A Dalliance with Apple Music

I jumped ship from Spotify after the last controversy and tried Apple Music. A few friends use it, so it can't be that bad can it? Well after a few months I can say it's dire. YASSS, the ultimate playlist of niche bullshitFirstly if you're using it on a desktop…

Sabaton: The War to End All Wars: Review

It's wild how it's been 3 years since the last Sabaton album. Pandemic adjusted it's ~1 year I guess. In between we've had a few singles in which have been somewhere between Fine and This Has Aged Poorly. On first listen I wasn't impressed so I've given it a lot…

I wrote a thing for work

Screenshot of ASOS Tech BlogI wrote a thing for the ASOS Tech Blog about what my typical day is like. Promote the brand, get people to join and make payments go woosh. You should read it and applaud it for the numbers. Read the other posts too! Hopefully one day…

Fuck off 1Password

1Password getting onboard with the nonsenseOnce again a good thing has become tainted with crypto shit. Sure it's just saving wallet info like you might a login or card but it validates this grift. Fuckin packet inn…

Consumerism 2021/22

Last year I wrote about useful stuff to buy/use. This will cover some useful stuff I found this year. Order your coffee beans from a good roaster. Previously I've either had a Pact subscription or picked up random bags from cafes I've visited. Obviously with the Pando that's been…

Smart Heating

About 4 years ago I bemoaned the heating in our house. It turns out that providing you're willing to connect things to the internet it's super easy. It was probably possible the time I wrote the post if you're okay with the internet[0]. Simply use Tado┬░! Replace your thermostat…

Warhammer 40k 9th Edition

I think it's fair to say that my interest in Warhammer 40k 8th edition peaked early and dropped off a cliff after playing a few games. I don't think I really gave it a fair whack, something I think I've at least started to do better with with 9th edition…

Albums of 2021

Some of the albums I have enjoyed in 2021. In no order and not all from 2021. Thatcher's Techbase OST - Barry "Epoch" ToppingMy GOTY has such a ripping soundtrack. Barry knocks it out of the park. Oak, Ash & Thorn - Dark ForestWow. Just wow. I found these guys…

Hotel Chocolat Velvetiser

Hotel Chocolat make this device called a Velvetiser. It's some where between a kettle and a blender. You put some milk and chocolate in and it heats up the milk while mixing it quickly to make it frothy (Velvetised). It makes one cup, in a short amount of time, very…

Tinners' Trail: A Second Play

I wrote about Tinners' Trail previously. I thought it was great but had some questions around how it changes with more than 2 players. Over the weekend I played the game with 4 players. I think it still holds up. That's it, review over... Victory for Dave!There are two…