Archive for November, 2008

Obama election crisis for gun owners: One of Them part two

Obama election crisis for gun owners: One of Them part two

Over three years ago I wrote an article on Gibberish about how the Clinton-era assault weapons ban prompted me to buy a semi-automatic AK-47 clone. I believe the ban on “high capacity” magazines ushered in the era of smaller semi-automatic handguns, which made pistols easier to conceal. Funny how a ban had an opposite effect […]

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Rock Band 2: Second Edition, Second Chances

Rock Band 2: Second Edition, Second Chances

I was very excited when the original Rock Band came out for the Xbox 360. Unfortunately, I was unlucky enough to get TWO sets of faulty drums. I wound up returning Rock Band for a refund. Fast forward a year. Rock Band 2 is due for release, and features some improvements to the game and […]

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P90 Home Fitness Program, halfway point

P90 Home Fitness Program, halfway point

I surpassed the 45th out of 90 Beach Body P90 Home Fitness program sessions this week. I finished #48 tonight, but wanted to give my thoughts now that I am halfway through the circuit. Tags: P90

Posted in: fitness & grooming
A Message of My Own: Firefly Jayne Cobb hat review

A Message of My Own: Firefly Jayne Cobb hat review

I love Firefly, the short-lived science fiction show about an eclectic band of ex-revolutionaries, mercenaries, runaways and a preacher. One of the main characters was Jayne Cobb, played by Adam Baldwin. Jayne is portrayed throughout the entire series as an emotionless killer for hire. Until he receives a mysterious package that looks a little like […]

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Geekfood: DrFaulken’s pot roast recipe

Geekfood: DrFaulken’s pot roast recipe

I like to eat. I am also lazy. This often creates a problem where I am hungry, but can’t be bothered to cook. I wind up going out to eat, even if I am by myself. I spent about $600 last month on dining out, and then another $250 – 300 on groceries. Granted, sometimes […]

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Dyson Low Reach floor brush attachment review

Dyson Low Reach floor brush attachment review

I liked my Dyson DC07 so much that I sold it to buy an upgraded DC14. One of the things I really missed from my DC07 was the flat floor brush. About a third of my house is wood floor, and although the Dyson does a good job on the carpet, I don’t like how […]

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What would you do if you got laid off?

What would you do if you got laid off?

Part of working in the dot-com industry are layoffs. My buddy BushPutin’s employer Pandora suffered some cutbacks about a month ago. Fellow Richmond-based company Circuit City filed for bankruptcy protection, which explains the sheer number of CC applicants that have come our way in the last three months. Based on the rumblings around the campfire […]

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Left4Dead demo impressions

Left4Dead demo impressions

I give the zombie shooter game Left4Dead demo a test run. It’s a fun game with a lot of compromises.

Posted in: games, review, zombies
Rev’It Fahrenheit H2O waterproof winter motorcycling gloves

Rev’It Fahrenheit H2O waterproof winter motorcycling gloves

I put the Rev’It Fahrenheit H2O waterproof gloves through a torture test. The gloves are well made and are very comfortable, but they can’t keep my hands warm below 45F, even with heated grips and hand guards.

Posted in: motorcycling, review
Short notes on being the ideal citizen … who happens to be armed.

Short notes on being the ideal citizen … who happens to be armed.

I am fortunate to live in a state where I am able to legally carry a concealed firearm. I have possessed a permit for just a touch over twelve years, and I have carried daily the vast majority of that time. I have written about living with a concealed handgun here before. Part of the […]

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