Our First Industrial Pipe Steampunk Desk Lamp Project

I’ve been trying to decorate my livingroom in a more Steampunk/Industrial Old World theme. If you aren’t familiar with Steampunk, it’s * a subgenre of science fiction or science fantasy that incorporates post-apocolyptic technology and aesthetic designs inspired by 19th-century industrial steam-powered machinery. In fact, some Steampunk movies you might be familiar with include; Atlantis,¬†Sky Captain and the World of Tomorrow, Van Helsing, Sucker Punch, … Continue reading Our First Industrial Pipe Steampunk Desk Lamp Project

Safety Tips for Surviving a Power Outage in a Digital World

In the United States, the worst winter storm in recent memory occurred in January 2009, when an ice storm spanning across Arkansas and Kentucky left 1.3 million people without power, many for as long as 10 days. Forty-two people died and debris from the storm lingered into the summer. I lived in Arkansas during that time and I was lucky to have stocked up on … Continue reading Safety Tips for Surviving a Power Outage in a Digital World

Four Ways Technology Can Positively Influence Your Life

A majority of Americans embrace technology in their homes and offices, but even then, many don’t understand the positive impact technology has and will have on us in the future.¬†Smartphones keep people constantly connected, smart cars can drive and park themselves, and smart buildings are designed to use less energy as they keep everyone occupying them comfy and productive. Of course you think you know … Continue reading Four Ways Technology Can Positively Influence Your Life

Keep Your Holiday Season Merry, Bright, and Safe

The holidays are an exciting time of year, but the celebrations and decorations do pose electrical safety hazards. Keep safety top of mind so that your holiday season stays merry and bright. Electrical accidents typically increase during the holiday season. The U.S. Consumer and Product Safety Commission reports that during the two months surrounding the holiday season, more than 14,000 people are treated in hospital … Continue reading Keep Your Holiday Season Merry, Bright, and Safe