Weekly Wrap 690: The sunny winter continues, but without much productivity

It was another less than fully productive week from Monday 14 to Sunday 20 August 2023, mostly due to lingering laryngitis and general fatigue. This has been a very average winter for me, despite the mostly fine weather. But really, it could be a lot worse, right?


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Podcasts, Videos, Photos, Media Appearances, Corporate Largesse

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Musk was full of brilliant ideas again this week, while advertisers pull out and more bullshit is revealed.

In other news:

The Week Ahead

Monday to Thursday will be the usual mix of trying to do client work rather than having long naps in the afternoon. I will try to do a solo podcast episode, though, because it’s been way too long.

On Saturday I’ll be heading to TechLeaders 2023 at Pokolbon NSW, which should be an interesting event. I’m looking forward to catching up again with Toby Walsh, who was on The 9pm Edict podcast in September 2022. It’s also my first time visiting Pokolbin and indeed that part of the Hunter Valley. The event runs through to Monday afternoon.

Further Ahead

  • APNIC 56, Kyoto and online, 12–14 September 2023. I very much doubt that I’ll be going to Japan, but this is always such a good conference that I’ll be watching some of it online, probably (TBC).
  • NEW: The 9pm Hobart Expedition, 22–25 October 2023. Snarky Platypus and I have planned a voyage. I may well be recording a podcast there. We’re definitely going to MONA on the Monday, though, and I’m amused by this review in The Irish Times back in 2014: Mona, the world’s most expensive joke?.

[Photo: A Sydney Light Rail tram in George Street at the corner of Hay Street, photographed on 20 August 2023.]