Weekly Wrap 652: How much schadenfreude can one person eat?

My week of Monday 21 to Sunday 27 November 2022 saw me get a bunch of things done, most of which I can’t talk about. But hey we all enjoyed the Twitter dramas, and I refined my decision about The 8pm Quiz.

Yes, The 8pm Quiz, the livestreamed video quiz show which hasn’t been seen since the beginning of the year. Last week I pencilled in a few episodes across the holiday season, but I thought I’d better double-check that I’d chosen good dates.

Please let me know your preferred dates for what will now be FOUR episodes by 8pm AEDT this Thursday 1 December. I’ll announce my decision almost immediate after that deadline.

I’ve also started to use Mastodon. You can find me at eigenmagic.net/@stilgherrian or by searching on the platform for @stilgherrian@eigenmagic.net, although right now it’s only a few essential bits and pieces.

If you follow me on Twitter and you’d like to stay in touch if I move somewhere else, please leave me your email address at stilgherrian.com/twitterrecovery. I won’t use your address for anything else.


  • Digital developments from Canberra 15, 26 November 2022. The National Anti-Corruption Commission legislation trundles along, we find out just how dodgy Scott Morrison’s ministerial appointments were, and much more.

You can read my previous writing at Authory, where you can also subscribe to an email compilation of any new stories each Sunday morning.

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First, a whole bunch of updates on the Musk-Twitter drama and of course Mastodon.

And in other news:

The Week Ahead

Parliament is sitting again this week, Monday to Thursday, with the Senate also sitting on Friday. Just like last week, I probably be doing any journalism. I’m mainly focusing on my consulting clients.

Thursday will contain a day trip to Sydney for a variety of reasons. However I’ve had to cancel going to the Annual Industry Boat Cruise on Thursday and the Watterson Christmas Party on Friday. I’ve got too many other things to do.

The final special guest episode of The 9pm Edict spring series is running late and won’t quite sneak under the wire before the end of November. I know you won’t mind. I’ll probably do a small solo episode this week, though, just to get some things off my chest,

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Further Ahead

  • Launch of The 9pm Hardware Refresh 2023 crowdfunding campaign, 8 December 2022.
  • The 8pm Quiz of the Year 2022 Part 1, 22 December 2022, 8pm AEDT (TBC).
  • The 8pm Quiz of the Year 2022 Part 2, 29 December 2022, 8pm AEDT (TBC).
  • The 8pm Quiz of Everything 2023 Part 1, 5 January 2023, 8pm AEDT (TBC).
  • The 8pm Quiz of Everything 2023 Part 2, 12 January 2023, 8pm AEDT (TBC).
  • End of The 9pm Hardware Refresh 2023 crowdfunding campaign, 12 January 2023 (TBC).
  • 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: A rose at the Carrington Hotel in Katoomba, photographed on 26 November 2022.]