Lovin’ the Photos Memories: Gold Beach @Myers Creek

Here’s another Photos memory Apple’s AI created from some of my iPhone photos and video. It just picks these and puts this all together and then shares it with me on my phone. I still find it amazing! This video features scenes of the ocean here around Meyers Creek1 along the southern Oregon coast. https://photos.smugmug.com/IPhoneography/IPhone-Memories/i-HDZ2hNg/0/39e6accb/1280/2021101412490549-6053879475786295023-Gold%20Beach%20-%20Aug%2017%2C%202020-1280.mp4 For the growing collection of… Continue reading

Turns of Phrase That Caught My Attention (part 2)

This is my second post in a series of unknown length. (I had never planned to make it a series of posts.) You can read the first list of four turns of phrase that caught my eye at this link. A reminder of what this post is (from the first post): On occasion I come across an expression that really… Continue reading

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

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

Another Rocky Mountain Barber Company Rave Review

I received a sample of Rocky Mountain Barber Company’s Cedar Spice All-in-One Shower Wash; so, naturally I tried it. Their website says, “… we use natural ingredients and essential oils like Aloe Leaf Juice, Orange Sweet Oil, Patchouli Oil & Cinnamon Leaf Oil to achieve our scent.” I was unfamiliar with two of the essential oils. Apparently you can use… Continue reading

Aveda Shampoo Vs. Rocky Mountain Barber Company Shampoo

I have been using Aveda products for literally decades. I’ve been especially fond of their Rosemary Mint shampoo and conditioner and their men’s Pure-formance shampoo and conditioner though I have used several of their others through the years. I appreciate that their products are completely vegan. I like how they clean my hair, and I love their fragrance. The scents… Continue reading

Turns of Phrase that Caught My Attention

On occasion I come across an expression that really catches my attention. Often, it’s a turn of phrase that, for whatever reason, makes me laugh. Sometimes it’s simply a word rarely used today. I’ve taken to jotting these down to share later. So, here is my latest collection. The Butterfly Speaks! From the Australian TV series, Please Like Me, some… Continue reading