Author Archives: Brian

Homeschool Plans 2015-2016

I can’t believe I have two school-aged kiddos this year! Last year Grace would tag along on our learning adventures, but I never forced her to listen or participate in an activity. This year, with her being officially kindergarten, it will be … Continue reading

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Homeschooling Year in Review

We are wrapping up our first official year of homeschooling. Jonathan was officially in Kindergarten this year and Grace enjoyed tagging along on with her brother on most things. This year: – Jonathan completed Level 1 of All About Reading … Continue reading

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Foscam IP Cams

We recently installed some IP Cams in our house in order to watch over our kids. After the initial installation (which was a little brutal), these have been excellent. On the 2nd camera, the installation was pretty easy. I think … Continue reading

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Bluetooth Car Audio

This is my new favorite toy. I bought the following: Here is why I like it. #1. It connects into my car’s Aux input. And it connects into my lighter outlet for power (no need to recharge batteries all the … Continue reading

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Switches

One of the networks that I have been working on, I have been adding some switches and firewalls together. So far, it has been a really good setup. Here is what I have: Firewall: Switch:

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File Server and Hard Drives

I bought awhile back a stand alone file server.  My desire is get a standalone file server that I can upgrade the hard drives without doing a whole bunch of work to keep it up and maintain it.  This is … Continue reading

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Cubs v Reds

On Friday. JHK and I went to a Cubs game at Wrigley Field.  We picked up the EL in Evanston and took it to Wrigley.  We only made it to the 7th inning stretch.  The temperature got up above 40 … Continue reading

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Was everyone jealous

This morning, Jonathan loaned me one of his cars so that I can take it to work.  When I got home and returned the car, Jonathan asked if everyone was jealous.  Of course they were.

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Daddy Is a Super Hero!

Shortly before naptime today Jonathan and I got on the subject of babies. I can’t remember even how we got on the subject or what was said, but it ended up with me pulling out a box of old pictures … Continue reading

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The Squirrels in the Yard

On Saturday, we were looking out the window when Jonathan noticed the squirrels in the yard getting really close to his tricycle and he said how they were going to get his tricycle.  So I let him run out and … Continue reading

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