New Office Chair

Due to COVID-19, I have been working from home for the past few weeks. Fortunately, I have a nice office setup with a standing desk. I usually stand in the morning and sit in the afternoon. This gives me a good balance which is recommended when using a standing desk.

I quickly noticed that my office chair was not as good as the one I have at work. I realized it was 6 years old and time for an upgrade. The first resource I checked was Wirecutter. They recommended Steelcase and Herman Miller as their top choices but I decided I didn’t want to spend that much on a chair. Their budget choice was a company called Hon which was around $250. I researched the company and found the HON Ignition 2.0 which had good reviews. I decided to give it a try.

Overall I’ve been impressed with the chair. The assembly was a breeze and I had it put together in a few minutes. If you are looking for a $200-300 chair, I think the HON Ignition 2.0 is a good choice.

What office chair do you use?

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Yes, I do! That exactly what I thought when I saw Panera was starting an unlimited coffee subscription for $8.99/month. I thought, what a great deal! I spend more than that on coffee a month so this would be convenient and save me money. I signed up immediately and had been using it for the past couple of weeks until the COVID-19 pandemic happened. Because of the pandemic, they gave me the next 60 days for free which I felt was very generous.

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Apple Buys DarkSky

All good things must come to an end and this appears to be the case for Dark Sky. On March 31, 2020, Dark Sky announced on their blog that they have a new home at Apple.

iOS App

There will be no changes to Dark Sky for iOS at this time. It will continue to be available for purchase in the App Store.

Android and Wear OS App

The app will no longer be available for download. Service to existing users and subscribers will continue until July 1, 2020, at which point the app will be shut down. Subscribers who are still active at that time will receive a refund.

Website

Weather forecasts, maps, and embeds will continue until July 1, 2020. The website will remain active beyond that time in support of API and iOS App customers.

API

Our API service for existing customers is not changing today, but we will no longer accept new signups. The API will continue to function through the end of 2021.

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