Archive for February, 2007

Hard drive down!

Hard drive down!

My file server was acting funny today after rebooting from some Windows XP patches. I restarted him again, only to find out on reboot that one of my 500GB drives had failed! The drive is only two months old. Given the legacy of problems setting this guy up, I’m not surprised I had a drive […]

Posted in: technology
Master Lock 265D Door Security Bar review

Master Lock 265D Door Security Bar review

Thanks to my Curio & Relic license I have been acquiring more and more firearms. I used to just leave my guns underneath the bed in gun cases. I kept my Mossberg shotgun loaded and in the corner in case of a home invasion. Even though I have my concealed carry permit and am armed […]

I think I may have found my attack shuttle.

I think I may have found my attack shuttle.

My mind naturally drifts to replacement rides as I’m trying to sell my Solstice. The ideal situation, financially, would be to not have a replacement ride at all. The Montero and Cylon cover my transportation needs. However, I am concerned that the more I drive Monty in stop-and-go traffic the more likely he is to […]

Posted in: cars
Henckels Synergy Asian Knife Set review

Henckels Synergy Asian Knife Set review

Sometimes you get what you pay for. Sometimes you get more than you pay for. Sometimes you get much less. Such has been my experience with Henckels knives. Introduced to this manufacturer of fine kitchen knives by my then-employer in Oregon, I picked up an eight-inch Henckels Twin Star Plus chef knife, to the tune […]

Posted in: review, technology
If you don’t have a shotgun in your car ….

If you don’t have a shotgun in your car ….

At least consider a Trunk Monkey. Somehow I missed this in 2003 and 2004. Car dealership network Suburban Auto Group commissioned these ads during the Super Bowl. Even if you’ve seen these before, they’re great for another laugh. Who needs Lojack? No tags for this post.

Posted in: gibberish, link and run
If you don't have a shotgun in your car ….

If you don't have a shotgun in your car ….

At least consider a Trunk Monkey. Somehow I missed this in 2003 and 2004. Car dealership network Suburban Auto Group commissioned these ads during the Super Bowl. Even if you’ve seen these before, they’re great for another laugh. Who needs Lojack? No tags for this post.

Posted in: gibberish, link and run
Good luck, Agent Dobyns

Good luck, Agent Dobyns

CNN has run two pieces in a developing story about an ATF agent who infiltrated the infamous motorcycle gang the Hells Angels. Agent Jay Dobyns was part of the Hells Angels from 2001 to 2003. His initiation: killing a rival motorcycle gang member. The murder was filmed on videotape, and Dobyns was accepted into the […]

Posted in: gibberish, link and run
HAPPY BIRTHDAY, FATHIR!

HAPPY BIRTHDAY, FATHIR!

Happy birthday to my buddy Fathir. It seems like yesterday when you and I were running around in the DAOC battlegrounds and falling prey to the ogres of Albion. Moving to the DC area and getting to know you in person only confirmed the great things I learned about you online. Happy birthday, buddy. No […]

Posted in: gibberish
Flaming Cotton Balls and Spark-Lite firestarter review

Flaming Cotton Balls and Spark-Lite firestarter review

A way to make fire is important in any preparedness kit. Ideally, you should have two ways to start a fire. I have a few cheap Bic lighters and then the Spark-Lite Fire Starter. The Spark-Lite is a simple but effective piece of kit. The starter is a two inch high piece of plastic with […]

Posted in: preparedness, review
My son is fat.

My son is fat.

It’s official, Porter is fat. Lady Jaye took him to the vet today to have his anal glands expressed, and he has actually gained a pound and a half since putting the dogs on a diet. We’ve already tried to only keep food out for them if they eat it within the first thirty minutes […]

Posted in: dogs