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Summer of Fun

Posted by Jason

June 20, 2015 Uncategorized  No comments

I've decided that this year, I'm going to have a fun filled summer, and it's shaping up to be pretty spectacular so far.

We've gotten in the habit of having a monthly game night with friends, and have been supplementing that with additional game nights with other families.  Between this and various game nights with the kids at home, and we've been playing a lot of games.

Since our housing association pool has opened, I've been there pretty much every day to swim with the kids, and they're having a blast.  On top of this, I find myself being very social at the pool, having great conversations with people and really feeling like I'm part of the community.   I'm usually terribly shy, and am surprising myself with being outgoing.

I have had three outdoor movie nights with the

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Pac Man Maps

Posted by Jason

April 1, 2015 Uncategorized  No comments

I love April Fools day.  Not so much the pranks anymore, but with the internet I'm thrilled and amazed at the good humor stuff that just appears.   I think I first noticed it a few years ago with fake products on the ThinkGeek website... who have a long tradition of coming up with April fool prank items that turn real.  (Like my Tauntaun sleeping bag)

This year, it's early yet, but my winner so far is what Google Maps did.  They basically give you an option of playing a game of Pac Man based on whatever roads you're looking at on their map.   (So if you go to your home and start a game, you'll control Pac Man in your neighborhood gobbling power pellets and ghosts).   The controls are a little wonky, as the streets in my neighborhood aren't all north/south and east/west, so the keyboard

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Charging Station

Posted by Jason

March 30, 2015 Uncategorized  No comments

Messy wires...   bad.

Solution:  Old file tray, drill and a set of command strips = desk mounted charging station.

Hidden wires = Happy Wife = Good

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