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You Gotta Have The Right Tools To Get The Job Done

You Gotta Have The Right Tools To Get The Job Done

You've probably heard the old saying, "You need to have the right tools to get the job done" and for the most part, this saying is true.

I found it to be especially true if you're doing any amount of blogging or developing for the web.

Even as an integrator, or someone that knows just enough programming to be dangerous, I have found that my previous train of thought, you don't need more than a Chromebook to blog isn't exactly true.

Here's the story:

For years, I had a Toshiba A7200 laptop that was my primary laptop. It lasted me for over four years of everyday (and all day) use.

It was a powerhouse with a 4 hyperthreaded core processor, 24GB RAM and dual hard drives. I loved that machine.

In June of 2016, that laptop failed to boot up for the last time. It was right after I wrote the post "Fathers Day in Frankfort, MI 2016" that the A7200 met it's demise.

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Lentil Soup For A Cold Fall Sunday

Lentil Soup For A Cold Fall Sunday

I don't usually make the same dishes that I see friends make and share across social media, but this one is one that I just had to make. When I saw my good internet friend, Jay Boucher post a great picture of his lentil soup crockpot on Instagram, it was exactly what I was hankering for on these colder weekends. Asking Boucher of his recepie, I decided to follow suit, and add my own twist in the process.

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Fathers Day in Frankfort, MI 2016

Fathers Day in Frankfort, MI 2016

As far as summer vacations go, this had to be one of the shortest on record for us (at least me and my oldest daughter).

We headed up to Frankfort, MI yesterday. It's a three and a half hour drive from our place and I knew I was going to have to come back this morning. 

Arriving there around 5, we met up with Dad, Mom, my brother's family and nephew at a cabin they'd got for the week. 

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San Francisco Taqueria, Battle Creek Has The Best Mexican Food

San Francisco Taqueria, Battle Creek Has The Best Mexican Food

I really like good Mexican food, but it has to be authentic.

San Francisco Taqueria on Capital Avenue in Battle Creek meets all the requirements I have for authenticity.

While I may not be much of an expert on Hispanic cuisine, I do know what I like, and they got it. Specifically, it's the Mexican tacos that I go there for.

They're two six inch corn tortillas (one on top of the other) and are loaded with seasoned steak bits, onions and cilantro. Served with a lime, cucumbers and radish on the side, these little tacos are perfect for that lunchtime hunger craving.

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