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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

MOD Pizza

I was over on Vancouver Island this past weekend visiting my wife's sister and her husband. It was my sister-in-laws birthday, so a big Birthday shout out to her. Also a big thanks to them for allowing the mainlanders to stay over for a few days. It was late afternoon and the ladies had gone out to do some shopping, the men were left home to watch the Euro Cup final. As both of us weren't football fans, the game for us was a bit of a snooze fest, so we decided to grab lunch. My brother-in-law, Ryan, suggested we try out MOD Pizza . I'd never heard of MOD pizza, but Ryan went on to described it as Sub-way style pizza. Ok it's bad enough that both of us being first generation Italians, aren't into football(soccer). Second, it's the Euro Cup final, and we're ditching the game to grab pizza? Then you suggest a Sub-way style pizza? WhatTheHeck!  I'm surprised we didn't get shot down by lightning or something. I know a little something about eating pizza,

OMG, Completely overwhelmed (Part 2)

  So it seems I may have corrected my non-compliance issue with the EU, yay I can start making money again! (EU issue was that my site was listed as instead of, I don't even know where the / came from, as this is a Blogger template) Now Google AdSense doesn't seem to work. I'll gone through the code a dozen or so times this week so I'll dumb it down, as I really don't understand it all to well myself.  Google places advertisements on my site, based on who is visiting (they listen to you phone calls) Google can only place advertisements , if my site allows it (which is what I want) hidden on my site is a file (ads.txt) that gives Google permission to place advertisements  Google AdSense claims the ads.txt file is missing, so they can't place advertisements  in my attempts to fix this, I completely re-designed my website (as you may have noticed) to test functionality, I'm instructed to type in if my

OMG, Completely overwhelmed

  It's been a while since I was blogging on the regular. It's been even longer since I started this blog. Well, it seems I've neglected a bunch of stuff over the years, and it's time to fix everything. Fun Facts  #1. European laws dictate you need to have security imbedded into you domains through a DNS service? - I honestly thought I had done this when I click ok. Well here is the problem, I started this blog (and other blogs) as a free service from Blogger (google). I later went on to purchase this (and other) domains from Blogger (google). Blogger (google) purchased the domains (on my behalf) from GoDaddy.  So now when I need to do an update, I use the Blogger interface which send me to the Google interface, which redirects me to the GoDaddy interface, which lets me make changes. Well, somewhere along this chain, I lost access. Normally I just use the auto-password and auto-login from site to site, but I lost a password, or changed it, or changed my user name or some

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