Thursday, July 10, 2014

Review: Gillette Fusion Proglide With Flexball


A few weeks ago Gillette decided to send me their new Fusion Proglide Razor with Flexball. As a long time user of Gillette razors I expected it to be a really good razor, as all the Gillette razors I've ever used have been. I did, however, have many doubts how much of a difference the flexball would actually make to my morning shave. I was pleasantly surprised. 

There is only so much you can say about how a razor feels while shaving. And this razor like the normal Proglide before it feels great while shaving. I'm pretty sure if the shave was any closer, I'd probably hurt myself while using it. So the important question is whether or not the Flexball "technology" makes the shave any better... I felt that it did, while I don't think that it made the shave itself any closer, I did feel that it was more nicer to use especially when going over certain curves of the chin and cheekbones with that little bit of flex actually making it more comfortable. I also feel that the number of ingrown hairs I got went down a lot while using this, but I'm not sure if that was from the razor or a recent change in shaving cream... I probably will never know. 

My conclusion is this, will this razor change the world, no, but it is a solid upgrade to the already great Gillette Fusion Proglide. It is worth buying for sure... now I just need to compare it to the razor's from Dollar Shave Club



Sunday, February 16, 2014

Girl on Fire



The Pioneer senior hockey player can skate, pass and shoot as one of her team’s top players. The speed of the game supersedes all else.
It’s when she comes back to the bench that the familiar feeling returns.
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Wednesday, November 6, 2013

Genetic Roulette -- The Gamble of Our Lives

The more research I do on GMO's the more I am sure they are not only horrible for most of us, but they probably have something to do with my wife's Erythromelalgia as well.  



Tuesday, August 6, 2013

Quick Review - Kindle Paper White

Even as recently as a year ago there were a lot of trade-offs you had to make if you were a hard core reader using an eReader. Sure, you got great battery life and a whole library right in your hands, but—let’s face it—the screens on the old eReaders left something to be desired … to say the least. Gray, pixilated and slow, they were about as far from a real book as you could get.



Enter the Kindle Paperwhite. The newest Kindle is Amazon’s flagship eReader and it’s good. Really, really good. It keeps up the tradition of having an absolutely amazing battery life rating of up to 8 weeks but adds so ,so much more than eReaders of the past.



Let’s start with the screen. Oh, that screen! It absolutely destroys older eReaders with a much higher contrast ratio, giving the screen a much more “paper” like appearance while also adding 62% more pixels, making the text crystal clear when compared with the last generation. Here is Amazon’s comparison (and I can tell you that this comparison is true, that it’s night and day between the two screens).



Speaking of night: Worried about reading in the dark with clip-on lights that do a better job illuminating the room than the screen? The Kindle Paperwhite has you covered there too, keeping you from disturbing those around you with innovative new screen technology that targets the built-in light down toward the screen, from within the screen, as opposed to outward into the room. It’s pretty impressive.


So who is it for? The Kindle Paperwhite is a great choice for those who do a lot of reading, especially on the go, and want a device that lasts a long time and has a great screen. It’s also great for those who may not be complete bookworms but like to disconnect from the …


Sorry, I had to check my e-mail again. Where was I? Right. It’s for people who might want to get away from the distractions available while reading on a tablet. You can, of course, sync all of your books with the Kindle App on your mobile devices and computers for those times when you want to do some quick reading and don’t have your Kindle with you. I liked my past Kindles, but I love my Kindle Paperwhite and highly recommend it.


Need more? Amazon Prime is, simply put, awesome. You not only get free two-day shipping on most Amazon products, but you now get their lending library with hundreds of thousands of books that you can borrow for free. Not to mention the fact that instant video streaming includes movies like The Avengers, which you get free now as well. I still can’t believe that it’s only $79 per year for all that. Mind: blown.




Tuesday, April 9, 2013

Erythromelalgia Update




I know, it’s been a while since I’ve put out an update on Tracey’s erythromelalgia. Why? Frankly, we have been in a bit of a holding pattern after not having that much success. At a certain point, trying diet after diet, treatment after treatment, without much in the way of results can get very mentally and physically exhausting. In short, we’ve haven't done anything, except try and eat healthy and drink a lot of smoothies over the last few months.


The positive to report in this is that in the last few months to a year, there has not really been any progression in either direction: The condition isn’t getting worse or better. That second part we are obviously not happy about. The EM has us basically in the same position as it did a year ago. Tracey all but stays in bed, working from home and doing her writing thing. We continue to just try and control the condition.

That is our update. Sometimes you just need a break. We do hope to get some kind of treatment plan rolling again soon. We still want to beat this stupid disease.

Saturday, April 6, 2013

Create Art...



I'm reading listening to a book, The Icarus Deception, by Seth Godin. The point of the book is that everything that we do, everything we create is art. This could be traditional art, writing, blogging, or programming, among everything else we do—the point is, it’s all art. More importantly, art—for the first time in history—is our ticket out of the rat race. 

Security is no longer getting the ideal job at the ideal company or trading our happiness and art for this perceived security. That perceived security is a myth...take it from someone who knows. This security comes at a cost—the cost of robbing us from not only happiness, but also our creativity or our ability to create art. The book has some very intriguing thoughts, which serve as a wake up call. 

And while this is not a review of the book, I do, however, highly recommend it. This is me deciding to "write everyday," because only through “practicing” art will I get better at creating it. 

What kind of art am I looking to create? The goal is to create something in the tech/web/entrepreneur field. Stay tuned...

What kind of art do you want to get better at creating?

Monday, February 18, 2013

When I Grow Up

A neat and inspirational short film to get you motivated and start your day!


When I Grow Up from The Academy on Vimeo.