Archive for June, 2007

Happy Gmailversary — three years of Gmail in review

Happy Gmailversary — three years of Gmail in review

I am not sure when I signed up for Gmail, but the first message I ever received there was three years ago today. I must have deleted the canned “Welcome to Gmail” message, so unfortunately the first email of record was a telephone bill from Verizon. Not very exciting, but it demonstrates how much I […]

Posted in: gibberish
Crash test dummy

Crash test dummy

No, not me — my friend-by-way-of-Starbucks Special K. Special K is a nice fellow, whom I put in the early twenties at most. Very friendly and easy to talk to. As such, it wasn’t long before we spent long periods of time discussing motorcycles. He owns a 1200cc Suzuki Bandit, and it’s his first street […]

Posted in: motorcycling
Happy Birthday, Sleep Panda!

Happy Birthday, Sleep Panda!

Happy birthday to Sleep Panda!! I am sorry we won’t be able to see you today, but you’ll be in our thoughts just the same. We need to get together for a Monsters Menace America or Betrayal at the House on the Hill as soon as possible. I hope you have a great day planned […]

Posted in: gibberish
Internet Radio Day of Silence

Internet Radio Day of Silence

Don’t freak out if you tune into SomaFM today and hear the San Francisco public transit system. Along with several other online radio stations, SomaFM is participating in a day of silence to demonstrate what Internet radio would be like if the increased Internet royalty fees are instated. While I’m going to miss Soma’s Groove […]

Posted in: gibberish, music
Light IQ test

Light IQ test

Thanks to Pixie for sending this to me — there is a free test at IQtest.com that consists of thirty-eight questions. My score was 128, which is slightly above average. While I realize no online test is a true IQ test, the results seem to be in line with the results of my MENSA online […]

Posted in: gibberish, link and run
Caravaneer: Oregon Trail Meets Mad Max

Caravaneer: Oregon Trail Meets Mad Max

Oregon Trail was a game I originally played on the Apple IIe a long time ago. The concept was simple: put your family on a caravan and try to get to Oregon. You could die in all sorts of horrible ways, from raids to starvation to dysentery. Combine traveling in a hostile environment, plus trading, […]

Posted in: games, review
The price of responsibility

The price of responsibility

There hasn’t been much going on lately that I can discuss. I’ve been trying very hard to get out of consumer debt by this August, and when I mostly write product reviews, shoot guns, ride my motorcycle, or games, there isn’t much to write about when I’m not buying products, shooting guns, riding my motorcycle, […]

Posted in: gibberish
Porter and Rosie: Stone cold killers?

Porter and Rosie: Stone cold killers?

It first started about a month ago. Porter brought a stick up to the porch when I called to him. As normal, he dropped the stick before trotting inside the house, except it wasn’t a stick. It was a dead bird. No big deal, I thought, and scooped the bird in a doubled-up plastic bag. […]

Posted in: dogs
Excalibur Forever Flashlight emergency hand crank dynamo radio review

Excalibur Forever Flashlight emergency hand crank dynamo radio review

As we enter tornado season in the midwest and 2007 projected to be a big year for hurricanes on the east coast, Gibberish readers may want to investigate purchasing an emergency radio that does not require AC power or batteries to run. While we have a stockpile of batteries in the Gibberish HQ, it’s worth […]

Sixguns and sight pictures

Sixguns and sight pictures

Lady Jaye, Teach, Ninja Mary and I went out to the shooting range yesterday. I hadn’t been in a few months, and it was at least six months since Lady Jaye had been to the range. When I took Teach and Ninja Mary out in January we fired my shotgun, my .22 rifle, and my […]

Posted in: guns