I’ve been experimenting with fairly high doses of: zink (75mg), vitD (15000IU), brazil nuts (about 10 per day), cod liver oil (1g twice a day) chia seeds (40g), fish oil (1.5g twice a day), glutamine (3g twice a day), vitB3/niacin (500mg twice a day), apple cider vinegar (15ml). In theory this is good for your gut lining, lipid profile and free testosterone count. Let’s see.
I avoided wine this week. Had a few vodka soda + fresh lime drinks and a martini. I’m starting to think wine as bad for me. Check the toxin list.
Monday, school run while listening to a Derek Sivers interview, Waterstone gym, office, meeting at Knead, sunset promenade walk and some broccoli cooking with Heleen, slept like a baby.
“Firms exist for two main reasons: to minimize transaction costs and to aggregate capital and people.” — from
My queued podcast list is back down to under 50. I dumped a few shows.
I’ve noticed my sleeping heart rate is a fair bit higher when I’ve has some wine. I think I had too much wine last week – and not enough good sleep.
I’ve actually achieved two weeks in a row of Vitality Active Reward goals. Going to try and get 4 in a row.
Challenge yourself to change, 3yr cycles seem good.
Tuesday, walked to the office, played with QGIS, breakfast for lunch with Michael, bumped into Paul at La Vie, sunset promenade walk with Heleen.
Remember kids, don’t listen to your Queen records in reverse. Had a good laugh about this with Dirk recently.
Wednesday, worked at home – productive day, late afternoon gym session.
“Man does not create… he discovers.” — Antonio Gaudi
Thursday, office, played with Zenkit, sunset promenade walk, cooked some broccoli and kale.
Zenkit is cool. Just waiting for it to get Gantt charts.
Friday, wrote a proposal, office, dev meeting, afterwork vodka soda at La Vie with Georgi and Heleen, Piano Bar in De Waterkant, Kloof St House, vegan ice cream place on Kloof st, a martini at Harveys.
Found this post. Mostly because I was in De Waterkant. Good memories of a weekend with Ernst.
“Cape Town: Africa for beginners.” — Georgi, who is visiting Cape Town for a month. We met at Techstars in 2014.
Saturday, Granger bay market with Georgi and Heleen – good value chia and brazil nut packs, 5 hour Clifton 2nd beach session with Heleen, Georgi, Michel and Michelle – epic sunset, La Vie – chicken skewer and slaw again, slept like a baby, time well spent.
Sunday, three cups of tea, chia, glutamine, avo, photo and notes processing, backups, walked to Nu for a smoothie bowl, supplement shopping, mini nap, mobility routine, extended sunset podcast promenade walk, reading – Tools of Titans (finally), in bed early.
I’d love to know IQ, testosterone level and all cause mortality rate of people who feel compelled to do a noisy drive-by past Rockpool – 50kmph speed limit. Wonder if this differs a lot by value of the vehicle. Probably not. Muppets.
Monday, walked to work, doctor visit – blood biomarker info gathering, set up a linode for the new Octotel website, upgraded our home wifi hotspots, sunset promenade walk, some biomarker spreadsheet updates.
Tuesday, walked to the office, video conference, dentist – who did a great job, Sababa lunch, catch up with Warwick, Giles and Dirk at La Vie.
I’ve been eating lots of Brazil nuts. Still hacking HDL, VitD (daily 15k IU supplement) and Testosterone. All about lowering chronic inflammation. How old you feel is about energy and mobility.
Wednesday, walked to the office, tea with Michael, vitB shot, cooked some broccoli and swiss chard with Heleen, Skype chat with Dirk.
Octotel now has a quarterly magazine.
I’ve been nerding out on some Derek Sivers interviews. Love how he managed to create his own little world, with its on rules, until it all blew up. Take the good parts from the story, and build on that.
Thursday, walked to gym, office, lunchtime walk with Alex – we chatted about why companies exist, Clifton 2nd sundowners with Heleen, tom yum soup at Andy’s.
Friday, office, dev meeting, fetched Mia, braai at Dirk’s house.
“What I do for a living is notice things.” — Seth Godin
Saturday, woke up on the top level of a kids bunk bed in Stellenbosch, breakfast with Dirk and Mia at Stellenbosch Square – chats about Derek Sivers, lunch at La Vie with Paul and Mia, we finally installed that podcast app I sent Paul for his birthday – figured he really should use all that driving time more productively, epic nap, sunset walk with Mia, watched the end of Inception – great soundtrack.
Sunday, tea, Mia made us breakfast, backups, mobility routine, family braai at Jacques’ and a tour of his urban farm – some VitD production, sunset promenade walk and a smoothie with Mia, time well spent.
I like Derek Sivers’s idea that there should be an English word for the learn + create cycle.
I’m busy hacking my HDL, VitD and Testosterone blood bio markers. Think I need some blood tests in November again. Starting to think 2, 4 and 12 months are good intervals for the various tests.
Monday, school run, Waterstone gym, office, wrote a newsletter, watched Heleen cook broccoli and kale.
Firefox tip, type this into the nav bar… about:config
Search for autoplay. Set media.autoplay.enabled to false
Tuesday, early gym with Heleen – outdoor grid area, office, catch up with Alex at Giovanni’s, catch up with Dave and Dirk in Stellenbosch, sunset promenade walk, foam rolling, tinkering.
I realised I’ve been using Linux for 20 years.
Wednesday, up early tinkering, magnesium sodium potassium cocktail, walked to the office, Reviv tour, catch up with Dirk and Jonathan at Roxy’s, tinkered with a financial model with Heleen.
After my recent 10 day fast, this 5 day fast feels like a walk in the park.
Thursday, mobility routine, Simpsons tea (Shrek tea without the matcha), magnesium, potassium, sodium, walked to the office, processed about 140 emails – mostly about 20 ISPs wanting to join the Octotel network, played with QGIS, walked home, quick nap, rice-free sushi at Nuri with Heleen and Nadia – took some MCT oil along.
Friday, mobility routine, gym, Camphill LOMAD, office, dev meeting, dentist, after work drinks on the roof, braai at home with Heleen – ostrich steaks with kale and brocolli.
Two interesting opportunities connected week.
Saturday, up early, walked to the Granger Bay market with Heleen, extended nap, Gibson’s – very tasty banting burger, vegan ice cream in the compact disc graveyard that is the Waterfront Market, Harveys.
People seem to love constraints – defining themselves by what they can’t do.
Been pondering complex business models vs simple scalable models.
Sunday, up at 5:30, tinkering – built a financial model as a mental experiment, matcha smoothie bowl at Nu with Heleen, more tinkering at Native / Waterfront, watched American Made at the VIP cinema – had to drink a bottle of wine to get past the Tom Cruise factor, but it was very entertaining, go watch it, extended nap, phone chat with Paul, sunset promenade walk with Heleen, notes processing with some Bouchard Finlayson Kaaimansgat Chardonnay, Wouter cooked some Japanese soup – from Japan, time well spent.
Monday, shrek tea, gym, walked to the office, fetched my blood test data — 28 test results, management meeting, promenade walk with Paul, dinner at La Vie, watched some Narcos with Paul and some J&B Jet.
Seems at least 5 of my 28 blood results need some attention. Vit D is low. Track what you hack.
Be present. Be curios.
Tuesday, up early, wrote a blog post, office, tea with Michael, breakfast for lunch, promenade walk.
If you only listen to two podcasts: 99pi and Radiolab.
Wednesday, shrek tea, gym, FTTH conference at CTICC, promenade walk.
Thursday, office, catch up with Dirk in Stellenbosch, fetched Mia, we found Mia a shotput practice ball, sunset moonrise walk with Mia and Cath to the Waterfront, dinner at Tasha’s, gelato, played with Intergalactic fizzy bath balls at Lush, time well spent.
Stating the obvious, but humans are deeply flawed.
I made a macro plan for 2020 this week. 10 items. Pretty much just two months remaining of 2017!
Friday, tea, backups, Mia finished watching Blade Runner, dentist visit with Mia — love that super clean teeth feeling, wine tasting and lunch at De Meye — excellent, bit of a rush to get to the IMAX movies on time, watched Blade Runner 2049 — good movie, go watch it — maybe not as good as the first one, but can’t fault it, sunset promenade walk with Mia, La Vie supper, watched Get Smart on Netflix, time well spent.
“Die verskil tussen mans en vrouens: ons vat nie alles so ernstig op nie.” — Dirk
Be indifferent to things you can’t control.
Been pondering rent-seeking capitalism vs productive capitalists.
Saturday, Mia managed an 11h sleep, extended buffet breakfast at Winchester Mansions with some Miss Molly, swapped Mia’s bank card again — banks don’t seem to be able to do bank accounts for children very well, BIA machine, shopping for new swimming goggles for Mia, Dischem, promenade walk, chilled at home, watched the rugby at La Vie, watched Inception again.
I bought Mia some protein powder last swimming season. She told me she finished it and she wanted some more, but this time she does not want the pure hippie whey, she wants something with a bit of flavouring. Cool. We get her some vanilla casein protein with as little weird ingredients as possible. Casein, because she’ll probably be drinking it before bed. With the protein tub comes a free shaker. Inside the shaker is a free tshirt. The curious part, is that this black tshirt, saying “100% FREAK” in yellow, fits her perfectly. How does a supplements company decide to ship small tshirts with their products? Surely their market is not 11yo girls.
Sunday, woke up with the Gun Run coming past, last day of Mia’s school holiday, made Mia some breakfast, first nippers training of the season on Strand beach — a bit windy, worked at a cafe nearby that played lots of Tom Petty (RIP), fetched Mia, Waterfront to collect Mia’s 4th School for Good and Evil book order, we found Mia a new iPhone charging cable, chilled at home, Mia disappeared into her book, sunset promenade walk.
Monday, public holiday, rainy day, Mia and I made a list of all her swimming and athletics times and goals, I tweaked the Jolp website and Snap logo, WordPress upgrades, late lunch at La Vie with Mia, promenade walk, Mojo Market visit, we watched Bladerunner – because, well, the next one is coming out on 6 October, macOS upgrade day.
The song Weightless by the Marconi Union, resulted in a 65% decrease in the participant’s overall anxiety. They also had a 35% reduction in their usual physiological resting rates. The song was specifically designed to induce a feeling of relaxation. The musicians teamed up with sound therapists to create the song. Listen to it.
Tuesday, school run – listened to an interview about aquaponics, Waterstone gym, almond milk matcha latte, haircut at Yogi’s, Olami, office, walked home, shawarma plate for supper, read a bit about the YC application process, in bed early.
Wednesday, wrote a nerdy bio, watched a Bladerunner prequel, walked to the office, eggs breakfast for lunch, catch up with Jonathan and Ian at Roxy’s and Maria’s, burger in a bowl, Wouter arrived home a day early from Joburg – we went for a drink at Yours Truly on Kloof, tuns out we needed to be at Your Truly on Loop – to watch some band with John, met this girl who had “fuck cops” tattooed on her leg, caught an Uber ride with a guy who was really into Dolly Parton (3 songs), arrived home and was really happy to smell the ocean.
Thursday, up early, gym, office, catch up with Michael – chats about crypto tokens, registered a batch of co.za domains, quick nap, attended Heleen’s water project talk at the Patagonia shop around Shortmarket street – and a catch up with Pete, in bed early.
I seem to have convinced Mia to read the Hackers book.
Friday, walked to the office, fasted blood tests at Pathcare – 7 vials of blood later, dev meeting, lunch at La Perla with Patrik and Bengt, after work drinks on the roof, rice-free sushi at Nuri with Heleen – seems you have to carry around your own gluten-free soy sauce, watched Icarus on Netflix with some J&B Jet.
I think my next startup, will be 10 startups. — Dec 2015
Mia was rather unhappy that her Google Play Music trial ended.
Saturday, backups, gym, road trip to Bettys with Heleen, braai with Cath, Robin and Heleen.
I suspect I’m generally bad with directions.
The beach house now has electricity :-/
Anton is moving to Cape Town soon.
Wouter is in Tokyo.
Sunday, chilled breakfast with Cath and Heleen, road trip to Cape Town, Bloedlemoen G&Ts, watched the sunset on Clifton 2nd with Heleen, gluten free pizzas at Postecino’s, time well spent.
Monday, woke up in a bed full of sea sand, wrote my weekly blog post, walked to the office, dev catch up, worked fairly late.
I made an About page for the Flow Farms site.
Tuesday, gym, office, catch up with Michael, processed about 60 backlogged emails, Village Idiot with Ian, Jonathan and Jim – and some interesting stories of the early Cisco days, Jolp tinkering with Heleen.
“Your potential, the absolute best you’re capable of, that’s the metric to measure yourself against. Your standards are. Winning is not enough. People can get lucky and win. People can be assholes and win. Anyone can win. But not everyone is the best possible version of themselves.” — Ryan Holiday
Wednesday, up way too early, logo tinkering, iOS and watchOS upgrade day, backups, Audi visit, office, Sababa lunch, sunset promenade walk with Heleen, burger in a bowl at Da Vinci’s, set up a WordPress site far a new project: Snap Studio.
Thursday, morning in Somerset West, lunch in Woodstock with Heleen, Toyota dealer visit, logo tinkering, quick nap, Roast & Co launch party in Heritage Square with Paul, good fun.
Friday, walked to the office, dev meeting, fetched Mia, visited Dirk in Stellenbosch, sunset promenade walk with Mia, took Mia for a ribeye steak at Hussar – interesting dinner chats, ice cream at The Creamery.
Saturday, epic paleo buffet breakfast at the Winchester Mansions with Mia, Wouter and Zander – with some Miss Molly, Mia got a replacement bank card, promenade walk, backups and upgraded Mia’s phone, watched A Hand Full of Keys at The Theatre on the Bay with Mia and Heleen – good show, rice-free sushi at Nuri, time well spent.
I seem to have a keen interest is graphic design and vector drawing tools recently.
Sunday, some Sketch tinkering – Mia added some design ideas, breakfast at Jarryd’s with Mia and Wouter – I figured Mia deserved some banana bread waffles after her four A’s in the recent test week, we watched The Dark Tower at the Waterfront – very entertaining, lazy afternoon in the book shop, hake and calamari at Cape Town Fish Market, vegan ice cream, we baked gluten free cookies at Heleen’s (as an Afrikaans lesson for Mia).
Turmeric vegan ice cream and creative vs technical…
Week of 11-17 September.
Monday, up way too early, published my weekly blog post, school run, Waterstone gym, biltong shopping, catch up with Gavin, vegan smoothie with Heleen in Woodstock, office, sunset promenade walk with Heleen, Shawarma Express, general project tinkering.
Tuesday, walked to the office, fetched a new bank card, Knead omelette for lunch, Myog with Michael and a chat about lifelong learning, investigated our home free wifi hobby project – seems to be going well, sunset promenade walk, watched the Apple event, made an About page for the Jolp website.
Wednesday, car shopping at VW and Honda – cars are crazy expensive now it seems, catch up with Sarah at Workshop 17, vegan ice cream at Unframed – very good, office, promenade walk, short nap, sushi at Codfather with Georg, a Belvedere martini at Harveys.
“It seems that the only thing we can do is to commit to memory all that will be lost, be it the sounds of earth in deep space or the testimonies of our lives and in doing so keep pushing the boundaries of this strange dimension.”
Thursday, walked to the office, tea with Michael, Sababa lunch with Heleen, Vodacom meeting, burger in a bowl at Da Vinci’s with Heleen, turmeric latte vegan ice cream at Unframed in Kloof street.
The Food Pyramid. Energy equilibrium. Run more. Low fat diet. Cholesterol causes heart disease. Santa. The Easter Bunny.
Friday, walked to the office, dev meeting, catch up with Dave, dinner at He Sheng Chinese restaurant with Heleen – good value.
Saturday, did a Sketch tutorial, breakfast and rugby at La Vie with Heleen, Cape Town G&T, more Sketch learning – watched about 20 treehouse videos, made a fox logo.
Happiness is… getting things done without it feeling like work.
You are either creative or technical, right? Turns out IQ is an intelligence factor made up of a number of elements: verbal comprehension, abstract reasoning and induction, maths and memory, spacial visualisation etc. But, it’s not a trade-off. If you are good one you are good at the others – if you have an above average IQ – that’s how they came up with the idea of IQ. You are creative and technical. Interesting to understand in the times of DevOps and Full Stack developer thinking.
Sunday, up early, bit of a design workshop with Jonathan, we went to the finish of the Cape Town marathon in Green Point, managed to get a photo of Heleen finishing the 42km race, extended afternoon beach session on Clifton 1st with Cath, Heleen and Georg, supper at La Vie, fell in bed just in time, time well spent.
Support your local tech startup – week 3… please go Like and Follow a project called Atlas.
It’s been a while since I found a song to add to the blog. Hmm. I might be listening to too many podcasts.
I’m still avoiding gluten and coffee. Think I might just stick with this plan.
Monday, walked to the office, lunchtime walk and a salad, supplement shopping – found some magnesium glycinate, walked home, working supper with Heleen – Korean food at Soju – fermented food is healthy kids, general tinkering, script writing and a bit of design at La Vie – made a logo for Jolp.
4 weeks without beer, coffee, gluten, pizza.
“Just put the moodboard in a spreadsheet.” — Heleen. Sure way to scare away designers.
Tuesday, some early morning film making – good fun, windy and rainy day, office, lunchtime podcast smoothie walk, tinkered with a WordPress site and did some creative writing, jazz night at Hanks with Etienne and Wouter, bit of a list minute scramble to get Jonathan to submit a recommendation – which kinda failed.
We missed the Startup Chile entry deadline, mostly because of lame UX.
Wednesday, up early, walked to the office, catch up with Dan, catch up with Greg, after work promenade walk with Paul, a glass of wine at La Vie with Paul, dinner with Heleen and her parents.
4th week without coffee for me. This was the first week I did not have any cravings to go get a cup of coffee. Not sure if it was a chemical thing or just mental habit, but for the first two weeks coffee kept popping into my head. So long coffee.
Thursday, cold and wet day, office, egg breakfast for lunch, processed about 200 notes, watched a classical music concert at the Town Hall with Georg – very good Sibelius piece, Van Hunks with Georg and Chris.
Friday, up early, wrote an overdue blog post, tea with Heleen, office, two meetings, dentist, Lancet lab tour, fetched Mia, had a minor wobble about the state of Mia’s toe, walked around the Waterfront and spent some time in the bookshop – Mia was hoping the next School for Good and Evil book would be out, Shawarma Express with Mia and Heleen.
Saturday, supplement sorting and bottling, breakfast at La Vie with Mia and Georg, promenade walk with Mia, took Mia to the Dischem nurse, watched the rugby at La Vie with Georg, potjiekos competition day at the Camps Bay community bowling club with Mia, Georg, Dennis, Hugo and Romeo, patched Mia’s toe, nap, photo processing, calories well spent.
Sunday, backups, migrated my photos from July and August, patched Mia’s toe again, brunch at Newport with Mia, a walk through Green Point park, extended afternoon on Clifton 1st with Mia, Heleen, Georg, Cath and Etienne, La Vie supper with Mia and Georg, great weather, time well spent.
This post is a bit late. Also, I should probably make better notes of interesting things I discover.
Monday, processed some notes, worked from home, all kinds of yak shaving, sunset promenade walk with Heleen to the Waterfront and back, 2-for-1 steak night at HQ with Wouter – good food.
Tuesday, sick at home – suspect a spider bite on my ankle, lots of sleeping and caught up on a few JP videos – generally just feeling sorry for myself, Heleen brought me some tom yum soup – thank you (-:
Engage your core when you sit.
Wednesday, feeling way more human, VitB shot, doctor visit, Dischem, office, catch up lunch with Dave, after work drink with Jonathan and Ian, burger in a bowl with Georg at Da Vinci’s, the Dutches with Georg and Heleen.
“Berlin. Ostrich. In a bowl. Double.”
Pro tip: when you get a weird insect bite (spider), make sure you get something like Bactroban on there, else you might get a secondary infection (and be taken out for a day).
Thursday, wound healing cocktail with extra collagen and glutamine, office, phone chat with Ernst, afterwork drink with Jonathan and a tour of Ian’s new office project, Georg cooked a roast with a nice Saronsberg red, we watched Semi-Pro again – very funny.
Mia did very well in her test week. Three A results so far. (-:
Friday, doctor check up, office, gluten-free and dairy-free snack shopping, road trip to Arniston with Heleen.
I managed to not take a big batch of antibiotics.
I’ve been collecting a list of blood tests / bio markers to do fairly regularly, but that project has been delayed because of the spider bite infection.
Sunday, woke up early and watched the sunrise, Arniston cave exploring, buffet breakfast with some bubbly, a visit to the southernmost tip of Africa / Agulhas, calamari at Pelicans, podcast road trip, Perigrine farm stall visit and cider tasting, Clifton 1st sunset with Heleen, Cath and Georg, photo processing, fun weekend, time well spent.
Heleen’s no gluten diet seems to be working well for me.
I did not go to Wolfkop this weekend, but I am making some good progress with a project I kinda started at Wolfkop last year, thanks Tash. Actually two projects.
Support your local tech startup – week 1… please go Like and Follow and Follow a project called Jolp.
Monday, office, catch up with Dave, wrote a newsletter, walked to gym, general tinkering with a WordPress site.
Tuesday, walked to the office, egg breakfast for lunch, had a salad at Hail Pizza with Wouter and a group of Dutch friends, jazz night at Hank’s Olde Irish and a Gentleman Jack Old Fashioned – very cool music and venue, time well spent.
I’ve been playing with Sketch. My inner designer likes it.
Wednesday, Octotel shareholder meeting, doctor visit, fetched Heleen from the airport, a short promenade walk, early supper at Mantra Cafe in Camps Bay with Heleen, somebody broke into our flat and stole Mia’s Macbook Pro, my 5DmkII camera with two L-series lenses, iPad and a Kindle… eek.
Pro tip: just locking your door with a single latch lock is not enough.
Sad to lose all those things, but I have to admit – I did not really use them very often.
“We like to hang out with people who get our jokes.” — from a Sam Harris podcast
Thursday, walked to the office, catch up with Greg, Vox meeting, a walk around the bottom of Lions Head from the top of Fresnaye with Heleen, nice sunset.
I suspect I’m a master yak shaver.
We submitted a Flow Farms pitch video for the WeWork Creators Awards this week.
Friday, promenade walk with Heleen, office, suggested some yak shaving options for Michael, got a quote on a list of blood tests, smoothie with Heleen, watched Mia’s hockey match, sunset promenade walk, La Vie with Heleen, Micah, Nadia and Mia.
Our little health hacking group has been more active. Jacques seems to be getting busy.
Saturday, woke up at 5:30, photo processing, Granger Bay market with Mia and Heleen, shopping with Mia, dog walking around Green Point Park, Kloof Corner hike and sunset Chardonnay with Heleen, Butcher Shop and Grill in Mouille Point – good ribs, time well spent.
Chia and collagen. Breakfast of champions.
Sunday, woke up at 6:15, drove to Stellenbosch, Jonkershoek tweede waterval hike with Heleen and Mia – very cool, dropped Mia off, had some fish at The Thirsty Oyster in Gordons Bay, nap, La Vie with Georg, Melvi and Heleen, perfect weather, time well spent.
Note to self: go on more hikes.
“Smells like memory eraser to me.” — Melvi, about tequila.
Start of my 80 day keto eating plan. No gluten. No dairy. No coffee. No legumes. No soy. No alcohol (well, very little – only vodka soda).
Monday, school run, keto breakfast, gym, office, after work walk with Alan, keto supper, in bed early.
Tuesday, TiTea, gym, office, smoothie, podcast promenade walk – nice photo weather, phone chat with Heleen from Istanbul, updated my keto eating foods list, had a lazy keto meal, watched some Jordan Peterson videos.
I’ve been nerding out on keto diet info with Jonathan. Updates here.
“Where are all the fat old people?” — Wouter, about Jacques not wanting to do the future authoring course.
Friday, TiTea, office, catch up with Greg at the Woodstock Exchange – nice tuna salad at Ocean Jewels, after work drinks on the roof, helped Wouter glue gun some cable to a wall, sunset podcast promenade walk, tinkered with some UniFi devices – we now give the security guards free wifi.
I set up a (hosted) UniFi controller for our home wifi this week. Enterprise wifi at home. The UniFi iOS app is pretty cool.
“If you give people responsibility you double their intelligence.” — Tim Ferriss
“We’re sorta like 7-Eleven. We’re not always doing business, but we’re always open.” — The Boondock Saints
Saturday, backups, Silo gym, swim, nap, walked to La Perla and watched the rugby with Nick and friends, walked to The Butcher Shop & Grill in Mouille Point and had a rib-eye, yum, time well spent.
Relentlessly resourceful infinite learners. Note to self, have a dinner conversation with Mia about this.
I think I’ve convinced Jacques to learn Django while doing a 21 day fast. Real Jedi stuff.
Sunday, made a logo with Sketch (cool app), brunch at Clark’s with Wouter, more Sketch tinkering, phone chat with Heleen from Cappadocia, took a long podcast walk to Clifton, Wouter cooked his famous (sous-vide) rib-eye and broccoli.
I think Tim Ferriss should have a child – if enough nerds follow (just to get all the parenting tips timeously) we should have a nice bump in global IQ.
Tuesday, car service day, office, dev meeting, beetroot latte at Knead with Niel, wrote a newsletter – we launched a new Octotel app for ISPs, promenade walk with Heleen, we walked to the Waterfront and found a gift, a glass of wine at Georg’s, a drink at HQ with Georg – joined Heleen’s woman’s day dinner, nightcap at Harvey’s.
Wednesday, public holiday, installed Firefox v55, promenade podcast walk, a Cape Town G&T at La Vie with Georg, Pierre and Stefan, an Old Fasioned cocktail at Ricks with Heleen, we watched Baby Driver at the Labia – very good – go watch it, a Porn Star Martini at Asoka – I had not been there in ages – still a very cool interior.
Watch the video above. Kinda weird how you don’t really get around to doing things you know are good for you. Learn to stick with your ideas.
“Wisdom is learning to take your own advice.”
Our real wealth is in what we can learn to build.
Thursday, chia and yoghurt for breakfast, daily supplements, office, got some house sitting instructions from Cath, IFM doctor visit with Heleen – very interesting, some collective document editing and tinkering on a project with Heleen at Hail Pizza – cool place – Heleen’s last pizza for a while, house sitting in Gardens – fed the cat.
Seems I’m more allergic to Cath’s cat than most cats.
Friday, haircut at Yogi’s, worked at Clark’s, got my lip zapped with a laser three times, office, supplement shopping with Heleen, walked home (car still being fixed), Van Hunks happy hour with Georg, burger in a bowl at Da Vinci’s with Heleen.
Saturday, up at 05:50, dropped Heleen off at the airport – she’s on holiday for a few days, some cat typing at the Waterstone gym with a Cigarettes After Sex soundtrack, omelette at Lourensford, fetched Mia from her gran’s house, tea with Dirk in Stellenbosch, clothes shopping for Mia, Route44 market biltong stop, we took the coastal road to Muizenberg, beach walk, chai latte at Empire Cafe, walked up and down Kalk Bay main road, harbour wall stroll, we shared some mussels at Olympia Cafe, nice drive back via Boyes Drive, Gardens Centre, managed to figure out how a Chromecast works, watched For the Love of Spock, watched Jumper, fun day, time well spent.
I’m pondering an experiment with a gluten free, dairy free, coffee free, keto diet for 10 weeks. The cure for chronic inflation. Living well in old age and low orbit.
Sunday, tea, photo processing, chilled sunny winter Sunday, we made favicons, I showed Mia the end of The Interview (she’s a Katy Perry fan and was asking about North Korea), Mia remembered what she did with her phone after losing it recently – only took me about 10 minutes of asking questions, we walked to Bacini’s for lunch – my last pizza for a while, promenade walk, Mia watched Edward Scissorhands, updated my blog with some of Wellington’s finest.