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Echo Dot (3rd Gen) Ceiling Mount

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  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

Happy Holidays Everyone

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I'll be taking some time off to recharge. See you all in the new year. God bless you and your families! Have a safe and happy holiday season. See you all in the new year. Mass

Episode 11: What Is Panna?

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Episode 11: What Is Panna? Panna is a street soccer game that is played 1V1 or 2V2 within a small cage or mini-arena. A "Panna" is playing the ball through your opponents legs (nutmeg). The ball may touch your opponent while playing it through the legs. The ball must be in your possession in order for a ball played through the legs to count. Prior to this week, I had never heard of, or seen this game called panna. It's obvious I'm just not the cool kid anymore (was I ever?). So is this a thing here in Canada?

Episode 10: Feeding The Homeless

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Episode 10: Feeding The Homeless Wait, What? Yes, I know. This isn't exactly something I just learned about, the servants of hope have been doing this for 14 years now. Yes, I know. I've attended a few of these over the years. Yes, I know. It's at Pigeon Park, the heart of the Vancouver's downtown East-side. Yes, I know. They feed hundreds of people on this one night. Yes, I know. Those interested in offering donation or wanting to help can call Sean at 604-720-9335 So Mass, what exactly was it that you learned this week? Well, firstly, I learned that December 20, 2019 at 6pm is when this years annual Feeding The Homeless will take place. Secondly, sometimes its nice to look back and re-learn something as if it was the first time. I learned that we have to appreciate and value everything we have, and that it just takes one act of kindness, and selflessness to create something wonderful, that helps so many. 

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