I've been using Zwift with a Wahoo Kickr Core for the last few months and it's been great for keeping me cycling on a regular basis. I'm not really a fair-weather cyclist but the wind gets so bad around here at times, that it's both demoralising and dangerous, so the trainer has been a good compromise.
I made a new friend, and he's a really good blogger. He writes about things I wish I could write about like music and movies, but for some reason I feel like this blog has to be about me and the things I make, and that writing about those things doesn't fit here somehow. I wish it did because when something like that grabs me I feel so compelled to share it, and I don't really have any meaningful way of doing that.
It's given me an idea that will result in one of the following:
- A failed social network
- A new blog post category here
- This short post and nothing else
Not difficult to see the smart bet here.
This week I needed to make a really big form. It’s really big. Most people don’t like forms, but I’ve always been a bit of a contrarian, and my approach for saving user input on this form got me thinking about how much effort goes into things people take for granted. In code, I mean. Life is way out of scope for a blog post.
I've been waiting to build a Corne ever since Perkins told me about how much he loves his. He got his free because he's a big deal, but I had to pay for mine because I am no deal at all.
There's an episode of Mr Bean where he goes down a load of steps to a beach. That is quite near our house, and coincidentally a really nice walk.
I have taken a lot of photos over the last few weeks but I can't always be bothered to post them. They go on Instagram so I can get that sweet, sweet attention, but I get no attention here so it always gets neglected.
I am absolutely sick of my devices thinking they're smarter than I am. Every morning I get on my bike to use Zwift, turn on my iPad (for TV) and phone (for Zwift) and my phone is like "he wants to listen to Zwift" and pulls my Airpods from my iPad. I then have to quit one of the apps to force it to either give up or request access to my headphones. It is absolutely infuriating.
And my phone has just done it with my cabled headphones. I plugged them in, and my phone decided (even though I don't think I've ever done this) that I wanted to output audio to my TV. Not the headphones that are physically plugged into the device. So I went to change that and my headphones disappeared as an option. They're physically plugged in! I had to re-plug them to get them to show up. So not only is wireless an unpredictable and unstable mess, but we're forgetting how to do cables now?!
A sleepy dog, some old video games, and a walk around some new routes right next to some old routes.
Against my better judgement (and Charlotte's protests), I bought a pair of rollerblades again.
I've been so bad at this recently. We walk the same laps around the village every day, and see the same things, take the same pictures, and I'm just bored. I'm bored of everything and I don't know how to fix it.
Tabitha and I went for a walk whilst Charlotte was at the allotment. Was a super nice day, and great to spend some time alone with her. We saw a Triangulation Station, some birds, cows and half a zebra.
I right-place-right-timed my way to a PS5 this week. It's the first time in ages that I haven't picked up a console I wanted on launch day.
I wasn't rushing to get one because there wasn't a launch title that I was drawn to, but that turned out to be wrong.
The things I want to change stay the same. The things I want to keep move further away.
It's a year ago today that Amelie died. I'm certain, at this point, that the guilt is never going to go away.