During my week of Monday 4 to Sunday 10 July 2022, I made up for my lack of productivity last week. Two podcasts were extruded from the creativity tube, and I made some good progress on planning some things for the coming weeks.
- The 9pm Narrative of Tolerance and Shame, a solo episode recorded and posted on Wednesday. The first half is basically a media studies lecture, but with swearing.
- The 9pm Doom before the Revolution with Claire Connelly, recorded on Thursday and posted on Friday. We have fun with a lot of unhappy news.
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- Not by me, but edited by me: Stephen Wilson’s How to Create an Infostructure to Protect Data as a Utility, AQ Quarterly, Australian Institute of Policy & Science. Yes, Steve is one of my SEKRIT editorial consulting clients. Check him out. I may post more of my work for him in the future.
- The photos in the Waratah sequence 2021 now span 313 days. I skipped a few days to avoid the rain, but progress has continued to be slow so that’s OK.
From the Archive
- The Encryption Debate in Australia, Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, 30 May 2019, and the subsequent The Encryption Debate in Australia: 2021 Update, 31 March 2021.
- Secret F-35, P-8, C-130 data stolen in Australian defence contractor hack, ZDNet Australia, 10 October 2017. Sometimes you just have to be in the right place at the right time to score a scoop. Front page news resulted! And there was a follow-up, Blaming government for defence contractor’s lax cybersecurity ‘a stretch’: Pyne, 12 October 2022.
- Morrison’s pamphletocracy of critical tech holds barely a quantum of substance, ZDNet Australia, 21 November 2021.
- Twitter bots and trolls promote conspiracy theories about Australian bushfires, ZDNet Australia, 6 January 2020. Apparently this is one of my most-shared and most-cited articles ever, perhaps because it was one of the first to report some specific work by Dr Timothy Graham at QUT.
- Why Australia’s Online Safety Act is an abdication of responsibility, ZDNet Australia, 11 August 2021.
Media Appearances, Videos, Corporate Largesse
None of these. You can read my previous writing at Authory, where you can also subscribe to an email compilation of any new stories each Sunday morning. You can subscribe to my YouTube channel to be notified when new videos appear.
- An interesting feature from the New York Times, The Far-Right Christian Quest for Power: ‘We Are Seeing Them Emboldened’.
- A while back I enjoyed a brief Australian podcast series called Time to Die, in which two comedians gave each other really shitty material to perform live to see who could make the best of it. Well, there’s now a television pilot. Tell them what you think.
- I didn’t even know Australia has its own species of rice, but Australian native rice is one step closer to appearing on restaurant menus.
- Why Lockdown mode from Apple is one of the coolest security ideas ever.
- Alex Lee, who’s been on my podcast, and Craig Reucassel are back with another series of ABC TV’s topical news game show Win the Week. You can be in the audience. Or you can just watch the first series.
The Week Ahead
This week I’m continuing the SEKRIT geek-work and editorial consulting that I haven’t been telling you much about. This will continue for at least several more months, so I won’t tell you about it again unless something significant happens.
On Wednesday I’m heading down to Sydney for various reasons including a long lunch and some consulting work.
I’ll stay on until Thursday afternoon, when I’m recording an episode of the Edict with satirist Mark Humphries, who of course has been on the pod before. If you’re a supporter who wants to cash in TRIGGER WORDS or a CONVERSATION TOPIC for this episode, please let me know by midday AEST this Thursday 14 July.
On Friday I’ll be editing and posting that podcast, and then it’s the weekend.
- Opening of Parliament, Canberra, 26 July 2022. I’ll be watching online. And here’s the proposed parliament sitting calendar (PDF) for the rest of 2022.
- TechLeaders Forum 2022, Leura NSW, 20–22 August 2022. After a hiatus during the Quarantimes, this once-annual gathering for tech journalists is returning for 2022. Its purpose is for industry PR people to meet the journos who cover their clients.
- APNIC 54, Singapore and online, 13–15 September 2022. I daresay I won’t be travelling physically to Singapore, but we’ll see.
- NetThing: Australia’s Internet Community Forum, online, 27–28 October 2022 (TBC).
[Photo: Driving back to Bunjaree Cottages after dark. This is a half-second exposure taken from a moving vehicle on Sinclair Crescent, Wentworth Falls, on 10 July 2022 using an iPhone 12 Pro.]