Weekly Wrap 645: There was gin, and other things

A chunk of my week of Monday 3 to Sunday 9 October 2022 was taken up by the Gin Gala tasting event at the Centennial Homestead. But don’t worry, things were still achieved.

The Gin Gala was a Vintage Cellars promotional event, and extremely good value for money. I’ll be watching out for more such things in the future.

Unrelated to that — because it happened the day before — I needed to spend another whole day in bed. Again. I really must’ve needed that sleep!

It would be fashionable to blame the ’rona, somehow. I don’t think it’s the long covid, because the timing is wrong. But I wouldn’t be surprised if it were just a series of minor battles against random viruses, and we’re now hyper-vigilant regarding the symptoms.


You can read my previous writing at Authory, where you can also subscribe to an email compilation of any new stories each Sunday morning. Except it didn’t work this week for some reason. Sigh.

Media Appearances

Podcasts, Photos, Videos, Corporate Largesse

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The Week Ahead

On Tuesday night Bond on Tuesday has the fourth and final Pierce Brosnan film, Die Another Day (2002). Find a stream and get ready at 8.30pm AEDT. We press PLAY at 8.40pm.

On Wednesday I’ll check out the SANS Institute seminar, Industrial Control Systems Threat Landscape & Active Defense. I might catch the replay later.

At the end of the week I’ll produce another episode of The 9pm Edict podcast, but I haven’t figured out the details yet.

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And of course there’s all the other work I don’t mention any more.

Further Ahead

[Update 10 October 2022: Added those podcast recordings in bold. Update 12 October 2022: Date for Charles III’s coronation confirmed by Buckingham Palace.]

  • Aussie Backyard Bird Count, 17–23 October 2022.
  • Federal Budget, 25 October 2022.
  • Record The 9pm Edict podcast with David F Porteous, 26 October 2022. If you’re a supporter with TRIGGER WORDS or a CONVERSATION TOPIC then please get them to me by 8pm AEDT on Tuesday 25 October.
  • NetThing: Australia’s Internet Community Forum, online, 27–28 October 2022. You can now register online and the program looks really good.
  • Record The 9pm Edict podcast with H I Sutton of Covert Shores, November date TBA.
  • Victoria state election, 26 November 2022. I’m sure I’ll do something special.
  • Everything Open, Melbourne, 14–16 March 2023 (TBA).
  • NSW state election, 25 March 2023.
  • The Sydney Dialogue, Australian Strategic Policy Institute, 4–5 April 2023.
  • Coronation of Charles III, 6 May 2023, although I have no idea what I’ll actually do about it.

[Photo: The marquee on the Capitol Theatre in Haymarket, Sydney, for the production of Moulin Rouge, photographed on 7 October 2022.]