After dealing with the extortion tactics of my old registrar of almost 20 years I finally was able to wrestle my domain out of their grip and move it to #GoogleDomains . Now I just need free hosting directly from #GoogleDrive ...
The recently announced Dyson robotic vacuum doesn't sound so great so far. Maybe it will do a slightly better job on carpet than the Neato, but if you gave up carpet as we did, that's not going to be a selling point. I also don't quite see how using a panoramic camera is better than the much simpler LIDAR system that the Neato uses to map out it's path. I suppose a camera doesn't move and, therefore, may be more reliable over time but our Neato's spinning LIDAR hasn't yet failed in the 4 years that we've had it. Another thing that kills it for me is its much taller height. I suppose that's the price for better suction, but we always base new furniture purchases on whether "the robot" can fit underneath it. It's too early to pass complete judgement, but when my old Neato finally fails in a way I can't fix, I'm still going to be looking at the new +Neato Robotics BotVac series.
I just finished a 15-minute project to add wireless charging to my desk. Luckily, this Ikea desktop is strengthened with only a honeycomb of stiff paper. It was a quick (albeit not perfect) job to Dremel out the bottom and pull out the paper. I then just hot glued the charger to the top from underneath after removing the blue ring so it would be as close to the phone as possible.
*Bonus picture of the rig I built for my daughter's hand-me-down Nexus 4, since it can be tricky to position correctly.
Meek believer, magnanimous husband and father, mislabeled computer programmer, mourning robot creator, mediocre LEGO builder, maladroit upright bass player, mulish fan of the Dave Brubeck Quartet, militant pusher of Google, and malapropos user of thesauruses.