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Networking

You never know when you are going to meet your next connection.  I guess I’ve been living that ever since I started leading a team and got into management at my current place of employment.  Its so very true and often we can become so busy that good connections can fall to the way side…

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Traveling

Wow, I’ve almost lost out here on the challenge.  Amidst packing for my trip to Kelowna, I forgot to post.  So hopefully this gets in before Liam does his daily digest! With my increase in travel since our company was acquired I’ve been thinking about the “glamour” of travel and how it really is anything…

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Approach S6

With my tech background I’ve been thinking about picking up one of the Garmin Approach golf watches to help me know were the heck I’m at on the golf course.  I guess I’ve been spoiled by some golf carts having GPS devices in them and having an “exact” idea of where I am on the…

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Summer Blog Challenge

Well it’s that time of year again where my friend Liam challenges us to write a blog entry each day for a month.  It’s been awhile since I’ve taken up his challenge and thought what a great opportunity to get this blog dusted off.  If you’re interested in seeing who’s all in then check out…

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2013 Ford Fusion Hybrid

It’s been awhile since I’ve had the opportunity to do a vehicle review and to get back into it I was treated with the 2013 Ford Fusion Hybrid.  I’ve been pretty critical of the Hybrid vehicles in the past as they’ve never provided enough power to really get going from a dead start in regular…

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Home Theater PC

Recently I’ve given up on the traditional BluRay player in favour for something a little more useful and feature rich.  I sold my Sony BluRay Player on Kijiji and purchased the components for a custom built HTPC (Home Theater PC).  I opted to go the Windows 8.1 route with XBMC installed as the central software…

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Microsoft Enters the Game of Home Automation–Sort of

I’m actually excited to hear Microsoft has partnered with Insteon to provide home automation through Windows Phone 8 and Windows 8.1 apps.  I’ve been pretty critical of Microsoft for not entering the home automation and Internet of Things races and it appears they are finally game on.  Insteon claims via it’s website to be the…

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150 Degree Virtual Golf

I recently had the pleasure of getting into the swing of things with a little virtual golf.  This wasn’t your traditional virtual golf with one screen, it was 150 degree’s of virtualization stimulation.  The Golf Den – http://www.golfden.ca is the only place in Canada to offer up the 150 degree flavour of virtual golf and…