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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
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
REVIEW: Lenovo - Legion Tower 5 AMD Gaming Desktop - AMD Ryzen 7-3700X - 16GB Memory - NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1660 Super - 256GB SSD+ 1TB HDD - Phantom Black Model:90RB000EUS GOOD GAMING PC VALUE, NOT GREAT FOR ENTHUSIAST – (Legion T5-26amr5) The LEGION T5-26AMR5 (being specific as there are many variants), is a good all-around computer and an acceptable gaming computer for medium to casual gaming. [I can benchmark at 80 FPS (frames per second) ultra settings 1080p 60hz] The price to performance ratio is pretty good, especially considering RAM and GPU shortages (as of APR 2021). Boot time and program loads are zippy. Storage speed is competent. Features are great (such as GTX 1660 Super, PCIe v4, USB-C 3.2 Gen 2, WiFi AX 2x2, and lots of pretty lights). I’ve looked hard at 3rd party motherboards for AMD and only a few have both USB-C 3.2 and WiFi AX built in. My advice, is to get it for what it is, use it as is, and don’t try to make it into a foundation for an en