What’s going on here?

f147627f-db08-4b31-8440-ff766397ec2bStuff I’ve Googled.

What I Googled a few minutes ago.

Why I’m Googling.

And some other fascinating information:)

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How to save battery life on iPhone πŸ”†πŸ“²πŸ™‹β€β™€οΈπŸ₯°πŸ€·β€β™€οΈ

I actually googled this last week, but I had my angel 4 days (this was my weekend) and she is my priority when I have her πŸ™‚ what i google is not important during those times.

A friend of mine shared an interesting video that got me thinking about how to solve the problem they are singing about:

Click on photo to watch πŸ™‚

Ok so most of these I knew, some I didn’t.

β€’ prevent background app refresh

β€’ Buy an extended battery life (well, duh)

β€’ Don’t automatically update apps

β€’ Don’t take app suggestions

β€’ Use content blockers in safari

(Learn all about content blocking apps in Safari and how to install and use them)

β€’ Turn on auto brightness

β€’ Reduce screen brightness

β€’ Stop motions and animations

β€’ Turn WiFi (also Bluetooth) off when not in use

β€’ Make sure personal Hotspot is off

β€’ Find the battery killers

β€’ Turn off location services

β€’ Turn off other location settings

β€’ Disable dynamic backgrounds

β€’ Turn off LTE or cellular data

β€’ Turn ‘push’ off

β€’ Fetch email less often

β€’ Auto-lock sooner

β€’ Turn off fitness tracking

β€’ Turn off equalizer

β€’ Disable cellular calls through other devices

β€’ Turn AirDrop off (unless you’re using it)

β€’ Don’t automatically upload photos to iCloud

β€’ Don’t send diagnostic data to Apple or developers

β€’ Disable unneeded vibration

β€’ Use low-power mode

β€’ Run down your battery as much as possible (pretty self explanatory πŸ˜‰

β€’ Do less battery intensive things

Last, but certainly not least:

β€’β€’β€’ One Common Mistake: Quitting Apps Doesn’t Save Battery

I had no idea. I’m a chronic app closer!!

When you talk about tips for saving battery life on your iPhone, perhaps the most common one that comes up is quitting your apps when you’re done with them, rather than letting them run in the background.

This is wrong.

In fact, regularly quitting your apps in that way can actually make your battery drain faster.

So, if saving battery life is important to you, don’t follow this bad tip. Find out more about why this can do the opposite of what you want.

Thanks for stopping by and come again soon!!

(Most of the info came from Lifewire.com)

Do I have to have all of the registers open in my home?

I have been having some issues with my furnace and have had a number of technicians check it.

I covered registers that didn’t provide any benefits (registers under my bed, registers in unused rooms, etc) because if I have 4 vents and I close one, isn’t their 33% of the air going to 3 vents?

One of the technicians commented on the fact that I had covered registers and stated that was effecting the operation of my furnace.

That same technician commented the next time he came to my home that only having 2 or 3 covered would not cause any problems. The next technician stated that he disagreed with the previous technician.

It makes valid sense, but I don’t want to cause problems with my furnace.

So my question for Google: Do I have to have all of the registers open in my home?

Let’s skim through for some websites that look reputable (to a single-mother that knows very-little HVAC knowledge).

First topic: money. My personal verdict is yes.

An Energy Vanguard blog says there are unintended consequences for closing unused ducts, such as:

  • Increased duct leakage
  • Lower air flow with PSC blowers
  • Increased energy use with ECM blowers
  • Comfort problems because of low air flow
  • Frozen air conditioner coil
  • Dead compressor
  • Cracked heat exchanger, with the potential for getting carbon monoxide in your home
  • Increased infiltration/exfiltration due to unbalanced leakage
  • Condensation and mold growth in winter due to lower surface temperatures in rooms with closed vents

But…. I observed the the blog was about downflow furnaces... I do know I have an upflow furnace (because I don’t have a basement and my furnace is on the main floor).

So does the recommendation of no stay the same? Please hold/brb.

Ok I’m back. Lol Google failed me, so i will continue investigating until I come up with concrete answer, I may have to retract my statement about google knowing everything 😭 if you find a successful Google search, let me know! Or if you have a link to a website that discusses my new Google search:

Do you have to open every vent in an updraft furnace?

Thank you for visiting, come back soon!

Do bipolar people show schizophrenic tendencies?

Well, I have recently been made aware of someone that doesn’t like me being bipolar with schizophrenic tendencies. It changes my entire opinion of her, and makes me sad.

I have not been diagnosed with anything comparable to bipolar or schizophrenic tendencies, but I have been diagnosed with borderline personality disorder (BPD), as I have previously discussed.

  • Borderline personality and bipolar: These two disorders are often confused. They both have symptoms of impulsiveness and mood swings. But they are different disorders and have different treatments.
    • BPD involves a longstanding pattern of abrupt, moment-to-moment swings — in moods, relationships, self-image, and behavior in contrast to…
    • …distinct episodes of mania or depression in people with bipolar disorder

    I have received and completed therapy for BPD. I had it for, at least, 34 years without knowing anything about it or how to handle it. I could not imagine my life without knowing what it is or how to handle it. Am I perfect? Absolutely not. I, however, make strong efforts to handle it rationally.

    The person I mentioned earlier has not received or completed therapy, to my knowledge. Whether she has or hasn’t, it opened my eyes to an important fact:

    I don’t know, or need to know, battles that those whom confuse me, face.

    I’m disappointed in myself for judging her, now that I know the battles she faces as Google *helped me research the links that I could use to research the combinations of the 2.

    What I gained from this Google experience was to:

    • not judge people (I don’t know what dilemmas they face).
    • Spread hope, prayers, and positivity, instead of anger/resentment.

    With my new observation, I’m going to act more different with my approach to her. I do want to state I have made numerous efforts to be nice: I sent her a Christmas card however, it’s not about displaying examples of empathy, it’s about holding the responsive respect in my heart.

    Thanks for stopping by, I hope this was helpful to you! Come back soon.

    *disclaimer: be careful the links that Google takes you to, I got a majority of my knowledge to the links for NIMH and WebMD. I was looking for and gained some knowledge on people who were affected by the combination of the 2 diseases.

    How to remove the heating element from a Keurig

    Ok, so my 2 year-old daughter is my absolute world…

    … which means some would say she is spoiled, but I’m going to say she’s loved.

    I am very frugal, and I frugally buy her everything I think she would like. Most of the stuff I buy her because she is my mini-me…

    I often buy her miniature versions of things I have, so we can do things separately whilst together.

    Anywho, I bought her a new kitchen at a thrift-store last week. It’s freaking awesome. I’m remodeling it into exactly what I know she will love… I’m putting burner decals on it to make a stove, Ive already got a microwave, a water dispenser, and a cash register (for visitors, her food is 5 star, well worth the price). The microwave doesn’t work to her expectations, so I purchased a new one off eBay for a couple dollars.

    Then I realized:

    • Mommy loves coffee…
    • Alyssa loves her Ovaltine (formally known as coffee)…
    • she needs a coffee maker. So I ordered a coffee maker off eBay for a few dollars.

    But mommy has a top of the line Keurig. *rolls eyes*. A cheapo coffee pot isn’t acceptable for my Princess Pipsqueak. After hours of researching toy single serve coffee makers with no success finding what she (and by she, I mean ‘I’) wanted, I decided that I was going to have to hack a Keurig mini to brew cold water so she could have a fancy coffee maker.

    So I Googled “how to remove a heating element from a Keurig”.

    I spent a good 45 minutes trying to figure out how I could reconstruct a Keurig Mini for my daughter, and after realizing this was a very complicated procedure, I decided that I was completely ok with a Tassimo single serve toy coffee maker.

    Then my frugal butt saw a used one on Amazon for like $15 bucks. *sold!!!!*

    I would pay about $10 for an old Keurig Mini, and if I billed myself an hour of minimum wage on the Keurig mini reconstruction, buying the said Tassimo was a better deal.

    It’s not the same brand, but I will probably place Keurig stickers on it because I’m weird like that.

    Theo Klein Bosch Tassimo Coffee Maker

    She’s not spoiled, she’s loved.

    So, that’s what I Googled. Thanks for checking out my first blog about my Googley life πŸ™‚ stop back soon.