coordinated the eviction of hackers from a client’s website. And now it’s winter. Is there a connection? You decide.


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Podcasts, Videos, Media Appearances, Corporate Largesse

None of these things.


The Week Ahead

I know I’ve said this a thousand times before, but I really must get back into the swing of writing more. Revenue has been way down these past few months. Wish me luck.

Or maybe I should put some focus back on the geekery, since it pays heaps more.

On Friday morning I’m recording an episode of The 9pm Edict podcast with satirist Mark Humphries. I’ll need any TRIGGER WORDS or CONVERSATION TOPICS by 10am AEST. It’ll be edited that afternoon and posted that night.

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And then it’s the Queen’s Birthday long weekend, although at this stage I have no plans.

Update 11 June 2021: No long weekend for me. On Saturday I’ll be catching up on some work. Sunday is a day trip to Sydney for lunch with friends. Monday I’ll be writing for ZDNet.

Further Ahead

  • The 8pm Quiz S02 E05, 17 June 2021. It’s a Thursday night, and the livestream starts at 8pm AEST on my YouTube channel.
  • Winter Solstice, 20–21 June 2021. Sunday 20th is the longest night, Monday 21st the shortest day, is how I think the maths goes this year. I haven’t decided how I’ll celebrate. Update 16 June 2021: No, I have the maths wrong. See later posts.
  • Australian Cyber Conference, Melbourne, 15–17 November 2021 (TBC).

[Photo: Sulphur-crested cockatoos (Cacatua galerita) warm themselves in the morning sun at Bunjaree Cottages on 31 May 2021.]