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Product Review: Microsoft Surface 2 RT

Disclaimer: I picked up a Surface 2 RT on my own, with no incentive from Microsoft. There are affiliate links throughout, because #FeedABlogger.  I didn’t really want to call this a review, because it doesn’t feel like a review to me. Or at least not a review the way we tend to

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Home Automation: Choosing a Platform

Disclaimer: We decided on and purchased SmartThings on our own. There are affiliate links that will give us a cut if you buy it though. It seems home automation is becoming the next big thing in consumer tech.  It’s been something enthusiasts have been playing with for years now. But with prices and difficulty

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The Problem With Google Bookmark Manager

A little over two weeks ago, I wrote a post about organizing your bookmarks. Google released Google Bookmark Manager last week. Of course they did. Once I find a system I like there’s a new one out. It seemed like a really interesting approach. It is a Google Chrome plugin, which usually

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Some Thoughts on Windows 8.1

My old desktop ran into some major issues last week. (My theory: antivirus ate a file.) While it’d still boot into Ubuntu, booting into Windows was not happening. It’s likely something that I could have fixed…eventually…but it’s been on it’s last legs for a while now (it was from 2011 I believe).

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Digital Organization: Bookmarks

I am struggling to organize my digital life. And while there are several parts I could talk about (and most likely will at some point) right now the one that bugs me the most is my bookmarks. My biggest problem is self imposed. I don’t like keeping most of my bookmarks in

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It’s a twister…

It’s been one of those days where I feel like I’m standing in the eye of a tornado. Calm (or at least faking it well), while everything swirls around me, trying to catch and deal with what I can as it flies by. Apparently this is a good thing- very zen, or

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Claire’s Top 5 Things on the Internet: Videos, Books, and Pandas!

It’s the time again! Please mindlessly enjoy this awesomeness I’ve rounded up during hours of procrastination.   5. It’s banned books week! And half of my top 10 favourite books are on this list of 12 Weird reasons for banning sci-fi books. (Though I think the author should re-educate themselves on the

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It’s Not About U2

Oh internet, how you go in phases. First, it was everyone (myself included) complaining about the U2 album showing up in their iTunes account. Now, it’s everyone complaining about people complaining about the U2 album showing up in their iTunes account. Personally, I’m glad that Apple decided to do this promotion with

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Shameless Plug: Hipsternima

It’s the Husband’s 30th birthday! An entire day of celebrations and reminding him that it’s all downhill from here. It’s all out of love, I swear. 😀 In addition to beer, burgers (Note: I got a bacon cheese burger, he got a wrap. The waitress tried to give me his meal. Teehee.),

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Are We Asking Our Phones to Do Too Much?

In the midst of the iPhone 6 announcement, Apple quietly discontinued the iPod classic. It was only a matter of time really. So few people use stand alone MP3 players anymore, that it can’t be profitable for Apple to still make the device. And with 128GB iPhones available, people don’t even go