Electric butter warmer/softener DIY

I like to keep my butter on the kitchen counter and have been searching for a way to keep it soft–at least not rock-hard–for years. The problem got significantly worse after I moved to Colorado. Now, I tried keeping the butter on top of the refrigerator, using a french butter dish and a grater knife, all with unsatisfactory results. I even had one of the Alfillé electric butter dishes, but it didn’t last very long.

I had an epiphany the other day when I glanced down and saw a plug-in air freshener in our hallway. It had to have a low-power low-heat mechanism. Could I adapt it to keep my butter dish warm? Well, so far, my contraption seems to work and the step on how to do it follows. Read more

RokiJump, the Roku remote that can skip thru commercials now available in the Apple App Store!

‎RokiJump

‎Roki​Jump, the ROKU remote that can skip through commercials! Program a button to fast-forward for a certain amount of time before playing. Skip through one-minute, two-minute, or however long, commercials, sports timeouts, previous-episode rehash, and more. Of course, RokiJump has all of the normal…

My first iOS app is now available in the Apple App Store! RokiJump, the ROKU remote that can skip through commercials! Program a button to fast-forward for a certain amount of time before playing. Skip through one-minute, two-minute, or however long, commercials, sports timeouts, previous-episode rehash, and more. Of course, RokiJump has all of the normal remote functions too, even ones unique to ROKU TV, like power on/off, volume, and mute. You can also instantly select any of the channels you have installed (e.g., Netflix, Amazon Prime, etc.) RokiJump lets you enter text from your device’s keyboard! No more finger Twister when entering text. Just connect your iOS device and ROKU to the same WiFi network.

FEATURES:
*Free version includes a fully-functioning jump button
*No ads in the free version!
*In-app purchase unlocks three additional jump buttons!
*All the standard remote buttons included
*ROKU TV specific buttons (Power on/off, volume up/down, mute)
*ROKU Channels can be launched from app
*Text input using your mobile device keyboard (compatibility app-dependent)
*Automatically finds all ROKU devices on the same network as the mobile device, including Roku 1-3, Streaming Stick, Express, Express+, Premiere, Premiere+, Ultra, ROKU TV, etc.
*Compatible with iPhone and iPad running iOS 13+

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This app has no association with and is not endorsed by Roku, Inc.