Out for our lunctime state-sanctioned exercise, and noticed a seal had managed to make it all the way past the Diamond Bridge on the River Don, in Aberdeen. I’ve never seen them in this area before!
Me: "Hi, Bank! I’d like to lower the credit limit on my credit card, please."
Bank: "What’s that? You’d like to close your account? OK, done. Please pay the balance."
Me: "What?! No! WTAF?!?"
Bank: "…you clearly asked me to close the account."
My Morning: A Story, by Me.
Oh sure, Apple Watch, that’s going to be real easy to do in the middle of a pandemic, and the whole country being in lockdown… 😬
This bag of freshly ground coffee (personally delivered by the shop earlier) is making the entire kitchen smell amazing ☕️
I really love this idea, Colin, as well as the general setup of treating your blog as distinct days, rather than a simple "stream" of posts. I’ve been experimenting with some similar ideas on my test site, but I haven’t quite cracked a format I like as much as you have. I’d love to know more about your setup and how this was done.
I’m finding my sleep routine has been completely upended by the "new normal." Going to bed late, mostly by accident, and waking up even earlier than I was when I had to commute. I’m sure I’ll get used to it, but right now I am so. darn. tired.
Slowly but surely, I’m optimising my WFH setup for the long haul. This weekend I replaced 2 sets of keyboard and mouse with 1 that can be shared between both computers, added a hook for the headsets, and installed a light for better video conferencing. Because that’s the sort of thing we do now 😅
I’ve tidied up the wiring above the desk as best I can, but I’m waiting on a cable-tidy arriving to clean up the power cables and the like under the desk.
This setup is starting to get so comfortable and relaxing to work at I’ll not be wanting to go back to work in the office! 😂
The last couple of times we've gone out for our state-sanctioned household exercise, my partner and I have both noted we've seen far more police patrols than we normally would.
Instead of the usual "wear whatever" while WFH I’m going to try wearing normal work clothes (smart/business casual) instead, to see if it helps with the mental context switch of "work time" vs "home time".
There's so much stuff in Disney+ that it's a bit overwhelming. But also a bit scary in an “oh, I didn't realise they owned
that too” sense — even as someone who had a sense of just how much of the entertainment world they own!
Day 1 of the U.K. lockdown, and that’s my viewing sorted for the foreseeable future 😅
It’s taken me over 2 hours of fiddling around, but I finally have a working CI/CD pipeline working on Azure.
Dotnet 3.1 is the version the docs direct you to install and use locally, but by default Azure App Service uses 3.0. You can override it to 3.1 in settings, but Azure Pipelines doesn’t seem to know about 3.1 yet (even as "LTS"), so will change your override back to 3.0 when deploying, unless you change an option buried away in the Release settings. But you can’t change it to a value in the dropdown – you have to type in your own value.
And if you don’t do this, your 3.1-base app won’t run at all, with no helpful error messages (that I’ve found) to indicate why…
But it’s working now. Hopefully it stays that way and I can get on with developing something!
Knives Out this evening, and it was fantastic. One of the best films I've seen in ages. I definitely recommend it. Such a great take on the Murder-Mystery genre.