I’ve just launched a new blog, Daddy Survival. It’s a site with advice and product recommendation for parents from a dad’s perspective.

DaddySurvival.com was inspired from the birth of my first child, Eric Maximilian. After researching for countless hours, I felt it best to share my insights and product knowledge with other dads and moms. This new blog is dedicated to my posts to help new parents with product recommendations, general parenting advice, and other stuff you don’t often find in books.

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There is one simple reason you should register your own domain name – a portable email address. I’ve used various email providers in the past but I’ve had the same email since 1999:

I haven’t had to update accounts with an ever changing email address and I never have to send out mass emails to people alerting them to a new address. While most people are using Gmail, it’s easy to forget that having an @yahoo.com address years ago meant that you were on the cutting edge of technology. Who’s to say that today’s @gmail.com will not end up being tomorrow’s @aol.com? Check out this fantastic cartoon from The Oatmeal for a good laugh.

Do yourself a favor and get a personal domain. It’s easy to do and quite inexpensive, especially if you use Google Apps. They will not only host your email for free, but can even help with domain name registration for a reasonable price.

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Google Drive vs Dropbox – Performance, Price, and Features

As a long time Dropbox user and satisfied customer, I initially didn’t care too much that Google was launching Google Drive. However, two factors got me to download and evaluate the new service: OCR and price. Google Drive is considerably cheaper. If you digitize your documents like I do, the idea of having all your […]

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Vintage Bang & Olufsen Penta Restoration “Project Twins” – Final Reveal

This is the sixth and final part of the Bang & Olufsen Beolab Penta restoration. For the original post, see: Vintage Bang & Olufsen Penta Restoration “Project Twins” – Part 1 This project was completed before my first child was born. I have a few additional B&O projects I’d like to complete but time is […]

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Vintage Bang & Olufsen Penta Restoration “Project Twins” – Part 5

This is the fifth part of the Bang & Olufsen Beolab Penta restoration. For the original post, see: Vintage Bang & Olufsen Penta Restoration “Project Twins” – Part 1 This post will focus of the process of cosmetic restoration. All of the metal was damaged and needed to be replaced. Although B&O still has these […]

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Vintage Bang & Olufsen Penta Restoration “Project Twins” – Part 4

This is the fourth part of the Bang & Olufsen Beolab Penta restoration. For the original post, see: Vintage Bang & Olufsen Penta Restoration “Project Twins” – Part 1 Both amps were completely inoperable. Most of the capacitors were bad, all power transistors were blown, and various other parts needed replacing as well. I unfortunately […]

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Vintage Bang & Olufsen Penta Restoration “Project Twins” – Part 3

This is the third part of the Bang & Olufsen Beolab Penta restoration. For the original post, see: Vintage Bang & Olufsen Penta Restoration “Project Twins” – Part 1 Crossovers – All of the electrolytic capacitors were spent as well as numerous resistors and coils that were completely fried. I decided to replace all the […]

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Vintage Bang & Olufsen Penta Restoration “Project Twins” – Part 2

This is the second part of the Bang & Olufsen Beolab Penta restoration. For the first part, see: Vintage Bang & Olufsen Penta Restoration “Project Twins” – Part 1 For the first big task, I stared by removing all the dry-rotted foam from the midrange speaker drivers. This is a tedious process since the speaker […]

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