Paradigm PDR subwoofer repair

TL;DR, if your paradigm PDR-10 isn’t powering on automatically, check the fuse. It can be easily accessed by removing the back panel of the subwoofer. Sunday morning and I had the house to myself for a few hours… Read More

Amazon Dash button to call an Applescript

The other day Amazon put several of their Amazon Dash buttons on sale for $1.99. I picked up a few. The first project I tackled was to get a Dash button to let everyone in the house know… Read More

Send txt and SMS messages from your Mac’s iMessage app

[Note/Update: now that Apple has finally linked all the iMessage backend in iCloud you don’t need to jump through these hoops anymore. Just do this instead.] Finally figured out how to make iMessage on my MacBook cooperate with… Read More

locking down iPad for kids/special needs

[Note: combine these instructions below for how to lock down AirPlay on an iPad with an app called Volume Sanity and peace will descend upon your house!] We use Airplay for music throughout the many rooms and audio… Read More

The Great $100 Home Audio Project*

  (*Actually only  $70 if you already have an amp/receiver to plug into). We’ve been in our house for almost 10 years and I still haven’t found a good way to take advantage conveniently of the speakers that… Read More