Twitter Bot

For my new quote site, AtomicQuote, I wanted to add the ability for the site to auto-tweet the most popular quotes throughout the day. I ran into a few issues and wanted to write this post to hopefully help others who want to create an auto tweeting Twitter bot.

Twitter API

The first task was to sign up for a Twitter API account and check their documentation. Make sure you use the account your want to tweet from when you generate your keys. You will need a Key, Secret Key, Token, and Token Secret. Read More

The Best Office Chair

Many people have transitioned to “Work From Home” and maybe still using their old basic office chair. Cheap office chairs are made with low-quality materials and can cause health issues. Choosing the right office chair can impact your life tremendously. Just think of how much time your spend sitting. It might not seem important, but it’s not worth the detrimental consequences for you, your productivity, and your health when it comes to your long-term health.

Just think that you’ll spend the better part of your days glued to the office chair you choose. Choose wrong, and you will suffer all sorts of health issues like backaches. A good office chair can work wonders for your back. It works by improving your posture, reducing unnecessary back pains, and reducing hip pressure. The average office worker may be sitting in the wrong office chair for long periods, and that same chair could be causing severe health problems. Using an ergonomic office chair can drastically improve your posture, reduce back pain and ultimately improve productivity. Read More

New Google Meet Extension

In today’s remote workplace, often Google Meet is the primary way companies communicate. I often chat with a coworker then realize a video call would make it quicker to come to a solution. This usually involves opening a new Chrome tab, browsing to https://meet.google.com/, clicking on the new meeting button, copying the URL, and sharing the URL in chat. These few extra clicks gave me the idea to create a one-click solution using a Chrome Extension called New Room for Google Meet.

The extension is simple and does the work of creating a new Google Meet Room and copying it to your clipboard. Chrome extensions are great for small utility programs that enhance your web browser. If you are a Google Meet user, check out the extension and let me know if you have any additional ideas for features or similar tools. Pro tip: Google offers a few shortcut URLs for creating new Docs(docs.new), Sheet(sheet.new), Slides(slide.new), and Meet(meet.new).

Click here to Install the Extension

Bean to Brew Coffee Maker Tchibo

If you enjoy a good cup of coffee, you know there is a big difference in taste when it comes to freshly ground coffee. And if you have ever ground your coffee, you know it can make a mess and take some extra work/time. I was in the market for a new coffee maker but wanted to avoid the Keurig-style machines due to the pods and regular drip coffee machines. I considered going full expresso and getting the Breville Barista Express, but I was looking for something more convenient and affordable. That’s when I discovered the idea of bean to brew machines. They offer the same convenience as a traditional coffee maker but with the added quality of freshly ground beans. I decided to try the German-made Tchibo Fully Automatic Coffee. Read More