Archive for March, 2007

SmartWool Merino wool snowboard sock review

SmartWool Merino wool snowboard sock review

My struggle with frostbite/exposure from riding last year has been well documented on Gibberish (here, here, and here, chronologically). Despite trying to put together better cold-weather gear, such as better fitting boots, thicker Cool-max socks, and heated hand grips, once bitten, twice shy. I’ve ridden a lot less this season. With my trip to Tybee […]

Posted in: motorcycling, review
USA Federal tax refund status checker

USA Federal tax refund status checker

If you’re like me and anxiously awaiting a refund from the .gov this year, check out the IRS’s Where’s My Refund? tool. You will need to enter your full social security number, filing status, and your reported refund amount. Your tax refund is scheduled to be direct deposited on March 16, 2007. If your refund […]

Posted in: gibberish, link and run
Fox Rescue Howler emergency whistle

Fox Rescue Howler emergency whistle

Whistle while you work — or if you are trapped under something heavy and need someone to come rescue your ass. Enter the Fox Rescue Howler — a small, flat plastic ball-less emergency whistle in high visibility yellow. I did a write up on the larger Fox 40 Mini whistle back in December of 2006. […]

Posted in: preparedness, review
More Tybee Island pictures

More Tybee Island pictures

Lady Jaye and I are both sick today, so I’m going to post up some pictures that other folks took during my trip to Tybee Island, Georgia. These pictures are all courtesy of bc from Ars Technica. Tags: ride report, winter miles

Posted in: motorcycling
Safe-Light Super Bright LED flashlight review

Safe-Light Super Bright LED flashlight review

Thanks to a tip on the Web, I found the Safe-Light Super Bright LED flashlight at EDCDepot.com. The single LED flashlight is powered by a 9V battery (included) and is encased in rubberized plastic. The flashlight comes with a detachable, magnetized clip. The flashlight is reported to be extremely durable and weather resistant, possibly waterproof […]

Posted in: preparedness, review
Internet radio needs your help!

Internet radio needs your help!

I got an email message from SomaFM‘s General Manager, Rusty Hodge. Rusty is trying to oppose a new bill that will drastically increase the fees paid to the RIAA for Internet radio broadcasts. Sites like SomaFM used to pay a percentage of their income to the RIAA — in Soma’s case, 10% of their annual […]

Peglegged Porter

Peglegged Porter

We kept Rosie and Porter at doggy day care while I was in DC and Georgia last week. Lady Jaye dropped them off in the morning, and picked them up when she was done with work. Rosie started sneezing regularly on Tuesday, and by Wednesday she and Porter were sneeze-o-matics. When Lady Jaye asked Porter […]

Posted in: dogs
BBC’s online personality quiz

BBC’s online personality quiz

I found this on a survival and preparedness forum, of all places: the BBC’s “What Am I Like?“online personality quiz. The quiz is twenty multiple choice questions broken up into four sections. I think my results are in line with how I see myself: orderly, logical, social, and stable. I also dislike it when people […]

Posted in: gibberish, link and run
Daily sites, March 2007 edition

Daily sites, March 2007 edition

The last what sites were hot list was posted in May of last year (you can also read the list from December 2005), so I figured it was time to do an update. Here’s how it works: I go back to the previous post, see what sites I visit daily or a regular basis, and […]

Posted in: gibberish, link and run
Emergency WordPress upgrade to 2.1.2

Emergency WordPress upgrade to 2.1.2

Just in case you haven’t seen it on your WordPress dashboard, there is an emergency update to take WordPress to 2.1.2. There was a problem with the 2.1.1 version because a cracker modified the WordPress code that would allow for remote PHP execution. Here’s an excerpt from the official WordPress news release: It was determined […]

Posted in: link and run, site news