It's been quite a day and it's so good to be home.
I'm counting myself lucky that I even get to put my feet up shoes and all tonight because I am sure heads are rolling and people are still working overtime over in Census 2016 land. Yep, Census got hacked last night. Four times, actually.
All that fuss about us keeping our logins safe and remembering to get online last night was directed at the wrong people. Many of my friends found the census site had crashed when they tried to log in and others couldn't save what they had entered. I heard on the radio today that fines are being waived due to the glitch and also that there is going to be team of people who will be going door to door to households who haven't submitted a response.
Apparently we don't have to worry about what the overseas based hackers might be doing with our data because the intent of the hackers was only to disrupt access to the site and not a data retrieval exercise. Not sure how you could actually know this for sure. Anyway, it's too late for me because I did mine Monday night when the site was working perfectly. The early bird getting their data compromised and all.
The Shovel have published a hilarious report on the 'official' findings from Census 2016 already. You can read it here.
In other news, I've eaten an actual Uncle Tetsu's cheesecake (the Japanese cheesecake that's made from imported Australian butter back in the home country and presumably also here in Sydney). Well, a slice of one at least.
My friends who hosted dinner on Sunday night took one for the team and lined up for half an hour to pay $19 for one (and only one because that's the total number of cakes any one person is currently allowed to buy at Uncle T's).
|Chocolate cake with sprinkles on the frosting for dessert, a dead giveaway that it was a dinner with little ones present...|
And it was nice. As light as a cloud, yes. Different, yes. But would any of us line up to get another one? Probably not.
I have a bit of a soft spot for the Selena and Justin years.... It's a bit like Britney and Justin all over again. Young love and young hair, we've all been there.
I should be finally be over this cold by the weekend.
Were you affected by the Census hack?
Tried an Uncle Tetsu's cheesecake yet?
Selena and Justin? On your radar or not really?