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Agoracast 01: The First

The first episode of Agoracast: A Paragon Podcast. We play a match and just barely get defeated.

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July 30th, 2016|Categories: Agoracast|Tags: , , , , , |0 Comments
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Agoracast: Episode 0

The intro music to the soon to be released Agoracast: A Paragon Podcast

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July 29th, 2016|Categories: Agoracast|Tags: , , , , |1 Comment
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Our New Adventure

We are going to be parents!!!! That’s right everyone! We are so beyond excited to share our good news with you… BaCall and I are adopting!!!! We wanted to share a little bit of our journey with you. We decided in January that the Lord was calling us to adopt. Now if you’ve known me for any length of time, you probably already know that adoption has been on my heart for my whole adult life. BaCall and I were ecstatic to hear God saying now is the time! We are adopting through the foster care system, which means we have spent the last 6 months taking several classes, doing stacks of paperwork, background checks, medical exams, home study interviews, and more. On June 1st we had our last interview!!!! This means that all of our part is done. Now we wait for a report to be written on all of the information that has been gathered on us. Once the report is written and we approve it, we will wait for our approval or certification. Then we wait for children to be placed with us. Lots of waiting… We can’t wait to have our sweet kiddos in our arms!!! I will be posting more detailed information on our adoption journey through the fost/adopt system for all of you interested in learning more.

June 13th, 2016|Categories: Blog|Tags: |0 Comments

Terra Master Private Cloud Storage TM-F2 Review

Check out this awesome external drive enclosure that Terra Master sent me. It’s super fast as it uses USB 3.0 and is super quite. Let me know what you think in the comments.

Terra Master TM-F2

March 19th, 2016|Categories: Reviews|Tags: , , , , |0 Comments

Wink Relay Setup and Wink Home Automation

So this is my Wink Relay. It’s the main way that my wife and I access all the home automation gear that I’ve setup in our new house. We bought the house back in November and slowly but surely I have been adding all kinds of things to it. I’ll drop a list below of everything that I have now and will come back and update as I go. This is just the beginning of what I plan to do. Let me know what questions you have or if you have any suggestions.

Wink Relay and Hub:

Wink Relay

Wink Hub

Lighting:

GE12722 Z-Wave Wireless Lighting Control On/Off Switch

GE 12723 Add-On Switch

GE 12724 Z-Wave Smart Dimmer

GE 12730 Z-Wave Smart Fan Control

Sprinklers:

Rachio Iro Sprinkler Controller

Hunter Sprinkler Rain Meter

Locks:

Schlage BE369NX Camelot 619 Home Keypad Deadbolt with Z-Wave Technology

Garage Door:

Chamberlain CIGBU MYQ Internet Gateway

Thermostat:

Nest Learning Thermostat, 3rd Generation

Eggminder:

Quirky Egg Minder Wink App Enabled Smart Egg Tray

Door Sensors:

Wink Quirky+GE Tripper Door/Window Sensor

Porkfolio:

Quirky Porkfolio Smart Piggy Bank

January 30th, 2016|Categories: Reviews|Tags: , , , , , , |0 Comments

GE In-Wall Smart Switch Install (Z-Wave)

I’ve got about a dozen of theses GE Z-Wave switches throughout the house and I love them. They work great and are super easy to install. Let me know what you think and if you have any questions.

GE12722 Z-Wave Wireless Lighting Control On/Off Switch

GE 12723 Add-On Switch

GE 12724 Z-Wave Smart Dimmer

GE 12730 Z-Wave Smart Fan Control

January 30th, 2016|Categories: Reviews|Tags: , , , , |0 Comments

1ByOne 1500 Watt Fog Machine Review

Check out this awesome fog machine that 1ByOne sent me to check out. I have always loved using these for Halloween and just to goof around. Leave me a comment and let me know what you think!

Fog Machine
Fog Juice

The maker of this product did send me a unit to review for free. The opinions are still my own and I received no other compensation from the maker.

August 30th, 2015|Categories: Reviews|Tags: , |0 Comments

AeroPress & How To Use It

Check out this awesome coffee setup I just got. Here are the links to all the products I use in my day to day coffee making and below is a step by step guide to making awesome AeroPress coffee.

AeroPress
Hario Grinder
Contigo Mug
Medelco Kettle
EatSmart Scale
Lanna Coffee

Step 1

Bring to a boil enough water for both the AeroPress and your brew vessel. 4 ounces ought to do it.

Step 2

Insert a paper filter into the AeroPress’s detachable plastic cap.

Step 3

Weigh out 15 grams of coffee.

Step 4

Grind your coffee. AeroPress calls for a fine grind – just a bit more so than drip coffee.

Step 5

Assemble your AeroPress. Make sure the entire assembly is dry, since any residual moisture can compromise the device’s seal.

Step 6

Place it on your scale with the flared end up, then tare the weight. The numbers should appear upside-down. It’s possible to attach the black filter cap and place it right side-up, but this tends to cause leakage and make accurate brewing slightly more difficult.

Step 7

Add your ground coffee. Be careful not to spill any grounds into the ring-shaped gutter at the top of the AeroPress, as this can make attaching the cap a challenge later on.

Step 8

Add twice the volume of water to your amount of grounds. For example, if you’ve got 15 grams of coffee, add 4 ounces. Your water ought to be about 200 F.

Step 9

Gently immerse the grounds with a bamboo paddle or butter knife. The goal here is not to stir them so much as it is to guarantee even saturation. Let this sit for 30 seconds.

Step 10

After a minute has elapsed, give your grounds 10 vigorous stirs.

Step 11

Screw the cap onto the AeroPress. You’re in very close proximity to seriously hot coffee here, so please be careful.

Step 12

Flip the whole assembly over with haste and control and purpose. All three. Position it atop your brew vessel and begin applying downward pressure. You ought to experience about 30 pounds of resistance here. If the pushing feels too easy, your grind is likely too coarse; if it’s very hard to push, chances are the grind is a bit too fine. Your coffee’s fully brewed once it begins to make a hissing sound. This means there’s no more water to push through the device.

Step 13

Now here’s the really satisfying part, for two reasons. Once you’ve unscrewed the cap, you can pop out the filter and the puck of condensed grounds by simply pushing the AeroPress’s interior section a final inch. Then, of course, you can pour your coffee and enjoy. And please do enjoy.

August 25th, 2015|Categories: Reviews|Tags: , , , , |0 Comments

1byone 7 Inch Colorful LCD Screen Video Doorbell Review

Check out this awesome video doorbell that was sent to me by 1byOne. I really like the idea of having a camera out on my doorstep. I can’t wait for our house to be done so I can put this in!

Video Doorbell on Amazon

The maker of this product did send me a unit to review for free. The opinions are still my own and I received no other compensation from the maker.

August 25th, 2015|Categories: Reviews|Tags: |0 Comments

A/C Pro Air Conditioner Booster Review and Install

I just refilled the coolant for the AC in my truck and wanted to show how it was done on my wife’s 2003 Toyota RAV4. Check out the video and let me know if you have any questions.

A/C PRO ACP-100 Professional Formula R-134a
A/C PRO Refill

August 8th, 2015|Categories: Reviews|Tags: |0 Comments