Weekly Wrap 646: Not such a productive time but here’s a slightly stale waratah

I did a lot of sleeping during my week of Monday 10 to Sunday 16 October 2022 but I’m not sure why. However there was a brief break in this year’s near-continual presence of La Niña and that made for a pleasant change.

One might have thought I’d be sick of photographing waratah flowers after that massive series of photos last season, but this critter at Bunjaree Cottages looked so cute in the rain the other day I just couldn’t resist.


  • Digital developments from Canberra 9, 14 October 2022. This week’s big-ticket items are public service reform, the new post-Optus telco regulations, robodebt, and a bunch of audit-related activities.

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The Week Ahead

It’s Aussie Bird Count week, so I’ll be taking plenty of 20-minute breaks to count birds. Science! You should join me. You just know I’ll post my counts on Twitter, right?

On Tuesday night we start into the final five films in Bond on Tuesday with the first in the Daniel Craig era, Casino Royale (2006). Find a stream and get ready at 8.30pm AEDT. We press PLAY at 8.40pm.

Thursday sees a Sydney day-trip for a variety of reasons, including lunch with a co-conspirator.

Some time in the second half of the week I’ll produce another episode of The 9pm Edict podcast, but I haven’t figured out the details yet. Yes I know I said that last week but plans changed.

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Further Ahead

  • 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: A NSW waratah flower (Telopea speciosissima) photographed at Bunjaree Cottages on 2 October 2022.]