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Backing up

25. October 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

19. March 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 Gardening

15. July 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?

24. February 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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Backing up and transferring your SMS messages

9. October 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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Lazy Commuting in New York City

18. September 2011

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This is specific to NYC; depending on your city, you may or may not have this option. So I got an e-mail the other day from the MTA (Metropolitan Transit Authority, NYC’s transit division) offering their new EasyPay MetroCard. It doesn’t get any easier than this. If you have to commute regularly (or even not […]

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The Uses of Home Automation for the Lazy

11. February 2011

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So many times, when I’ve told people about home automation, their first response is, “I’m not lazy – I can turn off my own lights.” I tried to fight it for so long, but I’ve finally given in — home automation is awesome for the lazy! If you’re lazy, and interested in home automation, which […]

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Media Center / Ceton Thoughts

6. February 2011

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I got the Ceton Card installed a while back. It took longer than I expected, and I wound up having to perform a number of Google searches to locate my answer, which of course was ultimately found on the Green Button. I must say, having the ability to record up to 4 channels at the […]

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Another Touch Panel is operational…

5. February 2011

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About a year ago, I found a great deal on a 19″ touch screen on eBay (which would be the only place I would ever go to if I wanted another touch screen – brand new screens are simply not a good deal, in my opinion). As a result, the 15″ that I had currently […]

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Checking In

30. January 2011

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Hello everyone. I haven’t written anything in a while and thought I would write something this morning. I have been moving forward pretty aggressively with my home automation/media center setup. As you may have read in one of my previous posts, I was able to secure a Ceton InfiniTV tuner card for my HTPC. I […]

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