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January 20th, 2012 - 11:21 pm § in Geek, Handyman

A Preliminary Review of the Nest

Three weekends ago my new Nest thermostat arrived. Its announcement a couple months back generated a lot of interest (see this NY Times review for a sample), and definitely piqued my interest, too. As soon as I heard about it, I knew that I had to have one.

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November 5th, 2011 - 8:00 am § in Geek

A Fix for Some PPC Apps in Lion

A quick note on how to fix some applications that won’t run under Mac OS X Lion.[...]


July 28th, 2011 - 7:51 am § in Handyman

Homemade Bike Rack

I just realized that I haven’t posted much here at all this year. That doesn’t mean that I haven’t been up to my usual laundry list of projects, though—just that I haven’t seen fit to write them up. So, in case you need a quick fix, here’s a link to a simple little project that [...][...]


January 19th, 2011 - 8:34 am § in Geek, Handyman

iPhone Tripod Mount

A simple little project to make a tripod mount for my iPhone out of some household hardware.[...]


January 17th, 2011 - 6:31 pm § in Handyman

Ice Rink

Because I apparently can’t shovel enough snow just keeping my driveway clean.[...]


October 14th, 2010 - 10:14 pm § in Handyman

Some Pictures

Some pictures that I really should have included in the last post, but didn’t because they hadn’t yet been downloaded to my computer.[...]


October 7th, 2010 - 8:54 pm § in Handyman

What I Did On My Summer Vacation

A long and pointless itemization of my various projects from this past summer. Written with flair, this could make you feel your inadequacy. Fortunately for you, however, this post was written with as little flair as humanly possible.[...]