Tuesday, June 2, 2020

Apple Watch 3 - $179

So it isn't the best running watch, but I'd love to have some of the other features, so I'm tempted by the $179 Apple Watch Series 3 for daily wear.

Wednesday, April 22, 2020

$7 for a Digital Antenna for Your TV

If you are thinking about doing some cord cutting, here is a cheap way to test the waters with a $7 digital antenna:

AUKEY TV Antenna, Indoor Digital TV Antenna with Amplifier Signal Booster & 10ft Coaxial Cable, Supports 4K 1080p HDTV
Use code: CKUWWDEL

This site will help you know where the transmitters are in your area, so you can make good decisions about where to mount the antenna.

Thursday, March 26, 2020


I've been working from home and I have a new friend... a robin that insists on attacking our kitchen windows. He/she may be building a nest somewhere around the house, but he spends a lot of time flying into the windows. I've named him Darwin.

Monday, March 16, 2020

Book Deal: Hyperion

If you are stuck inside and looking for something to do, I recommend picking up Hyperion for only $2.99.

I've written about stuff by Dan Simmons before... here and here.

Friday, February 21, 2020

Cheap Smart Plugs with Energy Monitoring

Deal: $24 for 4 smart plugs with energy monitoring. That's less than $6 per plug!

(You have to add them to your cart to see the discounted price.)

Thursday, February 13, 2020


This brings me back...

Saturday, December 21, 2019

Tom Whitwell's 52 things I learned in 2016: #48

Intervision, the 70s Soviet answer to the Eurovision Song Contest, was judge by electricity grid voting: “those watching at home had to turn their lights on when they liked a song and off when they didn’t, with data from the electricity network then being used to allocate points.” [Nick Heady] (Fluxx have been working with National Grid on several projects this year)

Monday, December 9, 2019

Cannonball Run

A new record... tech assisted:
But there was also a built-in Net Radar radar detector, a windshield-mount Escort Max 360 radar detector, an AL Priority laser jammer system and an aircraft collision avoidance system—a bit of gear usually used in airplanes to help them avoid hitting other airplanes.
The car was equipped with brake light and taillight kill switches, and Toman had all of its flashy carbon fiber trim covered with silver vinyl, which he also used to change the appearance of the taillights. At first glance, the AMG looked more like a mid-2000s Honda Accord from the rear, not like a car that would be cruising at 160 mph or faster.
For navigation and further police detection, they ran Waze—a popular traffic-avoiding and hazard-detecting app—on an iPad and an iPhone. For the GPS data they would later need to prove that they’d actually finished in the time they said they did, they ran two dash-mount Garmin GPS units and one of those GPS tags tracked by a third party. They also had a police scanner and a CB radio, each of which had a big whip antenna mounted at the back of the car.