The Random Adventure That Is Life (RATIL)
Our random adventures through life as seen from his and her perspective. Parenting, tech, adrenaline, fashion, food, adventure, travel, books, and the occasional social rant.

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Sep
26
Vivint Smart Garage Auto Close

Vivint Smart Garage Auto Close

My car recently got stolen out of my garage so I wrote a script to automatically close the garage whenever
2 min read
Aug
16
Bulk Download Photos From Procare

Bulk Download Photos From Procare

Our son's daycare/preschool uses Procare to track attendance and send info about the school including pictures of the kids
2 min read
Jul
24
Book Review - Immune: A Journey Into The Mysterious System That Keeps You Alive

Book Review - Immune: A Journey Into The Mysterious System That Keeps You Alive

I just finished reading Immune by Philip Dettmer (the creator of Kurzgesagt-In A Nutshell). While I ordered this book back
2 min read
Jul
19
Paddling the Colorado River

Paddling the Colorado River

After having rented paddle boards for years, I finally bought an inflatable one and brought it with me on my
5 min read
Jun
02
When do you feel happiest?

When do you feel happiest?

I have had writer's block lately. Luckily Mrs. Steen bought the Best Self Ultimate Deck Collection, which includes a "Wordsmith"
2 min read
Jun
02
Previse

Previse

NMAP shows that ports 80 and 22 are open. The site at port 80 is a login page to a
2 min read
Nov
21
Return To Hack The Box - BountyHunter

Return To Hack The Box - BountyHunter

After a several year hiatus from Hack The Box, I decided to jump back in and take a look. Here
2 min read
Nov
11
Stadia Firewall Rules

Stadia Firewall Rules

Google was running a deal that if you bought a game on Stadia you would get a free controller and
1 min read
Aug
27
Camping Types

Camping Types

There are probably hundreds of articles on this across the internet, this is just my take. There are 3 major
5 min read
Jun
16
Kids' and Wife's First Backpacking Trip

Kids' and Wife's First Backpacking Trip

If you know me or have read this blog, then you know that I like backpacking. Last year I tried
4 min read