Mission Repair: Mac Tip of the Day!

Hello everyone –

Today, I’d like to share a tip that is focused around a little round, green button. While I really like this one…

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The star of the show today is the round green button on any open window you are using, such as email, your browser of choice, or even the calendar.

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When you see this green dot on your open program, left mouse click and drag the window to the far right or left of your screen. If you have multiple windows, you will now be able to click on the second window and have a split screen. Even better… slide the black line spitting the two windows where ever you like! 50/50 or maybe 60/40? I tend to use it 75/25 with two web pages open so I can copy/paste or get a quick screen shot (shift+command+4) and use it when writing this blog.

I hope once again that you find this tip useful, and you come to know the full power of OSX Yosemite and all its hidden gems!

Have a great day!

Jeff

Waterfalls in Kansas? Tell your friends about it!

Hi there!  As you may or may not know, Mission Repair has locations in Kansas, and we’re not just the “flatland” that you picture when you relate the the state.  The fact is that most of Kansas is FLAT and boring to drive through if you’re traveling across country on Highway 70, but there is a cool website that talks about some of the features and attractions in each state.  Here in Kansas, they are promoting a “Water Fall Tour” and have it mapped on their website!

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I know for a fact that my California friends think that I live in a wheat and sunflower wasteland here in Kansas…but we Kansans have a few hidden gems up our sleeves.  I was intrigued, and I think that I’ll take the trip via motorcycle here soon.  I thought I’d share!

Have a good morning, Ryan

 

 

Can you spot the difference?

Good afternoon – here’s something to get your brain working.  Look hard or you might miss it.  What’s the difference between these two pictures of this delicious-looking sunflower cookie?

 

Well, I took a bite out of it, of course!  In fact, that entire cookie was devoured with ease.  I’m a cookie fanatic/expert.  How do you become a cookie expert?  Years of experience!

I was visiting Dandra’s library one day and found that there was an extra sunflower cookie made by Sara (another teacher) that was calling my name.  Why a sunflower cookie?  Yes it’s cute, but Kansas recognized the sunflower as official state flower and floral emblem in 1903 (the sunflower is also featured on the Kansas state quarter, state flag, and the nickname for Kansas is The Sunflower State.)  Mission Repair’s roots are from Kansas as well!

Did you know that Sunflower heads consist of 1,000 to 2,000 individual flowers joined together by a receptacle base? The large petals around the edge of a head are actually individual ray flowers, which do not develop into seed.  I didn’t know that either!  There’s so much to learn here in the Mission Repair Blog.

I’m guessing that is why these succulent morsels were in the teacher’s lounge.  In any case, this sunflower got “plucked” because it went missing…into my personal sunflower storage compartment 😉

See you tomorrow, Ryan

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Stop by one of our locations today!

Walk-Ins Welcome!
We have 2 locations in the Kansas City area!
Not local? No problem! We specialize in nationwide mail-in repairs!

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Short on time? Need to have your device repaired right now? WE CAN DO THAT.
We have a special 1 hour service for our local walk-in customers and we can repair iPads, iPhones, iPods, Macs and Android phones fast.

Mission Repair, Inc.
Service Lab
 

Mail-in location
Walk-ins welcome!

9214 Marshall Drive                      5604 Johnson Drive
Lenexa, KS 66215                          Mission, KS 66202
913-353-9233Hours:
Mon – Fri: 10am – 7pm
Sat – Sun: 10am – 5pm

It’s a little treacherous out there.

Hi there,

I’m sitting here in my front office at Mission Repair in Lenexa, Kansas and the snow just started to fall.  Soon after, I heard lots of sirens and can see the commotion rumbling just down the street.  The weather is starting to hit us, and the freezing rain is really what is causing the issue.  Cars are starting to slide all over the place!

Here’s a pic out into the parking lot as we speak:

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I know that it doesn’t look like much, but that little bit of snow on top of the slick roads makes a dangerous situation.   It looks like I should probably put it into 4 wheel drive for a little while unit the road crews get their act together.

We’ve have several people come in during the “mess”.  I want to remind everyone that we are open until 7 pm, and if is suits your lifestyle to wait until the roads as a little better, then I recommend that you hang tight in your warm houses and offices while KDOT gets the plows up and down the highway.  I bet that by 5 pm today it’ll be just fine to move around the area.

Thanks again and drive safe everyone!

Ryan

Great start to 2016!

Happy 2016!

It gets me every year the first time I write check (this time it was at Costco!) and I actually scribble the numbers “2016” on paper…it’s official, it’s sunk in, and I couldn’t be happier.

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So how did you spend your New Year?  Did you celebrate?  Did you go out?

I actually stayed at home for the ball drop, which was nice because it was pretty icy out and not worth the risk to drive with any potential roaming “party goers”.  So that felt pretty good.

The next day, I headed to the Hollywood Casino next to the Kansas Speedway with my mother and Dandra.  It’s a tradition.  Didn’t win much but I did have a mean “Cookie Sunday Dessert” at their awesome restaurant Turn 2.

Saturday was a day filled with getting caught up on the first 6 Star Wars episodes so we are prepped and ready to see the newest one in the theater.  Hopefully we’ll be able to catch a showing within the next week.

And yesterday was spent watching a little football (well, a lot of football) and what a glorious day it was.  It’s nice to get the regular season out of the way and now into the playoffs.  It looks like it’s going to be a great set of games.

Finally last night Casey and I were able to carve out some time to install his new radiator in his Toyota Tundra.  Neither of us really wanted to do it, but it’s done and his truck is running great.  You may remember my earlier blog about this!

Now that it’s “Back to Work” day, I’ve been enjoying a nice morning crafting a few blogs, taking care of some price decreases on the website and about to head to lunch for something tasty.

I’ll be back soon, but I hope your New Year Holiday was a great as mine, I’m feeling really good about 2016 for sure!

Take care, Ryan

 

Wake up and smell the coffee!

I’m up. I get it, it’s a little early (about 5am!) and I could be asleep. I don’t need to be into the office until 10am today, but sometimes I get my best work done in the middle of the night. It’s a curse and a blessing at the same time.

I can really attribute my excellent mood to my iced coffee and bacon today. The house smells amazing!

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So for those of you that aren’t morning people (Dandra, you know who you are!) I’m here to motivate you to get up, get ready, and take on the world today. It’s going to be a great December 30th.  Check out the wikihow page on “how to wake someone up“.  #1 is to brew a cup of coffee!

For some of you, you already have tomorrow off. For even more of you, you also have Friday off. This could mean a lot of long weekends for millions of Americans so make today a good one.

So when I say “Wake up and smell the coffee”, I’m not intending to mean “Hey, try to pay attention to what’s going on”…I’m really saying, “Wake up and smell the coffee.” It smells great!

Have a wonderful day, I’m working on some end of the year tidbits for Mission Repair, it’s tradition. I’ll see you back here soon.

Ryan