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Happy Father's Day - 2017

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21st June: Happy Fathers' Day

I guess this is the way one is supposed to do this in today's digital age.

Image from Helen Taylor via flickr

Church Hunters

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This is really funny (although, sadly, too close to what too many people actually think)

New Phone

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GRR.  On my most recent trip (that I returned from today), the touchscreen of my Google 5x got fried.  It stopped responding to touches and I can't figure out what's wrong.  Because of some funny stuff that happened over night that same night, I think there was a power surge that was just enough to fry the touch screen.

I've replaced it with a Google Pixel and updated my Phone List

Is Uber a good job?

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I have taken 3 Ubers in my life.  It isn't my preferred way to move around.  I stumbled across this video online and watched it.  Interesting

Memorial Day

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Today is memorial day in the US.  Just a reminder that memorial day is for remembering those who have served but are no longer with us.  Veterans day is for those who are still alive.

Pressure Washing .. Advice Needed

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So today I pressure washed our deck.  Here's a picture halfway through


 But now I need some advice.  When it rains, we've always smelt something a, but not known what it was.  While doing the deck, I think that was part of it; however, I think there's something more.  I think there's mould and ick below the deck that is smelling.  Any idea of smething I could use to get rid of it?  

Why this new blog?

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I'm sure loads of people are asking why...why change my blogging engine.  Well, first a bit of history...when I started blogging back in 2005 (my first post was 22 Feb 2005), I used Blosxom.  I changed domains a bit later on but still used Blosxom.  After that, I switched to PHPNuke for a bit.  Next,  switched to Joomla.  I stayed with them up till I switched to Known.  Why switch?  Well....

Back when I started blogging, there was no such thing as facebook, twitter, etc... so I had to do my own thing.  I resisted joining facebook for a while, and just joined twitter a few years ago.  I stopped writing here in favour of those platforms just because that's where my friends were.  Well, Known allows me to, hopefully, write stuff here, publish it onto those platforms, and collect responses back here.  So, I get all the benefits of those platforms with the added benefit of me really owning my content here.

We'll see how it works.  Only time will tell....

Image from Dimitris Kalogeropoylos via Flickr

Phone List Updated

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After not blogging for a year, my first post is to say that I updated my list of phones after owning my Nexus 5 for a year.