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Brian Penny
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I don't have FB, but my G+ does
I don't have FB, but my G+ does

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Like any guy, I have a bit of a soft spot for tools. Power tools and computers are my favorite, and a look at any pawn shop’s inventory will tell you I’m not alone. Tools are what set people apart from animals – it’s how we defend and feed ourselves, even…

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My first home outside my parent’s house (and my girlfriend’s parents who took me in at 18 when my mom kicked me out) was a four-person, dorm-style apartment with a childhood friend and two guys we just met. Not long after, I moved into a fraternity house…

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If you enjoy cooking, there’s a good chance you’ve heard of KitchenAid. Aside from having created appliances for nearly a century, the brand name is synonymous with the stand mixer. In fact, accessories for the Model K mixers from the 1930s still work on…

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I have no kids that I’m aware of, but being on the back half of my 30s, I’ve dated and known my share of single mothers. I focus on technology, and while that typically means computer technology, I was curious how technology has changed in how we care for…

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Late last year, I got in the latest Fitbit and Moto 360 Sport Android-powered smartwatches. Although a fan of technology, I was never really into the idea of smartwatches. After two years with any smartphone, you’re holding an obsolete brick that barely…

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Whether you do it in the morning, at night, or in the middle of the day, there’s something about a shower that makes you feel alive. Of course, that’s only a good thing if you have a decent shower head. People say you should first invest in an expensive…

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First impressions matter – whether in a suit or your pajamas, it always feels and looks better to get the wrinkles out. It’s been a while since my days in Corporate America, and I couldn’t tell you the last time I wore a tie outside a courtroom. Still I…

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I’m a bit of a Canon fanboy from my time working at Best Buy and Circuit City, but when given the opportunity to review Nikon’s latest DSLR, I jumped at it. While I actually own a Canon Rebel T5i, I was excited to learn what advances have been made in the…

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I learned to build computers at a young age, so I’ve mostly had desktops my whole life. My work stayed at work and when I needed to use a computer at home, I sat at my desk. In fact, I’m typing this very blog on a homemade desktop computer. These days,…

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This winter was my first time living in snow since childhood. In the decades between, I did a relatively good job of snowbirding and spending my winters in warmer climates. However, I decided to move to a higher elevation in the mountains to experience a…
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