Archive for May, 2011

Beardageddon: Pulling a Harold Camping

Beardageddon: Pulling a Harold Camping

Over a month ago I put out a call for votes about what to do with my beard. At least once a year, “Beardageddon” occurs, and I do something silly with my facial hair before shaving it completely off. Last year I liked the vote result so well that I kept it for two months. […]

Posted in: fitness & grooming
Hard water in a hard place

Hard water in a hard place

I scrunched up my face. “Did we not wash these glasses?” I said to Sedagive? while pouring my water into the sink. “We did. Why do you ask?” “This water tastes like shit.” So naive just six months ago when I moved to Minnesota. The water here tastes terrible, and no amount of filtering with […]

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Increased Charter Satisfaction By Lowering Expectations

Increased Charter Satisfaction By Lowering Expectations

It has been five months since I started using Charter’s Ultra 60 high speed Internet access service. My overall experience has been unsatisfactory. I had many problems with the Charter-supplied cable modem/router, the connection to Charter dropped more in five months than the three and a half years I was a Verizon FiOS customer. Even […]

Posted in: review, technology
Great Bunn Customer Service Regarding Deliming Tool

Great Bunn Customer Service Regarding Deliming Tool

I’ve had my Bunn NHBX drip coffee maker for almost fifteen months now. We lived in Virginia the first nine months we owned it, and it operated flawlessly. The Bunn comes with a plastic deliming tool that helps break up the deposits generated from hard water. We used Brita-filtered tap water, and never had to […]

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Random Motorcycling Tip #22: Being Comfortable With Being Uncomfortable

Random Motorcycling Tip #22: Being Comfortable With Being Uncomfortable

Motorcycling has been a life-changing experience. It is one of the few things in my life that has exceeded my expectations. I try to ride whenever I can, and that often means riding in conditions that are less than ideal. Being a motorcyclist means that sometimes we ride in the cold, heat, wind, rain, snow, […]

Posted in: motorcycling
Fuelly.com: online way to track your vehicle’s fuel efficiency

Fuelly.com: online way to track your vehicle’s fuel efficiency

I review Fuelly.com, a Web site that helps you track your car’s fuel economy. There are some really neat features and the Web site is easy to use, but there is always room for improvement.

Posted in: cars, review, technology
ME Electronics M6 Canalphones Review: From a Motorcyclist Perspective

ME Electronics M6 Canalphones Review: From a Motorcyclist Perspective

About a year and a half ago I did a comparison of two Skullcandy canalphones from a motorcyclist’s perspective. I was fortunate enough to be contacted ME Electronics with a request to review their M6 canalphones from a similar perspective. I think the M6 earphones are a great value, but they lack an important feature […]

Posted in: motorcycling, review
Changes Aren’t Permanent … But Change Is

Changes Aren’t Permanent … But Change Is

I remember riding in our big Suburban, windows rolled down, hot Oklahoma summer air on my face, blasting Rush’s Moving Pictures album on 8-track. Were we going to the park? Maybe the pool? That part I don’t remember. But I do remember my sister making time for me. I remember her words and actions shaping […]

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Life Insurance: Financial Protection for the Preparedness Minded

Life Insurance: Financial Protection for the Preparedness Minded

People who believe in being prepared often fall into a trap. We tend to perceive “being prepared” in terms of things we own, or things we know. Water purifiers, hand-crank radios, medical kits, firearms. Orienteering, canning, first aid, civilian CQB. Maybe we fixate on these things because researching a buying a new gadget or spending […]

Posted in: preparedness
Tire Rack Seasonal Tire Tote Cover Review

Tire Rack Seasonal Tire Tote Cover Review

The season tire totes from Tire Rack.com are an affordable, durable way to protect and transport your winter or summer wheels and tires. I have a few fitting tips so get the most out of these totes.

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