Original Ring Doorbell Hardwired But Not Charging – Fixed

<TLDR: I increased the power being provided to the Ring doorbell but using a different AC adapter (similar to a transformer that most doorbells use) and the device started charging> I have one of the  original ring doorbells, installed it around November 2015, making it 4 years and 3 months old.  I had temporary issues around July 2018 with our wired door chime buzzing whenever someone rang the doorbell.  It… Read More »Original Ring Doorbell Hardwired But Not Charging – Fixed

Bare Root Raspberry Canes – 3 Year Update

I didn’t do an update last year, but I’ve been documenting the progress of my raspberry plants over the years.  Each year does seem to get better, but there are a few general observations.  The plants with the most sunlight markedly outperform those plants with partial shade.  I planted two rows of raspberry canes.  I believe the Anne raspberries planted in partial shade did not survive.  The Joan J are… Read More »Bare Root Raspberry Canes – 3 Year Update

Rheem Furnace Green Light Flashing Four Times – Pressure Switch Stuck Closed

About 1.5 years ago, my furnace stopped working.  At the time it was due to an inducer blower having burned out, causing a warning of “Pressure Switch Stuck Open”, with the warning of a green light blinking twice. Today, we came back from a week vacation where we had the thermostat turned down.  When we turned up the thermostat, nothing happened.  Uh oh.  I went down to the furnace to… Read More »Rheem Furnace Green Light Flashing Four Times – Pressure Switch Stuck Closed

Bathroom Sink Aerator Can Not be Removed – or Can It?

First, what is a sink aerator and why have it? As explained in detail on wikipedia, a sink aerator is the wire mesh cap that typically is screwed onto the end of the faucet. It’s main purposes are to reduce splashing, create a more uniform stream, reduce water usage, and increase the water pressure (yes – it increases the pressure while reducing the amount of water used). Here’s a basic… Read More »Bathroom Sink Aerator Can Not be Removed – or Can It?

Ring Doorbell Chime Buzzing

I’ve had a Ring video doorbell for about two years now. All of a sudden, last week, after someone rang the bell, the chime started vibrating and making a humming noise. I removed the cover for the indoor chime and noticed the metal rod that strikes the plate was vibrating rapidly, causing the whirring, humming noise. It was like it was stuck between trying to ring and not ringing. It… Read More »Ring Doorbell Chime Buzzing

WordPress Twenty Seventeen Front Page Images Not Showing

I manage a website for someone, using the WordPress Twenty Seventeen theme.  I hadn’t been paying much attention the website until I just added some new content.  I also updated it to use SSL because Google is apparently going to start showing warnings on sites that don’t use SSL. Anyway, everything seemed to be working great until I tried to view the site when logged out.  The first image loaded… Read More »WordPress Twenty Seventeen Front Page Images Not Showing

Moto G6 Play Terrible Cellular Data Reception

I’ll add more details as I get time, but just wanted to quickly share my experiences with the Moto G6 Play. I got the unlocked version and using it on the sprint network was horrible. When outside, it was mostly tolerable, but indoors I was lucky to connect to a website half the time. These are all in areas where my Galaxy S5 had no issues ever. I spent way… Read More »Moto G6 Play Terrible Cellular Data Reception

Jabra Pro 930 for Skype USB Device not Recognized

Short answer:  Try to unplug the headset from the wall outlet and then plug it back in, and then connect to the USB port to the computer. Longer version: So, my wife works from home and I spent a ton of time researching a good option for her to use as a headset that will work with Skype for Business and also allow her to move all throughout the house while… Read More »Jabra Pro 930 for Skype USB Device not Recognized

Zagg InvisibleShield Glass Screen Protector Edges Not Sticking – Fixed!!

See the last paragraph of the post if you want to try to fix your current tempered glass screen protector – the video gives an excellent solution for most people.  Here’s my story of how I figured out why the edges do this (for some people at least) and how to prevent it from happening in the first place: A relative of mine recently got a new iPhone 8 Plus… Read More »Zagg InvisibleShield Glass Screen Protector Edges Not Sticking – Fixed!!

Shakeology Alternatives for Weight Loss – Cheaper Options

Short answer: The best alternative I’ve found so far is at Costco called Orgain USDA Organic Plant Protein with Superfoods Powder.   It is $29.99 for approximately 24 servings, for a price of $1.25 per serving.  The main ingredients that I believe likely contribute to feeling full (which is what is most important for weight loss – for me at least) are protein and fiber.  Each serving has 21 grams of… Read More »Shakeology Alternatives for Weight Loss – Cheaper Options