Weekly Wrap 671: An easy Easter and a month-old fighter aircraft

Things were relatively quiet during my week of Monday 3 to Sunday 9 April 2023, and relatively cold on the Easter weekend, but then it was supposed to be. So I’ve gathered a lot of links for you.

Fox Update

The fox was seen again at Bunjaree Cottages on three nights this week. Its days are numbered — and not just because I’m counting them.


  • Digital developments from Canberra 31. It was a short working week, but there was lots of action in Canberra: a TikTok ban, news of the cybersecurity strategy and a new robotics strategy, online safety, Medicare, Centrelink, military satellites, and 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.

Media Appearances

Podcasts, Photos, Videos, Corporate Largesse

None of these things. You can subscribe to my YouTube channel to be notified when new videos appear. .


The Musk-Twitter saga continues with even more really stupid events.

And in other news:

The Week Ahead

Monday is still part of the Easter holiday weekend, but I’ll be catching up on work. I’ve been quite successful at this Friday to Sunday.

Tuesday is a Sydney expedition day, mostly for some healthcare-related appointments, but I may combine it with a social catch-up. Wednesday contains four hours of meetings, which feels excessive but I’ll be getting a whole bunch of things out of the way.

Then it’s back to more client work, and somewhere in there I really must lock down some details for the next Public House Forum.

Further Ahead

  • The 9pm Public House Forum 7 livestream and recording, Sydney venue TBA, Saturday 29 April 2023, 1pm. Guests include Sydney Morning Herald cartoonist Cathy Wilcox and satirist Mark Humphries. Please click through to book a free ticket, or just tell me, so I know how many people might be coming and I can tell you when I choose the venue.
  • Coronation of Charles III, 6 May 2023, although I have no idea what I’ll actually do about it.
  • AusCERT Cyber Security Conference, Gold Coast and online, 9–12 May 2023 (TBA).
  • The 9pm Public House Forum 8 livestream and recording, 13 May 2023 at 1pm (TBA). This is also World Cocktail Day.
  • Truth, Trust and Hope, “a global dialogue on disinformation and the erosion of public understanding and trust in science”, Nobel Prize Outreach, Washington DC and online, 24-26 May 2023.

[Photo: A Royal Australian Air Force F-35A Lightning II fighter aircraft photographed at the Australian International Airshow at Avalon Airport on 5 March 2023. Yeh it’s from a month ago, but I haven’t been taking many photographs lately.]