Archive for July, 2011

Spotify Initial Impressions

Spotify Initial Impressions

My first impressions about Spotify, the on-demand streaming Internet music service that recently became available in the United States. I also compare it to suggestion engines like Pandora, and if the $10/month for the Premium service is worth your money.

Posted in: music, review
How to Make Cold Brew / New Orleans Style Iced Coffee

How to Make Cold Brew / New Orleans Style Iced Coffee

Here’s an easy way to experiment with cold brew / New Orleans style iced coffee. It takes about twelve hours and just a little bit of coarsely ground coffee.

Posted in: gibberish
More Blast From the Past: PPS-43C Review

More Blast From the Past: PPS-43C Review

I review the PPS-43C made by Ɓucznik Arms Factory in Radom, Poland and imported by I.O. Incorporated. It’s fun to shoot and acceptably accurate at close quarters, even without using a stock or sights.

Posted in: guns, review
Random Motorcycling Tip #24: Riding in the Heat

Random Motorcycling Tip #24: Riding in the Heat

Last Wednesday I rode my motorcycle to work. As usual, I wore street clothes (shorts, A-shirt, t-shirt) underneath my motorcycle jacket, and overpants. As usual, I wore my chest and back protector, my motorcycle boots, and motorcycle gloves. While hardly anyone in Minnesota wears a helmet, I wore my full-face Bell Star helmet. As usual. […]

Posted in: motorcycling
Thermos King Stainless Steel Insulated Beverage Bottle Review

Thermos King Stainless Steel Insulated Beverage Bottle Review

I review the Thermos King stainless steel insulate travel bottle. It keeps coffee hot enough to drink for almost nine hours if you keep the bottle capped. The King will also do its job if you drink one ten ounce cup every half hour.

Posted in: review
TickKey tick removal tool review

TickKey tick removal tool review

I review the Tick Key, an easy to use device designed to remove ticks painlessly and safely. It could be smaller, but the tool is great otherwise.

Posted in: dogs, preparedness, review
Crown Comfort King Antifatigue Mat for Standing Desk Review

Crown Comfort King Antifatigue Mat for Standing Desk Review

I review the Crown Comfort King antifatigue mat. It’s supposed to make standing up more comfortable, but I found the pad lacking after about ten or fifteen minutes of use.

Posted in: review
How to Avoid Facebook Scams and What to Do If You Screwed Up

How to Avoid Facebook Scams and What to Do If You Screwed Up

Here’s how to identify common Facebook video or wall post scams, and what to do if you clicked on one by accident.

Posted in: technology
Command Medium Wall Hook by 3M Review

Command Medium Wall Hook by 3M Review

One of the downsides to wearing a bunch of protective motorcycling gear is storing it once you arrive at your destination. Back when I worked in an office with a dress code, I had to stash my boots, overpants, chest/back protector, and jacket somewhere. I keep my helmet and gloves in my FJR’s hard luggage, […]

Posted in: review
How to Help Gibberish, and a Policy Change

How to Help Gibberish, and a Policy Change

I started my blog Gibberish is My Native Language several years ago as a way to stay in touch with my co-workers when I moved away. We used to have long conversations about products and I’d give them my opinion on all sorts of stuff, from coffee machines to computer mice to board games. My […]

Posted in: gibberish, site news