Monday, August 29, 2016

Pokémon Go

With Pokémon Go being the newest global phenomenon, it only seems fitting that I remind you to not use your phone while driving. In fact, Pokémon Go now requires you to press a button acknowledging that you're a passenger if you're going above about 15 MPH. It's there for a reason. Even if Mewtwo spawns out of nowhere and you're driving, it's definitely not worth injuring or killing someone. If you're on a Pokémon hunt, be sure to either get a designated driver or a passenger to ensure that your journey to be the very best doesn't ruin the rest of your life.

Sunday, January 3, 2016

IFTTT + Automatic

If you're looking for an easy way to notify family members that you've arrived at your destination, just use this simple life hack. What I do to let my parents know I've arrived at school or another place is have my lights in my work room go on and off quickly. How can you do this? You just need an IFTTT (If This Then That) account, an Automatic plug ($99), and a WeMo switch (~$50). Setup all of these devices. Setup the WeMo in a room that is central to your house, but not too important (because you don't want to toggle the lights in an important room). The Automatic should go into your car that you primarily drive. Finally, use this recipe to connect these devices. Customize it to your liking. I hope this helps.

Monday, August 31, 2015

My First Car

About a month ago, my generous grandparents were kind enough to buy me a new car! It's a 2015 Subaru Impreza Sport Limited. It drives very smoothly and is very safe. It has stereoscopic cameras at the top called EyeSight. What does it do? If the car gets too close to an obstacle, it will alert the driver and brake if needed. Pretty cool! It also has all-wheel drive. This is definitely one of the safest cars under $30,000. I definitely recommend it and am glad I have it. Once again, a huge thank you to my grandparents!



Wednesday, June 17, 2015

Driver's License Get!

Yesterday, I got my driver's license. So yay for that! I hope you enjoyed my "Roadway to my Driver's License." I had a great instructor and supporting parents throughout the experience. In terms of the future, I intend to write when something eventful happens. Unfortunately, this may mean that the weekly schedule is over. All in all, thank you to all my readers, my instructor, my examiner, my English teacher, and my parents! I couldn't have done it without you guys!

Sunday, June 7, 2015

Summer Driving

As summer approaches, you'll probably be on the road more often. Be sure to look out for pedestrians at places like the beach and other popular areas. Wear sunglasses if you can. Be careful and stay alert as always. Happy summer!

Sunday, May 31, 2015

Automatic Apple Watch App

If you have an Automatic installed in your car, you can use an Apple Watch to quickly locate where you parked your car and how long it has been parked. This is very useful if you are ever lost in a parking lot or if you are monitoring how long you've been parked at a parking meter. Automatic is available from the Apple App Store for free [Direct Link] while the adapter is $99 [Direct Link].


Sunday, May 24, 2015

Driver's Test

The driver's test is a strange test. It's a test that you have to drive perfect for just you can never drive like that again. It's also very awkward to have someone sit in your car, tell you what to do, and write stuff down. I failed my first driver's test. Apparently, I wasn't scanning enough, even though I felt I did scan sufficiently. That's part of the hard part. You have to be very animated. The proctor isn't looking at your pupils, just your head. Be sure to exaggerate everything (in a good way).