Archive for March, 2008

How Many Five Year Olds Can You Fight at Once?

How Many Five Year Olds Can You Fight at Once?

With some luck, I may find out how accurate this quiz is. How many five year olds could you take on at one time, assuming no weapons and no body armor? 34 five year olds. Hell yeah. 34 Take it yourself here! A breakdown of my answers follow the jump. No tags for this post.

Posted in: gibberish, link and run
Where the F have you been?

Where the F have you been?

In the United States, that is. Shall we play a game? Go to EPG Soft’s Visited States Map generator. This is a three-part challenge, so grab some coffee, tea, or whatever the fuck you’re drinking today. No tags for this post.

Pissing in people’s cereal.

Pissing in people’s cereal.

So, the store final for the Magic: the Gathering City Champs tournament I wrote about last month was on Easter Sunday. I had low expectations going in since this was my first “real” tournament. I was going to play against folks with a lot more experience and a lot better cards. I kept the deck […]

Posted in: games
Well, that was cold.

Well, that was cold.

Just got back from riding around a bit and visiting my friends Bond and Donut. I was zipped up in my lined textile jacket, lined textile pants, Sidi waterproof boots, and my trusty Held Ninja gloves. I cruised the twenty-some miles up the highway to see them. It was a little chilly on the way […]

Posted in: motorcycling
Docferatu

Docferatu

It’s official — I spend too much time inside. My solar-powered watch died two days ago because I don’t go outside enough when the sun is out. I had to recharge it with my desk lamp. It was at medium storage capacity when I went to bed last night, I’ve charged it for another two […]

Posted in: technology
Launch day

Launch day

This is what happens when the content system takes a dump ninety minutes before we’re supposed to launch: Yeah, that’s right. Almost four hours and thirty minutes later and we’re still dead in the water. No tags for this post.

Posted in: gibberish
5000 mostly unread posts on Ars Technica

5000 mostly unread posts on Ars Technica

I hit a milestone today at my old friend, the Ars Technica forums. Appropriately enough, it was about motorcycling. Hitting 5000 posts isn’t a big deal in and of itself. There are many users with far more posts than that, and as the Internet maxim goes, “you are not your post count.” However, today’s milestone […]

Posted in: gibberish
Familiarity breeds … familiarity.

Familiarity breeds … familiarity.

New things that sparkle can lose their luster with time. I have experienced this first-hand among many things. Friendships, movies, jobs, electronic doodads, cars. Once the Honeymoon phase was over for something I started to see its flaws. Sometimes I just became used to something, and the gee-whiz faded into “ho hum.” But sometimes, just […]

Posted in: motorcycling
Waste conservation for lazy people.

Waste conservation for lazy people.

I loved living in southern Oregon. The weather was perfect for me, the way of life was slower without seeming backwater (unlike the South), and it symbolized a big tipping point in my career in Web junk. It also started my path towards self-sufficiency, and was a good cultural setting to learn about the three […]

Posted in: preparedness
Kapoosh universal knife block review

Kapoosh universal knife block review

If your Tab A doesn’t always fit in Slot B, the Kapoosh kitchen knife holder might be just what you’re looking for.

Posted in: review