Weekly Wrap 717: Gettin’ snakey and producing podcasts, that was my week

My week of Monday 19 to Sunday 25 February 2024 was full of adventure. A big chunk of Tuesday was spent watching a 2.2-metre diamond python do its thing. I produced one podcast and recorded another. And I ran into a podcast listener at the pub and had a lovely conversation.

I even got through the week without any long afternoon naps. Well, except for Sunday. But I think that’s allowed. Overall, this pleases me.

Please support The 9pm Autumn Series 2024

The 9pm Autumn Series 2024: Click to pledge your support

Last week I launched this season’s Pozible crowdfunding campaign The 9pm Autumn Series 2024.

This will fund another series of special-guest episodes of my terrible podcast for grown-ups, The 9pm Edict.

Please click through, read the usual blurb, and maybe even pledge your support — or at least tell your friends about the podcast. It’s in all the apps..

You have until 7 March at 9pm AEDT, so that’s just 11 days away. At the time of writing we’re 21% of the way to Target One, which is good, but the line needs to keep going up and to the right. You know what to do.



  • The Weekly Cybers #6. A new plan for the Navy, failures at the BoM, robotax dramas, cyber failures, and criticisms of eSafety’s scan plan. 

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  • It’s been ages since I uploaded any photos to Flickr, so today I uploaded five photos that diamond python you can see above. Here’s the first.

Videos, Media Appearances, Corporate Largesse

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Another busy week for one of the worst people in the world, Mr Elon Reeve Musk.

In other news:

The Week Ahead

I’ve got plenty to do this week but most of it hasn’t been locked into specific days. There will be an attempt at doing a chunk of client work in the first half of the week. I’ll edit and post the podcast with David F Porteous in the middle somewhere. I’ll slot some errands in Penrith, probably. On Thursday, probably. The Weekly Cybers will be done on Friday afternoon. But all is flexible.

Further Ahead

[Photo: A diamond python (Morelia spilota spilota), a sub-species of carpet python. Photographed at Bunjaree Cottages, near Wentworth Falls in the Blue Mountains roughly 100km west of Sydney, on 20 February 2024.]