Outdoor Items

Outdoor Items

Feb 6, 2022. Google Net 4 pack 399.99

Nov 22, 2021. 55″ Hisense TV $499.99

Mar 24, 2020. Suncast 33 Gallon Hideaway Can Resin Outdoor Trash $39.00

Aug, 2020. Suncast 33 Gallon Hideaway Can Resin Outdoor Trash $39.00

June 13, 2020. Lowes. 6.75-in W x 30.125-in H Wood Work Bench $55.48

May 30, 2020. Lowes. 52-in L x 29-in 124-Gallon Java Deck Box $149.00

May 30 2020. Lowes. 5-cu ft Poly Wheelbarrow $59.98

Apr 20, 2020. Chaise Lounge Cushion, 2-pack, Red $169.99

Mar 24, 2020. Suncast 33 Gallon Hideaway Can Resin Outdoor Trash $39.00

Suncast 90 gallon Storage? Not Costco, Not Amazon

Why Democrats are losing the Latino vote

Why Democrats are losing the Latino vote

Flip District

Bill Maher explains why latinos are voting Republican more and more. Pandering to them using “latino” issues doesn’t work. They want the same things every American wants. Same for other minority groups. Watch the New Rules episode that lays it all out

“Hispanics by and large are a middle-class, hard-working people,” said Abraham Enriquez, founder and president of Bienvenido US, a conservative Hispanic group that backed Flores. “They’re thinking, ‘Which political party is really driving the economic conversation?’”

Nobody (2021)

Nobody (2021)

Nobody movie poster

Nobody **** 4.8.8 Very satisfying action/revenge/bad-ass-from-previous-life-comes-out-of-hiding movie. Not a deep plot but plenty of action. Stars Bob Odenkirk of Breaking Bad & Better Call Saul fame; 2 of my favorite series.

Osmo Action Camera

Osmo Action Camera

Osmo Action Camera

I have always wanted a hands-free camera. This one reviewed better than the GoPro 9 at half the cost ($199). It has tons of features and the video quality is terrific. Has great stabilization, can shoot time-lapse, Slow Motion, HDR, even 4K. It can shoot 1080P at 240fps! It has a large screen for a camera this size including one in the front you can switch to (as pictures above).

Here is some sample video using a clip for my belt

Soundbars

Soundbars

Why did I wait so long to enhance my new TVs with a Soundbar? I haven’t had good sound from our TV since we lived on Santee Drive in Lake Pointe. Moving into our very first home we had it wired for surround sound. Now what to do with my old Denon component system and speakers I’ve been holding on to.

Did some quick research and settled on two different bars. One for our primary living room 65′ TV and one for our downstairs media room with the 75 TV. Ordered them from Amazon this past Sunday and the first came in one day

VIZIO SB36514-G6 36″ 5.1.4

The VIZIO SB36514-G6 36″ 5.1.4 Premium Home Theater Sound System with Dolby Atmos and Wireless Subwoofer was $350. It was easy to setup, came with 26ft wires for the back speakers. Installed a phone app for it and had it setup pretty quickly. Sounded great. Not only sports, shows and movies but this system is going to make playing on the XBOX rock!

SAMSUNG 3.1ch A650 A Series

The SAMSUNG 3.1ch A650 A Series Soundbar – Dolby 5.1/ DTS Virtual: X (HW-A650, 2021 Model) was a bit more modest at $298. No back speakers but 3 primary along with the subwoofer. I didn’t want to mess with back speakers in a well trafficked area in our living room. The instructions were horrible, no app. Still fairly easy to setup and with the subwoofer connecting wirelessly, I had it up an running quickly as well. It sounds great and I’m happy with both purchases

Samsung Bluetooth Pairing: Press Source until BT Ready appears. Hold down for 5 seconds until BT Pairing appears. You can now pair with device.

Checking back on Amazon to copy the full name of these soundbars, I notice that the Vizio Soundbar I purchased is now going for $500!

Update Shell Path on Mac

Update Shell Path on Mac

Latest Macs use zsh shell.
Many solutions to adding to the path involve updating the .bash_profile file for bash shell.


I found this to be the simplest solution:

It turns out there is a very neat way to do this in OS X, the /etc/paths file!  The file contains a list (one per line) of paths that are added to the $PATH variable in the shell. Here are some quick directions to add to the path:

  • Open up Terminal.
  • Run the following command:sudo nano /etc/paths
  • Enter your password, when prompted.
  • Go to the bottom of the file, and enter the path you wish to add.
  • Hit control-x to quit.
  • Enter “Y” to save the modified buffer.
  • That’s it!  To test it, in new terminal window, type:echo $PATH
Android Studio Tips

Android Studio Tips

Settings…Editor…General…Auto Import…Optimize imports on the fly

Be sure to add Smart Step Into in your debug toolbar. When there is a chain of function calls, this will prompt you which function you want to step into