Discussing our department's Halloween decor ideas......this came up. πŸ˜‚

Back in FL for the week. The locals have come to greet me. :-)

Hiked up Fort Mountain (Georgia) over the weekend, for my birthday. The place is absolutely breathtaking (both physically, because I'm out of shape, and visually). Deployed the hammock and took a little snooze while enjoying the moutain air. Also snagged the obligatory "beach legs" pic. πŸ˜‚

Updated review: these blue light blocking glasses were definitely worth the investment.

After staring at PC screens all day, I used to get headaches, general pain behind my eyes, and eye fatigue, daily. Now, I can't recall the last time I even had an afternoon headache. I've also noticed that I can fall asleep much easier and the quality of sleep is much better, in the morning.

Whether this brand, or another, I'd suggest picking up a pair and trying them out. I'm glad I gave them a shot.

Warning: Networking Rave Porn..... 😜 <insert muffled techno music here>

Out with the old, in with the new. New condenser and the AC is restored! Also, it was another excuse for some hangout time with one of my buddies. :-)

Recently, I had asked for input on blue light blocking glasses to use at work. Several suggestions were made and ultimately, I ended up trying 2 different pairs of glasses. The first pair worked but, the lenses were made of resin and smudged easily. The other pair (see pics) has lenses constructed from poly-carbonate. They run around $40 but, the lens quality is much better. I'm very happy with the purchase and noticing a big difference. πŸ˜ƒ Thank you for all your input.

Last night was my first time trying Turkish Coffee. I was very impressed with how smooth it was for such a stout little brew. The Turkish Delight was a great compliment. I'm a fan. πŸ˜ƒ

Recent addition to the gaming rig. Should help with some more of these demanding titles, like Star Citizen, to cut down the object load times.

1TB Samsung PM963 NVMe

It's amazing what one tiny hole in a filter screen can do. This little guy caused my cylinders to misfire which rendered the truck nearly useless. A few beers, a few hours, and some quality time with a helpful buddy turned this little pain into a Saturday we'll spent. She purrs like a kitten, now.

Finally upgrading my laptop backpack to something a little nicer and more heavy duty. I ordered a SWISSGEAR Travel Gear 1900. The reviews seemed pretty solid. Has anyone used one of these or have any experience with it?

Whipping up a batch of homemade elderberry syrup. Smells like death but, works like a charm. (insert Monty Python jokes about mothers smelling like elderberries, here)

Anyone have a source for high resolution Mastodon logos or media similar to this?

Has anyone tried Inland Professions SSDs? I keep seeing them floating around and, other than getting the knee jerk consumer review off of Amazon/Google, I'm curious if any other tech gurus have given them a whirl.


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