Off to Stratford on the trin, for a day of Christmas shopping. I don't think I have anything else to buy but Clare has a list. We have to drive when we get back so there's unfortunately no danger of us giving up after one shop and going to the pub for the afternoon.
As I was going out on Friday and we had nothing in for the boys tea I said they could order a takeaway. They went for KFC, and I thought it would be the cheap option, but it was £35. How did that happen? Food prices have gone right up, but you really notice it when it's something you don't get very often.
Also just speaking to Ro, his car insurance has trebled since last time, says ours will too. The state of the economy, the cost of parts and repairs and what the insurance industry is doing in general. It's the increased cost of importing parts of course. Car insurance is Clare's department, she's in for a surprise.
The https://pi-hole.net ip address was referenced in two places, so it was DHCP that was not working. Removed it for now and using 188.8.131.52 which is public and free and does most of the same things https://184.108.40.206/family/ . Anyway home wifi is all back to normal.
Since Friday's power outage (just a local trip, not an actual power cut) our home wifi has not been right, and it's still not right now. I can't reliably connect from my laptop and can't connect at all from my phone. Devices that are plugged in directly through ethernet are ok, so the TV and XBox have been fine. I know the https://pi-hole.net did not come back up, but I also knew I had removed that from the network so that should be OK. Then last night while half asleep I realised, I had removed that as the DNS server, but not added a new DNS. So what's doing DNS? Hoping that is the solution I have fixed that this morning. Otherwise I'm guessing something was wrong on the router, but not saved, or not rebooted, until the power went out. I can try a full reset of that later.
First though, T2 still to get to school, not showered yet, then finally it's my turn to go and feed the cat, then back to work! Doing a release this morning and I made a big fuss of "of course I'll remember to do this at 9am on Monday, I am a professional, it's not too early" so I can't mess it up...
Dinner for tomorrow can do tomorrow, still want the Ninja for roast potatoes. Might do some prep for it. Let's say homework is fine. Can do some ironing now. Network / https://pi-hole.net / home assistant still a mystery.
Light switch another day, book later. Now the beetle is running again I should probably take my turn, go round and feed the cat.