A Better Child Boat Seat

While the weather is still warm, we want to spend as much time on the water as possible. Neither of my boats are particularly toddler-friendly. Our Hobie Tandem Island is close though. It is simple to set up and launch (especially when using the kayak part alone). I can even avoid using a boat ramp by using a plug-in set […]

A Better Baby Gate

The humble baby gate will be part of your life for many years… much longer than most baby items. It is not an item you will want to cut corners with, especially if it protects a high traffic area. I built this example over 2 years ago and it has stood up to daily use. If I recall, this was […]

Trunk Boy

Ever since I bought my brother’s old Game Boy as a kid, I’ve loved portable gaming systems. Today, I hardly ever have time to play them, but I still love, repair, and collect these retro systems. Several years ago, my side hustle was buying and improving beat up systems. I would mod these with updated tech and sell for a […]

Walnut Desktop Computer

A few years ago, I wanted a high(ish) end computer that would reflect my personal style. I also wanted to be able to easily lug the machine around the house. I built this on a budget of around $1.1K. It is still reasonably fast today. Thanks to the durable construction, it has proved to be a fine child-proof desktop. She […]

The Tinkle Tinker

I plan to parent out of the house while avoiding public indoor spaces as much as I can (due to the spread of the Coronavirus). I am going to need a potty training solution that can handle a bit of abuse. To get started, I looked for at what I had around the house for ideas: The standard toddler potty […]

Measure What Matters

In my 15+ years in tech, it seems that every time a new leader was introduced, the leader would “shake things up” and promote growth by introducing a new business or goal setting framework. Invariably, these frameworks were gleaned from a bestselling book. Many of these frameworks did not stand the test of time. Objectives and Key Results (OKRs) were […]