Spring time in the vegetable garden

A few months ago I started a vegetable garden in our back yard. It took quite a bit of work, but it was a lot of fun and it’s incredibly satisfying to see the fruits (and vegetables) of your labor grow. I originally planted some lettuces, broccoli, cress, carrots, rocket, and parsley, and later added some zucchini and …

Reverse engineering the leynew WF510 light bulb adapter

A few weeks ago I ordered some WF510 WIFI enabled E27 adapters. The WF510 is a device you place between your light fixture and your light bulb, that allows you to control the light with an iOS/Android app. At $56 per lot of 3, they’re the poor man connected light bulb. The reason I bought …

Yair Lapid: Don’t bother protesting, we can’t hear you

I knew of course, that there were people protesting that we shouldn’t export our natural gas (I don’t want to hurt their democratic enthusiasm, but they should know that there isn’t any megaphone that can be heard in a cabinet meeting) This is a translated excerpt from a Facebook status post by Israel’s Secretary of …

Same Ikea product, 30 years apart

While going through my Mom’s old toolbox a few weeks ago, I found this: Probably from around 1980, it’s the Patrull drawer safety catch from Ikea. The funny thing is that just a couple days before that, I bought this: Same product, 30 years later! It’s so interesting to see the two products side by …