I told Alexa to speak less, not my Echo just makes a noise when I tell it to change my light setting. It’s exactly how it should be, I wish there was a way to make Siri behave the same way in my iPhone/iPad.

Saw my second NFL game in London last night, the first time the Seahawks have been in the UK so the first time I’ve seen them. What a show! Great atmosphere, even up in the sticks where we were sat. #GoHawks #nfluk

Winter is coming. Leaving for work in the dark. I don’t like it.

Autumn has well and truly arrived in Cheltenham this week, it’s one of my favourite times of the year. Halloween is the only thing the ruins it, but the crisp sunny mornings, Football, the NFL, and scarves more then make up for it.

Had a good birthday week, although could’ve done without the mega busy Saturday shift in the coffee shop.

Finished the celebrations last night with a good evening out to see Rivers & Robots live. Big fan of their new album, and pleased they played some of the older tracks as well.

Great win for Forest tonight. Hopefully they can push on from there, played really well, solid at the back, and actually took some chances. #nffc ⚽️

Afternoon naps. 👍🏻

Made some improvements to the sidebar of the blog, added in an hcard powered by the Indieweb plugin. It adds a little something that was missing, a brief and easily accessible about me portion along with an avatar to put a face to my name.

Had a trip into the unknown this afternoon, my parents attic. Lot’s of boxes now in the garage to sort, one trip to the tip, and now chilling out watching the football and playing with my blog.

Decided to do a meat free Monday today in an effort to eat more vegetables. Made basil pesto to serve with tagliatelle, French beans, and potatoes. Added too much garlic to the pesto, so I’d avoid my breath for the next few hours… 😷

What’s the best way to handle locations from Sunlit on a WordPress blog?

It’s football day! There’s nothing quite like the optimism of the first game of the season, but this time it feels slightly more like a genuine chance of challenging for promotion.

Looking forward to seeing Forest’s first game of the season for the first time since I had a season ticket.

Turns out, that when the UK has a heat wave, in early August it’s impossible to find navy shorts in your size.

Yesterday I moved my podcast setup to Apple Podcasts. Today I tried to listen to a podcast without Overcasts smart speed and I lasted 10 seconds.

Having spent some time playing around with Indie Web features on my WordPress blog, I’m now considering moving to a hosted Micro.blog instead.

I managed to lock myself out of my flat yesterday, the perils of front door that locks on close. An awkward phone call to my landlord to arrange getting their spare key, and a kind lift from my church pastor meant I was locked out for 4 hours in total. The technologist in me kept thinking if I had a smart lock I would’ve been fine.

I really enjoyed Le Tour de France this year, it reignited my interest in cycling. Great to have another Brit win it, @GeraintThomas86 has always been one of my favourite riders, so all the sweeter to see him in yellow.

#LeTour 🚴🏻‍♂️

The best Saturday lunch times are the ones when there’s a mixed conditions #F1 qualifying session. Desperately hoping a big gun gets caught out.

Two days in a row I’ve fallen asleep on the sofa for an unplanned nap after I’ve gotten home from work. At least from next week my working week should become more sustainable, looking forward to a work week with more days of design work than coffee work.