Chevy Blazer EV announced…

Looks amazing, GM. We love our ’21 Trailblazer and we might have to upgrade in a few years! Looking forward to the real world reviews next summer to see how it takes on its primary rival (Tesla Model Y) and the weird Mach-E. More details here.


Saw Jurassic World: Dominion

It did not need to be made. I’m glad it was the last Jurassic movie… it’s overrun its course. I only saw it so I could have seen them all. Skip it if you can! 🦖👎


Review: Uuffoo Outdoor Rock Bluetooth Speaker

This is my review of the Uuffoo outdoor rock Bluetooth speaker from Amazon. I got it during Prime Day for $64. Here’s the thing… it was on sale, only 1 left in stock, and no reviews. I figured what the hell… I could always return it right?

It can change colors, has a built-in solar panel, and is made for sitting outside so you can “rock out”.

Our pool area ... (more)


Back on social?

Oh really? (referring to my previous post) — Yeah, I gave it another shot and actually enjoyed it quite a bit. After posting a long-winded update video (now archived), I stuck to just posting stories. They’re still there if you want to see the big pool renovation and some how-to videos in my stories, like how to swap out a hose bib and work on sprinkler heads. While I got ... (more)


Tried a rock speaker

This is my review of the Uuffoo outdoor rock Bluetooth speaker from Amazon. I got it during Prime Day for $64. Here’s the thing… it was on sale, only 1 left in stock, and no reviews. I figured what the hell… I could always return it right?


Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse (Part One)

My daughter has been working on this film the past few years… here’s the first teaser for it!!


Jetson One all-electric ultralight


Fast-charger adds 300 miles of range in under 5 minutes

Wow… this is incredible and equates to about how long it takes to fill up a tank of gas. Read about it here.


How-To Add a Tesla RFID Key to Your Smartphone Case

With most modern Tesla vehicles you can unlock your car with your phone, or a plastic key card which contains an embedded RFID chip. Tesla gives you two cards when you take delivery. So you have those two physical black key cards, or you can use your smartphone. I’ve been just using my iPhone, but also keeping one of the key cards in my Apple MagSafe wallet just in case. ... (more)


Billionaire space dudes


Tesla Model 3 Performance Test Drive

I just test drove a Tesla M3P for the first time and um… I’ll let my reaction speak for itself 🚀


San Diego Lightning Storm

Had the craziest out-of-the-blue lightning show tonight here in San Diego. No rain but a lot of lightning and thunder! I captured this with my iPhone 12 Pro Max @ 4K 60 FPS and then slowed down and zoomed in on my phone.


I gotta fever…

Ended up getting a mild 100F fever yesterday, so spent most of the day in bed resting, napping, and watching Han get blown up. No fever today and getting back to normal!


Sick

🤧 finally caught a cold after a couple years(?). My daughter was sick last week with a head cold (tested neg for the ‘19) and now I’ve got it. Make the sneezing stop!


Instaduke

I mentioned calling this Instaduke.com in my “Pausing Social Media” blog article. Last week I registered that domain and it redirects to my activity page. I updated most of my social media bio links to point there as well. So I guess it’s official. As you can probably already see, there’s no one consistent topic… I’ll be posting about whatever I feel like at the moment, which is fun. My ... (more)


EV Acronyms

A lot of new acronyms surrounding electric vehicles have seen the light over recent years. Here’s your cheat-sheet breakdown for ICEV, EV, BEV, HEV, PHEV, EREV:

ICEV – Internal Combustion Engine Vehicle (gas or diesel)

EV – The general classification for any type of electric vehicle

BEV – Battery Electric Vehicle

HEV – Hybrid Electric Vehicle (no plug)

PHEV – Plug-in Hybrid Electric Vehicle

EREV – Extended Range Electric Vehicle ... (more)


I’m the VO man for a Turkish commercial

Back in October I was hired by an agency to do the English voice over dub for 2 Turkish food commercials. They recently contacted me about royalties for airing it in the UK! We agreed to a price and soon it will be on TV in London and the rest of the UK. Here’s one of them (I voiced both characters):


Home Alone High!

Did you know the inside of the “Home Alone” house was filmed entirely inside a high school? I didn’t until I watched Netflix’s “The Movies That Made Us”. I watched a few episodes tonight and it’s well worth your time.


Creepy Keith

I love watching Keith Morrison on Dateline. He’s so eerily creepy it’s beyond entertaining to me. Bill Hader does an even more (intentionally) creepy parody of Keith on SNL (plenty of videos on YouTube if you haven’t seen them). Check this out–it’s the first time Hader met Morrison, captured on video.

 


Ewan’s otters

My daughter sent me this a few days ago. I can’t stop watching Ewan McGregor talking about sea otters in Alaska…

“We’re looking at sea otters… six of them here… they’re beautiful… pop pop pop… it’s cool isn’t it?” 😂