Category Archives: Technology

I’m liking my new Polar A370 – it’s useful and helping me to reach my goals

My wife was kind and thoughtful enough to give me an activity tracker for Father’s Day. Truth be told, I’ve been looking into the benefits of finally purchasing one. It’s taken a long time for me to come around, but … Continue reading

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Happy Father’s Day!

Happy Father’s Day! It was a busy weekend to be sure. I was home Friday (sick/working) but after I wrapped up my last call around 5:15 PM, I went out for a solo bike ride. I was tired after a … Continue reading

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Everyone gets a new phone! We purchased two new Galaxy S9+ phones this week

Let’s talk about irony. Irony laced with suspicion. Let’s also talk about the state of phones in the Ipe household. It’s been 2 years and 2 months since we purchased our dueling Galaxy S7 phones back in March 2016 during … Continue reading

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We bought Lily a new bike for her birthday

Lily has been riding a 20″ bicycle for a few years now. Late last year, I noticed that she was either looking really big, or the bicycle was looking awfully small. At the time, we agreed that she needs a … Continue reading

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Ha! Swapped out old hard drive for new SANDISK SSD and it’s so much faster

A few weeks ago, we had a random power outage, and it seemed to have corrupted our kitchen PC. Not sure what happened exactly, but the hard drive came down with some serious drive errors. Even with a repair, it … Continue reading

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We bought ourselves a new KitchenAid cooktop

First new home improvement for 2018 – a new cooktop. We started looking late last year, but didn’t find very much that we liked. Even then, it’s a bit of a process: Go to a home improvement store and find … Continue reading

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Our new Klipsch Reference R-26F speakers have arrived

After waiting an interminable… 10 days (that doesn’t sound that bad), the new front speakers arrived. Wow they’re big. I unpacked them Tuesday evening, connected all of the wiring (including using banana plugs for the first time), and hooked them … Continue reading

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Our new Sony A/V receiver and Klipsch subwoofer arrived this week

I have some major/minor updates to share. I picked up the new Sony A/V receiver from Best Buy last Sunday. Although I have unpacked it, there was not much to do except stare at it, and plug it into the … Continue reading

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We bought new Klipsch reference speakers and a Sony A/V receiver

Up through the end of 2014, we have only ever had one TV. I mean, really, we had a small townhouse. In the new house, we found a need for another flat panel. We bought a budget Vizio TV for … Continue reading

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We finally have a new microwave

It’s been a year since someone mysteriously cracked our original microwave. No one has confessed at this point, but it was time for one anyway. We had this yellow GE over-the-range model that came with the house back in 1998, … Continue reading

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