This page is my contribution to the /now community by Derek Sivers

Entries are in no particular order. But the ephemeral/rotting (older) entries are in Italic.

Misc

  • 🎬️ Watched The Three Body Problem on Netflix and I had a good time as when I watch Westworld or Games of Thrones.
  • πŸ’»οΈ I removed my Mastodon account and I've renamed a few old ones. My old domain and identity websites should soon disappear from the web.
  • 🐟️ I enjoy eating sardines, tuna. I've found we had many canned sardines in our stock for years and I'm recently making room 🀣....
  • 🏠️ We consider moving to another place in mid term.
  • πŸ‘š I've ordered a t-shirt that displays the cover of my favorite album of my favorite Metal band : Death Angel - Killing Season. I couldn't find it anywhere in EU so I had to order from US, gasp...

πŸ’Ό Work

  • Freelancer and co-owner of Zoemp SRL with my partner.
  • DevOps / SRE at Ibanity In Brussels, Belgium.
  • πŸ€“ I'm back from Kubecon in Paris and there I feel there was too much hype about AI and the rooms and floors were too crowded for me, other than that I'm happy with this escape from my home routine and I had a few great times.
  • I've recently celebrated my 6 months (in new job) birthday at the office and that was great.
  • Despite my colleagues work from home 4/5 days, I continue to go to the office, it's a preference, I've already covered that in the past. Anyway my partner asked what if I could set a nice home office, my main concern is probably 1) that costs money ! 2) I don't want something that makes my back suffer. 3) I will stop here and would probably write a blog post soon about the other points πŸ˜†...

πŸ’­ Quotes

This one should resonate with wanna-be entrepreneurs who need a little kick to move forward

A ship in port is safe, but that's not what ships are built for. Grace Hopper

🩺 Health and Sport and Well being

  • πŸ§—πŸ»I've stopped climbing since June 2023, after I broke my leg. For reasons (anxiety, laziness, habits) I struggle to go back. Since April 2024 I'm climbing again, so I'll try to schedule regular sessions with my colleague and friend Vincent.
  • 🚢🏻I walk and relax and chill rather than running.
  • 🀫 I like to isolate myself from external noise and energy draining environments and people, I need time, quiet, calm and simple things. Γ”, rather, I need a fewer things. I like to remove, destroy, throw away things that do not cause me stress to have them.
  • Paperwork/administrative work drains my energy. Instead I like to eliminate, minify, simplify.
  • I would love that people in conference get to know the public bathroom etiquette for toilet urinals. In fact I think anyone who invented urinals committed a mistake.
  • I wish there were noise cancelling earplugs in conferences/events. And better food, and better coffee, and more quiet space, and fewer waiting queues.

Projects

  • 🎨 I start drawing again and I might join an academy for regularity and education. But in the meantime I might already be tempted to share some of my art, especially to illustrate my blog posts.
  • πŸ΄β€β˜ οΈ I'm using https://github.com/realies/soulseek-docker to move away from Spotify and reclaim ownership of my music as I used to do years ago.
  • 🧰 I'm thinking of rewriting this blog with https://www.11ty.dev/ but I also hate the mental load linked to have to learn and use Static Site Generators as I'm used to tools that stop working after a while.
  • πŸ’ΏοΈ I've a huge collection of CDs that I didn't hear in a long time and I'm looking for an affordable quality portable CD player so both I and my little one can enjoy my whole music library. Update March 2024: I've asked my step brother for quality CD players references as he's sound engineer and quite eclectic.
  • 🧸 My little one is currently into Lego and... me too ! Yet I've tried to make him play board games but it's not easy and way too early.
  • 🎸 My little one has a small guitar at home that I enjoy playing with but it's rather a toy go out of tune all the time. My step brother also has lot of music instruments I enjoy playing like piano, harp, electric guitar. I'm gonna look for playing a guitar, probably ordering online from Thomann as advised by work colleague.

πŸ“šοΈ Books

  • I like the idea of anti library, also named "Tsundoku". TLDR unread books are also useful, as an inspiration.
  • I'm contemplating my Kindle and ebooks collection quite often and I remind myself to read someday.
  • Wanna read some work of Derek Sivers or maybe Douglas Rushkoff or Tim Ferris
    • Or maybe I should just relax instead and keep watching movies.
    • Or let go of things and todos and goals for a while.
  • Reading Je pense trop by Christel Petitcollin.

Last updated: April 4, 2024 around midnight CEST in πŸ—ΊοΈ Brussels, Belgium.