My week of Monday 10 to Sunday 16 January 2022 was the start of proper work for the year after all. I got my COVID-19 vaccine booster, I recorded two podcasts, and I started locking in some work that I’ll tell you about as it becomes relevant.
- The 9pm Urine Therapy for Parental Productivity with Andrew P Street, recorded on Thursday afternoon. This was a fun conversation.
We also recorded an episode with Upulie Divisekera and Dr Trent Yarwood on Saturday. You can look forward to hearing it this coming Thursday.
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- I’ve updated my Waratah sequence 2021 for another week, but I’ve been down in Sydney since Wednesday so this only takes us up to day 133.
- My ZDNet article from 2020, Twitter bots and trolls promote conspiracy theories about Australian bushfires, was cited in the paper Promoting and countering misinformation during Australiaâ€™s 2019-2020 bushfires: A case study of polarisation (PDF) .
- My photo of The Hope and Anchor in Hobart, Tasmania was used to illustrate the article Isaac Solomon: A Model for Fagin.
Articles, Videos, Corporate Largesse
None. 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 subscribe to my YouTube channel for when new videos appear.
Only a few this week, because this Weekly Wrap is late enough already.
- If you’re interested in some geeky history, “The early days of Unix at Bell Labs” by Brian Kernighan was an excellent opening keynote for Linix.conf.au 2022. There were more excellent presentations, but the videos haven’t been posted yet. I’ll list them next week.
- â€˜He was a handfulâ€™ â€“ Hunter S Thompsonâ€™s PA and photographer relives her wild job.
- Millennials Didnâ€™t Kill the Economy. The Economy Killed Millennials.
The Week Ahead
I begin the week in Sydney, finishing off a stint of catsitting, organising all the upcoming work, and getting some back maintenance done.
I return to the Blue Mountains on Tuesday afternoon. There then follows a couple of days of geek-work.
On Thursday I’ll catch the US Studies Centre seminar What to expect in US politics and policy in 2022. I’ll also watch the seminar Reforming Australia’s electronic surveillance laws from the Australian Strategic Policy Institute. A good lineup, but devoid of any panellists from civil society of privacy-focused or human rights organisations. That bit is a disappointment.
Thursday is also podcast editing day, and Friday is geek-work day.
It’s all quite thin, really.
- APRICOT 2022 / APNIC 53, 28 February to 3 March 2022.
[Photo: A house, probably abandoned, in the outer western Sydney suburb of Kingswood, next to Penrith, photographed on 10 January 2022. Houses nearby are earmarked for eventual demolition to make way for extensions to the vast Nepean Hospital and related businesses, and apartment buildings, and I daresay this one was simply not worth repairing given its approaching doom.]