Archive for March, 2010

Bridging the Gap: Silk Motorcycle Glove Liners

Bridging the Gap: Silk Motorcycle Glove Liners

I review the silk motorcycle glove liners made by Tour Master. They are lightweight, inexpensive, and help keep my hands warm during cooler temperatures.

Posted in: motorcycling, review
PSA: Check Your Flashlights

PSA: Check Your Flashlights

You’ve probably been there before: maybe you had a flat tire on a dark night. Maybe the power went out. Maybe you heard something bumping around downstairs. You grabbed your flashlight and tried to turn it on — but nothing happened. Perhaps a sad little click click click as you hammered the switch. The batteries […]

Posted in: preparedness
Rosewill RM-8500 Wireless Nano Laptop Mouse Review

Rosewill RM-8500 Wireless Nano Laptop Mouse Review

I review the Rosewill RM-8500 wireless notebook mouse from NewEgg. It’s not a bad mouse for the money but a glitch keeps my laptop from going into power saving sleep and suspend modes.

Posted in: review, technology
He Should Have Read Gibberish

He Should Have Read Gibberish

I wrote about how to spot unmarked police vehicles in Virginia a little over a year ago. There are some tell-tale signs, and it’s helped me manage my speed many times. I commute about forty-five miles a day. My route includes several different highways, and each highway has different speed limits. A blue Ford Escape […]

Posted in: motorcycling
Adolph’s Unseasoned Meat Tenderizer: Does It Keep Dogs From Eating Poop?

Adolph’s Unseasoned Meat Tenderizer: Does It Keep Dogs From Eating Poop?

Almost a year later, my dogs are still eating poop. Some times it’s been better than others — but it got to the point that I was ready to try another topical treatment. Adolph’s Unseasoned Meat Tenderizer has popular reputation for cutting down on dogs eating feces. The usage is similar to the Alpar Lab’s […]

Posted in: dogs
Motorcycle hand signals

Motorcycle hand signals

The weather is warming up, and more and more motorcyclists are riding around. It’s hard, if not impossible, to communicate to other people at travel speeds. We have to rely on hand signals, and here are some of the more common ones. No tags for this post.

Posted in: motorcycling
Inexpensive Euro EFFECTS EFX LED motorcycle lights review

Inexpensive Euro EFFECTS EFX LED motorcycle lights review

Motorcycle gear and accessories are a funny thing. What might be inexpensive in the automotive or boating world is much more expensive when the label “motorcycle” is applied to the same product. This happens a lot with things like waterproof switches, fuse blocks, and auxiliary lights. Now, motorcycle auxiliary lights come in one of two […]

Posted in: motorcycling, review
Is an SSD worth it? I put my laptop to the test

Is an SSD worth it? I put my laptop to the test

I picked up an Acer Aspire 5740 laptop a few weeks ago. Thanks to the forums over at Ars Technica I considered purchasing a Solid State Drive (SSD) to replace the traditional hard drive. Based on their recommendations, I picked up the Intel G2 X25M 80GB Mainstream SSD. The sale price was $220, down from […]

Posted in: technology
Getting My Wings Back

Getting My Wings Back

I rode my motorcycle to work for eight consecutive months last year. I was hoping to ride a little later into the season last year and start a little earlier this year. My 2009 Yamaha FJR1300A is more suited for all-year riding, thanks to its full faring and tall, adjustable windshield. Unfortunately we had some […]

Posted in: motorcycling
iPazzPort Wireless USB HTPC Computer Remote Control First Impressions Review

iPazzPort Wireless USB HTPC Computer Remote Control First Impressions Review

About a month and a half ago I wrote about the HDE wireless USB infrared remote control that I bought for my home theater personal computer (HTPC). If you haven’t read that review yet, here’s the short story: it sucked. My dissatisfaction with the remote led me to buy the Lenovo wireless multimedia remote with […]

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