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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

On Hiatus

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Hey everyone, I've decided that it's time to officially announce, that this blog is on hiatus. Life is wonderful, yet forever changing, and for this reason it's time for me to also make some changes.  Blogging has been so personally rewarding, and I appreciate all the support. However I can no longer find the time required to put articles together in a timely manner. As such going forward updates will be few and far apart, if any. I want to give a big shout out to all those that have supported me, and who knows what the future may hold...

Cut The Cord: New Years Edition

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It's been a while since I discussed cord-cutting, so for all those interested here's an update. I still swear by Trakt as my go to for keeping track of all the TV shows that are watched throughout the house. If you have never used  Trakt  check out my previous post here . Recently I started using RealDebris ,  an unrestricted downloading service which will alleviate buffering for most serve on-demand content such as movies and tv shows. While it's not a perfect solution, it really does help with finding solid online content as well as minimizing buffering. However, something to consider with  RealDebris   is that it's not a free service! While it is quite reasonably priced, I bought a 6 month subscription for about $24CDN, working out to be just under $4CDN a month, it's still an added cost. I may check out other services in the future, and if anyone has a suggestion to other similar services, leave a comment. Recently I've been using both  Typh

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