Archive for April, 2007

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One of the problems with an interactive blog is that comments can get lost in the shuffle. Many Gibberish readers come from Google searches on products I’ve reviewed, or from people researching some of my C&R rifles. Someone may comment on an article that is months old. These comments may go unnoticed under the default […]

Posted in: site news
Settlers of Catan on Xbox Live this Wednesday

Settlers of Catan on Xbox Live this Wednesday

Thanks to pantone from Ars for posting this. Settlers of Catan will launch on Xbox Live Wednesday, May 2. The game will sell for 800 points, or $10USD. As mentioned in my previous posts about Settlers coming to the 360, I am most curious about how the AI will work, especially in isolation from each […]

Posted in: games, link and run
HR 2060 may save Internet Radio! Your help is needed!

HR 2060 may save Internet Radio! Your help is needed!

Thanks to Gibberish readers like Roclar and BushPutin for sending this in. There is a proposed bill in Congress to address the completely rapacious demands of the copyright board. Please, please call your representative and ask them to co-sponsor the bill. There’s a long way to go, but the first step is getting the bill […]

Posted in: music
You dropped a bomb on me

You dropped a bomb on me

I went to the gym today, and as I do every Monday and Wednesday, followed up my cardio with ten minutes of tanning bed nukeage. I always spray down the bed with the supplied disinfectant before I get in. After hosing down the glass, I noticed that the wastebasket in the room was missing. I […]

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You did not find Set of 3 Small Play Tents to be cool.

You did not find Set of 3 Small Play Tents to be cool.

Tanga.com has implemented a new ranking system for their nightly products. This is an interesting approach to the phenomenon of these “deal a day” sites: initially a site will bust out onto the scene with niche products, only to have to diversify later to make more money. Some sites, like Woot.com, completely lose focus. Woot […]

Posted in: link and run
You are what you eat: making your own dog food with Fish Sprout

You are what you eat: making your own dog food with Fish Sprout

With the recent dog and cat food scare, I thought some Gibberish pet owners might be wondering wtf to feed their four legged family members. My friend Fish Sprout has been making her own dog food for almost four years. She started rolling her own chow while her dog Hobie was “a medical disaster.” He […]

Posted in: dogs
Ten home and personal safety tips

Ten home and personal safety tips

Here are ten awareness and personal safety tips I practice constantly. Hopefully you aren’t going to learn anything new here, but just in case, here we are. Have car or house keys ready for use before you approach your door. Fumbling around in your purse or pocket, especially at night, will lower your guard and […]

Posted in: preparedness
Rumor: Mayorga coffee coming to Richmond-area Costco

Rumor: Mayorga coffee coming to Richmond-area Costco

If there was one thing I loved more than Mayorga Coffee was that I could buy their everyday blends at Costco in two pound bags at Costco. The beans were originally selling for $10 per two pounds, but even now at $15 or $16 it’s still worth it. The downfall was that Mayorga only had […]

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Another last ditch effort at helping Internet radio

Another last ditch effort at helping Internet radio

Gibberish reader Stomper sent this along to me in an email, and I think it’s important enough to warrant its own post. This was mentioned in my intial post about the proposed increase to Internet radio royalties, but the email below has a direct link to a petition/feedback form for your area Congressperson. The feedback […]

Posted in: music
Wenger signal card emergency mirror review

Wenger signal card emergency mirror review

One of the suggested items in any preparedness kit is a signalling tool. They can be used to communicate with a rescue plane or helicopter. Or if you’ve seen the Hills Have Eyes remake, you can signal your mutant half-brother to initiate a raid. Any mirror-like item will do, but there are many special-purpose emergency […]

Posted in: preparedness, review