Weekly Wrap 712: A new newsletter and an old photo of some trains at Penrith

My week of Monday 15 to Sunday 21 January 2024 was relatively unproductive, although I did kick off The Weekly Cybers newsletter to replace my Friday blog posts.


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You can read my previous writing at Authory, where you can also subscribe to an email compilation of any new stories each Sunday morning. That will include a link to The Weekly Cybers if you don’t mind clicking through.

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.

There will be at least three more special-guest episodes of The 9pm Edict before the end of February, and probably a couple solo episodes, or episodes with Snarky Platypus.


In my continuing car-crash fascination with Elon Musk, it seems that Cybertruck is the big news this week.

In other news:

The Week Ahead

Monday, after some administrivia in the morning, is mostly a day for social things in and around Katoomba. And then Tuesday through Thursday is about clocking up some billable hours, finally.

On Thursday afternoon I’m doing ABC RN Drive‘s Big Tech spot, at 4.50pm AEDT and also in your local timezone around Australia because everything is magic. Of course it will also be on the ABC Listen app and, later, on the website.

Friday is the public holiday for Australia Day, and the resulting long weekend traditionally marks the end of the summer slow season. So far I don’t have any plans.

Update 25 January 2024: On Friday I’ll be running some errands to Katoomba and doing the now-usual Friday newsletter The Weekly Cybers. There another errand to Katoomba on Saturday which will include the shopping. And Sunday will be a lazy day at home.

Further Ahead

[Photo: Five trains stabled at Sydney’s Penrith station. On the left are three Waratah A-Sets, and on the right two Tangara T-set trains. Photographed on 18 January 2020.]