Susan Dennis (susandennis) wrote,
Susan Dennis

Early birds

I'm installing the Android Q beta on my phone. I'm feeling a techy/gadget jones and this is a cheap solution. I haven't read anything about Q that compels me to try it but I haven't read anything that discourages me either. I usually sign up for the beta as soon as it's available but didn't this time for no particular reason.

Also early is today's baseball game - 10:15 am. I'm perfectly fine with that. We're playing really good baseball right now. It will not last so I'm just enjoying it while we've got it.

Plus I have my latest blanket project in full swing. Here's the progress so far.


The colors are garish and, I'm not sure I'm going to like them in the finished product but it's fun to work on and way more fun than dull colors so okdokey. The pattern is fabulous. I'm learning new stuff which makes it even funner. Plus this is one that just grows and grows - no pieces or piecing so ... yeah!

I'm reading the most interesting book. That Good Night by Sunita Puri. It's about her experiences as a palliative care doctor. I'm fascinated by the topic but she has the most pleasant writing voice.

Also I'm sucked into the latest Jeopardy champion. I record the show every night and watch it, usually, with only half interest. Sometimes I'm very good with the answers and sometimes, I'm a total idiot. But, the betting is something I'd never get right. This guy on now is a professional gambler and he's parlayed those skills, combined with a wide berth of trivia knowledge into some handsome cash. He's one of the most interesting of the often pretty darned interesting candidates they've had in a while.

And finally... the washer/dryer. I still love them so much and so much more than the set they replaced. But, yes, the lack of beeps is getting to me. Neither the washer or the dryer has any notification at all. And while the beeping of the old set drove me nuts, not know when stuff is finished is kind of getting to me.

A few weeks ago, I got an email from Wyse. Wyse is a weird little company here in Seattle that makes really excellent home cams that are crazy cheap. The only downside is that they have no web interface so no way to share publicly. They have an app and with it you can pan and zoom and see history and all for $30.

Meanwhile, this email touted new goodies. A Wyze Sense Starter kit for $20. NO brainer. I ordered one immediately. With zero clue what really even was or how I would use it. I have no use for monitoring doors. BUT, it's Wyze and so why not.

Then yesterday, I saw this on Twitter. I'll be able to install the sensors on my washer and dryer and my phone will tell me when they are done!!!! SO. jazzed.

And, p.s. Yesterday I posted a little entry about popular stuff I'd never seen or read. I was surprised at the number of comments. And fascinated. It was really interesting to me that several people assumed (with no evidence) that I had been criticized or regarded unfavorably for these choices. Only one person indicated that I might be cheating myself out of some good stuff. Again no judgment, just interesting.

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