KOVH T-Shirts Now Available

getshirtGot a car guy or gal in your family? Especially a VW enthusiast! What a great Christmas gift this would be for them. Show your support for the Kentucky Old Volks Home by purchasing one of these quality (made in the USA) t-shirts for the car enthusiast in your family!

Awesome App For Streaming

streamtome_0Looking for a great app to stream your videos, music or pictures to your iPad or iPhone from anywhere? Take a look at StreamToMe. StreamToMe is a media player application for Macs and iOS devices (iPad, iPhone and iPod Touch) that plays video, music and photo files (in a wide variety of formats) streamed over the network from another Mac or PC. Files are live-transcoded into the native format for your device so you don’t need to pre-convert your media. Adaptive bitrates mean that you can stream over WiFi or 3G. You’ll need to install the server application on your system that you’ll be streaming from, very easy to install and you’ll be up and running within a few minutes. The app for your idevice will cost you $2.99. If you’re serious about streaming on the fly, it’ll be the best $2.99 you’ll ever spend.

My Movies iPad App

This app is awesome, especially if you have My Movies installed on your media center host pc/server. My Movies for iPad is the fastest, easiest and most impressive way you have ever kept track of your movie collection. Using or high quality movie database of more than 500,000 titles on DVD and Blu-ray, you quickly get access to a large quantity of details of the titles in your movie collection, including movie trailers, high resolution covers and much, much more.
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Low Carb Diet Day 12

As of this morning, I’ve lost a total of 22 pounds on my low carb diet. I’ve also gone down 1 pant size. Todays eatings:

1 Kosher Dill Pickle

1 Adkins Advantage Chocolate Peanut Bar

1 Serving of Buddig Smoked Ham

1 Cheese Hot Dog

1 Fried Hamburger

Few ounces of Hot Pepper Cheese

Total Fat: 47g

Protein: 62.4g

Calories: 773

Total Carbs: 6

Will probably have some greens later this evening.

So, before anybody says anything, I’ve done my homework on low carb dieting. I know that evening having 20g of carbs a day is very low. My first 2 weeks, I’ll keep it under 10g a day, then the following 2 weeks I’ll keep it under 20g a day, eventually settling at around 50g a day.

Windows Media Center On Your iPad, iPhone or Android Device

Every once in a while, I like to plug one of my favorite iPhone or iPad apps. The one I’m plugging today is most awesome, especially if you have a Windows Media Center. Yes, WINDOWS! Ever thought about how awesome it’d be to run your Windows Media Center on your iPhone, iPad or Android device. Well, you can. And it doesn’t take special software, port forwarding, 15 different configuration files or anything that the novice can’t handle. It’ll only cost you $4.99 for the iPhone or iPad. $6.99 for Android devices. The name of the app is called Splashtop HD. Simply install the app on your iPhone, iPad or Android device, then download the free streamer from the Splashtop web site and you’re well on your way. Installing the streamer on your mac or pc is very easy. Once it’s installed you’ll need to set up a security code (password) and if you want to stream over the internet (WAN), you’ll need a Gmail account. This will allow you to connect to your media center or any other pc from anywhere! I won’t go into great detail about setting up the streamer because it’s pretty much a no brainer. If you have any questions, please feel free to send them my way.
Ok, you have the app installed on your device, you have the streamer (which runs as a service) on your media center pc (or any other pc or mac). So now it’s time to tap away. Open the Splashtop app on your device. [Read more…]

Low Carb Diet Day 7

At the end of day 7 of my low carb diet, total weight loss is 14 pounds. Still keeping 10grams of carbs a day or less. Prepping to start exercising more, hit the treadmill, do more walking around the neighborhood while helping the dogs get their exercise as well. A couple of you have asked what I’m eating during a typical work day, well, here you go, this is what I’ve had today.

1. Morning, Atkins Advantage protein bar.

2. Lunch snack, Wisconsin Smoker beef stick and cheese stick.

3. Snack, Hormel pepperoni stick.

4. Dinner, 6 medium meatballs rolled in parmesan cheese.

Total net carb: 8g

Total fat: 98g

Protein: 50.1g

Calories: 1140

Great App For Low Carb Dieters

Started using this app a few days ago when I started a low carb diet. If you’re unsure about what you should or shouldn’t eat, this app will help you out. Keeps track of your intake of carbs, fat, calories, water, etc. Huge database that includes most brand name items as well as restaurant food information. You can also customize and add your own items. It maintains a food log, exercise log and much more. Very handy to have! Not bad for $2.99. Check out the info below.
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