Archive for February, 2016

Trick for crawling babies near door hinges

Saturday, February 6th, 2016

My toddler is always slamming the bathroom door. Freaks me out when his little sister is crawling nearby. She likes to stick her fingers in the space where the door hinges meet the frame. Note that the door opens outward, which is a little unusual for a bathroom door. (Don’t ask me, old house.) I opened the door as much as I could (so that the inner edge of the door and the frame are parallel). I then cut some foam rubber into a strip about 3″ wide and duct-taped it vertically against the inner edge of the door and the door frame (bridging the gap). When you close the door, it folds the foam rubber in half. The fold also slightly pops out of the crack between the door and the frame. This is what keeps curious fingers out of the gap. Hope this trick saves a few ER visits!


Epson XP-420: bad luck or bad printer?

Saturday, February 6th, 2016

Bought this printer at Staples recently. I’ve never owned an Epson so I wanted to try something new. I liked its small footprint. Had to ditch it after less than a week (after maybe 5 pages printed?) because of massive staining on every print. Bad luck … or did the engineers design it at “4:20”? Buh-bye!