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Review: Lima Ultra

Everything on the internet these days is about “the cloud.” From hosting servers to files, everything is put up in the cloud, but ultimately it just means you are putting your contents on someone else’s computer somewhere. There are so many services online to host and share files, all of which give basic service for free then charge a monthly fee to get more space. Instead of being chained to a monthly fee with iCloud, Dropbox, Box, etc., there is a simple option to set up your own with the Lima Ultra.

The 2017 Tokyo Marathon

After running the New York Marathon a couple times, I wanted a bigger goal and set my sights on the six Marathon Majors. I started on the road to completing them by running the Chicago Marathon then the Berlin Marathon a year later. Now it is over two years later and I set my sneakers to the pavement in Tokyo.

Review: The Unofficial LEGO Technic Builder’s Guide

Most people think for LEGO as the bricks that started the plastic building company, but there is a second type of LEGO building referred to as technic, which uses beams and pins to construct the builder’s creations. The Unofficial LEGO Technic Builder’s Guide teaches prospective builders how to make use of the technic pieces to create more technical builds.

Review: The LEGO Animation Book

For many years people have utilized LEGO parts to create their own stop motion animated films, more commonly referred to as brickfilms. Two notable members of the brickfilm community are David Pagano and David Pickett, and together they wrote The LEGO Animation Book to share their knowledge with those who want to start creating their own.

Review: The LEGO Christmas Ornaments Book

‘Tis the season to be jolly, and to decorate in accordance with the holidays. Like most things, making your own decorations are more meaningful than store bought ones. And if you are going to make your own decorations, why not build them with LEGO? In that regard, No Starch has published The LEGO Christmas Ornaments Book by Chris McVeigh to help decorate the tree.

Review: 365 Things to Do with LEGO Bricks

Most LEGO books on the market either show you creations people have made or are books of instructions to build specific creations. 365 Things to Do with LEGO Bricks is different than most of those books by being a book of ideas of things to build without specific directions of how to build, just giving ideas.

Review: JLAB Flex Bluetooth Headphones

With Apple removing the headphone jack, bluetooth headphones have become popular alternatives to using the required dongle. JLab has introduced their Flex Bluetooth Active Noise Canceling Headphones as an alternative to requiring a dongle or a lightning connector.

NYRR Race to Deliver 4M 2016

Having completed the NYC Marathon on November 6, I was one race away from completing my 9+1 to get automatic entry into the 2017 NYC Marathon. With the number of races to run in dwindling, I chose to run one more race in Central Park to complete my registration requirements with the Race to Deliver 4M.

Review: Tiny LEGO Wonders

The small parts that LEGO introduced over the last several years has allowed for intricate builds on a much smaller scale. While The Art of LEGO Scale Modeling showed off some really impressive builds, it sparked the imagination without actually teaching how to make them. Tiny LEGO Wonders shows microscale like the scale modeling book, but also teaches how to make them.

The 2016 NYC Marathon

I started out on Staten Island and headed over the Verrazano Bridge with the thousands of other runners. Once we got into Brooklyn, I was able to run at my goal pace due to the wider roads and the ability for all the runners to spread out.¬†For the first 10 miles I felt fine and […]