Archive for March, 2010

PSA: Use your instant messaging program with Facebook chat

PSA: Use your instant messaging program with Facebook chat

Funny how Facebook has become the Switzerland of instant messaging among my friends. Some of us were on AIM, some were on Yahoo! Instant Messenger, and some were holdouts on ICQ. Before, in the ICQ/YIM/AIM days, the client and the protocol were the same thing. If you wanted to talk to someone on YIM, you […]

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Maverick 88 Pump Shotgun Review

Maverick 88 Pump Shotgun Review

The Maverick 88 shotgun by Mossberg is an exceptional value for a basic 12-gauge pump shotgun. It may not have all the bells and whistles of other pump shotguns, but for $177 plus taxes and fees it’s hard to go wrong with the Maverick 88.

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IOGear 3-Port HDMI Switch with Remote Review

IOGear 3-Port HDMI Switch with Remote Review

Here’s a nice problem to have: too many high-definition doo-dads and not enough high-definition ports on your television. That’s the situation I was facing on both of my televisions. I have FiOS TV, an Xbox 360 and an HTPC on both sets. I have two HDMI ports on my upstairs TV, and my downstairs television […]

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R.I.P., Melitta Fast Brew Coffee Machine

R.I.P., Melitta Fast Brew Coffee Machine

After about three and a half years of heavy usage, my Melitta Fast Brew coffee maker finally bit the dust. I noticed a few days ago that the coffee wasn’t as hot as usual. That was a bad sign, especially since I put the finished coffee directly into a glass-lined Thermos air pot to stave […]

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How Many 90 Year Olds Can You Take In a Fight Quiz

How Many 90 Year Olds Can You Take In a Fight Quiz

In the spirit of the “How many five year olds can you take in a fight” quiz I wrote about almost two years ago, The Accountant™ passed along the “how many 90 year olds can you take in a fight” quiz. Some new rules apply here versus the original: Everyone is ambulatory (no wheelchairs) Everyone […]

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