Weekly Wrap 606: Nothing more than a cardoon version of reality, but with rain

My week of Monday 3 to Sunday 9 January 2022 included very little productivity apart from the Quiz and the Pozible campaign, but that was quite enough for the first full week of a new year. That’s what I say. Anyway, it was another soggy week of La Niña so I didn’t really go anywhere.

My Pozible crowdfunding campaign The 9pm Summer Series 2022 wrapped up on Thursday night, getting more than 85% of the way to Target Three.

That means there will be six special guest episodes of The 9pm Edict podcast in January and February — that was Target Two. While we didn’t get enough to fund the Public House Forum of Target Three, I’ll do something special with the final episode in the series. Maybe a livestreamed recording session

As you’ll read below, the series begins in the coming week.


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  • I’ve updated my Waratah sequence 2021 for another week. The photos now span 131 days, which is quite remarkable. Not for me, but for the flower,

Media Appearances

Articles, Podcasts, Corporate Largesse

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The Week Ahead

It’s that week when we all think “Shall I start doing proper work for the year yet, or can I even be bothered?” I think I know what my answer will be. But I’ll pretend anyway.

On Monday I’m heading down to Penrith, or more accurately Kingswood, for a COVID-19 vaccination booster and some unrelated errands.

From Wednesday lunchtime I’m back in Sydney for another six days of cat-sitting.

On Thursday I’m recording the first episode of The 9pm Edict podcast summer series with special guest Andrew P Street. I’ll post the finished episode on Friday.

From Friday it’s the linux.conf.au 2022 conference, so I may drop in for some sessions.

On Saturday I’m recording a second podcast episode, another conversation with Upulie Divisekera and Dr Trent Yarwood along the lines of The 9pm National Plan to Plan to Have a COVID-19 Plan from August last year but with added alcohol. I’ll post in on the following Monday.

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Further Ahead

Not much scheduled yet. I expect things will start getting busier after Australia Day, which is the custom.

[Photo: A cardoon (Cynara cardunculus) or artichoke thistle, photographed at Bunjaree Cottages on 9 January 2022.]