Weekly Wrap 733: My tardy transition from autumn to winter

My week of Monday 10 to Sunday 16 June 2024 saw me finally wrap up my podcast’s autumn series and kick off the winter crowdfunder. This reminded me of snow, so I’m including some snow from three years ago.

Launching The 9pm Winter Series 2024 crowdfunder

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

Guess what? It’s time yet again to organise more special-guest episodes of my inappropriate and often disturbing podcast for grown-ups The 9pm Edict and other projects.

On Friday I launched this season’s crowdfunding campaign, The 9pm Winter Series 2024 and listed two of the planned guests.

Please click though, read, and consider. You have until 4 July, and at the time of posting we’re 15% of the way to Target One.


  • The 9pm Sunak ScoMo Schadenfreude with David F Porteous, posted on Monday. Not just the UK elections, but also cocaine and koalas, Scott Morrison’s post-parliamentary career, Elon Musk’s $56 billion package, the King’s Birthday, and an encounter between an echidna and a tiger shark. And this ends the autumn series.

The 9pm Edict is supported by the generosity of its listeners. Have a look at the crowdfunder mentioned above. If you miss the 4 July deadline, you can always throw a few coins into the tip jar or subscribe for special benefits. Please consider.


  • The Weekly Cybers #22. A proposed social media ban for under-16s dominates the news this week. Also, a My Health Record audit, updates on eSafety and robodebt, and much more.

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Will Musk gets his pay packet? That’s the $56 billion question.

In other news:

The Week Ahead

My main focus this week will be on a specific client project, one which is in need of a little remediation, so it’ll be busy but not very exciting.

Friday is the June Solstice, at least at 0651 AEST here in my patch, so I daresay I’ll be doing something about that.

Further Ahead

  • NEW: Podcast recording with Dr Miranda Bruce, who worked on the World Cybercrime Index, 3 July 2024. If you’re a supporter with TRIGGER WORDS or a CONVERSATION TOPIC, please let me know by midday AEST on Tuesday 2 July.
  • UK General Election, 4 July 2024. I’m not sure what I’ll do to celebrate this, but it’s certainly a significant date to be aware of.
  • TechLeaders 2024, Hunter Valley, 11–12 August 2024.
  • The Sydney Dialogue, Australian Strategic Policy Institute, Sydney and online, 2–3 September 2024 (TBC).

[Photo: Leura railway station in the snow, photographed at 5.01pm on 10 June 2021. That tiny building is just the equipment hut. I wonder whether the Blue Mountains will have any snow this year.]