Blog-o-rama 2016, General

Roku Streaming Stick

Last weekend I decided to move an older TV up from our basement to our bedroom and put a Roku Streaming Stick on it. We weren’t really using it downstairs, and with the addition of a Roku, I could turn it into something much more useful for how we watch entertainment. I decided to do […]

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Blog-o-rama 2016, General

Give to the Max Day

Thursday is Give to the Max day in Minnesota. It’s a day to make donations to your favorite charities, and take advantage of many different matching programs that are out there. As someone who has worked for a non-profit before, I can tell you that events like this are a big deal, and many charities […]

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Blog-o-rama 2016, General

LEGO Force Awakens

The youngest spawn and I recently picked up LEGO Force Awakens when it was on sale and have managed to play a few levels now. If you’re a fan of LEGO games this should feel very familiar to you, as the gameplay is pretty much identical to all other LEGO games. There are a few […]

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Quick Review: Finding Dory

I guess I’m a bit late on this one, as Finding Dory has been out for a while, but since the kids have gotten older we don’t rush to the theaters for Pixar movies quite as quickly as we used to. We still try to see each of them when they come out, but for […]

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Daylight moon shots

The other night, as I was driving home, the moon was rising in the east. We’re nearing a Supermoon on November 14th, and so the moon looks incredibly close right now. I grabbed my camera and snapped a couple quick shots. I then had fun playing around in Lightroom with them. I created two sets. […]

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Blog-o-rama 2016, General

Nintendo Classic

Earlier this year, Nintendo announced a new classic game system. For $60 you get a mini-NES with updated controllers, and 30 pre-loaded games. It all hooks up to your HDMI TV and allows you to save games, unlike most NES games from years gone by. When this was announced, everyone was incredibly excited about it, […]

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Social media options

For many people, myself included, Facebook has become a staple of modern life. We’ve come to depend on the Newsfeed to tell us what is going on in our circle. However, Facebook has grown to be more than just the Newsfeed. Facebook Groups have become a gathering place for people to share common interests, without […]

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Condensation

Needed to be creative today. I saw how the condensation on the side of my can of mineral water was glistening in the sunlight. I grabbed my DSLR and tried to bring it to life. I think it turned out OK, so I’m sharing it with the world. A bit of zen on a day […]

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Election night!

As I write this the election is winding down, and hopefully… yes hopefully… we will all know who the next president of the United State is before I head to bed tonight. I wanted to take a moment though and just talk a bit about what this whole election really means for the future. Despite […]

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Blog-o-rama 2016, General

The fault in phone cameras

This Saturday I was out for a run with my wife, and I came across a couple of plants I wanted to take pictures of. I pulled out my iPhone camera and snapped away. When I got home to look at the photos, I could see right away something that is a major failing in […]

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Blog-o-rama 2016, General

Quick review: Doctor Strange

I’m not sure what it was, but I was very intrigued to see the latest movie in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, Doctor Strange. On Friday night we packed the family into the car and caught an evening showing, most of us without a real sense of what our expectations should be. First off, this review […]

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