First Impressions: Roborock S7 Vacuuming & Mopping Robot

Article Outline Click or touch a subheading to jump directly to it. IntroductionRoborock S7 Strengths and FeaturesSetupI found these YouTube videos helpful.Preparing for the First Mapping/CleaningInitial MappingSuggestions for Your First CleaningEditing Our MapSchedulesAreas of Lesser StrengthSuggestions for Improving the S7 SoftwareS7 Concluding Thoughts & SummaryDisclaimer Introduction Living right on the Pacific Ocean is too awesome! During the summer we often… Continue reading

Working with Sonos Playlists

SONOS CONTROLLER VERSUS APPLE CONTROLLER w/ AIRPLAY I find the Sonos app significantly more stable than Apple AirPlay when playing Music through our Sonos system. To be sure, neither is as stable as it should be! Both have speaker connectivity issues, but AirPlay is far, far worse. This aggravates the hell out of me as I prefer to use the… Continue reading

My Week in the City

I’ve just spent a quick week in the city. The city, of course, is San Francisco. The week was exciting for a number of reasons. So, here we go… City Hall from Davies HallCity Hall Street LevelCity Hall Light Trails from Passing CarsCity Hall through Trees Yes, this weekend included St. Patrick’s Day. City Hall was green for the occasion.… Continue reading

Innovation Out; Rent Collection In

I have often complained about Apple’s lack of substantive innovation since the original iPhone, their standard practice of marketing their most vacuous incremental improvements as radical innovations “rebuilt from the ground up” and selling those baby steps for absurd prices, and their push into renting everything from hardware (iPhone upgrade plan), then software, and services. They know the gig is… Continue reading

Random Memories Journal

A few weeks ago I mentioned my journaling app, Day One, and the podcast series from the team that makes it. In the Day One app, you can create as many journals as you wish. And in one of their podcast episodes, they mentioned a user who has a random memories journal. A random memories journal––what an interesting idea, I… Continue reading

Why We Chose Spotify Music Streaming Service

For many months, I’ve been pondering what music streaming service our household should use, trying to ascertain which offers the best overall service for us–not an easy task. Here-to-for we have been Pandora users. I like the simplicity of their stations concept and the ability to shuffle through the various stations you have created. However, their overall playlist offered in… Continue reading

You Must Have the Day One Journal App

While I’m in mood to rave about things that really work (Yesterday I just wrote my post about the Movi Freefly Personal Cinema Robot.), I want to talk about a piece of software I’ve been using since it first came out: the Day One Journal app. This is the most awesome journal software I’ve ever seen, and I’ve just about… Continue reading