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: 545 days.

Current streak: 703 days.

Total word count: 250070 words (458 words on average per post)

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1 month ago, for day 285 by Yorick Phoenix 🥁

Exercise: Stress from being a Salesman. Keyboard Practice: Full live 37 bar sonata. I have a better reputation for doing deals than Donald Trump. OK, it doesn’t take much to be better at doing deals than the current President of the United States, but I still believe it to...


1 month ago, for day 284 by Yorick Phoenix 🥁

Exercise: Yes, no not saying. Keyboard Practice: Touched the keys. People have mixed feelings about Facebook and with good reason. I use it less and less myself but do use it to keep in touch with old friends in the UK, and people I went to school with -...


1 month ago, for day 283 by Yorick Phoenix 🥁

Exercise: Lugging in heavy boxes. Keyboard Practice: Nope. It’s been an exhausting week - which is why I’ve been writing private posts that weren’t worth reading for three day. Yesteray my boss told me to take the day off, even the entire weekend. Normally you don’t need your boss...

Rebate Saturday

1 month ago, for day 277 by Yorick Phoenix 🥁

Exercise: Shopping, tasks. Keyboard Practice: Played my Sonata. My Sonata might be recognisable as Moonlight at the start, but I've be playing with the timing to make it less robotic and more ebbing and flowing. Maybe I'll start throwing in the odd extra note here and there and forgot...

Long Way Roam

2 months ago, for day 276 by Yorick Phoenix 🥁

Exercise: not today. Keyboard Practice: simple Sonata. I've been watching the new "Long Way Up" series on Apple TV+. It's the one where Ewan McGregor and his mate take motorbikes and ride long distances. In this case from the southernmost tip of Argentina to Los Angeles. Previously the rode...

Thirty Seven Bars Electric

2 months ago, for day 275 by Yorick Phoenix 🥁

Exercise: not today. Keyboard Practice: parallel Sonata. Everyday I start every "office day" by playing thirty seven bars of Moonlight Sonata. I play them myself, and when I say play, I only play the simple bits with just the one hand. And when I say thirty seven bars, that's...

Sometime Around Midnight

2 months ago, for day 272 by Yorick Phoenix 🥁

Exercise: not today. Keyboard Practice: not today (either). It's sometime around midnight and I'm performing real-world disaster recovery testing on our live servers. In the first test we switched over from the East Coast Infrastructure to the West Coast with a 19 minute downtime. Not ideal. My target was...


2 months ago, for day 270 by Yorick Phoenix 🥁

Exercise: nope, it's Saturday. Keyboard Practice: chilled out sonata. I woke up on the middle of the night the other day (or rather night) and had difficulty getting back to sleep. This is unusual for me. While I may have difficulties getting to sleep - after all it is...

Playing In The Dark

2 months ago, for day 268 by Yorick Phoenix 🥁

Exercise: 2 mile walk. Keyboard Practice: Eyes closed sonata. I've been practicing my keyboard playing with my eyes closed. This is the nearest I can get to "touch-type" playing. Yes, I could stare straight ahead but the temptation to glance down is too much, so I close my eyes,...

Sonata Quasi Una Fantasia

2 months ago, for day 267 by Yorick Phoenix 🥁

Exercise: 2.6 mile walk Keyboard Practice: Boring the sonata 1.. 2,3... 1... 2,3 - goes the fingers of my right hand as yet again I play Sonata quasi una fantasia (AKA: Moonlight Sonata). I have played it so many times now that I can play a whole 20 bars...