Monday 2 to Sunday 8 May 2022 was my post-covid week. I did socialise a little bit, but I also took it relatively easy. I also did this week’s election podcast.
- The 9pm Election Unhinging: Week the Fourth, recorded and posted on Thursday. Perhaps not as sharp as previous episodes in this mini-series, but maybe I’m just getting sick of all the bullshit.
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- The photos in theÂ Waratah sequence 2021 now span 250 days. For weeks now we’ve just had a variety of photos of two plump green seed pods. I’m now wondering whether the waratah in question isn’t getting enough sunlight for the pods to ripen. I guess we’ll see.
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- My friends at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace have produced an interactive map, The Strategic Importance of the Indian Ocean, along with some analysis.
- Our friend John Birmingham has excelled himself with this week’s AlienSideBoob, Election shocker: Donald Duck pantsless shower scene scandal.
- We caught comedian Aaron Chen at the Enmore Theatre this week. Great stuff. There’s still one more Sydney show on 28 May.
- A Landlord â€˜Underestimatedâ€™ His Tenants. Now They Could Own the Building. The story is from New York, but it’s still uplifting.
- If you’ve never seen the work of American photographer Dorothea Lange, check out this brief introduction.
- From ‘enemy alien’ to iconic fashion photographer: Helmut Newton exhibition opens at Jewish Museum. Another amazing photographer to look into, if you’re in Sydney.
The Week Ahead
Monday is my birthday. No need to pretend to keep it secret because if anyone really wanted to find it they’d be able to. I’ll probably do something birthday-ish.
I’ll also do a pre-poll vote in the election and give myself a sausage. None of the pubs in Katoomba have bangers’n’mash on the menu, however, and neither does the Katoomba RSL. What is going on here? So I’ll be heading to Springwood to vote and get that sausage into me at the Royal Hotel.
On Monday evening I’ll launch my next now-seasonal crowdfunding campaign, The 9pm Winter Series 2022. Yes, I’m getting it sorted before winter starts, because there’s a roughly 13-day gap between the end of the campaign — currently scheduled for 26 May — and when I actually receive the funds.
On Thursday I’m recording the fifth of my election special podcasts. I’ll also be finalising the production schedule for the rest of May.
On Thursday and Friday I’m also covering the AusCERT 2022 cybersecurity conference, remotely rather than flying up to the Gold Coast. I do miss the travel, obviously, but I have my reasons for staying near home this week.
In between all that there will be more of the SEKRIT geek-work and editorial consulting, and possibly some writing for ZDNet.
- Federal election, 21 May 2022. I’m not yet sure how I’ll mark the occasion, but I’ll probably do something interesting online. For some value of “interesting”.
- 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, 27â€“28 October 2022 (TBC).
[Photo: A $10 Spicy Margarita, photographed at one of my regular pubs on 5 May 2022.]