Yorick Phoenix

@Scribblings

Following: 46 writers

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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: 200 days.

Current streak: 234 days.

Total word count: 42657 words (213 words on average per post)


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Something Phishy

1 week ago, for day 224 by Yorick Phoenix

Everybody gets spam e-mail, it's the curse of an electronic society. I forget the stats of the percentage of all e-mails that are spam, but if my memory serves me right, it's higher that you would expect*. In the USA at least getting spam via SMS (or even iMessage) is...


TIL: I should have called.

1 week ago, for day 223 by Yorick Phoenix

In the last two days I have driven 300 miles looking to buy a used Mini Cooper for my wife. @cclark will probably appreciate why my wife wants a Mini. She had one in the UK and now that she lives in the US and needs to pass her California...


Battery Replacement Saga Pt 8/9

2 weeks ago, for day 221 by Yorick Phoenix

Part 7 is here “Everything will be alright in the end, if it's not alright, it is not yet the end.” ― Simit Patel I wish this was part 8 of 8 because then I will have reached the end, and everything would be alright. Alas, I have not reached...


Cheating the system

2 weeks ago, for day 220 by Yorick Phoenix

People say "rules are meant to be broken", I'm not sure who these people are, but I gather that they exist and they say things like that. I arrived home four minutes to midnight with a 1% battery level on my phone. I knew I would be home late tonight...


Battery Replacement Saga Pt 7/9

2 weeks ago, for day 218 by Yorick Phoenix

Part 6 is here I packed up my wife's swollen macBook Pro into the Apple shipping box and dropped it off at my local FedEx store on Monday. Apple would get the box Tuesday morning in Texas and I was hopeful that we would get it back by Thursday. This...


Family, friends, files & photos

2 weeks 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

2 weeks 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

3 weeks 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

3 weeks 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

3 weeks 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...