Archive for July, 2008

“Move Over” windshield sticker: public service announcement or invitation to an asskicking?

“Move Over” windshield sticker: public service announcement or invitation to an asskicking?

I was on instant messenger with Stilts this weekend, joking about how I wanted a “MOVE OVER” sticker with reverse type for my MazdaSpeed3 wagon. Drivers in my side of Richmond aren’t terrible, but they do have a tendency to float in the left hand lane and let faster traffic stack up behind them. I […]

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ThinkGeek LED shower light review

ThinkGeek LED shower light review

Tired of playing the “is it hot or not” guessing game, I give the heat-sensitive LED shower light from ThinkGeek a try. Too bad the pressure sucks.

Wet t-shirt contest

Wet t-shirt contest

It was 101°F today (adjusted for Virginia’s awesome-o humidity) when I left the office last week at about 5:45. I had heard about people soaking their t-shirts in cold water before riding, but I was skeptical. How big of a difference could it make? A pretty noticeable difference, it turns out — at least for […]

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Laken HIT .75L aluminum bottle review

Laken HIT .75L aluminum bottle review

Who wants to drink toxic BPA residue from a lexan container? I review the flip-top Laken HIT aluminum bottle.

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KitchenAid sponge holder review

KitchenAid sponge holder review

What does $7 get you at Target? A shitty KitchenAid sponge holder that doesn’t work as advertised.

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Case Logic Shuttle reversible laptop sleeve review

Case Logic Shuttle reversible laptop sleeve review

I like to keep my gadgets protected, and my work laptop was no exception. Desperate for something orange and functional, I purchased the Case Logic Shuttle reversible neoprene laptop sleeve.

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Adventures in appendix concealed carry: Blackhawk Inside the Waistband clip holster review

Adventures in appendix concealed carry: Blackhawk Inside the Waistband clip holster review

When it comes to concealed carry, one size fits none. I’ve talked a lot on Gibberish about how no one holster, firearm, or carry position will meet all of your needs all of the time. Comfort, concealment, and accessibility form a personal protection triangle that is almost impossible to balance. When I can wear more […]

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Spb Phone Suite: The beauty of whitelisting phone calls

Spb Phone Suite: The beauty of whitelisting phone calls

I hate talking on the phone and try to avoid it if at all possible. I especially dislike getting phone calls from numbers I don’t recognize, because I don’t know if I should pick up or not. About two and a half years ago I wrote about “whitelisting” phone calls as a way to avoid […]

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Rest in peace, Dennis

Rest in peace, Dennis

Motorcyclists are an odd community. I describe most of us as “social loners,” who want to be in a degree of isolation but still remain connected to other individuals. We may ride alone (or with a passenger), but for the most part we are active in the motorcycling community. Some attend “Bike Nights” or benefit […]

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Corporate culture: I’m officially indoctrinated

Corporate culture: I’m officially indoctrinated

I have pretended for awhile that working for a big corporate entity hadn’t changed my lifestyle much. Sure, I went to be three to five hours earlier than normal. Yes, I gotten up earlier consistently than I have for the last fourteen years. But it wasn’t until yesterday that I realized I have become “older” […]

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