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DIY iPad extension

Of course this is not really a mind-blowing DIY idea.  No, I’m not painting & repurposing IKEA kitchen cabinets into a Mid-Century Modern drawer set.  Today, I’m going to share my little clever tech idea on how to make…AN EXTENSION CORD FOR THE IPAD!!!  No need to bust out the champagne here.  This is just a simple idea I stumbled upon one night when I was trying to charge my iPad AND use it while sitting in bed.  The charger kept popping out because the cord was too short.  The distance between the wall socket & my bed isn’t really that wide, but unless I’m sitting on the edge of my bed facing the wall, the cord is not going to reach the bed.  Then, I had a “lightbulb moment” where I thought about merging my Macbook laptop charger with my iPad charger (Thank you, Apple for your interchangeable & USB plugs).

I’m not sure if this will work for ALL Apple products, but this worked in my situation.

  1. I am using a standard 2010 Macbook charger & an iPad 2 charger with a flathead USB cord.
  2. For the laptop charger, remove the laptop piece of the plug & keep the long wall plug-in.  Then, for the iPad charger, remove the wall plug-in & keep the iPad piece.
  3. Connect the long wall plug-in to the iPad piece & Ta-Da!  You just made an extension cord for your gadget.

This isn’t the next great invention.  You won’t see me on the TV show Shark Tank hocking my new idea.  This is just a simple DIY project I wanted to share because I never thought of mixing & matching my gadget chargers to make one long extension cord.  Maybe this idea might work on other gadget chargers.  We’ll see…  Until then, cheers.

Today’s song of the day:
“I Wanna Get Better” by Bleachers

Whatever happened to the handkerchief? It has been pushed aside, only to be thought of as a mere suit/tuxedo accessory. I don’t see why we can’t bring back the proper use of a handkerchief! I use one everyday.

Handkerchiefs are very handy & quite practical, not to mention stylish as well. There are many practical uses for them, some of them being:
1. Wiping one’s mouth, in the event no napkin is readily available.
2. Blowing/wiping one’s nose in a more discreet manner.
3. Courteously dabbing the perspiration off one’s brow, on hot, muggy days, or in tense situations.
4. Politely offering one’s kerchief to a damsel in need of a little discretion & male chivalry.
5. To cover one’s nose in the event of an awful stench wafting in the air.
6. To blindfold or gently cuff the wrists in the throes of erotic foreplay with one’s lover.

Now can you see what I’m talking about? Can’t you see the many uses of a handkerchief? I, in fact, have several in my possession…& I’m happy to admit it. I always keep one on hand in my purse & one in my bed at home. In spite of sounding cheesy, I have also named my kerchief; just the one in my bed though. I have named it Mr. Tom Hanks (‘Hanks’ being the play on the word handkerchief). On some rare occasions I call it Mr. Hanky, but that gives me an awful reminder of the South Park show’s Christmas poo, so I rarely use that name.

Oh, I’ve been using a handkerchief for many years, since I was a small child. I learned at an early age the many practicalities of the kerchief from my dad. He always kept two in his pocket: one disheveled & ragged for rudely wiping his nose in private, & another more well-kept which he would use infront of others. My dad always advised me to have one on-hand at all times. I had severe allergies as a small child, & he really disliked it when I would wipe my ever-dripping nose with the back of my hand or shirtsleeve. I took his words wholeheartedly & have applied them daily.

Since the untimely passing of my father, which I usually never mention until now, the handkerchief has become my symbolic version of my dad. Still keeping the handkerchief my dad had given me, it will always remind me of him.


January 2023

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