All Secure Domains
Having been working on lots of behind the scenes things like server upgrades and migrations over the last few weeks and months for All Secure Domains, this week I started rolling out DKIM signing of outbound email. This is currently only for customers who host DNS and email with ASD - the DNS records are automatically ...
It's only taken us ten years of living here but we've finally had a panel in our kitchen moved over by 1cm so we can actually fit our washing machine fully under the counter. A day for celebration!
Another first-Thursday rolled past this week and hence so did another Redhill Micropreneurs social ...
We have given up! Our heating has been switched on. We were trying to make it to the totally arbitrary goal of reaching October before needing to do such, but after a couple of very cold and disturbed (presumably related) nights, we decided to give up just a little early. I wonder how long it will be ...
Escaping time based gaming
I've concluded that this style of game is really bad for me (or anyone I think). This is the style of game that demands (to make progress) frequent/regular bits of your time. Eg playing each day to collect a daily reward, or every X hours to restore your shield or collect built-up ...
Property (and stats)
A great (well, I think so) read from the ONS in their latest house prices index. There are some big regional differences in the changes they report but it seems a drop in transactions is pretty consistent across the county. That said the historic numbers do suggest a spike in transaction numbers in April 2017 ...
Since it's now frowned upon to post repeated content (even on Twitter), and it's tedious to manually think up a new way to say the same thing 10, 20 or more times; I've been thinking about ways it could be automated. It turns out I'm not the only one - here's an ...
Somehow I managed to end up spending three hours doing Windows desktop support!! This is something I thought I'd escaped from a long time ago. There's just one special SEOSS customer who Tim still provides this for and hence w
hile he's on holiday I get to as well. It's fairly common for ...
I got some updates to the design of the buy to let profit calculator live so now it's even easier to use with clearer results. As part of improving the PDFs that the calculator can produce I moved the generation of them from Reportlab to Weasyprint. Having previously avoided PDF rendering tools that convert from ...
Car (child) trouble
Monday morning challenge this week was a flat battery in the car - apparently due to cabin lights being left on, presumably thanks to a small person!
I've previously fixed this by removing the battery and charging it in the house. But removing the battery from a Prius Plus is not very easy and I ...
First week in a while that I've managed to plan whole days for specific projects, rather than each day being a jumble of several. Also the first in ages that I've consistently left the house to work (using a couple of local co-working spaces).
For the next few weeks of summer holiday I'm intending ...
Base rate going up in August?
Are there hints of a rate rise coming soon? It would fit fairly neatly with some of the predictions from the Landlord Investment show panel - where it was suggested that the base rate would reach 1% before March next year.
Another tab cull
Too. Many. Browser. Tabs.
Start count: 904
To walk or not to walk
It's a difficult decision - whether to walk into town to use an office space or not.
- For walking to the office
- Proper air conditioning
- Chance to bank a cheque (they do still exist, at least in the world of British Gas!)
- Chance to return/exchange some shorts
- Less disturbances during the ...
I write the initial text for these journals on my main computer, often as quick notes during the day. To make that easy I made myself a little script (actually a fish function):
set T (date +"%Y-%m-%d")
Since I've now changed to recording a weekly journal, I ...
I've decided this will be my last daily journal for a while - they are just taking too much time to write and edit. I'd really like to hear from anyone who's enjoyed reading my musings, found them useful or has any other feedback - please comment below o
r send me an email.
This isn't to ...
Apparently government revenue from stamp duty is falling because the housing market has slowed down. Probably a combination of Brexit and increased taxes on landlords.
Nursery run this morning - so that our big two could walk to school again for their Golden Boot challenge.
Also had to pause this afternoon to do the nursery collection too as school ...
Interesting Python UI builder - spent 20 minutes watching the video and quite a few more reading about enaml-native more generally.
New Python 3.7 features.
Blogging / writing
"Brexit will land badly, so the Bank of England needs to get the base rate up to 1% before that" - read about views and thoughts from the Expert Property Panel at ...
I do like working from home and apparently it can be "13% better" (thanks to Terzo Digital's newsletter for the great link.
Notifying/managing utilities when tenancies start and stop is quite tedious, so I think the idea behind Landlord TAP is great - unfortunately the site was completely down yesterday and today I can't enter details about ...
- 25% cleaning (yes, during the working day - my parents were visiting to babysit this evening so no other time left)
- 25% mixed emails, consultancy bits, a little PaTMa and some All Secure Domains support
- 50% rental property paperwork
Evening was a secondary school visit - great to meet our oldests new form teacher and hear more about how things ...