Turn your Christmas lights on/off with Alexa

One of the most useful aspects of Alexa’s home automation capabilities, as for turning Christmas lights on and off. Particularly exterior Christmas lights. Alexa in conjunction with TP Link has allowed me to control my Christmas lights from anywhere that I have my phone, or an Alexa enabled device. On cold evenings, or when arriving at the house, it is woot enjoyable to remotely turn the lights on. šŸ‘ My preferred home automation company is TP link. I have had

How to enter the BIOS on Windows 10 Lenovo Laptops

Some recent Lenovo laptops lack a keyboard hotkey to enter the BIOS. Instead, the laptopsĀ utilize a dedicated “Novo” hardware button on the side of the machine. Press the dedicated button to access the BIOS. Here are specific instructions for entering the BIOS or selecting the Boot Menu on a modern Lenovo laptop: Power OFF the laptop Press the Novo button* *it may be on the left or the right side of the laptop Voila, you can now enter the BIOS

Pull-up challenge: 25 for Dec 25th

This evening marks the starting point of my pull-up challenge. My goal is to do 25 pull-ups by December 5th. I am calling this my “25 for Dec 25th”. šŸ™‚ From 11/22 to 12/25 gives me 33 days to meet my goal. Details: +Excellent form (all the way up, all the way down) -No swinging or pumping of legs -No time limit, i.e. hanging on the bar and resting is allowed Tomorrow I will post my initial max pull-up starting

How to get Audible credits/books cheap

Audible offers an amazing assortment of audio books. However, with one credit a month it can be hard to get your full audio book fix. While you can always purchase audio books at “full price”, the cost is often quite expensive (i.e. $20-$40). Thankfully,Ā Amazon added a new featureĀ where you can find audio book versions of your favorite ebooks at a significant discount.Ā Any existing purchase you have made on Amazon may be eligible for the sale price. I was surprised that

ROMOSS fast charging USB car charger review

My latest USB car charger is a ROMOSS 36W QC 3.0Ā model. Over the years I have tried a variety of car chargers and so far this has been a good option. Pricing:Ā As of today, $13.99Ā on Amazon Specs: (2) USB ports Qualcomm Quick Charge 3.0 36W max rated output Overall charging performance has been excellent. This has been over the course of a number of business trips and one family vacation. All of these trips involved significant driving with phone navigation,

How to re-claim 100GB Google Drive space

Recently I purchased a LG G6 phone.Ā The first time I openedĀ Google DriveĀ it offered me a free 2-year 100GB Google Drive promotion. I already pay for the 1TB a year plan for my account. However, my wife could certainly use the free 100GB. I actually already pay $1.99 a month for 100GB for her, so with the free plan I could cancel the paid plan and save almost $48 over the course of 2 years. Therefore,Ā I promptly canceled out of the

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