Category Archives: New Toys

Smart Light Bulbs

I got some smart light bulbs come in the other day, some tp-link kasa bulbs. Hoping they can work without the app. They are TP-Link LB130 model. Will do a review later. Still not sleeping right. Weight: 322.2

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Intro to new workout program

Today I went in to the Lifestyle 365 program and got my initial training. Wow, it combines a lot of what this blog is about Fitness/Weight Loss IOT/Technology The program combines an app(mywellness), a trainer(Carly), and tracking (via bluetooth device … Continue reading

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Reflections on 2020

This is the time of year I look back at what happened the past 366 days (being a leap year), and most if it was not good, but some of it was, so this year I will start the post … Continue reading

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Christmas 2020

Actually a pretty subdued Christmas. Got some decent gifts, a mouse, mouse pad and other cools stuff. Got a gift for myself though. Found a sale on an AMD Ryzen 5 3600. I have all the parts to make this … Continue reading

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It Finally Came

Finally got my DeskPi case. Ordered it Sep 28 nearly 3 months ago. Unfortunately I cant do a review on it because I do not have an available Raspberry Pi 4 which I do not anticipate getting till next year … Continue reading

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Building a pihole

My buddy Rob was looking at buying a PC for a simple pihole/openvpn. I have a spare PC and am in the process of building it. Had a weird problem that delayed the build though, wouldn’t build from CentOS 7.9 … Continue reading

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Learning Kubernetes

Starting to learn some new tech, finding out it is more complex than anticipated. Learning kubernetes and docker. It is very complex, but I will figure it out. Weight: 320.0

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Anker BT Speaker

Got another Anker Bluetooth speaker. Cheaper one without the bass boost. It is the Anker Soundcore 2 Kind of nice, got to admit. Works well with my Linux box. Weight: 319.0

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AMD CPU Prices

So glad I purchased my prices PRIOR to black Friday, back in early October. Back then a Ryzen 5 2600 was 144.99 and a Ryzen 3 3100 was 114.99 Now on newegg the Ryzen 5 2600 is $219.99 and the … Continue reading

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Black Friday 2020

Not as bad of a black Friday as I expected. I did get a hard drive, a dust buster, slippers and some drill bits. But the fun was a game called Dead of Daylight. It was on sale on Steam. … Continue reading

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