Category Archives: Daily Updates

Crazy cool bathroom!

Samantha and I are planning our new home, with the help of our good friend and architect John Odom. Along those lines today I came across a pretty crazy bathroom idea: An exhilarating bathroom experience awaits you. Bathroom Vanities Blog » Read more!   Idon’t think we will be doing anything quite so crazy in our houseplan, but it is pretty darn cool 🙂 PS this bathroom actually reminds me of some of the insane bathrooms in old Colorado mining buildings,

Springfield MO power outage

We were having lunch at Red Robin and the power went out. Checking on how wide spread it is… To be updated.. UPDATE: Much of south Glenstone affected, with traffic lights being out as well. Police on hand to direct traffic.Businesses without generators were either having to close or accept payments via cash or manual credit card processing. To be updated… UPDATE: Called City Utilities and as of 5-5:15PM electricity has been restored. I asked the reason for the outage,

HughesNet Download Bank

We have HughesNet satellite internet and the ‘download bank’ has been a feature since we signed up last month. Apparently HughesNet is doing a wider rollout  now, as this is the email I received from them today: Dear HughesNet Member, We’re rolling out a brand-new feature—the Download Bank―enabling you to save any unused portion of your Download Allowance. As part of a system-wide network of upgrades that started last summer, this latest enhancement lets you do more online. What is the

Blake’s take on gaming mice for WoW etc.

My friend Blake does a decent amount of gaming. Since I have been blogging about gaming keyboards and gaming mice, I wanted to hear what Blake used… Specifically I asked him could you tell me what mouse/mice you use for your gaming sessions? Anything re: pros/cons, advice or future mice plans would also be appreciated! Blake’s response: I currently use a mouse by Red Dragon that was part of a Case kit that I bought year ag, its just a

Initial HughesNet HN9000 satellite internet speed test

Our new HughesNet install was completed on Thursday morning. We started with the Express 200 plan and  were very pleased with it. Today we called to have our plan upgraded to the Express 300 and it is even better 😉 Here are some speedtest results* *these results were done on an Android smartphone over a 1/2 mile wifi bridge that then connected to the internet via via HughesNet satellite internet [using an HN9000 modem, .98m dish and “Express 300” plan]

SMA-Male to N-Female coax adapter (for use w/Wilson Sleek)

I recently purchased a Wilson Sleek cell phone amplifier. It does a great job but it comes with a relatively dinky magnetic mount antenna. Thankfully the Sleek also has a SMA-Female antenna connector. Therefore, to use a bigger antenna I bought a SMA-Male to N-Female coax adapter as pictured here: I went from no signal to 2-3 bars after using this adapter and a directional antenna attached to the top of a 30ft pole. 🙂

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