Ecobee3 Review

It’s not often people think about their thermostat. It’s been decades since the technology has changed. A few years ago, I bought into the Nest Learning Thermostat. First for our offices, and then for my house. Unfortunately, Nest isn’t the solution for my house. You can read more about that in my Thermostat Wars post. […]


Eero – A First Look

The wifi in my 2200sqft house is absolutely terrible. Not the internet. The wifi. We’re talking dropped packets and 10,000ms+ ping times. It’s been that way since I moved in almost three years ago, but recently, it’s been noticeably worse. My home network consists of a new generation Apple AirPort Extreme and a Motorola Surfboard […]

Ricoh Theta S

Ricoh Theta S 360 Degree Camera – Initial Thoughts

I’ve seen a few 360 degree videos on Facebook, but not nearly enough. This technology is cool, and this is the consumer camera that lets you post those videos. These style videos are going to pop up all over within the next 6-12 months. See my post in a few weeks about marketing with these […]


Thermostat Wars: The switch from Nest to Ecobee3

I purchased a Nest Learning Thermostat for my home in May of 2013. I have since purchased their entire ecosystem—Dropcam and Nest Protect. I’ve also purchased a number of Nest Learning Thermostats for my various business locations. It makes managing the temperature across multiple locations way easier than it actually should be. Unfortunately, I’ve taken […]

Magnolia Hotel Dallas Exterior at Night

Review — Magnolia Hotel Dallas Downtown

This review has also been posted in shorter form to Trip Advisor. The images displayed here were provided by Magnolia Hotels. Preface I stayed here for three nights while attending a conference in the “same” hotel. This was my first visit to Dallas, and my first real stay in Texas. I drove across the panhandle […]