Yorick Phoenix


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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: 430 days.

Current streak: 550 days.

Total word count: 203228 words (472 words on average per post)

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Want to be a millionaire?

1 year ago, for day 124 by Yorick Phoenix πŸ†

Sure doesn't everyone? According to a 2018 survey - which is now doing the rounds again - 53% of American Millennials think they are going to be Millionaires. I'm not sure how they plan to do it because they don't intend to start saving and investing those savings until they...

Back into Photography

1 year ago, for day 123 by Yorick Phoenix πŸ†

This started as a comment on Bartosz's post which after finishing I realized was more than 300 words so could be the basis of my daily post if I cleaned it up a bit I learnt my basic photography skills using Russian Zenit Cameras for my CSE in Photography at...

Writing Notes (2/4)

1 year ago, for day 122 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. Write in the first person. Write for yourself, you are the audience. Don’t write as the we or the one. I'm not royalty so...

Writing Notes (1/4)

1 year ago, for day 121 by Yorick Phoenix πŸ†

I read the book "On Writing Well" by William Zinsser on @owen's recommendation. Apparently it is a classic guide to writing nonfiction. I enjoyed large sections of the book and would recommend everyone reads it to at least pick up some tips if they are not an experienced writer and...

The madness of American parking

1 year ago, for day 120 by Yorick Phoenix πŸ†

Have you ever wondered why America as a nation has a weight problem? I'm sure that there has been a lot of research written and many many medium articles on the subject. Especially about the amount of sugar consumed and the unintended consequences of the promotion of a low-diet, but...

For a $100 more

1 year ago, for day 119 by Yorick Phoenix πŸ†

I have never understood why my US pay check is generally different every-time. There are some patterns. I get paid twice a month and sometimes it will cycle between $A and $B then back to $A etc. Why, as I get paid twice a month I can't get paid ($A...

Building a Raised Bed

1 year ago, for day 117 by Yorick Phoenix πŸ†

I've been looking into raised beds for the garden. It's been on my list for ages I think, maybe it was never on my list. My wife wants to grow fresh vegetables and I can't really blame her that. She does all the cooking so gets to pick where we...

Paging Major Kudos

1 year ago, for day 116 by Yorick Phoenix πŸ†

Another week is over and I sit at my desk en-route to bed to write my words. This is the first time with the new auto-save editor, which I will be trying to test while I write this to see how well it works. I expect it to work very...

Oops I did it again (4 of 4)

1 year ago, for day 114 by Yorick Phoenix πŸ†

This is a continuation of Part 3 Erasing and restoring my phone didn't get my iMessages back, but I did have an old iPhone 6S that had the messages. I needed to find a way to get the messages back. Backing up the iPhone 6S and and restoring on my...

Backup and E-mail Connoisseuring

1 year ago, for day 113 by Yorick Phoenix πŸ†

There are two things in my computer life that are really important to get done right. Well there are three but the third one nobody has ever done right yet though various companies have come close. As long as I have had data and access to a computer I have...