Archive for January, 2011

Point 6 Trekking Heavyweight Wool Blend Socks from Sierra Trading Post Review

Point 6 Trekking Heavyweight Wool Blend Socks from Sierra Trading Post Review

I love a good pair of socks. I learned the importance of wool (or wool blend) socks the hard way after getting exposure on my foot while motorcycling in the winter. I pretty much wear socks with some amount of wool in them year-round except for when I am working out at home. The challenge […]

Posted in: review
YouTube video about on-body concealed carry options for women

YouTube video about on-body concealed carry options for women

I’ve written a few times about the gentle (and sometimes not-so-gentle) sexism that is pervasive in the firearms community. Two of the most common themes are that women are too feeble and simple minded to handle semi-automatic pistols, and that any 12-gauge shotgun is “too much” for a woman to handle. So, it’s refreshing that […]

Posted in: guns, link and run
reCAPTCHA added to comment section

reCAPTCHA added to comment section

Anti-spam plugin Akismet has saved Gibberish from over 150,000 spam comments since I started using it in October of 2006. It has been absolutely wonderful, especially since it is free. However, there are some “comments” that slip through. A few of these are straight up automated spam bots, with dozens of links to sites for […]

Posted in: site news
Geotagging Mobile Phone Photographs: Are You Sharing Too Much?

Geotagging Mobile Phone Photographs: Are You Sharing Too Much?

I use my HTC Droid Incredible mobile phone to keep in touch with a lot of people in a lot of different ways. One of the ways is by uploading pictures taken from my phone to social networking sites like Facebook, or even posting them here on Gibberish. There are always privacy concerns when using […]

3M Scotch Fur Fighter Hair Removal Tool for Cars Review

3M Scotch Fur Fighter Hair Removal Tool for Cars Review

I review the Fur Fighter Automotive Edition dog hair removal device from 3M Scotch. Despite a nifty shape, the Fur Fighter doesn’t work on modern upholstery and stiff dog hair.

Posted in: dogs, review
MTM Lockable Plastic Ammunition Storage Box Review

MTM Lockable Plastic Ammunition Storage Box Review

I review plastic .50 caliber ammunition cans made by MTM. They are lockable, stackable, and watertight. They are a bargain at less than $13 shipped from Amazon.

Posted in: guns, review
How to Reset Your Samsung Printer IP Address via SetIP

How to Reset Your Samsung Printer IP Address via SetIP

I love Samsung laser printers. I have had two over the last decade or so, and they are super reliable and very affordable. I currently have a ML-2851 networked monochrome printer, and it has been great. I gave the printer a static IP address on my home network, and everyone can print to it. Back […]

Posted in: technology
Initial Thoughts on Charter’s 60Mbps Ultra60 Internet Service

Initial Thoughts on Charter’s 60Mbps Ultra60 Internet Service

I was one of the first people in my part of Virginia to get Verizon’s fiber to the premises service fios. I really loved the service, especially the following: It has the same upload and download speeds. It was very reliable and consistent. It encouraged competition with the cable company for lower prices and better […]

Posted in: review, technology
Book Review: One Second After by William R. Forstchen

Book Review: One Second After by William R. Forstchen

I review Forstchen’s book One Second After, which discusses survival after an EMP device disables most of the United States of America. It’s good for a read, even if you don’t agree with the technical analysis or Forstchen’s blueprint for a community’s survival.

Posted in: preparedness, review
The Best and Worst Gibberish Gadgets of 2010

The Best and Worst Gibberish Gadgets of 2010

I wrote 52 reviews this year. This year was a bit of an oddity; I wrote about a lot of things I really liked, and not too many things that I really hated. There were no clear-cut “losers” this year like the Motoport and SentryPro XFC of the past. I don’t know if this means […]

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