The Best Way to Carry a U-Lock on Your Bike

The Best Way to Carry a U-Lock on Your Bike

This is the best solution I’ve found for carrying a U-lock on a bike. I discovered the hard way that a steel cord bike lock is NOT secure and can be cut in seconds, so I switched to a U-lock for my bike. I’ll never rely on a cable to lock my bike up...
The Ten Worst Things About the 2017 Ford Fusion Hybrid

The Ten Worst Things About the 2017 Ford Fusion Hybrid

From the title of this article, you might think that I hate my 2017 Ford Fusion Hybrid. But actually the opposite is true. I love my Fusion and I highly recommend it! Read my article, Top Ten Things I Love About My 2017 Ford Fusion Hybrid. But, no car is perfect, and...
Amazon Echo Review: Expensive Toy or The Future of Home Tech?

Amazon Echo Review: Expensive Toy or The Future of Home Tech?

A little while ago, I got an Amazon Echo using expiring airline miles. I didn’t know much about it, and was skeptical about its usefulness at first, but now I’m a huge fan! What Is It? In one sentence, the Amazon Echo is a voice-controlled cloud-based...
Why I Love My Standing Desk

Why I Love My Standing Desk

Concerned about the long hours I spend sitting in front of a computer working at home, I had been wanting to jump onto the standing desk bandwagon for a while.  Finally, when Apple CEO Tim Cook said that “sitting is the new cancer” (which actually doesn’t really make...
Review: Black and Decker D2030 Digital Advantage Iron

Review: Black and Decker D2030 Digital Advantage Iron

After over ten years of service, my old iron went up in a poof of white smoke that smelled like burning electronics.  Unfortunately, it had special screws holding it together so I couldn’t open it up and try to fix it.  Time for a new iron. I did some research online,...
The Best Free Antivirus and Ransomware Protection Software

The Best Free Antivirus and Ransomware Protection Software

For the past few years, I’ve been personally using and enthusiastically recommending Microsoft Security Essentials as a great free antivirus solution for Windows.  After it came out around 2009/2010, it ranked near the top of many independent tests.  It was free, easy...
Mountain Bike Review: The 2012 Giant Revel 2

Mountain Bike Review: The 2012 Giant Revel 2

My Specialized mountain bike was recently stolen, so I had to go out and find a new one. After doing some research, I settled on the 2012 Giant Revel 2. This lists for $379, but I was able to find it at a local bike store for $359. To be sure, this is considered to be...

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