Monthly Archives: September 2020

Quick Update

Die Mostertsdrift…

Walk
  • Week of 21-27 September
  • Last week’s post is up, but has no photos, so I did not share the usual 3×3 photo.
  • Monday, Takealot delivery day – nerd toys, UPS, headphones, USB-C magsafe adapter, laptop case.
  • Tuesday, clubhouse coffee, meeting, walk, played with the new headphones, made an infographic.
  • Wednesday, walk, meeting, more graphics design.
  • Thursday, packing, backups, Braai Day tuna braai with Wouter and Rene in Bantry Bay, we played some pool.
  • Friday, woke up in Bantry Bay, rainy day, Kleinsky Bagels, afternoon drink with Michael, Curry Club supper with Evan, Wouter and Rene, time well spent.
  • Saturday, woke up in Cape Town, Granger Bay market with Wouter and Rene, fetched a switch from Nick, Balboa and Bartinney wine bar catch up with Al, pizza evening and MC’s in Stellenbosch with Al and friends – good fun, time well sent.
  • Die Mostertsdrift pizza – lots of artichoke, mozzarella and some sundried tomato.
  • Sunday, woke up in Stellenbosch, De Zalze visit, watched a few movies – The Social Dilemma, a documentary about League of Legends and two space doccies.
  • Social media must be causing some trouble – people living in filter bubbles and finding it hard to relate.
  • Tunes of the week: Battle Born The Killers

Have a fun week, crazy kids.

Quick Update

Cultivate your own garden…

  • Week of 14-20 September
  • This post is late and has no photos. I lost a week of photos because of an iOS upgrade, tried to repair photo library – no joy!
  • Lockdown Level 1 – seems people are feeling a bit more optimistic again
  • Monday, school run, Boschendal breakfast, shopping outing with Mia, hair cut.
  • “Money doesn’t buy happiness – it buys freedom.” — Naval

  • Tuesday, school run, Big Dog Cafe, meeting, fetched Mia from school, drove to Stellenbosch, bike shop visit, lupper at The Fat Butcher – epic steak.
  • Wednesday, school run, breakfast in Franschhoek, Babylonstoren, took a drive while listening to a Youtube live stream interview, podcast walk.
  • Thursday, school run, Boschendal, blueberry farm visit, late afternoon walk, campari, tinkering with Illustrator to make a rather 70s looking infographic.
  • Friday, dropped Mia off, don’t really have other notes for Friday.
  • If the Western Cape does manage to secede, then August 2020 will have been the watershed moment
  • “SimCity 2020 would be a very different game than its predecessors.”

  • Why Voltaire Said: You Must Cultivate Your Own Garden
  • I have still not done any drone flying.
  • The Facebook hobby passed 40k page likes. I think I’m fairly over that project now.
  • Sunday, podcast walk, iOS14 and watchOS7 upgrades.

Have a fun week, crazy kids.

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Blah…

Sunset

Have a fun week, crazy kids.

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It’s time to tinker…

CI Flag
  • Week of 31 August – 6 September
  • Lockdown level 2, rolling blackouts level 4.
  • Why the flag picture in the header? Because I like it.
  • Monday, woke up in Misty Cliffs, packing, listened to a very cool podcast – EconTalk – Matt Ridley – How Innovation Works, fetched Mia, watched Bruno again – crazy movie.
  • On the Monday drive back, I was listening to that podcast thinking – innovation is very cool, we have some amazing things – many of which only became practical and accessible in the last 15 years.
  • The ear infection is finally over.
  • Tuesday, we decided that remote school is a good idea, Takealot delivery, watched Youtube live stream interview, played with the Burning Man Multiverse app.
  • Watch: CIAG polling data was released to the media
  • I now have a small and very light drone – Mavic Mini Flymore Combo. As I’m writing this I still have to fly it for the first time.
  • Got a new DC UPS with 24v PoE feature.
  • Wednesday, very wintery, school run, tinkered with the drone, fetched Mia, we went for a late lunch at La Paris deli, meeting.
  • I’m a bit over winter now. Lockdown and winter have not been a bad combo. I don’t think I’d do well in a cold country.
  • Thursday, school run, breakfast at Boschendal, tinkering, late lunch at La Motte with Mia.
  • Check out PragerU
  • I listened to a Jerm interview with Martin Van Staden about Libertarianism. Worth a listen. I found this interesting – libertarians are constitutionalists – they see the problem with pure democracy. The constitution protects the rights of the individual and guards against mob rule – democracy can quickly become mob rule. In South Africa we have a very real problem that the mob can change the constitution (66% vote) – so we don’t have this balance – individual rights are not protected. tldr; make very sure that you set up your constitution correctly – you only really have one chance – maybe some things should be immutable.
  • Friday, breakfast at Boschendal, Grande Provence wine tasting – you can taste, but you can’t buy – pretty lame, installed Illustrator and figured out how to use maybe 1% of it.
  • Check out bashtop
  • It’s time to tinker. We need more generalist, with a strong vision for the future… comment on It’s Time To Build essay.
  • Saturday, epic nap, tinkering, went down a nerdy Youtube rabbit hole to learn about Catalonia independence movement, late afternoon walk, KWV 10 irish hot chocolate and some scifi – watched I Am Mother – not bad.
  • Try Babylonstoren Bitter Lekker + Cointreau and soda.
  • Sunday, tinkering, some infograpic making with Illustrator, fetched Mia, early supper – her first Big Mac ever – shock horror, caught up on two weeks of blogging with some Johnny 12yo.
  • The updated Quad1/WARP app for macOS makes IPv6 work on v4 networks.
  • Tune of the week: This Time Tomorrow – The Kinks

Have a fun week, crazy kids.

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Misty Cliffs…

Misty Cliffs
  • Week of 24-30 August. This post is late – hmm – I’ve been distracted.
  • Monday, doctor visit – ear infection follow up, weekly shopping and stocked up on some drinks, afternoon walk.
  • Tuesday, walk, meeting, walk.
  • Wednesday, Mia’s first day at physical school in a long time, breakfast at Boschendal, doctor visit again – the 3rd one, Babylonstoren, fetched Mia from school, house shopping, attended a webinar, sunset walk, meeting.
  • I took me three visits to three doctors but this is the shit… Quadriderm! 4-in-1 ear fix.
  • Pro tip. Plan outings. Look forward to them.
  • Thursday, school run, Boschendal, worked from home, fetched Mia, network upgrade, Takealot shopping, late night tinkering with sr-iov and multicast.
  • Heated car seats are rad in winter.
  • Friday, school run, Big Dog Cafe, shopping, made IPv6 work again, packing, fetched Mia from school, road trip to Misty Cliffs, braai with Jacques and family.
  • Saturday, beach walk, we made brunch, seafood at Dixies in Glencairn, Scarborough beach walk, we made marganitas with fresh lime and Cointreau.
  • Sunday, braai with Jacques, Marietjie, Stefan, Wouter and Rene.
  • Epic weekend, time well spent.
  • Tune of the week: Bach – Keyboard Concerto No. 5 in F Minor Simone Dinnerstein – turn it up (-:

Have a fun week, crazy kids.