Quick Update

Wolfkop Weekender…

  • Week of 5 to 11 September.
  • Fasting week. My 4th 5day fast. Keeping to one every three months.
  • Monday, school run while listening to the Derek Sivers episode / TimF show again while Mia was doing mathletics on a laptop while sipping BCAAs, gym, cold showers, office, sunset promenade walk, caught up on some reading.
  • This is a gem. Derek Sivers. How to code a company. Don’t be afraid to code. Share strong opinions. Life is short. Hell yes, or no.
  • “The standard pace is for chumps.”

  • We’re at peak complexity. Software needs to be at the core of a business.
  • Tuesday, green tea – fasting day 3 – the buzzy part, swim, MWEB training session, office, a very interesting chat with Ben at La Vie, a sunset promenade walk with Heleen.
  • Wednesday, fasting day 4, office, Dasan GPON training day, lunchtime visit to The Mojo Hotel – they seem keen for an aquaponics system on their roof, sunset promenade walk, hacked together three quick WordPress installs.
  • Thursday, fasting day 5, up early, car service day, swim, cold showers, office, Dasan training day, Django sysadmin, fetched my car, promenade walk, more Django reading and video watching.
  • Friday, shrek tea with ginseng Korean tea, packed, office, Dasan GPON node tour, bank visit – never thought that replacing a debit card could be this painful – app and online banking grinded to a halt – took about 30min to fix, fetched my camping gear from storage, fetched Paul from Stellenbosch, road trip to our first Wolfkop Weekender – stopped in Malmesbury for supplies, set up our camp in the quite camping area, had a nice meal at the Friday evening banquet with Wouter.
  • What industry can software eat next?
  • Foam roller week.
  • Saturday, woke up fairly late, explored the camp site and had a bloody mary, spent most of the afternoon chilling with Paul and Tash (I told them The Super Cool story – how bacteria travel in snowflakes), extended nap – woke up around 0:00 – this seems to be becoming a pattern, caught the last music act and chilled by the fire – around about this point I noticed that my car battery was not happy after its Thursday service.
  • “Different podcast.” — Paul, about tech vs alpha female conversations.

  • Sunday, chilled around the camp site with Paul after most people left, spent some time hanging out with Gerhard and ex-girlfriend – I thought I was going to be cool with seeing her, but I obviously need another year or so.
  • Tune of the week: Come and get your love.

Have a fun week, crazy kids.