Weekly Head Voices #105: There will be tears.

Congratulations, you have successfully completed the week of Monday February 8 to Sunday February 14, 2016!

About 4 seconds after posting previous edition WHV #104 to Facebook with the “When you’re a vegan <boy with bulging veins> and haven’t told anyone in 10 minutes” meme image included, friend Ivo T. zinged me with this reply:


So much truth. I have been put back in my place. Sorry vegans. Sorry MBA students. Not sorry Ayn Randers.

This is currently my favourite lager ever (at least until next week):

Jack Black Brewers Lager

It is indeed a craft beer. If we’ve ever chatted more than 10 minutes in the past (or in the future), you’ll know everything about my braai, and you probably also know that I find craft beer to be one of the greatest inventions ever, along with fire, and the internet.

Here’s a another beer which I recently had the pleasure of enjoying, at a secret networking meeting (yes, we have secret meetings where we in fact do manage a large number of aspects of your daily life, and where we also orchestrate it so you’ll never suspect that we are behind everything, subtly manipulating reality) where, when the beer arrived at the table, everyone who looked vaguely hipster-like claimed vocally not in fact to be even remotely hipster-like:

Tears of the Hipster Beer

META-HIPSTER CRAFT BEER! At first I was confused, but then I realised it was just another case of WHAT A TIME TO BE ALIVE!

(By the way, I stripped the EXIF GPS data from the Jack Black photo, because privacy, but I left it hidden in the tears of the hipster. First one who tells me in the comments where the secret meeting was held gets a free craft beer!)

Nerd tip of the week: It’s somehow not prominent enough on their site, but GitLab, the open source GitHub alternative, also offer free hosting of an unlimited number of private repositories with an unlimited number of private collaborators. In other words, if you’re on a budget, you can host your commercial and proprietary project git repositories (and bug tracking and wikis) there at no cost. This is cheaper than github ($7 for the smallest subscription for 5 private repos) and better than bitbucket (private repos for free, but if you have more than 5 team members you have to pay). I pay quite gladly for the online services I use, but in this particular case, such a level of free is hard not to like.

Nerd tip #2 of the week: The Clang static C++ analyser is brilliant. If you program in C++, and you need to up your game, integrating this into your workflow is a solid step in the right direction. I’ve been using this via the scan-build method. Let me know in the comments if you’d like to know more about this!

After some professional ethernet cabling down to the sort-of basement of our new house, I have checked off another item from my non-existent bucket list: We now have a lab at our house. So far there are computers, all kinds of DIY supplies and art stuff for the genetic offspring units, and all of this to create. I spent some of the best times of my life in labs of some sort of another. It’s really great bringing some of that back home to my clan.

Have a great week kids, see you on the other side!

3 thoughts on “Weekly Head Voices #105: There will be tears.”

  1. You’re at 33°59’51.53″S 18°49’35.74″E, or seen by google maps, 80m up the side road from the entrance to the Thirsty Scarecrow. By the looks of the photo, you’ve also managed to drag a table, a chair, some crockery and at least a small section of white wall with you. Thirsty work indeed!

    Alternatively there’s a screw loose in your camera, satellite, or the entire African continent has accelerated it’s continental drift south. Google maps couldn’t possibly be wrong, it’s the interwebs. In this case I’d put you inside the main building facing north east wearing shorts, flip-flops, and a t-shirt (because it’s the weekend).

    1. haha Karl! I should have known that you would be the nerd to do it.

      I was planning to buy you lots of beer when you came to visit in any case. I’ll add one more. Now you just have to organise the visit!

      (maybe my phone was slightly tipsy? it definitely found itself inside the Thirsty Scarecrow at that point. Also, it was a weekday, but I was wearing shorts, flip-flops and a t-shirt, because that’s world domination wear. You’re like Sherlock!)

  2. I was looking up an app to remove GPS exif data from a photo on my phone when I remembered this challenge and came back. So I am only 7 months late. Its actually very easy on a mac. Just open the image in macs default app “preview”>tools>location info. Even gives you a small map of the location in the window that opens…. ok back to what I was doing….

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