Can you use the Amazon Echo and Google Home to control the same device?


Hi, friends! I’ve been busy testing the Rachio 3 smart sprinkler and pitching away for summertime work but wanted to take a break to finally dive into some of those questions you’ve been sending in through the contact form. I do read your questions! And I’ve been filing them away to try to turn them into helpful little articles like this one.

Let’s-a go!

Flo covers Google I/O 2018


I was going to write this long, winding diatribe about my time at Google’s developer’s conference last week and what I learned after several hours of sessions and demonstrations. But every time I sit down to write about it, I start to feel really tired.

Needless to say, I’m still recovering. I think a few pictures and links to where you can find my coverage on the web should suffice as I recuperate from the biggest conference of the year for Google fans.

April showers bring Google I/O flowers


Taken with the Lenovo Mirage Camera, which produces 180-degree media for viewing in virtual reality (or flat like this).

This is my first stab at what freelancers call (I’m assuming) the “monthly update.” Every four to five weeks, I’ll put together a post like this one with links to what I’ve been working on and what’s been published. Think of it as a newsletter, except that I’m posting it here for you to peruse at your leisure instead of delivering it straight to your inbox (maybe someday).