Monday, work, walked to the office, dev catch up, nap, sunset promenade walk.
Tuesday, work, gym, sauna, mini nap, work, promenade walk – spotted a cute Vizsla.
Backups are useful.
Wednesday, work, Strolla, realised I should drink less coffee, sunset podcast promenade walk.
Grand Master level cat herding: when every service on a fibre network matches the details in the billing system after 5 years of installing services with 32k+ services active.
Thursday, gym, office, cross connect migration, hopefully the last one I have to do for a while, meeting, mediation session, board game night and mexican food at Pierre’s with Stefan and Cinthia, good fun.
Friday, work, fetched Mia from school, braai at Dirk’s, time well spent.
Saturday, tea, conveyor belt sushi with Mia, watched Ford vs Ferarri at the 2D IMAX with Jacques – epic movie, go watch it, braai, time well spent.
Sunday, family brunch at Jacques’, Builders Warehouse visit, we dropped Jacques off at the airport, sunset promenade walk with Mia, device upgrades and backups.
Watch Sacha Baron Cohen’s speech about social media platforms. Good speech. No easy answers. Here is my take: I think you should be able to write and (self) publish pretty much anything you like on the web. But when it comes to the distribution of the content, via social media platforms, involving algorithms that select who sees what, there should be much more responsibility, even if it’s expensive to implement. Bring back blogging and RSS. Re-decentralise the internet.
Health week… well, not a health week. Conference snacks and beer.
Monday, school run, gym, sauna, visited Mia’s school, work, open networking workshop at Victoria Junction hotel, walked home, micro nap, prom walk, upgraded some VMs to Debian 10.
Tuesday, work, lunch with Paul at Smak in Bree street, meeting at Firemans, FTTH Council meeting at The Cullinan, Tigers Milk happy hour, rooftop cocktails at the Grand Daddy Hotel, La Vie with Georg, upgraded more VMs.
Bumped into Yassin at the rooftop party, he had a funny comment about Frogfoot’s tag line changing from “Built and Managed with Attention to Detail” to “Just Connect”.
Wednesday, 2 hour mediation session, Israel trade mission telco startups afternoon at Zevenwacht, braai with Wouter and Zander.
Thursday, walked to The Radission, my 2nd ZAPF event (2/4), general telecoms nerding, nap, Cowboys and Cooks restaurant launch party in De Waterkant with Paul.
“You might never touch perfection, but it’s the reach that matters.”
Friday, office, dev meeting, lunch with Paul at Mozambik, Den Anker with Adrian, a Hoegaarden at La Vie, catch up with Al, watched that Stephan Bodzin Cercle video again.
Fairly social week, added 10 FB friends.
Saturday, catch up with Nick, lunch at the German Deli in the Gardens Centre, walked down Kloof street and had a beer at Hudsons, Waterfront, watched Motherless Brooklyn – good movie – go watch it, a glass of wine at Chris’ in Clifton.
I’ve been using the Maps app for macOS. Pretty cool. Avoiding Google.
Sunday, lazy morning, Debian 10.2 upgrades, big round of offsite backups, gym, extended sunset podcast promenade walk, random reading and tinkering.
Monday, work, Harbour House, watched Terminator: Dark Fate at the Waterfront – not bad, podcast promenade walk, saganaki salad at Mykonos Taverna, finished watching War Dogs.
Tuesday, up early, work, office, dev catch up, some general fire fighting, after work catch up with Faizel at the Mojo Market, sunset podcast promenade walk, worked at La Vie – upgraded a server.
Wednesday, up early, work, installed apt-cacher-ng, Strolla, game steak kebab at Hussar – epic meal, rainy afternoon epic nap, catch up with Anton over a bottle of La Motte red, time well spent.
Thursday, work, gym, sauna, mediation session, 1890 sushi, sunset podcast promenade walk, catch up with Wouter.
Completed a year long Octotel project this week.
Attraction. Compatibility. Love. Choose two.
Friday, work, brunch, barber shop visit, Campari and Carpaccio catch up with Dirk at Morgenster, fetched Mia from school, Waterfront, book shop, L’Occitane, braai, time well spent.
Saturday, random tinkering, Dalewood Fromage cheese tasting, lunch at Glen Carlou with Mia and some nice Chardonnay, nap, Mia and I took a sunset promenade walk to the Mojo Market, brain food, reading.
It’s tricky to keep an optimistic mindset in SA these days, needs some real effort.