Archive for November, 2005

Serenity out on DVD December 20th

Serenity out on DVD December 20th

Just in case you didn’t see it anywhere else first, Serenity will be out on DVD on December 20th. You can preorder it from amazon.com. If you’re getting this as a gift, Amazon says it will arrive on 12/23 if you choose 2 day shipping. According to the description on Amazon, the DVD will contain […]

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Twenty inches of temptation

Twenty inches of temptation

No, I’m not talking about yours truly, I’m talking about the Dell 20″ Widescreen Ultrasharp 2005FPW, on sale for about $350 after tax and free shipping. This monitor normally goes for $579. It’s on sale, plus you can throw on another $100 off coupon by using this code: 63C1JBV4XV1VMD If you’ve been waiting to get […]

Posted in: technology
Typing of the Dead

Typing of the Dead

Thanks to a nod from Configuratrix, I recently played The Typing of the Dead, a typing game built on top of the House of the Dead arcade/console zombie shooter. The original arcade version uses two light guns (one for each player), but in this version you are armed only with a keyboard. Or in my […]

Posted in: games
52, overcast, and righteous

52, overcast, and righteous

I was out riding today. The weather was a little cold (50s during the day — 28 at night) all holiday weekend, but today marked the beginning of a week with a 50% chance of rain. I was determined to get out before the temperature, and the rain, dropped. I put my thermals on underneath […]

Posted in: motorcycling
What the hell are you doing?

What the hell are you doing?

I don’t know if it’s something most people experience as you approach (or slightly surpass) their third decade, but a lot of my friends and I have been looking at our careers and asking, “why am I doing this?” Alexa isn’t happy with her new job, even going so far as to pack up her […]

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Encrypting your AOL Instant Messenger Conversations for Free

Encrypting your AOL Instant Messenger Conversations for Free

This is a repost from my vanity site — some of you have had your certs for a year and they have expired. So here’s a refresher on how to get your free encryption certificate. Pass this along to your friends who also use AIM. You will have to use Internet Explorer for this. Because […]

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Crutchfield.com — faster than a freshman on prom night

Crutchfield.com — faster than a freshman on prom night

I feel obligated to plug here: I buy a ton of stuff online, and normally newegg.com wins the award for fastest order fulfillment. UNTIL TODAY, when my order from crutchfield.com arrives, less than 20 hours after I placed my order. Holy crap! Now, they’re in Virginia, so they get a bit of a head start, […]

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Doc Vs. Scammers

Doc Vs. Scammers

As I noted earlier this month, I am trying to sell my Honda Element. I’ve received more scam attempts, and I’ve gotten tired of deleting them. Here’s the message I received: Thanks for your mail. Due to time constraint on the fact that we are running short of time,actually my client wants to use the […]

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Deja Vu Waiting to Happen?

Deja Vu Waiting to Happen?

For the last three weeks or so — maybe since Lady Jaye and I joined Stilts at our alma mater’s football games — I’ve felt that I was going to run into someone I used to know. When we were in Williamsburg I thought I might run into Barb, who graduated a year earlier than […]

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Fieldsheer Magnesium mesh jacket review

Fieldsheer Magnesium mesh jacket review

EDIT 07/18/2006 Now that this article is indexed by Google and I’ve seen a few visitors to this page because of its ranking, I want to state that I have stopped wearing my Fieldsheer jacket and wouldn’t recommend a mesh jacket to anyone. The material used in mesh jackets can melt at high speeds generated […]

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