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.…

How to build your first diorama

What's become a yearly tradition amongst my Warhammer-friends is a Secret Santa called Secret Sanguinius. We paint a model for someone and exchange that at Warhammer World in early January. Last year I had Rob and painted an Arjac Rockfist. This year I did something silly. I was assigned Tom,…

A Speedy IS-2 Build

After watching a lot of Plasmo I decided to build my first historical armoured fighting vehicle. I picked the 1/72 scale IS-2 from Revell, mostly because it's cheap and easy. Top and bottom half of the tank assembled and base coated.The first few stages went very quickly. Some…

Slowest Spitfire Build Ever

In October 2018 I started building a 1/72 Supermarine Spitfire Pr.X1X from Airfix. I worked out what paints to use and built the cockpit pretty quickly. I got scared off by assembling and masking the fuselage. Over the last week I've been finishing it off. Spitfire interior as…