Archive for September, 2006

Nintendo DS SuperCard 2.56 software update
By September 30, 20061 Comments Read More →

Nintendo DS SuperCard 2.56 software update

The official site’s download page hasn’t been updated yet, but the user forum is reporting the latest version of the SuperCard patching software (v. 2.56) is available: http://eng.supercard.cn/download/setupmicrosdV256en.rar Hopefully this will fix some of the compatibility issues with some more recent games. Tags: nintendo ds

Posted in: games
Water water everywhere
By September 29, 20064 Comments Read More →

Water water everywhere

I decided to cut my motorcycle trip a day short in order to beat out a rain storm and twenty degree temperature drop in Syracuse. I left New York at 9AM under the threat of dark clouds and a steady wind. Despite the annoying wind, I made it all the way through New York state […]

Posted in: motorcycling
Native Dash SS sunglasses review
By September 28, 20060 Comments Read More →

Native Dash SS sunglasses review

I have a pair of Oakley Juliettes that I’ve owned for almost six years. I love them, but they have very wide arms that makes wearing them under my motorcycle helmet impossible. Last fall I went shopping for a pair of sunglasses that would fit comfortably. I had no requirements other than flexible arms and […]

Posted in: motorcycling, review
Next up, Fort Ticonderoga
By September 27, 20061 Comments Read More →

Next up, Fort Ticonderoga

I made it to Syracuse without incident or serious soreness in about eight and a half hours, not including the four small stops I made along the way. I had an hour and a half lunch/coffee break with Configuratrix, which was very pleasant. I had Thai food, and I was concerned that the choice would […]

Posted in: motorcycling
Road Warrior
By September 26, 20061 Comments Read More →

Road Warrior

I’m heading out on my motorcycle to see my folks in New York state today. I’ll be around ten hours on the road today, and who knows how long with my stepfather once I arrive. I should be back either Thursday or Friday, depending on a variety of factors, including the weather and how much […]

Finding SOLAS
By September 25, 20062 Comments Read More →

Finding SOLAS

The Gestalt Theory, developed in the 1930s and 1940s by psychologists, attempts to explain how humans process visual information. The laws of the Gestalt Theory are presented below, and shamelessly ripped from Wikipedia: Proximity – the objects closest together are more likely to form a group. Similarity – objects similar in size or shape are […]

Posted in: motorcycling, review
Bye bye summer gear
By September 21, 20060 Comments Read More →

Bye bye summer gear

I made a trip up to Rockville/DC yesterday for work and for an Ars Technica meet in DC proper. I decided a few things on my ride. Make sure my hard luggage is closed. I rode from Fredericksburg to Rockville with my left side case open. I guess I didn’t set the lid down far […]

Posted in: motorcycling
Free Gillette Fusion razor to the first person to email me
By September 20, 20062 Comments Read More →

Free Gillette Fusion razor to the first person to email me

I received a free Gillette Fusion (that’s the six blade face-machete) in the mail from Costco yesterday. After nearly dismembering myself this April with a Gillette Fusion razor, I’m not inclined to keep it. However, those of you without crazy facial growth patterns may find some use for it. The freebie comes with the handle […]

Posted in: fitness & grooming
Monopoly on the Nintendo DS
By September 19, 20064 Comments Read More →

Monopoly on the Nintendo DS

It is well known amongst my meatspace friends that I love Monopoly. My friend Stilts and I play almost every time we see each other. When I saw that Monopoly was featured as one of the games in the aptly titled (but wordy) Monopoly – Boggle – Yahtzee – Battleship cartridge for the Nintendo DS, […]

Posted in: games, review
Put your emergency contacts on ICE
By September 18, 20061 Comments Read More →

Put your emergency contacts on ICE

I want to make sure that emergency responders have the information they need in the event that I am incapacitated in an accident (thinking particularly about my motorcycle, but also in general). I posted a thread on Ars asking for what I should put on an emergency information card I intend to carry in my […]

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