Monthly Archives: November 2019

Quick Update

The world is at peak bullshit…

Sunset
  • Week of 18-24 November.
  • 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.

Have a fun week, crazy kids.

Quick Update

AfricaCom week, annual telecoms nerd gathering…

Promenade
  • Week of 11-17 November.
  • 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.
  • Tune of the week: Vampire Weekend, Harmony Hall

Have a fun week, crazy kids.

Quick Update

Campari, Cheese, Chardonnay…

Sea Point
  • Week of 4-10 November.
  • Health week 5/8. Paleo week.
  • 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.
  • Quasar: Create an App for Android, iOS, Mac and Windows in 30minutes
  • Sunday, brunch with Mia at Coco Safar, backups, a walk around the Lifestyle centre, afternoon tea at Manna, flaneuring sunset walk to the Waterfront with Mia, lupper at the market.
  • Brunch and lupper, most important meals of the day.

Have a fun week, crazy kids.

Quick Update

Moar fasting, bone broth and the RWC final…

Camps Bay
  • Week of 28 October to 3 November.
  • Fasting week 2/3. Health week 4/8.
  • Quick Update number 600.
  • Monday, work, gym, sauna, Wellness Warehouse visit to get some bone broth, dentist, office, extended rainy weather nap, random tinkering.
  • Tuesday, tea, mobility routine, office, dev catch up, lunchtime walk, walked to the Waterfront, watched the new Woody Allen movie – Rainy Day in New York.
  • Derek Sivers podcast
  • Wednesday, work, gym, swim, sauna, Strolla, office, sunset walk, blogging, upgraded a server, watched Captain Fantastic – interesting movie – worth a watch.
  • Thursday, early morning walk, bone broth, mobility routine, work, fasting lunchtime podcast walk, some website tweaking, sunset podcast promenade walk, watched Anna of Luc Basson fame – good movie.
  • Played with Rpi4 4GB this week, pretty cool.
  • Friday, work, bone broth, gym, swim, sauna, a breakfast late lunch with Georg at Hemelhuis – first meal of the week, Camps Bay Retreat, Clifton 1st sunset.
  • I seem to drop about 800g in weight per fasting day. I lost 7kg in October.
  • Saturday, made an omelette, watched the Rugby World Cup Final at Stefan’s with Pierre and Stefan, braai, time well spent.
  • Sunday, stomach bug of sorts – was pretty useless, watched War Dogs again.

Have a fun week, crazy kids.