Archive for November, 2007

Rock Banned

Rock Banned

I posted about my Rock Band drum troubles earlier in the week. The good news is that EA was super quick about sending me a new drum kit: second day air at their expense. The bad news is that the new drum set still has the same problems as my old one. I guess I […]

Posted in: games, technology
ReadiVac 36104 12-Volt Wet/Dry Auto Vacuum review

ReadiVac 36104 12-Volt Wet/Dry Auto Vacuum review

An inexpensive little vacuum cleaner for your car with a few big problems.

Posted in: cars, review
Looks like the Count and I have something in common after all

Looks like the Count and I have something in common after all

This is a repost from an Ars Technica thread from Uhlek for those of you who don’t make it over there: Count the FCC Violations – Watch more free videos No tags for this post.

Posted in: gibberish, link and run
Rocked Band

Rocked Band

Glitchy drum pads stain my Rock Band experience.

Posted in: games, technology
Gibberish Is My Native Language Holiday Gift Guide 2007

Gibberish Is My Native Language Holiday Gift Guide 2007

I buy a lot of stuff. Sometime I buy it because I need it, sometimes because I want it, and sometimes because I think an item is just plain whacky that it deserves a review on Gibberish. With “Black Friday” kicking off the retail season I thought it might be interesting to go back through […]

Posted in: gibberish, site news
DrFaulken’s insulated coffee mug shootout

DrFaulken’s insulated coffee mug shootout

My review about the ThinkGeek caffeine molecule insulated mug got me to thinking. Sure, I slammed the mug because it was thin and didn’t seem to be that great at keeping things warm, but was that assessment because of bias against the build quality? I liberated a thermometer from work for a few days and […]

Posted in: review
Bond: Deerslayer

Bond: Deerslayer

When Bond showed me his 2004 MINI Cooper S I liked it so much I bought one for myself. While I’m on car four since then, he’s kept his Coop in great shape. That is, until a deer decided to jump in front of his car on the interstate last weekend. Tags: mutant insects

I have updates to write, but …

I have updates to write, but …

I have been too busy playing Rock Band all day to really finish them up : More soon, I promise, including a review of Rock Band. There are some things I would have wanted done differently, but it’s a fucking hoot so far. No tags for this post.

Posted in: gibberish
HAPPY BIRTHDAY, ALEXA!

HAPPY BIRTHDAY, ALEXA!

Happy birthday to my fantastic-o friend Alexa. We worked together, we moved together, and we loved together. You are an awesome person and I admire your tenacity in the face of change and adversity. I know you are not going to be able to read this because you are traveling, but you are still in […]

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Silver linings

Silver linings

I had a pair of sweet surprises yesterday. I opened up a letter from Allstate insurance that stated they overcharged me for insurance on my old Honda Element and sent me a refund check. The amount was minuscule (the money went right into the cash fund in my bug out bag), but hey — free […]

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