Yorick Phoenix

@Scribblings

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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: 365 days.

Current streak: 465 days.

Total word count: 174830 words (478 words on average per post)


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Family, friends, files & photos

8 months ago, for day 217 by Yorick Phoenix 🏆

"Understand that friends come and go, but for the precious few you should hold on. Work hard to bridge the gaps in geography and lifestyle because the older you get the more you need the people you knew when you were young" — Mary Schmich Family are forever. You...


Not listening at all

8 months ago, for day 215 by Yorick Phoenix 🏆

Nn the distant past when I used to (begrudgingly) go to the gym I would listen to music, watch TV and read investment journals simultaneously to cope with the boredom. I could pull this off on a recumbent bike but give up the reading for the treadmill and also the...


An Exhibition

8 months ago, for day 214 by Yorick Phoenix 🏆

_I'm taking a break from writing about the Battery Replacement Saga as I'm in a holding pattern until Monday. On Monday I will pack up my wife's macBook and ship it to Apple in Texas. That will be uneventful and not take up many words. The saga will probably be...


Battery Replacement Saga Pt 6/9

8 months ago, for day 213 by Yorick Phoenix 🏆

Part 5 is here The shipping box I asked Apple to send arrived via FedEx today, from Reno NV I think. Once packed up it'll be shipped to somewhere in Texas where I assume Apple has a large facility that repairs broken stuff. The guy in the Apple Store's explanation...


Battery Replacement Saga Pt 5/9

8 months ago, for day 212 by Yorick Phoenix 🏆

Part 4 is here After I returned from the Apple Store yesterday I remembered the guy in the store mentioning I could have Apple either send the repaired machine back to the store for collection or directly to me. Also I wouldn't need to pay until it was fixed. Sending...


Battery Replacement Saga Pt 4/9

8 months ago, for day 211 by Yorick Phoenix 🏆

Part 3 is here I'm typing this on my wife's 13" MacBook Pro Early 2015 at the nearest Apple Store while waiting for my "genius" appointment. Scheduled "genius" appointments aren't available until this coming Saturday afternoon however as I was passing anyway I decided to drop in and see how...


Battery Replacement Saga Pt 3/9

8 months ago, for day 210 by Yorick Phoenix 🏆

Part 2 is here This morning I started to get replies from the two stores I had sent requests to Saturday night. One explained that they had to run some diagnostics on the machine before Apple would let them order the parts. While this is an added inconvenience it makes...


Battery Replacement Saga Pt 2/9

8 months ago, for day 209 by Yorick Phoenix 🏆

Part 1 is here After the less that satisfactory results from Best Buy my next port of call was Apple Support. Having had good successes there in the past I found the chat functionality on the support page at apple.com and started waiting. The wait was long. Not sure quite...


Battery Replacement Saga Pt 1/9

8 months ago, for day 208 by Yorick Phoenix 🏆

_I don't yet know if this is going to be the start of a series of postings that make up a saga or not. In the past when writing them, or at least starting as one is still unfinished, everything has happened. With this series of postings, it will be...


Why this photo?

8 months ago, for day 207 by Yorick Phoenix 🏆

Last year I uploaded a photo every day (well once I started, every day) to Instagram, Ello and EyeEm. Some of the better ones were accepted into Getty Images. I wrote about this in more detail here. I stopped posting photos at the end of the year. It was...