Monday 18 to Sunday 24 April 2022 was the second of three short weeks thanks to public holidays. I still managed to knock off two podcasts, and continued to catch up on my bookkeeping. However this weekend brought an annoying chesty cold — or so two negative covid RATs would have me believe. But check the updates, because third time’s the charm.
Yeah I know the RATs could be false negatives. But two false negatives in a row would be unusual. I’ll do another one tomorrow and see where we go from there.
Update 25 April 2022: The week has kicked off with a positive RAT after all, after two negatives in a row. Yesterday seems to have been the worst of it, and maybe I’ll write about that in due course. But for now I’m cancelling a bunch of plans for the week.
- The 9pm Election Unhinging: Week the Second, recorded and posted on Friday.
- The 9pm Breakfast Martini and Coprophagic Strategy Chat with John Birmingham, recorded and posted on Saturday.
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- The photos in the Waratah sequence 2021 now span 236 days. Progress continues to be slow.
Articles, Videos, Media Appearances, Corporate Largesse
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- How Ukrainians Are Tracking Russian Troops With Their Looted AirPods, reports The Verge. It reminds me of when I used Apple’s Find My Device thing to retrieve my lost phone from a train.
- What do audiences get wrong about journalism? Tim Dunlop asked some journalists for their views.
- New South Wales’ regional train, the XPT, celebrates 40 years of service, a 7News story from 8 April. I plan to catch a few more of these trains before they’re retired.
- Ze Frank has released another of his wonderful nature videos, True Facts: Sea Stars.
- Namibia: Live stream in the Namib Desert, which is what it says on the tin: “Live feed, from a waterhole in the heart of Namibia.”
The Week Ahead
It’s the third and final short week, once we’ve had the long weekend for Anzac Day on Monday. I’ll actually take the day off. But once that’s out of the way, there’s more of the SEKRIT geek-work and editorial consulting, and possibly some writing for ZDNet.
On Thursday morning I’m heading down to Sydney for a session with a client, and then in the afternoon I’ll record the third of my election special podcasts and post it that night. I’ll probably remain in Sydney for a couple of days, for various porpoises.
On Thursday I’ll be recording the third of my election special podcasts, though it might be a tad shorter this week.
On Saturday night I’ll reveal the answer to the Hill of Dead Pets challenge, at 8pm AEST.
- Aaron Chen at the Enmore Theatre, 5 May 2022.
- AusCERT 2022, Gold Coast, 10–13 May 2022. I’ll take part online. I’m still not sure about flying up to a conference.
- Federal election, 21 May 2022. I’m not sure how I’ll celebrate yet.
- 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.
- NetThing: Australia’s Internet Community Forum, online, 27–28 October 2022 (TBC).
[Photo: A Sydney Trains Tangara T-Set arrives at Sydney Central station platform 24 on 20 April 2022.]