So I’m a Dad Now

On March 18th at 9:24 PM, Sophia Lynn Minotti came screaming into this world. One minute later at 9:25 PM, Olivia Ann Minotti came screaming even louder.

Everyone always talks about what a life changing experience this will be. And academically, you get that. But man, nothing would have ever prepared me for the last week.

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Farewell, Big Ethel

big_ethel-14This weekend, something very exciting happened. I purchased a 2012 Subaru Forester with 10,800 miles on it. It’s a fantastic car.

But something sad happened too. It was finally time to say goodbye to my 2003 Toyota Highlander, Big Ethel. Continue reading Farewell, Big Ethel

Turn Off Philips Hue with Siri

I finally out two and two together to figure out how to control my Philips Hue lights with Siri thanks to IFTTT!

IFTTT allows you to text the service and allow certain hashtags to cause certain triggers. So I simply created a contact with the name “Philips Hue” using my IFTTT SMS number. Then I tell Siri, “Tell Philips Hue to turn hashtag off,” or some such phrase. Boom! The lights turn off. Check out the recipe below!

IFTTT Recipe: Use Siri to turn off the lights connects sms to philips-hue