Have a Humidifier? Make Sure You Clean It!

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Holy cow. Last night we decided to put the humidifier on for the boys since it is getting to be that time of year when the air is dry and the colds/sinus problems begin. A few years back I purchased a really cute Winnie the Pooh humidifier for Evan and we ran it most winter nights. When I went to turn it on last night – we noticed there was not any visible cool air coming out. I decided I would take it into the kitchen and take a look. I was horrified to see the grossness in the base…. Read More »

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Jappler Recommends: Google Drive

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I back up all my files locally and then on to Amazon S3. I am not sure what made me give Google Drive a test but I did and I have been very happy with it ever since. What is it that I like better than everything else I have tried? Since I am always logged in to Google for email, calendar, reader, etc – it is right there. I can access my files from a great web interface and even view over 30 file types (even if I do not have the application needed to open them locally) I… Read More »

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Nike Support For Fuel Band is Fantastic

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I have to say – I have had my Nike Fuel Band for just short of 100 days and have had to call sport two times. Both times I called the 1-800 number and with one menu selection and one single ring – I spoke to someone friendly from their US support center. Not only is is refreshing to talk to someone from the US within 10-15 seconds of dialing the phone, but both people I have talked to were eager to talk to me about my Fuel Band, how I liked it, what they liked about theirs, and we… Read More »

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Nike Fuelband: The Perfect Gift?

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After watching Joe Paterno’s memorial (late January 2012) and seeing how Phil Knight (Nike chairman) supported Joe – I decided to take a look at the Nike web site and buy some new Nike shoes. (this is the perfect usage of the iPad in my opinion) When I went to the site – to my delight I saw something I had not heard of: the Nike Fuelband. I decided I had to have one and that this would also make the perfect gift for Amy’s upcoming birthday. Well because of the high demand I missed the birthday – but I… Read More »

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Keeping Track of Fitness Activities with RunKeeper

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A friend of mine recommended an iPhone app for me as we were recently talking about running/walking/keeping track of our exercise. I remember one of my friends a few years ago told me she kept track of her totals on the refrigerator helped motivate her everyday. I started doing the same and it is true. Another great motivator is to share your details with friends/family. RunKeeper does just that. The iPhone app uses GPS to track your run/bike/walk and then calculates your time/speed per mile, and even plots your route. You can also track your weight, (even sleep), set goals,… Read More »

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Making the Most of Your Backups

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Having a backup of your data is crucial. Being able to successfully restore your data is even more crucial. For the last three weeks, I have been spending two hours a week on organizing/reorganizing all my data. One of my goals for 2012 is to be 100% sure I am backing up what I need and ONLY what I need. I have two backup drives here in my office that I use with Apple’s Time Machine. I also then backup remotely once a week to Amazon S3 using JungleDisk. I also have data on a remote server for all my… Read More »

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Moving Everything to Amazon S3

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Over the weekend I decided to move all my media to Amazon S3 for the majority of my personal sites. I have been using Amazon S3 now for a few years with my backups and have made the transition from local media > Amazon S3 for multiple clients. Everyone has been happy and the load times/cost has proven itself. I run WordPress Multisite so things were a little more complicated when migrating the content – but I finally have everything in place. Plugins I used: Amazon S3 – Gives you the ability to upload all new media to Amazon. CDN… Read More »

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Stop Overwhelming Yourself

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I don’t know what it is but the last few months I have felt completely overwhelmed. My TiVos are filled with shows piling up that I “need” to watch, I have a pile of mail to go through, posts to write, RSS feeds to read, magazines to read, things to do, etc. Regardless – I could not seem to make a dent in any of it. This past week I decided enough was enough. I know the one way to take care of something like this is to just keep chipping away at it one piece at a time. I… Read More »

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