Wednesday, September 22, 2021
Tuesday, September 21, 2021
On an iPhone or iPad, all you need to do to join a WiFi network via QR code is to open the camera app and point it at the code. As seen below at the top-left corner, your device will automatically recognize the QR code and prompt you to join that network. Touch that message and you're attached.
Monday, September 20, 2021
The Ball State football game on September 18th was available to watch on a new-to-me service called Watch Stadium, available at the link below. We thought we were going to have to watch it on a computer, but after I noticed that you could enter your zip code to find it on TV, I did, not expecting any, and was surprised to find a few over-the-air options. I quickly hooked up an antenna and had the TV scan to find all available channels, then searched through them until I found Stadium.
Friday, September 17, 2021
Thursday, September 16, 2021
Wednesday, September 15, 2021
Tuesday, September 14, 2021
The caulking around the bathroom sink was getting dirty, and thanks to my brother-in-law Albert, I was able to make the new caulk straight and even. The trick is to use painters tape to outline the area, apply the caulk and use a wet finger to smooth it out. Wait for an hour let the caulk begin to harden, then remove the tape and make any final adjustments. This is the first time in my life I've actually been proud of a caulking job that I did myself.
Monday, September 13, 2021
I ran across MapQuest RoutePlanner, which will optimize a route containing up to 26 addresses. The data can be entered manually, pasted, or uploaded via an Excel or CSV file, to produce a list and a map. On the list of addresses I tried as a test, it was not a surprise that the route was more or less a circle. Later on, I was surprised, and should not have been, to find that the circular route was in the clockwise direction, favoring right-hand turns. That just makes complete sense.
Friday, September 10, 2021
We picked up this handy gnocchi board at Dorothy Lane Market's cooking school and it's a serious upgrade from using the tines of a fork to shape the gnocchi. While I can't say that I'm as proficient as Mamma Giuliana demonstrates in the YouTube video at the link below, give me a few more batches and I think I'll come close.
Thursday, September 9, 2021
Tuesday, September 7, 2021
I purchased a new garage door seal (that black strip at the bottom of the door below) months ago when I noticed how cracked and shabby the old one was, but waited until my brother-in-law visited before trying to install it, as it's really a two-person job, just like the YouTube video demonstrates. Check the type in your garage door (they're not all the same) before buying and measuring the width you need will save money or worse, needing to buy another one.