Monthly Archives: October 2012

Quick Update

Up to date again…

  • Monday, dropped Mia at school, gym, work, cooked some pre-fab lasagne for the family, re-installed my blog.
  • Tuesday, podcast walk, new Grim Furdango site, a beer at Trumpet Tree with Werner, Parri and Henk.
  • “The Eye of Sauron” — Nico, about a logo.

  • Wednesday, up early, report writing, podcast walk, a walk with Alan around Stellenbosch, I demo’d Gust Finder at #HackSTB, a beer at Gino’s.
  • “We share reality. We work to better ourselves.” — Alex

  • Thursday, Gust Demo Day, BlackBerry OS5 and OS7 devices can now make payments, new Gust POS features, new Android NFC apps, Mxit announced a new CEO to the staff, Mxit Thursdays at Gino’s with the family.
  • “I, for one, welcome our new Insect Overlords”
  • Friday, Gust Finder was published in the iTunes App Store, fetched all the children, bath, read, sleep.
  • Saturday, family day, Trumpet with Al.
  • Sunday, Bo with Paul.

Have a fun week, crazy kids.

Quick Update

The week of 8-14 October…

  • Monday, worked from home, watched Captain America.. not bad.
  • Tuesday, had lunch with my mom at Jan Kats, met Naulene and the kids at the botanical garden, managed to get locked into the garden after 17:00, watched a bit of Dark City.
  • Wednesday, drove to Cape Town with Naulene and Francis, two meetings about a video, early sushi and pizza supper with the family.
  • Passed 500 LinkedIn Connections.
  • Thursday, woke up in Somerset West, dropped Mia at school.
  • Friday, podcast walk, three visits to the Standard Bank branch, evening with Mia, Francis and Marlyn.
  • Saturday, watched Monsters vs Aliens (1st movie Mia watched in the cinema), Marlyn took a nap, installed Cargo-bot for iPad – to give Mia an introduction to programming, late lunch
    and play area visit at Spur, dropped Marlyn and Francis at Naulene’s house, bath, read, sleep.
  • Sunday, played some Cargo-bot, tea, grapefruit, photo processing and backups while Mia watched the Ducktails movie, put about 9k of Mia’s photos on a digital photo frame for my mom, very good calamari and line fish at Decameran, shared a Tiramisu, ice cream, nap, bath, read, sleep.

Have a fun week, crazy kids.

Quick Update

The week of 1-7 October…

  • Monday, party planning and meetings, sunset walk around Stellenbosch, played sysadmin and restored some svn repos.
  • Tuesday, Cape Town day, dentist visit, a glass of wine at Trumpet Tree with Werner and Dawid, a glass or of Ernie Else with Paul at Basic Bistro.
  • “He took a working-break from smoking.” — Dirk

  • Wednesday, work stuff.
  • Thursday, work stuff.
  • Friday to Sunday, Rocking the Daisies 2012 with Paul and Parri.

Have a fun week, crazy kids.

Quick Update

The week of 24-30 September…

  • Monday, tea, Mia spent about 30min configuring an XBox avatar for herself, breakfast at the Botanical Garden, dropped the girls off with Naulene at Asara, drove up Sir Lowry’s Pass to go do the Gantouw Pass hike (-34.139142,18.940172) – seemed like a good idea to go find some wagon tracks on Heritage Day, braai at Andrew’s with Marcia.
  • Tuesday, up at 6:30, sysadmin day, email migrations and moved my older photos, a walk around Stellenbosch, more server tinkering.
  • Today I retire a Debian workstation that has served me for 15 years – evolved through hardware upgrades but never needed a re-install.
  • Wednesday, morning podcast walk, hacked Dovecot and Mutt to play nicely together – my new email setup.
  • iOS6 upgardes.
  • “A rat always knows when he’s in with weasels.” – Tom Waits

  • Thursday, rainy day at the office, Gino’s with the office crew. A moment of clarity.
  • “And so the end begins, As thunder rumbles in, Odds are stacked against us, Fat chances now seem slim.” — Morcheeba

  • Friday, fetched my Mac Mini server at Frogfoot’s office, haircut at Bianca’s while having my car washed, gym, 27 Dinner at Frieda’s on Bree with Georg, Naulene’s house.
  • “Finish the game.”

  • Saturday, shopping with Mia and Francis, afternoon nap, watched SA vs Aus at Morituri while Mia and Francis played in the play area.
  • Sunday, watched Mega Mind, lunch at Thai Cafe / Colcaccio with the family, nap, watched Blades of Glory, fetched Andrew from the airport at 23:30.
  • “The night is a very dark time for me.” — Chazz Michael Michaels

  • “Maxim Magazine, last issue: “Chazz Michael Michaels IS figure skating!” BOOM!”

Have a fun week, crazy kids.

Quick Update

The week of 17-23 September…

  • Monday, hmm.. not sure.
  • Tuesday, morning walk, installed Gust at Ster-Kinekor Eikestad, September #HackSTB meetup, Trumpet Tree.
  • Telkom upgraded my 1Mbps ADSL line to 2Mbps.
  • Wednesday, podcast walk, watched Stander.
  • Thursday, morning walk, first Gust for BlackBerry demo, made supper for the kids at Naulene’s house, bath, read, sleep.
  • Friday, gym, Cape Town visit, fetched my server from Frogfoot’s office, Nike factory shop, a beer with Georg and Milton at Sidewalk Cafe, Carlyles.
  • Saturday, woke up in Cape Town, watched Natcho Libre, drove back to Stellenbosch, watched No Strings Attached, babysitting at Naulene’s house.
  • Sunday, rainy day, watched Spirited Away, nap, back to Stellenbosch, played XBox Kinect with Mia and Francis, bath, read, sleep.

Have a fun week, crazy kids.

Quick Update

The week of 10-16 September…

  • Monday, woke up in Tel Aviv, morning beach walk, traveled north towards Haifa, stopped at Pitango VC, lunch in Herzliya, Akamai Contendo visit, Given Imaging visit, opening of the HTIA Conference in Haifa, evening bus trip to Jerusalem.
  • Tuesday, HTIA 2012 conference at the Jerusalem International Convention Centre, dinner, late-night walking tour to the Wailing Wall.
  • Wednesday, woke up in Jerusalem, HTIA Conference day 2, guided tour of the Old City of Jerusalem, flew to Joburg.
  • Thursday, flew to Cape Town.
  • Friday, back at the office.
  • Saturday, Stellenbosch market, Fine Wines festival at Lanzerac, played some Star Wars XBox Kinect with Andrew, Dennis and Paul.
  • Sunday, afternoon at Paul’s house, pizza, watched Star Trek.
  • Tune of the week: Lana del Ray – Video Games

Have a fun week, crazy kids.

Quick Update

The week of 3-9 September…

  • Monday, dropped Mia at school, gym, planning session at Greengate, Media Lab Mondays, a burger at 5 Reyneveld with a group of Mxit people.
  • “That’s how you’re gonna beat ’em, Butch. They keep underestimating you.” — Butch

  • Tuesday, podcast walk, photo processing for the next Gust event, Gust for BlackBerry meeting, tea with Paul from Edge Campus, a beer at Trumpet with Werner, ox tail at Gino’s with Parri and Dave.
  • Wednesday, up at 4:00 making a presentation, a beer at Trumpet with the RamFest guys.
  • Thursday, morning podcast walk, Mxit Thursdays at KLT with Naulene.
  • Friday, good meeting day, a beer with Werner and Parri at De Akker, finished watching Young Guns 2, G&T at Osetra with Al, Paul and Victoria.
  • Saturday, family day, Reyneke wines, Saxenburg, lunch at Eikendal, some quick packing, flew to Joburg and Tel Aviv – SAIF Hi-Tech delegation to Israel.
  • Sunday, woke up on a plane, drove the David Intercontinental in Tel Aviv, Centre for Educational Technology in Ramat Aviv, lunch at Rokach 73, managed to get my copy of Start-up Nation signed by Yigal Erlich, drove an electric car at Better Place, cocktail party and a walk back to the hotel along the beach.

Have a fun week, crazy kids.

Hello World, again.

Yes, this blog was down for a while. About a month. Sorry, I had to migrate a few things and I was a bit slow in getting the blog up and running again.

Back to the weekly updates, as soon as the backlog gets posted.

ps. I have to say, I missed the weekly blog post routine – simply because it reminded me to flush all my phone notes regularly. I ended up with an unhappy number of phone notes.