The Nest Test

I have been contemplating investing in a wider array of smart-home devices for quite some time now. I’ve had a Google Home, Philips Hue lights, a Ring Pro doorbell and another smart plug that hooks up to a lamp for about a year now – slowly but surely, I’m building my castle. While they don’t all work together with one another natively, they get the job done and I like each for its own reasons.

I think it was two weeks ago at the time of my writing this post that Target had a sale on Nest thermostats. Unfortunately, I wasn’t able to take advantage of that sale – thanks, procrastination… and bills… Continue reading “The Nest Test”

Winter is Coming….

Hey world! No, this isn’t a post about Game of Thrones, or the seasonal change; more-so, it’s me getting myself back in gear. I have a lot that I have been wanting to write about, but haven’t been able to find the time (and/or have been using my time for other activities with my wife, friends and family).

Essentially, what I’m trying to say is: I’ve been away (AFK, if you will), but I am going to be coming strong with some posts in the near future. There are a LOT of thoughts and topics running through my mind on a daily basis, and I’m struggling to keep up with writing about all of them.

Continue reading “Winter is Coming….”

To Switch, or Not to Switch?

That, is the question.

The Backstory

A little over a month ago, March 3rd to be exact, Nintendo released its new video game console: the Nintendo Switch. To my surprise, the anticipation and hype around this console was pretty high up there. I didn’t hear much about it until around the Super Bowl – needless to say, I was a laggard… Continue reading “To Switch, or Not to Switch?”

What Do You Value?

My *cough* senior *cough* year at NC State – okay, okay, it was my fifth year – I happened to be in the right place at the right time. I was taking a business course in the fall semester that I was bordering between an ‘A’ and a ‘B’ in. Luckily, our professor offered some extra credit! He held a career fair for the college of management every year – all I had to do was attend and say “hi” to him, and my grade bumped up a whole letter – sweet!!

Reluctantly, I went to the career fair with a lot of support and encouragement from my then girlfriend (and now wife J). I walked to the student center where the event was held and met with a few of my classmates beforehand to gameplan our escape. We walked in, filled out our registration and began to split up amongst the vendors who were there to discuss career opportunities.

I spoke with quite a few companies across multiple industries, but there was one company that really stood out to me. It was a small technology startup in the area that was just acquired by a global organization (hint: I still work here!). The reason this booth stood out wasn’t because of the neon green signs surrounding the booth or the swag that they were giving out (cool pen, bro). Continue reading “What Do You Value?”