Spend this Friday the 13th with someone special.
After nearly two decades of receiving crap charging cables from Apple for use with everything from iPods to iPads to iPhones to mice to keyboards, I had given up hope on them ever providing me with a quality cable.
I really need to break out my old Sony Alpha D-SLR and try out some of these tricks. This guy (CrimsonViper1138) has some really simple ideas that look fantastic.
I gotta admit that I’m kinda in love with my new Fitbit watch face.
Nathan expressed an interest in trying out a FitBit to see how many steps he takes especially with an upcoming vacation we’re going on. So Katie dig out her old pre-Apple Phone FitBit Versa and we charged it up.
Today, Katie, Nathan, and I went with our neighbors to the Northern Illinois LEGO Train Club show at the Geneva Public Library.
I’m currently In the market for a new external/primary monitor to attach to my laptop when I’m working from home. A second screen is the only way to go in the QA world!
I’m an Apple fan. Have been since 1999 and, no matter how many missteps they make, I’m sure it will remain this way.
Everyone… literally everyone… is out of the gift we want to get for a certain someone. And they won’t have it in stock until mid-January at the earliest.
A co-worker shared this video with me and... I have no words.
I see a headline like this and I know there's no point in reading the article. I can tell you why...
Oh my dear sweet Baby Jeebus! Who wants to buy this for me? Please??
As part of my anniversary gift from Katie, I received this bad boy…
This was one of those moments where I wish I had cameras mounted to my car taking pictures in all directions at all times so I could've captured an image of this thing I saw the other day that was just too amazing for words and I had no time or ability to grab my phone and snap a shot myself.
Happy Friday the 13th, y’all! The holiday that can happen several times a year or… never! But it’s the inconsistency that I love.
As a LEGO fan for a veeeerrrrryyyy long time, I really look forward to new product announcements and discoveries. Not that I buy them all. Often, I don't buy any. But it's still fun to take a look.
Okay, so I’m reusing a photo from Memorial Day. But it works very nicely to help commemorate the 245th anniversary of our Declaration of Independence from those British bastards (I keed! I keed!).
It was about 11 years ago that I attended my one and only Brickworld LEGO convention in Chicago (actually I think it was in Rosemont).
The other day, I dug up part of an old toy. It was a bat’leth or Klingon battle club from an old Worf figure from Star Trek: The Next Generation from Playmate Toys in the mid-1990s.
Kim posted today about her unused sticker collection asking what others do with stickers they may have laying around. I responded in her comments, but also mentioned that I'd post photos of how I use them. So here goes...
Hey, I've got a couple questions for you all that I'm seeking insight on. While they are parenting related, it's kinda tangential and, honestly, they can be answered by anyone. So take a look and leave a reply in the comments.
Last night, I downloaded a 300-page book to my Fire tab. I also downloaded 3 150-page graphic novels and 15 issues of Black Panther comic books.
Several of you wanted a post about my AirPods Pro that I got last Christmas. After playing with them for a month and a half, I feel like I can talk about them intelligently enough. Here goes!
Any of you who have been following me for a decade or more likely remembers my first foray into toy adventure photography... Stormin’ Norman, the LEGO Stormtrooper.
This is just killing me. Since Katie and I got our Apple Watch and AirPods Pro, respectively, for Christmas, we've been talking about going back in and purchasing AppleCare+ for both items.
There’s been a lot of talk, with the release of the new iPhone 12 line, about how Apple has entrenched themselves more with USB-C as a charger but without providing the goods.
While Katie and I cleared through our bedroom closet a couple weekends ago, I dug out this little gem of a LEGO set I created a long time ago.
Katie and I bought our Christmas gifts for each other tonight. We were doing so good about not ruining the surprise for each other until a Black Friday ad dropped yesterday.
I’m not sure what to make of the iOS 14 update. I’m still trying to unpack it all. There’s some good and some bad in the little I’ve explored.
Katie gave me my anniversary gift today. It's an Amazon Fire HD 8+ (2020 model year) tablet.
Yup. Another late night deployment.
After far too many years languishing with a spotty internet connection as provided by AT&T Uverse, we finally made the jump yesterday to MetroNet.
This video was all Nathan’s idea. He wanted to do a full LEGO set build in time lapse. Of course it had to be the set I got for Father’s Day meaning that my set build got delayed to whenever was convenient for the video.
I’ve had a hit or miss relationship with home automation technology. I loved and then hated our WiFi outlets, I love our Nest camera/doorbell, I love our Nest thermostat, I worship our Roomba vacuum, I could care less about our Echo voice assistants.
First off, yes, I was able to successfully charge my iPod Shuffle. Based on the first 10 or so tracks, I was really digging on Beck when I last synced it up.