Yorick Phoenix


Following: 57 writers

Followers: 21 writers

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: 311 days.

Current streak: 382 days.

Total word count: 150532 words (484 words on average per post)

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Catalina Ahoy

2 months ago, for day 315 by Yorick Phoenix 🏆

We last saw me sailing the good ship macBook Pro mid-2014 (Aka: MegaDoDo) to Catalina a good twenty days ago. Not much has changed in the last twenty days other than a few products releasing updates and Apple releasing the first of what are bound to multiple updates. Today...

@Scribblings on Scribblings

2 months ago, for day 310 by Yorick Phoenix 🏆

I suspect none of you are wondering why I use the handle @scribblings. I'm going to write about it anyway. In early '95 my co-founder and CEO suggested that as the CTO with a growing engineering team I should write technical articles for distribution to the engineering and QA departments...

Nobody Home

2 months ago, for day 309 by Yorick Phoenix 🏆

Long ago in a time period that many readers will not have experienced or may have difficulty comprehending there were no smart phones, there wasn't any mobile phones, and generally speaking cordless phones were rare. You can assume there was no Internet as well. The only phone that existed was...

Multinational Wall Calendar

2 months ago, for day 308 by Yorick Phoenix 🏆

I live in the US and I need a calendar that includes the US Holidays & events. My parents, sister & daughter live in England so I need to have one that includes UK ones. Also Daylight changes are different in the two countries. Mother's day is on totally different...

Ran To The Beat

2 months ago, for day 307 by Yorick Phoenix 🏆

In my Previous post I talked about how I worked out which music was good for me. Armed with a portable MP3 player I was now good for a 5K or 10K run. That was until my player broke. Being an engineer the obvious solution was redundancy so for my...

Running To The Beat

2 months ago, for day 306 by Yorick Phoenix 🏆

In my previous post I mentioned how I came to take up running and my major issue with it. I was running and taking part in 5K road races I needed a music to break the boredom of running, but not all music works. Eg: The Chariots of Fire theme...

Run To The Beat

2 months ago, for day 305 by Yorick Phoenix 🏆

Back in 2000 I owned the domains Run2TheBeat.com and RunToTheBeat.com with the idea of building a web site to solve a particular problem that I had run into. I never did build the web site, but I did sell one of the domains to somebody else with a similar idea....

Just too much

2 months ago, for day 304 by Yorick Phoenix 🏆

Today was one of those days that wear you out. It's not over, I'm falling asleep and if I do I'll lose my streak. I didn't get to bed until at least 1:30am, it had been a bad day the previous day. I awoke around 6:30 with a really bad...

Warp Speed Internet (Pt 5/5)

2 months ago, for day 303 by Yorick Phoenix 🏆

In Part 4 I wrote about the advantages of using a VPN to hide the domains you accessing from your ISP / Boss / Government / whomever. This is because encrypted DNS alone is not the full solution. I also pointed out that this only moves the problem to someplace...

Warp Speed Internet (Pt 4/5)

2 months ago, for day 302 by Yorick Phoenix 🏆

In Part 3 I wrote about encrypted DNS, how it only half-solves the privacy problem because the secure https request to the IP Address your DNS Lookup gave you includes the domain of the server you are trying to connect to. Your DNS queries are now encrypted so that nobody...