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Yet Another Theme Change

I have switched themes quite a few times on this blog, but this time I decided to shell out a few dollars for a more professionally developed theme based on the well know Genesis Framework. I will be making small tweaks in the coming days/weeks, but the theme is here to stay.

Mobile users represent about half of all the traffic I receive here, so they should welcome this change as the new theme is built on Responsive HTML 5 code.

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How I Finally Cut the Cord and Got Rid of Cable

In an attempt to save money towards buying our own house in a few years, my wife and I just moved to a cheaper rental. I took the opportunity to re-evaluate my cable tv situation and decided to bite the bullet and get rid of cable altogether.

In our old house we were paying $158 per month for Verizon Fios double play with 75mpbs internet connection and a mid level tv package. We had 1 DVR connected to a TV in our bedroom and a CableCard which was being used in a Silicon Dust HD Homerun Tuner connected to my HTPC in the living room. There was no connectivity between these 2 TV’s. What was recorded on 1 TV was only accessible on that TV. Verizon charges a flat fee for adding multi-room DVR capability as well as a charge per TV. With these features added the enticing package deal pricing start to climb very quickly. [Read more…]

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Why I Choose to Write about Tattoos

Over the years of writing this blog I have repeatedly seen comments similar to the ones I am going to highlight below. The common claim is that as the author of this blog I must be secretly insecure about my tattoos and that I care too much about what other people think about me.

If you go on the internet writing stuff like this, you obviously care very deeply what other people think say about them.
People with no regrets have no need to defend themselves because they genuinely don’t care what small minded people have to say about their personal choices.

The fact the person made a blog about it, tells me that he is not completely secure about having tattoos.

The first thing I need to share are all of the times in my life where I was treated poorly due to my tattoos. I will detail each and every instance of discrimination in the workplace, every case where someone made a negative comment about my tattoos and each and every case where I thought I was treated different in any way because of my tattoos. I hope everyone is ready. [Read more…]