HauSun Sliding Door Foot Lock Review

This is my review of the HauSun sliding door lock. I purchased one 3 years ago and decided to review it while showing how to install a second one.

You can purchase it at Amazon here.


Sunvie Outdoor RGBW Color LED Light Review

It’s been almost exactly 2 years since I uploaded a video to my YouTube channel @chris. It’s time to get jump back on that horse and do this on a more regular basis. To start off, I picked something simple–a review of some outdoor color LED lights I bought from Amazon. Please watch and comment! Thank you 🙏

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How to get Apple Music on Windows 11

This past October, Microsoft and Apple announced that they are bringing iCloud Photos and Apple Music to Windows. They’ve already brought Photos, but Music will have to wait until sometime in 2023. No waiting needed, though… here’s how to get it right now, and it’s awesome!

There’s an open-source project called Cider. It’s in Beta, but you’d never know it. An Apple Music subscription is required at this time. You ... (more)


Finally hit a weight loss goal

As the new year approaches, I wanted to take a moment to reflect on my journey towards better health and wellness. This year, I made the decision to prioritize my physical and mental well-being, and I’m proud to say that my hard work has paid off.

For the first time in over two years, my weight is below 200 pounds. Specifically, I’m currently at 198 pounds, and I couldn’t be ... (more)


Productivity will be low today

Teddy is a lapdog. He loves to sit on my lap while I’m working, which is great, except for when he does this… 💙


Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse Official Trailer

Can’t wait to watch my daughter’s first big film next summer… the official trailer came out this morning!


Tip your Amazon driver $5 for free

Per this article today, be sure to say “Alexa, thank my driver” to your echo device and your driver will get a $5 tip.

The new thank you feature is part of a promotion that Amazon says it’s running to celebrate its impending milestone of 15 billion packages delivered. If a driver is one of the first one million to receive a thank you, they get $5. The five

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$295 DaVinci Resolve Studio with Speed Editor

This isn’t a sales pitch. This isn’t for an affiliate referral kickback. I have nothing to do with this company. I paid full price with my own dinero. This is to help the Internet. No strings. Want to save $100? Read on!

I recently decided to try to make the switch from FCPX to DaVinci Resolve and after some initial tests with the free version, I wanted to take it ... (more)


Switching from FCPX to DaVinci Resolve after 15+ years

I recently decided to try and make the switch from editing my video projects in Apple’s Final Cut Pro X (FCPX) to the very popular alternative, Blackmagic Design DaVinci Resolve Studio. I’ve used FCPX to edit over 100 episodes of my TV show, Motorz, plus over 40 episodes of Tool Talk and countless other projects over the past 15+ years.

I had high hopes that Apple’s Final Cut Pro X ... (more)


TrubliFit Extra Large Bottle Holders – A Peloton Bike Accessory Review

If you own a Peloton Bike or Bike+, you know that the standard water bottle holders are pretty flimsy and don’t accommodate large water bottles very well. Enter the TrubliFit Extra Large Bottle Holders – designed specifically to hold larger water bottles on the Peloton Bike. I bought one to hold my 40oz Hydroflask water battle, and here’s my review.

First impressions upon unboxing were good – the bottle holders ... (more)


iPhone 14 Emergency SOS Testing

I noticed the new iPhone 14 emergency SOS capability was enabled on my phone this morning. I went outside and tested it and it connected quickly. Very impressed! Now if I ever get lost in the woods (Samantha?) I can test it out for real! This is truly amazing and is going to be saving a lot of lives…

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Ferris Bueller‘s Day Off filming locations

This is incredible and is a must watch if you’re a huge fan of the movie like I am!


Happy Halloween from The Dark Side…


youtube.com/@chris

A few days ago Google introduced YouTube handles: “a new way for people to easily find and engage with creators and each other on YouTube.” If you have a YouTube channel, you can get yours by going to youtube.com/handle.

At the time, I wasn’t able to grab mine. Hoping that I would get my invitation soon to secure mine, I waited for the email–which arrived this morning. My ... (more)


I finally started watching Star Wars: Andor with my daughter. We’ve both been busy and now there are 5 episodes to watch! We just finished watching the first episode and we’re both confused as hell as to what’s going on. Hopefully it will come together. Pew-pew!


It’s Friday! Fritog! Yay! Just got a haircut… it’s amazing how good it feels to have my hair cut short. I would love to get it cut every 2 weeks but it’s more like every 3-5. A few more hours before the weekend. Looking forward to 2 days of no work and a few cervezas 🍻


How Max Mayfield is floating in Plainville

The Internet is losing their Stranger Things shit because of this Halloween display in Plainfield, Illinois. Dave & Aubrey Appel created a floating Max Mayfield in their front yard, paying homage to the 4th season of the Netflix hit. But nobody will say how it’s done. They aren’t saying… yet. So if you’re dying to know how I think they did it, read on.

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Tim Allen is back as Santa Nov 16

If you’re a fan of Tim Allen’s “The Santa Clause” movies like my family and I are, you’ll be looking forward to the upcoming “The Santa Clauses” coming November 16th on Disney+. For the record, of the first 3 movies, the first one (1994) is the absolute best. We watch it every year. The 2nd (2002) is decent and the 3rd one (2006) is skippable. Hopefully this 6-episode mini-series will ... (more)


Santa’s had enough…

Hopper as Santa. It’s time for some seasons beatings! 🎅🎄


The most impressive drone video EVER

Seriously, you should watch this even if you have zero interest in Wrigley Field and baseball. It’s mind-blowing… 🤯