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Back to 100% in @blackboxpuzzles! 😀🧡🎮

Let’s do this! 😀 🥣 🎮

Podcast Friday: Playing For Fun 🎙

“Listen to two best friends talk about a video game they love. They’re only Playing for Fun — so it’s just the good stuff, none of the bad stuff.”

It’s silly, but I love these things. 🌽📌

I sadly sold my Fuji X-PRO2 yesterday. I wasn’t using it how it deserved to be used. Hoping the new owner gets a lot of enjoyment from it! 📷

Drafts 5 is feeling sooo good! @agiletortoise 😀🍻

I haven’t seen an Xserve / Xserve RAID in a long time! Loved managing those systems. I still have my enclosure “key”. @ismh @512px

I had really high hopes for OfferUp to replace Craigslist, but it seems to have the same issues of flaky people and lowballing like crazy.

Run Log Update
Calendar Week: 7

Total Miles
This Week: 11.18
This Year: 48.55

🎉 Biggest week yet!

Goal For 2018: 250 Miles 🏃‍♂️

😍🏡 House in Santarém by Vasco Cabral + Sofia Saraiva - Design Milk

Fun Art Installation In Palo Alto!

We found this fun art installation in downtown Palo Alto! You put in 4 quarters and it goes through a series of steps that you get to watch and then spits out art on the other end! 😀

Ending your sentence with “no offense” means you are 100% being an asshole and offending someone.

It’s than time again! Pancake Saturday! 🥞

Our HomeKit Update!

We have slowly been adding to our HomeKit setup over the years at our house, and it has been going great! Here is the rundown of all the items that are now HomeKit controllable.

- (2) Phillips Hue BR30 Bulb
- (1) Phillips Hue Dimmer Switch
- (1) Ecobee Thermostat

Living Room
- (1) Phillips Hue Lightstrip
- (2) Phillips Hue Bloom
- (4) IKEA TRÅDFRI LED bulb E26
- (1) Elgato Eve Power Plug
- (2) Nanoleaf Light Panels
- (1) Apple TV (Can be used as home hub)
- (1) HomePod (Can be used as home hub)

- (1) Phillips Hue Lightstrip
- (1) Phillips Hue Dimmer Switch
- (1) Elgato Eve Door & Window Sensor

Laundry Room
- (3) IKEA TRÅDFRI Bulb E26
- (3) Phillips Hue A19 Bulb
- (3) Phillips Hue E12 Bulb
- (1) Phillips Hue Dimmer Switch

To avoid adding the IKEA hub to your house, you can get the IKEA bulbs to work with the Phillips Hue app after a firmware upgrade. The problem I had with this is that they did not then show up in the Apple Home app and were only controllable from the Hue app (which I don’t use).

To control your HomeKit accessories remotely, you need a HomePod, an Apple TV (3rd generation or later), or an iPad to be at home.

The dimmer switches are perfect for anyone who may come over and doesn’t already know how you have everything set up. Just push the light switch as you would anywhere else.

The automation is really convenient. Give it a try when you have multiple accessories set up.
“Turn all the lights in the house off at 10 am if everyone is gone”
“Turn off the thermostat if a window is opened”
“Turn on the entryway lights for whoever gets home first if it’s after sunset”.

If you are looking for a particular item, check out this site! HomeKitty - Browse HomeKit Accessories


I used GymKit for the first time with a treadmill today. It was super neat! Tap watch to NFC point, opens your profile, and syncs your session to the watch and shows Apple watch info (heartrate, etc) on treadmill screen. Great for calibrating to your pace as well.

Podcast Friday: Grammar Girl Quick and Dirty Tips for Better Writing 🎙

“Grammar Girl provides short, friendly tips to improve your writing.”

Grammar Girl

TaDa! 🎉

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This is unfortunate if you are a Droplr user.