Yorick Phoenix

@Scribblings

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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Is Tesla the new Apple?

1 year ago, for day 48 by Yorick Phoenix πŸ†

As somebody who has used Apple products since the Apple ][ and owned Apple products since the Macintosh SE (my first computer that I actually owned and paid for with my hard earned cash) I'm probably one of limited number of people that have written code for the Apple Lisa...


Is Amazon the new Berkshire Hathaway?

1 year ago, for day 46 by Yorick Phoenix πŸ†

I really being to think that Jeff Bezos really is modeling his company after the style of Warren Buffett and it's a thought that I have mentioned to others off and on for at least a year now. _Berkshire Hathaway: the investment vehicle for Warren Buffet to allow him to...


Are Podcasts the new Radio?

1 year ago, for day 45 by Yorick Phoenix πŸ†

Podcasts have been in the news off and on for a while recently. I knew about Podcasts and that Apple had an app for that but never really took any interest in them - after all you had to subscribe, and download, and all of that seemed like too much...


Salt & Vinegar Crisps

1 year ago, for day 44 by Yorick Phoenix πŸ†

Lets just face facts, Walkers make the best Salt & Vinegar Crisps and almost no American manufacturer knows how to make a decent version of them. The consequence of this is that I have to ship said product to the USA by the case. _nomenclature diversion: when I talk about...


Taking out the garbage: "it's a man's job"

1 year ago, for day 43 by Yorick Phoenix πŸ†

Trash pickup is Wednesday morning where I live so I try to gather up all the recycling and garbage from around the house and put it in the appropriate trash cans on a Sunday. Why Sunday, I'm not really sure except that the weekends are when I try to get...


Tracking Exchange Rates

1 year ago, for day 42 by Yorick Phoenix πŸ†

For those of you that don't know me β€” which is everyone except @owen who has actually met me β€”Β I'm British, live in California have a Welsh wife and I'm also now an American Citizen too. As a consequence of the above sometimes I need to spend money in...


Will it be a good year for the roses?

1 year ago, for day 40 by Yorick Phoenix πŸ†

When we bought our house in 2016 it came with a bunch of rose bushes, about 15 of them. I'm not a garden maintenance type person and I'm not in the position to pay for garden services. It was time to learn a thing or to about roses. My Dad...


The most important thing to do on New Years Eve.

1 year ago, for day 39 by Yorick Phoenix πŸ†

I'm not sure how many of us were writing on January 1st 2019. I assume @owen knows or can find out. Nevertheless it looks like there is now twelve authors left with a perfect 2019 streak record β€”Β currently 39 days. Other writers have either given up, taken a break...


Facebook is for the unfashionable majority

1 year ago, for day 37 by Yorick Phoenix πŸ†

In the latest Charged Tech Podcast there was a discussion as to the fact that after GDPR in Europe and the whole Cambridge Analytica scandel plus yet another "scandal" where FaceBook were caught using an internal Apple Enterprise License for an external app that they used to pay teanagers for...


Piss Minunciation of Worms

1 year ago, for day 35 by Yorick Phoenix πŸ†

That's right, I want to go to bed. I've just finished watching the last episode of the NetFlix TV Series "Sex Education" which I found very funny and highly recommend. I semi-binge watched it over four days β€” two episodes a night. Now, I am ready to go to bed...