Archive for January, 2008

North Point Crank-powered LED Emergency Lantern Review

North Point Crank-powered LED Emergency Lantern Review

Sometimes you just have to see WTF is going on. There’s been a wind storm, you forgot to test your Maglite ahead of time, and now you’re in the dark with your woman. Normally this would be awesome, but you’re right in the middle of Ticket to Ride and you’re about to win. What do […]

Posted in: preparedness, review
Last Night on Earth game review

Last Night on Earth game review

Desire often trumps logic. Sometimes we want something so badly that we overlook flaws inherent in people, jobs, movies, or games. In my case, Last Night on Earth. The game seemed perfect: a co-operative, competitive table top game that pits human heroes against my favorite undead. The game comes with five different scenarios, eight different […]

Posted in: games, review, zombies
The secret life of carrying a concealed weapon

The secret life of carrying a concealed weapon

Folks who carry a concealed weapon do so to protect themselves or someone else. However, the vast majority of my time around my handguns is spent keeping them out of the view of others. When I first got my concealed carry permit in 1996 there weren’t the Web sites and forums we have today that […]

Posted in: gibberish, guns
Xbox360 Owners: Don’t forget to download your free XBLA game today

Xbox360 Owners: Don’t forget to download your free XBLA game today

Microsoft responded to the availability issues of online service Xbox Live! by offering a free game to their customers. I had originally hoped that they would offer users a 800 Microsoft Point credit towards any game(s) they wanted, but Microsoft announced that they were giving away Undertow instead. I downloaded the Undertow demo when it […]

Posted in: games
I’m off to NYC, so …

I’m off to NYC, so …

I’m up in NYC on business for the day, so no real updates. Here’s a nice shot of Porter and Pearl cuddling up on the couch: Tags: pearl, porter

Posted in: dogs, gibberish
Get Organized three tier can rack shelf review

Get Organized three tier can rack shelf review

I keep at least two weeks’ worth of food in the pantry that only needs heat and/or water to prepare. I have a fair amount of canned goods — beans, mostly — and I have always been concerned about stacking them too high. I also have to remember to rotate my stock every time I […]

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I didn’t do the smart thing

I didn’t do the smart thing

I put a $99 deposit down on a smart car almost a year ago. At the time, I owned my motorcycle and a Mitsubishi Montero with about 140,000 miles on it. I thought the smart car would be good for zipping around town with another person, and for doodling up to DC when the weather […]

Posted in: cars
HAPPY BIRTHDAY, SEEYO!

HAPPY BIRTHDAY, SEEYO!

Happy birthday to my buddy from the DC-days! I know we haven’t seen each other as much since I moved to Virginia, but now that I’m working in your neck of the woods again that is going to change. Good luck with Rev 2.0, you’re going to be a great father. No tags for this […]

Posted in: gibberish
New job!

New job!

Just wanted to say I’ve started my new job today. As most first days are at new jobs, things aren’t working right, permissions aren’t sorted out, and important people are busy, out of the office, or otherwise indisposed. Luckily I was able to start from home (I originally had been told I had to be […]

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Bodum Canteen Mouth-blown double-walled drinking glasses review

Bodum Canteen Mouth-blown double-walled drinking glasses review

I made myself some tea the other day in authentic Japanese-style tea mugs. They are ceramic and don’t have any handles. It seemed awfully lame to drink white tea in a big ol’ American coffee mug, right? Except my simple mind couldn’t decide between drinking and setting down the totally hot mug that kept burning […]

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