Quick Update

The making of a good compilation tape is a very subtle art. Many do’s and don’ts.

Sea Point Pool
Sea Point Pool
  • Week of 14-20 November.
  • Health week 3/5.
  • Monday, office, mid-day swim, office, yoga with Cath at Yoga Life, watched an episode of Black Mirror… not bad.
  • Woke up thinking, this mobility thing really works.
  • “Everybody who’s interesting generally got there by doing some whack shit.” — Wouter, quote of the year goes to Wouter.

  • I’ve been pondering curiosity and discomfort. Humans have become successful because of curiosity and the ability to endure discomfort. Without curiosity we’d be cockroaches.
  • Tuesday, gym, swim, BIA measurements, AfricaCom – chats with Cath about restaurants, SDN/NFV session, lunch conversations about automation software, IFC meeting at The Western, catch up chat with Ben and Ed at The Cullinan, Seacom party at The Grand Beach, bumped into a number of old ISP industry friends, Heleen arrived in a very pretty black dress, fun evening.
  • The making of a great compilation tape.
  • I’ve been making a mix tape. A collection of ear worms and B-sides for Heleen, things that would be cool to discover, things she might like while running.
  • “Treat your time as a search function.” — this really resonates at the moment.

  • I’ve been swimming ever day for the last three weeks.
  • Check out windy.tv
  • Wednesday, swim, AfricaCom, catch up lunch with Joseph, another SDN session – very few geeks in the SDN/NFV sessions, catch up chat with Heinrich and Joseph, Tasha’s, watched Dr Strange – my first 4DX movie – it was pretty cool – not convinced the strobe light is a good idea though.
  • I published a blog post about my recent TRE session experience.
  • Thursday, swim, office, Michael managed to kill his laptop with a mug of tea, dinner at Galbi in Long Street with Heleen – nice Korean food, kimchi etc, Piano Bar in De Waterkant, many chats about music and movies.
  • Alpha gal likes cats, but we agree that Fantastic Mr Fox is in the top 5 Wes Anderson movies.
  • Friday, shrek tea, arrived at gym to find out it was closed because somebody had died, ended up going to the Sea Point Pavilion swimming pool for a swim – water was a bit nippy, office, fetched Mia, braai at Jacques’, he brought my RPi3 from London.
  • We tested a 1Gbps link for Afrihost this week and managed to get around 940Mbps. Not bad.
  • Saturday, early beach walk… phone chats with Heleen and Cath about podcasts for girls, Mia did robotics while I hacked some mp3 files with Audicity, a swim at the Foreshore VA and some freestyle stroke correction, we watched Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them at the Waterfront in 4DX… good fun – Mia loved it, gelato, Mondiall burger, sunset beach walk.
  • I made a podcast compilation for Mia and her friends. 5 really cool episodes.
  • Mia randomly asked me to explain 2001 Space Odyssey to her.
  • When curating, less is more.
  • What’s happening with the aquaponics farm? It’s at Michael’s house waiting to be set up again.
  • Sunday, we walked to Clifton 4th, Mia’s first Nippers competition, I played photographer, Mia took part in four events and did very well in the open water swim (4th), afternoon on Clifton 1st with Mia and Heleen, pizza at Posticino, had to dig a thorn out of Mia’s foot, time well spent.
  • I’ve really been embracing my inner nerd recently, less time in bars. “That’s not who I am anymore.” (-:
  • I’ve been pondering lossy life. I used to think things should be lossless. When a task gets created it should get done. People are busy. Things get ignored and lost and sometimes ignoring something is the best way of dealing with it. Like software has freedoms, maybe tasks or todo list items or meeting requests should have freedoms. If the timing is not right and they don’t create the right excitement, maybe they should just get lots, for a while. Hell yes, or no.
  • Tune of the week: Don’t Stop Me Now

Have a fun week, crazy kids.