Meal planner, revisited

About a year ago I wrote about screen scraping the BBC Good Food website. That turned out to be a lot harder than I initially thought and needless to say there’s so much ambiguity in the data people are able to enter on there that I gave up.

Stop trying to make fetch happen, or why I take issue with fixation on Google

Recently my dad emailed me the following news article.

Learning the cello

At age 9 I started the clarinet. My eldest sister started the flute several years before, my middle sister started the saxophone, so the final non-double reeded woodwind instrument fitted the pattern. At age 11 I started the saxophone. They’re fairly similar, in fact parts of them use the same finger patterns to create the same notes. I also started the piano which took more brain power but soon fitted in. At age 16 I was doing A level music so got a free music lesson with the local music service. At this time I’d already switched to private lessons given they provided better quality, so I picked up a new instrument - the cello.

Microbit battleship

I’m pretty much done with my microbit implementation of Battleship.

The thing(s) I hate about phones

In the last 5 years I’ve been through 4 different phones. First I had a blackberry for two years, then a nexus 5, then a nexus 5x, and finally, an iPhone 7. The nexus 5/5x moves weren’t really my choice - my nexus 5 was stolen from my grasp in third year (that sucked a lot) and then Autumn 2016 I was stupid enough to cycle with my bag open and my 5x flew out and went thwack on the pavement.