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: 442 days.

Current streak: 562 days.

Total word count: 206266 words (466 words on average per post)


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The saga of the Apple Watch Series 4 repair part 7 (of 13)

1 year ago, for day 59 by Yorick Phoenix 🏆

[This is a continuation of part 6 of the saga, this is part 7] Note: I only had 4 hours sleep last night so the quality of this installment may be lacking The cracked eBay watch was returned. It wasn't as "fully functional" as the seller had described....


The saga of the Apple Watch Series 4 repair part 6 (of 13)

1 year ago, for day 58 by Yorick Phoenix 🏆

[This is a continuation of part 5 of the saga, this is part 6] The streak solving watch arrived from eBay - or rather from the person who sold it to me on eBay. The packaging was extreme so it took a while to get through all the brown parcel...


The saga of the Apple Watch Series 4 repair part 5 (of 13)

1 year ago, for day 57 by Yorick Phoenix 🏆

[This is a continuation of part 4 of the saga, this is part 5] Having accepted the cost of repair ($299+TAX) I was on the hunt for a temporary watch for my wife to wear while hers was being repaired. I had ruled out the buy and return within the...


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

1 year ago, for day 56 by Yorick Phoenix 🏆

[This is a continuation of part 3 of the saga, this is part 4] After working out that buying a new watch and selling the cracked one on eBay wasn't going to work, it was time to bite the bullet, accept that it was going to cost $299 + TAX...


The saga of the Apple Watch Series 4 repair part 3 (of 13)

1 year ago, for day 55 by Yorick Phoenix 🏆

[This is a continuation of part 2 of the saga, this is part 3] So far I have concluded that the watch repair is going to cost a minimum of $299 (for a watch that only costs $399) and my wife is going to lose her multi-year streak if the...


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...


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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...