Archive for August, 2011

Migration to New Web Host Is Complete

Migration to New Web Host Is Complete

On August 27th I started the process of moving Gibberish away from DreamHost and to KnownHost. I had been having increasing performance issues with DreamHost for reasons no one could explain. I had a small upswing in traffic — about 100 – 200 new readers a day — but otherwise everything has been the same […]

Posted in: gibberish, site news
Crazy Scalp Scratcher Massager Thingy by Kikkerland Review

Crazy Scalp Scratcher Massager Thingy by Kikkerland Review

This scalp massager by Kikkerland is an affordable way to reward yourself and relax after a busy day. Buy ’em in bulk, and share the love.

Head & Shoulders Itchy Scalp Care with Eucalyptus Shampoo and Conditioner Review

Head & Shoulders Itchy Scalp Care with Eucalyptus Shampoo and Conditioner Review

I review the Head & Shoulders Itchy Scalp Care with Eucalyptus Shampoo and Conditioner, which I tried to use as a replacement for the Neutrogena Triple Moisture Active Soothing Shampoo. It’s a good alternative from a performance perspective, but I am allergic to something in the formula.

UPDATED: How to Set Up Free AMBER Alert Text Messages on Your Verizon Wireless Phone

UPDATED: How to Set Up Free AMBER Alert Text Messages on Your Verizon Wireless Phone

A quick tutorial on how to receive AMBER alert text messages for FREE on Verizon Wireless. Instructions are current as of 08/26/2011.

Everyday Usability: Downy Liquid Fabric Softener

Everyday Usability: Downy Liquid Fabric Softener

Most of my everyday job is making things easier for people to use. Often this takes the form of computer software, but we often forget that we encounter usability every day. I’ve written about various usability snafus on Gibberish before, from the annoying door handles to confusing toilet knobs to an easy way to accidentally […]

Posted in: gibberish
ineo I-NA317U-Plus 3.5″ and 2.5″ SATA Hard Drive USB 3.0 Docking Station Review

ineo I-NA317U-Plus 3.5″ and 2.5″ SATA Hard Drive USB 3.0 Docking Station Review

I test out the I-NA317U-Plus, a handy USB 3.0 hard drive docking station made by ineo. It’s easy to use, fast, and affordable.

Posted in: review, technology
Pragma Queen Mattress Platform Folding Bed Frame First Impressions

Pragma Queen Mattress Platform Folding Bed Frame First Impressions

I give my first impressions of the folding bed frame from Pragma. It’s an okay value compared to box springs, but I’d be happier if it cost about $50 less.

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Aleene’s Platinum Bond Adhesive Super Fabric Glue Review

Aleene’s Platinum Bond Adhesive Super Fabric Glue Review

I wanted to put a patch on my motorcycle jacket, but I didn’t want to sew it on. Aleene’s Platinum Bond fabric glue to the rescue. Here’s my review.

Posted in: motorcycling, review
Krups GVX-1 Burr Coffee Grinder Review

Krups GVX-1 Burr Coffee Grinder Review

I review the Krups GVX burr coffee grinder. It is a great value at $40 from Costco, and a decent grinder even at the more common $50 mark. It has a problem with beans not falling into the grinder but is otherwise a good unit.

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Happy Birthday, Rosie!

Happy Birthday, Rosie!

Happy birthday to my middle dog Rosie, who turns six years old today. This year has been a huge change for Rosie, and out of all of my dogs she’s had the most trouble adjusting. She was “paralyzed” for about a week after we moved here and had problems moving around and adjusting. She put […]

Posted in: dogs