When I first met my wife, I had just ended the second of two long-distance relationships in a row, and I had promised myself that I wouldn't do another one. When she told me soon after we met that she'd be moving for graduate school, I was very disappointed, and neither of us knew how it'd work. But we made it work!… » 7/23/13 10:15am 7/23/13 10:15am

I would like to do the same, but instead of building a sensor/notifier, I'd like to use an old Android phone connected to the same wi-fi network. When the washer/dryer stops vibrating, the phone should be able to sense that using the built-in gyroscope or accelerometer and send the notification. Anyone know of an app… » 4/12/13 10:18am 4/12/13 10:18am

I find that one paper towel is plenty. I see many people grab several to dry their hands, but the paper towels are still mostly dry when they throw them away. Such a waste. Instead, shake off excess water from your hands over the sink, and one paper towel is more than enough to dry the rest. » 4/12/13 7:12am 4/12/13 7:12am