Monthly Archives: May 2020

Quick Update

The Chickens are Restless…

Commie Virus Walks
  • Week of 11-17 May
  • Bug out, week 9, health week 4
  • Monday, I woke Mia up with tea, so she can roll out of bed an join school with her iPad, podcast walk, worked on a website.
  • Atomic ad on Morning Shot.
  • Tuesday, podcast walk, weekly shopping outing to Franschhoek, we made fresh pasta with pesto, set up two Facebook ads, configured a new wifi router – keyboard and mouse sharing latency over 5Ghz is much better, I finally watched Flash Gordon again – epic movie.
  • My podcast listening routine seems to have changed, less time walking – I’ve mostly been listening to Derek Sivers interviews. I think I’m interested in the overlap between Sivers, Ravikant, Hsieh (Zappos), and Mullenweg. Start here.
  • Wednesday, podcast walk, website tinkering.
  • Thursday, podcast walk, campaign launch day, nap, we watched Star Wars Episode 5 – The Empire Strikes Back – that Hoth battle is rad.
  • eCommerce is open again.
  • Friday, cloudy podcast walk, started cooking oxtail, shopping outing to Joostenberg, rainy drive back – free car wash, nap, 7 hour slow cook oxtail with a great Oldenburg cab – yum, watched Solo again.
  • Saturday, oxtail round two – even better, braai.
  • The recent pet project racked up 1000 FB page likes and 1400 Youtube views in a week – not bad.
  • How often do you get to help create a new country? Only two ways out of this mess, of which one involves moving to another country.
  • Sunday, bubbly and eggs for brunch, assembled a gas braai, nap, braai, time well spent.
  • The chickens are restless… surreal time – illegal to transport a box of wine – can’t go for a sunset walk – government destroying the economy and thinking it’s a good idea. Cared to death. The irony.
  • I think I enjoyed the early lockdown days – everybody was in a mild panic and more social – long Facetime chats and phone calls with old friends – now it’s just business as usual – with similar restrictions.

Have a fun week, crazy kids.

Quick Update

Execute Order 66…

Neighbourhood Cats
  • Week of 4-10 May
  • Bug out, week 8, health week 3
  • Monday, podcast walk, creative writing, weekly shopping outing, nap, May the 4th be with you, the last Clone Wars episode was released today, we made fresh pasta and watched the last two episodes of season 7 – good ending – had Mia in tears.
  • Tuesday, podcast walk, mobility routine, my lithium-ion battery packs arrived.
  • “Happy, Smart and Useful.” — Sivers, criteria for things you should be doing – listen to this episode

  • Wednesday, morning walk, berry smoothies, new server arrived – should be fun building that, meeting, nap, meeting, network tinkering.
  • Thursday, morning walk, green smoothies, wrote up some feedback on 4 videos projects, watched the IRR live stream, nap, braai, ecommerce shopping.
  • I realised I’m getting pretty tired of braaiing. How did this happen?
  • This lockdown and its strange rules is becoming lame very quickly. It’s clearly not working, and you have to wonder if the people making the rules understand the original reasons. It seems this state of disaster can last for 90 days. March 26, 90 days later would be June 24.
  • Woke up thinking, what are we waiting for? “The Waiting Place… for people just waiting”
  • Friday, mobility routine, podcast walk, Takealot goodies arrived – with Mia’s Kindle and a few 1TB SSDs.
  • Storage really has become fast and cheap – I remember building a server in early 2000s with 5 hard drives to get to 1TB.
  • Saturday, walk with Mia, Franschhoek outing, desktop backups, fell asleep on the couch soon after the start of a movie.
  • Sunday, up at 01:00 – figured it’s a good time to do server upgrades – upgraded ten servers to Debian 10.4, sleep, random tinkering, meeting, we made oxtail – yum – cooked for 8 hours – served with a nice Pinot Noir, backups, in bed early, time well spent.
  • Tune of the week: R.E.M. – E-Bow The Letter

Have a fun week, crazy kids.

Quick Update

What are you building?

Morning Walk
  • Week of 27 April to 3 May
  • Bug out, week 7, health week 2
  • Monday, public holiday, installed a theme for a Webflow site for a pet project, ventured out to buy food for the week, nap, we made fresh pasta with pesto – yum, watched Alien 3 – David Fincher – rad movie – epic ending.
  • Tuesday, frozen berry smoothies, worked on three video projects, telecon, we made soup, simISP network tinkering.
  • Mia unboxed and set up a printer, there is hope.
  • Favourite thing of the week: IT’S TIME TO BUILD – stop what you are doing and listen to this twice
  • I hope your lockdown time has been productive and you have some project to point to that made good use of this time. I’ve been building Debian servers and working on a pet project which I’ll link to soon. What are you building?
  • Wednesday, meeting, Takealot order arrived – yay – I finally have a can opener, 2h Facetime chat with Jacques, I ordered two lithium battery packs – because Eksdom is probably going to cause trouble again soon, braai, watched the Level4 lockdown update – what a joke.
  • Cat hair is lonely people glitter.
  • Free yourself from old goals.
  • A server we ordered from the US is being shipped, fun to watch tracking updates every morning.
  • Thursday, berry smoothies, random tinkering, nap, tinkered with a Webflow site, watched Star Wars Episode II.
  • We started a Star Wars marathon in preparation for May the 4th – and the final Clone Wars episodes. We are watching all the movies related to The Clone Wars series. Mia watched all the Clone Wars episodes twice between 2011 and 2013.
  • Friday, extended podcast walk – start of Level4 lockdown – we can go outside for 3 hours per day – who dreams up this bs?, website building, watched The Clone Wars animated movie again, watched Star Wars Episode III – actually a pretty rad movie, played with Wireguard – seems to work well.
  • Eek, looks like I gained 5kg in the last 7 weeks.
  • Saturday, podcast walk, braai on the holodeck – with an epic bottle of Mrs English Chardonnay, we watched Clone Wars Season 6, time well spent.
  • Sunday, website building, watched Clone Wars end of Season 5, and then 7 – the Ahsoka storyline.
  • Tune of the week: I Believe – R.E.M.

Have a fun week, crazy kids.