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BOWIE CAM was killing my data limit with Xfinity, so I have to shut it down for now, while I contemplate other ways to keep track of him.
REVIEW: TRIMAX RMBR4 ROAD-MAX HITCH MOUNT TRAY TRIMAX GLAD I TOOK A CHANCE ON TRIMAX I’m just getting back into biking with my family and was looking for an affordable tray, hitch mount bike rack. I was getting discouraged as I did not want to pay more than my bike for a bike rack. Previously, I had a major brand name “hanging” style rack for 4 bikes. The problem was with 4 adult mountain bikes, trying to deadlift the hanging rack back into place, after loading the bikes, was very hard. We since got rid of the heavy mountain bikes, and one child moved away, so now we needed something for 3 lighter “hybrid” bikes. I was pleasantly surprised by the build quality of the TRIMAX RMBR4 ROAD-MAX HITCH MOUNT TRAY. Everything fits well, is very sturdy and was easy to assemble. I have yet to test it on the road (winter still here), but I will update the review after I use it for real a few times. I am optimistic that since I have 3 bikes instead of 4, I will be well withi
LEGION T5 26AMR5: UPDATE TO WINDOWS 10 PRO BYPASS BIOS KEY (UPDATE 1) My first upgrade task was to to put a fresh build of Windows 10 Professional onto the LEGION gaming desktop. Why? Why not? Plus, I like a factory fresh build without built in bloatware. After putting in my own NVME (Samsung 980 pro PCI v4) into the M2 slot next to the CPU, it should have been easy to put a fresh install of windows. The problem was that windows would only read the built in Windows 10 Home Key from the LEGION BIOS and I could not get it to ask for key (like it used to do) so that I could install Windows 10 PRO. The old process was to go to MS and build an install disk for the OS type you had. MS decided instead to merge all the OS builds onto one image then the license key would determine what was installed. This is great in theory, but in practice it means that it always reads the key from the BIOS. Thanks to part of a post at superuser.com , I was able to make it work. STEP 1: Build a Windows
THIS IS AN EXPERIMENT FOR ME I like to write reviews for products and give advice to anyone who asks for it on topics like Travel, Tech Gadgets, Home Improvement, Etc. My intent is to let you know how I approached solving my particular needs. What worked, as well as what did not work, or even went horribly wrong. I make no claim to be an expert on any particular subject, just to share with you what I did, warts and all. I am very frugal and always looking for bargains. Sometimes that works, but as often as not it backfires and I end up spending more than expected due to unforeseen circumstances. My hope is to provide a little more context than a particular stand alone product review. Just because a product was good or bad, does not mean that you would use it the same way or have the same results. Chances are you can do it better, as I am just a hack at everything. A topic like reducing your cable bill by "cutting the cord" on cable TV, covers a dozen produc