Weekly Wrap 611: Spooks, cynicism, conspiracies, and a slug

Monday 7 to Sunday 13 February 2022 was for me, and for so many Australians who pay attention to politics, a frustrating and stressful mess. But I won’t go into that here. I’ll just celebrate an interesting article, an even more interesting podcast, and a slug. A pretty slug.


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  • The photos in the Waratah sequence 2021 now span 166 days. Progress continues to be slow so there’s only three new photos this week.

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The Week Ahead

The main focus of the week is that geek-work that I’m slowly plodding through. In the background I’ll be paying attention to the excitement of Senate Estimates, because it might inspire an article for ZDNet.

On Monday I’ll also try to catch Indigenous Technologies: Innovations Powering the Continuation of our Oldest Civilisations, part of the The Sydney Dialogue from the Australian Strategic Policy Institute (ASPI) .

On Tuesday there’s another ASPI webinar, Taking the low road: China’s influence in Australian states and territories. Webinar season has very much begun.

And on Thursday I’m recording a podcast with Justin Warren, “consultant, freedom of information tragic, hexagon enthusiast, and creator of the CyberRatingâ„¢ labelling scheme”, who was last on the Edict in October 2021 with The 9pm Double-Length Rights and Freedoms Philosophical Dreamscape with Justin Warren.

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Update 15 February 2022: On Friday I’m recording another episode with Leonardo Puglisi, boss-lad of 6 News Australia, who’s been in the news a bit lately because the 14yo has been copping attacks from some of the more deranged folk on Twitter and elsewhere. TRIGGER WORDS and CONVERSATION TOPICS by midday AEDT Friday please.

The podcast with Leo Puglisi will be posted on Saturday, and the one with Justin Warren early next week.

Sunday night at 8pm AEDT I’m revealing the answer to A challenge: Where is the Hill of Dead Pets?.

Further Ahead

[Photo: A red triangle slug (Triboniophorus graeffei) photographed at Bunjaree Cottages on 12 February 2022. The hole placed asymmetrically on its back is its pneumostome, or breathing pore.]