Yorick Phoenix

@Scribblings

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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: 407 days.

Current streak: 518 days.

Total word count: 192940 words (474 words on average per post)


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The saga of the Apple Watch Series 4 repair part 2 (of 13)

1 year ago, for day 54 by Yorick Phoenix 🏆

[This is a continuation of part 1 of the saga, this is part 2] So I promised my wife that I would get her broken Apple Watch fixed and a promise to my wife is a promise I planed to keep. After all how hard / expensive could it be?...


The saga of the Apple Watch Series 4 repair part 1 (of 13)

1 year ago, for day 53 by Yorick Phoenix 🏆

The first moment I knew that something was badly wrong was the anguished cry of "no" followed by intense crying from the direction of the bathroom. I leapt out of bed to find out what had happened to find my wife shakingly holding her Apple Watch which now had a...


Liftoff, we have liftoff, over the clear dark skies of Florida

1 year ago, for day 52 by Yorick Phoenix 🏆

I often tell my boss that the solution to the problem he is proposing is quite straightforward, after all it isn't rocket science. One thing that absolutely is rocket science is the SpaceX Falcon 9 launches. There was another one this evening with - I believe - the 34th successful...


But it's just an edge case

1 year ago, for day 51 by Yorick Phoenix 🏆

[length warning 600+ words] QA's job is to find bugs in your code and if the engineering team has done it's job right the only ones that they will find are what is known as an "edge case". It's the kind of situation where if the sun and the moon...


You too can vote on the next topic

1 year ago, for day 50 by Yorick Phoenix 🏆

I can hardly believe that I have been doing this for 50 days and I have so much to do, but if I don't write my words now I'll have to write them at bedtime and that isn't a good time for me to be writing — well it is...


Does practice really makes perfect?

1 year ago, for day 49 by Yorick Phoenix 🏆

By the end of the year I will deem this a success if I can come up with a concise three hundred word posting that conveys something important to you, the reader. Writing three hundred words is quite easy, well at least for me. I have a very verbose style....


Is Tesla the new Apple?

1 year ago, for day 48 by Yorick Phoenix 🏆

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 🏆

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 🏆

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 🏆

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...