Monday 17 to Sunday 23 October 2022 was an astounding week in British politics, so I made a podcast. I also had quite a few drinks, but we won’t talk about that. I will mention that there was a lot of rain, however. Thanks, La Niña.
- The 9pm Reinvention of All the Things in the UK, US, and Australia, recorded and posted on Saturday. There’s rather a lot about the UK’s leadership crisis, so I’m guessing that much of this podcast will be out of date within hours. But here we are.
- Digital developments from Canberra 10, 22 October 2022. There weren’t any big-ticket items this week. It’s the calm before next week’s storm of a Budget session of Parliament. That’s why there’s so many reports to read.
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- Frontier influencers: the new face of China’s propaganda, from the Australian Strategic Policy Institute.
- Eels are some of nature’s weirdest creatures. Here are 5 reasons why they’re such cool little freaks.
- In 1967, Jim Henson of The Muppets fame was contracted by IBM to make a film extolling the virtues of their new technology, the MT/ST, a primitive word processor. And here it is: Paperwork Explosion.
- “We asked gay, bisexual and queer men and non-binary people what they knew about monkeypox and were prepared to do in response to it. The survey was live between August and September 2022. Here are the key findings.”
- Please enjoy The Commodordion, “a fully functional 8-bit accordion with bellows made out of floppy disks.”
- Finally, for some fantastic food try the Xi’an Eatery in Burwood, Sydney. This review will give you some idea of the style. The woman up front during the day is mad, but follow her advice.
The Week Ahead
On Monday and Tuesday I’ll be doing quite a bit of writing and such for a client. I’ll let you know when the public items will be visible.
On Tuesday night we’ll all see the details of the first Budget from the Albanese Labor government, although I don’t know whether I’ll do anything specific for this. Parliament sits Tuesday through Thursday this week.
On Wednesday morning I’m recording an episode of The 9pm Edict podcast with Scottish author and social researcher David F Porteous, who’s been on the pod twice before. If you’re a supporter with TRIGGER WORDS or a CONVERSATION TOPIC then please get them to me by 8pm AEDT this Tuesday 25 October.
Given how little news there’s been from the UK, I hope we can find something to talk about. In any event, that episode will be posted on Wednesday night.
On Thursday and Friday there’s a conference I’m wanting to spend some time with, the NetThing: Australia’s Internet Community Forum, because the program looks really good. You can still register online
- As threatened, Melbourne Cup Day excursion, West HQ (formerly Rooty Hill RSL), 1 November 2022. Includes catching British comedian Bill Bailey at the Sydney Coliseum Theatre. There will be amusing tweets. There may even be a blog post or a podcast segment.
- Record The 9pm Edict podcast about submarines with H I Sutton of Covert Shores, 3 November 2022. If you’re a supporter with TRIGGER WORDS or a CONVERSATION TOPIC then please get them to me by 9am AEDT on Tuesday 1 November.
- Launch a new Pozible campaign, The 9pm Hardware Refresh 2022, 3 November 2022. It’s been seven years since my last major hardware purchase and my MacBook Pro really needs to be replaced.
- Australian Museum’s FrogID Week, 11–20 November 2022.
- 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. I’ll definitely do something special for this one.
- The Sydney Dialogue, Australian Strategic Policy Institute, online, 4–5 April 2023.
- Coronation of Charles III, 6 May 2023, although I have no idea what I’ll actually do about it.
[Photo: Empty plates after a magnificent lunch at Xi’an Eatery in Burwood, Sydney, on 20 October 2022.]