Mar 30

Tile – Lose Yourself, Not Your Stuff


It’s happened to all of us: you lose a set of keys, misplace your wallet, or can’t find that one important thing you need need to start your day. Before you send the search party out looking for your lost set of keys, know there’s an app that can help.

It’s called “Tile.” It started out as a crowd funding project that raised over $2.5 million in just pre-orders before it went on the market back in July. The concept is easy… You attach a “Tile” to an item like your keys, your wallet, even a remote control.

When your stuff gets lost, you go to the app to find it.Set up is pretty easy, as the app will walk you through step-by-step. The small, un intrusive device casts a bluetooth signal of up to 100 feet. Press a button on your phone and “Tile’s” distinctive melody will play until your lost item is back, safe in your hands. “Tile” doesn’t use GPS but it will record the last place your phone saw your tile. Once you get back to that area, you can send the signal out to find your missing item.

“Tile” can also rely on a community to find your device. You can tap the “mark as lost ” button to report your lost “Tile.” Once its been found by either you or anyone else that has the tile app, you’ll be notified of the item’s location. “Tile” is water resistant and will run for a year with absolutely zero upkeep. That means there’s no batteries and no charging.

The app itself will support up to 8 tiles, and can be applied to any flat device using the included adhesive. Now, with a price range of $25 for just one, “Tile” could be a little pricey for some.

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Mar 25

Today, I was a… Jockey

Mitch on Horse

 

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Mar 16

Today, I was a… Figure Skater

There is a rule in TV broadcasting… never work with puppies and kids.  I love to break that rule.  Especially when the kids I’m working with are as cute as these girls.  I was broadcasting on Meercat during my live shot and I gave my phone to Ryan, a 9-year-old figure skater.  She was awesome. All the girls were.  I think they loved the fact that they were much better on the ice than I was… much, much better.   This is the SECOND time I was ever on the ice, I got the hang of it pretty quick, just not as good as these girls.


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Feb 19

Today, I was a…Fireman

My co-worker Danielle Dupuy and I had a “Fireman Suit-Up” Contest this morning on FOX 25.   I was in Yukon, OK all morning and she was in Norman, OK all morning.  She was a great sport and to be honest, she looked MUCH better in a fireman’s suit than I did.  Check out the video.  I won despite Leslie and Marcy cheering on #TeamDanielle


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Feb 18

GO SABERCATS!

One of my favorite things to do at FOX 25 is our Cool School of the Week. Kids are always fun to do segments with and I guess I’m a kid at heart. Today I was out at Southmoore High School in Moore Oklahoma. They are the Sabercats and I had a blast hanging out with each class. Here I am with the 6A Slow Pitch Girls Softball Champion Team

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Feb 10

Recipes from FOX 25 Morning News this morning

I had a blast this morning at the Francis Tuttle school of culinary arts. I wanted to post the recipe so that you are able to put them together yourself. Please let me know how they go I would love to hear from you.

Chef Andrew Laughin

Steak
1 each, Ribeye Steak
As needed, Kosher Salt
As needed, Fresh Ground Black Pepper
As needed Oil for grilling

 

 

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Feb 03

Today, I was a… Gaucho

This morning I got to be a Gaucho at FLAME in Shawnee. Awesome. I mean its MEAT!

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Jan 15

Where the Wind Comes Sweeping Down the Plains

okcfox

You wound up where?

Ha! I’ve heard that a few times since I have made my way to Oklahoma City…The Big Friendly.  I’m pleased to announce that I am now a Reporter/Anchor at FOX affiliate KOKH-TV in Oklahoma City.  I think I have found my home for a while and so far I LOVE IT.

But why would you leave San Diego?!??

Good question again.  It’s called “passion.”  After I left The Daily Buzz, I was really trying to figure out how to redefine my life, my career and my passion.  Part of that rediscovery was Read the rest of this entry »

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Oct 22

How to block Facebook game requests on your iPhone

fbI hope I don’t start off sounding like Andy Rooney here, but have you ever noticed you get A LOT of game and app requests on Facebook.  How annoying are they?! Especially when you’re main means of Facebookin’ is on your iPhone.

Mitch is here to help you out.   I’ve got the simple instructions on how to block all those annoying game requests that you never wanted and certainly didn’t want bothering you.

Here’s what you do to block all Facebook game/app requests on your iPhone and even your iPad:

First, launch the the Facebook app
Tap on “More” at the bottom
Scroll down to the bottom and tap on “Settings”
Tap on “Notifications”.
Tap on “Mobile Push” under the How You Get Notifications section.
Uncheck Application Requests and Application Invites.

It’s that easy.  Finally gone!!! Those game requests are the bane of my internet existence!

[important]Now, PLEASE keep in mind that this process will block requests from ALL apps, not just games. [/important]

You’ll still get notifications for apps you have already added. You will see a decrease, if not a total annihilation, of all game requests. This should make you happy because it sure does make me feel that way.

I also need to mention that this is only for your iPhone and iPad which means you’ll still get those annoying requests when you’re using your computer.

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Oct 01

Spread the Love

There is always a talk that we as a culture have forgotten our manners. The chivalrous days are long gone some say and I say… that’s bunk. I feel that people do nice, courteous things its just that we’ve forgotton our manners on how to say “thank you”. Its a slippery slope what I am about to enter with this article because I do not want to give the impression that I’m an ungrateful pig. Maybe I am. That’s why I need your help.

Is it wrong to get mad when you’re in traffic, waiting patiently for the light to turn green and you see someone trying to ease into the lane you’re in? Common courtesy is to go ahead and allow that person in. I have absolutely no problem with that. (There is an unwritten rule, though, that says you’re only allowed to let one car while waiting.) What urks me is when you let said car into the lane and that person doesn’t acknowledge the supreme sacrifice you just made with just A SIMPLE HAND WAVE. That’s all! This procedure lets us know that we live in a world where we can nice to each other and not worry about what lies ahead as a culture. Why is this so hard for people to comprehend? Now, the next time the opportunity arrives you second guess yourself if you should offer such a deed. And THAT is where we are as humans. Its not that we don’t want to help its just the notion that we will not get recognized for such a simple gesture.

Ok, this is the point of the story where you are thinking “You shouldn’t do something nice to expect a ‘thank you’ and if you’re doing for that, you’ve missed the point, Mitch.” Alright, that’s fair to think but as earlier stated, its human nature. Right?

Here’s another example that actually makes me sad more than it makes me mad. The other day I had taken my wife out to eat. This place was crowded to the point that “standing room only” is clearly a fire hazard. We were lucky enough to get seats in the waiting area and we sat down. My wife got up and left to powder her nose or whatever women do and told me to stay where I’m and we’d find other seats when she came back. At this point I looked up and noticed an elderly couple walk in. Being the awesome person that I am (humble too) I offered up my seat and the recently vacant seat next to me for the couple. They clearly heard me tell them that they could have my place and they took it. All I wanted was a moment in time to know that I just added joy to an elderly person’s life. I wanted to give them hope that the world isn’t such a cynical place and that love is all around us. I didn’t get one. Nadda, nothing.

Crushed.

At this point in my moral devistation, I accept that I have become the old guy that complains about the youth and how they have lost their civic dignity. Only its opposite. I’m complaining that the greatest generation before me doesn’t even do it. I would imagine that we’re not the ones reciprocating the love by acknowledging a kind gesture. From opening a door for someone to picking up something that a person dropped then running after them to give it back. We have to remember that kind deeds HAVE to go both ways.

I want to take the time now to thank you for reading this article.

What bothers you when it comes to the lack of common courtesies? Do you expect a “thank you?” Are you doing the deed for the wrong reason if you’re expecting you?

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