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2 Traveling Pro Tips

So – I travel a lot. Like 2-3 nights a week are in a hotel. Fortunately, my company is pretty good about taking care of me with this – I can stay in some nice hotels and have a per diem that is solid. We work hard, should be taken care of.

But 2 things that have been to mind recently that have made a difference considerably when traveling …

1 – Remember (and use) this IP address: 8.8.8.8. If you are using different hotels (sometimes under the same banner, ie Hilton), this address will reset any cookies that you had in your system and send you to the sign-in page if you are using the hotel’s wifi. Through the years, I have gotten hung-up consistently because the sign-in page I am trying to contact to sign in that night is still hung up on the prior night’s/visit’s stay in another city. Try 8.8.8.8 – it works well.

2 – Really only applies if you are a cord-cutter (we recently ended our 20 year contract with DirecTV and use the Firestick for HULU, Netflix, etc (it’s amazing … did my due diligence on this vs Roku, etc). Carry an extra streaming device in your bag! It’s like bringing your TV with you. You see, when I’m in a non-home city or from hotel to hotel – every market and TV and remote is different. Sometimes it is so fustrating to fumble around to find the ‘guide’ or channel you want … this is just plainly awesome. Plug it in, connect, BOOM! Your channels are right there and you have your handy voice-activated remote. Can’t say just how awesome this has been for me …

That’s all for today …

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Posted: May 21st, 2019
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T Minus 2 months to Cut the Cord

… And this is why we are just about to complete the Cord-Cutting process.

We got 1 Gig speeds a few months back, an Eero mesh system about a month back, I rewired a few outlets around the house to prepare for Rokus, Ethernet, etc. Only step left is our media server setup, a receiver to purchase, some speakers for ceiling surround and patios. Then, just software packages – which I’ve already filtered.

Cutting the Cord gets less expensive/more competitive monthly. My satellite goes the other way.

Received this email this week:

Posted: December 15th, 2018
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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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Further Monster Maladies

If you are a regular here, you’ve already read me moan about Monster cables and HDMI. This video further reinforces the scam that Monster cables are. Definitely provides some hands-on evidence.

Posted: September 16th, 2014
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Deadliest Catch: Family Portrait Edition

Posted: September 21st, 2013
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Asiana Pilot Names Revealed …

So … the plane accident in San Francisco on Monday was followed by the following report of names by the NTSB, according to KTVU in CA:

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And then, to further complicate the spoof, a newscaster tried to read them off to viewers:

 

Only to have to apologize later:

Posted: July 12th, 2013
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What is Internet?

Posted: January 29th, 2011
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Another milestone passes quietly in the night …

It’s official: The internet is now as popular as TV in the US.

Posted: December 13th, 2010
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John Munson … What a Dick!

And here is his appearance on the show …

Posted: November 28th, 2010
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Dad’s Run on the Wheel.

So this posting on Reddit appeared today, and within four hours, lo and behold, this was found by a reader …

The internet (and reddit) are amazing things …

Posted: November 10th, 2010
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