Weekly Wrap 710: A quiet start to 2024, and an old sunrise

And 2024 begins! Around two decades ago I used to photograph the New Year’s Day sunrise at Bronte Beach in eastern Sydney, or do some other ritual thing. The photo above is from 2005. However my week of Monday 1 to Sunday 7 January 2024 was just a quiet one at home, mostly.

Goodbye, Twitter!

I have essentially abandoned Twitter. I don’t think I need to explain why. So many words have already been written by other people.

As of 1 January 2024 my interactions on X/Twitter will be minimal. My posts will largely be limited to plugging my work elsewhere.

Most of my social media presence is now at Bluesky at  bsky.app/profile/stilgherrian.com. Bluesky is still invitation-only, so if you need an invite code just let me know.

I am also on Mastodon at eigenmagic.net/@stilgherrian. Just log into your Mastodon instance and search for @stilgherrian@eigenmagic.net.

Finally, there’s an easy way to get onto my mailing list in case you’re not already a supporter. I’ll email you about upcoming podcasts, live recordings, crowdfunding campaigns, and other bits and pieces. There’s usually only one or two emails per month, although I may well organise some more email-based things as 2024 progresses.


  • On Monday I posted a bingo card for 2024 that Snarky Platypus and I created on New Year’s Eve. Just how many of these things will happen?

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

Podcasts, Videos, Media Appearances, Photos, Corporate Largesse

None of these. You can subscribe to my YouTube channel to be notified when new videos appear and when livestreams are scheduled.


I’ve decided to keep my Muskwatch going a little while longer. Something something car crash.

In other news:

The Week Ahead

Monday sees a day trip to Sydney for some health-related appointments and some shopping.

After that I’ll be starting to focus on billable hours for clients, and longer-term plans to seek new accommodation. Yes, there will be some changes this year, but I’ll talk about that during the week.

Update 11 January 2024: On Friday I’ll be heading down to Penrith to get a covid vaccination booster and deal with a few errands.

Further Ahead

So far this is just some of the comedy shows I’ve bought tickets for.

[Photo: Sunrise at Bronte Beach, Sydney, on New Year’s Day 2005. Yes, 19 years ago.]