Archive for February, 2010

Acer Aspire AS5740 i5 Laptop First Impressions Review

Acer Aspire AS5740 i5 Laptop First Impressions Review

Overall, I like the Acer Aspire 5740. I think it’s a great value for an i5-based laptop. If you are a casual user, this laptop will probably serve you well for years to come — if Acer’s build quality holds. It has plenty of RAM, horsepower, and storage to meet the needs of most users. It is lacking some high-range amenities, like a Blu-Ray drive, 8GB of RAM, or discrete graphics, but then again some things have to be cut to make the $600 price point.

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Ninja Wingman

Ninja Wingman

It’s been an unseasonably snowy winter out here in Virginia. While there have been a few days colder than my riding comfort threshold (25°F ambient), there has been snow and/or ice on the ground for the majority of the month. When the snow melts there is sand on the streets, so that makes motorcycling a […]

Posted in: motorcycling
Thank Starbucks for supporting legal concealed carry

Thank Starbucks for supporting legal concealed carry

Anti-gun group the Brady Campaign has attacked Starbucks for allowing citizens to legally carry inside of their stores. Starbucks is “carry neutral,” and upon being interviewed by the NRA has no interest in throwing their hat in with a pro- or anti-gun movement. However, the Brady Campaign is urging people to write to Starbucks and […]

Posted in: guns
How to disable Google Buzz

How to disable Google Buzz

A very short tutorial with step by step instructions on how to disable and remove Google Buzz.

Posted in: technology
Droid vs Alias 2 vs enV2 photo comparison

Droid vs Alias 2 vs enV2 photo comparison

Sedagive? and I were able to run a little ad hoc test of the camera capabilities of three mobile phones. I have a Samsung Alias 2, Sedagive? has an LG enV2, and our friend has a Motorola Droid. We shot roughly the same picture at the same time with standard settings for each phone. We […]

Posted in: technology
Tourmaster Synergy heated motorcycle glove review

Tourmaster Synergy heated motorcycle glove review

I review the Synergy electric heated motorcycle gloves by Tourmaster. They provide just enough heat to get the job done, but I would be happier with the gloves for $50 less.

Posted in: motorcycling, review
An unexpected detriment to being an environmentally friendly HTPC user

An unexpected detriment to being an environmentally friendly HTPC user

I run up to six computers in my house. I turn them off or suspend them in order to save money and reduce my impact on the environment. I recently discovered a problem when doing this, though. I want to watch a television show or movie when I power on my HTPC. When I shut […]

Posted in: gibberish, technology
International Veterinary Sciences Anti-Gas Dog Pill Review

International Veterinary Sciences Anti-Gas Dog Pill Review

Here’s the raw truth. My dog Pearl eats poop. I’ve tried adding stuff to the dog’s food to make their bombs taste worse (?) and that didn’t work. There’s a new plan of attack coming online soon, but in the meantime we have to deal with the only thing worse than a dog eating poop: […]

Posted in: dogs, review
Thoughts on a suburban three day snow-in

Thoughts on a suburban three day snow-in

We had another snow storm here in Virginia last weekend. I lived in Utah during my high school years, and while it snows much much less in Virginia, Utah was well-equipped to handle routine and heavy deathflakes. Virginia, especially where I live, doesn’t get enough snow to really justify a fleet of trucks and stockpiles […]

Posted in: preparedness
Lenovo Multimedia Remote With Keyboard Review

Lenovo Multimedia Remote With Keyboard Review

I’ve gone through a bit of an odyssey with my home theater personal computer (HTPC) setups in the house. I originally hoped to use my Microsoft 360 remote to control the Microsoft Media Center, but I wound up using a cheap USB remote instead. There are many wireless keyboards on the market, but the suffer […]

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