Some #TechTuesday tips are so simple, I can’t believe I didn’t think of them sooner. And yes, this tip also involves wiping. Or at least how to keep the wiping to a minimum. So we’re going to eat in Kansas city the other night, and everything starts out fine. I’ve got the new wipers installed on the car and I can actually see the road- so far, so good! My wife and I are driving along and it seems like the headlights just keep getting dimmer and dimmer. Pretty soon, it seems like they’re not on at all. Now what? Well, all the snow that dumped on us last week was melting and everything was coated in a nice, fine layer of crud. I was driving on I-35, and the tires from all the traffic out there did a phenomenal job of keeping a fine mist of road grime suspended in the air. Well, apparently my headlights are just the right height to pick up all that mist- after just a little while, it’s like I had no headlights at all. I pull off the highway at the nearest exit and found a wadded up napkin on the floor of the back seat and proceeded to clean the headlights make the headlights worse. Why? I was just smearing the mud all over the lens. It found myself re-living the streaky windshield episode all over again- I’m wiping, my hands are freezing, and I can’t see the road. Yeah, good times. So my wife opens her door, gives me her famous “what’s wrong with you?” look, and throws me a package of baby wipes. Baby wipes… Genius! My spare wiper blade that I keep in the car now has a new friend in the glove box- a fresh new package of moist baby wipes- Just in case!