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Kith Hawaii Day 1

The first day at the brand new Kith flagship location in Hawaii started not on the publicized opening day of Friday, August 20 (which is also Hawaii Admission Day) but rather on Thursday evening. All week, the excitement intensified after the formal accouncement was made that Hawaii would be the fourth US state to have […]

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Day 3 at Kith Hawaii

Went back to Kith Hawaii for a third day to see what non-AF1 shoes were available. Since almost everyone was buying the launch exclusive Air Force 1, most of the great sneaker selection upstairs was untouched. But… the line up at the entrance was full with wristbands up to 1000. So instead, I sampled their […]

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My Next Running Shoe

My next running shoe started with this IG post. View this post on Instagram A post shared by Bryan Hinkle (@duke4005) Finding this shoe wasn’t that straightforward since it’s not widely available. It was sold out on Brooks, and Dicks Sporting Goods would charge shipping to Hawaii. But a Google search found this available on […]

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Connecting an Orbi RBR750 and RBS40V

Like the Kansas City Chiefs in Super Bowl LV, I was totally helpless against my Tampa Bay Buccaneers aka my Orbi wifi gear. After getting a newer Orbi mesh system (RBR750) for better performance and coverage for the household, I wanted to continue using existing gear like my Orbi Voice (RBS40V). Unfortunately, the two systems […]

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YouTube Videos Stuck in Fast Forward?

That was really odd. On Safari in Mac OS 11.1 Big Sur, YouTube videos were playing in fast forward with no audio. Using Chrome, the video playback was stuck, but the audio playback was fine. My simple fix was to restart my Mac. Googling this issue, it seems like fast forward playback of any videos […]

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More COVID Closures

In these Rona times, the closures due to COVID continue to climb. While walking around Ala Moana, I noticed a few more shuttered storefronts. Banana Republic, amazingly, has been closed for some time. Abercrombie for Kids closed its doors. Forever 21 didn’t make it in 2021. Foot traffic at the mall does seem to be […]

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AT&T Chat to the Rescue!

In these COVID times when left is right, down is up, now is later, and face-to-face means online, who knew text chatting with a total stranger on a computer would provide better results than talking to real people in real life? That’s what happened with AT&T support chat who managed to make things right with […]

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Taking Ls All Day

Today has been a day full of “taking Ls.” Here’s a quick example. I need to order more address pouches from UPS for mailing labels, and this is what I get. Currently unavailable…

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Merry Christmas

Happy holidays and Merry Christmas to all. Hope your holiday season is going as well at it can, and hope Santa blessed you with some goodies. If StockX were Santa, here’s what I would be getting under the Christmas tree. StockX picks for me What can I say other than “Nailed it!” Okay, maybe not… […]

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How Do I Do Cyber Monday?

By watching War Games on Netflix. Would you like to play a game?– WOPR Gotta love seeing the old school tech in action and the youth of Matthew Broderick and Ally Sheedy. I have to guess this 1983 movie was remastered since it looked decent on an HD television. The picture wasn’t pixelated or cropped […]

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Black Friday Morning at Ala Moana

Stopped off at Ala Moana at 7am on Black Friday, and it was surprisingly empty, very empty. The lighting of the still-rising sun was nice. Walking through the mall was mellow but colorful. While I was there, I had to do the obligatory escalator check. Were they all in service? Most were. Stores were ready […]

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