Monthly Archives: April 2021

Quick Update

Attempting winelands life again…

Klein Waterval
  • Week of 12-18 April.
  • Monday, woke up in Franschhoek, school run, Cape Town visit, dermatologist – the smell of your own flesh burning is disturbing on some level, brunch at Bootleggers, Den Anker, Franschhoek.
  • Tuesday, school run, Boschendal, weekly meeting, salads at Col’caccio with Mia, more than one Jamey at the guest house with the owner.
  • Wednesday, school run, Boschendal – try their fish and chips, admin day, Wellington vet visit, club house sushi.
  • The Facebook pet project turned one and managed to get 64k likes.
  • Stayed on a guest farm for a few days, pretty much the only guests – the hospitality industry can not be happy.
  • Thursday, school run, Boschendal, some VoIP tinkering, weekly meeting.
  • “People who claim to know jackrabbits will tell you they are primarily motivated by Fear, Stupidity, and Craziness. But I have spent enough time in jack rabbit country to know that most of them lead pretty dull lives; they are bored with their daily routines: eat, fuck, sleep, hop around a bush now and then….No wonder some of them drift over the line into cheap thrills once in a while; there has to be a powerful adrenalin rush in crouching by the side of a road, waiting for the next set of headlights to come along, then streaking out of the bushes with split-second timing and making it across to the other side just inches in front of the speeding front wheels” — Hunter S. Thompson — about distraction

  • Listen to: Mastering Indistraction – Nir Eyal
  • Friday, last guest house breakfast for a while, school run, Boschendal, some batch email hacking, moving day – always fun, back to the guest house, nice salad, in bed early.
  • Saturday, drove to Paarl and back – a few times, sunset walk and phone chat with Jacques, salads and G&Ts, in bed early.
  • The iPhone Measure AR app is pretty cool.
  • Sunday, fetched Mia, furniture shopping, all day breakfast, nap, sunset walk, first night in the new house.
  • I think I’m feeling more at home in Paarl / FHK this time around.

Have a fun week, crazy kids.

Quick Update

Flu World Order…

Karoo
  • Week of 5-11 April.
  • Monday, woke up in the Karoo, hiked up the 1st kloof – spiderman mission, drone flying, removed a splinter from my hand, we made radlers again, braai.
  • Watch HRV reading shows I sleep well in the Karoo.
  • Tuesday, morning hike – 2nd kloof to the water pools, braai broodjies for breakfast, a long day of driving, drove from the Karoo to Somerset West to fetch Mia and back to Franschhoek, supper at Allora, Klein Watenfal Riverside Lodge, watched Please Stand By again.
  • Wednesday, shortest school run yet, worked at Boschendal, dentist check-up, hair cut, fetched Mia, house hunting, sushi at the club house, chilled by the pool.
  • Thursday, school run, Boschendal again, fetched Mia, oysters special at Grande Provence.
  • Friday, guest house breakfast, school run, Boschendal, first Atomic Vumatel customers went live, fetched Mia, car wash and beer at Hey Joe Brewery, nap, sunset walk.
  • Saturday, breakfast with Mia, dropped her at school for a netball clinic, Franschhoek, vet, Pearl Valley, fetched Mia, epic nap, seafood pizza at Grappa Pappa, 18yo Glenmorangie.
  • Why does Webflow not support IPv6 yet?
  • “I survived AM, FM, ISDN and IPv4.” — spotted on Twitter

  • Sunday, lazy morning, blogging and photo processing, we had a late lunch at Topiary, Franschhoek, nap, sunset walk and a long phone chat with Jacques.
  • Tune of the week: The Black Keys – Everlasting Light

Have a fun week, crazy kids.

Quick Update

Win and help win…

Karoo
  • Week of 29 March to 4 April.
  • Monday, walked to the Waterfront, Mussels Monday with Adrian at Den Anker, nap, sunset podcast promenade walk – 15k steps.
  • Tuesday, morning walk to Clifton, last day of antibiotics – thank goodness – 4 courses of antibiotics over 3 weeks – not ideal, bloody mary and an all day breakfast at Hemelhuis – yum, a quick Beta Beach visit, nap, sunset walk to the Waterfront – 15k steps.
  • Watch this: Cape Independence Explained in Just 2 Minutes
  • Social media rehab started.
  • Wednesday, rainy morning walk to Clifton, Mia turned 15 – yikes, pumpkin flapjacks, home office day, sunset walk, saganaki salad at Mykonos Taverna – 15k steps.
  • “Nothing lasts as long as a short term workaround. There’s nothing so permanent as temporary.”

  • You can now get Atomic over the Vumatel fibre network, if you live in the Cape of Good Hope.
  • Thursday, early morning DC visit – Airpods Pro work pretty well for noise cancelling in a DC – braai with Wouter, Luke, Justin and Shona.
  • Turns out you can remotely mount a recovery boot disk via IPMI.
  • Friday, random tinkering, sunset walk, oysters at the Mojo market – pro tip: when you’ve recently had dental surgery – avoid tabasco, watched a Netflix doccie with Wouter.
  • “Woke supremacy is as bad as white supremacy” — news headline this week

  • Saturday, smoothie making, backups, device charging, packing, road trip to Laignsburg, met up with Paul and drove to their farm.
  • Sunday, swim, nap, climbed on the roof to take some photos – too windy for the drone, a few Radlers (see roof, Radler and Paul above), braai.
  • The term Radler originates with a drink called Radlermass (literally “cyclist liter”) that was originally created by Innkeeper Franz Kugler in a small town named Deisenhofen, just outside Munich. During the great cycling boom of the Roaring Twenties, Kugler created a bicycle trail from Munich, through the woods, which led directly to his drinking establishment. On a beautiful June day in 1922, a reported “13,000 cyclists” crashed Kugler’s party. Fast running out of beer, he blended it 50/50 with a lemon soda he could never seem to get rid of, and the rest is history.

Have a fun week, crazy kids.