First Impressions of MSC Cruises

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Nov 21, 2017

Traveling is one of our favorite things as a family to do.  As a child the only thing I truly wanted to do more than anything else was to travel the world.  Jolene and I have traveled many places.  Still, we plan to travel many more location.  Above our fireplace is a map of the places we have traveled, and also places we plan to go.  About 2 years ago we went on our first cruise.  We found out that traveling by ship is not our favorite way to go.  We thought we would try again, this time with MSC Cruises.  So I thought I would write about our first impressions of MSC Cruises.

Best Baby Camera for 2017

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Sep 20, 2017

I am a techy. When anything new in technology comes out I am all over it. I’ve used different types of cameras for surveillance, as well as a bay camera. This year Netgear came out with the Arlo Baby camera. It’s their version of a baby camera, with the perks of of Arlo. All baby cams have their pros and cons. However, for me Arlo Baby has the most pros.

Best Baby Camera for 2017

My choice for the best camera is Arlo Baby. The reason I chose this camera is because one it is 1080p. The quality of video is great. Which is useful in seeing if your baby is awake, sleeping, or even alive for that matter. It does have Infrared lights for night vision. It has two way audio. It does have a couple sensors for temperature and humidity. One of the most important things is motion and sound alerts. Also important for me is the use of my cell phone. I don’t have to have a monitor to view it. I can set my wife and my own cell phone to view alerts and video.

The cons of this camera is the delay between sound, notifications, and video relay. Waiting a couple seconds to actually see what’s going can be a problem. Now, I have yet to see a camera that doesn’t have a delay. So in reality, there isn’t much of a difference from it’s competitors.

I appreciate Arlo’s move to make the camera look like something other than a camera. We like the camera, and when we no longer need it for a baby camera we can still you it to watch my house when I’m away.

What’s also important for myself is the integration of Arlo with IFTTT. They are many IFTTT combinations that can be used in tangent with it.

Maternity Photo Session

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Sep 5, 2017
The Wildlands Conservancy

We have been really busy as of late running different businesses. Since it was Labor Day yesterday Johanna didn’t have school. So we finally had a few hours where we could run out and take some photos. Yesterday was a little cooler so we ran up to The Wildlands Conservancy in Oak Glen.

What’s the Small Hole in a Toilet

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Aug 5, 2017

Have you ever wondered what the small hole in a toilet is?  It’s a siphon jet.  Toilets work by gravity.  The extra hole acts as a siphon to increase the flow of water into the toilet.  This action aids in emptying the toilet faster.  Personally I didn’t understand it’s function until recently.  Our toilet kept emptying slowly.  It wasn’t until after we did a deep clean of the toilet until it started to empty normally.  

SAHD’s Need to Shave

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Jun 27, 2017

One of cool things about being a SAHD is that we don’t have to always maintain our beards.  I personally hate having to shave every day.  When I attended college I also worked as an officer for the University Patrol.  The department had strict guidelines about maintaining our facial hair.  Many companies have the same regulations.  As a stay at home dad I don’t have a boss telling me how to shave my face, or how often.  Or do I?

Went all in With the New MacBook Pro

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Jun 10, 2017

In 2002 I had my first experience with a Mac.  I wasn’t too thrilled, but I eventually got used to it.  While in college, everything we used in the Art Department was on a Mac.  I eventually bought my first MacBook Pro in 2005.  It was a 17″ that is no longer made.  After years of improvement they became the go to computer for anyone working in the photography business.  So once again I went all in with the new MacBook Pro.

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