Brother LED Printer Review | MFC-L3770CDW

There are lots of features in this little box. It even has a printer in there somewhere. HP used to make decent laserjet printers, like my dad’s HP LaserJet 4 from the 1990’s. That engine is a workhorse rated for a duty cycle of 20,000 pages per month. It’s so reliable that many have done … Continue reading “Brother LED Printer Review | MFC-L3770CDW”

🏡 9 Tips to Find the Best Mortgage Lender

How to shop for mortgages and pay your mortgage off early. Noelle Asks: Hey Ben! Do you have any resources/advice for finding a good mortgage lender? Hi, Noelle. Here are 9 Tips for finding mortgage lenders 1. Compare Mortgage Options Even if you don’t use them, the AimLoan.com website will let you compare various scenarios without you … Continue reading “🏡 9 Tips to Find the Best Mortgage Lender”

📶 Wireless Coverage in North Idaho | Verizon, AT&T, or T-Mobile

This post is an unscientific spot test I did of Verizon, AT&T, and T-Mobile providers in the greater Sandpoint, Idaho area. What’s the best mobile provider in North Idaho? Verizon, by far, has the best network coverage, but it is oversold and slows to a crawl at times. T-Mobile is the only network with usable … Continue reading “📶 Wireless Coverage in North Idaho | Verizon, AT&T, or T-Mobile”

We switched from Android Pixel to iPhone

Out of prudence, I switched my family from Android to iPhone due to Google Killing off Gmail Legacy. Of course, at the last second, Google decided to let us keep our Gmail accounts and phone numbers after all, but I was already past the point of no return. I had moved us to iPhone and … Continue reading “We switched from Android Pixel to iPhone”

Roe V. Wade Overturn | My Thoughts

When justice is done, it is a joy to the righteous but terror to evildoers. – Proverbs 21:15 ESV What a way to close out Pride month. I never thought the reversal of Roe V Wade possible. While we are not there yet, the right for babies to live is something towards which I strive. … Continue reading “Roe V. Wade Overturn | My Thoughts”

Eaton 5P 1500RT UPS Battery Backup

My favorite method of server power reserve is a flywheel. It’s also the best way to have completely air-gapped protection from lightning strikes and surges. I was about to get one but realized I don’t have the space for it in the garage. When you have limited space, a Battery UPS will do in a … Continue reading “Eaton 5P 1500RT UPS Battery Backup”

Google Voice port to iPhone eSIM on US Mobile | Dual SIM

One casualty of Google Killing off Legacy GSuite is we risk losing our Google Voice phone numbers. I estimate I’d need to waste two weeks of vacation to spend on the phone updating my number with every contact, vendor, organization, and government agency. I think it would be best to not lose our phone numbers. … Continue reading “Google Voice port to iPhone eSIM on US Mobile | Dual SIM”

2021 in Retrospect | From Wolves

The Year of the Dogs If I could sum up the entire 2021 it is this: We got dogs, and now we’re behind on everything else (including this post, this is the most time-slipped retrospect ever). I expected dogs would be work. But I didn’t expect: The amount of energy a puppy must exert is … Continue reading “2021 in Retrospect | From Wolves”

Gmail GSuite Legacy Alternatives

Update 2022-05-16: Google has relented (for now), you can use this self-transition link to see the option to stay on the no-cost Legacy G Suite. Google is killing off my free Gmail accounts. All of them. Sixteen years ago, I moved b3n.org to Google Apps for your domain. Now it is known as GSuite and … Continue reading “Gmail GSuite Legacy Alternatives”

On Earth Peace | Christmas 2021

Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace, good will toward men. – Luke 2:14 KJV When I was a child, I assumed the angels in Luke 2:14 referred to peace between nations. The quote was often used on TV shows in the context of war around Christmas. So it made sense to … Continue reading “On Earth Peace | Christmas 2021”