Tech Review: Amazon Fire TV stick

Internet-based TV gadgets have gained some amazing traction over the past couple years. What started with the Roku and Apple TV opened the doors for many different devices that serve to deliver media to the TV. We’ve seen an impressive list of devices that are trying to change how consumers get their content: Apple TV […]

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403 Errors with SobiPro and Joomla 3.x? Try this solution!

SobiPro is a powerful directory system. It is free to use, and has paid support and extensions. This is hands down the best directory service I have ever used. When installing it onto Joomla 3.x, I kept getting 403 errors, noting that I did not have permission to access categories, sections, or alpha listings. I […]


Snapchat Just Implemented a Money Sending Feature, and It’s Going to Be HUGE

For those of you that don’t know, Snapchat is an application where users can send self-destructing pictures and videos to each other. As a free service, this is a convenient way to share things socially, without the fear of photos being saved by the receiver. While there have been leaks of photo databases from third […]

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Adventure Report: Hiking the Ridge at New Paltz, NY

On Saturday, November 15th, a couple friends and I decided to do some hiking at the West Trapps area in New Paltz. This area is part of the Mohonk Preserve, and offers many cool areas to hike and explore. Our hike for this day was across the top of a famous area, called The Ridge. […]


Tech Review: Samsung Note 4

I have a habit of jumping into “flagship phones” as my cell phone contract is up for renewal. It started with the HTC Evo 4g, which was a masterpiece, turned to the Galaxy S3, which was also an amazing phone. Now, I have turned to something beyond anything I have ever used before. I purchased […]


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Breaking one of America’s Biggest Addictions: Caffeine

Two years ago, I was addicted to caffeine in any shape or form, whether it be coffee, energy drinks, soda, gum, and I even tried breath mints with caffeine. It was a daily part of my life, consumed 2-4 times daily through coffee, candy, soda and energy drinks. I stopped drinking energy drinks and soda almost […]


Dear AT&T, I Truly Wonder Why it Costs $40 to Activate my New Phone…

In an age where technology replaces many mindless tasks, automates processes, and ensures that waste is eliminated, many companies still have strange fees that make you wonder if it is indeed something that costs the company money to deliver great service, or if those fees are just ways to demand additional money from customers. I […]


Reasons why Google Voice integration is superior to your cell phone plan

Google Voice is a free service offered by Google that gives you a phone number which you can use to send and receive texts, make calls(through a regular phone call and over WiFi), and access this information from any device with an internet connection. I firmly believe that Google is planning to be a cell […]


Sorry Bitcoin, I’m Trading You In for a Motorcycle

The price of Bitcoin has been declining. This doesn’t mean it is doomed, or it is not worth investing, but rather the price has significantly dropped over the past year. I was fortunate enough to invest when it was decently cheap($300 to $350 range), so I don’t feel too upset about the price drop just […]


Life Experience: Line Dancing

I’ve been on the fence about posting Line Dancing as a “Life Experience” blog entry, mostly due to my lack of experience in the community(I have been doing it for less than one year). As I become more and more experienced and familiar with the culture and community, I will update this blog accordingly. As […]


Why Net Neutrality Matters

Recently, you may have heard news about Net Neutrality. Basically, it is the idea, or belief that the Internet should not be regulated. With current trends in how internet providers are treating their customers and internet-based companies, it is ridiculous that we are allowing this to happen. Internet providers are trying to charge high-traffic websites, […]


Life Experience and Motorcycle: DIY Motorcycle Work

Motorcycles can be very easy to repair. Often, the vehicle is made as simple as possible to save on weight. The motorcycle is basically 2 wheels, a chain(or other drive shaft), an engine, some simple electrical components, brakes, lights and a starter. When I first got my 97 VF750C, I wanted to become more handy […]

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Tech Review: Lumsing 6000 mAh Portable USB Battery

I have had the pleasure of reviewing many portable USB batteries. In the past few years, we have developed smartphones to be super-powerful. As a result, they eat up precious battery life. One solution is to buy an extra battery if your phone allows swapping of the battery. In the case of iPhones and certain […]


Life Experience: Rock Climbing for the First Time

As a person who loves adventure, I’m always open to trying new things. Recently, a friend asked me if I wanted to go rock climbing. He had a harness, the rope, and additional gear that I could borrow. I only needed to pay a rental fee for climbing shoes and a 1-day pass. I was […]