Monday, November 27, 2017

Plate Charger?

Today I learned that there is such a thing as "Plate Charger". It is an additional plate, or stand, under your dinner plate. IMO, it's like a pillow sham...a sham...


Monday, November 13, 2017

Reduce board splitting

Yesterday I learned, while watching This Old House, that you can reduce splitting the end of a board by flattening the tip of your nail before driving. Never knew that...

Wednesday, November 8, 2017

Solved a cell phone issue

Over the last several months I have struggled with my phone's charging port. I noticed that the plug would not fit into the phone snugly, and would fall out a lot. I thought it was the little notches for the teeth on a mini USB to hook to that had gone bad.

I ended up buying a couple wireless chargers as it was a much better option than having to check on the cord, and if it had moved a thousandth of an inch in the last 5 minutes, causing charging to stop.

I'm not sure what happened today, but an epiphany of sorts washed over me. "I wonder if the cord isn't going in as far as it should because it's blocked with debris??"

Sure enough...a little scraping and blowing out with the air compressor solved the problem...cord latches on as expected.

Sometimes we accept what is thrown at us, such as a broken, faulty, or worn out part. We should always take a look to see if other factors are at play. I pride myself as a troubleshooter, and fixer of problems, but this one went by me. I assume because thinking that the port was broken was an easier answer than there is pocket lint in there...

Anyway, check your ports for debris and life will move along a little more fluid.

Kw