A weekly summary of what I’ve been doing elsewhere on the internets. It’s a bit thin this week, thanks to the Australia Day holiday, clearing junk out of the house before moving, and the ridiculous heat Sydney is experiencing at the moment.
- Microsoft’s record revenue, but for how long? for Crikey, covering the third big company to release its quarterly figures. I am not particularly complimentary about Steve Ballmer’s stage antics.
- Patch Monday episode 73, “Inside Intel’s second-generation core”. My guest is systems architect Benno Rice.
- On Sunday I was a guest on the Parity Bit video podcast. At least the recording was on Sunday afternoon.
It’s likely to be the early hours of Monday before the episode appears online. I will update this post to link directly to the podcast once it’s online.And here it is.
- I’ve been amazed to see that people are willing to pay good money for some of my ancient old technology on eBay. For example, my 6-year-old Apple PowerBook G4 is attracting bids well over $100, and a 2005-model iPod Photo classic is currently over $50. And there’s still nearly a day left in the auction!
- As previously mentioned, Microsoft has invited me to San Francisco to attend the RSA Conference 2011 next month. It’s all about information security.
Most of my day-to-day observations are on my high-volume Twitter stream, and random photos and other observations turn up on my Posterous stream. The photos also appear on Flickr, where I eventually add geolocation data and tags.
[Photo: Assange’s Truth is Out There, a paste-up on the old post office on Enmore Road, Enmore in Sydney, featuring WikiLeaks’ Julian Assange and the old X-Files slogan, photographed 28 January 2011.]
[Updated 8.40pm to link to the Parity Bit podcast.]
[Updated 31 January 2011 to link to the Parity Bit podcast on the program website rather than YouTube.]