Weeknotes #60: new music Monday

Busy week: concerts, work, strategy, birthday, historic paddle steamer.

Week commencing Monday, 11 March 2024

PS Ryde, a slowly rusting paddle steamer
Slowly rusting PS Ryde

Quantified Self

  • This week: Stand 5/7; Exercise 2/7 and Move 4/7. (52%). Morning walks: 0/4 (days in the office don’t count). Office days 1/4. Total steps: 54,334


  • Monday evening, we headed to the Pizza Express Live (Holborn) to see Ada Morghe, perform a set. Now I am streaming her album, Box, all the time.
  • A four-day work week for me. Planning for up-coming work took a big chunk of several afternoons and, as we get closer to the go live of our new integrations, the inevitable gatherings of people to agree on the deployment details took up more time than it should.
  • An all-hands talked divisional strategy talk was interesting and I’ve broken down into team-specific talks for next week. The horizon is 12 months which seems far off.
  • Friday, PY’s birthday. Lunch was the Hanoi menu at Six By Nico, with the matching number of courses, was superb from start to finish. Initially I thought we’d do the accompanying wine flights but glad we decided against it. It would have been too much.
  • On a walk from Wooton Bridge to Newport, we passed a slowly rusting paddle steamer. It’s the PS Ryde, a paddle steamer run by Southern Railway to ferry passengers to the Isle of Wight from 1937 to 1969. They wanted to preserve it but, I guess, nobody had the money.