Here's my story (copied from my Yelp review) about how they sounded an actual alarm on me the 1 time I vistied.

I travel for my business. Most of the time the hotels don't have weights. I found myself visiting Planet Fitness on a day pass. They have no barbells or non-smith racks and dumbbells max at 70lbs. I get that… » 3/20/14 1:36pm 3/20/14 1:36pm

Should we really be teaching our kids to trade time for money? Why not teach our kids to identify problems, dream up solutions, and figure out how to present those solutions to people (or businesses) who could benefit. Kids' imaginations are not constrained by the conformity of the paradigm the author suggests. Most… » 1/06/14 7:14am 1/06/14 7:14am

Z-wave is fairly awful for anyone without a tolerance for intermittent failure. Hardwired solutions like AMX or Cresteron are still (unfortunately) the only practical solutions for home automation. Until the "Smart Home" innovations can catch up to the progress SONOS has made on the audio side, I wouldn't trust my… » 1/06/14 9:44am 1/06/14 9:44am

It depends what the issue is. If you have an active PFC PS, you definitely want a sine wave APC. However, this still may not be your issue. Most people believe that power problems originate from the grid but this only accounts for about 30% of power issues. 70% originates from within your own walls. If you aren't on a… » 11/17/13 11:27am 11/17/13 11:27am


Full disclosure I am an electrical engineer and work for a company that distributes Powervar products (not to end-users).

WHY: APC and CyberPower units lack low impedance isolation transformers and are self-sacrificing in the event of a surge. If I'm you are going to spend that kind of money on a unit… » 11/14/13 12:41pm 11/14/13 12:41pm

Years ago I had an audiences of 20 people or so twice a day 6 times a week, I originally took the job as a way to face my absolute dread of public speaking. I grew to enjoy it and overcame the fear entirely... Until my father passed away. Though I wasn't very close nor did I feel a tremendous sense of loss some… » 5/06/13 2:21pm 5/06/13 2:21pm