Month: February 2022

Expensive Dog

Excluding the fact that the dog herself was an expensive thing to fill a quiet house, she is now costing me even more money. Not in food (although she could eat for England) or vet bills, but in shopping.

How does that work you ask? Well, she is currently having an unsettled night. I get it, it’s annoying, but it happens. However, every time she wakes up with some barks and stuff, I head downstairs to let her out. Not a problem.

The problem comes after I let her back in. I head back to bed and try to get back to sleep and fail. There is little else going on, so I end up having a look about Amazon. The next thing I know is I’ve just spent another couple hundred coins on shit I probably don’t need.

Twice in a night so far and that’s just tonight. Damnit dog! Definitely her fault! 😂

A Few New Horizons

The new Horizon game dropped last week and it’s outstanding. I’ve been really looking forward to it for a while and in the few days leading up to release, I’d got back into the swing of things by playing a little of the first game again. It has all been good fun so far and I’d recommend it to absolutely anyone.

However, the game appeared at the end of last week which finished off a first week return to work in a new job. It is like all good things arrived at once. Typical though, as all I wanted to do was play the game, but couldn’t moan at the fact that I was enjoying being at work too.

Another new thing that occurred recently, is my obsession with spreadsheet formula. I know that sounds absolutely ridiculous, it isn’t exactly anything new and far from exciting, but I’ve been working out pensions and stuff with the new job and I needed a way for my brain to process how it all worked. Trusty spreadsheet to the rescue! That is also another thing I guess that is (not) very exciting, is I actually understand how my pension works and generally how they work overall. It is something that you are never really taught at school, a bit like mortgages. Knowing what the different types are and how to make the most of things like “salary sacrifice”, has been interesting to figure out. Anyway… 🤓

What else has been going on? Oh… FPV RC cars! I definitely keep seeing them pop up more and more over the last couple years. I am very tempted to build one and it means I don’t have to worry about flying regulations like with a drone. Plus it does have a bit of a GTA feel about it… minus the explosives. I just like the idea of driving it around the village from the comfort of my living room. Not for any particular purpose, but more of a “because I can” and it could be good fun to learn and make.

A Refresh

Ok… here we go… again. I’m hoping after a couple years of mental health ridiculousness, lack of sleep, stress, meds and all sorts of feeling really unsettled… Oh and a pandemic(!)… I can get back on track this year. It’s a little after midnight and I’m about to head off to bed before starting a new job in the morning… number 3 in as many years-ish. Hopefully something positive.

Outside of posting about PowerShell and tinkering with CSS, I’ll be using this to just output the brain from time to time. Don’t expect it to make a huge amount of sense, my head hasn’t been very well recently. A monumental removal of social media in the last couple of years, has been really refreshing though. Not only deactivating accounts on most platforms, but also removing content has helped too (I think). Only a handful of pictures remain on Instagram, which is quite the scale back from multiple sites and piles and piles of content dumped all over the place. I’m hoping that having my own space here is a good way to not get swamped in the nonsense that those sites provide.

I do still have the occasional nose about on Instagram, but nowhere near as often as I used to. Mainly because it doesn’t really do much good for the head and it reminds me of the many people that I used to talk to. It’s funny how people vanish when they get someone new in their life. Some people you can speak to pretty much every day and then suddenly… Nothing. It’s ok. Just how it goes eh.

I think I’m at the point where I can count my friends on 1 hand… and I’m ok with that.