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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: Sidoarjo Regency, Indonesia

Super cool visuals in this video by rider Zimmi Tanarata and Sports Gear . "I often compare life to the ocean, in little boat we brave the elements and we wade through the waves to avoid catastrophe, as you keep the horizon in sight..." Super cool outlook on life, check out his other video here .

2011 Nissan Versa: Trunk Light

This is the follow up to my last blog article , with some added information and pictures. As you can see from the picture above, I drilled a small hole in the stock battery terminal cover, so as to have added protection for my wiring. You can also noticed the previously mentioned soldered on ring terminal and heat shrink covering which connects to the car's battery.

2011 Nissan Versa: Power In The Trunk

Since selling my beloved Nissan Xterra , back in October of 2016, I've been driving Nadia's 2011 Nissan Versa sedan. While the Versa is a great economical car, with lots of room, it's a base model and really doesn't have much in the way of creature comforts. This statement couldn't be more true, when searching for the non existent trunk light. Yes, that's right, this vehicle does not come factory equipped with a trunk light ! So I ask, what's the point of having such a large trunk, if you just can't find anything in it?

The World Is Flat: Amsterdam, Netherlands

This video has got a cool, mellow flow to it, just what I needed to put life in perspective. Here we have Gino shredding at the "Casino Amsterdam" in the Netherlands. Check out more videos featuring both Gino and Amsterdam at JD Video .

2005 Yamaha BWS: Taillight & Turn Signals

Following up on the documenting of my front fairing mods, this entry brings you my modifications to the rear taillight and turn signal indicators. I was hoping to replicate something similar to the photo below, which sell at for $79.99 (CAD).

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