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: 311 days.

Current streak: 382 days.

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

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Variable Weather

2 months ago, for day 291 by Yorick Phoenix πŸ†

The weather is getting annoying. Yeah I know, first world problems of California. The day starts dark and cold. I have taken to wearing an extra sweater. Today I had to put on a pair of jeans to survive my home office. All though the summer I close up the...

iStarted something iThink

2 months ago, for day 290 by Yorick Phoenix πŸ†

After I finished the last of the 31 parts of my Computer Languages posts I put a link to Facebook letting my friends know that if they had sleeping problems, I had 10,000 (boring) words that could possibly help them. Turns out some of them actually read some β€” or...

Cat food from Amazon

3 months ago, for day 289 by Yorick Phoenix πŸ†

Recently @owen tweeted that somebody kept stealing his Amazon cat food deliveries from his patio. Somebody commented that he really should be buying it from a local pet food store. Owen discussed all this on the latest Charged Podcast - offset: 5:45 - where he defended his position on...

Languages 31/31 (the end?)

3 months ago, for day 288 by Yorick Phoenix πŸ†

Part 30 is here Languages I haven't used - well maybe glanced at, but never actually used are: Rust If I ever wanted to go back to writing things in C again I maybe tempted to learn Rust (or the next language below) instead, on the assumption that it...

Languages 30/31 (Everything else)

3 months ago, for day 287 by Yorick Phoenix πŸ†

Part 29 is here This is the start of the wrap up of everything else that I have either played with, avoided or skipped over. Mystery Pipeline Language Long ago I experimented with a language that fully supported data pipelining - the language was designed just for this purpose....

Slow boat to Catalina

3 months ago, for day 286 by Yorick Phoenix πŸ†

Frustrating day, very frustrating. Hopefully that I'm getting close to the Catalina shore, I have everything that needed to be migrate, migrated. Everything is backed up, I can always wind back the install by restoring my backup image. However, I'm only going to feel totally safe if I could still...

Languages 29/31 (JavaScript)

3 months ago, for day 285 by Yorick Phoenix πŸ†

Part 28 is here This post has been a long time coming. Partly because I really didn't want to write it. It would mean the final language I write about and the this the current end to my learning. I also had the hope that I could find a way...

Nearing Catalina

3 months ago, for day 284 by Yorick Phoenix πŸ†

I haven't installed Catalina yet, but I've as good as set sail for the islands. I'll probably be installing next week sometime. Although I hear of mail issues so I am a little concerned about that. Of the things that I outlined earlier… FTP I have migrated the settings...

got power?

3 months ago, for day 283 by Yorick Phoenix πŸ†

In November 2018 PG&E warned the residents of Paradise, California that it would be likely that they needed to turn off the power to the area due to fire risk. In the end they didn't and as a result caused the most devastating California wildfire ever. We haven't had any...

iPhone Battery Upgrade Saga Pt 1/1

3 months ago, for day 282 by Yorick Phoenix πŸ†

The battery on my original iPhone X started giving me the "low power" warning earlier and earlier in the day. Normally I wouldn't even get the warning unless I had been away from all forms of power for the entire day. I checked the battery status, max capacity 83% and...