During the week of Monday 7 to Sunday 13 March 2022 it actually stopped raining for a few days, although part of the Sydney basin and other areas had worse flooding than the week before. It’s all a mess, but blue skies were seen at the end of the week.
The railways are a mess, however. The Blue Mountains line is cut by landslips in three places, and that will take time to fix. Other lines are messed up to. What with timetable disruptions and bus replacements, on Sunday evening it took me four and a half hours to return home from Sydney. It normally takes two hours. So tiring.
Meanwhile, my current Pozible crowdfunding campaign, The 9pm Autumn Series 2022 ends this week.
It’s the kind of thing you’re already used to. You can simply pledge a tip, or you can buy TRIGGER WORDS or even a whole CONVERSATION TOPIC.
I know there’s a lot happening in the world right now, but if you can spare a few dollars I’d be most grateful. You have until 9pm AEDT this Thursday 17 March.
At the time of writing we’re just tickling 50% of the way to Target One with just four days to go. Please consider.
If you miss that deadline, you can always subscribe for special benefits or throw a few coins into the tip jar.
- I’m not sure if I’m categorising this one correctly, but the Australian Electoral Commission has declared me a national treasure. Yeah me neither.
- A ZDNet article of mine from 2016, Let’s quit the blockchain magic talk, was cited in the draft paper The Nakamoto Blockchain.
- The photos in the Waratah sequence 2021 now span 194 days. Still not much progress lately, but whether that’s because the wet weather continued, well, now I’m not so sure.
- I’ve uploaded a small album of Sydney Harbour Bridge photos, for reasons which may become clear shortly.
Articles, Podcasts, 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.
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- Transport for NSW has a series of videos for the Sydney Harbour Bridge’s forthcoming 90th birthday.
- Deepfake Luke Skywalker Should Scare Us, says this article. “The power to create convincing deepfake icons could destabilise society.”
- Lead from gasoline blunted the IQ of about half the U.S. population, study says.
- The Stradivarius Of The Synthesiser: Fifty Years Of The Moog (2014).
The Week Ahead
There aren’t many fixed appointments this week, but the usual main themes continue. The SEKRIT geek-work that I’m slowly plodding through, some editorial consulting, and possibly some writing for ZDNet.
That said, on Monday I might record a brief podcast episode.
On Tuesday morning I might try to catch the Rules as Code 2.0 Global Plenary from the Australasian Society for Computers and Law.
On Thursday night I’m wrapping up The 9pm Autumn Series 2022 crowdfunder, but I’ve already mentioned that.
On Saturday it’s the 90th birthday of the Sydney Harbour Bridge. I won’t be going, though. I went to the 75th birthday fifteen years ago, and still remember the wonderful smoking ceremony. â€™Pong took a photo which I still remember and also this one. It really is quite beautiful.
There’s also the state election in South Australia, so I’ll probably watch the TV coverage.
- Aaron Chen at the Enmore Theatre, 5 May 2022.
- AusCERT 2022, Gold Coast, 10â€“13 May 2022 (TBC).
- Australian Cyber Conference 2022 Canberra, Canberra, 31 May to 2 June 2022 (TBC).
- Nigel Ng’s The Haiyaa World Tour, Enmore Theatre, 9 June 2022.
[Photo: Waiting at the side of the Great Western Highway for a coach to Sydney on 11 March 2022. The train weren’t running because the storms and floods had damaged the tracks.]