Homemade Fruit Fly Trap; Cooking Sherry and Dish Soap Recipe

No matter where we’ve lived in the northeast and Midwest, fruit flies bug us every summer. But fruit flies love the scent of very ripe, fermenting, or rotting fruit. So this sherry based trap occurred to us, as it creates a similar aroma.  Now then, this concoction offers a fairly natural way to quickly trap … Continue reading Homemade Fruit Fly Trap; Cooking Sherry and Dish Soap Recipe



How to Clean a CD Disc with Scratches

We’ve played compact discs (CDs) for over thirty years, and love collecting them.  Now that there’s a huge market for used CDs at flea markets and online.  So, being that we’re such big CD fans, we buy many CDs from these sources.  But, we often see many smudged, oily, fingerprinted, and scratched discs that we bring home. These … Continue reading How to Clean a CD Disc with Scratches



How to Clean a DVD Disc to Fix Freezing and Playing Errors

We’ve played DVDs for nearly two decades. Plus, now that there’s a huge market for used DVDs (digital video discs), we also see many smudged, oily discs. These often will not play without cleaning them up first.  To that end, we’ve found some safe ways for repairing these conditions with simple disc cleaning.  Some of our … Continue reading How to Clean a DVD Disc to Fix Freezing and Playing Errors



How to Clean Blu Ray Discs – Movie and Game Discs

We’ve played CDs and DVDs for many years, and now, we’ve gotten into the blu ray disc craze. Media discs become soiled or damaged from the same dirt sources.  These include oily fingerprints, dust, and scratches.  Further, all kinds of data discs need the same gentle cleaning.  Proper cleaning can restore them to their brand new … Continue reading How to Clean Blu Ray Discs – Movie and Game Discs



How to Clean a Cordless Electric Kettle

We’ve heated gallons upon many gallons of both hard and soft water for tea and hot cocoa making, with our Hamilton Beach cordless electric kettle. We’ve found that without routine cleaning, this stainless steel kettle, and others like it, can become stained brown, especially if you brew the tea directly in it after the water boils.  That unsightliness … Continue reading How to Clean a Cordless Electric Kettle



Reconnect WiFi on Denon S-32 Internet Radio, How To

Now and then, you must change the default WiFi network on the Denon S-32 internet radio.  Why?  Because perhaps your WiFi network has changed SSID names or passwords. Or, your office IT guru asks you to move your S-32 to a less busy network.  Or, perhaps you were connecting to a city Wi-Fi hotspot that … Continue reading Reconnect WiFi on Denon S-32 Internet Radio, How To



How to Change WiFi Network Connection on Sangean WFR-20 Internet Radio Player

Occasionally with all wireless Internet radios, media players, smart television, et al, you’ll likely need to switch them over to a different wireless Wi-Fi network. Either your current router has worn out (stopped broadcasting the Wi-Fi network signals), or you’ve replaced it with a new and improved wireless router that is using a different Wi-Fi name (SSID).  In either case, you must … Continue reading How to Change WiFi Network Connection on Sangean WFR-20 Internet Radio Player



How to Safely Operate Portable Space Heaters

Portable space heaters are quite affordable these days to buy, and popular among college students in cold dorms, apartment dwellers with that one colder-than-usual work area to heat up, and home owners that just haven’t gotten around to fully insulating all their rooms. These units offer rapid spot heating and can compensate to a degree for … Continue reading How to Safely Operate Portable Space Heaters



How to Choose the Safest Electric Space Heaters

So many homes, garages, basements, and trailers these days incorporate electric portable space heaters, to provide temporary spot warmth during particularly cold nights, or when the grandkids come to stay in that frigid guest bedroom. The typical electric space heater is convenient, in that it requires no installation (unlike gas heaters) and usually no special … Continue reading How to Choose the Safest Electric Space Heaters



APH MP3 Audiobook Player, How to Change WiFi Network

People also know the APH MP3 audiobook player as the Book Port Plus.  This eBook reader utilizes Wi-Fi networks for streaming audio content from internet Radio stations.  It also plays downloaded podcasts.  Plus, futuristically, this player will download talking books directly from the National Library Service for the Blind (NLS). The APH MP3 audiobook player … Continue reading APH MP3 Audiobook Player, How to Change WiFi Network