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19 June 2024 at 08:20

Wife: Your 40th birthday is coming up, what do you want for it?

Me: A watch!

Her: Really?! You have loads of them!

Me: So?

There's one I've been saving for her to get me as a gift. To say that I'm now excited is an understatement. Not gonna say what it is yet, but I cannot wait to get it on my wrist.

Also bought another watch last night. I think this means I need to probably sell a couple again...

17 June 2024 at 22:58

My wife and I “upgraded” to our fancy-pants new memory foam mattress this weekend, but neither of us are sleeping well. I hope it gets better as we get used to it. 😳

16 June 2024 at 10:58

My kids (well, let’s be honest, my wife) know I’m a greedy bastard and got me this for #FathersDay.

I think I win Father’s Day, right?

(and yes, some of the donuts are gone already 😂)

15 June 2024 at 13:19

Been after a petrol strimmer for a while, but didn’t want to pay a stupid amount for one.

Found a non-running one for free locally. Wasn’t running because of perished fuel lines. £6 in parts and the thing is now running great. 😂

14 June 2024 at 11:38

I just logged into #LinkedIn (something I do very rarely) and this is what I was greeted with. Like, seriously, how the fuck is this even usable? Maybe it's time to delete my account...

LinkedIn homescreen that's not visible due to unread messages.
14 June 2024 at 10:57

Apologies if you subscribe to my Watch Log feed. I just pushed a change to it that fixed a small problem, but that problem was with the guids, so feed readers think everything in it is new.

Sorry again. 🙃

9 June 2024 at 12:25

Me: This year, I'm gonna get that field looking like a bloody lawn, and I'm gonna cut paths into the other field like a big maze.

Wife: You're a dreamer, Quirk! The grass is far too long for you to cut paths and you're never going to get a FIELD looking like a LAWN.

Me: Hold my beer...

9 June 2024 at 11:27

Netlify, Vercel, Cloudflare Pages, GitHub Pages, Oracle Free Tier…does all this “free” hosting make anyone else uneasy? No? Just me then? 🫣

7 June 2024 at 15:38

I'm so ready for the weekend. One more meeting to go...

7 June 2024 at 13:25

Oooooo new watch day! I'm not into Manga, like at all, but when I saw this, I knew I had to have it. It's such a cool and interesting watch. It almost looks fake.

6 June 2024 at 20:22

That feeling when you visit Robin Rendle's website and you're like "urgh, this is such a cool site. I wish I'd thought of that..." 😂

The design of it is just 👌🏻

6 June 2024 at 20:20

You know what? The internet can be really fucking cool sometimes.

4 June 2024 at 15:19

One of our younger chickens has recently started laying. I think she's a Star Wars fan? 🐔


4 June 2024 at 09:49

Why does #Microsoft #Windows STILL not have tabs in the file explorer???

2 June 2024 at 10:30

Had a great few days away in mid-Wales with my wife, kids and in-laws. We particularly enjoyed the beach. 🏖️

30 May 2024 at 08:29

I wish #Apple would sort their keyboard out. The text correction is shockingly bad, especially when swiping to type. It’s to the point where I have to proofread everything I type.

Perfect example - it just corrected “proodread” to “progress” WTF??

I feel like #Android had this solved like many years ago.

29 May 2024 at 12:17

My wife and I recently bought an "Emma Mattress". It's one of those fancy pants memory foam mattresses. It hasn't been delivered yet, but I'm very excited about it. I think that officially makes me old, right?

28 May 2024 at 17:22

So I've just been doing some tidying in the garage and I found this old #Compaq #Netbook. I've put it on charge, but do we think it will boot, and what OS do we think it's running?

27 May 2024 at 20:09

Me: Go and tidy your room please. I only want to see a single Hot Wheels loop out in there.

1 hour later…

Youngest: Dad, I’ve tidied my room and there’s only one Hot Wheels loop in there now. Come and look…


Him: Yeah (looking confused), but it’s only one loop.

Me: 🤦‍♂️

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