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Stray Sheep Poe Screen Mate

Again for the series: having nothing better to do, I added a button with a sheep icon to this blog.
A million years ago, when I was still using Windows, there was this little program (screen mate) that made a little sheep appear to run around the screen. I, who have always liked this sort of thing, had it until I switched to Linux,...

Like a regurgitation

Vecchi post Facebook che non se ne vogliono andare

Today we have been living in London for eight years.

But that is not what I wanted to write about.
About a year and a half ago, I wrote that I had deleted almost all posts from Facebook, apart from a couple.
Today, for the umpteenth time,

For a change

By now, it is a well-known fact that I like to hurt myself by messing around with the code when I am not working.
Apart from everything I’ve done to this template, the other site’s template, and another one that I manage but is not mine, I got the insane urge to publish another plugin.
I sent it for review on the first of January;...

Starting again

The New Year has brought me a good cough, which I have been carrying around since the first of January.
My holidays have passed without infamy or glory between the cough and the lousy weather.
I am slowly retranslating all the posts on this blog, and I am reading.
I mean: I’m reading(paper) comics for now (The Sandman),...

Happy New Year of the Lucky Rabbit

Where were we? Ah, yes, the new year.

This 2023, the rest of us will have an extra national holiday day, but my birthday will be on Holy Saturday (which I am not very happy about).

Date Day of the week Bank holiday 2 January Monday New Year’s Day (substitute day) 7 April Friday Good Friday 10 April Monday Easter Monday 1 May Monday Early May bank holiday 8 May Monday Bank holiday for the coronation of King Charles III 29 May Monday Spring bank holiday 28 August Monday Summer bank holiday 25 December Monday Christmas Day 26 December Tuesday Boxing Day

Public Holidays in the United Kingdom year 2023,

Goodbye, 2022

Goodbye, 2022; you have been a good year.

You gave us two more holidays: on 3 June, the Platinum Jubilee Bank Holiday and on 19 September, the Bank Holiday for the State Funeral of Queen Elizabeth II.
The Queen indeed passed away, but she had time to celebrate her Platinum Jubilee and to celebrate it without the restrictions of the pandemic....

Being a senior developer

To recap: as I had already written, the move from Helpful Digital to dxw was not of my own volition, and I had lost the role I had.
Last Friday, I was promoted to Old Programmer (Senior Developer). It’s also true that the role is a bit different: for example, I wasn’t a line manager in Helpful, I didn’t mentor anyone,...