We live in a very hilly neighborhood, to the tune of a 19° driveway incline. Pushing a wagon/cart with 70lbs of kids around is not desirable in the slightest. I've engineered a solution that solves the strain of pushing the wagon up hills while being very minimal in design. The QiRoll friction drive electric bicycle... Continue Reading →
A Better Vehicle Windshield Sun Shade
Just grab and pull. I have a Dash Design installed in both my Ascent (21") and Impreza (23'"). The fact that it's always there saves me time. When it's not deployed, it I don't even notice it. The heat rejection is very noticeable. To the point that I use it when in the car idling... Continue Reading →
German Snowboarding Gloves – Best Ever (Updated)
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.
I’ve Created the Weekly News Podcast I Couldn’t Find (Updated)
June 2020 Update: After 22 weeks of producing my podcast, I decided to stop. It was taking me on average of 8 hours each week to produce. Auto scraping & producing the podcast was very challenging. I also gained more responsibility at work. With only one year left in the Army (I'm about to start... Continue Reading →
Best Kids’ Shoes Ever!
I've finally found the most indestructible kids' shoes to date (running version here). They have a thick rubber toe guard, velcro, non-slip outter sole, and my kid thinks they're comfy. AND they're cheap no less! I think I'm going to buy 5 years worth right now.
The Best Bluetooth Headphones for Kids!!
Hands down, the best bluetooth headphones for kids. My 3 and 5 year olds have yet to break them. And they're <$25.
IoT Blinds Served by QNAP
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 →
Automate “Speech to Text” Using Siri & Evernote
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 →
First Principles on Being Generally Healthy
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.