Back from the United Yo-Yo Contest

I spent the weekend in St Louis at the United Yo-Yo Contest. I lived in STL for a year and it was good to come back for a quick visit. The contest was rad. I was a sponsor and judged the fixed axle throwdown that happened after the main events were over. I met a lot of rad people too.

While I was in town I got to hang out with Kyle Nations, one of my favorite modern responsive yo-yoers, and a bunch of other rad folks. I even got breakfast at a chess themed diner inside the chess museum.


How to cancel floors on an elevator

I recently heard about a way to cancel a selected floor on an elevator by double clicking that floor. I thought it was just on a few select elevators, but it turns out it’s a fairly common feature.

Try it next time you are riding alone. If it doesn’t work, there are a few other elevator UI tricks to try, like holding the door close button while pressing the floor you want to go to (which sometimes prioritizes your floor selection over others). Here’s a great list for more info on cancelling floors on an elevator.


DIY Kinstugi repair

Christine recently learned about this DIY technique to repair pots and dishware using a fake “kintsugi” technique. You can read her write up here. 

Right as Christine was doing her first batch of repairs, this flower pot broke… which meant I got to try my hand at kintsugi.