(WARNING: not your typical WHV post ahead. CONTINUE AT YOUR OWN RISK.) In this, the 179th edition of the WHV, I look back at the week from Monday, September 24 to Sunday, September 29, 2019. We spent slightly more than half of this time on vacation in the Cederberg mountains. This Cederberg mountains frame and support a truly beautiful place, with as one of its many additional features the fact that mobile phone reception and other forms of modern digital communication have not managed to penetrate all that much.
GOU#2, age 9, painted this unicorn for all of us. Sometimes you need more unicorn in your life, especially when you’ve reviewed photos for the past two weeks and came up with nothing and you start doubting everything. Now I believe! This edition of the WHV looks back at the two weeks from Monday September 9 to Sunday September 22, 2019. Miscellaneous bits. I was finally able to finish and publish a fairly extensive blog post documenting my current personal knowledge management strategy.
At the start of 2016, I published an overview of my note-taking strategy then. In the intervening three and a half years, my note-taking has further evolved to adapt to my changing environment, and the underlying “system” has co-evolved to support this. Although note-taking is at the core of the system, a more accurate description of its current purpose would be personal knowledge management. What you’ll also find in this post, is the culmination of many years of lessons learned trying to “keep a lab journal”.
A piece of the Lourensriver, captured for you during a particularly challenging post-Sunday-lunch run. This edition of the WHV looks back at the two weeks from Monday August 26 to Sunday September 8, 2019. On friendship, 25 years later. The birthday mentioned previously, along with the portentous visit of a good friend from afar, led to at least two small celebrations (that I know of) with a bunch of us that have been friends for more than 25 years now.
Oh hai there friends. Alles komt tot een einde. This WHV covers the weeks from Monday July 29 to Sunday August 25. This period had more than its fair share of lows and highs. Loss. On Saturday, August 3 we lost one of our clan mothers, quite unexpectedly. It’s hard to find the words to describe the sudden emptiness left behind by a loved one. It was a painful reminder of how much of our experience, and of our selves, are built upon our bonds with those around us.
Good evening fellow humans. This is Head Voice #37 reporting for duty. I have been instructed to perform retrospection on the period of time from Monday July 22 to Sunday July 28. Due to the ongoing hibernation and consequent lack of interesting events to talk about, this should be short. This delectable Fred & Max Flat White was one of a quite few more enjoyed during life-affirming breakfast with a Very Flat Cat.
The view through one of the old windows of Cucina di Giovanni in Paarl on a brilliant winter afternoon. The symbolism of this will hopefully shine through soon. Hello friends. Although these Weekly Head Voices look back at the week from Monday July 15 to Sunday July 21, it is already Wednesday, July 24, as I write this. As is usually the case this time of the year, I access the below visualization perhaps a tad too often:
Taken on a run in the mountain, on a trail quite aptly called the protea. By the way, although I have become slightly less terrible at running up hills, I'm still quite bad. Let’s go for a slightly less anxious start than the previous edition did: Well hello there folks! A week ago, I made a deliberate decision not to post a WHV, as I really did not have much to report on.
YARRRRGGGHHHH it’s now more than a month after the previous WHV saw the light of day. This draft, intially intended to see the light of day not much more than a week after 171, has been languishing in a cold jail of electrons up in the cloud somewhere for the past weeks, while life was doing its thing, you know, inexorably marching ahead. Whatever the case may be, I’m happy that we are here now.
Down here, you never know what sort of fantastic beasts you could run into. I met this particular fullmetal creature right about here. Dear friends, In this post, I do a particularly lossy review of my trip through time, from Monday May 6 to Sunday May 19, 2019. First we talk about sleep, then a long part on technical tricks, then a slightly more backyard philosophical piece on human tool sharpening, and finally the announcement of a new academic event somewhere in the far or near or medium term future.