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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: YAKIMA BACKSWING 8002483 HITCH RACK SWING AWAY ADAPTER YAKIMA BACKSWING 8002483 and TRIMAX RMBR4 HITCH MOUNT BIKE TRAY are a match made in heaven! OVERALL This YAKIMA BACKSWING 8002483 HITCH RACK SWING AWAY ADAPTER will make my biking and camping with bikes so much easier. I used to have a super heavy hanging hitch mount bike rack and I recently switched to the TRIMAX RMBR4 4 POSITION HITCH MOUNT BIKE TRAY / RACK. My old hanging rack weight about 80lbs and with 4 mountain bikes on it trying to dead lift it into “towing position” vs “loading position” took 2 people. [See my full review of TRIMAX RMBR4 ( here )] Especially for camping, I hated having to remove all the bikes and the hitch mount just to get to the back of my truck. The YAKIMA BACKSWING 8002483 HITCH RACK SWING AWAY ADAPTER solves the problem. Know that it pushes the whole bike rack back about 20 inches. However, I can now open the truck bed gate without problems. But more importantly, I can
LEGION T5 26AMR5: BLUETOOTH NOT WORKING AFTER WINDOWS 10 PRO UPGRADE (UPDATE 2) OK this one took me forever (2 days) to track down. After putting a fresh install of Windows 10 Professional onto the LEGION T5, it would not recognize that the PC even had a bluetooth card. Nothing in device manager, no amount of installing or reinstalling or deleting would bring up anything bluetooth related. I ran diagnostics from Lenovo and Intel, none of them showed I even had a Bluetooth Card. I opened a chat windows with Lenovo Legion Ultimate Tech Support, and the tech kept going down the driver route, and would not listen when I told them that there not even anything in device manager. In otherwords there was no need for a driver for no device. About every 3rd question was "go to device manager and click on bluetooth and uninstall existing driver". There was nothing there to click. Once I told them I had upgraded to Windows 10 PRO, they told me I had voided the warranty and was on
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