Cynical Ramblings of an Almost 30 Year Old

As I get older, I’m really noticing that I’m not as excited anymore.  What I mean is when I used to think of an idea, or talk with a friend about an idea, I’d get to thinking about it, programming it, etc, right away.  Ashley and I were talking about some really cool idea and […]

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Owen Nevis

RIP 9/9/2015 Sometime in late 2005 / early 2006, I adopted Owen and Taby.  At the time I was working at Ridgemont Animal Hospital and their owners had abandoned them.  It started as a weekend of boarding them, and it turned into 3 months.  Soon after, I had the opportunity to take them home, and […]

Retrofitting Your Kitchen for Soft Close Cabinets

Installing soft close on cabinets is much easier than drawers – and less thought beforehand too.  There are hinges with built in soft close – though they are a little more expensive.  We installed these Blumotion Soft Close Adapter for Cabinets in our kitchen, as well as our bathroom vanities.  Our kitchens have a traditional hinge […]

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Retrofitting Your Kitchen for Soft Close Drawers

Kitchens are a huge selling point for a house, so nice features create so much value.  The good thing is retrofitting your kitchen for soft close drawers is much cheaper than getting new ones, and the parts are very inexpensive!  Even though drawers are harder than the cabinets, it still only took about 2 hours to do all […]

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So, I Can’t Retire At 30

For 10 years (or more), I’ve unrealistically had it in my mind that I wanted to retire at 30.  I knew it wouldn’t be a possibility – and as I’ve grown wiser – I like that better than “older” =) – I feel like that’s not what I’d want anyway.  I really enjoy programming and […]

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How to Get FREE Hosting For Your WordPress Site

There can be times where in a pricing structure, it’s extremely favorable for small bloggers or someone starting a business.  In the case of OpenShift, a Platform as a Service (PaaS) that Red Hat offers, it’s the perfect way to get free hosting for your WordPress site.  You do have to be a little technical, […]

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We’re Moving Back When? Part 4

This is a multi-part series of how Ashley and I are thankful that we had excellent insurance coverage (from Nationwide).  Water does a lot of damage!  To catch up, read Part 1, Part 2, and Part 3 before continuing with this post. Moving is no fun, and I think moving back in after a damaging […]