Archive for September, 2011

IKEA.com’s Nifty Product Stock Level Prognosis Feature
By September 28, 20110 Comments Read More →

IKEA.com’s Nifty Product Stock Level Prognosis Feature

The IKEA Web site is considered one of the worst ecommerce sites put out by a major company. It’s so bad that it was used as the focus point for a usability certification seminar from Human Factors International. Think about it: HFI trains people all over the world to be better usability advocates and information […]

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Tyke Supply Dual LCD Monitor Stand Desk Clamp Review
By September 27, 20110 Comments Read More →

Tyke Supply Dual LCD Monitor Stand Desk Clamp Review

I review the dual monitor stand made by Tyke Supply. It’s inexpensive and no-frills, but does the job. I wish I could adjust it a little bit higher.

Posted in: review, technology
Spartacus Workout: Week One
By September 26, 20110 Comments Read More →

Spartacus Workout: Week One

Last week I talked about doing the same workout actor Andy Whitfield did while working on the television series Spartacus. Andy passed away on September 11th of this year after fighting lymphoma for eighteen months. I decided to honor him by doing the same workout for a month. Here’s the end of week one, with […]

Posted in: fitness & grooming
Using Facebook’s New List System
By September 23, 20112 Comments Read More →

Using Facebook’s New List System

Facebook rolled out a new(ish) way to manage friends via Lists. Here’s a quick rundown on what it means, and how you can customize what you share with whom.

Posted in: technology
$1 Butter Box Review
By September 22, 20115 Comments Read More →

$1 Butter Box Review

I review the $1 butter box from Big Lots. It’s like a coffin. For butter.

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Lenovo N5902 Backlit Wireless HTPC Remote Control Review
By September 21, 20110 Comments Read More →

Lenovo N5902 Backlit Wireless HTPC Remote Control Review

I review the Lenovo N5902, the backlit successor to a popular remote control for home theater pc setups. There is still room for improvement, but the backlighting is a critical improvement for some.

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Wilderness Tactical Instructor and Frequent Flyer Belt Buckle Thickness Comparison
By September 20, 20111 Comments Read More →

Wilderness Tactical Instructor and Frequent Flyer Belt Buckle Thickness Comparison

I liked the construction of my Wilderness Tactical Frequent Flyer belt (read my review from October 2010), but I hated how thick the buckle rings were. I employ appendix inside the waistband carry with my pistols, and the thickness of the buckle made me worry about printing. I ordered the original Wilderness Tactical Instructors belt […]

Posted in: guns, preparedness, review
Honoring Andy Whitfield: Spartacus Workout Month
By September 19, 20112 Comments Read More →

Honoring Andy Whitfield: Spartacus Workout Month

Spartacus star and family man Andy Whitfield died on September 11th after fighting lymphoma for 18 months. In honor of his strength and commitment I’m doing the workout that made his outside look like the warrior he was on the inside.

Posted in: fitness & grooming
Zombie Dice Game Review
By September 16, 20110 Comments Read More →

Zombie Dice Game Review

Zombie Dice is a fun little social game that is more about people’s personalities and risk analysis than chomping down on tasty, tasty brains.

Posted in: games, review, zombies
Spam Wave From Facebook, and reCAPTCHA Re-Enabled
By September 14, 20110 Comments Read More →

Spam Wave From Facebook, and reCAPTCHA Re-Enabled

At the start of the year I started using reCaptcha to cut down on the amount of spam I was receiving in the comment moderation queue. I ran it for a few months, but it didn’t decrease the amount of human-crafted “astroturf” spam I was getting. My hope was that the additional step would bore […]

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