Lighter News

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.”)