Yorick Phoenix


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Chief WriteTogether Bug Finder & character stringer. Generally to create computer code, but sometimes actual words and paragraphs. Listens to lots of music, takes lots of photos, & invests in stocks for the long haul.

Joined 31 December 2018.

Total writing: 339 days.

Current streak: 425 days.

Total word count: 162333 words (478 words on average per post)

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Dashing this time of year

4 months ago, for day 279 by Yorick Phoenix πŸ†

apologies if my posts over the last few days have been poorly put today. I have been writing them in a tired or exhausted state with reduced clarity of how to express my thoughts. There are two brief periods of the year when it is pleasant outside. Spring and Autumn...

Long day

4 months ago, for day 278 by Yorick Phoenix πŸ†

I'm writing this in advance on my wife's advice as it has gone 10pm and I really need to be asleep. I have an alarm set for 3am, to get ready to leave at 4am. To drive to Oakland airport, park, get through security - thankfully I'm TSA Pre -...

Languages 28/31 (AppleScript)

4 months ago, for day 277 by Yorick Phoenix πŸ†

Part 27 is here After Apple (or rather the HyperCard team) invented HyperTalk enabling novice users to program they went a step further with… 28. AppleScript AppleScript was influenced by HyperTalk. Like the predecessor it is a "natural language" based, loosely typed scripting but with a more object oriented...

Languages 27/31 (HyperTalk)

4 months ago, for day 276 by Yorick Phoenix πŸ†

Part 26 is here I overlooked an important milestone in programing, not just for me but for a lot of people and that was an event that happened back in 1987. 27. HyperTalk HyperTalk was the language used to program HyperCard stacks. In a lot of ways it was...

Will "gas" become free?

4 months ago, for day 275 by Yorick Phoenix πŸ†

I was "out of the office" today - or rather "out of my home" - I couple of hours drive away. I drive an electric car with ~300 mile (480 km) range so no concerns about getting home - so far range anxiety really hasn't been a thing that has...

Basic flaw?

4 months ago, for day 273 by Yorick Phoenix πŸ†

I was listening to a podcast interview today with the President of the San Francisco Federal reserve Bank and the subject of a Basic Income for everyone, say $1,000 / month was raised. I can't remember the results of the discussion as I was driving and my brain cells were...

Languages 26/31 (MySQL)

4 months ago, for day 272 by Yorick Phoenix πŸ†

Part 25 is here While learning PHP to build my first dynamic web-site I needed a database to store the login credentials and users purchases in. This is when I learnt about LAMP, AKA: Linux, Apache, MySQL, PHP. 26. MySQL I was already hosting on a shared Linux server...

What everyone is watching

4 months ago, for day 271 by Yorick Phoenix πŸ†

The idea that we have any sense of privacy outside our own homes has long gone, or if you still feel you have privacy when out in public you should abandon that idea forthwith no matter how much you desperately want to cling on to it. It maybe unnerving but...

Languages 25/31 (PHP)

5 months ago, for day 270 by Yorick Phoenix πŸ†

Part 24 is here I started using the web around 1998 and as an engineer immediately learnt HTML and used it to create some static web pages. A few of years later I needed to create dynamic web sites. Ones that allowed users to login and the page displayed would...

Languages 24/31 (PowerPC Assembler)

5 months ago, for day 269 by Yorick Phoenix πŸ†

Part 23 is here Anytime I am involved with computer software, no matter the high-level language being used; eventually I end up writing assembler. It happened with BASIC and Z80, BASIC and 6502, Algol and MACRO-10, C and 680x0. Programming on the new PowerPC Macintoshes wasn't going to be an...