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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

The World Is Flat: Kumasi, Ghana

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A big shout out to Anane Deco for this next flatland video! Isn't this what flatland is all about? Cruising around, checking out new spots, having a good time, and just showing off your skills. Nicely done Anane Deco! On a personal note, I just loved the scene (about 54 seconds in) where Anane Deco throws down a backyard between traffic, almost as if saying, this is my backyard no cars allowed.

ROM: R-BOX Pro

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Before we dive in on updating the firmware of the R-BOX Pro, I wanted to give a little review (or maybe it's an insight into why I'm upgrading the firmware of my R-BOX Pro). I purchased the R-BOX Pro, thinking that a new Octo-core (8 Core cpu) would vastly improve my TV viewing experience over my aging Quad-core (4 core cpu) OUYA game console/TV set-top box. In fact on paper the R-BOX Pro outperforms almost all existing android TV Set-top boxes on the market, with the exception of the NVIDIA Shield. With a price of $74 U.S. dollars it's quite inexpensive, seeing as 4 years ago I paid $125 U.S. dollars for my OUYA.

The World Is Flat: Lampung, Indonesia

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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

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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

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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.

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