Archive for June, 2006

20×20

20×20

Before I started my session with my trainer Yoda today, he talked about a Japanese training method called the “20×20.” No, this does not involve giant tentacles or robot monkeys. It involves doing 20 sets of the same exercise 20 times. You rest for 20 seconds between sets. The idea is to put your muscles […]

Posted in: fitness & grooming
Java Settlers of Catan Tournament II

Java Settlers of Catan Tournament II

I know a fair amount of my Gibberish readers play the boardgame Settlers of Catan. For those of you who don’t, Settlers is a three to four player game (up to six with the expansion) and the object is to build towns on a random board made up of landscape tiles. Each tile produces a […]

Posted in: games
RSS Intro and Setup for Firefox Users

RSS Intro and Setup for Firefox Users

The RSS 2.0 was formalized in 2002, and is an XML format designed to summaries of Web content and accompanying metadata. The most common use of RSS feeds today are for article or blog summaries. An example of an RSS metadata item would be the URL for the full text of the article/summary. If you […]

Posted in: site news
Guess They All Look the Same to CBS

Guess They All Look the Same to CBS

I shamelessly took this from a post on Ars Technica, but I couldn’t help but do a :rolleyes: when I saw this actual screenshot of an article from CBS.com: CBS has corrected (and apologized for) this error, but sheesh, you’d think someone would ask, “Is that right?” No tags for this post.

Posted in: gibberish, link and run
All the Gear, All the Time

All the Gear, All the Time

WARNING! A rant follows.

Posted in: motorcycling
Edit your post!

Edit your post!

I love WordPress, the underlying software that runs Gibberish. It’s fantastic, the admin/posting interface is well done and needs to be experienced to truly appreciate. One of the things I don’t like about it, however, is that users can’t edit their comments. If someone puts up a comment and then realizes they made a spelling […]

Posted in: gibberish, site news
OMG Doggies!!

OMG Doggies!!

It’s been awhile since I’ve posted pictures of our little monsters. Porter’s going to turn two this August; Rosie will be one. Three Leos in one house!! Porter chewing on his new favorite toy, the Big Bite Beaver (no, we didn’t make the name up). Rosie in the yard. She’s turned into much more of […]

Posted in: dogs
Say what?

Say what?

Ars had quite a good thread on hearing capabilities recently. The thread went on to discuss how home audio equipment (especially computer audio equipment) can’t reliably produce tones greater than 20khz, but some people can still “sense” the tones generated at those frequencies. Most consumer-grade computer audio equipment can’t generate sounds greater than 24khz, so […]

Posted in: gibberish, link and run
Glug glug

Glug glug

After hearing Lady Jaye talk about swimming again and reading Fish Sprout’s latest swimming adventure, I decided to get back into the pool today. Wow, I’d forgotten how much swimming can kick your ass. I probably haven’t been in the water since the tail end of 2005 (seem right, honey?), and it was all I […]

Posted in: fitness & grooming
Alcon Opti-free Supra Clens Daily Protein Remover

Alcon Opti-free Supra Clens Daily Protein Remover

As mentioned earlier this March, I’ve started wearing really really soft disposable toric contact lenses from Accuvue. They are flimsy — even for disposables. At first, wearing them for the two week max period was tough. The contacts were scratchy the last three days, and I wouldn’t wear them as long as I normally would. […]