Kids profiles on Disney+ are for people who post reviews on Common Sense Media; almost completely devoid of any edge whatsoever.


Sunday

Sunday

We went for a walk. Most things are portrait today. That happens sometimes.


Tabitha watching Qi'ra kissing Han in Solo: they do that loads
Charlotte: what, kissing?
Tabitha: yeah
Charlotte: they're in love!
Tabitha: did you and daddy kiss loads when you were in love?
Me: 😒😭


Week

Week

This week was marginally less crazy at work. Client handover went super well on one thing, and wireframes and planning going well on another.


Context-specific aliases with fish shell

We're using Docker for everything now, which is great but it's a big ask of some of our frontend devs who aren't as comfortable with a CLI as others. Fortunately, there is a way!


When Barbossa says in Pirates of the Caribbean "I am disinclined to acquiesce to your request", "acquiesce" already includes a reluctance component, which makes the use of "disinclined" redundant. He's essentially saying "I am reluctant to reluctantly comply with your request".


A nice walk

A nice walk

We went for a walk. The good thing about walking when the weather is bad, is not seeing other people


Getting back into guitar

Getting back into guitar

Not really sure why but after 10+ years off I want to play guitar again. I have never been a good guitarist; that's a lot of effort


I quite like these photo dumps

I quite like these photo dumps

I just don't have the time or motivation to try and make some sort of nice photo post with some structure or theme, but I do still take photos I'd like to share.


Sometimes I wonder if people I work with realise how lucky they are to be still getting paid their full salary and actually have a job right now. People acting like they're waiting for money to run out so they can get furloughed and chill a bit whilst everyone else is desperate for that to not happen.


An unimaginative photo dump

An unimaginative photo dump

Some photos from my phone. Been super busy at work so haven't had time in my day for taking proper pictures.


Tabitha: you're the funnest dad in the world!
Tabitha: 🤔
Tabitha: Is Joe Lycett a dad?
Me: 😢


How is it only Tuesday

How is it only Tuesday

I've been quite good with cycling in the morning the last two weeks. Been pushing myself pretty hard, and I go before breakfast so sometimes I push a bit too far and need to lie down for a minute


We went away in February

This feels like a lifetime ago. I found my little mini diary thing I was initially keeping to show Tabitha how to make notes, but I didn't do anything with it (and neither did she). I might start doing this with my whole life.


Robin!

Robin!

He's getting closer! He will be my friend


Intense Sunday

Intense Sunday

I like helping at the allotment. I'm much better in the morning when my energy levels are high


Sharing games with Tabitha

Sharing games with Tabitha

Was really nice to share this with Tabitha


I'm trying not to focus on the General State of Things too much. It's outside my control, and people are making stupid decisions that annoy me. One of us isn't thinking enough, and if it's me that doesn't make me less annoyed.

I'm burying myself in work a bit, but I am also really enjoying figuring out ways to spend time with people I care about but can't be near. I equate this to trying to figure out what to buy someone for their birthday: how can I let this person know that I value them and care about them?

One of the easiest people I've ever known in this regard is My Friend Hugo (sounds like a movie about an intervention). We have so much overlap in things we like that I frequently feel guilty for not making more effort with him. I feel like things that require less effort shouldn't receive less effort; it should be the opposite.

I digress.

Hugo and I played Streets of Rage 4 online together and it was great. They've done a brilliant job with that game. Like they've been watching people trash the Sonic formula and annoy people and gone "hey let's not do that; people don't like it". I've played a lot of Streets of Rage, and this is a great addition to the series. I'm very glad that SoR continues to be a series that you don't have to say "oh skip that one, it sucks".

Hope you're staying safe. If you want to do something together, hit me up.


Everyone's doing this music thing of 10 albums that shaped their taste. No-one on Facebook cares about my music taste. No-one cares here, but at least I know that!

The Offspring - Americana
Slipknot - Slipknot
Royksopp - Junior
Run the Jewels - Run The Jewels 2
Death Grips - The Money Store
yndi halda - Enjoy Eternal Bliss
La Dispute - Wildlife
Incubus - Make Yourself
Jose Gonzalez - Veneer
Carpenter Brut - EP I


Garden Squirrels

Garden Squirrels

We've got squirrels in the garden at the moment. I'm not sure what's up with them but a couple of the younger ones have almost no fur on their tails.