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WFH today too, mostly adding tests to my React components and trying to worry them through the pull request process with work.
Not a nice day today though, is winter setting in? Was fabulous yesterday, so nice in fact that I treated myself to changing the filters on the dyson (really improves performance). You have to take them out, clean them, and leave them out to dry for 24 hours. Yeah I left them outside, they're soaking this morning, that's another 24 hours without hoovering then.
My sister just got a tattoo, all her group of friends got a matching one, like the fellowship of the ring.
I already cooked tonight's dinner yesterday while Clare was at work, and Harry's homework is done (by him) so can relax for the rest of the day.
I also did a tonne of coding, here's my pull request into my own home automation repo. I've done it as a pr and shared it with the lightwaverf hackers forum in case anyone has any suggestions or ideas but I'll probably just merge it and publish it today. I've got used to looking at code in pull requests too now, since that's how we work at work. If I do everything in a branch then it's just one thing to revert if it all turns out to be wrong. Anyway, it fixes the issues that are going to be caused by google next month when they take away the xml feed for google calendar. Now you can run your home automation from any calendar that publishes an ical format, much better. I learned a lot too.
Because of low usage, and in an effort to streamline our services, from 18 November 2015, XML feeds will no longer be available in Google Calendar. You're getting this message because you're currently viewing or sharing a link to one or more of your calendars using an XML feed.
We apologise for any inconvenience caused. Google Calendar will continue to support three ways of viewing your calendars in other applications or on websites. You can:
Access your calendar in other applications, such as Microsoft Outlook or Apple Calendar, using iCal.
Embed your calendar in your website or blog using HTML.
Use the Google Calendar API to display, create and modify calendar events if you're a developer.
Finally, you can always view and manage your calendars using the Google Calendar app for Android, iPhone or on the web.
- The Calendar team
Time to investigate ical access or use the real api or something. How annoying, haven't done any lightwaverf dev for ages...
☠ api: application interface, how two different computer systems can talk to each other - people use websites, other computers use apis
☠ lightwaverf: the light switches etc that I use to give me remote control of everything in the house
Harry had his harvest festival today, he sang his song for us when he got in. I was at work and Clare was monitoring Tommy's toilet activities, so couldn't go. Tommy's doing really well today, back on track after completely going off the idea yesterday.
Booked the car in for MOT.
We all went swimming as a family on Sunday, did I say? Mostly practice for Harry really, though Tommy enjoyed it more. I took the opportunity and did four lengths of the pool and it nearly killed me. I have a badge says I did 3000m once.
We might go again this weekend, just Harry and me this time though.
Hey it's pay day and I've been too busy to spend any of it yet! And my month of being utterly frugal and not drinking paid off, I got to the end of the month with a hundred quid left over, AND having transferred nothing out of my savings. This basically means I spent about three hundred pounds less than usual. Do I really drink that much?
Might celebrate pay day with one of the beers Mum and Dad brought me back from Guernsey. Cheers!
Hey, if I am cat sitting for you, I hope you're having a nice holiday. Your cat did a poo on your bed.