Yorick Phoenix


Following: 58 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: 361 days.

Current streak: 461 days.

Total word count: 173375 words (480 words on average per post)

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Fundamental Books

9 months ago, for day 168 by Yorick Phoenix πŸ†

There are two classic books on computer science - well there are of course more than that as there are some language specific ones like K&R - but generally there are two very fundamental books. Both books are language independent - as they should be - and this will probably...

I might as well give up my streak

9 months ago, for day 167 by Yorick Phoenix πŸ†

A side effect of doing this project is the content of my e-mails has improved, or at least I like to think so. Well maybe all my written correspondence has improved. I would like to think that it's the practice of writing that has done this, when in fact it...

Dandelion Seeds

9 months ago, for day 166 by Yorick Phoenix πŸ†

The unofficial flower of children of military families is the Dandelion and I find it quite fitting. Like all children they have no say in where they live, their parents decide that. The difference with military children is that their parents don't even get to decide that. Their...

Ops for Oops

9 months ago, for day 165 by Yorick Phoenix πŸ†

Another week, another software release. I didn't plan on a software release this week, but life happens, things change and by Wednesday it was clear that we needed to push the changes I had been working on for three days out the door so that our customers could benefit from...

Bigger successes

9 months ago, for day 164 by Yorick Phoenix πŸ†

The banner at the top of the page says I have three hours to write, I don’t. I’m on a BART train from San Francisco home and have about 1:15 in which to write this on an iPhone whilst being jostled about. I was in San Francisco to see an...

I ask, it happens.

9 months ago, for day 163 by Yorick Phoenix πŸ†

I've been into home automation for a long time. Way back before the Internet was popular there was plenty of Home Automation stuff and a lot of it ran on the X.10 protocol. It ran over the mains wiring in your home with wireless remotes to a "hub". It worked....

Training vs Real Life

9 months ago, for day 162 by Yorick Phoenix πŸ†

I am at my keyboard, A/C running to keep my computer cool enough to work for at least a few minutes while I tap tap tap away on a keyboard using two fingers and a thumb. It's quite strange the difference between training a real life. I am a trained...

It ain't half hot Mum!

9 months ago, for day 161 by Yorick Phoenix πŸ†

It was 102Β°F today - that's 43Β°C for non-Americans or younger Brits who grew up on the European temperature scale. Say what you like about the Climate Crisis, or Global Warming, or whether it is natural or created by human activities, it is hot hot hot and every year seems...

More E-Mail Experiments

9 months ago, for day 160 by Yorick Phoenix πŸ†

_[I'm writing earlier than usual. Normally I write last thing before bed which takes 15-20 minutes to write. The downside is that my wife is often asleep by the time I get there and I would much prefer spending that time while she is awake with her and not at...

Financial Modelling

9 months ago, for day 159 by Yorick Phoenix πŸ†

Frequently I find myself performing financial modeling. I'm no Financial Analyst or even trained accountant, however I am an engineer, did study accountancy to A-Level and am quite good at learning things. I've also been a proponent of everyone learning how to manage their own finances, cash flow, investments and...