Monthly Archives: August 2018

Quick Update

KFK, flaneuring, iWeek…

Granger Bay flaneuring
  • Week of 20-26 August.
  • Health week: 1 of 6. How to be super good… starts with 3 week KFK: keto, fasting, keto. Then a few weeks of cyclical ketosis / lean gains, two cycles per week. For the first keto week I pretty much took my existing diet, removed all fruit and dairy, replaced with nuts, avos, chia, more eggs, brocolli, olives and macadamia oil… lots of monounsaturated fat, and as little carbs as possible. My new plan is to do KFK weeks every quarter.
  • Listen to this episode: Nothingburger, The Peter Attia Drive.
  • The BIA machine says I’ve transformed 2kg so far; fat lost + muscle gained. Feels good to be a bit leaner. Nothing tastes as good as thin feels (without endorsing eating disorders obviously).
  • Monday, made Mia a big fruit salad, podcast school run, work, gym – first real gym day in a while, swim, hair cut at Yogi’s – summer hair cut, cooked a keto lunch, Brazil nut shopping, podcast queue zero, nap, sunset audio book promenade walk with Monkey Island clouds, some creative writing.
  • I’ve been listening to lots of Pearl Jam recently.
  • “I changed by not changing at all.”

  • Tuesday, mobility routine, work, cooked a keto meal, iWeek/AfPif at CTICC, catch up with Paul – Paul challenged me to get into the dating game again – outside of the SWI category, catch up with Jonathan, a non-alcoholic beverage at Beers for Peers at Cartel Rooftop Bar, evening swim at the gym.
  • Wednesday, mobility routine, gym, swim, iWeek at CTICC, a bunch of meetings, some good talks about how ITP costs are coming down in SA and the rapid growth in internet traffic from Africa, catch up with Nick, more meetings, moar meetings, keto dinner, in bed early.
  • We only remember the good parts of the story.
  • Keto snack: avo filled with macadamia oil. You can pretty much drink macadamia oil. Easier than olive oil.
  • What’s the most important thing? For Mia I always say: caring (enough to do something). For me: adventure. For the world: intelligence.
  • I think South Africa is screwed. It’s turning into a socialist mess.
  • Good interview with Chuck Palahniuk on the Joe Rogan podcast – talks about how Fight Club is about the need for a 2nd father figure. Also, very cool episode with Neil deGrasse Tyson.
  • “The movement has to be fun.” (burning man vs occupy wall street)

  • Thursday, iWeek/AfPif at CTICC, watched a super boring talk about “the cloud” for about 10 minutes, epic mega keto buffet hotel breakfast, good session about WDM tech, Voyager and open networking, session on SR / segment routing, lunch with Nick, meetings, Arista workshop, more meetings, gym, Green Point park walk, general tinkering.
  • How To Lengthen Your Life
  • Friday, walked to the office, long meeting, lunchtime walk, supplement shopping, extended sunset promenade walk and explored the Waterfront – took a bunch of photos, 20km of flaneuring, 11h sleep, time well spent.
  • Saturday, general tinkering, gym, keto mushroom omelette, nap, dinner with Wouter and Rene, heavy rain, notes and photo processing – while watching The School of Rock again, reading, 11h sleep.
  • Sunday, cold rainy day, tea and backups, mobility routine, keto omelette brunch, nap, gym, swim, had my last meal for the next week, general tinkering.
  • The fasting begins

Have a fun week, crazy kids.

Quick Update

Becoming super good, again…

Mouille Point
  • Week of 13-19 August.
  • Monday, work, gym, swim, Green Point Park walk.
  • Are you learning enough from the people and projects you spend most of your time with / on?
  • Tuesday, worked at home, watched Mia’s hockey match and took her an electronics kit, ribeye steaks at Hussar for supper, sunset Strand Beach walk, went on a quick GPS phone hunt, dropped Mia off at her mom’s house, podcast drive to Cape Town.
  • I’ve not been giving my blog much attention lately. Just recording the daily things. Also not very many photos taken.
  • I think I find Spotify a bit overwhelming. Back to audio books for a while.
  • Wednesday, office, got a new battery for an iPhone, catch up with Jonathan, ribs special at Da Vinci’s, a glass of wine with Wouter and Rene.
  • I’m still happy with the iPhone X. You get used to not having the home button very quickly.
  • As an experiment I stopped taking supplements for July. I feel better when taking supplements.
  • Time for the yearly health sprint again. I had a Harajuku moment this week, so I’ve been plotting a health experiment – over the next 6 weeks. Keto + carivore + fasting. Maybe it’s because I listened to a bunch of The Peter Attia Dive podcasts. I’m planning to start with a keto week, with mostly monounsaturated fat, lots of olives and nuts. Becoming super good in six weeks.
  • Thursday, tea, breakfast, supplements, backups, promenade walk, work, gym, swim, nap, Monks chinese with Wouter and Rene, food coma.
  • Ernst became a dad this week.
  • Debian turned 25. I started using Debian when it was 4yo. I was a Debian developer for a while.
  • Friday, office, fetched Mia, supplements shopping, Waterfront, mussels special at Den Anker again, I managed 2kg mussels this time, chats about Interview with a Vampire, found Mia some new shoes.
  • Saturday, brunch with Jacques, braai at Jacques’, time well spent.
  • Almost forgot to add, I’ve been on a gluten-free diet for a whole year now.
  • Sunday, kinda watched Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, Jacques brought Mia a new laptop bag, low carb brunch at Jacques’, photo and notes processing, swim with Mia, I always liked the gym on Sunday evenings, keto supper with extra macadamia oil.
  • Tunes of the week: Cat Stevens – The Wind, and Sitting.

Have a fun week, crazy kids.

Quick Update

Long weekend, braai, curry, Westworld…

Promenade
  • Week of 6-12 August.
  • Monday, school run, catch up with Hannes, gym, Stellenbosch meeting, Haltlief deli buffet with lots of sauerkraut and mustard, catch up with Nick, dinner at Georg’s.
  • You don’t need confidence, just contribution
  • Tuesday, up early, office, lunchtime walk, a drink at Surfa Rosa with Georg, dinner at Dias Tavern, babies don’t sleep this well.
  • Wednesday, office, dev meeting, dentist, ribs special at Da Vinci’s, a glass of wine at Anton’s house.
  • Thursday, long weekend, tea, backups – updated some backup scripts, omelette, gym, Green Point Park walk, house and dog sitting in Tamboerskloof, dinner with Georg and Adrian – we ordered the family meal from Curry Club – very good.
  • Friday, got out of bed at mid day, had the biggest baddest gluten free pizza at Da Vinci’s and a Bloody Mary with lots of lime, a walk around Kloof street while arranging a VLAN migration, nap, cheese and wine and watched Westworld (1973) with the dog by the fireplace – the dog stole a big part the cheese, time well spent.
  • Saturday, omelette at Lazari’s, g&t at Noordhoek farm village with Georg, we drove past the 3 Arts Theatre in Plumstead, Builders Warehouse in Paarden Island to get a braai grid and some electronic components for Mia’s school project, transported a braai in Anton’s DIY lift, braai in Tamboerskloof with Georg and Adrian.
  • Sunday, breakfast for lunch at Bootleggers, epic nap, cold and rainy sunset podcast promenade walk, played with Grafana, notes and photo processing.

Have a fun week, crazy kids.

Quick Update

Captain’s log, week 31, 2018…

Promenade
  • Week of 30 July to 5 August.
  • Monday, office, dev catch up, some network caveman drawings, lunchtime podcast walk, some sysadmin tinkering, made sure Mia’s new laptop bag was on its way from London, a hike up the Vredehoek side of table mountain with Georg, ribs special at The Bombay Bicycle Club, set up a mail server, time well spent.
  • I managed to achieve sage level certification with the HE.net IPv6 test.
  • Jacques is on a new carnivore diet. He wants to lose 1/3 of himself. He gained 21kg since his wedding.
  • Tuesday, work, sunset podcast promenade walk, celebratory glass of wine, dinner with Wouter and Rene – which ended up in some initial AfrikaBurn planning, Jamey.
  • Wednesday, up early, wrote a newsletter, office, dev meeting, lunchtime walk, long phone chat with Jacques in London, afternoon nap, catch up with Nick at Nu, sushi with Georg at 1890.
  • Thursday, work, gym, sunset walk, played with UNMS, La Vie winter burger special for two for one and some ruthless notes processing (150 to 18), dining alone again.
  • Been using Dropbox Paper a bit recently. Pretty cool.
  • Friday, office, fetched Mia, took a walk to the Waterfront, winter steak special at Den Anker, gelato, we watched The Black Hole (1979).
  • Saturday, promenade walk, big eggs and avo breakfast at Knead, shopping with Mia, extensive upgrades and backups of phones and laptops, found Mia some geeky movies to watch, dinner at Anton’s and great red wine – chats about life, adventures and friends in rehab, nice to catch up.
  • I decided to share a Spotify premium account with Mia, so I can share some good music with her, just in case she is under the strange impression that all music is as lame as modern radio music. Kinda High Fidelity.
  • Sunday, tea, grapefruit, Mia watched Last Action Hero while I made some offsite backups, lunch at NV-80 with Mia and Georg, photo processing, watched Jaws, nap, some creative writing with a Jamey.

Have a fun week, crazy kids.