Archive for July, 2009

FiOS speed upgrade update

FiOS speed upgrade update

I wrote late last month that Verizon is preemptively raising the upload and download speed of their fiber-to-the-home network. The changes were supposed to take place immediately, however I ran this test tonight and the results are very similar to my existing plan: It looks like my upload speed is unchanged. The download speed has […]

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100 Pushup Challenge Update

100 Pushup Challenge Update

Yesterday I finished the fifth session in my 100 Pushup Challenge workout. I started out in Week Three of six weeks according to my initial failure test results. I did forty during the placement test, which put me “column three,” the most intense of the three possible weekly workouts. The first two sessions were cake, […]

Posted in: fitness & grooming
Toll Booth vs FJR

Toll Booth vs FJR

I use a toll road to get to work every morning. I have a EZ-Pass transponder mounted on the windscreen of every motorcycle I own. This way I don’t have to carry change or stop to pay the toll. This morning, there were two things out of the ordinary. First, the toll booth arm was […]

Posted in: motorcycling
Black Sheep game review

Black Sheep game review

I play a lot of games: board games, video games, card games, role-playing games, reindeer games, you name it. There are several factors that determine what game I play, including number of people, the amount of time we want to spend per game, and the relative skill level and interests of the players. Another very […]

Posted in: games, review
Spring Hypothesis

Spring Hypothesis

Anticipating traffic behavior is vital if you ride a motorcycle on the street. It’s important to keep track on that one car that may make a left-hand turn in front of you, but the typical driving snafus that happen every day are just as dangerous. Anticipating how cars interact with each other is more important […]

Posted in: motorcycling
Rev’It Turbine textile mesh motorcycle pants review

Rev’It Turbine textile mesh motorcycle pants review

The Rev’It Turbine textile mesh motorcycle pants are good riding pants, but may not be good for commuting or for use as overpants.

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Happy Adoption Anniversary, Pearl!

Happy Adoption Anniversary, Pearl!

Lady Jaye and I adopted Pearl two years ago today. Time flies when you are busy eating everything you can possibly put your canine mouf on. Despite having absolutely horrific gas and puking up half-digested nuts and bird guts with alarming regularity, I am very glad we rescued the little white dog with Tina Turner […]

Posted in: dogs
A Speeder’s Guide to Avoiding Tickets book review

A Speeder’s Guide to Avoiding Tickets book review

“A Speeder’s Guide to Avoiding Tickets” is a book well worth reading if you are new to driving, or seem to get tazed a lot because you run your mouth during a traffic stop.

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