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Best $30 I've Spent in a While - Honeywell Econoswitch RPLS740B

The Honeywell Econoswitch RPLS740B and Why I can no Longer be Bothered to Flip Light Switches...I recently bought a Honeywell Econoswitch RPLS740B 7-Day Solar Time Table Programmable Switch for Lights and Motors to address the simple yet infuriating issue of forgetting to turn our front porch lights either on or off. Far too often I was coming home and finding I forgot tho turn on the front lights or that I had left them on all day. Maddening... especially since it's 2014 and things such as outdoor or security lights should be completely automated. If I can open my garage and adjust my thermostat from any where in the world why the hell can't I adjust my lights the same way?  So that's where I started, looking for a way to simply give myself mobile control of my lights. I initially began my search with Chamberlain's MyQ offerings since my garage runs on that and I always prefer to keep things in the same ecosystem if it meets the needs. They have a switch for about $4…
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James Bond vs Austin Powers - Epic Rap Battles of History - Season 5

I think I'd rather have another Austin Powers more than another James Bond film...

Some More Thoughts about Project Fi

First off... I’m still using Project Fi.This post originally started as a response to a comment about people quitting Project Fi too early and not letting the Project grow and improve... but it got long, so now it's a blog post. Boom.
I agree with many that Project Fi is still in its early stages, in “Project” mode, and has not been around long enough to work out all the kinks. The things some people say it offers that other services don’t (cross device calls and texts) can be achieved for free with Google Voice and there is very little difference to the end users. The biggest things Project Fi has going for it are these two things:

1. WiFi Assistant

This could/should be huge… like really super duper huge. Free high speed WiFi all over the place. Stream and browse at will! That said I’ve been on Project Fi for 4 months and have only had 3 or 4 keys. This needs to improve drastically in order to mitigate the large price increase people coming from far more data friendly plans would…

Over a Year...

Time to blow some dust off this slice-o-literary genius and put out some of that freshie fresh content...

Hp Chromebook 11 - Tenkely's Take

Number 4  I have got to stop buying Chromebooks. I've said that before, then I go and buy a new one when it comes out and find myself impressed all over again. That's where I am find myself again.

Quick Background After my Cr48 I picked up a Samsung Series 5 in October 2011. That is when my daily driver became Chrome OS. I've been very satisfied with it, although admittedly the Cr48 and Series 5 seemed a bit under powered. Significant performance improvements were made with the Series 3. As a result (and the sweet $250 price tag) they were sold out just about everywhere when they launched. I finally made the Series 3 my daily driver in January 2013 when a hot tip from +Louis Gray helped me find one while it was in stock. h/t to +Melissa Daniels for the emotional support while I searched for it ;)

That brings us back to now. I've been very pleased with the Series 3. It's fast and reliable with good battery life and a nice light weight. Occasionally it will bog on m…

a storm is brewing

Quick shot with Glass of an incoming storm...


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