Kodak Moments App Makes It Easier To Print Photos

I have been taking digital photos for well over 10 years and I don’t think I have deleted any of them. I have USB sticks, external drives, CD-ROMS, several clouds and memory cards on the go, all full of photos.

Photos of my life. Food, pets, kids, moments, silly things and everything in between. I don’t look at them, I store them so I have them one day. But does that day ever come? Jim Gaffigan does a bit in his standup about this and he is spot on. We are digital photo hoarders.

30 years ago, a photo was precious because it was actually work to take it. You only had so much film and the cost that went with it. So you wanted every photo to be amazing.

With the age of digital, one thing that many of us have left behind is actually displaying photos for people to actually seen. Not on a computer, a phone or even one of those silly digital picture frames. No, I mean printing it out, putting it in a frame and displaying it so that memory is part of your day.

I have thousands and thousands of photos that I would call good. But if you look around my house, you don’t see any. That’s just not fair to my talents for capturing the moment.

It’s time I get back into printing photos and being creative in how they are displayed out in the open.

It’s time to showcase an amazing photo how they did 50 years ago.

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Video: Texas Rising Trailer

I have never been a big watching of The History Channel but thanks to watching Vikings, I have gotten into a few of their series. Last week, the network gave a first look at their next big series and I was instantly hooked.

It’s called Texas Rising and stars Bill Paxton, Brendan Fraser, Ray Liotta, Trevor Donovan, Olivier Martinez and Christopher McDonald.

Without going on, here is the trailer that aired during Vikings.

 

What do you think? Are you going to watch?

LEGO Dimensions Hits Sept. 27

Mark September 27th down on your calendars. A very cool video game is coming that dads, I mean kids, are going to want.

LEGO Dimensions.

 

For the first time, LEGO characters from a mix of the best brands in the universe join forces and battle in worlds outside of their own. A Dark Knight, a Wizard, and a Master Builder traveling together down the Yellow Brick Road are just the beginning.

Our boys are going to love this game. It seems perfect timing with Harry’s 6th birthday a week before.

By purchasing additional expansion packs, you can grow your collection with a variety of your favorite brands to create even more crazy combinations.

Bring up to 7 characters, vehicles and weapons into the game all at once by dropping them on the LEGO Gateway for the most exciting and action-filled game around.

Let your imagination guide your solo journey or have a friend join the adventure with co-operative, drop-in/out play.
A LEGO Toy Pad and the videogame found in the initial Starter Pack will offer continued compatibility with future Expansion Packs for years to come.

The new LEGO game enters a market that was both established and dominated by Activision’s Skylanders games. To date, the Skylanders franchise has brought in more than $3 billion through the sale of video games and 240 million toys world wide. Last year, Skylanders was the top selling children’s video game and action figure line worldwide. The franchise is currently ranked as the fifteenth top selling of all time.

You can pre-order it here.

Marketing Automation Helps Parents Too

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You are wondering, how can marketing automation help parents?

No, it won’t do anything major like change a diaper or put together a Lego castle, but it will help keep you on point.

For example, our daycare has a lot going on. With two boys going every day, there are a lot of events (routine and special) happening each month.

Yes, I read the calendar when it is posted, but today for example, dad forgot a day.

It was costume day for my 4-year old. So there he is walking into a room full of super heroes and he is wearing normal clothes.

Not good enough dad. Well that is probably what my son was thinking.

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