• Shock, horror, that viral story about the 3 pose bridal picture isn’t quite as it was first presented.

    Saturday December 2, 2023
  • There’s two days of thick frost in the garden that has started to form into a forest of crystals. It looks really pretty.

    Thick frost crystals that almost look like tiny treesThick frost crystals that almost look like tiny trees

    Saturday December 2, 2023
  • I registered a new domain today. Uh oh… 😅

    Thursday November 30, 2023
  • I added over 200 blogs to my RSS feed reader today. It was wonderful!

    Wednesday November 29, 2023
  • Even craft communities like crochet are having to warn their members about AI-generated fakes and the risks. Madness. gorgeouscrafts.co.uk/how-to-sp…

    Wednesday November 29, 2023
  • A tale of bad UX, in 1 screenshot. I thought I’d try out Marvel Unlimited for the first time in ~10 years, and hot-damn it’s garbage software. Nothing consistently worked - not on my desktop, nor on iOS. I subscribed and then cancelled in just 8 minutes because it was so frustrating!

    A screenshot of 2 unread emails: 1 indicates ordering a subscription to Marvel Unlimited, at 8:16pm; the other indicates a cancellation of Marvel Unlimited, at 8:24pm
    Monday November 27, 2023
  • An hour and a half in the “Live Chat” to my phone provider this morning. I wanted to cancel the plan used by my Apple Watch, as I don’t really need it. Thanks to perseverance, I ended up saving the cost of that plan and more, coming out of it cutting the overall cost of my bill in more than half 🥳

    Monday November 27, 2023
  • My partner and I give each other the gift of not having to buy for each other at Christmas. If we want something, we buy it for ourselves. No stress about budgets or getting the “right” gift. It all gets wrapped and goes under the tree, so the experience is largely the same. We highly recommend it.

    Anyway, I’ve been thinking about this year, and honestly, I’m thinking I might just “re-gift” myself something I already have but haven’t had time to enjoy yet.

    Sunday November 26, 2023
  • Finished reading: Yndrasta: The Celestial Spear by Noah Van Nguyen 📚

    Sunday November 26, 2023
  • New Doctor Who was great, and as a bonus, I’ve not had to endure to having any Raging Gammon Takes shoved into my timelines. Leaving Twitter entirely was definitely the right choice.

    Sunday November 26, 2023
  • I’m going to try 3D printing some pieces in resin tomorrow, for the first time since April(ish). I’m sure it will go 100% successfully and without any frustrations or mishaps… 😬

    Friday November 24, 2023
  • Finished reading: The End and the Death: Volume II by Dan Abnett 📚

    Thursday November 23, 2023
  • Windows Copilot somewhat making up for the fact there isn’t a quick toggle/shortcut to enable Dark Mode in Windows… (this is literally all I’ve used it for, so far)

    Wednesday November 22, 2023
  • Everything I know about Elon Musk is increasingly against my will.

    Tuesday November 21, 2023
  • Dear me, what on earth did they do to Thunderbird?! I was hoping to use it (for the first time in years) to access my MBOX exports locally, but it’s garbage compared to what it used to be 😫

    Monday November 20, 2023
  • I’m switching email providers, which is fine for the majority of stuff as it’s on my own domain, but at some point I was using the old provider’s free address for logins - meaning I have to go through and update around 40 sites with a new email. Let me tell you: some sites don’t make it easy!

    Monday November 20, 2023
  • Hobby-related things I want to complete by summer 2024:

    • Finish my Cities of Sigmar army boxset.
    • Build + paint the Stormcast Eternals army that’s been in my head for ages.
    • Finish the 2 Combat Patrols already on my desk and at various stages of completion.
    Monday November 13, 2023
  • Hobby-related goals I want to do between now and the end of 2024:

    • Paint all of my space marine miniatures. Yes, all of them. There’s a lot.
    • Paint 5 Combat Patrols.
    • Paint at least half my Infinity backlog.
    • Paint my Old World Dark Elves
    • Play some games
    • Restart my hobby blog
    Monday November 13, 2023
  • Loki has become the most well-rounded and compelling character in the MCU, and it isn’t even close anymore. 📺

    Saturday November 11, 2023
  • One goal for the next few weeks/early next year - restart my hobby blog, probably on https://micro.blog for the ease of posting from the app + all of the cross-posting support.

    Posting to a blog then have it go to Bluesky/the Fediverse is the ideal, rather than post to multiple places manually.

    Friday November 10, 2023
  • New World of Warcraft expansion announcement got me looking at new PCs, because there’s no way my (otherwise quite capable) laptop will run it at any sort of decent quality/framerate 🫠

    Saturday November 4, 2023
  • Hot damn, Blizzard are really, really, good at World of Warcraft trailers


    Friday November 3, 2023
  • The trailer for Echo looks pretty intriguing - it’s certainly looking a lot more violent than I expected from a Disney+ MCU show. Perhaps going in a completely different direction, tonally, is what’s needed at this point.


    Friday November 3, 2023
  • Currently reading: Haven’t You Heard? by Marie Le Conte 📚

    Thursday November 2, 2023
  • I’m not a fan of the new warhammer.com website, for many reasons, but my 2 biggest irritations are that 1) it makes me scroll 2 full viewports on my 2400x1600 laptop screen before getting to the products it wants me to buy, and 2) a lot of the navigation is unclear and gets in the way.

    Wednesday November 1, 2023