Weekly Wrap 586: Jabbed again, and somewhat more productive

The main plus from my week of Monday 16 to Sunday 22 August 2021 was my second dose of the AstraZeneca vaccine for COVID-19. This time the side effects were a little more full-on, which is odd because it’s meant to be the other way around.

Still, with the spring weather starting to kick in I was in a great mood, and I produced not one but two podcasts.


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Media Appearances

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The Week Ahead

This will be week nine of the current COVID-19 lockdown for Greater Sydney, and it’ll be continuing for at least another month. I’ve decided therefore to keep myself occupied — after taking Monday off anyway.

Tuesday to Friday sees the ANU Thai Update 2021 conference, a series of four online seminars. And on Wednesday there’s the UTS:ACRI webinar The Hugh White thesis — Ten years on, which of course is about the rising geopolitical threat posed by China. I’m not sure how many of these I’ll be able to catch, but I’ll try.

On Tuesday afternoon I’m recording an episode of the Edict on Antarctic and Arctic geopolitics and the like with Dr Liz Buchanan from the Australian War College.

If you’re a podcast supporter with TRIGGER WORDS or a CONVERSATION TOPIC to cash in, I’ll need them by 3pm AEST that day. The finished podcast will be posted on Thursday.

Update 23 August 2021: Dr Buchanan has had to shift the date for family reasons. We’re still working out the details.

I’ll also try to get some writing done for ZDNet.

Further Ahead

[Photo: Stilgherrian getting his second shot of the AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine on 16 August 2021.]