Dollar Shave Club Review


Everyone has heard the bombardment of Dollar Shave Club commercials the past few years. Recently, while paying the cost for Gillette Fusion razors, I snapped and decided to give Dollar Shave Club a whirl. I’m here to give you my real impressions on these razors, from a non-paid, neutral, analytical source.

Dollar Shave Club Review

Dollar Shave Club Review

The Dollar Shave Club (DSC) website is very slick. On their blades section you can see the 3 types of blades that they offer; “The Humble Twin” (2 blades, $3 ($1 plus $2 S&H)), “The 4X” (4 blades, $6), and “The Executive” (6 blades, $9)

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Minecraft How to Build the End Portal


One question that I routinely get from other parents/kids is How to Build the End Portal in Minecraft? They search online and find several videos but not a good plain article. This End Portal tutorial applies to all types of Minecraft, from XBOX, PS4, Wii U, and iPad / pocket edition (mcpe)

Minecraft Build End Portal Tutorial

Minecraft Build End Portal Tutorial

1. Start a Creative world. I started a superflat world for these pictures, but you can make any type of world you want.

Minecraft End Portal Tutorial - 1

Minecraft End Portal Tutorial – 1

2. Open the Crafting menu and go to the far right tab, Miscellaneous. I have put red circles around the Miscellaneous tab and the two items that you need, the End Portal Frame and the Eye of Ender

Minecraft End Portal Tutorial - 2

Minecraft End Portal Tutorial – 2

3. The End Portal has to built very specifically or it won’t work. Like stairs and other blocks, they place differently depending on where you stand when you build it. Start by standing flat on the ground and build a row of 3 End Portal Frames directly in front of you in a line, side by side.

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Minecraft End Portal Tutorial – 3

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Best of Brian Williams MisRemembers


With NBC anchor Brian Williams being exposed as lying about being fired upon in a helicopter in Iraq, the internet community has gone crazy with creating memes and graphics to poke a little fun at our dear news anchor. There is a twitter hashtag trending to cover this topic #BrianWilliamsMisremembers

Here are the top 8 Brian Williams Misremembers jokes… They are in my top 8 either due to humor combined with the level of retweets. It’s hard to determine the original author because everyone makes new tweets or retweets stuff, so let me state that I did not create any of these.. it’s just my collection of particularly funny ones. If you can prove you are the author, let me know so I can give credit.

#8 : Brian Williams remembers being on the Titanic


#7 : Brian Williams remembers serving in the Civil War


#6 : Brian Williams remembers trying to talk down O.J. Simpson


#5 : Brian Williams remembers advising Admiral Ackbar and saving the Rebel Fleet

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Best Diapers – Top Disposable Diaper Review


As a geek parent, you will likely research what is the best baby diaper for your new baby. We’ve been using baby diapers for 6 years straight and I’m tired of diapers. Let me save you some time and share what I’ve learned through 6 years of diapers. This isn’t a typical geek debate topic, but at some point most geeks will become parents and we love to research anything we purchase.

You probably want to pick up diapers from your normal grocery store, so your choices are likely Huggies, Luvs, Pampers, and the store brand. We typically shop at Publix and Target. You can very easily wear yourself out trying to find random diapers from some off the wall baby store, so just stick to the main brands.

We have 3 diaper recommendations for you based on the stage of your child; Ages 0-15 months; 15 Months to Potty Training time; Pull-Ups

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Clash of Clans: Unique and Funny Base Designs


Hello again, this post will be repeatedly updated as a repository of cool, funny, and unique base designs for clash of clans.

I’ll start off this page with a cool Batman base design. I found this one while farming and couldn’t bring myself to destroy any buildings

Clash of Clans Batman Style

Clash of Clans Batman Style

The Batman base actually isn’t that bad of a base. There is a lot of segmentation going on, strong walls, and it looks awesome.

Send me any other cool base designs that you have and I’ll update this post.

In addition, be sure to read my 8 tips for effective base design.

Clash of Clans: Town Hall 9 Anti-Hog Rider War Defense


Once you get to Town Hall 9 in Clash of Clans, you will face numerous opponents who just drop a ton of hog riders in the clan war. I see my clan mates being 100%’ed over and over because they refuse to modify their town to stop the hog riders.

Don’t blame the hog riders. The movement of the hogs is just as predictable as every other troop. The hard part is developing a town that can stop the hogs and do a decent job stopping all the other armies.

In this article I will show you a good technique to use as the basis of your anti-hog rider town. You can copy this base or better yet, use this technique and improve on it.

The three keys to stopping the hog riders are called the Hog Ring, the Buffer Ring, and double giant bombs. First, let’s talk about the Hog Ring, see the picture below:

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Clash of Clans Anti-Hog Rider – 1

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Clash of Clans: Town Hall 6 War Base Defense Guide, Tips, and Strategy


To continue my recent trend of compiling Clash of Clans bases for various town hall levels (I’ve spent way too much time on CoC the past year), here are three bases for a Town Hall 6 War or normal farming Defense base.

Note: Don’t forget to read my 8 tips for base design to get you started on modifying the below bases and making your own.

Town Hall 6 is in a bad spot for Clan War because you WILL get 3-starred, there is no getting around that. Your job is to try and soak up some attacks from enemy town hall 6s so that a town hall 7+ player is forced to attack you to get the 3 stars.

Another reason Town Hall 6 bases are in a bad position is that there is only 1 air defense and few walls. Pretty much any army combination from Town Hall 7+ will just overpower you.

Nevertheless, here are three bases that I gathered online, that I personally used and slightly modified for my time through the Town Hall 6 slums:

The Funnel

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Clash of Clans Town Hall 6 War Base – 1

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Clash of Clans: Town Hall 9 War Base Guide, Tips, and Strategy


Clash of Clans is still going strong, and I’m addicted to Clan Wars. I’ve compiled 4 layouts that are pretty good to use for your Town Hall 9 Clan War Base. One of these bases is the one that I’ve been using for several weeks now, and I will be highlighting that particular base in an upcoming anti-hog rider article. I routinely defend mass hogs for 0 to 1 stars. Stay tuned.

To note, these bases follow most of the guidelines that I called out in my article for strategies and tip for base defense, as you can see those tips apply for every town hall.

For your pleasure, here are 4 town hall 9 war bases:

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Clash of Clans Town Hall 9 War Base – 1

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Clash of Clans: Town Hall 8 Guide, Tips, and Strategy – Clan War Base


Clash of Clans base design has changed with the addition of Clan Wars. In my town hall 8 strategies and tips for base defense article, I show a very good farming base. However, with Clan Wars you don’t want your town hall outside of your base because it’s a free star.

Here are two town hall 8 bases that are good for clan wars. The first is my farming base, modified slightly for clan wars, and the second is a completely different town hall 8 base. I hope these help.

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Clash of Clans: Town Hall 7 Guide, Tips, and Strategy – Clan Wars Defense


Clash of Clans recently added the Clan Wars feature, where your clan battles it out with another clan for bonus war loot. Base defense has taken on a whole new level of importance. While I have written a guide to Town Hall 8 base design, a lot of people are still at Town Hall 7. The same base design guidelines apply, but here is a picture of a good Town Hall 7 base defense that should serve well in Clan Wars. This base has been shared on SuperCell’s forums and many people use this layout. I’m copying it here because it contains most of the guidelines that I lay out in the guide.

Clash of Clans Town Hall 7 Base Defense

Clash of Clans Town Hall 7 Base Defense

Most of my Town Hall 8 base guidelines are followed here and will work great for Clan Wars.

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