The World is a Strange Place

The World is a Strange Place

Paul went on holiday to Italy. He's a braver man than I; I don't like sharing a pavement with other people, let alone a plane!


A conversation with Tabitha, about naming Pokémon


Getting to the stage with this site where I have learned so much about GraphQL, Node, and React that it all needs to be ripped out and redone. I can't decide if I'm looking forward to that or not.


Where did my baby go?

Where did my baby go?

Why is she so grown up now. Please, time; just stop for a little while.


Disarray

Disarray

It has been a couple of weeks!


I've heard David Walliams described as "this generation's Roald Dahl", which is utterly ludicrous and does a huge disservice to Roald Dahl. But it's nice to occasionally test how hard I can roll my eyes.


Desoldering

Desoldering

I thought this was going to take all day. Nowhere has switches in stock, and I have a board with really good switches that I'm not using


Quefrency

Quefrency

The easiest build I've done so far. Maybe because I had planned it. I knew what layout I was using. I'd counted my switches. All I needed to do was place them, solder them, sort my firmware. But this was a fun build, and I was rewarded for my planning


How is Gravity Falls perfect? There are so few things I wouldn't change at all, but Gravity Falls is one.


Everyone's gone to bed

Everyone's gone to bed

Everyone went to bed before 8pm, but Tabitha's tent was still set up in the lounge so I rotated it to face the TV and watched Futurama.


Walk

Walk

It's so hot in our bedroom at the moment; it's driving me crazy. I slept about an hour. I can't sleep when my pillow is hot; it stresses me out


The Last Week

The Last Week

This thumbnail is misleading.


Early Saturday ride

Early Saturday ride

I bought a copy of The Last of Us 2 from Pete at work, and went to collect it this morning


Walk

Walk

Ugh. Today. This post contains heavy spoilers for the first The Last of Us game. I am the last person to finish this game, so I suspect that it doesn't matter. But still.


We're alright

We're alright

Being in constant company, even with people you love, can cause friction. There's a fine line between love and hate and all that


Bloc Party's Silent Alarm is an album that I revisit about once a year and I'm surprised by how much I love it. The M83 remix of The Pioneers is featured in the final series of Netflix's Dark, and it's so perfectly chosen, I have to go all the way back through the record again.


The Last of Us is so unrealistic. Joel finds scissors everywhere, and I can't even find them in the drawer I put them in. I guess there's not really anyone round to use them and not put them back in The Last of Us.


The Week Before My Birthday

The Week Before My Birthday

The week that both went quickly and felt like it would never end.


Shortcuts for GIFs

I love GIFs. I use them all the time. On my laptop, I have a LaunchBar custom bookmarks index that lists them all so that they're searchable and I can access them easily, but that's more difficult in iOS. I decided to see if I could use iOS' Shortcuts app to give me some sort of search UI for them, and it turns out I can!


We're ending free movement to stop all the bad immigrants and also make it infinitely more difficult to leave this country for any reason but mostly don't forget we're doing this because of immigrants and not because millions of people were tricked into voting for something that wasn't adequately explained to them and now everyone has to suffer.

I hate this country and everyone in it.