Despite my original intentions, my week of Monday 27 September to Sunday 3 October 2021 was a bit of a lazy one. No articles or podcasts emerged, although there was some geek-work that you can’t see. But I did see a skink.
I’ve decided to combine my photos and videos into one section of the Weekly Wrap. I do take lots of photos, but I mostly just throw them onto Twitter. I need to get more of them into my Flickr archive.
- Waratah sequence 2021, being a Flickr album of the photos I’ve been taking of a New South Wales waratah flower (Telopea speciosissima) as it slowly unfurls. We’re just over a month in and the subject flower is starting to take on its final magenta hue. I’ll update this album every Sunday.
You can subscribe to my YouTube channel for more videos, although new videos don’t appear very frequently.
- I’m quoted by Electronic Frontiers Australia in the first article in their new “Experts Weigh In” series, Experts weigh in on digital rights reform, posted on Friday.
- My ZDNet article Cyber attacks on COVID-19 vaccine production are not quite a war crime from December 2020 was cited by Pythagoras N Petratos in his paper Misinformation, disinformation, and fake news: Cyber risks to business.
Articles, Podcasts, Corporate Largesse
None. But you can read my previous writing at Authory, where you can also subscribe to get a compilation of any new stories by email each Sunday morning. Or you can just send me presents.
- Investigative humorist Dan Ilic, who you’ll also know from the Edict, is raising money for some subversive climate-related comedy in the lead-up to Australia’s federal election. The project is called JokeKeeper, and he’s already raised more than $120,000. Please consider.
- Why Is Everything More Expensive Right Now? Let This Stuffed Giraffe Explain.
- From BioMed Central, some disturbing news: Case report of restless anal syndrome as restless legs syndrome variant after COVID-19.
- Bond Film Anagrams. A Thread, which is indeed a thread of anagrams of the titles of James Bond films. I guarantee you’ll enjoy it. (Archive.)
- Finally, check out the amazing miniature worlds of Japanese artist Tatsuya Tanaka on Twitter, Instagram, or his Miniature Calendar.
The Week Ahead
This will be week 14 of the current COVID-19 lockdown for Greater Sydney, and it’s now it’s envisaged to be the last one in this block.
Monday is a public holiday for Labour Day, but I’ll be poking at some geek tasks and running some errands.
Update 4 October 2021: Nah, I decided to have a lazy holiday after all. Those tasks and errands will happen on Tuesday.
Tuesday Wednesday through Friday will be the usual mix of attempting to write for ZDNet, attempting to get some clients’ geek-work done, and planning for a spring series of The 9pm Edict podcast.
I’ll also produce that episode of the Edict about Australia’s plan to obtain some nuclear submarines, something I didn’t quite get to.
- Aussie Backyard Bird Count, 14–24 October 2021.
- NetThing 2021, online, 4–5 November2021.
- Australian Cyber Conference, Melbourne, 15–17 November 2021 (TBC).
- The Sydney Dialogue, Australian Strategic Policy Institute, 17–19 November 2021 (TBC).
- NSW local government elections, 4 December 2021.
- linux.conf.au 2022, online, 14–16 January 2022 (TBC).
[Photo: A random skink sunning itself on Railway Parade, Wentworth Falls, on 3 October 2021.]