Hacking IKEA stuff: From stool to bedside table

I wanted to convert these IKEA stools to bedside tables. The reason was that they match the rest of the bedroom furniture abd there was limited space near the beds, so we could not really  use normal bedside tables.  INGOLF is a great basic stiol from IKEA   To add a shelf to it, I just […]

4G & Frequent US trips

The following setup has worked for me in the past. I’m sharing it online in case someone else find it useful too. First I bought and activated a hotspot jetpack from Verizon. I got the card from a Walmart while I was there. Before you buy a hotspot, check online to see which companies cover […]

EE vs Virgin

I recently got a 4G phone and realised that my then provider, Virgin, did not support 4G. I started looking for alternatives and EE was the obvious choice. I ran a speednet test before I removed the Virgin simcard and one with the new EE simcard installed.       I just couldn’t believe the difference! […]

My new mobile!…

   it’s tiny, but sadly not mine… My RaspberryPi called dibs! This little Fona board from Adafruit will allow me to water trees in a remote village in Greece from London. Full project update to follow…

Dear Rhodia

Dear Rhodia, First let me say that I love your products, especially the dot pads. The dotted page pattern helps me be creative and work very efficiently. But… Your pads need hacking before they can actually be used! I used to carry around the black A4 and A5 dot pads. It’s not easy to cleanly […]