Weekly Wrap 581: Productive, sure, but let us reflect on those tiny-headed pigeons

My week of Monday 12 to Sunday 18 July 2021 was a strange one. My mood improved, as did productivity. I did some geekery for money, wrote a story for ZDNet, produced a podcast, and appeared on another. Then the weather turned cold. And then there was bad news concerning a friend — but that bit I won’t talk about.

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And now on with the show…



Media Appearances, 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, when there are some.


The Week Ahead

This will be the fourth COVID-19 lockdown week for Greater Sydney in the current outbreak. I’ve cancelled a back maintenance session in Sydney and hope said back will behave itself for another week.

I have a bunch of administrivia to work through, some geekery to do for money, and of course I want to get some writing done. But since I’ll be locked down at some with no fixed appointments, I’ll just take each day as it comes.

I may well do an unscheduled podcast mid-week, but we’ll see.

Further Ahead

Still not a lot in the calendar, but I don’t think this will change any time soon.

  • Day trip to Sydney for various medical things, 26 July 2021 (TBC).
  • CORRECTED DATE: Second COVID-19 vaccination, Sydney, 16 August 2021.
  • Australia’s 2021 Census, 10 August 2021.
  • Australian Cyber Conference, Melbourne, 15–17 November 2021 (TBC).
  • linux.conf.au 2022, online, 14–16 January 2022 (TBC).

[Photo: A pair of brown cuckoo-doves (Macropygia phasianella) photographed at Bunjaree Cottages on 18 July 2021. They have such tiny heads.]