My friend and I have been playing with one of these for the past month, and I gotta say, "quality" isn't the word I would use. Setting it up is really difficult, and the app (which is ancient) that lets you use it on an iPhone doesn't even use the same Bluetooth protocol as the iPhone, meaning you can't have regular… » 9/16/14 10:11pm 9/16/14 10:11pm

I solved the snooze button issue awhile back, and the system I use has proven to be pretty dang pain free. I have my alarm set up on my desk, which is several feet away from my bed. When it goes off, I get out of bed to turn it off, throw my day clothes on right away, and I'm awake. I'm at a point now where my body… » 3/14/14 9:52pm 3/14/14 9:52pm

One Notebook or Many Notebooks?

With our incredibly complex brains comes the need for most of us to organize that madhouse bank of thoughts into referable text. There are countless systems to keep track of everything: any number of different analogue notebooks and note-taking systems, analogue planners, digital calendars, to-do list systems,… » 2/08/14 4:39am 2/08/14 4:39am

How do people keep up with personal finance apps like YNAB that require you to input & track every single transaction you make and don't sync with your bank? It seems like the biggest hassle, not to mention the constant possibility of error or unknown transactions, which requires even more hassle of constantly… » 1/06/14 7:44pm 1/06/14 7:44pm

This one's a pretty general annoyance, but after using both an iPhone 5 and various competitor Android phones, my biggest Android annoyance is how un-smooth the operating system is. Even though it's more versatile than iOS, it can't hold a candle to the fluidity of iOS. Swipes are delayed, nothing is quite as stable,… » 12/19/13 12:50pm 12/19/13 12:50pm

I'm looking for a way to automate a space heater in my room to turn on at a scheduled time every morning (about 15-30 minutes before I wake up). Anyone have any idea how to do this? The only thing I can find remotely similar to this idea are space heaters with timers on them or power switchers with timers that turn it… » 10/14/13 1:53pm 10/14/13 1:53pm