Archive for October, 2008

Unrequited

Unrequited

I hate talking on the phone. I avoid it at all costs, preferring email, instant messaging, cards, face-to-face talking, and smoke signals. I don’t know why or when my hate-affair with the telephone began. I have a feeling it was when I was a child, and my father would get upset if I didn’t answer […]

Posted in: motorcycling
Rev’It Cayenne Pro textile motorcycle jacket review

Rev’It Cayenne Pro textile motorcycle jacket review

The Cayenne Pro jacket from Rev’It combines technology, armor, fit, and style to provide a quality protective motorcycling garment.

Posted in: motorcycling, review
Fun with Virginia license plates

Fun with Virginia license plates

The Commonwealth of Virginia allows you to create a customized license plate for an annual fee. The fee is small, so lots of Virginians have vanity plates. Most of them are really dumb, like “08 VETTE” on a 2008 Chevrolet Corvette, or “1HOTQT” on a Saturn sedan with a she-beast inside. There is an automated […]

Posted in: gibberish
Happy adoption anniversary, Porter!!

Happy adoption anniversary, Porter!!

Four years ago I adopted this little dude: and he has given me joy every day since. Well, except for that time he jumped on the bed and pissed on it while staring at me. He was mad. We had a “talk.” Sometimes I get grumbly when I am out messing around on the bike […]

Posted in: dogs
Teknic Speedstar full gauntlet motorcycle glove review

Teknic Speedstar full gauntlet motorcycle glove review

I review the Teknic Speedstar full gauntlet motorcycle racing glove, with top-shelf features such as Knox armor, kangaroo leather, and kevlar at a bargain price.

Posted in: motorcycling, review
Brick of the Living Dead: Zombie LEGO Apocafest 2008

Brick of the Living Dead: Zombie LEGO Apocafest 2008

I loved taking my expensive LEGO theme sets I was given as a kid and jumbling all of the blocks into a giant wooden box. I had the most fun building whatever I thought was cool instead of what the directions said. Sure, I’d build the set once, but after that it was into the […]

Stay warm or stay connected?

Stay warm or stay connected?

With the American economy in a supposed state of free-fall, I’m trying to limit myself to one stupid purchase per pay period. Yeah, I know, challenge, but let’s assume I stay strong and abide by it. This pay period’s contenders: Tour Master Synergy heated jacket About $200 I ride just about year ’round, and I […]

Homax spray paint can handle review

Homax spray paint can handle review

The Homax spray paint can handle from Lowes is supposed to keep your fingers clean and provide an even flow of paint. Wear latex gloves instead.

Posted in: review
Gmax GM68S LED helmet review

Gmax GM68S LED helmet review

I review Web Bike World’s budget motorcycle helmet darling, the Gmax GM68S. Despite having five top vents and a front vent, the helmet doesn’t flow a lot of air and fogs more easily than some of the other cheapie lids in my stable.

Posted in: motorcycling, review
Usability in daily life: bad door handle design

Usability in daily life: bad door handle design

I don’t really talk about my career here, but I am a user experience advocate. My job is to evaluate something (typically a Web presence) and determine how to make it easier for people to use that thing. So when I see stuff like this, it drives me fucking nuts: This is in a stairwell […]

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