Yesterday on lifehacker.com, Eric Ravenscraft published a piece titled, "Practical Math Shortcuts For Everyday Life." In the article, Ravenscraft outlines a few formula's to make your life easier, including how to estimate interest rates, how to calculate a tip, and how to figure out how much that trip to Starbucks every morning is costing you.
One of the formulas specifically struck our eye: How to convert Fahrenheit values to Celsius values.
As proud temperature freaks, we appreciate this part of Ravenscraft's post very much. Here's what he has to say about the conversions:
- Celsius to Fahrenheit: Multiple the temperature by 2, then add 30.
- Fahrenheit to Celsius: Subtract 30, then divide by 2.
While this isn't a perfect science, it will make your life easier, whether that's when you're dealing with an International friend or coworker, are dealing with a regulatory agency, or just prefer one of the historical figures over another.
But what if you are measuring temperature at multiple locations, multiple times a day? Doing all that math in your head could get a little tiresome.
So get yourself a temperature data logger that can convert from Celsius to Fahrenheit automatically. We'd obviously like to suggest DicksonOne, a wireless monitoring option that converts temperature values from Celsius to Fahrenheit or vice versa with the touch of a button. Check out the two screenshots below:
Pretty sweet, right? That is the same device, renamed for each value. All I had to do was click on that little "settings" wheel inbetween to the indication that I have no battery left and the Alarm Bell, in the bottom right of each screenshot above.
Want more information on DicksonOne, head on over to DicksonOne.com.