Category Archives: Home Decor

The sweet, sweet syrup of the Prince of Lies

I learned something fascinating recently — vinegar is the sweet, sweet syrup of the Prince of Lies. This is what it did to my polished concrete floor. A little accident making some salad and — damn! — a whole lot of damage. The good news is a vinegar spill can be fixed. The bad news is this cannot… Read More »

Geek mod.

I am planning to modify Roombie — that’s the name of our Roomba vacuuming robot. I’m not a super geek who mods all my gadgets. But this is necessary. Roombie bashes into furniture and the little factory bumper doesn’t do much cushioning. I am not exaggerating, Roombie pushes the dining chairs several inches across the room and has… Read More »