Archive for December, 2006

Cool day for deliveries

Cool day for deliveries

I love December, because a hojillion packages get delivered to my joint. Between my usual Internet purchases, we get a boost from seasonal gifts and whatnot. Today, however was especially awesome for a few reasons. No tags for this post.

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HAPPY BIRTHDAY, DUKE!!

HAPPY BIRTHDAY, DUKE!!

Happy birthday to my favorite military man, Duke. I am lucky to have you and Pixie nearby, it’s meant a lot to me to have a friend within shooting distance (I mean, shouting distance). Thanks for being my friend, and thank you for serving. Love ya, buddy. No tags for this post.

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Pandamonium!

Pandamonium!

That’s right. Pandamonium, bitches. Pandamonium shirt from Threadless. No tags for this post.

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Ars Technica Secret Santa 2006

Ars Technica Secret Santa 2006

For the last three years, the Lounge (casual) portion of the Ars Technica Open Forum has conducted a Secret Santa event. Arsians put their name in a pool, and are randomly assigned someone to give a gift to (the Santee) and are designated as someone else’s Santee. There is a suggested limit of ~$25 or […]

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Microsoft Curve 2000 keyboard review

Microsoft Curve 2000 keyboard review

After computing for twenty three years it finally happened. I killed a keyboard by spilling something on it. The victim was my trusty Microsoft Elite keyboard, my companion in arms across three states, five residences, and a trip in the washing machine. RIP buddy. I needed a replacement, but wanted to try something new. My […]

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The mice that roared

The mice that roared

It’s been three days since we went, but Stomper, Sleepy Panda, Lady Jaye and I made a trip to the shooting range. Sleepy Panda had never fired a firearm before, and it had been awhile for Stomper — and I think she may have just fired long guns. They arrived at around lunchtime, and we […]

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Three sites, two tools, and one impulse buyer

Three sites, two tools, and one impulse buyer

I’ve known about, and shopped on, Woot for several years. Here’s the premise behind Woot and its clones: one type item of unknown quantity is put up for sale every day at 1AM eastern. The item is often at a deep discount. Shipping on Woot is always $5, regardless if you buy a Woot-branded stuffed […]

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Love ’em and leaf ’em

Love ’em and leaf ’em

Lady Jaye and I finally got rid of our metric shit-ton of leaves that we acquired today. We’d been setting out five to ten bags of leaves a week with our garbage until we broke down and put the remaining 130 bags of leaves in a seventeen foot U-Haul truck and took them to the […]

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Love 'em and leaf 'em

Love 'em and leaf 'em

Lady Jaye and I finally got rid of our metric shit-ton of leaves that we acquired today. We’d been setting out five to ten bags of leaves a week with our garbage until we broke down and put the remaining 130 bags of leaves in a seventeen foot U-Haul truck and took them to the […]

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Exposure, 2006 Edition

Exposure, 2006 Edition

Almost a year ago I was riding Cylon around and had developed a nice case of second-degree frostbite on two toes of my right foot. Outfitted with a new pair of warmer, waterproof Sidi On Road boots and warm wicking socks I thought I would fare better this year. It turns out that perhaps we […]

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