Dunnar

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Dunnar last won the day on December 9 2019

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About Dunnar

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  • Birthday 11/18/1972

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  1. Thailand, Hawaii, fishing ... sounds like one helluva trip!
  2. You are correct, that would be a 4 foot tree. Nice catch
  3. That was funny. Well played!
  4. Now that I am single and master of my domain, I have added Alexa as a quasi roommate. Its a work in progress, but I have 5 echo dots scattered throughout the condo. My condo is 3 levels so I wanted some coverage plus I made sure the kids got one in their own space. Fortunately, Best Buy had a great black Friday TV sale where you got a free dot. So I got 3 TVs, more on that in a minute. My setup - 3 smart outlet plugs and 3 smart outlet lights. 4 smart TVs and another with a fire stick. Excellent WiFi coverage paired with a robust ISP and I also ditched cable and currently have PS Vue. They are going out of service so that will require a replacement soon. Upstairs, I have an Echo dot in my office, which is a loft over my great room, the main bathroom, and daughters room. Main level has a dot in the kitchen/living room and one in the main room. The 5th is in the basement. My son will be staying there with a big TV and the Xbox. My bedroom, kitchen, great room and living room all have lights controlled by Alexa, either by switch or smart plug. As a sports fan, I set up my great room (wtf am I going to do with a dining room?) with the 3 black Friday TVs (see below). Eventually going to add a pool table. The tvs came integrated with fire tv. Each TV can be controlled by an Alexa, problem is its a 1 to 1 relationship, meaning 1 dot controls 1 tv. I am going to tinker with naming and see if I can figure something out. For now, its easier to point 1 remote to the 3 tvs and turn them on. In the basement, which is in process of being reconfigured(painted ceiling, walls and floor. Added lights and relocating the washer/dryer to a new spot), I added a TV with integrated Roku (2nd pic). This Alexa integration kicks ass. I can turn it on/off, set volume, etc. Love it. I also have my Xbox down there and enabled that with Alexa too. That setup is almost perfect. My main living room has a 2016 LG non-smart TV with a fire stick attached. This has been the bane of my existence. I cannot figure out how to get this thing to work with Alexa. I have poured my techie skills into this and I have concluded that its not possible. Until some update comes in, I will have to settle for using ... gasp ... a remote. Using Alexa for lights is really awesome. Integrating the Christmas tree with a smart plug was spectacular. Whole house music coverage is fabulous. Future projects include adding garage door ... problem is my unit is so old that its incompatible. So I would have to upgrade the unit which is an expense that I am not willing to do ... yet. I would like to get cameras. Preferable 1 for the door and 1 for inside when I am not home. I also tried getting my main PC to turn off/on via voice, but that involves some deeper tech skills that I haven't dug into yet. Outside of that, maybe more light switches. Problem is, most of my lights are 3 way and I have yet to find a good, smart 3 way switch. If you don't know, 3 way means 1 light controlled by multiple on/off switches. I didnt know that term a month ago. I have yet to tinker with smart bulbs, we'll see. Let me know if you have any questions.
  5. I thought the Browns would fire their coach. But now we are GM shopping. This endless cycle of system reboots has to stop. Our owner is terrible and there is nothing we can do except hope that we get lucky. Meanwhile we're at 30+ years of sucking and counting.
  6. I looked into TV mirrored ... some of the connections are 1 to 1, if they work. I cannot figure out how to do a 1 to many connection. That said, I ran onto another issue. For some stupid reason, all streaming services restrict the number of simultaneous streams. I have no idea why that is but the most common number is 3. So, I cannot have 4 TVs showing the same content on at the same time because its capped at 3. WTF? I could see capping the number if source IPs, but why number of streams? Playstation Vue was capped at 5 which is why I never ran into this issue. Sucks they are closing up shop as I really liked the service. But everyone else is at 2 or 3. Except Sling Orange+Blue is at 4. First world problems!
  7. Now that I am single, lots of things have changed. I did not bring a single Christmas decoration with me ... by choice. My holiday decorations consisted of me buying a single, 4 inch pre lit tree. For Christmas, my son got me a Darth Vader ornament to put on the tree. He's turning out to be a thoughtful, sweet young man. @Elovia - I'm going to go with Jelly of the month club. It's the gift that keeps giving all year long!
  8. HNY! Holiday vacation is over and its back to work today
  9. Honestly, I have no idea what the Browns should do. Can't fire coaches every year. On the other hand, they underachieved and he seems to have lost the team. The draft picks and free agent picks didn't work out very well but I really don't want to switch GMs. Wish we could get a new owner, he's terrible.
  10. Season 1 is over. Season 2 is confirmed for next fall. It started out okay but really picked up and got pretty good. Anyone else watch?
  11. Merry Christmas to you and your family!
  12. Trying to rack my brain and I haven't found any solution. Setup: 3 smart TVs with integrated Firesticks, 1 smart TV with integrated Roku and 1 TV with a 4k Firestick I would like show a sporting event and have all the TVs synced so the broadcast is the same on all of them. And the broadcast is not over the air, its ESPN where I use Playstation Vue streaming service. I have not found a way and don't think its possible, but I thought I would check here. We're a pretty innovative bunch.
  13. ditto
  14. Wh wh wh what? You have a console?
  15. He said thank you for remembering!