Saturday, December 31, 2011

Patching, Updating and Versioning OH MY!

It feels like everything I have now requires an update of some sort. Like yesterdays post on the Harmony Remote. Yep, it had an update.

Lets make a short list of the things in my life that have updates;

Car (They have computers)
Game system (Wii, Sony, DS, Xbox)
Access Point
Home Server
Phone (Multiple)
Apple TV
Alarm Clock
Video Camera

Can't we make these things all update automatically?

Friday, December 30, 2011

Harmony Remote Review

It has been a few years ago that I bought my last universal remote (From Radioshack) However my TV downstairs has way too many remotes. Cable Box, Stereo receiver, Playstation, XBox, and of course the TV. Jenifer picked up a Harmony (From Logitech) from Radioshack. It is the model 600 and supports 5 devices.

It connects to your laptop and you use a GUI to setup. It is easy and works well. I have not been able to assign some colored buttons to different functions. I am sure it is just a matter of messing with it.

All in all I would recommend it.

Thursday, December 29, 2011

Tired of Lego's

I am wore out and I have at least 2 more Lego sets to put together. From putting it together to realize that I put one small piece together wrong somewhere 10 steps ago to searching the hundreds of pieces for that one square but in yellow. Then to get it all done and have to put the stickers on.

The reward? The kids to play with it 2 minutes and then take it apart.

Next time I am going to use super glue.

Merry Christmas Steve

Tuesday, December 27, 2011

Kids best Christmas

As always, of all the things the kids get for Christmas the box was the best. OK to be honest our boys are getting past the box but here were the favorites.

Carsen and his MP3 player. Here is a boy that has an iPad yet the 2 GB MP3 player has been a hit.

Caden and his pool table. It is a small pool table about 18 inches by 12 inches. He has played pool with lots of people.

There is more Christmas to come this weekend with Jenifer's parents (When Jamie and Josh) make it home so I am sure we will see more favorites.

My favorite kid gift? The Airhog remote control flying helicopter. It works GREAT!. Shoots missiles (Plastic missiles) and the control is easy and it charges in about 15 minutes and flies for 5. I will update on some of the gifts I got later this week.