technology

The Really Cool, Educational, and Fun Gift for Kids: Elenco Snap Circuits

I’ve been head down focused on a job hunt (looking for a remote-first developer position) and haven’t blogged recently…but I just had to take a few minutes to share with you a gift I bought for Asher maybe 6 months ago that has been super fun (in case anyone is looking for last minute Christmas …

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Zoho Mail and Its Limitations For Free Accounts

There once was a company called AdventNet that created IT software – network monitoring, help desk ticketing, etc. Eventually they started this fledgling division called Zoho which seemed to me (at the time) like a distraction from their IT business. But Zoho grew and grew and eventually AdventNet changed its name to Zoho. Zoho still …

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Setting Up A Development Workstation

What Is This? I wrote this primarily for myself – sometimes I don’t remember everything I do when setting up a workstation for development purposes…it may be of interest to others. You’ll note that there are several areas missing from this arena – no build automation, task runners, etc. Maybe I’ll get around to adding …

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Floating in a Sensory Deprivation Chamber: Personal Recollection.

Strange After watching The Perfect Storm  I became a commercial fishing deckhand in Alaska for a summer. After watching some episodes of Fringe and Altered States I decided I wanted to experience a sensory deprivation chamber. What do these two scenarios have in common? My interest was sparked by the stories – stories which, to many, cause fear or aversion. I have …

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Fluidstance’s The Level: Crucial or Overrated?

Prelude I believe it was August when Fluidstance first reached out to me about reviewing their product, The Level. Of course, I was amenable and eagerly awaited its arrival. It wasn’t until October that I realized the packaging containing The Level had been stolen off my front step before I ever saw it. I wrote …

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Soylent 2.0: A Better Meal Replacement?

A Little Background I enjoy eating sometimes but oftentimes it is more of a chore. Unfortunately, eating is a necessity if I want to be healthy, energetic, productive. I’ve written about Soylent, a meal replacement drink, in the past here and here. I’ve tried other meal replacement drinks like RAW Meal and Shakeology (also here and there, …

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The Travail of Canceling SugarSync: A How To.

[Update: 10/28/16 – Some international users of SugarSync have reported issues using the link I included in this post. Thanks to Bill & JN for an updated link that appears to work internationally as well: https://www.sugarsync.com/account/cancel] I started with SugarSync many hears ago and I’ve been a paying customer since October 2009 and have been a …

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How To Easily Save 30,000 Lives Each Year

I’ve been talking about self-driving cars for years, even posted about it on this site. I can’t wait for cars to drive themselves, for personal and selfish reasons, but there are several really good reasons for cars to drive themselves. Eliminate 35,900 Deaths Annually In 2009 according to the US Census 35,900+ individuals died in motor vehicle accidents. …

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