Apple TV

I bought a 64GB 4K Apple TV recently and it's magic. It replaces a combination of Fire and NowTV sticks. Both of which are old and were cheap at the time. Their UIs are slow, remtoes feels cheap, and clutter up the place. My immedate reaction is that tvOS is…

Clojure REPL in VS Code

I'm tinkering around with Clojure at the moment and have found the tooling to be quite nice. My setup is: VS Code running on my Windows 10 machineWSL 2 running Ubuntu 20.04Installed leiningen on UbuntuOpen VS Code and connect to the Ubuntu machine with the Remote - WSL plugin…

Realm of Battle Board

It's that time again: Dave builds some terrain for speculative wargames games. I managed to buy a set of Realm of Battle boards, years after they stopped being sold. For less than retail including shipping! Praise be. In my excitement I spent my lunch break attacking the first 3 panels…

Signal Getting Crypto-ed?

I successfully moved nearly all my WhatsApp based chat to Signal and then they try to do crypto nonsense? Signal is getting a crypto-based payments system, screenshot.Why can we not just have nice things?…

The Warm Embrace of Apple

I recently dropped my Pixel 3a perfectly flat on the bathroom floor and utterly shattered the screen. This broke the OLED too. I tried to repair but it failed[0]. I took this opportunity to shake up my tech stack and buy an iPhone. Here are my observations so far:…

Supine Sourdough Redux

I've continued making sourdough and have been tinkering with the recipe: The flour mix now will always have granary in. Around 30% of the 500g.More salt (2 spoons). Salt is great.Mixing the flour, water, and salt together first before adding the starter. I've found it easier to feel…

My Clever Dripper Brew Recipe

I've bought a Clever Dripper and put the Aeropress and cafetiere in the loft. Whilst the Clever can't do the volumes a large cafetiere can, it makes great coffee with no sludge and easy cleanup (that's compostable). The brew method for two cups is: Fold the edges of your unbleached…

Things I recommend you buy, 2020 edition

Inspired by this post here are some things I consider to be good. I'm not providing links, you can find your own suppliers with your choice of search engine. I'm calling this the 2020 edition because I've not bought anything in 2021 yet. MSG: Augment food with a pinch of…

Agile

Everywhere I've seen agile used it seems to stutter and fail as people get tied up in process and bike shedding. That led me to think about how I'd like to run agile sprints. So here it is: There's a ranked and ready backlog of tasks going into sprint planning.…

Supine Sourdough

I'm a white white cishet software engineer who's growing a man bun and trying to eat less meat so it must follow that I also make sourdough. I've been making it for a year and it's great. It's also incredibly simple. You don't need all the ceremony you see online.…