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Various DIY/smarthome and other projects about the domicile.

Finished in November

  • get chromeos playing well with openvpn
  • finally got canon to play well with linux
  • reassemble bath following renovation

In the Short Term

  • clear mid-year tasks backlog
  • charitable giving analysis
  • restock pantry
  • better self-employment accounting
  • assist neighbor setting up new laptop
  • revamp household budget

Long Term Aspirations


  • better temporary Roomba toe-space bumper modification
  • repair glitchy flat-screen monitor
  • clear messaging backlog
  • reorganize and prune bin storage



  • dishwasher rack repair
  • kitchen floor repair
  • better side-bureau shoe holder mount
  • bathroom sink faucet replacement


  • light cage for new router
  • upgrade network storage
  • assemble emergency go pack
  • substitute teaching go pack strategy
  • custom halloween party favor packs

Build Outs

Mounting and Cutting

  • refurbish old hammer drill
  • diagonal corner hanger mount
  • quick-assembly hallway dust tent for woodworking
  • storage tower for apartment bathroom

Various Improvements

  • makeshift mezzanine rack for a compact dishwasher
  • craft event supply storage shelving
  • explore soundproofing for HM if not done already
  • LackRack (x2) and component-heat duct venting
  • apartment Ethernet cable run

Audio Computing


  • integrated caller ID announcer
  • mode-switchable caller ID blacklist/whitelist


  • whistle-activated battery-powered nebulizer
  • internet radio devices
  • whistle/tone detector/alterter network for hearing impaired


  • nighttime noise machine lashup
  • research hearing loop tech
  • multi-output audio stream relay

Still Longer Term

Home Improvement

  • sleep-hygenic smart bulb drivers for home and refrigerator
  • hang shelves behind chest freezer
  • timer-controlled Roomba virtual wall
  • DIY kitchen counter LED hydroponics enclosure


  • new business development
  • microcomputer workshop series for housing coop
  • resume timebanking
  • study for ham radio license
  • learn to ride a bike

Declutter & More

  • intensive file cabinet purge
  • paint apartment
  • empty storage unit
  • guinea pig hutch with integrated hydroponic garden