Archive for November, 2006

Google Reader review

Google Reader review

I’m a big fan of RSS feeds. I wrote an article about setting up RSS feeds in Firefox with an accompanying how-to on the Tome of Useless Knowledge. Firefox’s built-in RSS support was great, until I got about twenty feeds. It became a pain in the ass to navigate through all the Live Bookmark (RSS) […]

Posted in: gibberish, review
Reliance Aqua-tainer 7 gallon water jug review

Reliance Aqua-tainer 7 gallon water jug review

This isn’t a review as much as it is a PSA and my general observations on what it’s like to handle seven gallons of water. Water storage has been a big topic since starting up GIMPS and the companion forum. My strategy for keeping enough water on hand for our house for seven days involves […]

Posted in: preparedness, review
Happy Birthday, Alexa!

Happy Birthday, Alexa!

Happy birthday to one of my oldest and bestest friends! It’s been a rough year for you, hang in there and things will get better. I was talking to my mother today about how odd it is that I have so many Scorpio friends. I guess we are just a bunch of strange-ass people. 🙂 […]

Posted in: gibberish
When musicians move on, and fans stand still

When musicians move on, and fans stand still

I have been a huge fan of DJ Shadow since Endtroducing dropped in 1996. I go back to listen to tracks like “Building Steam with a Grain of Salt” or “Organ Donor” and marvel at not only how innovative the music sounded back then, but how much it still moves me today. DJ Shadow introduced […]

Posted in: music
My power hungry neighbors

My power hungry neighbors

Gibberish was down for about an hour and a half tonight. One of the other users on my Web server pegged the processor and the server stopped accepting incoming connections. The Dreamhost sysadmins eventually stopped the intensive process and things have been fine so far. Dreamhost also got DOSed this week, so hopefully the two […]

Posted in: site news
Wii won’t be in line on the 19th

Wii won’t be in line on the 19th

Well, it’s official: I won’t be waiting for the Nintendo Wii on the 19th. After the disappointing news in September about accessory and game prices, the hands on Wii demo videos from Gamespot staff, and finally write ups like this one from folks who played demo units, I’ve gone from “gotta have it on launch […]

Posted in: games, technology
Wii won't be in line on the 19th

Wii won't be in line on the 19th

Well, it’s official: I won’t be waiting for the Nintendo Wii on the 19th. After the disappointing news in September about accessory and game prices, the hands on Wii demo videos from Gamespot staff, and finally write ups like this one from folks who played demo units, I’ve gone from “gotta have it on launch […]

Posted in: games, technology
Happy Birthday, Bond!

Happy Birthday, Bond!

You made it another year, dude! Congrats, and here’s to another great twelve months. No tags for this post.

Posted in: gibberish
A tale of two Sidis

A tale of two Sidis

I was in the market for waterproof motorcycle boots after almost drowning on the return leg of my trip in September. It took almost a week for my boots to dry out, and even then they were still damp when I wore them for the first time. As usual, I turned to NewEnough for motorcycle […]

Posted in: motorcycling, review
Where to next?

Where to next?

I’m itching for another motorcycle trip. My ride up to New York state was a lot of fun, and I’d like to do another multi-day ride — and I want to do one before the end of the year. That means going south/south west from Virginia, which puts me in relatively unknown social territory. I […]

Posted in: motorcycling