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Merry Christmas Everyone!

Posted on: December 25th, 2011 by No Comments

Merry Christmas Everyone!

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SodaStream at Home Soda Made Easy | Bily Foster – Web Design, Support, and Services
SodaStream at Home Soda Made Easy. I never thought that I would be making my own soda at home, however I really enjoy doing it. Now mind you this is not Coca-Cola this is cola. More on par with making…

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SodaStream at Home Soda Made Easy

Posted on: December 25th, 2011 by Bily Foster 2 Comments

I never thought that I would be making my own soda at home, however I really enjoy doing it. Now mind you this is not Coca-Cola this is cola. More on par with making RC Cola or generic cola. However, it is very good. I particularly like the flavored sodas.

It’s a very easy process you take regular chilled tap water (or in our case filtered water) poor it into a 1L container, load it into the soda stream press the button to load the CO2 into your water a few times. Then add your mixture of flavorings, agitate, and drink!

I was actually surprised to find out that this is been around for over 20 years. It makes sense, this >is< how soda used to be made. I think the best part there is no high fructose corn syrup. Additional benefits include the amount of space that the machine and the mixture takes is far smaller than when you buy individual cans. It’s more environmentally friendly since you aren’t getting cans that you have to recycle you just cleaning the bottle that you using, we end up using glasses to drink the soda.

It uses absolutely no additional energy, no batteries, no electricity purely just by using the gas and the pressure of the CO2 tank. Probably the biggest drawback and the thing that holds it back from being everywhere is where you get the refills for the CO2 cartridges luckily Ace Hardware is one of the places that carries the. However not the Ace Hardware near our house, so I believe we’ll have to go to bed Bath and Beyond to get our refills. And I could see if you’re not in a big city how that could hold you from investing in the system. Starting cost around $80.

One CO2 tank gives you 60 L of beverage at $25 for an additional & $15 for a refill, one container of flavor mix gives you 50 L of beverage at around $6 to $7 dollars dollars a bottle depending on what you buy and where. I say on average figure $10 with shipping and that gives you approximately 33 cans of soda from a flavor mix.

We’re in the process of making the switch, finishing off the last of the canned soda an finding our closest CO2 refiller.

My Smoke detector is beeping, I don't remember starting to cook anything…

Posted on: December 23rd, 2011 by No Comments

My Smoke detector is beeping, I don't remember starting to cook anything…

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Wow this iPod nano is like having floating music I hardly even feel it clipped onto…

Posted on: December 22nd, 2011 by No Comments

Wow this iPod nano is like having floating music I hardly even feel it clipped onto my shirt.

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Anyone heard/tried of soda stream?

Posted on: December 21st, 2011 by 3 Comments

Anyone heard/tried of soda stream?

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Anyone heard/tried of soda stream?

Posted on: December 21st, 2011 by 6 Comments

Anyone heard/tried of soda stream?

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Watch what you ask for on Christmas

Posted on: December 21st, 2011 by No Comments

Watch what you ask for on Christmas

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Live right now with Mason Scott from MasonScott.org

Posted on: December 21st, 2011 by 1 Comment

Live right now with Mason Scott from MasonScott.org

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Okay now I've gotten to take Dragon Express for a test run.

Posted on: December 20th, 2011 by No Comments

Okay now I've gotten to take Dragon Express for a test run.

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Dragon Express Revisited | Bily Foster – Web Design, Support, and Services
Dragon Express Revisited. So while I originally was very upset with Dragon Express because it didn't work with CamTwist. But it appears that they have resolved that issue. And now that I have it a…

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Dragon Express Revisited

Posted on: December 20th, 2011 by Bily Foster 1 Comment

So while I originally was very upset with Dragon Express because it didn’t work with CamTwist. But it appears that they have resolved that issue.

And now that I have it actually working, I can like it. It still has its flaws, for example I can’t seem to get hotkey to work. But all in all it does what it says is going to do.

Now one thing that might also be improving my experience, is the zag noise canceling earbuds that I’m using while I dictate. I no longer have to worry about the ambient noise from the TV or anything else going on being picked up by the dictation engine. I have to go back and clean it up, which is actually kind of easy to do through voice. Once you get the hang of it, Dragon Express is actually kind of fun!

So, I have to say that Dragon Express is very impressive now.

I still would ultimately love us. Type interface for me to simply press a button and be able to start talking to the computer to get to start working with me. However this is a good first step into going into that world. They’ll start to get me adjusted while the software starts to improve.

So if you have the opportunity, pick up Dragon Express and the Mac store while it’s on sale for a limited time of $50, if you find yourself really liking Dragon you can get the full version for a limited time at $100 upgrade. This is the total cost of 150 versus 199 direct.

I personally think I’ll just stick with the Dragon Express, it does what I need it to do. It gives me a way to talk into the computer even though it doesn’t give me the commands that I ultimately like to get though it looks like with the full version of DragonDictate you actually do get voice commands. I may have to look into that one now that I am impressed at the actual voice recognition. I’m just concerned about the lack of the hotkey working, more as it develops.

(Yes this was dictated through Dragon Express)