Monthly Archives: May 2019

Quick Update

Braai broodjies for breakfast, dinner reboots, and beers for peers…

Camps Bay
  • Week of 13-19 May.
  • Monday, school run – while Mia took a nap, I took Romeo on a play date to go visit Dirk’s dogs, quick stop for a Beta Beach swim, work, nap, sunset Camps Bay beach walk with Romeo.
  • I think Romeo likes jazz music.
  • Tuesday, fed the pets, office, dev catch up, Teraco beers for peers at Arcade in Bree st, lots of nerdy chats.
  • Wednesday, up early, random admin, took Romeo for a Beta beach walk, office, dev catch up, Bootleggers with Matthew, the first Scenius Dinner (working title) at Leeuwenhof Estate (Villa Zille) – good fun – reboot of the GeekDinner and 27 Dinner movements, lots of cool catch ups – thanks for hosting Thomas and Tom.
  • Thursday, work, took Romeo for a Clifton beach walk, braai with Paul, Tammy and Darryn – a few AfrikaBurn stories.
  • Friday, braai meat for breakfast, tea with Paul, office, after work beer at the office, braai with Al, Adrian and Anton.
  • Saturday, braai broodjies for breakfast, took Romeo for a Camps Bay beach walk, dinner at Anton’s.
  • Sunday, podcast walk, random tinkering and research, gym.
  • I think I need a health sprint soon.

Have a fun week, crazy kids.

Quick Update

Bodzin and braai broodjies…

Sea Point
  • Week of 6-12 May.
  • Monday, office, dev catch up, datacentre admin, a few productive phone calls, gym, Van Hunks with Anton.
  • Product-founder-market fit.
  • Inspiration is perishable. Impatient with action. Patient with results.
  • “That’s how you’re gonna beat ’em, Butch. They keep underestimating you.”

  • Tuesday, up early, spreadsheet tinkering, creative writing, office, breakfast for lunch at Knead, Milton visit, sunset podcast promenade walk, saganaki salad.
  • You are the drug.
  • Wednesday, voting day, rainy and cold, creative writing, green smoothie, phone chat with Dirk, went to vote, went for a walk, nap, gym, promenade walk, phone chat with Jacques in London, dinner chats with Wouter and Justin.
  • Passed 50 days in my podcast app. 7th dan black belt in radio listening.
  • Thursday, office, voting results rolling in, tea at Strolla.
  • I voted for ZACP and Cape Party. Moo. They ended up with 16k, 10k votes each.
  • Friday, video conference, lunch with Dirk, tea at Morgenster, fetched Mia from school, conveyor belt sushi at Cape Gate, watched Avengers End Game IMAX 3D – pretty good, Mia enjoyed it, Moro gelato, house and dog sitting in Bakoven, watched some random Friends episodes with Mia, time well spent.
  • I generally think DC is better: Batman, Aquaman, Superman etc. I enjoyed the Ironman movies, Ant Man was not bad, Guardians of the Galaxy 1 was excellent, but I’m not a fan of crystals, gods and blended storylines.
  • Saturday, we went to go find Mia some new slops in Camps Bay, breakfast at Melissa’s with beach views and a grapefruit mimosa, a series of conversations about the Naval podcast, braai with a Bodzin soundtrack, Mia made the braai brooodjies, nap, watched The Godfather part 1, Mia managed a 13h sleep, tws.
  • Sunday, braai broodjies for breakfast, general tinkering and chats with Jacques, backups, outing to Hout Bay with Mia and Romeo, pizza at Posticino’s, Hout Bay beach walk, watched Shrek, tws.

Have a fun week, crazy kids.

Quick Update

Promenade Sunset
  • Week of 29 April to 5 May.
  • Monday, we made green smoothies, school run, breakfast with Dirk at W Cafe, office, vidcon about whitebox switches, sunset podcast promenade walk, watched some videos about ONL/SONiC.
  • Tuesday, work, gym, sauna, nap, dinner with Wouter and Rene.
  • I played with Minds.com and Librem.one this week. Also Swoot.com and PodBean.com.
  • Wednesday, public holiday, random tinkering, rotisserie chicken and avo lunch, nap, sunset promenade walk, watched The Mexican again – while blogging, watched a Spacex Falcon Heavy launch video – Arabsat-6A from 11 April, first time they managed to land all three boosters.
  • Days are feeling shorter, wintery.
  • I seem to rarely just watch a movie these days, I’m always doing something else while watching.
  • “Look, in my business you’re surrounded by loneliness, and finality. Now I don’t care what your take is on an afterlife, when people die, it’s scary. They go alone. Now the people that I send off, that have experienced love, they’re a little less scared. I mean they’re still scared, but there’s… a calmness to ’em, and I think that comes from the knowledge that somebody, somewhere loved ’em, and cared for ’em, and will miss ’em. Now I see that from time to time, and I am awed by it. I don’t think I’d be telling you any of this if it wasn’t for Frank. Anyway, it’s a loaded question. Look, when two people love each other – Totally, TRUTHfully, all the way Love each other – the answer to that question is simple, especially in your case. When do you get to that point where enough is enough? Never… Never.” — Leroy (James Gandolfini), The Mexican.

  • Thursday, green smoothie, office, BIA machine visit, dinner with Al and Adrian at El Burro.
  • Friday, green smoothie, office, Hokey Poke bowl for lunch, a few long phone chats with Jacques, sunset promenade walk, time well spent.
  • “Maybe you don’t want to dance in the burning ruins.” – JP

  • Saturday, random tinkering, gym, Chateaubriand at Hussar with Georg, nap, a drink at Van Hunks with Georg, dinner at Chris’, Georg is off to Nigeria for two weeks, seems Georg is the Curry Club’s number one customer.
  • I played with Nextcloud, Onlyoffice, and Discourse, pretty cool.
  • Sunday, random reading and tinkering, brunch at Coco Safar, made some notes about a reboot of an old project – startup scene stuff, extended sunset podcast promenade walk, brain food and bubbly at the Mojo market, epic sunset, app research, time well spent.
  • Remember to vote for the Purple Cow (ZACP) and the Cape Party this coming Wednesday!

Have a fun week, crazy kids.

Quick Update

Green smoothies, brain food, bicycle for the mind…

Office Views
  • Week of 22-28 April.
  • Monday, public holiday, finished some creative writing, beer tasting at Signal Gun with Georg, ribs at Da Vinci’s, nap coma, blogging at La Vie.
  • Tuesday, office, helped a friend with some wifi advice, gym, sauna, sunset podcast promenade walk.
  • Matt Buckland passed away. Stomach cancer. 44yo. Very sad. Thanks for all the adventures between 2007 and 2010ish. Made me pretty nostalgic this week. Good memories.
  • Made me think about the blogging and geekdinner scenes of 2006-2010. Linux user group scenes 1997-2009. ISPA/WAPA scenes. Nerds like scenes. The latest WC-NOG gatherings are pretty cool. Looks like the Cape Town ~geekdinners might get some form of reboot soon.
  • I think podcasts are a new kind of bicycle for the mind – plus you get to ride while doing other things.
  • I deleted the Google Maps app off my phone. Last week was Java and Flash off my laptop. Apple Maps app works well, shows traffic etc.
  • I think my carbon footprint is pretty small at the moment.
  • Wednesday, office, datacentre migration admin, Mojo market supper, prom walk, listened to all the Naval podcasts, creative writing with a Famous Grouse.
  • “In modern society, the downside is limited, the upside is unlimited.” — Naval

  • Mia phoned me on Wednesday night. She said her school principle told them about the Purple Cow party. I said, funny you should mention that, because I’m kinda busy working on something related at the moment.
  • Thursday, work, gym, swim, sauna, video conference, sunset prom walk.
  • Love the doing. Have a bias for action.
  • I did an experiment, stopped taking a bunch of supplements: omega, creatine, collagen etc. I found my joins did not feel great, gym was not a lot of fun. Then I started taking them again and I have to say I can feel the difference. Who knows if this is a mental game, but I think it works.
  • “Liberals start companies, conservatives run them.” — JP

  • I suspect I’m much better at starting companies than running them.
  • Friday, office, fetched Mia from school, late lunch at Vergelegen, Moro gelato, sunset promenade walk, we waked to the Mojo market – brain food and bubbly, Mia managed 6 oysters, nightcap a La Perla, time well spent.
  • I’ve been getting into green smoothies again. Seems like an easy way to eat kale and broccoli.
  • Saturday, tea and tinkering on side projects, green smoothies, BIA machine visit, brunch at Knead with Mia, supplements shopping – and smoothie ingredients, Nick’s birthday braai with Georg, Anton visit, listened to Electrolite driving over Kloof Nek, ice cream with Mia – while she watched Guardians of the Galaxy I again, upgraded some servers.
  • No AfrikaBurn for me this year. Feel like I need to clean up my own back yard a bit first. Create something interesting. Prepare well. Contribute something interesting.
  • Sunday, green smoothies, omelette at the CTICC2, FanCon visit – very geeky – Mia enjoyed it, Kalk Bay harbour walk, brain food at the Brass Bell, gelato, He-man colour tea at Groot Constantia and a stroll, device upgrades and backups, in bed early, time well spent.
  • Tune of the week: The Temper Trap – Sweet Disposition

Have a fun week, crazy kids.