Fully Customized Fluval EVO 13.5 Saltwater Tank

Check out al the gear added to my Fluval EVO 13.5


AI Prime HD Light:

AI Prime Mount:

Sicce Pump:

Sicce Powerhead:

inTank Chamber 1 Media Basket:

inTank Chamber 2 Media Basket:

Cobalt Neo-Therm Heater:

Filter Floss:


Chemi-Pure Blue:

Marine Pure:

2018-09-02T16:51:46-07:00 September 2nd, 2018|Categories: Uncategorized|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


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


Rachio Iro Sprinkler Controller

Hunter Sprinkler Rain Meter


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

Garage Door:

Chamberlain CIGBU MYQ Internet Gateway


Nest Learning Thermostat, 3rd Generation


Quirky Egg Minder Wink App Enabled Smart Egg Tray

Door Sensors:

Wink Quirky+GE Tripper Door/Window Sensor


Quirky Porkfolio Smart Piggy Bank

2016-12-13T20:05:32-08:00 January 30th, 2016|Categories: Uncategorized|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.

2015-09-11T22:03:22-07:00 August 30th, 2015|Categories: Uncategorized|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.

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.

2015-08-25T21:09:40-07:00 August 25th, 2015|Categories: Uncategorized|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.

2015-09-11T22:04:15-07:00 August 25th, 2015|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments

Jokeret S2 Sports Headphones Review

The Jokeret S2 sports headphones are a solid pair of bluetooth headphones. They aren’t the best for running but do sound really good. I would definitely recommend checking them out.

Jokeret S2 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.

2015-09-11T22:04:56-07:00 August 7th, 2015|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments