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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9 months ago, for day 158 by Yorick Phoenix 🏆

First up for those who have been following along on the Streaks Table Leaderboard, after @owen fixed the bug that made me panic and think I had lost my streak I see that at long last @Kirstine's streak has been fixed so she is back up at the top of...

Benefits of a good office chair

9 months ago, for day 157 by Yorick Phoenix 🏆

I did something today that I haven't done for a long long time, I took a nap in my office. I have seen many photos taken by previous work colleagues of me asleep at my desk. Reclined in my chair feet up catching some zzzz's. I don't know if it...

What to do at the end?

10 months ago, for day 156 by Yorick Phoenix 🏆

I'm not even half way through the year and I'm thinking about the end, how I should commemorate turning up every day for 365 days, writing at least 300 words in a row and not giving up - even when I so want to? I will have written over one...

Of many things

10 months ago, for day 155 by Yorick Phoenix 🏆

It's going to be one of the mixed up multiple topic posts about life (just life, not the universe or everything else). Good Omens Having finished Good Omens on Saturday my wife comment shortly afterwards "now I want to watch it all again", and you know what I felt...

Of Mice and Macs

10 months ago, for day 154 by Yorick Phoenix 🏆

Apple are finally doing that one thing that everyone who seriously wants to use an iPad as a productive typing machine have been asking for for years. They are adding mouse support. They are sneaking it is an an "Accessibility" feature along with speech control. Personally, I don't care how...

Is infinite choice a good thing?

10 months ago, for day 153 by Yorick Phoenix 🏆

This evening we, that is my wife and I, have been trying to work out where to fly to. There are a couple of major choices and some minor ones also. The major one is whether we should fly to Portland for the Oregon Air Show or down to Santa...

Not a fan of dark mode

10 months ago, for day 152 by Yorick Phoenix 🏆

On Monday WWDC starts with the keynote at 10 am PDT, during which it is expected that Apple will announce "dark mode" for iOS and lots of people will be very happy. I think it's rather meh. Dark mode that is. It's good to give people choices and some people...

Aggrrrhhhh, so what now?

10 months ago, for day 151 by Yorick Phoenix 🏆

You probably know the thought in my head, the one that goes "I have no idea what I am going to write about tonight", so this could have been one of those posts where I discuss the fact that I don't have anything to write about while actually writing about...

Good Omens is very very Good

10 months ago, for day 150 by Yorick Phoenix 🏆

Stop whatever you are doing. I mean it. Well you have the read the rest of this paragraph and the next and then you can stop, but first do you have a spare 6 hours? You don't. Cancel everything until you do. Do you have a subscription to Amazon Prime...

Being Environmentally Privileged

10 months ago, for day 149 by Yorick Phoenix 🏆

Zip-a-dee-doo-dah, zip-a-dee-ay. My, oh, my, what am I going to write today? I live in California, so plenty of sunshine heading my way. Actually it's getting rather warm, with a forecast of 90's next week. Tomorrow my local city planning department is going to inspect the solar installation that was...