A weekly summary of what I’ve been doing elsewhere on the internets. There wasn’t quite as much chaos as last week, but still sufficient.
The Patch Monday podcast ended up being published on Tuesday, and I delayed my return to Wentworth Falls until then too. And I ended up coming down to Sydney very early on Friday, on the 0609 train, to cover the Apple vs Samsung case in the Federal Court for ZDNet Australia.
So despite sleeping most of Wednesday, I was still short of sleep by the weekend. Sigh.
- Patch Monday episode 114, “Everyday malware is everyday criminals”. Alex Kirk, senior researcher with the Sourcefire Vulnerability Research Team (VRT), explains that Stuxnet is probably not your problem.
- Shock analysis: most cybercriminals are stupid, CSO, 15 November 2011. Getting more mileage out of the Alex Kirk interview.
- No easy answers in Apple-Samsung case, ZDNet Australia, 18 November 2011.
- On Tuesday I spoke about Google’s names policy and suchlike on ABC 105.7 Darwin with presenter Annie Gastin.
- On Tuesday I had lunch at Quay Restaurant courtesy of NetSuite. We were also each given a copy of restaurateur Peter Gilmore’s book Quay: Food inspired by Nature.
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: The Commonwealth Bank headquarters, Darling Harbour, photographed from Parkroyal Darling Harbour. Hey, if I’m going to stay in Sydney an extra day I might as well take a photo.]