I am the greatest m*****f*****
That you’re ever gonna meet.
From the top of my head
Down to the tips of the toes on my feet.
So go ahead and love me while it’s still a crime-
And don’t forget you could be laughing
Sixty five percent more of the time.


Does waking up at 7 instead of 6 because the clocks have gone forward count as sleeping in? Didn’t think so. Got up, had a leisurely breakfast and spent some quality time with the kids while J went out for a run.

Even though we had a delivery yesterday, we’re already running out of bread, thanks to the less than understandable “one loaf per delivery” restriction Ocado had on. There was enough for lunch but not for sandwiches over the next few days.

Checked my work Slack; seems like the bug that was raised on Friday finally has some details I can look in to; sadly it seems to have been caused by some really odd behaviour to do with quote escaping from Azure DevOps worker agents. Spend a little time working around it, then replied back to say it’s properly fixed (and that the other supposed problems also mentioned are behaviour according to design).

Attempted to make bread. I should have had more than enough flour and yeast, but I could only find one sachet of the latter, rather than the 100g can I could have sworn was still half full. Left it to rise for a couple of hours and nothing happened; in a fit of desperation I cropped a couple of (sanitised) dessert spoons of krausen from the beer fermenter and kneaded that in. Hopefully I might have something approaching bread now, and I haven’t just ruined both a loaf of bread and 5 gallons of beer at the same time.


Woken by the alarm. That’s a novelty I haven’t missed. Caught up on work while waiting for the kids to wake up. Looked at the bread dough I left last night; miraculously, it had risen overnight. Put it to one side for baking later, before a family breakfast and the commute back upstairs.

A busy and disappointing morning; the project delivery was pulled at the last minute due to a serious flaw in a vendor system that only appeared when they tried to scale up the cluster to take production traffic. Spent the day writing some lambda code to automate dashboard updating, along with various interminable meetings. Found time, somehow, to put the bread in the oven. It’s delightful; the beer yeast has given it just the slightest hint of something that you don’t usually find in normal white bread. Maybe I should start a sourdough-style starter with my yeast cake when I’m done.

The rest of the day passed far more quickly than it had any right to; meetings with bickering development teams, status update meetings, putting together a slide deck on where we are project-wise. Threw together a stir fry for dinner, lots of fresh vegetables are just what I feel like I need right now.

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