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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Oops I did it again (3 of 4)

1 year ago, for day 112 by Yorick Phoenix 🏆

This is a continuation of Part 2 Having lost the entire message thread - all 10 years worth - I figured that iCloud backup was one of those situations where it should be the answer. I checked the iCloud backup status. Last backup was the afternoon before, that was before...

Tooltime for Flag Poles

1 year ago, for day 111 by Yorick Phoenix 🏆

Following on from yesterdays post Fun with Flags today was the day that I fixed the flag pole, or rather the bracket that held the flag pole. Originally the bracket - made of some cast metal - was put up hurriedly using the raw plugs provided. I suspected it wouldn't...

Fun with Flags

1 year ago, for day 110 by Yorick Phoenix 🏆

We went for a long slow hike today, 4.88 miles, 1,055 ft of incline. I have a bad knee, it took a while but I did OK. Today was going to be a cooler day than Sunday so we decided that instead of doing the weekend catchup on Saturday and...

Oops I did it again (2 of 4)

1 year ago, for day 109 by Yorick Phoenix 🏆

This is a continuation of Part 1 I accidentally deleted 10 years of an iCloud iMessage thread, with what looked like no way to get it back. Next up my iPad Air. It had plenty of history as far as I could tell. Except nothing since mid Dec 2018. So...

Oops I did it again (1 of 4)

1 year ago, for day 108 by Yorick Phoenix 🏆

Remember way back on the 12th January when I wrote about deleting a company wide shared calendar containing years of event history and how I managed to get it back. Well... last night I accidentally deleted 10 years of iMessages, this time I'm not sure there was much hope of...

Adventures with a Lost Suitcase (part 4 of n)

1 year ago, for day 107 by Yorick Phoenix 🏆

[This is a continuation of Part 3] I was now travelling without my suitcase with less and less hope that I would ever see it again. Virgin had tried to deliver somebody else's suitcase to me which really didn't inspire hope. Each day I called them, got the...

Culture Shock

1 year ago, for day 106 by Yorick Phoenix 🏆

Warning: Ranty post ahead @Asia wrote a great post on "Death and Taxes" which you should all read. If you do, when you get to the comments sections you'll see a comment from moi that says: Whenever the Government could do it easier there is always a private company...

That time Owen & I swapped locations

1 year ago, for day 105 by Yorick Phoenix 🏆

The day I met @owen he let me play with his surface book and brought me coffee. We chatted about tech and coding and stuff and what had gone down at the Google Event he was in town for. It was a fun couple of hours before he...

The Sling Thing

1 year ago, for day 104 by Yorick Phoenix 🏆

On the 2nd February 2013 I spent $40 on "The Sling Thing". If I could track down the guy who sold it to me I could now tell him that he was right, it's a great product. I'm not sure what the official title for the item...

My new addiction?

1 year ago, for day 102 by Yorick Phoenix 🏆

It's Friday night, it's late, I want to go to bed. I can't, I still have to write my words. But why? Why is this important? Why do I have to do this? What do I have to lose? Is this my new addiction? I have to write or I...