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Trying a little Thai

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Tonight I came home from the store with a few ingredients I have never before purchased. 

Turmeric? Coriander? Fish sauce? This should be interesting. Since I started using Mealime two weeks ago to plan my meals, I've been discovering sections of the grocery store I didn't even know existed. It's been so fun exploring new kinds of food and learning how to prepare them. This week's first recipe is called Thai Coconut Chicken Soup with Mushrooms and Bell Pepper. I'm not even kidding. I'm going to cook something called that. And I'm not even scared! 
I'll write more about Mealime later, including why I decided to use it. But for now, I just wanted to demonstrate the kind of variety I have been enjoying in my diet lately.  by Tyler Smith

Hank returns

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Follow my blog with Bloglovin Three days ago, Hank disappeared from the fish tank. I was sure we'd never see him again. Hank has gained quite a bit of popularity among my friends. Sometimes they ask about Hank before they ask me how I'm doing! The illustrious +Kathryn Allen even went so far as to create this image to commemorate Hank's mysterious disappearance. 

Hank has escaped before. Luckily, we found him that same day...wandering around the basement. But after three days of no food and no water, I was sure he would be gone forever this time.
I couldn't have been more wrong. 

He's back, people. And I have no idea what to do with him. Covering the tank seems to have no effect. This is a ninja crab. A stealth crab. A crab that does whatever it wants.  by Tyler Smith

Sharing the gospel on Pinterest

In part two of the LDS Digital Influencer series we'll talk with Kathryn Allen, who has spent nearly the last year developing an impressive presence on Pinterest. Check out her boards at http://www.pinterest.com/ldspinz/.
Event page: https://plus.google.com/events/cvd52hjetb7pkr8rou79jqi8r94
by Tyler Smith

Take my money, YouTube

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Sigh. 
I used to to swear I would never give Google my money. I'd simply freeload until the day I die. "Freeload" in exchange for all the data they could care to collect about me, that is. That stopped as soon as their app store started getting good apps. Here and there I'd pick up something for $0.99. "But nothing else!" Ha. It wasn't long before I was paying for extra storage. Then it was their eBook store. Then Google Fiber. Now this...

Where do I go for all of my video needs? YouTube. So when I wanted to watch the trailer for one of my favorite movies,Everything Is Illuminated, I was surprised to see the movie itself as the third result. And for $1.99 I could watch it right then and there. Right on YouTube. Of course, this is part of the Google Play store, which seems to use YouTube's backbone to deliver its video content. But placing it right in the place where I am constantly searching for videos? Genius. 
I think it's time to stop lying …

My first digital photo experience

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In 2002 I used a digital camera for the first time. This is what it looked like.

And here are a few pictures I took using it. File sizes were about 70 KB.



Now my camera looks like this.

And takes pictures like this, with a file size of around 3 MB.

by Tyler Smith