The toughest part of the Winter season isn't the cold, the blues, or December's annual cramming of a full month's work plus last-minute whatevers into three actual work weeks (are you on Boing Boing pre-holiday procrastinating? Hey, me too!) The hard part is commuting in the dark.
You wake up, it's dark, and you come home and it's also dark, two bleak bruise-blue endcaps on your winter work weeks. Now, Richard Everett has made a tool that uses your location and commute times to let you know how much longer you have to endure these circumstances.
Check out Dark Mornings, a tool that tells you precisely how many days you have left until your commute will be light again. Hang in there.
I’ve tried a few times to make useful yet portable things out of wood and never really succeeded. To cut a long story short, what I never realized was that handsaws sold in home improvement stores are worse than useless, and all I needed to do was get something else. The Gyokucho Ryoba Saw — […]
I can’t wait to make something out of wood using Matthias Wandel’s ingenious solution to the greatest division in human society: the Metric and Imperial Unified Ruler. Metric people like nice convenient units, decimal, and being able to make easy calculations. Inches people like complicated fractional units. So I have come up with a new […]
I want to go there. My favorite pan is a Wagner I got at Goodwill in San Francisco. I especially like to refinish cast iron waffle irons. (Thanks, David Wolfberg!)
Raspberry Pi is one of the world’s most versatile open-source computers. Alexa is a home automation hub with limitless potential. Together, they’re a dream team for ambitious makers, opening the door to everything from automatic lights to voice-controlled robots. Learning Raspberry Pi is meant to be relatively easy for newbies, but its applications with Alexa […]
Heads up: The clock is winding down on a free-entry contest to win not only one of the best smartphones on the market but a handy pair of earbuds. A simple sign-up is all you need to be eligible to win a 256 GB iPhone XS Max, along with AirPods. And while “free” is tough […]
Kudos to those of us who have chosen a less wasteful third option to “paper or plastic” at the supermarket or club stores. Tote bags are reusable, but they can be a pain to tote around. Here’s an upgrade to that planet-saving measure. The Club Cart Lotus Trolley Bag is that rare tote you’ll want […]