Weekly Head Voices #202: I don't even have to miss Dr Topol!

Welcome everyone to this, the two hundred and second edition of the Weekly Head Voices, looking back at the two weeks from Monday July 27 to Sunday August 9 of the year of our simulation-running overlords 2020. Figure 1: Photo of multiple instances of an important local flower, taken by GOU #1. Shape Up: Stop Running in Circles and Ship Work that Matters After it having spent a few quality months in my to-do list, I finally got around to reading the Shape Up book by Ryan Singer.

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Weekly Head Voices #201: Sunny anniversary

I could feel this one almost slipping through to the two week group, but then I thought to myself: It feels like I have nothing to write about, but future me will probably still want to know what sort of nothing exactly happened in that week. The 201st edition of the Weekly Head Voices looks back at the week from Moday July 20 to Sunday July 26, 2020, which since last week I’m calling Cray-cray 20.

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Weekly Head Voices #200: We are extremely pleased to be here

Figure 1: A rainbow over Betty’s Bay, captured by GOU#1. Well hello there everyone, and welcome to this, the 200th edition of the Weekly Head Voices. While I am super happy that we’ve reached this number of episodes, I don’t have anything special planned, besides being festively two weeks late. Being that late also means that this post looks back at the three weeks from Monday June 29 to Sunday July 19 of the year 2020, also known as Cray-cray 20.

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Weekly Head Voices #199: I have to be a bit stubborn

Figure 1: A truly magical scene captured on a mountain walk by my inner circle peeps. Dear friends, I looked through my notes of the two weeks from Monday June 15 to Sunday June 28, 2020, and found almost nothing but work, work, and then, in a dusty, dark corner right at the bottom of my Emacs… more work. A totally unexpected ramble on cycles, patterns and teleportation Life seems to consist of the superposition of so many cycles over so many domains, each at a different frequency and phase.

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Weekly Head Voices #198: A short update for future me

Figure 1: Evening walk with the fam-jam up a familiar mountain route after a failed attempt at finding the start of a far more spectacular but unfamiliar route. I was planning to skip a week, because a whole blog post about the work that has been filling my days is really no fun at all. However, after a good night’s sleep, my mind changed itself, as it is wont to do, and in the morning gave the advice that future me would in fact be quite interested to look back into these times.

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Weekly Head Voices #197: How to ship side-projects

Hello friends! Weekly Head Voices #197 looks back at the week from Monday June 1 to Sunday June 7. Figure 1: Weekend morning runs are generally great, but this Saturday morning run was particularly perfect. Work-work is quite high intensity at the moment. I really would not mind a bit of respite any time soon now. In the meantime, let me look back, and by the crazy laws of metaphysics also inwards, at the previous week:

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Weekly Head Voices #196: Get focused

Figure 1: Our house clan, as drawn by GOU #2. I’ve blurred out the names of everyone else, but those of you who know us should be able to figure out who’s who. Readers might also notice that I’m slightly outnumbered here. Well hello there folks, please make yourself at home! This WHV looks back at the two weeks from Monday May 18 to Sunday May 31 of the extremely strange year of 2020.

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Weekly Head Voices #195: Pragmatic

Figure 1: Photo from a walk with the fam jam up the mountain a little while out from our backyard, all within the sanctioned exercise hours between 6 and 9 in the mornings. This edition of the Weekly Head Voices looks back at the week from Monday May 11 to Sunday May 17, 2020. The rest of this post consists of a part about keyboards, a part chock full of ways to waste your time with WSL and f#, a part about why you might be wasting your time with aforementioned, and then finally a part about a really interesting book.

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Weekly Head Voices #194: 136 words a day

Figure 1: From the oldies but goodies photo album, because I haven’t been getting out much: Sunset at AfrikaBurn 2017. Also due to nostalgia, as our AB 2020 adventure was utterly understandably cancelled (UUC). There’s nothing quite like ambulating amicably across that piece of desert with your homies. This post quite compactly gazes back at the week from Monday May 4 to Sunday May 10. It starts with a short summary of my work week, followed by a story which you will hopefully enjoy.

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Weekly Head Voices #193: COVID-19 part 3.

Another Stilbaai beach scene, this time in panaroma format, taken a day before the SA lockdown. The Weekly Head Voices #193 looks back at the three weeks from Monday April 12 to Sunday May 2. This post has a strong nerd flavour. If that is not your inclination, please use the table of contents (to your right) to navigate to the bits that you do find interesting.

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