Don’t Touch It

Posted: April 16th, 2017
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Always Get The Bigger Pie

Interesting article on the economics of ordering pizza.

In summary …

The math of why bigger pizzas are such a good deal is simple: A pizza is a circle, and the area of a circle increases with the square of the radius. So, for example, a 16-inch pizza is actually four times as big as an 8-inch pizza.

And when you look at thousands of pizza prices from around the U.S., you see that you almost always get a much, much better deal when you buy a bigger pizza.

Posted: April 10th, 2017
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Just Took a Little Polyurethane

Unbelievable! We’ve had our garage door up for about 7 years – 7 years of sun, rain, hail, etc.

Posted: March 26th, 2017
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Remove Cats Before Take-Off

Posted: March 25th, 2017
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Remember AOL?

ah … my first email address was toelius@aol.com. The memories …

Posted: February 17th, 2017
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No Treats For You

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Lucy DID NOT like Wallie getting near her rawhide candy-canes on Christmas morning …

Posted: December 29th, 2016
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Dongles

Posted: November 5th, 2016
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I Do Not Consent

This is actually quite entertaining …

Posted: October 18th, 2016
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Got a Tissue?

Posted: October 11th, 2016
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We’re Screwed

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Posted: October 10th, 2016
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Welcome Back Dave!

Ugh. Been 16 months since my last post. Here’s why: Database was corrupted.

Was one of those “I’ll fix it when I get around to it” things. I finally got around to it. Sheesh!

More updates coming! I’ve been away so long – I’m going to have to find myself around here …

Posted: October 8th, 2016
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New License Plate arrived today!

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Been wanting this for some time … a nod to Monty Python:

Posted: September 5th, 2015
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Just 3K More Likes, yo.

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Posted: August 9th, 2015
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#418 of Things I Will Never, Ever Do

The Illusion of Beats

Most should know this already; however, an interesting read on the psychology of the Beats product. Very similar to Apple.

Good Partners.

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Posted: July 1st, 2015
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OS Share – July 2015

As a former Mac user (13 years sober) who sees a lot of glowing fruit logos on silver laptops at airports and Starbucks while traveling, I was pretty surprised to see this news regarding Operating System share. It seems OSX is still stuck in the single digits.

I realize that many Mac users boot into and use Windows (which seems really silly to me, but I digress); however, I would expect Apple’s OS share to be greater than shown below:

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As a matter of fact, Apple’s OS has actually DECREASED from 1992-94 levels of >10% …

Posted: July 1st, 2015
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Good Bye Old Steed, Hello New

This past weekend, we said goodbye to our old SUV as we drove it up to Colorado Springs … got a Rover! Here they are, side-by-side.

Goodbye ML430, Hello LR4!

Posted: May 26th, 2015
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In case you’re in Hollywood …

… and you get the urge to attend a taping of the Price Is Right, please refer to this study. You can thank me later (in the form of cash, if you wouldn’t mind).

Posted: May 25th, 2015
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Travel pro tip #614

When staying at a hotel that has food you can take to your room – you know, to heat up and eat in your kitchenette …

Avoid mixing burritos and asian food.

Posted: May 11th, 2015
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Apparently I’m 55

So by using Microsoft’s new face-recognition software site, it tries to determine your age and gender using pictures you upload …

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Posted: May 1st, 2015
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Adios!

adios

Posted: February 5th, 2015
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Bad Lip Reading – NFL Version

Posted: January 22nd, 2015
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Jailbreak for iOS 8.1.x

I guess it’s been out for a while (I deleted my Jailbreak after 8.0 – but have REALLY missed it), but the 8.1.x Jailbreak can be found here.

You’re Welcome.

Posted: January 4th, 2015
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Seems about Right – Happy New Year

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Posted: December 31st, 2014
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Hail our Robot Overlords

An interesting video making the news today – while Amazon states their intent is not to replace human labor, it is interesting to see how few humans are in the video.

 

Posted: December 1st, 2014
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Breakfast of Champions

Gavin came home this week from school a little disappointed. Apparently he missed national rankings with his Shuttle Run exercise by 1/2 a second. Below is his multi-step action plan to overcome this gap …
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Posted: November 23rd, 2014
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Dropped The Ball

Watching Saturday Night college football. Saw this. Wow. COMPLETELY turned the momentum of the game. Ducks Win, 51-27.

Posted: November 9th, 2014
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Happy Halloween

As a dad, I’m starting to get a little sad now on Halloween. It is because I know that my kids’ days of Trick-or-Treating is nearing an end. Still have a few more years left with Gavin, but Elyce is already getting too cool for it. This is really my favorite time of the year, so it’s getting me a little sad as I think about it.

As a kid, I loved Halloween: The candy, the dressing up, the going out in the neighborhood for the night and seeing friends. When I got older, I got up to no good: stupid stuff as I reflect, but it was fun at the time (shaving cream fights, parties, etc). In college, it was a reason to drink and act like a dick (sorry for the vulgarity, but that truly is what we acted like with too much beer in our tummies).

And then, kids.

It has been kind of like starting the cycle again — I’m more a part of it than I thought parents would be. I mean, I loved watching them get into it and helping them get dressed, carving the pumpkin, and sharing the excitement of getting as much candy as possible. But I feel like that window is closing and I am becoming more reflective as I age, wondering what it will be like when they are ‘too cool’ for Halloween.

Ah – I need to stop that train of thought. Carpe Diem! Have a great Halloween if you’ve bothered to read this far. Here’s a great GIF to give you a laugh (it’s a midget in the GIF, by the way) …

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Posted: October 31st, 2014
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The Dog Likes Beds

So Lucy, our Black Lab, likes her bed. Our cat, Wallie, likes it too. Wallie will sometimes take it over. So … Tina went out and bought Wallie her own bed (cats don’t need beds, am I right?). Tina put it in the living room, walks out and comes back a little later to see this:

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So we’re trying to convince Lucy that she only has ONE bed. She’s still learning.

Posted: October 20th, 2014
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1st Weekend of October, Every Year

This is what we see each year down in the valley (we are on the NW Side of ABQ, and have a great view of this every year – many times they all float right over our house) – it’s pretty spectacular sight every morning for 9 days …

 

Posted: October 10th, 2014
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