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Echo Dot (3rd Gen) Ceiling Mount

  Alexa, play my playlist... My goal has been to have music easily accessible while hanging out on my front patio. I'm aware of all kinds of stereo's, Bluetooth speakers/devices that could accomplish this, but I wanted something that wasn't tied to my smartphone, as well as something that wouldn't involve a major renovation (my front wall is brick). Now before people start to comment that I could have run stereo speakers in the soffit and into my house, that was already more work than I had planned as the soffit doesn't seem to be removable without using destructive force (I'm not sure how it was installed). I also wanted something that would be relatively permanent, in that I didn't want to have to charge something, or turn it on and off.  My solution was an echo dot mounted to the soffit, where my echo dot would be sheltered from the elements and provide music upon verbal command. So I turned to the world wide web for solutions, and there are a few great i

The World Is Flat: Lampung, Indonesia

The first installment of 'The World Is Flat' series comes to us from Lampung, Indonesia. While it's a rather short video, for me, it invokes those nostalgic feelings of flatland. Big shout out to Alif Raja for the video.

Supermarket Life: Preventing A Loss To The Business

I want to preface this post by saying I love my job, and it's because I love my job that I feel the way I do. The intention of this post is to demonstrate the real world environment one finds themselves in while working in the world of big supermarket chains. This post isn't meant to insult, degrade, or vilify anyone, but more importantly as a satirical look at the mundane world of supermarkets, and all the not so common sense policies and rules that make up that world.

Supermarket Life: 101

I'm starting a new category called 'Supermarket Life'. This category will give a brief insight into the world of supermarkets from the perspective of those of us employed in this industry. Many of the views and opinions will be purely and solely generated by me, but I encourage and welcome others to contribute. If you have an idea for a segment, would like to contribute an article, or would like me to add to an existing article contact me via email.

Website Colors

Yesterday's post showed the new color scheme used on my updated media server. I liked this color scheme so much that I decided to change Mass-IMO's color to match. And so here we are with the newly redesigned Mass-IMO blog. While I don't think the colors match exactly, its the closest I could get, so...if anyone knows the exact HEX# for RUST-OLEUMS Satin Oasis Blue, I would love to know it, so send me a message.

Media Server Makeover

An unsought inspiration came to me as I was walking the aisle's of my local RONA hardware store. I was in the paint isle, and came across RUST-OLEUM's Satin Oasis Blue. I was thinking about how cool my server would look in this color. I've been rocking the black and green ( bl-een ) color since 2010, maybe it was time for a change.

Christmas Prank Of 2016

Where to go for Christmas? As adults, determining where to go for the Christmas holidays becomes an intricate and interesting exercise, one that my girlfriend, Nadia, and I find ourselves discussing every year. Do we host, inviting over all our closest friends and family, or do we accept other invitations, in the hopes of not offending anyone by declining?  Do people even get offended if you decline, or is this a glimpse into my possibly narcissistic personality? Whatever the case, 2016 seemed to have already decided where we would be spending our Christmas. Recently, in September of 2016, Loblaws corporation opened a new supermarket in Oliver, B.C. under the 'No Frills' banner. As a 26 year member of the Loblaws family, under the 'Real Canadian Superstore' supermarket banner, this recent opening should have had little to no impact on my life here in Vancouver, but it has! You see, Nadia's parents, Rosa and Joe, moved to Osoyoos, B.C. 13 years ago after retiring.

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