• Smart Home
  • Hacking My Smart Assistant is Not OK

    Pet Peeve: Unintentional Triggering One of my pet peeves about Alexa is how it tends to pick up wake words from the TV shows I’m watching.  When it surprises us and suddenly says, “I’m sorry I didn’t understand the question I heard.”  This is probably a bug, Alexa misheard her wake word from the show.   […]

  • Smart Home
  • Control Issues

    Ask any of my friends, especially those who knew me when I was very young, and they will confirm that I have control issues.  It is why I directed most of the plays I wrote while in school, why I prefer debates to math competitions, and why I enjoy event planning so much.  I like […]

  • Events
  • Event Photography: Natural Light

    Timing is everything in event photography. My husband covered the One La Salle Golf Tournament last week and I went along to help. I prepared a list of shots we had to have like the registration table, golfing shots, the prizes, the sponsors, and the award dinner. But then just as the sun was setting, […]

  • Events
  • 3D Printer For Edible Prettiness

    When 3D printers started becoming available to the public, I always thought that their best application would be edible prettiness. I love chocolate cupcake or cake toppers, but I am neither a sculptor or a melt-and-set chocolate artist so this 3D printer for chocolate is just the gadget for me. Imagine being able to 3D […]