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Weird Hobby

Tuesday, May 7th, 2019

My wife loves her crocheting.  No big deal and not that weird.  Me being the good husband I am however decided to write an app that will allow her to quickly generate a temperature blanket pattern.  For those that don’t know, a temperature blanket is where you assign a color to a temp or range of temps and then track the high or low temp for a year.  You use that to determine what color each day will be.  Also means that even with the same color mapping, each year would be a different pattern.  I am close to done and I cannot wait to have her use it.

Recursion Prime

Wednesday, October 24th, 2018


I participated in my first Ingress Anomaly this last weekend.  Recursion Prime in Minneapolis.  I had a blast, although I am out of shape for doing a bunch of short sprints on my mountain bike.  For my next one, if I’m on a bike team again I really need a gravel bike or something like that instead of my mountain bike.  Sadly we lost to the “Enlightened” but oh well.

Old Accident Photos

Monday, August 6th, 2018

I was going through some old pictures and found these.  They are of my 1991 Jeep Cherokee Laredo I totaled out on April 4th 2006 due to the Chevy Malibu Maxx in the last two pictures.  I am really lucky to be alive.



Wednesday, August 9th, 2017

Been a while since my last update.  Haven’t been doing a whole lot.  Just busy working and trying to keep my kids from killing themselves.  Its harder then it sounds.  I did pick up some USB outlet covers.  One is in our kitchen and the other on my wife’s side of the bed, with an Echo Dot plugged into it (just more room on the power strip now).  To go with our new mattress topper, we picked up a new box spring/foundation since our current one is shot.  We did decide to try out Sling TV, I haven’t really used it yet but my wife has.  We will probably end up subscribing to it so we get Disney, Disney Jr. & Nick Jr. for Lucas.  Picked up an OTA antenna so we can get some local channels when we have not Internet.  It arrives today, not sure how I will plug it in yet though (it is an amplified one).  For my side of the bed I picked up a Quick Charge 3.0 compatible outlet & cover, since my phone is a QC 3.0 phone.  Finally, also decided I wanted our home server to be able to communicate with its UPS.  Picked up a cable a while ago only to find out my USB -> Serial adapter is bad, so I picked up a new one.


Tuesday, July 18th, 2017

Well, I installed & enabled Jetpack on here.  Hopefully it helps the issue of the site looking horrible on mobile phones.  If you notice anything wonky, please let me know ASAP.