What sunglasses did Dakotah Lindwurm use during the 2024 U.S. Olympic Marathon Trials

Dakotah Lindwurm running glasses shades

Once a pair of sunglasses you’d probably overlook, now they’re in high demand. If you watched the 2024 U.S. Olympic Marathon Trials earlier this month, you, like me, probably discovered someone new to root for in the woman’s field, 3rd place finisher and Olympic qualifier Dakotah Lindwurm. One running accessory that caught a lot of … Read more

Motorola Moto G Phone gradually became slow and laggy. How turning off Adaptive Performance aka Quick Launch solved that

If you notice your Motorola/Lenovo phone slowing, you might have Adaptive Performance/Quick Launch to blame. I’ve had my Motorola G Pure (2021) for three months now and compared to my old Motorola Moto E4, it’s been a great upgrade. I’m still on Android 11 (a big step up from Android 7.1 on my old Moto … Read more

What is “Test for Ricardo” notification? Motorola smartphone users worldwide are getting a random notification from Device Help app

Everything I know about the “Test for Ricardo” notification and why you probably don’t need to worry. Earlier today (Aug. 25,2023) I got a notification at around 11:20 A.M. PST from my Device Help app that said, “Test for Ricardo.” For the record I have a Motorola G Pure 2021 still on Android 11 (I … Read more

I bought cheap fridge/freezer thermometers from eBay and tested it for a couple of weeks so you don’t have to.

What my fridge thermometer from eBay looks like.

Here’s whether those cheap-o fridge and freezer thermometers on sites like eBay and Amazon are any good. A string of short lasting freezer defrost heaters got me super vigilant how cold (or lack thereof) my fridge and freezer actually are. Before, I gauged whether my freezer coil defrost heater was dead or about to go … Read more

How to secure a finger splint for mallet finger so it doesn’t fall off during sleep, exercise, & daily living

Doing this will prevent the splint from sliding off. A couple of years ago on a bike ride, I unknowingly injured a tendon on my pinky where I could no longer bend it up. Although misdiagnosed by my general practitioner as a trigger finger, I got a second opinion from an orthopedic surgeon I was … Read more