Weekly Wrap 592: A lazy week in spring that ended with a random skink

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.

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Media Appearances

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.


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.

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Further Ahead

[Photo: A random skink sunning itself on Railway Parade, Wentworth Falls, on 3 October 2021.]