I recently spent way too much time trying to enable all the supporting software components get my IoT Blinds working natively on my Qnap. The intent of this post is to save you all that time. The IoT Blinds instructions call for downloading openhabian (a pre-configured OpenHab designed for a Raspberry Pi or Arduino). Instead,... Continue Reading →
Here's a dead simple way to transcribe your voice to text on your iOS device. I've set it up to work hands free or by clicking to run. Below is a screen capture of the parameters used in building the shortcut. Basically I took, the "Recording to Evernote" shortcut from the gallery & replaced the... Continue Reading →
If you follow this guide, it will yield a host of benefits; you’ll sleep better; you’ll lose weight & become fitter; you’ll have more energy; & most of all, you’ll be happier.
I've been using the same snowboarding gloves I bought in Germany for >16 years. They've held up marvelously, but it was time for an upgrade.
As a part knowledge worker, I'm no stranger to sitting for long periods of time behind my computer. I figured out 16 years ago that my back pain was mostly the direct result of the way I was sitting while working on my computer. The "ergonomic" chairs that most people can afford are nothing of... Continue Reading →
We put these tips together because we wish we had them prior to moving. They would've saved us some time and money. More specifically, this outline of tips is intended for Soldiers or Civilians (Army or Air Force) who permanently change station overseas to Germany. It includes more specific links for PCSing to Wiesbaden (which... Continue Reading →
The toy that our 3.5 year old keeps going back to over & over is what we call, The Green Machine. It's actually called the Plasma Car. Our son has been using it for 17 months just about every other day. Beware though it has two major faults, the first of which will become abundantly... Continue Reading →
The Rejects! I've done the grand search multiple times for a solution that allows me to work with my laptop from my sofa in a comfortable way. As evidenced by the rejects to the right, you can see that I've been looking for the optimal sofa table/desk/stand/tray whatever you want to call it (part of... Continue Reading →