Archive for January 2018

The 7 winter coats you need to survive Chicago Winters - Men's Edition

<strong>Heavy Parka</strong>: this is for single digit temperature days when it hurts your face to be outside.
When it comes to winters in the Midwest, they are something else.  Not as brutal as Antarctica, Alaska or Greenland, but definitely a class of their own.  Chicago is particularly interesting because it is possible to experience all four seasons in one day, even in the winter!   Now the Woman’s Edition will take bit... Read more »

When to quit a race and when to power through

So I got a newsletter from Athlinks and one of the items was a piece about whether or not to quit a race midway if you are having a bad day. Have you ever wanted to throw in the towel mid-race? If you have, you’re not alone. But what’s the difference between wimping out and... Read more »

Review: Geekbes Smart Socket WiFi Mini Plug

 I purchased a <a href="https://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=9SIA3525XV4607" target="_blank">Geekbes Smart Socket WiFi Mini Plug 3-Pack </a> (Model YM-WS-1) when it was a flash sale at Newegg.
On a whim I purchased a 3 pack of Geekbes Smart Socket WiFi Mini Plug (Model YM-WS-1) a few weeks ago.  Ordinarily smart sockets are not a thing I  cannot live without, but it was a flash sale at Newegg so I figured a $25 investment wasn’t going to break me. I have been looking for... Read more »
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What if Anakin Skywalker didn't kill the Younglings after all?

<iframe width="560" height="315" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/YnwkE4trA48" frameborder="0" gesture="media" allow="encrypted-media" allowfullscreen></iframe> <strong>The Evidence Against Anakin</strong><br><br>  After Anakin is brought over to the Dark Side he leads the attack on the Jedi temple, where the Jedi younglings hide from the battle outside, he allegedly murders them, in spite of the adorable youngling asking him for help.
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<em>Or is that really how it happened?</em>
A long time ago in a galaxy very far away some terrible things happened.   A dispute between the Republic and the Trade Federation sowed the seeds for the Rise of an evil Empire; a forbidden love affair between a jedi and a Queen exposed a clone army; Manipulated by a genius Sith Lord, the Galactic... Read more »