The week of Monday 21 to Sunday 27 February 2022 was a week of rain. La NiÃ±a owns us now, and she made is bail about 300 litres of water out of a storeroom, maybe more. Still, I got a podcast done, and sorted out a lot of things behind the scenes.
I won’t complain, though, because Brisbane and much of the surrounding area is flooding.
- The 9pm Rambling Embarrassment with David F Porteous, recorded on Tuesday morning but posted on Saturday night. It’s nearly two hours long, so pace yourself.
- The photos in the Waratah sequence 2021 now span 180 days, and the wet weather continues.
- Not quite a media appearance as such, but a shout-out on a podcast page, Techno Rebels: 30 Years of Juice Records with Damien Donato, being episode one of Sounds of Space. I found it just as I was about to publish this post, so I know what I’ll be listening to next.
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- Anthony Albanese and partner Jodie Haydon talk love and life in their first ever joint interview, from Australian Women’s Weekly.
- The Queen has a secret speech if World War 3 breaks out. This is what it says.
- If you’d like to hear about â€œfeaguingâ€ in horses and why eels keep being shoved up people’s arses, then this episode of the Behind the Bastards podcast is for you. It’s titled The Ballad of Eel Horse. One caveat: They babble their words so fast it’s a bit of a problem. FFS calm the fuck down and speak at normal human speed. Breathe, people, breathe! You’re going so fact you’re stumbling across your words.
- Did you know that there’s a cheese train in Geelong? Like a sushi train, but cheese. “Splatters Cheese Bar is Australia’s only fully licensed cheese train in the heart of Geelong West serving a selection of Australia’s best cheeses on a 20m conveyor belt.”
The Week Ahead
The big item this week is the APRICOT 2022 / APNIC 53 conference, which runs Monday through Thursday in the afternoons and early evenings Australian time. The livestream will be running in the background while I do other things.
Apart from that, I’ll continue the SEKRIT geek-work that I’m slowly plodding through, and slot in some writing for ZDNet. I’ll also map out the podcast plans for autumn. How will this all fit together? I’ll figure it out day by day.
I’ll finally edit and post that podcast with Justin Warren on Friday or Saturday, and that will wrap up the summer series of The 9pm Edict.
- Update: Scott Morrison speaking at the Lowy Institute,Â online, 7 March 2022.
- Who Works? The Crisis of Automation in the Indo-Pacific from the Australian Strategic Policy Institute’s The Sydney Dialogue, online, 7 March 2022.
- Update: Anthony Albanese speaking at the Lowy Institute, 10 March 2022.
- Aaron Chen at the Enmore Theatre, 5 May 2022.
- Nigel Ng’s The Haiyaa World Tour, Enmore Theatre, 9 June 2022.
[Photo: Arriving at Sydney Central station in the rain, 25 February 2022. It’s been raining all week, so the view from the train approaching the station was less than scenic.]