Archive for August, 2007

Near miss?

Near miss?

I spent two days up in the DC area for a work off-site at the Captain’s house. I rode my motorcycle up, partly because it’s fun and partly because it costs about $60+ in gas to take the Montero. I was able to skirt significant traffic on the way up when I took the HOV […]

Posted in: motorcycling
Moving smartly along

Moving smartly along

To the delight of some and the lamentations of other Gibberish readers, I have put down a $99 reservation on a 451 model smart car. I received an email from smart on Monday, asking me to confirm my choices. The process took about three minutes, and featured what I believe to be final pricing. I […]

Posted in: cars
Samsung u740 mobile phone black plastic shell review

Samsung u740 mobile phone black plastic shell review

About a month ago I wrote about my new Samsung u740 mobile phone. I still love the phone, perhaps even more so as I have learned to use it better. I don’t use the voice-to-text feature unless I need a good laugh, but the keyboard makes text messaging so much easier than a traditional phone. […]

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Runnin’ and gunnin’

Runnin’ and gunnin’

Duke and I went to our local indoor range on Sunday. I normally go to introduce people to shooting for the first (or second) time (see here, here, here, here, here, here for the chronicles of some of my time as a firearms ambassador), but Sunday was reserved for “me.” Usually I am too busy […]

Posted in: guns
Oh hey, might want to plug that in.

Oh hey, might want to plug that in.

So, my file server was giving me problems around the end of July. The system was rebooting randomly and was exhibiting generally weird behavior, such as not burning DVDs. I hypothesized that my power supply was underpowered and was taking a shit on me. I bought a mo’ beefy one and sure enough, everything was […]

Posted in: technology
Google Calendar finally has group-level contact integration with Gmail

Google Calendar finally has group-level contact integration with Gmail

I use Google Calendar to keep of all types of shit, including my Year of the Zombie campaign. I use GC to invite the other players to each session — this allows me to see who’s able to play and who isn’t. Unfortunately, there wasn’t much in the way of contact list integration with Gmail. […]

Posted in: gibberish
Ultimate Gentleman

Ultimate Gentleman

I’ve been watching the Ultimate Fighting Championship since the very first event, when I witnessed my Kenpo karate brothers-in-art get hugged into submission by a little guy named Royce Gracie. I have been enamored with mixed martial arts ever since, and while I no longer practice a martial art nor have I never competed, I […]

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Yes, yes I am.

Yes, yes I am.

I had just left the house on my motorcycle the other day when I passed by two neighbor kids. I normally roll by at 20MPH or so until I hit the main street that leads out of our development. My bike isn’t super loud, but I don’t want to draw too much attention to myself. […]

Posted in: motorcycling
This is what a Bag of Crap looks like.

This is what a Bag of Crap looks like.

About a month ago I was able to buy a Bag of Crap from Woot.com. It was my third BoC, and as always the rules are the same: Woot staffers grab random shit and send it to you for $8 shipped. People theoretically get great stuff — one guy once received a $1600 television — […]

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Upton Tea Imports multi-temperature electric tea kettle

Upton Tea Imports multi-temperature electric tea kettle

Ever since seeing one (out of stock) on Adagio.com, I’ve been on the lookout for an adjustable temperature electric tea kettle. The idea of a mult-temperature kettle intrigued me because different drinks require different temperatures. 160 – 180F for white and green teas, 190F for Oolong tea, and 212F for black teas, herbal teas and […]

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