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.
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).
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Dear friends, You are reading the 224th edition of the Weekly Head Voices, covering the week from Monday May 17 to Sunday May 23 of the year 2021. Figure 1: Scene from a truly fabulous autumn Sunday lunch with the family. As I’ve mentioned before, Autumn weekends down here can be rough. Fasted runs are not as scary as I thought At the time of drawing my anti-breakfast line in the sand in WHV #221, I did still make the exception of eating a banana or three before a morning run, with the reasoning that I would burn through much of the resultant glucose during the run, and that runs without all those sweet sweet carbs were probably quite difficult.
Welcome friends to the two hundred and twenty third edition of the Weekly Head Voices, covering the period of time from Monday May 3 to Sunday May 16, 2021. (Hah, by writing out the words like that, I’ll get paid even more for this article!) Figure 1: Scene from the perfect first half of a run, right before that sublime experience was sunk by a catastrophic audio hardware fault. vxlabs software development handbook v1 is out Well, it’s not really a book, more of a blog post really, but it is chock full of practical guidelines for developers.
Welcome back everyone! It’s now early(ish) Friday morning of the weekend after, but I would like to get the 222d edition of the WHV out, namely the one covering the two weeks from Monday, April 19 to Sunday, May 2, 2021. My excuse for skipping a week is that the second week was spent on vacation. Exhibit A is shown below: Figure 1: Scene from an unexpected and sublime run on the St Francis beach.
Hello there friends, and welcome to Weekly Head Voices #221, covering the week from Monday April 12 to Sunday April 18, 2021, and focusing on the programming language Erlang and the evil that is breakfast. Figure 1: Entrance to Vergelegen and Morgenster, taken during an Autumn morning long(er) run. I’m three bananas strong. Learn you a tiny bit of Erlang for Great Good! Last week I attended a meetup that turned out to be primarily about Erlang and not so much about automated crypto arbitrage, the other topic of the talk.
Welcome to Weekly Head Voices number Two Twenny! This edition covers the week from Monday April 5 to Sunday April 11, of which thankfully only 57.1% of the days (vs the usual 71.4%) were officially dedicated to work! Figure 1: A scene from Sunday lunch at Mont Marie in Stellenbosch. Previous visit in WHV #182. Still beautiful. The work week was indeed shorter (thanks week!) but perhaps just a bit too high intensity.
This edition of the Weekly Head Voices covers the period from Monday March 29 to Sunday April 4, 2021. However, its raison d’être is to act as a reminder of the epic weekend in Stilbaai that we have just returned from, and also to practise the borderline (un)justified use of a posh French expression or two. Figure 1: If morning starts like this, day could turn out OK. You might remember me mentioning this place for the first time almost exactly a year ago in WHV #191, when we went there for the first time and had to cut our visit short due to the first COVID lockdown.
WELL HELLO DERE FRIENDS! Welcome to the Weekly Head Voices #218, looking back at the week from Monday March 22 to Sunday March 28 of the year 2021. Figure 1: A little forest on Vergelegen farm, close to where we had just enjoyed an absolutely fabulous Sunday lunch, with wine. Two worlds collide! On the one hand I do worry about the number of hours I spent on this, but on the other hand it’s one of those time investments that should pay off handsomely over the coming years.