3 tips for getting extra use out of your old devices
Alternatively you could transform your handset, or tablet, into a webcam, digital photo frame or a bedside alarm clock. However, there may still be plenty of fully functioning parts that could prove useful in a DIY-tech project or make you some ...
April 10, 2015
Why you sleep through your iPhone's alarm
Here's why: iOS has two different volume controls - ringer volume, which controls the volume for the ringer, notifications and system alerts, and alarms; and media volume, which controls the in-app volume for games, music, and videos in additon to ...
March 31, 2015
Allston Beat: Do617 announces first-annual Pop-Up Record Shop at Brighton ...
Much of the focus has been on what to do at night, but now they're flipping the script, setting the alarm clock before noon, and hosting their first-annual Pop-Up Record Shop. The all-ages, DIY record faire goes down Saturday, April 18 at Brighton ...
March 31, 2015
TRICKS FOR GETTING BETTER SLEEP
The days of the ever-annoying *bzzt*-*bzzt*-*bzzt* alarms are over. Instead of being jerked awake by an old clock, consider getting a smart alarm app for your phone, like our favorites for iPhone and Android. Then, try waking yourself up more comfortably....
March 31, 2015
Check smoke alarms as clocks go forward
“You are at least four times more likely to die in a fire if you don't have a working smoke alarm, so taking the time to test the smoke alarms in your home could be a truly lifesaving decision. “The clock change weekend can act as a great reminder to ...
March 27, 2015
'Check your smoke alarm when you put your clock forward' advises fire service
For many people testing smoke alarms is often low on their list of priorities, so the Fire Kills campaign, in partnership with fire and rescue authorities, is asking people to make an online pledge to test their smoke alarms this clock change weekend ...
March 28, 2015
Groundhog Day alarm clock: hacked until real
It'll only be a matter of time before a clever device-making group makes this alarm clock to do what we're seeing it hacked to do here, but until then, there's this. This is the Groundhog Day Alarm Clock, as made by creative constructor Randofo. This ...
February 2, 2015
We ask whether this still means being induced, and the midwife says to come in on Friday anyway and have all the tests again, and make the decision then, if need be. Good plan. After the stretch and sweep, come home and go into early labour. Nothing too serious, but enough to make me start tracking the contractions on the app. (Please note that FJ gave birth a couple of hours after we left the hospital, and an hour after we had been texting. The kid comes home. And I express colostrum into a 3mm syringe in case the babe is as tiny as they're saying he is. (God bless midwife friends who know that these things might be required and have the equipment lying around at home. 5ml out over the pillow when I accidentally push the plunger a bit too hard. Within an hour, things are happening. Then they happen a bit quicker. With FJ's experience in mind, we call L from down the street to come and sit in the living room and wait for my mum to turn up, and we head into the hospital. Through to the assessment centre and things started to slow down. Everyone assumes it is the lights and the sterile hospital environment that have scared the contractions off, and they send me out for a walk, and. They do another stretch and sweep (3 cm this time) and load me up with some codeine so that I can sleep a bit before things might get going again and by 1. 30 am I am back home in bed.
(Create Beauty, Be Happy)
For me, I stalk the different categories, looking at all the kinds of food I wish I had the patience to cook, looking at all the cute outfits I wish I could afford to own, and god help me when I look at the kids section. Im not far off from having kids but, having like 719561 nurseries planned cannot be healthy. Everyone I seem to talk to says they tend to gravitate towards one category and just obsess searching through that one. This category makes everyone think they are god damn Martha Stuart. Now, don't get me wrong, I have found some AMAZING recipes on Pinterest, so many that I have now made an entire cookbook of recipes I have tried and LOVED. But then there are those recipes that look like the most adorable edible creations to ever exist, and the pinner swears up and down that it is the easiest recipe ever. This is pretty much what it looks like every time I try to make "cute" food. People like me (the uncreative type) should all just realize that no matter how "easy" and how "cute" these things always are. Oh my gosh, if I had a nickel for every hour that I spent on this category, I would have. Im always trying to find new things to add to our apartment, and that I can do for my wedding, and make for my dogs, etc. I really hope I am not the only crazy person spending all my time looking at projects that will take me 10.
The delivery men brought our new cooker on Sunday morning. We’d been to the theatre the night before, and got home at midnight, so when my alarm went off at five o’clock in the morning, I could not drag myself out of bed. Chances are, they’ll be quick and professional, and afterwards we’ll have a brand new cooker, the first one we’ve ever bought together in twenty years of marriage. We said farewell to the old cooker, which was rusty, grease-stained, with a defunct grill and loose lock on the oven door. We’d inherited it when we bought the flat, in 1994, and I’m not sure how long it had been there before us. Its particular model is no longer manufactured, and it was apparently thinner than all current models, which is why we had to have the... We still didn’t know whether the new cooker would fit. After the engineers had fitted the cooker, they told us that we needed to replace the carpet on which it now stood with kitchen tiles, because carpet is a fire hazard. Had it been a fire hazard when the old cooker stood there. Also, because the old cooker had a control panel above the hobs and the new one doesn’t, the back wall was now exposed, and we would have to get the power cable covered with something called metal trunking. The new cooker apparently blows hot air out the back, which the old one didn’t, and tcheaphis might melt the cable, another fire hazard. They left, and we congratulated ourselves on our brand new cooker.
Creative coding: the making of Hackaball
Made by Many says children have also used it to make 'Magic 8' balls, whoopee cushions and alarm clocks. To fund the project ... from Kano's computer kit to Technology Will Save Us' DIY Gamer Kit - Made by Many felt these were often too complicated ...
March 30, 2015