Review: Casio PX-5S Stage Piano

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I’ve only had my “new” stage piano for about 18 months now, so I guess it’s about time to write about it. I’ve been playing some variant of a keyboard (organ, piano, keyboards) since I was 8 years old. As soon as I got good enough I started playing in church and have been doing so off and on ever since. Continue reading

Old School Wallets for Today’s Tech Geeks

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Being a parent, you know how important a wallet can be because it seems like you are forever having to pull it out of your pocket. If you are going to use something that often, why not make sure it has a touch of class and serves a secondary function? Maybe go a little “old school”… Continue reading

Level Up Your Standing Desk With FluidStance

Fluidstance Level

Two and a half years in, I’m still happy with my standing desk. I stand about 90% of the time without lowering the desk to sitting level (though after Gen Con this year I did have to take a seat for a couple of days), and occasionally I’ll lower it slightly to use the Wobble Stool or Focal Upright stool. Recently I got to try another option, one that keeps me on my feet but makes me a little more active while I type: the FluidStance Level. Continue reading

My Gen Con Bag of Essentials

Convention Bag

I’ve been attending some gaming conventions in the past few years, and I’ve been refining the set of things I carry around with me during the day. There are still a few tweaks I’d probably make for next time, but while it’s fresh in my mind I thought I’d share some of the essentials I had at Gen Con this year. Continue reading

Paper Cut: Replacing Paper With the Boogie Board

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We use a lot of scrap paper: my wife writes notes for the kids before she leaves for work in the morning; I’ll grab paper to jot down a correct spelling or help my kids work out a math problem; my kids doodle constantly and their drawings accumulate around the house like fallen leaves, eventually to be scooped up and tossed into the recycling bin. While I doubt I’ll ever be a totally paperless house, the Boogie Board can replace at least some of those uses. Continue reading

Another Great Pre-Father’s Day Amazon Deal: DeWalt 20V Cordless Tool Kit


Yes, it’s a rather obvious seasonal focus: we’re almost to Father’s Day? Let’s put all the cool tools on sale! Well, it’s working. I’d love to replace my old cordless drill and saw kit (one of the batteries has already popped its casing), and this kit from DeWalt looks perfect. Plus a bunch of extra accessories are on sale too. Continue reading