Weekly Wrap 591: Spring, birdlife, and a nuclear distraction

With me being distracted by thoughts of nuclear submarines, my week of Monday 20 to Sunday 26 September 2021 wasn’t as productive as I’d hoped — but then it was the off week of my fortnightly cycle. That said, there was plenty of birdlife in the sunny weather.


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The Week Ahead

This will be week 13 of the current COVID-19 lockdown for Greater Sydney, which is still envisaged to end on Monday 18 October or with luck a week earlier. Not a total removal of all restrictions, of course, but a relaxation of restrictions for those of us who’ve been vaccinated. Nothing official yet though.

Update 28 September 2021: I forgot to mention that there’s a bunch of geekery to do for clients, which will sit here in the first part of the week.

At some point I’ll be producing an episode of The 9pm Edict podcast about Australia’s plan to obtain some nuclear submarines. I’ll also put together the plan for a spring series. Probably.

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On Thursday there’s a seminar from the Australian Strategic Policy Institute, Stronger together: how cyber defence alliances could create a stronger digital economy, which looks fruitful.

Friday will see a day trip to Sydney for some health-related appointments. It will have been more than six weeks since the last trip, which is a little too long. Update 30 September 2021: I think I’ll manage without treatment for another week. May God bless all the pain killers.

And finally it’s the long weekend for Labour Day on the Monday. We’ll still be in lockdown, so it won’t be anything special for me.

Further Ahead

[Photo: A satin bowerbird (Ptilonorhynchus violaceus) coming in to land at a feeding spot at Bunjaree Cottages on 26 September 2021. Yes, this is a frame grab from the video listed earlier.]