cell: Moving from Nexus 5 sim to iPhone 12 Pro Max esim on Google Fi

Well, I’ve had an old Nexus 5 and a Google Fi plan for emergencies, but now that I realize you really should have two phones with you, on international trips, I decided to turn on this plan. It is a minimal $20 plan with $10/GB, but it works well for emergencies. The problem is that […]

home: The Trials of RoboRock S8, WiFi and Apple Home integration plus hat tip to Alarm.com

Jon said, “Apple is definitely not that innovative”, but sometimes to me, its the simpler things that make innovation happen. A good example is trying to keep this house as smart as possible. It is definitely complicated. Two examples are trying to get the new Xiao Mi RoboRock S8 running. So for those of you […]

pen: Review Nahvalar, Pilot C843, Rotring 600, Cortex Sidekick and vacuum filling

OK, I finally got the Nahvalar Original Plus, a nice value, and then the pen of my dreams, the Pilot C843. One came from NJ (near where I grew up) and the other was from Japan. Plus I finally got the Cortex Sidekick. So some reviews of this amazing stuff.. Vacuum Filling Pens: Mysterious in […]

Fit: Withings scale needs higher voltage batteries.

Long time since posting. I’m behind with way too much learning about AI these days to post but here’s a quick one. As few devices of mine don’t work with the many rechargeable nimh batteries I have. These are mainly electronics that need the higher voltage of 1.5V that you get with alkaline or lithium […]

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