Monthly Archives: September 2019

Quick Update

Kimchi, Kentridge, Kriek…

  • Week of 9-15 Sept.
  • Monday, gym, swim, sauna, made an halloumi and eggs meal with some spicy kimchi, work, walked to the Waterfont, mussels Monday with Adrian at Den Anker and a cherry Kriek.
  • “I start every mobile phone conversation with ‘my phone is about to die’ so people don’t waste my time.” — GSE

  • Tuesday, up early, notes processing and blogging, mobility routine, walked to the office, dev catch up, cross connect migration planning, sunset podcast promenade walk, home prepared bachelor meal with spicy kimchi, watched the Apple iPhone 11 event with a fine merlot – tldr; in the future you will be able to upload wide angle photos over wifi6 from your phone! (the future in September)
  • Check out Docassemble and Figma.
  • Wednesday, gym, office, VLAN migration – the more painful kind – where they don’t show up and then cause drama, an after work drink with Faizel at Mojo market, a night cap with Wouter at La Vie.
  • Thursday, work, mediator visit with Mia’s mom – surprisingly productive, conveyor belt sushi at 1890, City Rock climbing gym with Wouter – good fun, we played mobile Genius Bar team and went to go backup and restore a new iPhone for Rene.
  • Friday, gym, work, made a kimchi, eggs and halloumi brunch, catch up with Dirk, watched Mia’s (last primary school) athletics event – she was a cheerleader, found the only (other) cool parent – and caught up on some gossip, steak dinner with Mia, Moro gelato, time well spent.
  • Saturday, went to the Granger Bay market with Mia, Wouter and Zander – smoothie bowls and kimichi shots, found a new bottle of kimchi for my collection, Mia and I took a walk to the La Perla and had Tiramisu, sunset Hout Bay beach walk, half watched some lame vampire movie on Netflix while researching something, time well spent.
  • “Save it for your blog, Howard.” — The Big Bang Theory

  • Sunday, up early because some losers had to come cheer for marathon runners, backups and device upgrades, brunch with Mia at Coco Safar, Mia and I completed her high school application forms, took a guided tour Zeitz Mocaa museum – Kentridge’s Why Should I Hesitate exhibition – it was vast – and very good – except for the insufferable artist types around, a beer on the 6th floor, Sotano, we watched Monsters University on Netflix, time well spent.
  • Tune of the week: Jeff Goldblum & The Mildred Snitzer Orchestra feat. Haley Reinhart – My Baby Just Cares

Have a fun week, crazy kids.

Quick Update

Lions Head, Fokofpolisiekar, Once Upon A Time in Hollywood…

  • Week of 2-8 September. Health week 3/6.
  • Monday, hello Spring, school run – a truck managed to block the highway and we were 30min late, Dirk visit, work, took a walk to the Waterfront, watched Once Upon A Time in Hollywood – entertaining movie – the ending is good, Mussels Monday at Den Anker – for free this time, watched Three Kings again – rad movie.
  • “He that has a why can bear any how.”

  • Tuesday, up early, walked to the office, dev catch up, Sababa lunch, supplement shopping, sunset audiobook promenade walk.
  • Install the DuckDuckGo add-on for Firefox
  • The Hard Work of being Lazy
  • Wednesday, gym, swim, sauna, office, dev catch up, catch up with PW at Strolla, nap, sunset audiobook promenade walk, watched Super 8 – entertaining movie.
  • I removed myself from FB and IG for a few days. Too batshit crazy.
  • Before 1993 it was illegal to use the Internet for any commercial activity.
  • If you use SwiftKey app, enable the Number Row feature.
  • I finished listening to 21 Lessons for the 21st Century – not bad, key take away: you have to keep learning through life and be ready to reinvent yourself, especially if you are in school at the moment. Learn, create, repeat.
  • Thursday, office, dev catch up, nap, watched the sunset from the top of Lions Head with a beer, braai with Wouter, time well spent.
  • “When the Jews leave it’s too early, when the Portuguese leave it’s too late.” — Justin

  • Friday, work, gym, swim, sauna, watched the rugby with Georg at Rockpool with a Hoegaarden, Clifton 1st, Rockpool with Paul, braai at home, watched the Fokofpolisiekar show at Mercury with Paul – always fun, Reset – where Paul lost his phone so I kinda lost him, Van Hunks for a fiery dragon, time well spent.
  • Saturday, woke up with a bloody mary craving, made some bloody marys with Paul, good chats with a bottle of Kaaimansgat, late afternoon nap – which turned into a 14h sleep.
  • Sunday, promenade walk, breakfast at Carlucci’s, random tinkering, server install with Linux 5.0, dinner with Wouter.
  • Tune of the week, When You Were Young, Sams Town, The Killers

Have a fun week, crazy kids.

Quick Update

Water and salts…

  • Week of 26 Aug to 1 Sept.
  • Health week 2/6. 5 day water fasting week.
  • Monday, up early, blogging, gym, Green Point Park walk, office, dev catch up, stocked up on various salts for fasting, podcast nap, walk.
  • Started listening to The War of Art – audiobook.
  • “The further a society drifts from the truth, the more it will hate those that speak it.” — George Orwell

  • Tuesday, tea, backups, mobility routine, office, podcast nap, walked to the Waterfront, EBs, watched Angel Has Fallen – mostly to take my mind off the fasting, long phone chat with Jacques.
  • “Wat in SA val nie uit mekaar nie? Fibre?” — Jacques

  • Started listening to 21 Lessons for the 21st Century.
  • Wednesday, swim, sauna, office, tea at Bootleggers, catch up with Justin, audiobook nap.
  • How to fix South Africa: Deregulate labour market. Reboot education. Keep property rights. Remove race based policies. — Frans Cronje
  • Thursday, office, dev catch up, sunset walk, watched Apocalypse Now – Final Cut at IMAX with Wouter, Jacques and Paul – 3 hour epic movie journey, a drink (water) at Hanks just after midnight with Wouter for his birthday.
  • Friday, work, had an avo – first food for the week, Wembley Square, swim, sauna, a quick catch up with Jonathan, biltong shopping, fetched Mia from school, braai at Dirk’s – great meal, Mia and I watched the Pieter-Dirk Uys #HeTwo Evita Exposed show at the Theatre on the Bay – good show, time well spent.
  • “Tomorrow will be the most beautiful day of Raymond K. Hessle’s life. His breakfast will taste better than any meal you and I have ever had.” — Tyler

  • Saturday, tea, device upgrades and backups, winter lunch special at Kloof St House with Mia, Moro Gelato, Glen Beach walk, sunset promenade walk, we watched Donnie Darko while I installed Afrikaans spell checking on Mia’s phone and laptop, time well spent.
  • Check out the Dark Reader Firefox add-on.
  • Tele – latin for far/distant, Telecoms.
  • Had some good value red wines this week: La Motte – Millennium, and Rupert Rothchild – Classique. I’m starting to think less is more – aka mildful drinking – and, South Africa has great wines at good prices compared to the rest of the world, might as well enjoy them.
  • Sunday, tea, random tinkering, shopping with Mia, Sunday lunch at the President Hotel with Georg and Mia, epic nap, braai with Wouter, good red wine and marzipan, time well spent.

Have a fun week, crazy kids.