Archive for May, 2007

D-War: dragons coming to a city near you?

D-War: dragons coming to a city near you?

Big thanks to Razak for posting this in the Ars Technica Lounge. D-War (Dragon Wars) is a new film directed by Hyung Rae Shim of Korea. The plot seems simple, as all dragon movies should be: every 500 years a dragon is reborn and given a second chance at life. This time, a big bad […]

Posted in: link and run, movies
Adagio IngenuiTEA shootout

Adagio IngenuiTEA shootout

I’ve been a big fan of online tea purveyor Adagio.com for a long time. My first order with them was a green tea starter set in August 2005. I received a sixteen ounce IngenuiTEA teapot as part of the package. The IngenuiTEA is a very handy way to make loose-leaf tea in small quantities. You […]

Posted in: review
One of our oak trees is drunk.

One of our oak trees is drunk.

Almost a year ago I wrote about giant mutant beetles (okay okay, they’re Hardwood Stump borers) that had surfaced in our yard. I killed another one of them this year already, so I know they’re around. At the time, we figured as long as they stayed outside they were harmless. It turns out that their […]

Posted in: gibberish
2007 vs 2002 SmartCar Fourtwo comparison photos

2007 vs 2002 SmartCar Fourtwo comparison photos

A really neat photo set from GeekAustin has surfaced comparing the next-generation SmartCar Fourtwo to the original version. I put a $99 refundable deposit down on a Fourtwo about two months ago. The 2007 model is apparently a little bit wider. The front headlamp assembly has been redesigned. Much to the chagrin of those who […]

Posted in: cars
Is the company behind my Internet spaceship game corrupt?

Is the company behind my Internet spaceship game corrupt?

Warning: this is a long and nerdy post. I have been playing EVE again lately, a Massive Multiplayer Online Roleplaying Game wherein an average of 25,000+ players mine asteroids, blow up computer-controlled pirates, and most importantly, battle other human players over large swaths of virtual territory. Players come together in the forms of corporations, and […]

Posted in: games
X-blades folding utility knife review

X-blades folding utility knife review

Always on the lookout for a new boxcutter, I was intrigued by the X-blades folding utility knife found at Costco. What interested me the most was the price (five for $17), and that the blades were replaceable razor blades. Each knife comes with ten replacement blades, or sixty blades to a box, or one hundred […]

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Ticked off – a Tick Twister review

Ticked off – a Tick Twister review

I mentioned the other day how we gave Rosie and Porter their flea and tick treatment. Their chemical assault was prompted by a short hike earlier that day by Lady Jaye and myself. There we were, the two of us, enjoying a nice trek through a nearby state park. The sun was out, the birds […]

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Problems with SentryPro XFC flea and tick medication

Problems with SentryPro XFC flea and tick medication

It’s approaching summertime here in Virginia, and after Lady Jaye and I went on a hike Saturday (more on that later) we knew it was time to break out the flea and tick medication for our dogs Porter and Rosie. I normally get FrontLine, but it was over three times the price of any other […]

Posted in: dogs
Mission failed

Mission failed

Mimicking the success of last winter, I hoped to log another 3000 miles on my motorcycle Cylon before April of 2007. Due to bad weather grounding opportunities to motor to DC and the fear of reoccuring exposure on my foot suffered during 2005 I barely managed 1800 miles during my “winter miles” challenge of 2006/2007. […]

Posted in: motorcycling
If you liked Stabbing Westward ….

If you liked Stabbing Westward ….

You will love the new Linkin Park album, Minutes to Midnight. The first track sounds exactly like a Stabbing Westward song. The rest of Minutes to Midnight isn’t bad, but if you’re expecting the scratch- and guitar riff-heavy sounds of the first two albums you’re going to be in for a surprise. As I noted […]

Posted in: music