Watercolor book with paint built in

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Got to drop into dad mode for a bit… I found the watercolor book on the right while Christmas shopping last month. Watercolors are one of those go-to activities for the kids, but it’s always a bit of a process to get everything out and cleaned up afterwards. These books have the watercolor paint spread… Read more »

Tweets of the Week for 2/15

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Sometimes there just isn’t time to get to all the cool stuff that comes through Twitter. So I’ve pasted a few below so you can go out and read up. All US networks are hackable. Almost all US networks can be hacked: Intelligence Committee http://t.co/cv1c4gm8 — ZDNet (@ZDNet) February 11, 2013 Clocks at Grand Central… Read more »

Must be summer – the $50 pool

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Yesterday was one of the stops for our official start to summer – picking up the small, inflatable pool that our daughter is going to be in for most of the next few months. Normally we just get one of the $20 inflatables that are big enough for her to sit and jump around in,… Read more »

Roku remote for Android

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A few months ago we bought a Roku for our bedroom, mostly for Netflix. Love it, except for the remote. It’s really easy to lose. A quick search of the Android app store found a few 3rd party remotes that connect via Wi-Fi, but none seemed to work very well. There was always a bit… Read more »

Quitting Facebook?

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With apologies to my online friends who post their latest random thoughts on LOL Cats, religious messages, or rantings on why or why not A&M going to the SEC was a good decision; I just deactivated my Facebook account. Seems like it shouldn’t be that bad since I’ve never been much on Facebook anyway. Heck,… Read more »

TSA Agents – not so bad

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Bit of a random post. Last week we went to Washington, DC for a wedding and had to go through a couple of TSA checkpoints to get there – one at Hobby in Houston and one at Dulles in DC. This was the first time I’ve flown since all of the back scatter x-ray hype… Read more »

A handful of tips for staying focused

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I’ve always had trouble staying focused when I’m working on a computer. It’s just too easy to go off task. Used to be games, but recently it’s been email, Twitter, and all of that mess. Below are a few tips that I’ve been trying to force myself to follow. Maybe you’ll find something helpful in… Read more »

The importance of staying positive at work

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Came across an article this morning that backed up with research what we pretty much already knew. It’s beneficial to keep an optimistic attitude at work. The research cited mentions that you are 31% more productive when you’ve got a positive attitude. Can’t say I’m exactly 31% more productive when I’m in a good mood,… Read more »