Archive for November, 2010

Meritline 12V to 5V USB Car Charger Review

Meritline 12V to 5V USB Car Charger Review

One of the things I hated the most about portable devices were all of the proprietary power jacks. Sometimes manufacturers will standardize on jacks — for example, Motorola-made mobile phones use all the same type unless it’s a Moto smart phone — but you still have a bunch of oddly-shaped adapters. A few years ago, […]

Posted in: cars, review
Selecting Family Games During the Holidays

Selecting Family Games During the Holidays

One of the things I liked the most about family events as a child was playing games with the extended family. We would often play the card game Hearts with two decks and a dining room table full of people. It was hilarious, and I had fun even if I didn’t win. We also played […]

Posted in: games, review
Custom LEGO StarCraft 2 Units

Custom LEGO StarCraft 2 Units

While it’s a bit of old news (these were built in 2009 by Pepa Quin of Illinois, USA), they are new to me and I think it’s super awesome: custom LEGO StarCraft 2 units. The Immortal, SCV, probe and Banshee are really really good. Here’s an example of the Immortal, you can go here to […]

Posted in: games, link and run
How to Update a HighPoint RocketRaid 2220 RAID Card BIOS Without a Floppy Disk Drive

How to Update a HighPoint RocketRaid 2220 RAID Card BIOS Without a Floppy Disk Drive

I have a home server set up at the house. It runs the latest beta of Windows Home Server, and the disk array is in a RAID 5 configuration. The RAID array is managed by my old RocketRaid 2220 card by HighPoint Technologies. One of the things I like about the RocketRaid 2220 is that […]

Posted in: technology
The Walking Dead Survival Quiz

The Walking Dead Survival Quiz

The Walking Dead is a comic book series set in a zombie apocalypse. Television station AMC has picked up the story and are a few episodes into the first season. I’ve read all of the comics, and I am still wondering how they are going to handle even half of the subject matter on television. […]

Meritline Adjustable Zoom Cree LED Flashlight Review

Meritline Adjustable Zoom Cree LED Flashlight Review

I review the Meritline Adjustable Zoom Cree LED Flashlight. It’s cheap enough to buy multiples for around the house, and it’s good enough to get basic jobs done. However the switch is terrible for cycling through the light’s multiple operating modes.

Pandora: Electronic Music of Yesteryear?

Pandora: Electronic Music of Yesteryear?

“I stopped using Pandora,” my friend Bond said last week. “It plays a bunch of old music.” “No way,” I huffed, defending my beloved music suggestion service. I learned about Pendulum through Pandora, and I just heard Infected Mushroom’s latest album on my “Don’t Go to Sleep” custom station. I wrote down the next 50 […]

Posted in: music
NOVA’s Dogs Decoded

NOVA’s Dogs Decoded

Sedagive? and I saw the Public Broadcast System’s Dogs Decoded NOVA television program this weekend. Dogs Decoded discussed how dogs and humans have evolved to interact over time. The program had a lot of interesting factoids, including: How dogs have learned to study human faces to judge their temperament — and how dogs look at […]

Posted in: dogs, review
Battle.net Mobile User Authenticator for Android Review

Battle.net Mobile User Authenticator for Android Review

I’m a big fan of two-factor security. Basically, two-factor (sometimes called multi-factor) security consists of something you know, like a password, and something have, like a key or a badge. I employ two-factor security on my eBay and PayPal accounts. I also use two-factor security for my job when I am working from home. In […]

Posted in: games, review, technology
Cars Get No Respect, or Drivers Care More About Motorcyclists

Cars Get No Respect, or Drivers Care More About Motorcyclists

I’ve been driving a car lately, and I’ve noticed that people who drive cars treat each other very differently than how they treat me while I’m on my motorcycle. For example, if I need to merge while riding my bike it’s easy: turn on my signal, be patient, merge, wave. It is a little more […]

Posted in: motorcycling