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bio website robnapier.net
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Rob is a builder of treehouses, hiker, proud father, and in his spare 50-60 hours a week, a Mac and iPhone developer. He's coauthor of iOS 6 Programming Pushing the Limits. Cocoaphony is where he pontificates on various issues fascinating to Cocoa developers, and occasionally other topics of technical interest. You can find more information about him on LinkedIn. Or mail him at robnapier on gmail. Now and then he tweets at @cocoaphony.


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comment How can I keep leftover drywall mud from drying out in the box?
+1 The plastic sheeting really does the trick.
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comment Why am I finding condensation in my dryer?
+1 It's very likely that this isn't closing correctly. Sometimes wasps like to build nests in this sheltered spot.
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comment How do I run wires for a wall-mount flatscreen TV?
this is a very nice kit. I'm definitely going to keep this in mind for my next wiring project.
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comment How do I run wires for a wall-mount flatscreen TV?
@Jared, that low-voltage box is nice; yeah, just the thing for this application. @Jeremy, while the TV isn't low-voltage, in this application, it's fine, since there will be no exposed wires (which is kind of like "0 voltage.") Normal plastic electrical boxes have a clamping mechanism on their inlets to hold the live, partially exposed wires in place. That's not necessary (or desired) in this application. In fact, even with a standard box, I'd probably cut half of it off to make a box like Jared linked.
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answered How do I run wires for a wall-mount flatscreen TV?
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comment How do I run wires for a wall-mount flatscreen TV?
I've used this stuff, and it works very well. It does have a certain "plastic" look about it (it is after all plastic....) But I find it's quite effective.
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comment How to keep home automation complexity under control?
Just easier to manipulate. For instance, I virtually tied a couple of switches together so that turning on the stair lights also turns on the hall lights and vice versa. And I put a third switch at the other end of the hall so you can switch them from there. In my basement, the light switch is across the room from the door, so I put a wireless controller on the wall so I can turn on the lights without stumbling through the dark room. That kind of stuff. Some of these are because my house is wired weird, but new construction still can benefit from a "turn off all the lights" in the master, etc.
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answered How to keep home automation complexity under control?
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comment What should I use for a sandbox bottom?
My experience is that a lid will keep the rain out fine, but you absolutely will forget to cover it properly at least once (especially when your daughter is 4 and can open it herself), and then getting the water out is a huge headache. Drainage is a must.
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answered What should I use for a sandbox bottom?