Jul 24 2017
Well, we got Lucas a balance bike. He took to it right away. Not the best yet, but he did pretty good for his first time. He also had a blast on hit which is all we care about.
Jul 17 2017
Got the two free Echo Dots that I got for pre-ordering my phone. Both are setup, one in the living room and one in the bedroom. Looking then so far. Kind of worried that the one in the bedroom will end up lighting up in the middle of the night. Hoping not though. Really disliking the skill for my Sensi thermostat though. All I can do is set a temperature I want, raise or lower it n degrees. I cannot turn the AC/heat on/off. Hopefully it gets updated to allow this.
Feb 16 2017
Wife and I did our taxes last weekend. Really like how much we are getting back. My dad also had a HP Envy Touch Slimbook that he gave me, needed a new HDD. So I put my 250GB Samsung 850 EVO SSD in it. Won’t run much for games, but it is a much nicer laptop than the Lenovo I was using (i5 vs i3, weighs less, etc). No DVD drive in it, but I can survive without that for a while. Eventually, one will be on sale at Amazon and I’ll pick it up. I’d get a BluRay burner, but they still cost an arm and a leg, maybe a reader though.
Apr 28 2016
I have decided to do some Android development for the fun of it again. So far its going well, even have Jenkins setup to build automagically for me (just because I can). Working on a project for my wife and so far its turning out very well, couple more things I need to worry about doing but I think she will be happy with the end result.
Oct 5 2015
Well, MN law states that heat doesn’t have to be turned on before October 15th. That means since it is getting down to the high 20s at night it gets very cold in my apartment. Wife and I have resorted to using a space heater to keep our son’s room warm enough so he will sleep through the night.
Aug 4 2015
I rebuilt my dad’s computer over the weekend. He went from an AMD Phenom II X2 550BE (running as an X4) to an Intel Haswell Pentium dual core, AsRock B85 Pro4 motherboard, 4x2GB DDR3 DIMMs, Intel 530 240GB SSD round out the new parts. I think I did pretty good on cable management considering his case doesn’t have anything for cable management in it.