Archive for April, 2006

Be Prepared — Making Drip Coffee the Gibberish Way

Be Prepared — Making Drip Coffee the Gibberish Way

I love coffee. LOOOOVE coffee. If I could, I’d drink coffee all day. Unfortunately my trainer and body think it’s better for me to drink a lot of water, and not as much Blood of Lifeā„¢. I thought I’d put together a short guide on how I like to make coffee, along with some “optional” […]

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Favorite Family Feud Game to Get an Update

Favorite Family Feud Game to Get an Update

Monopoly, one of my favorite board games (both for gameplay and as a cheap personality test) is getting an update. As written about a few days ago in this Ars Technica article, Hasbro intends to update the properties on the board with modern US equivalents and more market-current prices. I guess this means they will […]

Posted in: games
Fits and Starts At Lightning Speed!!

Fits and Starts At Lightning Speed!!

My days seem kinda boring after ordering FIOS; I don’t have to check the online availability page every twenty minutes like I used to. Luckily, Verizon has made up another fun mini-game for me to play, which is cleverly entitled “Document how frequently your FIOS connection drops.” Since I started keeping track on April 12, […]

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Insert clever financial title here.

Insert clever financial title here.

One of the unfortunate by-products of doing cardio at the gym is that I watch more network television than I do normally. The doubly unfortunate part about it is that at least one television in view is showing either the local news or FOX news, or CNN, or whatever half-real, half-make believe bullshit is on […]

Posted in: gibberish
[TIW] Slim Devices Squeezebox

[TIW] Slim Devices Squeezebox

I love, love, love the online music service Pandora.com. I listen to the station for a few hours a day at least. One thing I have wanted, however, is to play my Pandora station when I am downstairs, either playing cards with Lady Jaye or cooking, whatever. Short of running another PC downstairs, however, we […]

Posted in: music
Two Movies Enter, One Movie Leaves

Two Movies Enter, One Movie Leaves

I don’t normally do movie reviews, because I feel that what I like about a movie differs quite dramatically from what normal people like. I have some basic requirements before I’ll see a movie, although there are a few notable exceptions. A movie must have at least one: Monster Shootout/brawl Aliens Car chase At any […]

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Sasquatch: Man or Beast? Or Beast-Man?

Sasquatch: Man or Beast? Or Beast-Man?

It’s been less than a month since I posted faceless pictures of myself as a benchmark for my workout sessions. After my last fat-pinching, I had Lady Jaye take some updated pictures. The last rev of pictures are on the top in each group. The front The differences are subtle, and I’m not talking about […]

Posted in: fitness & grooming
How to dispose of a 21″ CRT monitor?

How to dispose of a 21″ CRT monitor?

Has anyone gotten rid of a CRT monitor? More or less legally isn’t too big of an issue for me. If I can do anything short of dumping it in the river I will. I am afraid the answer will be “take it to the county dump and pay them $50 to get rid of […]

Posted in: gibberish
How to dispose of a 21" CRT monitor?

How to dispose of a 21" CRT monitor?

Has anyone gotten rid of a CRT monitor? More or less legally isn’t too big of an issue for me. If I can do anything short of dumping it in the river I will. I am afraid the answer will be “take it to the county dump and pay them $50 to get rid of […]

Posted in: gibberish
Ming and the Weather Machine

Ming and the Weather Machine

Sometimes I feel like life imitates art a little too closely. Just like in Flash Gordon in the 80s, someone has been playing with the weather machine out here. It was 87 degrees and sunny one day last week, now it’s in the 50s and rainy less than four days later. It’s supposed to be […]

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