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Being grateful every day is very powerful. A little black notebook can help us get into this great habit.
 
A powerful message for #leaders as well. Be a leader today, not a calling. Mormon Insights
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Interesting article on Fasting! 
10 years ago, the scientific and journalistic world was telling you your self-esteem was the most important thing for yo…
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My wife has no idea what she has done by getting me a raspberry pi 2 for Christmas. Already making plans to automate all our lights and have all kinds of sensors throughout our house...

If anyone else is interesting, I found a pretty neat guide to get started with.


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Great talk from Elder Jeffrey R. Holland.
 
Where Justice, Love, and Mercy Meet

Without safety ropes, harnesses, or climbing gear of any kind, two brothers—Jimmy, age 14, and John, age 19 (though those aren’t their real names)—attempted to scale a sheer canyon wall in Snow Canyon State Park in my native southern Utah. Near the top of their laborious climb, they discovered that a protruding ledge denied them their final few feet of ascent. They could not get over it, but neither could they now retreat from it. They were stranded. After careful maneuvering, John found enough footing to boost his younger brother to safety on top of the ledge. But there was no way to lift himself. The more he strained to find finger or foot leverage, the more his muscles began to cramp. Panic started to sweep over him, and he began to fear for his life.

Unable to hold on much longer, John decided his only option was to try to jump vertically in an effort to grab the top of the overhanging ledge. If successful, he might, by his considerable arm strength, pull himself to safety.

In his own words, he said:

“Prior to my jump I told Jimmy to go search for a tree branch strong enough to extend down to me, although I knew there was nothing of the kind on this rocky summit. It was only a desperate ruse. If my jump failed, the least I could do was make certain my little brother did not see me falling to my death.

“Giving him enough time to be out of sight, I said my last prayer—that I wanted my family to know I loved them and that Jimmy could make it home safely on his own—then I leapt. There was enough adrenaline in my spring that the jump extended my arms above the ledge almost to my elbows. But as I slapped my hands down on the surface, I felt nothing but loose sand on flat stone. I can still remember the gritty sensation of hanging there with nothing to hold on to—no lip, no ridge, nothing to grab or grasp. I felt my fingers begin to recede slowly over the sandy surface. I knew my life was over.

“But then suddenly, like a lightning strike in a summer storm, two hands shot out from somewhere above the edge of the cliff, grabbing my wrists with a strength and determination that belied their size. My faithful little brother had not gone looking for any fictitious tree branch. Guessing exactly what I was planning to do, he had never moved an inch. He had simply waited—silently, almost breathlessly—knowing full well I would be foolish enough to try to make that jump. When I did, he grabbed me, held me, and refused to let me fall. Those strong brotherly arms saved my life that day as I dangled helplessly above what would surely have been certain death.”
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Check out this VR movie on your smart phone. As the film plays, move your phone around to look around the scene. VR googles are optional.
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I think we all struggle with this at different points in our lives. Sounds too easy but we really are in control of our happiness. Nothing out there can "make" us unhappy. It's our reaction to external circumstances that determine how we feel.
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Droid Life: Google Lets You Organize Photos You Find in Google Image Search, and It’s Awesome. http://google.com/newsstand/s/CBIw8ILfqyY
When I want to search for a picture of something, I go directly to Google, search for it, and then tap on the “Images” tab. It’s the best way to find an image because it uses Google’s search powers, but it also presents dozens and dozens of images in an easy-to-view way. So when Google …
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So I'm just waiting for more parts to come in from China but here's where I'm at so far with my Arduino Home Automation project.

I've got 2 nodes built on breadboards so far. Both of which have temperature, humidity, and motion sensors. My bedroom node also controls my lights. I've got full control over my HVAC unit and even have a script running speedtests to test my bandwidth.

I also have it monitoring my solar array. I have a 10kW solar array at home and with this I can see how much I'm producing currently and how much electricity was produced throughout the day.

All of this data is being saved in a database so I can chart it as well. I'm planning on adding more nodes throughout the house. They all talk to my Raspberry Pi controller through an RF chip and the Raspberry Pi collects all the data and runs my OpenHAB dashboard. So everything's wireless, just need to plug these into a usb outlet and you're all set!

Total cost for each node has been less than $10 which is a lot of functionality for the price. I'm going to add relays and get a printed PCB board to make these nodes more permanent. These project have been a lot of fun. With Arduino you can program these chips to do a ton of cool stuff and are great for home automation!



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Pretty long article but a really good read. For the most part, it's got some solid advice.

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Where Justice, Love, and Mercy Meet

Without safety ropes, harnesses, or climbing gear of any kind, two brothers—Jimmy, age 14, and John, age 19 (though those aren’t their real names)—attempted to scale a sheer canyon wall in Snow Canyon State Park in my native southern Utah. Near the top of their laborious climb, they discovered that a protruding ledge denied them their final few feet of ascent. They could not get over it, but neither could they now retreat from it. They were stranded. After careful maneuvering, John found enough footing to boost his younger brother to safety on top of the ledge. But there was no way to lift himself. The more he strained to find finger or foot leverage, the more his muscles began to cramp. Panic started to sweep over him, and he began to fear for his life.

Unable to hold on much longer, John decided his only option was to try to jump vertically in an effort to grab the top of the overhanging ledge. If successful, he might, by his considerable arm strength, pull himself to safety.

In his own words, he said:

“Prior to my jump I told Jimmy to go search for a tree branch strong enough to extend down to me, although I knew there was nothing of the kind on this rocky summit. It was only a desperate ruse. If my jump failed, the least I could do was make certain my little brother did not see me falling to my death.

“Giving him enough time to be out of sight, I said my last prayer—that I wanted my family to know I loved them and that Jimmy could make it home safely on his own—then I leapt. There was enough adrenaline in my spring that the jump extended my arms above the ledge almost to my elbows. But as I slapped my hands down on the surface, I felt nothing but loose sand on flat stone. I can still remember the gritty sensation of hanging there with nothing to hold on to—no lip, no ridge, nothing to grab or grasp. I felt my fingers begin to recede slowly over the sandy surface. I knew my life was over.

“But then suddenly, like a lightning strike in a summer storm, two hands shot out from somewhere above the edge of the cliff, grabbing my wrists with a strength and determination that belied their size. My faithful little brother had not gone looking for any fictitious tree branch. Guessing exactly what I was planning to do, he had never moved an inch. He had simply waited—silently, almost breathlessly—knowing full well I would be foolish enough to try to make that jump. When I did, he grabbed me, held me, and refused to let me fall. Those strong brotherly arms saved my life that day as I dangled helplessly above what would surely have been certain death.”
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The Savior’s birth brought hope. How will you share the message that #ASaviorIsBorn this Christmas season? Visit christmas.mormon.org?cid=80001438 for ideas. 
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If you know me personally, you'd probably think I'm a Google fanatic. I just love technology and really admire Google's business model so yes, I totally support Google products. 

I love testing out new technology and am often asked questions about my latest "gadgets". I'm usually ahead of the crowd when trying new products. New products that make sense anyways. I'm also very money cautious at the same time so I'm not the type to get into debt because of the next best thing. If it's new and affordable, I'll probably be trying it out. New and way expensive? I'll let other people try that one out...

I do a lot of research online, mostly on technology but I love to learn new things all the time. So I guess you could call me a nerd in that sense. Anything from smart money management to web design/programming to robotics engineering. There are so many free classes online and different things to learn that I'll probably be going to school for the rest of my life...
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Graduated in 2010 with a Construction Management degree, Married with 3 kids, and I'm a Mormon! =)
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