How is it only Wednesday? That is unacceptable.

Steam Deck Upgrades


Absolutely sick of the 512GB space limit on my Steam Deck so I grabbed a 2TB SSD for mine. The swap is pretty easy, but very nervewracking taking something like this apart.

Scotland 2023


Nice little getaway to Scotland. I had never been before, so we decided to spend a few days in Glasgow, then a few in Edinburgh.

My little square of sunrise


I haven't thought to look back and see how it happens, but sunrise for the past few weeks has been cutting through a hole in everything, and making a nice little rectangle on our fence. It's one of those things that feels like it's just for me. Do you ever get that?

Woke up with a melody in my head that I could not place, but I did know the lyrics, and wait I can sing this song I definitely know this. I hate it when that happens.

David Mitchell said on an episode of Would I Lie To You that if he knew how he knew all the things he knew then he could only know half the things. But what if you only knew how you knew the things you know, but you couldn't actually remember them?

I think my Query Language is fine, and my indices are OK, but my database might need restoring from a backup.



As I'm sure I mentioned, I soloed ArcTanGent last year. I enjoyed myself but in places I was quite bored and lonely. This year I'm planning to learn from my mistakes.

I finished Ada Palmer's Seven Surrenders, and it got me thinking about types of fun. I really didn't enjoy reading large sections of this book.

Anything where the heads of the hives are colluding is written in a way that irritates me, with these characters who've given themselves stupid posturing titles conspiring to stay as important as they think they are. Everyone's always referred to as "The Duke", "The Anonymous", "Caesar", "Madame" and it makes my skin crawl.

However, I love the story. It has everything I like: future societies, politics, corruption, duplicity, crazy technology, religion, gods among people. So I guess I'm continuing the series in informed hope that the remaining books won't have as much of the stuff I don't like.

It took me so long to finish Seven Surrenders; I can't have that again with The Will to Battle. Ideally need to finish before ArcTanGent so I can read an ebook there. Last year I read a whole book in my downtime and hoping to do that again this year.

Pizza Sunday


Another Pizza Sunday. Told you I'd stop counting. These were the best ones I've made so far.

Keyboard Pano


I've had the idea for this in my head for a while but couldn't be bothered to do it until now. I had to add something to my site for it to work. Probably broken in your browser.

This week I bought three games:

  • Sonic Frontiers (£25)
  • Brotato (£3)
  • Uncharted: Legacy of Thieves Collection (£26)

And what have I been playing? Brotato. My brain might be broken.

Birthday SUP


Went on a last minute paddle-boarding trip with a good friend on my birthday. Never been before but Barcombe Mills is a nice place to go for a first-timer.

I'm going to need to know what Apatow, Romano, Provenza, and Maron (RIP Shandling) think of Bo Burnam's Inside.

I don't mind birthdays, y'know? I don't get freaked out or anything. But I have these vivid memories of specific moments before I was ten years old, and it's crazy to me that that's the same person as me. As I am. A smaller version of the same guy I am right now. Do you ever think about that? Doesn't that freak you out a bit? Thinking about when you were a kid and where you are now. I dunno that's the sort of thing I think about when I complete a lap. When I was a kid I imagined where I am now, and now I remember where I was then. A single point in time is such a small thing to focus on. The past is big; the future is big. Right now is impossibly small. I feel like that should take the pressure off but it doesn't.

I wish I was a cat


I mean just look at this lazy little jerk. Never seen anything like it, if I'm honest.

Pizza with my new apron


Mozzarella balls in the topping this time. Fewer pizza photos and more new-apron photos.

Dilemma v1 Choc


I love the Dilemma but my Charybdis fits way better on my desk. Decided to put some low profile switches on the Dilemma so I can throw it in my bag and use it when I'm not at my desk. So far so good.

KBDCraft Adam


I got this for Tabitha. Well, I got this then I remembered I can't type on row stagger any more so I decided it would become for Tabitha. And she built the case and put the switches in, so she's on her way to a new addiction.

I made pizza, take three


I made pizza again. This time a cold ferment in the fridge over the course of three days. What a massive improvement to the quality of the dough. Probably not going to number every post. At least not when I can actually reliably succeed at this!

Nike Jason Tatum Pink Lemonade


I love loud shoes, and these are up there. The deciding factor was Jason and I sharing a monogram. I know Nike has ID but this is better.

I am utterly sick of Google Analytics 4.