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When is a Leap Year NOT a Leap Year?

Published February 29, 2016 - 0 Comments

Everyone knows that a Leap Year occurs every 4 years when an extra day is added in February to correct the natural “drifting apart” of the calendar and the Earth’s seasons. Without it we would eventually have winter in July – not a pleasant thought. But did you know that NOT every calendar year divisible by 4 is a Leap Year?

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The State of TV

Published February 23, 2016 - 0 Comments

So you’d think that someone who cut the cord at home probably wouldn’t be watching too much television.  Well you’d be wrong.  It’s not nearly as convenient as it was, but I don’t really feel like I’m going without.  Everything gets downloaded elsewhere and then transferred to the servers at home.  My daughter still gets her Doctor Who.  My son still gets his Clone Wars.  And me?   What am I watching nowadays?

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St Valentine was a Douche  

Published February 14, 2016 - 1 Comment
St Valentine Douche

It’s been a few years since I’ve spent a Valantine’s Day alone. I can’t say that I’m a huge fan of that but it’s not the worst feeling in the world. I’ll reserve that for the day no one comes to my funeral. Yup… THAT would probably suck more than being alone on February 14.

Unless the funeral was on Valentine’s Day. Then that would just be Karma giving me a swift kick in the nuts.

Happy Valentine’s Day to all the Lovers out there!

No Home Internet – Week One

Published February 5, 2016 - 2 Comments

Well it’s been an entire week without internet at the home, and so far things have gone pretty much as expected. My data plan on my iPhone is maxed out, my kids are bored to tears, and I’ve started talking to the dogs like they are real people. It’s a little loony.

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An Experiment with Limited Internet

Published January 27, 2016 - 3 Comments
Stephen

I decided to take drastic steps today and cancelled my internet and home phone. Talk about first world problems…  No internet?!? Who cares about the home phone? I only agreed to get that because at the time my kids didn’t have cellphones. Now that’s not an issue. But no internet?!?

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The Man in the High Castle

Published December 6, 2015 - 2 Comments

Did you know that Amazon has a streaming content service like Netflix, CraveTV, or Shomi?  Neither did I! Well, I think a part of me was vaguely aware of it, but I had no real reason to give it much thought.  I’m sure that they have pretty much the same thing as everyone else… a bunch of older seasons of shows that I don’t watch.  Netflix has original content that sets it apart from the others, but it’s the only one.  Or is it?

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Is it Wrong That I Like the New Justin Bieber Song?

Published December 5, 2015 - 0 Comments

191b81_87f553745d8b41f194b7bde846e0aa0cThe question caught me off guard. The person asking was someone who I’d never in a million years ever think would admit to listening to a Justin Bieber song, let alone liking it!  Yet here he was, quietly asking me over the phone, while we worked on setting up a Juniper router.  I had only one answer…

“I know! It’s catchy, and I’m confused because I like it too!”

I’ve been pretty hard on the Biebs over the years.  I’m not entirely sure that he deserves the super star status given to him at such a young age.  Whatever talent he may or may not possess was greatly overshadowed by his cuteness and the music machine that moulded his public image. Where’s the street cred?  Show me the trail of blood, sweat and tears that he overcame to get to where he is today.  Like so many great musical geniuses out there… I’m looking at you Britney! And Miley… what happened to you?  Come back from the dark side, Miley!

I digress.

But there’s something about this new album.  It’s not even just What Do You Mean? (The song in question, which unfortunately still has a douche-bag music video) but several of the tracks aren’t just tolerable… they’re actually good.  I’ve been listening to Love Yourself  as well.  It’s not quite as catchy, but it’s still good.

So yes, friend… I think it’s fair to say… it’s not wrong to like the new Justin Bieber song… just don’t tell anyone.  Or write a blog post about it.