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Time to catch up.
Good weekend. On Sunday we had one of those stay-at-home days. Not going out all day is still a revelation -- playing games during daylight hours, amazing!

So far, this week
My Netflix got hijacked. I received a warning that my password had been successfully changed. WTF WTF WTF! I was still logged in to the service via my phone, I could see a new email address associated with my account and two new profiles had replaced my own set of profiles. They were situated in Spain, judging by their IP addresses and new language assignment. I got straight onto customer support via their VoIP contact system and immediately grabbed my account back. Very damned strange. I changed all my passwords and set up 2-step verification on my email. I wish I could identify where they captured my password - was it my recent use of Discus, the video editor I trialed or maybe an infected mobile device? Damn, I hate not knowing.


Dishonored 2: Death of the Outsider
Loving it! I knew I would but…

A day to remember

Yesterday, history was made. Elon Musk's Falcon Heavy launched and recovered successfully - while delivering Elon's own road car onto a crash course with the inner solar system. It's mission to prove that Musk's SpaceX company can get stuff into space at a greatly reduced cost when compared with the likes of NASA.




The Heavy Falcon costs about 100 million dollars per launch. By contrast, the average space shuttle mission would now be closer to 1.8 billion dollars. That's some saving! It's too early to say if this kick-starts a new golden age of space exploration/development.






First visit

On Saturday I took the boys to the new Soft Play centre, located in a huge warehouse in Neepsend: Medieval Mayhem. Pretty good. It has a really exciting drop slide and is nicely laid out -- except that the younger children's area is on the opposite end of the centre, making it very difficult to track both Noah and Leo. In fact, I lost track of Leo for the longest time. I kept my calm because soft play areas seem pretty safe and this one had absolutely loads of staff. I've never seen so many staff attending the actual play area. In the end, Leo confided that he still preferred the regular soft play -- It's smaller and less noisy, I guess it is also somewhere that Leo is now comfortable. Alas, it has been closed for weeks due to flood damage.

On Sunday I found time to start a quick 3D model, a spaceship, of course. It didn't take long, it's been nice to build something with only a loose plan (see the sketch, below). I was toying with the idea of seating a single ast…