Wires, In Colour

On our last post, we went over the different ways the international community measures wires. Here’s a brief summary: in North America, we use a gauge system, where the smaller the gauge, the bigger the wire. In most of the rest of the world, they measure the...

Plug In To The World

I remember gaming as a kid, and hearing about NTSC and PAL standards; my NTSC console wouldn’t work in Europe, because they used PAL. That information never ended up being relevant to me, because by the time I had the ability to travel to Europe all the standards...

Wire Gauges

In North America, we like to do things differently. I assume this is mostly because of the influence of the United States, and their reluctance to adopt the metric system. Here’s an example: in North America, we use letter-sized papers, the dimensions of which are...

Smart Electricity

For Christmas this year, I got a single smart light bulb. It’s quite a bit of fun; I can ask my Alexa to change the light’s colour from blue to pink, turn the light on or off, and even create a schedule for the lighting. That’s all pretty exciting, especially from a...