View your media anywhere using Plex

View your media anywhere using Plex

I bought an Amazon Fire TV Stick a few months ago and love it. It is ultra fast, starts most shows instantly without having to buffer, and was super cheap. The one thing I was missing was the ability to watch my other media, like DVDs and videos of my kids. The solution I settled on is called Plex. I also used Handbrake to get all of my DVDs onto my hard drive. Plex is awesome. It works on...

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Anna’s YouTube channel

Anna’s YouTube channel

A few weeks ago Anna was having a blast teaching her mom how to make a necklace with some paper and string. It was so cute seeing her explain things that we decided to make a video of it. This quickly led to us making several videos, and deciding to make a whole YouTube channel. She loves making videos! At least a few times a week she’ll randomly say her signature “Hi, I’m...

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Netflix: Complain and Get an Account Credit

I watch a lot of TV and movies. According to FeedFliks, I watch about 75 titles per week on Netflix, and I probably watch another 5-10 titles on Hulu every week. Watching so much Netflix has given me the opportunity to experience all the pros and cons of a Netflix membership. Overall I’d say my $7.99 per month is well spent: I get access to thousands of titles and I don’t have to...

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Hulu Ad Failures

I watch a lot of Hulu, and generally I don’t really mind an ad or two. However, I hate untargeted ads. For example, ads for Monostat or birth control pills. I’m a guy. Hulu knows I’m a guy (I checked, its in my Hulu profile). Why in the world are they showing me commercials for these things? Have I watched too many chick flicks or something? Does anyone else have this...

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Stargate Universe

Just found Stargate Universe on Hulu. How did I not know this show existed?! I love Stargate! I’ve seen every episode of Stargate SG-1. I watched Stargate Atlantis before vampires were cool. This is my show! Anyways, the show seems okay so far. Lots of time is being spent in character and story line development, which is a huge improvement over Atlantis. Check it out on...

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Hard Candy, V for Vendetta, Dodgeball, and the US Movie Rating System

Let’s start with the US movie rating system. For those of you unfamiliar, there are a few basic ratings: G – General Audiences. Suited for people of any age. Normally like mellow historical movies or documentaries. And Disney movies (although most Disney movies nowadays are PG or PG-13). PG – Parental Guidance Suggested. Kids should have an adult with them. In practice, this is...

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