Reboot iPod Touch Player with Unresponsive Screen

Now and again, we’ve noted that the touch screen responsiveness on the iPod Touch MC011LL disappears.  E.g. Touching and moving the finger across the screen produces no action from the iPod.  Thus, you cannot unlock it to play music or run other apps. The only way we find to fix this and unfreeze the screen, … Continue reading Reboot iPod Touch Player with Unresponsive Screen





Honeywell Thermostat Models Review

We’ve reviewed several Honeywell thermostat models on this site.  We’ve covered some of the baseboard heat models.  Further, we have t-stats up through the late model Honeywell smart WiFi remote t-stats.  Below, find a summary and picture of each one tested so far.  We’ll indeed add more as we review more. Line Voltage Honeywell Thermostat … Continue reading Honeywell Thermostat Models Review





Hard Reset iPod Touch Apple Media Player Instructions

A hard reset of the iPod Touch restores all settings to default values.  Plus, you can reset the Touch without a computer. Here’s how. Hard Reset iPod Touch Instructions, Step by Step Note that doing so this way, does not erase any music from this player right away. Warning! But, restoring does schedule a media … Continue reading Hard Reset iPod Touch Apple Media Player Instructions





Honeywell Smart Thermostat Wiring Instructions RTH9580WF

The most “meaty” part of installing a new Honeywell smart thermostat, is correctly wiring it up.  One useful feature about Honeywell t-stats, is that they generally use the same wire labeling as their older models. Today’s WiFi  t-stats still use the R, Rx, C, W, Y1, Y2, et al wires in the same way.  Their … Continue reading Honeywell Smart Thermostat Wiring Instructions RTH9580WF





Change WiFi Network on Honeywell RTH9580WF T-Stat

You might need to connect your Honeywell RTH9580WF smart thermostat (t-stat) to a new WiFi network.  Perhaps you moved the t-stat, and  the WiFi it worked with before went out of range.  So in this post, we cover just how you do that, how to change WiFi network on Honeywell thermostat RTH9580WF. Then maybe, you have … Continue reading Change WiFi Network on Honeywell RTH9580WF T-Stat





Setting Temperature Differential Honeywell RTH9580WF

Temperature differential is the difference between the turn-on and turn-off temperatures on a thermostat, whether heating or cooling. It ranges between one and three degrees on common t-stats. Indeed, many of today’s t-stats let you set this value. They offer this to account for differing home types and locales, types of furnaces. In this piece, … Continue reading Setting Temperature Differential Honeywell RTH9580WF





Setting Honeywell Thermostat Swing Differential, RTH8580WF

Temperature swing, is the difference between the turn-on and turn-off temps on a thermostat, whether heating or cooling. The swing setting, when the t-stat has it, often ranges between one and three degrees. This post discusses setting Honeywell thermostat swing on the RTH8580WF smart WiFi thermostat. Setting Honeywell Thermostat Swing Differential Intro Many modern t-stats … Continue reading Setting Honeywell Thermostat Swing Differential, RTH8580WF





Dohm DS White Noise Machine Review

We’ve owned a few copies of the Dohm DS white noise machine for two decades. We run them most every night in bedrooms and guest rooms without noticeable harm or any ill effects whatsoever; either to ourselves, or to these sound conditioners. This Dohm DS white noise machine indeed helps enhance sleep, and fits into … Continue reading Dohm DS White Noise Machine Review





Sleep Easy Sound Machine Review, White Fan Noise

The Sleep Easy white noise fan sound screen machine  can run most every night in bedrooms and nurseries as well as throughout the day in business offices, libraries, and labs, without noticeable harm or any ill effects whatsoever either to itself, or to those people nearby hearing it. It works well nearly anywhere you sleep that has … Continue reading Sleep Easy Sound Machine Review, White Fan Noise





Pelonis Whole Room Heater HO-0250H Review

We bought the Pelonis whole room heater, model HO-0250H to warm the living room in our ground level apartment.  This heater for bedroom and living room costs little at $37.99 on sale at Walmart. Yet it works on par with most other 1500 watt portable heaters we’ve tested. The Pelonis HO-0250H gives a slowly-rising, silent, … Continue reading Pelonis Whole Room Heater HO-0250H Review