I Want To Play

By | April 12, 2019

So I’ve been working on bringing a new project to light in my spare time over the last few years, dittos.io. It is a communications platform for teachers to more effectively communicate with parents. The goal is to build stronger communities and hopefully create more parental involvement. We recently launched the website, and the app will be available… Read More »

Dead Synology DS1515+

By | November 27, 2017

So last March I purchased a Synology DS1515+ and wrote about it in one of my posts “Who Shall Control My Media? Part 4 – Backend Storage” and up until this weekend, it had been performing very well. On Saturday we went to watch a video and after hitting “Play”, the indicator that it was loading just spun.  Since… Read More »

Paid Memberships Pro Require CVV/CVC When Using Stripe

By | March 28, 2017

Paid Memberships Pro is a great WordPress plugin that allows paid subscriptions to your WordPress site.  It has tons of features and is incredibly flexible with handling subscriptions. One of my company’s clients uses it for managing all of their memberships and uses Stripe as the payment gateway.  Stripe is also a great company — I use it for my… Read More »

Google WiFi Review

By | January 7, 2017

Google WiFi promises an attractive, easy to setup, easy to manage, and relatively inexpensive home router that is mesh capable. Mesh networks help to eliminate “dead spots” in larger homes or homes with too many obstacles for strong WiFi coverage from a single router. It also promises simple parental control and the ability to easily disable kids internet access.… Read More »

HexBug Vex Robotics Spider Review

By | January 1, 2017

Our oldest son has been wanting one of these since he first saw them.  We’ve got several of the HexBugs already, including HexBug nanos, beetles, spiders, larvae, fish and tarantulas.  He also loves Lego and K’nex toys.  Imagine how excited he was when his sister got him the Vex Robotics Spider for Christmas.  It was the first thing he… Read More »

Great Northern Popcorn Lincoln Popper Review

By | December 23, 2016

I love popcorn.  Always have.  Its one of those things from childhood that provides fond memories and an overall sense of happiness to me.  My boys also love popcorn.  About once a month we do a “movie night” where we spend a Saturday afternoon watching a movie, having a “carpet picnic” and all watch a movie together.  Our… Read More »