Quick Update

End of 2017, diminishing return curves and learning more…

Pringle Bay
  • Week of 25-31 December.
  • Monday, cooked a xmas champagne breakfast with Jacques, watched Star Wars ep VI with Mia, quick visit to Rossouw and Elise’s, drove to Melkbosstrand, Mia had a swim, family braai in Melkbos.
  • “Laat weet my wanneer julle weer die A-span speel.” — Jacques, about Springbok rugby and sports politics.

  • Tuesday, played with tmux and syslog-ng, xmas left-overs lunch, tinkered with VPP and discovered Unbound, late afternoon Melkbos family beach outing, braai at Jacques’.
  • Wednesday, watched Baby Driver again – great movie, missed some solitude and silence so went back to Sea Point for a while, visited Anton’s new house in Tamboerskloof – chatted crypto currencies, nap, sunset promenade walk.
  • Makes a big difference if something is built with love, care and passion.
  • Thursday, played with KVM, braai at Anton’s with Georg.
  • Friday, podcast gym session, breakfast for lunch with Warwick and Giles in Cavendish, burger at Hudsons Kloof Street with Paul, Up Yours, Van Hunks, sunset podcast promenade walk.
  • Saturday, fetched Mia, drove to Pringle Bay, outing to the beach and lagoon, braai at Jacques’, watched Die Hard again – great movie.
  • “The incentives always win.”

  • 21 full days of podcast listening this past year… over 500 hours. And more than one breakup (-;
  • Sunday, breakfast in Pringle Bay, Hangklip Hotel, nap, sunset podcast beach walk, rainy nye braai at Jacques’, in bed by 23:00ish.
  • The rate at which you need to learn, and the scope of knowledge you need to build up to be a good DevOps / NetDevOps / full stack developer is rather frighting, or perfect if you enjoy learning. Nothing speeds up learning like a good practical reason to figure something out.
  • So long 2017. Hmm. Kinda feel like I gravitated towards a few diminishing return curves. Not learning enough. Been having lots of fun learning new things over the last few weeks, so all is not lost. I think 2018 needs to be more macro goal orientated. It could just be that weekly journalling is not the best way to look back on a year. I need a macro journal again.

Have a fun 2018, crazy kids.