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Never 3D print during Solar Storm

Never 3D print during Solar Storm

May 18, 2024 by Paul White

Something I wasn't expecting is for the recent solar storm to cause problems with my 3D printing.  During the Recent Solar Storms in May 2024, My Creality K1 Max which has flawlessly printed over 100 times since I bought it, crashed.  Note to others, when there are Solar Storms, just turn off your printers until the storm has passed.


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If I could interview Michael Phelps, here is what I would ask

Mar 20, 2023 by Paul White

Swimming is hard sport. Unlike most other sports where its all about hand eye coordination, or just raw power. There is a balance in swimming that makes it like no other sport. That and the training is both mentally and physically tough.  At times you might feel like you will never get faster, or faster than the other kids.  Its times like this when I really really wish I could ask questions to some of swimming's greatest to see what struggles they endured when they were growing up swimming.  Because the fact is the greatest swimmers are glorified in way that makes lesser swimmers feel like they never struggled, and had personal best times every time they hit the water.  Here are some of the top questions I woud like to ask Michael Phelps.


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A message to parents with pre puberty swimmers

Feb 20, 2023 by Paul White

Age Group Swimming can be a lot of fun, but once you age up to 11-12, things can get depressing.  Here is how you can deal with it, and what you should be doing for your swimmer.


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What makes a Swimming Pool Fast

Dec 2, 2022 by Paul White

This is a question I often hear from parents new to swimming.  You will sometimes hear swimmers and their parents refer to a pool being fast.  And at certain meets you might notice that some of the faster swimmers don't even bother to signup even though the pool might be less than a mile from their home.  


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Son learns from Failure

Nov 17, 2022 by Paul White

My title might sound a little dramatic, and failure is probably too strong a word to describe the learning experience.  Recently I got the chance to help my son learn from making poor choices.  The best learning is not when the parent tells the kid you should have to done this.  Its when you suggest another outcome and a light bulb goes off in the kids head, and they actively adjust their choices based on the previous poor choice.


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How to Record 4K 60 with a Pixel 5 without overheating

Aug 5, 2022 by Paul White

One of the issues I have run into with my Pixel 5 Phone is it overheats when recording 4K 60 Video.  I know some of you would just suggestion turn it to 30 FPS, or even go down to HD, but I didn't pay a small fortune for the latest from Google to not use 4K 60 video recording.  After some research I found the Trick to making it work.


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3 Months with Verizon Wireless, Results

Oct 19, 2021 by Paul White

So its been just over 3 months since I switched from Google Fi to Verizon Wireless.  One this is clear.  There is a huge difference on Verizon.  My entire life I have assumed the spotty coverage, dropped calls, poor audio quality, and inconsistent speeds were just a fact of life with cell phones.  I didn't expect much more when I switched to Verizon, with the exception of a more expensive bill. Here are the results


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The Number 1 reason to move your cell phone service to Verizon

The Number 1 reason to move your cell phone service to Verizon

Sep 13, 2021 by Paul White

Yes, Verizon costs more.  But I am finding the biggest reason to move to verizon is one you only realize after you move, and its also one they don't mention in their marketing.  Voice quality affects business relationships!


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How to move Project Fi Pixel 5 to Verizon

How to move Project Fi Pixel 5 to Verizon

Sep 12, 2021 by Paul White

Recently I had to do this and it was a huge learning experience not just for me, but also for the Customer Support Reps at Verizon who some of which have been helping customers for over 5 years.  If you are like me, and found the voice quality and reliability of Google Fi's Network to be terrible, and want to move to Verizon here are the steps you will have to go through to make it happen.


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Google Fi service gone to Shit

Google Fi service gone to Shit

Sep 12, 2021 by Paul White

A few years ago I posted about switching to Google Fi, which is an MVNO carrier ( meaning they don't actually have any toweres of their own.  The process was simple,  and I was happy with the service.  Until I wasn't.  Now I just switched to Verizon.  Here is my story and why many of you might be about to do the same.


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