Weekly Wrap 723: Nothing mantis as much as just getting on with life, right?

My week of Monday 1 to Sunday 7 April 2024 saw me kick off the autumn series of my terrible podcast for grown-ups, the recording of which was spread across two days and two locations .

I’ve noticed once again that I have stopped saying much personal in these posts. Should I? Or should I split off those sorts of things to somewhere else? After all, I already post one of that on the socials.

I should also therefore mention again that I have pretty much abandoned X/Twitter. My main stream of consciousness is on Bluesky, which is now open to all comers. I also exist on Mastodon, but less so.

[Update, moments later: I have also just noticed that I used this exact same image four weeks ago. I forgot to tag it in my image database. What’s really annoying is that I did actually scroll back through my posts to check, but didn’t see it. Lesson: Don’t scroll too quickly.]


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  • The Weekly Cybers #12. The ATO creates a new logo for myID but continues to be under fire for robotax, Elon Musk sues the eSafety Commission, and much more. Written and posted on Saturday, a day late.

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Elon Musk continues to be Elon Musk. I continue having an unhealthy fascination with his chaos field.

In other news:

The Week Ahead

After a couple of short and unproductive weeks straddling the Easter long weekend I’m going to settle into some productive days. No really. Nothing has been scheduled into specific days, apart from The Weekly Cybers on Friday. Watch my socials for details as they unfold.

I’ll also produce a solo episode of The 9pm Edict podcast, unless I suddenly lock in a guest, and I’ll be organising the remaining episodes in the autumn series.

Further Ahead

[Photo: I’m pretty sure this is a False Garden Mantis (Pseudomantis albofimbriata), and a female one at that, photographed at Bunjaree Cottages on 5 March 2024. We still don’t have a formal identification at iNaturalist, however. Also, what is a “false garden”?]