Weekly Wrap 619: Hacking, surveillance, and the start of a six-week election campaign

Monday 4 to Sunday 10 April 2022 was another productive week. A good podcast. A good written article. And, despite a long day out in Sydney on Saturday, some new projects are in the offing. Even La Niña couldn’t bring down my mood. And then the election campaign kicked off.

Yes, there’s a six-week election campaign, and the election itself will be on Saturday 21 May 2022. May God have mercy on our souls.


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Media Appearance, Videos, Corporate Largesse

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There may be more videos in the near future. I’ve obtained a pair of cheap wildlife cameras, which are triggered by movement and can shoot at night. I’ve started a Twitter thread to record my first week of experiments.

Wildlife cameras purchased from Aldi Australia being deployed at Bunjaree Cottages on 10 April 2022. (Photo: Stilgherrian)


The Week Ahead

It’s the short week before Easter, but the current main themes continue: the SEKRIT geek-work, editorial consulting, and possibly some writing for ZDNet.

On Monday I”ll try to catch Artificial Intelligence — Your questions answered from the Australian Strategic Policy Institute.

On Thursday I’ll record the first of my brief election special episodes of The 9pm Edict podcast. I’m not sure exactly what will be in the format. That’s one of my tasks for this week. But if you have any suggestions for segments then please let me know.

The current working title is The 9pm Election Hingeometer, and I’m thinking of producing an episode each Thursday. But I haven’t made any decisions yet. Stay tuned.

Update 12 April 2022: Friday kicks off the four-day long weekend for Easter, and the following weekend is the long weekend for Anzac Day. Three four-day weeks in a row, though I haven’t planned anything at all for the holidays. I don’t know what I’ll do yet.

Further Ahead

[Photo: The election has been called. Cheers! That’s a fresh glass of The Black Chook Sparkling Shiraz, photographed on 10 April 2022 as Prime Minister Scott Morrison called the 2022 federal election.]