Weekly Wrap 595: Crowdfunding clarifies the next few weeks

My week of Monday 17 to Sunday 24 October 2021 was one of those pauses before a busy period. Nothing much new produced, but there’s now much more clarity about how the next few weeks will unfold. And I watched birds!

Highlight of the week was the success of The 9pm Spring Series 2021 crowdfunding campaign. We got 97.3% of the way to Target Two so I’m calling that close enough, and there will be six episodes in the series.

Currently the guest list looks like this, in alphabetical order:

I’m still thinking about how my everyday behaviour might return to something more like the Beforetimes. I’ll say more about this next week.

Media Appearances


Articles, Podcasts, Videos, Corporate Largesse

None, but you can read my previous writing at Authory, where you can also subscribe to an email compilation of any new stories each Sunday morning.

You can also subscribe to my YouTube channel, although new videos don’t appear very frequently.


The Week Ahead

It’s the second of two weeks of federal parliament, and there may be stories to write about that. I hope.

It’s also Australian Cyber Week, a promotional week for the cybersecurity industry. There’s quite a few events but I’ll figure out which ones I’ll watch on the day. That said, Monday and Friday seem to be the most attractive for me.

On Wednesday I’m recording the first episode in the Spring Series of The 9pm Edict podcast with Justin Warren (@jpwarren) as previously described. I’ll probably edit and post it on Thursday.

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And I’ve got that geek-work to do for a couple clients, which will fit in nicely around everything else.

Further Ahead

  • NetThing 2021, online, 4–5 November2021.
  • Stilgherrian goes to Orange to record a podcast with Fr Karl Sinclair and more, 8–11 November 2021.
  • Australian Cyber Conference, Melbourne, 15–17 November 2021 (TBC).
  • The Sydney Dialogue, Australian Strategic Policy Institute, 17–19 November 2021 (TBC).
  • Annual Communications Industry Boat Cruise & After Party, Sydney Harbour, 2 December 2021. I haven’t included a link because it’s invitation-only. I’m still not sure whether joining a group of random people will be a good idea, so I may cancel this.
  • NSW local government elections, 4 December 2021.
  • linux.conf.au 2022, online, 14–16 January 2022 (TBC).
  • APRICOT 2022 / APNIC 53, 28 February to 4 March 2022 approx (TBC). The host country is Bangladesh. I wonder if we’ll be travelling again by then.

[Photo: A NSW TrainLink V-Set arriving at Wentworth Falls station on 22 October 2021. Not a good show-the-type image, but some some reason I liked the composition of this random snapshot.]