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Google Music + 5 free Christmas albums from Google Play + Google Labs Fireplace + Google Chromecast = Christmas entertainment for the family!

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My only moon shot tonight...

#FullMoon
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A few shots from my day in Oceanside...
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Dear Tassimo,

My wife loves the Tassimo I got her for Christmas but I'm not a fan of hot beverages. So when is Tassimo going to come out with a cold beverage machine? Cold juices, flavored water, a mojito (virgin until I add my own favourite white rum), and so on.

Has Tassimo forgotten about us cold beverage drinkers?
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A lot of people are posting the link to this with comments like "Yeah! Father of the year" and "Way to go dad!" but the video and those kind of comments just make me sick.

What's shown in the video is the exact opposite of good parenting. In fact, everything about this video describes how to completely fail at being a parent.

No, I'm not saying the son should be allowed to spend all of his time playing video games, so don't even go there. In and of themselves there is nothing wrong with video games nor with letting your child play them.

But how did it get this bad in the first place? If the son doesn't have a job then how did he afford hundreds of dollars worth games, not to mention the hundreds or more dollars for the equipment he plays them on? If the son did pay for it all himself then the father just stole from his son and should be charged. If the father paid for it all then he's financially encouraged his son to this point and needs to include himself in the blame.

Part of a father's job is to teach his children how to maintain a proper balance of life: Balancing intellectual with physical, work with play, socializing with time for self.

Not only has this father has failed in teaching this, but he let it build to a point where gaming has become his son's only real passion.

"But I'm REALLY good at it!" screams the son but the father doesn't care about the achievement he has encouraged his son to make simply because it's not an achievement he chooses to recognize. And so the father takes the one thing his son is passionate about, the one thing his son feels he is REALLY good at, and laughing destroys it while his son watches on deriding his son the whole time, essentially saying "It's not good enough that you're REALLY good at something unless it's something that I, your father, see the value in it."

My son's best friend on the world is his bunny, Esther. What effect would it have on him if I stole Esther out of his room, waited for him to come find me in the backyard, and then burned his most prized possession in front of him? Would you nominate me for Father of the Year? Would you tell me what a good job I did raising my son?

What should the father have done differently? Any number of things, but it all should have started with talking to his son and treating him, and his possessions, with respect. Discuss the issues and what he thinks his son should be doing and encourage the change in behaviour by supporting him. If the son isn't willing to compromise then the father could tell him he needs to contribute $XXX towards the household expenses each month or he needs to limit his use of those expenses (ie electricity).

Regardless of whether this was staged or not, to me, this video says more about a fathers lack of parenting skills than it says about the son and no one should be praising a father who cares so little about the feelings of his children that he would destroy something they are passionate about, regardless of what that something may be.
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+BreathOFLaminin ok so maybe hes way too attached to video games but guess what hes doing something he loves and as he said hes good at it and there are people out there who use playing video games as a full time job, doesnt what your too attached to as long as ur doing something you love

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Two awesome versions of an awesome song. Which do you think is better?

How to Save A Life by The Fray (original)
http://youtu.be/Dddrq61sq4U

How to Save A Life by Tyler Ward & Max Schneider (cover)
http://youtu.be/8kgIuQhmDSQ


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Some sunset photos from this evening...

#sunsets #beach #pier #ocean
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Alright #SanClemente... What've you got to entertain a family of 3?
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Exact same photo, 2 different HDR treatments. What are your thoughts on each?

#HDR  #critique #behonest #begentleIbruiseeasy
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Left: I like the detail in the fence, but it looks washed out. On the right, I like how much the smoke stands out from the dark background. The right one also looks less "cooked" (excuse the pun). If I had to pick, I'd choose the right one for its mystic air and the depth of colour.

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I am saddened by the passing of Robin Williams who was a personal hero of mine.

I am saddened by those who are trying to capitalize, in one way or another, on his passing. Unless you had his, or his family's blessing beforehand, using the death of anyone, famous or not, to push an agenda or belief is disgusting.

I am angered and disgusted by those who disrespect, vilify, or demonize him simply due to the manner of his death. A man is the sum total of his actions throughout his entire life, not just one action taken at the end of it. By all accounts Robin Williams was a kind and giving person who, despite his own severe issues, went out of his way to make, not only his friends and family, but an entire world of strangers laugh and forget their own troubles and tribulations for a time.

You don't need to honour him, you don't need to idolize him, you don't even have to like him. What you do need to do, at the very least, is show respect for the family that grieves for him by holding your tongue unless you have something respectful to say. And this should be followed regardless of who has died, famous or not, King or peasant, friends or foe. 
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Kobo's app support sucks. The July 23 update made it impossible to open a book when I'm connected to my data plan. Emailed them (including log files) the same day. Still no response.

#firstworldproblems #badupdate #poorcustomerservice #kobo
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Ok guys, it seems we need to have a conversation that, in my opinion, we really shouldn't need to have.

It is ok to start a conversation with me if I'm at the proverbial office water cooler but whatever you have to say to me can wait until I'm done urinating. If the building is not on fire, or about to be wiped of the gave of the Earth by some cataclysm, then at least wait until I'm washing my hands.

I mean think about it... Do you really want to be speaking to a guy about your girlfriend while they're standing there with their manhood in hand? What kind of Pavlovian response are you working towards with that?

And talking about sports to some who is Peeing is risky at Best. You know how passionate men can be about sports. Say one wrong thing about a guys sports team and you risk them turning midstream to set you straight.

So in short... The urinal in the mens room is not an office water cooler. 
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I love being a father to my son and husband to my wife. Our new house is awesome and life is good. :)
 
I have an intense curiousity and wish to know everything. This makes my tastes a bit eclectic. Some things that definitely interest me are my son and wife, and photography.
 
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