Ring’s Security Camera Drone

Amazon’s security camera company Ring just released an indoor flying security drone. I immediately had to check if today was April fools day. To my surprise, this appears to be a real product Amazon is planning to release in 2021. So many questions and concerns come to mind. Who will actually buy this? It is expected to cost $249.99 when it starts shipping next year. The Always Home Cam is fully autonomous, but owners can tell it what path it can take and where it can go. When you first get the device, you build a map of your home for it to follow, which allows you to ask it for specific viewpoints such as the kitchen or bedroom. This sounds similar to a robot vacuum. Is this the future or signs of the Terminator? My current hardwired ring doorbell rarely loads live videos so I have my concerns if this will actually work.

IP Geolocation using Cloudflare

Cloudflare offers a neat feature for free to capture the country code of visitors hitting your web server. This can be useful for many different applications.

For example, if you would like to offer discounts to customers from other countries, block certain countries from accessing your website, or even block users on the Tor network.

IP Geolocation in Cloudflare is enabled in the Network tab of your Cloudflare dashboard. The country code is visible in the CF-IPCountry header in the ISO 3166-1 Alpha 2 format. Check out the official guide here.

Canceling Hulu

Recently I signed up for Hulu to watch the last season of Lost. Spoiler alert the last season is quite disappointing. After searching for something else to watch on Hulu and not being able to find anything interesting, I decided to cancel.

This should be simple but then there wouldn’t be a need for this blog post. Below are 6 screenshots of the clicks it took to cancel Hulu from their web app. I applaud there to attempt to get me to stay subscribed. It is frustrating to think of the number of people who think they cancel but stay subscribed. A simple confirmation box to cancel should be all that is needed to cancel a service. After clicking cancel 5 times, they sent me an email asking me to reactivate my account 😒 Read More