porch pirates

  1. Vatoloco

    TECH Nest being down earlier tonight / late last night has reminded why I'm going to wait before buying any new "Smart Home" devices

    So I woke up after a good 22 hours of sleep and it's a bit chilly so I ask my Google donut speaker to turn the thermostat up to 66º. I get a reply back that it cannot contact Nest! So then I go to the enormous effort of reaching clear over to my night stand where my phone was sitting, spend time...
  2. Vatoloco

    TECH I would never let an Amazon driver open my front door for a delivery but, if my neighborhood hade a HUGE problem with package theft, I might consider

    ... letting them open my garage door to leave the package inside it: The door from garage to my house would still have to be broken into before they could still my VCR and/or kill me so that means the most valuable thing to be stolen is my vehicle and then a few old tools, jack stands...

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