Archive for the ‘monthly_update’ Category

May 2021

31May21

Pupdate Cold and dry April gave way to wet and windy May, but at least the bluebells were out and beautiful for scamping around: Podcast We’ve had some great guests on the show during May, and some fantastic episodes coming up. We also added a discussions feature to the web site, and Olivier Jacques came […]


April 2021

30Apr21

Pupdate As the weather has improved it’s been great to get out and about more with Max. We also had some fun with his mother Nellie coming to visit. Coding The new job means I’m back to writing code a lot more. One of my first adventures was into using the ZeroSSL API to automate […]


March 2021

31Mar21

Pupdate Max is 7 months old now, and continues to be a source of endless entertainment and cuteness. Having half his people back at school has disrupted our Lockdown III routines, but he has a reason to get extra excited when folk come home. Vaccination I got my first shot of the AstraZeneca vaccine. The […]


February 2021

28Feb21

Pupdate This was the month that he became a dog that likes to go for walks, which is great. He was pretty reluctant for the last few months – scared of traffic and meeting other people (and other dogs), and not keen on the cold wet weather. I’m glad we persevered, as he now seems […]


January 2021

31Jan21

Pupdate He’s getting more used to the rhythms of life with us. There’s obviously a distinctive sound to my lock keyboard keystroke, as he’s up and stretching before I’ve had a chance to change my glasses. Speaker fix I was watching The Midnight Sky[1]. It has a bunch of scenes in a spaceship, with very […]


December 2020

31Dec20

I don’t think I’ve ever been so glad for a holiday break… In this post, a brief pupdate, some new toys, People Powered, the history of PCBs, toiletry vacations, and some Pi and VR stuff. Pupdate Max continues to grow, and get used to being part of the household. It’s been really fun having him […]


November 2020

29Nov20

There’s been lots happening this month, with the puppy growing, some IT failures, moving on from some previously loved products and services, more updates on streaming and VR, and a few things I forgot in October… Puppy He’s done a lot of growing from the start of the month: To the end of the month: […]


October 2020

31Oct20

Puppy It wasn’t long after we lost Dougal that we decided the house just felt wrong without a dog. So… new puppy – Maximus: More photos on my daily #pupdate We’re all streamers now Returning to this theme, I’ve added a few more links to my streaming tag on Pinboard. Lighting On the recommendation of […]


September 2020

30Sep20

As the family has gone back to school September seems to have whizzed by, with fewer interesting things to report on as life settles back to a weekly routine. I’ve mentioned the punctuations of comedy nights and online whisky tastings before, so there’s little new to report… Frontline Live My amazing friend Katz Kiely set […]


August 2020

29Aug20

ICYMI It’s been something of a busy month for blogging, with posts on Cloud Migration, Java, the UK exam fiasco, Hugo. and RIP Dougal. BBQ The new Kamado Joe that I mentioned last month got its first run, which looked good, but ended up being a little dry: Hawksmore @ Home The Hawksmore at Home […]