Five features the Nintendo Switch must include to be Successful!

In case you didn’t realize Nintendo has a new system called Nintendo Switch that’s getting ready to launch in about 4 months.  So far all we know about this new system is it’s name and how Nintendo envisions it being used from the Switch Reveal Trailer.  The Nintendo Switch will release around March and no doubt … Read more

Building the Perfect PC (With Someone Else’s Money)

The Perfect PC

This past year I was asked to build the Perfect PC for a someone who would be working with Adobe Premiere, I had two instructions, it had to be fast and cost wasn’t an issue. The parts list ended up consisting of the following:  Cooler Master HAF X – High Air Flow ATX Full Tower Case; CORSAIR RMx RM850X 850W Power … Read more

Joining a Niche Market – Dad’s Broadcasting on Twitch

I’m pretty late to the game with this and although I’ve sort of tried it before this past week I dove headfirst into Twitch broadcasting.  Twitch is fun especially for those of us who like to watch, either from the fact that we can’t really play anymore or it brings back memories of watching our friends play as we all took turns playing a NES on that old tube TV.  On Twitch at this point though I’m a small fish in a very big pond with some very popular broadcasters but I’m mainly doing this for fun, less profit.  It’s all about having fun though and it’s also got me playing games a little more, which is something I’ve always enjoyed but recently haven’t had as much time.  Plus how many Dad’s can be broadcasting on Twtich!

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Born to be Wild! Your Motorcycle and You.

Growing up I wasn’t interested in motorcycles outside of pretending my bicycle was one after watching Grease 2.  When I turned 38 my father mentioned he was going to take the motorcycle training course offered locally.  When I found out that it was relatively cheap (only the cost of a motorcycle permit) and they gave you both a helmet and motorcycle to use I decided to go with him.  What I found out after that first day riding around on a 250cc motorcycle in a parking lot was that not only was I pretty good at riding, but I really enjoyed it.

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You Get One. How Leaving my Job Changed my Life.

Exactly one year ago today I quit my job.

We don’t often speak of it that way but that’s what I did. I’ve worked since I was fourteen years old and I’d never quit a job, ever.  I can tell you that no one was as shocked as me (and more than a few people were shocked) and it came as such a surprise that even I was blindsided.

In fairness the job I quit wasn’t really the job I quit, the one I truly quit was the one I gave the appropriate two weeks notice and left for another job.  Unfortunately the job I left for was the wrong job but I took it because I knew the job I was leaving was probably going to kill me.  The job I took had promise and seemed in theory a good fit for me but after about a month I realized I couldn’t have been more wrong. The job seemed to fit all my interests and the people there were nice but the more I talked about it to others the more I realized it wasn’t going to be for me.

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