Archive for April, 2010

Happy Birthday, Pearl!

Happy Birthday, Pearl!

Happy birthday to my dog Pearl, who is three years old today. She survived the terrible twos and has turned out to be quite a nice young lady. Pearl’s big achievement this year was graduating from her crate. I used to have to put her in her crate when I left the house because she […]

Posted in: dogs
Starcraft II Pre-Order Beta Key Experience Comparison

Starcraft II Pre-Order Beta Key Experience Comparison

GameStop and Amazon.com are both running a promotion wherein if you pre-order Starcraft II you will get a key to participate in the beta program. Previously you had to luck out and: get an invitation to the beta at random get a one-time buddy invite from someone already in the beta get a key through […]

Posted in: games
Bunker Hill Safe From Harbor Freight Tools Review

Bunker Hill Safe From Harbor Freight Tools Review

I review the rolling Bunker Hill Safe from Harbor Freight Tools. It’s cheap and not my first choice for a safe, but it is decent as an “overflow” safe. Great for ammunition, family photos, important documents, or anything else you don’t want your kids getting their hands on.

Posted in: guns, preparedness, review
Gordon Harbor Freight Tools 9 LED Flash Light Review

Gordon Harbor Freight Tools 9 LED Flash Light Review

I review the 9 LED flash light made by Gordon and sold at Harbor Freight Tools. It’s a great budget flashlight that could be used for light duty or as a backup.

Posted in: preparedness, review
Beardaggedon 2010

Beardaggedon 2010

I don’t know what I enjoy more: the warm feeling of a bearded fluffyface, or the fanfare associated with cutting it off. This marks my third official Gibberish “Beardaggedon,” but this year I added a twist: I asked my friends and readers how I should cut my facial hair. I am excited to announce the […]

Posted in: fitness & grooming
I Log 10,000 Miles on my 2009 Yamaha FJR1300A

I Log 10,000 Miles on my 2009 Yamaha FJR1300A

Ten months ago I purchased Apollo, my 2009 Yamaha FJR1300A. Ten thousand miles later, I have a few thoughts on what has been an almost perfect motorcycle for me. Tags: fjr1300a, winter miles, yamaha

Posted in: motorcycling, review
I-Rocks IR-5400 USB Flash Memory Card Reader Review

I-Rocks IR-5400 USB Flash Memory Card Reader Review

I review the i-Rocks IR-5400 USB flash memory card reader. It’s super portable and easy to use. If you travel a lot and take digital photos this may be for you.

Posted in: review, technology
YuCatan Settlers of Catan Game Board Review

YuCatan Settlers of Catan Game Board Review

I review the YuCatan Settlers of Catan Game Board by Mayday Games. Despite a good idea, the cardboard warps too easily for long term use.

Posted in: games, review
Beardaggedon Cometh

Beardaggedon Cometh

Every year I grow a beard for the winter. I like to pretend I do so to keep my face warm while motorcycling, but for the most part I just like having a beard. However, it gets pretty hot and humid in Virginia during the summer, and I usually shave it off sometime in the […]

Posted in: fitness & grooming
An Alarming Case of Bad Usability

An Alarming Case of Bad Usability

I’ve had an ADT alarm on the house for over five years. The main reason I got it was for the fire and smoke monitoring. I wanted to make sure someone would come if the house lit up while I was away. I don’t really care about the things inside the house, I just want […]

Posted in: gibberish, preparedness