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Where have I been?

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Dear family, friends, and acquaintances: For those wondering why I haven't been online lately, and haven't been posting to my blog. this is my reason... Four days before our (Nadia and I) 3rd wedding anniversary, on October 2 2021, what was suppose to be a weekend planned celebrating completely changed. While we hadn't planned a huge celebration, what we were looking forward to was an intimate dinner at one of our favorite restaurants, Tasty Indian Bistro, in Surrey. Where we ended up was the emergency room of VGH (Vancouver General), for what I believed was Covid19 related symptoms. You see all week long I had been suffering from mild heart burn and this annoying little cough, which I just couldn't get rid of. We went to the emergency room hoping they would rule out COVID-19, which they did, however their diagnosis was much worse than we had suspected. When I mentioned COVID to the emergency receptionists, she asked if I was vaccinated, and I responded yes with both do

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The World Is Flat: Damietta, Egypt

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I'm not exactly sure if this is Damietta, Egypt. I did a google translate and that's sort of what it threw back at me. Maybe someone can clarify this? Ahmed sure has his scuffing down to an art form. Well done, keep up the good work

Dead R-Box Pro?

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Im back everyone.  This update I'm going to talk about my most recent experience with the R-Box Pro android set top box. In the past I've discussed some of the shortfalls with the RBP's initial firmware, and how updating to newer firmware solved a great deal of problems. While the update was a vast improvement over the originally shipped firmware, the RBP still wasn't without it's issues.  The most notable problem was inconsistent internet speeds when hardwired to my gigabit home network. What I noticed as strange with the RBP is that it would seem to drop internet signal once the cache was full, so when watching TV shows or Movies once the cache portion was played it would start to buffer and seem to no longer buffer to cache. With a machine that had 3GB of ram, you would assume buffering would never happen but it actually buffered more than my 1GB OUYA. Playing around with advanced settings helped a bit at times, but this was always an ongoing problem

No, I'm Not Dead

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Hey everyone, I know it's been a while since I posted anything. I've been taking advantage of the great summer weather to tackle a bunch of renovation type outdoor projects. Don't worry I'll soon be back to updating this blog. Also there are some new changes in the works which I hope I can announce soon. Until then, enjoy the rest of summer and we'll be back soon.

The World Is Flat: Leicester, United Kingdom

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In all honesty, I really don't know where this video is filmed. What I do know is (1) it's a super slick routine (2) the riders name is Keelan Phillips (3) the video comes to us from Leicester, United Kingdom. I'm a little embarrassed to say this but I can't even name the trick he does that I like so much. Maybe if I describe it someone will make comments below to enlighten me, or maybe send me an email. The trick Keelan does is a simple front wheel hop, while doing a front wheel manual (or is it a G-Turn hop?). I guess it's meant to be a connector trick when stringing his multiple tricks together, which  doesn't look hard but probably is. Anyways I just love the way it flows which might be why the video is called FLOW? Two thumbs up from me as it looks super cool. Big shout out to the Keelan and the rest of his fellow riders across the pond!!

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