How to Program Evolution Digital Set Top Box Remote to Your TV

The local cable company distributes the Evolution HD adapter set top boxes throughout the area, and as such, we get gobs of questions and requests for help with setting up and troubleshooting the accompanying remote control.  Often one or more functions on the remote fail to work on the television.  Sometimes, the power button works … Continue reading How to Program Evolution Digital Set Top Box Remote to Your TV

Sangean WFR 20 Tabletop WiFi Internet Radio Picture Gallery

Here are our pictures of the Sangean WFR-20 internet radio and network MP3 music player, that we’ve owned for about a decade. Shows the WFR-20 in Standy mode (radio is OFF), displaying the time of day on its back lighted LCD screen. The WFR-20 back side has a Wi-Fi antenna, Ethernet port, AUX-in and AUX-out … Continue reading Sangean WFR 20 Tabletop WiFi Internet Radio Picture Gallery

Logitech Squeezebox Boom Network Music Player Picture Gallery

Here we show pictures of our Logitech Squeezebox Boom Wi-Fi internet radio.  We’ve written about this receiver in other posts in this blog, and this photo album summarizes those posts, with pictures.   Look over these shots to get a comprehensive view of this device and its capabilities. Pictures Taken During Setup       … Continue reading Logitech Squeezebox Boom Network Music Player Picture Gallery

AC Wall to 12v DC Power Adapter Specs for the Logitech Squeezebox Boom Internet Radio Receiver

The US version of the AC wall adapter for the Logitech Squeezebox Boom internet radio discussed here, features removable but non retractable AC prongs, a six-foot long cord, and its larger size and weightier feel suggests a “heavy duty” class of power supply. It’s rectangular shape features a modest width that supports fitting into a  … Continue reading AC Wall to 12v DC Power Adapter Specs for the Logitech Squeezebox Boom Internet Radio Receiver

Compact Fluorescent Light Problems Discussed

While compact fluorescent light technology has been a drastic advance over those very long glass tubes requiring heavy ballasts to operate, this mode of energy saving lighting still suffers from numerous problems, drawbacks, and limitations.  We detail some of the most prominent of these compact fluorescent light problems below. Compact Fluorescent Light Problems, Cons, Drawbacks, … Continue reading Compact Fluorescent Light Problems Discussed

AC Power Adapter Specs for the Original Victor Reader Stream 303 Talking Book Player

The power adapter shipped with the original Victor Reader Stream model 303 talking book player is a typical five volt switching power supply, that features a male barrel style power connector on one end of a thick, six foot, non detachable cord.  The US version of this power supply sports a standard 120v AC two … Continue reading AC Power Adapter Specs for the Original Victor Reader Stream 303 Talking Book Player

How to Install Glass Block Windows, Pictures

We replaced ten basement windows with these Redi2set pre assembled glass block window panels, pictured below.  You save the hardship of laying individual blocks when installing these eight block pre-formed units.  Major time saver.  In this post, we share our experience and hints we found on how to install glass block windows in our home … Continue reading How to Install Glass Block Windows, Pictures

How to Pause and Resume Music Playback on the Google Home Mini Smart Speaker with a Touch

You can pause or resume play of the Google Home Mini talking smart speaker by touching it as follows.  Touch and hold either the volume down area (9 o’clock) on the mini, of the volume up area (3 o’clock), but not both at the same time, until play stops (usually about a second or so … Continue reading How to Pause and Resume Music Playback on the Google Home Mini Smart Speaker with a Touch

How to Connect Amazon Alexa Echo Smart Speaker to Bluetooth Speaker

Not only can you use your Amazon Echo speaker as a Bluetooth speaker, but you can also connect it to another Bluetooth speaker, and hear Alexa audio through that external Bluetooth speaker wirelessly.  We demonstrate here how to pair an Amazon Alexa Echo speaker to a Bluetooth speaker in the following paragraphs. Note that your … Continue reading How to Connect Amazon Alexa Echo Smart Speaker to Bluetooth Speaker

LED Light Bulb Picture Gallery

Here we show pictures of some of the LED light bulbs we’ve written about in other posts within this blog.   These all can replace standard incandescent light bulbs, and there are numerous pictures here, showing them in chandeliers and various lamp fixtures.                         … Continue reading LED Light Bulb Picture Gallery