I always stick with a proposal, instead of a question. Seems to work pretty well. Instead of saying "What do you want for lunch?" start with your preference "Let's grab Chinese for lunch." It might not fix everything, but it gets the ball rolling more constructively in my experience. It minimizes the "what do YOU… » 9/15/14 8:12am Today 8:12am

Why not just look at your router's status page? Every router I've owned (OK, at least the ones going back 5 or 6 years now) have been able to list the attached devices. Better yet, take 5 minutes to white-list the devices that you'll allow on your home network, and be done with it. » 9/11/14 1:25pm Thursday 1:25pm

All good points. I don't understand emphasizing kinja and de-emphasizing the blog title. Nobody comes to any of the blogs to see kinja — they're coming to Deadspin, Lifehacker, IO9, etc. Also, still way too much whitespace on the RH and LH of the page on my 15in laptop, there's over a thumb's length of white space… » 9/11/14 12:22pm Thursday 12:22pm

Yet at the same time, we're migrating at work from KitKat devices to iOS7 devices, and I've never ever had a greater urge to throw a phone through a window. Different stroke for different strokes — I'm considering trading back to a dumb phone instead of keeping the brand new 5S I got this week. » 9/09/14 5:24pm 9/09/14 5:24pm

Hi Whitson - any chance for an update on this? I know much has changed on the Android side since this was published (not so sure about the iOS side), but it might be worth looking into again with the newest versions of both OSeseses coming out later this year. » 9/09/14 4:17am 9/09/14 4:17am