I've been using the same snowboarding gloves I bought in Germany for >16 years. They've held up marvelously, but it was time for an upgrade.
June 2020 Update: After 22 weeks of producing my podcast, I decided to stop. It was taking me on average of 8 hours each week to produce. Auto scraping & producing the podcast was very challenging. I also gained more responsibility at work. With only one year left in the Army (I'm about to start... Continue Reading →
I've finally found the most indestructible kids' shoes to date (running version here). They have a thick rubber toe guard, velcro, non-slip outter sole, and my kid thinks they're comfy. AND they're cheap no less! I think I'm going to buy 5 years worth right now.
Hands down, the best bluetooth headphones for kids. My 3 and 5 year olds have yet to break them. And they're <$25.
I recently spent way too much time trying to enable all the supporting software components get my IoT Blinds working natively on my Qnap. The intent of this post is to save you all that time. The IoT Blinds instructions call for downloading openhabian (a pre-configured OpenHab designed for a Raspberry Pi or Arduino). Instead,... Continue Reading →
Here's a dead simple way to transcribe your voice to text on your iOS device. I've set it up to work hands free or by clicking to run. Below is a screen capture of the parameters used in building the shortcut. Basically I took, the "Recording to Evernote" shortcut from the gallery & replaced the... Continue Reading →
If you follow this guide, it will yield a host of benefits; you’ll sleep better; you’ll lose weight & become fitter; you’ll have more energy; & most of all, you’ll be happier.
As a part knowledge worker, I'm no stranger to sitting for long periods of time behind my computer. I figured out 16 years ago that my back pain was mostly the direct result of the way I was sitting while working on my computer. The "ergonomic" chairs that most people can afford are nothing of... Continue Reading →
We put these tips together because we wish we had them prior to moving. They would've saved us some time and money. More specifically, this outline of tips is intended for Soldiers or Civilians (Army or Air Force) who permanently change station overseas to Germany. It includes more specific links for PCSing to Wiesbaden (which... Continue Reading →