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Change the cabin filter in your car

Sunday, October 15, 2017

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Did you even know you had a cabin filter in your car? No sense in spending any effort to explain what it is. Read here to find out more. I changed them out in both my cars this weekend. Getting to them can be a pain in the ass (in my case they are located under […]

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Cleaning the coffee pot…

Sunday, March 26, 2017

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Today I finally cleaned my coffee pot. This is something I have been procrastinating for MONTHS, if not YEARS. Recurring task going forward – every 2 months (on a weekend) I change the filter and run the coffeemaker through the self-clean cycle, using a combination of vinegar and water: Cleaning a coffeepot – Wikipedia Picked up filters […]

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Backing up

Sunday, October 25, 2015

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There is simply nothing worse than realizing your hard drive just crapped out. Pictures, music, documents… Everything. Gone. What the hell are you going to do? Have you felt that feeling? It sucks. If you’ve never experienced that feeling, then the law of averages says you’re due for it. Sorry to jinx you, but face […]

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Lazy Safety

Thursday, March 19, 2015

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I’m going to add to this but wanted to throw something up to test some new features of the site. What are some simple steps that you can take around your house to “set it and forget it”? Once implemented, you need only a few minutes every few months to verify they are still functional, […]

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Lazy Frying?

Saturday, March 7, 2015

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Things don’t have to be “techy” to appear on LazyAutomation… Lately, I have been converting over to cast iron pans for cooking on the stovetop. They are easy to maintain, extremely cheap (a 12″ cast iron frying pan will run you about $20) and will last FOREVER. My interest in cast iron began with a […]

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Lazy Gardening

Sunday, July 15, 2012

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Well, the vegetable garden is thriving. The tomatoes are growing, the peppers are coming in nicely, and we’ve already harvested a ton of cucumbers and zucchini. The problem is watering the garden. Normally, this should be something very easy, but I am extremely complacent when it comes to watering the garden regularly. What’s a lazy […]

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Lazy Security?

Friday, February 24, 2012

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I recently had a scare when a neighbor was burglarized. Why he picked his house and not mine was more a case of increased odds in my favor (in my opinion), as opposed to simply dumb luck. Over the years, I have taken certain steps to better secure my home and give me a better “security […]

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Whole House Audio – Now on Android!

Sunday, November 6, 2011

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You may have read my previous post on my whole house audio system. I have been very happy with it over the years, but lately, the ability to EASILY choose which music I wanted to listen to AND be able to listen to it anywhere I want has been a struggling cause. My system has been […]

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What was that on the radio?

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

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For those of you that struggle from time to time like I do, trying to figure out the band or singer on the radio, you need to have SoundHound installed on your Android Phone (I believe there are iPhone versions as well). I used to use Shazam to identify bands (I was in the beta […]

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Backing up and transferring your SMS messages

Sunday, October 9, 2011

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So I learned a week ago that dropping your HTC Evo on the pavement from about three feet will undoubtedly result in a cracked screen. Fortunately, I have insurance on the phone and within 24 hours a new one was waiting for me on my doorstep. I was also lucky in the sense that the […]

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