Archive for October, 2009

Random motorcycling tip #04: Watch the front wheels!

Random motorcycling tip #04: Watch the front wheels!

I’m not entirely sure if single vehicle accidents or multiple vehicle accidents are more common with motorcycles in the US right now. A single vehicle accident is when you lose control of the bike somehow and crash your shit up. These comprise the majority of the accidents I know about, usually in the form of […]

Posted in: motorcycling
Nikon 8172 Retractable Rangefinder Tether Review

Nikon 8172 Retractable Rangefinder Tether Review

Sometimes I take photos while motorcycling. Even though I only take pictures on smooth, flat roads, I am not afraid to ditch my Canon PowerShot SD700IS if I need to. As such, I sought out a device to tether the camera in case I had to drop it suddenly. This turned out to be a […]

Posted in: motorcycling, review
The cost of weight loss

The cost of weight loss

I’ve been at the Beachbody.com workouts for a little over a year now. In that time, I’ve gone from a size 34 pant size down to a size 31. I used to wear a size XL t-shirt; now I wear a large. It was a lot of hard work, some fun, and totally gratifying — […]

Posted in: fitness & grooming
Compensation disclosure notice

Compensation disclosure notice

I thought that new Federal Trade Commission guidelines going into effect December 1st of this year about bloggers disclosing compensation for product reviews would be a good opportunity for me to disclose any relationships / compensation I receive here on Gibberish. Short story: it isn’t much, but let’s nip this thing in the bud. No […]

Posted in: site news
Random Motorcycling Tip #03: Backing up

Random Motorcycling Tip #03: Backing up

Backing up is one of those things you totally take advantage of in a car. Yeah, you have to be careful, but you don’t have to worry about losing your footing and dropping your car on its side. I’ve yet to drop a motorcycle while backing up, and I think it’s due to the following: […]

Posted in: motorcycling
Zombieland: a Quick Review

Zombieland: a Quick Review

Longtime Gibberish readers may have noticed how much I like zombies. Zombie fiction is an easy way for audiences to address otherwise unwieldy topics like disaster preparedness and materialism. It is also an easy way to convey the concept that sometimes the real monsters are people, and that human nature may be to step on […]

eBook “renting,” an idealistic request for a different eBook paradigm

eBook “renting,” an idealistic request for a different eBook paradigm

I used to read a lot when I was younger. My father had a rule: I had to go into my bedroom at 9PM, but could stay up as long as I wanted as long as I read. It was a win-win for everyone. My father got some quiet time, I read a ton, and […]

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