Yorick Phoenix


Following: 57 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: 311 days.

Current streak: 382 days.

Total word count: 150532 words (484 words on average per post)

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Adventures with a Lost Suitcase (part 5 of n)

8 months ago, for day 136 by Yorick Phoenix πŸ†

[This is a continuation of Part 4] I had as good as given up hope of seeing my suitcase again. Virgin didn't know where it was but offered to let me check the lost luggage section at Heathrow when I flew out in a couple of days time. After the...

My wife's questions on WriteTogether

8 months ago, for day 135 by Yorick Phoenix πŸ†

As we were getting ready for bed my wife asked me what I was going to write about. I told her I had no idea. That's right, I'm out of ideas. Well, the one idea I mulled while brushing my teeth was the fallback: I'll write about the fact that...

Outsourcing Authentication

8 months ago, for day 133 by Yorick Phoenix πŸ†

I answered the following question over on pulse.qa today: What are your thoughts on social authentication (log-in using Facebook, Twitter, Linkedin) and given all the issues with social networks right now, is this worth pursuing? My "shooting from the hip" perspective was as follows: Any authentication methods weakest...

Neil Himself

8 months ago, for day 132 by Yorick Phoenix πŸ†

Tonight I'm off to spend an evening with my Wife, a good friend and Neil Gaiman. Plus a few thousand other people no doubt as I'm not that amazing that Neil asks me to dinner whenever he is in town. I've saw Neil talk a few years ago at a...

Are Hydrogen Cell Cars the answer?

8 months ago, for day 131 by Yorick Phoenix πŸ†

According to an old friend of mine, yes they are and we shouldn't be dealing with battery based electric cars. Why because they involves mining lithium and cobalt to make their batteries, while hydrogen is in plentiful supply. I hope he is right, at least long term, but for now...

Writing Notes (4/4)

8 months ago, for day 130 by Yorick Phoenix πŸ†

Continuing notes from when I read the book "On Writing Well" by William Zinsser at the start of the year, also when I started writing. _**Don’t summarize at the end, it’s not education. Have a thought or surprise hook at the end to catch the reader off guard and keep...

Writing Notes (3/4)

8 months ago, for day 129 by Yorick Phoenix πŸ†

Continuing notes from when I read the book "On Writing Well" by William Zinsser at the start of the year, also when I started writing. _**Starting hook to get people to want to read the rest. Doesn’t have to be click baity but could pose a question which you intend...

Repairing a USB Cable

8 months ago, for day 128 by Yorick Phoenix πŸ†

The USB Cable that USPS lost that according to the online tracking was delivered Monday night turned up in the mail to morning. Then this afternoon the free replacement was delivered by Amazon using their own delivery service. The cable claims to repairable which I definitely find interesting as almost...

Lost in the (USPS) Mail

8 months ago, for day 127 by Yorick Phoenix πŸ†

Yesterday I was expecting two packages from Amazon. Both ordered the same day so I half expected them to arrive in the same package - Amazon is known for combining orders like that, and kudos for them for that. Only one package arrived, containing the 2nd of the two orders....

Red Magnetic Charging Cable

8 months ago, for day 126 by Yorick Phoenix πŸ†

I've been sent a 3 foot "magnetic" charging cable to review. I get to keep it regardless of my thoughts, feelings or whatever I decide to post about the product. I've done this before and it has worked out well for all involved. _I'm also reviewing a repairable cable, which...