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My Stitch Fix box

On a whim I tried Stitch Fix for the first time. At work I’m a Dockers/black t-shirt/un-tucked short sleeve button-down kind of guy, and on weekends I sub-out the Dockers for a pair of Dickies cargo shorts. I was not at all familiar with Stitch Fix but I had seen photos of their clothing collections, so I was comfortable with their style, which I consider a more colorful version of what I already wear.

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Sonos Play:1

The Sonos Play:1 is a $149 amplified speaker that connects to your home network, and plays music from all of the popular streaming services. For $199 Sonos offers the One with support for Amazon Alexa and Apple AirPlay. The goal for this project was to add background music to the family room, kitchen and living-dining room combo that comprise the ground floor of the house, for parties.

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WordPress Certified by Bitnami
Hosting a WordPress blog on Amazon Web Services is hard to beat, provided that you have a working knowledge of WinSCP and PuTTY, or the equivalent SFTP and SSH functionality on a non-Windows device. Of course, it pays to thoroughly understand the install documentation beforehand, but you can be logging into your WordPress admin page in just a few minutes.

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Netgear Orbi WiFi System

I mentioned last week that Amazon was running a deal on the Netgear Orbi mesh WiFi system, and I finally got a chance to install it. I currently run the generic Comcast/Cisco WiFi cable modem with a WiFi extender, upstairs. A mesh system eliminates all of the problems with the router/extender combo, including not having to manually switch networks and not losing bandwidth on the extender (a WiFi extender is about half the bandwidth of the parent network). With a mesh system, the WiFi is seamless all over the house. And it's fast.

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