Archive for July, 2008

Shouldn’t every day be “Ride to Work Day?”

Shouldn’t every day be “Ride to Work Day?”

Today is apparently Ride to Work Day in the United States. Motorcyclists are encouraged to ride their bikes to work to demonstrate that their transportation of choice takes up less parking space, lessens traffic congestion, and that every motorcyclist isn’t a thug or a hooligan. It’s a neat concept, but since I ride my motorcycles […]

Posted in: motorcycling
Vote for my friend: Social Media Club interim board member election

Vote for my friend: Social Media Club interim board member election

My friend (and fellow crazy-job refugee) Siobhan O’Neill is running for the interim board member position at the Social Media Club. The SMC is holding a vote for three days until Thursday, July 17th; the top three nominees will endure another vote-a-thon. Please go vote for my friend Siobhan, she has actual work experience in […]

Posted in: link and run
In what gender do you write?

In what gender do you write?

DrFaulken writes like a man. Or something. The Gender Genie attempts to discern if text was authored by a male or a female using an algorithm that measures the use of pronouns and certain nouns.

Posted in: gibberish, link and run
Building a personal emergency bag

Building a personal emergency bag

Be prepared! When I mention “preparedness” to my friends, they initially ask, “are you planning on the end of the world?” You don’t have to wait for the end of the world to be prepared. There are plenty of reasons to have an emergency bag prepared just in case you need to exit your home […]

Posted in: preparedness
“What Middle Earth race do you belong to” quiz

“What Middle Earth race do you belong to” quiz

This came up in my RSS feed over the weekend: What Middle Earth race do you belong to quiz from OK Cupid. I am not sure if you have to have an account on OK Cupid to take the quiz (I did from two years ago … oddly enough to take a zombie survival quiz). […]

Posted in: link and run
FiOS speeds: how much is too much?

FiOS speeds: how much is too much?

To speed or not to speed: I contemplate upgrading my FiOS from 5/20Mbit to 20/50.

Posted in: technology
Who’s reading Gibberish?

Who’s reading Gibberish?

A bunch of random Gibberish stats courtesy of Google Analytics.

Posted in: gibberish, site news
In memoriam: still miss you, Ghost Rider.

In memoriam: still miss you, Ghost Rider.

My friend Ghost Rider passed away a year ago today. I made good on my promise to him and have ridden to nearby Williamsburg several times on my motorcycles. I went down to Savannah, Georgia on Raptor and am in the early planning phases for a mid-distance trip this fall. I still see him every […]

Posted in: motorcycling
Every Man Jack mint facial scrub review

Every Man Jack mint facial scrub review

My skin gets really dry. I am inside a climate controlled, low-humidity environment for most of the day. I use Badger Balm (reviewed here) during the winter months and have tried several hand lotions (see my negative review of Vaseline’s Intensive Care Total Moisture). Despite my best efforts, sometimes my skin just dries out too […]

Happy adoption anniversary, Pearl!

Happy adoption anniversary, Pearl!

Hard to believe that it was a year ago today that Lady Jaye and I brought Pearl home. A lot has happened since then, but Pearl has gotten along fantastically with Porter and Rosie. There were some rough spots: puppy squirts, eating two DVDs whole, and refusing to jump in the bed even though she’s […]

Posted in: dogs