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Listening to Giorgio Moroder's Neverending Story soundtrack and am transported back to watching the movie at school when I was eight. The whole class was literally in tears when Atreyu's horse, Artax, dies in the Swamp of Sadness.

After reeling from the sticker shock of yesterday's new iPhone announcements, I think I'm going to try squeeze five years of use out of my iPhone 6S. After a battery replacement and iOS 12's speed optimizations, it should be as good as new.

I've made it halfway through Dostoevsky's nasty final novel, so I may as well try to finish it.

It's over 30 degrees outside. Our site manager just bought the whole company ice cream. Nice guy... mad respect.

Started watching Westworld... gets crazy fast but Anthony Hopkins keeps it legit.

I thought Solo was an okay movie (3 out of 5), but what ruined it for me was the terrible low-light cinematography - could hardly see a thing. Might have been a theatre projection problem too. Whatever it was, it gets a 👎 from me.

Happy shirt untucked day!

Pop culture update: I'm reading Hugh Howey's Sand and watching Star Trek: Discovery. Good stuff all round.

I've decided to live on the edge and designate Friday as "shirt untucked" day.

Published a new post, then panicked at broken posts page. An irrational panic because I’m sure nobody reads my blog. But still. Wasted a lot of time trying to fix the code. Clueless. Eventually “fixed” the problem by rolling back to an older Hugo version. Guess I’m stuck on 0.32 now.

I've started reading Leviathan Wakes - the highly-recommended first book of The Expanse series. Heard the TV show is good too, but the SyFy channel may be shopping it around? Netflix buy it please!

Ethics aside, I love the concept of Google Duplex. There is so much friction in making a phone call compared to the ease of online booking.

This is a first - totally forgot the Google I/O keynote was today!

Pop-culture highlights from the past week - Avengers Infinity War and Horizon Zero Dawn. Both get 👍 👍 👍

For video editing, I'm finding Camtasia so much easier to use than Lightworks for my purposes.

Had a good day yesterday documenting an ROV water test.

Finally got a post out for 2018 - as promised, the third instalment of my short story.

My thirst for all things Time Travel has led me to the Spanish show "El ministerio del tiempo". The first episode really hooks you in by the end. Surprisingly brisk, and...funny?

The pressing question of the day is: Am I truly recovering from my mysterious illness, or is it the Tylenol/Advil combo?

Fallout 4... damn. Now that I’ve found my son, I’m rethinking my allegiance. If I don’t join the Institute then what’s the point of the whole game.