Roomba fighting and turning your VCR into an automatic cat feeder – if these sound like activities you’d enjoy, read “The Hobbyist Renaissance” in IEEE Spectrum. The article gives you resources for gadget hacking (also called MacGyvering).
It’s all about perspective: yesterday the radio meteorologist gave his forecast as “very cool today… high of 91.” That is definitely a Phoenix, AZ perspective. Today’s forecast was better: “slightly warmer… high of 98.” Believe it or not this is absolutely gorgeous weather here. For the PTO General Assembly Meeting in August, I’m predicting a high of 70 degrees – dress accordingly. (Outside temperatures may be “slightly warmer.”)