PSA: Space Heater Safety and TV Deals

Hey, Internet.  Anyone still reading this?

I often come across good articles, but I don’t feel like sharing on Twitter, since I have so few followers, and I so rarely go on Facebook that I don’t see the point sharing there.  In lieu of that, here you go!

Winter Safety – Space Heaters

https://lifehacker.com/dont-plug-a-space-heater-into-a-power-strip-1821150953

When you plug a space heater into a power strip, you’re using up almost everything the power strip can accommodate, and that doesn’t even count all the other stuff you’ll be plugging in to it.

My personal space heater uses 1500W of electricity.  To put that into perspective, most power strips have a max power delivery of 1500W, so if you plug even a single extra item into that power strip, you’re going to overdrive it.  Most power strips will short out to protect from this, but some won’t, so don’t take the chance!

TV Deal of the Year – TCL 55S405 55″ Roku TV 4K/HDR – $320

https://slickdeals.net/f/11023399-55-tcl-55s405-4k-uhd-hdr-roku-smart-led-hdtv-320-more-free-store-pickup?v=1

I got the 2016 model of this same TV (55US5800) without HDR, and it is a really solid 4K TV.  The Roku TV interface is not only really fast to operate, it’s also incredibly handy, to not need a separate set top box like an Apple TV or other Roku player.

If you’re in the market for a new TV, you should buy this one immediately.  If you have any issues with it, Target is really good with returns.  I’ve loved mine, and we only have to reboot it (complete system restart) about once every four days or so, to make sure everything keeps working snappy.


That’s it for now, but I’m going to try (haha, we’ll see how this works out) to start posting more regularly here, sharing links I find helpful / relevant, and maybe that’ll lead me to post more original content as well.

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