Archive for February, 2008

Check yourself before you wreck yourself

Check yourself before you wreck yourself

One of the really neat things about having a Federal Curio & Relic license is the ability to purchase historic firearms at low prices and have them delivered directly to my door. I’ve purchased about all the long guns I’m interested in for now, and have moved on to surplus hand guns. I have taken […]

Posted in: guns
Iron Dukes, a pirate-y Flash game

Iron Dukes, a pirate-y Flash game

I learned about Iron Dukes thanks to a thread on Ars Technica’s forum (thanks, mojo-jojo!!). Iron Dukes part RPG, part shooter, and part arcade-like driver (well, “sailer” … is that even a fucking word?). It’s a nifty little Flash game so you can play it at home or at the office, should you dare to […]

Posted in: games, review
Living with a ghost

Living with a ghost

My niece moved in with me about two months ago. She had finished her second year of college and wanted a change of scenery. Lack of localized family crazy brought her to me instead of my sister or back at home with my mother and stepfather. At any rate, it’s been great having her around, […]

Posted in: gibberish
I see a bad moon a’rising

I see a bad moon a’rising

Tonight will be the last total lunar eclipse until 2010. The good news for those of us in North and South America is that it’s early enough that you can see it. The bad news is that it’s overcast as fuck for most of us on the east coast today. CNN has a pretty good […]

Posted in: gibberish, link and run
We all knew it

We all knew it

We all knew it, but my Gmail spam-box confirmed it. Spam is from Satan: No tags for this post.

Posted in: gibberish
I wore my wizard hat

I wore my wizard hat

Less than three months ago I got back into Magic the Gathering, thanks to my friend Stilts. We’ve spent just about every weekend since playing in some way, shape, or form, whether it be casually playing with other friends or drafting against other players at a local comic book store. I’ve had a great time, […]

Posted in: games
HAPPY BIRTHDAY, STARBUCK!!

HAPPY BIRTHDAY, STARBUCK!!

Happy birthday to Starbuck, Sweetest of Hearts. I met Starbuck while working at … well … Starbucks (there’s a Battlestar reference in there, too). It’s difficult trying to write about someone who helped change my life so much without it sounding cliche. But Starbuck really did save me as a person. I didn’t realize how […]

Posted in: gibberish
Open-X Dual Bladed EZ Clam Shell knife tool review

Open-X Dual Bladed EZ Clam Shell knife tool review

As you know, I buy a lot of stuff. Stuff that comes in those damn “blister” packages. You know what I’m talking about: that heat-sealed, “theft-resistant,” hard-as-fuck-to-open packaging that will mangle a good pair of scissors in no time flat. My good man Stilts came to the rescue this holiday, and bought me the Open-X […]

Posted in: review, technology
Trick your Brother inkjet into working when an ink cartridge runs dry

Trick your Brother inkjet into working when an ink cartridge runs dry

I bought a Brother 5440 multifunction color printer scanner fax machine when I started working from home over three years ago. It was reasonably affordable, and my previous forays into inkjet printers explained why: the printer exists to get you to buy more ink cartridges. The 5440 didn’t come with fully-filled carts. I wasn’t insulted, […]

Posted in: technology
Please, Hammer, don’t yurt ’em

Please, Hammer, don’t yurt ’em

It probably seems odd that a guy who loves buying stuff so much wants to eventually move as far off-grid as possible, but it’s true. If I had a hojillion dollars I’d refinish a retired nuclear missile silo and make room for my bestest friends in case the Avian flu comes a-callin’ behind the wheel […]

Posted in: preparedness