OneTab Links: Episode 9

This week has been pretty relaxed, I took the week off to spend some time with the kids and to sort out my passport that expired during lockdown.

Time with the kids was fun, the passport renewal…well, that sucked, but it’s done now!

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  • I’ve plugged this before, but I’m still enjoying Endel, and very happy I purchased the years subscription!
  • We first tried to renew our passports in Paarl, so my wife and I stayed overnight on Sunday at Laborie Estate. I can recommend it if you want to relax and are in South Africa! The Italian restaurant on the estate is fantastic – I recommend the Chorizo and Prawn pasta!

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A reminder that executing is greater than planning…

This conversation between GSP and Lex Fridman really highlights the impact of Fathers.
Big changes to privacy on iOS going forward.
Super cool off grid house.

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OneTab Links: Episode 8

What I digitally ate this week (see what I did there?) – honestly it wasn’t much, I mostly worked, did some leadership training, and slept. I’m on leave next week which will be a nice break!

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  • Cape Town was hit with a devastating fire this week. I’ve posted a video below, but man, it was hard to watch. Not to mention my works at the foot of the mountain where it was burning.
  • The European super league came crashing down after only a few days.

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The fires in Cape Town this past week were devastating to many, including my alma mater UCT. I spent many hours in the section of the library that was lost. Really affected me emotionally πŸ™

My alma mater burns…..so sad…..
I’m big fan of the AeroPress

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OneTab Links: Episode 7

Some really fascinating article, tools, and videos I enjoyed this past week.

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Never realised a tweet could make me so emotional…made me think back with deep gratitude about joining Woo all those years ago! I was the 3rd full time employee back then!

South Africa….you hurt my heart so much sometimes πŸ™
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Thought provoking

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OneTab Links: Episode 6

This week was a short week thanks to the Easter weekend, but I still found some good stuff, enjoy!

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This was basically me this week:

I’ve been making AeroPress this week, here’s the recipe I’ve used.
Fascinating
Peaceful!

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OneTab Links: Episode 5

I missed posting last week due to some family responsibility, but I’ve got a bumper edition with some good stuff this week!

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A twitter thread with some thought provoking advice:

PRS make some wonderful instruments, private stock are just incredible!
A walkthrough on how “Everlong” was written.
A new UFC heavyweight champ from Africa!
Just listen and enjoy πŸ™‚

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OneTab Links: Episode 4

In this week’s episode I share a fun SQL joke found on Twitter, a musical about guitar pedals, and I even wrote a leadership blog post this week!

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  • While in a meeting earlier this week a colleague’s web cam on their Mac wasn’t working. Here’s how to fix that πŸ™‚
  • I haven’t tried this web builder yet, but it looks pretty interesting, especially the claim of “clean, readable code”
  • I helped a friend backup their WordPress website this week. They needed a free option, so I used Updraft Plus and XCloner. I always make 2 backups πŸ™‚

Life

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A database joke:

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Leadership: Being a Buffer

Every Monday my team runs a retro/planning meeting for the past week and the week ahead, where we run through 3 things in our retro;

  1. What went well?
  2. What could have gone better?
  3. What could we change?

This week the team felt really focused for “what went well” but I felt there was a lot of “noise” and “distraction” – this was interesting to me, so we explored why there was a difference.

As it turned out, I’ve been doing my job properly by handling the tasks that would have prevented the team from doing their core work. Which is great, as I’m being the buffer that they need! πŸ™‚ They could then focus, and complete the tasks towards the team goals.

What was even more of a win to me was how open they were to give me that feedback! It validated some of the work I was doing and gave me confidence towards the week ahead and the processes I’ve been putting in place behind the scenes.

OneTab Links: Episode 3

In this week’s episode I found some cool articles ranging from WordPress and Laravel, to Electron and Firebase!

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A tweet from a friend:

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OneTab Links: Episode 2

In this week’s episode I found some more fun things; some punk rock thoughts, Star Wars beats, and a bunch of interesting podcast related stuff πŸ™‚

Life

  • Tim Ferriss interviewed Jordan Peterson.
  • I was reminded this week about why I should still be blogging, and what I should writing about.
  • Received a new hat this week, of course it’s WordPress branded, but man it fits super nicely!
  • I purchased an SSD and will be installing Windows on it so I can dual boot my Mac without losing internal hard drive space πŸ™‚

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OneTab Links: Episode 1

This week I found some fun things; it’s a mix between Tech, Life, and Music. This post will keep evolving each week.

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