Weekly Update 67

It's Xmas! Well, it was Xmas but I (and hopefully you too) am still in that Xmas period haze where it's hard to tell one day from the next. Apparently, it's also hard to remember to hit record before talking about this week's updates so yeah, good one Troy!

But I did eventually record a full update and in an otherwise slow news week, I thought I'd talk a little bit about Xmas down under in Australia. About 93% of visitors to my blog this year have been from other parts of the world (most notably the US and UK) so the idea of a sunny Xmas is foreign to most. I share a bit about what it's like down here at this time of year before getting into some actual tech content. I also spend more time than usual talking about this week's sponsor, not because it's part of the sponsorship model, but because they just make a great product that I've personally used for many years.

So that's it for this week, next week will be a whole new year and we'll be heading back towards business as usual. Happy New Year folks!

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  1. We've got more canals than Venice and Amsterdam combined down here (this is a great Google Maps shot that gives you a sense of our waterways on the Gold Coast)
  2. It's (another) new Pluralsight course! (Orin Thomas and I talk about care and maintenance of development VMs)
  3. Netsparker is this week's sponsor (just one of the sponsors whose products I've used first hand... and continue to use!)
  4. Here's a Netsparker report on (this is the sample vulnerable site I use in so many of my courses and workshops - check out the report, it's pretty neat)
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Hi, I'm Troy Hunt, I write this blog, create courses for Pluralsight and am a Microsoft Regional Director and MVP who travels the world speaking at events and training technology professionals