Weekly Wrap 675: A coronation, a podcast, and an unexpected jerkbird

It was quite a productive week, my week of Monday 1 to Sunday 7 May 2023, despite quite a few long nap. The post-production of the Public House Forum recording soaked up quite a bit of time, and I had quite a few drinks while watching the Coronation of Charles III, but there were still a few good billable hours.

Fox update

Another week without seeing the fox at all. Sneaky bugger, this fox. The cameras are still out nearly every night.


Or if you prefer video…


  • The 9pm Public House Forum 7 LIVE, recorded live at the Royal Exhibition Hotel on Saturday 29 April and posted on Thursday. The camera angle is a bit random, and someone thumped it at one point, but the audio is the same, so you get to make your own choice — pictures or not.

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  • Digital developments from Canberra 34. It was the quiet week before the storm of the federal Budget. Still, we have a new quantum strategy, and will soon have a new privacy commissioner. Also in the news, former NSW services minister Victor Dominello.

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Media Appearances

Photos, Corporate Largesse

Neither of these things. I really must clean up and post some more photos.


Ah, the Musk-Twitter saga! When will it ever end?

And in other news, I reached the end of the week with quite a few open browser tabs:

The Week Ahead

The AusCERT Cyber Security Conference runs from Tuesday to Friday at the Gold Coast and online. This is always a good conference, but right now I’m not being paid to report on the cybers so I don’t think I can justify the time even to watch a few sessions online. At least not live.

Tuesday is also Budget Night, when the Australian government publishes said document. I’ll be doing a quick analysis of the digital and cyber-related items on Tuesday night from 7.30pm AEST, posting on both Twitter and Mastodon as I go. I’ll turn it into a blog post on Wednesday morning.

Thursday will see another day trip to Sydney for all the usual different reasons.

In between all that, rescheduled from last week, I’ll be doing some of the massive catch-up bookkeeping to, um, “get my tax affairs in order”. This week it’s the 2015–2016 financial year. And of course there’s s bunch of client work.

Further Ahead

  • He Huang’s Bad B***h, The Factory Theatre, Marrickville, 17 May 2023.
  • 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.
  • The 9pm Public House Forum 8 livestream and recording, 27 May 2023 at 12.30pm (TBA). I guess there’s a chance this will be rescheduled. You should be on the mailing list.

[Photo: A sulphur-crested cockatoo (Cacatua galerita) keeps me company at Wentworth Falls station on 6 May 2023.]