Could be a fun weekend project for an upcoming WordCamp talk.
If you’ve read our guide on how to make a website, you may be wondering what to do next to improve your skills. Making a photo slideshow is a surprisingly easy task, and one that can teach you valuable skills needed to get a programming job. Today I’ll be showing you how to build a […]
Last week we released version 4.8 “Evans” of WordPress, as I write this it has had about 4.8 million downloads already. The release was stable and has been received well, and we were able do the merge and beta a bit faster than we have before. When I originally wrote about the three focuses for…
A few days ago I posted about buying a new reel mower for our grass.
This wasn’t the optimal solution.
If the grass was too long, the mower didn’t work right and my old battery powered Ryobi mower wasn’t holding a charge long enough to mow my whole yard.
After a bit of research, I found that the EGO brand to have the best battery technology on the market, so of course, I had to have one.
On Sunday, I stopped by Home Depot to see if the in person version was as impressive as the reviews were online.
Turns out the reviews were right. EGO has a handful of battery powered outdoor tools and there was a deal on that day to get a leaf blower for $100 off. This included a battery that could also be used on the mower.
I picked up the 21″ self-propelled mower and put it thru the test today.
My goal: mow the whole yard in under an hour.
The self propelled mower has a throttle control and I set it to rabbit speed and took off. I got thru 90% of the yard before the battery died. I used the smaller leaf blower battery to finish off the yard.
The whole yard was done in 40 minutes. Fastest I’ve ever finished completely mowing the yard.
Then I trimmed and cleaned up with the leaf blower and was done in under an hour.
The gear is expensive, but it has the power of the gas powered equivalents.
I got a pair of Apple AirPods this week and I’m impressed with them.
I’ve had a pair of wireless Bluetooth headphones for awhile (Bragi) but they are too cumbersome to set up for 5-10 minutes of podcast listening.
I’m able to catch up with podcasts in the early morning as that’s my designated time to keep little man asleep 🙂
One other cool thing is I can connect them to an AppleTV and have no audio playing in the room. Since all of our television content comes thru an AppleTV and we have a new born baby, this might be my favorite way to watch television.