Weekly Wrap 721: Too many late nights kill productivity

My week of Monday 18 to Sunday 24 March 2024 was far less productive than I’d hoped, but I did catch up with some friends and discovered some interesting Asian snack foods. I’ll have more to say about that in due course. There was also wine.


  • The Weekly Cybers #10, posted a day late on Saturday. ACCC looks into search engines and AI, cops have trouble complying with surveillance laws, and the eSafety Commissioner continues her Whac-A-Mole game.

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The big Elon Musk news this week was obviously his TV interview with Don Lemon and the subsequent sookage, but there was quite a lot more.

In other news, just a few links this week:

The Week Ahead

I’m currently housesitting in Sydney, and will be here through to 2 April . I will be attempting to avoid distractions and get some client work done. Stop laughing.

On Wednesday I’ll try to catch AI Confidential from Info Sphere Education. “Join your hosts, Kate Carruthers and Kobi Leins, for an online session where we delve into the world of artificial intelligence (AI) and its impact across industries.”

On Thursday I’m doing ABC Radio’s RN Drive “Big Tech” spot. It’s at 1650 AEDT and then around Australia at 1650 your local time through the magic of digital delay. I’m also producing The Weekly Cybers on Thursday, because…

Friday is Good Friday, kicking off the Easter long weekend. At this stage my only plans are for some sort of social event on Saturday.

I’ll also start locking in some podcasts guests for the autumn season, which will kick off in April.

Further Ahead

[Photo: The clock tower of Sydney Central station, photographed on 21 March 2024.]