Archive for November, 2005

2005 Nissan Xterra Review

2005 Nissan Xterra Review

I’ve written two reviews of my rental cars while I’m out on business in California (Buick Rendezvous and Mazda 6). Thanks to a canceled flight in Richmond and a delay in Chicago, I was over three hours late in arriving to California this trip. As per company orders, we are only allowed to rent mid-sized […]

Posted in: cars, review
Windows efficiency update

Windows efficiency update

As you may recall, Lady Jaye and I had new windows installed in our home this October. I have been awaiting our energy bill anxiously, to see how much we were saving thanks to our super efficient windows. Well, the good news is that we’re saving money, the bad news is that we’re not saving […]

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HAPPY SCORPIO BIRTHDAYS!

HAPPY SCORPIO BIRTHDAYS!

Happy birthdays to Bond and Alexa, who round out my awesome triad of all-powerful scorpio homies. So I had written a few reviews on my home computer before I came out to California. Unfortunately they haven’t posted, which means that my workstation took a dump when the power flickered. I guess I’ll be buying some […]

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Badger Balm Healing Balm Review

Badger Balm Healing Balm Review

Working in an office environment plus having naturally dry skin is a lethal double-whammy for my hands, fingers, and elbows. My skin was always splitting, either on my fingertips (from typing?) or in the skin between my fingers. It was painful and unsightly. I tried all sorts of hand lotions, finally using Jergen’s Ultra Healing […]

Hrm, I guess that email went to someone after all.

Hrm, I guess that email went to someone after all.

Some friends of mine and I play the daily Set puzzle. I’ve been playing for years, I think probably at least five years but my memory is a little fuzzy in my middle age. At any rate, the folks at setgame.com recently changed the interface to a very bright blue with a lime green border. […]

Posted in: games, gibberish
Nanowrino

Nanowrino

I took a (somewhat) later flight out to California this trip, which allowed me to leave the house two hours later than usual. Instead of sleeping all the way here like I normally do, I planned on writing my entry for the National Novel Writer’s Month. I picked up my nice pen that Lady Jaye […]

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Untold Legends PSP Game Review

Untold Legends PSP Game Review

Untold Legends is like the warning for lifestyle drugs like Viagra. You know the warning. “If you have an erection for more than four hours, go see a doctor.” Too much of something can be a very bad thing. Boner for four hours? Bad thing. Repetitive hack and slash roleplaying game for the PSP? Bad […]

Posted in: games, review
Never underestimate the power of the force

Never underestimate the power of the force

Suction force, that is. The hungry, all-powerful, all-consuming (mostly) suction of my Dyson DC07 Animal vacuum cleaner. I run the sweeper upstairs and down once a week, and was always impressed with the amount of dog and people hair it sucked up, along with the sloughed skin, eyelashes, bug droppings, whatever that one sucks up […]

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ASPIRE X-QPACK miniATX Case Review

ASPIRE X-QPACK miniATX Case Review

I built two new gaming systems for Lady Jaye and myself at the end of last month, and after living with the systems for a few weeks I’m ready to review the case I selected, along with the included 420W power supply. I bought the ASPIRE X-QPACK for two reasons. One, it was small enough […]

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Rosie goes bonk

Rosie goes bonk

It must be some leftover, subconscious thing from my father, but I let the dogs out for as long as it takes me to finish a snack. My dad used to let the dogs run at night while he finished an apple, I think he still does the same thing to this day. Yesterday I […]

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