Weekly Wrap 727: A quantity of geekery plus Katoomba in the mists equals productivity

My week of Monday 29 April to Sunday 5 May 2024 was quite productive, although you won’t see much of it listed here because most of it was for a client. I released a decent podcast, though, and I enjoyed the rainy weather.


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The Week Ahead

On Monday morning I’ll get the train back to Wentworth Falls before settling into a solid few days of client work. I was on a roll this week and I want to continue that vibe.

On Saturday afternoon it’s my One Million Years Celebration, because this month (but not on Saturday) I’ll be one million years old, in binary. My last end-in-zero birthday happened during the Quarantimes, so this is intended to make up for that. Officially it runs from 3pm to 7pm, but that’s only a serving suggestion. Please RSVP so I have some idea of numbers and can tell you where it is.

BONUS: It’s also a celebration for my good friend Snarky Platypus, so be warned, he’ll be there too.

I’ll stay in Sydney overnight because on Sunday evening I’m seeing yet another comedy show, Nina Oyama is Coming, in Marrickville. I’ll be staying in Sydney again after that, and return to the Mountains on Monday.

Further Ahead

  • The 9pm Edict podcast recording with Esther Anatolitis, editor of literary quarterly Meanjin and other things, 13 May 2024. If you’re a supporter with TRIGGER WORDS or a CONVERSATION TOPIC for that episode, please get them to me by 7pm AEST on Sunday 12 May.
  • The 9pm Edict podcast recording with digital rights chap and hexagon enthusiast Justin Warren, 21 May. We’ll be looking at the digital things in the federal Budget, among other things. If you’re a supporter with TRIGGER WORDS or a CONVERSATION TOPIC for that episode, please get them to me by 7pm AEST on Monday 20 May.
  • NEW: TechLeaders 2024, Hunter Valley, 11–12 August 2024.
  • The Sydney Dialogue, Australian Strategic Policy Institute, Sydney and online, 2–3 September 2024 (TBC).

[Photo: A misty afternoon on Katoomba Street, Katoomba, photographed on 3 May 2024.]