A Very Cool Weather Website: Windy.com

This website, windy.com, punched through the noise of my RSS feeds. It’s a live view of these weather conditions around the world: wind, waves, rain & thunder, temperature, clouds, air quality, and numerous other weather variables. What makes this site so interesting to me is the way this realtime data is presented (animated) graphically – which a simple screenshot (above)… Continue reading

Second (Follow-up) Review of the Roborock S7 Now with Its RockDock

Back on June 19th I wrote a rather detailed initial “first impressions” blog post about our Roborock S7 Vacuum and Mop robot. You may recall that I really liked this robot. In fact, after having it for only a couple of days, we bought a second one for downstairs. Roborock S7 on the RockDock We also pre-ordered the RockDock–a docking… Continue reading

I Had Never Been Ghosted Before

Ben cut my hair for many years when I lived in Atlanta. He was always crazy affordable: $20. And he gave me the best haircut I’ve had since my previous favorite stylist, Sarah. (Sarah cut my hair for many, many years back in the 1990’s before we moved to California. She was also in Atlanta.) When I lived in Atlanta… Continue reading

West Coast Fires Produce Astounding Sunset Photos

Make no mistake, the west coast fires are an epic tragedy. I am horrified by the destruction they cause. People lose everything. Some lose their lives. We have had several days in the past few weeks of extremely poor air quality. I wouldn’t be surprised to learn that at times the air could even be filled with carcinogens. When the… Continue reading

Texas Power Companies Control Residents’ Thermostats Remotely

Wow! Texans are always very verbal about government telling them what to do. They won’t have it! They want freedom – whatever the hell that is. Yet they let corporations control their home thermostats remotely. Now, that’s FREEDOM! Power companies in Texas are remotely raising temperatures inside of some customers’ homes amid the state’s ongoing energy shortage.Residents with Google’s Nest… Continue reading