Hello and welcome back my friends! It’s 17:50 on Sunday, October 10, 2021 as I write this. We have just returned from the most amazing spring break in one of our favourite spots. I’m relaxing on the sofa, with GOU #3 to my right doing what little digital natives do. Figure 1: Beach run on Lappiesbaai at low tide is as great as it looks. I’m not sure when exactly this post will be done, but whatever the case may be, it samples, extremely sparsely as always, the period of time from Monday September 27 to Sunday October 10, 2021.
Weekly Head Voices #233: Atomic party sections
Figure 1: GOU#1 living her best life at in the Betty’s Bay water at dusk, accompanied by spectaculour colours. Welcome friends to this, the 233d edition of the Weekly Head Voices, covering the two weeks from Monday September 14 to Sunday September 26, 2021. (Don’t) Stress for success (aka 4000 weeks at 60%) It’s really quite busy at work, perhaps even verging on the slightly too busy territory. I’m consistently putting in stretches of focused, high intensity work to help push us into calmer waters.
Weekly Head Voices #232: Side-project Smorgasbord
Figure 1: View from a park not too far from my house. Welcome back friends to WHV #232, looking back at the two weeks from Monday August 30 to Sunday September 13, both fortunately in the year 2021. Give me some more of that mRNA I’m happy to report that I got my second Pfizer shot at the start of this month, at the Somerset West Town Hall. The whole procedure took 30 minutes, from when I entered the front door, until I exited after the 15 minute wait in the side-effect area with friend LM, at which point I unfortunately jammed my shoulder on an inconveniently positioned aloe branch, an event that under normal circumstances would not even have been worth a mention, were it not for the fact that I was wearing my fortunately entry-level puffer jacket, which now sports a gash with stuffing peeking out.
Weekly Head Voices #231: Two thousand four hundred fourty-four
Figure 1: View from Watsonia (Helderberg) “run” with bestie DW This edition of the WHV looks back at the two weeks from Monday August 16 to Sunday August 29, 2021. Orbital mechanics that are important to me Sowehere during this period, I completed yet another full orbit around the sun. That’s quite a bit more egocentric than I intended. Let me try again: Thanks to family and friends and good fortune, my existence continued for another complete revolution of the planet Earth around the star Sol.
Weekly Head Voices #230: Follow your blisters
Figure 1: During the West Coast sunset worshipping ritual I turned around and entirely coincidentally saw this picture waiting there for me. (We’re sitting off to the left on the stoep.) I love the photo, but then started to wonder if it had a bit too much of “I just did a photography course and now I have to make photos like this” (I didn’t and I don’t). My friends have assured me that it does not look like that (too much).
Weekly Head Voices #229: Staycation PERMA-Station
Figure 1: A scene from a short but surprisingly balmy weekend in Betty’s Bay (In Winter, a large part of Betty’s remains permanently in the shadow of the mountain.) This edition of the WHV looks back at the week from Monday July 19 to Sunday July 25, 2021, a week of untold wonders and intense enjoyment, a week deserving of the hallowed title of… STAYCATION! Jokes aside, it was a perfectly enjoyable week of time off, most of it spent at home or close to it.
Weekly Head Voices #228: Komkommertijd
Figure 1: On the side opposite to Map of Africa, on the grass that shall not be entered if one is not a club member. This edition of the Weekly Head Voices, number two tenny eight, covers the period of time from Monday June 28 to Sunday July 18 of the year 2021. Bad glitch in the South African matrix Although I don’t have much to say here (hence the title), the country has been all over the news for less than great reasons.
Weekly Head Voices #227: Reality bending security blanket
Figure 1: View from a walk by life partner and genetic progenitor unit, photo by partner. This 227th edition of the Weekly Head Voices looks back at the two weeks from Monday June 14 to Sunday June 27. Groundhog Lockdown On the above-mentioned Sunday, president Ramaphosa announced lockdown level 4, one level more serious from where we were. For us this means that schools are closing a week earlier for the July vacation, and hence will have to open a week earlier, and hence will have a severe effect on the breakaway we had planned, an effect of the cancellation variety.
Weekly Head Voices #226: Stress practice
Welcome to the 226th edition of the Weekly Head Voices, this one covering the week from Monday June 7 to Sunday June 13, 2021. Figure 1: Panoramic view from a winter run in Betty’s Bay. I was hoping Google Photos would stitch the pretty clouds together, and it did. As I put these finishing touches on the post, it’s Wednesday, June 16 (Youth Day), 16:09. I have just spent about an hour debugging my usually super smooth Emacs Org-mode / ox-hugo blogging machine (read this github issue for more details), which is a small price when you consider all the hours this combination has saved me in the past.
Weekly Head Voices #225: Just a perfect weekend
Dear reader, Welcome (back) to the Weekly Head Voices, and specifically to the 225th installment, covering the period from Monday May 24 to Sunday June 6, 2021. Keyboard update: K1 You’ll remember from WHV #204 that my previous keyboard acquisition was the Womier K87 with its all-encompassing RGB and hot-swappable Gateron brown switches. That keyboard is so much fun to type on. It’s hard to describe what leads to all that fun, relative to say the MS Sculpt Ergonomic (which makes a lot more sense as a typing device).