Showing posts from 2017

2018 - The Future

I know it has been a very long while for a proper post but I suppose it is time. Only 4 blog posts this year, I must say I have been busy. 2017 was fully of joy, excitement, thrills, a few spills, and a ton of fun. Even if the blog doesn't show it. As planned Cassi and I were married in May on the lovely beaches of Cancun, MX. It was just lovely. It was a small ceremony right on the beach. I couldn't have asked for a better time. We then promptly finished building our house and moved right in a week later. By June we were living happily ever after in our brand new home. Later in the year we found out some more great news! We are planning on having a child come June 2018. We are both very excited for our next chapter. We also saw the passing of our elderly cat Snuggles. She lived a long and happy life dying at the age of 23, which is very old for a cat. She will forever live in our hearts. I partook in a few duathlons. Not as many as I had originally planned, partially d

That Friday Feeling

Sometimes a picture says a 1000 words.

Our new fish tank

So we have finally got around to building our fish tank. Since the time we bought our house and left the apartment life I have been wanting to build out a big fish tank. I've had a couple fish throughout the years, but only got as big as 20 gallons. This time we went all out and got a 75 gallon tank. We just got the last pieces delivered on Thursday so we took some of Friday night and most of Saturday morning setting it up.  Configuration Aqueon 75 gallon tank. We were going to go with a 55, but really the 75 is way more sturdy and pretty much the same initial cost. Great recommendation from the fish people. Aqueon tank stand. We went with a Aqueon stand because this gives the glass a lifetime warranty and we enjoyed the style. Aqueon canopy. Suggested by our fish tank store because we have cats. I must say I like it a lot more than I thought I would. It gives it a really nice clean look because it hides all the cords and hoses coming over the back side of the tank. Fe

My Phone Randomly Stopped Working, I got my Bike Back, and we picked out options for our house!

Life is full of ups and downs. It was a typical day, got up, got some food, went to work. Went to workout to escape work for a while. Came back from the workout to find my phone off, odd. I turned it back on thinking nothing of it. Set it down and continued on with my daily life. Went back to the phone while some code was compiling and it was off again... I don't recall the battery being dead, what is this. I attempted to boot it back up and nothing. Huh, weird. I didn't have a charger at work so I waited until I got home. Once home I plugged it in, let it charge for a while, then tried to boot again, nothing. Not even a boot loader. I contacted support, after 30 minutes of hold music and talking with them they decided my phone was now a fancy brick that did nothing and filled a claim to replace it. 3 days later I got a new phone, but I learn some things during these three days. These phones consume all the little "ah ha" moments of our life. We go through life co

Oculus Rift Review : iRacing vs Assetto Corsa vs Project Cars vs rFactor 2

A while back I picked up an Oculus Rift. This first consumer generation device (tagged CV1) is pretty outstanding. VR is still in the early going but we have come a long way since Virtual Boy. The immersion levels are out of this world. If you get the chance to play around with a Oculus or Vive, give it a go. When auto racing is life but you don't have a race car you have multiple sim games at the ready. I've tried out the Rift setup for iRacing, Assetto Corsa, Project Cars, and rFactor 2. Three of them have a cockpit view with head tracking in rift. All of them have a very immersive experience. Here are the differences. Project Cars * This is a beautiful game. The sound effects, the tracks, the cars, even the menus. This game has it all. In Oculus it continues to be awesome. Project Cars is the only one out of the three that has a total in VR experience. This means from when you click play, you are in game. Menus and all. This makes your total game experience a bit more e